NASA is still saying "Go" for the undocking and return of the Demo-2 mission capsule, despite approaching Hurricane Isaias. CONTINUOUS coverage tomorrow (saturday) beginning at 17:15 EDT all the way through splashdown on sunday at 14:42! 21 1/2 hours of live space happenings; nice to see m...Jump to post
I have always loved the LEGO product, but their management are awful for consumers. I won't go into the ridiculous prices that every set has these days, but I will say that their "brand values" are hypocritical at best. They appease the peace crowd by not making contemporary military sets,...Jump to post
Article at FlightGlobal: http://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/us-navy-begins-search-for-next-jet-trainer-to-replace-t-45-goshawk/138400.article Another jet trainer competition about to kick off, this time the US Navy is looking for a two-seater to handle intensive land-based training and carrier t...Jump to post
What could actually be done is to buy an "obsolete" fighter jet with weapons disabled or removed, and jump through the remaining hoops to get them operational. Are you serious? Do you have any idea what the range of a fighter aircraft is at full afterburner, or even just military power? I...Jump to post
keesje wrote:No doubt Breeze would probably stuff their A220-300 with up to ~160-165 seats.
A few details about operating altitude and engines: http://aviationweek.com/defense-space/aircraft-propulsion/new-usaf-materials-hint-high-altitude-role-b-21 “The B-21 is not expected to use low altitude training routes,” the Air Force poster says. The B-2 was originally conceived as a high-altitude...Jump to post
Before the repeal of the Wright amendment... Never happened. Explain? Per Wikipedia: "The law was partially repealed in 2006 and then fully repealed in 2014." Wikipedia is wrong, or there is a lack of technical detail. The WA is still in effect, with severe restrictions, and can only be r...Jump to post
FSDan wrote:Before the repeal of the Wright amendment...
USN's new F135 engine delivery van is now flying: The US Navy CMV-22B Osprey made its initial flight at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center in Texas. The Bell Boeing CMV-22’s first flight comes ahead of its manufacturers’ plan to deliver the tiltrotor to the Naval Air Systems Command’s Air Test and Eval...Jump to post
Flying evaluations have kicked off with the Eurofighter up first:
jfk777 wrote:So sad to see the 744 fleet end their 30 years of flying at BA. The only version they didn't buy was the 747-300,
For a route which only supports 1x weekly and doesn't have any legs over 2000nm, I wouldn't have expected a B763. Must be a cargo-oriented operation.Jump to post
Actually, the 717 has more in common structurally with the DC-9 than the MD-80/90. When the DC-9 was stretched to the MD-80, a wing root extension and horizontal stabilizer root extension was added, the latter being needed to maintain pitch authority from the significant weight increase. Due to the...Jump to post
Article about production processes being developed by BAE from Aviation Week: http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/bae-envisioning-future-factory-tempest The Tempest seems to be, unlike the Franco-German FCAS, moving steadily forward and showing real signs of being a serious program that can deli...Jump to post
ilovepabst wrote:I'm no mathematician but what is that, maybe $29 dollars?
rrbsztk wrote:Although i am fearing that the orange window trim and that orange line on the front of the wing are the airplane equivalent of painters tape. But i love garish orange trim so hopefully it stays /
What a bloody joke this 'competition' has devolved into... I think India and Canada should team up for a joint-RFP so that multiple hundreds of planes could be endlessly bid, cancelled, and re-bid all in one easy-to-follow farce. The endlessly-potential cost savings could possibly be enormous, perh...Jump to post
mxaxai wrote:Nuclear weapons remain a weapon of only theoretical use.
Six down, seven to go!
I would be interested in having the magnitude of change from the original 777 to this explained. In the early 90s the 777 was hailed as the first all-digital design airliner, where a 3D model was used and could be manipulated to check clearances, the ability to fit MX tools and hands, etc. all befor...Jump to post
A United 787-10 (N16009) came into DFW for a few hours today. Looks like a weather diversion en route LAX-IAH. First 787-10 visit? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2361/history/20190507/1732Z/KLAX/KIAH http://i63.tinypic.com/2ptcxdv.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/6j37ty.jpgJump to post
It is where the thrust reverser mechanism is I believe. If this is a translating sleeve TR, then the actuators 6 per nacelles are further up. What you are seeing may be the faring for the track on which the translating sleeve will slide. Just a guess.... One can verify this by the absence of these ...Jump to post
This happened once before that I can recall, in May 2011. Over 40 American Airlines jets were damaged due to a spring storm that hit DFW. I was flying from LGA to ORD and back on the same day the following morning from the storm and heard announcements about this repeatedly. The next day I flew JFK...Jump to post
They've just added the draft of the A320 over a picture with a completely different airplane. You can even see parts of the former vertical stabilizer in front of the A320 tail. And I think that nicely sums up the quality of airline we can expect FlyAristan to be. Who's ready for that frequent flye...Jump to post
DART is starting (or may have already started) construction of work on the former Cotton Belt RR line from Plano to DFW... They are planning completion by 2022 and it will use the same type of equipment as Tex Rail's route from Fort Worth to Terminal B, and, in fact, will arrive at Terminal B at th...Jump to post
So they're just copying the Ruston product line verbatim? :scratchchin: Actually, it's worse than that. Like the US, they're just recycling their own legacy fighter names from WWII. It took a lot of brainpower to come up with "Lightning II". :roll: I wonder though, why have the UK skipped...Jump to post
jworks158 wrote:This article claimed that they are still pushing for BA to order a few more A380s
Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think the 738 has the range to go HNL-DAL nonstop. The trip is listed at about 3800 miles and the range for that plane is only about 3400 miles. You were wrong about everything in that post. 1. The trip was filed at 3394nm planned (it's only 3297nm direct) 2. Thi...Jump to post
A minor prediction: there will never be any "exercise" area worthy of the name on an airliner. With exercise comes the need for a shower, and this is the last plane that would be carrying around excess water. Why not just give everyone what they truly want - more personal space? A small lo...Jump to post
Thanks... But in history there were few CRJs (200 - recently Delta, 700 & 900) made at this scale so why not a 1000 variant ? Even if this type isn’t so popular... Because unpopular types don't have enough demand to cover development costs for manufacturers. There are only about 10 liveries tha...Jump to post
Please allow me to disagree! I am interested in these numbers BUT I am NOT interested in the minutia of an airport that those threads (particularly from the USA) often get bogged down. Greg, please keep the number in THIS thread. Maybe a good compromise would be an ongoing LF thread instead of each...Jump to post
Hey Greg, friendly suggestion: I think these monthly updates would be more appropriate in the ongoing DFW thread so we could keep all the discussion under one roof as it were. Oh, and I flew QF8 in november and 'twas packed except for some blocked-off middle seats, so I'm surprised to see those load...Jump to post
None of the major manufacturers has made a 1:200 CRJ-1000 mould. From searching around, it seems like there really aren't any in any scale, either resin or diecast, except one or two cheap 1:100 models. Not likely to be for a while either, since there are quite few liveries to be done and little int...Jump to post
I drove by the TexRail DFW North station on E Dallas Ave in Grapevine today. Very nice parking area. Seems like a good place to park and then only pay $2.50 each way to get to the airport. The problem is that TexRail only runs once an hour. Drove by it too and must add it is a OUTSTANDING spotting ...Jump to post
First Air Senegal out of the paintshop:
RJMAZ, It's unbelievable the amount of rubbish you post sometimes. Try using the words "maybe", "I think", or "my opinion" instead of stating wild speculation as fact. The 777X will flop just like the A380 and 747-8. I expect only 500 maybe 600 777X's to be produced. Fi...Jump to post
Sounds about right for public transit in Texas. DART per mile ridership is just a disaster. DFW has the largest light rail network in the US and the ridership is just pitiful. A little bit of extra planning would've gone a long way. True, but things are getting better....slowly. Look at the current...Jump to post
Why are there no South American carriers to DFW? Surely LATAM could make a flight work being a One World member. They prefer MIA as the gateway, but I've always thought DFW could support at least a 767/787 once daily to take advantage of AA's massive feed west of the Mississippi, but I guess they w...Jump to post