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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 24, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO
Replies: 28
Views: 653

Re: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO

Too bad, the US should pull out, old outdated bases in Europe can be returned to their communities and used for economic development. Cost savings for all parties involved In an ideal world, that's a great idea. But no ideal world exist besides in Tahiti and the French side of St. Martin. The world...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 24, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation
Replies: 29
Views: 904

Re: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation

Up against a wall and shot is more like it.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 22, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transportation of Formula 1 race cars
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: Transportation of Formula 1 race cars

A friend of mine was Schumacher’s pilot for a number years in a Challenger. Said it was a lot of fun, but after a few races they meld together.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 21, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Because they looked out of the window and could see they were clearly not in a stall situation? Morrisond assures us that the numerous clues on approach to stall are so blindingly obvious that they cannot be missed. He has stalled a Cessna dozens of times. :yes: Apart from the stick shaker, what in...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 21, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1289

Re: Niki Lauda, R.I.P.

He just took delivery of the first customer G7500. RIP Niki.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 21, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

No, it does not. If the pilots could adequately control "airplane pitch" with just the control column, there would be no need to even touch the electric trim, if following what the NNC actually says. The wording "as needed" is negligently vague. Also, the note at the bottom of t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 20, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Please do show us exactly where in the NNC it tells pilots to "balance the control column forces". 2 Autopilot (if engaged) . . . . . . . . . . . . .Disengage Do not re-engage the autopilot. Control airplane pitch attitude manually with control column and main electric trim as needed. The...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 20, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-900 Range
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: CRJ-900 Range

The Challenger 890, aka corporate seating in a CRJ-900, showed a range of 2,000nm. 19 seats. Most 890s were used for corporate shuttles and that was plenty of range. I don’t know if aux tanks were approved like in the 850.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video
Replies: 17
Views: 2843

Re: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video

Ex-Alitalia planes, I heard they were great shape when EA picked them up. Long battle with ALPA on pay rates leading to many months of being flown by management pilots. The cycle for them was MIA-LGW-MIA-EZE-SCL-EZE-MIA.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 20, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19068

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

What weight limit? I know about the 86,000lb limit. United is otherwise limited to 90% of their mainline fleet. Hence why they are the CRJ-550 launch customer. https://simpleflying.com/bombardier-crj550/ If there is a weight the crj-550 qualifies for, but not the MR7, what is that weight. To my kno...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 20, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 18
Views: 1583

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

You’d really cancel for a deferred autopilot? How hard is it to hand fly? Like I said, I’ve done two Atlantic crossings in C-5 and six on non-autopilot-equipped fighters. Do a 7.8 with 7 refuelings or a 10.2 with three ARs. Actually, RVSM made it easier to hand fly—you had to stay below F285 and mu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 20, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I have no idea about the Me-262, but you a “set of sensors designed to WW II standards” and that isn’t correct by a long way. Yes, engine is a standard sim check event, but pilots are expected to be proficient at all procedures, even the ones not checked. Which is, IMO, a big hole in training and ch...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 20, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 18
Views: 1583

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

You’d really cancel for a deferred autopilot? How hard is it to hand fly? Like I said, I’ve done two Atlantic crossings in C-5 and six on non-autopilot-equipped fighters. Do a 7.8 with 7 refuelings or a 10.2 with three ARs. Actually, RVSM made it easier to hand fly—you had to stay below F285 and muc...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 20, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Ah yes when a plane is trying to pitch itself into the ground and kill you the first thing you will think about is running the airspeed unreliable checklist. On another note, wasn't there a discussion about the 737 MAXs trim wheel being more difficult to use than the NG, and that's why they kept el...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun May 19, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It's lousy engineering and safety practice to EXPECT pilots to successfully counteract emergency which is caused by a single point failure resulting in a software fix for a mechanical issue going haywire during a heavy workload portion of flight. Hate to break the news but, we do that in many scena...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun May 19, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 18
Views: 1583

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

Not where hand flying is required, at captain’s discretion unless required for the approach by policy or regulation. CAT II & III are usually autopilot required as are many RNP AR approaches. In the old days, 80s, I flew with lots of pilots who hand flew great majority of the time. B727 autopilo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun May 19, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Juan Airlines question
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: San Juan Airlines question

It’s under 19 seats, so scheduled 135.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun May 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NO FIR zone
Replies: 6
Views: 1572

Re: NO FIR zone

You are “cleared to leave controlled airspace” and required to call Murmansk for clearance to enter Murmansk airspace prior to entry. With this being a very short transition, it maybe arranged for the crews. In some areas, like the South Atlantic, you could be outside an FIR for a long period and it...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun May 19, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LaGaudia's visual expressway approach
Replies: 12
Views: 1382

Re: LaGaudia's visual expressway approach

I flew it in Citations and Falcons as early as 1980; then in the 727 at EAL in mid-80s. The A300 and L1011 guys also did the Expressway to 31. Pretty standard stuff at KLGA. You can use the autopilot, but more fun hand flying from DIALS. In the 727, It separates the pilots from wannabes especially o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I am very interested to know what the Boeing defenders on these pages honestly think about Boeing's assertion that there were "no technical gaps or slips" with regards to MCAS implementation. Be honest now. Completely disagree with Boeing’s assertion, their sales and contracts groups shou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 18, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

This is not a surprise, of course... Simulators are designed to reproduce expected behaviour, not unplanned behaviour. Which brings the question how accurate are published sim videos, e.g. mentourpilot one;and if limitations of trim wheel were understood previously but that knowledge dissipated. Me...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I am very interested to know what the Boeing defenders on these pages honestly think about Boeing's assertion that there were "no technical gaps or slips" with regards to MCAS implementation. Be honest now. Completely disagree with Boeing’s assertion, their sales and contracts groups shou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke dies aged 89
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke dies aged 89

I’ve met a number of Ansett/AFAP pilots who struck in ‘89 and are not quite so in love with Hawke. And I’ve a couple of Yanks who went over and flew struck work.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 18, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 37
Views: 7324

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

They already have payscales for CRJs, no big breakthrough there, it’s too expensive to operate an E2 at a mainline cost structure.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 18, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 37
Views: 7324

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

The CF-34 is a comparatively low compression engine, where the Passport and most modern engines have very much higher compression ratios, hence the weight increases.

No issue separating the CRJ from the Global as there’s no connection to separate.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 17, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 268
Views: 9982

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

50 million abortions since Roe , that’s a lot of raping and incest. Who knew? GF How silly, how many would you have adopted had they survived - Answer: NONE! How many would you have gladly shared your income to assist those willing to adopt and care for them? - Answer: NONE voluntarily. 50 million ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 17, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 268
Views: 9982

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

50 million abortions since Roe, that’s a lot of raping and incest. Who knew?

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 17, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If the section for controlling pitch manually with column and trim is ALWAYS to be followed, it should not be indented. The following modified checklist would make that far more obvious... Do you see the subtle but important difference? The first suggests that you only manually trim if you had to d...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It’s not about “procedures to follow”; trimming is a basic task taught on Flight 1. Look at the FDR traces, very few, intermittent and short manual electric trim actuations on either mishap flight. Boeing designed a very risky system that depended on one vane at time not failing, but the pilots had ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 17, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I'm not trying to hijack the thread - I'm responding to those who keep coming on here who keep insisting that Boeings terrible design is the only factor that contributed to the crash. It's not the only factor but it's the primary factor. Experienced pilots who've been briefed on MCAS have been run ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 17, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 37
Views: 7324

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

No way is the Passport going on a CRJ, way different engine. I have spoken with the BBD engineers and asked about re-engining the CRJ, many moons ago when things were much brighter at the BAN and Mirabel, “no way, can’t be done” was the answer. It was in Singapore at the Airshow about ‘09. The Passp...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No EVEN Number Altitudes above FL400?
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: No EVEN Number Altitudes above FL400?

“F” is how flight levels are entered in a flight plan and how it shows in the AFTN message and at controller’s position. Below transition level, it would be, I think, A050B080 . “A” is used to designate altitudes referenced to local QNH. B) Cruising Level (maximum 5 characters) Insert the planned cr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 16, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 37
Views: 7324

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

Gee, who knew Photoshop was a engineering program replacing CATIA at 1% of the cost.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 16, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18126

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Yuck, Pepsi, spawn of the Devil.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 16, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jacinda Ardern voted Australia's most trusted politician
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Jacinda Ardern voted Australia's most trusted politician

Maybe it should be the “West Island”.

Out the door....l

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No EVEN Number Altitudes above FL400?
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: No EVEN Number Altitudes above FL400?

For another idea, look at Chilean and Israeli flight levels. You might see planes at FL440; but they’ve been assigned a block level-F430BF450; often when we can’t make the next hard level, ATC can assign a block

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 16, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

You obviously haven't looked at the Flight Experience of the ET302 crew - both let into the cockpit of a 737 with only a few hundred hours. The pilot has a bunch of hours but the co-pilot was very low hour and seemed to know more than the pilot. He had less than two months in the 737. It’s NOT pilo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 16, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It’s NOT pilot bashing, it’s pointing the truth of the their backgrounds. Do you think 153 hours is adequate flight time to pilot an airliner? GF How do you expect a pilot to start flying an airliner? 5000 hours coded in his/her genes? All pilots start with zero hours. It is pilot bashing. I had ab...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 15, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The F/O had a TOTAL of 361 flight hours, of which 207.5 hours was in the last 90 days in type meaning he had a whole 153.5 hours of instructional time in flight. Speaking of 90-day wonders. How much hands on flight training does a 153 hours represent? What type of plane? How many actual emergencies...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 15, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1654

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

Yes, Richard Crafts is still in CT State Penitentiary, used drive by it on the way to work. Most pilots I flew with at EA and knew him said it was entirely believable.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1691
Views: 162607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

At “high AOA” in a clean wing configuration is all that’s needed to define it. Could be an AF 447 event or FlyDubai. It just doesn’t happen randomly, it happens when pilots mishandle the plane without realizing what they’re doing. High AOA is pretty rare in normal operations.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19068

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

And the CRJ 1000 had a difficult FBW rudder, sold very few. There’s no business case for a CRJ 800.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19068

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

It’s been looked and passed. Stretches usually involve frames added on both sides of the MAC. Just stretching foreword of the MAC is likely fraught with stability and control issues, not least rudder power to oppose all that added foreword side area. Then, there’s added structure in the tail for the...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 31
Views: 2434

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Breaking clays with 1 once of shot.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 14, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19068

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

So no Passport engines on the CRJ-700 and -900? That's a shame. It seems viable, but there is cost and added weight CF34-8C51 weighs 1.100k kg (2.45k lb) , so 2 is 2.2k kg (4.9k lb), for 14.5k thrust Passport 20 weights 2.05k kg (4.55k lb), so 2 is 4.1k kg (9.1k lb), for 18.9k thrust They are almos...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 14, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet private planes
Replies: 14
Views: 2213

Re: Cargojet private planes

SierraPacific wrote:
Is this aircraft flown by Cargojet pilots? I see that the plane is US registered so how does it work with a Canadian crew or is it not a big deal?


Easily could be a Canadian crew with TC and FAA certificates typed in the 767. I know dozens with both licenses.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19068

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

They ain’t going away, so it’ll be a short discussion, at least.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 13, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7139

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

These sectors will go away with the demise of the regionals as crew expenses rise and scope clauses reduce RJ profitability.


GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 13, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: T-tail pitch trim question
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

Re: T-tail pitch trim question

When you add thrust from a tail mounted engine, the tail wants to rise, and push your nose down. Therefore in high power settings, you need more tail down force to counteract this pitching moment. Its physics! Wingnut Do you have a reference for that? I’ve got about 8,000 hours in tail-mounted plan...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun May 12, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NO FIR zone
Replies: 6
Views: 1572

Re: NO FIR zone

There’s a number of areas with no FIR established. Just apply the ICAO SARPs until the next FIR boundary, no NOTAM or weather reporting (FIS) provided but hardly a problem there.

GF

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