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by a32
Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Drilling Noises
Replies: 23
Views: 10988

RE: A320 Drilling Noises

Hydraulic PTU ( power transfer unit ) in operation. With one engine shutdown and the electric hydraulic motor pump inop the operating engine driven hydraulic pump provides power to the other side. While not a standard procedure some pilots select the PTU to OFF when at the gate to avoid this. Someti...

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by a32
Tue Apr 22, 2003 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STT...which Side Of The Plane?
Replies: 2
Views: 5305

RE: STT...which Side Of The Plane?

Let's see. On arrival I would recommend sitting on the left side so you get the first view of the west end of the Island and a good view of Brewers bay beach and the University of the Virgin Islands on short final. As a bonus you will see the original world war 2 era aircraft hangars and the north m...

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by a32
Fri Nov 29, 2002 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-3/nostalgic Flights
Replies: 11
Views: 3920

RE: DC-3/nostalgic Flights

So do you want to fly them or do you want to fly in them?

I flew them for 3 years and I am certain that you can still ride on them for free however you must be willing to travel to the Caribbean. Temproary employment may be possible. Bring good hearing protection.

regards and let me know.

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by a32
Tue Oct 15, 2002 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Well Said Captain! : )
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

RE: Well Said Captain! : )

From the Swissair Flight attendant training manual. circa 1970. How to calm an agitated and obnoxious passenger ... Sir, you say that I am a terrible employee and totally incompetent as a flight attendant. I on the other hand think you are a wonderful customer and a good human being. However it is p...

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by a32
Tue Sep 10, 2002 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Degree Flight Program After College
Replies: 4
Views: 2465

RE: Non-Degree Flight Program After College

Go visit your local general aviation airport and hang out at the FBO's that advertise flying lessons. Talk to some of the students there. Take an introductory flight. My background is the same as yours and I did not go to Flight Safety or any big name schools. I learnt at the local mom and pop flyin...

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by a32
Fri May 10, 2002 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/ Nwac Next Trans Atlantic City Pair
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

RE: KLM/ Nwac Next Trans Atlantic City Pair

The assumption here is that any and all new transatlantic service will originate or terminate in AMS. I on the other hand strongly believe that the transatlantic growth for the wings alliance will come from the DTW airport to narrow routes using the 757-300. The likely possibilities are Munich, Manc...

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by a32
Wed May 01, 2002 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW AMS-BOM
Replies: 11
Views: 1938

RE: NW AMS-BOM

I flew NW 68 in Feb. The map came on during taxi out after the safety demo was completed. It was turned off during the first beverage and the meal service. Then duty free service came around. Right after that the movies began. The movies ended about a half hour before landing. In the last half hour ...

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by a32
Sat Apr 20, 2002 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW - AMS -
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Maybe A 747 Classic

New timetable will be out next week. There is a possibility that the 747-400 will be replaced by the 747-200. However the changeover might occur in June.

regards

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by a32
Sun Feb 10, 2002 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's NW's Service In Domestic F/c?
Replies: 1
Views: 1845

RE: How's NW's Service In Domestic F/c?

MSP - IND probably a cold snack in first.

MSP - LAX ... 4 course meal with ice cream sundaes.

They dont seem to be skimping on the food portions either.

Have fun

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by a32
Fri Feb 08, 2002 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minn. State U Mankato Is It Good
Replies: 6
Views: 2216

RE: Minn. State U Mankato Is It Good

Mankato is a good school. I did not go there but have had the oppurtunity to meet some ofthe aviation school grads and they sure were smart. It has a well respected aviation curriculum. FYI Northwest partners with Mankato State and hires interns for many different projects at their training faciliti...

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by a32
Thu Feb 07, 2002 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 The Largest A/c At Chicago Midway?
Replies: 30
Views: 8361

RE: 753 The Largest A/c At Chicago Midway?

I have seen an ATA L-1011 takeoff and land at MDW. The flight originated in SJU and was routed via MCO to MDW. Certainly the L-1011 is larger than the 757-300. Runways at MDW are 500 feet shorter in total length and with a displaced threshold on 31C the landing distance available at MDW is about 530...

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by a32
Sun Jan 20, 2002 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 Family
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

RE: A320 Family

Yes at NWA. For now A-319 and A-320 flown interchangeably.

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by a32
Sat Jan 19, 2002 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regina, SK...
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

RE: Regina, SK...

Mesaba Avro RJ. Twice daily. One is overnight

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by a32
Sun Jan 13, 2002 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Might Have Big Plans For MSP
Replies: 19
Views: 3773

Let The Games Begin

Well...I hope AA makes up their mind soon so they can get a good Minnesota sized whooping from Big Red.

Personally I think the expansion wil come more in the form of Regional jets operated by Eagle and destinations like Duluth, Sioux Falls, Fargo, will be the first.

let the games begin

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by a32
Fri Dec 28, 2001 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pilots' Life
Replies: 10
Views: 7283

RE: The Pilots' Life

Go to the airport 10 days a month. Home everynight. Fly to warm spots in the winter and to the west coast in the summer. Fly with fairly senior crews and see the same faces again and again so it feels like a family affair. Turn wrenches on my car and on light airplanes in the spare time so I am cons...

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by a32
Tue Dec 18, 2001 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Do Pilots Make?
Replies: 57
Views: 11803

RE: How Much Do Pilots Make?

Hey forget the pay.

How about all that glamorous free travel, fancy hotel rooms, delicious free airline food, a snazy uniform, sleeper suites on longhaul flights, duty free liquor, and should I even mention the great SEX.

And to think that I do it for the money.

regards

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by a32
Tue Dec 18, 2001 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expands To Taiwan
Replies: 13
Views: 1780

Delta Gives Up On The Pacific

Actually that is what this thread should be called.

So instead of expanding their own flying they are going to give their paxs to China Air in return for shared revenue. Is it my imagination but is DAL headed towards a virtual airline when it comes to pacific flying.

regards

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by a32
Mon Dec 17, 2001 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mindless Delta Bashing....
Replies: 27
Views: 1678

RE: Come On Guys, What Are You Complaining About?

OK DeltaSFO. Admit that you have never bashed NWA. Come on bud...I think bashing is a form of compliment. Chill out.

Reread your own post which to me is full of bashing.

regards

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by a32
Sat Dec 15, 2001 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Attendants Win 30-yr Legal Battle
Replies: 1
Views: 1837

RE: Air India Attendants Win 30-yr Legal Battle

Good news. And certainly worth the long struggle.

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by a32
Sat Dec 15, 2001 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Doors Disarms Automatically If From Outside
Replies: 19
Views: 3192

RE: What Doors Disarms Automatically If From Outside

A319/320 will disarm automatically

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by a32
Sun Dec 09, 2001 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest To Base 3 A320 In NRT For Asia Flight
Replies: 44
Views: 4949

RE: Northwest To Base 3 A320 In NRT For Asia Flight

The NRT A320 flying serves the very important purpose of retaining the new slots awarded for the new runway at NRT. To that extent it probably will not matter if the flights do not operate profitably. At some time in the future these slots will be usable by widebodyaircraft. In the meanwhile if addi...

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by a32
Sun Dec 02, 2001 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC10 SEA-AMS
Replies: 27
Views: 2110

RE: NWA DC10 SEA-AMS

AirDD Cannot tell you the average age but I will tell you as I have said before on the forum that the youngest dc-10 at NWA was built in 1989 and is about a year younger ... newer... than the first 747-400 at NWA. Relax ... and enjoy the experience. All the transatlantic aircraft are dc-10-30 series...

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by a32
Fri Nov 30, 2001 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 Landing Flare
Replies: 7
Views: 10708

RE: A320 Landing Flare

Avilitigator. The possibility that the AF aircraft was an A - 319 vs an A-320 at UAL. The A-319 calculates a final approach speed about 5 knots less than an A-320. Without going into the technical details I will say that the a320 compensates for headwinds and wind gusts slightly differently than the...

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by a32
Fri Nov 30, 2001 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam To Bombay, NWA 744
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

RE: Amsterdam To Bombay, NWA 744

Good answers all and very accurate.

Just wanted to add that the youngest NWA DC-10 was built in 1989 and is about 1 year newer than the oldest NWA 744.

regards

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by a32
Sun Nov 18, 2001 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW A319/A320 Pilot Base Coming To Narita?
Replies: 22
Views: 3192

RE: NW A319/A320 Pilot Base Coming To Narita?

Flying rumored to start in May 2002. Pusan, Taipei, Shangai. The a320's are there to keep the slots for NWA till the runway has the ability to accomodate widebody aircraft. Not enough flying for a Japan base. Maybe a TDY assignment similar to the one operated by UAL and the 767 flying out of HKG. I'...

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by a32
Tue Nov 13, 2001 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes A Good A/C?
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

RE: What Makes A Good A/C?

Grandma sitting in the middle seat in row 22 is the only judge of the likeability of the airplane. Everything else is chaff.

What I am trying to say is that the customer is the only and final opinion that matters. Not the builders, designers, or flyers.

regards

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by a32
Mon Nov 12, 2001 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does NW Get All The NFL Players?
Replies: 15
Views: 2966

RE: Why Does NW Get All The NFL Players?

Not speaking for the a320 or the 757 but the 727's used by the NWA charter ops guys are specially configured for corporate / luxury travel. The big guys love the redone interiors and the amenities such as massage tables, video monitors and vcr's, and huge seats. Not sure what the other airlines use....

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by a32
Wed Nov 07, 2001 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline With The Most Diverse Crew - Nationalities
Replies: 6
Views: 3217

RE: Airline With The Most Diverse Crew - Nationalities

Singapore Airlines...well at least the flight crews.

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by a32
Fri Nov 02, 2001 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Food For Thought: Discrimination
Replies: 61
Views: 2482

Thanks 727lover

This was my point exactly. It's quite the same for me. I meet all the profiles until I open my mouth ( or I am in uniform and show my ID ). Theni it's not a problem. It never has been a problem with my co-workers and thusfar no passenger has asked for my deplaning. Maybe I should blame my ancestors ...

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by a32
Thu Nov 01, 2001 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Food For Thought: Discrimination
Replies: 61
Views: 2482

RE: Food For Thought: Discrimination

Bove, you are misguided. However answer this question please. I asked this question on this forum a week after 911 but got no response. I am surprised ? What if the pilots on the US Airline looked Middle Eastern ? Would you deplane the pilots ? You do realize that the pilots at the US Airlines come ...

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by a32
Sat Oct 27, 2001 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A-320 Engine Start Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 3347

RE: Airbus A-320 Engine Start Noise

Speaking for the a320 only...Prior to engine start the electrically operated hyd pump conducts a self test. As the engine starts up and the engine driven hydraulic pumps are energized there is a transfer of hydraulic power. The sound is similar to a barking dog leading many to wonder if there is a l...

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by a32
Tue Sep 25, 2001 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Closing Crew Base In Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 5402

RE: United Closing Crew Base In Singapore

My best regards to the Singaporean UAL FA'a. A very good bunch indeed. They treated me very well when I jumpseated on UAL from HKG - SIN and then again from DEL - HKG.


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by a32
Sun Sep 23, 2001 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arab Passengers Removed From Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 2493

RE: Arab Passengers Removed From Flights

I believe the 747man hijacked this entier thread and caused a lot of unnecessary heartburn. However I am surprised that no one answered my earlier query. How would you feel ( particularly if you feel the kind of patriotism that 747man feels ) if the pilots on your next AA/UA/DL/NW/CO etc flight were...

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by a32
Sun Sep 23, 2001 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arab Passengers Removed From Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 2493

RE: Arab Passengers Removed From Flights

Nice posts all. Here is something to think about... All major US carriers have pilots who are of Middle Eastern or Far Eastern descent. How will the public react when these pilots appear at the controls ? As a second generation American of Indian origin I am yet to find out since I have not flown si...

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by a32
Tue Sep 04, 2001 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jumpseat
Replies: 10
Views: 1581

RE: Jumpseat

FA's can jumpseat on the FA jumpseat at NWA. They can book this seat for their use upto 10 days in advance. Many use it for communting to or from work. Cockpit jumpseat is available to FA's only when there are no paxs on board. No average number on the deadhead. Most deadheads will occur on charter ...

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by a32
Tue Aug 21, 2001 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Delta Carry The Most Passengers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2967

RE: Why Does Delta Carry The Most Passengers?

Lots of short haul trips domestically. example: An MD-90 can fly 9 domestic legs in a 14 hour duty period and therefore carry 900 passengers ( approx ). At the same time a NWA 747-400 can carry only 400 passengers from DTW to NGO. Sorry but it has nothing to do with the paint scheme(s) Regards

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by a32
Wed Aug 15, 2001 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Non-stop To New Delhi From Ord!
Replies: 28
Views: 5805

RE: United Non-stop To New Delhi From Ord!

I must disagree and speculate that this route will not last very long. Many attempts have been made to fly ORD - DEL nonstop in the past and so far none have succeeded. The problem is simply that the tickets on this flight will cost 20 - 50 percent more than a one stop thru Europe. Therefore the lim...

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by a32
Tue Jun 26, 2001 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC9/10 - Old?
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

RE: DC9/10 - Old?

The DC9-10 ( short body ) aircraft will be the last aircraft remaining at NWA when the fleet is finally retired. This is because these particular aircraft have the lowest cycles of operation at this time. Most of these aircraft were operated as VIP aircraft in their earlier years and their airline u...

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by a32
Fri Jun 22, 2001 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Paid Pilots In The World?
Replies: 27
Views: 4509

RE: N400QX

Define best paid please.. OK if it is rate of pay for aircraft then DAL pilots hold the baton for now. However rate of pay is not everything. For example, if your current employer doubles your salary then that is a payraise however if the condition for doubling your salary is that you must work 14 h...

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by a32
Wed May 30, 2001 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yoke Vs. Sidestick: Which Is Best?
Replies: 16
Views: 6707

RE: Yoke Vs. Sidestick: Which Is Best?

RAAFcontroller you are incorrect. The Airbus flight controls are a demand load factor and roll rate. The pilot input signals a required roll rate and when the stick is released the aircraft returns to a 0 roll rate. i.e. the bank angle does not increase or decrease anymore. To level the aircraft you...

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by a32
Wed May 02, 2001 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Northwest Routes From Detroit?
Replies: 13
Views: 2315

RE: Future Northwest Routes From Detroit?

The often discussed rumor is code named ... 3M

Milan (again ), Madrid, Munich

regards

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by a32
Thu Apr 26, 2001 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest And The 747
Replies: 34
Views: 2379

RE: EI A330-200....

Thanks ...you said it better than I did

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by a32
Thu Apr 26, 2001 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest And The 747
Replies: 34
Views: 2379

EI A330-200

Calm down Bud, Go back and read my message. I personally think that the DC-3 is the best. My post simply states the attitude prevalent with the Far East and Orient travelling public at large. Like examples are that Coke vs Pepsi, IBM vs Compaq, Mercedes vs GM The point being that image means a lot a...

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by a32
Wed Apr 25, 2001 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest And The 747
Replies: 34
Views: 2379

RE: Northwest And The 747

The 747 aircraft is very popular and widely used in and out of the Pacific rim. Any other type of aircraft is considered inferior. Any carrier who is serious about doing business in the Pacific relies upon the 747 to convince the travellers there that it is a safe and comfortable means of long haul ...

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by a32
Tue Apr 24, 2001 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think About NothWest
Replies: 13
Views: 1711

RE: What Do You Think About NothWest

456 10 years ago NWA started flying to AMS. Prior to that the European presence was minimal compared to PanAm and TWA UAL etc. Routes before the KLM alliance were cities like FRA LGW CDG and also some Scandinavian destinations. NWA is better known and respected as Northwest Orient Airlines and one o...

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by a32
Sun Apr 22, 2001 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest 498 Whiskey?
Replies: 5
Views: 994

RE: Northwest 498 Whiskey?

just an example... NW 498 ORD-DTW is late arriving at destination. The continuation of NW 498 to BOS departs DTW on time with passengers on a different acft. ATC will not allow 2 acft with the same call sign in the system at the same time. Therefore DTW - BOS is renumbered as 498W( whiskey ) regards

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by a32
Thu Apr 19, 2001 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Not Flying Boeing 767s...Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 2109

RE: Northwest Not Flying Boeing 767s...Why?

OK SESGDL we know you are very smart. Traditionally NWA had remained a three pilot and 3 engine or more airline prior to merging with Republic in 1986. All overwater ops are performed by DC-10 or 747 now as they have been many years now. The 757 and a-320 along with the dc-9 and 727 are the domestic...

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by a32
Sat Apr 14, 2001 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest N8877Z/ESPN Special Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

RE: Northwest N8877Z/ESPN Special Question

Favre gave a great description of the interior. Also these aircraft are used for regular passenger ops via a quick interior change which is normally accomplished in 2-3 hours at RON stations.

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by a32
Mon Apr 02, 2001 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA JFK-NRT
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

RE: UA JFK-NRT

The JFK - NRT flight is a loss leader for every airline that operates it. However airline credibility in Asia is greatly enhanced by the presence of this route. The hope for the airlines is that there are enough premium passengers to allow for a breakeven operation. Cargo is a plus however cargo yie...

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by a32
Mon Apr 02, 2001 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC 9 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1428

RE: DC 9 Question

At light loads on a dc9-10 with -7 powered engines...the target pitch angle is 22 degrees nose up.

On a heavy dc9-50 the target pitch is 15 degrees nose up.

regards

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