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by kalvado
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nato Chairman's Plane "frozen" In Moscow!
Replies: 9
Views: 5855

RE: Nato Chairman's Plane "frozen" In Moscow!

Since there was no massive cancellations in Moscow, I assume that wasn't really a problem for most aircraft. I wonder if there are any aadditional procedures for low temperature ops - or shortcuts (approved?) for the frames normally not exposed to low T on the ground. Maybe different viscosity fluid...

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by kalvado
Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will Ever Be A Land Plane Larger Than An AN 225?
Replies: 42
Views: 21516

RE: Will Ever Be A Land Plane Larger Than An AN 225?

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by kalvado
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Imperial Vs Metric Units Used Throughout Aviation
Replies: 31
Views: 15034

RE: Imperial Vs Metric Units Used Throughout Aviation

I would ask if keeping it mixed would be more pain in a long run than a single shock of converting everything overnight? Honestly speaking, I'm not sure. Adding insult to injury, english units are inherited from the times when no precise metrology was in existence, and such metrology was developed o...

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by kalvado
Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Early Transatlantic Jet Navigation
Replies: 25
Views: 12706

RE: Early Transatlantic Jet Navigation

A sad story of a late 40s transatlantic flight:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-AHNP_%22Star_Tiger%22
While full chain of events is not known, navigation sounds as being one of weaker links..

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by kalvado
Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Complexity: Modern Airliners Vs Saturn V
Replies: 20
Views: 13699

RE: Complexity: Modern Airliners Vs Saturn V

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by kalvado
Sun May 17, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Voltage Induced Across Wingspan In The Cruise
Replies: 34
Views: 9535

RE: Voltage Induced Across Wingspan In The Cruise

just to add - earth magnetic field is mostly parallel to the ground outside polar areas.
so, wingspan is not really a factor here - rather body height is important.

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by kalvado
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Helium-Filled Freighters
Replies: 16
Views: 5151

RE: Helium-Filled Freighters

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by kalvado
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Helium-Filled Freighters
Replies: 16
Views: 5151

RE: Helium-Filled Freighters

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by kalvado
Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Does A380 Have Only One Vert Stablizer?
Replies: 37
Views: 18472

RE: Why Does A380 Have Only One Vert Stablizer?

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by kalvado
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Does A380 Have Only One Vert Stablizer?
Replies: 37
Views: 18472

RE: Why Does A380 Have Only One Vert Stablizer?

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by kalvado
Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Does A380 Have Only One Vert Stablizer?
Replies: 37
Views: 18472

RE: Why Does A380 Have Only One Vert Stablizer?

As far as I remember, A380's vertical stabilizer height was one of big issues with FAA. What was the outcome of that story?

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by kalvado
Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Engine Failure During Cruising
Replies: 32
Views: 10752

RE: Concorde Engine Failure During Cruising

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by kalvado
Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When Will Computers Take Over Pilots?
Replies: 298
Views: 12658

RE: When Will Computers Take Over Pilots?

Let's try to think what needs to happen before a purely pilotless plane takes off: 1. ATC system would need to be upgraded to a computer-readable standard. At least sending text instead of voice clearances, maybe something else? 2. Bunch of new sensors at airports, which have to be able to tell if t...

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by kalvado
Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Coaxial Helicopter Development
Replies: 21
Views: 9418

RE: Coaxial Helicopter Development

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by kalvado
Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thrust Reversers Before Touchdown?
Replies: 42
Views: 17364

RE: Thrust Reversers Before Touchdown?

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by kalvado
Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Gear Retraction - Potential Danger?
Replies: 26
Views: 9017

RE: A380 Gear Retraction - Potential Danger?

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by kalvado
Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Gear Retraction - Potential Danger?
Replies: 26
Views: 9017

RE: A380 Gear Retraction - Potential Danger?

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by kalvado
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Gear Retraction - Potential Danger?
Replies: 26
Views: 9017

RE: A380 Gear Retraction - Potential Danger?

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by kalvado
Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turning Pax Away At The Gate Due To Illness
Replies: 65
Views: 10524

RE: Turning Pax Away At The Gate Due To Illness

I've boarded AA transcon with bronchitis and fever about 38C (100.5 F), I bet I looked sick.
They couldn't care less..
Just to clarify: that was a return flight, I got sick away from home

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by kalvado
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Now, If You Landed On A Conveyor Belt...
Replies: 76
Views: 8887

RE: Now, If You Landed On A Conveyor Belt...

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by kalvado
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Now, If You Landed On A Conveyor Belt...
Replies: 76
Views: 8887

RE: Now, If You Landed On A Conveyor Belt...

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by kalvado
Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Now, If You Landed On A Conveyor Belt...
Replies: 76
Views: 8887

RE: Now, If You Landed On A Conveyor Belt...

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by kalvado
Mon May 26, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream Takes The Wire Out Of Fly-by-wire
Replies: 21
Views: 10292

RE: Gulfstream Takes The Wire Out Of Fly-by-wire

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by kalvado
Mon May 26, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream Takes The Wire Out Of Fly-by-wire
Replies: 21
Views: 10292

RE: Gulfstream Takes The Wire Out Of Fly-by-wire

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by kalvado
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use Of Metric System In Aviation
Replies: 167
Views: 22637

RE: Use Of Metric System In Aviation

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by kalvado
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use Of Metric System In Aviation
Replies: 167
Views: 22637

RE: Use Of Metric System In Aviation

I believe it's more about traditions, like flying, most of sea navigation is done in imperial, as far as I know. As of right now, I believe there are 3 countries are still officially using Imperial, US, Burma, and I don't remember the third one. Even without metric, there is enough mess in imperial ...

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by kalvado
Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetfuel From Garbage Proposal
Replies: 11
Views: 2146

RE: Jetfuel From Garbage Proposal

On the original topic - synthesis of fuel from gaseous organic components is old news - think WWII era, Battle of Britain. In principle, you can make almost any organic compound from "water gas" - <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>/ <acronym title="Citybird (Belgium)">H2</acron...

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by kalvado
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boron Composites / Beryllium
Replies: 25
Views: 4848

RE: Boron Composites / Beryllium

One more reason for depleted U use is that it's basically a waste generated by enrichment plants. As such, it has to be cheap - much cheaper than W, not to mention gold or platinum group.

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by kalvado
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT
Replies: 78
Views: 30068

737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT

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by kalvado
Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Revokes Overflying Rights For LH Cargo
Replies: 142
Views: 17905

RE: Russia Revokes Overflying Rights For LH Cargo

Grows interesting by the minute.. now Russian authorities say that <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> was flying with TEMPORARY permit, which expired on October 27th, and <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> didn't apply for extension. If that's really the case, why was i...

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by kalvado
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Revokes Overflying Rights For LH Cargo
Replies: 142
Views: 17905

RE: Russia Revokes Overflying Rights For LH Cargo

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by kalvado
Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Revokes Overflying Rights For LH Cargo
Replies: 142
Views: 17905

RE: Russia Revokes Overflying Rights For LH Cargo

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by kalvado
Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Agents: Are They Bored Or Paranoid?
Replies: 17
Views: 2968

RE: TSA Agents: Are They Bored Or Paranoid?

My bet is that they have certain quota for secondary screening to fill, and filling that quota is one of their performance metrics. Similar to police in certain locations having predetermined number of tickets to distribute - in both cases safety is declared to me the goal...

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by kalvado
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If The 737 & 747 Weren't Grandfathered?
Replies: 30
Views: 4834

RE: What If The 737 & 747 Weren't Grandfathered?

are there any other issues with 748, besides a front exit? i.e wing - are they "just" modifying the old one, or a new wing would have to be broken for test?

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by kalvado
Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Dismisses Criticism Over 787 Safety Tests
Replies: 50
Views: 11986

RE: FAA Dismisses Criticism Over 787 Safety Tests

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death On Board, Does This Happen Often?
Replies: 41
Views: 11650

RE: Death On Board, Does This Happen Often?

this winter I was on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> flight to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. over ch.9 I could hear <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> "medical" to <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran ...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Put PC In Every Seat On A380
Replies: 68
Views: 16482

RE: SQ To Put PC In Every Seat On A380

Why everyone is so sure that <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> in a seatback is a major expense compared to regular IFE? These days technology is cheap - and we're not talking about topmost <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Fe...

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by kalvado
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Changing Cabin Pressure On Purpose?
Replies: 15
Views: 7484

RE: Changing Cabin Pressure On Purpose?

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by kalvado
Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign
Replies: 152
Views: 12971

RE: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign

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by kalvado
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign
Replies: 152
Views: 12971

RE: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign

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by kalvado
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign
Replies: 152
Views: 12971

RE: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign

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by kalvado
Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign
Replies: 152
Views: 12971

RE: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign

Seat belt sign, along with idea of seatbelt being fastened are seriously abused by airlines. My favorite is an announcement on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> redeye: make sure your fastened seatbelt is visible to <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>. If you're u...

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by kalvado
Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319 Why A Successful "shrink"?
Replies: 29
Views: 10254

RE: A319 Why A Successful "shrink"?

You may think about A388 as a shrink of yet to be build A389, since parts of A388 (wing) are overdesigned with larger model in mind.
It can be argued how successful A388 is, but that's a very different topic..

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by kalvado
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read
Replies: 41
Views: 10682

RE: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read

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by kalvado
Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read
Replies: 41
Views: 10682

RE: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read

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by kalvado
Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read
Replies: 41
Views: 10682

RE: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read

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by kalvado
Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read
Replies: 41
Views: 10682

RE: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read

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by kalvado
Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Delays, Hours On A Plane
Replies: 34
Views: 4199

RE: Ground Delays, Hours On A Plane

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by kalvado
Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power For Laptop In Terminals?
Replies: 50
Views: 3526

RE: Power For Laptop In Terminals?

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by kalvado
Tue May 29, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cabin Crew Uniform Regulations
Replies: 44
Views: 19920

RE: AA Cabin Crew Uniform Regulations

Is it just me, or entire thread looks like rant of retired army sergeants? Main point of uniform is to differentiate a certain group of people (airline personnel vs passangers), and full uniform icode s an overkill for that. Showing class may be an excellent idea.. just add a time machine to the dea...

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