Recently, I was on a ANA flight on a Boeing 777-300ER. I noticed that they chose a 2-4-3 configuration instead of 3-3-3 or 3-4-3. I know that the 77W can do 10 abreast, but this configuration is 9 abreast instead. I could see that the aisles are significantly wider. However, ANA also has some of the...Jump to post
If the airport could handle B747 (but not so well), then likely the A380 could maneuver into the airport as well. It probably could, but very hard to as they also have to avoid buildings while landing.
But just even more risky. I’m quite surprised that no aircraft has ever crashed into a building.
I always wonder how high efficiency top loading washers work. Like how do they clean clothes with less water and no agitator? I’m pretty skeptical about how well it cleans clothes. And because of that, we chose to get a front loading washer instead. It is also smaller in size so we could add a count...Jump to post
I seem to think of the opposite. Most Americans use gas stoves, while most other people in the world use electric stoves. Electric is more safer, better for the environment, and cooks more evenly. But gas does not need warm up time (you only need to wait for your pan/pot bottom to get hot). Also, it...Jump to post
Can some one explain the difference between an UnDucted Fan, and a Turboprop? Or between a Ducted fan and a Geared Turbofan? To the lay person, those “technologies” are very similar, it almost seams like a way to make a turbo prop, without calling it a propeller airplane. An unducted fan is like in...Jump to post
Dear Airbus, Boeing, Gentlemen, Here is the answer: make a square fuselage, à la Shorts 360. No lost spaces, although a little sensitivity to cross winds, I presume. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Short-330-200/2208407?qsp=eJwtjEEKwkAMRa8iWbtQCl10pxfQhRcIk48tVmdIAjqU3r3p4O7x/uctlPLH8fNHLa...Jump to post
Mostly asking this because I am curious what happened to the aircraft parts after TWA 800. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/TWA800reconstruction.jpg Is it currently being stored somewhere, or did it get scrapped? And in a bad crash with survivors, would they bother recovering lugg...Jump to post
Which is better, gas or electric? For gas, you can use it for big tasks (as the limitation is how much gas you have with you), which is probably good for running a small lawn mowing business. No cords or needing to wait for batter to charge. But it’s noisy, gas can be expensive, it’s heavier, and no...Jump to post
Slightly off topic, but are there any airlines that use projectors? Which was common in airplanes decades ago.Jump to post
A. There isn’t a built in way to run scripts. However, you can use an extension such as Tampermonkey. But obviously, you need to keep your computer constantly on. 2. That I am not very sure about I’m not sure how to search for one with a backlit keyboard. But here’s a list if this is at all helpful ...Jump to post
I got this idea after reading an investigation report on the 2001 Japan Airlines near mid air collision incident . Of one of the pictures was the ceiling space in which a galley cart got jumped into the ceiling space due to evasive maneuvers. https://i.imgur.com/RJwh3Fd.jpg Now thinking of this, why...Jump to post
Also, what is "die-cast" material? Fiberglass? Resin of some sort? Again, just want to make sure I'm buying a quality model and not some cheap kid's toy. It essentially means metal objects manufactured by pouring molten metal into a shaped mold instead of milling a metal block with a CNC ...Jump to post
Share your ideas of your own imaginary aircraft here. Mine: ⋅ Lockheed Electro: An electric regional airplane that can run with 1-8 lithium ion batteries (more batteries is longer range but also heavier). BTW, I came up with this idea because “Electra” sounds like “electric”. ⋅ B...Jump to post
American Airlines indeed. Here it is in 1971: 0285358 Here it is in 2018: 5375833 That's 47 years difference. 47 years in the same livery. What airline can beat that? It was iconic and I miss it They traded a unique, superb livery for a cheezy, tacky look that is one of the worst in the industry Pe...Jump to post
Freighters have a jack point at the tail to prevent this, and newer weight and balance systems will scream bloody murder before it's even close to tipping (or being jacked for a nose wheel change....). For passenger operations IIRC the 737-900 gets a tail stand as well due to its length. When somet...Jump to post
Here’s a video of a B737 tilting backwards while boarding due to weight imbalance (too many passengers walking to the back): https://youtu.be/JLWxD0gY__A Here’s an image of a DC-10 freighter where likely most weight was at the back, causing the aircraft to tilt and sit on its tail: https://i.stack.i...Jump to post
I’m not sure how powerful the toilet actually is, but the size of the hole is not large enough for a person to be sucked in. If that happens, the toilet will break. I doubt that the OPˋs fear was to get actually stuck in the toilet seat, rather than get stuck in the toilet-cabin. I‘m sure no toilet...Jump to post
I’m not sure how powerful the toilet actually is, but the size of the hole is not large enough for a person to be sucked in. If that happens, the toilet will break. In case the door gets jammed, there’s a help call button and hopefully a FA can help you get out of the lavatory. If no one comes, yell...Jump to post
The other thing I am also thinking about whether one that’s for sale exists (whether it is the full airplane, an airplane without engines, or just a fuselage). If you have ~ $12M to spare, then a very famous pair is available..... :bigthumbsup: ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/tokyo...Jump to post
Chicagoland has received a record amount of rainfall in the month of May, and area farmers will likely not be able to plant corn this season. I haven't heard for sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same in Iowa and Nebraska. Hopefully the decrease in corn production will be enough to driv...Jump to post
I’m not sure about what providers there are.
However, it should work, as there’s still internet on jets at low altitude. Also, can a Q400 for example be retrofitted with a receiver by cutting a hole in the top of the fuselage to mount the receiver?
If it were to be a freighter for transporting high density items such as car frames, metal beams, ore, etc. But you will need very high wings as the engine diameter is close to the diameter of the fuselage. But this freight stuff usually rather belongs on trucks and ships. Also, I’m actually not sur...Jump to post
Seeing that Southwest doesn’t fly to Alaska, I wonder if there would be any chance that in several years later, Southwest may start flying to Canada. Some destinations possible could be Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec, etc. However, Southwest currently does fly to some destinations in Mexico, and Central...Jump to post
If you have a Cricut machine, you can cut masking tape and then spray paint the blue on. However, this will may be very difficult. Maybe someone has an easier idea.
You could print an adhesive sticker, however it would be difficult with the nose and other rounded parts and it will not look as good.
It is more difficult to build a plane with so many different seats in mass production terms. It is cheaper to mass produce a couple different types of seats than to produce so many different seats.
And airlines will need to hold more different parts in the warehouse for repairing seating parts
Surface transport will kill the aviation industry, at least for short to medium distance travel in developed countries. Do you think that hyperloop will replace domestic airplanes, because they are faster and more efficient? However a downside is that it is very expensive, and difficult to construct.Jump to post
Here is my current list: A 707 in Pan Am colors A 747-100 in TWA colors. A Concorde in British Airways colors A DC-3 in military drab A Sanders-Row Princess flying boat in BOAC colors A DC-10F in Fed-EX colors A Convair 880 painted like Elvis A Bae-146 painted like ??? An IL-62 painted by Aeroflot ...Jump to post
1. Electric regional jets. And instead of wasting time waiting for the battery to charge, batteries can be swapped and there are chargers and storage for batteries. But large electric airplanes will probably not work because the batteries are very heavy. 2. A 747 sized twinjet 3. “777XL”, a double d...Jump to post
And I decided to create a subreddit for this. But I’m still working on it.
I love the idea of the Convair 880. With enough money, can I get one? Do any exist? While searching on Google, I found this http://www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/2015/elvis-presley/index.html It was originally owned by Delta, and later Elvis Presley purchased it to use as his private jet. What ab...Jump to post
AirKevin wrote:BravoOne wrote:Somewhere on the net you can find the woman who made the female versions of these call outs.
The link I posted or a different one
Also, is Airwhiners.net supposed to be a parody of Airliners.net? I know it has been dead since 2014, nothing has been updated however the site is still online. Maybe someone should create a new parody website like Airliners.net but for humorous aviation photos (whether they are real photos or photo...Jump to post
Here’s a video of MD-11 cockpit while landing: https://youtu.be/hWMQ156rJK4?t=580 Skip to 9:40. Listen to the “Approaching Minimums” and altitude callouts. Why does it sound very artificial, like old 1980’s digital voice synthesizers? Or like a robot from movies? Is it because the voice is being gen...Jump to post
Right. I read that the 707 could continue to its destination if two engines fail. We know the BA event was not afoul of a regulation. The question for you guys is, is it good judgement to continue over an ETOPS segment if 1/4 engines fail on a quad? Is it smart practice? Same with a 747, it can als...Jump to post
I’m looking for a website for satrical aviation news such as humorous fake plane accidents and incidents. Such as a cockpit computers getting a Windows BSoD: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/5/56/BSoD_in_Mid-Flight.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20071030213324 Or about humorous imagin...Jump to post
Retired: 2006 (I am not entirely sure why United retired this plane)
Status: Had been stored since 2009, until recently ordered by Ghanaian airline Smile Air
Source: https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Uni ... y-b747.htm
When you are cruising with the autopilot on, what do you do when you are bored when you do not have to be constantly monitoring the gauges, flight path, etc.? Do you usually chat with other pilots in the cockpit and flight attendants? Or do you like read the manual as if it’s a nonfiction book? If y...Jump to post
You’re missing the point. The point is whether the BA decision to continue was safe. As pointed out a US crew returned to Japan rather than continuing to their home base. You don’t continue to where repairs are easiest if it’s not a prudent safe choice. Question is whether continuing over water wit...Jump to post
Also, another fact to think of, the most accurate world map is a globe. You cannot accurately map the world using a flat map because the Earth is a sphere. Therefore, flat maps are made to be close to the shapes of Earth’s surface, but not entirely accurate.Jump to post
For desktop users, here’s a non-AMP link: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-17/ ... e/11124868
I believe that soon, more Asian countries will follow and also legalize same-sex marriage. It’s a major change for people in the homosexuality community.
I haven’t tried but I believe using this online file converter should work
It appears the crew wasn't entirely familiar with how exactly to balance the fuel in a 3-engine situation that they were in. Had they been able to use the fuel in tank 2, they would have actually made it to Heathrow, which was their original destination. Does a 747 have a tank fuel transfer pump (t...Jump to post
Hypothetically, let’s say a 747 encounters an engine failure shortly after reaching cruising altitude. However, it still has over 75 tons of fuel left, and it would be a waste of fuel to dump it to land. Would they try to fly as far as they can? Or would they dump the fuel and try to land at the nea...Jump to post