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by 744lover
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Departure procedures for airports located near international borders
Replies: 16
Views: 2379

Re: Departure procedures for airports located near international borders

Example early turn: Seoul Gimpo is very close to the North Korean border. Departing off 32 L or R is an early u-turn to the left. The Gimpo charts are also littered with reassuring little notes to the effect of "really really don't deviate north into this area or you'll get shot at". At f...

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by 744lover
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 64
Views: 7378

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

The real IGW (590K) aircraft were original powered by GE-CF6-50C2B engines, a throttle push variant of the normal installed CF-6-50C2 engines. CF6-50C2B - T/O thrust 53.200 lbs, flat rated 79 degr F. CF6-50C2 --- T/O thrust 51.800 lbs, flat rated 86 degr F. So, did the DC-10 then end up using the s...

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by 744lover
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are the displays in the 777 Interchangeable?
Replies: 6
Views: 1761

Re: Are the displays in the 777 Interchangeable?

There's a big difference between the 737 and 777 display screens: until the classics (-300/-400/-500), the 737 used CRT screens which suffer from the "burning" effect. The NGs, 777 and newer 747-400 versions use LCD screens, which do not show the screen burning.


BR,
744lover

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by 744lover
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: History of weather radar on commercial airliners
Replies: 19
Views: 3161

Re: History of weather radar on commercial airliners

One quick knowledge nugget from the earlier days: Varig operated the Lockheed Electra in Brazil until the early nineties. Its both radars were nicknamed "Stevie Wonder" and "Ray Charles" since they could barely see a CB 10 miles ahead of you :)

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by 744lover
Tue May 26, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Campinas question
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Campinas question

Not really on the wind issues. On RADALT you should be careful and keep your eyes on the runway: while on the GS, you'll hear 200, and a split of a second later 100 (due to the embankment). It surprised me first time I flew to it but, as I said, as long as you keep your eyes on the runway and don't ...

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by 744lover
Tue May 26, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Campinas question
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Campinas question

Howdy. A Campinas native here. Normally if you're landing on RWY15, winds are predictable and no storms are (or should be) in the area. If winds blow from the NW for RWY33, there is a chance of storms or weather changes throghout the day. Both runways have a 30-40 meter (120-150) embankment on its t...

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by 744lover
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Azul resuming NYC next year
Replies: 43
Views: 5923

Re: Rumor: Azul resuming NYC next year

Wow... that's a huge underutilization of this airplane. Siting in JFK for 18 hours seems pretty long...

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by 744lover
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Cargo considers prolonging lifespan of MD-11F's
Replies: 164
Views: 45534

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... n#22fa8dd0

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asr0dzjq wrote:
PLEASE let the last one ever built keep flying



Sorry, CN has been ferried to VCV on 26-Nov... https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... n#22fa8dd0

:-(

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by 744lover
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151344

Re: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread

In this interview that brazilian newspaper "O Estado de São Paulo" made with Neeleman, https://economia.estadao.com.br/noticias/negocios,a-moxy-podera-voar-para-o-brasil-diz-fundador-da-azul-e-da-jetblue,70003006778 I found interesting him mentioning choosing the C-series over the E2 becau...

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by 744lover
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability
Replies: 26
Views: 4640

Re: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability

Another interesting route is BEY to AMM. In a straight line, 128nm. If the flight was direct it would take what? 20 minutes? But instead, flights leave into the sea, then towards the south of Israel and later north into Jordan. Average flight time? 1:23 minutes. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/fl...

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by 744lover
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 52
Views: 11578

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

https://urlzs.com/VJvnY

"Can't touch this" and a slap on the hand of the F/O that tries to use the speedbrake lever =D


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744lover
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This reminds me of a funny CRM satire video I've seen some time ago: https://urlzs.com/VJvnY

"Can't touch this" and a slap on the hand of the F/O that tries to use the speedbrake lever =D


BR,
744lover

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by 744lover
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 13427

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

Just for the giggles (caution for the language there): Checkout this capt's YT page. He is a ERJ captain at a regional and makes videos regarding the adventures of being a regional pilot... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94GicRG_HDM "I called dispatcher and you know what that little bugger did...

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by 744lover
Fri May 31, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the last US airliner to have a Third Officer?
Replies: 21
Views: 2798

Re: What was the last US airliner to have a Third Officer?

Being a kid in the 80s had it's perks: I could "come to work" with my father who used to be a load-master for a cargo operator. I clearly remember entering a 707 from LADE (Líneas aéreas del Estado) which had a 5 (yes, five) cockpit crew: captain, f/o, f/e, navigator and radio operator The...

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by 744lover
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Safety Discussion
Replies: 176
Views: 23035

Re: MD-11 Safety Discussion

A well operated MD-11 is not a dangerous aircraft. KL and all the other Pax operators have proved this. A pax MD-11 would have landing weights FAR below the ones experienced by cargo operators. Just an example: LH operates the 222,900 Kg MLW version whereas KLM was maxed at 199,581. This difference...

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by 744lover
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Children's Museum with 737
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

Re: New Children's Museum with 737

LittleFokker wrote:
There is a similar one opening in up Frisco, TX (northern suburb of the DFW metroplex)



I do live in Frisco. Do you have any details of this new one?


Thanks,
744lover

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by 744lover
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 AC Ramp Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 3188

Re: 787 AC Ramp Operations

What is the AFT EXT PWR connected too if not the AC bus?? That graphic doesn’t show lines from it It's connected to the AC bus, but IIRC only used for speeding up APU-less engine start and maintenance tests. Since the engines sit around, what, 100-150 feet from the nose of the aircraft where the ma...

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by 744lover
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 APU in-flight
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

Re: 747 APU in-flight

In practice this feature was only used during T/O and initial climb to provide max thrust (no bleed delivery) out of the initially underpowered early 747's The APU delivered air for airconditioning pack #2 with both isolation vlv's closed and pack vlv's #1 and #3 closed. Wasn't this procedure what,...

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by 744lover
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Adjusting flight plan en route for strong tailwinds
Replies: 14
Views: 2565

Re: Adjusting flight plan en route for strong tailwinds

If the flight is running a few minutes ahead of schedule, wouldn't it be prudent to use RTA (or the equivalent in Airbus) speed and guarantee the arrival slot? This way the FMC would reduce or increase speed based on the calculated time of arrival.


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744lover

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by 744lover
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ
Replies: 33
Views: 11149

Re: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ

The scheduling is insane. 11+ hours on the way back from PNY to FRA on a regular A319 is torturous LH768 Frankfurt to Baku departing 10:30AM arriving 6:05PM LH768 Baku to Pune departing 6:50PM arriving 12:50AM (+1 day) LH769 Pune to Baku departing 2:10AM arriving 6:10AM LH769 Baku to Frankfurt depar...

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by 744lover
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 Takeoff Performance Calculations
Replies: 17
Views: 2527

A340 Takeoff Performance Calculations

Hi, While watching this video (poor A340 being bashed again), I couldn't help but notice far down the runway the airplane rotated. Look at 1:13 and you'll see that it went airborne over the piano keys! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qXhD-RhRo4 Here is the airport ADC chart ( http://ais.decea.gov.b...

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by 744lover
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2018 Load Factors
Replies: 28
Views: 4660

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2018 Load Factors

I never really understood why LH, being the one with the one with best LF, doesn't upgauge DFW to either a A346 or B744 for that matter.
Having some of the passengers that Etihad had, plus a bigger J class could mean a better profit margin.

Just my two pennies

BR,
744lover

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by 744lover
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot's last flight
Replies: 48
Views: 6484

Re: Pilot's last flight

I've been previously (many years ago) on LH503 flight from GRU to EZE (flight was FRA - GRU - EZE - GRU - FRA). The captain who boarded the flight in GRU to take it to EZE mentioned it was his last flight and that they'd be doing a low-pass over the "Rio de la Plata" in Buenos Aires. Speak...

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by 744lover
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 233
Views: 51889

Re: LH A340 on fire in FRA now

However, JADEC tweeted that only minor damage. Assessment underway. Btw, registration is D-AIFA I doubt it will a minor damage. Probably all the section forward of L1/R1 will have to be replaced. If not melted, the aluminum might have lost its strength due to the heat. This not speaking, of course,...

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by 744lover
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA930 March 7, 2018 canceled due to employee disagreement
Replies: 21
Views: 5154

Re: AA930 March 7, 2018 canceled due to employee disagreement

Hi guess that, having an attitude is one thing. Assaulting a fellow company employee is something totally different. Read the following translation from https://goo.gl/KjdPqT "An American American captain has been charged with assaulting an employee of the same company at Cumbica Airport in Gua...

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by 744lover
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads
Replies: 29
Views: 4276

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads

One might wonder why doesn't LH upgauge their metal to a, let's say, A340-600 or 747-400 since loads are so good

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by 744lover
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Start Up Procedure
Replies: 31
Views: 7833

Re: Boeing 747-400 Start Up Procedure

I'd say that even though starting two engines at a time is something certified and approved by Boeing, starting one at a time reduces the stress on the APU to put out more bleed air and therefore reduces wear-n-tear in it...

Just my 2 cents :)

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by 744lover
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to crews during a hurricane?
Replies: 18
Views: 2703

Re: What happens to crews during a hurricane?

Sorry to drift off topic, but this is how Saint Marteen looks after hurricane Irma https://goo.gl/x1uagY https://goo.gl/MTBKfp https://goo.gl/X75Gxs https://goo.gl/e3EAmM https://goo.gl/ZYsddf An aerial view shows no airplanes on the tarmac, probably all carriers either canceled their flights or got...

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by 744lover
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient US airports for departures?
Replies: 11
Views: 2311

Re: Most efficient US airports for departures?

ILS28ORD wrote:
Mdw. If using 22L or 31C for departure it's a super, super short taxi to the active from the gate.


I wonder how SW deals with minimum engine warm-up time on these departures.

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by 744lover
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical Power during One Engine Operation
Replies: 21
Views: 2215

Re: Electrical Power during One Engine Operation

Operating the MD-11, I've been in a situation where the APU was MEL'd and the station did not have any ground air-start available (informed to us beforehand via ACARS). The solution was to keep engine 2 running while the aircraft was serviced since its sits high above the ground and the jetblast is ...

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by 744lover
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The status quo in descent profiles: a killer of fuel economy
Replies: 18
Views: 3861

Re: The status quo in descent profiles: a killer of fuel economy

Speed reductions while in a descent are a pain, especially if you are already in an idle thrust/max angle descent. So to create some wiggle room most pilots descend at a shallower rate to account for possible speed reductions. Also less is more. The less constraints on an RNAV arrival the better. W...

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by 744lover
Sun May 07, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR deep dive to land
Replies: 6
Views: 2331

ATR deep dive to land

https://www.facebook.com/aviacaosemnoca ... 701684292/



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744lover
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Hi!

Am I right to suppose that there is no procedure in the books for such a landing? This is short of suicidal!

https://www.facebook.com/aviacaosemnoca ... 701684292/



BR,
744lover

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by 744lover
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status
Replies: 22
Views: 4667

Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

[/quote]

Actually D-ALCM is not the last delivered MD-11. It's her sister D-ALCN :wink2:[/quote]


I stand corrected. Thanks for pointing out :)

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by 744lover
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status
Replies: 22
Views: 4667

Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wow... Talk about a coincidence... Anyway, it is possible that LH will do future repairs on the bird in VCV. Back in 2009 when D-ALCO suffered a hard landing in MEX Lufthansa did minimal repairs there and then flew unpresurized to VCV for future repairs... Let's see what happens with the last delive...

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by 744lover
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status
Replies: 22
Views: 4667

LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Hi, Back on 10th of November, LH Cargo MD-11 D-ALCM had a nose gear separation in Buenos Aires which disabled the aircraft on the runway. Since then I couldn't find any other flight from it on Flightradar24.com. Does anyone know the status of it? Is it going to be repaired or is it a WO? Thanks, 744...

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by 744lover
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old NWA/Delta flight simulators for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1520

Old NWA/Delta flight simulators for sale

Wanna upgrade your man cave? Have a full Level D 747-200 or DC-9 sim at home? You can have it =) Delta is auctioning it togheter with all electronics. Current bid on the 747 one is at 750 USD and the DC-9 one goes for 375 USD. http://www.kare11.com/news/old-nwadelta-flight-simulators-for-sale/329353...

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by 744lover
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tora And Toda At RAR For ANZ B 767 Flights To LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 5125

RE: Tora And Toda At RAR For ANZ B 767 Flights To LAX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sunrisevalley" class="quote" target="_blank">sunrisevalley</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>You have missed out the DOW comp...

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by 744lover
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tora And Toda At RAR For ANZ B 767 Flights To LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 5125

RE: Tora And Toda At RAR For ANZ B 767 Flights To LAX

Hallo D-AQUI, Using 2100Z metar (NCRG 252100Z 10010KT 9999 BKN025 27/19 Q1015) my calculations are: For a CF6 engined 767-300ER (non winglet) the calculated MTOW is at 175165 Kg. In Air New Zeland's configuration you have 230 seats which, if fully occupied, translates to 19090 Kg of passengers. If y...

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by 744lover
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul To Start VCP-LIS
Replies: 30
Views: 5379

RE: Azul To Start VCP-LIS

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airbazar" class="quote" target="_blank">airbazar</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>Oh I agree, but this could be just the b...

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by 744lover
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US1702 Accident Report
Replies: 77
Views: 25826

RE: US1702 Accident Report

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ADent" class="quote" target="_blank">ADent</a> (<a href="#60" class="quote">Reply 60</a>):<br/><i>No master warning. The RETARD warning is not w...

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by 744lover
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US1702 Accident Report
Replies: 77
Views: 25826

US1702 Accident Report

[/quote] <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/D+L+X" class="quote" target="_blank">D L X</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Why did they pull the throttles back af...

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by 744lover
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US1702 Accident Report
Replies: 77
Views: 25826

US1702 Accident Report

Hi, If you have some time to go through the report of US1702 accident occurred last year, please go through these files: <a href="http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/hitlist.cfm?docketID=57967&CurrentPage=1&EndRow=15&StartRow=1&order=1&sort=0&TXTSEARCHT=" target="_blank">http:/...

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by 744lover
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6 Year Old E190 Scrapped?
Replies: 21
Views: 16207

RE: 6 Year Old E190 Scrapped?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfklganyc" class="quote" target="_blank">jfklganyc</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>For some reason, the 190 just isnt a pop...

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by 744lover
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals Seek Reduced Minimum Pilot-Experience
Replies: 81
Views: 10117

RE: Regionals Seek Reduced Minimum Pilot-Experience

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DiamondFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">DiamondFlyer</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>On how to stall an Airbus in the...

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by 744lover
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals Seek Reduced Minimum Pilot-Experience
Replies: 81
Views: 10117

RE: Regionals Seek Reduced Minimum Pilot-Experience

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DiamondFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">DiamondFlyer</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>because no airline is going to d...

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by 744lover
Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impressive Citation Jet Takeoff From Courchevel
Replies: 42
Views: 14997

RE: Impressive Citation Jet Takeoff From Courchevel

Yep.... A few things to consider from this other perspective: - The pilot set takeoff power before releasing the brakes - V1 at brakes release?  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/>  <img src="http://cdn-ww...

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by 744lover
Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impressive Citation Jet Takeoff From Courchevel
Replies: 42
Views: 14997

Impressive Citation Jet Takeoff From Courchevel

Really interesting takeoff from Courchevel... The aircraft did not even lift of by the end of the runway having, in my opinion, even lost a few feet after the runway ended. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfBaMM9bdck" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfBaMM9bdck</a> Enjoy! &nbs...

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by 744lover
Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did 747 Classics In The 90s And 2000s Use GPS?
Replies: 13
Views: 5014

RE: Did 747 Classics In The 90s And 2000s Use GPS?

Hi, At <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> the -400s also didn't have <acronym title="Baltra / Seymour (GPS / SEGS), Ecuador">GPS</acronym> FMC update mechanism until the mid -2000s. When RNP approaches started to kick in they upgraded them to have <acronym title="Baltra / Seymour (GPS...

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by 744lover
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Purchases Additional 767 Freighters
Replies: 201
Views: 36007

FedEx Purchases Additional 767 Freighters

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/oykie" class="quote" target="_blank">oykie</a> (<a href="#168" class="quote">Reply 168</a>):<br/><i>Also a big thank to Revelation and Stitch fo...

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