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by C46
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Loudest Reverse-thrust On Landing
Replies: 25
Views: 11957

RE: Loudest Reverse-thrust On Landing

C-5A/B with the GE TF-39 engines.

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by C46
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Debugging A Live Saturn V
Replies: 4
Views: 3771

RE: Debugging A Live Saturn V

Awesome!!

Big achievements are only made by the smallest amount of anonymous acts.

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by C46
Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brilliant Design Defies Obsolesence?
Replies: 25
Views: 6083

RE: Brilliant Design Defies Obsolesence?

I'll add another approach – the GE TF39 engine. I think the high-bypass turbofan engines derived from the TF-39 will far outlast us. Absolutely brilliant in its design.

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by C46
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-58 Hustler Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 16107

RE: B-58 Hustler Thread

Great thread Geezer! I think this video has been posted before but since you have a dedicated thread, it's worth posting again  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Basically an emergency landing but amazing stami...

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by C46
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 50 Years Ago Last B-52 Built Delivered To Air Forc
Replies: 29
Views: 22903

RE: 50 Years Ago Last B-52 Built Delivered To Air Forc

One question I had was regarding the amount of average flying hours amassed for these aircraft. I found this and hope it’s valid – if not please discount/correct. <a href="http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/systems/b-52-life.htm" target="_blank">http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/systems/b-52-life.htm...

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by C46
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thrust Reverse Noise.
Replies: 17
Views: 8961

RE: Thrust Reverse Noise.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tdscanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">tdscanuck</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Me too. I first learned that back in und...

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by C46
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ice Pilots... American 777
Replies: 13
Views: 20318

RE: Ice Pilots... American 777

Thanks Viscount - I should have opened the second link  

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by C46
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ice Pilots... American 777
Replies: 13
Views: 20318

RE: Ice Pilots... American 777

Looks like a UA 777 to me  

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by C46
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 Rewing Question
Replies: 8
Views: 7856

RE: C-5 Rewing Question

Hi David – I worked on the C-5 from 87-91. By that time the wing mods were done and I was at Travis, we didn’t have any white birds (the grey-white livery). I do recall they were originally returned to the bases after the wing mod with the Euro 1 paint job on the wing itself minus the slats, flaps, ...

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by C46
Sat May 26, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boneyard B747 Takeoff
Replies: 41
Views: 27653

RE: Boneyard B747 Takeoff

At least there wasn't a tail strike  

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by C46
Sat May 19, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR Throttles
Replies: 7
Views: 7763

RE: ATR Throttles

Just a wild guess but I'd wonder if it is to allow enough space between the power levers (left side) and the condition levers (right side) so as not to unintentionally move both or jam a finger/thumb between the two?

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by C46
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Are All Bizjets Rear-Engine/T-Tail?
Replies: 41
Views: 12961

RE: Why Are All Bizjets Rear-Engine/T-Tail?

Wouldn't it also be quieter in the cabin with rear mounted engines which would be a good selling point for folks trying to be productive on a business trip?

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by C46
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Best 747 Video
Replies: 17
Views: 9934

RE: The Best 747 Video

Such a shame that we were never able to see a -400 in Pan Am or TWA livery. Especially since it was Pan Am that gave rise to the 747 program.

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by C46
Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Has Pax Removed Due To "perceived" Threat
Replies: 164
Views: 22204

RE: Pilot Has Pax Removed Due To "perceived" Threat

Well said pnd100. I, like the overwheming majority here just wanted to see the facts behind the conclusions people were coming to. Otherwise it gets ugly real quick.

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by C46
Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Has Pax Removed Due To "perceived" Threat
Replies: 164
Views: 22204

RE: Pilot Has Pax Removed Due To "perceived" Threat

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Kaiarahi" class="quote" target="_blank">Kaiarahi</a> (<a href="#143" class="quote">Reply 143</a>):<br/><i>Quoting MoltenRock (Reply 142): I've a...

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by C46
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Has Pax Removed Due To "perceived" Threat
Replies: 164
Views: 22204

RE: Pilot Has Pax Removed Due To "perceived" Threat

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RVV2011" class="quote" target="_blank">RVV2011</a> (<a href="#118" class="quote">Reply 118</a>):<br/><i>What's the threshold though? Do you reac...

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by C46
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Has Pax Removed Due To "perceived" Threat
Replies: 164
Views: 22204

RE: Pilot Has Pax Removed Due To "perceived" Threat

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/c46" class="quote" target="_blank">c46</a> (<a href="#112" class="quote">Reply 112</a>):<br/><i>Quoting MoltenRock (Reply 111): This white, olde...

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by C46
Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Has Pax Removed Due To "perceived" Threat
Replies: 164
Views: 22204

RE: Pilot Has Pax Removed Due To "perceived" Threat

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MoltenRock" class="quote" target="_blank">MoltenRock</a> (<a href="#111" class="quote">Reply 111</a>):<br/><i>This white, older, pilot, (accordi...

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by C46
Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Has Pax Removed Due To "perceived" Threat
Replies: 164
Views: 22204

RE: Pilot Has Pax Removed Due To "perceived" Threat

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MoltenRock" class="quote" target="_blank">MoltenRock</a> (<a href="#106" class="quote">Reply 106</a>):<br/><i>What particular "behavior" did thi...

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by C46
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5A Legacy Fleet Shrinking
Replies: 27
Views: 13610

RE: C-5A Legacy Fleet Shrinking

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ebj1248650" class="quote" target="_blank">ebj1248650</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>This raises the question of whether th...

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by C46
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Engineer Really Needed?
Replies: 51
Views: 13574

RE: Flight Engineer Really Needed?

I thought Qantas initially kept the 3 crew layout with the B767 but I'm not sure if that was due to union demands - thought it was. For the early jets yes, you needed the <acronym title="Royal Khmer Airlines (Cambodia)">FE</acronym> for what Starlionblue explained. Especially as well for the props. ...

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by C46
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What if Boeing Was To Make A Super Twin?
Replies: 53
Views: 24914

RE: What If Boeing Was To Make A Super Twin?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/redflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">redflyer</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>I agree that it would be massively expensi...

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by C46
Fri May 20, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could Airbus Build An AN124 And C-5 Replacement?
Replies: 27
Views: 10953

RE: Could Airbus Build An AN124 And C-5 Replacement?

Another thought for a clean-sheet design would be the BWB. For outsize cargo this might be a viable option. I'm sure the pros/cons have been discussed in detail in other threads but it'd still be interesting to see if it ever comes to fruition. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quo...

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by C46
Thu May 19, 2011 5:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could Airbus Build An AN124 And C-5 Replacement?
Replies: 27
Views: 10953

RE: Could Airbus Build An AN124 And C-5 Replacement?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SEPilot" class="quote" target="_blank">SEPilot</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Both Airbus and Boeing are eminently capable...

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by C46
Sat May 07, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Has Anybody Here Ever Been A Passenger On A C-5?
Replies: 16
Views: 18681

RE: Has Anybody Here Ever Been A Passenger On A C-5?

Yup – I was a flying crew chief on the C-5 a long time ago so I was able to mostly ride upfront. However, I also rode frequently in the back (TDYs, etc.) so I experienced both ends if you will. From a PAX perspective sitting in the rear, it was usually loud and could be cold. Seemed like it was eith...

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by C46
Sat May 07, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Differing R/T Levers Airbus
Replies: 5
Views: 3624

RE: Differing R/T Levers Airbus

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Chamonix" class="quote" target="_blank">Chamonix</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Any other aircraft that have a slamback ar...

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by C46
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: C-17 Parked In Reverse Thrust Config?
Replies: 10
Views: 9260

RE: C-17 Parked In Reverse Thrust Config?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BMI727" class="quote" target="_blank">BMI727</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Is that in the manual?</i></font></td></tr></t...

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by C46
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Influential Jet Engine Design?
Replies: 30
Views: 12052

RE: Most Influential Jet Engine Design?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/faro" class="quote" target="_blank">faro</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>what is it that makes axials so much more complica...

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by C46
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Influential Jet Engine Design?
Replies: 30
Views: 12052

RE: Most Influential Jet Engine Design?

Not a single answer but I would go with the engine derivatives progressing from the Lockheed C-5 program: the TF-39 (CF6 derivatives) and the JT9D (derived from Pratt and Whitney’s entry into the C-5 engine competition – forgot what that was called). These both paved the way to the hi-bypass turbofa...

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by C46
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is This A 741 Or 742?
Replies: 27
Views: 5519

Is This A 741 Or 742?

Hi Chamonix - using the photo serach engine, just select the 747-400 and enter 400D in the keywords  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> As an aside, I only wish there were more classics with the Aviation Partner...

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by C46
Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is This A 741 Or 742?
Replies: 27
Views: 5519

Is This A 741 Or 742?

And there were some KLM -200's converted into the SUD, as well as a couple of JAL -100's built with the SUD in the 80s. So now you could possibly confuse -100, -200, and -300  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> ...

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by C46
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd Nosewheel Types
Replies: 37
Views: 8224

RE: Odd Nosewheel Types

C-5 NLG retracts backwards. Facilitates the kneeling process as well.

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by C46
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is The 744 Closer To 741 Or 748?
Replies: 4
Views: 4941

RE: Is The 744 Closer To 741 Or 748?

I think there were bigger leaps in materials, avionics, engines, etc. between the -100 and -400 then between the -400 and -8. Not to say there aren't significant improvements and innovations between the -400 and -8, but the -400 was basically an entirely new airplane whereas the -8 seems to be more ...

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by C46
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 Various Tail Heights
Replies: 15
Views: 10818

RE: A330 Various Tail Heights

Wonder how much rudder damage is/was caused by the aircraft being in the docks and someone switched on hyd without ensuring the rudder was clear from the stands  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Sometimes it's...

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by C46
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Sounds
Replies: 30
Views: 7237

RE: Engine Sounds

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ZANL188" class="quote" target="_blank">ZANL188</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>No "engine sounds" thread is complete with...

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