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by aerodog
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the hell is MCO so spotter unfriendly?
Replies: 54
Views: 9218

Re: Why the hell is MCO so spotter unfriendly?

There are hundreds of YouTube videos of individuals asserting their first amendment rights to photograph whatever from a public place. To the extreme, they will dress in combat gear, carry an AK-47 and march up and down in public areas knowing a concerned citizen will call 911. Everything is on vide...

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by aerodog
Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 171471

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

It would be an interesting and enlightening exercise if after conducting the requisite evacuation testing required for certification, an additional test be run with maybe 25% of the passengers exiting the aircraft with items from the overhead and under seat. Also interesting to see how some manage ...

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by aerodog
Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 171471

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

I wouldn't want it to become a part of the certification process, because that just legitimizes the act. The act may not be legitimate but it appears to be real world. Tests would reveal the consequences to the authorities so they could take appropriate action which may include overhead bins locked...

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by aerodog
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 171471

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

It would be an interesting and enlightening exercise if after conducting the requisite evacuation testing required for certification, an additional test be run with maybe 25% of the passengers exiting the aircraft with items from the overhead and under seat. Also interesting to see how some manage t...

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by aerodog
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 171471

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Lots of discussion on what the flight crew was doing...lots of discussion as to what the passengers were doing. I would like to know what doors were opened and by whom...what slides were activated and how many were usable?

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by aerodog
Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK221 Diversion Question
Replies: 20
Views: 5312

RE: EK221 Diversion Question

Hate to admit it but I have been addicted to checking the daily flight path of EK221 this winter as it tries to mitigate the North Atlantic headwinds. The U.S. segment of the flight plan is available on flightaware but the airplane seldom follows the planned route. At the extreme, the airplane would...

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by aerodog
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Emptiest Flight?
Replies: 88
Views: 8467

RE: Your Emptiest Flight?

Three pax on a stretched DC-8 New Orleans to Jamaica. Think it was a Delta fliight. Can't remember if Kingston or Montego Bay.

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by aerodog
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 4
Replies: 322
Views: 81231

RE: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 4

I'm still open to the probable cause but also recognize that an explosive device on board would certainly be plausible. Sharm is unique. There are only two roads leading in with checkpoints where every vehicle is stopped and checked. There is a strong military presence all over the area. Because of ...

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by aerodog
Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have The Promises Of The 787 Been Realized?
Replies: 87
Views: 21527

RE: Have The Promises Of The 787 Been Realized?

Before the 787 went into service there was a lot of discussion on whether the design would meet the empty weight target. It was acknowledged that the initial units would be overweight but by as I recall unit 097, the weight saving measures would bring the empty weight back in spec. We are well passe...

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by aerodog
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK Part 81
Replies: 231
Views: 51180

RE: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK Part 81

If the debris is from MH370, it would suggest to me the A/C contacted the water in a landing configuration and at a very low velocity. Others might argue the flaps were extended at high speed and then separated from the A/C.

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by aerodog
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK - Part 79
Replies: 213
Views: 33722

RE: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK - Part 79

I for one appreciate the civil and thoughtful discussion attached to this thread. A big improvement over past threads.

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by aerodog
Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK - Part 79
Replies: 213
Views: 33722

RE: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK - Part 79

Not sure about the 777 but for many airplanes, LRC speed is not the same as the maximum endurance speed.

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by aerodog
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK - Part 78
Replies: 224
Views: 24374

RE: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK - Part 78

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/7BOEING7" class="quote" target="_blank">7BOEING7</a> (<a href="#80" class="quote">Reply 80</a>):<br/><i> Quoting aerodog (Reply 79): I have ofte...

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by aerodog
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK - Part 78
Replies: 224
Views: 24374

RE: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK - Part 78

I have often wondered, what would the full flaps, gear up, stall speed be with zero fuel?

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by aerodog
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Off Runway At LGA
Replies: 210
Views: 45079

DL MD-88 Off Runway At LGA

Again CNN reported fuel on the left hand side which would explain why they evacuated on the right. The L.H. Wing may have contacted the berm first breaching the fuel cell and then cartwheeling nose first into the berm.

Passenger reports in the next couple of hours should clear this up.

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by aerodog
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Off Runway At LGA
Replies: 210
Views: 45079

DL MD-88 Off Runway At LGA

CNN's David Soucie FOS as usual stating 1086 hit the berm at 100 mph. My guess maybe 40 mph?

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by aerodog
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 13
Replies: 225
Views: 63886

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 13

Several posters have mentioned dive computers. They are not that expensive ($300) and are in pretty common use among recreational divers. Usually mounted in tandem with a pressure gage or worn like a wrist watch, they activate on contact with water and track the divers depth and time at depth. Their...

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by aerodog
Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 13
Replies: 225
Views: 63886

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 13

From the Singapore Strait Times today: Quote Indonesia's military on Tuesday halted search and recovery efforts for an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed last month killing all 162 people on board, navy officials said. "The operation has been ongoing for 30 days so the joint team has been pulled out...

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by aerodog
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 13
Replies: 225
Views: 63886

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 13

Singapore's Strait Times Sunday Update (which pretty much repeated the Saturday effort (reply 52). Maybe three times will be a charm): Indonesian salvage teams failed again Sunday to retrieve the fuselage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 from the seabed after a sling snapped during a sudden change in the we...

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by aerodog
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 13
Replies: 225
Views: 63886

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 13

From the Strait Times (Singapore) "We were not successful today. The sling snapped off so the main body fell back to the sea floor," S.B. Supriyadi, an official at state rescue agency Basarnas, told AFP, adding several bodies fell from the fuselage when the piece of wreckage sunk once again. The ope...

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by aerodog
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 11
Replies: 239
Views: 58879

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 11

The random nature of the seat locations vs the bodies identified led me to conclude that those found to date were either not buckled in tight or not buckled in at all. And then there was the row of seats with bodies obviously buckled tight.

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by aerodog
Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Pauses Learjet 85 Program
Replies: 29
Views: 7090

RE: Bombardier Pauses Learjet 85 Program

The weak demand in the light jet sector is not new...it has been around for several years. I suspect the real reasons are unsolvable problems with empty weights and a lack of acceptance of plastic airplanes in the business jet market place. Fractional ownership companies want proven reliable airplan...

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by aerodog
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 9
Replies: 231
Views: 64360

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 9

Many types of honeycomb panels will float but neither aluminum nor any high strength composites that I am aware of will float.

When the AF 447 fin floated, it was likely due to air trapped between the spars, ribs, skin and leading edge.

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by aerodog
Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 9
Replies: 231
Views: 64360

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 9

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/md80fanatic" class="quote" target="_blank">md80fanatic</a> (<a href="#108" class="quote">Reply 108</a>):<br/><i> Since the tail section was firs...

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by aerodog
Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 7
Replies: 237
Views: 82351

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 7

notaxonrotax - Realize it is dark there but what is the clarity of the water in the area? Also the current is often mentioned as if it is unidirectional. Four or five years ago was scuba diving down near Komodo Island (Rinca Island) which is not all that far from the crash site and remember the curr...

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by aerodog
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 7
Replies: 237
Views: 82351

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 7

It's nonsense to be using this forum to try and make lame comparisons to explain the AirAsia Sunday authorization. If you want to understand the situation, go to <a href="http://www.thejakartapost.com." target="_blank">www.thejakartapost.com.</a> If you want to know what the status is regarding the ...

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by aerodog
Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 7
Replies: 237
Views: 82351

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 7

"Jakarta Post" has a good update with some nice pictures as well as a clarification on the Sunday authorization to fly or not.

www.thejakartapost.com

[Edited 2015-01-03 18:31:22]

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by aerodog
Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 7
Replies: 237
Views: 82351

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 7

Someone with access to a simulator might be able to answer questions related to aircraft response when a maximum gust in encountered at FL320? Then what happens if the pilot pulls on the yoke until the rate of climb reaches 8,000 fpm both power on and power off? It would be best if it were a 320 sim...

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by aerodog
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 6
Replies: 204
Views: 60252

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 6

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/liquidair" class="quote" target="_blank">liquidair</a> (<a href="#116" class="quote">Reply 116</a>):<br/><i>Sticking to the idea that it was mor...

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by aerodog
Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 6
Replies: 204
Views: 60252

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 6

When the first ten bodies are Identified, it would be interesting to know where they were seated. One item recovered was a door. Has it been confirmed which door?

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by aerodog
Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 6
Replies: 204
Views: 60252

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 6

32andbelow

Don't confuse full aerodynamic stall with pusher/shaker activation.

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by aerodog
Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 6
Replies: 204
Views: 60252

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 6

Sully Sullenberger on CNN today: Very few airline pilots have stalled a (modern) airliner. He did, in Tolouse with a heavily instrumented A/C with a test pilot in the left seat. The implication left was that yes, you can recover a stalled airliner. Sully, at what altitude did you perform the stall? ...

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by aerodog
Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Missing - Part 3
Replies: 237
Views: 72884

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Missing - Part 3

CNN expert being interviewed today: "Wings are very flexible, I (he) witnessed a structural test down there at Cessna and the wing tips nearly touched each other during the test."

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by aerodog
Tue May 20, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 63
Replies: 269
Views: 43107

RE: MH Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 63

Not sure where this fits into the equation, but my experience with Chinese scientists and engineers is that they are brilliant theorists. If they are turned loose with the raw data, it will be interesting to see what conclusions they may reach.

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by aerodog
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 56
Replies: 306
Views: 50795

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 56

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/abba" class="quote" target="_blank">abba</a> (<a href="#179" class="quote">Reply 179</a>):<br/><i>.. and I would add a few more like Zeke. They ...

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by aerodog
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember When Everyone Could Go To The Gate?
Replies: 75
Views: 16442

Remember When Everyone Could Go To The Gate?

Will never forget the December evening when I and a colleague arrived home only to be met at the end of the jetway by his girlfriend wearing a fur coat, high heels and nothing else.

As we approached she opened her coat and wished him "Merry Christmas".

Ah yes, the 70's were quite fun.

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by aerodog
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 27
Replies: 356
Views: 86723

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 27

What has not been mentioned is the possibility that a U.S. or Russian reconnaissance satellite may have picked up something. The engines produce a pretty big <acronym title="Iran Air">IR</acronym> signature and the weather radar is another big time emitter. When the White House announced that the U....

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by aerodog
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 54 - Interesting Diversion
Replies: 2
Views: 2962

AA 54 - Interesting Diversion

ORD to MAN diverted to Boston. Spent the last hour in flight at 11,000 ft.

Would this be intentional to burn off fuel to get down to MLW?

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by aerodog
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 6
Replies: 289
Views: 62494

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 6

Haven't waded thru all five threads and am sure someone else has noted the pilot just did not land a little bit short but probably a quarter of a mile short considering his touchdown point should have been targeted about 1,000 ft from the end of the runway. Also taking manual control at 1,600 ft har...

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by aerodog
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Delays Flight So Pax Can See Dying Mother
Replies: 56
Views: 15235

RE: UAL Delays Flight So Pax Can See Dying Mother

In 1981, I sent a telex to Northwest asking if an agent could meet my CAAC flight ariving from Beijing and help with a close connection Tokyo to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. The telex mentioned I was flying business class, had only carry...

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by aerodog
Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 2
Replies: 203
Views: 31076

FAA Grounds 787 Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dfambro" class="quote" target="_blank">dfambro</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i> Things can go wrong, in aviation and in p...

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by aerodog
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash In Mexico: Singer Jenni Rivera Aboard
Replies: 102
Views: 41045

RE: Learjet Crash In Mexico: Singer Jenni Rivera Aboard

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/brilondon" class="quote" target="_blank">brilondon</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>This has no similarity to the Payne St...

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by aerodog
Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beech Starship Departing IAD 1255 12 Nov 12?
Replies: 12
Views: 2141

RE: Beech Starship Departing IAD 1255 12 Nov 12?

True story...as I recall it was at the 1987 NBAA Convention in New Orleans where both the Starship and Avanti aircraft were displayed on the convention floor nearly adjacent to each other. The doors had yet to open for the NBAA crowd, Learjet CEO Bib Stillwell was admiring his pride and joy when he ...

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by aerodog
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawker Beechcraft: Dropping Hawker, Beechcraft Only
Replies: 12
Views: 4669

RE: Hawker Beechcraft: Dropping Hawker, Beechcraft Only

My take on history: Hawker Beechcraft – How did they get into such a mess? First it might pay to look at the competition and what they did right. While not the first business jet supplier, Cessna debuted their Citation in the early '70s. Since then, they have designed and certified over a dozen diff...

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by aerodog
Tue May 22, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 1st Aircraft To "synergize" 6 Six Aero Principles
Replies: 31
Views: 13003

RE: 1st Aircraft To "synergize" 6 Six Aero Principles

Designs like this have shortcomings as well:

Short coupling, stability problems, spin recovery.

Small diameter inefficient propeller.

And pushers lack propwash over the elevators to help rotate the nose on short fields.

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by aerodog
Tue May 22, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Citations - Why The Upright Vert Stabs?
Replies: 16
Views: 10454

RE: New Citations - Why The Upright Vert Stabs?

In the 50's and 60's Richard Ten Eyck working as an contract stylist for Cessna, had a great deal of influence over appearence items on the piston line. The last time I visited the EAA museum in Oshkosh, they had an exhibit of Richard's renderings for things like control wheels and future paint stri...

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by aerodog
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not A Good Week For Westbound TATL 757's Part 1
Replies: 308
Views: 34089

Not A Good Week For Westbound TATL 757's Part 1

As I post, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 55 (B752) <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> making its fourth visit to Bangor in ...

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by aerodog
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 - Boeing Still Facing Big Challenges?
Replies: 106
Views: 21578

RE: 787 - Boeing Still Facing Big Challenges?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cmf" class="quote" target="_blank">cmf</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>Quoting aerodog (Reply 28): Boeing has sub-contrac...

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by aerodog
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 - Boeing Still Facing Big Challenges?
Replies: 106
Views: 21578

RE: 787 - Boeing Still Facing Big Challenges?

The Bloomberg article noted one of the key financial problems: "Boeing will need to reduce the 787’s manufacturing costs 50 percent to 60 percent faster than on the 777, “despite having less control of production,” Strauss wrote." Boeing has sub-contracted out most of the airplane...how in hell can ...

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by aerodog
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Lear 23-25s Are Still Flying In The US?
Replies: 29
Views: 16535

RE: How Many Lear 23-25s Are Still Flying In The US?

[quote=DashTrash,reply=12. You had to pump fuel into the trunk tank while the line guys were fueling the wings. [/quote] It was lot easier if you started the fuel transfer while you are taxiing in. Been there...done that many times. First ride, co-pilot on the initial delivery flight, 23-012, <acron...

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