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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast U.S. Blizzard Sat-Sun Jan 29-30, 3100+ XCLS So Far
Replies: 15
Views: 2511

Re: Northeast U.S. Blizzard Sat-Sun Jan 29-30, 3100+ XCLS So Far

Here’s the KATL METARs for the last 12 hours, nothing dramatic. IDs: Format: Raw Decoded Include TAF Data at: 0252 UTC 29 Jan 2022 KATL 290152Z 32013G19KT 10SM SCT045 BKN060 03/M06 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP176 T00331061 KATL 290052Z 32009KT 10SM SCT055 BKN075 03/M06 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP176 VIRGA W-N T00331061 ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 28, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 61
Views: 9455

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

They were on the approach, so delays were in the past. Now, could they have cancelled to expedite the release for JBU? Possible, but a stupid idea. The CVR on the JBU will tell and, if there was one on the KA 350, their’s. The KSEE cancelled for a specific reason—to get “around” the TERPS Night NA r...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 61
Views: 9455

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

Pretty much, they cancelled IFR and proceeded as VFR traffic, no ATC clearance. Now, to cancel the clearance, you have to have visual weather conditions. In VFR flight, the pilot “clears” the flight visually without an ATC clearance, but you can request ATC traffic advisories and following. ATC isn...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States

We’re in the 12”-18” area, with 18”-28” close by. I’d like to think the weather keeps out the riff-raff, unfortunately the resident riff-raff keeps proving me wrong daily.

At 19F, it’ll be a dry snow, easy to clean up.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 61
Views: 9455

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

Pretty much, they cancelled IFR and proceeded as VFR traffic, no ATC clearance. Now, to cancel the clearance, you have to have visual weather conditions. In VFR flight, the pilot “clears” the flight visually without an ATC clearance, but you can request ATC traffic advisories and following.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 61
Views: 9455

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

CTAF is really irrelevant here... Hope that's not what JetBlue were thinking as they taxied out to 10. That comment was based on both crews being under IFR, the post above using FR24 or Flight Aware, it appears the KA cancelled IFR close in to the airport and neither crew were aware of each other.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 112
Views: 2937

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

The Administration just threw some shade on the GOP over the new court pick. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/591704-briefing-in-brief-wh-counters-gop-attacks-on-planned-scotus-pick "We have not mentioned a single name. We have not put out a list. The president made very, very clear...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why has the C-17 four engines?
Replies: 9
Views: 1594

Re: Why has the C-17 four engines?

I always liked the story of the airliner/private jet told to hold short of the dearm pad at a civil airport with an ANG base.

Civil plane: “how long will the wait be, we pay for our fuel?”
Lead: “you’re paying for our fuel, too.”

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbofan throttle response
Replies: 12
Views: 1101

Re: Turbofan throttle response

One of the benefits of jet formation flying, besides smoothness, is handling thrust. If you get the thrust setting right, small changes fix small movements out of position. Get crazy with the throttles and it will be a long day on the boom or on the wing. It taught me, listen to engine sounds—it’s p...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Second-hand A380s to free up smaller planes?
Replies: 17
Views: 802

Re: Second-hand A380s to free up smaller planes?

Certainly the freighters will be

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 61
Views: 9455

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

Anybody have link to the FR24 playback, please?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 61
Views: 9455

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

The KA, given the weather, was on the approach and had the airspace until landed or on the missed approach unless Denver Center screwed up and released the JBU flight with the KA on final. CTAF is really irrelevant here because JBU could not have been released. Looking at the FlightRadar24 playback...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 61
Views: 9455

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

The passengers that took the video were pretty definitive that it was taken on take-off from KHDN,

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 61
Views: 9455

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

The KA, given the weather, was on the approach and had the airspace until landed or on the missed approach unless Denver Center screwed up and released the JBU flight with the KA on final. CTAF is really irrelevant here because JBU could not have been released.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 27, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 61
Views: 9455

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

If it was IFR, then one of those airplanes should not have been doing what they were doing. Given the positively massive number of mindblowing, boneheaded, downright dangerous things I’ve seen GA do over the years… I’m lookin’ at you, King Air. That said, there isn’t a lot of info here. The report ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 27, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 61
Views: 9455

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

In looking at ASRS there was almost a similar situation about a year ago at HDN. ACN: 1784371 "Event happened at Yampa Valley Colorado. Contributing factors were a weather pause for both incoming and outgoing traffic. As we were trying to take off Denver Center was trying to sequence arrivals ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 61
Views: 9455

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

At a uncontrolled field, a departing flight can use any runway appropriate for the conditions. JBU would have been within their right to use 10. What they cannot do is depart until released by the Center and no later than the “void if not off by xxxxZ”. What clearance was the KA350 operating on? Pre...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 27, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 61
Views: 9455

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

Something is screwy in the linked report. Weather shown at 1857Z (estimated time of incident) was 005 OVC, that’s ceiling at 500’ OVC. IF that’s true, it would seem the King Air was cleared for the approach to 28. JBU should not have been released by Center until the King Air reported on the ground ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Google Flights calculate carbon emission of different flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: How Google Flights calculate carbon emission of different flights?

mxaxai wrote:
Yeah I wonder too. Just recently, I wondered why a flight on an A321 supposedly had higher emissions than the same flight on an A320 (same airline). Shouldn't the larger aircraft come with lower fuelburn per seat?


Not if the larger plane has the same number of pax, that is, lower LF.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Second-hand A380s to free up smaller planes?
Replies: 17
Views: 802

Re: Second-hand A380s to free up smaller planes?

In summary; is the A380 pretty much destined for the scrap yard then? Is there any role it might be able to fulfill in the future? It seems like they're quickly being dropped for the more fuel-efficient models. Pretty much it, scrap by 2030 or earlier. I flew it a number of times ex-JFK on EK and, ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quality of Aviation Consultants around the World
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: Quality of Aviation Consultants around the World

From long experience, regardless of stated qualifications, almost anything on technical details of aviation is written by untutored, UN experienced writers. The Middle Seat column in WSJ was fine for passenger perspectives, Sully and Nance are fine, but sometimes shaped by their media outlets.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top 007 Song Openers
Replies: 43
Views: 1148

Re: Top 007 Song Openers

https://youtu.be/TvHsN5-YBLI
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Begins and ends with Shirley Bassey’s Goldfinger. Once Connery left, Bond wasn’t the same for me.

This version of the theme by the Danish S.O is great.

https://youtu.be/TvHsN5-YBLI

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbofan throttle response
Replies: 12
Views: 1101

Re: Turbofan throttle response

TLA is a FDR recorded input, so it means something. As a pilot, I have a feel for what throttle position equates to a given setting in a rough estimate, but, no, I don’t think it’s linear.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small GA aircraft made in 1947 onwards how are they still flying?
Replies: 29
Views: 4627

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

And before that P210, a Cardinal RG, before that a Cherokee 6, before that, a C172, the original N40RC. He started flying weather in a Piper Pacer while courting Ann. Dick Collins was one of the great writers and airmen in general aviation. https://web.archive.org/web/20090907024606/http://www.flyin...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A new cargo airliner on the XL cargo market: "Airbus Beluga Transport"
Replies: 47
Views: 6290

Re: A new cargo airliner on the XL cargo market: "Airbus Beluga Transport"

What I’m fascinated by is that this will be an Airbus owned airline. I know it’s old precedent, but Boeing was prohibited from owning an airline and was forced to spin off United many years ago. Boeing seemed to have continued this, as they have Atlas operate the 747LCF for them. I wonder if Airbus...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazilian A-4 Skyhawk report
Replies: 8
Views: 1219

Re: Brazilian A-4 Skyhawk report

johns624 wrote:
I'm surprised that they're still around, since Brazil got rid of their carrier and there aren't any foreseeable plans to get another.


That’s my question elsewhere—how many are still in service? Who flies them other than Brazil?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Second-hand A380s to free up smaller planes?
Replies: 17
Views: 802

Re: Second-hand A380s to free up smaller planes?

A hugely expensive-to-operate plane on routes that are very price sensitive—I don’t think so. Additionally, it’s rapidly becoming an orphan making it even more expensive. Every spare, every rotable, every bit of engineering is unique to type and hence priced to market.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazilian A-4 Skyhawk report
Replies: 8
Views: 1219

Re: Brazilian A-4 Skyhawk report

Better feel off trim and throttle switches for the thumbs, can’t say about the fingers, but likely the same.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eviation Alice prototype prepares for maiden flight (pics)
Replies: 19
Views: 3874

Re: Eviation Alice prototype prepares for maiden flight (pics)

With charging times, how many legs a day will Cape Air fly per tail? ASMs will drive the costs. They’ll have to get 8 flights a day or more for it to start being reasonable.

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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: 27
Views: 6419

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: 9
Views: 903

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: 47
Views: 2370

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: 29
Views: 4627

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: 6381

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: 512
Views: 64781

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: 397

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: 512
Views: 64781

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: 512
Views: 64781

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: 240
Views: 5859

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: 512
Views: 64781

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: 58
Views: 2883

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: 8
Views: 1219

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: 58
Views: 2883

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: 33
Views: 2070

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: 5040

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: 33
Views: 2070

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: 25
Views: 1272

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: 1562

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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