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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do I need a manual driving license to be a Ramp Agent or is an automatic license satisfactory?
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Do I need a manual driving license to be a Ramp Agent or is an automatic license satisfactory?

There is different fees or insurance costs associated with having the “full” license? Very Americanon my part. I have an English friend I got together with years ago in Florida. He was stunned someone would take his credit card and give him a boat for the afternoon with nothing in the way of a licen...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do I need a manual driving license to be a Ramp Agent or is an automatic license satisfactory?
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Do I need a manual driving license to be a Ramp Agent or is an automatic license satisfactory?

Is there a special power steering license? What’s the point of differentiating between gearboxes?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't Boeing power the 727 with JT3D engines?
Replies: 15
Views: 2471

Re: Why didn't Boeing power the 727 with JT3D engines?

Were there new build 727 with -217 power? If so, I missed it. The last new builds were for FDX at 206,000 TOGW and i thought with -17R power.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?

AA, AC, DL, Ozark, Southern, EA, USAIR. From memory, I don’t keep any records and could not care less about what models, but probably all of them from the -14

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are there any airliners that descend from cruising altitude in a flat or slightly nose up pitch?
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Are there any airliners that descend from cruising altitude in a flat or slightly nose up pitch?

AF447 was descending at over 15,000ft/min in a level attitude. I was gonna say that—some planes have descended in flat or nose-high attitude just not too successfully. The T-38 syllabus has a full aft stick stall demonstration. I can’t remember, but I think it gradually entered clean and you could ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?
Replies: 24
Views: 661

Re: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?

AF, ANA, CX, EK, SQ, UA.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 now cleared to operationally refuel some aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 3548

Re: KC-46 now cleared to operationally refuel some aircraft

At one time a RCAF pilot was the author of the USAF General Flight Rules regulation. Captain Mark Wuennenburg, IIRC

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 106
Views: 4037

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

It sounds like the body may have decomposed enough that any signs of strangulation or similar may be gone. The best outcome is if he kills himself. Sadly, body confirmed to be that of Gabby Petito https://www.wfla.com/news/sarasota-county/gabby-petitos-body-found-death-ruled-homicide-fbi-confirms/ ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 104
Views: 19414

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

Easiest baggage load by far is Major League Soccer. Soccer players need, basically, a couple shorts, a couple shirts, a some shoes (boots) and they're good to go. Prior to Covid, most MLS teams traveled COMMERICAL ... not even charter. Most players didn't even bother checking a bag. There are many ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 45
Views: 1405

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

I’d like to heave on the UK/AUS/NZ/CA border and claim I’m seeking asylum as an American. Wouldn’t get me far.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 45
Views: 1405

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

The asylum argument is based on “open borders”; if one can claim asylum after passing thru three or four “safe countries”, they’re economic migrants, not a persecuted individual. With the global economic inequalities, there’s no way the developed world can allow unlimited economic immigration. Plus,...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 45
Views: 1405

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

The asylum argument is based on “open borders”; if one can claim asylum after passing thru three or four “safe countries”, they’re economic migrants, not a persecuted individual. With the global economic inequalities, there’s no way the developed world can allow unlimited economic immigration. Plus,...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airliner has the smoothest take off?
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: Which airliner has the smoothest take off?

Every jet transport rotates at 3-4 degrees per second for 3-5 seconds, the physics aren’t there to see large g loads.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1645

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

Off topic, but did anyone read the NYT article on how the Mossad remotely killed the Iranian nuclear scientist? Remote controlled gun mounted on a pickup; they used another pickup with cameras to verify he was driving so they wouldn’t miss. Mile down the road and kabluey. His wife in the passenger s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-2 Crash at Whiteman AFB
Replies: 8
Views: 2679

Re: B-2 Crash at Whiteman AFB

Ooooo, that doesn't too good for the wing! And while this could be considered to not be a crash I would say a failed gear is more than a mishap. Of course we don't know that for a fact, do we? I am still trying to figure out from the picture, what I see. How it got to where it is and what damage/de...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 106
Views: 4037

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

WaPo is reporting a body matching her description has been found.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't TWA go for the Boeing 737?
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: Why didn't TWA go for the Boeing 737?

The 737 was initially hobbled by the 3-crew issue, UAL was the only major US operator until ALPA relented on crewing. TW was a early DC-9 operator and didn’t need two small planes, especially if one of them required 3 pilots.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What plane will be developed after the A350?
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: What plane will be developed after the A350?

Another tubular extrusion—it’s the optimal design. BW sounds great in theory, but won’t work in reality mostly for structure reasons, but the passenger experience would be awful.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1645

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

I find it somewhat humorous that people are getting all upset about civilian deaths. They have happened wholesale since at least World War One. Think of the firebombings, nuclear bombs, the V rockets, rape of Nanking, etc, etc, etc. You might want to look a lot farther back than WW I. John Churchil...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 106
Views: 4037

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Now his family is saying that he's hiding in a local nature preserve. I bet it's a red herring so that he can get further away and closer to where he's actually going. If he ends up being charged, aren't his family risking being charged as accessories? This is a ridiculous amount of cover they are ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1645

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

Isn't the critical difference here that those wars were between states? I agree that the 'fight over there' with drones strategy is borne out of the intention you describe, but what's the suggestion here? Level eastern KSA, most of populated AFG, and eastern Pakistan? And therein lies the challenge...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1645

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

We tried to make war safe for Americans fighting it and make the necessary inhumanity of warfare look “clean”. This is where we are, strategically defeated, but everyone thinks nothing of it. Wars that have historically produced good peace have been very destructive and total in scale. Third Punic ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1645

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

We tried to make war safe for Americans fighting it and make the necessary inhumanity of warfare look “clean”. This is where we are, strategically defeated, but everyone thinks nothing of it. Wars that have historically produced good peace have been very destructive and total in scale. Third Punic W...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 153
Views: 18829

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

The A319 has unique weights, loads, fatique, development and sub assemblies, engines, landing gears, etc etc. To keep those in the air for 25 years, including unique maintenance programs, training, spare parts is something every operators would like to avoid. Apparently nearly half the A319NEO back...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 194
Views: 8277

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

France is ... not amused. "This brutal, unilateral and unpredictable decision reminds me a lot of what Mr Trump used to do," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told franceinfo radio. "I am angry and bitter. This isn't done between allies."... Two weeks ago, the Australian defen...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trim on AN-124/225
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Trim on AN-124/225

No reference, but size and speed range would pretty dictate a trimmable stabilizer. A quick look at photos of the AN-124 tail makes it appear that the tailplane is fixed. However, the elevator is quite large. https://s29755.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/DB-Schenker-AN-124_2-2048x1152.jpg Yeah,...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4813

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

https://arba.army.pentagon.mil/agdrb-overview.html
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Perhaps for incompetence, but treason is way overreach. Grade determination could be real punishment. I’ve heard of 2-stars retired as majors.

https://arba.army.pentagon.mil/agdrb-overview.html

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trim on AN-124/225
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Trim on AN-124/225

No reference, but size and speed range would pretty dictate a trimmable stabilizer.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 28
Views: 1386

Re: Airports have terrority with two state or country

I found it. It's not Queensland and New South Wales separate time zones. It's the same time zones. See map. https://www.worldtimezone.com/wtz020.php https://www.worldtimezone.com/time-australia12.php Q Yes, but Queensland doesn’t use daylight savings time in summer, so there’s an hour time change a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening
Replies: 18
Views: 1567

Re: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening

FlapOperator wrote:
The correct answer to this requirement is the US-2.

A flying boat > a kludged landplane.


Serious truth there. Much better idea.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening
Replies: 18
Views: 1567

Re: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening

If anyone can do it, it’ll be the SOF, completely independent budgeting authority, lots of political, horsepower and limitless imagination.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 28
Views: 1386

Re: Airports have terrority with two state or country

I operated a Global in/out of OOL and there’s also the funky time zones between the two states, IIRC.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are four engine airliners harder to handle than twins?
Replies: 21
Views: 3123

Re: Are four engine airliners harder to handle than twins?

I flew A330-200, A330-300, A340-300, A340-600 and A350-900 all as a common fleet. There is no difficulty difference between them. The A340-600 did handle like a much bigger aircraft, which it was at 368t MTOW, and had to be operated accordingly. But it wasn’t more difficult. Echo those sentiments, ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will ICAO new emission standards tighten even further?
Replies: 16
Views: 2260

Re: Will ICAO new emission standards tighten even further?

SAF would have to be 20% of 21 BILLION gallons, which looks pretty steep hill to climb. Jus have to add thousand times current SAF production.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1253

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

Don't want to rile anyone up here, but I think security-wise, US aviation has somewhat lost its glamour from the post-911 security improvements. Take a look at all the bad behavior we get around us all the time. I seriously hope that someone (not specifically saying who or what) doesn't use that as...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream G650 Map on MFD Display?
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Gulfstream G650 Map on MFD Display?

Yes, at least on Collins, there’s probably 20 overlay options including airways, fixes, political boundaries, airspace classification, airports, nearest five airports,etc.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream G650 Map on MFD Display?
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Gulfstream G650 Map on MFD Display?

Plane View on the Gulfstream is Honeywell-based system customized for them. Falcon Easy is also Honeywell. Cessna is heavily Garmin. EMB and BBD are Collins. Collins had strong penetration in bizjets but Garmin has made inroads into their business.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 41049

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

Type certificate and operating regulation are two very different animals. Being certified for single pilot ops doesn’t mean it can operate with passengers in 121 ops single pilot.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reason [s] for strange routings?
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Re: Reason [s] for strange routings?

It’s not that they “don’t care”; it’s that flying that plane around for them is like you or I using the family car. As a budget item, the plane for them is likely cheaper, percentage wise, than our cars. I’ve been involved in deals, rich people dicker over the floor mats on a $60 million plane, just...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In revenue service, could the DC-10 land without using reverse thrust?
Replies: 22
Views: 2242

Re: In revenue service, could the DC-10 land without using reverse thrust?

How much thrust are we actually talking about with idle reverse? I always wondered if there was something to be gained simply by the doors opening and adding a bit more drag to the slowiing-down-the-beast equation, particularly in the case of the flower-petal style reversers and maybe the clamshell...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine placement for 6 engine airplanes
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Engine placement for 6 engine airplanes

The 6 individual pods give you more safety from contagious failures at the expense of more wetted surface. Engines in side-by-side pods have experienced contagious failures on Il-62s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOT_Polish_Airlines_Flight_7 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOT_Polish_Airlines_Flight...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heads Up Texas / Gulf Coast - Tropical Storm Heading Your away?
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Heads Up Texas / Gulf Coast - Tropical Storm Heading Your away?

Landfall at 1pm Monday wanders up the Texas coast the inland on 1 pm Wednesday says the NHC.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do 5-abreast setting arrangements unbalance airliners?
Replies: 9
Views: 1920

Re: Do 5-abreast setting arrangements unbalance airliners?

Well, longitudinal pax movements might depending their portion of the total weight and arm. In a Citation, someone moving forward to the small galley would cause a fair bit of trim change, same person in Global might have a very small trim change, in a 747, none at all. Side to side, not noticeable ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2589

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

Were there CAP planes airborne? Every flight for the following 3-4 days needed at WAPTL number from NORAD and they weren’t just handed out, even military had to justify flying to them.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do 5-abreast setting arrangements unbalance airliners?
Replies: 9
Views: 1920

Re: Do 5-abreast setting arrangements unbalance airliners?

One word —Arm. Moment equals Weight times Arm. Not enough arm. We could put 18 pallets weighing 90,000# on one side of a C-5 and nothing on the other side, no problem, not even noticeable.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LGA: Expressway Visual vs Park Visual to Rwy 31
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: LGA: Expressway Visual vs Park Visual to Rwy 31

It’ll be a sad day if, or when, they remove the old Expressway Visual from the books. One of great tests of flying skill, especially on a hazy day in a heavy B727 and the tower said, “keep it in tight, Eastern”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about 737 BBJ2.
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: Question about 737 BBJ2.

Depends on the number of aux tanks, but Boeing’s website (hint) has capacitor of 10,470 USG, convert to pounds at your favorite fuel density.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reason [s] for strange routings?
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Re: Reason [s] for strange routings?

Lots of military airspace around NM, NV and AZ, not all of it esp above F180 shows up on charts. Winds, aircraft restrictions as mentioned play a roll. SFO to ABQ would have to plan around military airspace. A friend flies a bizjet NY area to EU, used to be frequently, Boss wanted 8 hours sleep on a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1253

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

Terrorism is a tactic, not an enemy, we never stated who the enemy was. We’re gonna go through the cycle again, perhaps sooner than we think.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2589

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I was about to start the Wing scheduling meeting when the Wing/CC walked and we are at war. I had a C5 in Travis which a day later brought a California S&R team to EWR. My brother was in the Pentagon a few hundred feet from the impact. Took him days to get home on a DOE plane.

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