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by aumaverick
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11712

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

Pilot ratings - $80,000
Airbus A330 - $265,000,000
Starbucks Venti Pumpkin Spice Late - $5.25
Cost of diverting a commercial flight due to pilot incompetence for not using a lid - Priceless

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by aumaverick
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 prospects
Replies: 190
Views: 37731

Re: Embraer KC-390 prospects

The coast guard hodgepodge fleet of CN235’s and second hand C-27J’s is bound to need to be replaced at some point in the next 10 years. They are worked pretty hard too and with border security only growing as a high profile issue I could see a domestic assembly point being offered for the KC-390 as...

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by aumaverick
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?
Replies: 30
Views: 3617

Re: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?

Thermal protection system not designed for lunar return reentries. It would burn up. Fuel required to brake into low earth orbit would be prohibitive from a weight standpoint. That makes a lot more sense, re-entry velocity from a moon return would be much higher than earth orbit Which raises your s...

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by aumaverick
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 12129

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

terrificturk wrote:
Tah Paa, Tah Beh! :devil:


Um...definitely not, to be.

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by aumaverick
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 14073

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Remember buying a ticket for a flight in the "smoking" section?

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by aumaverick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Question
Replies: 27
Views: 4258

Re: B-36 Question

I loved the sound, it is so distinctive that even with an unexpected fly over I think I could still identify it by sound alone. If there are there any flying models left! Alas, per avgeekery, none flying. Wow, I wish I could have seen one flying. :crying: There are only four complete examples left ...

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by aumaverick
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Question
Replies: 27
Views: 4258

Re: B-36 Question

Try the response from JoeB posted in this outside forum: https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/b-36-why-a-pusher.32590/ Quote: "...The B-36 specification heavily emphasized long range and thus cruise performance. As a rule a pusher configuration will be more efficient in cruise, subject to cons...

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by aumaverick
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain
Replies: 57
Views: 6257

Re: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain

zululima wrote:
mxaxai wrote:
Nuclear weapons remain a weapon of only theoretical use.


Japan on line one for you.


SHOTS FIRED! :duck:

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by aumaverick
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10843

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

For the communication suite I recommend watching the 1997 documentary Air Force One narrated by Harrison Ford. There is no way I trust this documentary after seeing Air Force Major Caldwell, an officer with command pilot wings and 3000+ hrs flying, state he was unable to fly AF1. Any rated Air Forc...

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by aumaverick
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18418

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

The more I think about it, the more I think it actually is space related and not Star Wars related. Just look at the replies United has responded with... Something concerning the moon... Which would also tie in with the Apollo 11 Reference in the video. First Airline to offer non-stop flights to th...

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by aumaverick
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain
Replies: 57
Views: 6257

Re: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain

Does this new Franco-German FCAS also play into Germany's plans for their own aircraft carrier?

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by aumaverick
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain
Replies: 57
Views: 6257

New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain

A model of a technology demonstrator was unveiled at the Paris Airshow by Dassault in partnership with Airbus. The new Future Combat Air System is the expected replacement for France's fleet of Typhoon and Rafale fighters, including a carrier-based variant, and will also be a replacement for Germany...

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by aumaverick
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9756

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

Siemens all electric prototype plane catches fire in the air.... all perish https://electrek.co/2018/06/04/siemens-electric-plane-prototype-fire-crash-death/ How is this relevant to this thread other than being an electric flying machine that crashed? Because the Alice will use 3 Siemens-produced 2...

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by aumaverick
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 in emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

Re: B52 in emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall

Just seen this on the BBC's website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-48675039 I love this line: People in the area said the landing "caused a big stir". Classic British understatement! "It is understood two of the aircraft's eight engines shut down." Oh no! The dre...

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by aumaverick
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 80
Views: 8181

Re: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

There are four aircraft that might serve the smallest of markets, both passenger and freight. Cessna Caravan Seats: 8 Engine: 1 x 675HP turbine Cruise Speed: 186 kts Cost: $2.5M DHC-6 Twin Otter Seats: 19 Engine: 2 x 750 HP turbine Cruise Speed: 182 kts Cost: $7M Cessna Skycatcher Seats: 19 Engines...

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by aumaverick
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10843

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

I wonder if anyone here can mock-up a better .jpeg of the proposed livery for better viewing. Something like what ocaviation did for the new United livery.

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by aumaverick
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11709

Re: Delta luggage abuse

Lessons learned:
1) Don't pack priceless heirlooms carelessly in a roll-aboard, regardless if carry-on or not
2) Remove all valuables before checking a bag
3) Don't buy cheap luggage from off-price retailers

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by aumaverick
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RNZAF chooses C130Js to replace its C130Hs
Replies: 29
Views: 2740

Re: RNZAF chooses C130Js to replace its C130Hs

SAS A340 wrote:
I had guessed on KC-390 here.... Seems like it went out because it's not proven..?


Not proven. Not supported in the region. No strategic partnership. No allies using the platform. All in all a tough sell for Embraer vs Lockheed.

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by aumaverick
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JASDF F-35A fighter jet disappears from radar over Pacific
Replies: 42
Views: 8619

Re: JASDF F-35A fighter jet disappears from radar over Pacific

The JASDF is now stating the probable cause of the accident is related to pilot spatial disorientation. https://www.airforcetimes.com/global/asia-pacific/2019/06/10/japan-blames-spatial-disorientation-for-f-35-crash/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Socialflow+AIR&utm_source=facebook.com&f...

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by aumaverick
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6705

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

Hello all, So the MD-88s supposedly have until sometime next year until retirement. They have been steadily parked over the last year and I’m curious of a few things... 1. What are the longest remaining routes the MD-88 currently flies for DL? 2. How many should be left in the fleet by the end of t...

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by aumaverick
Fri May 17, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 133
Views: 24143

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Could this possibly be a move to bolster the chance of Turkey purchasing the SU-57?

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by aumaverick
Mon May 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142868

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Regarding the theorized flight control degradation to direct law, could this mode of control result in the crew having reduced control input on approach and be a cause of the poor landing? Or put another way, would the crew be hampered by the direct law control inputs and thus have a bad landing? T...

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by aumaverick
Mon May 06, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142868

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Regarding the theorized flight control degradation to direct law, could this mode of control result in the crew having reduced control input on approach and be a cause of the poor landing? Or put another way, would the crew be hampered by the direct law control inputs and thus have a bad landing? Th...

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by aumaverick
Fri May 03, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F18s at Centennial (APA)
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: F18s at Centennial (APA)

Could these F/A-18s or EA-18s be possible deliveries from STL en route to the west coast?

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by aumaverick
Wed May 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why didn't MD keep their military line open?
Replies: 1
Views: 1353

Re: Why didn't MD keep their military line open?

What aircraft in the military line was competitive to be profitable for the long term? McDD already sold its compliment of F/A-18, AH-64s and C-17s to the US and any upgrades or additional orders were not going to sustain them for the long-term. Additionally, international exports were not going to ...

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by aumaverick
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Project Designation for Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 1691

Re: USAF Project Designation for Aircraft

Wasn't the KC-46 during the RFP noted as KC-X, I recall that the A330 designation was not the -46, it was set in round 2 of the circus before we came to round 3 which Boeing won. In this RFP the T-X was by DOD, possibly as the correct designation could change if the procurement selected one vs the ...

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by aumaverick
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Project Designation for Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 1691

Re: USAF Project Designation for Aircraft

Why did the ATF get a Y designation instead of the X attached to the JSF? Weren't both programs experimental? X – Experimental. Aircraft not yet finalized or accepted for service. Y – Prototype. This is a final aircraft creation which is intended for mass production. Boy, this confuses me even more...

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by aumaverick
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Project Designation for Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 1691

Re: USAF Project Designation for Aircraft

Who knows, but I’d be a lot it was an off-the-cuff call by some senior officer no one wanted to correct with logic. It’s not as reasoned as you might expect. Gf Agree. Given the X-32 and X-35 were both out of sequence as well it is a bit mystifying. Well, they weren’t out of sequence for the x-seri...

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by aumaverick
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Project Designation for Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 1691

USAF Project Designation for Aircraft

Why did the USAF Trainer (T-X) acquisition program only get a X moniker while the ATF (YF-22/23) and JSF (X-32/35) both received aircraft specific designations? I understand the Boeing/Saab entry was a clean-sheet design, and the other participants submitted variations of existing aircraft. But why ...

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by aumaverick
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 117
Views: 22413

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

Any further news or insight into what the USAF plans to designate the Boeing T-X trainer?

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by aumaverick
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 154
Views: 14011

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

How about comparing the Brittish and Germans and during the desert campaign , or the American and Japanese with the early island campaign? While the victory was through shear quantity of forces, you can argue that the abundance of supplies enable that quantity and keep the forces morale higher as w...

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by aumaverick
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 154
Views: 14011

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

I think a redirection back to the topic is in line from a moderator. Regardless of history, Germany is proposing a joint European aircraft carrier.
What would the mix of aircraft look like in 2030? Would other nations (Belgium, Spain, Italy, etc) also contribute a squadron to the ship?

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by aumaverick
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34762

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

IMO LAX really needs a complete rebuild with less/larger terminals. But I understand that there just isn't the money for it. This, but they killed it when they put the TBIT expansion where it is. They should have built fully to the west with tunnels to get there with a central core around the old t...

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by aumaverick
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388436

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Reading through the posts, I don't see where anyone has provided a summary as to what is going on at the crash scene. So here it goes... As of yesterday afternoon 2/26, searchers had found the remains of the third body with the help of cadaver dogs. These remains were not with the other 2 bodies pr...

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by aumaverick
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 117
Views: 22413

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

bikerthai wrote:
How about Sparrowhawk?
It is the common name for small raptors species found in NA and Europe.

bt


You know, you're onto something there! The Navy has the Goshawk. There is already a Jayhawk, Pave Hawk and Nighthawk. It keeps the trainer nomenclature going with the XXXhawk theme.

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by aumaverick
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 117
Views: 22413

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

Wasp would be the perfect name. A Hornet is the largest member of the wasp family. This trainer looks like a smaller single engined Hornet. We have Wasp, Hornet, Super Hornet. I dig it, but again, it goes with the Navy's nomenclature. I think the USAF will either follow course and go traditional (i...

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by aumaverick
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 117
Views: 22413

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_m ... es#Trainer
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Can we address a more important factor in the decision please: what will Boeing's new T-X trainer be designated by the USAF? T-54?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_m ... es#Trainer

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by aumaverick
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 25545

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

https://theaviationist.com/2018/09/13/i ... un-sequel/
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PhotoShop, or perhaps a good "leak" of information as an appetizer while we wait an extra year? Anyone want to bite on if this is really the jet Maverick will fly?
https://theaviationist.com/2018/09/13/i ... un-sequel/

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by aumaverick
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 64803

Re: T-X Requirements Released

[photoid][/photoid]

Slug71 wrote:
What are the chances the winner chooses to partner with Northrop Grumman for the production avionics?
Considering they supply the F-35, B-21, F-22, F-16, and B-2 with avionics?


I'd guess slim to none, especially if Boeing wins the contract.

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by aumaverick
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: V-280 Valor flies for the first time
Replies: 89
Views: 20097

Re: V-280 Valor flies for the first time

trpmb6 wrote:
Unpopular opinion of the day... The v280 isn't the prettiest of birds out there.


Is it the large and ungainly V tail that throws off the proportions? The engines and nacelles aren't too distracting.

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by aumaverick
Wed May 02, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 60
Views: 12610

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/ ... 85864.html
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From the video, and from the post-crash photos, is there anything to the idea the rudder breaking loose being a factor?

http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/ ... 85864.html

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