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by seven47
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shuttle plane
Replies: 11
Views: 3210

Re: Shuttle plane

I finally found the pics...

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by seven47
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 climb performance when empty
Replies: 15
Views: 3021

Re: 747-400 climb performance when empty

Well the 747 must be right up there with the MD11 when it comes to climbing quickly (at least when empty). I have heard those birds can do 6000+ FPM on initial climb out! I don't know where you heard it from but it won't. I flew 747s (-100Fs,-200Fs, and -400Fs) for 12 years, and I've absolutely see...

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by seven47
Thu May 28, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shuttle plane
Replies: 11
Views: 3210

Re: Shuttle plane

A few years ago, I had chance to fly 28 supercars (Bugattis, McLarens, RRs, Bentlys, etc.) from NY to Prestwick for the Gumball 3000 rally. It was really cool to go down the main deck on the 747 during cruise to check out all of those amazing machines. We had a sister ship launch after us with 26 ad...

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by seven47
Sat May 23, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2773

Re: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?

I did my 744 type rating training at UA back in '08, while working for another carrier. It was a nice facility and a great sim.

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by seven47
Sat May 02, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: First aircraft type with Autobrakes / Autospoilers / Autothrottles?
Replies: 18
Views: 1786

Re: First aircraft type with Autobrakes / Autospoilers / Autothrottles?

It's similar to the 747's, but there are some noticable architectural differences.

Disclaimer: It's been more than 4 years since I've flown a 747 Classic, so my memory may be hazy!

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by seven47
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are some vintage airliners still operational?
Replies: 33
Views: 4101

Re: How are some vintage airliners still operational?

Keeping a vintage aircraft flyable is mostly a matter performing of proactive and continual maintenance which, of course, translates into having enough money to do so. I've been flying a B-25 on the airshow circuit for 6 years (and flew a C-47 prior to the B-25), and I can tell you that all of the w...

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by seven47
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alcoholic beverage consumption in-flight
Replies: 13
Views: 2707

Re: Alcoholic beverage consumption in-flight

I admire your fortitude. I'd probably have to make 14 trips to the lav if I drank that much pre- and during flight!

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by seven47
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 4870

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

747Whale wrote:
Vpb


I never heard the Vpb joke. I plan on using that forever!

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by seven47
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 4870

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

Good ol' P-Dub!....

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by seven47
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How High Can A 747 Fly?
Replies: 121
Views: 48500

RE: How High Can A 747 Fly?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pihero" class="quote" target="_blank">Pihero</a> (<a href="#119" class="quote">Reply 119</a>):<br/><i>I flew all types of 747 (-100 /-200 / -300...

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by seven47
Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Flight Deck Photo
Replies: 19
Views: 9487

RE: Air Force One Flight Deck Photo

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MD11Engineer" class="quote" target="_blank">MD11Engineer</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>First, it looks like another 747 c...

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