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First FedEx 757, Part 2  
User currently offline727Fixer From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 21 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

Just to let everyone know that FedEx's first 757, N901FD, took to the skies today on her first test flight! Lasted just shy of 4 hours. No word on how it performed or pictures, sorry about that. More to come!  bigthumbsup 

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User currently offlineSkibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Very interesting flight path, and what looks like a very fun ride. Looks like they did an emergence descent, going from FL390 to 6000 ft. in about 5 minutes. That is 6000 ft. a minute!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N901FD

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N.../20080317/1637Z/KBFM/KBFM/tracklog



Tailwinds!!!
User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9821 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2407 times:



Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 1):
Looks like they did an emergence descent, going from FL390 to 6000 ft. in about 5 minutes. That is 6000 ft. a minute!

That shows you the awesome power of the 757  Smile

A388


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3397 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2361 times:



Quoting A388 (Reply 2):
Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 1):
Looks like they did an emergence descent, going from FL390 to 6000 ft. in about 5 minutes. That is 6000 ft. a minute!

That shows you the awesome power of the 757

Um. How do you figure?


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4116 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

I'll be watching to see when FedEx brings a 757 up here to Manchester, NH so it can be tested with the new HUD technology from Kollsman, which is located in nearby Merrimack, NH. They've already brought the MD-10/DC-10 up here for multiple days of testing last year; the FedEx pilot heading up the testing said the 757 and MD-11 would be undergoing the same flight tests early this year.

User currently offlineSkibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2123 times:



Quoting Flight152 (Reply 3):
Um. How do you figure?

39000 minus 6000 = 33000.

33000 divided by 5 = 6600 ft a minute.



Tailwinds!!!
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2114 times:



Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 5):

39000 minus 6000 = 33000.

33000 divided by 5 = 6600 ft a minute.

aye, but how does that show the power? 6600ft going downwards is probably achievable by quite a lot of a/c, now if it had been climbing  Wink



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9821 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1977 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):
aye, but how does that show the power? 6600ft going downwards is probably achievable by quite a lot of a/c, now if it had been climbing

You know, I was actually thinking about it again before I went to bed and you are right. Going downwards takes less engine power compared to going upwards, but still the 757 climbs very well. I always like to see a 757 taking off.

A388  Smile


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