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by Mr.BA
Wed May 30, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Caused A Small Panic On BA
Replies: 42
Views: 20803

RE: I Caused A Small Panic On BA

Good reasons to put aircraft enthusiasts by the windows rather than those who are too quick to pull the window shades down as soon as they are sitted!

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by Mr.BA
Tue May 22, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Student Pilot Report (Norway)
Replies: 17
Views: 6026

RE: Student Pilot Report (Norway)

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by Mr.BA
Wed May 16, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 744 Ground Speed 750mph!
Replies: 23
Views: 7444

RE: 744 Ground Speed 750mph!

Think it could be a good idea to have the lowest speed recorded in cruise as well! Imagine going against the jetstream of 200 knots. Would give your GS to be just around 280!

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by Mr.BA
Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adam Air Flight Loses Contact During Flight 2
Replies: 152
Views: 29355

RE: Adam Air Flight Loses Contact During Flight 2

I'm no pilot but what can bad weather do to a jet cruising at FL 360? I mean they could have avoided or re-route about the weather? Can bad weather with turbulence bring down a plane like this?

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by Mr.BA
Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake Determination
Replies: 27
Views: 5233

RE: Autobrake Determination

RTO is selected before takeoff. This one I'm not very sure but I believe the RTO setting cannot be selected in the air, i.e, prior to landing. In the event of of a rejected <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> when the throttles are closed the brakes come in full force. A tap ...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ1 SFO-HKG Refuelling In TPE Due To Head Winds
Replies: 80
Views: 16782

RE: SQ1 SFO-HKG Refuelling In TPE Due To Head Winds

Hi Phils

Say if you accelerate to 340KIAS above 5000ft after taking off at MTOW how's the vertical climb rate like? I would imagine that it's going to be pretty low?

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by Mr.BA
Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Lighting At Take-off And Landing At Night
Replies: 27
Views: 18102

RE: Cabin Lighting At Take-off And Landing At Night

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by Mr.BA
Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ1 SFO-HKG Refuelling In TPE Due To Head Winds
Replies: 80
Views: 16782

RE: SQ1 SFO-HKG Refuelling In TPE Due To Head Winds

When it has to come down to a technical stop more money must be spent to pay for the landing fees, additional fuel and for some of the stuff that was offloaded at the origin. Does all this have a big impact on their earnings on this particular flight?

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by Mr.BA
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Lighting At Take-off And Landing At Night
Replies: 27
Views: 18102

RE: Cabin Lighting At Take-off And Landing At Night

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by Mr.BA
Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Lighting At Take-off And Landing At Night
Replies: 27
Views: 18102

RE: Cabin Lighting At Take-off And Landing At Night

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by Mr.BA
Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340-600 Why No Body Gear Steering?
Replies: 42
Views: 19914

RE: A340-600 Why No Body Gear Steering?

I vaguely remember that in the B747 classics one the pilot has to turn off the body gear steering before advancing the throttles for takeoff.. why is this so? Or did I recall wrongly? Thanks!

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by Mr.BA
Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5th Engine On Boeing 747's?
Replies: 49
Views: 76793

RE: 5th Engine On Boeing 747's?

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by Mr.BA
Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gol PR-GTD Crashed While Running MAO-BSB! Part 3
Replies: 207
Views: 31716

RE: Gol PR-GTD Crashed While Running MAO-BSB! Part 3

I think what was being said between the crew and ATC would be vital to know the crew's assessment of the situation and their intentions.

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by Mr.BA
Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gol PR-GTD Crashed While Running MAO-BSB! Part 3
Replies: 207
Views: 31716

RE: Gol PR-GTD Crashed While Running MAO-BSB! Part 3

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by Mr.BA
Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gol PR-GTD Crashed While Running MAO-BSB! Part 3
Replies: 207
Views: 31716

RE: Gol PR-GTD Crashed While Running MAO-BSB! Part 3

According to the latest CNN report it happened in an area of airspace controlled by the military.

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by Mr.BA
Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots That Survived Crash And Flew Again
Replies: 70
Views: 45166

RE: Pilots That Survived Crash And Flew Again

What's the title of the book by Dave Hirschman? Available on Amazon or any other cheaper online stores?

Thanks!

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by Mr.BA
Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI: Photos Of Boeing 747LCF Rolling-Out
Replies: 68
Views: 22195

RE: FI: Photos Of Boeing 747LCF Rolling-Out

Regarding the last picture.. it seems that the normal B747 flaps are gone? What kind of flaps would this aircraft be fitted with?

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by Mr.BA
Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's 747-400 Without Taxi Lights.
Replies: 16
Views: 12454

RE: BA's 747-400 Without Taxi Lights.

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by Mr.BA
Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM
Replies: 70
Views: 18699

RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Brings us to the incident of the Mandarin Airlines MD-11 which flipped over when landing in bad weather in Hong Kong as well.

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by Mr.BA
Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vref At Higher Field Elevation
Replies: 23
Views: 4156

RE: Vref At Higher Field Elevation

So in this case when deciding which autobrake setting to select, you consider groundspeed rather than indicated airspeed since for stopping distance it's reference to groundspeed?

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by Mr.BA
Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Diverted To RNZAF Ohakea - Common Occurance?
Replies: 72
Views: 7925

RE: SQ Diverted To Rnzaf Ohakea - Common Occurance?

But really if there isn't any facilities at the airfield it's not the airlines fault isn't it? SQ's not the only one that is stuck there anyway...

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by Mr.BA
Tue May 30, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boarding A320's
Replies: 22
Views: 3955

RE: Boarding A320's

What about the B777-300 or even the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11? Are there concerns about them tipping over in reality like what tristarsteve mentioned? From the way I see the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 taxies it does look like it's always real heavy at the b...

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by Mr.BA
Sat May 27, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tyre Burst Just Before Take Off V1 - Do What?
Replies: 32
Views: 16332

RE: Tyre Burst Just Before Take Off V1 - Do What?

I remember once a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> B744 informed the tower that they most probably are suffering from a burst tire and require the entire runway to roll as well as emergency services to be standing by. They taxied off the runway and back to gate on own power after that. ...

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by Mr.BA
Mon May 22, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA Claims B777-200LR Not Upto Specifications...
Replies: 264
Views: 38194

RE: PIA Claims B777-200LR Not Upto Specifications...

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by Mr.BA
Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing 744 Bounce
Replies: 27
Views: 5143

RE: Landing 744 Bounce

I think it's not really fair to put the <acronym title="Palestinian Airlines">PF</acronym> down like that just based on this one... I mean they're humans as well and they make mistakes and no one is borned perfect and that's why we have training. Morever flying an aircraft is no easy task and that's...

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by Mr.BA
Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing 744 Bounce
Replies: 27
Views: 5143

RE: Landing 744 Bounce

The reversers can only be deployed when the main gears touches the ground completely. I think in the cases of bounces due to hard landings there just isn't ample time to engage the reversers before the air goes up into the air again.

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by Mr.BA
Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cockpit Visit ZRH-MIA In A Swiss A330
Replies: 15
Views: 4205

RE: Cockpit Visit ZRH-MIA In A Swiss A330

A visit after flight is still highly possible. I've managed to get into cockpits for a peek on 90% of my flights after 9/11. Explain to them that you're very interested in aircraft and I think the rest is up to the captain.

Good Luck.

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by Mr.BA
Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift On An Airfoil
Replies: 30
Views: 5894

RE: Lift On An Airfoil

A bit about the circulation part, does it mean to say that when the airfoil is flying through air there is a clockwise rotation of the air around airfoil, which means to say air below the airfoil is actually moving towards the leading edge? Apologise for getting back on this didn't really catch this...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift On An Airfoil
Replies: 30
Views: 5894

RE: Lift On An Airfoil

Just one more question guys... what about the flaps? I know the purpose for the flaps but in what principle does it provide the extra lift? The same reasoning by diverting air downwards from the overwing as it is as the normal wing or is it mainly due to the deflection of the air underwing downwards...

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by Mr.BA
Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Pilot Wings On EBay
Replies: 18
Views: 6515

RE: Singapore Pilot Wings On EBay

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by Mr.BA
Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift On An Airfoil
Replies: 30
Views: 5894

RE: Lift On An Airfoil

Is there any relation (mathematical) between speed of the airfoil moving through air and the amount of air it can divert down? I'd be interested to know. Still, it is very amazing that a wing can divert an amount of air equal to its weight for lift when you think of mass of air and the weight of say...

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by Mr.BA
Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Fleet Changes For 2006
Replies: 158
Views: 16623

RE: SQ Fleet Changes For 2006

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by Mr.BA
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift On An Airfoil
Replies: 30
Views: 5894

RE: Lift On An Airfoil

Thanks guys for the explanations. I guess I can conclude that the understanding we were made to accept that air separated at the leading edge converges at the trailing edge is flawed. But it's ironic that if we don't include this in our answers we won't get all the marks! <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTE...

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by Mr.BA
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Fleet Changes For 2006
Replies: 158
Views: 16623

RE: SQ Fleet Changes For 2006

KLMCedric, To put it simply, assuming those figures to be true and exact, are for the aircraft to be fully fueled. When an aircraft is fully fueled, it is not possible for it to be loaded to the maximum Zero Fuel Weight. Which means when the aircraft is fully fuelled, it is not possible for it to be...

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by Mr.BA
Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift On An Airfoil
Replies: 30
Views: 5894

Lift On An Airfoil

Hi everyone, Excuse me as this is not the typical kind of question to be asked in this particular forum. I'm currently in high school we're just into bernoulli's equation and one of the applications is the airfoil. Our textbooks states that the fundamental source of lift is the difference in velocit...

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by Mr.BA
Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots... is this an unusual takeoff?
Replies: 71
Views: 7902

Pilots... is this an unusual takeoff?

What will happen if unexpected circumstances occur? For example if there's a sudden gust of unexpected tailwind resulting in a drop in airspeed? I don't think there's anymore room to pick up speed?

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by Mr.BA
Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargolux Incident.
Replies: 38
Views: 4360

RE: Cargolux Incident.

I remember about a posting here about a <acronym title="China Airlines (Taiwan)">CI</acronym> B744 at <acronym title="Taipei - Chiang Kai Shek International (TPE / RCTP), Taiwan">TPE</acronym> not having their pins removed amid warnings from pilots and they ended up taking off and having to dump fue...

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by Mr.BA
Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargolux Incident.
Replies: 38
Views: 4360

RE: Cargolux Incident.

And just wondering what problems or errors in the system would require the recycling of the landing gears?

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by Mr.BA
Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Requesting Lower Than 250KIAS Climb Speed
Replies: 11
Views: 3121

RE: Requesting Lower Than 250KIAS Climb Speed

I've come across situations where an aircraft requested to climb at 210 knots and when asked for reason the pilot said due to weather and bad turbulence. I suppose they would want to climb above the thunderstorm as soon as possible!

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by Mr.BA
Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Criticized In JNB Runway Overrun Probe
Replies: 25
Views: 5253

RE: Emirates Criticized In JNB Runway Overrun Probe

Usually in such minor incidents what would the pilots receive? I suppose they'll be able to continue flying?

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by Mr.BA
Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ319 LHR-GYD-SIN (Dep LHR 9 Jan)
Replies: 8
Views: 3464

RE: SQ319 LHR-GYD-SIN (Dep LHR 9 Jan)

I just came across a local newspaper report... for everyone's information this flight made an unscheduled stop at Baku due to a medical emergency.

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by Mr.BA
Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Arrives At The Gate, Pilots Off First?
Replies: 23
Views: 11368

RE: Aircraft Arrives At The Gate, Pilots Off First?

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by Mr.BA
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Arrives At The Gate, Pilots Off First?
Replies: 23
Views: 11368

RE: Aircraft Arrives At The Gate, Pilots Off First?

Hello, I flew on 4 China Southern flights last december, 2 international and 2 internal flights. I witnessed the same thing as you - almost straight after the engines are cut the pilots would be out at the cockpit, even before the door is opened. And as you can guess, they were among the first to le...

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by Mr.BA
Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE Crash In Guam Official Report
Replies: 2
Views: 3198

RE: KE Crash In Guam Official Report

Thanks Tg for the link.  Smile

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by Mr.BA
Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ319 LHR-GYD-SIN (Dep LHR 9 Jan)
Replies: 8
Views: 3464

RE: SQ319 LHR-GYD-SIN (Dep LHR 9 Jan)

The recent explosion of a fuel depot in London is limiting the amount of fuel being channelled to Heathrow. Normally no stop is needed but SQ 319 is the only SQ flight being affected by the fuel shortage.

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by Mr.BA
Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE Crash In Guam Official Report
Replies: 2
Views: 3198

KE Crash In Guam Official Report

Hi guys, Out of the blue I remembered not having coming across the official report of the crash of <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym> 801 in Guam. I've tried searching the internet but I can't find anything. Does anyone have a link to it, if it is still around? I'm interested to have a read. T...

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by Mr.BA
Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lights Off On Take Off And Landing
Replies: 21
Views: 33571

RE: Lights Off On Take Off And Landing

Are there reasons to have them on as well? I know Qantas is one airline that have all the cabin lights turned on at full during takeoffs and landings.

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by Mr.BA
Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will British Airways Keep Flying To Sydney
Replies: 51
Views: 10240

RE: Will British Airways Keep Flying To Sydney

On a side note, the flight to Melbourne usually aren't full, with SOB usually not exceeding 300 on the B747-400. On the very same day <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> and <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> will always have passenger numbers many more than the <acronym t...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Retiring More B747s?
Replies: 38
Views: 8003

RE: SQ Retiring More B747s?

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by Mr.BA
Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Retiring More B747s?
Replies: 38
Views: 8003

RE: SQ Retiring More B747s?

Yes the number of B744s with SIA are on a decline. Many have gone to park and a few to airlines like Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Air Pacific.. etc. Many of the flights flown by B744s are being replaced by the B777s.

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