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by spacecadet
Tue Nov 13, 2001 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do You Hope The Cause Of Today Was?
Replies: 15
Views: 3080

RE: What Do You Hope The Cause Of Today Was?

Massive birdstrike seems unlikely to have caused the tail to fall off (intact, mind you, and undamaged) a mile away from the main crash site. This is a real mystery; the plane seems to have simply fallen apart on takeoff. I'm hoping it was an accident, but I personally can't think of any sequence of...

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by spacecadet
Tue Nov 13, 2001 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash Near JFK
Replies: 282
Views: 20718

RE: Plane Crash Near JFK

Couple things from someone who lives in Queens: 1. There have been fighter jets flying over NYC since 9/11. That's nothing new whatsoever at this stage. I read on Reuters, I believe, that no more fighter patrols were going on than usual, which seems believable to me given what I've seen and heard ev...

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by spacecadet
Mon Nov 12, 2001 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fourth Concorde Operator?
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

RE: Fourth Concorde Operator?

http://www.braniffinternational.com/bliner_concorde.htm According to this, Braniff Concordes operated at .95 Mach over the US. Someone else can figure out the actual time savings from that; my math's not too good. Just for clarity, these were code-sharing flights; not sure if everyone knows that or ...

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by spacecadet
Mon Nov 12, 2001 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fourth Concorde Operator?
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

RE: Fourth Concorde Operator?

Is it just me or does almost every airline's *old* livery actually look better than what they're using now? Just look at how cool that blue and white, sleek Air France livery looks on the Concorde. Or even the old American scheme. btw, the more I look at the picture at the link I posted earlier, the...

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by spacecadet
Mon Nov 12, 2001 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fourth Concorde Operator?
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

RE: Fourth Concorde Operator?

That's obviously a mock-up publicity photo. There's another pic at the Braniff history site that looks more real: http://www.braniffinternational.org/images/concorde04.jpg The caption on the preceding page says "Concorde Livery (never actually applied)". Looks plenty real to me, though, but someone ...

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by spacecadet
Mon Nov 12, 2001 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Someone Just Lost Their Job.
Replies: 16
Views: 2555

RE: Someone Just Lost Their Job.

Believe I read somewhere that this particular pilot *did* lose his job after this landing (he caused quite a bit of damage to the plane; that engine was scrapped). Anyone have more info? I can't remember where I read it (I frequent a lot of accident sites, so I can't remember which one I saw it at)....

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by spacecadet
Mon Nov 12, 2001 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Illusion Of Rolling Backwards In An Airliner
Replies: 21
Views: 2636

RE: Illusion Of Rolling Backwards In An Airliner

I have a feeling it's your brain adjusting to airplane air. Seriously. You know the air in airplanes is kept purposely dry and is probably different from regular air in other ways too. And when do the pilots usually pressurize the cabin? Is it at the gate, during taxi, or on takeoff? Adjusting to th...

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by spacecadet
Sat Nov 10, 2001 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Flight Attendents
Replies: 48
Views: 2413

RE: Old Flight Attendents

Airplay: why does anyone need to grow up? Any company exists partly based on its image and the employees on the front lines are the ones responsible for forging that image. We are the paying customers and by virtue of giving over hundreds of our hard-earned dollars to these airlines, we of course ha...

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by spacecadet
Sat Nov 10, 2001 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autopilots
Replies: 4
Views: 752

RE: Autopilots

Isn't it true that on newer a/c with fly-by-wire controls that the auto-pilot can basically be used from take-off to touchdown? Also, there are various auto-pilot settings that can be used (this much I'm sure of), from full waypoint navigation to airspeed or attitude hold. Don't most pilots leave it...

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by spacecadet
Fri Nov 09, 2001 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attitude Indicator Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 9092

RE: Attitude Indicator Failure

The Aero Peru 757 accident actually happened twice - the Birgen Air 757 accident off the Dominican Republic was basically the same deal. There have been several other accidents that directly involved pilots losing their attitude indicators for whatever reason, though I can't remember too many specif...

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by spacecadet
Wed Nov 07, 2001 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Turbulence You Heve Felt
Replies: 23
Views: 2282

RE: Worst Turbulence You Heve Felt

Ugh, I really hate turbulence, and it seems my last four or five flights have been particularly bad. Flying from New York to Japan is almost always really bumpy - last time coming back we were right on the tail end of Typhoon 11, though that wasn't the worst of it. Over Canada in relatively clear-lo...

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by spacecadet
Wed Nov 07, 2001 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stupid? Part 91 Ops Suspended Over Nuclear Plants
Replies: 14
Views: 2028

RE: Stupid? Part 91 Ops Suspended Over Nuclear Plants

Some people aren't getting the logic here. The point is not to stop terrorists from flying into these areas; the point is if they do, we'll know they're terrorists (or at best misguided pilots) and force them down one way or another. It's just as Avilitagator said. You don't put regulations in place...

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by spacecadet
Mon Nov 05, 2001 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did Tokio Narita Airport Open?
Replies: 3
Views: 2839

RE: When Did Tokio Narita Airport Open?

New Tokyo International Airport opened in 1978. I've always thought it's kind of funny that people call it "Narita Airport" - obviously, it's way too far out of the way for anyone to call it "Tokyo Airport" with a straight face.

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by spacecadet
Sat Nov 03, 2001 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airports In Winter?
Replies: 22
Views: 2944

RE: Worst Airports In Winter?

I am pretty afraid of flying into LGA at any time, but especially during any sort of bad weather. IIRC the last few accidents there have all been during winter storms. Gotta love those tiny runways that empty directly into the water... I've never had a problem flying into EWR at any time. It's proba...

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by spacecadet
Sat Nov 03, 2001 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Path From LGA Over Yankee Stadium?
Replies: 7
Views: 5104

RE: Flight Path From LGA Over Yankee Stadium?

Interesting... no, I am not quite on the Maspeth climb as far as I can tell, I'm about just on the edge of the standard runway 22 left turn (normally departing aircraft initiate their turn just prior to flying over my house - they generally miss flying directly over it only for that reason). I'm act...

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by spacecadet
Sat Nov 03, 2001 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Been In An Emergency?
Replies: 6
Views: 3731

RE: Have You Ever Been In An Emergency?

I was in a DC-10 engine fire emergency when I was 8 - at least I assume it was an emergency, as we made a quick return to our departing airport and were followed down the runway by emergency vehicles. I can't unequivocally say the pilot declared an emergency, though - but regardless, it was an emerg...

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by spacecadet
Fri Nov 02, 2001 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Path From LGA Over Yankee Stadium?
Replies: 7
Views: 5104

RE: Flight Path From LGA Over Yankee Stadium?

No; I'd know an F-15 from a civil a/c. I said I couldn't identify it because it looked to me like a 767, but I am 99% sure 767's require too much runway to fly out of LGA (and yes, I can tell the difference between a 757 and a 767 at a distance). My initial thought when I saw it was that it had come...

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by spacecadet
Fri Nov 02, 2001 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal Closed
Replies: 4
Views: 1753

RE: JFK Terminal Closed

And these security people are the same people congress voted to keep tonight... great job, congress. You're doing almost as well as the security personnel themselves.

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by spacecadet
Fri Nov 02, 2001 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Path From LGA Over Yankee Stadium?
Replies: 7
Views: 5104

Flight Path From LGA Over Yankee Stadium?

I live in Queens, NYC, about 1/2 mile down the extended centerline of one of the runways at LGA (dunno which number; we're southwest of the airport, and our front window also faces southwest). Fairly often we get planes landing above our house, and occasionally we get planes taking off this way. Fro...

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by spacecadet
Fri Nov 02, 2001 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Just Happened Here?
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

RE: What Just Happened Here?

Have to disagree, Ryu2. Airport security is a law enforcement function, and while there have certainly been some high-profile failures in federal law enforcement over the years, I don't think anyone would argue that, for example, we should be out-sourcing FBI, ATF, and other DOJ work to private comp...

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by spacecadet
Fri Nov 02, 2001 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was Yoour Worst Flight Ever?
Replies: 55
Views: 4122

RE: What Was Yoour Worst Flight Ever?

One more from me, not as bad as my UA DC-10 flight but still pretty bad: Must have been 1978 or 1979 - HUGHES Airways if anybody remembers them (the airline owned by Howard Hughes, later folded into Piedmont). Bright yellow DC-9, although the first look we had of it showed it obviously hadn't been w...

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by spacecadet
Thu Nov 01, 2001 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was Yoour Worst Flight Ever?
Replies: 55
Views: 4122

RE: What Was Yoour Worst Flight Ever?

Worst flight for me came at the unfortunate age of 8 while traveling alone - soured me on flying forever (I'm still interested in aviation, but mainly from afar). The year was 1980, and I was flying from Newark to SFO on a United DC-10 - I already was afraid of DC-10's after a series of incidents in...

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