Yes,that DL/FX MD-11 was used for flight test. It was done before delivery to DL. If you look, the plane has PW engines and the window blanks match the original three class (F/J/Y) config of DL.Jump to post
Ryanair01 wrote:This is what Air France were offering on the same route aboard the 747:
According to another thread on this site, TWA wanted Lockheed to certify the -500 with the RB-211-22B engine. Lockheed said no and the planes went to other operators.Jump to post
The 767 coach cabin originated in all blue (which was a departure from the blue and beige alternating design in other AA planes at the time). Notice the cloud motifs on the back wall as well. https://i.imgur.com/QL1nHJA.jpg Note that that 767 has the later overhead bin latches. Probably a late 80s ...Jump to post
Btw this is an amazing video with lots of great exterior and cockpit shots of Piedmont 767s and more.
in the landing position ever modulated by the PF modulating the speed brake lever manually ? DLC operation was automatic, but I maintained them. I'll let BravoOne answer, since he flew them. On the -500 this would happen as well during cruise for a different reason....again, as I recall? Yes, MDLC....Jump to post
But the additional information you provided implies it could be modulated with the speed brake handle manually ? Was this procedure often utilized and why or do I misunderstand? I think Steve may be right. The earlier youtube video shows manual speed brakes, but only when flaps are up. Sorry, I don...Jump to post
If I’m understanding this correctly, the spoiler handle raised automatically when DLC was active? Yes, the DLC servo (located in the hydraulic service center, between the main wheel wells) moved the spoiler handle up a few inches during DLC operation. It was labeled on the pedestal as "0°I<-- ...Jump to post
I had to break out the training manual for this one. It looks like the only time the spoilers get stowed from the DLC null position (7degrees deployed) is if flaps are raised above 30 deg., control column pulled back in pitch or manually deactivated by stowing the spoiler handle. Roll has no input o...Jump to post
He’s by far my favorite troll here. Not even on my foe list, I enjoy the comedic value rather than the blatant stupidity some of these people spout on a daily basis. I agree. He can get me to laugh while reading a plane crash thread where everyone has died. Well, they were onboard a pre 1988 aircra...Jump to post
Many cockpit switches are left in the "on" position to keep solenoids in the circuit from burning out. For example, engine driven hydraulic pumps are electrically powered in the "off" position. When the switch is selected off, it provides a ground to complete the pump shutoff cir...Jump to post
ual763 wrote:I wonder why the release was in the Flight Deck and not the door itself. Seems very strange. But probably wise as some FA would probably try opening it and storing something in there.
E-11 on the 747 Classic is the Upper Equipment Center-Left. My TWA manual shows the Interphone Accessory Box, SELCAL Decoder, Automatic Announcement Tape Reproducer and Weight and Balance computer all mounted on the E-11 racks. From what I can tell, the door with the Cabin Interphone handset on it i...Jump to post
Here is a good thread explaining blow out panels/doors for those interested (start at post #10):
Looks like an AA bulkhead at 7:58 http://youtu.be/7pPfh4HlU5o?t=478 The 747-122 (ex-UA) and 747-123 (ex-AA) were both unique in that they were delivered with below-deck galleys, similar to concepts seen on DC10's and L1011's. The PanAm 747-121's, had the on-deck galleys, in order to maximize cargo s...Jump to post
I still see Pan Am coach seats in movies and TV to this day. We recently had an engine nose cowl shipped in a wooden box from the desert. What was used for transportation protection inside the box? Pan Am seat cushions.Jump to post
Another thing making customer codes less relevant was if an operator changed configurations the code would stay the same. MH early 744s were CF6-80 powered but at some point changed to PW4056 on later deliveries both aircraft were 747-4H6s but were fundamentally different configurations. NZ is anot...Jump to post
I imagine the Google 757 has low miles. It has been a VIP jet for 28+ years.
DenverTed wrote:I never knew the SP upper deck was larger.
Could the A310-200 delivery interior be left over from VASP or Kuwait Airways? IIRC, all of the -200s were white tails NTU by those two airlines.Jump to post
Did Pan Am have pilot bunks aft of the cockpit? Photos make it look like it does, or is that part of the galley? Was the upper deck dumbwaiter mounted in the floor like UA/AA, or was it in the galley unit?Jump to post
Pictures of the conversion of a TWA 767-231 to -ER status on pages 4,5 and 6.
Somewhere there is an overhead picture of a 737 and 707, I believe military versions. The difference in wings is striking. The 707 wings look like they could be made out of sheets of plywood. Here it is: 2761248 Another good comparison: http://secure.boeingimages.com/archive/BoeingHonors7-SeriesAir...Jump to post
Just looking quickly through the flight deck photos of Delta's Airbuses (330s and 350s included) it appears they are all missing it. It was probably an old NW thing that it was ordered without the panel and DL kept it out to keep the fleet common. I think it's also a Delta thing. DL removed evac pa...Jump to post
Looking forward to your articles. From what I've seen, Pan Am had the most boring 747 cabins of any airline. I hope you prove me wrong.
Are there a few Pan Am cabin pics in the Delta 747 brochure?
The lower galley on the DC-10 and 747 were somewhat similar in that they were a module that was loaded into the cargo compartment. If you search photos of DC-10s being serviced, you can find catering trucks loading meal carts into the forward cargo compartment. Here is a video showing the loading o...Jump to post
Does anyone have any more detailed real life photos? There are a lot of Lockheed mock-up photos of the lower deck lounges. The real L-1011 lounge photos have "exit" signs in them. Finally, was there anyone else out there that used the lower deck in the L1011 or DC or 747 for passenger sea...Jump to post
1) How long did the lower galley persist for US airlines? I understand a lot of them were converted to cargo over the years and the kitchens moved upstairs. I don't recollect much as my last L1011 flight was 20 years ago but I seem to recall there being no downstairs kitchen on those planes in the ...Jump to post
What is the difference between the -22 and the -524? The -524 was a newer engine with much more power. Externally, the -22B has a metallic nosecone spinner while the -524 has a composite nosecone with a rubber tip. http://jetpropulsion.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/100_0887.jpg http://www.airtea...Jump to post
Placing the registrations on the engines of a rear-engine jet seems entirely logical, and I've seen it on biz-jets, but was this ever done with DC-9s or 727s? Allegheny did it on DC-9s, but later put it on the fuselage. http://cdn.aviation-safety.net/photos/aircraft/19690909-1-P-1.jpg Ozark did it ...Jump to post
I think the 'refresh' J of 95/96 had the lights. Here is a pic of it: https://i.imgur.com/iZJRXT5.jpg The refresh of 95/96 was when J class went from 40" pitch to 50" pitch. It looks like F was also increased. At DL, we pulled a row out of J class during that time period to be competitive...Jump to post
Notice the the upper deck lounge at 0:35 and the piano bar coach lounge in the rear at 1:13. Plus of course the dining swivel seats in the A-Zone cone at 6:03, and B-Zone at 7:13. And a cool fact was that the AA 747 seats in first and coach both featured inflatable lumbar support! Also note the low...Jump to post
10 went to Delta if i recall... N302EA (N301EA while in Flight Test) N305EA (Flew in BEA colors for Farnborough '72) N308EA N317EA N331EA N332EA N333EA N334EA (EA 855 Aircraft) N335EA N336EA Delta got 10 L-1011 A/C, spare engines and a simulator from Eastern. About $6 million for each L-1011. http:...Jump to post
FedEx Hushkit link in this thread:
4) For fun, here is an ultra rare shot of the AA 747SP upper deck with blue lambswool- looks like the lambswool is spread out more than in the taupe config 747SP Upper Deck: https://imgur.com/a/qS09y95 Cool, never seen a picture of an AA SP cabin. 5) You reference that the lambswool was red as well...Jump to post
Btw this has to be a mock cabin as no AA 767 had a door behind F and is likely a MD11 inside and has wider seats. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HjQK7iUQ3B8 The dead giveaway of something that is filmed on an actual aircraft vs. a movie set is to look for the door stops in the doorway. See here: htt...Jump to post