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Three More LHR Questions  
User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Three more questions about what I saw at LHR:

1) is the Concorde I saw there G-BOAB and is it the only one there?

2) is the green fire trainer near it just a model or was it made by actually putting together a (apparenly) 747 front and a DC-10 back (and if so, what exact aircraft)?

3) What was the registration of the VARIG MD-11 I saw there on 15 August?

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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

1 - Yep, its just sitting on the runway doing nothing  Sad

2 - Most likey

3 - The RG MD-11 was PP-VQJ

Rob!  Smile


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

@ #2: Most firetrainers (i.e. structures that are set on fire externally in order to train the fire brigade on how to extinguish it) are custom made of steel. Usually they are all-steel structures (i.e. no rubber, plastic or similar) having the full height of an aircraft but a much shorter fuselage. Fire is either produced by gas or by flammable liquids. Gas has the advantage that one can ingite it once again after it was extinguished (making life for the firefighters a bit more difficult and interesting).

On the contrary, actual airframes are often used for evacuation training (and I don´t mean those certification tests but ongoing training of any personnell). Stuttgart (STR) has an disused Tu-154 for this purpose. Just search A.net´s database for "D-AFSG" as registration; there are 11 pic´s.

For firefighting training inside an aircraft, the fire brigade at FRA has a portable, customized standard-container (whats the designation of those ? 30ft ?) with gas-hook-ups. This one can make the interior really hot !
It is also used by other airports; they just put it (including crew) onto a truck and transport it around (not too long ago it was in HAJ ).
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

Duke

The firetrainer is custom made.

If you look at other "green machines" there are a mix of aircraft that use the customer airport.

For example: LCY/EGLC is a 146 fuselage, with an over wing one side and 146 type engine mounting with a low wing turboprop on the otherside - like that os Saab or ATR. The emergency exits are the same as the intended aircraft type.



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Containers -

20 foot = TEU (Twenty foot Equiv Unit)
40 foot = FEU (Forty foot Equiv Unit)



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9671 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):
Containers -

20 foot = TEU (Twenty foot Equiv Unit)
40 foot = FEU (Forty foot Equiv Unit)

a 40' Container is 2 TEU , the number of containers handled in a port are quoted in TEU's only.

Quoting HT (Reply 2):
@ #2: .

For firefighting training inside an aircraft, the fire brigade at FRA has a portable, customized standard-container (whats the designation of those ? 30ft ?) with gas-hook-ups. This one can make the interior really hot !
It is also used by other airports; they just put it (including crew) onto a truck and transport it around (not too long ago it was in HAJ ).
-HT

Don't forget that nice plane they build in Frankfurt and which can be seen at the Airbase/Cargo City South exit on the A5 near the Airbridge Memorial.



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 5):
Don't forget that nice plane they build in Frankfurt and which can be seen at the Airbase/Cargo City South exit on the A5 near the Airbridge Memorial.

I remember ! With binoculars it can be seen also from T2 (the glass front at McDonalds).
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
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