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by GE
Wed Dec 01, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying Too Fast?
Replies: 36
Views: 7870

RE: Flying Too Fast?

Hey Buckfifty:
Do you think you could drop me an email at [email protected]?
Thanks a lot!

Russell

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by GE
Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11 Landing Without Center Landing Gear - Why
Replies: 9
Views: 14664

RE: MD-11 Landing Without Center Landing Gear - Why

Hi,
Just wondering, for the A340, how is the centre gear extension controlled? Thanks.

Russell

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by GE
Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: My Dad
Replies: 57
Views: 3511

RE: My Dad

Jetguy:
I'm sorry to hear of your loss and can only offer my deepest condolences.
God bless you and your family. You have done your father proud.

Regards,
Russell

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by GE
Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WN 737-700 Hard Landing
Replies: 23
Views: 6110

RE: WN 737-700 Hard Landing

Hi Concord977: Well if it seemed to you like the pilot was coming in very fast then he could possibly be landing in a tailwind, which explains why the landing was 'harder' than those you normally experience. Pilots tend to put the plane down firmer on the runway when coming in faster so as to not ta...

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by GE
Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA 747s To SFO Anytime Soon?
Replies: 16
Views: 3323

RE: NWA 747s To SFO Anytime Soon?

Hi,
Anyone know what other routes the NW B742s are currently flying? Thanks.

Russell

[Edited 2004-01-31 15:42:11]

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by GE
Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Heat
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

RE: Fuel Heat

Hi <acronym title="Air Belgium">AJ</acronym>: Wouldn't this burn quite a lot of extra fuel? Also are all 744s without fuel tank heating? If so then wouldn't <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym...

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by GE
Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX182 20th Jan (cancelled?)
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

RE: LX182 20th Jan (cancelled?)

Thanks Sr176. Could it have been an aircraft problem then? If I'm not wrong the flight was scheduled to be operated by JMG but they switched to JMC for LX182A.
Thanks!

Russell

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by GE
Thu Jan 22, 2004 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX182 20th Jan (cancelled?)
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

LX182 20th Jan (cancelled?)

Hi guys,
Does anyone know why LX182 was cancelled on the 20th of Jan? The flight is operated by an A343. Thanks!

Regards,
Russell

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by GE
Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is 747 Fastest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 53
Views: 24997

RE: Why Is 747 Fastest Commercial Jet?

BOEING747400:
The max speed of an airliner is the same regardless of engine type (as the wing remains the same).

Russell

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by GE
Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How AF A340 Can Fly Non Stop SXM-CDG?
Replies: 23
Views: 8998

RE: How AF A340 Can Fly Non Stop SXM-CDG?

Flpuck6: Probably because with a longer runway there's a better safety margin for the A340? It also depends on how heavy they are. For example the 777 might only be making a short hop to Denver/Los Angeles while the A340 might be going all the way back to Europe, thus the need for a longer runway fo...

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by GE
Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How AF A340 Can Fly Non Stop SXM-CDG?
Replies: 23
Views: 8998

RE: How AF A340 Can Fly Non Stop SXM-CDG?

Hi again, Just to clear some things up, the A340's takeoff performance is comparable to most other airliners. It only looks like it has very low power because it performs a reduced thrust takeoff (called FLEX) very often (much more than other airliners). That's just the way the plane was designed an...

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by GE
Sat Dec 27, 2003 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How AF A340 Can Fly Non Stop SXM-CDG?
Replies: 23
Views: 8998

RE: How AF A340 Can Fly Non Stop SXM-CDG?

Hi guys, The A343 is able to make that flight without much payload restrictions as it does not carry much cargo on that flight anyway, so the ZFW would be less, thus reducing the Takeoff Weight and runway required. I am not sure why the 747 classics were unable to make that route non-stop, though. I...

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by GE
Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SQ 285 Report And Some Questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 3932

RE: SQ 285 Report And Some Questions.

Hi Ejazz, Thanks for your reply. Isn't having only 4 takeoffs and landings a bit on the low side for a Captain? I'm not saying it's unsafe but it wouldn't be prudent to go on the safe side and have something similar to <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> procedures? Thanks...

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by GE
Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Takeoff Emergency Due To Pilot Error
Replies: 46
Views: 13645

RE: SIA Takeoff Emergency Due To Pilot Error

Did anyone notice that the Captain had only 54 hours on the B744?! He is relatively inexperienced on that aircraft as a Captain and he only had 4 takeoffs and landings on the 744! This was a big contributing factor to the tailstrike and in my opinion, SIA should not have made such an inexperienced p...

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by GE
Tue Dec 16, 2003 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Sidesticks
Replies: 32
Views: 8530

RE: Airbus Sidesticks

Lyzzard: Why would <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> want to do that? Shouldn't it be best to leave the priority takeover button on the FO's side as well but train them not to use it unnecessarily or override the Captain? After all we never know when the FO might actually need to use ...

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by GE
Tue Dec 16, 2003 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Takeoff Emergency Due To Pilot Error
Replies: 46
Views: 13645

RE: SIA Takeoff Emergency Due To Pilot Error

Yes I agree with Flyingbronco.. it's really a serious error on the pilot's part and hopefully it serves as a reminder for all pilots to double-check their data everytime. It is regrettable that such an incident occured but we must not forget that given the low speed the aircraft lifted off the runwa...

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by GE
Tue Dec 16, 2003 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Boarded A Plane On A Right Side Door
Replies: 44
Views: 10262

RE: Have You Ever Boarded A Plane On A Right Side Door

I disembarked from a Thai 744 in Bangkok from the right door. The plane had arrived late for its next flight so they were getting ready to let the passengers for the next flight board while we left the plane. It's not much difference whether it's the left or right door.. just that for the right door...

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by GE
Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Who's Flying On 17 Dec?
Replies: 18
Views: 3307

RE: So Who's Flying On 17 Dec?

I'll be flying on 17th Dec too, SQ235 Singapore-Brisbane  Smile/happy/getting dizzy It's a B772ER.

Merry X'mas
Russell

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by GE
Fri Dec 12, 2003 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For Heavy Aircraft Pilots
Replies: 15
Views: 7626

RE: Question For Heavy Aircraft Pilots

Thanks for the help AJ  Smile

Russell

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by GE
Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For Heavy Aircraft Pilots
Replies: 15
Views: 7626

RE: Question For Heavy Aircraft Pilots

When doing a 180 turn is it better to use differential thrust as well? Thanks.  Smile

Regards,
Russell

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by GE
Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Power Backing
Replies: 17
Views: 3182

RE: Power Backing

Rick:
Won't doing a power-back in a 737 be quite dangerous as the engines are quite low to the ground?
Have you done a power-back before?
Thanks.  Smile

Regards,
Russell

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by GE
Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compairing A330 To 777
Replies: 23
Views: 3723

RE: Compairing A330 To 777

The 777 seems to be a more flexible aircraft compared to the A330 in terms of operating both short and long range routes easily. For example, <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> has had problems operating their new A332s for short domestic legs, despite them being certified at a lower M...

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by GE
Thu Dec 11, 2003 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Inaugural Flight With 343 To LAX!
Replies: 25
Views: 5139

RE: Swiss Inaugural Flight With 343 To LAX!

Apparently today's LX9 (<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH), Switzerland">ZRH</acronym>) was changed to an A343 instead of the usual MD11.. does anyone have any idea why? JME was used for this fligh...

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by GE
Thu Dec 11, 2003 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Plane Usage- need assistance with this please
Replies: 12
Views: 3698

RE: Swiss

Great website Unique!  Big thumbs up
Thanks for sharing it with us.  Smile

Regards,
Russell

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by GE
Thu Dec 11, 2003 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High Revving Engines On Final Approach
Replies: 17
Views: 4055

RE: High Revving Engines On Final Approach

Hi Turtle, Engines usually sound quite loud on final approach as quite a lot of thrust is required to overcome the drag produced by the flaps and gear. Also, like flyingbronco said, in bad weather the pilot might fly at a higher speed especially when there are strong winds. The gusting winds probabl...

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by GE
Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When To Land With The Lights?
Replies: 15
Views: 4712

RE: When To Land With The Lights?

Thanks Cx Flyboy.

Rgds
Russell

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by GE
Tue Dec 09, 2003 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When To Land With The Lights?
Replies: 15
Views: 4712

RE: When To Land With The Lights?

Hi Cx flyboy,
When then would you turn on the wing lights? Thanks.

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by GE
Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD's Operations
Replies: 29
Views: 3797

RE: ORD's Operations

Thanks for your help.

Regards,
Russell

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by GE
Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD's Operations
Replies: 29
Views: 3797

RE: ORD's Operations

What would be the runway configurations if there are strong winds from the south?
Thanks.

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by GE
Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest A340 Route
Replies: 31
Views: 7604

RE: Longest A340 Route

RayChuang:
Any idea when they use/used the A343 between HKG and SFO? Thanks.

Regards,
Russell

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by GE
Mon Nov 24, 2003 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 772 To Brisbane
Replies: 11
Views: 3062

RE: SQ 772 To Brisbane

Thanks to all for the replies, especially Easyjet.  Smile

Regards
Russell

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by GE
Mon Nov 24, 2003 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 772 To Brisbane
Replies: 11
Views: 3062

RE: SQ 772 To Brisbane

Thanks a lot guys!! I'm really looking forward to my flight  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by GE
Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Flew To SFO Once Before?
Replies: 53
Views: 3970

RE: Who Flew To SFO Once Before?

I flew into <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> last June on a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> A320; it was a great flight. I landed on 28L. I then left for <acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH)...

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by GE
Sun Nov 23, 2003 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 772 To Brisbane
Replies: 11
Views: 3062

SQ 772 To Brisbane

Hi all, I will be leaving for Brisbane sometime next month on SQ235 and returning on SQ236. Does anyone have any experiences to share on <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> 772s? What can I expect on this flight? Thanks a lot!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"...

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by GE
Sat Nov 22, 2003 10:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: PSS Updates - When?!?!?
Replies: 4
Views: 3082

RE: PSS Updates - When?!?!?

Hi Starflyer, I too have the PSS A320 and A340. The patch will be released sometime next week.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> You can read the post on their forums here <a href="http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=134&topic_id=224...

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by GE
Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United From New York To Singapore Via Tokyo
Replies: 9
Views: 6060

RE: United From New York To Singapore Via Tokyo

Hi Odie, Service on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> is generally pretty good, especially on their 777s. The interior is nice and it's quite comfortable. You will be flying a 777 for both legs of the route, but it may not be the exact same plane (even though same flight number). B...

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by GE
Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Atlantic Lanes
Replies: 19
Views: 8110

RE: North Atlantic Lanes

Thanks a lot Bellerophon.  Smile
I hope you have a nice time flying your new plane.

Regards,
Russell

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by GE
Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is CAT III/IIIa, Min Visibility For Landing?
Replies: 10
Views: 38909

RE: What Is CAT III/IIIa, Min Visibility For Landing?

Thanks for the explanation Skipper. It's much clearer to me now.

Regards,
Russell

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by GE
Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is CAT III/IIIa, Min Visibility For Landing?
Replies: 10
Views: 38909

RE: What Is CAT III/IIIa, Min Visibility For Landing?

Hi Skipper,
Can you please explain what you mean by Alert Height?
Also, when conducting a normal ILS approach into a CAT III runway in good visibility, what would you set your DH as?
Thanks a lot!

Regards,
Russell

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by GE
Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Normal T/O Vs Rolling T/O
Replies: 27
Views: 3272

RE: Normal T/O Vs Rolling T/O

When taking off at heavy weights (near MTOW) in the large airliners like 777 or a340 is it recommended to do a standing takeoff? Thanks.

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by GE
Tue Nov 18, 2003 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Atlantic Lanes
Replies: 19
Views: 8110

RE: North Atlantic Lanes

It is worth mentioning that airlines are in no way obliged to plan their routes over the atlantic using North Atlantic Tracks (NATs). However they are created to optimise traffic flow and to suit the current weather conditions, thus they are used very often.

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by GE
Tue Nov 18, 2003 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Atlantic Lanes
Replies: 19
Views: 8110

RE: North Atlantic Lanes

Hi Bellerophon, nice to see you around.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I was wondering what are the differences between the four supersonic tracks and when SO and <acronym title="SATA Air Azores (Portugal)">SP</acronym> are used instead of <acronym title="Sabena (Belgi...

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by GE
Tue Nov 18, 2003 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Landings
Replies: 28
Views: 4822

RE: Airbus Landings

As for the original question, there are a lot more factors that determine how a plane lands, not just whether it is Boeing or Airbus. Personally I have not experienced much of a difference, for me I have experienced equally smooth touchdowns on both the A330 and 744. On the topic of Airbus though, i...

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by GE
Tue Nov 18, 2003 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Landings
Replies: 28
Views: 4822

RE: Airbus Landings

Hi Wing, I was just wondering what are your experiences in landing the 734 in very strong crosswind conditions? It seems like I always hear of 737s making it down in very strong crosswinds while other planes have to either divert or try multiple times. It always comes as a surprise to me, but it see...

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by GE
Sat Nov 15, 2003 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 340-500 SIA Picture And More!
Replies: 65
Views: 12861

RE: 340-500 SIA Picture And More!

Wow, a really sleek and beautiful aircraft. The engines really look huge though. But it's a great plane... good to see the A340 back in <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>'s fleet! <acronym title="AMC Aviation (Egypt)">9V</acronym>-SVA, I'm sure you'll grow to like it; maybe it's just t...

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by GE
Tue Nov 11, 2003 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SQ World's Longest Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 4464

RE: SQ World's Longest Flight

Thanks for the email Lyzzard, hope to hear from you soon.
Oh yeah, and welcome to the forums  Smile/happy/getting dizzy There are lots of really nice people here.

Regards,
Russell

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by GE
Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SQ World's Longest Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 4464

RE: SQ World's Longest Flight

Hi Lyzzard! It's great to have someone like you on the forums, we can certainly learn a lot more about the A345 from you  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I hope you have a nice time flying it. I was wondering if you could drop me an email? I would like to ask you a few q...

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by GE
Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic-Why Back To Flying The A340 To SFO
Replies: 14
Views: 7210

RE: Virgin Atlantic-Why Back To Flying The A340 To SFO

Does anyone know what is the scheduled flight duration of VS19 and VS20 with the A343? Thanks.

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by GE
Sat Oct 25, 2003 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fastest Climbing Wide-Body?
Replies: 43
Views: 6065

RE: Fastest Climbing Wide-Body?

It really depends on what you mean by 'fastest' - fastest rate of climb or fastest climb speed. If you mean fastest rate of climb, it depends a lot of weight but generally, the 757 and 777 do very well in this category, with the B762ER a close second. The MD11 is more well-known for its fast climb s...

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by GE
Mon Sep 22, 2003 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A340 Safety Lock?
Replies: 7
Views: 3691

RE: Airbus A340 Safety Lock?

There is nothing stopping the Airbuses from over-rotating as the plane is in direct law when on the ground and the flight control movements will be proportional to sidestick deflection. It is only when the plane is in the air when the other flight control laws will come into place (e.g. pitch and ba...

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