david b.
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Tu-134

Sat Mar 30, 2002 1:54 pm

Why does the TU134 need a navigator? It doesnt have navigation equiptment?
Does someone have to look at the ground in order for the plane to fly? Sure its a nice view from that nose window.
Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
 
KFRG
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RE: Tu-134

Mon Apr 01, 2002 9:52 am

Yes, even the Tu-134 has navigation equip. The glazed nose you see on some early Tu-134 was actually an observers station, as all Soviet-era a/c were built to be used in a wartime emergency.

-Tom
 
Wasilenko
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RE: Tu-134

Mon Apr 01, 2002 9:34 pm

I do not agree with KFRG on this. Tu-134 came out in 1963 during the time when flying over siberia was a challange and a navigator (still a crew member on most old russian made aircraft) was needed in order to make sure that the navigational equipment are taking the aircraft in the right direction.

Wasilenko

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