so highly-visible government posts are not simply about 'the best qualified individual'. I can agree with that, but based on Biden's promise, it is a foregone conclusion what ethnicity and sex he will choose to nominate. And, that's wrong. He is unnecessarily limiting his pool of applicants. Are we...Jump to post
A bomb cyclone is due to hit the Northeastern United States this weekend with 8-12 inches of snow 8-12 inches in the Northeast? That's analogous to a dusting. I'd be more concerned about what happens in the Mid-Atlantic states. The "right" precip mix with the "right" temperature...Jump to post
So I'm confused, are you saying that choosing based on race is ok or not? Of course they're saying it's ok to use race as a metric to choose someone for just about anything...unless of course the race you choose is White, though that really depends on the intersectionality of this White person's ot...Jump to post
Good! Replacement will be a black female, news already saying that’s what administration wants. Maybe points for any extra letters used to describe her. So, everyone is kinda ok with this? What if a president said he would only nominate a white female? Or, a black male? Or a Hispanic, transgendered...Jump to post
Thanks for the insight. Is there ever a reason the avionics compartment would need to be accessed by crew mid-flight? In the 747-200s there was definitely an emergency procedure for the FE to go down and unbolt a plate to release the nose gear. The wrench was even kept on a lanyard down there. This...Jump to post
I’ll walk out to one tonight. Should have one in the barn, with the NWW doors open. Might even have a stand in the wheel well. We got a -400 in the barn. There is no access door/hatch/panel in the NWW. There is the main equipment center access door just aft of the nose gear, then there is a center ...Jump to post
While I commend their interest in technical and operational issues, some things should never be revealed or discussed in these forums. And, this isn’t one of them. As stated before and linked, there is plenty of open-source material available on the internet that shows all of the stuff being discus...Jump to post
bigb wrote:Next time I do a walk around of the whale I will take a look, but I do know there is a dress panel aft of the nose gear.
Am I sure about that? with about 12,000 hours on various models through the 100, 200, SP, 300 and 400 freighters and PAX versions, YES! I would suggest it's kind of like your revelation on the MD-11 Sadly, I have even had the pleasure to crawl up there to get into the aircraft. An actual door? Not ...Jump to post
The 747 one is shown quite well on a Sam Chui video where they climb up an old stored one in the desert, they climb up on the nose gear and them up into the EE bay and then through a panel in the floor of the old first class. Back when I was a newly minted, youthful and energetic A&P, I would c...Jump to post
Yeah, the Whale has one. A friend, who was a wrench on it at UPS loved to tell of diverting into King Salmon and using it as a way to the ground to order fuel. No stairs available. Yes, but that is the normal E&E access in the floor of the main deck. Six’ish feet below that is the exterior E&am...Jump to post
At my airline all FOQA data flagged for exceedances was sent to a Union safety panel who reviewed it then contacted the crew members to verify what had actually happened, unless something was bent management never got involved, that was a contractual agreement We use the FOQA data to maintain the a...Jump to post
A consultant is only as good as the folks that check up on them and call them on their BS. Fire off a note to the editor and tell him the guy is a fraud…with links providing the correct information. Every now and again you get some talking head that really is talking out his rear, but we’re fortunat...Jump to post
On the 747, there is a bulkhead door in the fwd wheel well. No warning light in the cockpit. Sure about that? MD11 has one that I only found out about recently. Never saw one on a B747. As stated, just about every ATC aircraft has an E&E compartment, or two, and as far I’ve come across, they ar...Jump to post
iPad went a little screwy. If a jet engine is at idle thrust, does the thrust level have to be adjusted for ground, air, altitude? The Electronic Engine Control manages the the various environmental and aircraft inputs to control idle speed. On older engines, the jet fuel control or hydraulic-mechan...Jump to post
boacvc10 wrote:So what is "idle thrust" in practical terms?
Sounds a bit dodgy to me. With all due respect to Russian technology, they would be the last manufacturer I would think would have advanced technology to the point of being able to avoid physics. Oh, I don’t know that they’re avoiding physics. Maybe it’s the routing of the pneumatic supply duct tha...Jump to post
They are indeed panel “seams”. Fun fact: we referred to the ones over the engines as “gap covers”, and they had about 100 screws of 4 or 5 different lengths and the had phenolic fillers in some areas. Fun. We had those things up all the time. Wire bundles make some 90 degree bends under the cover an...Jump to post
Do Not assume someone who has no reason to know these things would or even should. This is a glaring mistake I see the gun people in this thread making, and it raises good questions about the general level of responsibility. You’re right. And, whenever I take a non-shooter to the range, we go over ...Jump to post
My guess is that it’s used to shore a wing when certain maintenance tasks are performed. Looks just like what we’ve built to just that. If I get a chance when I get to work, I’ll look up some of the tasks. I’m thinking outboard aileron change on an MD11, something about fuel tank access on a -8 ring...Jump to post
Seen it plenty of times on plenty of different aircraft types. It's not fuel or hydraulic fluid, so, past those considerations, never gave it a another thought. But, a guess would be some of that dry wash wax/compound that's used to clean the aircraft. After shutdown, the radient heat may cause it t...Jump to post
I think the biggest "Problem" with Clancy adaptations is that they do have so, so much story in them. Even the shorter books, like Patriot Games, have way, way more going on that what you can cram into a two hours movie. I always thought that in today´s environment, where a season doesn´t...Jump to post
From Google Maps, this looks like a relatively new building…at least compared to those around it. So, yes, code violation questions will be asked. The other questions should, among other things, revolve around the occupancy load of the building and various apartments and the actual load of those apa...Jump to post
Pedantic alert! A fire truck has an aerial. It’s fire apparatus in the general, then engines with pumps, trucks with aerial devices and the rest of it. This was hammered into me decades ago. /P Well, if we’re really going to be pedantic, a ladder truck carries ladders and tools, and an aerial truck...Jump to post
By the way, temperature is usually used as a parameter to moderate HPC air. HPC air can easily over-temp the pneumatic system. The HP Controller and/or PRSOV, or equivalent, will choke down the air to keep the temperature within acceptable limits. I guess I should elaborate, in the interest of clar...Jump to post
Normally the bleed air is extracted from the low pressure compressor No. Bleed air is almost always taken from the high pressure compressor, but from an early stage…5th on the CFM, as I recall. This is low pressure air. It is supplemented, at idle or under heavy demands, by high stage air…maybe 9th...Jump to post
I'm not sure where you're headed here. There are plenty of checks and balances in aviation. Trust but verify is very much alive in aviation. Certain mechanic's work is checked by an inspector. Pilots perform a walk around and pre-flight in an attempt to verify the aircraft is airworthy. Our non-cert...Jump to post
I don’t think it would interest an A&P, just too much work. Really? I know quite a few A&P's that have taken on restoration projects. It's a hobby. Not for me, but to each his own. Logbooks are missing. I'm sure that can be overcome. This wouldn't be the first aircraft ever salvaged. And, d...Jump to post
I didn't watch the whole video, just kinda jump in in places, so I may not have the whole story, plus I don't work in general aviation, so I don't know all those FAR's. I am just a viewer ... is there any Salvage value to the parts? Probably not for use on another aircraft. The interior has been exp...Jump to post
Walk away. The guy said the engines are "locked up". I heard "frozen by corrosion". Truth is, I wouldn't worry too much about the airframe and interior, that's straight forward restoration work. That would be a good project. But, the engines? Those are probably good for boat anch...Jump to post
I don’t know any aircraft that allows you to use APU bleed air and engine bleed air to the packs simultaneously Which type is this ? You can’t use the air simultaneously, but the sources can be available simultaneously. At idle, most engines barely produce enough air to keep the packs running with ...Jump to post
Several years ago I had a shooting pain originating in my lower back and running down my left leg…sometimes as far as the calf. Self-diagnosed as Sciatica. Fine. As I was running 5 or 6 miles every other day, I cut that back a little, and started stretching more, and paying a little more attention t...Jump to post
I should have mentioned it was a ground test and not per the AMM. The fella asking the question is a senior engineer I trust completely and he said it was a regulatory requirement (Transport Canada). Ok, so where is he getting the test procedures and the target parameters from? When we perform a ta...Jump to post
Kiwirob wrote:I would like to see my local McDonalds bring back sausage and egg mcmuffins, they replaced the sausage with a beef patty, it's not right!
We bought some new sofa's a couple of years ago, when they were delivered the delivery guys also dropped off two quite expensive lamps which were also address to us. My wife called the shop and enquired about the lamps, they had no record of them so we kept them. No issue there. The effort to corre...Jump to post
I remember when we were doing RVSM certifications on our DC8, the air data settings appeared way out whack. Varying airspeeds at different altitudes, some seemed very extreme. But, alas, that was over 15 years ago, so I really don’t recall any numbers. But, to the OP, as stated, it’s very possible t...Jump to post
I would like everyone who claims to be a good Christian, supports Donald Trump, or thinks wealthy white men are one of, or the most, oppressed and discriminated group of people on Earth get taken immediately into the physical presence of their magical old man that lives in the clouds. It would be l...Jump to post
Kiwirob wrote:I'm keeping the money, this is not small retail establishment where $75 is important, this is a giant corporation, I've got no problem getting one over giant corporations.
But I have to repeat the tetanus vaccine every ten years until I die. Does that mean that I'll never qualify as vaccinated against tetanus? Not at all. You’re vaccinated until the vaccination expires…then you are no longer vaccinated. Why is this hard to comprehend? **FINALLY: Wireless Internet spe...Jump to post
The 747 Classics, and I assume the newer ones, though I haven’t had the occasion to check, also came out in stages. The #2 and #4 groups came out at flaps 1 and the #1 and #3 groups joined them at flaps 5. (It may have been the other way around, but the point Is the same.) The #4 group, most inboard...Jump to post
Maybe if you try hard enough, you’ll be rewarded.
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First original reason, which usually would be technical. You need to diagnose, check the exact element, and hope it would be fixed just by simple replace of element. It's not the case sometimes. It's quite easy to lose hour or two just for that, since sometimes it looks fixing is better than plane ...Jump to post
(A little bit about my ethical record: Seems to me that you're already ethically compromised so, live it up. Realistically, I'm not sure that the folks at the Target Customer Service counter will be able to anything for you. I suspect you'll get the "dog head cocked to the side" dumb look...Jump to post
Starlionblue wrote:you can't tell just by looking from the outside.