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by flapsdown40
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Have all Navy F18's left Atsugi for Iwakuni by now?
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Have all Navy F18's left Atsugi for Iwakuni by now?

I tried do a search using various combinations of "Atsugi," "Iwakuni" and "F18" but couldn't find anything. Anyway, just wondering if *all* of the Navy's F18's have moved to Iwakuni MCAS from Atsugi NAS (or maybe it's NAF)? I've read that the Japanese citizens living ar...

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by flapsdown40
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 4599

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

BravoOne wrote:
The windows have a hydrophobic coating which dissipates most, if not all of the water.


Is it like Rain X for car windshields?

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by flapsdown40
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EMB-145 Take Off
Replies: 9
Views: 2294

Re: EMB-145 Take Off

Was it cold? The pilots might have performed a fan ice shedding procedure. This would involve increasing to a certain thrust setting (e.g. 50% N1) for a certain time (e.g. 10 seconds), then releasing brakes and setting take-off-thrust. This reminds me of the time I watched an AA MD-80 do something ...

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by flapsdown40
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identical flight numbers on same routes at same times
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: Identical flight numbers on same routes at same times

It happens quite regularly. Just a few days ago we were on the same frequency with a Skywest flight that had the same flight number. Skywest/Southwest - no chance of screwing that up. ;) Ha ha ha! That reminds me of something that I witnessed years and years ago at the airport near where I live. Ju...

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by flapsdown40
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20491

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

Looks like pax reported sick on MUC-PHL and CDG-PHL flights today https://www.airlive.net/breaking-12-passengers-fall-ill-on-board-2-separate-american-airlines-flights-to-philadelphia-from-europe/ Will be interesting to see where the passengers originate from. It is highly unlikely that it is somet...

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by flapsdown40
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30209

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I am surprised that China didn't also open their own investigation and make demands for info from the Malaysian government and Immerstat considering they lost many more citizens than France did Considering China stated they tracked the aircraft going down South China Sea and stated searching there ...

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by flapsdown40
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some UFOs . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Re: Some UFOs . . .

BlueberryWheats wrote:
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by flapsdown40
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 finds canoe in Pacific in search and rescue mission
Replies: 18
Views: 4148

Re: B-52 finds canoe in Pacific in search and rescue mission

A B-52H located the lost crew of an open ocean Polynesian-style canoe after they were missing at sea for six days. The B-52H joined the search when the crew from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., was on a routine flight during a deployment to Guam. The bomber crew responded to a call from the Coast Gu...

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by flapsdown40
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a USS John S McCain III aircraft carrier?
Replies: 19
Views: 1495

Will there ever be a USS John S McCain III aircraft carrier?

Just wondering if a future, not-yet built Ford-class US Navy aircraft carrier would ever be named after the late US senator John S. McCain III? The newest carrier currently under construction at the Newport News Shipbuilding facility is the USS John F. Kennedy, CVN79. The one after Kennedy will be n...

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by flapsdown40
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20491

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

[quote="nylonsf"]According to CBS, Emirates apparently is already blaming the food . Airplane! indeed. If I'm not mistaken, Emirates has their own catering facility at DXB, and it's said to be one of the largest in-flight meal preparation centers in the world. So if the pax's illness was, ...

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by flapsdown40
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20491

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

You have not lived until you've had the upper respiratory culture taken - think long q-tip up your nostril. Or a throat culture- think long q-tip which the lab technician or doctor uses to swab the back of your throat to see if you have a strep infection. But that upper respiratory culture procedur...

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by flapsdown40
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20491

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

[quote="qf789"]Developing story EK203 DXB-JFK has landed at JFK this morning with about 100 passengers falling ill. Health officials are currently investigating the cause of the passengers illness Aircraft in question is A6-EUF https://bnonews.com/site/index.php/2018/09/emirates-flight-203...

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by flapsdown40
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 20615

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

Revelation wrote, "What happens if the takeoff is aborted right after rotation?" As I understand things, once an aircraft has reached its Vr (rotation) speed, it's too late to abort the takeoff; the pilot flying is committed to flying the airplane off the ground, as there may not be suffic...

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by flapsdown40
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Can't delete my own post
Replies: 1
Views: 2320

Can't delete my own post

Hello moderators, I simply cannot figure out how to delete one of my own posts to which no one has yet responded. As I understand it, a post can be deleted by the member who posted it as long as no replies have been made regarding that post. I tried sending a PM to two different moderators for help ...

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by flapsdown40
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals
Replies: 30
Views: 4205

Re: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

"For service animals, Southwest says it will accept "only the most common service animals -- dogs, cats, and miniature horses." A *miniature horse* in an airplane (737) cabin? Aren't they about the size of a Great Pyrenees dog? Has anyone on this forum actually been on an airline flig...

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by flapsdown40
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Those screaming infants and babies on planes
Replies: 15
Views: 1586

Re: Those screaming infants and babies on planes

"Insertnamehere" wrote: I've had my fair share of children be loud on planes and I am generally okay with a crying child when you do nothing to either comfort the child or teach that screaming and throwing a tantrum on a plane is not good then I will get vaguely annoyed.[/quote] You have m...

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by flapsdown40
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IFE censorship of hit movies on Emirates
Replies: 19
Views: 3040

Re: IFE censorship of hit movies on Emirates

Virtual737 wrote: I recently spent a few weeks in India. There they HEAVILY censor smoking in that they blur out all cigarettes, which draws your eye to it because you can still see the actual smoke. This, to me at least, highlights the fact that the person is smoking, so the censorship would appear...

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by flapsdown40
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens when a pax sitting in an overwing exit seat opens the emer. exit window while taxiing?
Replies: 22
Views: 2742

Re: What happens when a pax sitting in an overwing exit seat opens the emer. exit window while taxiing?

If the masks just dropped? The maintenance crew would have to Repack the masks and close the doors. Either then, or a point in no more than 3 days, a mask drop test would need to be accomplished.[/quote] So basically you're saying the maintenance crews would spend x hours repacking the masks and clo...

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by flapsdown40
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I've never flown on...
Replies: 31
Views: 1337

Re: I'm surprised I've never flown on...

Thank you Directorguy for your reply. Interesting to hear that Etihad used to have a check-in/pick up point in the Dubai Marina area. I think it's also interesting that Etihad's fortunes seem to be going downhill rather quickly (some would say freefall,) while Emirates just keeps climbing for the st...

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by flapsdown40
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happens when the checked baggage of a PAX already onboard *volunteers* to leave the plane for a later flight?
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: What happens when the checked baggage of a PAX already onboard *volunteers* to leave the plane for a later flight?

The bag should be offloaded and placed on the later flight (if the owner still travels). I had a bad experience with this with DL a couple of years ago after I volunteered to give up my seat on an ATL-FAY flight. When I landed, I asked the ticket agents to check in the back for my bag, which I was ...

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by flapsdown40
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are UPS/Fedex pilots scheduled?
Replies: 8
Views: 3233

Re: How are UPS/Fedex pilots scheduled?

Source shadowed FedEx 777 captain for school project How were you able to shadow a FedEx pilot? Are you friends with one or did you contact FedEx or did your school set you up with one? Also did you fly with him? This is so cool. I am majoring in supply chain management and this is so up my alley. ...

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by flapsdown40
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why the different flight routings from LAX to DOH, ABU and DXB?
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: Why the different flight routings from LAX to DOH, ABU and DXB?

The 380 will be a lot higher a lot earlier than the 777. This could totally change the best routing. You'll see the same even within the same airline where the type is different. That would be my guess, EK A380 is above the polar jet and the 777 cruises lower in it. Thank you for this explanation. ...

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by flapsdown40
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I've never flown on...
Replies: 31
Views: 1337

Re: I'm surprised I've never flown on...

Never flown KLM, although I have flown KLM Cityhopper once (twice actually, onward and back). But never on KLM mainline. And then think my home airport is Amsterdam, the home of KLM. LOL :lol: That's like saying you fly into and out of Atlanta Hartsfield airport on any airline except Delta, which i...

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by flapsdown40
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I've never flown on...
Replies: 31
Views: 1337

Re: I'm surprised I've never flown on...

Etihad- Despite being partially based out of Dubai for 15 years now (live there on and off), have never flown EY although their tickets to Dubai will include a shuttle bus from AUH. That being said-I live literally 5-10 minutes away from DXB so that explains why I've never considered it. I did fly ...

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by flapsdown40
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens when a pax sitting in an overwing exit seat opens the emer. exit window while taxiing?
Replies: 1
Views: 341

What happens when a pax sitting in an overwing exit seat opens the emer. exit window while taxiing?

There are a couple of videos on Youtube where a passenger who was sitting in an overwing exit seat popped the window panel out, then jumped out of the plane while still on the ground. Naturally, the planes needed to return to the gate so the passengers could be loaded onto a replacement aircraft. Re...

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by flapsdown40
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens when a pax sitting in an overwing exit seat opens the emer. exit window while taxiing?
Replies: 22
Views: 2742

What happens when a pax sitting in an overwing exit seat opens the emer. exit window while taxiing?

There are a couple of videos on Youtube where a passenger who was sitting in an overwing exit seat popped the window panel out, then jumped out of the plane while still on the ground. Naturally, the planes needed to return to the gate so the passengers could be loaded onto a replacement aircraft. Re...

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by flapsdown40
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why the different flight routings from LAX to DOH, ABU and DXB?
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: Why the different flight routings from LAX to DOH, ABU and DXB?

Is this on the same day? 777 and 380 may use different flight levels. This might mean very different winds. I seem to recall this was earlier this week; Monday and Tuesday I think (June 25 and 26, 2018.) When I looked at EK216's flight routing for June 29, it was closer to what Etihad and Qatar fly...

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by flapsdown40
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is proper protocol for clearing vomit on aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 3073

Re: What is proper protocol for clearing vomit on aircraft?

Some Spirit Airlines passengers passengers have complained about Spirit not cleaning up vomit from the previous flight before the next flight. Eewwwww :yuck: For real? If this is true, I guess that's what you get when flying on a deep-discount air carrier. I can't imagine that *someone* in the Spir...

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by flapsdown40
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is proper protocol for clearing vomit on aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 3073

Re: What is proper protocol for clearing vomit on aircraft?

We have a powder that we sprinkle on it. It makes the vomit a substance that you can scoop up, and place it in a bio hazard bag. This powder also takes away the smell of the vomit. I've heard of some kind of powder that janitorial and, in this case, airline personnel, can sprinkle onto the mess to ...

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by flapsdown40
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why the different flight routings from LAX to DOH, ABU and DXB?
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Why the different flight routings from LAX to DOH, ABU and DXB?

Flight routing question for those folks who know- First, lets start with the 3 flights I have in mind and are the basis for my question: 1) Emirates flight 216 from LAX to DXB utilizing an A380 2) Etihad flight 170 from LAX to ABU utilizing a B777 3) Qatar flight 740 from LAX to DOH utilizing a B777...

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by flapsdown40
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happens when the checked baggage of a PAX already onboard *volunteers* to leave the plane for a later flight?
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

What happens when the checked baggage of a PAX already onboard *volunteers* to leave the plane for a later flight?

Hello all, We've all heard of airlines that have overbooked a flight asking for passengers already onboard the aircraft to [*] voluntarily [*] give up their seat in exchange for some form of compensation to take a later flight to the same destination. My question- what happens to the baggage of an a...

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by flapsdown40
Sun May 27, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum inboard flap deflection on the 777-300
Replies: 8
Views: 2145

Re: Maximum inboard flap deflection on the 777-300

Thanks to all who replied to my post, especially the ones with the pictures and the diagrams. Glad to know that what I was seeing was not, in fact, an optical illusion, but an inboard flap that was deflected downwards further than I had expected them to be. They must give the 777 a *lot* of extra li...

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by flapsdown40
Sat May 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about in-flight medical emergencies re: CPR through approach and landing
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: Question about in-flight medical emergencies re: CPR through approach and landing

Thanks to all for your responses. mabadia71- I kind of thought the same thing about the chest compressions- without any bloodflow, and therefore oxygen, to the brain, slow brain death will begin in about 4 minutes or so, from what I've heard. And the Ambu bag eliminates the need for actual physical ...

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by flapsdown40
Fri May 25, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about in-flight medical emergencies re: CPR through approach and landing
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Question about in-flight medical emergencies re: CPR through approach and landing

This is a hypothetical in-flight medical emergency, but I'm sure it's happened before, purely due to the number of people who fly these days. Here's the scenario: A 50-something male begins to exhibit all of the classic signs of a heart attack about 30 minutes before the flight's arrival at the dest...

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by flapsdown40
Thu May 17, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum inboard flap deflection on the 777-300
Replies: 8
Views: 2145

Maximum inboard flap deflection on the 777-300

While watching many plane-spotting videos on YouTube, I'd like to know what the maximum inboard flap deflection is on the 777-300 series of aircraft. The inboard flaps seem to be deflected downwards at about a 60-65 degree angle, but I'm sure it's just an optical illusion caused by a variety of fact...

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by flapsdown40
Tue May 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 questions for F/A's re: 1- pre takeoff safety briefing 2- screaming infants and small children 3- airsick pax
Replies: 0
Views: 679

3 questions for F/A's re: 1- pre takeoff safety briefing 2- screaming infants and small children 3- airsick pax

Hello all, I have 3 questions for flight attendants on any major airline, domestic or international service. If you have been flying long enough, you've probably seen all of this (along with some xxx stuff, etc.) If you haven't experienced any of these yet, you will by the time you retire. Questions...

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by flapsdown40
Tue May 15, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about wing flex on ATR 72 and Q400's
Replies: 1
Views: 866

Question about wing flex on ATR 72 and Q400's

I was curious if there is any wing flex on the ATR 72 and Dash 8 Q400 high wing turboprops. I watch hours of Youtube video every month and got to wondering about this subject. I don't think I've ever seen the wings on these 2 aircraft flex, even during those dramatic "Landing in a storm at Amst...

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by flapsdown40
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Those screaming infants and babies on planes
Replies: 15
Views: 1586

Those screaming infants and babies on planes

Hello all. I did a search of this forum and, while there were a number of messages, I didn't seem to see one that addressed what I had in mind. Sorry if I missed a thread that had been posted already about my theory of those screaming infants and small children on airline flights. I wonder if those ...

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by flapsdown40
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IFE censorship of hit movies on Emirates
Replies: 19
Views: 3040

IFE censorship of hit movies on Emirates

Moderators- I didn't know if I should have posted this in the Trip Reports forum instead. If that is the case, please move it to that forum. Now onto my question. From what I understand, some department within the UAE gov't screens every foreign motion picture before it can be shown in a theater in ...

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by flapsdown40
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is held responsible when two aircraft collide on the ramp or taxiway?
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Who is held responsible when two aircraft collide on the ramp or taxiway?

Just wondering who is held responsible when two aircraft collide on the ramp, regardless of whether one of the aircraft was being pushed back to the taxiway or was being towed into the gate by a tug. Most of us on this board have watched various YouTube videos that were taken by airport surveillance...

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by flapsdown40
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day
Replies: 33
Views: 6765

Re: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day

Perhaps along with that previous question is if the sonic boom was audible at sea level from aboard an ocean liner or commercial tanker or container ship sailing across the Atlantic if a Concorde jet just happened to pass overhead at Mach 1+? It most certainly was.. here's a video from a ship as Co...

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by flapsdown40
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day
Replies: 33
Views: 6765

Re: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day

On a somewhat related note, if one was in a normal widebody cruising at .80 or greater, and the Concorde wizzed by at Mach 2, can anyone describe how fast that aircraft would have flown by the other aircraft? I know the Concorde would have been much higher, but just for conversation sake. You often...

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by flapsdown40
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: military aircraft spotting at Fresno airport
Replies: 0
Views: 525

military aircraft spotting at Fresno airport

Hello all. I was listening to LiveATC's Oakland Center/Fresno channel a few days ago and heard the radio callsign GUNSTAR 11. A little bit of research showed this to be an F-18E with the US Navy's VFA-136 fighter squadron called the Knighthawks home-based at Lemoore NAS. The pilot was having a hard ...

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by flapsdown40
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day
Replies: 33
Views: 6765

Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day

Hello all. This post is actually a question for airline pilots and passengers who flew (frequently) across the Atlantic ocean to/from the US to either Paris or London. The question has to do with the sonic boom that was generated by Concorde as it wizzed through the air at Mach 2. So, here is my que...

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by flapsdown40
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On-board showers on Emirates' A380
Replies: 18
Views: 11497

On-board showers on Emirates' A380

Just wondering if anyone knows how much "extra" fresh water the Emirates A380's can carry just to supply the on-board showers for the first class folks. Could someone provide the amount of water both in terms of gallons as well as pounds? Also, from what I've been able to gather, is that e...

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by flapsdown40
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the "overhead break to landing" a daytime/VFR only procedure?
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Is the "overhead break to landing" a daytime/VFR only procedure?

I'm just wondering if the cool "overhead break" or "pitchout" maneuver performed by jet fighters returning to base is a daytime/VFR only procedure. I've seen these several times during the day only because I was driving past or near a jet fighter base while on a road trip, but be...

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by flapsdown40
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Curfew at Nellis AFB?
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Curfew at Nellis AFB?

I know that Nellis is one of the largest and most important bases in the USAF. Is there a curfew on flight operations at Nellis under normal circumstances? I can only assume that any curfews are automatically lifted by default whenever the famous Red Flag/Green Flag/whatever Flag exercises are hoste...

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by flapsdown40
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is there a curfew at Kadena and Misawa AB for jet fighters?
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Is there a curfew at Kadena and Misawa AB for jet fighters?

I tried searching this forum with various iterations of "curfew at Kadena" or "Kadena curfew" but coudln't find anything. Maybe I just didn't word the search correctly. Anyway, I'm just wondering if Kadena and Misawa have a curfew on jet fighter operations *under normal condition...

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by flapsdown40
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Forgot to raise the gear in a light aircraft?
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Re: Forgot to raise the gear in a light aircraft?

To BenTheGreat97, Thank you for your reply. What was the largest single-engine aircraft you flew before your multi training in the Duchess? Besides having another set of throttles, what was the biggest difference (to you) between flying a single engine plane vs the Duchess? Thanks again for your rep...

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by flapsdown40
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Forgot to raise the gear in a light aircraft?
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Forgot to raise the gear in a light aircraft?

Hello all, The title of this thread more or less says it all. It is regarding light aircraft, such as a Cessna 172RG, a Piper Arrow, a comparable Beechcraft plane, perhaps even a light twin, such as the Beechcraft Duchess. What happens if a pilot forgets to raise the landing gear after takeoff and t...

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