Lazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
Hi, haven't posted here for a long while, but been lurking a bit .
I was very surprised and impressed to see an AN-22 fly over my house today, caught it a bit late thus could nay see the livery. Was headed South though. Any ideas who it was??
It didn't head east, which is why I was a bit confused...
LeonB1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2305 times:
Quoting BAW217 (Reply 1): The aircraft was an AN12 belonging to Air Sofia (Reg UN11012) delivering a new 737 Engine (not sure who for) and then taking the engine it replaced away. The flight was to/from Belgrade.
The engine was for a JAT 737 which had an engine fire on departure a few days back.
LHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2173 times:
Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 4): A twin is not permitted to take off on only one engine, even if it is empty where as a quad is permitted to operate a 3 engine ferry to get it back to home base for repairs.
What about a tri-jet ?
"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
Not 100% sure on that, I'm sure a 2 engine ferry is possible on a tri as you would still have some power if you were extremely unlucky and lost another one on departure however for obvious reasons if that happend on a twin......
Although once when I was performing an engine start on a Balkan Tu-154, engine No. 2 would not start for some reason. We had already started the no.1, and carried on and started no.3. The Captain opens his window, and shouts "ahh it ok - we go on 2" and off they went. That flight was also full of passengers. Being a new Ramp Tramp at the time, I just thought that was a normal thing to happen as the Capt seemed fairly chilled about it - I now know it isn't !!. I hope they managed to get that no.2 started before they got to the end of the runway - after all they were departing HMS Leeds/Bradford !!.
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"