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by 26point2
Fri May 13, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed Martin Very Large Subsonic Airplane V type of -Tail
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Lockheed Martin Very Large Subsonic Airplane V type of -Tail

Don’t forget Cirrus offers the Vision Jet….a Vtail single engine jet. It’s a relatively new offer but here in SDL there are several based. Quite popular for the Scottsdale crowd who seem to have $2M to burn on a new toy. And the Fouga Magister. Possibly the coolest Looking v tail ever. 1950s Euro Mi...

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by 26point2
Wed May 11, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PC-12 de-icing
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

Re: PC-12 de-icing

The accident report describes many contributing factors but ice, surprisingly, wasn’t the primary cause. Other than the obvious contamination on the tail, the aircraft was overloaded with a CG wildly aft of its limit and with 2 pax (children) sitting unrestrained in the aisle. Also, the pilot insist...

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by 26point2
Thu May 05, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft stored at Bruntingthorpe scrapped (RAF Tri-Stars, VC-10's, Super Guppy)
Replies: 29
Views: 4365

Re: Aircraft stored at Bruntingthorpe scrapped (RAF Tri-Stars, VC-10's, Super Guppy)

Thanks for posting these amazing pics. So sad to see that the end result was a determined long after they were able to fly away. Would it be possible to coordinate the end of life for an aircraft with a safe final resting place so that when an aircraft is due to be retired a suitable home/museum is ...

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by 26point2
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Too late to change these airport realities now?
Replies: 71
Views: 9563

Re: Too late to change these airport realities now?

I’ll add....
People blocking the moving walkway by standing on both right AND left side. It’s not a ride!

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by 26point2
Thu Mar 31, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: music/movie in cockpit on (ultra) long haul?
Replies: 20
Views: 3939

Re: music/movie in cockpit on (ultra) long haul?

Our old cockpit CMC EFBs ran Windows 95 with the standard issue windows version of solitaire removed…presumably so pilots wouldn’t be distracted by playing the game. We now use off-the-shelf iPad with wifi which comes with no restrictions. Still not supposed to play solitaire however….or watch strea...

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by 26point2
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 5068

Re: airplane gliding

Engines or no engines a plane will crash when it hits something. If your engineless plane can glide to a runway then....no crash.

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by 26point2
Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Plane Emergency Landing
Replies: 17
Views: 7396

Re: Trump Plane Emergency Landing

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-fo ... 61583661fe
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Not Trump’s plane. Times must be tough. But never fear there is yet another grist, this time to drum up enough money to get his 757 back in the air.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-fo ... 61583661fe

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by 26point2
Thu Mar 03, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk JetBlue pilot pulled from flight
Replies: 86
Views: 14464

Re: Drunk JetBlue pilot pulled from flight

The Uber could have been part of his master plan to avoid (some) contact with the crew. Now, for the gun? How ridiculous. A drunk guy with a gun is as scary as a drunk pilot and should be illegal on its own merit.

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by 26point2
Mon Feb 21, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 773
Views: 155110

Re: Delta HNL to JFK, DTW and OGG-ATL

To each their own. Coming back to the east coast from Hawaii, I personally despise having a long flight connecting after a red eye, which is what happens if the connection is in LAX or SEA. No it isn't. My last trip to Hawaii I departed HI in the early afternoon, arrived in SFO in the evening and c...

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by 26point2
Wed Feb 02, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk Private Jet Location Posted on Twitter ($5000 offer to take it down)
Replies: 151
Views: 19089

Re: Elon Musk Private Jet Location Posted on Twitter ($5000 offer to take it down)

Back in the 2010s I flew a plane based at KSJC Atlantic Aviation. We would often see Elon’s plane on the ramp; then a Falcon 900. How did I know it was Elon? The bold SpaceX logo on the tail. Obviously not as high profile in those days but still not a discreet fellow as most private jet owners are…....

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by 26point2
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 55
Views: 15358

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

....and who pilots a plane wearing a sport parachute, skydiving altimeter and 2 fire extinguishers tucked inside trousers? Also there is evidence he hired a helicopter to retrieve the wreckage before the video was posted. FAA is already investigating. There is endless YouTube analysis on this...near...

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by 26point2
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HS Trident
Replies: 117
Views: 17161

Re: HS Trident

My great uncle worked at the HS Hatfield plant and was involved with the development of the Trident. I’ve always been a big fan but growing up in California we didn’t get them out here...or did we? I know Trident was never operated by any US carriers but has a Trident ever even been on US soil? I ha...

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by 26point2
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 55650

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

FWIW, and I think we've well-explored the accident so far, Dan Gryder's video on this is pretty-good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pS17RPgqfI Caution: it starts out with the accident audio, because he is angry and trying to reach his audience of corporate pilots and executives, and he's particu...

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by 26point2
Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 39
Views: 6075

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

Urban legend? ATC wanted a guy to descend faster and asked if he had speed brakes. Pilot reply “those are for my mistakes, not yours”.

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by 26point2
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 19668

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

I have vague memories of my first ever “airplane ride” as a 5 year old emigrating to the US in 1968 on a TWA 707. LHR-JFK. Thus began a lifelong love of all things aviation and (up til now) 40+ years as a pilot, 33 of them professionally. I like to think TWA gets some credit for the path I have chos...

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by 26point2
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde droop nose design question
Replies: 14
Views: 3139

Re: Concorde droop nose design question

Interestingly the Boeing 2707 SST design had an articulated double hinged droop nose. Down similar to Concorde but then the tip of the nose hinged back up so as not to drag on the ground presumably. Looked like an anteater….very awkward design.

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by 26point2
Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’
Replies: 14
Views: 2233

Re: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’

I too came from the mechanical E6B world but never used the electronic kind. Do I remember correctly that electronic E6Bs were not allowed during exams? Was it considered cheating? As a flight instructor in the late 1980s I was still teaching the manual device. Doubtful, but do student pilots still ...

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by 26point2
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots wearing gloves during flight?
Replies: 10
Views: 3571

Re: Pilots wearing gloves during flight?

What about gloves vs touch screens? IPad EFBs, etc. Our FMSs are all touch screen also.

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by 26point2
Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 63
Views: 10639

121.5 now a political forum in US

I just came off a trans con flight and 121.5 has become unbearable to monitor. I had to shut it off. Someone transmits “Let’s Go Brandon” every few minutes followed by the snickering. It was bad enough 2 weeks ago but has become a complete joke.. We are required of course to monitor 121.5 during fli...

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by 26point2
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 2413

Re: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft

After 30 years flying jets I recently took up glider flying. In the beginning my glider rudder use was appalling to say the least. I had to re learn how to properly use the rudder again. Very humbling.

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by 26point2
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can you talk with a handheld transreceiver to aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 2166

Re: Can you talk with a handheld transreceiver to aircraft?

I’ve heard ATIS broadcasts mentioning something like “...caution for unauthorized transmissions on tower frequency”. It happens.

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by 26point2
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argument between CA and FO on celebrity flight filmed
Replies: 19
Views: 18866

Re: Argument between CA and FO on celebrity flight filmed

Lear 55. Absolutely. The cockpit side window is unique to the 55. 1980s vintage. You too can buy one of these or cheap.

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by 26point2
Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: The most 747s in a single photo
Replies: 23
Views: 8351

Re: The most 747s in a single photo

Not sure about the most but the aerial photo of Gander/CYQX on Sept 11, 2001 has quite a few.

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by 26point2
Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?
Replies: 37
Views: 8247

Re: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?

In 20 years has the US FFDO program ever been credited with saving the day? Seems like more of a liability than a practical thing.

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by 26point2
Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 9528

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

Kalitta takes a 747-400 load of beef cattle from PHKO (Kona, HI) regularly to the mainland. Kohala Ranch cattle. Must be some good beef if you’re into that sort of thing.

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by 26point2
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80
Replies: 48
Views: 9360

Re: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80

The only thing of this type I recall is the UK charter airline Paramount (not to be confused with the Indian airline of the same name today) which did winter series with the MD83 to Goa. I recall it was tech stops at Amman and Bahrain to Goa so a three leg journey. In the mid 00s, something like Co...

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by 26point2
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 28767

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Contract captain is interesting, usually contractors are fill-in for the company crew, as co-pilot only. You and I know it takes two to fly these aircraft, the newspapers don't (reference made to "the pilot"). The person named as "the pilot" could have been SIC. Tragic outcome e...

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by 26point2
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 28767

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

I have been flying into TRK my entire career in everything from C-172 to Global Express…and several times in a CL-601 too. It’s a fine airport if the weather is good. Mountain weather and wind is unforgiving and it doesn’t take much for me to head to RNO instead. I must say I have never made an IFR ...

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by 26point2
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.
Replies: 24
Views: 3107

Re: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.

We're on year 13 with our Global and still the original brakes. 4000+TT with 1500+ cycles. The brakes on a Global are VERY robust. A new set of brakes are in the $100's of Thousands.

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by 26point2
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Private Jet Subcharter
Replies: 17
Views: 1901

Re: Private Jet Subcharter

One common tactic of a management company trying to drum up charter revenue is to convince the aircraft owner that putting his plane on their certificate will not only offset the fixed operating costs but will actually make him a profit. This is always wrong. No one makes money owning a private jet.

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by 26point2
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?
Replies: 38
Views: 3196

Re: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?

[twoid][/twoid] Airbus and later Virgin Atlantic believed 4 engines were better than 2. They used the “4 for the Long Haul” slogan on the Airbus 340 and had it clearly labeled on the engine. I suppose Virgin removed the slogan when they started twin engine long haul ops. Story. https://blog.seattlep...

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by 26point2
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?
Replies: 38
Views: 3196

Re: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?

Airbus and later Virgin Atlantic believed 4 engines were better than 2. They used the “4 for the Long Haul” slogan on the Airbus 340 and had it clearly labeled on the engine. I suppose Virgin removed the slogan when they started twin engine long haul ops. Story. https://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/...

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by 26point2
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 97196

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

If it’s not fuel contamination, there aren’t many other explanations for both engines failing. I agree that an EPA exemption for DEF in airside airport vehicles makes a great deal of sense, at the very least until better safeguards and practices can be developed to avoid cross-contamination. Every ...

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by 26point2
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carry on baggage selecting at gate
Replies: 16
Views: 2285

Re: Carry on baggage selecting at gate

I travel for a living (corporate pilot) and long ago learned that it’s much easier to use a medium size duffle bag as luggage over a rolling bag. Old school? Sure. But it has advantages. My duffle never gets pulled from airline carry-on even on the small RJs. When the trend went toward rolling bags ...

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by 26point2
Sat May 22, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger Seat Belt Types 1960s/early 1970s
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

Re: Passenger Seat Belt Types 1960s/early 1970s

Can’t answer your question specifically but I vaguely remember hearing long ago at training that aircraft seatbelts standardized to the pull-to-release type because not all push button types were the same and fumbling for a button during an emergency was considered potentially hazardous.

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by 26point2
Thu May 20, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 4096

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

I was based at SFO Signature for many years until last year. We operated a Global there. The aircraft owner, his plane and crew were all part of the Great California Exodus and moved out of state. Some of the comments above are correct but not all. In our experience we could only get a departure fro...

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by 26point2
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning
Replies: 10
Views: 2148

Re: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning

VORs were once named for the nearest city even if many miles away...but this changed. When I learned to fly in Central California in the early 1980s many VORs far away from the associated airport still held the name of the nearby airport. The VOR names were changed to avoid confusion I suspect. Exam...

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by 26point2
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Coast Wind Warnings/Advisories - Diversions, Effects, etc.
Replies: 30
Views: 4514

Re: East Coast Wind Warnings/Advisories - Diversions, Effects, etc.

It’s not unusual for wind in the spring in Northeast. 48 years of flying, I and other pilots have seen many times. BTW, I’m riding in the back of an airline right now into KBDL, winds around 25 knots down 33. Clickbait Many of the people on this forum aren’t pilots so maybe you can bring the ego do...

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by 26point2
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 281
Views: 68693

Re: Logo for Mexico City airport

It’s not as random as it appears. Remains of at least 200 mammoths were found during construction of the airport. https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-09-04/mammoth-central-found-at-mexico-airport-construction-site The problem with the logo is that most people won’t get the connection. Th...

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by 26point2
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 20917

Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

In the US there is some debate about the legality of mandating employees to get vaccinated. This issue is still developing as far as I understand it and it looks like it may be left up to the individual states to declare their policy. What is the position with regards to airlines, their employees an...

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by 26point2
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When specifying aircraft range?
Replies: 15
Views: 2443

Re: When specifying aircraft range?

When my boss was looking for a new plane and was considering the Bombardier Global 5000 (advertised as having 5000nm range) I mentioned this to the Gulfstream salesman. He quipped, “Global 5000? You mean the Global 4700”. Funny. We ended up buying a Global 5000....with it’s 4700nm range.

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by 26point2
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radar coverage over Atlantic and other oceanic zones
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Re: Radar coverage over Atlantic and other oceanic zones

Prior to 1966, there was a Prestwick and Shannon control centers with respective aeradio stations. To consolidate the two, the UK and Ireland ATC, created Shanwick—Shannon getting the Flight Services and Prestwick the traffic control portion. When you called “Shanwick Radio, NW xxx, position”; your...

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by 26point2
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between metro area airports
Replies: 47
Views: 4277

Re: Flights between metro area airports

SFO Helicopters ran a SFO-Marin-OAK-SJC-SFO scheduled service with a fleet of Sikorsky S-61s. 1970s/1980s. $5 would get you a round trip seat for a joy ride around the Bay.

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by 26point2
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some airliners seemingly have two sets of EFBs?
Replies: 27
Views: 4132

Re: Why do some airliners seemingly have two sets of EFBs?

Our 2009 Global came with CMC/Windows XP EFBs. Total boat anchors and pretty useless when compared to iPad. We upgraded the Global with IPad mounts with ship power and link to FMS data for moving map, etc. With onboard wifi we now each have a multi functional tablet with Jepp charts, ARINC, ForeFlig...

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by 26point2
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The smell of flying!
Replies: 19
Views: 3516

Re: The smell of flying!

I find a huge difference between the smell of jet fuel and the smell of jet exhaust. Single point refueling keeps the odors down to a minimum but when I walk past the wing fuel event It smells pretty rank. Don’t stand downwind. There’s no doubt the fuel is going into the tanks. Now, the smell of jet...

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by 26point2
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How could Lufthansa fly a 747 into La Paz/Bolivia located at 13'000 ft?
Replies: 16
Views: 4809

Re: How could Lufthansa fly a 747 into La Paz/Bolivia located at 13'000 ft?

How does one do a QFE approach at an airport such as La Paz? Aircraft I’ve flown wouldn’t allow an altimeter setting that low.

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by 26point2
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

It's honestly surprising that people don't think that a plane could be used on a suicide mission, when even as early as the 1970s, there were kooks already planning to do just that - like Samuel Byck for example. What an innocent time it was back then. You would think they would have definitely fig...

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by 26point2
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..
Replies: 96
Views: 21083

Re: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..

Well, it seems unlikely but 2020 plays by different rules. Filling up a 744M with cargo shouldn't be too hard, and it takes pressure off filling the pax side. They should scrounge in the desert for an intact 747SP frame, repaint it with the old livery and use that on their promo materials so their ...

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by 26point2
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much paper do you use in the cockpit nowadays?
Replies: 11
Views: 2030

Re: How much paper do you use in the cockpit nowadays?

As a biz jet guy the only paper we use is a notepad to copy the rare clearance or ATIS at a small airport without D-ATIS or CPDLC. Are you required to retain your fuel dockets, notoc, Loadsheet, performance data, passenger manifests, flight plan, ATIS, clearances etc for 6 years in your operation? ...

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