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by Buff
Sat Oct 13, 2001 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight Cockpit Visit
Replies: 14
Views: 2086

RE: Inflight Cockpit Visit

What do you think the chances are...

Zero.

Why would you even ask?

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by Buff
Sat Sep 15, 2001 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Withdrawal From Airliners.net
Replies: 51
Views: 4410

Withdrawal From Airliners.net

<I><a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/336291/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/336291/</a> Johan: After having been referred to this thread and reviewing its contents, I am partly convinced your site has been used to...

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by Buff
Sat Sep 08, 2001 8:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Philosophical Difference Between?
Replies: 63
Views: 5382

RE: What Is The Philosophical Difference Between?

"Re Heading Selector on Glare Shield: Captain's knob is loose."

"Captain's knob tightened."

True Story.

Buff

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by Buff
Wed Sep 05, 2001 10:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Venturi's
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

RE: Venturi's

My choice would be "b" hands down. A vacuum is just an extreme form of "low pressure". Venturis can be used anywhere from emptying a waterbed, to the throat of carburetors.

When do we get our prizes?

!!

Buff

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by Buff
Wed Sep 05, 2001 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Philosophical Difference Between?
Replies: 63
Views: 5382

RE: What Is The Philosophical Difference Between?

People tend to look down on mechanics until...

Good to see you back Buzz! I for one have never looked down on an engineer. Unless she was...uh, never mind...

Buff

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by Buff
Wed Sep 05, 2001 1:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jepp Or Nos?
Replies: 17
Views: 2875

RE: Jepp Or Nos?

Air Canada also has a chart publication department with airline customers around the world, including Canada 3000 Airlines.

Best Regards,

Buff

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by Buff
Wed Sep 05, 2001 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Twins Fly ETOPs To Hawaii?
Replies: 24
Views: 3744

RE: Twins Fly ETOPs To Hawaii?

207 minutes - B777. Canada 3000 also has 180 minute ETOPS (uninterrupted for many years) for the B757, in addition to the A330's.

Best Regards,

Buff

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by Buff
Wed Sep 05, 2001 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can A Twin Jet Go Around On One Engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 13951

RE: Can A Twin Jet Go Around On One Engine?

The 757/767 is entirely capable and certified to do a single engine coupled approach and goaround if required. There are flap restrictions for the approach. Autoland capabilities are degraded on single engine ops though. Only manual landings are permitted with an engine out.

Best Regards,

Buff

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by Buff
Tue Sep 04, 2001 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Cathay Pilots Ready To Take Action
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

RE: Oops...

Oops. The original question was posed by "United Airline".

Regardless, I hope CXCPA's "clarification" of your initial concern was accurate.

Best Regards,

Buff

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by Buff
Tue Sep 04, 2001 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Cathay Pilots Ready To Take Action
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

RE: More Cathay Pilots Ready To Take Action

Ah, now we're getting somewhere. Thank you CXCPA for being more specific. That is all I was asking for. First Catpac: <I>"His Question is when is this whole thing (the dispute) going to end......???? In another words, when will the two parties come to an agreement (solution)."</I> Who knows? That is...

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by Buff
Tue Sep 04, 2001 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Cathay Pilots Ready To Take Action
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

RE: More Cathay Pilots Ready To Take Action

Then this entire thread is meaningless!

Buff

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by Buff
Mon Sep 03, 2001 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Cathay Pilots Ready To Take Action
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

RE: More Cathay Pilots Ready To Take Action

Again, I have to ask who are you talking about with the word "they"? Are you talking about CX management or CX pilots?

You can't expect any reasonable discussion unless you're specific with your questions!

Best Regards,

Buff

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by Buff
Mon Sep 03, 2001 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Black Box. A Suggestion...
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

RE: Black Box. A Suggestion...

It's not that simple Kevin. First, not "every single aircraft has a black box". Only large transport category aircraft and some executive type jets carry CVR's and DFDR's. Different states require collection of different levels of information. Second, pilots don't always know what went wrong. Look a...

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by Buff
Mon Sep 03, 2001 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Cathay Pilots Ready To Take Action
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

RE: More Cathay Pilots Ready To Take Action

Harsh? Your bio: <I>SIA is the world's best. Formally khoahuynhuk. The SIA-Haters on this forum, should get their "facts" up-to-date and straight before writing stupid, irrlevant and immature comments. Me being 15 has nothing to do with it, it's those people who are the immature ones. If you don't l...

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by Buff
Mon Sep 03, 2001 6:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Heat
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

RE: Engine Heat

There should be no residual heat at all except in the vicinity of the exhaust shrouds/stubs. If there is excessive heat anywhere else on the nacelle, then something is wrong. Most turboprop/jets have overheat detector loops within the nacelles to warn of heat buildup <I>not</I> caused by fire. Best ...

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by Buff
Mon Sep 03, 2001 6:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PA Announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 7308

RE: PA Announcement

At first it started out as public relations and advertising. But as more and more customers expressed concerns and interests such as yours, more and more airlines including my own have Welcome Aboard, Pre-Takeoff, Reaching Altitude and Just Prior To Descent announcements. They are usually made by th...

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by Buff
Mon Sep 03, 2001 2:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Positive Rate Of Climb Or Run Out Of Runway
Replies: 15
Views: 8063

RE: Positive Rate Of Climb Or Run Out Of Runway

My 90% number came from an old article long since lost from Aviation Week back in the mid-80's. It gave a list of types and percentages. The Seneca I had the worst reputation with about a 92% loss. One other thing that should be considered is operation off contaminated runways, especially in winter ...

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by Buff
Sun Sep 02, 2001 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Cathay Pilots Ready To Take Action
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

RE: More Cathay Pilots Ready To Take Action

What is your alternative to industrial action?

Forgive me if your original post was rhetorical.

Best Regards,

Buff

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by Buff
Sun Sep 02, 2001 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please Give Me Feedback.
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

RE: Please Give Me Feedback.

Yes, but the airplane would not fly the same way. It would have variable flight characteristics. Maintenance would need many more resources to work on such a plane. Just look at the "simple" installation of the fuel and hydraulic lines and connections in the recent near tragedy of the AirTransat A33...

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by Buff
Sun Sep 02, 2001 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Cathay Pilots Ready To Take Action
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

RE: More Cathay Pilots Ready To Take Action

When is what going to end?

Buff

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by Buff
Sun Sep 02, 2001 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please Give Me Feedback.
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

RE: Please Give Me Feedback.

Hi Jason: Although the Lego plane you describe might sound good in theory, the maintenance requirements and pilot training demands would far outweigh any economical benefits that might be realized by the company. Perhaps in the future when aircraft are pilotless and computers can determine all neces...

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by Buff
Sun Sep 02, 2001 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prop Check
Replies: 3
Views: 6301

RE: Prop Check

I may be wrong, but I believe you notice the decrease in oil pressure both times because of the way the oil pressure system works. When oil distribution is constant, pump demand is constant. When oil distribution changes as when exercising the propeller as you have described, oil pressure will drop....

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by Buff
Sun Sep 02, 2001 9:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Positive Rate Of Climb Or Run Out Of Runway
Replies: 15
Views: 8063

RE: Positive Rate Of Climb Or Run Out Of Runway

Well said Geebar. Couldn't agree more.

Welcome to Airliners.net!

Best Regards,

Buff

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by Buff
Sun Sep 02, 2001 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turnaround Time
Replies: 9
Views: 3907

RE: Turnaround Time

If I recall, the absolute minimum turn time for the Dash8-102 is 7 minutes. That's from brakes set to take-off. I'd have to look it up to be sure but, hey, it's a long weekend...

Yawn,

Buff

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by Buff
Sun Sep 02, 2001 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Philosophical Difference Between?
Replies: 63
Views: 5382

RE: What Is The Philosophical Difference Between?

The Ian Gillan Band does a great tune Ted The Mechanic.

If he only knew...

Buff

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by Buff
Sun Sep 02, 2001 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flaps Up Landing
Replies: 4
Views: 2389

RE: Flaps Up Landing

Additionally, why did the flaps fail to extend? What a pilot doesn't know, especially when it comes to flight controls, can put his ship in jeopardy.

Better safe with the declaration before CFR is needed rather than waiting for them if they're not there!

Best Regards,

Buff

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by Buff
Sun Sep 02, 2001 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turnaround Time
Replies: 9
Views: 3907

RE: Turnaround Time

C-3 schedules 1 hour turns on international flights. 40 minutes on stopover flights. 1 hr 30 on customs flights i.e. in bound from Europe - all off, clear customs, all on, continue to final destination. Our philosophy has always been an airplane doesn't make money sitting at the gate. To the ground ...

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by Buff
Sun Sep 02, 2001 6:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Positive Rate Of Climb Or Run Out Of Runway
Replies: 15
Views: 8063

RE: Positive Rate Of Climb Or Run Out Of Runway

Yeah, but...

Oh well.


Buff

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by Buff
Sun Sep 02, 2001 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Positive Rate Of Climb Or Run Out Of Runway
Replies: 15
Views: 8063

RE: Positive Rate Of Climb Or Run Out Of Runway

Did I say that? I must have been mistaken.

Shamefully,

Buff

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by Buff
Sun Sep 02, 2001 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should The FAA Change The Jump Seat Rule?
Replies: 32
Views: 2806

RE: Should The FAA Change The Jump Seat Rule?

The likelihood of the FAA changing the j/s rules just because a group of "I want, I want, I want..." enthusiasts want access for takeoff and landing is as probable as Boeing changing its name to Airbus because Airbus makes better airplanes (or the other way around).

Best Regards,

Buff

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by Buff
Sun Sep 02, 2001 12:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Positive Rate Of Climb Or Run Out Of Runway
Replies: 15
Views: 8063

RE: Positive Rate Of Climb Or Run Out Of Runway

Jetguy: Very nice answer. I'd like to add an opinion though with regards light twins (Commanche, Seneca, Baron, Cessna 402 type aircraft). It has been measured that with the loss of one engine, these and similar airplanes lose up to 90% of their ability to climb. I clearly remember those days from m...

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by Buff
Fri Aug 31, 2001 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Media Garbage When It Comes To Aviation
Replies: 14
Views: 2587

RE: The Media Garbage When It Comes To Aviation

I have to agree with Airplay and Spitfire here. In fact, the original post comes pretty close to the accusations of sensationalism made against the media. Sorry if you're offended by that, but that's how I interpreted the original post: <I>"Yesterday during a spiral dive practice I pulled +3g's in a...

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by Buff
Thu Aug 30, 2001 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 Emergency Propeller?
Replies: 18
Views: 5008

RE: Ram Air Turbine

...is the correct name for The Rat. As stated it is capable (depending on installation) of producing limited hydraulic and/or electrical power in the event of total engine failure.

Most transport category jet aircraft now have them.

Best Regards,

Buff

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by Buff
Thu Aug 30, 2001 1:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High-bypass Fans At Altitude
Replies: 8
Views: 3030

RE: High-bypass Fans At Altitude

<I>Power plant: Four General Electric F-101-GE-102 turbofan engine with afterburner; Thrust: 30,000-plus pounds <U>with afterburner</U>, per engine; Length: 146 feet (44.5 meters); Wingspan: 137 feet (41.8 meters) extended forward, 79 feet (24.1 meters) swept aft; Height: 34 feet (10.4 meters); Weig...

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by Buff
Thu Aug 30, 2001 1:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High-bypass Fans At Altitude
Replies: 8
Views: 3030

RE: High-bypass Fans At Altitude

The B-1B is definitely a cleaner airframe designed to be flown supersonic. I doubt it uses sustained afterburner in mach cruise (could be wrong - Concorde doesn't - but Concorde accelerates to M1.7 prior to disengaging her reheaters). <I>Engines are given as 30780 lb, which I assume is the afterburn...

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by Buff
Wed Aug 29, 2001 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Philosophical Difference Between?
Replies: 63
Views: 5382

RE: What Is The Philosophical Difference Between?

Seriously Metwrench, I think one of the most significant differences in "thinking" between pilots and AME's is the route travelled to get to the position one currently holds. There is unbelievable competition and oft times backbiting for most civilian trained pilots in their efforts to get that bett...

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by Buff
Wed Aug 29, 2001 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Philosophical Difference Between?
Replies: 63
Views: 5382

RE: What Is The Philosophical Difference Between?

Simple: Pilots are much better than engineers. Except for fixing things that they break, maintaining regular times on the home front, drinking beer, chasing women who are <I>not</I> flight attendants, living in one place for more than a couple of years, drinking beer, and a plethora of other things....

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by Buff
Wed Aug 29, 2001 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High-bypass Fans At Altitude
Replies: 8
Views: 3030

RE: High-bypass Fans At Altitude

Keep in mind thrust/weight ratios. That has more of an effect on rate of climb than lift/drag comparisons.

Best Regards,

Buff

PS What is the AUW of the B-1B?

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by Buff
Wed Aug 29, 2001 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: May I Suggest A New Format For Asking Questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 3195

RE: May I Suggest A New Format For Asking Questions?

How 'bout Fault Reporting Codes?

23-12-37-2-01

Look that up in yer Funk 'n Wagnalls!

Buff

BTW, good idea, but would involve quite a bit of pre-thought and organization on the part of the poster.

Another good reason to keep this question on the TechOps Forum!!

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by Buff
Tue Aug 28, 2001 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Engines & Propeller
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

RE: Jet Engines & Propeller

Aother reason: Turboprops (the P&WC kind) are much quieter than jets and are able to use much shorter runways.

Best Regards,

Buff

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by Buff
Tue Aug 28, 2001 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada 3000 A340
Replies: 40
Views: 3123

RE: Tygue

I think your comment of "nonsense" is uncalled for. The first airplane is being crewed out of Toronto. The second airplane has not been put out for bid. Since some of the intended flying will be out of Vancouver in the future, it is only a matter of time before those crews will be eligible for slots...

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by Buff
Mon Aug 27, 2001 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Emergency Landing In Portugal, 9 Hurt
Replies: 118
Views: 10304

RE: Air Transat Emergency Landing In Portugal, 9 Hurt

<I>Of course, when aircraft land heavy they need a special inspection and <U>will invariably burst tyres and have brake fires break out.</U></I> Yes, and Not Necessarily. Yes, the O/W inspection is required. On the 757, it typically takes about 3 hours if no faults are found. Burst tyres and brake f...

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by Buff
Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada 3000 A340
Replies: 40
Views: 3123

RE: Canada 3000 A340

Slawko: I won't be doing the routes but I've heard through the grapevine the 5-star hotel in Delhi is walking distance to the Taj Mahal. I have no doubt the hotel in M'umbai (is that the correct spelling?) will be of similar quality if not in location. GK might be more enlightened on these details.....

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by Buff
Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Line Of Sight Distance At Altitude
Replies: 7
Views: 10735

RE: Line Of Sight Distance At Altitude

Some years ago while listening to ATC frequencies in the Ottawa area I heard the following exchange: An exec jet pilot was being asked about flight visibility in the vicinity of the outer marker, as Tower Controller was witnessing hazy conditions. The Texan at the controls of the exec jet drawled ou...

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by Buff
Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proffessional Piloting
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

RE: Professional Piloting

<I>I also want to make sure that there will be jobs in aviation at the time I get there.</I> 28flyer: There are NO assurances in life. That's Lesson #1 in growing up. As far as career choices go, piloting is probably a safe venue for the next 50 years. However if one goes down a career path for reas...

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by Buff
Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat
Replies: 15
Views: 1878

RE: Air Transat

<I><B>fa-nat-ic</B> 1. adjective - overenthusiastic, zealous beyond the bounds of reason. 2. noun - an inordinately zealous adherent or supporter, especially in politics or religion. <b>fa-nat-i-cal (adj), fa-nat-i-cism (noun)</b> wild and often dangerous enthusiasm.</I> Sure adds spice to the world...

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by Buff
Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada 3000 A340
Replies: 40
Views: 3123

RE: Airtransam

I'm curious to find out just why you post stuff like that? Have you any idea that for every reasonable post you may make (and you have made a few), you more than detract from your credibility and ability to make your future points when you have one of your [many] tantrums? You really do need to wake...

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by Buff
Sun Aug 26, 2001 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Line Of Sight Distance At Altitude
Replies: 7
Views: 10735

RE: Line Of Sight Distance At Altitude

Miles: square root of altitude x 1.23. Ideally the same as VHF navaid reception.

Best Regards,

Buff, DieHard 4

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by Buff
Sun Aug 26, 2001 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Flight Physics...Have You Noticed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

RE: No Physics...Just Gravity

Deck angle, as stated by Willfly4food (what a handle!). Nothing more, nothing less. All jet aircraft in level cruise flight maintain 3 to 4 degrees nose up. The cabin floor is designed to be flat (horizontal, level) only when sitting parked on the ground.

Best Regards,

Buff

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by Buff
Sun Aug 26, 2001 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Emergency Landing In Portugal, 9 Hurt
Replies: 118
Views: 10304

RE: Air Transat Emergency Landing In Portugal, 9 Hurt

My 'puter's been down for the last 24 hours so I've had time to cool down from Slawko's Slam. The link posted by Ceilidh was fascinating. A known problem. What a way to find out about it. Much like the known problem of the rudder hard-over on the older 737's. With regards ditching and being trained ...

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