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by Max Q
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 102
Views: 13557

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

Again, AC Rouge already fits ~280 seats into a 763, leave that alone, and use the extra 6m of floor length that the 764 has extra for 2-3 rows of tight lie-flats already gets you to ~29x seats. Yes, with 30" pitch, relatively few E+ seats and F being 6 abreast at 37" pitch. It's also got ...

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 108
Views: 10008

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I wouldn’t count on that!

GF



I don’t just count on it, I know it

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 50
Views: 3746

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Most UA flights I've taken from EWR to the UK have a relief pilot, I think about a dozen times it's been a training pilot from what I've discussed with the crew. I think they're actually rather important specially towards the end of the flight when the crew might be tired. Sure, 6 hours isn't that ...

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 108
Views: 10008

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

anrec80 wrote:
pipeafcr wrote:
Wait 3 more years til trumps gone


He’s also gonna run for the second term. So maybe whole 7 years.



He’ll be in prison long before then

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 108
Views: 10008

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

anrec80 wrote:
pipeafcr wrote:
Wait 3 more years til trumps gone


He’s also gonna run for the second term. So maybe whole 7 years.



He’ll be in prison long before then

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 crosswind T/O and Landing
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: 767 crosswind T/O and Landing

Larger aileron inputs at low speed can be used, slowly reducing as the aircraft accelerates and controls become more effective (like any aircraft) There is some drag from differential spoilers on the upwind wing, however, at low speed they’re not that effective and at higher speeds you will have red...

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 80
Views: 5664

Re: Best airline call signs

Endeavor Air used "Flagship" as its call sign when it was Pinnacle. Must have been passed down That was our call sign at Republic Express in the 80’s Always thought it was a good one Prior to the merger with UA there was a move at Continental to change our radio call sign for brevity’s sa...

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 32831

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

Why does UA still have maintenance employees still at JFK ?

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 108
Views: 10008

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Are there aircraft already built that cannot be delivered ?

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 108
Views: 10008

So what’s Iran going to do now ?

With all new aircraft orders on indefinite hold at best is Iran Air going to continue operating some of their pretty old airframes which they do seem to be expert
at maintaining?

Or will they be forced to shrink ?

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors
Replies: 54
Views: 6129

Re: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors

This is called cabotage (allowing a foreign airline to fly domestic sectors), and apart from the Marshall Islands, there is no other country in the world that regularly allows it. Out of the topic, but beside the Marshall Islands, you can book UA flights between KSA/TKK/PNI. Are those also consider...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why don't museums let you in the cockpits of the planes they have?
Replies: 16
Views: 1145

Re: Why don't museums let you in the cockpits of the planes they have?

I sat in the cockpit of the VC10 at Brooklands


Shame this isnt allowed elsewhere

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 5302

Re: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?

The RAF flew Comet 4s, as Nimrods, until not too long ago, so I’d say they lasted for a good while. And, I’ve been deafened by their take-offs around the world. GF The smaller, maritime patrol Nimrods that were derived from the Comet went on for decades after they were retired They were extremely u...

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by Max Q
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: V1 question
Replies: 18
Views: 1325

Re: V1 question

Incidentally does anyone know if the F15’s sent to intercept would have had VHF radios ? Some reports indicate these pilots were communicating with this guy but I thought most fighters did not have VHF Yes. Pretty sure that USAF fighters in service after about 1990 except for F-4s had both VHF and ...

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by Max Q
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: V1 question
Replies: 18
Views: 1325

Re: V1 question

Incidentally does anyone know if the F15’s sent to intercept would have had VHF radios ?

Some reports indicate these pilots were communicating with this guy but I thought most fighters did not have VHF

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by Max Q
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: V1 question
Replies: 18
Views: 1325

Re: V1 question

Somewhat off topic but regarding V speeds: Since I'm out west, I was watching the breaking news of that Q400 that was stolen last night. CNN happened to get the clueless Mary Schiavo (former head of DOT IG) on the phone for commentary. During her spiel, she totally massacred the definitions of V1 a...

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 71
Views: 9824

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

It’s a fascinating, unique aircraft and holds a special memory for me


My first flight on one was Pan Am’s non stop from HKG to SFO in 1981



Exciting times



As delightfully nerdy as this site can be no one ever gets fed up with
talking about the awesome -SP



And rightfully so

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86312

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Holy moly he had to be less than 100 feet over the water after that inverted loop... Completely mad. I wonder exactly what kind of extra precautions will happen in response to this? Tragic, Why on earth the idiot aviation ignoramus Mary Schiavo is called on for commentary is beyond me What she know...

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2428

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

Very interesting and some informative replies but the question hasn’t really been answered I think if they had left the size of the horizontal stabilizer alone it would have significantly improved pitch authority allowing a lower, more forgiving approach speed and resulting descent rate and we would...

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 71
Views: 9824

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

The highest altitude a subsonic jet has ever flown at is 45000ft which is the altitude record for the 747SP. Tell that to Lear, Gulfstream, Global crew and passengers, please. All certified and flown up to F510. And certainly the U-2 is subsonic. GF Not the altitude record for the SP anyway During ...

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 71
Views: 9824

Re: B-747SP

Northwest Airlines considered buying a few 747SP aircraft to use on the New York Tokyo route. But Boeing finally improved the 747-200B and equipped it with Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q engines and then the 747-200B could fly the route non stop. It did did require blocking off some coach seats but it...

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 71
Views: 9824

Re: B-747SP

QF allso certified theirs via a STC, to take the same RR as the B744 which they also operated, helped both fuel consumption & maintenance. Gemuser ? QF 747SPs had RB211-524C2s and QF 744s have RB211-524G2s I believe the QF SP’s had the RB211 D4 engine, the ultimate variant of this power plant a...

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2428

What would have made the MD11 safer?

This aircraft did not have the most impressive record with respect to accidents and incidents On several occasions a hard landing led to a complete failure of the main wing spar causing the aircraft to turn over with disastrous results But the DC 10, for all of its issues didn’t have this problem I ...

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6571

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

STT757 wrote:
CO operated four 747-200s as late as 1999/2000. They operated GUM-NRT, GUM-HNL and GUM -SFO. But not 744s




The latter was not a non stop service !
GUM-SFO service stopped in HNL

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: General aviation ferry flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2682

Re: General aviation ferry flights

Discovery Channel had a show "Dangerous Flights" that was all about ferry flights. I only saw a couple of episodes but it was quite interesting. Two guys flew an SR22 from Singapore to the US through the Middle East and Europe. I saw a few episodes, as disappointing as expected, lots of f...

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pratt & Whitney JT9D With Blow-in Doors
Replies: 7
Views: 999

Re: Pratt & Whitney JT9D With Blow-in Doors

The Harrier uses the same type of blow in doors to provide the massive required airflow to the engine at slow speeds and in the hover

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6571

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

Continental didn't need such a big plane and were pushing to streamline their fleet to help fix their finances at the time. AA and Delta were focused on frequencies and had very limited TPAC service at the time. There were many discussions regarding possible acquisition of a small fleet of 744’s at...

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 61
Views: 1254

Re: The correct dog breed

No one asked you about your cat. Cats are inferior and irrelivent in modern society given modern rodent killing methods. All my dogs see when he sees a cat is a soon to be dead cat. What an asshole answer. What an asshole person you are answering like this. Will you enjoy the vision of a dead pet? ...

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream G-IV CRT Displays
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Gulfstream G-IV CRT Displays

This happens on the 75/67 as well

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last US carrier to serve Saudi Arabia ?
Replies: 0
Views: 812

Last US carrier to serve Saudi Arabia ?

I think TWA used to operate into Riyadh
and even had a co-operative arrangement
of some kind with Saudia


Were they the last American carrier that flew there and how come there’s no
US carrier service today ?

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 61
Views: 1254

Re: The correct dog breed

Redd wrote:
Boxer. :)

Image




Beautiful,


When my children were growing up we had a Boxer, she was, well I don’t have the words, I’ll just say perfect, still miss her

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 61
Views: 1254

Re: The correct dog breed

Kiwirob wrote:
This is the correct dog breed.

Image



That is a handsome dog

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 61
Views: 1254

Re: The correct dog breed

Mutts exclusively for me. Why pay ridiculous breeder's fees for a pedigreed dog that may not possess ANY of the traits for which that breed is known when one can go down to the local shelter and pick out a generic dog that truly needs a home with a size and temperament to suit your needs? Getting t...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 61
Views: 1254

Re: The correct dog breed

seb146 wrote:
Image
Seriously. I love dogs. And cats. Mostly dogs. Look at that face. Cats are cool. But PUPPIES!!!! OMG!!!! EEEEEEEE!!!!!




That’s a seriously cool pooch you have
there

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 61
Views: 1254

Re: The correct dog breed

It doesn't matter. All are inferior to cats. No one asked you about your cat. Cats are inferior and irrelivent in modern society given modern rodent killing methods. All my dogs see when he sees a cat is a soon to be dead cat. What a bizarre post Are you one of those guys that think hating cats mak...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 61
Views: 1254

Re: The correct dog breed

As a major dog lover I think they’re all
great, don’t care for pit bulls though


I have two miniature Schnauzers, they are priceless, perfect companions and no shedding!

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flip flops aren't shoes
Replies: 54
Views: 1402

Re: Flip flops aren't shoes

Flip-flops are not shoes, they are for the beach, for around the house, a shower, not for general walking as give minimal protection of the feet. I do understand why they are popular going through airports due to the ease of taking off and putting on at security checkouts and on the plane. If there...

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrowest wide body aisle
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Re: Narrowest wide body aisle

aeromoe wrote:
keesje wrote:
I avoid aisle seats...


I avoid aisle seats whenever possible...window seat for me all the way if possible.




I used to do that when I was younger, I still
enjoy looking out the window but unfortunately easy access to the restroom
now has priority!

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 5648

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

All these complications can be avoided by a simple design change Mandate that all aircraft have an enclosed toilet INSIDE the cockpit exclusively for pilot use No more waiting for a flight attendant to come to the cockpit and no more security/ incapacitation concerns, best of all pilots ‘go’ when th...

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigboy AN-225 Myria in a casual low pass?
Replies: 32
Views: 5886

Re: Bigboy AN-225 Myria in a casual low pass?

Carrying such massive loads may be a niche market, but it is a market and there is a need for it. What will happen on the very sad day when this monster's flying career will be over? No-one seems to even think of designing a successor. Or perhaps An will just build another Mriya, identical to this ...

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 7686

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

A friend of mine in my ANG unit, was balancing out of the center tank, done, he closed the cross feeds without turning on the center pumps. Next, he noticed the pilots tapping on the #2 EPR gauge and wondering if they were losing the #2. Realizing it was suction feeding and not well at that, he tur...

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 7686

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

I know FEs that only caught when the fire bell rang, so I’d say you’re lucky. GF Yup. I was only on the panel for about a year, but that was an important year, the probationary period. 'APU off 'was one of those things that occasionally woke you up in the middle of the night...wondering if you forg...

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 7686

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

Incidentally while the APU could not normally be started in flight if you forgot to shut it down on the ground before take off it would stay running in flight As I find out one day after leveling in the cruise I looked over at the Aux panel to see it running quite normally with no ill effects Not wa...

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1609
Views: 119881

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Boeing's rationale would be that they could meet the requirements without it and deleting it saved money. The real question is why didn't USAF have some requirement that would have needed them. Because they don't need them where they'll be operating from? As pointed out none of the KC-135s have thr...

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Burn of MD-83 vs. A319NEO and 737 MAX7
Replies: 12
Views: 2065

Re: Fuel Burn of MD-83 vs. A319NEO and 737 MAX7

I don’t have access to an A319neo, but I do fly the A320ceo and A320neo (when it’s not down for its normal monthly engine replacement). With 182pax, a IAE 320ceo burns an average of 2600-2800lb/hr/engine and a PW 320neo burns an average of 2200-2400lb/hr/engine at M.79 Impressive numbers on the old...

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 7686

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

You’d be having a bad day if that scenario happened, don’t know if it ever did for real I think there was a way to start the APU in flight, involves pulling a few CB’s In this situation I’d give it serious thought, lowering the landing gear first to provide adequate cooling and airflow If you could ...

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrowest wide body aisle
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Re: Narrowest wide body aisle

That is tight, probably not a fun ride
Looks similar to the A Caraibes A350

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