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by Slcpilot
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 310
Views: 59397

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

What strikes me as odd is the fact the fuselage was pressurized to much more than standard. Just from a layman’s perspective, is it possible that was done to stiffen the fuselage? Could an engineer chime in with the net effects of the extra pressure on the test? Why would extra pressure represent a ...

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by Slcpilot
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2075
Views: 258991

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

There is late word that the Starbopper has blown over in the wind on to its side. Maybe a little bailing wire is in order. Stand by for a citation...

https://mobile.twitter.com/RogerLewisHolt/status/1088073319809728512

SLCPilot

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by Slcpilot
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 75584

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Supposedly first flight to be attempted Monday. I hope all goes well!

https://mobile.twitter.com/NicolaPecile/status/1083927757510209536

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by Slcpilot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bae 146 Nickname
Replies: 15
Views: 2174

Re: Bae 146 Nickname

From another source.... BAe146: Viscount 900 Smurfjet with 5 APU's The Gas Chamber Bumble-et Baby JumboBring Another Engine 1-4-Sick Submarine- low slow and out of sight Airborne Auschwitz Tonka Toy 4 oil leaks connected by an electrical fault, The Quadra-Puff Lead Sled Mini Galaxy Sky Dozer Fisher ...

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by Slcpilot
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 75584

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Are there any other links that detail yesterday’s taxi tests? It seems possible there might be some directional control issues based on at least one report. The gear configuration has always looked a little unusual to me based on four things. 1) There is a short couple between the nose gear and the ...

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by Slcpilot
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 75584

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

With respect to possible missions for ROC, beyond the acknowledged Pegasus missions, carrying large cargo has been discussed. Would ROC be large enough to transport BFR or BFS? Transporting either rapidly, and being able to return them to the manufacturing site for refurbishment might be useful. SLC...

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by Slcpilot
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 75584

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

If and when it does fly, I can’t help but wonder if there’s a yoke/stick (?) disconnect feature. Some traditional airliners have some form of disconnect where each control input can control respective elevator halves. I wonder if there is any provision for each input independently controlling each f...

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by Slcpilot
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Dassault Falcon 5X prototype?
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: Status of Dassault Falcon 5X prototype?

I always called this aircraft (Falcon 30) the DRJ for (Dassault Regional Jet) to myself. It does have a kinda neat ring to it.

SLCPilot

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by Slcpilot
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 481
Views: 71385

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

The 175E1 is the superior product in its category in the USA in my opinion. Given the non-scope compliance of the 175E2 as such, is there a possibility of a compromise that will fit scope? Would either the geared fan on the old wing or the “old” engines on the new wing be an option as a 175E1.5? The...

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by Slcpilot
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane crash off of NY coast
Replies: 6
Views: 1761

Re: Small plane crash off of NY coast

GA is not relatively dangerous. Get real. Well, as a Part 121 pilot AND an avid GA pilot/enthusiast/instructor I’d have to argue a little bit here. Statistics can be very dangerous to play with, but it is my understanding general aviation, as a whole, is roughly 10 times more risky than boarding an...

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by Slcpilot
Sun May 06, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?
Replies: 42
Views: 5115

Re: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?

If I was one of the F-16 pilots I would have made an attempt to descend through one of the horizontal stabs at a level attitude. This would have given me a fighting chance at ejecting afterwards and would have certainly made the 757 unflyable. With the 757 unaware they were being intercepted, it is ...

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by Slcpilot
Fri May 04, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 28070

Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread

There is one aspect of the B-21 Raider that still leaves me perplexed. Has anyone seen definitive evidence of the aircraft having 2 or 4 engines? While 2 engines certainly seem reasonable in terms of what’s available for a practical thrust/weight ratio, any displacement from the centerline will most...

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by Slcpilot
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA
Replies: 66
Views: 7094

Re: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA

That cost really seems a bit much for what it is. I’d have to think Scaled could do it for quite a bit less.

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by Slcpilot
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 55
Views: 14584

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

Contrary to earlier reports, the aircraft does not appear to be found yet. Given the total lack of information, and thus the possibility of survivors, I hope the search and RESCUE efforts are intensified. Trying to avoid politics here, but I would hope modern ELTs were not on any embargo or sanction...

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by Slcpilot
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing to introduce a radical new plane design
Replies: 9
Views: 3027

Re: Boeing to introduce a radical new plane design

My guess? How about a small transport for special forces derived from a Bird of Prey shape? It’s fun with a teaser like this and no further data, knowing that the answer will be revealed shortly. Cheers! Ps. If it is electric, I’d expect it to have a hybrid power system, with a small turbine for cha...

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by Slcpilot
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widening Fuselage (hypothetical) CS500
Replies: 19
Views: 2127

Re: Widening Fuselage (hypothetical) CS500

VSMUT, Thanks for finding that! I actually searched for a while to find those images, unsuccessfully! It’s hard to believe that widening the fuselage was actually considered. The 747 is already a compromise with the flat Section 41 areas. Back to the C-series... in terms of cost and performance, the...

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by Slcpilot
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widening Fuselage (hypothetical) CS500
Replies: 19
Views: 2127

Re: Widening Fuselage (hypothetical) CS500

That being said, there was a plan at one point for Boeing to offer the 747-500, -600, -700. It is my recollection that the -700 was a stretched version that was also WIDENED! That seems hard to believe, and would have also implied 3 aisles. I can’t begin to imagine the certification issues. I would ...

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by Slcpilot
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?
Replies: 44
Views: 9774

Re: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?

They are whisper quiet on takeoff, but tend to make a lot of aerodynamic noise when they reach cruise speed, yes. Ahhh! The WSCoD !! The D is really undeserved in all fairness. It has a very good safety record. The WSC may be closer, but those that fly it say it does well. It sure does rattle a who...

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by Slcpilot
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 70 Years Ago - 14 October 1947 - First Manned Supersonic Flight - Bell X-1 flown by Chuck Yeager
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: 70 Years Ago - 14 October 1947 - First Manned Supersonic Flight - Bell X-1 flown by Chuck Yeager

There have been some assertions that George Welch was actually the first to successfully fly at supersonic speeds. There’s even a book about it. The XF-86 was capable of supersonic flight before the X-1 flew its famous mission. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Welch_(pilot) https://en.m.wikipe...

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by Slcpilot
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68971

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I understand that those who are not on the ground in Houston have a different perspective than those there. From abroad it seems hard to imagine the Houston economy and air travel resembling what it has been traditionally in the past given the widespread devestation. It seems clear the infrastructur...

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by Slcpilot
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68971

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Agreed, I am riding out the storm now, and there is a pause in the rain in the area where I live in. Harvey is not even close to even being as bad as Katrina, sure Houston is being flooded and soaked with rain, but dealing with catastrophic economic damage because of this? Not a chance in hell. Hou...

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by Slcpilot
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68971

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

For verification on the euro run comment earlier. There's a sentence that wasn't especially clear. It is very likely that the storm will return to the Gulf of Mexico, restrengthen, and make a direct landfall near Houston. This is not a 100% guarantee but it's likely enough that it should NOT be take...

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by Slcpilot
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another (doomed) Pan Am startup?
Replies: 12
Views: 5195

Re: Another (doomed) Pan Am startup?

The Wiki link is hilarious! It shows a "fleet" that includes 20 Eclipse 500s. It also shows 9 passengers beside that aircraft type. I'd almost pay money to see 9 people get in an Eclipse 500, let alone fly in it! Maybe it's total number of passengers carried so far ;) ! Cheers! Ps. In retr...

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by Slcpilot
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incidents With Incapacitated Pilot
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Incidents With Incapacitated Pilot

The chances of a relatively untrained person landing an aircraft are relatively slim in my opinion, but not unprecedented... http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/04/04/eighty-year-old-woman-lands-plane-after-husband-dies-mid-flight/ I often wondered if I could have landed Flight 93 on 9/11 had I made it in...

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by Slcpilot
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 196486

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

G'day The following photo is even better: With all those wrinkles I assume that thing is made of cotton or polyester fabric? Heavierthanair gets it right imho. I'll bet these are fiberglass mock ups on a non-flying aircraft just to excite the Paris crowd. Certified hardware may be quite a bit down ...

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by Slcpilot
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 21012

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

http://secure.rewardforyou.online/swp/us/mtp/q/gt/amz_nanv.html?brand=Apple&volid=aps478&src=b2o&model=iPhone&os=IOS&xyz=28402-G1heHyn_zit_9dKdYplm&ckk=n&ld=US&ip=166.137.118.86&browser=Mobile%20Safari&city=Dallas&isp=Service%20Provider%20Corporation&c...

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by Slcpilot
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 21012

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

For me the re-directs are making the site almost unusable. I hope this gets fixed soon.

Cheers?

SLCPilot

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by Slcpilot
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 75584

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

JetBuddy, Thank you very much for providing definitive proof of what the yellow fixtures do! It took time to find the picture and post it! Bikerthai, Thank you for the further explanations. And a follow-up question since you're both so good! What are the two large blisters on the onboard side of bot...

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by Slcpilot
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 75584

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

From another forum I frequent. Nobody really has a good answer so far! I challenge Anet to come up with the real purpose! Cheers! SLCPilot "For the life of me I can't figure out what the four large yellow fairings are attached to the side of the fuselages under the wings. The fittings to mount ...

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by Slcpilot
Mon May 29, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the absolute farthest a 777-200LR can fly in a pax config with restrictions?
Replies: 15
Views: 4810

Re: What is the absolute farthest a 777-200LR can fly in a pax config with restrictions?

Back in 1986, when the Voyager flew around the world, I had similar questions. I wondered if fuel replaced all payload on any existing aircraft, if an around the world flight was possible. If it was, then the flight was not a technical challenge, just an economic one to make it happen. With the stat...

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by Slcpilot
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880 Low pass photo Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1561

Re: Convair 880 Low pass photo Help

There is a thread here with some comments by the son of the pilot. I knew the actual pilot back in my Houston days, but have not been in touch for years. SLCPilot I'll try to find the Anet thread....in the meantime.. https://m.facebook.com/ClassicAirlinerFilms/photos/a.799113523475991.1073741827.799...

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by Slcpilot
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Phones on planes..dumb question
Replies: 15
Views: 2105

Re: Phones on planes..dumb question

It is my suspicion that the primary reason for the phone ban dates to the period when cells phones were analog and had much higher broadcast power. I chuckle at my mother, who has for years innocently put her ringer on mute....thinking that was "airplane" mode...that being the mode that wo...

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by Slcpilot
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one ship left to search for MH370
Replies: 58
Views: 9848

Re: Only one ship left to search for MH370

For me, personally, the fact the plane navigated the FIR border suggests it was not an "emergency", or technical fault. It also suggests to me that it was done by someone with significant aviation knowledge. My wager would be with very great odds the Captain did it.

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by Slcpilot
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-8 Luggage Loading
Replies: 13
Views: 3741

Re: United DC-8 Luggage Loading

viewtopic.php?t=754317

And in action here....just past 2:00!

https://youtu.be/V886TJn-cQU

Cheers!

SLCPilot
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It's fun to learn stuff new every day! I may well have read this back in the day, but forgot! Let's get in a time machine!

viewtopic.php?t=754317

And in action here....just past 2:00!

https://youtu.be/V886TJn-cQU

Cheers!

SLCPilot

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by Slcpilot
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft scrapping question.....
Replies: 10
Views: 4114

Re: Aircraft scrapping question.....

This is PURE speculation on my part, but I think the cost of aircraft disposal in the future may exceed the cost of building them! As crazy as that might seem, imagine the cost of removing the Sears tower or some other large structure built 40 or so years ago. I believe the cost of complying with en...

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by Slcpilot
Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MS-21 Simulator Goes Operational
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Re: MS-21 Simulator Goes Operational

It seems a little bit odd to me that the instructor position is biased towards the left side of the sim. Pretty much every sim I can recall being in has had the position biased towards the right. To me, the right side seems a little easier write or use the mouse (if you're right handed). The cockpit...

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by Slcpilot
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson reveals prototype for supersonic passenger aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 16577

Re: Richard Branson reveals prototype for supersonic passenger aircraft

I question the wisdom of conducting initial flight testing out of Centennial Airport in Denver. To me, trailering the aircraft and flying it out of Front Range would seem like a much better game plan. The intake system on the demonstrator is pretty unique, with two inlets feeding three power plants....

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by Slcpilot
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Two G550s for Polish VIP Mission
Replies: 5
Views: 1697

Re: Two G550s for Polish VIP Mission

Nice ride! But the aircraft pictured is not a 650!

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by Slcpilot
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling as a kid in the 1970s....
Replies: 33
Views: 3937

Re: Traveling as a kid in the 1970s....

Don't worry, my parents were frugal. Most of the time is was the taxpayer buying the ticket. My sister and I were service brats.

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by Slcpilot
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling as a kid in the 1970s....
Replies: 33
Views: 3937

Re: Traveling as a kid in the 1970s....

I have a few special memories.... My parents were very frugal, and wouldn't buy the tubes for the inflight movie. My sister and I would turn up the volume full blast, and hold our ear to the upturned armrest and watch the movie out of the corner of our eye with one ear pgged to the end of an arm res...

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by Slcpilot
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt new Terminal-3 is 1-year late already; Est 2023 open
Replies: 27
Views: 4712

Re: Frankfurt new Terminal-3 is 1-year late already; Est 2023 open

How long did it take to build the IAD terminal?

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by Slcpilot
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If An Aircraft Is En Route to a Nation That Breaks Out In War
Replies: 44
Views: 6790

Re: If An Aircraft Is En Route to a Nation That Breaks Out In War

Panzerpowner, 2175301 will know why it is relevant. More specifically, landing in a politically unstable airport could fall into one of two categories: either the flight crew knows, or they don't. If the crew doesn't know, the question is moot. If they do know, it is a choice made by the captain bas...

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by Slcpilot
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If An Aircraft Is En Route to a Nation That Breaks Out In War
Replies: 44
Views: 6790

Re: If An Aircraft Is En Route to a Nation That Breaks Out In War

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bronson

Fly Safe!

SLCPilot
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2175301,

Charles Bronson it sadly not doing so well either...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bronson

Fly Safe!

SLCPilot

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by Slcpilot
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta Air Lines fly Atlanta-Stuttgart?
Replies: 58
Views: 10951

Re: Why does Delta Air Lines fly Atlanta-Stuttgart?

Many years I rode JFK(or STL)-CDG-STR on an L-1011 with TWA. I suspect it was in the early 90s. There were 39 folks on the CDG-STR leg as pax.

I have some ancient 8mm footage of the flight some people in internetland would enjoy seeing on YouTube. Someday.

Cheers!

SLCPilot

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by Slcpilot
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia B777 isolated at Manila Airport
Replies: 7
Views: 3942

Re: Saudia B777 isolated at Manila Airport

If there is/was/will be such a button, a public forum is not the place to discuss it. That being said, the location and aircraft type reminded me of a book written by a friend. Anet would tear apart the technical details, but the general public will enjoy it. https://www.amazon.com/Last-Flight-Cydn ...

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by Slcpilot
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA FA does Looney Tunes voices on landing
Replies: 57
Views: 5676

Re: SWA FA does Looney Tunes voices on landing

I doubt his seatbelt use would pass a safety audit from a ghost rider.

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by Slcpilot
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 75584

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Comparisons to SpaceX aren't apples to apples in my opinion. A failure to land a first stage may still have happy and satisfied customer if the satellite makes it to orbit. Even a complete failure of a single mission will not doom the entire program. Man, I didn't really want to predict a SpaceX ro...

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by Slcpilot
Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 75584

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

In my opinion, Stratolaunch is a VERY high risk endevor, with marginal returns at best. Any number of small technical failures could put the entire program at risk. Even something as small as gear extension problem could damage the aircraft and make it all for not, customized rocket and all. Compari...

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