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by DL_Mech
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot retracted flaps one notch just before landing
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: Pilot retracted flaps one notch just before landing

bigb wrote:
. I am not sure if the 757 has flap load relief. I know the 747 does and it reaches 167kts, it auto retracts to Flaps 25.


The 757 does have load relief.

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by DL_Mech
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Requests Approval to Install Anti-Missile Laser Systems
Replies: 26
Views: 5944

Re: FedEx Asks the FAA to Install Anti-Missile Laser Systems

I would not read anything into the A321. Likely just want to get STC approval, same they did for the 747 which FedEx does not operate either. From what I understand, once FedEx is the STC holder of this system they will get paid each time this system is installed on a A321 installed by an airline o...

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by DL_Mech
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 25
Views: 1444

Re: RTO for impending fire

Woodreau wrote:
The fuel flow at takeoff is already “insanely” high compared to normal cruise fuel flow.

But it’s unlikely you’re going to notice it at v1-10.


Shown here, the four long vertical white bars are fuel flow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J7K-DxlgOs&t=5s

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by DL_Mech
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 17709

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

The one thing I remember that was different from most other L1011 operators was the fact that TWA had a full galley between doors 3L and 3R. Eastern and Delta had only coat closets in that location. That’s the galley where a coffeemaker caught fire and burned up an airplane in BOS. Sometime in the ...

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by DL_Mech
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 198
Views: 21076

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

Actually that reminds me, it's hard to see in the BA blue belly livery, but weren't all the BA TriStars delievered with the large forward cargo door? It appears so. I have also wondered if the larger L4/R4 doors meant that you automatically got three forward toilets. Court Line had them and the bro...

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by DL_Mech
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 198
Views: 21076

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

...which is quite surprising, given that CX opted from the onset for a fairly dense configuration, with 10-across in Y... You would have thought that the large doors at 4L/R would have come in handy.... CX only ordered a couple of -100s directly from the factory. Eastern, Court Line and Air Canada ...

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by DL_Mech
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 tail mounted engine angle
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

Re: DC-10 tail mounted engine angle

DL_Mech wrote:
The angle of #2 engine helped save Delta flight 1080 in 1977:


The article from Air Line Pilot magazine:

http://www.tristar500.net/library/flight1080.pdf

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by DL_Mech
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 134
Views: 22044

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

n515cr wrote:
763 activity
172 to begin its ferry to CAN 1/12
175 to ferry to CAN on 1/13


Nice to see some senior airplanes getting some love

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by DL_Mech
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM56-7B: white drops on the outboard side of exhaust plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: CFM56-7B: white drops on the outboard side of exhaust plugs

I would think some type of cleaner/wax that was used to clean the pylon.

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by DL_Mech
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 198
Views: 21076

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

At least LTU operated the lounges for a while. I've seen a picture of holidaymakers partying in the underfloor lounge in a book about LTU. I don’t think any of the ex-PSA planes had the lounges converted to cargo. Similar to what BA did when they removed the underfloor galleys, the lounge would hav...

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by DL_Mech
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 198
Views: 21076

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

I met a retired BA Tristar captain a few years ago who told me they had to get their UK licenses endorsed by the FAA to fly 323....so there was a sub-fleet pilot pool just for this aircraft. Probably a pilot pool for the vertical tape engine instruments and other differences as well. I know both De...

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by DL_Mech
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 198
Views: 21076

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

Skipness mentioned that the CAA did not like the smaller aft doors of the TriStar. Maybe it could not be G- registered?

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by DL_Mech
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 198
Views: 21076

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

I did, and am clearly being stupid. So, how did they upgrade the MTOW to the -50? What physical mods were done? No factory built -50s were delivered. It also says the -100s had a central tank to increase fuel capacity and in the very next line that first -100 deliveries to Saudia had the same fuel ...

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by DL_Mech
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 198
Views: 21076

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

BA converted many of their Tristar 200 to remove the lower galley and extend the fwd freight hold in its place. The main deck galleys were made larger by removing the lifts. They must have made more money from freight than Y pax. Was this the Tristar 200F?? Was that galley not optional to airlines ...

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by DL_Mech
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 198
Views: 21076

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

What a stunning, colourful interior was!! To this day I still think that there's no other wide-body aircraft (save perhaps the A380 and the 747) that exudes that SPACIOUS wide-body feel, like the TriStar does, especially without the central bins...those ceilings were SO damn HIGH!!!! On a separate ...

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by DL_Mech
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 198
Views: 21076

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

http://www.britishairways.com/cms/global/assets/images/history_and_heritage/70s_fullsize/1970_79_15.jpg From: http://www.britishairways.com/cms/global/assets/images/history_and_heritage/70s_fullsize/1970_79_15.jpg Did the TriStar 200 have the centreline overheads installed or did they delete them l...

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by DL_Mech
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 134
Views: 22044

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Cactusjuba wrote:
321neo ship number 5001-5155 / N501DA. Config 194 in 20/42/132.


I’m surprised Delta does not recycle more old registrations. I must say I prefer the older plane (and livery).

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by DL_Mech
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes
Replies: 198
Views: 21076

Re: Tristar at BA - cabin & config & long-haul routes

Does anyone know how the galleys were added to the main deck after the lower galley was removed on the long body planes? Were the retractable coat closets removed and galleys put in their place at doors 2&3?

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by DL_Mech
Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan President: KQ and SA to form an alliance
Replies: 28
Views: 4794

Re: Kenyan President: KQ and SA to merge

Can’t wait to fly Pan Af

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by DL_Mech
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 134
Views: 22044

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

777Mech wrote:
Anyway we can put the fleet numbers and their respective fleet type in the OP for reference?


Better yet, can we have a sticky somewhere showing all airlines fleet numbers as a cross reference (especially AA)?

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by DL_Mech
Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airliner Photo Angles and Liveries
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Airliner Photo Angles and Liveries

I find that it is hard to determine the size of a 707 unless shot from above or below. People compare it to a 739 just because the fuselage length is similar. These photos show a nice comparison of the two aircraft. 4495861,6457851 The square footage of the 707 Intercontinental wing is larger than t...

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by DL_Mech
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS orders another 19 767Fs
Replies: 189
Views: 29084

Re: UPS orders another 19 767Fs

ItnStln wrote:
I wonder if American regrets getting rid of theirs as they are short many 787.


I imagine AA was happy to get good money for the airframes and not fire sale rates like orphan airplanes.

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by DL_Mech
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Terminal 2 LHR Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 5056

Re: Old Terminal 2 LHR Questions

OA260 wrote:


I spent many hours on the viewing terrace and they also had a Aviation shop . Really were good days.


Does anyone remember how many steps the sign said there was to the top? And how many of you counted the number of steps to verify?

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by DL_Mech
Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Registration / Tail Numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 2143

Re: US Registration / Tail Numbers

Could you hypothetically re-use a registration of a plane that crashed? Say someone wanted to use N93119, would they hypothetically be able to do so? Yes, someone is holding on to that registration (along with 739PA, 334AA ). Leave off the “N” when you search. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir...

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by DL_Mech
Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June
Replies: 14
Views: 4505

Re: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June

Did other all cargo flights on passenger aircraft have flight attendants on board for fire watch? I know my airline did.

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by DL_Mech
Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2790 23DEC On Board Assault over masking
Replies: 23
Views: 4512

Re: DL2790 23DEC On Board Assault over masking

I was a little concerned when they were using the beverage cart to block her, the coffee pot was located right where her right hand was. Oddly enough, the dispute did not start over masking according to the NYP. http://nypost.com/2021/12/27/karen-patricia-cornwall-slapped-delta-passenger-ided-as-for...

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by DL_Mech
Fri Dec 24, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS orders another 19 767Fs
Replies: 189
Views: 29084

Re: UPS orders another 19 767Fs

N328KF wrote:
There are over 200 C-17s in service with essentially the same type of engine, albeit double the quantity. The PW2000 supply chain will be robust for a while.


The less popular PW2000 757s will outlive the RB211s because of this. It is up to RR as to when to pull the plug.

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by DL_Mech
Fri Dec 24, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS orders another 19 767Fs
Replies: 189
Views: 29084

Re: UPS orders another 19 767Fs

See page 22 https://downloads.regulations.gov/FAA-2019-0525-0011/attachment_1.pdf After reading this document it seems that the B757 is a tough old bird! I wonder if any of the UPS fleet is getting close to the thresholds called out in this document? N402UP was delivered Sep. 1987 and had 34754 hou...

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by DL_Mech
Thu Dec 23, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400BCF, what's behind the upper deck seating area?
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Re: B747-400BCF, what's behind the upper deck seating area?

https://www.boeing.com/resources/boeing ... 747BCF.pdf


Can someone explain why the bulk cargo capacity is larger on the -200 compared to the -400?


Just a guess, does the -400 have vacuum lavatory waste tanks in the bulk cargo vs a -200 with no tanks?
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Lukas757 wrote:
nadimaj wrote:


Can someone explain why the bulk cargo capacity is larger on the -200 compared to the -400?


Just a guess, does the -400 have vacuum lavatory waste tanks in the bulk cargo vs a -200 with no tanks?

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by DL_Mech
Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airspeed lost
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

Re: Airspeed lost

Since this was a leak test and not an operational or functional check, it is possible that the paperwork was not looking for accuracy of airspeed data but just integrity of the pitot static plumbing. I agree with other posters that this data could have been blanked by the modules in the e&e bay....

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by DL_Mech
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1660
Views: 367532

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

wjcandee wrote:

Nice to see both of these aircraft with illustrious post-DL futures!


Delta has released a lot of planes for cargo conversion but how many have gone to a 121 airline operator? Were the last ones the 763As that went to Hawaiian?

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by DL_Mech
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Documentary Video - "The Secret Life of Airports"
Replies: 19
Views: 3855

Re: ATL Documentary Video - "The Secret Life of Airports"

It’s within a 2hr flight of 80% of the population of the largest commercial aviation market in the world and has a captive catchment area of ~7 million to base a hub off of. It’s not too hard to believe at all if you think about it. Plus no secondary airport and 250 miles, 4+ hour drive to a compet...

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by DL_Mech
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?
Replies: 50
Views: 2552

Re: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?

DC-9-14: Eastern DC-9-15: TWA DC-9-31: Ozark, Eastern, TWA, New York Air, Allegheny, Republic DC-9-32: Northwest, TWA, Eastern, Continental, Ozark, Delta, Valujet DC-9-33F: TWA DC-9-34: TWA DC-9-41: TWA DC-9-51: Delta MD-81: Austrian MD-82: American, TWA, Continental, Alitalia, Austrian MD-83: Ameri...

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by DL_Mech
Sat Dec 18, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arizona Cardinals 772
Replies: 75
Views: 11279

Re: Arizona Cardinals 772

freakyrat wrote:
gdavis003 wrote:

Mark Cuban also has a B767 and I think he also has a B737 BBJ.


Had a 767. Last seen in the scrap area of Marana.



It’s in between the Onur Air A330 and Air China B777 (Red Livery).

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by DL_Mech
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arizona Cardinals 772
Replies: 75
Views: 11279

Re: Arizona Cardinals 772

First Pic

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by DL_Mech
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arizona Cardinals 772
Replies: 75
Views: 11279

Re: Arizona Cardinals 772

AndoAv8R wrote:
Looks like its an ex Delta frame, glad to see it staying airworthy and being used for years to come


N867DA aka ship 7008

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by DL_Mech
Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta - busiest stations 10/31/1976
Replies: 27
Views: 1709

Re: Delta - busiest stations 10/31/1976

DL was big in SDF in the 1970s, the only airline to have their own concourse. They also had those Goodyear SpeedRamps instead of escalators (the things you remember from childhood).

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by DL_Mech
Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta - busiest stations 10/31/1976
Replies: 27
Views: 1709

Re: Delta - busiest stations 10/31/1976

I think Memphis and Chicago will be pretty high on the list.

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by DL_Mech
Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underrated Airline Liveries
Replies: 15
Views: 1072

Re: Underrated Airline Liveries

TWA772LR wrote:
I'll probably get some flak for this but I think Air China's is underrated.


Not from me. Air China is one of the last old school cheatline liveries out there. If a livery has swoops and swooshes, I hate it. Give me a BOAC VC-10 over Wunala Dreaming any day.

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by DL_Mech
Mon Dec 13, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011 50, 200
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

Re: L1011 50, 200

http://flytristar.tripod.com/page/prodlist.html

The variant column is probably your best source.

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by DL_Mech
Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years without Pan Am
Replies: 116
Views: 13244

Re: 30 years without Pan Am

In 1990 for some reason they received two more A310s (N823/824PA), but two more (825/826) never got delivered (does anyone know where these airplanes went?). Both went to Ecuatoriana. It looks like the Pan Am configuration was kept according to the window plugs. 2337467,2705628 Apparently, they nev...

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by DL_Mech
Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years without Pan Am
Replies: 116
Views: 13244

Re: 30 years without Pan Am

DLHAM wrote:
In 1990 for some reason they received two more A310s (N823/824PA), but two more (825/826) never got delivered (does anyone know where these airplanes went?).


Both went to Ecuatoriana. It looks like the Pan Am configuration was kept according to the window plugs.

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by DL_Mech
Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 377: anyone here flown on one?
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Re: Boeing 377: anyone here flown on one?

The KC-97 retired in 1978. Surely, someone has flown on one of those.

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by DL_Mech
Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 17709

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

Welcome TW11 to a.net! Nice, detailed memories from a long time ago. TWA used to do some funky numbering of the seats on their widebodies, so your seat 16C was actually 16-3 and 34D was 34-4. Here is a good walkthrough of a TWA L-1011 before being scrapped. It might bring back some memories, it sure...

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by DL_Mech
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why are interior so different between aircraft and airlines?
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: why are interior so different between aircraft and airlines?

American -123s and United -122s both had dual lower lobe galleys. Qantas’ -238 had a single lower lobe galley.

This video shows the loading of galley modules onboard an AA 747.

http://youtu.be/o_cNefEnJXs

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by DL_Mech
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aircraft seat identification
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: Aircraft seat identification

I think that that is just a picture of the seat cushion tag. There should be an id tag on the seat frame somewhere.

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by DL_Mech
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein's 727
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

Re: Jeffery Epstien's 727

That airplane had the MD-80 engines on the outboard pods, so they could possibly see more flight time.

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by DL_Mech
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 237
Views: 66365

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

travelsonic wrote:
Ohhhh good catch on the IFE controls! Actually, in that case, it could be from a few aircraft - 757, 767 (200 or 300), A300, or MD-11 for all we know.


I don’t see a call button on the IFE, so maybe A300 or 757. The low placement of the IFE control might give it away (outboard seat).

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by DL_Mech
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline cabin chimes as phone notifications
Replies: 14
Views: 1850

Re: Airline cabin chimes as phone notifications

mirrodie wrote:
What’s the l1011 chime?

I have the cabin chime ….
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https://youtu.be/Vf2nFYHKGuU?t=105

The chime is at 1:46, but is ruined by the music and the fact that the pilots cycled the fasten seat belt switch twice to signal the attendants for landing (4 chimes instead of 1).

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