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by RetiredWeasel
Thu Sep 29, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 194
Views: 43110

Re: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread

She must have been hired sometimes after that letter then. Obviously redundant to say that a T-bird pilots must be current on the F-16 8-) How long does it take to train to learn a new rating? 6 mo? That's what being bantering about for potential Ukrainian F-16s. bt Don't know the answer to that, b...

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by RetiredWeasel
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 194
Views: 43110

Re: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread

Shrug. Both may be right. The letter was from 2020. The web page is more recent. It or could be wrong or they increased the requirement. bt She will or has gone through some F-16 training prior to starting T-Bird training, but had zero previous F-16 time prior to being selected. https://www.seymour...

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by RetiredWeasel
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 194
Views: 43110

Re: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread

Don't know why this "must be current in F-16s" is floating around on the internet. It's just plain false. Several F-15 pilots and even A-10 pilots have been selected as Thunderbird pilots. Here's a link to the requirements for a 2020 slot. https://www.ang.af.mil/Portals/77/documents/career...

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by RetiredWeasel
Wed Sep 07, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How are Air to Air Refueling Speeds Calculated?
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: How are Air to Air Refueling Speeds Calculated?

Most of the older generation fighters (F-4s, F-16s, F-15s) refueled at an airspeed of 315 kts indicated. As an F-4 pilot, I refueled with F-16s and Eagles intermixed. Heavy F-4s and even F-16s didn't like to refuel above FL300. Heavy, the jets just aren't as power responsive at higher altitudes. The...

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by RetiredWeasel
Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?
Replies: 51
Views: 6073

Re: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?

Here's a quote from the NTSB on the NW Detroit DC-9 crash that killed 156 people: "The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the flightcrew’s failure to use the taxi checklist to ensure that the flaps and slats were extended for takeoff. Con...

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by RetiredWeasel
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High temperatures and take off runs
Replies: 14
Views: 2107

Re: High temperatures and take off runs

I've posted this before but sometime in the late 80s or early 90s I was a new FE (Second Officer) on the airline's 727s. We flew to PHX for a layover and scheduled to takeoff the next summer day afternoon. We went to the airport talked to dispatch and were told we'd have to wait for the temperature ...

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by RetiredWeasel
Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Deployed at Cruise
Replies: 8
Views: 2995

Re: Landing Gear Deployed at Cruise

Gear extension and retraction speed limits are based on Indicated Air Speed (IAS) since that is representative of the aerodynamic forces on the airframe. For the 747-400 the speeds were 270 IAS. If flying at 35,000 feet (.80 mach..slower than normal), your indicated airspeed will be about 270. So ex...

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by RetiredWeasel
Mon May 23, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue angels
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

Re: Blue angels

In 2009, Maj Sean Gustafson, an Air Force Reserve pilot at Homestead AFB , and also a Delta Airline pilot was selected to fly #4 in the Thunderbirds. As others have mentioned, he was required to accept an active duty commitment for 2 years+ and took a Military Leave of Absence from Delta Airlines. I...

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by RetiredWeasel
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Throttle levers on 4+ engined aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 3916

Re: Throttle levers on 4+ engined aircraft

As an FO on 747-200s for many years, when it was my leg, I'd set the power for T/O to the precomputed T/O EPR setting. Then the FE (SO) would fine tune them with the lever extension on the back of the thrust levers. Then I'd take my hand off the levers and the CPT would place his right hand just aft...

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by RetiredWeasel
Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altitude of the static 6g maneuver?
Replies: 13
Views: 2086

Re: Altitude of the static 6g maneuver?

Correct. Most fighters are rated +9/-3 g I believe, and this is indeed human factor limited. Once pilot is removed from equation, most current jets would be able to reach double digits, differing between types and specific frames. For those being gen4+ (4.5 or 5, so anything beyong Mig29/Su27, or F...

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by RetiredWeasel
Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altitude of the static 6g maneuver?
Replies: 13
Views: 2086

Re: Altitude of the static 6g maneuver?

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by RetiredWeasel
Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altitude of the static 6g maneuver?
Replies: 13
Views: 2086

Re: Altitude of the static 6g maneuver?

As for fighters, if I remember correctly a just under 10g requirement (not sure at what weight) is limited by pilot, not by (actually stronger) airframe. Correct. Most fighters are rated +9/-3 g I believe, and this is indeed human factor limited. Once pilot is removed from equation, most current je...

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by RetiredWeasel
Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altitude of the static 6g maneuver?
Replies: 13
Views: 2086

Re: Altitude of the static 6g maneuver?

As for fighters, if I remember correctly a just under 10g requirement (not sure at what weight) is limited by pilot, not by (actually stronger) airframe. Correct. Most fighters are rated +9/-3 g I believe, and this is indeed human factor limited. Once pilot is removed from equation, most current je...

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by RetiredWeasel
Thu Mar 31, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: music/movie in cockpit on (ultra) long haul?
Replies: 20
Views: 4272

Re: music/movie in cockpit on (ultra) long haul?

Flew with a CPT a few times back in the 90's who had an "Official FAA Approved Reading Material" ink stamp. Several copies of 'Sports Illustrated', paperbacks and other similar could be found floating around some of a crew lounges with this stamp.

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by RetiredWeasel
Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic
Replies: 35
Views: 4002

Re: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic

In the 747-200 and 400, all four engine driven hydraulic systems were supplemented and backed up by four pneumatic air driven hydraulic pumps. They would frequently be intermittently activated under heavy hydraulic load (gear/flap ops) when the system dropped below a certain pressure. That’s aircra...

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by RetiredWeasel
Sat Feb 19, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic
Replies: 35
Views: 4002

Re: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic

In the 747-200 and 400, all four engine driven hydraulic systems were supplemented and backed up by four pneumatic air driven hydraulic pumps. They would frequently be intermittently activated under heavy hydraulic load (gear/flap ops) when the system dropped below a certain pressure.

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by RetiredWeasel
Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mirage F1 down in Arizona.
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Re: Mirage F1 down in Arizona.

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... in-arizona
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Newark727 wrote:
Glad the pilot got out okay. Isn't this the second contractor Mirage F1 to go down? Was another at Nellis IIRC.


The same contractor lost one at Tyndall a year ago.

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... in-arizona

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by RetiredWeasel
Sun Feb 06, 2022 6:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which airliners have ram air turbines. Which power hydraulics and which provide electricity?
Replies: 46
Views: 5458

Re: Which airliners have ram air turbines. Which power hydraulics and which provide electricity?

Speaking of the 747 classic, it had four hydraulic systems pressurized by four engine driven Hydraulic pumps that were backed up by four more pneumatically driven pumps. Each engine had a large capacity generator plus the APU had two generators. The APU could be started in flight although sometimes...

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by RetiredWeasel
Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?
Replies: 48
Views: 5205

Re: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?

Air Kevin: I've read that in previous discussions regarding this subject..However we didn't have the auto start function and we definitely started 2 at a time. Not too hard to monitor 2 side my side engine tapes at the same time. Also made and edit to my previous post.

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by RetiredWeasel
Tue Feb 01, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?
Replies: 48
Views: 5205

Re: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?

Is it accurate to say you could start 1 and 4 at the same time but some operators prefer one at a time to lower the demands on the APU bleed? I am fairly certain I have seen a cockpit video where 1 and 4 were spun up at the same time. On the red tail airlines I worked at we started 2 engines simult...

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by RetiredWeasel
Tue Feb 01, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?
Replies: 48
Views: 5205

Re: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?

Is it accurate to say you could start 1 and 4 at the same time but some operators prefer one at a time to lower the demands on the APU bleed? I am fairly certain I have seen a cockpit video where 1 and 4 were spun up at the same time. On the red tail airlines I worked at we started 2 engines simult...

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by RetiredWeasel
Tue Feb 01, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization
Replies: 63
Views: 6138

Re: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization

Yeah, but the 787 is all electric, the C-5 50 years old, was mostly hydraulic. I think we had something on the order of 1300 gallons of 5606 fluid to power hydraulics. Lockheed would have built a hydraulic radio, if they could. The in-flight draw was about 90KVA, IIRC. The winches were pretty high ...

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by RetiredWeasel
Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at ORD. CI 744F has close encounter with ground equipment
Replies: 94
Views: 20424

Re: Incident at ORD. CI 744F has close encounter with ground equipment

Maybe repeating what others said but: Body gear steering in the 747-100s or 200s was always deactivated for takeoff and landing and only turned on after landing usually on rollout. At least that was SOPA at our airline. It was a switch on the overhead. Reading thru a AOM I still have regarding the 7...

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by RetiredWeasel
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization
Replies: 63
Views: 6138

Re: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization

Thanks for the insight. Is there ever a reason the avionics compartment would need to be accessed by crew mid-flight? In the 747-200s there was definitely an emergency procedure for the FE to go down and unbolt a plate to release the nose gear. The wrench was even kept on a lanyard down there. This...

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by RetiredWeasel
Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Idle thrust - questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2372

Re: Idle thrust - questions

Can a propeller plane be configured for idle thrust by adjusting pitch of the blades? for ground startup? For descent? The only turboprop I flew was the OV-10 Bronco, and as we shut the engines down after a sortie, we put the props into 'flat' pitch. This provided the least air resistance when star...

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by RetiredWeasel
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system
Replies: 15
Views: 2879

Re: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system

Right here! Yes, only engine anti-ice installed. Never an issue, with the TF-39 engines, it probably couldn’t fly above 10,000’ if WAI was installed. It was a big, fat wing and not an abundance of bleed air. The A-10 had no anti-ice, engine or cowls. Ice would build up on the gun, the BDU practice ...

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by RetiredWeasel
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Air Force
Replies: 63
Views: 6371

Re: Grow the US Air Force

Because its a one-trick-pony operation over there, completely focused on the pilots. Well said. F-15C pilots also have a well-earned reputation of treating other airframe communities like their crew chiefs... I've heard that as well. Did that carry over into the Raptor community? Actually it was my...

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by RetiredWeasel
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now
Replies: 14
Views: 2053

Re: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now

Anyone remember the old sets with 9 waypoints, so you were always adding waypoints, cross-checking entries. A great source of error Always fun! Especially after passing waypoint 9 and you realize "I'll update the INS just after this AR..." wasn't the smartest strategy, as the aircraft mak...

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by RetiredWeasel
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Air Force
Replies: 63
Views: 6371

Re: Grow the US Air Force

So this is something I have thought about and have been researching, but before I post here, is there anywhere I could find what’s in the Boneyard that could hypothetically still fly? Marc I would guess that information is classified. Many aircraft in the Boneyard could be made to fly again, but wo...

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by RetiredWeasel
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now
Replies: 14
Views: 2053

Re: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now

Early to mid 90's flew 727's out of Guam to various Asian destinations using Omega for navigation. Not quite as accurate as INS, but sufficient for the shorter legs outside of VOR/DME (maybe 3 hours?). Retired from NW in 2007 just before the merger flying 747's both classic and 400. None of these je...

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by RetiredWeasel
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 10676

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

The 'four year degree' is a simplification meaning a BA or BS diploma normally obtained in 4-5 years. Doesn't mean consecutive. I started college in in 1964 and finally got my degree in 1972. That included 3 years in the US Army enlisted time. After graduating, I became a pilot in the USAF for 17 ye...

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by RetiredWeasel
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft External Wires
Replies: 9
Views: 2359

Re: Aircraft External Wires

There are numerous aircraft (everything from a Boeing 747 to a Cessna 650) that have wires/chords that run from the top of the fuselage to the tail. Just wondering what those are used for? It just seems like in this age of technology there would be a better way to run those wires - depending on wha...

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by RetiredWeasel
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

Re: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?

Those are the packs you can hear in that location as well as the pack cooling fans. The pack cooling fans turn off automatically after the flaps are retracted. I was thinking pack fans also. The hydraulic pumps tend to whine and change pitch a little bit, even under steady load. Though, didn’t the ...

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by RetiredWeasel
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can you talk with a handheld transreceiver to aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 2307

Re: Can you talk with a handheld transreceiver to aircraft?

Every military fighter pilot carries a hand held transceiver in his survival vest.. Used to be able to transmit/receive on guard freq's only (121.5 or 243 MHZ), but I hear the newer ones have GPS and can transmit/receive on several freqs and data transmit coordinates.

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by RetiredWeasel
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could flap operation be automated?
Replies: 18
Views: 2116

Re: Could flap operation be automated?

Don't know if it was mentioned, but in the F-16 both leading edge and trailing edge flaps are automatic and controlled by the flight control system. There are override switches to use in abnormals or emergency procedures. Good discussion here https://www.f-16.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=28990 :

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by RetiredWeasel
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines Phoenix Pilot Base
Replies: 14
Views: 2233

Re: American Airlines Phoenix Pilot Base

Sancho99504 wrote:
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...... Once upon, PHX was a 747 base......


American Airlines? Or America West? I know America West during the time of their questionable foray into the wide body market with three 747s in the early 90's, based their pilots in PHX.

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by RetiredWeasel
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 V-speed cards
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Re: 727 V-speed cards

Can't speak for other airlines, but at ours for 727s and 747-200s, the V speeds were obtained from tabulated charts in the quick reference manual (QRM) normally kept on the FE's desk. He would copy the numbers to a preprinted disposable form. FO would review it and place the form in plain view on th...

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by RetiredWeasel
Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: The most 747s in a single photo
Replies: 23
Views: 8919

Re: The most 747s in a single photo

Just after the stateside arrival bank at Narita during the mid to late 90's you could easily count 30 to 40 747s. Mixture of classics and the 400 were all over the ramp (buss gates), cargo ramp and in the gates. And that was when it was single runway. Can't find a photo though that represents that d...

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by RetiredWeasel
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 197672

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

The app version of FR24 showed civilian flight UA830 (30Aug) as having just flown over Afghan airspace. Apologies if clarified already but is that an error or are civilian flights still overflying? United's BOM-EWR, DEL-EWR, DEL-SFO flights all fly over the Afghan's Wakhan corridor both coming and ...

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by RetiredWeasel
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kudos & Gripes: What do pilots think about the design of overhead panels on their aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: Kudos & Gripes: What do pilots think about the design of overhead panels on their aircraft?

I flew the A320 for four years and I’m currently in my 737 type rating class/sims. The 737 overhead is as if someone took a box of switches and just threw them at the overhead and where they landed is where the switch went. The A320 was much easier to look at, same for the E175 which was a simpler ...

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by RetiredWeasel
Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kudos & Gripes: What do pilots think about the design of overhead panels on their aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: Kudos & Gripes: What do pilots think about the design of overhead panels on their aircraft?

Not trying to offend anybody but hard to deny that many pilots on long haul, can find a switch on the overhead to focus on while his eyelids slowly come to the close position. ...at least in the old days.

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by RetiredWeasel
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 11877

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

Latest statement from the Air Mobility Command twitter feed says there were actually 823 Afghan citizens on board flight Reach 871. https://twitter.com/AirMobilityCmd?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1428700370025566213%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es2_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thedri...

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by RetiredWeasel
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If an airliner is too heavy for takeoff due to conditions, how is it lightened? Remove pax? cargo?
Replies: 17
Views: 3075

Re: If an airliner is too heavy for takeoff due to conditions, how is it lightened? Remove pax? cargo?

Not mentioned is defueling. Time consuming procedure, but I remember having it done on a 747-200 once or twice. Can't remember how they did it, but think a mechanic came up to the cockpit and used the boost pumps and the dump manifold, but not sure. Think because it was done, a fuel stop was added i...

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by RetiredWeasel
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If an airliner is too heavy for takeoff due to conditions, how is it lightened? Remove pax? cargo?
Replies: 17
Views: 3075

Re: If an airliner is too heavy for takeoff due to conditions, how is it lightened? Remove pax? cargo?

Ancient info here, but flying 727's into Phoenix back in the early 90's: in 90 or 91, the summer temp went over 120 degrees F. Our charts only went to 120. Couldn't takeoff. Company got on the horn to Boeing and they started faxing the needed data to dispatch then down to the crews. The first day we...

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by RetiredWeasel
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lowering flaps and gear at the same time.
Replies: 18
Views: 3354

Re: Lowering flaps and gear at the same time.

Can't speak for other aircraft but for both the 747-200 and 400, 2 miles prior to the FAF or OM (or thereabouts for visuals), standard maneuver calls for 'gear down' flaps 20 (Assuming the flaps were already at 10 for maneuvering). It's done simultaneously. I don't recall any restrictions. After ge...

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by RetiredWeasel
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lowering flaps and gear at the same time.
Replies: 18
Views: 3354

Re: Lowering flaps and gear at the same time.

Can't speak for other aircraft but for both the 747-200 and 400, 2 miles prior to the FAF or OM (or thereabouts for visuals), standard maneuver calls for 'gear down' flaps 20 (Assuming the flaps were already at 10 for maneuvering). It's done simultaneously. I don't recall any restrictions. After gea...

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by RetiredWeasel
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 14161

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

During initial checkout as an FE on 747-200's we got to open the hatch and proceed down to the nose gear/EE compartment. Basically it was to show us how to drop the nose gear if the two primary emergency methods failed. It involved unscrewing a bunch of bolts to release a brace of some sort. Even th...

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by RetiredWeasel
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 14434

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

With Joe Biden's recent announcement to withdraw US forces in Afghanistan what will become of the remaining bases will they become commercial airports or will they be handed over to the Afghan military? Any thoughts? US Air Bases in foreign countries are not owned by the US. They are usually leased...

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by RetiredWeasel
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crippled by a windshield wiper
Replies: 25
Views: 4153

Re: Crippled by a windshield wiper

Jumpseating on a Continental Air Micronesia 727 flight before push back, I observed the CPT opening up the side window and reaching around and applying Rain-X to his front window. I asked him how it worked, and he stated during the rain showers when landing at the airfields in the islands, it did th...

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by RetiredWeasel
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?
Replies: 15
Views: 2713

Re: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?

Funny, we used “reject” in the USAF, at least, in AMC, the command formerly known as MAC. So who actually uses "abort"? :biggrin: :?: :?: :?: Unless things have changed in the last 15 years, fighter aircraft use the term "abort" in their boldface T/O abort procedures. Abort bold...

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