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Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Etops In-flight Engine Shutdowns
Replies: 18
Views: 6773

RE: Etops In-flight Engine Shutdowns

Not all twin engine jet built today can be used for ETOPS flights. For an aircraft to be certified for ETOPS, it has to have certain equipment such as: larger capacity fire extinguisher systems for the cargo compartments, larger oil tank for the APU, there are others but memory fails me. In addition...

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Sun May 22, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: National Museum Of The Usaf
Replies: 21
Views: 4755

RE: National Museum Of The Usaf

The items that won't on display at the opening of the 4th building will be added gradually. In addition, with so much effort being put into getting the 4th building up and running on time, a backlog of house keeping items have been placed on hold in the rest of the museum. These items will be addres...

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Sat May 21, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: National Museum Of The Usaf
Replies: 21
Views: 4755

RE: National Museum Of The Usaf

The more time you have, the more you can enjoy all the museum has to offer. If you become a "Friend of the Museum" $30, you get a 20% discount in the gift shop and at the IMAX theater and at the simulators in the Korea/Southeast Asia galleries. You also get a wonderful quarterly magazine, which incl...

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Fri May 20, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: National Museum Of The Usaf
Replies: 21
Views: 4755

National Museum Of The Usaf

On June 8th, the 4th building at the NMUSAF will open. The building itself has not yet been named, but it is divided into 3 sections: Space and Research and Development, Presidential and Global Reach. All of the Presidential Aircraft and most of the Research and Development Aircraft that were in han...

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Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is That Thing?
Replies: 16
Views: 6495

RE: What Is That Thing?

A carrier I worked for was certifying their L-1011's for RVSM operations. Lockheed was not going to do that for the operator but they did provide us with the information on the installation and use of a trailing cone as part of the project to measure the accuracy of the altitude measurement system. ...

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Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Engine Swap - GE/RR
Replies: 10
Views: 8421

RE: 787 Engine Swap - GE/RR

Another issue when going from an American powerplant to a British powerplant or vice versa; the powerplants rotate in the opposite directions. It doesn't sound like much but the torsional loads caused by the different direction of rotation do make a difference. I have worked both <acronym title="Roy...

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Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Collings Foundation Airplanes At LEX
Replies: 2
Views: 3871

Collings Foundation Airplanes At LEX

The Collings Foundation B-17G, B-24J, and P-51D will be at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Lexington's Blue Grass Airport, Friday afternoon Aug 5th, all day Saturday Aug. 6th and Sunday Aug 7th, and Monday morning Aug. 8th.

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Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Angels Commander Resigns
Replies: 25
Views: 9464

RE: Blue Angels Commander Resigns

Quite often, the best person for the job is the one who made a major error but came through it <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>. If they are introspective at all, they will better be able to make corrective actions and not make the same error again. The "One Screw Up and You're Gone ...

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Wed May 11, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Any Boeing Model 299s Or B-17Bs Out There?
Replies: 6
Views: 5445

RE: Any Boeing Model 299s Or B-17Bs Out There?

The "Swoose" is in the restoration shops at the National Museum of the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>. If you take the "behind the scenes" tour on a Friday afternoon you can see how far the restoration has gone. The "Memphis Belle" is also in the same shop and her restoration is much fur...

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Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bombers In Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 4832

Bombers In Restoration

There are four interesting (at least I think so) bombers in the restoration shops of the National Museum of the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> (NMUSAF): Boeing B-17D "Swoose", Boeing B-17F "Memphis Belle", Douglas XB-42 "Mixmaster", and Douglas XB-43. The XB-42 was powered by 2 Allison V...

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Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Help ID This Fighter
Replies: 7
Views: 4351

RE: Help ID This Fighter

Oh, by the way........

The MiG-19 is not a development of the MiG-17 but an entirely new design. It's prototype exceeded M1 a couple of months before the prototype of the F-100, making the MiG-19 the world's first production supersonic aircraft.

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Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: National Museum Of The Usaf Changes
Replies: 4
Views: 5999

RE: National Museum Of The Usaf Changes

In 1988, the Modern Flight Hangar was opened. In 2003, the Kettering Cold War Hangar was opened and much of the museum's collection was reorganized so that the displays are in a more chronological order. For instance, the Airpower Gallery which had included displays related to World War <acronym tit...

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: National Museum Of The Usaf Changes
Replies: 4
Views: 5999

National Museum Of The Usaf Changes

The portion of the Modern Flight Gallery dedicated to the war in Southeast Asia is being completely renovated. The renovations are expected to be completed in the summer of 2011 and the area will be rededicated on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of U.S involvement in that area. Some aircraft h...

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Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Douglas XB-42 And XB-43
Replies: 4
Views: 5546

Douglas XB-42 And XB-43

Douglas built a high speed light to medium bomber designated the XB-42. It was powered by two Allison V-1710 driving counter-rotating propellers at the tail of the airplane through a gearbox. It first flew in May of 1944 and eventually set a U.S transcontinental speed record of 433 mph. A second air...

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Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Allison 501-D/T56, Top Intake FOD Hazard?
Replies: 9
Views: 6297

RE: Allison 501-D/T56, Top Intake FOD Hazard?

Occasionally the inlet would become blocked on a L-188 by a sheet of plastic while the engine was running. This would require changing the engine because the turbulent airflow would result in first stage compressor blade fatigue failures. To let the engine continue in service will eventually result ...

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Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Reverse While Flying
Replies: 21
Views: 6230

RE: Engine Reverse While Flying

The DC-8 prototypes had fuselage mounted speed brakes mounted just aft and in line with the wing trialing edges. They were not effective and so Douglas removed them and added the ability to put the inboard engines into reverse in flight. All DC-8's have this feature and there are no speed brakes on ...

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Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Forward Air Controllers
Replies: 5
Views: 3739

Forward Air Controllers

Forward Air Controllers (FAC's) usually used small aircraft while plying their craft. During the Viet Nam War, the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> used Cessna O-1 Birddogs, Cessna O-2's, and North American <acronym title="Estonian Air">OV</acronym>-10 Broncos. However, the loss rate of th...

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Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical Differences Between L-1011 And DC-10
Replies: 122
Views: 17727

RE: Technical Differences Between L-1011 And DC-10

The DC-10 was an enlarged DC-8/DC-9 airplane. Many of the major structural elements were identical in shape but only larger than those on the DC-8/DC-9 and the main advance in structures was in the size of the airplane. Systems were essentially the same as on the earlier airplanes. The L-1011 was a ...

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Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Toilet Duck Ice, Items Falling Off Of Aircraft.
Replies: 29
Views: 16924

RE: Toilet Duck Ice, Items Falling Off Of Aircraft.

The forward lavatory service panel on the 727-200 is on the right side of the fuselage and forward of the wing. If the service panel is leaking, it could form a sheet of ice on the fuselage behind the service panel. When the sheet of ice got heavy enough, it would come off the airplane, go over the ...

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Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Korean War Anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 3031

Korean War Anniversary

June 2010 is the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War and the National Museum of the United States Air Force is planning three events in honor of that date. During the last weekend in June, the Korean War portion of the museum will be reopened displaying a complete rework of all of th...

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Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Osprey Causes Civilian Injures In Staten Island, NY
Replies: 8
Views: 5803

RE: Osprey Causes Civilian Injures In Staten Island, NY

Last summer the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit trained at Camp Atterbury in South Central Indiana in preparation for deployment overseas. The aviation units were equipped with <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym>-53's and <acronym title="Leisure International Airways (United Kingdom)...

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Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Korean War Exhibit At The National Museum Of The U
Replies: 0
Views: 4239

Korean War Exhibit At The National Museum Of The U

The section of the Modern Flight Hangar in the National Museum of the United States Air Force dedicated to the Korean War is being completely reworked in preparation to events commemorating the 60th anniversary of the beginning of that conflict. Most of the aircraft in that gallery have been relocat...

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Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kennedy VC-137C
Replies: 0
Views: 2343

Kennedy VC-137C

The Boeing 707-320B first used by John F. Kennedy, designated <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-137C, S/N 26000; has been repainted to the colors it had when John Kennedy was killed. It will be moved back into the Presidential Hangar at the National Museum of the United States Air...

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Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Doolittle Raiders Reunion
Replies: 0
Views: 2151

Doolittle Raiders Reunion

The LAST reunion of the Doolittle Raiders will be held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF) on April 16th through the 18th. There are 7 members of this brave band of men are still with us and 4 are expected to attend. An outline of the event is as follows: Friday - Autograp...

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Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bleed Air & Windmilling
Replies: 26
Views: 7157

RE: Bleed Air & Windmilling

Engines windmill in the opposite direction than when they are running. If you watch a windmilling engine during the start sequence, you will see the fan slow down, stop, and then rotate in the opposite direction.

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Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Aviation School Did You Go To?
Replies: 5
Views: 4937

RE: What Aviation School Did You Go To?

I learned how to fly using the MacAir flight school at the Islip-MacArthur (KISP) airport in central Long Island. That was during 1963-64 and I don't think that school is in operation anymore. As a side bar to this subject, I got my engineering degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute (now Univ...

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Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Aviation School Did You Go To?
Replies: 5
Views: 4937

RE: What Aviation School Did You Go To?

I learned how to fly using the MacAir flight school at the Islip-MacArthur (KISP) airport in central Long Island. That was during 1963-64 and I don't think that school is in operation anymore. As a side bar to this subject, I got my engineering degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute (now Univ...

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Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Current Projects At The National Museum Of The USA
Replies: 9
Views: 6291

Current Projects At The National Museum Of The USA

There are two projects that affect exhibits already on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. 1. <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-137C SAM26000, known as the Kennedy Air Force 1, is being repainted to the color scheme that it had when John Kennedy was assa...

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Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Q: TB-58A Hustler NLG Clearance
Replies: 15
Views: 8554

RE: Q: TB-58A Hustler NLG Clearance

The National Museum of the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> had a working model of the B-58A nose landing gear showing how the gear retracted. The model was on the desk at the entry into the Kettering/Cold war Gallery where the museum's B-58A is on display. It wasn't there earlier this mon...

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Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three Bladed Props On A C-130?
Replies: 14
Views: 11892

RE: Three Bladed Props On A C-130?

The C-130A was originally equipped with a three bladed Aero Products propeller. Some aircraft were retrofitted to the four bladed Hamilton Standard propeller in the mid to late 1970's.

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Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can One Land With Extended Gear Doors?
Replies: 18
Views: 6808

RE: Can One Land With Extended Gear Doors?

The main gear doors on the DC-9's will drag if the airplane lands with them open. The reason for landing with the doors open would be a manual gear extention with no hydraulics. Douglas designed a system of cranks, cables, and pulleys to manually closed the doors; the system was unwieldy and unrelia...

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Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Large Part Of Russian MiG-29s In Bad State
Replies: 18
Views: 8106

RE: Large Part Of Russian MiG-29s In Bad State

I got a look at a MiG-29's structure with the engines removed and I was amazed at the number of blind areas in the fuselage where moisture could collect undetected and be a cause of corrosion. So these reports of structural failures caused by corrosion are not a surprise to me.

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Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water Injection Question
Replies: 63
Views: 18260

RE: Water Injection Question

You can add the Allison (now Rolls-Royce) 501D13H turboprop engine used on Frontier Airlines Convair 580's to the list of water injected powerplants. Frontier used it on high hot days in the Rocky Mountains.

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Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would FAA Certify This Configuration?
Replies: 3
Views: 3616

RE: Would FAA Certify This Configuration?

To get approval for a major change in the configuration of an aircraft you must apply for a Supplemental Type Certificate (S<acronym title="Air Tanzania">TC</acronym>). what you are proposing is a major change. Federal Air Regulation Part 21 (21.111 through 21.120 to be precise) is the regulation th...

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Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nat'l Museum Of The Usaf Partial Gallery Closing
Replies: 9
Views: 6556

RE: Nat'l Museum Of The Usaf Partial Gallery Closing

Here is an update on the partial closing of the Modern Flight Gallery. The section of the gallery that contains the aircraft and exhibits relating to the Korean conflict is blocked off. There is a strong paint odor in the gallery and in the hallway leading to the gallery. So if you are allergic to p...

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Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nat'l Museum Of The Usaf Partial Gallery Closing
Replies: 9
Views: 6556

Nat'l Museum Of The Usaf Partial Gallery Closing

Between December 8th 2008 and February 14th 2009, portions of the Modern Flight Hangar (MFH) at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will be closed for painting of the ceiling. This gallery is dedicated to the Korean and Southeast Asian conflicts and access to the Kettering Cold War Gallery and...

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Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U-2 Takeoff/landing On Carrier?
Replies: 16
Views: 8625

RE: U-2 Takeoff/landing On Carrier?

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has an exhibit dedicated to the U-2. Among the artifacts on display is the tail hook from the U-2 that flew off and onto a carrier.
The display is under the museum's U-2 (its hanging from the ceiling) in the Kettering Cold War Gallery.

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Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need Advice: NYC - Washington DC
Replies: 11
Views: 4142

RE: Need Advice: NYC - Washington DC

The train takes you from downtown Manhatten to downtown Washington. No trip to and from the airport. I would recommend taking the train.

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Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: TF30-P-109 Maximum Thrust Rating
Replies: 15
Views: 7431

RE: TF30-P-109 Maximum Thrust Rating

The TF-30-P100 engines operated in the same Mach number/air speed range as the earlier varients of the TF-30. It provided the F-111 with better take off and climb performance or it could be used to operate the airplane at higher take off weights. I met an ex-F-111A pilot and he told me me that on th...

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Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: TF30-P-109 Maximum Thrust Rating
Replies: 15
Views: 7431

RE: TF30-P-109 Maximum Thrust Rating

The P-100 series of the TF-30 were TF-30's in name only. The engine had considerable structural, aerodynamic, and turbine differences when compared to the earlier varients of the TF-30. Maximum turbine inlet temperatures were 300-500 degrees higher than the earlier engines. The engine would produce ...

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Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Afterburning Turbofan C/D Nozzle Question
Replies: 12
Views: 5295

RE: Afterburning Turbofan C/D Nozzle Question

If the nozzle is closed too much, it will cause a chocked condition where the air in the by-pass will slow own causing a compressor stall at the forward stages of the compressor (i.e. the fan blades). I've seen a worse case of this on a TF-30 where the nozzle was mis-rigged and went full closed inst...

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Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing With Gear Doors Open- Emergency Landing?
Replies: 15
Views: 5779

RE: Landing With Gear Doors Open- Emergency Landing?

At Eastern Airlines, after a few DC-9 landings were made with the main landing gear doors open, the doors were modified by adding a sacrifical skid on the door. So when the plane landed with the doors open, all you had to do is change is the skid and not the whole door.

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Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Virgin Islands
Replies: 5
Views: 2704

RE: US Virgin Islands

If he lets the hotel on St. John know when he and his bride are arriving, they will pick them at the ferry dock. Both ferries from St. Thomas go the the same place on St. John. The ferries from Red Hook run pretty regularly while the ferries Charlotte Amalie run only a couple of times a day. Even th...

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Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DeHavilland Comet Takeoff/Landing-Run
Replies: 15
Views: 4607

RE: DeHavilland Comet Takeoff/Landing-Run

I went to technical school at Keesler AFB near Biloxi, Mississippi in 1960 and 1961. The active runway at Keesler. at that time, was less than 6,000 feet.
One evening I saw a RCAF Comet 2 taxiing in at the base.

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Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ALB Under Served?
Replies: 16
Views: 2243

RE: Is ALB Under Served?

We planned our vacation this year to visit Northern New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. We compared the fares between Louisville (<acronym title="Louisville - Standiford Field International (SDF / KSDF), USA - Kentucky">SDF</acronym>) and the following cities; Boston, Burlington, Hartford, Manchest...

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Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man Chugs Liter Of Vodka In Airport Security Line
Replies: 24
Views: 4834

RE: Man Chugs Liter Of Vodka In Airport Security Line

Old saying - "If you're going to be dumb, then you'd better be tough!" Duh!!

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Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identify Jet In Classic Photo "Hotshot Eastbound"
Replies: 6
Views: 5061

RE: Identify Jet In Classic Photo "Hotshot Eastbound"

It looks like a F-86 Sabre or its naval version, the FJ-2 or FJ-3.

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Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: XB 70 Wing Drooping Wing Tips
Replies: 13
Views: 8345

RE: XB 70 Wing Drooping Wing Tips

The folding wingtips on the XB-70 served two purposes. First and most commonly known was to develop compression lift where the interaction of the shock waves from the folded down wing tips and the shock waves from the fuselage developed a higher pressure under the wing than would normally happen. Th...

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Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Do You "Identify" Your Luggage?
Replies: 25
Views: 11677

RE: How Do You "Identify" Your Luggage?

I use brightly colored covers that go over the handles of my luggage. The covers wrap around the grip and use velcro to secure them. In addition on the inner surface of the cover is a tag your can use for your name and address in case the bag is mis-routed. With so many bags looking alike, the color...

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Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS To Retire Classic 747
Replies: 61
Views: 10751

RE: UPS To Retire Classic 747

UPS is obtaining 8 new 747-400F's, 3 used 747-400F's, and is converting 2 747-400M's to -400F's.
Currently, UPS has received 2 of the new 747-400F's.

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