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by Max Q
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Concept for a New Type of Observation Tower
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: Concept for a New Type of Observation Tower

Looks great if you enjoy nausea !

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Midway" movie is worth watching
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: "Midway" movie is worth watching

JayinKitsap wrote:
I watch yearly the Midway movie from the 70's starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, and a million other old salt stars.



The one and only, a remake was not necessary


Woody Harrelson ? YHGTBKM

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Adult Only Hotel & Resort Coming Soon in Las Vegas
Replies: 26
Views: 1141

Re: First Adult Only Hotel & Resort Coming Soon in Las Vegas

Another good reason to never go to Vegas again

A large, open air Wal Mart with a clientele to match in 1000 degree heat


No thanks

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can the F22 accelerate through M1 without afterburners?
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Can the F22 accelerate through M1 without afterburners?

I understand the F22 can cruise well above Mach one without using afterburners, in other words ‘supercruise’ But, like Concorde is it a profile where they use AB to get through the high drag, transonic region from subsonic to supersonic flight then you deselect them and sustain your speed or does th...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1559

Re: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed

Not usually an issue flying domestic routes in the US, in fact we were faster than the old ‘Classic’ 737’s who would cruise at .74 or even slower The other consideration is the MD80 was not a good high altitude aircraft unless you were very light so we werent often asking for the higher cruise leve...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 25
Views: 1541

Re: Dated flight terms?

Ever issue a “cleared thru” clearance? I got one once, “cleared to Denver (Stapleton) through Grand Island via xxxx, Maintain xxxx, report off Grand Island on this frequency”. No other traffic, so IFR while quick fueling. Yes I did, though not very often and probably not more than a handful of time...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why didn’t the Marines buy the AH64 ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1460

Re: Why didn’t the Marines buy the AH64 ?

Undoubtedly this'll get moved to Military shortly... As Dutchy points out, the USMC keeps their equipment for a long time. They are the smallest and, in many ways, least-well-funded of the US armed services. They have to make do with hand-me-downs and older equipment a lot. It keeps things simpler ...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas B744, PVG, Aug-5-2020: triple engine pod strike
Replies: 54
Views: 17104

Re: Atlas B744, PVG, Aug-5-2020: triple engine pod strike

Yes I went back and looked at the video again and my guess is: On short final the PF inputs a quite substantial, abrupt and premature left rudder input to straighten the aircraft, it was so abrupt you can see how it destabilized the flight path, most of that left rudder input was then removed but re...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 66
Views: 2419

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

This thread is hilarious. In sum it's like: "I don't have any tattoos and don't like them, yet somehow I'm qualified to explain why people get them." You have a point that’s accurate with respect to some of the replies But that wasn’t my intention when starting the thread, I was and am ge...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why didn’t the Marines buy the AH64 ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1460

Re: Why didn’t the Marines buy the AH64 ?

Another reason is that the Cobra only has two blades. The AH64 would have had to be redesigned with folding rotors. Haven't the British already solved that problem? They use their Apaches on their carrier, don't they? They were used from HMS Ocean against Libya in 2011 after modifications. Will be ...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are spoilers on some aircraft and not others?
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: Why are spoilers on some aircraft and not others?

Lpbri wrote:
F-100s did not have wing spoilers but had a tail speed brake. Lift dumpers were wing mounted but we're ground use only.



I think that’s the same as the DC8, you could use idle reverse in flight on the Douglas however !

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Purpose built missionary aircraft
Replies: 16
Views: 5498

Re: Purpose built missionary aircraft

Very informative replies

Not a religious person myself but out of curiosity I’ve always wondered if you have to be ‘of the faith’ to be a missionary pilot ?

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by Max Q
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Purpose built missionary aircraft
Replies: 16
Views: 5498

Re: Purpose built missionary aircraft

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AAC_Angel



Good memory, that’s the one
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zeke wrote:
Guess you were thinking of the AAC44

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AAC_Angel



Good memory, that’s the one

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Purpose built missionary aircraft
Replies: 16
Views: 5498

Purpose built missionary aircraft

A few years ago I read an article about an a twin engine pusher configuration aircraft that was custom built for this purpose

I’ve been trying to find information on this program lately with no luck


Anyone have any knowledge on this ? Unfortunately I don’t remember it’s name

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas B744, PVG, Aug-5-2020: triple engine pod strike
Replies: 54
Views: 17104

Re: Atlas B744, PVG, Aug-5-2020: triple engine pod strike

Seeing the LAX video was scary enough. The plane was climbing so quickly after impact I wonder if the pilot had already decided to abort the the landing and the engines were already spooling up before the impact. That was truly a strange video, what is most bizarre is the significant and abrupt cha...

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are spoilers on some aircraft and not others?
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: Why are spoilers on some aircraft and not others?

There are a few turboprops with spoilers that are not just used to enhance roll control but function symmetrically for lift dump after landing


These are primarily aircraft which require STOL performance


The Dash 7, A400 and I think the Dash 8 have them

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why didn’t the Marines buy the AH64 ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1460

Why didn’t the Marines buy the AH64 ?

Years ago the US army retired the Cobra attack helicopter and replaced it with the AH64 Apache, I’m no helicopter expert but from everything I’ve read it’s an extremely capable, very survivable and quite a fearsome aircraft, although the original Cobra was very effective the Apache seems to be a qua...

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone had surgery for a Hydrocele ?
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Anyone had surgery for a Hydrocele ?

andz wrote:
Yes I have had it twice around 25 years apart, it is minor surgery and nothing to worry about.



Did yours result from hernia surgery then, how long did it take you to recover and did you need a catheter after the operation?

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1559

Re: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed

no problems with traffic controller allowing you to higher FL? Do not understand your question traffic controller may not let you come to busy flight level because you too slow. Not usually an issue flying domestic routes in the US, in fact we were faster than the old ‘Classic’ 737’s who would crui...

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone had surgery for a Hydrocele ?
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Anyone had surgery for a Hydrocele ?

I had hernia repair surgery a few months ago and while that fixed the surgery unfortunately I ended up with a significant Hydrocele that’s not reducing over time


I’m now considering surgery to resolve this, dont really want to but it’s not going away by itself


Anyone had this procedure?

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 66
Views: 2419

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

What’s sad to me is seeing a beautiful woman with tattoos, it’s almost like graffiti you wonder if she’ll still be happy about that decision for the rest of her life ! That says a lot about her mentality which could mean that she's not as beautiful on the inside as the outside. Maybe But that’s the...

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1559

Re: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed

Armadillo1 wrote:
Max Q wrote:
90% of the time we used .76 in the cruise

no problems with traffic controller allowing you to higher FL?



Do not understand your question

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1559

Re: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed

AABusDrvr wrote:
They had all been upgraded to the -219's when I was flying them.



Nice


Ours were all mostly ancient, no efis, no LNAV of any kind and pretty beaten up


A workhorse, but no 727

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 66
Views: 2419

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

What’s sad to me is seeing a beautiful woman with tattoos, it’s almost like graffiti

you wonder if she’ll still be happy about that decision for the rest of her life !

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private / VIP DC10?
Replies: 3
Views: 1501

Private / VIP DC10?

The 747, 767, L1011,the MD11 and others have been built and / or modified to be used as private aircraft


But I’ve not seen a DC10 used in that manner, has there been one ?

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 2434

Re: The C141 Starlifter

Understood now

The C17 seems like a pretty good aircraft but the C141 had quite a bit more range didn’t it ?

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 25
Views: 1541

Re: Dated flight terms?

I was on a WN flight the other day where the pilot commented on our "nonstop jet service" to San Diego. I know DL GAs refer to gate areas as "gatehouses" some times. I don't see anything wrong with this myself, but Southwest GAs/FAs often say "Ladies, your purse/pocketbook ...

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 25
Views: 1541

Re: Dated flight terms?

Quoting spacecadet (Reply # 4), "Co-pilot" makes it sound as if the Captain is always the "main pilot" and that's not the case; half the time it's the FO flying." Your response indicates you know nothing about the role of a Captain or a First Officer. Yes, both pilots are q...

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 2434

Re: The C141 Starlifter

The 135 flew little (SIOP alert) while the 141 flew a lot. Different missions. It also had loads of corrosion and structural problems. The tanker was also re-engined and had avionics mods which kept it up to date. Once the Buddha came along, it was obsolete, mostly because of its limited cargo box ...

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?
Replies: 51
Views: 11627

Re: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?

If US carriers just didn't fly, they would not lose so much money. Not true The big three are all carrying significant amounts of cargo and while passenger count is way down both are sources of incremental revenue That’s better than none, it’s a question of carefully balancing income vs cost There’...

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 2434

Re: The C141 Starlifter

What’s puzzling to me is the KC135 and its variants entered service in 1957 and is still going strong


The C141’s service entry was eight years later in 1965 yet it was retired much sooner


Why such a relatively short life for the Starlifter ?

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 66
Views: 2419

How did tattoos become so popular?

Not so long ago tattoos were mostly popular with Sailors and Biker gangs


In the last decade or so however they’ve become incredibly popular with younger people


Not knocking them although they’re not for me I’m just curious as to why they are so ubiquitous

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1559

Re: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed

AABusDrvr wrote:
We almost always used .78 for cruise when I was flying the -80.



Did you use the 217 or 219 engine ?


The -80 never looked better than AA’s polished aluminum

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?
Replies: 51
Views: 11627

Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?

Curious if any operator is currently at least breaking even, let alone profitable

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New King Air 360 - block point change for the King Air B300 series
Replies: 18
Views: 3692

Re: New King Air 360 - block point change for the King Air B300 series

Hopefully, the XP67A Blackhawk mod that was recently announced for the 350/350i will be a standard feature. https://kingairnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/blackhawkeasaapproval.jpg That’s a pretty impressive aircraft with those mods, IRRC a 340 knot cruise and very strong climb performance ma...

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New King Air 360 - block point change for the King Air B300 series
Replies: 18
Views: 3692

Re: New King Air 360 - block point change for the King Air B300 series

Looks like a nice and much needed upgrade. I’m a bit surprised they haven’t gone to single lever power controls that would reduce pilot workload further and is now common on most of the single engine turboprops It doesn’t sound like they’ve incorporated a FADEC though and that could be limited in t...

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New King Air 360 - block point change for the King Air B300 series
Replies: 18
Views: 3692

Re: New King Air 360 - block point change for the King Air B300 series

Looks like a nice and much needed upgrade. I’m a bit surprised they haven’t gone to single lever power controls that would reduce pilot workload further and is now common on most of the single engine turboprops It doesn’t sound like they’ve incorporated a FADEC though and that could be limited in th...

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 72
Views: 9327

Re: Western Airlines questions

Didnt they operate a HNL-ANC-LGW flight ?

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running
Replies: 22
Views: 1705

Re: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running

I see that, so normal is at 12 o clock with half flow at 10-30 or thereabouts ? Yes. It looks like those selectors do not actually turn the packs on and off though, the switches for that seem to be above that and slightly to the left, I can’t see too clearly but I do see an auto position ? When you...

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running
Replies: 22
Views: 1705

Re: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running

Wow, you got me thinking for like the last 45 minutes about this... Was hoping you’d chime in TB What do you think ? I think you could. Never thought about trying it, we always started all 3 engines so we never got inventive. I looked at the system schematics and I don't think there is anything tha...

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running
Replies: 22
Views: 1705

Re: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running

I see that, so normal is at 12 o clock with half flow at 10-30 or thereabouts ? It looks like those selectors do not actually turn the packs on and off though, the switches for that seem to be above that and slightly to the left, I can’t see too clearly but I do see an auto position ? Did you operat...

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running
Replies: 22
Views: 1705

Re: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running

Interesting

So that change meant you could operate one or more packs in this mode during cruise ?

I assume that meant ‘half flow’ ?

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 2434

Re: The C141 Starlifter

Iirc one airframe in the overall fleet was not stretched and was retained by NASA operationally for some time after the AF ended their use

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 72
Views: 9327

Re: Western Airlines questions

Anyone remember the Schwarzenegger movie ‘commando’ I think it was where he jumps off a Western DC10 from the nosewheel as it rotates for take off ?


Great stuff, best line ‘he’s dead tired’

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kindle ?
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Kindle ?

NWAESC wrote:
Have you tried tapping the middle of a page, and then opening up the Aa menu? I think it might be in there?



Thanks very much, that did the trick

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running
Replies: 22
Views: 1705

Re: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running

In the JT9D powered 747 classics we did approx the same with very hot OAT's Starting engines #4 and # 3 with all pack vlv's closed. Closing of the RH isolation vlv. and selecting pack vlv #3 open, pack #3 operating on the bleeds of engines 3 and 4. Starting the remaining engines with pack #3 runnin...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10555

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

Northwest was one of the "Legacy" airlines in the U.S. Their Asian service was pioneering, in the same sense as Pan Am (which also flew to Europe and Latin America), TWA (Europe), and Braniff (South America). Donald Nyrop had a reputation as a cheapskate (there's a legend that T he offere...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 2434

The C141 Starlifter

This seems to be one aircraft that’s rarely discussed here

Not the most exotic in Av history but it was in AF service for many years

Curious to know peoples opinions on this machine, particularly those who have worked on or flown it

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1559

Re: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed

We nearly always used a .76M cruise at Continental across all our versions of the MD80 No point in going slower, you could go faster, .78 didn’t cost that much more fuel but any faster certainly did and that wing wasnt ‘happy’ or efficient at those higher Mach’s 90% of the time we used .76 in the cr...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B752 Engine Options?
Replies: 13
Views: 1928

Re: B752 Engine Options?

I flew the 757 with the RB211, have not operated the P&W version Cant praise the RR engine enough, it was the smoothest, most responsive engine I’ve ever operated and I never had the slightest problem with it The GE engine on the 767 was excellent as well but it couldn’t compete with Rolls for s...

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