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by shark
Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Alaska 261 Jackscrew- Question
Replies: 22
Views: 10899

RE: Air Alaska 261 Jackscrew- Question

<i>As I'm not going to get into specifics on this, all Im going to say is that the work done prior to the crash was done in-house, at <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>. Alot of people lost their jobs and got their licenses rev...

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by shark
Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Sued Again
Replies: 74
Views: 7836

RE: Southwest Sued Again

<i>the D.O.T. does not enforce the aviation regulations, its the F.A.A. that enforces the regulations and coordinates with the F.B.I. in case violations happen. The D.O.T. doesnt do anything with the F.A.A. so its a total separate entity. Source: My AMT instructor. We are studying F.A.R's for the ne...

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by shark
Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Door Locked Indication
Replies: 3
Views: 2643

RE: 737 Door Locked Indication

Like NKP <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym> mentioned the door is locked. Unless you pull out on the outer handle it is disconnected from the door opening mech. Although in my experience with the 737 the chances of the handle moving due to airflow are between slim and none. It can...

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by shark
Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maintenance On Point-to-Point
Replies: 20
Views: 4366

RE: Maintenance On Point-to-Point

"First, I was a Technician Helper on the check crew in <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>. Secondly, I am correct in every aspect I said about <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym>. They both do the same checks, but <acronym t...

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by shark
Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maintenance On Point-to-Point
Replies: 20
Views: 4366

RE: Maintenance On Point-to-Point

"I can say that <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> has TWO heavy/intermediate check hangars, one in <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> and one in <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), US...

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by shark
Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Busted APU On 737?
Replies: 29
Views: 9663

RE: Busted APU On 737?

<i> For a CAT III approach, the APU has to be operating with its generator on standby.</i> <i> I was referring ot twin engined airplanes not 3 or 4 engined airplanes.</i> Broke, Where did you get this information. I've worked on MD80's and 737's for the last 15 years as a line mech. An APU on <acron...

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by shark
Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emergency Flashlights
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

RE: Emergency Flashlights

"The others (with the flashing <acronym title="St. Petersburg (Leningrad) - Pulkovo (LED / ULLI), Russia">LED</acronym>) contain built in rechargable NiCd batteries. The holder screwed on the bulkhead contains a trickle charger keeping them constantly charged. The <acronym title="St. Petersburg (Len...

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by shark
Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where Are Overwing Exits Stored?
Replies: 25
Views: 10882

RE: Where Are Overwing Exits Stored?

"On the 757-300 the dual lane ramp and slide is stored in the wing body. The spoilers automatically retract to prevent damage to the slide. Lots of mechanical stuff going on with an a/c that requires evacuation. Are there springs in the spoilers that accomplish this, surely it can't rely on hydrauli...

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by shark
Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At OAK
Replies: 12
Views: 2776

RE: Spotting At OAK

If the El Torrito is in San Leandro that would be OAK. As far as the Tower Lounge if it is open its on the wrong side of security. Can't get there without a boarding pass.

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by shark
Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trash In The Lavatory
Replies: 10
Views: 3101

RE: Trash In The Lavatory

"Some AMT has to don shoulder length gloves and reach into the tank through the bowl (quick) or remove the dump valve (slow) and remove the obstruction. " Your still allowed to use the glove to reach in. <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> took all our gloves away. The only option we...

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by shark
Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Window Heat Inoperative?
Replies: 15
Views: 4532

RE: Window Heat Inoperative?

"The rain repellant systems on all Boeing <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> were deactivated years ago by Boeing. I'm not sure of the reason. Anyone out there care to enlighten?" I think it has to due with enviromental issues. That RainBoe is some pretty nasty stuff. I work for <acronym title...

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by shark
Thu May 27, 2004 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines
Replies: 115
Views: 13361

RE: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines

InnocuousFox
Thats the way it works. When an airline pulls out of a station the employees can transfer to another station if they have enough seniority. The higher seniority employees bump lower seniority employees out of thier positions.

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by shark
Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 737-700 Black Stripes On Wingtips: Function?
Replies: 6
Views: 3481

RE: AS 737-700 Black Stripes On Wingtips: Function?

The Black strips are just to let the ground crew know that its a -700. Can't remember if we have them on the -900 I have not seen one in awhile.

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by shark
Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doughnuts Clogging Airplanes
Replies: 2
Views: 1751

RE: Doughnuts Clogging Airplanes

I was flying Aloha out of LAS back in September. Had a passenger going to Hawaii that brought 6 dozen krispy kremes on as her carry-on luggage.

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by shark
Thu Mar 25, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Changes?
Replies: 57
Views: 6088

RE: AS Fleet Changes?

First for Kevin752. I work for <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> and I have not seen any of our interiors looking "really bad". Sorry you think we should get rid of the 700's and that you won't fly us anymore because of the IFE. Its just not cost effective for us to install. There ...

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by shark
Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Crew Opening Doors
Replies: 50
Views: 10478

RE: Cabin Crew Opening Doors


@ Debonair

At the airlines I've worked there is an R1 and R2 the overwings are not counted as doors. I guess your airline does things a little different than most.

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by shark
Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Late Like Always
Replies: 26
Views: 2884

RE: AS Late Like Always

L-188 believe it. Weather in Alaska affects lower 48 flights. Some of the flights use the same A/C from Alaska thru to SEA and south. So when a weather delay hits up north it causes problems thru the system.

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by shark
Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Point Of Seats Fwd During Takeoff?
Replies: 9
Views: 7604

RE: What Is The Point Of Seats Fwd During Takeoff?

<i>If anyone's interested in the real reason! You can see in the above photo that some seatbacks on the left are folded forward. In this case they have been deliberately pushed forward to provide more space, and its a design feature of the seats - western airline seats don't have that feature, but y...

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by shark
Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Can The 737-200 Shorter Runways Than 737 NGs?
Replies: 28
Views: 11347

RE: Why Can The 737-200 Shorter Runways Than 737 NGs?

I work for <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym>. Slamclicks got it right. The main reason for using the -200 in Dutch Harbor and some of the other places in Alaska is the fact that its a combi. Our "off-road kit" is the spray deflector behind the nose gear and the spray bars in front ...

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by shark
Thu Jan 08, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU For B737s
Replies: 4
Views: 2985

RE: APU For B737s

The Sunstrand APU was offered on the 737 classic. Our aircraft had them installed from Boeing. We had to refit with the GTCP85 due to a long list of problems with the Sunstrand. The 737NG comes with the GTCP131 only. No options.

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by shark
Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Very Fly To Fresno?
Replies: 23
Views: 4481

RE: Will Southwest Very Fly To Fresno?

<i>alaska already does one daily <acronym title="Fresno - Yosemite International (Air Terminal) (FAT / KFAT), USA - California">FAT</acronym>-<acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> flight with a CRJ. i am on it next week.</i> Thats not Alaska. Its Horizon ...

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by shark
Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rebuttal To CBS Market Watch, Re. Pilot Pay
Replies: 29
Views: 6368

RE: Rebuttal To CBS Market Watch, Re. Pilot Pay

WorldTraveler You stated that everything you read indicates that <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> employees are well compensated and more productive than other carriers. I'll take this to mean that you have no first hand knowledge of this. I don't work for <acronym title="South...

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by shark
Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-80 HUD
Replies: 11
Views: 5511

RE: MD-80 HUD

The HUD was never installed in the MD80. All of the Alaska fleet has HUDs including the 732s and the MD80s AndrewAir I've been an <acronym title="Air One (Italy)">AP</acronym> mech with Alaska for 13 years. I said I was not sure about the 737-200. Have not seen a 7372 in over a year. Don't know who ...

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by shark
Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-80 HUD
Replies: 11
Views: 5511

RE: MD-80 HUD

Alaska started with the hud in the 727, back in the early 90's. Now all of the 737-400 and 737ng have the hud installed. Not sure about the 737-200. The hud was never installed in the MD80.

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by shark
Sun Nov 02, 2003 1:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cables & Headphones
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

RE: Cables & Headphones

The thick cable that you see is for ground power. There is an electrical supply unit on the jetway to supply ac power to the aircraft. The headset is for the pushback crew to talk to the pilots during pushback.

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by shark
Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011 Tristar APU
Replies: 1
Views: 4437

RE: L1011 Tristar APU

Its still in the "tail". Its mounted below the #2 engine. Just forward of the tail skid.

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by shark
Fri Sep 12, 2003 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 732 Wheel Kit? What Is This?
Replies: 6
Views: 2285

RE: 732 Wheel Kit? What Is This?

Its a gravel deflector. It is mainly for use on gravel runways to try and keep gravel spray from the nose wheels from damaging the fuselage.

[Edited 2003-09-12 02:01:22]

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by shark
Sat Aug 02, 2003 8:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Striped Rod In Wheel Well - What's It Do?
Replies: 3
Views: 3499

RE: Striped Rod In Wheel Well - What's It Do?

The striped driveshaft is for the flaps. The 737 does not have any gear doors at the main landing gear. The reason for the stripes is safety. Its so you can see that it is turning and not get any body parts caught in it. Yes it is extending from the green motor that's the flap drive. The three grey ...

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by shark
Fri Jul 04, 2003 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To AS 18 Today? (SEA-MCO)
Replies: 15
Views: 5002

RE: What Happened To AS 18 Today? (SEA-MCO)

"Nice how they neglected to mention the fact that no less than TWO <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> checkpoints failed to catch either the fireworks or the knife." If he had flown into <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washingt...

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by shark
Wed Jul 02, 2003 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Making Cuts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2300

RE: Alaska Airlines Making Cuts?

EA <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> I said they can go for them at anytime, not that they would get them. And yes I know the Railway Labor Act as I have worked under it for the last 15 years. I guess I should also have said ...

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by shark
Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Making Cuts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2300

RE: Alaska Airlines Making Cuts?

Alaskas been losing money, just not as much as everyone else. It really doesn,t matter that the work groups have contracts if the company wants to go for pay cuts they can do so at anytime. And there has been layoffs about 50 fleet service personal and some management personal. Alaska has also pushe...

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by shark
Fri May 23, 2003 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do They Fix The Damage?
Replies: 59
Views: 9381

RE: How Do They Fix The Damage?

For the obvious PR reasons (as well as not to upset regular schedules) such ferry flights usually take place at night.


Ferry flights happen whenever needed. If the A/C needs to be ferried the schedules already upset.

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by shark
Tue Mar 18, 2003 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AS/QX Using Xenon Lamps?
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

RE: AS/QX Using Xenon Lamps?

I work for Alaska. We do not have any Xenon lamps on our Aircraft. I really have don't have any idea whats causing the effect your seeing. I've watch our aircraft land at night and never noticed it.

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by shark
Fri Mar 07, 2003 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD80 Incident
Replies: 11
Views: 3253

RE: MD80 Incident

2. Are there only two (left and right) generators? There are three generators on the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80. 2 engine mounted gens (L & R). One mounted and driven by the APU. Which due to the one gen being on <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia -...

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by shark
Mon Jan 13, 2003 11:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Numbering Fan Blades
Replies: 14
Views: 11314

RE: Numbering Fan Blades

VC-10
Well you must do things different. We always change two blades. The blades come as a matched set and must be changed as such. I've done this on the JT8, CFM56.

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by shark
Sun Jan 12, 2003 7:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Numbering Fan Blades
Replies: 14
Views: 11314

RE: Numbering Fan Blades

"Numbers are usually on a rebuilt engine with used or new fan blades. They simply number the blades so they know where to attach them after transportation. It is easier and more safe than doing it "by the eye."" Ben : We prefer overhaul to rebuilt. Anyways when the engines come out of overhaul all ...

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by shark
Fri Jan 03, 2003 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sneaking Into First Class
Replies: 43
Views: 7507

RE: Sneaking Into First Class

TxAg
If Southwests one class is not coach. What is it?

Why do you feel that airline employees should be in coach unless they pay the diff. Its one of our benefits to fly. And after all the paying pass would get the seat first. We only get the seat if no one wants to pay for it.

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by shark
Thu Jan 02, 2003 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP Lost My Business
Replies: 68
Views: 3589

RE: HP Lost My Business

This whole story is a load. Now Ironchain is in hiding. B-OTCH has it right. Treat others the way you expect even airline employees. Yes I work for an airline, as a mechanic. I have flown many times as a paying passenger on several airlines and have NEVER had any problems at all. Yes you get what yo...

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by shark
Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Hangars
Replies: 3
Views: 1488

RE: LAX Hangars

Well if the 747turns left then pulls into the first hanger. That used to be Continental. Don't know if it still is. The hanger and the open bays just above it used to be CAL's LAX maint base. I worked there back in 1988.

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by shark
Sun Oct 13, 2002 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What In The Heck Happened Here?
Replies: 18
Views: 4906

RE: What In The Heck Happened Here?

This happens allot on MD's. Normally its a sign that they have been running the APU in flight.

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by shark
Wed Oct 09, 2002 6:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-80 Engine Failed To Start-> Start Cards?
Replies: 17
Views: 7884

RE: MD-80 Engine Failed To Start-> Start Cards?

Well you misunderstood the Capt. He was not looking for a smart/start card. He needed a start cart. This is a cart which has a diesil engine or a small turbine to supply air to the aircraft. It can be used to run the air conditioning system or to start the engines which require a sorce of pressurize...

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by shark
Wed Aug 22, 2001 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737s On Trains
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

RE: 737s On Trains

I was at Boeing a few months back for the 737NG systems school. We spent some time at Renton and were told that they cover the fuselages with a lead blanket to prevent bullet damage. Seems the farmers in the midwest get bored and take shots at them when the train goed by.

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by shark
Mon Aug 13, 2001 2:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Cowlings
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

RE: 737 Cowlings

On the 737NG not only are the pylons changed, but the landing gear is taller than the classic. Thats the main reason the eng cowls are pound on the NG.

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by shark
Wed Aug 08, 2001 4:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Good Grief!
Replies: 17
Views: 1689

RE: Good Grief!

The gear door is hinged towards the bottom so that it folds up.That may be what is causing it to look like a cylinder from the angle that the picture was taken.

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by shark
Wed Aug 08, 2001 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Good Grief!
Replies: 17
Views: 1689

RE: Good Grief!

The object hanging down is not a RAT the 727 does not have one. Looks like it is the gear door. It came down and did not retract after gear extension.

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by shark
Thu Jun 14, 2001 8:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Techs....Any B737NG Gripes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2792

RE: Techs....Any B737NG Gripes?

We've had a problen on our NG's when replacing Hyd filters on the overnight check we get a Thrust Rev fault in the morning. The only way to clear it is to run the flaps or motor the engine. On the vacuum waste system wait until someone tries to flush a hand full of papertowels.

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by shark
Fri Jun 08, 2001 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Counter-rotating Props
Replies: 25
Views: 6112

RE: Counter-rotating Props

The North American OV-10 Bronco uses conter-rotating props. The differance is the gearboxes. Both engines are the same. They just use gearboxes that a setup to rotate in the oposite direction.

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by shark
Fri May 25, 2001 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is The 737-800 Called 737NG
Replies: 15
Views: 3547

RE: Why Is The 737-800 Called 737NG

NG does stand for Next Generation and applies to the 600/700/800/900.
Classic applies to the 100/200/300/400/500.
But the 100/200 are really called the Jurassic Classic.
I was told that by a boeing employee a couple of months ago.

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by shark
Fri May 25, 2001 9:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400 Domestic Version
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

RE: B747-400 Domestic Version

One other difference that I know of. Is the JAL aircraft have cooling fans on the main wheel brakes. They are mounted on the outboard side of the wheels. Caused more than one finger to be lost during a tire change. Never could get an answer about the winglets. But I don't think they would affect fue...

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by shark
Thu May 17, 2001 9:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Favorite Fighterplane
Replies: 41
Views: 2768

RE: Favorite Fighterplane

F-4 Phantom and the P-51 Mustang. Nothing like hearing the roar of a P-51 at Reno.

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