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Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying In Thunder & Lightning
Replies: 45
Views: 19646

Lightning Strikes

Regarding Apollo 12- the lightning strike caused an electrical shortout to some systems and the entire mission was in doubt the first couple of minutes of the flight. A NASA software engineer came up with a solution i believe and the problem was solved uneventfully.

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Wed Aug 04, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Has The Worst Computer
Replies: 21
Views: 2821

Computers

Pentium 3 - 450Mhz. 5 years old now

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Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any S. American Carriers Fly Into Oz?
Replies: 16
Views: 2918

Any S. American Carriers Fly Into Oz?

I'm wondering whether any South American airlines fly into Australia? I think LAN Chile and Aerolineas Argentinas fly into <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> and <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML)...

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Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pros And Cons Of The BAE/Avro Jets
Replies: 15
Views: 4428

BA-146

The flaps certainly do make a very strange kind of sound when deployed. Everytime one flies over my place i can tell it's a 146 because of the "whirring" sound it makes when the flaps come out.

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Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Pilot Pay
Replies: 8
Views: 31337

Qantas Pay

I remember reading an Australian Flying article about Australian airline pilots pay salaries back in 1996 and the figures were around $90,000 per year for a <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> 737 F/O, between $120K-$150K for a 737 captain and $200K plus for a 747 captain. Ansett pilots...

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Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Real Difference Bet. 737s?
Replies: 9
Views: 3385

737 NG

It's interesting that the 737NG is better able to compete with the A320 series when the A320 is not even a new plane. The A320 first flew in 1987- i'm wondering are there any differences between a 1987 model A320 and a brand new 2004 model? Have there been any improvements or is it all essentially s...

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Sun Aug 01, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beech 1900C Expectations
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Beech 1900

Great Western? Who are they?-travel agency? I thought Emu Airways flew the 1900? And how come the fare is only $25?

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Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beech 1900C Expectations
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Beech 1900

Hey Ryan i noticed you are from SA. I'm from there. You in Adelaide?

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Sun Aug 01, 2004 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL's Fleet - Why So Old?
Replies: 39
Views: 7098

JAL

So they have some DC-10's and 747 classics in their fleet- big deal. At least they have an interesting fleet- not just the usual boring 747-400 like most INTL carriers have. And the DC-10/742 are a minority in the fleet anyhow.

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Sun Aug 01, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Pilots Have A Smoke In The Cockpit?
Replies: 42
Views: 13181

Smoking

"Alaska Airlines wont hire someone if they use Tabacco products."


That's pretty harsh if you ask me. What's their reasoning behind that? Could even be considered descrimination.

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Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aero California's Future?
Replies: 22
Views: 3294

Aero California

Wouldn't the 717 look great in AeroCalifornia colours!!

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Thu Jul 29, 2004 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aero California's Future?
Replies: 22
Views: 3294

AeroCalifornia

"I am sorry, I would not want to fly <acronym title="Aero California (Mexico)">JR</acronym>. The planes that they use just seem very dangerous. I think that <acronym title="Aero California (Mexico)">JR</acronym> should be closed down and their planes distroyed. <acronym title="Aviacsa (Mexico)">6A</...

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Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Soccer Ref Shoots Arguing Coach Dead On Field
Replies: 42
Views: 3360

Soccer

"How can they possibly know that ? 4 billion people is 2/3 the population of the entire planet, and at least half the planet does not have access to a <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym>, so you do the math. And that doesn't take into account the 95% of the planet's population tha...

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Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern Airliners Breaking The Speed Of Sound?
Replies: 73
Views: 17308

Supersonic Airliners

There have been a few cases of airliners going wupersonic in regular pax service- unfortunately the end result was the destruction of the a/c and the loss of all on board. A few that come to mind: Silk Air 737, Egypt Air 767,PSA BA146. In all these cases the plane was in a supersonic nosedive and br...

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Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheap French Domestic Airline?
Replies: 17
Views: 5236

Cheap Air Travel France

How about Air Inter? And they France's 2nd largest carrier?

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Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Famous People Who Have/had Pilot License?
Replies: 38
Views: 18756

Famous Pilots

"Former astronaut and Senator John Glenn was still private flying back in 1998 and I am certain he remains current as long as he can pass the physical with flying colors. Former astronaut Jim Lovell I hear has a privately owned T-33. Former astronaut and one time Eastern CEO Frank Borman and his wif...

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Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Soccer Ref Shoots Arguing Coach Dead On Field
Replies: 42
Views: 3360

Soccer

"The only thing worse than watching Soccer on T.V., is watching GKirk babble on and on about how great Soccer is. Come on dude, give me a break. Soccer sucks." Man you haven't got a clue! Did you know that the 2002 world cup final was watched by an estimated 4 billion people??? That's almost the who...

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Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Famous People Who Have/had Pilot License?
Replies: 38
Views: 18756

Famous People Who Fly

Ben Affleck has a PPL? Interesting! Here are some others: John Travolta(think he actually has a CPL/ATPL) Patrick Swayze Harrisson Ford Fergie(helicopter) Angelina Jolie(she's training at the moment for PPL) Dennis Quaid(though not current don't think) Nicki Lauda(ATPL) That's all i can think of rig...

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Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Soccer Ref Shoots Arguing Coach Dead On Field
Replies: 42
Views: 3360

Soccer Ref Shot

"Well, a Columbian player got shot dead after scoring an own goal in World CUp 94. So, nope, its happened before" That was Andreas Escobar. He scored an own goal in a USA V Colombia match during USA '94. He was shot dead a few weeks after returning home to Colombia because certain Colombian druglord...

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Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes In Films
Replies: 11
Views: 1906

Planes In Films

That is so annoying!!! Why can't they get it right? Their technical advisers must be totally useless. If they're gonna make movies with planes in them they can at least get it right. The worst culprits are by far American movies, most European movies on the other hand seem to get it right.

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Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 727 Crash In The 80's
Replies: 3
Views: 7187

Delta 727 Crash

It's interesting to compare the 2 flight profiles of <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> 255 and Delta 1411. The MD80 actually became airborne for a little while before stalling whereas the 727 stalled right on Vr- this probably saved the majority of the pax and crew as if they we...

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Mon Jul 26, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 727 Crash In The 80's
Replies: 3
Views: 7187

Delta 727 Crash In The 80's

After reading the thread someone started on here about the Northwest MD80 crash flt 255 in 1987 at <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> due to crew error i discovered another accident almost exactly a year later, this time involving a Delta ...

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Mon Jul 26, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why The RJ Bashing?
Replies: 31
Views: 3154

RJ's

All you guys whining about RJ's- get real! It could be worse- you could be on a turboprop instead. I only wish we had RJ's over here.

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Mon Jul 26, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Heavy" Used In Non-US Airspace?
Replies: 37
Views: 8464

Heavies

In Australia we don't use the term "Heavy" at all. Even 747's just use their callsign and that's it. E.g CX 105.

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Sun Jul 25, 2004 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue And Thrust Reverse
Replies: 22
Views: 4668

JetBlue

Not using reverse thrust saves fuel? C'mon reverse thrust is only used for a matter of seconds anyway and the fuel usage would be negligible and probably next to nothing anyway on an A320. The more likely explanation would be 1)Noise restrictions and 2)FOD to engines 3)save wear and tear

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Sun Jul 25, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEL Busier Than SYD?
Replies: 10
Views: 2404

MEL Airport

Out of the 2 i prefer <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>. I like the terminal layout better and the terminal just seems a lot more user friendly in my opinion. <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acro...

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Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Ground MD90's?
Replies: 32
Views: 7030

MD-90

"Was Delta the sole MD-90 customer? Maybe SAS and China Airlines ordered a few as well..."

I believe Saudia Airlines have some too. And didn't Reno Air used to operate some, or were they MD-88's?

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Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Crash In The 80s
Replies: 42
Views: 9650

NW Crash In The 80's

On a side note does anyone think the outcome of this would have been different had it occured at daytime instead of 8:30 at night? Maybe in the day someone would have noticed no flaps set(tower,pax,crew member etc). and thus could have advised the pilots. On the pax list there was an off duty pilot ...

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Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD90 Engine Pylons Control Pitch Too?
Replies: 16
Views: 5201

MD-90

"Good picture of the stall flaps on the pylon. Quick question for you, how's the reliability of the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90 in Delta's fleet? And when is Delta finally going to retire the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90?" Why would Delta want to "retire" the <...

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Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wake Turbulence Question
Replies: 20
Views: 4099

Wake Turbulence

If you want to experience wake turbulence safely(on the ground) all you need to do is stand underneath the flightpath of an airliner as it nears touchdown. I was down at the airport Monday night and witnessed 6 737's landing- i was standing underneath as they flew overhead about 100 feet. As the pla...

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Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Samantha Stephens Or Jeannie?
Replies: 39
Views: 5614

Samantha Or Jeanie

Definitely Samantha(Elizabeth Montgomery). I was just watching an episode of Bewitched today as a matter of fact. I always thought Samantha had more charm and was more sophisticated and better looking.

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Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Crash In The 80s
Replies: 42
Views: 9650

NW Crash In The 80's

Well if she was 4 at the time maybe she does have some memories of that day. Imagine how she feels though to be the only survivor out of 150 or so people. Anyone know what part of the plane she was seated-front/middle/rear?

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Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Never Reverse Thrust At LHR
Replies: 40
Views: 12293

BA No Reverse Thrust

To me it would feel unnatural to land in an airliner without using reverse thrust. It's something you get accustomed to feeling- the wheels hit and then alsmot instaneously the reverse comes on and you feel the deceleration and hear the engines roar! Every landing i've ever been on in an airliner ha...

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Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Never Reverse Thrust At LHR
Replies: 40
Views: 12293

BA Reverse Thrust

Man that's crap if BA have to do that. Airports are supposed to be noisy places and now they aren't even allowed to use reverse thrust? That's crazy. I love it when they go to FULL reverse in a 744 and the whole airport trembles- it's great!

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Thu Jul 22, 2004 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: National Geographic Special On Apollo Hoax Theory
Replies: 13
Views: 2835

Apollo Hoax

This theory that it was a hoax is totally groundless and the people who believe it are morons,fools,idiots etc. that will swallow whatever BS they are being fed.

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Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Your Favourite Other Link?
Replies: 20
Views: 3411

Favourite Links

www.nissansilvia.com
www.selenachat.com
www.pprune.org
www.google.com
www.hotmail.com
www.altavista.com
www.tradingpost.com.au

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Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Best Terminal
Replies: 19
Views: 3913

World's Best Terminal

I hear Corpus Christi is supposed to be very good since the new upgraded terminal. In fact wasn't Corpus voted the best airport in texas this year?

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Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Noah's Ark, Will It Be Found?
Replies: 38
Views: 3053

Noah's Ark

"What interests me is that there is no real mention of the dinosaurs in Noah's Ark. And if you were to consider EVERY species around, you would need a HUGE HUGE HUGE boat to fit them all in." Dinosaurs? They died out 65 million years ago. The flood supposedly happened "only" a few thousand years ago...

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Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Climb Rate? ( All Manufactures)
Replies: 22
Views: 19817

Best Climb Rate

LOL @ the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>-146. Maybe it can climb steep but its rate of climb is damn low. In fact the 146 has a reputation of climbing like a proverbial dog- at least over here in this climate. Have you heard of the joke about the 146- it has 4 hairdryers and 1 APU? Ne...

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Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Flight 232 Remembered Today, 15th Anniversary
Replies: 13
Views: 3288

UA 232

Scotty the UA232 a/c was a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10. It experienced loss of all 3 hydraulic systems after fan blad disintegration in No. 2 engine punctured the horizontal stabilizer thereby puncturing all 3 hydr. lines.

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Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Climb Rate? ( All Manufactures)
Replies: 22
Views: 19817

Best Climb

The MD-90. It was designed to have a very steep climb to operate out of airports like John Wayne.

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Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Own A Jap Performance Car?
Replies: 11
Views: 2253

Jap Cars

I used to have what you guys call a 240SX. Here it's called a 180SX and comes with the 2L turbo engine(SR20DET). I had that car for 2 years and was great to drive. Stock the SR20 makes around 153kW, but is capable of much much more with a few mods. I hear dropping the SR20 engine into the 240SX is a...

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Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Airlines Replace Written Off Planes?
Replies: 3
Views: 5833

Do Airlines Replace?

That's very interesting. I'd imagine for a massive airline like <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> they'd hardly notice it if they lost 1 airplane- especially an MD80 which they have so many of. On the other hand a smaller airline with only say a fleet of 40-50 would be hurt more ...

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Mon Jul 19, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Own A Jap Performance Car?
Replies: 11
Views: 2253

Anyone Own A Jap Performance Car?

By that i mean not a "riced up" Honda Civic but a real performance car like a Skyline <acronym title="Columbus / West Point / Starkville - Golden Triangle Regional (GTR), USA - Mississippi">GTR</acronym>,Supra,300ZX,350Z,Honda NSX,RX7 etc? Here in Australia the importing of these cars in the past 5 ...

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Mon Jul 19, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Airlines Replace Written Off Planes?
Replies: 3
Views: 5833

Do Airlines Replace Written Off Planes?

I was wondering if/when an airline loses one of its aircraft in an accident/incident do they usually replace that plane right away with another or just operate with 1 less aircraft in their fleet? An example is the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> MD80 which was written off in 1...

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Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetStar Close Call At Hamilton Island Today
Replies: 8
Views: 4373

Hamilton

Well it was an "incident" and a serious one at that so i think they were right to bring it up. If these 2 planes did indeed get to within a few metres of each other then this was a very serious incident and needs to be fully investigated. On the other hand if they are exaggerating the distance then ...

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Sun Jul 18, 2004 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash Of AA 191 On July 25, History Channel
Replies: 24
Views: 7073

DC-10

Consider that the last major accident involving a DC-10 was United 232 in 1989(engine fault not the DC-10's fault)- and the 10 was in service right up until a couple of years ago, and still is in service with cargo carriers like FedEx it's pretty darn safe. So in the period 1979-1989 only 1 major ac...

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Sun Jul 18, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetStar Close Call At Hamilton Island Today
Replies: 8
Views: 4373

JetStar Close Call At Hamilton Island Today

Just saw on Sky News Oz reports of a JetStar 717 on takeoff from YHMI experiencing a dangerously close call with an unspecified QANTAS aircraft. Apparently the Jetstar pilot had to put the 717 into a very steep right hand turn to avoid the other plane.

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Sun Jul 18, 2004 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash Of AA 191 On July 25, History Channel
Replies: 24
Views: 7073

DC-10

I agree the DC-10 didn't diserve the bad rap it got after the series of accidents it experienced. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> was responsible for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 191 for the way in which they removed the engines from the wing but the fl...

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Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Turboprops Displace RJ's In The Future?
Replies: 9
Views: 4703

Turboprops

Never. RJ's are the future. If anything turboprops are the dying breed and they will be gone in the near future. Replacing RJ's with turboprops is just taking a step backwards- doesn't make any sense at all.

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