I fly the C-17 and the control stick is great. I'd like to see more big airplanes with that configuration. It'd be nice to fly some sort of sidestick someday so I have something else to compare it with.
ATC asks a YES or NO question..... Pilot responds 'Roger' meaning 'Affirmative' ----------------------------Pilot/Controller Glossary------------------------------ ROGER- I have received all of your last transmission. It should not be used to answer a question requiring a yes or a no answer. -------...Jump to post
Just to weigh in on these guys.....
They disgust me also; I hope they regret their greed for the rest of their pathetic lives. I'll think of them every time it makes it slower and harder for us to lawfully clear customs.
C-17 is the same way, max landing weight=max takeoff weight... The highest weight I've landed at is 526,000 Lbs-- probably a pittance to you Fredplt ! <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> SATL, I don't know of any C-17s that have been to the boneyard; There's nothing...Jump to post
Excellent hoop, I feel silly now because you've probably already figured out the info I gave in your first few weeks there <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> For some reason I always reflect on the food of Del Rio: shopping at the HEB, eating Julio's chips/salsa and going ...Jump to post
I went to Laughlin and it's pretty rural to say the least. Del Rio is a border town of about 30,000 if I recall correctly. It doesn't seem that big. Lake Amistad is just outside of town and offers lots of water recreation. My class spent a lot of time at the lake skiing and generally cruising around...Jump to post
Interesting speculation and hearsay here. As a fellow C-17 crewmember I tend to agree most with C17loadmstr. I can see the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> pursuing the increased gross weight option to increase its theoretical ton-mile/day capability but linking 585k to the demise of the t...Jump to post
Since we are on transponders, I thought I'd throw Mode S into the mix. Mode S provides TCAS <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> ability. Here's a pretty good link: <a href="http://yarchive.net/air/airliners/tcas.html" target=_blank>http://yarchive.net/air/airliners/tcas.html<...Jump to post
FinnWings, that makes sense. I fly T-tail aircraft and as you said the stabilizer is out of the way of most configuration changes. -2.5 is an impressive number XFSU! I always wondered exactly how flat or nose low that approach is. I suppose wheelbarrowing the nose gear onto the runway isn't a proble...Jump to post
FinnWings is correct. Take a look at the first diagram on the following link: <a href="http://22.214.171.124/aerodynamics1/controls/Page5.html" target=_blank>http://126.96.36.199/aerodynamics1/controls/Page5.html</a> Slats increase lift at only higher angles of attack. Airplanes with slats take adv...Jump to post
My two cents: it'll never happen. Centennial is too busy and the surrounding neighborhoods wouldn't have it. Yeah, CRJs are quiet but there's a stigma with 'scheduled air service' that would be a tough sell. As Greg said, there's no infrastructure and it doesn't come cheap. Here's an article from <i...Jump to post
Shy, I can't speak for Boeing or the Air Force but I can say from experience that the center stick is a nice way to fly the C-17. It's comfortable and intuitive when you are maneuvering the airplane close to the ground. Obviously you don't <i>need</i> a stick for tactical flying; C-130s have gotten ...Jump to post
Straight line distance from EDDF-ETAR (Ramstein) is 51 <acronym title="Mount Cook Airlines (New Zealand)">NM</acronym>. It's a pretty quick flight in a C-17 that I've made more than a few times. FraT is correct, ETAR is capable of handling many large aircraft. You might see a lot of Evergreen, Polar...Jump to post
A lot of time you will see heavy black streaks on the lineup portion of the runway from the nosegear. If a pilot advances the throttles for a rolling takeoff before the airplane is reasonably lined up, it can leave some pretty good streaks as the nose gear is dragged to centerline under increasing t...Jump to post
As a US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> officer you are technically on duty '24-7'. Every job and career field is different regarding work hours. As a Maintenance or Personnel Officer for the purpose of discussion, you very well might work 7:30 to 4:30 and have most weekends off. But as C17 ...Jump to post
<i>Wing:</i> "And you may only advance the throttles when the aircraft alligned with the runway otherwise uneven thrust or slippery conditions may cause loss of aircraft controll" A lesser consequence of this is dark black nosewheel arcs from the taxiway onto the centerline of the runway. If you are...Jump to post
Here's some more comments from the photo Rob posted, (this is general information from the airplane I fly, it should be pretty standard) You can see a diamond (traffic symbol) that is filled-in white and many diamonds that are clear. The filled-in diamond represents 'proximate traffic' while the cle...Jump to post
regarding OTS slots for civilians vs. prior enlisted....... When I was at OTS it seemed like the makeup of my class was 'off the street'/'prior enlisted': 50%/50%. I can't speak from experience about the difficulty of getting an OTS slot for enlisted troops but I don't think they just give slots awa...Jump to post
Alright, this article is about aviation security but specifically 'cargo' operations. And CNN posts a picture of passenger metroliners that must be at least ten years old. Certainly they could've dug up a photo of cargo airplanes or at least a semi-current photo. Typical <a href="http://www.cnn.com/...Jump to post
I want to put in a quick plug for the SERE career field. In my short 2.5 year Air Force career I've been really impressed by the SERE troops I've worked with and learned from. These guys and gals have a tough job and they execute it very professionally. The training sounds tough and it's obviously a...Jump to post
Sounds like the plot of a movie Cx flyboy! Other than something with strong external factors such as a mid-air, I'd say: Electrical Fire. This would be especially critical night/IMC because you face the prospect of recovering the aircraft with diminished capabilities assuming you are even able to tr...Jump to post
AA, here's a different take on yr question, In the C-17 I've performed tactical descents of more than 10,000 FPM, no problem. That's with full speedbrakes and all four thrust reversers deployed...nose low enough to maintain around 300 KIAS. You get down in a hurry.
Yeah, I like that answer also Mandala499. I appreciate yr responses guys, nice to hear different twists on something so routine. Just out of curiosity Skipper, Do you typically begin yr descent at basically cruise mach (.84, .82, whatever) and then catch yr desired KIAS (320, 300, whatever) when the...Jump to post
Ok guys this is a bit of an informal poll for those of you flying jets and anything else that needs to slow to 250 KIAS before leaving 10,000 on yr descents. My question doesn't apply to VNAV of FMS descents that do the calculating for you, I want to know what yr techniques or procedures are for mak...Jump to post
Bruce, was it a bumpy or windy day? Did you notice the aileron come up also? I can't think of a good reason for the spoiler to come up during takeoff roll unless it was augmenting a large aileron input for a momentary wind correction. But it seems unlikely that drastic of an input would be used at r...Jump to post
This is a start on the HUD issue, it's cheaper to purchase and maintain only one HUD and they are probably best utilized during Cat <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> or similarly low visibility approaches. For approaches that only the captain is authorized to fly, they prov...Jump to post
Lephron, I can't give you a very technical response but I can try to point out a few things that might clarify the issue for you. Keep in mind that all of the fuel is situated in or between the wings. And the constant weight of the engines also resides in that area. That's a great deal of weight tha...Jump to post
My gut reaction is that Cessna didn't want to spend money on spins during certification and maybe more significantly, the end result is more insulation from LITIGATION and LIABILITY. Is the S model different enough from the older models that it would have blatantly different stall/spin characteristi...Jump to post