Purdue Cadet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 856 times:
Are you sure they're all gone?? I saw at least one at LaGuardia Monday morning while I was waiting to leave New York for Chicago. It was parked at the terminal, giving the impression that it was still in service.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1701 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (15 years 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 842 times:
In the January 2000 issue of Airways, it says that by the end of 1999, only three (hush-kitted) 727-200s will remain in service on the US Airways Shuttle. I didn't think they were going to hush-kit any of them since they were disposing of them. Apparently I was wrong.
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (15 years 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 823 times:
I saw one B727 US new c/s in Boston sitting near FedEx ramp. Also I saw one B727 old c/s flying from DCA on saturday.
Yesterday I was doing little research on this subject and I found some interesting info. A company from Boca Raton FL (I think this is the city) bought 7 ex-USAirways Shuttle Boeings for parts. They are selling airliners parts. I dont remember name of the company but sounds like ACA or APA or AIA. They also have pictures of those airplanes on their web site.
US521 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (15 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 811 times:
I think having computerized controls is crap. What happens if a small gust of wind hits the Left Airleron? With computer controls you can't feel it. As with Manual you can really get in touch with the plane. Take the Cessna 152 for example, you feel every bump in the air no matter how small through the Control Column. So the airbus has to much technical stuff. It really doesn/t need a pilot anymore which is no fun
JETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (15 years 4 months 8 hours ago) and read 790 times:
The interface between the pilot and the aircarft is not as good as Boeings. The Boeing is more user freindly.
As far as construction goes the Airbus uses overlapping skin panels which trap moisture and cause coorrosion. The older A300's are falling apart because of this corrosion problem. Airbus has done nothing to modify their construction techniquess.
The rear aft fuselage has exposed round head rivets instead of flush riveting used on Boeings.
The Airbus sidestick controller is a good idea. Howeverr there is no correlation between the stick and the autopilot. In a Boeing product the control wheel moves with the autopilot so you only need to rest a figer on the yoke to know what the aircraft is doing. Not so in the Airbus.
The airbus computer has set design limits that the pilot cannot exceed limiting the aircrafts manouverability during emergency manouvering. The Boeing has none.