The Piccadilly tube line from Central and West London is an absolute joke, always delays due signalling or suspensions due broken down trains!! Roads are already all overcrowded around Heathrow!! M25 is a huge car park at peak times and only takes a minor accident or breakdown to snarl up access! Ok...Jump to post
Not sure if this has been mentioned, I have had 9 photos in screening for several days!! Is this a record? what is actually happening with the screening process, is it on hold while the sight is fixed?
I think i be uploading to the opo soon, as this is very poor form!
Hello Paul, This is my first ever post to anet! I have done a fair bit of aerial photography in the last few years! So I thought I would share some of my thoughts! I did the very last photo flight with Star with their excellent pilot Ryan Samala!! He had a lot of experience flying the <acronym title...Jump to post
Per Boeing Aero issue #10 a lightning strike occurs on a commercial airplane about once every 3,000 flt hrs or about once a year.. Damage may occur to the aircraft skin as well as electrical and electronic systems. Aircraft are designed with lightning protective measures including lightning strips, ...Jump to post
Agreed, no such thing as a dumb question. The intakes I think your are asking about are for cooling air for the air conditioning packs. This cooling air is routed through heat exchangers to cool the engine compressor bleed air that is used to pressurize the cabin. On many aircraft, the size of the i...Jump to post
What are you talking about?? Douglas aircraft are not out of balance. Nobody in their right mind would design or load a aircraft in a out of balance condition. Imagine, if what you say were true, control surface deflection or trim would be required to maintain straight and level flight. The more con...Jump to post
Transamerica had APU's installed on their 70 series DC-8's but were later removed due to overheating and fire risk. I think the FAA had ordered their deactivation and removal. The DC-8 also had a small bottle installed in the wheel well and charged with nitrogen. Often called the "one shot bottle" t...Jump to post
Aircraft are frequently struck by lightning. In my 20 years in the industry I can think of at least 10 strikes that I've delt with. To answer your question, aircraft are not polerized to repel lightning. When lightning strikes an aircraft, the aircraft forms a part of the lightning channel. The airc...Jump to post
It's true, it's used to prevent bird ingestion into the engineJump to post
Yes all Dc-10's have auto ground spoiler actuation. However this function can be deferred per the MEL (minimum equipment list) and the aircraft can be dispatched with this function inop. If this was the case the pilot would have to manually move the spoiler handle to the full ground spoiler position...Jump to post
Not necessarily. I visit the Boeing (Everett) facility on business from time to time, and 744, 767,and 777 production hums along. The 777-IGW and further stretch versions of same would more likely kill 744 production than a "super" jumbo. It all depends on the health of the pan-Asian economy, to whe...Jump to post
I have an opportunity to ride (remember, birds and pilots fly, everyone else rides) on the BA Concorde on my next trip across the pond. I would really appreciate hearing from those who have travelled on speedbird. Other than the status/cache and bragging rights, is it worth it? Thanks.Jump to post