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by mmo
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VC-25B Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2571

Re: VC-25B Issues

Right out of the FAA AC20 109A -32-15-7 GENERAL. A. SDRS. The SDRS is intended to predict service-related malfunctions, defects, or failures that occur as a result of aircraft/system operation. Damage that occurs due to accidental causes (e.g., a belt loader punching a hole in the fuselage skin) is ...

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by mmo
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VC-25B Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2571

Re: VC-25B Issues

SDRs submitted by 121 carriers cover just about any abnormal condition found in operation or heavy maintenance. The Reported "issue" with the 747-8I you are referring to is not an "issue" or "future failure" it is merely an abnormal condition not expected during the ope...

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by mmo
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VC-25B Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2571

Re: VC-25B Issues

SDRs submitted by 121 carriers cover just about any abnormal condition found in operation or heavy maintenance. The Reported "issue" with the 747-8I you are referring to is not an "issue" or "future failure" it is merely an abnormal condition not expected during the ope...

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by mmo
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VC-25B Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2571

Re: VC-25B Issues

SDRs do not indicate "issues" as your title indicates. An SDR is written to track unexpected maintenance issue or to track trends which the FAA uses to analyze maintenance procedures and AD issuances. Look at 14CFR 145.221 Service difficulty reports for further information and I would sugg...

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by mmo
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years since the first activation of CRAF.
Replies: 14
Views: 3513

Re: 30 years since the first activation of CRAF.

Philippine747 wrote:
Weren't NW's and TW's 747 utilized as well?


NW had both pax and freighter aircraft activated. The freighters were first and I spend the better part of 2 months flying south of there on freighters, mostly and a few pax flights. Got to know Darmstadt very well.

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by mmo
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Costs and/or benefits of flying freighters non stop vs 1 stop on ultra long flights
Replies: 27
Views: 3334

Re: Costs and/or benefits of flying freighters non stop vs 1 stop on ultra long flights

ANC is used due to the great circle route, ANC is much closer than AWK would be.

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by mmo
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 155
Views: 7486

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

That you became an expat over the single issue of the 2A I find hard to believe. Why? I had a job offer, dual citizenship and 3 young children. Remember, don't judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes. To answer your comments/question/rambling about the USAF and ad nauseam, those issue...

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by mmo
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 155
Views: 7486

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

Like I said, what good has the NRA done? An automatic assault weapon has no place in the home. I don't see where the 2nd amendment ensures you the ability to use an automatic assault weapon. Why don't we give every house a .50 machine gun? Because it is illegal. Why don't you use the argument there...

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by mmo
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IF Northwest Airlines Survived
Replies: 10
Views: 1724

Re: IF Northwest Airlines Survived

The 777, A330neo, and A350 I don't think would be considered because the A330ceos, 787s, and 747-400s would likely not be leaving yet. The 744 would have left due to the tank inerting requirement for N reg aircraft. Given the age of the 744s, it would have been cost-prohibitive. I would have said a...

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by mmo
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?
Replies: 47
Views: 6790

Re: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?

The problem with the 380 is it can't carry the belly cargo like the 787 and 777W. While EK does have some dedicated freighters, most of the vanilla cargo is shipped in the belly of pax aircraft. So, while it might appear to the uninformed that running 3 787s is not efficient, it most likely is. The...

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by mmo
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 155
Views: 7486

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

What purpose does the NRA serve, other than being a mouthpiece for the ultra-right-wing movement and the people who equate the ability to own an assault weapon a guaranteed right contained in the 2nd amendment? The demise of the NRA is ling overdue and will be welcomed. The NRA has helped defend 2A...

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by mmo
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?
Replies: 47
Views: 6790

Re: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?

The problem with the 380 is it can't carry the belly cargo like the 787 and 777W. While EK does have some dedicated freighters, most of the vanilla cargo is shipped in the belly of pax aircraft. So, while it might appear to the uninformed that running 3 787s is not efficient, it most likely is. The...

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by mmo
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 72
Views: 3433

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

Personally, I could care less about tattoos. But, I often see a person who has had the tattoo done years ago and it looks like it too! Sorry, but as you get older, skin sags and that great tattoo you had isn't there anymore. Just my own preference.

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by mmo
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans No One Can Argue With
Replies: 77
Views: 3684

Re: Republicans No One Can Argue With

Absolutely spot on. Too bad more people can't see through the BS the orange man spouts.

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by mmo
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 155
Views: 7486

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

What purpose does the NRA serve, other than being a mouthpiece for the ultra-right-wing movement and the people who equate the ability to own an assault weapon a guaranteed right contained in the 2nd amendment?

The demise of the NRA is ling overdue and will be welcomed.

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by mmo
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?
Replies: 47
Views: 6790

Re: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?

Why run 3 787s side-by-side when 1 A380 can get the job done? It's hardly as if slots at e.g. LHR are or, rather were, the lowest hanging of fruits. The problem with the 380 is it can't carry the belly cargo like the 787 and 777W. While EK does have some dedicated freighters, most of the vanilla ca...

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by mmo
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood and it's painless
Replies: 30
Views: 1372

Re: I just gave blood and it's painless

I have hemochromatosis which is high iron in my blood. It is a condition that affects, generally, from Northern Europe and Ireland. The best treatment is giving blood. I have given over 50 gallons in my life and try to go it as often as possible. For me, it's a win win deal.

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by mmo
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 179
Views: 37990

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

Sokes wrote:
One of the reasons I was asking is because I wondered what an A350 would do with an engine update.






Sokes wrote:
mmo wrote:
The OP wrote about an engine update that would allow better cruise altitute.

Do you mean original post? I don't understand what you mean.



Sorry, it was actually you!

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by mmo
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380s being painted white before being scrapped
Replies: 10
Views: 3209

Re: A380s being painted white before being scrapped

I think you will find the aircraft aren't necessarily painted but the decals for the logo and stripes are removed. In the case of SQ, all the artwork on the 380 is decals.

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by mmo
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 179
Views: 37990

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

The X also has a different wing which will perform better than the ER/LR/77W even though it is heavier. The OP wrote about an engine update that would allow better cruise altitude. That might not and probably not true. It is also a function of the wing and lift. My guess would be a redesigned wing w...

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by mmo
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multiple external power switches
Replies: 12
Views: 1945

Re: Multiple external power switches

Not having flown an Airbus wide-body, I can't comment on their philosophy. But, Boeing generally has several busses that can power the aircraft. There is the normal AC power bus which when powered will power the entire aircraft. There is also the service bus which allows the aircraft to be powered i...

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by mmo
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KLM Radio Call Signs
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

Re: KLM Radio Call Signs

In the US, the flight numbers the passenger sees are the same ones used for ATC. There may be a letter in there but the number is the same. I'd love to know the reason behind the letter, however. Usually, the reason for the letter suffix is there is another flight with the same call sign scheduled ...

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by mmo
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running
Replies: 22
Views: 2064

Re: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running

IIRC, they do share the same exhaust duct, although it is larger in diameter. I think they are mounded in a modified APU area in the tail where they are mounted one after another on the centerline.

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by mmo
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running
Replies: 22
Views: 2064

Re: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running

DALMD80 wrote:
Pretty cool that you had TWO APUs. I can't think of any other aircraft like that.

AF-1 Has 2 APUs and they work great. The VC-25B will too.

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by mmo
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineer examining engine on landing
Replies: 25
Views: 4107

Re: Engineer examining engine on landing

When I worked for a US 121 carrier, there was a "through flight" inspection required at the end of every flight. Generally, before we left the aircraft an MX engineer stuck his/her head in the cockpit to make sure the aircraft was fine. When I worked for SQ and for QR, a ground engineer me...

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by mmo
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde longest transatlantic crossing due to unusual jet stream?
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: Concorde longest transatlantic crossing due to unusual jet stream?

My point is that the fixed-route system was not part of the NATS. The NATS went up to and included FL450. The Concorde did not cruise at FL450. We are really beating a dead horse as the Concorde isn't operational anymore. In addition, there is no such thing as a cruise climb in the current and past ...

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by mmo
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde longest transatlantic crossing due to unusual jet stream?
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: Concorde longest transatlantic crossing due to unusual jet stream?

The standard of M2.0 cruise climb to TOD (top of descent) was its SOP (standard operating procedure). There was no "cruising" flight level. Its NAT tracks were pre-described. Other flights probably followed the same philosophy - cruise climb to TOD. As an anecdotal account, my crossing wa...

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by mmo
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde longest transatlantic crossing due to unusual jet stream?
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: Concorde longest transatlantic crossing due to unusual jet stream?

The standard of M2.0 cruise climb to TOD (top of descent) was its SOP (standard operating procedure). There was no "cruising" flight level. Its NAT tracks were pre-described. Other flights probably followed the same philosophy - cruise climb to TOD. As an anecdotal account, my crossing wa...

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by mmo
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)
Replies: 46
Views: 5912

Re: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)

Plus that lav aroma comes from air exchange within the cabin. Lav air is normally dumped overboard. I hope it's flushed into a tank. Not dumped overboard. The lav air is handled by the lav/galley vent system. It is essentially collected in a manifold and just vented overboard to ensure there are no...

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by mmo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 246
Views: 32546

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

The problem with hardening the KC-46 to the same level as the E-4B or VC-25A or B is it would have a tremendous impact on the OEW of the aircraft. The current VC-25A is almost 100,000 lbs heavier than a standard 747-200B. And it suffers from a lack of range when compared to the commercial version. W...

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by mmo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 246
Views: 32546

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Definitely most cost effective in-production aircraft as all the EMI hardening and provision for defensive countermeasures comes with the new aircraft. bt Just an observation. I don't think the -2Cs are hardened. The VC-25A is and the VC-25B will be, the E-4As were not hardened and were upgraded to...

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by mmo
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleted Post In Military
Replies: 4
Views: 2596

Re: Deleted Post In Military

Thanks

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by mmo
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleted Post In Military
Replies: 4
Views: 2596

Re: Deleted Post In Military

Sorry for the lack of details but it involved the question of a 4-year college degree for acceptance into the US, I assume, military pilot training and the requirement of having it. One of the posters posted some statistics which were for all military personnel and the number of undergraduate degree...

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by mmo
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleted Post In Military
Replies: 4
Views: 2596

Deleted Post In Military

Responded to a post in the Military section yesterday. Now the entire post is gone, the history of my reply is gone. What happened? TIA!!

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by mmo
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter Fraud comes to Kansas
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: Voter Fraud comes to Kansas

Kind of ironic he was a republican!!

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by mmo
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 235
Views: 52828

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

So, how many hours do you have? How many in the Buff? What other military/defense experience do you have? AMF!!!

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by mmo
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 5445

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

Newark727 wrote:
If all you care about is undying slavish loyalty, you will in time have a government of nothing but incompetent lickspittles.



I guess we're already there!!!

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by mmo
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 235
Views: 52828

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

IIRC, there is or should be an H model floating around that had a LOX issue which caused damage to the airframe. There was a second H rescued from DM, Wise Guy, which is currently at Tinker having depot maintenance completed. I would assume the H model which had the malfunction was still at BAD. I t...

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by mmo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 235
Views: 52828

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

Really? Because you seem to be the one quite mistaken. First of all the threats from likely OPFOR nations are in turn likely to be S2A as that type of defense is more in practice with the affordability and doctrine of those nations, except for the PRC which is still going to possess a significant S...

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by mmo
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 235
Views: 52828

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

You are correct to a point. There is a good possibility low-level could return in cases where there is little air threat. Sure but why? The whole point of low level is to evade high-intensity threats. If only low intensity threats exist the altitude profile will be whatever is best conductive to fu...

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by mmo
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 72
Views: 4281

Re: Trying to locate members

What happened to Philsquared ? There's another blast from the past! Though I believe his username is Philsquares. I'd like to know what happened to him too. He was a great victim of the purge and just got fed up with the games being played. He was at the same VVIP carrier I was in AUH. We were both...

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by mmo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visual vs. ILS approach
Replies: 27
Views: 3215

Re: Visual vs. ILS approach

Nothing like the Crow Bar approach going into JFK. Once past LGA a quick slam dunk and you're there. Lots of fun!!

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by mmo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 4045

Re: B727 cockpit

CosmicCruiser wrote:
mmo, I too had only 1 ½ years in the F/E seat and it wasn't a problem. I did have a friend who stayed in the back seat for several years out of personal necessity and when he went to F/O he did have some problems getting it all back. We were lucky huh?


I'd rather be lucky than good any day!!!

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by mmo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visual vs. ILS approach
Replies: 27
Views: 3215

Re: Visual vs. ILS approach

In the US, at least, you could always get cleared for a "contact approach". As long as the traffic proceeding you are insight you can take that clearance. Although you never have to accept a visual. I do remember "fly to rule" times where we always took an ILS. But, that's anothe...

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by mmo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 4045

Re: B727 cockpit

When I got hired at NW, the time flying sidesaddle was less than a year to go from there to the right seat on the 3 holer or to the 747/DC-10 flying sidesaddle. To be honest, it wasn't a problem at all. From a TRI perspective, there is more of a problem when you go from a 320 to something like a 757...

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by mmo
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Evergreen B747-200s disappearance from Pinal Airpark?
Replies: 5
Views: 2332

Re: Evergreen B747-200s disappearance from Pinal Airpark?

A quick search of Airfleets shows N471EV scrapped. Looking at the condition there is no way it was going to fly out of there.

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by mmo
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.
Replies: 16
Views: 8327

Re: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.

https://www.aerotime.aero/rytis.beresnevicius/25340-united-airlines-b787-uturn-three-times-two-days In all three incidents, the 787 was only transporting cargo so there were only crew but no passengers on-board. How did they allow the aircraft to take off for the second and third time when the prob...

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by mmo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 9650

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

Both Boeing and Airbus have done extensive studies of high speed rejected takeoffs vs continuing. Clearly a high speed rejected takeoff has more risks involved than continuing the takeoff. I worked for several carriers who always used a wet V1 in order to reduce the V1 speed thus, flight operations ...

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by mmo
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Separate USAF training aircraft award for Reforge pilot training
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Re: Separate USAF training aircraft award for Reforge pilot training

I don't think you get the deal. The T-50 is not going to be purchased as an intro trainer but will be used to validate the syllabus and to see just what mods, if any, have to be made to the T-7. The T-38 doesn't have the performance required to do that and obviously an F-22/F-35/F-15/F-16 is not goi...

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by mmo
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Separate USAF training aircraft award for Reforge pilot training
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Re: Separate USAF training aircraft award for Reforge pilot training

Just a little more about the use of the competitor's aircraft. https://www.defensenews.com/2020/06/25/air-force-considers-leasing-losing-t-x-training-jets/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Air%20Force%206.26.20&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Air%20Force%20-%20Daily%20News%20Ro...

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