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by Max Q
Tue May 21, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?

Thanks for the great responses They clarify how top speed is helpful in certain scenarios But as far as escaping from the enemy? If you turn tail and run aren’t you just presenting a super bright heat source for your attacker and a clear target for his missiles that far eclipse your own top speed? ...

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by Max Q
Tue May 21, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight + Hotel package on BA, have to stay at hotel ?
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Flight + Hotel package on BA, have to stay at hotel ?

That could well be And another good reason to just check in and then leave thereby retaining all your organs I was surprised, I was discussing a Rt fare of over 4K when he mentioned, out of the blue a rt of around $1100 if I booked a rental car and on a subsequent call a fare of around $900 if I re...

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by Max Q
Mon May 20, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 18
Views: 1163

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

Used to hand fly the entire leg on the 727 just for fun on the shorter
legs, it was such a delight to fly


I particularly remember sectors like IAH-SAT and EWR-DCA where I never turned on the autopilot

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by Max Q
Mon May 20, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight + Hotel package on BA, have to stay at hotel ?
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Flight + Hotel package on BA, have to stay at hotel ?

just to add to my confusion... I've determined that in fact, the same hotel for 2 night (vs 6) is still quite a bit more expensive, yet a little less then no hotel at all.... something is really, really backward in BA-ville ! maybe the hotels are actually clandestine locations for involuntary organ...

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by Max Q
Mon May 20, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 7816

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

Did BN use their 747s on any domestic routes in the Continental US ? They did indeed I shot an 747SP here at LAX. I' m sure the others came thru to do Hawaii runs as well. BN747 Thanks for that, all the Braniff liveries were stunning, I’d like to have seen a 747 in the dark blue scheme they had on ...

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by Max Q
Mon May 20, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?

Thanks for the great responses They clarify how top speed is helpful in certain scenarios But as far as escaping from the enemy? If you turn tail and run aren’t you just presenting a super bright heat source for your attacker and a clear target for his missiles that far eclipse your own top speed?

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by Max Q
Sun May 19, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?

In the past top speed was always seen as a priority for jet fighters and they steadily increased this capability with newer generation aircraft Contemporary fighters have top speeds varying between 1.6 all the way to 2.5 Mach Point is, does it matter ? I can see how good acceleration is beneficial b...

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by Max Q
Sun May 19, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so conputery?
Replies: 12
Views: 1160

Re: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so conputery?

I think she also provided the audio alerts for the F18

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by Max Q
Sun May 19, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 7816

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

Did BN use their 747s on any domestic routes in the Continental US ?

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by Max Q
Sun May 19, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 7816

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

modernArt wrote:


This plane made a cameo appearance in an episode of the "Rockford Files-The Hawaiian Headache" (1979). In the first few minutes, Rockford is seen arriving at HNL. This 747 can be seen at the terminal.



Great show !

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by Max Q
Sun May 19, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight + Hotel package on BA, have to stay at hotel ?
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Flight + Hotel package on BA, have to stay at hotel ?

Thanks B74 and FH I was informed of this savings while talking to BA res on an upcoming Tatl trip from the US There was a big savings for my travel dates if I added a rental car or a hotel stay In fact the agent stressed it was important to show up and actually rent the car or the return would be ca...

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by Max Q
Sun May 19, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye to my dear Mother
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Re: Goodbye to my dear Mother

Thank you BG

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by Max Q
Sat May 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye to my dear Mother
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Re: Goodbye to my dear Mother

Thanks to all of you

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by Max Q
Sat May 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight + Hotel package on BA, have to stay at hotel ?
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Flight + Hotel package on BA, have to stay at hotel ?

Looking at a round trip package on BA and there’s a huge savings if you include a hotel stay I don’t actually need a hotel in the UK, but this deal is so good I’m thinking if I just check in to the hotel on arrival and check out at departure I’ll ‘fill the boxes’ for this requirement understanding t...

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by Max Q
Sat May 18, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 2936

Re: Engine failure question

A 747 with one engine shutdown still has more redundancy remaining than a 757 or 767 with all engines operating

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by Max Q
Fri May 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 13
Views: 4390

Re: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

Stairs sunlit by windows


Magic of the Queen

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by Max Q
Fri May 17, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye to my dear Mother
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Re: Goodbye to my dear Mother

Thank you Rya and Er7

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by Max Q
Fri May 17, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 1830

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

cranberrysaus wrote:
Lot of people here sure are quick to defend North Korea murdering a college student...




You have a good point and well said

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by Max Q
Fri May 17, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye to my dear Mother
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Re: Goodbye to my dear Mother

Thanks very much for all your really
kind words

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by Max Q
Fri May 17, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye to my dear Mother
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Re: Goodbye to my dear Mother

Condolences Max, mine was about the same age as your when passing. When you say 'a loving, generous and caring life '...I know what that means to the last letter. One of my sister's friend became pregnant when she was 16, the girl did not want the kid. My mom said 'give me the child, I'll take care...

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by Max Q
Fri May 17, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 1830

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

Yes, your fears are irrational. Anyone visiting a foreign nation will find out that all nations enforce their laws, and aren't in the business of "framing" people for no reason. Didn't that Otto person try to steal a poster or something? So when you travel, don't do anything stupid, and y...

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by Max Q
Fri May 17, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye to my dear Mother
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Re: Goodbye to my dear Mother

Condolences Max, mine was about the same age as your when passing. When you say 'a loving, generous and caring life '...I know what that means to the last letter. One of my sister's friend became pregnant when she was 16, the girl did not want the kid. My mom said 'give me the child, I'll take care...

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by Max Q
Thu May 16, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 1830

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

Lots of rationalising a very logical fear of a volatile, dangerous country for westerners here

Otto Warmbier had no fear either


I wouldn’t go to N Korea for any reason whatsoever, in this case trust your instincts

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by Max Q
Thu May 16, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye to my dear Mother
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Re: Goodbye to my dear Mother

Thank you all very much for your kind words, it hasn’t really hit me yet


Life goes on but differently

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by Max Q
Thu May 16, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye to my dear Mother
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Goodbye to my dear Mother

At 0600 this morning I lost my dear
mum, she was 83 years old and lived
a loving, generous and caring life


My family and I will miss her terribly

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by Max Q
Thu May 16, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 7816

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

Len Morgan RIP was a Braniff pilot and a 747 Captain, he had a regular column in Flying magazine If I remember correctly from an article of his BN flew the 747 from Love field to London Gatwick ? BN began LGW in 1978. LGW was not served from Dallas-Love Field. The only scheduled BN 747 service at L...

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by Max Q
Wed May 15, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 7816

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

Len Morgan RIP was a Braniff pilot and a 747 Captain, he had a regular column in Flying magazine


If I remember correctly from an article of his BN flew the 747 from Love field to London Gatwick ?

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by Max Q
Wed May 15, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1681

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

Thanks so no issues with US license acceptance for rent or driving in the UK ?

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by Max Q
Wed May 15, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route
Replies: 15
Views: 4012

Re: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route

I believe they are operating the old Continental 224Er’s


Pretty much the ultimate 200 series with
the most powerful engines and highest
gross weight


Lovely aircraft, made the 757 look underpowered

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by Max Q
Tue May 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal
Replies: 79
Views: 5859

Re: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal

So will she actually serve any time ?

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by Max Q
Tue May 14, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1681

Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

Planning a trip there and considering renting a car

I haven’t driven there before, afaik a US
license is acceptable for renting and driving


Any other considerations to take into account? Like insurance?


Other than driving on the left that is

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by Max Q
Tue May 14, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 964

Re: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines

It’s all about traveling on specific days at the lowest price and has to be non stop


Norwegian has the best deals by far but unfortunately they only fly this route twice a week

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by Max Q
Mon May 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 964

Re: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines

B747forever wrote:
Since when did BA start to sell reasonably priced one way tickets on long haul flights?



It’s not that reasonable but still cheaper to to do it this way than round trip on BA



They basically own the TPA-LGW market
and their prices reflect that

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by Max Q
Sun May 12, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 964

Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines

Planning a trip to LGW from TPA and I can
save a lot by going there on Norwegian and returning on BA


Seems like a good idea but can I anticipate any complications with either airline or
other issues with such an itinerary?

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by Max Q
Sun May 12, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Classic E-11 Door
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: 747 Classic E-11 Door

Good question, maybe the overhead hatch ?

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by Max Q
Sat May 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?

DC10’s and L1011’s both used to operate into La Guardia There’s only one airworthy Tristar remaining and it’s not going there anymore Does FDX take the MD10 in there these days and are there any other widebodies into LGA now ? I know the 757 has been used there for a long time but has the 767 ?

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by Max Q
Sat May 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 69
Views: 8226

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

What's crazier to me is how (according to this thread) CO dumped it's DEN hub in favor of pursuing CAL-Lite. How did they NOT know that it was going to be a failed start up of an airline within an airline? The last flight out of Stapleton was a CO flight to LGW and I think it was nonstop. Cal lite ...

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by Max Q
Sat May 11, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2054

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

Thanks for the replies, what I expected

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by Max Q
Sat May 11, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 4853

Re: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?

Landing. Just check the flaps and you'll see they are extended. It's hard to tell based on that alone. I never flew this airplane but I have a vague recollection of someone telling me these planes had variable flap settings depending on what kind of takeoff they wanted to make. In an A320, for exam...

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by Max Q
Sat May 11, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2054

Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

I know this is a long shot but curious to know If a British citizen could use any kind
of national healthcare system benefits
while residing temporarily in the US ?


Perhaps there’s some kind of ‘interchange
agreement’ with some providers?

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by Max Q
Sat May 11, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 69
Views: 8226

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

Going even more OT, IMO CO should've made a move for F9. They had quite an extensive codeshare, complementary fleets and networks, and CO really wanted to get back in to DEN. Before the UA merger, there were rumors that if UA dumped DEN during bankruptcy, that CO would be all over it like white on ...

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by Max Q
Sat May 11, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did O2 work on early 747 upper decks
Replies: 27
Views: 3944

Re: How did O2 work on early 747 upper decks

Thanks for the links, that 747 was repaired at the Pan Am hangar in SFO and placed back in service Indeed it was. It took about 36 hours to get the plane off the runway and into the Superbay which at that time was 100% occupied by American Airlines. There was a lot of damage, it took months to repa...

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by Max Q
Fri May 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did O2 work on early 747 upper decks
Replies: 27
Views: 3944

Re: How did O2 work on early 747 upper decks

Thanks for the links, that 747 was repaired at the Pan Am hangar in SFO and placed back in service

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by Max Q
Fri May 10, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321LR question
Replies: 10
Views: 1906

Re: A321LR question

It’s always been preferable and normal practice to use L2 on my airlines 757’s

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by Max Q
Fri May 10, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 8514

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

I thought Delta had a LGW service out of DFW for a while with the L1011-500

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by Max Q
Fri May 10, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Modes vs Airbus Laws
Replies: 27
Views: 3035

Re: How FBW is the B787?

And interesting that serious consideration was given to using a sidestick on the Concorde with one fitted and tested on a prototype


With all the massive technological leaps Concorde made though that was seen as a step too far

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by Max Q
Fri May 10, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Modes vs Airbus Laws
Replies: 27
Views: 3035

Re: How FBW is the B787?

Concorde was the first civilian FBW aircraft with its analogue system No glass cockpit there ! Quite right. Slightly from left field but the Apollo CSM and LM were digital FBW and flew before Concorde. And they were civilian. Whether they were aircraft is another matter. :D The Apollo guidance comp...

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by Max Q
Fri May 10, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did O2 work on early 747 upper decks
Replies: 27
Views: 3944

Re: How did O2 work on early 747 upper decks

Interesting- In all the safety cards, it says to go downstairs if possible to exit. Only to use the upper deck door if you cannot get downstairs. http://wahsonline.com/category/safety-cards/ That link is a gem, great stuff I’d definitely choose to go downstairs If possible in an evacuation if I was...

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by Max Q
Thu May 09, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did O2 work on early 747 upper decks
Replies: 27
Views: 3944

Re: How did O2 work on early 747 upper decks

The lights and vents were in the center of the original lounges: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/7d/bf/b1/7dbfb16bd4bd786bc15a7f00005c69d3.jpg Later when the 200/300 started introducing upper deck seating, they added O2 masks with visible doors in the ceiling. I know some people have said the lounges wer...

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by Max Q
Thu May 09, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Modes vs Airbus Laws
Replies: 27
Views: 3035

Re: How FBW is the B787?

Concorde was the first civilian FBW
aircraft with its analogue system


No glass cockpit there !

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