For the pilots and engineers out the to give it a guess (pilots don’t try this). Imagine just after touchdown the pilot applied full left rudder on the left pedal and full brake on the right pedal, what direction will the aircraft turn too? My guess is that at higher speeds such as after touchdown ...Jump to post
We have seen a number of hard, late or otherwise bad landings damaging aircraft with increasing frequency. If mechanical problems, flaws in automated systems, general weather and wind, conditions of runways are not major issues, one has to look at the pilots. I realize that pilots are human, but se...Jump to post
I will never be able to understand how an experienced flight crew can sit there as the aircraft gets slower and slower and slower until it stalls without pushing up the power Totally incomprehensible What is even worse, I think the AMS accident was a 3 person crew, with a training captain, and a pi...Jump to post
I will never be able to understand how an experienced flight crew can sit there as the aircraft gets slower and slower and slower until it stalls without pushing up the power
Depends on whether i’m working or riding in the cabin As a night owl I find working east bound to Europe very pleasant, leaving and arriving in a time window I’m normally awake in, plus I prefer flying at night, whereas the return I find much more tiring When passengering the opposite applies !! Mos...Jump to post
Never get tired of looking at the A220, I think it’s the best looking commercial jet transport currently in production Nice tall landing gear, big fin, all in proportion and perhaps the best looking, beautifully sleek nose section ever made It’s a perfect example of ‘if it looks right it will fly ri...Jump to post
Yes, IAH has a Marriott right inside the airport, as does TPAJump to post
Alright then. Let's start and end at LAX. BA268 LAX-LHR 21:45 - 15:23 BA55 LHR-JNB 17:05 - 7:05 EK762 JNB-DXB 13:40 - 23:59 EK354 DXB-SIN 3:05 - 15:00 SQ221 SIN-SYD 20:20 - 5:55 QF11 SYD-LAX 9:35 - 6:05 I like that, except I’d avoid a big dogleg and just go to DXB from LHR Interested in other, fast...Jump to post
Although it’s rare in aviation for a business failure by one manufacturer to be turned into a success by another
Airbus is the happy beneficiary of superb engineering on BD’s part of which this program was only able to survive by the Canadian government bail out
Looking at travel arrangements I was
very surprised to see non stop service
on this route is non existent on United
Ishrion wrote:Do you want to hit every continent once?
If so, I don't think that's possible with U.S. to South America? And the only A380 route to SA is DXB-GRU on EK?
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:Max Q wrote:Those GE engines look outstanding on the 747, they make a beautiful aircraft even more so
Agree with you.
Those GE engines look outstanding on the 747, they make a beautiful aircraft even more soJump to post
OB1504 wrote:Max Q wrote:Ditch their ridiculous ‘livery’ and go back
to their epic polished aluminum
You can’t polish an A321 or a 787. That’s one of the reasons why they changed liveries.
TUGMASTER wrote:69bug wrote:Check out this site by an ex Tower pilot.. a lot of stories ..
Great site.... recommend to all.
I'm wondering how many seats UA has to block to make LAX-PVG works... or simply just don't take any belly cargo Why would UA need to block seats or refuse belly cargo? Looking at UA85 TLV-EWR flight time for this flight is normally around 11:45, the flight time climbs to around 12:35, during winter...Jump to post
I remember one of thier Jumbos parked at a remote stand at FRA for some weeks (or even months?) after they shut down in 2000. I think it was N620FF. Never flown them, but I flew once with a US charter operator which cant have been better -ATA. An adventurous route: Papeete-Honolulu-Las Vegas-Bangor...Jump to post
Even if the -10 is weight restricted westbound if it can carry an equivalent payload to the -9 it can pay for itself on the eastbound leg where normal tailwinds may allow all seats to be filledJump to post
The very interesting replies to the Tower Air thread had me wondering about other, equally or almost as bad operators. I can’t think of any contemporary ones, at least in the US (Allegiant was close for a while) although I’m sure there’s some around the world. I think People Express was almost as b...Jump to post
From the introduction of the B747 into the BOAC fleet in 1970 upto the merger with British Airways and BCAL in 1988 and the introduction of the B777 in 1995 the B747 was flown throughout the airline's long haul network during that period which included the following destinations with other destinat...Jump to post
The very interesting replies to the Tower Air thread had me wondering about other, equally or almost as bad operators. I can’t think of any contemporary ones, at least in the US (Allegiant was close for a while) although I’m sure there’s some around the world. I think People Express was almost as ba...Jump to post
727, 737, CRJ, ERJ, DC-9, MD-80. Whether the airlines actually took them up in the case of the 737 and ERJ is a different matter. You can add both the L-1011 and IL-86 to the list. And the Fokker F-70 / F-100. 0583249 As far as I know, the Fokkers are the only aircraft where stairs are non-optional...Jump to post
Not condoning it but food for thought... We've had many decades of jet trans Atlantic transport with likely the same pilot behavior all these many years. Only now they are being caught and tested. Has there ever been an TATL air carrier accident due to the pilot being drunk? I don't think so. Pilot...Jump to post
Before D B Cooper 727s had tail stairs. After that they were rarely used. Once at RNO the jet bridge froze solid on a very cold night and that was the only way to board. Actually, they were used all the time, at Continental our policy was the aft stairs be down and locked at the gate, always, main ...Jump to post
They add quite a bit of weight and it's one more system that can cause a MX delay or cancel. There are few with integral stairs flying. Most airports lacking jetway use mobile stair/ramps. Don’t think that’s accurate, there’s quite a few airlines that take up that option, they can be very useful Ry...Jump to post
Does UA have any NRT - intra Asia flights remaining ?Jump to post
Well, I’m a big fan of four engine aircraft but lufty has so many of them and they’re not the thriftiest on fuelJump to post
Armadillo1 wrote:aft main steer you can see here:
Looking at a recent picture of a C5 in a turn
while taxiing it appears that the four wheel
nosegear assembly is ‘split’ in its operation
with one set of two wheels turning at a different angle than the two on the other side
I think we have a C5 expert on this forum,
curious to know
I believe a modified shuttle could definitely have done a moon landing. "The shuttle glides onto a smooth landing on the Sea of Tranquility" (Seems silly to carry those mighty wings to another planetary body. Particularly, as SpaceX has shown, they not particularly necessary on earth side...Jump to post
Thermal protection system not designed for lunar return reentries. It would burn up. Fuel required to brake into low earth orbit would be prohibitive from a weight standpoint. That makes a lot more sense, re-entry velocity from a moon return would be much higher than earth orbit Which raises your s...Jump to post