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by Max Q
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-200 to 767-200ER Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: 767-200 to 767-200ER Conversion

The 767-200 series was never certified for winglets. The customer base was so small that it did not justify the development costs. 395K was the heaviest the -200ER was certified. 241,000 USG compared to 16,700 for the base models. Not all ERs had the big center tank, so you could see smaller fuel c...

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by Max Q
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why the external release is only on the f/o's side of the aircraft
Replies: 9
Views: 958

Re: why the external release is only on the f/o's side of the aircraft

I asked this question a while back and no one knew


My theory is if you’re connected to a jetway but can’t get out the cockpit door an external release for the cockpit window on the left side wouldn’t be accessible

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by Max Q
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Livery question
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Air New Zealand Livery question

Great looking scheme, though I wonder
how hot it gets inside with the black
paint


More importantly, what is the ‘symbol’
taking up most of the rear fuselage?

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by Max Q
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi
Replies: 33
Views: 5026

Re: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi

A bit off topic but still on the MD-11 I remember observing an Alitalia turnaround somewhere in Africa (think it was Addis but I could be wrong). It was a charter flight and on arrival the APU could not be started. Much faffing about while they looked for a solution.. no luck as all the GPUs (groun...

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by Max Q
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 35499

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

This time of year, they will go East on the EWR to SIN leg. If there is a favorable jet stream to be surfed, SQ will ride it. Otherwise, they will use a polar route in the May-Aug or Sept time period. It’s still epically impressive to me you can fly half way around the world non stop then choose to...

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by Max Q
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 35499

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Even better now: 06:26 down, 09:56 to go, ETA 4:22 AM and there's probably not too much air trafic over NYC this early in the morning. It currently shows a ground speed of 575 kts, flying at 37000 ft. Wonder how they will deal with the wind on the return flight, this might challenge the aircraft a ...

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by Max Q
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 48
Views: 6308

Re: Hurricane Michael

Does anyone have information on damage to the Navy base ?

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by Max Q
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 2446

Re: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?

Your question is a bit too broad. The 737 had ETOPS for island hoping in the 1970s. For larger planes 180-min ETOPS on 777 was approved in 1997 and used by China Southern. Though prior other types like 757 and 767 had is long before. Did those 737’s exceed 60 minutes from a suitable airport? If so,...

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by Max Q
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 Flight Displays
Replies: 24
Views: 2365

Re: 747-8 Flight Displays

Can any or all of those changes be retrofitted to the -400 aircraft allowing for complete ‘commonality’ between the two variants ? Not complete commonality, but the standard 744 FMC can also be upgraded to 747-8 NGFMC standard by changing of some FMC cards and if required : replacing of older 744 d...

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by Max Q
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to be protected against airline insovency
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: How to be protected against airline insovency

Agree with the above but I’m surprised at the response you
got from AMEX


If I’ve had a problem with a charge
of any kind I immediately challenge
it and they’ve always backed me up


And I’ve never paid a bogus charge

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by Max Q
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 8664

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

Las Vegas is a much bigger metropolitan area than than some of existing hubs that majors serve like PDX and SLC. Or better location for domestic transfers than PHX. How come it never became one? I know National tried but 9/11 hit. And allegiant currently serves it as its base but I don’t know if it...

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by Max Q
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Imperial Iranian Air Force, pre revolution
Replies: 17
Views: 1367

Re: Imperial Iranian Air Force, pre revolution

The last IIAF F-14 sat in storage for years at McGuire AFB, NJ before it was turned over to the USN as an attrition aircraft. Iran took delivery of 4 KC-747-100s and 2 B-747-200Fs. They were to get 2 more KC-747s, I believe that were being modified into tankers. All the KC-747s were ex-TWA aircraft...

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by Max Q
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 flap speeds
Replies: 29
Views: 1747

Re: 747-8 flap speeds

What does the A330 normally cruise at? AFAIK, the 787 is about .85, 777 about .83-.84, 747 a little faster maybe .86. The 767 is more like .80. The A330 normally cruises at 0.81-0.82. By contrast, the A350 cruises at 0.85. Funny how cruise speeds have bounced around over the years. Why was the 767 ...

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by Max Q
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5294

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

We could all take a lesson from Japanese society They don’t make rules about cell phone use on public transport, their culture of privacy and politeness just expects it And they adhere to this You speak about the Japanese. This entire thread is about banning U.S. citizens pushing the U.S. Congress ...

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by Max Q
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 Flight Displays
Replies: 24
Views: 2365

Re: 747-8 Flight Displays

No real reason to put bigger displays in the dash 8. The displays on the -400 work well and are very well integrated. Why fix something that isn't broken? Apparently the customers had no problems with the -400 displays or they would have requested bigger displays, which apparently they didn't. I th...

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by Max Q
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 6983

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

I would think a basic L1011-1
just wouldn’t have the range for
MIA-LGW non stop, let alone the
return, perhaps heavily weight
restricted ?

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by Max Q
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 flap speeds
Replies: 29
Views: 1747

Re: 747-8 flap speeds

Personally I prefer higher approach speeds The aircraft is more stable and far less affected by strong, gusty winds and / or crosswinds In other words, it goes where you ‘point it’ I much prefer landing a heavy 767 than a light 757, the heavier aircraft feels like it’s ‘on rails’ The 757 has a quite...

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by Max Q
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C
Replies: 25
Views: 2249

Re: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

Seen a picture of the UK Hercs? They could very well stick a refueling probe to the wedgetail before they’ll modify the MRTT. I have but that misses the point Probe and drogue refueling is much, much slower than using a boom and in a contested environment that means tanker and receiver are vulnerab...

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by Max Q
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5294

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

We could all take a lesson from
Japanese society


They don’t make rules about cell
phone use on public transport,
their culture of privacy and
politeness just expects it

And they adhere to this

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU power required for engine start vs ECS
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: APU power required for engine start vs ECS

A pack will still operate with
low pressure although not
that well


But you cant start an engine without adequate air pressure

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30275

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

The 359 will replace the 77E and the 779 will replace the 77W It makes perfect sense Not really. The 77Ws were *just* delivered. In fact, I think the last one hasn't even been delivered yet. If UA is going to get the same lifespan out of those as they got out of the 77Es, you're talking 20+ years b...

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is Airliners.net too much airliner-oriented?
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Is Airliners.net too much airliner-oriented?

The name of the site is ‘Airliners.Net’ !

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 4101

Re: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?

i could see UA launching SFO-DEL/BLR (if technically possible with the 789). combine that with EWR-DEL and SFO-EWR, then one would be able to cross every degree of longitude on UA metal. At 6700NM great circle, even adding a couple of hundred miles it’s definitely possible Doesn’t AI already fly th...

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no more Combi's (surely the answer relates to $$$) but:
Replies: 15
Views: 1550

Re: Why no more Combi's (surely the answer relates to $$$) but:

QF also AFAIK do cargo-only turns with some of their all-pax aircraft at night, in addition to their dedicated subsidiary and contracted freighters. I think it was Eastern Airlines that did this in the ‘80’s with the A300 used as a lower deck cargo carrier Then someone had the idea ‘why not sell th...

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30275

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

The 359 will replace the 77E and
the 779 will replace the 77W


It makes perfect sense

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Search function and "your posts" not working
Replies: 44
Views: 785

Re: Search function and "your posts" not working

It was fixed but at 2320 EST the problem has returned



‘Search found 0 matches’

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5294

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

neomax wrote:
I will never understand why people are so hypocritical about talking on planes. People talk in the car, on the bus, on the train, in the office, yet all of a sudden, do it on a plane and you’re the worst person alive.



Yep, you pretty much are

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5294

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

I will never understand why people are so hypocritical about talking on planes. People talk in the car, on the bus, on the train, in the office, yet all of a sudden, do it on a plane and you’re the worst person alive. The attitude reflected in that comment is very typical of people who think it's a...

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 6056

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

Following the collapse of Primera Air, whose fleet of seven aircraft served 41 destinations, we look back at other notable airline failures. Monarch 2017 The collapse of Monarch last year sparked Britain's biggest ever peacetime repatriation. Around 100,000 of its passengers were abroad on October ...

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C
Replies: 25
Views: 2249

Re: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

Good plan However the RAF ‘Voyager’ tanker is not equipped with a boom which is the optimal method if inflight refueling for larger aircraft like this along with numerous other types such as the P8 and C17 It has an available boom, and I thought the MRTT was supposed to be easily reconfigurable, so...

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by Max Q
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7012

Re: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft

I've often wondered that if you like flying, wouldn't working for somebody like WN be much more of a hoot since you'd get more takeoffs/landings and probably be a better pilot without your skills atrophying with 6-16 hour segments? No, hooting gets old, WN is a good operator with good pay and benef...

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by Max Q
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C
Replies: 25
Views: 2249

Re: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

Good plan


However the RAF ‘Voyager’ tanker is not equipped with a boom which is the optimal method
if inflight refueling for larger
aircraft like this along with numerous other types such
as the P8 and C17

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by Max Q
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3646

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

Main weakness for the Embraer is it’s limited to a very low number Of unimproved airfield landings in its lifetime It just doesn’t have the ‘go anwhere anytime’ ruggedness of the C130 It’s not ‘inevitable’ that all turboprops morph into jets In this case they are an advantage using far less fuel, mu...

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by Max Q
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 6056

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

PanAm, Braniff, Aloha, British Caledonian, PSA, AirCal, Continental, America West, Northwest, TWA, Eastern, Western, World Airways, Ansett of Australia, Air Inter, Transamerica, CPAir, Canadian International, MorrisAir, Mexicana Continental did not ‘fail’ Nor did PSA, Air Cal, America West, Northwe...

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by Max Q
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7500 Certified
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Re: Global 7500 Certified

Impressive aircraft


I don’t see the -8000 being built now with this aircrafts range almost
equivalent to the smaller models projected performance and I’m sure there’ll be improvements

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by Max Q
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14403

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

The least likely scenario is a combination that would challenge
the big three


And if you can’t go toe to toe with them you need to keep your head
down or be crushed

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by Max Q
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Search function and "your posts" not working
Replies: 44
Views: 785

Re: Threads not appearing in "Your posts" menu

Yes, I have the same issue now

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by Max Q
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30275

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

The 77W aircraft are basically brand new, no reason to think UA will replace them for at least 20 years By then the 77-8 and -9 will be well proven and a known quantity, one or both of these models would make a great replacement for the 77W on the heaviest routes with a bit more capacity and range I...

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by Max Q
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 Flight Displays
Replies: 24
Views: 2365

Re: 747-8 Flight Displays

Not really


The most important reason to minimize any change to the displays is to allow a common
type rating between the 744 and 748


Several operators fly both types
and their pilots can switch from
one to the other with just minor
differences training initially, then as
needed

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by Max Q
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the most economical GA aircraft??????
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Re: What is the most economical GA aircraft??????

The one you don’t own

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by Max Q
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30275

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

Those A350’s are needed, in fact UAL probably needs twice as many to replace their substantial 777 fleet


Besides it’s not good to have a one
manufacturer fleet

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by Max Q
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Search function and "your posts" not working
Replies: 44
Views: 785

Re: Threads not appearing in "Your posts" menu

I’m having the same issue

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by Max Q
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35B crashes in Beaufort County,SC
Replies: 16
Views: 2679

Re: F-35B crashes in Beaufort County,SC

There may be statistics that show
that, but if youre a Navy pilot 300
miles from your carrier over the ocean and you lose that one engine
those numbers won’t matter much

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by Max Q
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11452

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

There are so many impressive aspects of this aircraft, to me the most significant is how Boeing got it ‘right’ The original -100 series had a maximum take off weight around 700,000 pounds, temperamental engines, transatlantic or very weight restricted pacific NW- TYO range But the superb engineering...

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by Max Q
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1677

Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

I was reading an article recently
that made the case it will be a
Chinese airline to first reach this
fleet size


Probably true, it seems like it will
happen here in the US eventually
as well


Which one of the big three will get
there first or will it be Southwest?

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by Max Q
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11452

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

Simply the best civilian aircraft
ever made, Boeing’s finest achievement

Epic

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by Max Q
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC10 engine question.
Replies: 20
Views: 1912

Re: DC10 engine question.

When R2-5047 is energized, power is bypassed past R4-33 thru R2-5048 to energize S2-824 immediately. After the 5 sec.T/D, R2-5048 is opened forcing power for S2-824 thru R4-33. I can only assume that the resistor is used to limit current going thru the coll of S2-824 during long periods of deployme...

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by Max Q
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!
Replies: 24
Views: 3506

Re: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!

Sounds like a problem with
that particular aircraft

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by Max Q
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ A320 hits trees under tow at CGH
Replies: 26
Views: 5510

Re: JJ A320 hits trees under tow at CGH

Where was the 2nd Tech in the cockpit to stop the a/c? During the Eastern strike was pushing back a 757 in MIA when the tow bar broke. The plane was drifting back into the International Concourse when I radio'd the cockpit to stop just as the interphone cable disconnected. The Tower started yelling...

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by Max Q
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?
Replies: 34
Views: 2432

Re: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?

That’s why Santos Dumont is so cool; it has everything—beautiful sights of the harbor, Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer, then you get the real challenge—circling to a 4300’ runway with zero overruns. It’s got views, piloting skill and the beach afterwards. Pity, but the last time I was there I got an...

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