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by wingnut
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR photography
Replies: 45
Views: 7313

Re: LHR photography

Try 773!, or 777 easy eh!

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by wingnut
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Helicopter Doors off flights in US stopped
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Helicopter Doors off flights in US stopped

Hi Everyone,

I see the FAA have acted on last weeks tragic helicopter accident in New York, no more doors off flights until further notice.
I assume this will affect LAX overflights in the future?

Regards

Wingnut

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by wingnut
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 19834

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

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...

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by wingnut
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2549
Views: 300809

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

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!

cheers

Wingnut

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by wingnut
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX Helicopter Overflight...
Replies: 13
Views: 4861

RE: LAX Helicopter Overflight...

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...

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by wingnut
Thu Oct 12, 2000 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Charter Airlines Have You Flown?
Replies: 18
Views: 3072

RE: What Charter Airlines Have You Flown?

Ctflyer

How was you flight with Omni Air Internatinal? Please share your experience.

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by wingnut
Tue Mar 28, 2000 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A330 Lightning Strike
Replies: 1
Views: 3074

RE: Air Canada A330 Lightning Strike

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, ...

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by wingnut
Wed Mar 08, 2000 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Dumb Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

RE: A Dumb Question

Pitot - Pronounced "Pee-tot"

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by wingnut
Wed Mar 08, 2000 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Dumb Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

RE: A Dumb Question

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...

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by wingnut
Tue Mar 07, 2000 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wing Placement
Replies: 14
Views: 1949

RE: Wing Placement

Notice that most high wing military aircraft have a negitive wing dihedral - this gives the aircraft STOL characteristics

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by wingnut
Wed Feb 09, 2000 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-80 Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

RE: MD-80 Wings

They are fairings for the flap actuators and hinges

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by wingnut
Wed Jan 26, 2000 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MD Balance Bit
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

RE: The MD Balance Bit

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...

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by wingnut
Tue Jan 25, 2000 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Registration Numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 3593

RE: Airline Registration Numbers

TRY WWW.LANDINGS.COM

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by wingnut
Tue Jan 18, 2000 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Start An Aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 9627

RE: How To Start An Aircraft

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...

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by wingnut
Wed Jan 12, 2000 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners And Lightning
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

RE: Airliners And Lightning

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...

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by wingnut
Tue Jan 11, 2000 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Curly-cue On The Fans, In The Engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 5697

RE: What Is The Curly-cue On The Fans, In The Engine?

It's true, it's used to prevent bird ingestion into the engine

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by wingnut
Thu Dec 23, 1999 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10 & Spoilers
Replies: 2
Views: 2090

RE: DC-10 & Spoilers

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...

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by wingnut
Fri Jul 23, 1999 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Very Technical Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2249

RE: Some Very Technical Questions

1) To have more power impulses /sec. higher cycle rate for less power fluctuation.
2) previously answered.

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by wingnut
Sun Jul 18, 1999 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker DC10
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

RE: Laker DC10

Laker has gone into banruptcy. The airline I work with has hired many of their ex pilots and mechanics

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by wingnut
Thu Jul 08, 1999 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elevators In Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

RE: Elevators In Aircraft

The DC-10 with the lower galley.

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by wingnut
Fri Apr 30, 1999 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Production To End?
Replies: 4
Views: 2214

RE: 747 Production To End?

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...

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by wingnut
Thu Apr 29, 1999 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Concorde
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Flying Concorde

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.

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by wingnut
Thu Apr 29, 1999 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not That KLM-thing Again!
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

RE: Not That KLM-thing Again!

Who cares what kind of airplnaes Royal Dutch leases --they are stilled partnered with the atrocious Northwest. Whatever KLM once was has been greatly diminshed by the likes of "Air Detroit."

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