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by 426Shadow
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?
Replies: 48
Views: 5004

Re: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?

I agree that accident rate per flown hours or cycles is probably a better metric overall, but I disagree that the Concorde was a safe design. As said above, the airplane flew much less hours and cycles than other airplanes and yet did flirt with disaster a few times before what was probably an inev...

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by 426Shadow
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RQ-180 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Re: RQ-180 questions

Probably one of the most mysterious planes and probably one of my favourite jets along with the A12.... Is there anything within aviation circles or of people 'in the know' a-la Formula one on the RQ-180? As an analogy, there were quite a few people/magazines in the aviation community that were in ...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?
Replies: 48
Views: 5004

Re: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?

And don't forget about the Asiana 777 that crashed on the approach to SFO. if I'm not mistaken? That was pilot error;; Yes, it was “pilot error”, but ..... it would not have occurred in an Airbus. And that is the biggest error with these types of comparisons. Is a “pilot error” accident a Mulligan ...

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by 426Shadow
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130
Replies: 83
Views: 10297

Re: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130

It seems the C130 will be there for ever & congress will make sure. And the rest moves on I guess. Sounds like a plan. Well they did cease production of the C-141, C-17 and C5, so anything is possible. Yes but the difference is, they weren't replaced while still in production, their orders were...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance
Replies: 24
Views: 4892

Re: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance

What does the 747 have to do with this? Anyone with a brain knows it is not by any means STOL. This is just another chance for Boeing bashing apparently for some people.

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by 426Shadow
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missing Helicopter off Kauai's Coast
Replies: 11
Views: 2696

Re: Missing Helicopter off Kauai's Coast

Oh shoot second accident of the day. For those who know the superstition, here’s the third crash of the day yesterday: https://abc11.com/1-hospitalized-after-plane-crashes-in-pender-co/5793010/ Seems like a pretty preventable crash. Unless he couldn't get full power that looks like either out of ba...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 34
Views: 5543

Re: SU-57 Crash

This certainly is good news. Kind of odd though that China hasn't had one go down. I guess the benefits of stealing data means you wont make the same mistakes. What do you mean? China hasn't had any Su-57 delivered, so in that sense, you are absolutely right, they haven't had any Su-57 crashes to d...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 34
Views: 5543

Re: SU-57 Crash

This certainly is good news. Kind of odd though that China hasn't had one go down. I guess the benefits of stealing data means you wont make the same mistakes.

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by 426Shadow
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 936
Views: 141865

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

F-35 is longer ranged than the F-15E and I expect the X won't have a significant difference in range to the E. In stealth configuration? Not even close. The F-15E has more range than any other US fighter aircraft. Now if you were to hang tanks on a F-35? Who knows. 426Shadow, multiple F-15 aircrew ...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 936
Views: 141865

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I'm not really crying anymore since the F-35 numbers weren't just maintained, but actually bumped up - however my initial thoughts of "if we injected that money into the F-35 program, we'd have more of THOSE planes, quicker than we'd ever get the F-15EX" still holds somewhat true. It's ki...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most vulnerable MAX operators.
Replies: 107
Views: 20349

Re: Most vulnerable MAX operators.

d) finally getting different fleet types so they can send the right planes to the right markets In reference to point D are you saying Jetblue should get some 737's? What about other mostly or all Airbus fleets. Should they mix it up as well? jetBlue already has their eggs spread across three baske...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most vulnerable MAX operators.
Replies: 107
Views: 20349

Re: Most vulnerable MAX operators.

Ummm...how about WN? All Boeing fleet that is not getting any younger. MAX suspension brings any growth plans to a screeching halt. BTW, thank you for starting a new thread rather then just adding to the bloated MAX thread. Much easier to track topical discussions with separate threads!! I second t...

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by 426Shadow
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The math behind twins.
Replies: 36
Views: 4407

Re: The math behind twins.

I think your statement about ship using different powerplants for low speed is incorrect. Most ships that use jet turbines for power use the turbine to produce electrical energy. This is used to power electric motors to propel the ship as well as all the other electric needs of the ship. I recall b...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130
Replies: 83
Views: 10297

Re: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130

Every product at some point finds a better, more capable competitor. That moment came to the C-130. Worse, the KC-390 arrives with the powerful Boeing. Producing in Florida a new version version with 50% local content is totally possible, allowing for sale to the US Armed Forces, as well as oversea...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This Website is turning into the Fox News comment section.
Replies: 24
Views: 1696

This Website is turning into the Fox News comment section.

Let me explain. If you ever go to any article on the Fox News website, no matter what the story is it will somehow turn into a political liberal bashing festival. Go ahead and check it out. I don't care what the article is about. That being said, it seems like this site that its getting to the point...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 62248

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

What exactly do you want Boeing to say? Do you think any company is going to trash talk their own product? Neither Boeing or Airbus (or any other aircraft manufacturer) even take swipes at each other. It was a stress test and and it did exactly what it was intended to do. Find the weak points. If y...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: This is what the F-32A would have been.
Replies: 50
Views: 6016

Re: This is what the F-32A would have been.

From what I've read, the YF-23 could maneuver with the YF-22 without the need for thrust vectoring, and has a rear aspect stealth design that is based on not having it. Yes, at VERY low air speeds, the thrust vectoring on the 23 could give it a slight edge in maneuvering, but, in the terms of the c...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: This is what the F-32A would have been.
Replies: 50
Views: 6016

Re: This is what the F-32A would have been.

Okay I'm going to stir the pot here :stirthepot: No, the YF-23 wasn't a better plane. It had an interceptor-style design without adequate control surface area. The rear of the aircraft (especially the thrust nozzle/vector area) seemed primitive and likely would have required significant redesign. A...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130
Replies: 83
Views: 10297

Re: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130

The 390 would be a great addition for the USAF. As long as they keep ordering C-130’s I have no issue with that. Like having Airbus and Boeing in one airline. As long as they don’t just change over for the hell of it. This site is full of aviation enthusiasts that think they know what’s best. This ...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130
Replies: 83
Views: 10297

Re: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130

Taking our jobs away for some that don't even exist doesn't make sense no matter how good the KC-390 looks. Sounds like something that would be said in the USSR. If a program isn't viable, the jobs need to go. Just gonna cherry pick my who statement for this BS? The KC-390 has no place in the USAF....

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by 426Shadow
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130
Replies: 83
Views: 10297

Re: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130

Hi, folks Now that Boeing took charge of the Embraer KC-390 and renamed it C-390 Millenium, are you expecting a stronger market penetration for this plane ? https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dubai-boeing-and-embraer-rebrand-transport-as-c-390-462350/ It's supposed to replace the venerable ...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61415

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

This is supposed to be a Boeing orders topic but Airbus is being mentioned more than anything and most of the posts aren't even about orders. If i went to the Airbus topic and did the same all hell would break loose. Aren't the mods supposed to keep it on topic?

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by 426Shadow
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 47222

Re: Word Game Q4 2019

WarRI1 wrote:
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Bubble

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by 426Shadow
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?
Replies: 59
Views: 7654

Re: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?

Storing Hydrogen in a passenger aircraft with a considerable number of electrical systems. What could go wrong with that. Let me guess....oh, yeah: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Hindenburg_disaster.jpg You need to read this article to see how safe Hydrogen is - it seems like i...

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by 426Shadow
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43601

Re: Emirates Chairman slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

At the end of the day the A380 just like the Concorde was more of a prestige, nationalist vanity project. I think Airbus is scared to make a move first anymore as they may have felt they got burnt with the A340, they got burnt with the A380 so nowadays everyone always says "what is Boeing's nex...

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by 426Shadow
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?
Replies: 59
Views: 7654

Re: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?

morrisond wrote:

I'm not talking about saving the A380 Program - just saving the tooling so the cross section could be reused in probably a relatively low volume project.


The thread title says otherwise. The A380 was a prestige program just like the Concorde. It's as dead as the Pax 747 is. Let it go.

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by 426Shadow
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: This is what the F-32A would have been.
Replies: 50
Views: 6016

Re: This is what the F-32A would have been.

I see this as just a fun "what if" discussion. No harm no foul as nothing is going to change. The YF-32 might have been a great plane, but it did not live up to what was required during the testing. The looks certainly were not an issue for me, I like variety if we can have it (but not fo...

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by 426Shadow
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: This is what the F-32A would have been.
Replies: 50
Views: 6016

Re: This is what the F-32A would have been.

The F-14 was a garbage plane no matter what you did to it. See everyone has opinions.

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by 426Shadow
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: This is what the F-32A would have been.
Replies: 50
Views: 6016

Re: This is what the F-32A would have been.

I am not trying to sell a failure to a a close minded audience or anything like that. The A-12 also looked interesting but got forbid if I said anything positive about it I sure i would be beat down with "Facts". Just the bit about the F-32 having more fuel and payload was definitely inco...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: This is what the F-32A would have been.
Replies: 50
Views: 6016

Re: This is what the F-32A would have been.

At the end of the day, it wasn't chosen so you can get as technical as you want and it wont change a thing. I thought the designs looked interesting. I am not trying to sell a failure to a a close minded audience or anything like that. The A-12 also looked interesting but got forbid if I said anythi...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: This is what the F-32A would have been.
Replies: 50
Views: 6016

Re: This is what the F-32A would have been.

RJMAZ wrote:
. A physically smaller aircraft means less payload and fuel. If the engine was made much bigger it would also take up more internal space that also means less payload and fuel.


Might want to let the F-22 know that since it has the same fuel payload as the F-35 even tho it is much larger.

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by 426Shadow
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: This is what the F-32A would have been.
Replies: 50
Views: 6016

Re: This is what the F-32A would have been.

You guys are acting like I am a Boeing Stan or something. I LITERALLY work on the F-35 program.

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by 426Shadow
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X Plane 11 Freeware
Replies: 18
Views: 15494

Re: X Plane 11 Freeware

Not trying to offend anyone. Just stating the truth. He can use both if he wants. cant disregard reality though. Xplane is a newer program that offers features that p3d just doesn't. And a level of quality not seen in a sim before. Plus the OP asked specifically about xp11 and you brought up p3d (o...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X Plane 11 Freeware
Replies: 18
Views: 15494

Re: X Plane 11 Freeware

X plane is a much better program than fsx or p3d. Ive used all of them. There just isnt a ton of high quality freeware. But there is some. The xplane flight dynamics, sloped runways, and default aircraft are the best on a simulator program ever. Hands down. Zibo mod 737-800 Zibo/Ultimate 737-700/90...

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by 426Shadow
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X Plane 11 Freeware
Replies: 18
Views: 15494

Re: X Plane 11 Freeware

evank516 wrote:
426Shadow wrote:
evank516 wrote:
Wow are they really this scarce? There's so much more for FSX it's somewhat disappointing.


You didn't even consider p3d v4? Btw join a Facebook x-plane group and you'll find all you need.


What's p3d v4?


Basically a 64 bit fsx with updates. Google is your friend.

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by 426Shadow
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X Plane 11 Freeware
Replies: 18
Views: 15494

Re: X Plane 11 Freeware

evank516 wrote:
Wow are they really this scarce? There's so much more for FSX it's somewhat disappointing.


You didn't even consider p3d v4? Btw join a Facebook x-plane group and you'll find all you need.

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by 426Shadow
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: This is what the F-32A would have been.
Replies: 50
Views: 6016

Re: This is what the F-32A would have been.

It looks.. interesting. And menacing. It reminds me of the 50s era fighters like F-86, F-8, MiG-15 and 17 and so on. Mostly because of the air intake up front. There's no doubt that the F-35 looks more esthetically pleasing. It beats the F-35 in at least 2 areas from what I see. Fuel payload and it...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: This is what the F-32A would have been.
Replies: 50
Views: 6016

Re: This is what the F-32A would have been.

It looks.. interesting. And menacing. It reminds me of the 50s era fighters like F-86, F-8, MiG-15 and 17 and so on. Mostly because of the air intake up front. There's no doubt that the F-35 looks more esthetically pleasing. It beats the F-35 in at least 2 areas from what I see. Fuel payload and it...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: This is what the F-32A would have been.
Replies: 50
Views: 6016

This is what the F-32A would have been.

We've all seen the prototype X-32 from the JSF competition but that model was not what the final aircraft would have looked like. I found this quite interesting, tho still ugly as sin. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/20971/this-is-what-a-boeing-f-32-wouldve-looked-like-if-lockheed-lost-the-jsf...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Commercially Active U.S. Airports With 100 Ft Wide Runways?
Replies: 16
Views: 1453

Re: Most Commercially Active U.S. Airports With 100 Ft Wide Runways?

Generally when people join and ask a question right away, you already know its going to be a doozy.

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by 426Shadow
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 32797

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

BravoOne wrote:
I doubt that any of this happened as reported. More fake news to stir the SWA pot. Pictures or it did not happen.


Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstien would love it if it was that simple.

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by 426Shadow
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are turboprops so named ?
Replies: 56
Views: 9434

Re: Why are turboprops so named ?

Well respectfully, pilots just fly them, that doesn't mean they know more about them then say a mechanic or engineer. Pilots are required to know every part of every system on the planes they're certified to fly. That is part of the type rating process. Prior to being type rated on a particular air...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are turboprops so named ?
Replies: 56
Views: 9434

Re: Why are turboprops so named ?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I can’t believe someone who I believe is a pilot started this thread. It’s been officially turbopropeller for 60+ years.


Well respectfully, pilots just fly them, that doesn't mean they know more about them then say a mechanic or engineer.

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by 426Shadow
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 14959

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2019

WarRI1 wrote:


they are hung on the............


back of a horses ass.....

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by 426Shadow
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Automation Revolution
Replies: 8
Views: 4103

Automation Revolution

Call me paranoid but to me this is a bigger deal than climate change and yet it is mostly ignored. From my point of view: Currently we have an reasonable amount of automation here in the USA. I think China is going to hit the point of no return before us as they do things like fire 40,000 people in ...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I have a question (job)
Replies: 13
Views: 8732

Re: I have a question (job)

It could be replaced by robots, but who better to service the robots than someone that knows how the tools and process work. Eventually another robot will service the robot, and then later the robot will service itself. At that point we will all be using robots to fly from place to place to look fo...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 751470

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

This topic is so polarizing I cannot believe there hasn't been multiple warnings or a lock.

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by 426Shadow
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I have a question (job)
Replies: 13
Views: 8732

Re: I have a question (job)

Hello everyone, I am writing to you because I am thinking about taking up a job as an air fitter. - assembly work on aviation components - includes sealing between interlayer and anti-corrosion surface protection - positioning of parts on instruments according to the instructions and technical draw...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus unveils PC-12 NGX
Replies: 20
Views: 7073

Re: Pilatus unveils PC-12 NGX

Impressive Fadec and an autothrottle are a big advance and a workload reducer, looks like single lever power control as well So a good advance, I wonder if that is a different engine with more power ? One thing the PC12 needs is more speed and that would help, its 280 knot cruise is non competitive...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140597

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

So the flight I’m taking on southwest this weekend is a 20 year old 737-700. I have to be honest. I’m a little freaked out due to the age. There’s no way to know that the aircraft has been inspected, correct? If it only flew 4 fc daily for 365/360 days a year it’s like 29990 fc. Any reassuring thou...

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