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by techspec
Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sharing Planes
Replies: 48
Views: 9245

RE: Sharing Planes

Someone from Alaska Airlines may be able to verify this. I remember in the late 80's early 90's there were a few 727-200 aircraft operated by Alaska; they flew from <acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acronym> to <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - I...

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by techspec
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 Retires Troublesome MD-80
Replies: 27
Views: 16364

RE: G4 Retires Troublesome MD-80

There is some correlation regarding aircraft reliability and age but most importantly it comes down to once simple premise…the quality of the maintenance program (on-wing maintenance, vendors, budget, reliability programs, etc...). Time and time again carriers like this will be allowed to operate an...

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by techspec
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 2
Replies: 339
Views: 88264

RE: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 2

There is an adage that states “better to be thought a fool rather than open ones mouth and remove all doubt”. Some of the theories posted are utter nonsense, maybe this message thread should be formatted into two categories: 1. Reasonable and plausible (i.e. wait for the investigation results or upd...

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by techspec
Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ200 Fuel Burn
Replies: 2
Views: 16286

CRJ200 Fuel Burn

Need to following fuel burn rates (lbs/hr) for a CRJ200 (CL600-2B19) for under the following conditions.

1 - Pilot/Co-pilot - green aircraft plus applicable ballast.
2 - Pilot/Co-pilot, one passenger and 50 pax interior installed.

Both conditions assume max fuel load and max range.

Regards,

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by techspec
Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stupid Mechanic Tricks
Replies: 54
Views: 8681

RE: Stupid Mechanic Tricks

Walking across hangar near 757 that was on jacks to follow up on mechanic that was performing a pitot static test. Noticed the pitot tube adaptors were smoking, dripping molten liquid and turned from blue to brown. Went to the flight deck and noticed the technician had his haz mat mask on. I asked h...

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by techspec
Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Buys 737 From Ford Motor Company
Replies: 87
Views: 20227

RE: Southwest Buys 737 From Ford Motor Company

Ford had two BBJ's now flying as C-40C's for a Air National Guard Unit.

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by techspec
Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707 Tail, What Is The Pointy Thing?
Replies: 39
Views: 21239

RE: 707 Tail, What Is The Pointy Thing?

On the 707 the "pointy thing" is the <acronym title="OLD: Hapag Lloyd (Germany), NEW: Hapagfly (Germany)">HF</acronym> Radio antenna. On this arrangement the antenna coupler is located at the top of the vertical stabilzer. On the 737 it is called the "HF Longwire" the coupler is located in the cabin...

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by techspec
Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Not Learned A Lesson?
Replies: 39
Views: 3507

RE: Alaska Airlines Not Learned A Lesson?

Nothing but pure sensationalism. USA Today picked up the story after the Seattle Times wrote a series of articles regarding the jackscrew. The reporter that authored the Times article has made it his personal mission to trash Alaska and even Boeing at times. Coincidently the mechanics were in contra...

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by techspec
Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Cockpit Question
Replies: 13
Views: 12686

RE: 727 Cockpit Question

I believe in the early 1990's FedEx had a detailed proposal to convert the 727 from a 3 to a 2 crew aircraft. The basic premise was removal of the engineers panel, extension of the pedestal, additional components in the overhead (aft P5 area) and consolidation/automation of the various systems i.e. ...

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by techspec
Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Slips To To Last In On Time Ranking!
Replies: 46
Views: 6091

RE: AS Slips To To Last In On Time Ranking!

I have been trying to think of the best way to summarize Alaska Airlines and what it has become. I think there are two forces at play; obviously the airline industry (post and pre 9/11) has had a huge impact. While Alaska chose to remain ethical, play by the rules and (yes) treat their employees fai...

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by techspec
Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Hours Per Day On One Aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 5278

RE: Most Hours Per Day On One Aircraft?

Believe it or not Alaska Airlines has a routing that sometimes takes a single aircraft on a route that is close to or exceeds a 20 hour span. Miami - Seattle - Anchorage-Fairbanks-Anchorage-Chicago East Coast (Newark, Boston, DC area) - Seattle-Anchorage-Fairbanks-Anchorage-Chicago. I may be off on ...

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by techspec
Sun May 22, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vernon Airport, British Columbia, Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 2315

RE: Vernon Airport, British Columbia, Canada

I believe the closest airport is Kelowna approx 10-15 miles south of Vernon.

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by techspec
Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska/Disney 50th Scheme
Replies: 37
Views: 4614

RE: New Alaska/Disney 50th Scheme

N791AS - "Tinker Bell" flying around Paine Field this afternoon. Debuts @SEA 4/6

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by techspec
Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines @ PAE?
Replies: 7
Views: 1760

RE: Alaska Airlines @ PAE?

Alaska heavy maintenance is contracted to Goodrich at Paine Field.

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by techspec
Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: I Need Some Help With Some Warbirds
Replies: 8
Views: 4053

RE: I Need Some Help With Some Warbirds

Your 2nd picture is of an F-8 Crusader

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by techspec
Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can You Re Engine A 757?
Replies: 19
Views: 5859

RE: Can You Re Engine A 757?

Do not get too carried away with the idea of "interchangeable" motors on the 7E7. This is driven by the leasing companies for "marketability issues" not a maintenance convenience. I highly doubt you will ever see a 7E7 flying with a mixed set of motors.

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by techspec
Sun May 30, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outsourced Maintenance Media Report
Replies: 42
Views: 3360

RE: Outsourcing Maintenance Media Report

Makes a good five minute sound bite on the evening news but nothing more. For the past twenty years my employment resume includes 3rd Party repair facilities and airline maintenance departments. For anyone to categorically state that airlines are superior to MRO's is completely misinformed. Airlines...

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by techspec
Sat May 08, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Paint
Replies: 15
Views: 3937

RE: Aircraft Paint

Paint peeling or chipping is directly related to the time, effort and quality of the surface prep that took place prior to the application of the primer and paint. This is a classic case of "you get what you pay for". When you see bare metal this is a bad prep job.

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by techspec
Sat Apr 03, 2004 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N801DM - Luxury 757
Replies: 9
Views: 6296

RE: N801DM - Luxury 757

I believe this aircraft is owned by Mark Cuban and used to transport his Dallas Mavericks basketball team.

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by techspec
Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Int'l Flights Into SEA, Where's The Customs?
Replies: 7
Views: 2781

RE: AS Int'l Flights Into SEA, Where's The Customs?

Yes. direct flights from Mexico usually go to the south terminal and then through customs.

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by techspec
Sun Feb 22, 2004 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panic On Board SLM MD-82
Replies: 6
Views: 3553

RE: Panic On Board SLM MD-82

Not uncommon with this type of aircraft. The APU intake is located on the bottom of the fuselage (aft) near the aft airstair. Any hydraulic leak in the wheel well works usually flows down the belly of the aircraft and pools near the APU inlet. Once the APU begins supply pneumatics for cabin air the ...

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by techspec
Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marc(k) Air
Replies: 9
Views: 1668

RE: Marc(k) Air

This website provides a nice history of MarkAir

http://www.akb.uscourts.gov/4abr515.htm

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by techspec
Tue Nov 18, 2003 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Vs. America West
Replies: 34
Views: 3792

RE: Alaska Vs. America West

Fly Alaska, better service and less travel time.

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by techspec
Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Aircraft Damaged At SFO 8/2
Replies: 6
Views: 3563

RE: Alaska Aircraft Damaged At SFO 8/2

Aircraft is new to Alaska but is actually first -900 manufactured. Used by Boeing for testing and certification.

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by techspec
Mon Jul 21, 2003 8:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Canadian AME License/FAA A&P
Replies: 3
Views: 11841

RE: Canadian AME License/FAA A&P

Go to this website at Transport Canada

http://www.tc.gc.ca/civilaviation/maintenance/aarpb/menu.htm

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by techspec
Mon Jun 16, 2003 2:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Basic Fractional Ownership/ Goals Of Flying?
Replies: 3
Views: 2644

RE: Basic Fractional Ownership/ Goals Of Flying?

I believe Aviation Week published (with the past year) a very detailed article regarding fractional ownership. It was very informative and "eye opening" regarding the actual cost of the program. Try looking there, sorry I do not have a link.

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by techspec
Sat May 17, 2003 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Are The MD-80 Fins?
Replies: 8
Views: 10868

RE: What Are The MD-80 Fins?

If my memory is correct. The MD80 strakes were installed to assist airflow across the Vertical Stab and elevators during high angle of attack situations. Prevents what is called "tail" stall. From what I was told in certain flight profiles (nose high) the wings had a tendency to rob airflow from th...

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by techspec
Mon Mar 31, 2003 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sport Teams Aircraft...Again
Replies: 15
Views: 2971

RE: Sport Teams Aircraft...Again

The Hornets aircraft is the former Seattle Supersonics aircraft N119GA. In the Sonics layout the interior was outfitted in a premium class seating with a separate conference area and I believe a trainers area in the aft cabin. The interior color scheme was done in the team colors Green, Red, and Yel...

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by techspec
Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Most Impressive Military Maneuver Witnessed
Replies: 17
Views: 4020

RE: Most Impressive Military Maneuver Witnessed

Over the past 25 years I witnessed some incredible displays of military flying but the one that still boggles my mind each time I see it is the following:

USMC C-130 "Fat Albert" performing a JATO take-off.

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by techspec
Mon Jan 27, 2003 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Oldest 757 Flying?
Replies: 12
Views: 9675

RE: What Is The Oldest 757 Flying?

Greg-

N600AU was most likely used during certification and test flight phase and had to be reconfigured for passenger service. This is not uncommon.

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by techspec
Tue Jan 14, 2003 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA Residents Hear That Plane?
Replies: 2
Views: 1614

RE: SEA Residents Hear That Plane?

Blue Angel #7 - saw it at BFI around 4:00pm

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by techspec
Tue Dec 17, 2002 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Unveil New Themed Aircraft
Replies: 24
Views: 3080

RE: AS To Unveil New Themed Aircraft

In regards to Searpqx:

The Disney Characters are air-brushed.

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by techspec
Tue Dec 17, 2002 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Unveil New Themed Aircraft
Replies: 24
Views: 3080

RE: AS To Unveil New Themed Aircraft

This aircraft needs to be viewed up close to really appreciate the quality and detail that is involved. It is outstanding!!!

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by techspec
Tue Oct 01, 2002 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 And 737NG Emergency Exits!
Replies: 10
Views: 3925

RE: A320 And 737NG Emergency Exits!

There is a counterbalance assembly that opens and keeps the door open.
There are hydraulic snubbers that maintain a set velocity when it opens and keeps it open.

A locking mechanism is activated during the take-off roll, basically a plunger engages the torque tube mechanism preventing rotation.

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by techspec
Tue Oct 01, 2002 8:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 And 737NG Emergency Exits!
Replies: 10
Views: 3925

RE: A320 And 737NG Emergency Exits!

Regarding the exits on the Next Gen's. Where is the logic in this design mandated by the FAR's? A design that worked very well on the original design of the aircraft and was used through the Classics (-300, -400,-500). Very simple and easy to maintain. The doors on the Next Gen's are an engineering ...

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by techspec
Wed Sep 18, 2002 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your First A300 Flight And Sighting?
Replies: 47
Views: 5127

RE: Your First A300 Flight And Sighting?

First on only flight was May 1981 from Portland to Miami.

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by techspec
Sat Aug 17, 2002 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death Of A Southwest Jet
Replies: 8
Views: 2385

RE: Death Of A Southwest Jet

This was one of the first commercial aircraft I worked on. Still remember the job,it was a Service Bulletin to replace the plastic wire bundle clamps with "high vibration" clamps on the wing leading edges.

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by techspec
Fri Aug 09, 2002 5:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is Manual Reversion?
Replies: 5
Views: 30372

RE: What Is Manual Reversion?

That would be a "manual revision"

"In the event of a dual hydraulic failure, a manual reversion mode will allow the elevators and ailerons to driven through a mechanical means"

I am only referencing the 737 in this instance, I am not sure about other aircraft.

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by techspec
Thu Aug 08, 2002 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS 757 Engines
Replies: 20
Views: 4276

RE: UPS 757 Engines

Politics,influence......and parcel delivery service "within" Europe. The "official" story from UPS was a reliability and performance issue but look at from a broader perspective. UPS purchases RB211's for approx fifty 757 aircraft plus spares. UPS purchases RR TAY's for appox thirty 727-100 plus spa...

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by techspec
Sun Aug 04, 2002 1:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Painted Wings
Replies: 16
Views: 4986

RE: Painted Wings

The philosophy or methodology behind the painting of the wings actually falls back to the manufacture. Regarding Boeing aircraft (commercial airliners) I have never seen an example of an aircraft that did not have all surfaces of the wings painted except for the LE slats (occasionally those were pai...

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by techspec
Sun Aug 04, 2002 12:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UPS Why No Tail Light?
Replies: 18
Views: 4428

RE: UPS Why No Tail Light?



A waste of time and money especially with the 757.

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by techspec
Wed Jul 17, 2002 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Removed From America West Flight
Replies: 44
Views: 5976

RE: Family Removed From America West Flight

I agree they may have the "right" to ask a question but is it the correct thing to do? I guess it is all from one's perspective. I as a consumer have choices, if I decide to purchase a ticket with America West (or any carrier) at the point of purchase I made a conscious decision that it is a safe mo...

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by techspec
Wed Jul 17, 2002 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone On Here Work For Midwest Express?
Replies: 1
Views: 2200

RE: Anyone On Here Work For Midwest Express?

Flight benefits should be similar as you now receive with America West. I have a friend who works with them and he absolutely loves it. The reason "the way they do things", what does this mean? As with any business when one is faced with their survival and one is situated very comfortably in the ind...

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by techspec
Wed Jul 17, 2002 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Removed From America West Flight
Replies: 44
Views: 5976

RE: Family Removed From America West Flight

America West had every right to "dismiss" these passengers from that flight. After the Miami incident aircrews everywhere (pilots and cabin staff) with any level of common sense will be on their best behavior. Unfortunately for America West it is their time in the "fish bowl" and invariably it is th...

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by techspec
Sat Jul 13, 2002 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need Captions For These Aviation Pics...
Replies: 10
Views: 2037

RE: Need Captions For These Aviation Pics...

1. new glamour couple "Jack Osborne and Martina Hingis".....

2.

3. Dewy and Huey wondering "Where the heck is Louie?".....

4. "Just a little more turbulence and ....."

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by techspec
Tue Jul 02, 2002 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hubs On 707 P&W Engines
Replies: 15
Views: 3941

RE: Hubs On 707 P&W Engines

http://www.pratt-whitney.com/classicengines/html/CE_jt3d.html

This website shows the Turbo fan version of the J-57 on the previous post.

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by techspec
Tue Jul 02, 2002 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hubs On 707 P&W Engines
Replies: 15
Views: 3941

RE: Hubs On 707 P&W Engines

Are you talking about the "bullet" on the engine fan ? If this is a JT3 its roots are traced back to the J57 which powered numerous military aircraft. This engine was designed in the early 50's and basically this a result of the engine design and capability of the times. I have attached a web site a...

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by techspec
Tue Jul 02, 2002 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North American Airlines?
Replies: 17
Views: 1847

RE: North American Airlines?

I worked on the 1st 757 that went into service for North American in 1990. At the time everyone assumed that it was another "generic" charter operator. During the modification of the aircraft to the North American Op Spec the maintenance representatives were comprised of EL AL employees. We thought ...

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by techspec
Sat Jun 22, 2002 4:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Types Of Error In Aviation
Replies: 4
Views: 5130

RE: Types Of Error In Aviation

Can you be more specific?
Errors in regards to what? Mishaps, accidents, maintenance...

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by techspec
Sat Jun 22, 2002 4:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is This Jet A 777 Or 737?
Replies: 18
Views: 5441

RE: Is This Jet A 777 Or 737?

It is a 777.

If it where a 737 you would be able to see the main gear tires.

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