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by rjsampson
Wed May 04, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Languishing predator that once conquered the fourholers' empire - the future of Boeing 777
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

Re: Languishing predator that once conquered the fourholers' empire - the future of Boeing 777

Yeah that was a massive post! But let's at least acknowledge the effort Mario put into it. I skimmed it quickly for something to which we could respond which is: Regardless of the overall course of the events in 777X's development and the long delay of its introduction in the regular service, the qu...

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by rjsampson
Wed May 04, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Only: Best Cockpit Visit Or Aircraft Tour Story!
Replies: 14
Views: 963

Re: Passengers Only: Best Cockpit Visit Or Aircraft Tour Story!

1998: Lufthansa A340-300. One of the greatest memories of my life! I was 16 and in flight school. I was departing ATL for FRA, to spend 3 weeks backpacking through Europe. On boarding, I was able to sneak a look into the cockpit and say "hi". During the flight, I had been talking it up wit...

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by rjsampson
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large Cities with the most leakage from local airport
Replies: 36
Views: 2519

Re: Large Cities with the most leakage from local airport

I don't think PHL has all that much leakage. SAN does, though some of that is to TIJ and SNA, not just LAX. I don't think SAN has much leakage, outside of international flights. SAN has domestic flights pretty well covered, especially with the high WN presence (and solid DL and UA). San Diego would...

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by rjsampson
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Throttle levers on 4+ engined aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 3480

Re: Throttle levers on 4+ engined aircraft

Then technically it is thrust in a diesel car. Well, no. Cars do not produce thrust. I never did understand where/when/why the distinction between "thrust lever" and "throttle" came about. The term "throttle" refers to restricting flow of a fluid through a pipe by mean...

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by rjsampson
Thu Mar 31, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 242593

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Aviation Sources in Russia report that Rosaviatsia fell victim to a hacker attack started on last Saturday (Mar 26th 2022), which wiped out their entire database and files consisting of 65 Terabytes of data including e-mail of 1.5 years, documents, aircraft registration data. ... Rosaviatsia blames...

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by rjsampson
Sat Mar 26, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 242593

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

There might be exotic workarounds and custom build parts needed to keep them flying. But finally this will become a logistics nightmare, very expensive and nothing to do commercial services with. This would not match Russia's high aviation standards. You hit the nail on the head, noshow. Should eve...

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by rjsampson
Sat Mar 19, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 242593

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

This will continue to be a quagmire.. I hypothetically disagree. While my opinion is slightly outside of aviation: I don't see the conflict of being an ongoing quagmire. Something (frankly many things that we cannot predict) will occur. From an aviation standpoint: 100 Switchblade 300 "suicide...

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by rjsampson
Thu Mar 17, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For all the A&Ps reading the following: We really need your help
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Re: For all the A&Ps reading the following: We really need your help

Yeah I can’t imagine. My contact there started volunteering there 25 years ago (and he’s not a machinist). There were 200 volunteers then. Now there are 15. I can’t imagine what it has been like, gradually losing over 150+ friends over that time, for him. That’s why the airliner.net community could ...

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by rjsampson
Thu Mar 17, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For all the A&Ps reading the following: We really need your help
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Re: For all the A&Ps reading the following: We really need your help

flybaurlax wrote:
Are you on facebook? I would suggest reaching out to Flights Above the Pacific Southwest Facebook group. You might get some traction there as well.


Thanks, I just sent a request to join!

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by rjsampson
Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 242593

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

I do wonder two questions, and maybe some pilots can chime in on this: 1) How long can a given A320 fly before needing spare parts outside of MEL? 2) Once Russia runs out: I could easily see directives from Putin's government to Aeroflot to continue flying (unless it's a major part missing). I'm sur...

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by rjsampson
Wed Mar 16, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 242593

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Some of these sanctions will put Russian Airline safety in jeopardy, and that I can't support...Yes, I understand the fundamentals of the sanctions. I do. But I just can't wrap my mind around putting any civilians safety at jeopardy. I understand how you feel, but you can't blame the sanctions, as ...

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by rjsampson
Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If anyone knows A&Ps, we need your help.
Replies: 5
Views: 2633

Re: If anyone knows A&Ps, we need your help.

Flflyer83 wrote:

Have you reached out to the A&P unions at the airlines for assistance in reaching their members?


That's an excellent idea. I sent you a PM about this.

Still working on some pictures for everyone. They're gonna be awesome!

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by rjsampson
Wed Mar 16, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If anyone knows A&Ps, we need your help.
Replies: 5
Views: 2633

Re: If anyone knows A&Ps, we need your help.

I'm to far away to help with this in the flesh, but any chance you could provide some pictures? Could help point stuff out that way. Absolutely! I'll head there tomorrow and take some. In the meantime: The Smithsonian Air and Space museum happily turns over any plans or blueprints to us upon reques...

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by rjsampson
Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If anyone knows A&Ps, we need your help.
Replies: 5
Views: 2633

If anyone knows A&Ps, we need your help.

A&Ps: here's the deal. The San Diego Air and Space Museum is more than that. There's a basement. Full of tools, and tooling, spare engines, we even have a "catacombs" of stuff. And the (frankly) dying volunteers had the technical knowhow to recreate, from scratch, an airworthy Ryan NYP...

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by rjsampson
Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For all the A&Ps reading the following: We really need your help
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

For all the A&Ps reading the following: We really need your help

A&Ps: here's the deal. The San Diego Air and Space Museum is more than that. There's a basement. Full of tools, and tooling, spare engines, we even have a "catacombs" of stuff. And the [frankly] dying volunteers had the technical knowhow to recreate, from scratch, an airworthy Ryan NYP...

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by rjsampson
Sun Mar 13, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 242593

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

lightsaber wrote:
Russia cannot meet their near term widebody or large narrowbody demand off domestic production. Only the Russified SU100 seems to be available soon.


I don't see that aircraft lasting long, given that the hot section of its SaM-146 engines are manufactured by SAFRAN.

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by rjsampson
Thu Mar 10, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Status of N757AF (Trump's aircraft), as he's asking supporters to buy him a new plane
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Status of N757AF (Trump's aircraft), as he's asking supporters to buy him a new plane

Keeping the politics aside, as many of you know: Trump was in an aircraft (mistakenly identified as his 757 N757AF - it was actually a Falcon 900) that made and emergency landing after an engine failure. Now he's asking supporters to but him an new plane. As for his 757, Simply Flying has stated: In...

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by rjsampson
Wed Mar 09, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Approach lights
Replies: 24
Views: 4824

Re: Approach lights

Occasionally but rarely, you'll also see approach lighting on non-precision approaches as well (see: RWY 27 at SAN). It's listed as having a MALS approach light installation, without the "running rabbit" flashers (MALSF). It also has ASALF-style red lights leading up to the white touchdown...

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by rjsampson
Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Airbus and Boeing aircraft and sanctions
Replies: 105
Views: 27321

Re: Russian Airbus and Boeing aircraft and sanctions

I asked this earlier in response to the someone claiming Engine Lessors/Manufacturers having the ability to prevent engines from starting, on power-by-the-hour leases. Never got a response. Is this really possible? And if so, would we expect this should these entities not receiving payment from Russ...

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by rjsampson
Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What degree of bank angle is used by jetliners when making large wide turns?
Replies: 15
Views: 2733

Re: What degree of bank angle is used by jetliners when making large wide turns?

You won't see higher bank angles than around 30 degrees typically. At airliner speeds that would lead to unacceptably high g forces for passenger comfort. Aren't g-forces completely independent from the speed of the aircraft? i.e., would you not feel the same 1.5g in a 45 degree bank at 70 knots in...

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by rjsampson
Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 304
Views: 77135

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

Vanity is a keyword here. All Ukrainians I have met in my life have such national pride that they are capable of anything. If parliamentarians who could just run away stay in the country and let them show how to use a gun ( even women ) to defend their country, it speaks a clear language. I can wel...

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by rjsampson
Mon Feb 28, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 304
Views: 77135

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

The Dream is gone. Indeed a sad day for aviation. $3 Billion to make a new Mriya sounds preposterous. Don't see a business case for such an expense. When the war is over, it'll probably be done if nothing to be a memorial, which is greatly deserved. Yep, you can count on the AN-225(M) being rebuilt...

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by rjsampson
Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Airbus and Boeing aircraft and sanctions
Replies: 105
Views: 27321

Re: Russian Airbus and Boeing aircraft and sanctions

I didn't mean while airborne, obviously, that would be criminal. I meant remotely disable them for parked examples. Also, if any are using power-by-the-hour engine contracts, once engine is shut down it does not start again. FMCs can be shut down remotely by their manufacturer? And you're saying th...

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by rjsampson
Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 242593

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related Discussion Thread

atcsundevil wrote:
It's turning back now.


When you say "it's" turning back now, are you referring to an Aeroflot flight to the US?

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by rjsampson
Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 242593

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related Discussion Thread

SU124 is en route to JFK. Non ban from the US so far? https://fr24.com/AFL124/2af5912d Yes, rather surprising that USA hasn’t banned Aeroflot. What are they waiting for? It's probably because the plurality of Aeroflot's passengers to/from the US are United States citizens. My guess, anyway.

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by rjsampson
Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The destination you have flown to from the most airports
Replies: 38
Views: 2715

Re: The destination you have flown to from the most airports

SAN is my airport, but ATL is my most frequent destination (business). Oh man, I've flown to there from a bunch.... SAN (San Diego) LAX (Los Angeles) EWR (Newark) SNA (Santa Ana/John Wayne) LGB (Long Beach) DFW (Dallas) DEN (Denver) MDW (Chicago) LHR (London) LGW (London) FCO (Rome) FRA (Frankfurt) ...

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by rjsampson
Sat Feb 05, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.
Replies: 16
Views: 2848

Re: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.

That must be really darned interesting on the jets that are now converted fire bombers ... It'd wake you up on every pass, over every hilltop. It has probably been disabled for that very reason. I would hope that it hasn't been disabled. I'd bet it would go off on close hilltop passes, but it's sti...

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by rjsampson
Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: POLL QUESTION: Should airlines offer more connecting time at hubs?
Replies: 14
Views: 1027

Re: POLL QUESTION: Should airlines offer more connecting time at hubs?

No, I don't think airlines should "offer" longer layovers beyond what can already be booked. They have every right to keep aircraft in the air as long as possible making money, as opposed to longer times on the ramp generating nothing. Sure it'd be a nice gesture to passengers, but it's ju...

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by rjsampson
Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization
Replies: 63
Views: 5465

Re: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization

I have to wonder why large avionics bays haven't gone by the wayside on newer A/C's. No doubt a modern smart phone has more than enough compute power for every system on the aircraft. Not that I'd be advocating for a central controller or anything. I have heard that a lot of the technology is delibe...

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by rjsampson
Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night Curfew vs. Emergency Landing
Replies: 11
Views: 2463

Re: Night Curfew vs. Emergency Landing

Just because an airport has a curfew doesn't necessarily mean it's closed to all arrivals or departures. I've landed at SAN during curfew countless times as a medevac flight. The airport, tower, and FBO are still fully operational, the only difference was that airport ops would come greet me if my ...

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by rjsampson
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:
Replies: 9
Views: 1928

Re: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:

In a few places, counter-flow operations happen for other operational reasons. SAN in low visibility is a good example. 27 departures are almost universal, but 9 has an ILS and 27 does not so when the marine layer sets in they land and depart over the ocean. Which brings me to another question abou...

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by rjsampson
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now
Replies: 14
Views: 1929

Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now

Curious about Oceanic Clearances. Based on what little I know, it consists of a departing waypoint, and an arrival point on the other side of the ocean. I'm aware that there are multiple tracks that vary in numbers, according to winds, etc. Best I can tell, there are waypoints en route (GPS no doubt...

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by rjsampson
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does moving from the A32x to the A32xNEO require differences training?
Replies: 9
Views: 2263

Does moving from the A32x to the A32xNEO require differences training?

If so, how extensive would is it?

...and I suspect compared to the 737 MAX (pre-tragedy), the differences training would be far less involved?

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by rjsampson
Sun Dec 26, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI vs UA/AC on Usage of Afghan Airspace
Replies: 15
Views: 3977

Re: AI vs UA/AC on Usage of Afghan Airspace

[list=][/list] Within Afghanistan - I heard at work it was Dubai controllers who were doing it under "contract" Along the G500/P550 (the single airway carved out from the US Prohibition), our discussions at work are that's being controlled by Dushanbe ATC. Well that’s interesting. Do you h...

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by rjsampson
Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI vs UA/AC on Usage of Afghan Airspace
Replies: 15
Views: 3977

Re: AI vs UA/AC on Usage of Afghan Airspace

What facilities are providing ATC service within Afghan airspace? Is however that’s structured different than it was before the Taliban overrun the country?

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by rjsampson
Tue Dec 21, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 39
Views: 6036

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

You can always use the gear. :D OK perhaps my senses weren't playing tricks on me. I was a passenger on an A330 last week descending into ATL. They had speed brakes deployed seemingly all the way to pattern altitude, and were retracted just as I heard thrust being applied. A couple of minutes befor...

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by rjsampson
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 63
Views: 10616

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

The worst part of the job was always flying with far right idiots like this Trump has only made them worse, now they’re convinced their views are legitimate and they’re not happy until they impose them on you No politics or religion in the cockpit, simple rule Max Q: You, TB, and a few others are s...

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by rjsampson
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 63
Views: 10616

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

The WN problem is that their pilots have historically come from a more limited regional background than the other big airlines, and some of their hiring rules have favored military pilots (though, that isn't universal - they hate Osprey pilots for some reason). When a big chunk of your pilots are w...

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by rjsampson
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines
Replies: 27
Views: 5955

Re: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines

Yes, it is. I suspect the reason the liner extends forward of the fan is based on the structure of the engine. Based on pictures I've seen, the inlet cowl mounting surface is several inches forward of the fan. In order to install an abradable ling only in the path of the blades, an additional flang...

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by rjsampson
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines
Replies: 27
Views: 5955

Re: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines

The Fan Blade Rubstrip (or Abradable Shroud or Attrition Lining or whatever they're called by other manufacturers) is in the plane of the fan blades. In the pictures of that PW1000G series engines it would be the light gray ring behind the teal colored ring. The teal colored ring should be acoustic...

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by rjsampson
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Complicated, by design. But is it really?
Replies: 20
Views: 3777

Re: Complicated, by design. But is it really?

Touch screens is a hard no for me. I hate them in my car. Nice part of an airplane flight deck is tactile feel. Snippet from the "Living the Dream" videos. Tried to keep it relevant by timestamping it on the last 40 seconds. https://youtu.be/5-knyUBbpgI?t=178 The last 3 seconds? "Why...

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by rjsampson
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Complicated, by design. But is it really?
Replies: 20
Views: 3777

Re: Complicated, by design. But is it really?

Touch screens is a hard no for me. I hate them in my car. Nice part of an airplane flight deck is tactile feel. Snippet from the "Living the Dream" videos. Tried to keep it relevant by timestamping it on the last 30 seconds. https://youtu.be/5-knyUBbpgI?t=178 The last 2 seconds? "Why...

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by rjsampson
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls-Royce To Start Testing Its Geared Big Ultrafan
Replies: 18
Views: 6274

Re: Rolls-Royce To Start Testing Its Geared Big Ultrafan

One with variable fan blade angles? https://youtu.be/zW66-EFvj64?t=60 Article: https://travelandaviation.com/rolls-royce-to-ground-test-its-biggest-engine-yet-in-2022/ I've been following the Ultrafan since its inception, and it seems that the variable fan blades were dropped from all renderings, m...

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by rjsampson
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Re: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?

Those are the packs you can hear in that location as well as the pack cooling fans. The pack cooling fans turn off automatically after the flaps are retracted. I'm guessing the fans don't contribute much too much to the noise, as when the flaps are fully retracted in OP's video, the sound persists....

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by rjsampson
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?
Replies: 46
Views: 2376

Re: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?

Since living in San Diego (from 1999), I have only ever used SAN and the occasional LAX. But when starting a trip at LAX, I use Amtrak to Union Station and then the FlyAway shuttle. And that's ONLY if it's a late afternoon departure. I came to San Diego for school around the same time you did (2000...

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by rjsampson
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can you talk with a handheld transreceiver to aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 2164

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

Surprised NavCanada didn’t bill the bathtub guy. The Toronto Center controller was just so.... polite. Didn't seem miffed in the least. Maybe that's Canadian politeness. Nonetheless.... I wonder if a report would have been made after the Bathtub Guy did a radio check right after Center was talking ...

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by rjsampson
Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can you talk with a handheld transreceiver to aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 2164

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

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvA_-linhg8

That’s obviously ill-advised. Can someone chime in on whether or not this was against the law? I suspect not. He identified himself accurately!
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Handhelds can have plenty of range.

Here’s an example of someone talking to Toronto ATC …. From his bathtub!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvA_-linhg8

That’s obviously ill-advised. Can someone chime in on whether or not this was against the law? I suspect not. He identified himself accurately!

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by rjsampson
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes up of the JT3D hush kit?
Replies: 12
Views: 1480

Re: What makes up of the JT3D hush kit?

There was a hushkit fitted to early 707s, which looks pretty bizarre. I've heard it referred to as the "Buck Rogers". I can't imagine that this was tremendously effective (hence, why it was so difficult to find an image of it): https://i.stack.imgur.com/z6Eji.jpg Would you guys think that ...

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by rjsampson
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 3402

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

How wonderful to have you here, N47!! You have summoned me good sir! My bread and butter is actually ground based nav systems so i should be able to shed some light. . In an earlier post, I asked a couple of questions about the stations themselves. Would you be so kind to explain? What accounts for ...

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by rjsampson
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In revenue service, could the DC-10 land without using reverse thrust?
Replies: 22
Views: 2838

Re: In revenue service, could the DC-10 land without using reverse thrust?

3 installed, 2 required. One can be put on MEL. But, as Starlionblue indicated, the aircraft are certified to stop without their use. Can the AC be dispatched with either #1 or #3 inop? How many airliners have thrust reverse on MEL for dispatch? Or does this vary by the conditions for a given fligh...

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