On the great circle routing, but to maintain ETOPS 180 the routing would be well north, but longer 6,400-ish. Against the wind it might be challenging, but I don’t have access to a G7500 planning program. Above F410, there are often reduced winds.Jump to post
The bizjets would all do it. I dont think any of the airliners could make off 7,000’. Field performance and cruise above F400 are key parameters in bizjet design.
Usually ATC, will day something like, “Shamrock 13T, there’s Speedbird 13G on the frequency. Over the ocean, it’s all CPDLC, much less chance of an error.Jump to post
When Canadair bought the Lear design, they expanded the fuselage diameter to meet a FDX requirement for a small freighter, they were a big early buyer. This change made 2-2 seating possible. Gulfstream has no such advantage, it’d be a clean sheet design with no business case.Jump to post
The big issue people have is why is Narcan "free" but so many other life saving medications aren't? I can afford another few bucks across my lifetime. Anything that cost effective that can practically save several lives each year they should carry too. I noticed in NYC recently a lot of a...Jump to post
To answer the question, the 707-320 was about an 11-hour plane with a close alternate.and reasonable weather.Jump to post
Very much agreed, HOWEVER, the audience for viral diarrhea is just as clueless and gullible as the source and will lap it up with giant spoon.
Funny history is gin control laws were originally passed to PREVENT blacks from exercising their 2nd Amendment rights. As recently as the Black Panthers era, blacks openly carried. To this case, DeBlasio could have had the officer fired over the five years and didn’t. There’s no interest in doing so...Jump to post
Em...if people don’t like it here, they can go back to where they came from, regardless how long they’ve been here family wise. That’s not racist. These four are constantly complaining about America. Hell, they were calling Pelosi a racist a couple of weeks ago. This is nothing but more drama on th...Jump to post
No, it was diverted with everyone else. The crew certainly didn’t have a Priority Tasking List number (my memory of the precise acronym is gone) that would have allowed access to US airspace. Every flight once the US airspace was closed required a NORAD number to operate. My squadron operated a few ...Jump to post
The MD-90 had received 328 orders and options three months after its November 1989 launch. What happened to cause it to end up with only 116 aircraft deliveries? The options were cancelled; it wasn’t efficient owing to ballast being added forward to offset the heavy engines; Boeing took over and wa...Jump to post
Strikes always seem like a very inefficient and ugly solution to aerodynamic shortfalls, same with ventral vertical fin extensions An electronic solution Is far more efficient, better looking and more cost effective if done properly That’s the key Used all the time though. The delta fines on the Le...Jump to post
The FBI investigated in 2014 under Loretta Lynch after the NY grand jury didn’t indict the officer and the federal prosecutor agreed not to prosecute. The Obama administration failed to prosecute, its over. This how line of discussion isn’t about the NYPD, Eric Garner, it’s about politics. GF The d...Jump to post
The FBI investigated in 2014 under Loretta Lynch after the NY grand jury didn’t indict the officer and the federal prosecutor agreed not to prosecute. The Obama administration failed to prosecute, its over. This how line of discussion isn’t about the NYPD, Eric Garner, it’s about politics.
Every law, in the end, rests on violence legalized by the voters. Garner’s death is a tragedy because he was violating a tax law and government isn’t about to share its money with poor black men. Stop giving the government these powers and Eric Garner would be alive selling untaxed “loosies”. They’v...Jump to post
The three-position switch said, RETRACT-AUTO-DEPLOY. Parked on the ground it was in retract before shutdown and put in auto during pre-take-off checklist. New left seaters would sometimes drop with clunk. I’d just say, wait a moment, go to RETRACT, then try again to AUTO. It was nice being able to r...Jump to post
This was a scheduled stop for a crew change, only a 2 man crew on this one. Other pilot was used to cover an FCO outbound. Interesting. Why would they do the crew change there instead of BOS or JFK where they have daily A330 ops & crew? KBGR is quick turn, fast customs and immigration, new crew...Jump to post
There are trucking forums. Can’t be too hard based on the truck numbers at Nogales.Jump to post
Hard to know as the fees are usually in commercial contracts that may or may not be public. I know from bizjet experience the fees are often reduced or eliminated if fuel or services are purchased. KMIA would drop the fees, if a purchase of 500 gallons of fuel was made.Jump to post
747-8 product is not a commercial failure if you considering both versions. Boeing slowed their production but not stopped yet. There are too many 744 Freighter to replace and Boeing expected more orders. Nose load feature helps to Boeing to maintain 747 line in production. Even with the freighter ...Jump to post
I assume the 737s in question don't belong to AA, but to someone else. Which just adds more cost to picking them up, since you'd need to refit and rebrand them as well. Depending on their status, some expensive maintenance might be needed. Pilots would have to retrained which would probably require...Jump to post
All of the bizjets are. A light-ish Global will level at 430 in about 17 minutes as will a Challenger 350; if unrestricted by ATC. 20 degrees of deck angle an still increasing airspeed on departure. I’m sure a G IV will be doing 5,000fpm+ down low. Same engines as the Fokker 100. The G V and Global ...Jump to post
What American thinks Brazil is dangerous? Was there in April. Wondered all around Rio and São Paulo without a care in the world. Drove down the coast similarly care free. People who read travel warnings and that stuff are really missing out on life. I’ve traveled there on business many times and be...Jump to post
Part 25 and its predecessor CAR 4B go back a long ways. Stall characteristics for non-FBW planes are pretty settled matter. There needs to be a speed stable without stick force lightning in the approach to stall, basically once in trim slowing requires a constant increase in back force. That’s the b...Jump to post
You say that, but these very public raids coming this week are going to set suburban women off again. They rejected WH policies in the midterms last year largely over rough handling of migrants, and 45 can’t win reelection without that voting bloc. Perhaps instead of mishandling people who already ...Jump to post
Hawaii is too far south to be a Pacific hub except for routes to Australia or New Zealand.Jump to post
There’s no regulatory timeline, but there’s lots of moving parts behind the scenes—mostly bureaucratic, but also testing, multiple reviews of drafts, posting of the comment period, public hearings, all before the final report.Jump to post
Small electric taxi service drones for short jumps. About 20 years away. Agreed. Electric aircraft is the future. I think the reduced noise will see electric begin to operate from smaller airports. This is where these electric taxi aircraft will operate. I expect them to be single pilot operating. ...Jump to post
Russian airspace is extremely expensive. If the difference in time and burn is not going to make the flight late or over max takeoff weight, a non polar route like R220 keeps the flight in US and Japan airspace which is much cheaper on the overflight fees. What's Russia's fee for an overflight like...Jump to post
What’s your measure of failure? Number sold, financial loss, technically bad, what? Concorde was a technical success, financial loss for the government’s and AF, but marginal profit for BA, plus brought prestige to BA. Mercure served only Air Inter, but technically fine, safe. The A380 brought lots ...Jump to post
They’re in the headlines and have been for years. Also Alan Dershowitz and Bob Maxwell’s daughter. Clinton is reported to be a frequent flyer on the Lolita Express even losing his security detail. I’d think people should be most interested in politicians as they are most hypocritical and have power ...Jump to post
Alcohol and getting smashed You do realize that one doesn’t have to lead to the other? “The dipsomaniac and the abstainer are not only both mistaken, but they both make the same mistake. They both regard wine as a drug and not as a drink.” G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) GF I didn’t directly say that. ...Jump to post
‘Freedom Ridge’ kinda ironic. It wasn’t ironic when it was the best point to look into “The Box” at Groom Lake. That freedom-loving President Clinton approved the Area 51 expansion. Every country has guarded military areas, no surprise there. Try getting into Woomera Test Range or GCHQ in the UK.Jump to post
There won’t be one. 100 years ago , a Lt Col Eisenhower led a US Army motor convoy across the US, some of it on dirt trails, it took months. 50 years later, we landed on the moon and the 747 was planned to fly at M.84. It still does, plus or minus a bit. Future advances will be incremental—things li...Jump to post
m007j wrote:BravoOne wrote:This is nothing more than a stunt but a good one for avgeeks. Who is the guy in the Gsuit?
Terry Virts, and Gennady Padalka is the one in the NASA jumpsuit on the right.
Alcohol and getting smashed
“The dipsomaniac and the abstainer are not only both mistaken, but they both make the same mistake. They both regard wine as a drug and not as a drink.”
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
Just because no incident happened that’s A-OK? They put passengers AT RISK. It’s all about intent. At least in the legal sense. How were harmed? No harm, no suit. GF So if I put your family in a car with faulty breaks, seatbelts that might fail due to hardware issues, with a driver that wasnt train...Jump to post