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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway found alive at AMS after African flight.
Replies: 17
Views: 3764

Re: Stowaway found alive at AMS after African flight.

There’s a reason we did stowaway checks in the military, I guess. Taxi around African airports, it’s not unusual to see people walking across taxiways, animals on the runway. I was at 90 knots on the roll in Libreville, two dogs run across from us about 1,000’ down. We were off before there position...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Idle thrust - questions
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Idle thrust - questions

PT-6s shutdown and start in feather, the Garretts on the OV-10 started in flat pitch. I think only free turbine designs like the PT-6 have a hotel feature.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization

Yeah, the Whale has one. A friend, who was a wrench on it at UPS loved to tell of diverting into King Salmon and using it as a way to the ground to order fuel. No stairs available.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small GA aircraft made in 1947 onwards how are they still flying?
Replies: 25
Views: 3643

Re: Small GA aircraft made in 1947 onwards how are they still flying?

Anything burning 100LL should be re-engined, no exceptions. Absolutely no reason to allow lead-burning aircraft to continue to operate. As of now, there’s no option for re-engining—it’s a very small market for a very expensive conversion. Engine manufacturers can’t make a business case for a new de...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Delta 777’s
Replies: 20
Views: 6242

Re: Status of Delta 777’s

Because the A350 replaced them and the 777 is too large for 767 routes. Money

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 62039

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

That’s called Terrain Following Radar and that’s the province of military attack aircraft. The F-111 had it 55 years ago. The immediate cause was pilots, under pressure by a commander who had not business being involved, to try to use radar altitude and TAWS in a manner specifically NOT authorized f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BZZ-MPN Flights over South Atlantic
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: BZZ-MPN Flights over South Atlantic

The civilian airlines that fly the route certainly file flight plans, the routing in on FR24. Now, they don’t have overflight permits for Argentina and remain in international airspace. Both FIRs would control them as Argentina has no sovereign control over them. Curiously, Jepp manual has nearly ze...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 62039

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Not a link, but should be easy to find - Polish presidential aircraft crash. Pilot was trying to land in dense fog, descended by radalt - and ended up flying below runway level and into rising terrain. The crew of that flight attempted to descend below the published minimums and ignored the warning...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 62039

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

RADALT played zero in the accident. Crew was pressured and failed to resist thd pressure and flew below the established minimums. I’m trying what limitation in the RADALT was causal?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 150
Views: 3266

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

I have no objection to EVS, if a buyer wants one and it serves their purpose, fine. I do object to paying higher taxes to subsidize the wealthy person’s car, however. EVs are pricier and overwhelmingly purchased by the wealthy, as they are expensive. Elon Musk’s wealth is derived from the Federal su...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 62039

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Radio altimeters are simple yet precise devices that work without external infrastructure or databases. They're relatively immune to environmental influences and don't need recalibration in-flight. Literally the only drawback is that they're sensitive to RF interference, which wasn't an issue until...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chile purchases 3 E-3Ds
Replies: 51
Views: 2192

Re: Chile purchases 3 E-3Ds

Oh, I’ll bet that will be fun refueling off the pony drogue! It wasn’t easy in F-100. Not to mention the flow rate is barely more than the burn. Curious if you ever refueled off a KC-97? No, very fortunate to have missed that! You’re about to stall, the KC-97 is tobogganing for all its worth. Respe...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazilian A-4 Skyhawk report
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Brazilian A-4 Skyhawk report

How many are still operational?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 22, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chile purchases 3 E-3Ds
Replies: 51
Views: 2192

Re: Chile purchases 3 E-3Ds

For endurance, the E-2 can’t be beat in the role (I’m gonna just assume they don’t do/won’t refueling), and they probably got a really good ‘deal’ from the brits (as the USMC did for ‘Fat Albert.’). The Chinese won’t care if they are caught, though, on the fishing/illegal activities. This is a spac...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of speedbrakes in Boeing 737 during RTO
Replies: 31
Views: 1684

Re: Use of speedbrakes in Boeing 737 during RTO

No, just need to get the plane tracking straight. I was considering manual braking, RTO function will do its job while you do yours. If there’s an RTO function, it almost certainly has auto spoilers, the pilot is just backing up the auto function.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 20
Views: 4952

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

True, but the NTSB delegates most GA accidents and incidents to the FAA who then assign a FSDO inspector to the investigation. The NTSB usually gets involved in GA accidents where the event involves significant media or government attention. A helicopter crash would be an FAA FSDO investigation unti...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of speedbrakes in Boeing 737 during RTO
Replies: 31
Views: 1684

Re: Use of speedbrakes in Boeing 737 during RTO

Airplanes are flown with pressures applied with fingertips, not fists slamming controls around, that’s the difference. As the throttles are retarded, the handling pilot has to remove the rudder to avoid swerving into the applied rudder that isn’t opposing thrust any longer. It’s a coordinated action...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bringing back meals on domestic flights?
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Bringing back meals on domestic flights?

I usually try for a connection with enough time for a bite in a sit down terminal restaurant—not a bag takeaway affair. I’m not eating my lap, dragging food onto the plane—déclassé. An overnight flight, even business class, I get dinner prior to boarding.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curved runway starter extensions
Replies: 14
Views: 1340

Re: Curved runway starter extensions

The line-up allowance is rarely much different the the plane’s length. We used 250’ in the C-5 and 100’ in the Global. A curving entry onto the runway p, even if rolling, is going to use more the TORA than just lining up from 90 degree turn at the first brick. I’ve never seen anything used in Perf A...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?
Replies: 27
Views: 2283

Re: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?

In the US, the use of published and unpublished holds is pretty uncommon. In general, ATC will just vector you until they can get you on your way - that is one of many nice things about having radar just about everywhere. I've had to fly exactly two published holds, one because the airport was IFR ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system
Replies: 15
Views: 1844

Re: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system

CosmicCruiser wrote:
The Saberliner didn't have wing anti ice initially but you could get ice.


I only flew the Sabre 65 with the wing that heard ice was in the area would stall. We turned on the WAI lots after the two crashes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why has the C-17 four engines?
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Re: Why has the C-17 four engines?

The military mission often requires the flexibility of four engines—often you cannot divert, for example, due to diplomatic concerns. PNAF, moving nuclear weapons, for instance. Operating in/out of Kabul, if necessary, doing an OEI departure, for another. Yes, the Buddha, uses thrust across the wing...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curved runway starter extensions
Replies: 14
Views: 1340

Re: Curved runway starter extensions

Now I look at the link, RAF Mildenhall had something like a starter extension—performance planning could use one overrun for take-off planning, but not the other end. IIRC, 9227’ of official runway plus two overruns of 1,000’ each. TORA/TODA/ASRA could be 10,227’ but not 11,227’. The overrun could b...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curved runway starter extensions
Replies: 14
Views: 1340

Re: Curved runway starter extensions

Check out Missionary Bush Pilot on You Tube. Kiwirok is LGA In comparison to some of the ones Ryan flies in and out of.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curved runway starter extensions
Replies: 14
Views: 1340

Re: Curved runway starter extensions

There’s no “starter”, it’s either runway, stressed for aircraft operations or there’s overrun that’s not useable for take-off.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1792

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

When you make it clear to criminals that they won't be punished for crimes you get this behavior the smash and grabs etc. If you voted to keep Newsom in the recall then you reap what you sew. Wow, talk about an oversimplification. As if organized and urban crime are 'if A then B' scenarios dependen...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 62039

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Long about the year 2000, similar thing happened in the AF, in fact most state aircraft. The ILS band is just below the FM Broadcast band and early ILS receivers could be interfered with by FM stations. The civilian world dealt with, governments monitored for interference, finally all ILS receivers ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1792

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

It’s actually a Federal crime, but the Federal agencies can’t be bothered—FBI for one. The UP Police have limited power to stop it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline accident investigations SO 242, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Airline accident investigations SO 242, etc.

In those days, fatigue wasn’t considered a factor—you just flew the schedule. As late as the ‘80s, a reserve pilot was on call 24 hours a day. A few changes came from it—notify ATC of equipment failures, slow to holding speed 3 minutes prior to the fix.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3060

Re: RTO for impending fire

Almost a jet, thoroughly cocked up by the crew. Herks do windmilling engine starts and 3-engine take-offs, so hard to understand. Windmilling start involves high speed taxi to windmill start one engine, essentially a 3-engine take-off that doesn’t fly. Certainly, “go oriented”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:
Replies: 9
Views: 1338

Re: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:

KSAN has a pretty good-sized weight penalty for 09, but if TOGW and local ATC allows, yes you could use 09.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 62039

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

The Citation had Radar altimeters in 1980, every jet you see overhead now has, at least one, likely two. And modern avionics make the RADALT integral to every function—EGPWS, GPWS, TCAS, warning systems, auto flight and thrust, ground and flight spoilers, flight control laws for FBW, tail strike pr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 62039

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

RJs either wait their turn for review or are all problematic. Many RJs aren't equipped for low-visibility (ILS CAT II / III), or their pilots aren't certified / trained to use it. It's a relatively small issue, operationally, to cancel or delay short haul flights for weather, while maintaining the ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 62039

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

What timeframe are you talking about? Looks like 2 years - abeit 2 covid years - were there for sure, probably more than that. Perhaps you missed GalaxyFlyer’s earlier post that certifying new equipment was a minimum 4-6 year affair. May I disbelieve that? 787 - a totally new plane - was supposed t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system
Replies: 15
Views: 1844

Re: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system

I doubt it, the Hun has something like the F-4 for the engine.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3060

Re: RTO for impending fire

More trenchantly, how many jet engine failures at the specified Vef, latest amendment, period. Yes, I know we train for worst case.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 62039

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Typical US Government one agency not talking to the other FCC auctioned off those bands a while ago and made billions, FAA never said a thing to them back then. my two cents Andrew The FAA asked them to stop the process pending more investigation more than a year ago and they were involved with a t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?
Replies: 27
Views: 2283

Re: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?

I arrived before noise curfew ended at RAF Mildenhall. Eastern Radar sent me to the hold on the approach at 3,000’, maybe lower. Anyway, I asked for F100 in the hold, telling them, if noise curfew was the reason, why would hold making C-5 p’s screeching noise over East Anglia? They said, fine, the c...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3060

Re: RTO for impending fire

You don’t understand Vef and V1 are very close, one second apart. Depending on weight Vmcg may be long past at Vef and V1. The data considers that distance. You’re not over running IF you have taken the first step to stopping by V1 and that presupposes a limiting runway. Any excess runway is cushion.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3060

Re: RTO for impending fire

Take-off is engineered, in the latest Part 25 amendment, to accelerate on all engines to Vef (engine failure), one second of recognition at OEI acceleration (that distance), taken the first action to begin the RTO at V1, come to a stop within the available runway. That plan does not overrun. Vef mus...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner ferry
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Re: Airliner ferry

Without type experience, the insurers will have a say if not the owners. Best, as a young pilot, to get 500 hours and look at light plane ferrying, domestically.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2042

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

Eh, I don't buy the guy who spoke up either. He wasn't there, he wasn't a hostage not does he know anyone directly. Tugg He didn't have to be, the way the FBI and media covered this was very insulting. We can wait as long as you want for the facts to come out, it's fine but it was very insulting to...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2042

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” ― G.K. Chesterton When men chose to believe a quotation and attribute that quotation incorrectly, they then become capable of believing anything. Emile Cammaerts in...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 62039

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Here’s the FAA 5G website. https://www.faa.gov/5g Nobody is going to crashing short of the runway, either. They might not be landing, but not crashing. And what happens when they cannot land and run out of fuel? There is alternate fuel, plus reserves, plus a dispatcher who plans the flight with the...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 62039

Re: Airline CEO’s Warn Of “Catastrophic” Travel Chaos Due To 5G Rollout Wednesday. May Permanently Ground some types

Am I right in thinking this is a problem specifically for the USA, because of the frequencies that have been allocated to 5G in the USA? 5G was rolled out in the UK some months ago without these problems. Yes, pretty much US issue, frequencies, telecoms trying to avoid adding new towers, so using m...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 62039

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

https://www.faa.gov/5g

Nobody is going to crashing short of the runway, either. They might not be landing, but not crashing.
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Here’s the FAA 5G website.

https://www.faa.gov/5g

Nobody is going to crashing short of the runway, either. They might not be landing, but not crashing.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system
Replies: 15
Views: 1844

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 b...

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