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by Northwest727
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do US-based Legacy Carriers Have Any "branding?"
Replies: 32
Views: 6875

RE: Do US-based Legacy Carriers Have Any "branding?"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/boberito6589" class="quote" target="_blank">boberito6589</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table b...

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by Northwest727
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do US-based Legacy Carriers Have Any "branding?"
Replies: 32
Views: 6875

Do US-based Legacy Carriers Have Any "branding?"

When I look back in history; advertisements, posters, food, uniforms, interiors, etc, it seems as though the US legacy carriers used to have diverse brands. I've noticed several posts here on Airliners.net that seem to reference this fact. Of course, these observations of A.net members and I are mos...

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by Northwest727
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR Routing With Busy ATC (not Lost Comms)
Replies: 5
Views: 5243

RE: IFR Routing With Busy ATC (not Lost Comms)

Thanks for the responses-that's what I thought. A friend of mine told me that in an Operations Raincheck meeting, the air traffic controllers apparently told him to "keep going straight," but I thought it sounded kinda fishy.

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by Northwest727
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR Routing With Busy ATC (not Lost Comms)
Replies: 5
Views: 5243

IFR Routing With Busy ATC (not Lost Comms)

Well, this is kinda embarrassing, since I have an instrument ticket and am a CFII, but this one gets me kinda stuck. I'd rather ask someone than make an assumption and give ATC more headaches. Either case: Here I have pulled up a random VOR approach: <img src="http://www.scottsasha.com/aviation/hand...

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by Northwest727
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advantages And Disadvantages Of A GPS
Replies: 8
Views: 7474

RE: Advantages And Disadvantages Of A GPS

At least in the USA, RAIM (Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring) is required to to verify the signals when using a GPS as a primary source of aviation for IFR. In a basic sense, RAIM is the GPS' ability to detect a corrupt GPS signal and stop using that bad signal...and if the GPS can't do this,...

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by Northwest727
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasoning Behind American Choosing A320 & 737?
Replies: 43
Views: 14848

RE: Reasoning Behind American Choosing A320 & 737?

I'm surprised that AA bought something Airbus...I though AA was still in dispute over Airbus with who's at fault in AA587. Then again, that was going on 11 years ago, time heals I guess.

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by Northwest727
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Devices" Near PT6A Exhaust Stacks
Replies: 2
Views: 5545

"Devices" Near PT6A Exhaust Stacks

Hello, I noticed on a King Air 350 recently, that around both exhaust stacks on both engines, had some sort of "devices." These appear to be some kind of aftermarket retrofit, consisting of "strakes"...I assume some kind of vortex generators. I've never seen this on any other PT6A powered aircraft. ...

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by Northwest727
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual 767 Parked At EWR + Others?
Replies: 24
Views: 16108

RE: Unusual 767 Parked At EWR + Others?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/termbewr" class="quote" target="_blank">termbewr</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>whereas <acronym title="New York - John ...

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by Northwest727
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual 767 Parked At EWR + Others?
Replies: 24
Views: 16108

RE: Unusual 767 Parked At EWR + Others?

Almost every time I fly into ACY (every few months or so), I see that aircraft parked at the FBO. I wonder if the guy is a frequent gambler/vacationer or owns a casino down there, not sure... Edit: nevermind, the aircraft I am talking about is a similarly painted aircraft with the "bandit look". The...

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by Northwest727
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Fines Delta $1mil – Safety Violations
Replies: 21
Views: 10443

RE: FAA Fines Delta $1mil – Safety Violations

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Cubsrule" class="quote" target="_blank">Cubsrule</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>How can you possibly know that? Maybe it...

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by Northwest727
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Fines Delta $1mil – Safety Violations
Replies: 21
Views: 10443

RE: FAA Fines Delta $1mil – Safety Violations

Ahhh...typical of the cheap aviation industry, as I found myself when I started doing charters. Item is broken, so the pilot and maintenance look at the <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> to see if the item is defer-able. If it is, then it is di...

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by Northwest727
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Does Dirt Form On Aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 8383

RE: How Does Dirt Form On Aircraft?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/L-188" class="quote" target="_blank">L-188</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>That is a nicotine stain.</i></font></td></tr>...

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by Northwest727
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Does Dirt Form On Aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 8383

RE: How Does Dirt Form On Aircraft?

Another thing is soot and oil blowing out of the exhaust of turbine engines. Ever notice on Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A powered airplanes, there is a trail of soot and oil behind the exhaust stacks? I've seen what those engines do to a freshly polished/waxed Piper Meridian after just an hour's fli...

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by Northwest727
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fan Blades: Titanium Vs Composite
Replies: 24
Views: 23474

RE: Fan Blades: Titanium Vs Composite

Carbon fiber I've noticed is also making its way to propellers as well. Its amazing how lightweight yet strong the blades are. Based on the cost difference of carbon fiber propellers vs. standard metal propellers, I'm curious if cost has anything to do with it. Not that titanium is cheap either. <ta...

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by Northwest727
Thu May 31, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Incident At Chicago - O'Hare 5/30/12
Replies: 59
Views: 30880

RE: Plane Incident At Chicago - O'Hare 5/30/12

This could be considered an accident, depending on your interpretation of 49 <acronym title="Caen - Carpiquet (CFR / LFRK), France">CFR</acronym> 830 rules (commonly called the NTSB 830) and its definition of "substantial damage." Substantial damage=accident, but only if the airplane had a passenger...

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by Northwest727
Sat May 26, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Getting A FAA Dispatcher License
Replies: 9
Views: 34303

RE: Getting A FAA Dispatcher License

Sorry to bump this thread, but is there any benefit of having a dispatcher certificate if you are a pilot at a 121 airline? Supposedly, I've heard it makes you look better and lowers the airline's insurance, but I have no idea if that is true or not. Or is it just another certificate to fall back on...

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by Northwest727
Tue May 15, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Did You Meet Your Significant Other?
Replies: 56
Views: 4088

RE: How Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WildcatYXU" class="quote" target="_blank">WildcatYXU</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>High school. But no, we weren't high...

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by Northwest727
Thu May 10, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Pat Metheney Fans?
Replies: 11
Views: 890

RE: Any Pat Metheney Fans?

Not a huge fan, but I do like many of his songs. One thing I appreciate about him compared to other jazz artists is that his music and style from last year sounds relatively similar to his music and style 30 years ago. Other jazz artists like Kenny G, Steve Cole, Diana Krall, etc. seem to get very p...

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by Northwest727
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Starting Locomotives?
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

RE: Self Starting Locomotives?

Often, locomotives have no antifreeze in their coolant as antifreeze lowers water's ability to absorb heat. In order to get the same net cooling from water with antifreeze vs. water without it, a locomotive would need a much larger radiator, which often isn't possible. So to prevent pure water from ...

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by Northwest727
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Gas Brand(s)
Replies: 19
Views: 1537

RE: Your Favorite Gas Brand(s)

I try to go to "Top Tier" gasoline stations, which around here include Mobil, Shell, and Exxon. Shells around here are too expensive, and they also charge way more to use a credit card to pay for gas...so usually, I will go to a cheap Mobil that doesn't do the cash/credit thing.

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by Northwest727
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Many Fuel Pumps In The PA28 Archer II?
Replies: 3
Views: 4273

RE: How Many Fuel Pumps In The PA28 Archer II?

The PA28-181 (and most PA28 series, as far as I know; I've flown the -140, -161, -181, -R-200, and R-201) have one engine driven pump and one electrically-driven backup pump.

I think your club's PA28-181 has an aftermarket addition of a second electric pump.

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by Northwest727
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRM: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Replies: 7
Views: 6836

RE: CRM: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

The list of bad and ugly can go on, as can the successful CRM outcomes (crew working together to land an airplane with a failed component successfully seldom makes news, unlike one where a crash happens).

Failed CRM examples include CO3407, EA401, UA173, etc.

[Edited 2012-03-27 07:11:07]

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by Northwest727
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turboprop Resurgence In The US?
Replies: 102
Views: 17619

RE: Turboprop Resurgence In The US?

Passengers in the United States want the cheapest possible fares. When oil gets above $100/barrel, then the turboprop makes more sense, regardless of any stigmas. Passengers in the United States: if you still want cheap fares, you're going to have to fly in a turboprop. If you don't like it, you got...

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by Northwest727
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Demise Of The Beech 1900 In The US
Replies: 21
Views: 17752

RE: The Demise Of The Beech 1900 In The US

The way I was explained why C5 dumped their B1900s for the DHC-8s was that in the in C5's case, the "mother" airline (then Continental) purchases all the seats on the aircraft, and resells them to passengers. The seats are bought at a set price, it is then the regional airline who determines how to ...

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by Northwest727
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cat II ILS Certification - US Regionals
Replies: 30
Views: 6124

RE: Cat II ILS Certification - US Regionals

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/IAHFLYR" class="quote" target="_blank">IAHFLYR</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>That is bull and you know it!!!! </i></fon...

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by Northwest727
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Waiting For Ice To Form Before Using Boots?
Replies: 12
Views: 5157

Waiting For Ice To Form Before Using Boots?

This seems to be a topic that has no clear answer. I've heard that when flying in icing conditions, a pilot should wait until 1/4-1/2 inch (6-13 mm) of ice accumulates before cycling the boots. The Piper Seneca that I am going to fly 135 shortly AFM states the same, even putting a warning about cycl...

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by Northwest727
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cat II ILS Certification - US Regionals
Replies: 30
Views: 6124

RE: Cat II ILS Certification - US Regionals

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DashTrash" class="quote" target="_blank">DashTrash</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Thanks for ...

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by Northwest727
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cat II ILS Certification - US Regionals
Replies: 30
Views: 6124

RE: Cat II ILS Certification - US Regionals

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Shamrock137" class="quote" target="_blank">Shamrock137</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>A C5 captain I spoke to a couple w...

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by Northwest727
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cat II ILS Certification - US Regionals
Replies: 30
Views: 6124

RE: Cat II ILS Certification - US Regionals

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Goldenshield" class="quote" target="_blank">Goldenshield</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>As far as part 121 is concerned, y...

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by Northwest727
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 And PW JT9D Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 9898

RE: 747 And PW JT9D Questions

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/VC-10" class="quote" target="_blank">VC-10</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I was thinking that t...

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by Northwest727
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cat II ILS Certification - US Regionals
Replies: 30
Views: 6124

RE: Cat II ILS Certification - US Regionals

CommutAir's DHC-8 Q200s leased from Horizon were Cat III equipped, but the last I knew the FAA didn't allow CommutAir to fly Cat. III approaches. But this was several years ago when the Q200s were new to C5 (they had just dumped their fleet of B1900Ds). The FAA wouldn't allow Cat. III approaches unt...

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by Northwest727
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Fresh/recycled Air Ratio
Replies: 11
Views: 5327

RE: The Fresh/recycled Air Ratio

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flashmeister" class="quote" target="_blank">flashmeister</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> In the ...

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by Northwest727
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Fresh/recycled Air Ratio
Replies: 11
Views: 5327

RE: The Fresh/recycled Air Ratio

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/doug_Or" class="quote" target="_blank">doug_Or</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Absolutely false. The only pre 757 a/c I've ...

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by Northwest727
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric Hum On 787
Replies: 15
Views: 8057

RE: Electric Hum On 787

As the 787 gains more time in service, more videos are bound to appear. But from the few that are on YouTube, I can hear the whine myself. Here is a good example, with the engine noise in the background changing to show that the whine is not from the engines: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

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by Northwest727
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Fresh/recycled Air Ratio
Replies: 11
Views: 5327

RE: The Fresh/recycled Air Ratio

If I recall correctly, beginning with the 757 (early 1980s), cabin air has been recirculated. It used to be 50% recirculated air every 7 minutes, I'm not sure if that is still the case. Apparently, prior to the 757, air was 100% fresh.

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by Northwest727
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11 "Bent" Fuselage In Flight?
Replies: 14
Views: 9184

RE: MD-11 "Bent" Fuselage In Flight?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aviopic" class="quote" target="_blank">aviopic</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>I've no information about you and the state ...

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by Northwest727
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could MDW Be Considered A "hub" For SWA?
Replies: 29
Views: 6125

RE: Could MDW Be Considered A "hub" For SWA?

Wasn't <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> at one time (or still is) a "hub" for <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>? I recall going there in the late 90's, when <acronym title="TWA Transworld Airlines (USA)">TW</...

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by Northwest727
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11 "Bent" Fuselage In Flight?
Replies: 14
Views: 9184

MD-11 "Bent" Fuselage In Flight?

Hi everyone, While I was looking at pictures of <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11s, I noticed that in flight, the fuselage appears to "sag" down ahead of and behind the wings. Am I just going out of my mind and seeing things, or is this actually the case? <br/><table align="center" bor...

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by Northwest727
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilot Hiring Qualifications
Replies: 35
Views: 10714

RE: Airline Pilot Hiring Qualifications

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CosmicCruiser" class="quote" target="_blank">CosmicCruiser</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>There used to be a General Knowl...

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by Northwest727
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Remembering The Old Ballparks
Replies: 34
Views: 3452

RE: Remembering The Old Ballparks

I remember going to see some Indians games at the Cleveland Municipal stadium when I was a kid, had to have been circa 1992-1993. It was dump, but it was huge. I still have pictures from then.

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by Northwest727
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Only Four National Rail Roads In The US?
Replies: 36
Views: 2988

RE: Why Only Four National Rail Roads In The US?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/redflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">redflyer</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>I think the comment regarding cars, truc...

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by Northwest727
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Pressure Grounds 737's
Replies: 12
Views: 5838

RE: High Pressure Grounds 737's

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RoseFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">RoseFlyer</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I've never heard of it due to pressure.<...

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by Northwest727
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Only Four National Rail Roads In The US?
Replies: 36
Views: 2988

RE: Why Only Four National Rail Roads In The US?

I think you mean Class I railroads, although there are more than 8 that exist (including the 4 you mentioned). <u>The number one reason why there are only eight Class I railroads left, is that the interstate highway system, personal cars, trucking and airlines have ended the railroads as a choice fo...

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by Northwest727
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Of The UA Battleship Grey Livery
Replies: 63
Views: 25213

RE: Last Of The UA Battleship Grey Livery

Last time I flew <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> (September, 2011), I had connecting flights on <acronym title="Skywest Airlines (USA)">OO</acronym>, and both CRJs were still in the battleship livery, very worn and in dire need of a repaint. I think one of the two A320s I flew al...

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by Northwest727
Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 707 Holding Brakes On Take Off
Replies: 16
Views: 10158

RE: 707 Holding Brakes On Take Off

My guess is that early turbine engines spooled up rather slow, maybe by holding the brakes they allowed the thrust from the engines to stabilize, but that is a guess. 411A would answer this question perfectly as soon as he signed on, if he was still with us, unfortunately...

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by Northwest727
Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lost Mainline Flights For UA/CO At CLE
Replies: 35
Views: 7174

RE: Lost Mainline Flights For UA/CO At CLE

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SurfandSnow" class="quote" target="_blank">SurfandSnow</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>The interesting thing about the <acr...

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by Northwest727
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $100-per-flight User Fee
Replies: 80
Views: 14409

RE: $100-per-flight User Fee

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jmc1975" class="quote" target="_blank">jmc1975</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i>I applaud your boldness in posting this th...

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by Northwest727
Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $100-per-flight User Fee
Replies: 80
Views: 14409

RE: $100-per-flight User Fee

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flightsimer" class="quote" target="_blank">flightsimer</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i>The last i read back in October or...

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by Northwest727
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avanti Aerodynamics For Future Airliners?
Replies: 43
Views: 20402

RE: Avanti Aerodynamics For Future Airliners?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B6JFKH81" class="quote" target="_blank">B6JFKH81</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> Why the hell are they so loud!?! I don't ...

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by Northwest727
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concrete Vs Asphalt Runways
Replies: 9
Views: 27458

RE: Concrete Vs Asphalt Runways

Asphalt also degrades faster than concrete over time due to 1000ºF/538ºC jet exhaust being blasted over it constantly. I have personally seen the effect while interning at a major class B airport, the runway started having "ripples" all over the place that needed to be replaced, especially around th...

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