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by Strebav8or
Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't Boeing power the 727 with JT3D engines?
Replies: 11
Views: 1885

Re: Why didn't Boeing power the 727 with JT3D engines?

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

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by Strebav8or
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 47
Views: 6883

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

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.

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by Strebav8or
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA at FAI (Fairbanks) operational issues
Replies: 50
Views: 10919

Re: AA at FAI (Fairbanks) operational issues

Try flying AA out of Miami. None of my flights ever leave on time, and are generally 45 minutes to three hours late on departure. Makes for a fun evening of trying to catch connecting flights.

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by Strebav8or
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!
Replies: 42
Views: 7056

Re: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!

Take a glimpse at KCLT (Charlotte, NC), at their peak hours. The line-up is massive. From Nation Guard C-17's to 777, A300, 737, A320, and the EMB-135/-145 and CRJ 700's

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by Strebav8or
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPA for the Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Re: GPA for the Airlines

ctidler, remember the following:
C's get degrees, and the doctor who is last in his class is still called "doctor"

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by Strebav8or
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 80
Views: 27005

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

This could explain encountering Aeroflot F/A's in Miami a couple weeks ago, during their training....

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by Strebav8or
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Michael Collins passes away
Replies: 7
Views: 1677

Re: Michael Collins passes away

Godspeed, sir.
He took one of the most amazing pictures ever. Every single human, except for himself was in it.

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by Strebav8or
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 survivors thread 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 5871

Re: What will happen the the Dc-8

Eventually to the desert, then to beer cans.....

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by Strebav8or
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: what kind of process does a company have to do when she's working on a new livery?
Replies: 25
Views: 2783

Re: what kind of process does a company have to do when she's working on a new livery?

Only issue I have ever seen was the fact that HondaJet had to get approval from the Government to paint their aircraft green.

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by Strebav8or
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine out actions
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: Engine out actions

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...

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by Strebav8or
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine out actions
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: Engine out actions

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...

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by Strebav8or
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash
Replies: 33
Views: 5846

Olivier Dassault Helicopter Crash

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... pter-crash
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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

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by Strebav8or
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do passenger windows get so scratched up?
Replies: 7
Views: 2130

Re: How do passenger windows get so scratched up?

Gremlin on the outside of the aircraft?

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by Strebav8or
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beechcraft Starship
Replies: 18
Views: 4531

Re: Beechcraft Starship

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...

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by Strebav8or
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Global 747 Incident at CAE
Replies: 18
Views: 4896

Re: Western Global 747 Incident at CAE

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.

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by Strebav8or
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eclipse aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Eclipse aircraft

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_500

From what I've seen and read the engineering team was not that impressive.
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Just a little reading on it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_500

From what I've seen and read the engineering team was not that impressive.

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by Strebav8or
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Toxic fumes
Replies: 8
Views: 2100

Re: Toxic fumes

Seems to be prevalent problem, if you read any other av news site, with the A318-319/320/321.

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by Strebav8or
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chuck Yeager: First pilot to fly supersonic dies aged 97
Replies: 24
Views: 2049

Re: Chuck Yeager: First pilot to fly supersonic dies aged 97

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.

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by Strebav8or
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are the largest charter airlines in the US headquartered in Miami?
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

Re: Why are the largest charter airlines in the US headquartered in Miami?

Well; iAero/Swift Certificate is held in Phoenix, the Operations Center is in Greensboro and a major hub is out of Miami.

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by Strebav8or
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Wheel Brake Activation
Replies: 30
Views: 2268

Re: Landing Wheel Brake Activation

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...

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by Strebav8or
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Wheel Brake Activation
Replies: 30
Views: 2268

Re: Landing Wheel Brake Activation

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.

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by Strebav8or
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What factors defined the main deck cargo door location on freighter?
Replies: 9
Views: 2018

Re: What factors defined the main deck cargo door location on freighter?

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...

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by Strebav8or
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fasteners on composite aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 2419

Re: Fasteners on composite aircraft

Basic answer is using wet installation. The fastener is coated under the head, on the shank and under the fastening device with sealant to provide a barrier.

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by Strebav8or
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7442

DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/us-dot- ... -airlines/
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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/

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by Strebav8or
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Passenger Tries to Jump Counter, Attack Employee After Being Told She Can't Board Flight Barefoot
Replies: 74
Views: 13566

Re: AA Passenger Tries to Jump Counter, Attack Employee After Being Told She Can't Board Flight Barefoot

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...

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by Strebav8or
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RC-135W disguising as a Malaysian plane
Replies: 33
Views: 4382

Re: RC-135W disguising as a Malaysian plane

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...

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by Strebav8or
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus studing aircraft flying in formation
Replies: 36
Views: 3080

Re: Airbus studing aircraft flying in formation

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...

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by Strebav8or
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RC-135W disguising as a Malaysian plane
Replies: 33
Views: 4382

Re: RC-135W disguising as a Malaysian plane

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.

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