Search found 8056 matches

by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 103
Views: 13154

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...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 126
Views: 3951

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...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trim on AN-124/225
Replies: 3
Views: 374

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,...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 107
Views: 3301

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

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

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

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trim on AN-124/225
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Trim on AN-124/225

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

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 20
Views: 799

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...

Jump to post
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: 1283

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.

Jump to post
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: 1283

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.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 20
Views: 799

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.

Jump to post
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: 2892

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, ...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will ICAO new emission standards tighten even further?
Replies: 16
Views: 2147

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.

Jump to post
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: 1187

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...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream G650 Map on MFD Display?
Replies: 3
Views: 361

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.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream G650 Map on MFD Display?
Replies: 3
Views: 361

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.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 40970

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.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reason [s] for strange routings?
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

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...

Jump to post
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: 2025

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...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine placement for 6 engine airplanes
Replies: 4
Views: 862

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...

Jump to post
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: 491

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.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do 5-abreast setting arrangements unbalance airliners?
Replies: 8
Views: 1467

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 ...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 47
Views: 2343

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.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do 5-abreast setting arrangements unbalance airliners?
Replies: 8
Views: 1467

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.

Jump to post
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: 728

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”.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about 737 BBJ2.
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

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.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reason [s] for strange routings?
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

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...

Jump to post
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: 1187

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.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 47
Views: 2343

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.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the A220 have a PTU?
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: Does the A220 have a PTU?

Yes, Sys 1 can power/assist Sys 2 by the PTU, operates when;

Airplane in in take-off or approach phase
EDP 2A has failed
Right engine is failed/shutdown in flight
On ground when only the left engine is running and parking brake released

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2554

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

You can track it, just not couple it to the AP, maybe not even the FD, depending on installation.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Insane takeoff from an MD80 in the Bahamas.
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Re: Insane takeoff from an MD80 in the Bahamas.

This has been in several threads here. Lift-off, clean up, accelerate level, the zoom for a few thousand feet, big Whoop, any plane can do that. Everts is cargo, so likely empty except the crew.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2554

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

There were plenty of single NDB approaches, no requirement for two beacons, but you’re correct in that two beacons, one near the airport could reduce the minimums. Lots eastern bloc countries used them, see Dubrovnik and USAF crash. In North America, we never saw two NDBs on approaches, just went t...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3596

Re: What happened to Denver?

...the rest of your list is heavily related to bad decisions from the individuals and parents. This statement feels a bit flippant - can you expand a bit on how 'bad decisions' are the substantive cause of job loss, lack of a savings cushion, DV, etc? Not everyone has the background and life experi...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2554

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

If you have an RMI, an NDB approach is a piece of cake, if a bit cruder than a VOR or TACAN. We did NDB in the F-100; at least at 170 knots it didn’t last long before you at the runway or wildly off course.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3596

Re: What happened to Denver?

Poverty and the rest of your list is heavily related to bad decisions from the individuals and parents. Stay in school, wait to get married and have children and middle class isn’t hard to achieve. Born poor in the US is unfortunate circumstance, living that way is criminal negligence. There are mil...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2554

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

There were plenty of single NDB approaches, no requirement for two beacons, but you’re correct in that two beacons, one near the airport could reduce the minimums. Lots eastern bloc countries used them, see Dubrovnik and USAF crash. In North America, we never saw two NDBs on approaches, just went to...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3596

Re: What happened to Denver?

Incentives matter, welcome homeless people, you’ll get more homeless people.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilots, citing fatigue, plan protests
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

Re: American Airlines pilots, citing fatigue, plan protests

It's best not to assume that legal always means safe, especially where rest and fatigue concerned. The FAA has a formal obligation to make sure that legal = safe. Regulations were formed after public input, and the FAA analysis and response is public record. I run a FRMS program for a bizjet operat...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 1844

Re: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?

I really think you all are missing the big picture. If many redundant nav systems all fail, the problem is that you have some systemic avionics failure going on. If that many independent nav systems all fail, I'd really really worry about the rest of my avionics and flight instruments and even flig...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1240

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

It’s the “state’s” call, not the family’s, that is the crime is against the state (established order, if you will); not the family. Nice thought from them, but not dispositive, nor should it be. Unless, of course, you want rule by vendetta.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite regional aircraft?
Replies: 45
Views: 2060

Re: Favorite regional aircraft?

Mine is any of the Embraer on-wing engine jets. Parallel to the topic: why so many engines kr to carry so few with the BAe plane? It never made much sense to me. Not sure why BAe's have 4 engines, but it does make for a nice experience :smile: . At the time the only engine they had was the Lycoming...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4566

Re: Universal Healthcare

I live in Neal’s district, I’ve dealt with his staff on local military issues. He’s as crooked as a country road, BUT, he won due to his seniority in Congress. Bring home the bacon and brag about it, yes, they slammed Morse, but being gay had nothing to do with his losing. It would have been an adva...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1240

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

Nothing prevents recidivism quite like the death penalty. That said, probably not much point in keeping inside. I think Dick Crafts of “chipper fame” was released this at the end of his full term.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757 Survival
Replies: 20
Views: 1944

Re: 757 Survival

I wouldn’t call a “commercial off the shelf” aircraft a military variant. The KC-10 is a military variant doing a different mission than the DC-10. A 757 with a specialized BBJ interior is just a BBJ. There are loads of “state” aircraft flown by military crews, in government missions that are still ...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are four engine airliners harder to handle than twins?
Replies: 21
Views: 2892

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

I only flew the TF-39s, retired from USAF before the new engines. The HT-90 hot section mod, however was a pretty nice boost in cruise performance once we had enough for all four positions to be installed. Easy to fly, if you working at it, you could land the aft mains, then the forward mains, then ...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1266

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

Not much to choose, they’re all tubular extrusions with wings.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 1844

Re: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?

By the ‘90s , GCAs were rare for heavy USAF crews, infrequent and not a specific currency requirement. USN and Canadian bases still had them as regular approaches. I got a ASR at Navy Norfolk and it was good the weather was or wouldn’t found the city, let alone the base. New controller. Did one at P...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757 Survival
Replies: 20
Views: 1944

Re: 757 Survival

General question, would the 757 make a good fit with Eastern? For example, in a configuration similar to Delta's 75S (First: 16, Comfort: 44, Main: 108) for Miami to Asuncion, Montevideo, LaPaz, Brasilia, Lima, perhaps Buenos Aires? Just curious. Thank you! I guess so, EAL was, with BA, the launch ...

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about 737 BBJ2.
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: Question about 737 BBJ2.

It is, but I don’t numbers. Full galleys, additional water storage, beds, etc add up. A BBJ might fall under 125 in the US, but most operators voluntarily apply some of ETOPS rules.

Jump to post
by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 1844

Re: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?

I doubt it practiced much anymore, I wonder how many pilots today are even briefed in class about GCAs. A pilot only has to bank and roll out on the controller’s call, but how many know about it, I can’t say. I heard a story from India where a Global crew lost the navaids needed for the only approac...

Jump to post