Max, seven47 (or anyone else with the experience): Given that you have flown both types: Both the 757 and 767 are truly outstanding aircraft and a delight to operate I currently fly the 757F and the 767F I'm curious if you have any thoughts on the question I asked earlier: A 75/76 driver once told m...Jump to post
It's been years since I've heard this, but a 75/76 driver once told me that the yoke feel was different between the two. If I remember correctly, he said the 75 was "looser," requiring more range of deflection compared to the 76, which felt "tighter" to him. Can anyone confirm/de...Jump to post
I'm curious if anyone knows the answer posed in the OP's subject line: Do all aircraft (heavier than a set weight) have a Level-D motion sim? I would imagine part of that answer would be dictated by a point where the cost of training in the actual aircraft exceeds the cost of a sim. Does anyone have...Jump to post
Oh man, the hearing I have left picked up those darn B pumps that trashed my hearing to begin with in that video lol. It's gone full circle. I seem to recall you were coming off the Lear 2x, and then were subsequently exposed to the B pumps? Yikes. At least you have an excuse for not hearing your w...Jump to post
Not to mention Pilot's Unions.... Good luck pushing Single Pilot operations through the multitude of those and their nuanced contracts. I'm not a knee-jerk reactionary to changes (of course I'd fly on the MAX when it re-enters service). I honestly would never fly on a single-pilot jetliner. Not 10, ...Jump to post
Indeed. We are likely to see single pilot large airliners in the next 10-15 years. Arch: You are one of the absolute best contributors to these forums. Your experience, insight, and selflessness in contributing to so many threads... We're lucky for your consistent on-point knowledge. But *large* ai...Jump to post
Noticed this morning all takeoffs and landings were going East.
There was an ever-so-slight marine layer; I briefly looked at a METAR, and it sure looked like solid VFR. Winds seemed calm.
I suppose those more qualified would be able to determine conditions.
- A350: There are only two hydraulic systems, green and yellow. Both systems have two pumps, one in each engine. So if you lose an engine you retain all hydraulics. Backup hydraulics are supplied by self-contained hydraulic actuators, so there is no third "primary" system. The RAT does no...Jump to post
So, specifically, what knowledge was gained from the design and manufacture of the Airbus A380 that would not have been achieved had the aircraft not been produced? And which specific aircraft, and particular systems, are using that knowledge? e38 I was wondering the same thing. Can anyone articula...Jump to post
About 4 months ago, I saw an L-1011 at MCI. Does anyone know which aircraft that was? Is it airworthy?Jump to post
There's a YouTube video using LiveATC in which an airliner with severe controlability issues in which it was escorted by scrambled F-16 fighters throughout its (ultimately successful) landing. It's late where I am, so I'll get to it tomorrow.Jump to post
I flew the Carvair (Interocean), during a 9 month stint in Congo, circa 1963. Actually a pretty nice aircraft for its time. Sort of a 747 with props. Wow, Bravo... What I wouldn't give to buy you some beers and just ask about your career! Have you ever considered writing a book? I guarantee you you...Jump to post
A few things at play here, the 77L for DL had Goodyear specialize tires to increase the tyre speed limit slightly. The only time we could say the 359 might proverbially “struggle” is for a few weeks in the winter. But the rest of the time I agree it will preform better. That's interesting... I beli...Jump to post
The turquoise color is inherent in the CTi formulation so... yes, these will be in the production engines and no, multiple colors would not be an option, nor is this for marketing purposes. It's funny, because I was curious about this a couple of years ago too. So I tried to reach out to multiple RR...Jump to post
Florianopolis wrote:Airplanes sink into "hard" pavement all the time, too. Asphalt in particular.
I hate to be the guy to ask the "beer can" question. Some of my chemical engineer friends (not in the aviation industry) insist that scrapped "aviation grade" aluminium is never destined to hold beer. That said: A few have suggested otherwise. Is this just a euphamism? This is a ...Jump to post
jghealey, As has been discussed literally millions of times on this forum and elsewhere, passengers will have forgotten about the Max by the time it returns to service , especially now after covid-19 which will have been a huge distraction. It's already over a year since the max was properly in the ...Jump to post
Friends, Have a look at a passenger view of a JAL 787 taking off from SAN. After thrust is set, the flaperon fully extends, goes to neutral, deflects upwards, and cycles back down: https://youtu.be/nY-2Sp5YPEY?t=85 I've seen this takeoff from an external video -- and this flaperon movement is the sa...Jump to post
Hope everyone is safe and doing well. Was just curious about what's going on in the skies of the US. I noticed that several arrivals into JFK today were in pretty substantial holding patterns for landing. Given how incredibly sparse the skies are: Why would this be necessary? I saw several aircraft ...Jump to post
The Super 27 mod did something similar. Valsan swapped out the #1 and #3 with larger JT8D-219 but kept the little 8 in the #2 slot.. The -219 gives a 4000 lb thrust boost. A FedEx buddy of mine who flew the Super 27 told me that extra 4,000 lb wasn't available on takeoff (where Stage III is enforce...Jump to post
Actually I believe the PW 2000 series has a little better fuel specifics than the RR aircraft BUT....that is offset be some other maintenance/reliabilty issues. Both are good engines. A far as Trump buying a RR product, I suspect that is more of his ego than anything else. :checkmark: Confirmed. He...Jump to post
In regards to auto brakes are they always used or is there a place and time for using manual braking? I'm interested to know this, too. I was surprised when Starlion mentioned that the autobrakes presumably provide less force when reverse thrust is deployed. In said example of needing more stopping...Jump to post
However, I meant there are passenger aircraft flying around with no passengers, carrying belly cargo only. That answers my question Arch, and thank you. From what I've gathered on these forums: Aircraft full of people and their bags under the floor (especially longhaul) have maybe 2-3% revenue gene...Jump to post
OK... GA and Galaxy answered my question pretty effectively, I do have another. Perhaps Galaxy and/or others may have insight into this. I cannot find a decent explanation on Google. What was the impetus for Lockheed to get back into the civil commercial airliner business with the L1011? If I recall...Jump to post
Starlionblue wrote:We've been doing this for weeks. Belly cargo only though.
No, and neither’s Douglas. The A300 and the B767 put paid to large wide bodies. Very good point. Douglas had NBs in the pipeline already to sustain them for a few more years; Lockheed must not have been interested in the "long game" for commercial aircraft, outside of their engineering ma...Jump to post
Does anyone think that Lockheed would still be making commercial aircraft today?
...one can only dream!
Let's call this a "thought experiment," As such, I have to distort one aspect of reality. If you will humor me: - Let's begin this premise that the current situation with Covid-19 doesn't/didn't/won't exist . It's commercial aviation as normal in Q3 2019 and is on the same trajectory. - An...Jump to post
As I said in the first post, we do not see much of anything flying over. I think is unusual for a modern commercial jet to be flying that low anyway. It was odd. I was not asking for state secrets. I was wondering what, in general, they would be doing. I was not blaming anyone, I was not wanting cl...Jump to post
Instead of Miramar, can a Temecula airport serve as a reliever airport for SAN, with some international flights moving there? Temecula isn’t that far and traffic on the 15 isn’t as bad. A new airport will not be built for commercial or any other purpose in Temecula. Perhaps you're referring to Fren...Jump to post
I'm not understanding why the OP said it is safer to have 3-3-3? In 3-3-3, two pax per row have to climb over two people, while in 2-5-2, only one climbs, and he has a choice on which way to go. I was *assuming* (perhaps incorrectly, thereby making an @$$ of U + me) that 3-3-3 is safer than 2-5-2 s...Jump to post
Agreed, but DL had so much cash they either invested or were at risk of a hostile takeover. lightsaber: Can you elaborate on how DL was at risk of a hostile takeover? I can't find any suggestions that DL was at such a risk. Hostile takeover from whom? How could they have possibly hoped to succeed i...Jump to post
For the life of me: I don't understand why widebodies weren't configured as 3-3-3 from the outset. (?) It's pretty obvious to the industry that not only is 3-3-3 more comfortable and easier for the crew to service -- but potentially having two passengers in order to exit/evacuate is unprecedented, a...Jump to post
Aforementioned smaller US airports aside: Why does the US generally eschew glass bridges?Jump to post
Resurrecting an old thread here... I was talking to someone about aforementioned layover at LAS and the outcome. Didn't leave the airport, didn't sleep. What I DID do, however, is exactly what you should never do at LAS: Play (terrible odd) slots. Figured I'd put in a $20. After 4 pulls: I walked aw...Jump to post
I have to make another pitch for the NiteCore MH12GTS. I would steer clear of any torch that uses AAA batteries (e.g: a 18650 battery is a must) as it has a MUCH higher power density. Not only that: NiteCore's are built like tanks and will last forever. It's extremely compact, when needed has extrem...Jump to post
Is the RAT what we're hearing on this video when DL 89 was dumping fuel? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIrFNADfnj8 They wouldn't have needed the RAT. I think what you're hearing is a helicopter or something. Yeah, that was my initial thought (and that of pretty much everyone else, responding to p...Jump to post
Perhaps I’m old school: You use the word “urbersensitive.” I would use a different word: “polite.” ...sigh. Oh well. I appear to be in the minority on this. Polite as in "being polite to others and don't steal their time by doing your absolute basic homework yourself"? I guess you got me ...Jump to post
Or we could stop to handle any issue at hand ubersensitive and just say things as they are. Well, clearly this thread has gone in a completely different direction and no longer has anything to do with “turbofans” and seems to be a back-and-forth about online decorum. Perhaps I’m old school: You use...Jump to post
The hangar tests are possible the most annoying test I've ever heard on an airplane, especially the Airbus A320. In the old Delta four bay narrow body hangar the sound was deafening. Maddog, thank you so much for your response. TechOps at ATL? That sounds like it must’ve been “fun!” Just found a 77...Jump to post
I've never seen a RAT test. Just how loud is it? Audible within the cabin/cockpit? From an observer perspective: Would the RAT be the loudest noice emanating on a landing? And while I'm sure this varies by Type, airspeed, etc: What kind of RPM are we talking? Is the RPM governed to an upper-limit?Jump to post
I agree with Franco there are way too many posts on here that can be answered with a little effort from the poster. In some cases they could find the info in less time then it takes to post here. As SAAFNAV being a AME or Engineer doing research is a big part of the job. Agreed, but WOW, SAAFNAV wa...Jump to post
So, given that the brakes don't necessarily need to be held down (and this being an Airbus): I'm guessing that when you turn the parking brake knob: This is in effect "parking brake Set by Wire?" And how long would the accumulator be able to hold hydraulic pressure (not that aircraft stay ...Jump to post
I've always wondered how exactly the Parking Brake works, and suspect the mechanism could be different among aircraft types. Unlike, say, a car's parking brake: Pilots are not using any mechanical force to engage so: I would assume they are hydraulically actuated? If in fact that is the case: How is...Jump to post
Built-in charging is a must for me. The Sondiko does have it according to the description. Stalionblue is unique among pilots in this forums in that he lives in the "Danger Zone!" and may want just such a device. So, just for you: I'll order one for myself and report back. I messaged my g...Jump to post