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by JackMeahoff
Tue May 22, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 24323

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

I also have my doubts regarding a 777-8F. It would have a higher OEW, at similar MTOW compared to the 777F and that would mean less payload than the 777F. Which is why the 747 will continue to be produced, just like the 767, for at least another decade, maybe longer. There is simply no other cargo ...

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by JackMeahoff
Mon May 21, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 202
Views: 7999

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

With the anti-white, anti-male agenda charging ahead at breakneck speed, every year sends more young white people who may have grown up around the joys of diversity, especially in their schools, into the arms of the populist right. This is also true in Europe, where far right political parties are ...

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by JackMeahoff
Mon May 21, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9844

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

They should open up a smoking lounge as well. I'm sure tobacco companies would pay handsomely to stuff a lounge with leather seats and marble ashtrays.

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by JackMeahoff
Mon May 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 202
Views: 7999

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Actually millennials in the US are fleeing the Democrats in droves. They are starting to realize they have been fed a bunch of lies and they suffered too much economically under the 8 long years of the Obama Administration and now they see the economy booming under Trump. https://www.investors.com/...

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by JackMeahoff
Mon May 21, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 24323

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

c933103 wrote:
Aren't 778F supposed to offer basically as much capacity as 744F?


The 748F has a 987,000lbs MTOW versus 775,000lbs with the 778F. That means the ability to carry heavier cargo and a lot more fuel.

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by JackMeahoff
Mon May 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 24323

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

Total sales are now circa 150,and the entire program is almost certainly in the Black. And at 6/year, the program continues that profitability. It can be safely assumed that Boeing lost money on the 747-8. There was already a write off, because there was no way to recoup the deferred cost. Sources?...

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by JackMeahoff
Thu May 17, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 24323

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

The only rational hope I see is that perhaps airbus holds on for ten years until rolls decides to throw money at a rewinged NEO model. Why couldn't Boeing wait around for 10 years and do a rewinged NEO model of the 747-8? Why would they spend 5-10B to do that when the 777-9 has similar levels of ca...

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by JackMeahoff
Thu May 17, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 24323

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

The VLA market is disappearing. Hmmm then why did EK just buy like 50 more A380s? Because as I've said, the A380 works for EK's plans for market growth, but for no one else (because is hard to fill an A380 at full capacity). So, the VLA market is indeed disappearing because of that fact. EK has the...

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by JackMeahoff
Thu May 17, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 24323

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

texl1649 wrote:
The only rational hope I see is that perhaps airbus holds on for ten years until rolls decides to throw money at a rewinged NEO model.


Why couldn't Boeing wait around for 10 years and do a rewinged NEO model of the 747-8?

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by JackMeahoff
Tue May 15, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Diversions tonight 5/14/18
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: ORD Diversions tonight 5/14/18

I landed at ORD today right before the storm at about 5:50PM! AA flight 680 inbound from Phoenix. It was some storm!

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by JackMeahoff
Tue May 15, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 24323

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

The VLA market is disappearing. Hmmm then why did EK just buy like 50 more A380s? Discounts of 50% or more are already common in the airliner business. Sure, Airbus and Boeing heavily discount when trying to sell batches of narrowbodies. But no discount has ever been offered on the 747-8i as far as...

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by JackMeahoff
Mon May 14, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PVG poised to become a global super airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3232

Re: PVG poised to become a global super airport?

intothinair wrote:

By 2025 we will also see several hundred C919 in the air, and hopefully the C929 as well.


You mean the C320 and the C787? :lol:

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by JackMeahoff
Mon May 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

So in today's totally deregulated environment, if an airline so chose, they could rig up an aircraft with 1975 707 comfort and charge $388 to fly from IAH to DEN one way in Economy. They would be competing with airlines charging $45 with less comfort. Yeah, gotta love those modern teaser rates. Bas...

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by JackMeahoff
Mon May 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 24323

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

Well there may be some truth to the belief that Boeing will have to do something drastic to spur more 747-8 sales. What if Boeing went rogue and offered 25% discounts on the 747-8 for orders of 5 or more, and 30% off for orders of 10 or more? That would equate to over $100 million off each plane. Th...

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by JackMeahoff
Mon May 07, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

When an ETOPS 737 flies from YVR to HNL, it has (as well stated above) enroute alternates, depressurization alternates (and fuel) and ETOPS alternates (and fuel). Plus, it also has additional route reserves as required for overwater operattions. (At least where I fly). But take a 737 from YVR to YH...

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by JackMeahoff
Mon May 07, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

What do passengers want? (and thus airlines) .... a cheap seat! The seat/mile cost of your father's 707 is probably three times that of today's MAX8 flying LAX-HNL. I am not saying I like it. And I am not saying that the lot of today's passenger is anywhere pleasant compared to flying on a 707, but...

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by JackMeahoff
Fri May 04, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Not sure what is sad about this. Technology is pretty darn exciting. These r&d endeavors and assembly lines keep people employed, for a thing. Gone are the days of the 707 for long haul indeed, yet these were not wider than a 737 MAX and they were seen as cool. The 707 is a 600 MPH cruise aircr...

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by JackMeahoff
Fri May 04, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement
Replies: 70
Views: 17019

Re: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement

Iemand91 wrote:

That would be amazing. And a dozen or so 747-8i on the side for KLM. :lol:




I am still holding out hope. Would be a perfect fit.

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by JackMeahoff
Fri May 04, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 60
Views: 12455

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

Asymmetrical thrust, low airspeed. Who knows what else. The reddit boards are on fire over this one.

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by JackMeahoff
Thu May 03, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Very respectfully, kind sir, I think you're being a bit over the top by saying that you'll never fly an A320 or 737 to the islands. I will always select a widebody over a narrowbody if the price is equal. Who doesn't like high ceilings and open space?! If you don't operate this way, you are just pl...

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by JackMeahoff
Wed May 02, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 26166

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

KICT wrote:
Perhaps BA could pick up these -400ERs?



Well that would be nice.

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by JackMeahoff
Wed May 02, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket
Replies: 54
Views: 9688

Re: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket

+1 on that. It happened few month ago. 24 Jan 2018 Brent went to 72 USD and then a Shale Oil went on the market. 13 Feb 2018 Brent went down to 62 USD and then price vary from 62 to 66 USD until recently. Apparently profitability of the Shale Oil is around 60 USD from what experts said. Let's see i...

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by JackMeahoff
Tue May 01, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket
Replies: 54
Views: 9688

Re: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket

There are a lot of wells in North Dakota, Texas and the Gulf of Mexico that have been shut off for the last few years. Once oil breaches $80 or $100 per barrel they will be turning them on, sending prices back downward. I know a guy in Texas and half of his small wells are capped for the time being.

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by JackMeahoff
Tue May 01, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: the substitute
Replies: 56
Views: 6220

Re: Concorde: the substitute

https://boomsupersonic.com/xb-1/

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And who said three-holers were extinct?

Behold, a 45-passenger supersonic tri-jet. The closest thing we will have to Concorde the first half of the 21st century.

https://boomsupersonic.com/xb-1/

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by JackMeahoff
Tue May 01, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

In reality 737s and A320s crossing oceans is a sad indicator of the sorry state of the aviation industry. Gone are the days of faster, higher, bigger, better. Higher? A quick look at Flightaware.com reveals that a lot of the 737-800's are cruising at FL370 and FL380, with a few at FL410. Ditto for ...

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by JackMeahoff
Tue May 01, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 9396

Re: The Future of the Virgin of Airlines

I also don't recall 747's being grounded worldwide fairly recently either. For most people (avgeek's or otherwise), the 787 comes across as another twin engine plane. The 747 may be getting on, but it's still iconic. Wasn't it BA/Willie Walsh who said a few years ago that they recognise how popular...

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by JackMeahoff
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baron 58's as Freighters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: Baron 58's as Freighters?

I always thought medical and organ transport would be a good business model.

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by JackMeahoff
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747-400 at MXE?
Replies: 18
Views: 4099

Re: United 747-400 at MXE?

flyguy84 wrote:
Scrapped most likely.


Why wouldn't someone want to convert it to a freighter?

Or what about charters?

Or some third world airline?

:roll:

N105UA is only 24 years old... UPS had DC-8s that were 40 years old or more. Just sayin!

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by JackMeahoff
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I hear what you're saying (and I don't totally disagree) but the comment I was replying too specifically had to do with the number of engines, not the size of the plane's interior. And no, its the public that makes flight choice arrangements, not the bean counters. Call it supply and demand, market...

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by JackMeahoff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I will always select a widebody over a narrowbody if the price is equal. Who doesn't like high ceilings and open space?! If you don't operate this way, you are just playing into the hands of the airline bean counters who would fly the 737 to China if they could find a way. I hear what you're saying...

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by JackMeahoff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Would having 4 engines actually increase the risk of having something like a catastrophic fan blade / disk failure? Also, I’d much rather have a proven engine like the CFM56, than a Trent 1000 or PW engine that’s having issues on the A321neo. Yes. Whether this is enough to offset the lower likeliho...

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by JackMeahoff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....
Replies: 40
Views: 2962

Re: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....

For me would have to be a Tristar. http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/0/4/4309407.jpg?v=v45b9c1734c1 The front of the aircraft would be fitted with 24 "apartments" and the rear of the plane would be a fun area with a large screen cinema, mini golf, gym and other silly ideas. ...

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by JackMeahoff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 8972

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Pan Am 707-320.

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by JackMeahoff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

BobbyPSP wrote:
Wrong. Modern cruise ships have enough lifeboats for everyone on board. Do a little research


I was referring to the Titanic, which was theoretically unsinkable, just like the 737 is theoretically a good ETOPS performer.

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by JackMeahoff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

The early models of the 737 were designed for shorter flights. However as they have evolved, like us humans did. What they could accomplish has increased with technology. Otherwise we would be waiting a week of more for your response to this. After all we did not have telephones or computer network...

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by JackMeahoff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 9396

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

Branson isn't a rebel anymore. He is the establishment. That he is. You can't look at him in the news without thinking Bohemian Grove, Bilderberg and lizard people. I think it is time. Perhaps V Atlantic. The Virgin fees are too high for a low margin business. He would probably file suit anyways. V...

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by JackMeahoff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 9396

Re: The Future of the Virgin of Airlines

They still have no real feeder traffic in Europe and additionally, the perks they used to have on their upper class etc. can now be enjoyed on other carriers as well. Additionally the B747's and A346, although on their way out are getting old. That's funny, I would fly Virgin because of their 747s,...

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by JackMeahoff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Very respectfully, kind sir, I think you're being a bit over the top by saying that you'll never fly an A320 or 737 to the islands. I will always select a widebody over a narrowbody if the price is equal. Who doesn't like high ceilings and open space?! If you don't operate this way, you are just pl...

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by JackMeahoff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Why are you assuming that 4 engines would "increase the safety margin"... they don't. There's no mathematical evidence of that, despite what you're assuming to be a common sense conclusion. So you are saying more redundancy doesn't increase the safety margin? What about the number of hydr...

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by JackMeahoff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

How do you plan on getting to Hawaii then. I assume 757/777 has the same twin issue for you. He most likely believes 757/777 twins are not twins like 737's/320's are, or are somehow safer twins. It makes as much sense as thinking 737's/320's are "landing on fumes" but people can believe w...

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by JackMeahoff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27833

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Man, there are going to be a lot of people in this thread who won't be able to fly in a decade or so. 4 engines are going the way of the dodo, specifically because they have proven to be just as safe. There was a time when no lifeboats were needed because "statistics" proved that a certai...

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by JackMeahoff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 16795

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

dcajet wrote:
In the case of AR, the only two routes where the 747 made sense were EZE-MAD and EZE-AKL-SYD. For the rest of the network, the 747 was too much.


Well, you just made the case for AR to use 747s on at least two routes.

748 has almost double the seating capacity of AR's A330-200s.

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by JackMeahoff
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 16795

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

airzona11 wrote:
JackMeahoff wrote:
I wonder if LATAM has ever considered a few new 748s for South American hot and heavy ops?


They have 77Ws which are not restricted anywhere they fly.


Can't carry nearly as much cargo as the Queen as well as 50-75 fewer passengers.

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by JackMeahoff
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 16795

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

I wonder if LATAM has ever considered a few new 748s for South American hot and heavy ops?

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by JackMeahoff
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Elmendorf Air Force Base F-22 mishap @ NAS Fallon, gear-up landing after engine failure.
Replies: 21
Views: 3274

Re: Elmendorf Air Force Base F-22 mishap @ NAS Fallon, gear-up landing after engine failure.

The F-14 was a fine plane and I agree that it was tragic that they were broken up instead of parked in the desert waiting for a new owner. But it's role was as an AIM-54 delivery vehicle and the AIM-54 was definitely getting obsolete. We should have just sold the whole package to Iran; Iran is no t...

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by JackMeahoff
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 429979

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I keep on seeing this image. It looks like a 757 with new wings. I thought the 797 was going to be wider than a narrowbody? You're being fooled by the big windows and nacelles and the short height of the ovoid fuselage. That aircraft is definitely wider than a narrowbody. It's like a 767-200 that w...

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by JackMeahoff
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 16177

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

Dallas is a growth engine located in one of the fastest growing states in the country and is smack dab in the Sunbelt, where population continues to swell. You never stop to ask who is driving Texas's population through the roof. People are not interchangeable pawns. There are demographic and socio...

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by JackMeahoff
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 16177

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

ATL is still below the peak back at the height of the RJ-craze. When was the "RJ craze"? Mid-2000s? Atlanta is an awful airport to navigate, especially if you have a connection. DFW had a brilliant master plan from day one. One cannot help but be in awe to the brilliance of that airport d...

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by JackMeahoff
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 429979

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

If an Aluminum fuselage is a better idea for this type of aircraft, because it reduces risks, time to market and upfront investments, eases MRO and pulls forward ROI, why not? https://farm1.staticflickr.com/808/39011567640_cc3c6be185_b.jpg I keep on seeing this image. It looks like a 757 with new w...

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by JackMeahoff
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Elmendorf Air Force Base F-22 mishap @ NAS Fallon, gear-up landing after engine failure.
Replies: 21
Views: 3274

Re: Elmendorf Air Force Base F-22 mishap @ NAS Fallon, gear-up landing after engine failure.

Each engine on a Tomcat is offset from the center approx 5 ' so there could be a noticeable asymmetric thrust situation at high thrust and high angles of attacks when one fails. Even then, I doubt the pilots used a reduced setting during T/O as mentioned by a previous poster. On the D-model, they d...

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