<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/na" class="quote" target="_blank">na</a> (<a href="#121" class="quote">Reply 121</a>):<br/><i>why the Malaysian military did not react in time w...Jump to post
Ben, A320 serie and even the A330 ( it was the case by Sabena. You can have it as an option) are not equipped with fuel dump system. They can land "over-weighted", but in this case, in order to minimize the risk, it was a better idea to burn a maximum of fuel before the emergency landing. B737 does ...Jump to post
Hi to all "low cost and Ryanair lovers", Have a look at this : <a href="http://www.itf.org.uk/english/pressarea/january/ryanbefair.htm" target=_blank>http://www.itf.org.uk/english/pressarea/january/ryanbefair.htm</a> Don't forget you put <b>your life</b> in the hands of people working with those con...Jump to post
Don't forget that those limits are "cross-wind <b>component</b>", which means the 90° component (left or right) of a given surface wind. You can also ask to land on another rwy( if there is one of course...), in order to keep this component below the limit Rgds Spitfire<br><br>[Edited 2004-09-22 14:...Jump to post
The fuel to be put on board is calculated like this (may vary from a:c to a:c or company, etc...) Taxi fuel (from start up to holding point) Trip fuel ( take off, climb, cruise, descent) Approach and landing fuel (depends on IFR or VFR approach) Contingency fuel (5% or 2% of trip fuel, depends of co...Jump to post
" My question is: when do aircraft dispose of their waste? I thought a certain altitude was necessary ..." Never in the air (well normaly <img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> ), always on ground, by truck emptying waste reservoir(s). But, if there is a small leak at th...Jump to post
Right, so we use <acronym title="Hapag-Lloyd (Germany)">HF</acronym> communication, or CPDLC.... for those equiped... And I confirm also that over Africa, we use, 80% of the time, communication in <acronym title="Hapag-Lloyd (Germany)">HF</acronym>, as those countries are very poorly equiped. <acron...Jump to post
Have a look here:
Space begins at 100 km for them.
Anyway, nice and strange aircraft...
Well guys you're wrong, sorry....The outer engines of the B747 have a different angle related the the fuselage axis than the inner. Check the trails of an overflying 747 you will notice that. The outer trails are "leaving" the airplane much more to the "exterior", then rejoin the inners. Rgds Spitfi...Jump to post
Well let's see.... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/130452/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/130452/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/2/5/4/130452.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" borde...Jump to post
@ B747 Skipper, Christian is working for Airbus Industrie as a flight instructor (and promoting Airbus products!!) and work in China (Bejing) for some years now (well before the bankrupt). @ <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym>-330, yes I'm retired and live in the French Alps (very near th...Jump to post
Hi Fred, Let them talk....they will never, NEVER, know (or learn) what was the spirit of the people working for Sabena. BTW, the name of the first officer of the SN690 flight was Michel Ronger and he had 5 kids. His wife was a <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> for Sabena aswell...s...Jump to post
Ivan, >>>"Why does the flight have to go all around and by Japan? Can't they just fly directly across the pacific?"<<< Have a look at this site <a href="http://gc.kls2.com/" target=_blank>http://gc.kls2.com/</a> and enter <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acr...Jump to post
Hi Skipper, Your routing via FBK is longer by roughly one hour compared to the "polar" one : 17h50 and 8028 Nm vs 16:43 and 7526 Nm (with a ground speed of 450 kts). Ok, I know there are very strong jet streams when flying easterly on North Pacific Routes (I had once a ground speed of <b><u>670 kts<...Jump to post
As the "joystick" is used, let's say, only for about 15 min (max !!) during the all flight ( a little bit during <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> + climb and approach + landing), it's better to have a table in front of you for all the long hours you stay up there.....Easy ...Jump to post
Hi Jack, The problem come from the jet blast from "wing mounted engines" in case of reverse at very low speed (that's the case here)...you can have gravel, dust (or anything you can find on a tarmac) ingestion into the engines. That's not so good for those costly high precision mechanical stuff. &nb...Jump to post
"..Actually, they are often started at the gate and backed out using the thrust reversers....".
Sorry Jack, not autorized for Boeing 737,747,757,767,777, DC10, MD11, Airbus A320, 330, 340,...
Only for tail mounted engines a/c.
Ok guys, To open a door (or a cokpit window) in flight, first of all you have to depressurize the airplane (no other way) AND, in order for the people on board to be able to stay conscious, you have to be below FL100. Ok, I know, we can breath above that, but that's THE rule. It's only a question of...Jump to post
Hi FSPilot747, May I suggest you to make some flights with some pilot knowing perfectly the region. Ask him to show you pin-points around there in order to familiarize yourself with experimented pilot and then try flying by your own, looking for those points, first not too far from your airport then...Jump to post
A certain amount of time..... <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> Depends of course of the size of the airfield, the number of airplanes requesting this help, etc,....(let's say from 2 minutes up to 5 minutes...). Anyway it's much better than being stuck in ...Jump to post
Have a look here :
Cancidas, "...i think that the first 2 pictures are actually taken on approach, like the last while the second 2 are climbout shots...." Sorry but have a sharp look at the remarks of those two first picture : they are taken on take off ! We are here making some comparative between "heavy" A340, <acr...Jump to post
Sorry Gordonsmall that I can't post here a diagram coming from the Airbus FCOM. I'll try to explain... Nose wheel steering angle varies in fonction of the ground speed. Up to 10 kts, you have 78 degrees available. Then from 10 kts to 30 kts the angle decreases from 78 to about 40 degrees. And from t...Jump to post
THE WEIGHT <acronym title="Transports et Travaux Aériens de Madagascar">OF</acronym> THE A/C.......nothing else ( in order to keep V2+10 - V2+ 20 after lift off) Concerning the landing picture ...what happend....nothing , they surely landed safely, once more nothing special here, quite normal to mak...Jump to post
It is electronically connected on Airbus A320, A330 and A 340. Then via a computer ( BSCU - for Brake and Steering Control Unit, there is two off them onboard), the nose wheel is hydraulicaly actuated ("Green" hydaulic circuit).
[Edited 2003-10-01 12:50:19]
On the A330 engine the "silver box" is the FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control).It's a digital control system (computer)that performs complete engine management. It has two channels, one active and the other in stand by. It as also an internal magnetic alternator for internal power source c...Jump to post