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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 24
Views: 972

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 426
Views: 53436

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

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 24
Views: 972

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline accident investigations SO 242, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Airline accident investigations SO 242, etc.

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 2875

Re: RTO for impending fire

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

Re: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 426
Views: 53436

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

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 426
Views: 53436

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

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 426
Views: 53436

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

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system
Replies: 15
Views: 1518

Re: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 2875

Re: RTO for impending fire

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 426
Views: 53436

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

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?
Replies: 27
Views: 2010

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

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 2875

Re: RTO for impending fire

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 2875

Re: RTO for impending fire

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner ferry
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: Airliner ferry

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 1931

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 1931

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 426
Views: 53436

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

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 426
Views: 53436

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

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 426
Views: 53436

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

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

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

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

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system
Replies: 15
Views: 1518

Re: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system

Right here! Yes, only engine anti-ice installed. Never an issue, with the TF-39 engines, it probably couldn’t fly above 10,000’ if WAI was installed. It was a big, fat wing and not an abundance of bleed air. The A-10 had no anti-ice, engine or cowls. Ice would build up on the gun, the BDU practice b...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?
Replies: 16
Views: 1265

Re: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?

At high AOA, rudder was how we controlled and rolled the F-100. Get sloppy at the top of a loop, use aileron instead of rudder to pick up a wing, you could come down the back side 45 degrees off the track you went up. But isn't picking up a wing with a rudder kind of frowned upon in transport categ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?
Replies: 16
Views: 1265

Re: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?

At high AOA, rudder was how we controlled and rolled the F-100. Get sloppy at the top of a loop, use aileron instead of rudder to pick up a wing, you could come down the back side 45 degrees off the track you went up.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US could lose flights to China
Replies: 13
Views: 5195

Re: US could lose flights to China

Wonder how they’ll do this time. I was at the 2008 Olympics, the VVIP terminal processed 300 arriving jets in a day—like a production line.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 1931

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.”


― G.K. Chesterton

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 179
Views: 16370

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

The airlines act on “show us the money”; no service means either not enough revenue on a leisure route, RDU-MEX, or better opportunities on other routes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 129
Views: 9131

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Or, maybe Putin tries a different tack to intimidate the West? Shut off gas to Europe, why not? Use internet hackers to close a pipeline or the electric grid in the US, maybe? Reward Europe with cheaper gas and punish the US with missiles in Venezuela, oh goodie! Instead of thinking how we react, pe...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 179
Views: 16370

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... ahead-2022
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May I suggest where business aviation is headed, it surging as never before.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... ahead-2022

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 179
Views: 16370

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

The parallel runways were built too close together to practically permit simultaneous approaches, so without that ability, they can't handle the arrival rate a hub requires. Is this still the case? I was in Cary this morning and saw an E175 and 737 on a parallel approach. I've always heard that par...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 179
Views: 16370

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

No AA hub at KRDU, hasn’t been for years.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 2875

Re: RTO for impending fire

It’s programmed at 15 ft/second squared on a Global 7500, so basically 0.5 G.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 58
Views: 5750

Re: Tonga volcano puts ash up to 100K ft.:

http://vaac.metservice.com/dynamic/wellington.html
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Here’s a link to the Wellington VAAC for alerts on aviation ash hazards.

http://vaac.metservice.com/dynamic/wellington.html

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?
Replies: 27
Views: 2010

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

I’m sure it’s gone, you should have done arcs at 300 KIAS on a high penetration, calculating lead points at 5000 fpm VVI down.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 1934

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

High bypass ratio means greater thrust lapse with temp and lower air density. Remember the two planes that the engine was designed for, S-3 and A-10, were designed for low altitude flight. As a general statement I agree. I remember years ago seeing a chart that the turbofan thrust fell off faster w...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43889

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

https://youtu.be/_FipwHxRcBI
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Looking at this YT video, the presenter has the weather on those earlier flights—VMC or at worst above circling minimums. Very different situation.
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https://youtu.be/_FipwHxRcBI

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43889

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Huge difference between a visual pattern on a VMC day over flat terrain and a night circling approach with terrain. A circling pattern requires 25-30 degree banked turns at low level. He could NOT have flown a circle with a pattern like you observed—would have either sight of runway or struck terra...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43889

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Julian Jorge Bugaj was the first officer (FO) and pilot flying (PF) . This is highly significant. Flying a left pattern from the right seat, in marginal VFR, at night is a recipe for disaster. He would have been attempting to fly a VFR pattern without being able to see the airport. When MDW is land...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43889

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Huge difference between a visual pattern on a VMC day over flat terrain and a night circling approach with terrain. A circling pattern requires 25-30 degree banked turns at low level. He could NOT have flown a circle with a pattern like you observed—would have either sight of runway or struck terrain.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Requests Approval to Install Anti-Missile Laser Systems
Replies: 28
Views: 6528

Re: FedEx Asks the FAA to Install Anti-Missile Laser Systems

All rather strange, FDX doesn’t own A320s, no apparent threat updates.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 2875

Re: RTO for impending fire

I’ve been given uncommanded TR deployed, loud bang and high vibration, compressor stall and power rollback.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 2875

Re: RTO for impending fire

On the A320 I would not reject in this scenario. A high speed RTO at more than 100kts can be hazardous due to the potential for an overrun and there are just very few defined failures that will lead to an RTO in this situation. Also, the human brain is not capable of noticing and processing a singl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 1934

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

High bypass ratio means greater thrust lapse with temp and lower air density. Remember the two planes that the engine was designed for, S-3 and A-10, were designed for low altitude flight.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 1934

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

Must be a whole better than the CL605 then, it was a truck. The Global was better, but Falcon and G550 pilots thought the Global was heavy. Falcon bubbas took pity on us.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.

I don't think modern airplanes have it. (But that is my uneducated opinion since I am only familiar with the 320) The closest function on the 320 is GPWS override. On the 1900, the Gear Horn override was used every flight. Since the condition which caused the gear horn to go off was insufficient po...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 179
Views: 16370

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

Has it been 30 years since the last TCA, I mean Class B? Wow!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Air Force
Replies: 63
Views: 5066

Re: Grow the US Air Force

I was riding out on the crew bus at PHIK with a KC-10 crew doing an A/R trainer there. No joke, they were taxiing BACK IN when I was starting engines for somewhere west. OTOH, C-17 crew were all jokes how they’d beat us to Ramstein from DOV. I taxied by while they were still pounding the ramp, getti...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 1934

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

Okay, I’m jaded.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.

It was the engineer’s job to silence the horn on the 727. Not taught anytime before the captain on your first flight growled, “why didn’t silence the horn”.

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