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by Erau82
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the plans for the Big Cypress Jetport?
Replies: 16
Views: 2119

Re: What happened to the plans for the Big Cypress Jetport?

http://www.miami-airport.com/dade_collier.asp

as stated on the website - The county is exploring ways to generate revenue there.
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And a Link to the current status of TNT:

http://www.miami-airport.com/dade_collier.asp

as stated on the website - The county is exploring ways to generate revenue there.

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by Erau82
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the plans for the Big Cypress Jetport?
Replies: 16
Views: 2119

Re: What happened to the plans for the Big Cypress Jetport?

TNT is still operation for GA training. With EAL, PAA and Air Florida it was used for test flights after maintenance and I've heard some of the current airframe MRO's in MIA still use it. Landed there many times on check flights and on occasion had to wait for an alligator to clear a taxiway - they ...

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by Erau82
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Topics for high school chemistry project (IB Chemistry IA) related to aviation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Re: Topics for high school chemistry project (IB Chemistry IA) related to aviation?

If you’re allowed to use a small amount of mercury (1-2 cc), study the contamination effect on aluminum alloy. I remember 2 spills in the cargo area and one plane was scrapped years ago when I was at a large airline. Urine degradation is another big issues with horse transportation. I did a quick st...

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by Erau82
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Brakes
Replies: 41
Views: 4168

Re: Aircraft Brakes

Just some thoughts having gone through the steel brake vs. carbon brake change over in the 1980's: 1. Any weight loss/gain on an aircraft is negligible unless the flight is at cruise level for more than 3 hours. Good for widebodies but most US narrowbody flights are less than 3 hours at cruise thoug...

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by Erau82
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 24123

Re: TELEGRAPH: Disney Will Launch Airline w/Costumed Crew

ATC will just love them speaking in character!

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by Erau82
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5732

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

Boeing provides in the 737 Aircraft Maintenance Manual (Chapter 11) a storage procedure when the aircraft is planned to be parked more than 7 days. There are servicing and check requirements scheduled with intervals from 7-180 days. And the days parked count for calendar based maintenance requiremen...

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by Erau82
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?
Replies: 19
Views: 2749

Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

The a/c was parked awaiting to be sold to a undisclosed government agency as a VIP aircraft. That deal fell through and it was being offered to an NBA team/owner. It was then set-up and painted for Drake's use. Good livery.

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by Erau82
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40317

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

The 757 is designed so that when the NLG is overloaded the wheel well fails in a structured manner to keep the NLG from departing and damaging the engines/wings. The same design as the 747. There are no fuse pins in the NLG. Had this happen in SJO on an Eastern 757 in the 80's. PM took control of th...

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by Erau82
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?
Replies: 13
Views: 3482

Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

The max taxi gross weight increases on the -900ER to 188,200 lbs from 174,700 for the -900. The MLG is unique to the -900ER due to the increase in taxi and takeoff weights.

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by Erau82
Sat May 25, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation Crash off of Florida Coast
Replies: 11
Views: 3964

Re: Citation Crash off of Florida Coast

Dropped a zero - over flew by 300 miles.

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by Erau82
Sat May 25, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation Crash off of Florida Coast
Replies: 11
Views: 3964

Citation Crash off of Florida Coast

Just reported by Miami Channel 10 - A Citation flew past its destination of FXE by 30 miles and crashes into the Atlantic Ocean. Cessna business jet crashes in ocean east of Fort Lauderdale https://www.local10.com/news/local/fort-lauderdale/cessna-business-jet-crashes-in-ocean-east-of-fort-lauderdale

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by Erau82
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disabled WN Aircraft at Boston Logan
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

Disabled WN Aircraft at Boston Logan

https://www.wcvb.com/article/southwest- ... t/26008675
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Being reported by Boston Channel 5, a WN aircraft is disabled on a taxiway due to a nose wheel mechanical issue.

Link:

https://www.wcvb.com/article/southwest- ... t/26008675

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by Erau82
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and UPS 757s
Replies: 29
Views: 6218

Re: FedEx and UPS 757s

UPS and Boeing developed the -200PF freighter version starting with MSN 23723 (LN 139) which was delivered to UPS in 1987. Boeing assigned 757-24APF to this delivered configuration.

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by Erau82
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FDX 872 Diverts to EWR
Replies: 10
Views: 3526

FDX 872 Diverts to EWR

FedEx flight 872 from MHT to MEM today diverted over Harrisburg PA to EWR. The 767 is now parked at the FedEx ramp. Standard descent enroute to EWR but given priority to land. Anyone have details?

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by Erau82
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ A320 hits trees under tow at CGH
Replies: 26
Views: 6109

Re: JJ A320 hits trees under tow at CGH

Where was the 2nd Tech in the cockpit to stop the a/c? During the Eastern strike was pushing back a 757 in MIA when the tow bar broke. The plane was drifting back into the International Concourse when I radio'd the cockpit to stop just as the interphone cable disconnected. The Tower started yelling ...

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by Erau82
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on 737NG MLG Visual Indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 1157

Re: Question on 737NG MLG Visual Indicator

Much appreciated Stratclub and Yeelep! Agree - I don't have a full non-customized IPC for the NG's but based on the partial P/N was able to determine it is Boeing P/N 10-61337-13 or P/N 580-250-451 from Cablecraft.

Keep 'em High and Level.

Regards

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by Erau82
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on 737NG MLG Visual Indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 1157

Question on 737NG MLG Visual Indicator

I have a question on the MLG visual indicator (pop-up) that is on the 737NG. We received as part of a MLG for overhaul the teleflex cable that connects between the MLG and the pop-up indicator. This is not part of the MLG that is overhauled and in order to return it to the customer, I'm in need of f...

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by Erau82
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 116801

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

The list price on a new set of Mains (2 Body Gear and 2 Wing Gear) is roughly $25M USD. Much higher than a set of new 747-8 Mains but due to the smaller fleet size the burdened costs are being spread over a smaller number of shipsets and almost no spare sales. The 747-8 gear are an up-sized version ...

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by Erau82
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 116801

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

At least SKA, SKB & SKD have freshly overhauled landing gear. Note sure if the spares market can handle 3 shipsets which should be around $12M-$15M per shipset to purchase. There is already one shipset of spares available.

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by Erau82
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 6501

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

Runway 12-30 was closed as the new 10R-28L is elevated at the extended East end to cross over US1 to make it jet capable length and this would have made 12-30 an obstacle clearance issue for such a short runway. Only took off on Runway 12 once on a WN flight years ago which required an immediate LH ...

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by Erau82
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 54
Views: 7703

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

Per the EASA Type Certificate EASA.A.151 for the A350-900 and the -1000, the -900 max ceiling is 43,100 ft. while the -1000 has a max ceiling of 41,450 ft. FAA Type Certificate T000631B lists the same certificated limits.

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by Erau82
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift System for 737 Landing Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 2356

Re: Lift System for 737 Landing Gear

With only some scant details, it seems that the MLG will incorporate something similar to what the A340 MLG has which retracts the shock strut during the retraction sequence to allow the MLG to fit in the existing wheel well. If designed right, it would have little negative impact to dispatch reliab...

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by Erau82
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern 757 Accident In SJO In The Early Eighties
Replies: 5
Views: 3277

Re: Eastern 757 Accident In SJO In The Early Eighties

As reported by thegoldenargosy, Eastern N523EA was on takeoff roll just past V1 when the flightcrew heard a loud bang and the Captain, who thought the a/c was still on the runway, took control from the F/O and attempted to put the nose back on the runway while attempting an RTO. The aircraft was act...

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