And could relate to overall size and weight
JT3D: 53" Diameter, 142" Length, 4600 Pounds (Dry)
JT8D-17: 40" Diameter, 124" Length, 3500 Pounds (Dry)
And speaking from experience....the 727 was a tail heavy bird
Most difficult......hands down.... The DC-8
The overall engineering design of the aircraft was just bad.
The DC-10/MD-10/MD-11/KC-10 and the DC-9 closely follow the -8
The easiest has to be the 777. Completely mechanic friendly, you just need a ladder for EVERYTHING.
This could explain encountering Aeroflot F/A's in Miami a couple weeks ago, during their training....Jump to post
Only issue I have ever seen was the fact that HondaJet had to get approval from the Government to paint their aircraft green.Jump to post
Speaking as a private pilot, that experienced the loss of the right main on the day of my solo..... 1. Aviate. Fly the airplane. Fly it safely. Altitude and airspeed will always be your friend. Remain calm and work the relevant checklist, if one, for the situation. No checklist, go to your basic ai...Jump to post
Speaking as a private pilot, that experienced the loss of the right main on the day of my solo..... 1. Aviate. Fly the airplane. Fly it safely. Altitude and airspeed will always be your friend. Remain calm and work the relevant checklist, if one, for the situation. No checklist, go to your basic air...Jump to post
It appears the the heir to Dassault Aircraft has perished in a helicopter crash.
Prayer to the Dassault family and personnel.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... pter-crash
This 739 has undergone and complete and thorough Cat scan.Jump to post
There was a twin jet in the family - the Triumph NGCT (Model 143). http://stargazer2006.online.fr/aircraft/pages/triumph.htm I don't see anything about test flights with a mixed setup - though the Triumph was originally designed to have prop and jet versions. There is a photo of a Starship w/o engi...Jump to post
From experience.....when APB began the winglet mods on the 757s, part of the flight test regiment was to remove a winglet, fly the aircraft through its test flight routine and record if there any issues that arose. Once they did one wing, the did it to the other.Jump to post
Just a little reading on it.
From what I've seen and read the engineering team was not that impressive.
I had the fortunate opportunity to meet General Yeager on December 16, 2003, at The Centennial of Flight Celebration.
Great person, incredible pilot, a true legend. Godspeed and rest in Peace.
Well; iAero/Swift Certificate is held in Phoenix, the Operations Center is in Greensboro and a major hub is out of Miami.Jump to post
Just to add, newer Boeing aircraft have a MAX and an RTO position on the Autobrake switch. MAX on a 777, with just a test crew is an astonishing thing to experience (you better be buckled in). RTO is for/during a Rejected Take Off, to reduce the pilot workload under those circumstances. Why is ther...Jump to post
Just to add, newer Boeing aircraft have a MAX and an RTO position on the Autobrake switch.
MAX on a 777, with just a test crew is an astonishing thing to experience (you better be buckled in).
RTO is for/during a Rejected Take Off, to reduce the pilot workload under those circumstances.
I believe the ideology of cargo loading has evolved over time. Whereas the DC-10 and 767, as you mention, have the door forward of the wing, currently thought is to load behind the wing, to the front, thus lowering the probability of standing the aircraft on the tail. If you look the 747F has the ma...Jump to post
Pretty interesting read.
I wonder how the airlines will react, or if they will react at all.
This was just released on October 3rd.
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/us-dot- ... -airlines/
Why can't you fly barefoot? The Contract of Carriage prohibits it, #1. Dress appropriately; bare feet or offensive clothing aren’t allowed. Common sense, #2. Florida Woman doesn't sound like a rules-follower. So socks only would've been fine? Or a pair of flip-flops? Yes, I've seen people wearing m...Jump to post
Yes, because you can just go to the E/E bay and repin/reprogram your transponder in flight to another random number..... The lies in this article are as blatant as the news media. You assume a bog standard transponder on an RC-135W? Amusing. This is a SPY PLANE. I'd be surprised if they did not hav...Jump to post
Just my .02 Cents.... RVSM airspace has aircraft on opposing headings flying at 1,000 foot separation. This theory just eliminated RVSM airspace, altogether. Imagine three or more aircraft, stacked 1nm and 1,000 feet below the other, riding this 'wave" and othr aircraft trying to share the rout...Jump to post