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by mxaxai
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 38
Views: 3639

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

There are billions of people in Asia clawing to enter the middle class. Travelers want to travel when they desire (usually while sleeping during the flight). There is unmet demand as the ME3 growth shows. Air travel Europe to Asia should double over the next 20 years. The majority of that growth wi...

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by mxaxai
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?
Replies: 24
Views: 2548

Re: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?

airbazar wrote:
As of last year SQ was still giving away playing cards on request. I suspect they still do.

As of this year, they do, upon request.

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by mxaxai
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 38
Views: 3639

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

• The govern't to tap budget resources, debt and EU funds, looking for Asian partners for financing, with great interest from financial institutions On financing, wondering whether Poland would jump onto China's much-hyped One Belt One Road initiative for cooperation in a connectivity-centered proj...

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by mxaxai
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 161
Views: 47383

Re: Russian Military Crashes

Which, of course, the French deny. Who to believe? :scratchchin: The russians themselves said that it was a Syrian SAM. https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201809181068121621-france-russia-plane-syria/ The Il-20 aircraft has been downed by Syrian military forces after Israel jets put it under attack...

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by mxaxai
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Could a space ship escape Titan?
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Could a space ship escape Titan?

If you don't want to derive the equations yourself, and happen to understand (some) German, you can look them up in "Raumfahrtsysteme" by E. Messerschmid & S. Fasoulas (5th edition, 2017), chapter 4.4. But solving them for a given rocket already seems like a non-trivial task to me. The...

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by mxaxai
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the most economical GA aircraft??????
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: What is the most economical GA aircraft??????

I don't know if these are popular in Canada, so you might have trouble finding a good used one, but the Robin DR400 family is very popular around here with anybody who wants 4 proper seats. Might be slightly cramped (volume) for 4 large adults, though. It is quite powerful, so many use it as a glide...

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by mxaxai
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 161
Views: 11388

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

The strut doesn5 provide If the struts doesn't provide, the aircraft would be lifted the 9.3 inch by the wing alone. If that would be the case, Boeing would not need a new gear. It's not passive in the sense that it's static, there is a dynamic load in the lower cyLinder which is created by compres...

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by mxaxai
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Could a space ship escape Titan?
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Could a space ship escape Titan?

This book https://books.google.de/books?id=j3O47dxrDAQC&pg=PA38&dq=Titan&hl=de&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=3#v=onepage&q=Titan&f=false that I currently do not have full access to might hold an answer to your question on pp. 332 - 350. It does include some nice graphs of Titan's ...

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by mxaxai
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?
Replies: 55
Views: 3312

Re: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?

One most remember that large parts of the World would be hardly effected at all. Like South America, large parts of Africa and Asia, while parts like Europe, North America and Russia would be heavily hit with nuclear weapons. If you want to play with it: http://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/ Well, ass...

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by mxaxai
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 180
Views: 54533

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Rumor has it that the opening may be delayed. But the main point of the article is the recent news about a strike: The protest broke out after a shuttle bus accident on Friday in which 17 workers were injured, said Ozgur Karabulut, general manager of the Dev Yapi-Is union. Thousands of workers joine...

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by mxaxai
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?
Replies: 55
Views: 3312

Re: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?

People overestimate the power of nuclear weapons. There is not enough nuclear weapons in this size range to target even a fraction of the worlds capital cities. There are ~14,900 warheads ready worldwide. There are ~195 capital cities. There are 1063 cities over 500,000 inhabitants. Even if a numbe...

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by mxaxai
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93280

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

After they told him they were training to tug the aircraft, Monteith said he told them: “You look like you’re doing more than that and don’t need to be there.” “ We don’t have a specific security mandate saying those with clearance can’t be in a plane’s cockpit,” he said. “And if these really were ...

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by mxaxai
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6673

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

Very good exercise, its just shows how much more pollution you contribute when you flies First or Bus, really wonder how it compares with pvt jets, trains Flying Norwegian burns just over 2 l/100 km per passenger. The average fuel burn for cars is likely higher, since your load factor is usually po...

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by mxaxai
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6673

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

Very good exercise, its just shows how much more pollution you contribute when you flies First or Bus, really wonder how it compares with pvt jets, trains Flying Norwegian burns just over 2 l/100 km per passenger. The average fuel burn for cars is likely higher, since your load factor is usually po...

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by mxaxai
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 180
Views: 54533

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Will the new airport have triple jet bridge gates for A380 ops? If so, does anyone know how many? INA will have 12 contact points (all in PB4-A Gates & PB3-B Gates) to accomodate F category aircraft; i.e. Airbus 380 & Boeing 748. 8 of these will have only two jetways, so they can only servi...

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by mxaxai
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 1710

Re: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?

Again, not suggesting smoking on the aircraft is a trivial thing, but on the hazard scale, it doesn't keep me up at night. When I grew up, smoking on the aircraft was commonplace. Despite this, fires in the cabin were quite rare. Off hand, I can only think of one fatal accident in the jet age which...

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by mxaxai
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Catering to Home Country vs. Foreign Pax
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: Airlines Catering to Home Country vs. Foreign Pax

I think all airlines with a large amount of international connecting passengers are quite good at that. Particularly if their language at home is englisch or if there are few people who speak that language to begin with. For example, KL, BA and AY do a good job. SQ can do both, depending on your per...

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by mxaxai
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 72
Views: 4857

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

Yeah, while a lot of people seem to kind of brush the whole idea of a space force off as a big joke. I do kind of see a need to protect our satellites. They are just that important. Imagine the hysteria if another country took out just a few of our communication sats. The headlines (which you proba...

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by mxaxai
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Released pictures of the moment of the A400M crash in SVQ (2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 1564

Re: Released pictures of the moment of the A400M crash in SVQ (2015)

Makes me wonder if the outcome could've been significantly better if they had (a) lowered the landing gear and (b) set the wings level prior to impact/landing. The ground looks smooth and pretty "landable". Engine failure alone should not be a reason to crash like this. I see that they hit...

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by mxaxai
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 72
Views: 4857

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

Yes, the Russians and Chinese have demonstrated anti-Sat weapons. It is unclear what the whole scenario might be. I believe that as a precautionary measure, the US military has redundant communication systems to deal with an internet outage and orbital damage. To the extent that's NOT true, clearly...

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by mxaxai
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing awarded MQ-25A carrier drone tanker contract.
Replies: 32
Views: 2181

Re: Boeing awarded MQ-25A carrier drone tanker contract.

Does anyone have an idea what the "bump" on each wing is for?
The gear is stored in the fuselage and the refueling equipment is in the pods. Possibly shock bodies?

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by mxaxai
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is 1hr 5min connection in Zurich enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: Is 1hr 5min connection in Zurich enough?

Within Europe, 1:05 h in Zürich is plenty of time. For international flights, it should still be ok. Especially if they're selling it (and you're not combining two flights on your own). They'll get you there one way or another.

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by mxaxai
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15444

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

I can tell that more one world presence would be highly appreciated in FRA and Germany. Unfortunately with BA they have the wrong Partner (better: Partner mindset). If BA would understand AA as a real equal Partner they could together make more out of it, instead BA tries to capture the traffic. Th...

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by mxaxai
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Loss of John McCain
Replies: 10
Views: 1082

Re: Loss of John McCain

Since there is already a destroyer named USS John McCain, I would say naming a carrier after him would be unlikely. Probably correct, although isn't the destroyer named after a different John McCain? Per wikipedia, DDG-56 John S. McCain - the one that met a tanker off Singapore last year - was name...

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by mxaxai
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 161
Views: 11388

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

My question was more of a thought experiment. Almost the same question can be asked to get at my point: what if a takeoff is rejected at Vr minus one knot/mph/whatever -- what happens with the extended gear? https://www.geekwire.com/2018/boeing-737-max-10-landing-gear/ gave us: The engineering team...

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by mxaxai
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 922
Views: 84904

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

The german armed forces just presented a paper had a paper leaked on how they want to look like by 2031. Nothing specific regarding the potential FCAS / F-35 but some interesting parts nonetheless. I'm not going to comment but I'm sure you can draw your own conclusions: ⋅ Defense of Germa...

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by mxaxai
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar signs statement of intent for 24 Typhoons
Replies: 28
Views: 4715

Re: Qatar signs statement of intent for 24 Typhoons

The only risk could be Qatar being caught in the Iran mess and getting some offshore accounts and/or transactions frozen. Unlikely, but with the hate some people have towards Iran and its allies it's not impossible.

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by mxaxai
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28728

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

Waffling around the point, trying to keep to referring to fake news with a lot of bla bla. I followed the history of the Skymark versus Airbus and Delta versus ANA. I just have not sen any proof of ANA having to buy the three A380 to make the deal, a claim that has been made here on a.net several t...

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by mxaxai
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6076

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

Thats just a few examples to show that there is traffic volume existent. You forgot to mention that the German Statistics Office also reports that UA achieved a 77% loadfactor on EWR-HAM in 2017. If the only USA-HAM route manages a low loadfactor at current TATL yields, it provides a clear indicati...

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by mxaxai
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 922
Views: 84904

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

The german armed forces just presented a paper had a paper leaked on how they want to look like by 2031. Nothing specific regarding the potential FCAS / F-35 but some interesting parts nonetheless. I'm not going to comment but I'm sure you can draw your own conclusions: ⋅ Defense of German...

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by mxaxai
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 25731

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

In other discussions forums, it was speculated whether all passengers on the right side walked over the aisle to better see the famous landmark Martinsloch . In plane with roughly 5t empty weight, having 1.4t more on the left side might theoretically make things worse in marginal situations. The pa...

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by mxaxai
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 554
Views: 38951

Re: F-35 news thread

Ozair wrote:
Was probably a boring exercise as, if they were configured for full stealth, both aircraft likely struggled to find each other...

I wonder if they ended up in WVR dogfighting, with neither getting a missile lock on the other. Certainly not boring if that was the case. :spin:

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by mxaxai
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93280

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

The public in general, and in this case the pilot's union in particular, seems to have a deep seated fear of a medical professional having the power to end their career, even if/when doing so would probably save their lives and the lives of many around them. For the majority, even if they are minim...

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by mxaxai
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Zephyr breaks longest flight record by 11 days
Replies: 14
Views: 2479

Re: Airbus Zephyr breaks longest flight record by 11 days

estorilm wrote:

I'd imagine it could have stayed up there for much much longer.

Indeed. I wonder what the limiting factor is. Except for occasional scheduled checks there would be no reason for it to land.

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by mxaxai
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3594

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

No. Mental evaluations are costly and don't necessarily prevent these types of things from happening. There are people who can pass a mental evaluation who still could snap at any time. Not to mention that you will end up with a plethora of false positives. Even if only 1 in 1000 tested is a false ...

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by mxaxai
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93280

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

monitored, live cockpit video of RONs and other idle a/c on ground. If department stores and office buildings can live monitor shelves of tchotchkes and empty nighttime hallways, operators can do it for planes on ground. Much better than PKI, 2FA, etc. And you get video of any perps. The video syst...

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by mxaxai
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11186

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

All US majors went through chapter 11 and now have a cost base comparable to AC Rouge. AC never was in the luxurious position to shed of much of their cost (mostly employees and retirement funds) through such a process. Also the offers in Y on Rouge and the US3 is very comparable IMHO. It's not so ...

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by mxaxai
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12055

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

I mean there's really no alternative for them is there? There really isn't any Russian or Chinese planes the equal of A or B. All modern aircraft contain at least some US content. In fact, almost all modern technology contains some US content one way or another, which is why US sanctions are so pow...

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by mxaxai
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3594

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

Can you even begin to comprehend the logistics of an operation like this? At my local airport AMS there are already thousands of people with airside access, and we're hardly the biggest airport in the world! Martijn Yup. We are talking about a truly vast program here. There are other, simpler ways ...

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by mxaxai
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93280

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

From the Seattle Times article: ... An exchange between Rich and the controller not long before the plane crashed, perhaps the final exchange, was recorded by Aviation journalist Jon Ostrower at 8:47 p.m. and posted to his Air Current website. “I feel like one of my engines is going out or somethin...

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by mxaxai
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aspect ratio vs span loading in induced drag calculations
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: Aspect ratio vs span loading in induced drag calculations

W = L Your lift coefficient cl uses the wing area as reference surface. It also is a very much geometrically defined coefficient, so for a given aerofoil shape and a given weight (W=L), speed and density you will need a certain wing area. The only remaining variable is how you distribute this area....

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by mxaxai
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93280

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

According to the approximate times in the article this guy was in the air for an hour and a half. Thats crazy! Eatonville is closer to Mt Rainier than Puget Sound. Im curious if his whole flight path will be known. It's crazy that a Q400 that wasn't refueled after the last flight took off and flew ...

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by mxaxai
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift loss caused by spoilers
Replies: 20
Views: 2223

Re: Lift loss caused by spoilers

Using simple logic, wouldn't the loss of lift correlate to the amount of span covered by the spoilers? Ergo, if the spoilers are 20% of the length of a straight wing, they will result in something like 20% loss of lift? Tapered wings would be a bit different obviously, but same basic principle, the...

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by mxaxai
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 3129

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

I thought Basler had the DC-3 TCDS? The only DC-4 not destroyed in WW2 was a VIP airframe surrendered to military use, so I think the type is done. As noted, many historical aircraft are experimental. Most WW2 aircraft are. If an individual wants to buy a type, good for them. Lightsaber I'm confuse...

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by mxaxai
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lessons every pilot must learn
Replies: 13
Views: 1388

Re: Lessons every pilot must learn

You forget that the gear was retracted, as well. He probably realized that the second he touched down and his reaction was, what do you do with a bad landing? When in doubt, you maintain controlled flight and go around. It did look like his initial climb out could have been a little flatter because...

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by mxaxai
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A330-243 seat configuration of 330 seats (1 class economy)
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Airbus A330-243 seat configuration of 330 seats (1 class economy)

Could you please say how in that case it would be possible to determine rows with extra leg capacity. I tried to search tourist reports of that flights, only clue I have found is that image https://cs10.pikabu.ru/post_img/big/2018/07/04/10/1530724060167988132.jpg as you can see the row 28 is the la...

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by mxaxai
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 3129

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

But does not prevent the aircraft from continuing to fly, as shown by Northrop Gumman's BAC 1-11s that were only retired in the last year. Admittedly as test beds flying under experimental tickets, but large planes continuing to be flown after the TCDS was surrendered. The FAA have kept the BAC 1-1...

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