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by Max Q
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Information that would be nice to have for AoA sensors
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: Information that would be nice to have for AoA sensors

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...

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Information that would be nice to have for AoA sensors
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: Information that would be nice to have for AoA sensors

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

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 18
Views: 681

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

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...

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 18
Views: 681

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

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 !!

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 728 became A220?
Replies: 22
Views: 4132

Re: Dornier 728 became A220?

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...

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to Gatwick again
Replies: 18
Views: 2576

Delta to Gatwick again

Can’t post it but I see Dl will be operating a
757 service from BOS to LGW in the fall


Smart move

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 39
Views: 1178

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

Yes, IAH has a Marriott right inside the airport, as does TPA

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by Max Q
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 Possible Damage
Replies: 36
Views: 16422

Re: BA A350 Possible Damage

LAX772LR wrote:
FlyingElvii wrote:
Flap Overspeed

Anyone know off hand the max flap speed(s) for the A35K?



That would depend on which setting
is selected, larger settings have lower
limit speeds and vice versa

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Latest on the CH53K
Replies: 8
Views: 1087

Re: Latest on the CH53K

Kind of stunning that the -53K’s problems are significant enough that there don’t seem to be any
answers

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the world on the A380
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Around the world on the A380

Thanks for the very interesting info

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Latest on the CH53K
Replies: 8
Views: 1087

Latest on the CH53K

Last I read this program had serious, possibly terminal issues of a technical nature


Is there any new information?

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One day return international flight from TPA ?
Replies: 5
Views: 422

One day return international flight from TPA ?

What would be the closest international airport I could travel to from TPA and return
the same day non stop both directions ?


Cayman Islands?

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the world on the A380
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Around the world on the A380

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...

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures
Replies: 45
Views: 7005

Re: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures

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

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA have a non stop between TPA and LAX ?
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Why doesn’t UA have a non stop between TPA and LAX ?

Looking at travel arrangements I was
very surprised to see non stop service
on this route is non existent on United

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the world on the A380
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Around the world on the A380

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?



That’s not necessary, departing from the US and returning to the same airport is the objective

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the world on the A380
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Around the world on the A380

Interesting in possible itineraries for an
RTW trip exclusively by A380


I imagine this is possible changing between
different carriers ?

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SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Max Q wrote:
Those GE engines look outstanding on the 747, they make a beautiful aircraft even more so


Agree with you.

http://www.boeing.com/history/products/747.page



Thanks for that, another nice shot

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violance in video games.
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: Violance in video games.

Weird, people all over the world play violent video games yet only here in the US do we have endless
mass shootings


What could it possibly be...

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes
Replies: 18
Views: 1713

Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

It’s an amazing reality that a PAN AM 747SP will probably be with us for at least another two decades


It says a lot for the outstanding design

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...
Replies: 32
Views: 9253

Re: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...

Those GE engines look outstanding on the 747, they make a beautiful aircraft even more so

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 93986

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

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.




You certainly could polish an A321, just like AA’s A300-600R fleet, it’s a metal airframe

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by Max Q
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 93986

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Ditch their ridiculous ‘livery’ and go back
to their epic polished aluminum

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15679

Re: Tower Air

https://terryliittschwager.com/index.php

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Great site.... recommend to all.



Absolutely fascinating I agree
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TUGMASTER wrote:
69bug wrote:
Check out this site by an ex Tower pilot.. a lot of stories ..

https://terryliittschwager.com/index.php

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Great site.... recommend to all.



Absolutely fascinating I agree

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 140
Views: 5912

Re: Another mass shooting in El Paso

No guns, no shootings.

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by Max Q
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 111
Views: 25657

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

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...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15679

Re: Tower Air

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...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 111
Views: 25657

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

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 filled

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present
Replies: 54
Views: 4225

Re: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present

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...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10463

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

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...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present
Replies: 54
Views: 4225

Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present

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...

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by Max Q
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 3904

Re: Airliners with air stairs

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...

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by Max Q
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 3904

Re: Airliners with air stairs

I’ve always thought the forward air stair installation to be an example of well thought out engineering and good design


Fascinating to see them fold out and then restow, besides they’re very useful

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by Max Q
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22297

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

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...

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 3904

Re: Airliners with air stairs

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 ...

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by Max Q
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?
Replies: 16
Views: 1916

Re: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?

I think it’s an A.netism

Like the obsession with ‘change of gauge’

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HNL-LON Nonstop?
Replies: 22
Views: 3266

Re: HNL-LON Nonstop?

I think there’s a very good chance HA will operate this route with the 787, and other European cities

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 3904

Re: Airliners with air stairs

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...

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by Max Q
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15679

Tower Air

This airline always had a pretty sketchy
reputation, don’t know that much about them other than they flew only the 747 Classic I believe


Anyone have any Tower Air experiences, stories ?

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41365

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Does UA have any NRT - intra Asia flights remaining ?

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by Max Q
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 11519

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

Well, I’m a big fan of four engine aircraft but lufty has so many of them and they’re not the thriftiest on fuel

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by Max Q
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C5 nosewheel
Replies: 18
Views: 1862

Re: The C5 nosewheel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99cm_5vZjK4



That’s an amazing video
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Armadillo1 wrote:
aft main steer you can see here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99cm_5vZjK4



That’s an amazing video

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by Max Q
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C5 nosewheel
Replies: 18
Views: 1862

Re: The C5 nosewheel

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Is that question to me?

GF



It is !

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by Max Q
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C5 nosewheel
Replies: 18
Views: 1862

The C5 nosewheel

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

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by Max Q
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2576

Re: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?

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...

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by Max Q
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2576

Re: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?

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...

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by Max Q
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: External Design of Cruise Ships
Replies: 51
Views: 2478

Re: External Design of Cruise Ships

Some of them do look remarkably top heavy, their massive vertical exposure must make for a significant ‘sail’ effect as well


That can be good or bad !

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by Max Q
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF Hawk T.1 Sub Types ?
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: RAF Hawk T.1 Sub Types ?

The Sea Harrier was an extraordinary aircraft, combining its unique attributes with the superb FAA and RAF pilots in the Falklands
was the key to winning that conflict

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by Max Q
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2576

Re: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?

Excellent answers and interesting perspectives, thanks for that

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by Max Q
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2576

Re: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?

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...

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