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by timh4000
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Does a Lt. Col fly AIR FORCE TWO as the commander?
Replies: 6
Views: 1968

Re: Does a Lt. Col fly AIR FORCE TWO as the commander?

When you say both planes do you mean both 747's or the 757 that is primarily used for the v-president and on occasion the president

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by timh4000
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 Off Center Aerial Refueling
Replies: 18
Views: 2394

Re: C-5 Off Center Aerial Refueling

Is this during approach the buffeting around? Once connected there's definitely a difference with the two planes as far as one being significantly higher than the other, which I've always assumed was A, gravity of tanker to a/c being fuled AND for any safety issues, I figured there were numerous.

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by timh4000
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia pilots wanted to take off from the taxiway at Schiphol
Replies: 23
Views: 8397

Re: Transavia pilots wanted to take off from the taxiway at Schiphol

Is it just me or are there others that simply can't think/understand how this happens? I mean a runway is SIGNIFICANTLY larger lighted and painted as only a runway would. Wouldn't the lack of tire Marks the painted strip in the middle, the stripes that tell you how far you've got. I've read about th...

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by timh4000
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Instrumental Landing system
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

Re: Instrumental Landing system

Sometimes when I find something so hard to deal with and explain, I try to work around it.Only IF it can be done in a way that gives the reader the info they need.

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by timh4000
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?
Replies: 100
Views: 17452

Re: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?

Well there's that. But also you are going to need big planes for what needs to be hauled, which only thr 747, 777 and md-11 can carry

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by timh4000
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?
Replies: 100
Views: 17452

Re: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?

Its not a bad passenger aircraft, it just had bad timing. That’s a distinction without a difference. The same can be said of all 3 and 4 engine aircraft. For many years, through the 70's and 80' the queen pretty much owned the ultra long pax flights. Although there were still the 707 which in its l...

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by timh4000
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321LR realistic range?
Replies: 11
Views: 2061

Re: A321LR realistic range?

I guess you are determining all of the eventual wear and tear. But would the brochure be wrong it first starts out?

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by timh4000
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321LR realistic range?
Replies: 11
Views: 2061

Re: A321LR realistic range?

It needs to be said that you can apply Epsilon's methodology to any aircraft with similar results. The brochure range is a still-air range with a secified number of passengers and bags, no cargo and typically a minimalist configuration for cabin and consumables. Once you start factoring in more typ...

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by timh4000
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293341

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Well. I'm hardly an expert on aircraft major malfunctions and what they can do to a plane. So, I'll be more of in question mode. 1st, has there EVER been a case where an engine explodes for whatever reason and to have it cause this much damage? I think back at all of the other major engine explosio...

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by timh4000
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293341

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Well. I'm hardly an expert on aircraft major malfunctions and what they can do to a plane. So, I'll be more of in question mode. 1st, has there EVER been a case where an engine explodes for whatever reason and to have it cause this much damage? I think back at all of the other major engine explosion...

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by timh4000
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5641

Re: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet

Sometimes even at or above those speeds a wing stall can occur. You can see it go when the plane instantly went to about 90 degrees and it only took a couple seconds for it to become a fireball.

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by timh4000
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?
Replies: 48
Views: 4913

Re: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?

I'm going to assume the OP's use of spotless means that it's never fallen from the sky and killed everyone. As has been mentioned, newer planes and less frames does not make for a fair comparison of aircraft that have been flying for 30 years or more and has several hundred frames at least. The OP h...

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by timh4000
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight plans
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

Re: Flight plans

Starlionblue, that is exactly what I was looking for, thx.

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by timh4000
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight plans
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

Flight plans

Pretty much questions for pilots, or at people who really know it... For an example UA has daily transcon flights using 777's this I know for sure Ive been on one a year ago. Regardless of the airline but being a daily flight and that is today's flight assignment, is the flight plan completely drawn...

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by timh4000
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot shortage
Replies: 96
Views: 10991

Re: Pilot shortage

1st, I hear money figures all over the place. Legacy carriers paying better is just typical economics. A 717 F/O making 200k, that's impressive. And I have no idea how the payscale and the system works. I figured just by the type of job it's in upper half of wage earners. How much exactly I never kn...

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by timh4000
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single pilot flight decks
Replies: 48
Views: 2743

Re: Single pilot flight decks

I hope you guys are right and it isn't and won't be financially lucrative for some time.

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by timh4000
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single pilot flight decks
Replies: 48
Views: 2743

Re: Single pilot flight decks

As much as I do not agree with it, from an airline POV, the cost savings of cutting their numbers of pilots almost in half must have them salivating. And, they know technically its feasible. Or will be. 2100, I'd say more like 2050. starting with whatever version of 50 seat regionals and then workin...

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by timh4000
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips or Tricks on getting a Window seat?
Replies: 17
Views: 1371

Re: Tips or Tricks on getting a Window seat?

Last minute cancellations if you are very lucky. Over seas trips are typically booked much farther in advance. Vacation planning plus there's more incentive to buy the cheapest ticket possible. Is it worth an up grade to you?

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by timh4000
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single pilot flight decks
Replies: 48
Views: 2743

Re: Single pilot flight decks

Not doubting what you're saying GF and there's no facts or evidence of any kind that leads to it. Just speculation. When you're diving straight down with just seconds left its conceivable they may have done it purposely.

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by timh4000
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5641

Re: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet

In air shows I was referring to the airliners. Sorry to not make that clear. I know the B52 doesn't do a steep climb. I mentioned that in an earlier post.

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by timh4000
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single pilot flight decks
Replies: 48
Views: 2743

Re: Single pilot flight decks

Well 1st off, I was just stating my opinion that if there is a need for a person to be in the cockpit of a large airliner then I believe there should always be at least 2. As for the air Alaska crash, I mentioned that as there will be times. As there have been times when the plane itself breaks to ...

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by timh4000
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5641

Re: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet

Well that's good at least it wasn't in front of the whole crowd. I too thought it happened during an actual show. Still, that turn he attempted was insane. I know they like to trick up empty planes with just a little fuel so they can do quick take offs, point the nose nearly vertical for a couple of...

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by timh4000
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single pilot flight decks
Replies: 48
Views: 2743

Re: Single pilot flight decks

Well 1st off, I was just stating my opinion that if there is a need for a person to be in the cockpit of a large airliner then I believe there should always be at least 2. As for the air Alaska crash, I mentioned that as there will be times. As there have been times when the plane itself breaks to a...

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by timh4000
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single pilot flight decks
Replies: 48
Views: 2743

Single pilot flight decks

It's being talked about more and more. And it would be the next logical step. The 1st generation commercial jet airliners, as well as the last of the turboprop or just prop I suppose often had 4 on the flight deck. 3 at a minimum. Then by the 80's and 90's we went to the 2 pilot flight decks, even i...

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by timh4000
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot shortage
Replies: 96
Views: 10991

Re: Pilot shortage

1st, don't shoot the messenger- https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/17/boeing-ceo-says-global-pilot-shortage-is-one-of-the-biggest-challenges.html So why would I assume otherwise about there being a pilot shortage? I've never hinted or attempted to give off any vibe that I am or might be a pilot. Or for th...

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by timh4000
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 14247

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

I got the red bubble thing from a thread I'm not a part of

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by timh4000
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot shortage
Replies: 96
Views: 10991

Pilot shortage

I hear often that there is a pilot shortage, and that are times flights are delayed for hrs. And sometimes cancelled. One would think that decent pay and worldwide travel would make for a very sought after means of employment. So it's a bit of a surprise to me that there is a shortage. Could it be t...

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by timh4000
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA, the tale of the best and worst of this airline
Replies: 17
Views: 1442

Re: AA, the tale of the best and worst of this airline

Whether or not a flight is operated by American Airlines, Inc., or one of it's contracted American Eagle partners is irrelevant to the average flier. When a business slaps their trademarked name on the side of an aircraft, they are taking branding ownership of that service they are contracting some...

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by timh4000
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5641

Re: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet

I saw a doc on the B-1 years ago when they were flying the low terrain high subsonic flights. All under autopilot control. Reason being was that human pilots were not able to respond quick enough without losing control or something of that nature. I imagine as a pilot that's a lot of faith in the te...

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by timh4000
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the alphabet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1491

Re: Have you flown the alphabet?

I never really understood how these sorts of posts could be interesting to anyone reading this, other than to the people replying with comments. Each response: Just a bunch of letters. Yeah. Fun. Not a lot of interesting content for anyone else reading threads on this forum. Far be it for me to jud...

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by timh4000
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5641

Re: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet

So you feel the B52 is a better option than the B-1? The B-1 has actually a bigger payload, has the supersonic ability, it has the auto terrain guidance, is significantly smaller in terms of radar detection, although it's not a true stealth machine. Its getting up there in years but still younger th...

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by timh4000
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA, the tale of the best and worst of this airline
Replies: 17
Views: 1442

Re: AA, the tale of the best and worst of this airline

Yes, all on eagle. 2 were ERJ145's ORF TO PHL which was on a CRJ900 and coming home from DCA-ORF was a crj 200. PSA operated the CRJ's, Piedmont operated the ERJ's. Whether that is always the case idk, but that was how it turned out on this trip.

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by timh4000
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5641

Re: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet

She's so beautiful: https://www.armytimes.com/resizer/6HGxU5Mv7pz-Oe5AZDCuynGA1IA=/1200x0/filters:quality(100)/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-mco.s3.amazonaws.com/public/YLLTGRRTPNCYZKCOZAJXAJLHAA.jpg That she is. On the ground or in the air. In Sheppard AFB where I trained to be a medical technician we ...

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by timh4000
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the modern day planes get the same send off
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Will the modern day planes get the same send off

For many of us middle age or older, we are enduring and have had to endure a lot of aircraft retirements and we are sad to see them go. The 727, the DC-10, the DC-9 even though there is the MD-80 family and the 717, much like the DC-9 all those are slated for retirement in the coming few years, as i...

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by timh4000
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739626

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

Does anyone get the feeling that ALL parties that deal with this, Boeing included are now gun shy about getting it back into service? The FAA does not want any appearance of favoritism. And Boeing itself, what would happen, not just to the max if another should go down, or even serious pre service ...

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by timh4000
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739626

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

Also from the Times article: The FAA (any of the regulatory bodies really) only know what Boeing is willing to share. If Boeing is just snowing the FAA with cute PowerPoint presentations then the FAA clearly won't know a whole lot. I generally avoid the "FAA vs Boeing" discussion - too ma...

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by timh4000
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Questions about the C-5 Galaxy
Replies: 21
Views: 4109

Re: Questions about the C-5 Galaxy

Unpressurized, I would say it's a serious disadvantage. I'm sure the pressure at 40kft is significantly low enough that it likely limits what can be carried.

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by timh4000
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739626

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

I think many forget how the whole story unfolded. FAA and other regulators ground the plane as they discover basic fault in MCAS 1.0, Boeing comes up with version 2.0 and then during a simulator test flight with the FAA the bit flip happens and the controls freeze. How is the FAA supposed to give a...

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by timh4000
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739626

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

Does anyone get the feeling that ALL parties that deal with this, Boeing included are now gun shy about getting it back into service? The FAA does not want any appearance of favoritism. And Boeing itself, what would happen, not just to the max if another should go down, or even serious pre service t...

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by timh4000
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5641

Re: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet

1st, I'm in no way a hater of the B-52 I'm typically fascinated with most of our military aircraft now and in the past. Even though I appreciate its roles in all of the conflicts we've been starting with Vietnam war. At this point I fail to see its relevance. I'm really not arguing for a scrap, if ...

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by timh4000
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5641

Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet

1st, I'm in no way a hater of the B-52 I'm typically fascinated with most of our military aircraft now and in the past. Even though I appreciate its roles in all of the conflicts we've been starting with Vietnam war. At this point I fail to see its relevance. I'm really not arguing for a scrap, if a...

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by timh4000
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions for US3 in the 2020s
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: Predictions for US3 in the 2020s

With the 2020s coming up, I thought it'd be cool to predict what happens to the US3 in the coming decade, pertaining to fleet types, hubs, etc. Feel free to add your own predictions or analysis. Here's what I predict: American: -retires A320, 767-300ER, 757-200, E-190, 777-200ER, A330-300 -begins t...

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by timh4000
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA, the tale of the best and worst of this airline
Replies: 17
Views: 1442

Re: AA, the tale of the best and worst of this airline

Airstud wrote:
I haven't taken American Airlines since 1977. :talktothehand:

Any particular reasons?

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by timh4000
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28805

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

I do believe that Boeing will get its act together, but it will take more than just one year. Let's just hope they are going to get serious and make some necessary sacrifices? They need to get the max back in the air and get the 777x rolling through the test flights If they haven't already lost mark...

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by timh4000
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA, the tale of the best and worst of this airline
Replies: 17
Views: 1442

Re: AA, the tale of the best and worst of this airline

Perhaps by my title it is causing some to go far deeper than I intended the thread to be. Merely that in the space of a few days to get a 180 from the same airline.

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by timh4000
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark to step down
Replies: 66
Views: 16384

Re: Sir Tim Clark to step down

One of STC's legacies will be his fleet of A380's. I personally don't just jump on the bandwagon that the plane is like a giant black hole absorbing all their profits. Yes, likely EK has more of them than needed. And they will also be among the airlines flying the 777x should they ever decide to act...

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by timh4000
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rail or Air on USA-FRA-STR Connections
Replies: 25
Views: 1000

Re: Rail or Air on USA-FRA-STR Connections

If it was just me, or my wife and me I'd probably take the train. I enjoy riding by rail almost as much as flying. Taking little ones with lots of bags, probably I'd fly.

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by timh4000
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Questions about the C-5 Galaxy
Replies: 21
Views: 4109

Re: Questions about the C-5 Galaxy

I used to love watching tactical landings, in any plane, and it was most often the way they landed. The f-4's at brooks AFB was a thing of beauty. 90° turn barreling in at around 600mph. Bank angle was close to 90 as well. In just a matter of seconds and they are lining up the runway at 180mph or wh...

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by timh4000
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Questions about the C-5 Galaxy
Replies: 21
Views: 4109

Re: Questions about the C-5 Galaxy

No better person to have my questions answered, thank you. I always wondered about the service ceiling. Many variances of a few thousand feet. It usually seems like the bigger planes can get up into the 40k range, not all commercial airliners can hit it. I wondered as with most airliners, there's sa...

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