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by avt007
Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Smoke Hoods Be Mandatory?
Replies: 7
Views: 6726

RE: Should Smoke Hoods Be Mandatory?

I carry my own Dragar Parat C. I fly all the time, and spend a lot of time in hotels as a result and a smoke hood without an oxygen generator is good for both situations. I disagree that a damp towel will suffice. Acrid fumes from oil in the bleed air system, or Skydrol mist in the cabin can be debi...

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by avt007
Wed May 16, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ex-Mesa CRJ 7218
Replies: 1
Views: 2808

Ex-Mesa CRJ 7218

Hi folks,

Does anyone have any information on this aircraft, specifically, does it have HGS?, IRS- Litton or Honeywell? AHRS?
Any other info on avionics packages, mods, etc would be very helpful.

Thanks!

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by avt007
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Q400 SPU Question.
Replies: 3
Views: 3712

Q400 SPU Question.

The question is, can you do a gear swing using the <acronym title="Split (- Kastela / Resnik) (SPU / LDSP), Croatia">SPU</acronym> and PTU to run the #2 hydraulic system? And if so, how well does it work? And another question- if the aircraft is running on both engines, and the alternate release doo...

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by avt007
Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?
Replies: 39
Views: 5834

RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

23 years in aviation

Transport Canada E licence (Avionics)
M2 licence (Airframe and Engine over 12,500)

Last 4 years as Instructor in Maintenance Training Department.

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by avt007
Thu May 06, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Weather Radar
Replies: 7
Views: 6373

RE: CRJ-200 Weather Radar

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/pilotpip" class="quote" target="_blank">pilotpip</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Even if it's not off, there should be some...

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by avt007
Thu May 06, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Weather Radar
Replies: 7
Views: 6373

RE: CRJ-200 Weather Radar

The CRJ200 weather radar is very low powered (25 watts) compared to older models. The manufacturer (Collins) says the safe operating distance is 2 feet. Personally, I'd still want it off. As a comparison, the Bendix <acronym title="Grand Forks - AFB (RDR), USA - North Dakota">RDR</acronym>-1E of 737...

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by avt007
Sat May 01, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Job Applications: Through Website Or Send Direct?
Replies: 9
Views: 2894

RE: Job Applications: Through Website Or Send Direct?

What does the psoting tell you to do? It's a tough call, but sometimes the ability to follow directions is looked on favourably. On the other hand, initiative and thinking outside the box can work too.

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by avt007
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?
Replies: 144
Views: 10083

RE: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?

This thread has become truly entertaining. You are digging a hole so deep I imagine the sun doesn't reach you any more. Carry on 411A, I haven't had this much fun since I came across a website for people who still believe the Earth is flat.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forum...

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by avt007
Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?
Replies: 144
Views: 10083

RE: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/411A" class="quote" target="_blank">411A</a> (<a href="#75" class="quote">Reply 75</a>):<br/><i>I would strongly suggest that some of the younge...

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by avt007
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?
Replies: 144
Views: 10083

RE: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MD11Engineer" class="quote" target="_blank">MD11Engineer</a> (<a href="#70" class="quote">Reply 70</a>):<br/><i>Not so much among "heavy metal"....

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by avt007
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?
Replies: 144
Views: 10083

RE: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MD11Engineer" class="quote" target="_blank">MD11Engineer</a> (<a href="#68" class="quote">Reply 68</a>):<br/><i>This changes the whole matter, b...

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by avt007
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?
Replies: 144
Views: 10083

RE: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/411A" class="quote" target="_blank">411A</a> (<a href="#62" class="quote">Reply 62</a>):<br/><i>A reasonable question. The answer is no, the air...

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by avt007
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?
Replies: 144
Views: 10083

RE: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?

Wow. I am nearly speechless. In 23 years (hardly "junior" I would think) I have never come across a more unusual attitude towards fellow aviation professionals. Of course, that is why I resigned from working for small 3rd world operators, in countries with incompetent and corrupt aviation authoritie...

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by avt007
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?
Replies: 144
Views: 10083

RE: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/411A" class="quote" target="_blank">411A</a> (<a href="#49" class="quote">Reply 49</a>):<br/><i>'Attitude' we don't need, professionals only.</i...

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by avt007
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Canards And Airliners
Replies: 14
Views: 4673

RE: Canards And Airliners

As mentioned above, you'd have to enlarge the vertical stab, or add strakes, and pretty soon, you're flying a Beech 1900D.  

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by avt007
Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?
Replies: 144
Views: 10083

RE: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?

Can you clearly state to me, that you have the authority to fly an aircraft regardless of it's airworthiness state, <acronym title="Air Comores and Crimea Air (Ukraine)">OR</acronym> that you personally have the authority to return an aircraft to an airworthy state? Because if you personally cannot,...

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by avt007
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?
Replies: 144
Views: 10083

RE: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?

You may want to read the below document. I have, and don't see where the Captain has any say in the matter. During "flight time" the Captain has ultimate authority, and rightly so. But please don't insult maintenance by insisting that you have ultimate authority prior to dispatch. We're here to ensu...

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by avt007
Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?
Replies: 144
Views: 10083

RE: Ultimate Authority Always With Captain?

411A, you appear to have a grossly inflated sense of importance. I am hoping you are stirring the pot for fun, but I'm starting to wonder. I have never in over 20 years of maintenance, come across a pilot who argued when mtce grounds an aircraft. Usually, they intelligent enough to understand that t...

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by avt007
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airworthiness Of Static Museum Displays?
Replies: 6
Views: 4108

RE: Airworthiness Of Static Museum Displays?

Our local museum has a CF-104 donated by the Canadian Forces. Part of the deal was that it was delivered with the main spar cut in half so that it could not be made airworthy again.

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by avt007
Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question On "Fasten Seat Belts" Light
Replies: 3
Views: 5202

RE: Question On "Fasten Seat Belts" Light

The aircraft can fly. I've looked at a couple different MELs, and they are your standard Category C or 10 day MEL items.
Basically they use the PA to tell people when to strap in.

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by avt007
Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jackscrew Mechanism On Horizontal Stabilzers
Replies: 16
Views: 10005

RE: Jackscrew Mechanism On Horizontal Stabilzers

There was nothing wrong with the design, and it wasn't simple human error. Although the report stopped short of actually saying it, basically the the actuator hadn't been greased at all for an extended period of time. The report suggests it had been "pencil whipped" up to 3 times. Added to this was ...

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by avt007
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shifting Load In Flight To Trim The Aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 11454

RE: Shifting Load In Flight To Trim The Aircraft?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/3MilesToWRO" class="quote" target="_blank">3MilesToWRO</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Quoting avt007 (Reply 6): There wa...

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by avt007
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shifting Load In Flight To Trim The Aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 11454

RE: Shifting Load In Flight To Trim The Aircraft?

There was a case where an F28 had a stab trim runaway in flight. The full nose up trim caused uncontrolled climbing, and several high speed stalls. The crew moved all of the pax as far forward as possible to help control the aircraft. Luckily it was not a full flight. They did manage an emergency la...

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by avt007
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot/Wind Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3175

RE: Autopilot/Wind Question

I don't know for sure, but I can tell you the Collins <acronym title="Air One (Italy)">AP</acronym> on the CRJ Series has a Turbulence mode, which has to be selected by the crew. It reduces the commands sent to the servoes by 50%. This means the <acronym title="Air One (Italy)">AP</acronym> will rea...

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by avt007
Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Cramped Cockpit?
Replies: 54
Views: 16837

RE: Most Cramped Cockpit?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mandala499" class="quote" target="_blank">mandala499</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>F100... friggin' wide for a 5-abreas...

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by avt007
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Cramped Cockpit?
Replies: 54
Views: 16837

RE: Most Cramped Cockpit?

The F28 had a huge cockpit compared to a 737.

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by avt007
Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ILS Antenna Question
Replies: 12
Views: 5472

RE: ILS Antenna Question

Wouldn't it be easier to do it like the bad guys in the movie Diehard? Apparently you can move the <acronym title="Airfoyle (United Kingdom) and Grant Aviation (USA)">GS</acronym> from a computer, no digging or unbolting antennae there....  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums...

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by avt007
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Photo Of DC-9 Fuel Spill
Replies: 20
Views: 8085

RE: Photo Of DC-9 Fuel Spill

The golden rule of F-28s was never walk under the fuel vents at the gate, as they often dumped fuel just like that.

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by avt007
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do You Ever 'fill Her Up'?
Replies: 11
Views: 4654

RE: Do You Ever 'fill Her Up'?

I worked for a corporate flight department where every flight was full tanks. In 4 years I never saw a weight and balance calculation done. They just filled it up and went. No FMS, no dispatcher, just top her off and go. Be glad most airlines aren't like that.

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by avt007
Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would Tcas Haved Helped In Tenerife In '77?
Replies: 15
Views: 3478

RE: Would Tcas Haved Helped In Tenerife In '77?

TCAS will not display aircraft on the ground, and therefore, would have been no help at all. Resolution advisories are inhibtited belkow 1,000' and traffic advisories are not given on the ground either. It is purely designed to avoid midair collisions, and it completely useless to taxiing aircraft.

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by avt007
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sanctions And Spares
Replies: 3
Views: 1892

RE: Sanctions And Spares

I spent 4 years in Libya maintaining aircraft for an oil company. At that time, Libya was still in the USAs bad books. The aircraft, Twin Otters, had avionics packages entirely made in the USA. American manufacturers were not allowed to ship to Libya, and every certificate came with a statement to a...

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by avt007
Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Length Of Ground Headset Cable.
Replies: 20
Views: 4331

RE: Length Of Ground Headset Cable.

I've used it for troubleshhoting systems. For example, the Dash is famous for airconditioning snags. The headset is great because it blocks out the noise of the APU or packs, and lets you observe the pack valve response to commands from the cockpit.

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by avt007
Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Length Of Ground Headset Cable.
Replies: 20
Views: 4331

RE: Length Of Ground Headset Cable.

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by avt007
Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Length Of Ground Headset Cable.
Replies: 20
Views: 4331

RE: Length Of Ground Headset Cable.

A cable is easier, and when you're a mtce guy, sometimes you want both hands free. That's where a headset is better.

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by avt007
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Length Of Ground Headset Cable.
Replies: 20
Views: 4331

RE: Length Of Ground Headset Cable.

I'm not sure, but for one aircraft I made an extension cord of 50 feet. This was for maintennace purposes, allowing me to plug into one external jack point, and crawl around inside the tail, or go up on a scissor lift to the tail. The only practical limit is the hassle of dragging the wire around.

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by avt007
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hole On A-300 Engine - How?
Replies: 9
Views: 4050

RE: Hole On A-300 Engine - How?

The loss of a blade, either compressor or turbine, will not cause a catastrophic failure. On the RR Speys, we had to check regularly to see if any LP Turbine blades were missing.

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by avt007
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christians And Moslems Working Together In Bigotry
Replies: 241
Views: 6945

RE: Christians And Moslems Working Together In Bigotry

The title of this post is a bit misleading. It makes it sound like the the Pope and his Muslim counterparts have agreed on this, rather than some local lunatics in Uganda. Having said that, it is very reminiscent of Hitlers very successful concept of blaming others to take peoples minds off of what ...

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by avt007
Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Would Make A Jet Engine Get High EGTs?
Replies: 8
Views: 13227

RE: What Would Make A Jet Engine Get High EGTs?

Bleed air leaks will cause high EGT as well. Have any of the other engine parameters changed? Is he seeing higher fuel flow, or lower rpm, or is it temp alone?

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by avt007
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Jet Engines Stick Straight Out?
Replies: 36
Views: 16103

RE: Why Do Jet Engines Stick Straight Out?

They must be a lot quieter than the old Nimrods. That aircraft is the loudest I've ever heard at an airshow, including the Harrier and Concorde!

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by avt007
Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Jet Engines Stick Straight Out?
Replies: 36
Views: 16103

RE: Why Do Jet Engines Stick Straight Out?

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by avt007
Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Paintbrush In The Cockpit?
Replies: 16
Views: 5938

RE: Paintbrush In The Cockpit?

We used to label them the "anti boredom brush". They gave the crew something to do, and kept the cockpit clean. Idle hands are the Devils workshop you know........  Big grin

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by avt007
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions About A/C Towing
Replies: 10
Views: 5134

RE: Some Questions About A/C Towing

I know you don't want to talk about it, but doesn't your employer have a policy? If so, your preference doesn't matter, especially when it comes to training newhires. If not, have at it. Personally, I think backing out of a hangar is begging for trouble. On time performance is no excuse for cutting ...

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by avt007
Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RAT Deployed?
Replies: 14
Views: 7926

RE: RAT Deployed?

The Bombardier CRJ Series have a manual ADG deploy handle at the back of the pedestal. This is for intentional deployments on test flights (quite common) but its' real purpose is in case the ADG control unit fails to auto deploy the ADG. In normal operations, if the aircraft loses power on both <acr...

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by avt007
Wed May 27, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ Radar Safety.
Replies: 18
Views: 6650

RE: CRJ Radar Safety.

The issue is not mtce , but rather the pilots forgetting to turn it off, although it's on the after landing checklist. FYI, the AMM says 30 feet, but the Collins manual says 2 feet is the minimum safe distance.

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by avt007
Tue May 26, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stall Speed Of An Airliner In Cruise?
Replies: 51
Views: 18786

RE: Stall Speed Of An Airliner In Cruise?

I know of an F28 that stalled several times at 30,000 feet due to a stab trim runaway. It was a classic low airspeed stall, but quite violent, according to the crew. There was another stall incident in the climb involving a Dash operator, where insufficient power was set, with the autopilot in verti...

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by avt007
Tue May 26, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ Radar Safety.
Replies: 18
Views: 6650

RE: CRJ Radar Safety.

I have heard of this setup. The crew is given a springloaded switch, which allows them to override the radar inhibit.

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by avt007
Tue May 26, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ Radar Safety.
Replies: 18
Views: 6650

CRJ Radar Safety.

Hi folks, I'm researching the CRJ Proline <acronym title="Fuijan Airlines (China)">IV</acronym> radar after an incident where the radar was left on while mtce was working on the aircraft. I had been taught that the safe distance for this radar was only two feet due to its' low power output of 25 wat...

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by avt007
Sat May 16, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runaway Trim
Replies: 29
Views: 14826

RE: Runaway Trim

Sometimes, there's nothing you can do. Aside from the obvious example of Alaska 261 and their stab actuator problems, there was an F28 (which has a hydraulic actuator) that experienced a nose up trim runaway due to a problem in the overhaul process. The systems on board to deal with alternate stab t...

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by avt007
Fri May 01, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Q400 As Mainline Type?
Replies: 13
Views: 4554

RE: Q400 As Mainline Type?

I'm curious as to what you consider "mainline". Is it point to point, international, or being operated by an airline that also operates larger aircraft?

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by avt007
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Often Do A/C Go Into The Hangar?
Replies: 15
Views: 5920

RE: How Often Do A/C Go Into The Hangar?

Some of these "cool" systems suck from an AMEs point of view. For a while at one carrier I worked at, we went to an alternate check system designed to reduce heavy maintenance visits. It may have reduced heavy time, but it definitely increased line maintenance workload significantly. Efficiency was ...

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