The A320 is "future-proof" because it represents THE pinnacle of NB aircraft design, and will still be in production until flying becomes unfeasible due to GHG emissions. ...not exactly sure what that means. On the one hand, you say the A320, EIS in 1988, still represents the "THE pi...Jump to post
I would not be so certain. Yes, I expect it will be a tube, but two engines? I think that depends on whether we're talking about an electric / hybrid aircraft, or a conventional fuel aircraft. Airbus are investing strongly in developing sustainable technologies and partnerships - their next fully c...Jump to post
Maybe a lean 1.5 aisle A300/A310/A330 replacement for up to 300 passengers single class. Very nice rendering, keesje, and I'm inclined to agree with you. By the way, what do you mean by 1.5 aisle? Especially as PM points out: The A330neo won't last forever and it's a big jump from the A321 to the A...Jump to post
I'm sure this has been asked before. With Boeing: It's pretty much out there: They're planning on (possibly)? embarking on their first clean-sheet aircraft with the NMA 797. Of course, with the MAX issues and the A321XLR muddying the business case, to invest ~$20 billion into a new program that'll n...Jump to post
flipdewaf wrote:I think RR have stepped back from the variable pitch part of the system and are just going for the gearbox.
Can someone explain to me why no one has the Bristol Brabazon as #1 on this list?? One flying demonstrator (that didn't even have its interior configured), and ZERO orders.Jump to post
Across various types: How do the effectiveness of speed brakes vary on different aircraft? (I'm guessing they're all next to useless < 220kn). Any more/less effective than others?Jump to post
rjsampson, with regard to your general subject matter, “Captains admonishing FO’s for using speed brake on descent,” keep in mind while the entire “livin’ the dream” series is quite humorous, it is not completely accurate and most situations have been substantially enhanced for entertainment purpos...Jump to post
I noticed on the pprune forums that pilots were especially annoyed in these situations in the 757, describing the wing as the "cleanest" airplane you'll fly. Didn't check the time stamp on it... I'm sure there are "cleaner" airplanes nowadays... Forgive my ignorance: How do "...Jump to post
I was watching the (extremely hilarious) "Livin' the Dream!" videos about all the annoying things that pilots experience (highly recommended). Here's a part of one I found interesting: https://youtu.be/5-knyUBbpgI?t=108 Gist of it is: Captains frequently admonish FOs for using the speed br...Jump to post
Wow, I just took a look at the GE Catalyst. Looks like it could be a PT6 killer. Designed initially just for the Cessna Denali, I wonder how many other airframes into which it would be incorporated. Might future versions of mainstays like the King Air switch from the PT6 to the Catalyst? If they did...Jump to post
RE: MCRD, (1) any building can be demolished. In fact, MCRD San Diego was on the BRAC list in 2005. Only lobbying efforts to remove it from the list saved the base. MCRD needs to be demolished and the airport expanded. MCRD will NEVER be demolished. From Wiki: "MCRD's mission is the initial tra...Jump to post
From flying into uncontrolled airports, I usually key the mic to turn the lights on to the highest setting. Seems like most large airports keep their runway lights on a low setting. When I'm looking at the airfield as a passenger, the lights are almost invisible and the field looks dark, except for ...Jump to post
Had they not been grounded, of course.
It must be hundreds, worldwide? Seems like the airlines aren't quite feeling the pain yet -- although WN had to cancel 5% of their flights this summer. They seem to be the most affected. I wonder when this will start causing more hurt to airlines. Thoughts?
Jet aircraft (all) - L1011 Regional jet - E-Jet E2 Narrow body jet - 727 Wide body jet - L1011 Twinjet - 757 Trijet - 727 Quadjet - A340-600 Propeller aircraft (all) - King Air 350i Propeller general aviation - MU-2 Piston engine aircraft - Lancair IV Turboprop aircraft - Tu-142 Unusual commercial a...Jump to post
To the OP, I’m sure we’re all sorry for the “Airplane” references. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, go find it somewhere and prepare to laugh til it hurts. No apologies, that was actually kind of the point. To see if that scenario could actually play out in real life, and have a few laughs doing ...Jump to post
Yflyer wrote:I don't know... that plane has four engines. It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.
Hmmm... Sounds quite a lot like the plot of AIRPLANE. :) I wasn't aware that there was a movie with this scenario... I just made this up as a thought experiment. I also forgot to mention that the controller had been drinking and taking amphetamines on the job. Sniffing the glue finally took him out...Jump to post
Apologies if this has been asked before, but here's the scenario: The captain, FO, and FE have all succumbed to severe food poisoning. A doctor on board confirms that half of the passengers also have the same condition, and the flight must land ASAP. The only passenger with flight experience on boar...Jump to post
I do know that Wheel Tug has a working system, and it works. So there must be enough space and power to make it work. One can retrofit it onto existing aircraft. Including a 737. It goes in the nose wheel. Installed over night. Comes with a camera to help you back away from the gate. You can watch ...Jump to post
You have to scroll up some, IDKW. http://www.boeing.com/commercial/737max/737-max-winglets/#/overview The max wingtip is called the AT winglet. Vid in the wind tunnel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD828p9Nt0U Fair enough -- certainly explains why the split winglet is more efficient than a tradit...Jump to post
...taking a break from other 737 MAX threads, I've always wondered: Why doesn't the aircraft have the Split Scimitars like those fitted on the NGs? They look nearly identical, except for that sweep on their tips (which make them look like scimitar swords). Was there no real aerodynamic benefit to th...Jump to post
KSAN. Its single runway will be maxed out in 10 years. Unfortunately, all proposals (namely, joint use of Miramar Marine Corps Air Station) will not happen, so San Diego is pretty stuck.Jump to post
I think they should rename the airport "Charles Lindbergh International Airport". What was the last airline to operate 757s at SAN? Absolutely not. I say "Good riddance" to the name "Lindbergh Field" and that mural. So Lindbergh solo'ed across the Atlantic. There have ...Jump to post
Breed is irrelevant. ER statistics have Labradors as the leading breed for dog bites causing human injury. Not pit bulls. "Labradors are #1 at Dog Bites (because they are the most common large dog)" You have to look at it as Attacks by Breed/Population of Breed. In addition to this, nobod...Jump to post
ewt340 wrote:Yeah, just ban all dogs altogether in the cabin.
Shepherds were the iconic dog for blind guide dogs, the preferred dog of “the seeing eye” organization. But over time retrievers have proven better choices and now many guide dog groups dont train shepherds at all. Retrievers are more relaxed and shepherds are often triggered by children and cats i...Jump to post
I second the cracking down on ESAs. Interestingly, I mostly fly DL with a Trained Working Service Dog and I guess per the American with Disabilities Act, DL just takes my word for it, which I don't understand. I provide documentation nonetheless. They key here is TRAINED WSD. Even more important tha...Jump to post
2nd busiest single runway airport in the world Third Fourth actually, has been overtaken by Istanbul Sabiha-Gökcen (31M). Edit: actually, London-Stansted (28M) did also overtake SAN. Thanks for the correction. And exactly my point. MORE INTERNATIONAL GATES, SAN DIEGO! We have Japan, London, Germany...Jump to post
Just found out that Malev operated all variants of the 737 classic (300/400/500). As a bonus they also operated the 737-200. They also almost operated the entire 737NG-series, only the 900 is missing. I think that Frontier Airlines also falls into that category (minus the 900 as well) before their ...Jump to post
KSAN. 2nd largest city in California, 2nd busiest single runway airport in the world, with the fewest gates among major cities. Here's how I'd sponsor it: I'D FUND THE MASTER EXPANSION PLAN ALREADY, TO STOP DILLY-DALLYING! Our City Council's level of competence has also been rated among the the leas...Jump to post
Short answer: yes you can always get aviation in your life. There are many facets of aviation - airline flying is just a small subset. What part of aviation are you interested in? Can you obtain a class 1 medical? What part of your vision is f**** up? Just saw your post but I need to get rest befor...Jump to post
Quick background about me: I'm [was] IFR certified and learned how to fly a plane before I before I learned how to drive a car (Glider License on my 14th birthday, powered solo on my 16th birthday, Checkride to a PPL on my 17th birthday... and then I had to go to college. (Got several degrees in ha...Jump to post
ATL. When I fly from Atlanta to Atlanta I still have to change planes in Atlanta. I hate that. One time when I was flying Atlanta to Atlanta we got diverted to Atlanta. They wouldn’t let anyone off... Forgive my ignorance: But what does flying from "Atlanta to Atlanta" mean? Is there a di...Jump to post
I can't imagine there are significant takeoff distances on a dry runway of the aforementioned runway types that would factor into calculations... Specifically, I'd be interested if there are any appreciable distance on grooved vs. non-grooved runways (I'm guessing grooved runways add a little bit of...Jump to post
Our airline has aircraft awaiting delivery from Airbus, but can’t import the aircraft due to the shutdown, but even if they could import it, the FAA inspectors aren’t able to add the aircraft to the airline opspecs in order for us to put the aircraft into revenue service. Thank you, Woodreau, for b...Jump to post
Glad to hear it, 747Whale. Would anyone else care to share their experience?
Seems like there's no resolution in sight on this one. I wouldn't be surprised if this could last months. In which case: Do any of you think that problems will really start presenting themselves?
** We can all agree that the shutdown is a very bad thing. But let's keep politics out of this discussion ** I know there's some ATC on this forum. I believe you're not getting paid? TSA is calling in sick in droves. Delta put out a statement that 94% of passengers at KATL are still making it throug...Jump to post
Antoher varition on the RTO is the use of the word "STOP" as apposed to reject. Either pilot can call it, but only the PIC can actually do it. STOP in lieu of Reject is used with multi-national crews where languages may differ. The word abort is not a Boeing term for training purposes. In...Jump to post
I'm sorry to say this but: An. All-electric. 121 Aircraft. Will. NEVER. happen. Trains? Absolutely. The most efficient form of transportation there is (steel wheels on steel brakes) will certainly be all-electric, and many are already. As for electric cars being close the majority of cars on the fut...Jump to post
Oh no, I don't think he's gonna like that thread. I'm apologizing ahead of time. Yeah, he probably won't like that thread at all: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=774999 Well over 100 responses, and I think I counted over 25 people with direct Learjet 2x/3x experience, none of them p...Jump to post
I've got a lot of respect for the thought and design that Bill Lear put into the Learjet. I spent several years in them, including research flying them in thunderstorm penetrations. Having not flown a Learjet, I'm not qualified to comment on much, lest thunderstorm penetration. But oh boy, the comm...Jump to post
I've brought this up before: So many YouTube videos from the cockpit during takeoff show the PF using 2 hands on the Yoke during rotation. I've never understood this. Makes me wonder if certain aircraft are indeed "heavier" on the controls. Or maybe (as a previous instructor once told me),...Jump to post
rjsampson wrote:Jump to postFrancoflier wrote:It is still a very elegant design, especially since the technology to make fan gearboxes didn't exist back then.
What about the GTF on the Lycoming ALF 502 engines on the BAe 146? Seems like those came out around the same time as the RB211?
It is still a very elegant design, especially since the technology to make fan gearboxes didn't exist back then. I thinking asked this on another thread: I fail to understand why the N1 GTF is now considered a “revolutionary’ advance. From turboprops to turnoshafts: Reduction gears from the LPT are...Jump to post
The ALF 502 makes a strong argument that tank engines shouldn’t be used in aviation. Can’t speak for the 146, but they were hand grenades waiting to explode on the CL-600 Was the ALF Gas Generator ever used on a tank? I know there were variants used as turboshafts for Choppers and turboprops, but d...Jump to post
On a semi-related note RE: startup procedures unique to airlines: Is it just me, or does SW start the engine as soon as the tractor starts pushing? Other airlines seem to wait until they're positioned. The most common route I fly for work in SAN -> ATL and back. At both airports, SW starts as soon ...Jump to post