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by Jetpilot500
Fri May 17, 2002 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Nicknames
Replies: 61
Views: 9531

RE: Aircraft Nicknames Bizjets

We can't forget the BIZJETS: Citation's = Near-Jet, Slo-tation In the Citation, watch out for birds, they keep running you over from behind! Learjet = Fear-jet, Scare-jet, Lawn-Dart Falcon 20 = Lead Sled Westwinds = Jew-canoe, Jew-jet (it was made in Israel) Gulfstreams = Grummans Falcon 50/900 = 3-...

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by Jetpilot500
Fri May 17, 2002 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rate Of Descent Formula
Replies: 13
Views: 94398

RE: Rate Of Descent Formula

Another formula for determining when to start a decent, for say a crossing restriction: when to start decent = 3 x altitude to lose rate of descent = 1/2 Groundspeed Lets say you are told, Cross XYZ VOR at 10,000'. You are at FL350 and your groundspeed is 400 knots. 25,000' to lose, multiply 25 x 3 ...

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by Jetpilot500
Thu May 16, 2002 8:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream Windows
Replies: 1
Views: 1913

RE: Gulfstream Windows

the windows are the same size. Those windows are emergency exits. They have a ring painted around them to indicate they are exits. Nothing different.

jetpilot500

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by Jetpilot500
Fri May 03, 2002 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight And W & B Sheets On The Net?
Replies: 3
Views: 3488

RE: Flight And W & B Sheets On The Net?

Hi,
Send me an email and I will attach a Microsoft Excel File that I made for flight planning VFR flights. It is an extensive flight log that should be very helpful. My email is in my profile.

JetPilot500

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by Jetpilot500
Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Space Shuttle Cockpit
Replies: 6
Views: 3397

RE: Space Shuttle Cockpit

anyone got any cool pics of this?

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by Jetpilot500
Fri Apr 26, 2002 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Clearence From Shannon.....
Replies: 5
Views: 2486

RE: Clearence From Shannon.....

Since there is no radar (so they say) watching you over the North Atlantic, you are given an oceanic clearance. This clearance will provide you with verification of routing, or updated routing. In addition, you will be assigned an altitude, speed and a HF radio frequency for communications over the ...

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by Jetpilot500
Thu Apr 25, 2002 6:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quietest Jet Engine Ever
Replies: 24
Views: 5085

RE: Quietest Jet Engine Ever

Boeing 717 is the quitest airliner ever built. Exceed planned Stage 4 noise requirements.

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by Jetpilot500
Wed Apr 10, 2002 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Falcon Vs Gulfstream
Replies: 6
Views: 23868

RE: Falcon Vs Gulfstream

This link will provide you with operating costs and performance data for most corporate jets: <a href="http://www.omnijet.com/database/index.html" target=_blank>http://www.omnijet.com/database/index.html</a> Gulfstream V: $1,233 Direct Costs per Hour $482,345 Fixed Costs per Year 200,000 Miles = 468...

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by Jetpilot500
Thu Mar 07, 2002 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The First DC-9...Where Is It?
Replies: 10
Views: 4074

RE: The First DC-9...Where Is It?

The second DC-9 is at Midwest Express, still flying. Actually, it was the first DC-9 to ever take to the skies, so it is kinda the first.

Jetpilot500

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by Jetpilot500
Sat Mar 02, 2002 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Furloughs?
Replies: 1
Views: 1238

RE: Pilot Furloughs?

You are right, it is a nightmare. United currently has a number of pilots who are sitting around, collecting a paycheck, and just waiting to be furloughed or re-training. All while the company tries to shuffle people around. The funny thing is this, the company where it would be easiest to furlough ...

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by Jetpilot500
Sun Feb 24, 2002 6:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very Long GA Cross Countries
Replies: 17
Views: 2025

RE: Very Long GA Cross Countries

1. Have Fun! 2. Bring a survival kit (including a flare gun) 3. Food and Water 4. Do the trip during daylight hours 5. Have Fun! 6. Handheld Transciever 7. Plan your route so you are near roads 8. Have Fun! It may sound a little anal, but an unplanned landing in the mountains isn't the same as one i...

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by Jetpilot500
Thu Feb 21, 2002 12:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2 All Pilots: Gear Down Enroute
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

RE: 2 All Pilots: Gear Down Enroute

Sounds a little fishy to me, I really doubt the landing gear was cycled.

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by Jetpilot500
Thu Feb 21, 2002 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2 All Pilots: Gear Down Enroute
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

RE: 2 All Pilots: Gear Down Enroute

Even if they did slow down, most airplanes have a maximum altitude where they could cycle the landing gear, usually 20,000' or so. I'm not sure what the limitation is for, maybe structural integrity of the airframe while it is pressurized?

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by Jetpilot500
Sun Jan 27, 2002 5:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Heavy Jets Throttle Delay
Replies: 7
Views: 3203

RE: Heavy Jets Throttle Delay

Generally, the bigger the engine, the longer it takes to spool up. In the DC-9, from idle to full power is about 6-7 seconds. Once you get the engines above 55-60%, the engine is much more responsive; but idle to 55-60% is real slow. Can also be a problem in turbo-props with a free-turbine, like the...

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by Jetpilot500
Fri Jan 18, 2002 5:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757/767 Auto Land
Replies: 17
Views: 5823

RE: 757/767 Auto Land

The Airbus also requires the pilot to pull the throttles to idle before touchdown.

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by Jetpilot500
Sat Dec 08, 2001 12:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetguy, Learpilot And All Bizjet Pilots
Replies: 24
Views: 4759

RE: Jetguy, Learpilot And All Bizjet Pilots

<< Those engines are notorious for flaming out with that much wind blowing into them if you make big throttle movements. >>

 Confused
Huh?!?!?!?!?!?!

Please Explain, I'd love to hear this one!

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by Jetpilot500
Tue Nov 27, 2001 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Online WX Briefings?
Replies: 8
Views: 1813

RE: Online WX Briefings?

www.duats.com

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by Jetpilot500
Mon Nov 05, 2001 10:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JT15D-1A Limitations
Replies: 0
Views: 2940

JT15D-1A Limitations

Hello, I was hoping someone could help. I was hoping someone could tell me the operating limiations on the engine for the Citation I, the Pratt & Whitney JT15D-1A. I could use the following: Takeoff Power Limits - N1 (% Fan RPM) - N2 (% Turbine RPM) - ITT Max Continuous Power Limits - N1 (% Fan RPM)...

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by Jetpilot500
Mon Oct 01, 2001 2:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For C F Is
Replies: 13
Views: 1567

RE: Question For C F Is

An experienced CFI knows the REAL limitations of an aircraft. What students don't realize is that, the CFI knows what mistake the student is about to make before it happens. There are many cues that students just aren't able to pick up on yet, but the CFI's have seen this stuff before. As Jetguy say...

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by Jetpilot500
Tue Sep 18, 2001 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Counter-hijacking
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

RE: Interesting Solution

Found this on: www.zdnet.com Silicon Valley's plan to stop skyjackings--all of them David Coursey, Executive Editor, AnchorDesk Friday, September 14, 2001 How do we prevent airline hijackings? Already we're hearing proposals to put plainclothes sky marshals back on board--presumably to shoot it out ...

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by Jetpilot500
Tue Sep 11, 2001 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EmbryRiddle, LeTourneau, Or UND
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

RE: EmbryRiddle, LeTourneau, Or UND

Get a degree in something OTHER than aviation! If you lose your medical or something in you life changes that a flying career is no longer an option, an Aeronautical Science degree isn't gonna get you very far. Consider: Business Management, Marketing, Economics, Mathmatics, Engineering, anything ot...

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by Jetpilot500
Mon Sep 03, 2001 9:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aerobatics With Airliners?
Replies: 34
Views: 6694

RE: Aerobatics With Airliners?

All of Dassault Falcon Jets have been flight tested beyond Mach 1.

A B-747 went supersonic over the North Pacific during a high altitude upset, they did recover. I think it may have been Flying Tigers.

JetPilot500

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by Jetpilot500
Sat Aug 18, 2001 7:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wind Directions & T/os @ STL
Replies: 3
Views: 1541

RE: Wind Directions & T/os @ STL

It is preferrential for aircraft to takeoff and land into the wind. The main focus at large airports is to try and prevent a plane from taking off with a tailwind, however, most aircraft can takeoff or land with up to a 10 knot tailwind with good runway conditions. Crosswinds are fine as long as the...

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by Jetpilot500
Fri Aug 17, 2001 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Normal" Speed?
Replies: 10
Views: 3831

Final Answer

Often times ATC will tell an aircraft to speed up or slow down. When ATC assigns a speed to an aircraft, the crew must maintain that assigned speed until told to do so by ATC. The way they tell the aircraft that they no longer need to fly the speed they were assigned, is to tell them, "Resume Normal...

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by Jetpilot500
Fri Aug 17, 2001 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Aircraft Fly High?
Replies: 9
Views: 6067

RE: Why Do Aircraft Fly High?

We need to make a few corrections before we can accurately compare flying at these altitudes. Mach .86 at: 518 KTS at FL250 496 KTS at FL350 (These are based on standard temperatures for those altitudes) Comparing these 2 altitudes now, you can see there is only about a 4-5% Difference in speed. Let...

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by Jetpilot500
Wed Aug 01, 2001 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IAS To TAS
Replies: 11
Views: 27524

RE: IAS To TAS

You are all providing interesting rules of thumb, but there are a lot of factors involved to come up with an accurate answer for all speeds and altitudes. As someone else mentioned, use an E6B. Here is the correct method found on this website of aviation formulas: <a href="http://www.best.com/~willi...

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by Jetpilot500
Mon Jul 23, 2001 6:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noise Abatement Procedures
Replies: 8
Views: 16327

RE: Noise Abatement Procedures

In the DC-9 we have 2 procedures, however, this is the one most commonly used (Distant Climb Profile): Initial Climb to 1500' AGL: - 15° Pitch Up - Flaps in takeoff position 1500-3000' AGL: - Lower pitch and accellerate to Flap/Slat Retraction Speed - Retract Flaps and Slats - Accellerate to Min Man...

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by Jetpilot500
Fri Jun 15, 2001 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turboprop
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

RE: Turboprop

IMO,
The less you know about the airplane you are being interviewed in, the better. Usually, they will tell you everything you need to know when you get there.

Good Luck,
Jetpilot500

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by Jetpilot500
Tue Jun 12, 2001 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DCA STARs And SIDs
Replies: 9
Views: 4087

RE: DCA STARs And SIDs

DCA does not have a SID as was already mentioned. However, they do have a Noise Abatement & Prohibited Area (P-56) Avoidance Procedure. I will review the IFR departure procedure. If you have Jepps, see 10-4 through 10-4C. NORTHWEST: A left turn as soon as practicable, especially with a west wind, is...

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by Jetpilot500
Wed May 30, 2001 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 717 Needs Help...
Replies: 26
Views: 1890

RE: Midwest Express Not Midway

The order for 50 aircraft is by MIDWEST EXPRESS not Midway Airlines. Actually the order is for 20 with an option for 30 more. In addition, Midwest Express delayed delivery until 4/2003. After that, they are only taking one every other month (6 per year). Hardly an order to save the program. Its gonn...

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by Jetpilot500
Thu May 24, 2001 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is A "total 'A' System Failure?"
Replies: 4
Views: 2852

RE: What Is A "total 'A' System Failure?"

Well, I don't have any exact information for you, however I can speculate some. BTW, I am not familiar with 727 systems. I would guess, since you mentioned the steering (nose wheel steering) would be inoperative during landing, that they are referring to a hydraulic system failure. Nose wheel steeri...

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by Jetpilot500
Tue May 22, 2001 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-80's Next Job
Replies: 21
Views: 1560

RE: Ambasaid

Boeing 717 Cockpit: <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=156860" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/f/fl71714.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="133"></a><br>Photo &cop...

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by Jetpilot500
Tue May 22, 2001 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minimum # Pax Before Flight Is Cancelled?
Replies: 18
Views: 3451

RE: Minimum # Pax Before Flight Is Cancelled?

The fact remains, it is not legal for an airline to cancel a "scheduled" flight just because there are not enough passengers on board. It may happen in a round about kind of way, but it can not occur as a direct result of not enough passengers on board.

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by Jetpilot500
Fri May 18, 2001 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Skin Temp During Cruise
Replies: 3
Views: 7524

RE: Skin Temp During Cruise

Freezing fuel is a concern in all aircraft that fly long-range flights. In the long-range planes I am familiar with, fuel is heated by a Fuel-Oil Heat Exchanger, and then some of that warm fuel goes to the engine and the rest goes back to the fuel tank to heat the fuel in the tank. A Fuel-Oil Heat e...

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by Jetpilot500
Thu May 17, 2001 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Skin Temp During Cruise
Replies: 3
Views: 7524

RE: Skin Temp During Cruise

The Ram Rise on a typical jet aircraft at cruise altitude & speed is about 25°c (it varies with a change in Mach number). If the standard atmospheric temperature is -55°c at 35,000', the Ram Air Temperature would be about -30°c. Most jet aircraft use a RAT (Ram Air Temperature) Gauge in the cockpit ...

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by Jetpilot500
Fri Apr 27, 2001 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fps To Mph
Replies: 17
Views: 2468

RE: Sabenapilot

Its called basic algebra.

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by Jetpilot500
Fri Apr 27, 2001 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gear Bays Heated?
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

RE: Gear Bays Heated?

Freezing of brakes can be a problem in some aircraft. As Musang mentioned, the retract/extend/retract method is most common, however, there are 2 aircraft that I know of that have a brake heat system. Many of the newer Raytheon King Air aircraft have an option for a brake heat system. That system ro...

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by Jetpilot500
Thu Apr 19, 2001 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I Need To Talk With An Airline Pilot
Replies: 8
Views: 4418

RE: DC9

The DC-9's I fly don't even have a Groundspeed readout. We have to use the E6B or just ask ATC.

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by Jetpilot500
Mon Apr 02, 2001 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing's New M.95 Sonic Cruiser, Can It Be Made
Replies: 28
Views: 6313

RE: Boeing's New M.95 Sonic Cruiser, Can It Be Made

There is already supersonic airflow over parts of the wing on current airliners. There is already a corporate jet out there designed to fly at M.92, the Cessna Citation X. They are routinely cruising at .90. Take a look at that plane, it is a rather conventional looking design. The delta wing is des...

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by Jetpilot500
Sun Apr 01, 2001 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Factors Of V1
Replies: 15
Views: 3825

RE: Factors Of V1

V1 is an adjustable figure. In the past I flew a GIV and we would regularly adjust our V1 based on the runway length and conditions. If it was a wet and short runway, we would adjust our V1 to the minimum V1 so that we would have the shortest Accellerate-Stop distance possible, without our Accellera...

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by Jetpilot500
Fri Mar 16, 2001 2:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Significance Of Decision Height?
Replies: 8
Views: 13618

RE: Significance Of Decision Height?

A quick comment about the Radio Altimeter VS Altimeter. The Decision Height is based on the reading off of the barometric altimeter and not the radio altimeter during CAT I approaches. The Radio Altimter is used as a "referrence only" during CAT I approaches. The only time the Radio Altimeter is use...

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by Jetpilot500
Thu Mar 01, 2001 6:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Take-off Power
Replies: 12
Views: 5025

RE: Take-off Power

Even if there was enough power to allow the airplane to lift off, the yaw would be too great to overcome at low speeds with one engine at full power. There is a speed called VMCG, or Minimum Control Speed on the ground with an engine out. Below that speed the rudder would not be able to over come th...

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by Jetpilot500
Tue Feb 13, 2001 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Screen Savers
Replies: 17
Views: 2768

RE: Mikephotos

I love the video clips on your site.

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by Jetpilot500
Sat Jan 27, 2001 10:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rates Of Climb
Replies: 4
Views: 3047

RE: Rates Of Climb

A climb of 500' / NM is no problem under normal situations. However, airliners are required to meet these climb requirements with one engine out. To fly out of these airports, you must reduce your take off weight so that you could climb at that rate with one engine out. Another potential alternative...

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by Jetpilot500
Sat Jan 06, 2001 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Space Shuttle 'Challenger'?
Replies: 39
Views: 4575

RE: What Happened To Space Shuttle 'Challenger'?

I remember this day well. I was in 7th grade and we were actually watching the launch live in the classroom. As far as the Enterprise goes, I believe it is in Huntsville Alabama at the U.S. Space Camp facility. It was there when I attended in 1988, and I think it became a permanent monument. For all...

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by Jetpilot500
Sat Dec 30, 2000 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Chicago Expand ORD Or Build A New Airport?
Replies: 89
Views: 3633

RE: MKE And Midwest Express

The problem with MKE airport is that no one in the Chicago area considers it an alternative. With some marketing (maybe by Midwest Express), it could be an alternative. I live 1 mile north of ORD and I will be working for Midwest Express starting in about a week. From my house to the parking lot at ...

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by Jetpilot500
Sat Dec 30, 2000 5:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Heads Up Display On UPS
Replies: 1
Views: 2206

RE: Heads Up Display On UPS

I can't tell you anything about UPS 727 HUD's, however, I use a HUD in a Gulfstream IV and I can tell you a little about HUD's in general. The HUD is an excellant tool for landing in poor weather conditions. It allows a pilot to make a safer transition from instrument flying (in clouds) to visual fl...

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by Jetpilot500
Thu Dec 28, 2000 8:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717 Performance?
Replies: 3
Views: 4633

RE: Boeing 717 Performance?

Been there.....not as specific or realistic as I am looking for.

Thanks anyhow.


Anyone else?

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by Jetpilot500
Wed Dec 27, 2000 9:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717 Performance?
Replies: 3
Views: 4633

RE: Boeing 717 Performance?

Anyone? Anyone? Buehler? Buehler?

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by Jetpilot500
Tue Dec 26, 2000 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cessna Vs Piper
Replies: 15
Views: 26940

RE: Cessna Vs Piper

If you have the choice, learn to fly in a Cessna 150/152. It is the least expensive trainer available. Piper Tomahawks might be similar priced, however, they are deathtraps! It really makes no difference what airplane you learn how to fly in, just watch your costs. You can also practice spins with y...

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