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by Aerotech
Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS 747 Engine Explodes After Takeoff
Replies: 54
Views: 18708

RE: UPS 747 Engine Explodes After Takeoff

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by Aerotech
Sun Jul 17, 2005 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS 747 Engine Explodes After Takeoff
Replies: 54
Views: 18708

RE: UPS 747 Engine Explodes After Takeoff

An update: The #3 nacelle contained the explosion, but the aft portion of the engine did blow up, and shrapnel damaged the wing and flaps. The next day N520 brought in new aircraft jacks, 8 new tires, and a new <acronym title="Transair (Australia)">JT</acronym>-9D. Another flight brought in some ext...

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by Aerotech
Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS 747 Engine Explodes After Takeoff
Replies: 54
Views: 18708

UPS 747 Engine Explodes After Takeoff

On Wednesday night, UPS 747 N521 operating as 2997 from <acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acronym> to <acronym title="Louisville - Standiford Field International (SDF / KSDF), USA - Kentucky">SDF</acronym> had the #3 engine explode after takeoff, ...

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by Aerotech
Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Part 91 Jobs?
Replies: 5
Views: 5397

Part 91 Jobs?

What kind of jobs are out there besides corporate flying that are part 91? Is crop dusting and skydiving considered part 91?

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by Aerotech
Wed Mar 16, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Cathay Pacific Drug Test It's Pilots?
Replies: 7
Views: 4982

RE: Does Cathay Pacific Drug Test It's Pilots?

Here in the U.S. it's FAA mandated, but, unless I'm wrong, Cathay doesn't have to answer to the FAA, but the Hong Kong equivalent.

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by Aerotech
Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Cathay Pacific Drug Test It's Pilots?
Replies: 7
Views: 4982

Does Cathay Pacific Drug Test It's Pilots?

I just read the thread about the "pilotless jumbo", and at first I thought how could they not know something was wrong when the 747 turned left when the missed approach procedure called for a right turn, but then I thought of an entirely different subject. Does Cathay drug test it's pilots?

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by Aerotech
Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Pilots Need To Be Internationally Certified?
Replies: 3
Views: 4184

Do Pilots Need To Be Internationally Certified?

Do pilots who fly from the U.S. to other countries need any sort of international certification by the FAA?

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by Aerotech
Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines....not Really In The Northwest?
Replies: 49
Views: 8738

RE: Northwest Airlines....not Really In The Northwest?

It's funny that Northwest isn't based in the Northwest, Southwest isn't based in the Southwest, and Alaska isn't based in Alaska!

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by Aerotech
Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizjet-customs
Replies: 1
Views: 1344

Bizjet-customs

I was browsing the site, and came across a Citation that "cleared" customs in San Diego.
So does this mean every bizjet coming into or leaving the U.S. has to pass through customs and deal with the dogs, and do they have to clear customs at their destination country?

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by Aerotech
Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed Galaxy Vs A380.
Replies: 29
Views: 10556

RE: Lockheed Galaxy Vs A380.

What has a bigger fuselage than the A380? The An-225, C-5, And AN-124 respectively. What has a bigger wing? The HK-1 (Spruce Goose), And An-225 respectively.

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by Aerotech
Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laser In Cockpits Again?
Replies: 76
Views: 8216

RE: Laser In Cockpits Again?

I'm still curious as of to what the industry solution will be. Most children;'s laser pointers are only 5mW, but a good deal of the real lasers out there are 150W, enough power to instantly blind you even if you blink, even if viewed from 5,000ft for even a fraction of a second. So we need solutions...

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by Aerotech
Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laser In Cockpits Again?
Replies: 76
Views: 8216

RE: Laser In Cockpits Again?

Well, visible lasers are one thing, but what about the fact that many lasers are invisible, and therefore you'd never know if it's being shined into your eye untill it's too late, and how about the fact that laser safe eyeware only protects against certain wavelenths?

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by Aerotech
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Information About Ft. Meyers Airport
Replies: 17
Views: 3512

RE: Information About Ft. Meyers Airport

Well, there is an GA airport IN Ft. Meyers, called either Paige Field, or Page Field.

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by Aerotech
Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic Fractionals-any Out There?
Replies: 1
Views: 2000

Domestic Fractionals-any Out There?

Are there any fractional ownerships in the U.S. that are part 91, and yet operate purely domesticaly?

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by Aerotech
Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Better Fuel Economy At Higher Altitude?
Replies: 16
Views: 24689

RE: Why Better Fuel Economy At Higher Altitude?

Like Starlionblue said, a high-bypass turbofan is in many ways like a ducted turboprop, so why is there such a difference in performance at altitude?

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by Aerotech
Sat Sep 04, 2004 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fastest Turboprop Twins
Replies: 10
Views: 9984

RE: Fastest Turboprop Twins

Someone said the P.180 was the fastest turboprop in the world. They should define better, because the P-3 Orion, and Bear bomber are faster. (Although each has 4 engines)

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by Aerotech
Sat Aug 28, 2004 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Zero Fuel Weight?
Replies: 4
Views: 11846

RE: 747 Zero Fuel Weight?

Thank you for the responses. Yes, JHSfan, that's what I was trying to say, but I was thinking of a -100 or -200 freighter fully loaded with full payload in the fuselage, but no fuel in the tanks. This is all hypothetical. In theory, say, it has exceeded the MZFW, then, yes, what are the consequences...

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by Aerotech
Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Zero Fuel Weight?
Replies: 4
Views: 11846

747 Zero Fuel Weight?

Hi there guys. Does the 747 have a zero fuel weight, considering it has two bogies on the fuselage? If it does have a zero fuel weight, what are the structural considerations of exceeding the zero fuel weight?

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by Aerotech
Sat Aug 07, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire Trucks Have Been Rolled At Anchorage
Replies: 11
Views: 2961

RE: Fire Trucks Have Been Rolled At Anchorage

NO no, keep it coming, I live in ANC, and work near the Evertts guys so at least keep me informed!

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by Aerotech
Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Must Fractionals Deal With Customs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Why Must Fractionals Deal With Customs?

I was checking the database recently, and came across a pic of a Flight Options Citation being checked at customs.
So why must fractionals be checked by customs, but not the airlines? Why have drug sniffing dogs check a small Citation, but not a 747?

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by Aerotech
Thu Jun 17, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just For Fun, Let´s Caption This Pic!
Replies: 110
Views: 12528

RE: Just For Fun, Let´s Caption This Pic!

The 12 blades refers to starting a radial engine.

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by Aerotech
Mon Dec 16, 2002 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' Schedules-International Vs. Dopmestic
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

RE: Pilots' Schedules-International Vs. Dopmestic

Thanks for the replies, but what I'm trying to figure out is, for example: Air Tran. They have a route to the bahamas. Can a pilot refuse to fly this route, and stay in the U.S, or is it handed down as mandatory?

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by Aerotech
Mon Dec 16, 2002 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' Schedules-International Vs. Dopmestic
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Pilots' Schedules-International Vs. Dopmestic

Hi. I'm wondering if anyone knows that, as a pilot, when bidding your schedule do you have the ability to stay within the U.S. when flying for a major airline, or if they (or the bid computer) will force you to fly international routes. For that matter, do I have it mixed up? Maybe senior pilots WAN...

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by Aerotech
Mon Oct 29, 2001 5:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-18 Hornet, One Loud A$$ Jet
Replies: 25
Views: 8922

RE: F-18 Hornet, One Loud A$$ Jet

You should hear a B-1 in afterburner. An F-18 is putting out around 32,000lbs of afterburning thrust, whereas the B-1 is pounding out 120,000lbs of afterburning thrust!

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by Aerotech
Sun Jul 15, 2001 12:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taxiways Through The Trees?
Replies: 16
Views: 1925

RE: Mr Spaceman

This airport, as Fly-K said, is in Westhampton, and is home to C-130's and HH-60G's of the N.Y. Air Guard, and has had a history of military aircraft dating back to the 50s. I can send you the website if you'd like. So, yes, this is in a way home to military aircraft, just Air Guard aircraft. If you...

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by Aerotech
Sun Jul 15, 2001 12:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Aerial Refueling
Replies: 15
Views: 2485

RE:Duce50boom

I should fill in the rest.

The 135 guys say to the fighter guys: Don't [email protected]#$ Up U [email protected]#hole.

D50B, Is the system on the KC-10 a better guidance system?

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by Aerotech
Mon Jul 02, 2001 5:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Aerial Refueling
Replies: 15
Views: 2485

RE: Aerial Refueling

If there's KC-135s at Charleston, they're just visiting. Hey Duce50Boom, does the KC-10 have the same DFUA guiding system that the 135 has? For those curious, the system helps guide fighters into positon. Go Down, Foreward, Up, Aft. Of course, there's another meaning used by the tanker guys, but I c...

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by Aerotech
Mon Jul 02, 2001 5:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Helicopter Training Vs Fixed Wing Training
Replies: 1
Views: 2239

RE: Helicopter Training Vs Fixed Wing Training

Reguardless of being in the military or being civilian, learning to fly helicopters is much more difficult. The navigation and comm. is similar, but with helicopters, 90% of your energy is taken up just trying to physically control the helicopter.

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by Aerotech
Mon Jun 25, 2001 5:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?
Replies: 21
Views: 2705

RE: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?

Right. The A-10 and F-16 may be more likely to get into a tangle with no stealth characteristics, but at least when the going gets rough, the F-16 will be able dogfight extremely well in a close range engagement (which is the Russian mentality by the way; build them to do nothing but godfight), and ...

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by Aerotech
Mon Jun 25, 2001 7:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?
Replies: 21
Views: 2705

RE: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?

Sorry, I made a type-o. That's F-117.

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by Aerotech
Mon Jun 25, 2001 7:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?
Replies: 21
Views: 2705

RE: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?

And we have been discussing just the JSF v. F-16 ideas. Desmidus, I'm thinking the same thing you are about too many comprimises for filling too many roles. It may be one thing to cut back on soem AA goodies to go for the stealth direction, but this aircraft will be replacing a number of aircraft, e...

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by Aerotech
Mon Jun 25, 2001 7:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: EDF Airshow
Replies: 1
Views: 1416

RE: EDF Airshow

Well, nothing is set in stone, but it looks like the airshow ramp will be by the ops building because the F-16s from Hill are shooting for a 4 week Cope Thunder stay. I haven't heard anything about the parking lot n Ft. Rich yet. It seems inmpractical. They would need a shuttle bus running back and ...

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by Aerotech
Sun Jun 24, 2001 2:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?
Replies: 21
Views: 2705

RE: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?

Well, right, they are designing it in a way that technology should protect it. But it just seems wierd. Ever since WWI, they have tried to make fighters better dogfighters, culminating in the thrust vectoring F-22. But the JSF will network with the F-22 and AWACS to keep itself alive. I just feel as...

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by Aerotech
Sun Jun 24, 2001 4:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?
Replies: 21
Views: 2705

RE: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?

I don't dissagree with what you're saying, as far as the mission the designer envision, and the apptmet at stealth, but they are hiding worse fighter under a stealth skin. In the case of the F-117, that was ok, becuse it was only going to be making precision AG strikes at night. It isn't high perfor...

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by Aerotech
Sun Jun 24, 2001 4:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?
Replies: 21
Views: 2705

RE: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?

The cockpits follow the same rule as the rest of the airframe. It may improve stealth capability as long as nothings hanging from the wings, but is back in the days of the F-4 in visiblility, making it more difficult to dogfight.

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by Aerotech
Sun Jun 24, 2001 4:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?
Replies: 21
Views: 2705

RE: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?

I was going to ask an F-16 pilot if and when his guard unit would recieve the JSF, but he told me that within the fighter community, they don't see either of the current contenders making it. He said there would have to be some major fixes,or a new desgin would be required. It's similar the the V-22...

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by Aerotech
Sat Jun 23, 2001 3:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Upgrade The C-5 Or Buy Alot More C-17's?
Replies: 27
Views: 3543

RE: Upgrade The C-5 Or Buy Alot More C-17's?

The good news is that the modernization program for the C-5 will bring up the mc rate. The bad news is they will replace 300 reliable C-141's with 120 less reliable C-17. Not bashing the C-17, it's good, but just how in the world can you crunch 300 C-141s down to 120 C-17s? The tanker force is alrea...

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by Aerotech
Sat Jun 23, 2001 2:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?
Replies: 21
Views: 2705

RE: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?

Sure, many conflicts may be smaller more spread out, but the airframe itself IS a step backward. The canopy is more arcaic, the Lockheed version doesn't have vectored thrust (an engagement may be BVR, but if it isn't, it's lacking). When they add the external stores, you loose the stealth capability...

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by Aerotech
Sat Jun 23, 2001 12:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?
Replies: 21
Views: 2705

Why Did The JSF Take A Backstep?

I would like to pose a question. Normally, ac manufacturers will take new technology, or learned ideas, and apply it to the next generation of ac. In the case of either one of the JSF contenders taking the place of the F-16, I've noticed they have not taken full advantage of what the fighter communi...

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by Aerotech
Sat Jun 23, 2001 11:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Here's A Plane That Took An Ugly Pill...
Replies: 40
Views: 5710

RE: Here's A Plane That Took An Ugly Pill...

Has anyone noticed the X-32 looks like the perfect offspring of an A-7 Corsair II and an F-117?

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by Aerotech
Fri Jun 22, 2001 6:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A C-130 With Only Two Engines?
Replies: 17
Views: 23184

RE: A C-130 With Only Two Engines?

I'm going to have to disagree with you on one point there, C17load, the wing does look out of proportion. It's simply too short, as well as lacking in chord. It can't be the full wing. It appears as if the wing were cut right after the #3, because it's well proportioned from the #4 out to the tip.

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by Aerotech
Thu Jun 21, 2001 5:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 Loadmaster Ops.
Replies: 4
Views: 4443

RE: C-5 Loadmaster Ops.

Very interesting. I didn't know you had to go through the SERE at Fairchild. Food for thought. Thanks for the reply and links!

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by Aerotech
Wed Jun 20, 2001 2:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 Loadmaster Ops.
Replies: 4
Views: 4443

C-5 Loadmaster Ops.

I'm thinking MikeN, you would be the primary guy for this, but anybody with info, thanks ahead of time: How long is the tech school to become a C-5 "airborne longshoreman"? Besides the obvious, load procedures, what else is covered in the course, as well as in the actual job, such as pre-flight, pas...

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by Aerotech
Wed Jun 20, 2001 2:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A C-130 With Only Two Engines?
Replies: 17
Views: 23184

RE: A C-130 With Only Two Engines?

I remember reading some concepts from Lockheed about a twin engined Herk, as well as a twin jet powered T-tail Herk, (Looked very similar to the YC-14)but I never thought this would make it past the board. I'm stumped.

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by Aerotech
Sun Jun 17, 2001 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying For The Military
Replies: 2
Views: 2146

RE: Flying For The Military

I myself am doing the same thing. I'm actually in the pipeline, and Donc is so very right, it is really competitive. Most units have over 100 guys apply for one slot, and about 16 of them are "Qualified". That's where it gets tricky. You have to sell to them the idea that you're the best choice, bec...

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by Aerotech
Tue Jun 05, 2001 8:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 Tailfin
Replies: 14
Views: 2159

RE: B-52 Tailfin

Putting RAM on a B-52 is like beating a dead horse.  Smile

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by Aerotech
Tue Jun 05, 2001 8:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Any B-36s & B-47s Survivors?
Replies: 9
Views: 1618

RE: Any B-36s & B-47s Survivors?

I've seen a B-36 at Castle (closed) and Wright Pat. I've seen a B-47 at BFI, Castle, and Pima. I'm sure there's more, but these are the ones I've seen.

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by Aerotech
Mon Jun 04, 2001 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Fastest Aircraft On Earth
Replies: 20
Views: 3199

RE: The Fastest Aircraft On Earth

Yes, the SR-71 is the fastest air breathing ac. And you better believe it's soley used by the military.(As well as NASA, but it's all gov.)The space shuttle cheats because there is no friction to deal with out in space, so the space shuttle can't tell the difference. The fastest "aircraft" though, o...

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by Aerotech
Mon Jun 04, 2001 2:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5,short Takeoff-impressive
Replies: 25
Views: 8571

RE: C-5,short Takeoff-impressive

I think MikeN and Galaxy5, you guys are on different wave lenths. I think Galaxy 5 is talking a size to field lenth ratio, and MikeN is talking shear numbers. So you're both right. The C-5 won't be getting in and out of a football field lenth runway, but it does a good job for it's size, right?

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by Aerotech
Mon Jun 04, 2001 2:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Safe Eject Speed?
Replies: 10
Views: 8591

RE: Safe Eject Speed?

Actually Chd, I read an article in I think Airpower International, about a pilot who ejected from an SU-27 at just above mach 2. I think he was in the Russian A.F. I can't really say I remember the country, but they had that wonderfull K-36 ejection seat. If anybody has this article, please clarify,...

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