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by Thrusty69
Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25812

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

How’d it wind up between what appears to be the vehicle service road and the taxiway?

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by Thrusty69
Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25812

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

smokeybandit wrote:
Well, makes unloading the cargo easier with the new rear cargo door.



Swing tail.

Looking at the pictures, did that thing even land on the runway? Something doesn’t look quite right…

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by Thrusty69
Mon Apr 04, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there no direct flights from Vegas to Asia?
Replies: 44
Views: 4996

Re: Why are there no direct flights from Vegas to Asia?

Virgin, British Airways, Discover, Condor, KLM , Edelweiss all serving LAS currently with more to come.

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by Thrusty69
Mon Apr 04, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there no direct flights from Vegas to Asia?
Replies: 44
Views: 4996

Re: Why are there no direct flights from Vegas to Asia?

For all intents and purposes LAS has a stand alone international Terminal.

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by Thrusty69
Thu Mar 24, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 4989

Re: airplane gliding

Paper airplanes fly. So do gliders.

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by Thrusty69
Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metric vs Imperial in aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 5759

Re: Metric vs Imperial in aircraft

Jay, there’s no metric on airliners. You may have missed the jokes. No mechanic anywhere working on airliners has metric tools anywhere.

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by Thrusty69
Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metric vs Imperial in aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 5759

Re: Metric vs Imperial in aircraft

My Snap-On 1/2” socket is clearly engraved with “1/2-12.7” right on it. Swear to god. … …

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by Thrusty69
Tue Mar 08, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metric vs Imperial in aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 5759

Re: Metric vs Imperial in aircraft

All the big commercial western jet stuff is not metric, but sometimes you run into the exception, and I question whether it’s actually a /32nd measurement…. I frequently see metric dimension tires on airliners from Europe etc… I’ve worked on some smaller German built piston aircraft and metric faste...

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by Thrusty69
Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nosewheel tire size
Replies: 6
Views: 1750

Re: Nosewheel tire size

By chance was this aircraft an A321?

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by Thrusty69
Thu Feb 10, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Women Removed from AA Flight over Nut Allergy
Replies: 138
Views: 15419

Re: Women Removed from AA Flight over Nut Allergy

Lift up any seat cushion in any class of service on any airliner… You will find bits of peanuts every time. Along with other delicious treats.

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by Thrusty69
Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thieves steal flight management system from parked 737 at Lagos terminal
Replies: 16
Views: 5189

Re: Thieves steal flight management system from parked 737 at Lagos terminal

Except the inoperative component would still have to be installed. No-go if it’s missing.

I suspect whoever stole it needed it real bad for their own purpose and took the first one they came across… assuming it was just the FMC and/or CDU.

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by Thrusty69
Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 minimum engine oil qty for dispatch
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

A320 minimum engine oil qty for dispatch

Anyone know what the minimum quantity is required for dispatch? V2500 and PW1000 powered more specifically. If anyone wants to add other airframe/engine combos go for it. Include max capacity too if you are in the know.

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by Thrusty69
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 37416

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

If the #1 engine failed, could the ART (Auto Reserve Thrust) have activated and commanded max power+ on the #2 engine? And maybe went unnoticed?

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by Thrusty69
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 37416

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Can’t really do a flight control check on MD-80 elevator. Control cables only go to the tabs.

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by Thrusty69
Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Idle Speed
Replies: 11
Views: 1592

Re: A320 Idle Speed

Woodreau, the three operators I deal with ALWAYS start 2 first and than 1, if it’s single engine taxi they start 1 only and that’s a wrap.

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by Thrusty69
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Idle Speed
Replies: 11
Views: 1592

Re: A320 Idle Speed

Parking brake set. Set up for single engine taxi on left engine only. It sounds different than after a normal 2 than 1 start. (As viewed from the ramp)

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by Thrusty69
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Idle Speed
Replies: 11
Views: 1592

A320 Idle Speed

Does an A320 With V2500 idle at a different speed with just the left engine running (single engine taxi)?

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by Thrusty69
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did TWA start putting those big black stripe ice detectors on their aircraft wings?
Replies: 13
Views: 2328

Re: When did TWA start putting those big black stripe ice detectors on their aircraft wings?

Some MD-80 have the ice detectors on the wings because upper wing surface ice would likely damage an engine if ingested. Other MD-80 have one of two different manufacturers heated pads instead of the detectors making the detectors not necessary. I believe there’s one other system as well but I can’t...

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by Thrusty69
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MOGAS Availability in airports in EU and US
Replies: 11
Views: 1112

Re: MOGAS Availability in airports in EU and US

Check out autofuelstc.com. That will answer your question for US airports. There’s plenty of planes running around with STC’s for 87, but I’ve never known anyone to use it unless the trucked it from home… Many places in the US you can’t get ethanol free gasoline with I don’t believe any or most of t...

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by Thrusty69
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine noise question
Replies: 22
Views: 3457

Re: Engine noise question

Spoilers take roughly one second to transition up or down. If you were in a dead silent hangar where you could hear a pin drop, you would not be able to hear spoilers being actuated. They don’t make any noise. Of course you can hear the hydraulic pump being loaded and unloaded but that noise would b...

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by Thrusty69
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the BAC limit for pilots higher than that of driving in the US states?
Replies: 12
Views: 2520

Re: Why is the BAC limit for pilots higher than that of driving in the US states?

.04 is a good buffer. Dessert cakes, mouth wash, and cough medicine… of note, .04 is the limit to turn a wrench on a plane too. I’m my experience with various U.S. 121 operators…. Company policy is usually .00.

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by Thrusty69
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 4452

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

I think what he meant is actual access. Whether or not there is a bulk cargo door, you can always gain access to that area from the aft cargo door. There is no actual partition. You are free to walk between the two areas.

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by Thrusty69
Sat May 01, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Brakes and brake fans
Replies: 16
Views: 4513

Brakes and brake fans

Why is it Airbus are typically equipped with integral brake fans for cooling AND heavily utilized, and Boeing- to the best of my knowledge never been equipped with them and never has issues with hot brakes?

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by Thrusty69
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 13567

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

We were once stuck on the tarmac in a 744, and somebody came into the cabin by way of the nose wheel and through a hatch on the cabin floor. Can anyone enlighten me how that worked? They came through the EE Bay access door that is aft of the nose gear. Climbed the integral ladder into the passenger...

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by Thrusty69
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different manufacturers for jet engines #1 vs. #2
Replies: 25
Views: 5019

Re: Different manufacturers for jet engines #1 vs. #2

It's a feature on the A340, it can be deactivated by the crew if the aircraft is light. If the aircraft is empty, it doesn't even contact the ground. https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/6/8/9/0414986.jpg?v=v40 [/quote] I’ve never seen that switch in the cockpit. What panel number is it on...

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by Thrusty69
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parting out retired aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 2281

Re: Parting out retired aircraft

Zinc chromate (ya they still do it), CIC (corrosion inhibiting compound), paint, etc... Its good “clean” aluminum. As long as the aluminum isn’t all mixed up with the next lower valued metal you’ll generally get the top dollar. That’s my limited experience over the years... The scrapper doesn’t care...

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by Thrusty69
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parting out retired aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 2281

Re: Parting out retired aircraft

45¢/lb in my neck of the United States for good clean 7075 aluminum. 747 weighs around 400,000lb minus components, gear, avionics, wiring, interior etc... maybe 200,000lb clean aluminum left over? Just a guess. I’ve seen that joint down in Marana cut one up faster than you would think they could if ...

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by Thrusty69
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are engines on planes changed so often?
Replies: 18
Views: 4166

Re: Why are engines on planes changed so often?

Doing it by the book, how long to remove an engine? How long to replace one? Many answers there. Depends on the type of engine the type of plane, the components that need to be swapped from the take off engine to the install engine (QEC engines typically have most of the components on the new engin...

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by Thrusty69
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Door Latch Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2794

Re: Door Latch Question

The handle is free to rotate 360° when pulled partially out. When pulled fully out the splines engage the door mechanism and as the handle is rotated the door opens. So the only concern here would be: Can the airflow in flight be enough to pull the handle fully out and engage the door mechanism? Pro...

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