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by boacvc10
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Arrival time estimates in fr24 vs airline supplied info
Replies: 1
Views: 1187

Arrival time estimates in fr24 vs airline supplied info

So, today QR707 (8/5)is arriving earlier than scheduled into IAD. I tracked the aircraft from departure DOH and FR24 showed about 4:20p arrival time until a short while ago. It now shows an earlier time than that, possibly closer to 4pm. And it left about 1hr late if that can be believed. QR707 from...

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by boacvc10
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for Gulfstream Aerospace Mechanics
Replies: 9
Views: 2355

Re: Question for Gulfstream Aerospace Mechanics

$30k ...paid by you (you must be paid $$$$)? Or reimbursed by company, and gifted to you (taxes?) When my US income tax rates are taken into account as a Sr. Engineer in a big company, and then all costs tallied up to live in the DC/MD/VA area, and save only 9% to retirement savings, ... truly not m...

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by boacvc10
Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFR055 2022-07-25 Quick Return to IAD
Replies: 36
Views: 7763

Re: AFR055 2022-07-25 Quick Return to IAD

Windshield or pressurization fail? Air conditioning? Propulsion? Avionics?

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by boacvc10
Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 51417

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

"MD" or "NG" ?

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by boacvc10
Mon Jul 11, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022
Replies: 633
Views: 122619

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022

Shifting to DCA: Terminal 1, Terminal 2? A,B,C,D?
Will there be a new skyway from the parking deck or metro level across to the old Terminal building and a new departure hall? Current (new) was very crowded.

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by boacvc10
Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KN Dart 10k Refueler
Replies: 1
Views: 1035

Re: KN Dart 10k Refueler

Could not essily find a manual but I am not in the aviation industry. However there are details in this surplus equipment listing that might help you identify major components and suppliers? And who knows you could put a bid and get one (spare) unit cheap, and use your existing one as a parts bin, a...

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by boacvc10
Sat Jul 02, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Incident at Brisbane: debris causes hole in wing join fairing
Replies: 42
Views: 10416

Re: EK Incident at Brisbane: Hole in Fuselage

The flight crew would not have been able to see any hole at that position so what do you think could have alerted them?

Per the pax report, one bang and that's it nothing else.

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by boacvc10
Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777F Max Crate Size
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Re: 777F Max Crate Size

Any 777F loadmasters out there? We are trying to ship a crate that is pretty big: 140" x 120" x 163". The only cargo airplane it will even fit through the door on is a 777F. Is shipping by sea an option, given regular 20ft or 40ft containers of various sizes going everywhere? Did you...

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by boacvc10
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina
Replies: 205
Views: 60464

Re: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina

The hypothesis with which the Argentine prosecutors work is that the flights to Argentina of the Venezuelan-Iranian plane were intelligence gathering exercises for eventual terrorist purposes. https://www.lanacion.com.ar/opinion/espionaje-y-terrorismo-en-un-pais-muy-fragil-nid26062022/ Also a secti...

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by boacvc10
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman's upcoming Dhaka-Toronto flight will have a tech stop at IST
Replies: 14
Views: 3826

Re: Biman's upcoming Dhaka-Toronto flight will have a tech stop at IST

So two months ago this happened.... Hello Folks and a pleasant Sunday morning to you all. This morning Sunday March 27, 2022 saw an almost record breaking flight that arrived at Toronto Pearson Airport-CYYZ. Biman Bangladesh Airlines introductory technical flight arrived from Dhaka (DAC) as BG305 af...

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by boacvc10
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman's upcoming Dhaka-Toronto flight will have a tech stop at IST
Replies: 14
Views: 3826

Re: Biman's upcoming Dhaka-Toronto flight will have a tech stop at IST

Well, it's a start. I don't see that much of a problem. It is what it is.

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by boacvc10
Wed Jun 01, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for Mechanics
Replies: 14
Views: 4189

Re: Question for Mechanics

As an active duty applicant could she consider online BS and MS degrees from American Military University in the meantime requesting scholarships and military aid packages? The 12-18 months I took for a MS degree with honors opened many doors formed as a civilian, in the aerospace/space sector. For ...

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by boacvc10
Mon May 23, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) Thread
Replies: 928
Views: 134149

Re: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) Thread

For EAS origin (not destination) pax, is travel time of essence, or days in a week? What size aircraft are common? I (might be wrong here) read earlier in this thread 9-seat or 50-seat, any middle range? Would a transition to all air side bus service as discussed elsewhere be cheaper per pax given e...

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by boacvc10
Mon May 23, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) Thread
Replies: 928
Views: 134149

Re: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) Thread

For EAS origin (not destination) pax, is travel time of essence, or days in a week? What size aircraft are common? I (might be wrong here) read earlier in this thread 9-seat or 50-seat, any middle range? Would a transition to all air side bus service as discussed elsewhere be cheaper per pax given e...

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by boacvc10
Wed May 18, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA aircraft logos - capitalization
Replies: 8
Views: 2301

BA aircraft logos - capitalization

I came across a highlighted a.net photo 6867787 and it struck me that the lettering had a small "a" in airways, where I probably always saw it as "Airways". Asking the collective braintrust of a.net - was there ever a kerfuffle about this :-) Frankly in the age of computer word p...

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by boacvc10
Mon May 09, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PC-12 de-icing
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

PC-12 de-icing

In 2019, in South Dakota, an overweight PC-12 crashed killing 9 in blizzard (on apron) like conditions. Does the aircraft offer wing de-icing system as it seems to be the primary cause of the accident when the pilot chose to take off.

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by boacvc10
Tue May 03, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to Start Bus service from ACY and ABE
Replies: 155
Views: 24896

Re: American to Start Bus service from ACY and ABE

I have a dim memory of using a similar service between LHR and LGW in the late 1980s. It was a dedicated bus (aka "coach") service for connections between the then BA hubs and used the M25. I'm pretty sure we boarded and disembarked airside. I don't know the security arrangements but it d...

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by boacvc10
Thu Apr 14, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: When you have your own private MIG aircraft ...
Replies: 0
Views: 1255

When you have your own private MIG aircraft ...

This looked fun and relevant to this airliners.net forum.

https://youtu.be/xXe_1tVO-KA MIG aircraft

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by boacvc10
Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto
Replies: 16
Views: 5797

Re: UPDATE: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto

So, travelling across the north north east track (Myanmar, Thailand. Vietnam/Japan/Alaska/Canada) FIR? Or regular India/mid East/EU/North Atlantic/Canada? The latter will require a refueling stop in Europe just like Air Canada does these days on the Delhi - Canada flights. Maybe they can try round ...

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by boacvc10
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto
Replies: 16
Views: 5797

Re: UPDATE: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto

So, finally Biman will operate a test flight to Toronto Pearson on 26th of this month and the return flight will depart from YYZ on 29th. The 12,434 km route will be covered by the brand new Boeing 787-9 Biman acquired in 2019. The aircraft features a three class configuration with Business, Premiu...

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by boacvc10
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1219
Views: 180540

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

An intercepting missile doesn't need to go mach 10 to do the intercept; as long as it can get to the attacking missile before the attacker gets to the target it's a good intercept. And if the old Marine Corps HAWKs are gathering dust in a warehouse, I think they should be sent to Ukraine. They woul...

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by boacvc10
Mon Mar 21, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1219
Views: 180540

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

I suspect that the solution will be electromagnetically accelerated interceptors that are command guided. Think of a rail gun that can send a projectile against the incoming missile. The misdile maneuvers, so, for the few seconds its in the air, the projectile needs to be guided. It can't see bevau...

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by boacvc10
Mon Mar 21, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1219
Views: 180540

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Lasers and other directed energy systems are likely the best way as the speed is many times the hypersonic, as light speed is nearly instataneous. At the hypersonic speed the surface gets red hot, few materials can sustain this, adding heat could cause failure. It would also tend to slide the missl...

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by boacvc10
Mon Mar 21, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1219
Views: 180540

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Lasers and other directed energy systems are likely the best way as the speed is many times the hypersonic, as light speed is nearly instataneous. At the hypersonic speed the surface gets red hot, few materials can sustain this, adding heat could cause failure. It would also tend to slide the missl...

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by boacvc10
Mon Mar 21, 2022 3:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1219
Views: 180540

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

@jayinkitsap regarding your suggestion about lasers ... Are you confident (and knowledgeable) about the efficiency of laser energy being beamed at targets moving at hypersonic velocities which has a thin layer of plasma as it passes through air? Plasma is almost like a high energy boundary and has v...

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by boacvc10
Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 14 Years since Sarla Thukral died
Replies: 2
Views: 1620

Re: 14 Years since Sarla Thukral died

And she did it wearing a traditional Sari! (Photo can be seen of her in that link).

1000 hours is a far cry from 40 hour PPL training.

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by boacvc10
Tue Mar 15, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump aircraft news (March 2022)
Replies: 9
Views: 4565

Trump aircraft news (March 2022)

Well, i recently read about a US campaign mailing about Trump Force One which is now apparently in dispute by Trump himself. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/598166-trump-i-am-not-using-campaign-funds-for-new-plane Then he said, " ... his plane is being serviced in Louisiana and should be ...

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by boacvc10
Mon Mar 14, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aircraft Lease Return/Repo Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 53196

Re: Russian Aircraft Lease Return/Repo Thread

Sad. Also be wary of what is going to happen to the Russian space program and its cooperation in the ISS. Will he send commandos now to Space?

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by boacvc10
Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 433214

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Who are you collecting those windfalls from? You can go file suit against Aeroflot, Russian government or Putin himself for breach of contract. You're still not going to see a dime. I asked a question. I am not the lessor or have anything to with that industry. I suspect, with nation-state actors a...

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by boacvc10
Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 433214

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Ok, can we assume MARCH 4, something major will happen (I am referring to social media chatter, and will not link anything) How do you think it's helpful or beneficial to anyone in this conversation to reference "something major" and then not provide any sourcing or direct statements on w...

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by boacvc10
Thu Mar 03, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 433214

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Ok, can we assume MARCH 4, something major will happen (I am referring to social media chatter, and will not link anything) Is there a boneyard of serviceable aircraft in Russia? If they do nationalize the frames "Russia National Airlines" or something like that, where could they use those...

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by boacvc10
Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 433214

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Given the possible long term crisis that is expected as te conflict plays out will we see airlines seeking to recoup losses in alternative lengthier routes to account for the loss of all-Russia overflight authority be better off employing larger aircraft (B773, A380, B747) and reduce frequency, or g...

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by boacvc10
Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA Runway Closures
Replies: 43
Views: 10352

Re: DCA Shutdown

The NOTAM just says Runway 01/19 is closed starting at 8:53pm until 2:00a. Given the specific start time, I am pretty sure that was not scheduled. It's odd even for debris that it would take almost 5 hours to re-open the runway. I know sometimes they just pick a time way out there because it is eas...

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by boacvc10
Wed Feb 23, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do some jetliners need to level off after takeoff climb to build speed for flap retraction?
Replies: 25
Views: 7181

Re: Do some jetliners need to level off after takeoff climb to build speed for flap retraction?

Trying to understand to understand the process. After rotation and wheels up, the aircraft is then leveled, with flaps extended, until speed builds up? Wouldn't retracting the flaps help with reducing drag in order to increase speed (clean wings), or is this necessary to due to needing to overcome t...

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by boacvc10
Fri Feb 18, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do any jetliners sometimes require packs-off approaches?
Replies: 9
Views: 2978

Re: Do any jetliners sometimes require packs-off approaches?

When packs are turned off, do the passengers in the cabin notice anything with the heat/humidity/recirculation?

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by boacvc10
Tue Feb 15, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 22
Views: 4650

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

On ep6 he did a lot of work engine #2 but could not succeed in getting it started. I wonder if his insistence in reusing ancient parts is hurting him. At least, he could take the working spark plugs from #1 to make sure the cylinders get enough spark. I know he tested visually but if the spark plugs...

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by boacvc10
Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at ORD. CI 744F has close encounter with ground equipment
Replies: 94
Views: 20490

Re: Incident at ORD. CI 744F has close encounter with ground equipment

Hpw can a cart be swallowed by an engine? Damages??

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by boacvc10
Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Idle thrust - questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2441

Re: Idle thrust - questions

Thanks everyone for the discussion so far. Learning a lot.

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by boacvc10
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Idle thrust - questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2441

Idle thrust - questions

Can a propeller plane be configured for idle thrust by adjusting pitch of the blades? for ground startup? For descent? If a jet engine is at idle thrust, does the thrust level have to be adjusted for ground, air, altitude? When parked is idle thrust just the engine turning over ay low RPM? I have se...

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by boacvc10
Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small GA aircraft made in 1947 onwards how are they still flying?
Replies: 29
Views: 5245

Re: Small GA aircraft made in 1947 onwards how are they still flying?

The fact is you can get a decent aircraft for $30k. Beech That's cheaper than a less useful car ... it's got my mind spinning with possible pathways. Two or four seater? And what are some key features to look for in general. If I have an opportunity (damn Covid business downturn) it won't be for a ...

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by boacvc10
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small GA aircraft made in 1947 onwards how are they still flying?
Replies: 29
Views: 5245

Re: Small GA aircraft made in 1947 onwards how are they still flying?

So, which is more costly in used but functional aircraft. The maintenance of the airframe? The avionics? The engines? The control mechanisms? The moving parts? Trying to learn how much of a money pit a used aircraft is, but I do see many flying so somehow it is more better than a car that we buy new...

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by boacvc10
Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small GA aircraft made in 1947 onwards how are they still flying?
Replies: 29
Views: 5245

Small GA aircraft made in 1947 onwards how are they still flying?

Came across a video log of a pilot on her recent solo flight in three stages from Michigan to Califorina, flying her Bonanza with very great detail of the route and ATC. Videos posted by the pilot can be viewed at https://youtube.com/c/StevieTriesenberg. Since I posted a few weeks ago about a DIY pr...

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by boacvc10
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to GIG and EZE (Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires)?
Replies: 19
Views: 5688

Re: Aeroflot to GIG and EZE (Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires)?

Well, Aeroflot and other communist bloc airlines such as Interflug and ČSA used the IL-18 turboprop well into the 70s to serve destinations both in Asia and Africa. Thank you @dcajet, must have been IL-18 type. Looking at at a random photograph of that type : 2431105 it jogs my memory now that it i...

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by boacvc10
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to GIG and EZE (Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires)?
Replies: 19
Views: 5688

Re: Aeroflot to GIG and EZE (Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires)?

SU to DAC - Did they stop for a while? Allow me to tell a true aviation story. I remember my grandfather on his way to Moscow on a government visit tasking me at the airport (old DAC, now Air Force base) to hurry back and return with his long great coat that he had left behind at home with about 45 ...

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by boacvc10
Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 22
Views: 4650

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

113312 ... I am not related to the original YouTuber who posted that video. Unsure of who you called out for low experience.. just thought it would make for interesting conversation on airliners.net Technical Forum.

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by boacvc10
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 22
Views: 4650

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

I am just a viewer ... is there any Salvage value to the parts?

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by boacvc10
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 22
Views: 4650

DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

https://youtu.be/aVvHYTtHDrc

Would what you do?
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Attention aviation mechs ... what would you do? If you got an offer for a free twin engine aircraft that was abandoned?

https://youtu.be/aVvHYTtHDrc

Would what you do?

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by boacvc10
Wed Dec 22, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A321LR
Replies: 90
Views: 18295

Re: SAS A321LR CPH-IAD today

What was their pax configuration? Thanks

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