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by r12055p
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Il-96 To Be Offered For KC-X
Replies: 11
Views: 8755

RE: Il-96 To Be Offered For KC-X

My question is who the US Aviation firm would be. Lockheed Martin? What about a new Northrop bid based on the IL-96?

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by r12055p
Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Vs Airbus Climbout Rates
Replies: 36
Views: 20145

RE: Boeing Vs Airbus Climbout Rates

I think your best bet is to look at thrust to weight ratio. Most people, especially those on youtube, are more likely to think of rate of climb as a component of engine power so those stats should be convincing. From Wikipedia, contains comparisons between airbus and boeing aircraft in performance a...

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by r12055p
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-1B Breaking The Sound Barrier?
Replies: 21
Views: 11998

RE: B-1B Breaking The Sound Barrier?

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by r12055p
Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPWS Actually Saving Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 4489

GPWS Actually Saving Aircraft

I have been reading into a number of crash investigations involving Controlled Flight into Terrain, and I began to wonder if the GPWS has ever actually saved an aircraft. Countless times I have read about aircraft that have crashed while trying to climb from a GPWS warning, but I haven't really hear...

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by r12055p
Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: Would Early Sixties Flying Feel Unsafe?
Replies: 86
Views: 8395

RE: Pilots: Would Early Sixties Flying Feel Unsafe?

I spoke to a sim operator with <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> recently who told me that many <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> pilots (on the <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym> 737s), when their fancy electronics die out and they are stuck with t...

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by r12055p
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Connexion By Boeing
Replies: 2
Views: 3802

RE: Connexion By Boeing

Boeing has a corporate archive in Bellevue, WA. If you can afford the trip it might help you out a lot.

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by r12055p
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Secret Frequent Flyer Levels
Replies: 11
Views: 19480

RE: Secret Frequent Flyer Levels

BA has an exclusive membership called Premier. It includes all of the benefits of Gold plus some. I believe they have to get the CEO to sign off on people who are given this status.

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by r12055p
Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing & Airbus Tech Pubs Question...
Replies: 6
Views: 7972

RE: Boeing & Airbus Tech Pubs Question...

Don't know about an online source, but the Boeing Company Archives are located in Bellevue, <acronym title="KLM CityHopper (Netherlands)">WA</acronym>. Send an email to someone over there to see if they can find what you are looking for. Maybe they will even scan some documents for you. Good luck wi...

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by r12055p
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-flight Safety Briefings
Replies: 8
Views: 5731

RE: Pre-flight Safety Briefings

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by r12055p
Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-flight Safety Briefings
Replies: 8
Views: 5731

RE: Pre-flight Safety Briefings

I mentioned in a previous post the requirements the FAA has for preflight announcements. I told people to see <acronym title="Caen - Carpiquet (CFR / LFRK), France">CFR</acronym> 135.117. (Nothing against you for not seeing the previous post; it was under an obscure title) Looking back at the docume...

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by r12055p
Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Change In Aircraft Naming (-200 To -800)
Replies: 6
Views: 4513

RE: Change In Aircraft Naming (-200 To -800)

My guess is that it is a marketing decision to show differentiation from the rest of the fleet. I am also not certain that the A380-800 was given its -800 before the 787-3/8/9 were given their 3/8/9. 8 is a lucky number in China as well, seeing as so much more business is starting up in China, perha...

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by r12055p
Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nacelle Acoustic Barrier Panels...FOD?
Replies: 11
Views: 5736

RE: Nacelle Acoustic Barrier Panels...FOD?

Being on the nacel of the engine, any FOD, especially very brittle FOD will pass through the large bypass section of the engine doing little to no damage.

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by r12055p
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotating Beacon Question
Replies: 19
Views: 29074

RE: Rotating Beacon Question

The rotating beacon can also be used to determine what type of airport it is. One green One white is civilian, Two white one green is Military, yellow and white is water-port. The rotating beacons are used for recognizing if the airport you are looking at it the right type.

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by r12055p
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will "Air Force Ones" Be Replaced With 748i?
Replies: 48
Views: 15773

RE: Will "Air Force Ones" Be Replaced With 748i?

Regardless of whether or not it is picked Airbus is planning on bidding the A-380 as the next Air Force 1.

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by r12055p
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Security System At KSEA
Replies: 2
Views: 3301

Security System At KSEA

Does anyone know the name or type of machine that ensures passengers only walk in one direction at the exits of terminals. At KSEA the exit from B gates has a hallway that the passengers are forced to walk through. Anyone going in the opposite direction of (walking towards the gates) trips an alarm....

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by r12055p
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Instrument Clusters? Which One Is Best?
Replies: 15
Views: 4321

RE: Instrument Clusters? Which One Is Best?

The aircraft that I fly use the traditional 6-pack and I have never had a problem with them. The glass cockpit's that I have been lucky enough to use in simulators are nice but I think that the best system is the one you are most accustomed to. I would say that I would prefer the glass cockpit, but ...

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by r12055p
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Protection Of The ILS Critical Area
Replies: 20
Views: 18880

Protection Of The ILS Critical Area

I was listening to KSEA ATC during the recent Seattle winter weather spell and heard an interesting conversation between a snow plow and the tower. The snow plow had entered the ILS critical area and the tower asked them to leave the critical area. My question is, just how critical is the ILS critic...

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by r12055p
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPS Versus VOR
Replies: 34
Views: 9032

RE: GPS Versus VOR

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by r12055p
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FA's Indicating Exit Door Locations
Replies: 12
Views: 4505

RE: FA's Indicating Exit Door Locations

The Code of Federal Regulation requires that air carriers within the United States brief their passengers on the location of the a/c's emergency and normal exits. (see <acronym title="Caen - Carpiquet (CFR / LFRK), France">CFR</acronym> 135.117) Beyond that it is up to the airline to decide how and ...

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by r12055p
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolling Start Or Stop? What Governs This?
Replies: 17
Views: 6396

RE: Rolling Start Or Stop? What Governs This?

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by r12055p
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advanced Jet Autopilot Altitude Selection
Replies: 12
Views: 5396

RE: Advanced Jet Autopilot Altitude Selection

Thanks so much for the detailed explanation. A bit overwhelming, but I am sure I will eventually get my head around it.

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by r12055p
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Help With FSX Flight Planning
Replies: 7
Views: 33521

RE: Help With FSX Flight Planning

You edit the route by selecting different waypoints, NDBs, and VORs you want your flight plan to fly through. If you know the route you want you can set up any route you want to by editing waypoints.

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by r12055p
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Can The Free Accounts Access The Chat?
Replies: 14
Views: 822

RE: Why Can The Free Accounts Access The Chat?

The level of intelligent conversation in chat is different from that of the forum and as such access to it does not require as rigorous a membership. I previously had a photographer's account and accessed the chat. I am quite convinced that the only reason I purchased a membership on A-net was becau...

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by r12055p
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advanced Jet Autopilot Altitude Selection
Replies: 12
Views: 5396

Advanced Jet Autopilot Altitude Selection

Hi All, Question that has been bothering me for awhile, When an advanced jet aircraft (for this example use the Boeing 738) is cruising at FL350 and the pilot selects FL230 does the autopilot automatically select a specific negative vertical speed or must the pilot select the <acronym title="Virgin ...

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by r12055p
Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pre-Screening Thread No. 5
Replies: 282
Views: 13891

RE: Pre-Screening Thread No. 5

JohnKrist,
The first photo looks good. There might be a slight problem with the level of the photo but other than that, should be fine. Mayby a little oversharpened.
The second photo may be rejected for Motive. It also looks a bit oversharpened.
-Ross-

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by r12055p
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pre-Screening Thread No. 5
Replies: 282
Views: 13891

RE: Pre-Screening Thread No. 5

Gabriel,
The level of the red and white tower in the background seems off.

There is also quite a bit of heat haze on the aircraft.

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by r12055p
Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Post - Screening Thread Part 2
Replies: 275
Views: 12540

RE: Post - Screening Thread Part 2

For Tropical: The seat backs on the image appear to soft. The blur from the movement of people's heads in the background also adds to the softness on the image. I would also recommend that the next time you shoot from inside an aircraft take the photo from a higher vantage point, this might negate t...

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by r12055p
Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pre-Screening Thread No. 5
Replies: 282
Views: 13891

RE: Pre-Screening Thread No. 5

Hi all, I got this shot of a <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-10 at sunset into KSEA. Do you think that the motive is off? Quality too low? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/airliners12342342.jpg" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/airliners123...

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