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by btfarrwm
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1312
Views: 191594

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I'm curious about safety measures being taken on the Kalitta 747F being used for evacuations. How many seats are allowed? Where are the emergency exits? What about O2 masks in case of depressurization?

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by btfarrwm
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 26775

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

OP deserves more respect as if pundits here are not aware that airlines and industries uses normalized cabin for calculating CASM. What a shame! Also, the comment shaming someone for using CASM over CASK is just silly. AFAIK, the nautical mile is still the standard unit of distance used across avia...

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by btfarrwm
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 29982

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

Take note Delta this how you Handle an engine problem on Departure. It's wrong to equate the two situations. The AC 767 experienced an issue with a landing gear and an engine. The pilots were right to stay airborne to lighten the load to maximize the prospect of a safe landing. The Delta 777 had an...

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by btfarrwm
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 734
Views: 105042

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

It's amazing how much people will pay to save 1hr on the LA freeways...the helicopter flight looks like it would have taken 30-45 minutes (if completed) and the time estimate for the drive at 9AM on Sunday (from Google Maps) is 1h 15m to 1h 45m.

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by btfarrwm
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 734
Views: 105042

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

That is exactly my take. If the ASD-B is correct (and there really is no other data with no black box, unless radar turns up) he was climbing through the cloud deck (which he said he was doing in an ATC call moments before the crash) and lost control of the craft (stall?) or had a mechanical failur...

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by btfarrwm
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 734
Views: 105042

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

hivue wrote:
enilria wrote:

How did he get past Burbank? Transition? Go around it? Fly under a shelf?


He was given instructions by ATC to follow I-5 and then the 101 SVFR around Burbank and then he was handed off to Van Nuys and then to SoCal ATC.

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by btfarrwm
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 734
Views: 105042

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

The pilot, as well as the remainder of the nine victims have been identified. The pilot was 50 yrs old, was instrument-rated and also a flight-instructor with a good reputation according to these articles... https://globintel.com/usa/ara-zobayan-bio-wiki-age/ https://hollywoodlife.com/feature/who-is...

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by btfarrwm
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 734
Views: 105042

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

https://youtu.be/B0pQfgi9ZqU



Interesting that they never contacted SoCal after being handed off from Van Nuys ATC. It would be interesting to see they radar track overlaid on Google Maps to see how closely they were following the freeways.
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B757capt wrote:



Interesting that they never contacted SoCal after being handed off from Van Nuys ATC. It would be interesting to see they radar track overlaid on Google Maps to see how closely they were following the freeways.

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by btfarrwm
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 734
Views: 105042

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Which ATC station would have control over this flight at the time of the crash?

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by btfarrwm
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 78905

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Move production back to the McD&D facilities in Long Beach. Better weather. (Tongue firmly planted in cheek).

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by btfarrwm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 55862

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

It doesn’t in fact most airplanes can’t dump fuel. A big difference between MTOW and MLW would be a reason to include the ability to jettison fuel, right? Otherwise it's likely not needed. Yes that’s a reason fuel jettison is included in the Jet....if you can obviously reduce the weight to MLW but ...

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by btfarrwm
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about flying between antipodes...
Replies: 6
Views: 1800

Question about flying between antipodes...

When flying long-haul between two cities that are very close to antipodes in orientation (ie. New York to Sydney or Mexico to India), would flight plans fly both legs in the same direction (ie. always flying East) to take advantage of the earth's rotation and prevailing winds?

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by btfarrwm
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1871 EWR-LAX return to EWR due to flames from engine
Replies: 12
Views: 3350

Re: UA 1871 EWR-LAX return to EWR due to flames from engine

Did they dump fuel on Bayonne and Jersey City?

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by btfarrwm
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 55862

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

To be more accurate, ATC asked if they needed to HOLD for dumping fuel. The pilot's only answer to that question was "Negative". The question from ATC was ambiguous. Does this situation get investigated by the FAA to the point that data on the CVR would be analysed? That would be very int...

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by btfarrwm
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 55862

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

It’s insanity that they never told atc they were dumping. ATC even asked if they needed to dump and they didn’t say they were. To be more accurate, ATC asked if they needed to HOLD for dumping fuel. The pilot's only answer to that question was "Negative". The question from ATC was ambiguo...

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by btfarrwm
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2711
Views: 284219

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

Iran is now saying that the US shot down the plane by hacking the missiles or caused it to be shot down by hacking the ATC system. https://www.ibtimes.sg/iran-claims-us-cyberattack-led-weapons-operator-confusing-ukraine-plane-american-cruise-missile-37718 Thanks for the link. Excerpts from the arti...

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by btfarrwm
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2711
Views: 284219

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

The evidence seems to point to the first missile hitting the plane just below the cockpit almost certainly killing the pilots. That would also correspond with losing ADSB at that point. The plane continued to fly until hit by the second missile. The investigation and recorders (if still functioning...

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by btfarrwm
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 55862

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

A couple of observations from the full LiveATC recordings...you can hear two pilot's voices at different times, so they were handing off pilot-flying and pilot-monitoring duties. They were asked about a fuel dump by the departure controller and then handed off to the approach controller and it appea...

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btfarrwm wrote:
Here is a link to the LiveATC recording for LAX departure. Delta 89 Heavy makes first audio contact at ~3m20s into the recording.

https://archive-server.liveatc.net/kbur ... -1930Z.mp3


Pilots request return to airport at 4m00s

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by btfarrwm
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 55862

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

https://archive-server.liveatc.net/kbur ... -1930Z.mp3
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Here is a link to the LiveATC recording for LAX departure. Delta 89 Heavy makes first audio contact at ~3m20s into the recording.

https://archive-server.liveatc.net/kbur ... -1930Z.mp3

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by btfarrwm
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 55862

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

https://twitter.com/FAANews/status/1217213895066169345
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The FAA will be investigating, according to their Twitter feed...

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https://twitter.com/FAANews/status/1217213895066169345

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by btfarrwm
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2711
Views: 284219

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

This also stood out to me. The Reuters report quoted Canadian intelligence, and you can be sure that they were in contact with the Americans before coming to the conclusion the plane wasn’t shot down. One explanation for the revelations coming out today about satellite data is simple. It took time ...

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by btfarrwm
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2711
Views: 284219

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

If this is the response of the head of Iran's Civil Aviation board regarding the missile theory, confidence in their ability to perform a competent investigation just took a big hit... The head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Authority is questioning the US allegation that Iran mistakenly shot down a Ukrai...

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by btfarrwm
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2711
Views: 284219

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Just curious, when people are making assumptions about the plane's flight path and behavior after becoming crippled, are we talking about the true altitude above the ground? The plane was at 8,000 ft above sea-level, but the altitude in Tehran is listed as 3,900 ft.

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by btfarrwm
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2711
Views: 284219

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Pentagon official, a senior U.S. intelligence official and an Iraqi intelligence official told Newsweek that the Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Tehran was struck by an anti-aircraft missile. https://www.newsweek.com/iranians-shot-down-ukraine-flight-mistake-sources-1481313?amp=1 A missile would...

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by btfarrwm
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 60780

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

So there was a failure 3x at what is ever expected in the most extreme real life situation ever. Why is this stuff news? How do you get 3X? Ultimate load is 1.5X expected maximum in-service load. you Uhm, read the article? To be fair, the plane was pressurized to a greater extent (3X) than required...

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by btfarrwm
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 60780

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

I hope aviation engineers can weigh in, but the keel of an airplane is one of the things that should never-ever fail. To be fair to Boeing, the article states they chose to stress the frame beyond what was required, (simultaneously stressing the wings and keel under high cabin pressure)...but the fi...

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by btfarrwm
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?
Replies: 98
Views: 17479

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?

SIN-EWR was started as an all-J layout. Even on the A350, it’s First, Business and Premium Economy. I think they want to do research on ULH flights in economy class for one.

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by btfarrwm
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 11907

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

It doesn’t look like it was a tug that stopped the cart but a baggage-loading vehicle.

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by btfarrwm
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 605233

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I’m little more than an aviation enthusiast and not a pilot or engineer. That being said, I can’t see the logic of an automated system that manipulates the trim tabs instead of the elevator when the desired outcome is to avoid a stall. It makes no sense (at least to me).

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by btfarrwm
Mon May 23, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Too Much Capacity
Replies: 110
Views: 26848

RE: Airports With Too Much Capacity

PHF in Newport News, VA has an entire concourse that is not being used.

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by btfarrwm
Thu May 19, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 74122

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 3

Maybe the plane was hijacked a la 9/11 and the left turn seen by the Greeks was interpreted as a turn towards Israel and the Israelis shot it down.

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by btfarrwm
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 744 IAD -> Norfolk
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

UA 744 IAD -> Norfolk

Looked up on Saturday afternoon in Williamsburg VA and saw a 744. That's very unusual, so I looked it up and saw this: <a href="http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2290/history/20160416/2010Z/KIAD/KNGU." target="_blank">http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U.../history/20160416/2010Z/KIAD/KNGU.</a> ...

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by btfarrwm
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Says No India B/c Of ME3
Replies: 137
Views: 19841

RE: Delta Says No India B/c Of ME3

"Add into that mix if a US carrier would spend the money to upgrade the inflight product and train crews to the level that the ME3 does they would be a formidable force." The reason US carriers don't match the level of service of the ME3 is because US passengers don't want to pay for that level of s...

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by btfarrwm
Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Place To Begin Takeoff Roll
Replies: 19
Views: 9207

RE: Odd Place To Begin Takeoff Roll

This must be a daytime-only procedure, right? I think night-time intersection takeoffs were banned after the LAX USAir crash in the 90s.

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by btfarrwm
Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil Sinks To $66/bl--Big Boom For Airlines?
Replies: 103
Views: 20788

RE: Oil Sinks To $66/bl--Big Boom For Airlines?

How cheap would oil need to get before MD-11s and 744s become again become attractive to the airlines that have them cooking in the desert?

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by btfarrwm
Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 6
Replies: 254
Views: 50062

RE: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 6

I know this will stir the pot, but If we already know the plane was shot down by a SAM, there's not much need for a true forensic investigation. A missile that was designed to bring down an airplane did it's job. The Ukranians and Russians will point fingers and make accusations until they are blue ...

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by btfarrwm
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Stuck On Tarmac For 2+ Hours With No AC
Replies: 43
Views: 12325

RE: Spirit Stuck On Tarmac For 2+ Hours With No AC

Air conditioning is now available on Spirit for a $19 upcharge...

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by btfarrwm
Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stored IL-96 Destroyed By Fire At SVO
Replies: 64
Views: 33740

RE: Stored IL-96 Destroyed By Fire At SVO

There was an ATA DC-10 that burned up in Chicago in 1986, also without injuries to passengers or crew (one firefighter was hurt, however).

https://www.airliners.net/photo/148751/

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by btfarrwm
Thu May 15, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A321 , In AA Colors (delivery)
Replies: 59
Views: 31493

RE: US A321 , In AA Colors (delivery)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777Jet" class="quote" target="_blank">777Jet</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> Looks good but I'd love to see a 321 in the o...

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by btfarrwm
Mon May 12, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could We Ever See HNL-Europe?
Replies: 55
Views: 14315

RE: Could We Ever See HNL-Europe?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DeltaB717" class="quote" target="_blank">DeltaB717</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>I'd suggest if it's not worth 2x weekl...

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by btfarrwm
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Painted A B757 In Retro DL Colors!
Replies: 182
Views: 56846

RE: Delta Painted A B757 In Retro DL Colors!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DeltaMD90" class="quote" target="_blank">DeltaMD90</a> (<a href="#82" class="quote">Reply 82</a>):<br/><i>a bit of me would be greedy and purcha...

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by btfarrwm
Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Wreck Of Satellite Found In Brazil
Replies: 36
Views: 18768

Wreck Of Satellite Found In Brazil

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DUSdude" class="quote" target="_blank">DUSdude</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i> Depending on the font used, it could also...

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by btfarrwm
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Wreck Of Satellite Found In Brazil
Replies: 36
Views: 18768

Wreck Of Satellite Found In Brazil

Looks like parts of the fuselage are made from composite. Was any composite used on the 727?

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by btfarrwm
Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 50
Replies: 334
Views: 78628

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 50

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Theredbaron" class="quote" target="_blank">Theredbaron</a> (<a href="#87" class="quote">Reply 87</a>):<br/><i>this might be the Glenn Miller of ...

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by btfarrwm
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 50
Replies: 334
Views: 78628

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 50

CNN is saying a British ship is heading out to a specific region, but can't say why, and call it a "Big Development". My guess is that submarines have been secretly trolling that part of the ocean for days using sonar and listening for "pings" but no government is willing to admit it.

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by btfarrwm
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747F Classic Reactivated
Replies: 48
Views: 18248

RE: 747F Classic Reactivated

According to the Aerospaceone website, their mission is on-demand cargo and charter hauling between India and the Middle East, former Soviet Republics, Asia and West Africa. You don't need the legs of a 744 for those flights. I've seen fuel burn differences of 10-12% quoted for the 742 compared to t...

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by btfarrwm
Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 44
Replies: 259
Views: 80356

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 44

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ORDFan" class="quote" target="_blank">ORDFan</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i>If true, I think too much is being made of t...

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by btfarrwm
Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 44
Replies: 259
Views: 80356

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 44

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/davidzill" class="quote" target="_blank">davidzill</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>On to the other big development, that th...

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