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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 51
Views: 1354

Re: COP-21

I’ll stipulate the facts of climate since 1972; forecasting is, however, very difficult especially about the future. The predictions can easily be changed by tiny changes in factors when applied over decades. Compounding is the issue. That said, there’s always trade-offs, holding all pollution at 1...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 120
Views: 22746

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Am I getting this right, this is the first flight after being on the ground for ten months?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 51
Views: 1354

Re: COP-21

Okay, 50 years on, what has happened? Population grew, energy consumption has grown massively and not just petroleum use, climate-related deaths are a tiny fraction of what they were in 1972, a huge middle-class has grown out of poverty (at least 1.5 billion people). So, are we worse off? Oh, we’ve...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rationale for unusual SYD-YVR routing
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Rationale for unusual SYD-YVR routing

When dynamic flight planning was tested (early FANS ops, California to SYD and MEL, QF and UA), with ATC approval, routing could be changed while enroute as the winds, conditions changed. IIRC, the routes, basically at the same times leaving SFO or LAX, varied tremendously and still arrivals times w...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 51
Views: 1354

Re: COP-21

The need to combat climate change is beyond question. Say's who? Prince Charles and the royal family Alight, you are still in denial about climate change. You are only 50 years behind in scientific research, if you count the 1972 rapport of the Club of Rome: Limits to growth, as a starting point. S...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

I’m amazed at the record keeping. My motto is to fly and forget

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 51
Views: 1354

Re: COP-21

We’ll adapt and overcome. I’m optimistic on that one.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 120
Views: 22746

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

And that’s my argument when the inevitable 91/135 versus 121 argument occurs with the “here’s another crash involving bizjets”. Private operations are a trade-off of risks and convenience or operational advantage. Indeed, I would guess we are pretty violent agreement that too many operators value c...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 120
Views: 22746

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Let me ask this: do you think there is a greater risk operating from KTME or from KHOU, in general? Would you rather have an ARFF response trained and tested in aviation crashes or have the local volunteer fire dept respond from 5 miles away? Because that’s the added risk in operating at some airpo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 120
Views: 22746

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Im fairly confident this was part 91. Part 135 is a whole different ball game, they cant be lumped together like that. Probably a 125 operation, more than 19 passengers and payload >6,000 pounds. No, I looked, not 125. Then, why wasn’t it? The plane meets 125 applicability; the operator doesn’t loo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 120
Views: 22746

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Would it, though? Everyone on the plane managed to escape the aircraft with only one minor injury reported. Regardless of the emergency response, this aircraft would be a write-off either way -- the only difference would be how much of a burned-out hulk it ended up being. You can’t look at this sol...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 120
Views: 22746

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

N47 wrote:
KCaviator wrote:
Wow, yet another Part 91/135 accident...


Im fairly confident this was part 91. Part 135 is a whole different ball game, they cant be lumped together like that.


Probably a 125 operation, more than 19 passengers and payload >6,000 pounds.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft that are heavy on the controls or light?
Replies: 13
Views: 696

Re: Aircraft that are heavy on the controls or light?

GalaxyFlyer, how was the Lockeed C-5 Galaxy. Would be interesting in knowing how the artificial feel was on that great aircraft. Quite light and well balanced between pitch and roll. There was a “power assisted cable system”; like adding power steering to the conventional hydraulics. Roll required ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft that are heavy on the controls or light?
Replies: 13
Views: 696

Re: Aircraft that are heavy on the controls or light?

Airbus aircraft (and I believe all FBW aircraft) have an entirely artificial feel, since they lack a mechanical connection to the flight control surfaces. Usually they try to go for low forces to reduce physical exhaustion. All hydraulically-powered flight controls, non-FBW, have artificial feel sy...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 120
Views: 22746

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

I just heard it was confirmed to be a rejected take off on the news.The MD-87 in VIP configuration has incredible range with AUX tanks. I saw a few for sale for 2-3 million with recent paint and interior. If I win powerball I would buy one. What kind of range are we talking? A broker has one listed...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 120
Views: 22746

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Here, it was a lucky day. At KHOU, the full ARFF complement would have made a difference. Would it, though? Everyone on the plane managed to escape the aircraft with only one minor injury reported. Regardless of the emergency response, this aircraft would be a write-off either way -- the only diffe...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 120
Views: 22746

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

With 21 passengers, it’d have to have some mighty heavy catering to be over gross. RTO, a possibility. TO Config warning should have caught a failure to set flaps early.

Fortunately, lots of grass beyond the end.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 120
Views: 22746

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Does this airport not have appropriate ARFF? Pretty painful watching the local VFD put out that fire with a squirt gun. I am not positive, but I do not think this airport has any on-site ARFF. The guys in the video probably drove over from the town of Brookshire, which is like 5 miles away. I happe...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: apron vs hangar
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: apron vs hangar

Hangar it, please. Seen lots of bizjets ruined by being outside. Airliners are always flying, bizjets not do much

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is innovation declining?
Replies: 89
Views: 4462

Re: Is innovation declining?

Aerodynamics isn’t dead. Comparing the 20-year old Global 6000 to the new, larger Global 7500. The 7500’s wing looks half the thickness at the root as the older plane’s. It cruises at M.88 with the fuel burn of older plane’s burn at M.85 while being 10,000# heavier with a larger cabin/fuselage. And ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: STS airport expensive?
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: STS airport expensive?

You want convenience; want to avoid the drive, apparently AA and UA agree and think it’s worth some increased fares to find out who will pay for the convenience.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private airport and US Laws
Replies: 22
Views: 2250

Re: Private airport and US Laws

This article discusses how the airstrip been an ongoing problem with compliance since its construction in 2006: https://www.twincities.com/2021/10/05/afton-private-planes-takeoffs-landings-prompt-complaints-from-neighbors/ He was first cited for violating the ordinance in 2006 and was required to p...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private airport and US Laws
Replies: 22
Views: 2250

Re: Private airport and US Laws

I looked at the google picture of the area and didn’t see any markings or hangars. At least 8 or 9 months of the year there’s at least a chance of getting some pretty nasty weather in that part of the world. I’ve been snowed in at MSP in May. So how big could this operation have been? There are tho...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private airport and US Laws
Replies: 22
Views: 2250

Re: Private airport and US Laws

There’s something mildly suspicious—it’s been listed with the FAA as MY35 since opening in 2006. Odd, that 15 years later this is suddenly a problem, esp with the number of other small private airports around the MSP area, even in the Class B. We have a bunch here in New England, I was once surpris...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private airport and US Laws
Replies: 22
Views: 2250

Re: Private airport and US Laws

How is this possible given FAA should know what happens There are almost 15,000 private airports in the US. The FAA doesn’t have the time or the manpower to make sure all are legal and following all local laws and ordinances. When you register a private airport in they operate with the assumption t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can you talk with a handheld transreceiver to aircraft?
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: Can you talk with a handheld transreceiver to aircraft?

It’s pretty widely known among the “clown” community, not to mention anyone checking out a discarded Sporty’s catalog.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In retrospect should have American Flight 191 aborted takeoff?
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: In retrospect should have American Flight 191 aborted takeoff?

It was out of control, so I have no idea how this idea was invented. FDR clearly showed the stall event, no Pilot input would have made a difference at that low an altitude.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private airport and US Laws
Replies: 22
Views: 2250

Re: Private airport and US Laws

There’s something mildly suspicious—it’s been listed with the FAA as MY35 since opening in 2006. Odd, that 15 years later this is suddenly a problem, esp with the number of other small private airports around the MSP area, even in the Class B. We have a bunch here in New England, I was once surprise...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can you talk with a handheld transreceiver to aircraft?
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: Can you talk with a handheld transreceiver to aircraft?

Why not, it’s only 6 miles away with no obstructions. You don’t need much transmitting power—5Watts would do it— just an antenna tuned for the frequency. Small planes sometimes carry VHF portables as a backup. Sporty’s sells them, or did.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: For pilots: Was the DC-10 a joy to fly?
Replies: 7
Views: 1885

Re: For pilots: Was the DC-10 a joy to fly?

As a friend who “plumbed” the -10 at AA said, “a deadhead between pre-flights”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 3053

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

His point does indeed still stand, but weight and speed come up second to time and money. Trucks run fast because the revenue gain more than makes up for the cost. Look back to the days he’s talking about—the 60s and 70s. The years of “chicken trucks”; Monfort and Carolina Western speeding across th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 1889

Re: British MP Killed

Horrific news. Our elected officials should be safe and not being afraid of being killed. A fine Member of Parliament with a passion for animal welfare. Yes, a passion for animal welfare, he supported the ban on fox hunting. But very antiquated political views. His political views were robustly con...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 3053

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

And we were risking it if we drove 5 miles per hour over 55. Few did. 65 years old now and still drive 5 miles over posted limit. And almost get blown off the road. Can't change fuel consumption curve - weight and speed still matter. Shoot no, lots of us ran well over the double nickel. I was passe...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 3053

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Generalization - all is see are new trucks, SUV's, esp black Tahoes being driven by young women with no one else in the vehicle. Even though they are improved mpg from the beasts of the past, they are still hogs. Remember after 73 oil shock you couldn't give away a fullsize car. Now - no one seems ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 3053

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

dc10lover wrote:
Funny gasoline demand rises yet traffic is nothing compared to before the Covid19 virus came out.


Not where I am—back to pre-COVID in the Northeast.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was this Boeing 707 takeoff dangerous or only appears so to a non-pilot?
Replies: 8
Views: 1474

Re: Was this Boeing 707 takeoff dangerous or only appears so to a non-pilot?

My experience with an under-powered quad, that looks sorta normal. The engineer did the data in letter size sheet paper and included all engines and OEI data-all engine run was usually not very much shorter than OEI and often limited by 115% of AEO run. That TO was closer than 115% but rotate techni...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 38
Views: 5329

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

You are all are pretending only Honda is proposing singlepilot ops in 9pax aircraft? Again, there are no less than 10 being currently manufactured that permit this... it's the Single Pilot Class of Light Jets. The FAA has already put the stamp of approval on a number of aircraft to be flown this wa...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 38
Views: 5329

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

It seems the single pilot oos have at least sold a few original Hondajet's: https://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/aircraft-propulsion/evaluating-hondajet-elites-single-pilot-operation The competition has single pilot, so not having it would be a red flag. This is something that I doubt we'll a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was this Boeing 707 takeoff dangerous or only appears so to a non-pilot?
Replies: 8
Views: 1474

Re: Was this Boeing 707 takeoff dangerous or only appears so to a non-pilot?

ASDR = TORR/TODR is BFL. Close, but not unusual for a quad. I’ve seen C-5 take-offs that were almost like that, dust off the overrun. LETO with munitions at 35F, run be cover a minute. About 12,000’ on 13,500’ of TORA.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2072

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Perp is a Danish citizen AND a recent convert to the Religion of Peace. As for a shooting, in this case, you actually do "shoot" an arrow. It's time for Common Sense High Capacity bow regulation now. End Bow Violence Now! 5 people killed by a bow in this case 60 people killed and 411 inju...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 31
Views: 1500

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

Paying low paid people more money would be a constant / permanent source of inflation. Things would simply cost more, both for the rich and (this is crucial) for the poor also. Yes, because as has been demonstrated so clearly in Scandinavia, providing even the lowest paid with a liveable salary, su...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 38
Views: 5329

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

I don't think single pilot certification is pursued by economic considerations, frankly IMO it is offered for those who want to fly it owner operated. It is for the person who wants to fly their own airplane on their schedule without having to coordinate scheduling a crew in the same manor as if th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 38
Views: 5329

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

Noise, yes, real changes, no. There’s no regulatory or Congressional direction on the idea. If anything accident experience is showing SP ops have added risk.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 38
Views: 5329

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

In the big picture of jet operations, a second pilot isn’t not expensive. For a bizjet or a small RJ, what's a realistic amount? 5% of the total DOC per pilot? Less? I think it matters more on an RJ because it directly competes with larger, more efficient commercial airliners. In a small bizjet, th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 38
Views: 5329

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

It’s bigger, so it’s a new fuselage Thank you. Hmmm, single pilots and the ability to seat 9 pax. No doubt its going to be too expensive for commuter airline duties, but maybe as an execute shuttle. I don’t get the A.net fascination with single-pilot ops. Decades of experience with CRM as applied t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8590

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Assuming this is NOT a medical event, being seriously spatially disoriented is a very powerful experience. While the plane is obviously is a very bad way, your vestibular senses are telling you something very different. Now, press “Big Red Button”; plane is upright, but your vestibular senses are no...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is innovation declining?
Replies: 89
Views: 4462

Re: Is innovation declining?

It really isn't all engine. The A350 wing is much more efficient than the A330/A340. The cruising altitude and speed of the A350 are quite different compared to the A340. Several thousand feet higher initial altitude. M0.85 compared to M0.81-0.82 doesn't sound like much but over medium and long hau...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 38
Views: 5329

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

It’s bigger, so it’s a new fuselage

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 39
Views: 1615

Re: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?

EA, DL and AC. There were two thoroughly derelict L-1011s on the ramp at El Alamein Egypt parked next to us. Often wondered who had owned them and why were they abandoned there.

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