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by oklso
Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor 767 Repeated Go-arounds At FRA
Replies: 26
Views: 11860

RE: Condor 767 Repeated Go-arounds At FRA

Interesting thread. Wilco737's comment are spot on. The 762/3 will typically be flown in a flaps 5 or flaps 15, gear up configuration prior to the ILS FAF (final approach fix) @ 170 kts. This is typically 2000-2500 ft alt. Most airlines require a stabilized approach at 1000' AGL. Gear will be extend...

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by oklso
Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anybody Seen A F4 Launched Off A Carrier?
Replies: 5
Views: 3841

RE: Anybody Seen A F4 Launched Off A Carrier?

As a young Lt-jg and the Line Division Officer in VA-37 in the mid '70's on board <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)">CV</acronym>-60, USS Saratoga, I would occasionally be between cats 1 and 2 when Phantoms (VF-31 and VF103) would launch. I would wear full over the...

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by oklso
Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Automatic Ice Detection Systems
Replies: 18
Views: 8539

RE: Automatic Ice Detection Systems

Ice accretion on the on the wiper bolt noted by the mark I eyeball works best. 10C and engine anti-ice comes on. Other than the engines, the B762 is very ice resistant. Quite a change from DC-9/C9 series flown earlier.

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by oklso
Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NAS Keflavik Disestablished - What Happens Now?
Replies: 50
Views: 15402

RE: NAS Keflavik Disestablished - What Happens Now?

I transited BIKF last Thursday, 9/07, on a tech stop (EBBR-KEWR) and both the Air Force alert facility and <acronym title="San Diego - Miramar MCAS (NAS) / Mitscher Field (NKX / KNKX), USA - California AND Mountain View - Moffett Federal Airfield (NAS) (NUQ / KNUQ), USA - California AND Nassau - Int...

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by oklso
Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What Is The Loudest Jet To Get Lunch Off A Carrier
Replies: 19
Views: 15411

RE: What Is The Loudest Jet To Get Lunch Off A Carrier

Hands down, the Vigi (RA-5C) was the loudest. I have sat behind the JBD in an A7E while the Vigi went to stage 5 blower, then launched. Not only loud, but it shuck the Corsair like a dog tryin' to pass a peach seed. Most spectacular at night too! The Crusader (we had RF-8's for workups on one cruise...

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by oklso
Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why 767s Can Fly 41,000ft And 747s Don't?
Replies: 43
Views: 28899

RE: Why 767s Can Fly 41,000ft And 747s Don't?

Re. low cruising altitudes of the Airbus A300 series. The early Airbus designs A300-<acronym title="Bhoja Air (Pakistan) and Bankair (USA)">B4</acronym>/A300-600 have a wing designed to fly reasonably short inter-european stage lengths. Typically, the A300B4 on a trip from <acronym title="Atlanta - ...

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by oklso
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter Pilot Vs Cargo Pilot
Replies: 33
Views: 41758

RE: Fighter Pilot Vs Cargo Pilot

DeltaGuy, I joined VA-37, CVW-3 and flew off of the Sara-Maru from early 1975 through early '78. I made two cruises with the Bulls and <acronym title="Cagliari - Elmas (Mario Mameli) (CAG / LIEE), Italy">CAG</acronym>-3 (best flying of a now 30 yr + career) then waved in <acronym title="Air Tahiti (...

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by oklso
Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter Pilot Vs Cargo Pilot
Replies: 33
Views: 41758

RE: Fighter Pilot Vs Cargo Pilot

Interesting Q & A's all. I started my path in Navy Tacair (A7E). Got out and was hired, furloughed, worked ten years went on strike...company folds. Fortunately, I affiliated with the Naval Reserve and flew C9B's for thirteen Great years. In other words, I was able to experience both worlds. They're...

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by oklso
Mon Aug 16, 2004 4:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Landings
Replies: 42
Views: 10114

RE: 767 Landings

While interesting, all the listed reasons for the tilt on the B767 landing gear are speculation. Boeing designed the gear to tilt, actually its driven to that position, so it will fit properly in the wheel wells. Smooth landings are a function of pilot technique, or lack there of, meteorological con...

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by oklso
Fri Aug 13, 2004 5:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At ORF
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

RE: Spotting At ORF

The Robin Hood road spotting area was recently rebuild and is open now. I'm not sure about the Botanical Gardens spot still being open. I live and have commuted in and out of ORF since '79. The Botanical Garden spot was on a hill and always seemed to have spotters.

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by oklso
Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Gear Up" Hight?
Replies: 32
Views: 5902

RE: "Gear Up" Hight?

Our company procedure mirrors Rick767's. PNF notes positive rate of climb indicated on the IVSI, calls "positive rate." PF confirms on his/her IVSI, calls "positive rate, gear up."

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by oklso
Fri May 21, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran 737 - First Picture!
Replies: 43
Views: 9071

RE: AirTran 737 - First Picture!

Buzz within the industry is that Joe Leonard, Air Tran CEO, is currently finishing up his multi-engine commercial rating so he can fly the first 737-7 back to ATL.

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by oklso
Fri May 14, 2004 2:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 30,000ft High With Door Latch Open!
Replies: 22
Views: 5820

RE: 30,000ft High With Door Latch Open!

Boeing doors have both exterior and interior operating handles. They are linked together but under certain circumstances they can get out of sequence. The door will remain secure and locked, however, the exterior handle will remain extended.

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