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by 889091
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Revisiting Super Hornet versus F14
Replies: 16
Views: 2138

Re: Revisiting Super Hornet versus F14

Just like the F-111, you are carrying extra weight of the swing wing mechanism just to attain the supersonic efficiency that you rarely need. All the extra weight would better go into more fuel and payload. bt To be fair though, the F-111 benefitted tremendously from the swing wing at low altitude ...

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by 889091
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 13687

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

So how does this compare to the P8 spares pool? They´re both of the same lineage - civilian airframe converted to military.

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by 889091
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 115
Views: 17040

Re: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33289/behold-these-awesome-shots-of-a-navy-p-8a-poseidon-carrying-its-big-secretive-radar-pod This was posted on another aviation thread. This AAS pod serves the same function as the Air Force J-STARS aircraft. Note that the later P-8A frames have the capabilit...

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by 889091
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 13687

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

Just so that I'm on the same page.

We are talking about mil spec nav lights here, right?

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by 889091
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 2876

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

Funny, I read the title quick and asked why it would be unusual for Memphis to have an issue with crack. Haha! So it's not only me. I somehow had this picture in my head of a drug dealer spilling all his goods (crack cocaine) on the bridge and everyone else stopping to pick them up and hence shutti...

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by 889091
Mon May 31, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26786

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

Did MOL, STC and AAB play a round of golf together last month? ;-)

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by 889091
Fri May 21, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VC-25A/B, E-4B - Type of Fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

VC-25A/B, E-4B - Type of Fuel

Is it Jet A1 or JP-8?

If it's Jet A1, do they have a dedicated fleet of tankers for in-flight refueling or are the tankers able to seamlessly switch between JP-8 and Jet A1?

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by 889091
Tue May 18, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 164217

Re: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread

Wonder what happened here? https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2021/05/18/f-15qa-bound-for-qatar-declares-emergency-upon-landing-leaves-runway-in-illinois-usaf-pilots-eject-safely/?fbclid=IwAR319EXTv4MXWg0ogkprwrldi_uB7PJrlvWW5FE7P-Y9QaP3C_RbshWy_fY Article title: F-15QA bound for Qata...

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by 889091
Sat May 15, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Wants to Give the F-22 Raptor an Early Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 4794

USAF Wants to Give the F-22 Raptor an Early Retirement

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a36421838/air-force-plans-retire-f-22-raptor-downsizing-fighter-fleet/?fbclid=IwAR06mWlRu2gfIfgMkUgu1dpL0c7LNOjuzHfMdznP4xbP488j7gyLJcuXtfQ Don't shoot the messenger, but here's an excerpt from the article: "Now, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. C...

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by 889091
Fri May 14, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Oblique Wave Detonation Engine May Unlock Mach 17 Aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Oblique Wave Detonation Engine May Unlock Mach 17 Aircraft

https://newatlas.com/aircraft/oblique-w ... sonic-ucf/

Wonder how they'll solve heat friction issue for an aircraft travelling at Mach 17?
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https://newatlas.com/aircraft/oblique-w ... sonic-ucf/

Wonder how they'll solve heat friction issue for an aircraft travelling at Mach 17?

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by 889091
Fri May 14, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 20331

Re: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

Portugal, Norway, the UK and Greece in the EU/Europe have orders/operate the P-8. I’m not sure why it is so widely presumed US resources will be afforded/dedicated to Europe in the future, particularly 10+ years out. (Please don’t bring Israel again into the discussion bikerthai, as that is just a ...

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by 889091
Fri May 14, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I was selected for both Civil and Military aviation. Professionals, please help me to choose
Replies: 26
Views: 3259

Re: I was selected for both Civil and Military aviation. Professionals, please help me to choose

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Join the military, you’ll meet lots of lifelong friends, great training and stories to tell the grandkids.


Second that :thumbsup:

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by 889091
Fri May 14, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 173
Views: 15244

Re: F-15X has no mission!

And work as a small bomber. https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/us-air-force-shows-f-15e-loaded-with-five-stealthy-jassms/143713.article bt Would its mission profile also include the Loyal Wingman drone on the hardpoints under the wing? In addition, the JASSM at the rear just looks weird. Would...

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by 889091
Wed May 12, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 53
Views: 9960

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

Noray wrote:


Did they forget to slap on some sunscreen on the plane? What's up with the peeling paint (00:26 in the video)?

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by 889091
Mon May 10, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China's Long March 5B rocket ( CZ-5B R/B ) to re-enter and crash to earth, but where??
Replies: 27
Views: 2479

Re: China's Long March 5B rocket ( CZ-5B R/B ) to re-enter and crash to earth, but where??

So what's to prevent this from happening again the next time they launch another LM5B rocket? Or is this the new normal going forward?

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by 889091
Thu May 06, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 60
Views: 10606

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

Stretched Citation X with a shorter nose.. ;-)

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by 889091
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the V22 tilt rotor the only candidate to replace the C2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 5292

Re: Was the V22 tilt rotor the only candidate to replace the C2 ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObfdLy-QlsU&t=7s

Goto 02:35
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How much extra downward jetwash does the V-22 produce compared to a Seahawk (if any)? If so, do the loads need to be slung lower so that they hover higher?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObfdLy-QlsU&t=7s

Goto 02:35

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by 889091
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rapid Exit Taxiway / 777-8/9 folding wing tips (FWT)
Replies: 24
Views: 6013

Re: Rapid Exit Taxiway / 777-8/9 folding wing tips (FWT)

Isn't this the same logic of carrier based fighters with foldable wings, just on a smaller scale? E.g the Super Hornet. Extended in flight and folded on the deck/in the hangar.

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by 889091
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22905

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I said it before, a cockpit video system would cost $250,000 US per plane, at least.


Multiply that by 10 (per camera) and add at least 3-5 years for testing and certification.....With the current depressed state of the aviation industry, this is probably low down on the list of 'nice to haves'.

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by 889091
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany retired the Bell UH-1D
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: Germany retired the Bell UH-1D

Nomadd wrote:
I can still hear the sound of those things coming in.


Against the backdrop of Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore yelling, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning!" ;-)

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by 889091
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 Globemaster Centrally Mounted Joystick
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

Re: C-17 Globemaster Centrally Mounted Joystick

Wasn't the F-16 up and running by then?

Granted, it isn't/wasn't a cargo aircraft, but a FBW with a sidestick nonetheless.

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by 889091
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3619

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

The six clubs must have read MOL's playbook. ;-)

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by 889091
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 Globemaster Centrally Mounted Joystick
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

C-17 Globemaster Centrally Mounted Joystick

I have a question in relation to the C-17 centrally mounted joysticks. In most military aircraft with side by side seating and centrally mounted joysticks, both joysticks are moulded for the right hand. The C-17 is unique in the sense that it mimics Airbus' design of left seat/left hand, right seat/...

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by 889091
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 115
Views: 17040

Re: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

Thanks mxaxai and bt.

Which fire control system would they use? Also, would the weapons release button be the guarded thumb switch on the right hand side of the pilot's yoke in the picture below?

Image

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by 889091
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 12002

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

We were once stuck on the tarmac in a 744, and somebody came into the cabin by way of the nose wheel and through a hatch on the cabin floor. Can anyone enlighten me how that worked? They came through the EE Bay access door that is aft of the nose gear. Climbed the integral ladder into the passenger...

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by 889091
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 12002

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKzM9R21LZc

Goto 10:20
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BubbleFrog wrote:
We were once stuck on the tarmac in a 744, and somebody came into the cabin by way of the nose wheel and through a hatch on the cabin floor. Can anyone enlighten me how that worked?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKzM9R21LZc

Goto 10:20

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by 889091
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 115
Views: 17040

Re: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

Did they actually test fire a AGM84 Harpoon from the hardpoint under the wing?

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by 889091
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return
Replies: 71
Views: 15509

Re: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return

Was RR involved when the fleet was initially parked? As RR provides QF the engines under PBH scheme, RR technically owns the engines hanging under QF's fleet of A380s.

Conversely, will RR need to be involved again when the fleet is re-activated?

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by 889091
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Gulf War and Iraqi War CRAF flights?
Replies: 42
Views: 6464

Re: Gulf War and Iraqi War CRAF flights?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Bagh ... n_incident

When the aircraft finally stopped, it was in an active minefield. Talk about having a bad day...
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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I don’t think the A300 was US MIL charter, either.


DHL:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Bagh ... n_incident

When the aircraft finally stopped, it was in an active minefield. Talk about having a bad day...

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by 889091
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22905

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Completely agree on that part. The government and the NTSB are not capable of not leaking the footage. This is the stuff lawyers salivate over. It's also the stuff people on Youtube will love, those who love watching someone spill their brains. We were also subject to random drug/alcohol tests with...

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by 889091
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22905

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Europe currently has one of the strictest data protection laws in place - GDPR. How would it work, if let's say the rule gets implemented in the US and the aircraft is on a transatlantic flight to Europe. Would the circuit breakers of the video surveillance system need to be pulled once it enters th...

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by 889091
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 11
Views: 1908

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

No Afghan government will be able to maintain control vs. the Taliban. They will be mortared/shelled and over-run. It will be sad to see their nascent AF destroyed but it is inevitable now. It will not be destroyed. The equipment will simply be handed over to the new government formed by the Taliba...

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by 889091
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 26
Views: 3608

YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P49OxVqOvec

Fast forward to 0:30. Caption says, "This A320 captain has to take over control to avoid a hard landing during base training".

Anyone have any further information on this?
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I stumbled across this video which was uploaded on 2nd April 2021.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P49OxVqOvec

Fast forward to 0:30. Caption says, "This A320 captain has to take over control to avoid a hard landing during base training".

Anyone have any further information on this?

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by 889091
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 53121

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Firstly I would have thought that such a unit would have a negative electrical path through its own integrated external electrical connector. Though I also find it strange that a unit of such importance does not have a bonding lead attached to its chassis and from there to a proven grounding point....

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by 889091
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 164217

Re: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread

bikerthai wrote:
Eagle II = Eagle I's = Eagle Eyes.

bt


Bald Eagle? :-)

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by 889091
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 92
Views: 10424

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

As it happens the "Ever Given" had a run in ( run out of the deep water way :-) with a harbor ferry placed as "fender" against its pier while leaving the port of Hamburg ( ferry line station "Blankenese" :: https://www.mopo.de/hamburg/frachter-rammt-faehre-knapp-an-der...

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by 889091
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 97
Views: 19462

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

How will they transport the beast to a remote, off site location, should an engine change be required?

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by 889091
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 115
Views: 17040

Re: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

They kept the aft left door for bail out. They only plugged the aft right. Kind of hard to see but you can see the yellow stripe near the forward and aft left door in Woody's photo above. At least one aft exit door is required as there are seats after the mission racks and there has to be an access...

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by 889091
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 10343

Re: F-35 News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Did the Marines' AV-8 Harrier fire this type of round too? If so, it may be just bad luck (and very expensive) that this happened.

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by 889091
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 115
Views: 17040

Re: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

Just curious. Should an in-flight bail out become necessary, which door will be used?

From the pictures I have seen, all doors except 1L/R and the overwing emergency exits, have been plugged. How will the crew exit the plane and parachute to safety?

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by 889091
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 109149

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

https://simpleflying.com/united-class-a ... e-failure/

Warranted?
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Haven't seen this posted.

"United Receives Class Action Lawsuit Over 777 Engine Failure"
https://simpleflying.com/united-class-a ... e-failure/

Warranted?

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by 889091
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Hope Left for a 747-400 Flight Deck Access?
Replies: 16
Views: 1714

Re: Any Hope Left for a 747-400 Flight Deck Access?

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1455989&start=50&hilit=747+retirement
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Check this thread out:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1455989&start=50&hilit=747+retirement

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by 889091
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The most advanced private space company of the present time
Replies: 20
Views: 2538

Re: The most advanced private space company of the present time

The only ones I can think of are Bezos' pet project - Blue Origin and Branson's Virgin Galactic.

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by 889091
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 20331

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

Are there any other updates on this topic, or is this a clear sign, that Germany is going to buy the P-8A? This just means that the US would allow Germany to buy P-8A through the FMS program. Which is a first step for any tender that might include the P-8A. On the German side, there's neither a dec...

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by 889091
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 4685

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

https://twitter.com/BillHolohanSolr/sta ... 4186996737
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Slightly OT, but still a good read.

https://twitter.com/BillHolohanSolr/sta ... 4186996737

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by 889091
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are engines on planes changed so often?
Replies: 18
Views: 3701

Re: Why are engines on planes changed so often?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp8xmgt1PKc
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IFlyVeryLittle wrote:
Doing it by the book, how long to remove an engine? How long to replace one?


Approx 6 hrs for a T7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp8xmgt1PKc

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by 889091
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F18 question
Replies: 7
Views: 1589

Re: F18 question

The Aussie Hornets/Super Hornets had/have folding wings: https://preview.redd.it/dvba316kkyr41.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=df3b15bfa074e318c31e37415150b328360ad64f Photo source: https://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/comments/fycifg/don_kirklin_owner_of_air_usa_just_bought_46/ As to ...

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