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by Charleytuna
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Firebomber or waterbomber or airtanker
Replies: 18
Views: 1301

Re: Firebomber or waterbomber or airtanker

Slurry bombers also. Arrived in Winslow AZ. Early am in 75 . Tied down 182, went to town. Return after sunrise. It was like the movie "Always". WW 2 bombers filled the ramp. It was pretty neat. Coffee shop was jumping. Always liked that movie.

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by Charleytuna
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 68
Views: 10839

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

Caravan, citation x, F-16 . With maintenance and training package . How much runway does the F-16 need.

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by Charleytuna
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airspace
Replies: 21
Views: 1548

Re: Airspace

To quote a show on PBS USA "at any time over a million souls are airborne " which surprised me but do the math it's probably significantly higher.

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by Charleytuna
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 59
Views: 8162

Re: Weighting passenger

Pax are freight. Really makes perfect sense to charge per pound incl. Luggage. It's fair also. Sorry for your bad luck being huge but isn't it all just tarrif ? If it could be reasonably implemented, why not? Isn't fuel consumption proportional to weight? I've always thought it was a no brainier.

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by Charleytuna
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 2484

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

Are tires really #3 operating expense after fuel and labor. What are hrly costs of those turbines not including fuel.

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by Charleytuna
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP transition training question
Replies: 2
Views: 688

ATP transition training question

As pilots gain seniority and hrs.and transition to larger aircraft, long haul, international, etops etc, besides training on different aircraft is there additional training on international or transoceanic operations. Do you just learn while being first officer? I'm assuming there is a big differenc...

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by Charleytuna
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft On Permanent Display
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Aircraft On Permanent Display

B52 at Air Force Academy. Would be a chore.

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