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by harrystanhope
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit Control To Extend / Retract 777x Wingtips
Replies: 72
Views: 7765

RE: Cockpit Control To Extend / Retract 777x Wingtips

Could they use a system similar to the system for spoilers on a Q400? Where, after landing, when at taxi speed the wing tips fold up, and the crew can override the control to extend them, before they taxi after push back? I understand the benefit of the extended tips but adding one more thing for th...

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by harrystanhope
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Does ATC Tower Refer To Airliners As "Company"
Replies: 14
Views: 7399

RE: Why Does ATC Tower Refer To Airliners As "Company"

When we get told of other company aircraft we listen more intently on company frequency in case we need to talk without clogging up approach or tower. Works well in VFR situations when we are just given traffic so we can keep updating each other between ourselves and not bother anyone.

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by harrystanhope
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interesting C-17 On TV
Replies: 12
Views: 7565

Interesting C-17 On TV

So I was watching some <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> the other day and saw an ad for a new Marvel Comic's series called S.H.I.E.L.D - and then this popped up right at the end: <a href="http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131002065508/marveldatabase/images/4/41/S.H.I.E.L....

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by harrystanhope
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Helicopter Retractable Undercarriage
Replies: 9
Views: 6435

Helicopter Retractable Undercarriage

Obviously retracting the undercarriage has advantages to all aircraft but I was wondering why some helicopters have them.. For a fixed wing it seems to make more sense to me seeing as they usually travel further, have less moving parts than a helicopter and can help slow the aircraft down...but woul...

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by harrystanhope
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carriage Of Fuel
Replies: 10
Views: 6194

Carriage Of Fuel

An incident occurred the other day where a VA 738 landed below fuel reserves - 535kg of fuel remaining according to this report. Full article here: <a href="http://www.avherald.com/h?article=46588ddb&opt=0" target="_blank">http://www.avherald.com/h?article=46588ddb&opt=0</a> I understand the...

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by harrystanhope
Wed May 22, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose Wheel Design On 717
Replies: 5
Views: 5729

RE: Nose Wheel Design On 717

Thanks for the replies, although I did think it would be something a bit more interested!   Still good to know they didn't leave the chocks on!

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by harrystanhope
Fri May 17, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose Wheel Design On 717
Replies: 5
Views: 5729

Nose Wheel Design On 717

Have noticed a few times the nose wheel on the 717-23S has something behind it. After a bit of research I've found to only see it on the 23S models. Much like this QantasLink one... <a href="http://www.airliners.net/photo/QantasLink-(National-Jet/Boeing-717-23S/2251291/&sid=8a1fe4c4ec0b43cdffdc4...

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by harrystanhope
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chock Spacing Between Wheel
Replies: 23
Views: 8085

RE: Chock Spacing Between Wheel

I work ground handling for <acronym title="Jetstar (Australia)">JQ</acronym> A320's, whenever I receive the aircraft i place the chocks against the wheels. Some guys kick them in but then they become hard to remove due to the loading. Where I work, Townsville, Queensland - we use to have a procedure...

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by harrystanhope
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different Take Off Weight Limit
Replies: 2
Views: 2962

Different Take Off Weight Limit

I am going to get my endorsement on an Aerocommander AC500S shortly and I noticed in the flight manual it gives a different max take off weight for IFR. The MTOW is less for IFR than VFR, why would it be less? The only thing I can think of is to do with penetration speeds but wouldn't it be better t...

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by harrystanhope
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose In Guidance System Operations
Replies: 4
Views: 6875

Nose In Guidance System Operations

Nose In Guidance System How do the NIGS work specifically? I have always thought it was measuring the distance from the nose but someone told me it works off the engines? cant see how it would do that... Is the actual distance just measured from an echo of some sort of sound wave or infrared signal?...

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by harrystanhope
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8 Spoilers On Line-up
Replies: 8
Views: 4961

RE: Dash 8 Spoilers On Line-up

wow thats so interesting! thanks so much everyone for the replies. learning more and more each day  

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by harrystanhope
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8 Spoilers On Line-up
Replies: 8
Views: 4961

Dash 8 Spoilers On Line-up

I'm not sure if this happens for every model of the Dash 8 or if its just a particular one but the other day I was holding short of the runway - I noticed the Dash in front of me had the spoilers up, up until he was rolling for the take off. I'm not sure when he first put them up. I've seen it a few...

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by harrystanhope
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Open Cabin Doors From Outside
Replies: 45
Views: 23813

RE: Airlines Open Cabin Doors From Outside

Ok cool, didnt know that!

do each aircraft, lets say Airbus A320, have the capability to open the door from both the inside and outside?

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by harrystanhope
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Open Cabin Doors From Outside
Replies: 45
Views: 23813

RE: Airlines Open Cabin Doors From Outside

I was under the impression that it was an aircraft procedure not airline procedure. I work <acronym title="Jetstar (Australia)">JQ</acronym> ground handling and for our Airbus we open the doors but for the <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> Boeing the cabin crack the doors and then gro...

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by harrystanhope
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Virgin ATR-72 Engines Stopping
Replies: 17
Views: 11713

RE: Virgin ATR-72 Engines Stopping

Very interesting!

Thanks so much for the information everyone! I'll be sure to pass the knowledge onto my students  

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by harrystanhope
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Green Stripes On AUS Military Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 15505

RE: Green Stripes On AUS Military Aircraft

Yes that looks like them! except they were a bit bigger, newer aircraft I guess. Very insightful information everyone! Thanks so much for the responses I'll be sure to put them on our Cessna's <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" height...

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by harrystanhope
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Green Stripes On AUS Military Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 15505

Green Stripes On AUS Military Aircraft

Hey I'm from Townsville in Aus, I work as a ground handler for <acronym title="Jetstar (Australia)">JQ</acronym> and also a junior flying instructor at the local school. A few times now whilst working at night I've noticed most of the military aircraft, such as C-17, F/A-18 and tankers, have green s...

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by harrystanhope
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Virgin ATR-72 Engines Stopping
Replies: 17
Views: 11713

RE: Virgin ATR-72 Engines Stopping

oh that's really cool, I thought only helicopters had the brakes..do any other aircraft practice this?

and is this just specific to the ATR-72 500 or do the older 42's use the same method?

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by harrystanhope
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Virgin ATR-72 Engines Stopping
Replies: 17
Views: 11713

Virgin ATR-72 Engines Stopping

Heya everyone I work as a ground handler for Jet Star in Townsville, I'm also a junior instructor at the local school. I'm only young but oh so curious about aviation. I have been watching Virgin's new ATR's coming into Townsville and I'm struck by the way the engines stop. The left hand engine stop...

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by harrystanhope
Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographing Tips And Tricks
Replies: 6
Views: 8103

RE: Photographing Tips And Tricks

Thanks so much for the advice everyone! Guess I just need all the practise i can get!!

Once again thanks for all of the input you've given

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by harrystanhope
Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographing Tips And Tricks
Replies: 6
Views: 8103

Photographing Tips And Tricks

Hey Everyone, I'd like to introduce myself as a young, 19yo, Grade 3 Flying Instructor in far North Queensland. Ever since I was a young child I've loved aviation and now thanks to a lot of hard work (and my parents) I've achieved my dream to fly for a living  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners...

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