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by E1FAIL
Fri Dec 05, 2003 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going To The Hangar.
Replies: 25
Views: 3694

RE: Going To The Hangar.

"We've taken care of the mundane stuff, got to the nitty gritty, management offered a rediculously low amount, we countered, they suggested that we take a break until after the holidays. Management doesn't have a reason to come to a speedy conclusion, but after january, the retro will kick in." What...

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by E1FAIL
Fri Dec 05, 2003 2:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going To The Hangar.
Replies: 25
Views: 3694

RE: Going To The Hangar.

ERJ-145mech....

Ahh...

How are your negotiations going? You are in talking right?

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by E1FAIL
Thu Dec 04, 2003 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going To The Hangar.
Replies: 25
Views: 3694

RE: Going To The Hangar.

E1Fail......Why ask..? do we know each other....?

Yea, I think so. I tried to send you an A-Net E-Mail (thanks AAR90).

Let me know if I guessed correctly and I will send you my E-Mail address the same way.

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by E1FAIL
Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going To The Hangar.
Replies: 25
Views: 3694

RE: Going To The Hangar.

Hey EMBQA, is there any way through here to E-Mail you?

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by E1FAIL
Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going To The Hangar.
Replies: 25
Views: 3694

RE: Going To The Hangar.

On the plus side, we get $1/hr premium for "run/taxi" qualification.

Who do you work for ERJ?

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by E1FAIL
Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eagle At XNA
Replies: 25
Views: 3786

RE: Eagle At XNA

"Last time I was at EAMS they had just finished the first ERJ hanger and new corporate offices. I was able to get onboard N602AE (their 2nd ERJ at the time) before it went into revenue service. I have learned that Eagle is returning ERJ-145's as they take on CRJ-700's due to the 'SCOPE' clause. N601...

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by E1FAIL
Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eagle At XNA
Replies: 25
Views: 3786

RE: Eagle At XNA

"I didn't mean the comment in the negative........just the difference. I always felt they should receive all the benifits of FULL American employee's." They come pretty close to getting full benefits these days. Eagle mechanics are in negotiations right now and you can bet that EASI will get whateve...

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by E1FAIL
Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eagle At XNA
Replies: 25
Views: 3786

RE: Eagle At XNA

"Correct. It's contract maintenance up there at Sawyer, technically. Apparently, Executive Airlines ferries ATRs up there from Miami and San Juan for heavy MX."

MQT is back to being American Eagle. RAMCI as an entity was dissolved.

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by E1FAIL
Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No APU On ATR72-500's?
Replies: 21
Views: 12720

RE: No APU On ATR72-500's?

I am also an ex ASA ramper, I remember on the ATR72 that for air conditioning in the cabin, we use to have to hook up the an air conditioning unit, separate from the GPU. Can the air conditioning be run only on ground power? Ground pack operation could be utilized in hotel mode, however, there were ...

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by E1FAIL
Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No APU On ATR72-500's?
Replies: 21
Views: 12720

RE: No APU On ATR72-500's?

I use to hate removing the GPU after starting #2 in Hotel. I was always afraid of the prop spinning up to power. N757KW Although it was entirely possible, I never heard of a prop brake failing from the engaged mode to the disengaged mode in normal operation at our airline. However, the flight crews ...

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by E1FAIL
Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No APU On ATR72-500's?
Replies: 21
Views: 12720

RE: No APU On ATR72-500's?

Are you an ATR mechanic 242? Yep, several years line experience on the ATR72-200 series (I'm another ex-ASA employee) and I've had the 80 classroom-hour familiarization course too. Hmmm...Me too...About 8 years worth until we went all jet. In case my memory was fuzzy I did some research. http://www....

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by E1FAIL
Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No APU On ATR72-500's?
Replies: 21
Views: 12720

RE: No APU On ATR72-500's?

Are you an ATR mechanic 242?

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by E1FAIL
Fri Nov 21, 2003 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No APU On ATR72-500's?
Replies: 21
Views: 12720

RE: No APU On ATR72-500's?

"Like I said, the ground cooling fans are hydraulicly powered, wheras most other aircraft have electric ground pack fans. Bottom line: no props spinning, no ground air."


Actually the ground cooling fans are electric and the packs and hydraulic systems have no interaction whatsoever.

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by E1FAIL
Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Pilots Overpaid?...Bullsh!t!
Replies: 86
Views: 14558

RE: Airline Pilots Overpaid?...Bullsh!t!

"Then you claim that you can rewire a 767, string it blah,blah blah and take 150 man hours to do it. Mechanics aren't highly trained people who only can stomach the job? No, you could take anyone off the street and with enough time and patience could train them to do the job." And that is exactly wh...

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by E1FAIL
Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxing With Spoilers UP?
Replies: 11
Views: 3714

RE: Taxing With Spoilers UP?

Some aircraft will automatically deploy the ground spoilers during taxi based on speed and thrust lever position as well as some other factors. That is why you might see an aircraft taxiing by with it's spoilers opening and closing.

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by E1FAIL
Fri Nov 14, 2003 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What A/c for American Airlines Fleet Expansion?
Replies: 57
Views: 13717

RE: American Airlines Fleet Expansion

"The F-100s won't be going to Eagle, at least not as long as the scope clause in the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> pilot contract remains unchanged. The clause limits the number of jet a/c Eagle can fly with more than 45 seats, hence the reason why Embraer created the EMB-140...

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by E1FAIL
Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About Turbo-props
Replies: 20
Views: 4324

RE: About Turbo-props

"Some of the ATR's have a propeller brake and can stop the propeller from turning with the engine running to provide "hotel" power at the ramp instead of an APU. I am not sure where the clutch/brake is located between the turbine and the prop but assume it is in the primary side of the gearbox. Mayb...

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by E1FAIL
Wed Oct 22, 2003 1:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embraer ERJ 135/140/145 Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 9391

RE: Embraer ERJ 135/140/145 Discussion

"When shutting down at the gate, you'll get four separate dings telling you that the hydraulic system is losing pressure as a result of the engines being shut down. If the software was well-designed, it would recognize the fact that if the brake is set, the engines shut down, and the doors are open ...

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by E1FAIL
Tue Oct 21, 2003 12:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embraer ERJ 135/140/145 Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 9391

RE: Embraer ERJ 135/140/145 Discussion

- Terrible EICAS warning/caution inhibition. The plane dings too many times for reasons that are unnecessary. What are some of the cautions/warnings that you think should be advisories? - There is a 250 knot limitation below 8,000 feet. This is sometimes aggrivating when operating out of Houston, <a...

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by E1FAIL
Wed Oct 15, 2003 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Bad Is Jetblast On Another Aircraft's Skin?
Replies: 12
Views: 5451

RE: How Bad Is Jetblast On Another Aircraft's Skin?

Hi E1FAIL, what do you mean by dinged and nicked? Sorry, I don't know the whole English stuff . The shattering part I get. It must be a really dangerous situation because once the windshield is shattered the crew remains exposed physically to the jetblast. Not to mention the glass and other debris f...

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by E1FAIL
Wed Oct 15, 2003 1:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Bad Is Jetblast On Another Aircraft's Skin?
Replies: 12
Views: 5451

RE: How Bad Is Jetblast On Another Aircraft's Skin?

We had one plane dinged and nicked and the Captain's windscreen shattered when a 767 ahead of it powered up a little more than necessary with it's #1 engine hanging off the edge of the taxiway.

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by E1FAIL
Wed Oct 15, 2003 1:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is An Oxygen Door?
Replies: 25
Views: 6081

RE: What Is An Oxygen Door?

Who in the commercial world still services O2 bottles on the aircraft? I'm under the impression that it is not allowed any more and the bottles must be removed for service, at least in the US. This, of course brings up the question how did the door get unlatched and how did the crew miss it? The MES...

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by E1FAIL
Mon Sep 29, 2003 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle / CO ATR-72 Hybrid Flying Around?
Replies: 5
Views: 3303

RE: AA Eagle / CO ATR-72 Hybrid Flying Around?

Eagle hasn't acquired any new ATR's in years and doesn't plan to.

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by E1FAIL
Sat Sep 27, 2003 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flames From An Aircraft Engine?
Replies: 23
Views: 13765

RE: Flames From An Aircraft Engine?

When are the flames coming out of the tailpipe? As someone stated, it is not all that unusual to see a torch out of the tailpipe on start up, particularly when it is cold out. If it happens at idle or above, that is another story.

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by E1FAIL
Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tire Changing
Replies: 25
Views: 5788

RE: Tire Changing

Good description, although at our airline we make it a practice to deflate the tire before removing it from the axle so as to prevent the wheel halves from separating in the case of thru-bolt damage. The theory is that the axle nut will keep the two halves together just in case...

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by E1FAIL
Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD-80 At JFK- No Nose Gear
Replies: 49
Views: 10880

RE: AA MD-80 At JFK- No Nose Gear

Could have been some of those mechanics that always sleep through there shift instead of doing a CORRECT B-check, or maybe it was no ones fault it was just one of those things that just happens. Oh well, hope no one looses there job over it. I went through my old records and....Oh my God, I did a B ...

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by E1FAIL
Sat Sep 06, 2003 8:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A/C Wild Electrical Power
Replies: 7
Views: 26183

RE: A/C Wild Electrical Power

Buckfifty described the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> Wild system quite well. On the ATR, the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> Wild generators are turned by the props, an the props must be spinning around 70% for the generators to come on line. The main hydraulic pumps, landing an...

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by E1FAIL
Sat Sep 06, 2003 8:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ 145 APU.
Replies: 8
Views: 7821

RE: ERJ 145 APU.

Did the APU you heard have the silencer installed? There is a huge difference between the silenced and unsilenced versions.

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by E1FAIL
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD-80 At JFK- No Nose Gear
Replies: 49
Views: 10880

RE: AA MD-80 At JFK- No Nose Gear

Most, if not all aircraft that have Nose Gear Failures are returned to service within 3-4 weeks if that is all that was wrong. They disassemble the piece, repair it, repaint it, install the piece, and voila. I suggest you do some research on N2417F (Now N919AT) that made an emergency landing. They h...

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by E1FAIL
Thu Sep 04, 2003 1:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fault Management ERJ 170
Replies: 4
Views: 4028

RE: Fault Management ERJ 170

There are probably very few people on these boards with intimate knowledge of the systems on the ERJ 170 as they aren't really out yet. More people know about the EMB135-145, but how much commonality is there? What is the meaning of the FMS acronym on the ERJ 170? I know of the Flight Management Sys...

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by E1FAIL
Thu Sep 04, 2003 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD-80 At JFK- No Nose Gear
Replies: 49
Views: 10880

RE: AA MD-80 At JFK- No Nose Gear

>>>Does the aircraft look repairable?

Absolutely! Some minor skin damage, but these things usually take only a day or two to get back in service....




It will be a little longer than that.

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by E1FAIL
Wed Sep 03, 2003 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 777s In Formation?
Replies: 42
Views: 6908

RE: Continental 777s In Formation?

Geez Delta, you almost had them in the boat and you let them get away.

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by E1FAIL
Fri Aug 29, 2003 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle From San Juan
Replies: 23
Views: 3397

RE: American Eagle From San Juan

Go take a look on AMRCORP.COM.......they might have some of the info you want. For instance, Executive's YTD load factor is 57.3

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by E1FAIL
Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Hops To Top In Passengers Carried
Replies: 15
Views: 3259

RE: Southwest Hops To Top In Passengers Carried

AA Eagle shouldn't be included in airline passenger statistics, neither should Delta Connection.





Why not?

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by E1FAIL
Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MWA-Marion, Illinois
Replies: 15
Views: 2062

RE: MWA-Marion, Illinois

I've made that drive in 4.5 hours! Sweet! I never used to drive back to Chicago except over the holidays and the troopers would be out in force for looking for us. They used to pull us over in packs of twenty or so......Good times! At the time I never even considered flying back upstate. Not only wa...

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by E1FAIL
Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MWA-Marion, Illinois
Replies: 15
Views: 2062

RE: MWA-Marion, Illinois

I would gather that the majority of students are not from that far away and would be unlikely to fly anyway, or would drive the two hours to St. Louis to save a few hundred dollars. It seemed the vast majority were from the St. Louis area or Chicago area, with the balance spread throughout Illinois....

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by E1FAIL
Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MWA-Marion, Illinois
Replies: 15
Views: 2062

RE: MWA-Marion, Illinois

Yep, Marion/Carbondale are small markets excluding the college, and how many college kids can afford to fly anywhere on a regular basis?

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by E1FAIL
Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shorts 360?
Replies: 31
Views: 6406

RE: Shorts 360?

Boy were those things slow and hot. But on the other hand they were incredibly safe. You could land it gear up, jack it, drop the gear, and fly it away. The thing was also able to accrete huge amounts of ice and fly safely.

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by E1FAIL
Wed Aug 13, 2003 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot:"I Have Fixed The Plane, Who Wants To Fly?"
Replies: 16
Views: 7100

RE: Pilot:"I Have Fixed The Plane, Who Wants To Fly?"

J32driver.....We occasionally have problems with the ATR that sound like that. If the ramp doesn't load the bags before the pax board, there is the possibility of the plane tipping back far enough that the nose strut WOW switch will go "target far" and cause an AOA caution if the alpha probes aren't...

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by E1FAIL
Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Bleed Air
Replies: 26
Views: 14160

RE: Engine Bleed Air

Ahh....But what about pneumatic anti-ice? The heat from compression is used on the leading edges..I can't imagine that an electric fan could produce the same results. Unlessss...It is one helluva big fan and it runs the air over the electric equipment to pick up it's heat and move it to the leading ...

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by E1FAIL
Fri Jul 25, 2003 1:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Tell Which Direction Fans Spin?
Replies: 7
Views: 3116

RE: How To Tell Which Direction Fans Spin?

The blades scoop air in the same way your table fan does, only the motive force behind the rotation is a turbine as opposed to an electric motor.

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by E1FAIL
Fri Jul 25, 2003 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Tell Which Direction Fans Spin?
Replies: 7
Views: 3116

RE: How To Tell Which Direction Fans Spin?

If you are looking at the front of the fan, the edge of the fan blade that is close to you is the leading edge and will be attacking the air first. Just look at it and visualize which way it would have to turn to be pushing the air towards the tail of the plane as opposed to the nose. And remember, ...

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by E1FAIL
Fri Jul 04, 2003 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Note To Self: Never Fly AA
Replies: 53
Views: 4543

RE: Note To Self: Never Fly AA

It probably won/t get you upgrades, but that is not the point. It probably won/t get major disciplinary action for the offender either...at first. But if enough letters are written about an individual, it WILL get noticed. Believe me. As far as union protection goes, the <acronym title="Safair (Sout...

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by E1FAIL
Fri Jul 04, 2003 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Note To Self: Never Fly AA
Replies: 53
Views: 4543

RE: Note To Self: Never Fly AA

cwapilot,

They all wear nametags. Write down the names of the employees and a brief description of the situation and send it to the company. Believe it or not, it works.

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by E1FAIL
Thu Jul 03, 2003 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Note To Self: Never Fly AA
Replies: 53
Views: 4543

RE: Note To Self: Never Fly AA

I believe a little over 1200 of the 3100 or so laid off FA/s were native A/A. It isn't like all A/Aer's are still employed at the expense of TWA. American employees are feeling the heat too.

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by E1FAIL
Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Saab 340/2000 Cargo...
Replies: 12
Views: 7559

RE: Saab 340/2000 Cargo...

If you want a 340B or ten contact AMR, they will sell you one for a song. Heck, they even donated one to a school.

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by E1FAIL
Sun Jun 29, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does Not Look Like 190 Mph To Me
Replies: 72
Views: 11552

RE: Does Not Look Like 190 Mph To Me

I drive faster than 80 in my car and the tires hold up just great. BTW, airplane tires have speed ratings.

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by E1FAIL
Sat Jun 28, 2003 12:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Saab 340/2000 Cargo...
Replies: 12
Views: 7559

RE: Saab 340/2000 Cargo...

Are you sure that wasn/t a 340B Fred? They come with the lav in front. At any rate, if you can, use an ATR. They work great for cargo. They already have the large cargo door and fast removable bulkheads between the cargo compartment and pax compartment.

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by E1FAIL
Sat Jun 07, 2003 1:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Naca Inlets
Replies: 13
Views: 14276

RE: Naca Inlets

The ERJ's batteries are up front. If I remember right at least one of those ducts in that photo is for battery cooling/ventilation.

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by E1FAIL
Fri May 16, 2003 1:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Someone Please Explain All Of This Smoke.
Replies: 27
Views: 7509

RE: Can Someone Please Explain All Of This Smoke.

FLY....In at least the case of the ERJ in the pictures above, that is definitely not water. Believe me, that cloud is Jet A. I/ve been next to one of those smoky starts more times than I can remember and the smell of unburned Jet A is overpowering. I am sure that is the same with the L1011. How much...

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