|Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 6):|
We had about 5 or 6 white ones with 2 that "faced" each other to pair as a double bug
|Quoting Max Q (Reply 9):|
Nice to see you flying at 727 speed there.
.86 is very comfortable in that aircraft.
Bit noisy though !
|Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 2):|
Cruise, we set high & low mach buffet speeds and cruise mach was the orange "knobbed" bug . Approach , Vref, Vapp (orange "knobbed" bug) and 250kts,
|Quoting tb727 (Reply 10):|
Yeah we were planned at .84 but it "crept up" for a few minutes . Good old NY Center decided to add what ended up being nearly 40 minutes of new routing on to our day. It was also my Friday so that may or may not have had anything to do with it. We have the eyebrows plugged on this one, it's a little quieter believe it or not, still kinda loud of course.
It's amazing how well these things do fast, anything under .80 it seems we are just wasting fuel.
|Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 12):|
As a rule it isn't a big deal but every now and then you'd be suprised how close they got. Of course we flew -100s, -200s w/ -15 & -17 as well as a few Valsans so the mix was varied. Good luck!
|Quoting Max Q (Reply 11):|
The fastest Mach I have taken one too was .92. with the lower ZFW switch. She was,as you can imagine solid as a rock at that speed.
|Quoting Max Q (Reply 15):|
A true high speed design, B oeing tested it to .96 and then TWA decided to take it further and went supersonic with one.
She held together even when the gear was lowered to help regain control.
Not sure if they used that one again.
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