The nosewheel brakes on earlier jets where removed and not included in all subsequent jets for several reasons. 1. They affected steering control adversly. 2. They where not very effective due to the small tires. They didn't add that much more braking power too the system. 3. Tires wore out quickly ...Jump to post
<i>what's the difference between the 737-300 and 737-300G?</i> 737-300=analog cockpit acquired from Western 737-300G=glass cockpit acquired fro Germania <i>Anyways, this modification doesn't really mean much as it was forced upon by the FAA and if <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> ...Jump to post
I do agree that another airport for the <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> metro area isn't going to happen any time soon. You'll see a 6th runway on the north side of Hartsfield first. <i>The growth in Atl...Jump to post
The North Carolina Tar Heels chartered a 767-300 from <acronym title="Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International (GSO / KGSO), USA - North Carolina">GSO</acronym> to <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym> to <acronym title="Greensboro - Piedmont Triad I...Jump to post
I know you need an <acronym title="Hapag-Lloyd (Germany)">HF</acronym> radio if not already present. An HMG (hydraulic motor generator) as an alternate source of electrical power. I'm not sure what other physical requirments there are. You also must demonstrate that you can maintain the aircraft to ...Jump to post
I guess by negative torque you mean does the airflow into the engine ever drive the engine. Without getting into great detail. The EEC uses airspeed, altitiude, throttle position, and a host of other parameters to prevent this. So normally it is not a problem. If it does occur the EEC will alter fue...Jump to post
Jacking points or pads as they are sometimes called are not usually hidden by doors. They may have covers or a bolt installed to keep out FOD. The "door" you see in the picture is actually the aft portion of the flap track fairing. The ring you've seen on the 757 wing is for connecting a safety harn...Jump to post
I'm surprised nobody has said <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> yet. IMHO <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> is...Jump to post
<i>I've worked almost 4 years now, weekends and graveyard shift, and have no prospect in my seniority list(400+) of achieving weekends off in the next 3 years.</i> I've got 13 years with Delta. I've been on midnights most of the time. Currently I can't even hold midnights. I work a 7PM to 3AM shift ...Jump to post
<Mind you Chrysler's minivans are total pieces of crap. They require a new tranny every 10,000 miles.> There was a time when I would have whole-heartedly agreed with you about that. I own a 97 Grand Caravan <acronym title="DHL Aviation (Bahrain) and HeliCusco (Peru)">ES</acronym>. The tranny went so...Jump to post
<img src="http://automobilemag.com/photo_gallery/0403_me412_c.jpg"> <a href="http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=32&article_id=7770" target=_blank>http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=32&article_id=7770</a> <a href="http://www.supercars.net/cars/[email protected][email protected]$ME%20Four...Jump to post
<i>That tail doesnt look too awfully sturdy or even attached too solidly either. Looks as if its held on by just a few bolts......I think they need a lot more reinforcement than that..... </i> The vertical stab on most if not all non tail-engined large transport aircraft is held on to the fuselage w...Jump to post
Jaysit Go back to the story and look at the image gallery. It shows the actual picture which appears to be the cover of a greeting card as under the photo of the president and first lady it says "with best wishes" and is signed by both the president and first lady. There is no political inference on...Jump to post
This story reminded me of the What is a redneck? thread a couple of months ago. Seemed like a perfect answer. <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/features/strangenews/apress_092904_shooting.html" target=_blank>http://abclocal.go.com...Jump to post
The video is real. It was staged to demonstrate the effects of jet blast for a safety video. The engine was removed from the vehicle to make it lighter and it was towed behind the 747 by the fire truck visible in the lower left corner of the frame. The 747s engine was at T/O power. The combination o...Jump to post
Does anyone out there remember a P-51 air racer that crashed at Reno back in the late 70s or early 80s? I believe it had contra-rotating props and was called Miss America. I did a search on A-net and google but couldn't find anything. Any info on this plane would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Dl757mdJump to post
Delta recycles cans. The proceeds go to Habitat For Humanity. When Delta "rented" headsets the foam earpieces where replaced and the headsets reused. Delta now only sells electronic headsets for $2 that the customer can keep. These headsets have a two prong adapter for aircraft use and a stereo mini...Jump to post
Having an A&P will definitely help you maintain your plane more economically. But would the return on your investment be positive? The thousands that you spend on the A&P would take a while to recover. Remember you're only saving labor costs. Another thing is liability. If you do become a pilot and ...Jump to post
I have to agree with Air2gxs. I'm not sure I'd encourage someone to get their A&P right now even if it was their primary goal. They'd have to understand the prospects of some combination of low pay, bad hours, job insecurity, high responsibility, likelihood of having to relocate...It's not for every...Jump to post
LSG Sky Chefs has refused to provide food service to Delta airplanes in 10 stations throughout the Delta system due to Delta being behind in their payments to LSG. Yesterday some resourceful <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> flight attendants were making sandwiches for pax in the f...Jump to post
<i>I believe the reverser on the Thai 747-4 must have been manually opened as mentioned by LMP737 because the photo clearly shows that only the outboard side of the cowling is moved aft ... IMO. </i> I agree the photo does clearly show that the inboard reverser half is stowed while the outboard half...Jump to post
Flightsim.com has many of both types.
<i>but to me they look more like flames coming directly from the injectors.</i> You wouldn't be able to see the flames in the combustion chambers as they are ahead of the turbine section. It could be flames that are exiting the turbine due to incomplete combustion in the cans that you are seeing but...Jump to post
Avioniker I agree that a job seeker with the most credentials will be the most sought after by an employer. The point I was trying to make about getting the job you want after only getting the FCC license and then pursuing the A&P later is that aviation hiring especially among the majors is very cyc...Jump to post
Syncmaster brings up an interesting proposition...<i>Maybe they will add some CR9's to take place of the 732, what kind of extra training do the flight crews need for CR9's as compared to the CRJ/CR7? </i> While I think this to be an improbable outcome for mainline <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (U...Jump to post
I went to Westwood when it was known as Colorado Aero Tech. I got my A&P and hired on with Delta. After several years of the shops, hangar, layoff I decided to get my avionics training. That allowed me to go to line mtc. I've been by far the happiest on the line. The variety keeps it interesting and...Jump to post
<i>True, but I'm sure you're also aware that aircraft require certain "components" (if you will) in order to facilitate ETOPS and/or overwater operations: hardware which often times is easier to purchase than retrofit.....</i> I'm not aware of any major component changes or additions that <acronym t...Jump to post
<i>"do they have any 757 w/ ETOPS?" I just heard from a buddy in <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> management that they are looking at several 757s with ETOPS to be picked up on leases.</i> ETOPS isn't associated with the specific aircraft. That is to say t...Jump to post
While the article makes no mention of a failed tire the 737 is prone to hydraulic failure due to either FOD or pieces of tire rupturing hydraulic lines above the main gear. I've seen a 737-300 that lost A and B systems on T/O from this and returned using standby only.
During engine start the ground crew signaled fire and the cockpit crew noticed EGT rising above normal but never exceeding limits. A shutdown was initiated and they were towed back to the gate. The aircraft never taxied let alone attempted takeoff. The engine was later started successfully by <acron...Jump to post
I can't remember for sure but I think it is designed to last for 30 minutes. I know the time is mandated by the FAA I'm just not sure if it is 30 mins. Anybody else confirm or refute? As for whether or not the emergency lights were turned of in this case they probably were. Flight crews and <acronym...Jump to post
There are so many rumors going around here at Delta with little if any more hard facts than what has been announced publicly so far. So based on what you've seen in the news or here on A.net what will Delta become in the coming months or years.
<b>Delta started cycling aircraft through maintaince every 30 days instead of 70 in an effort to extend the planes lifes and improve their appearance.</b> Just goes to show you can't believe everything you read in the papers.....even WSJ. Although I doubt Delta would give them the following info. De...Jump to post
Never heard the term flyaway "tube". A flyaway kit is generally a supply of parts, expendables, and or tools that are flown with the aircraft to facilitate mtc. in the event of trouble at a place where these items would otherwise be unavailable. For instance <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL...Jump to post
<I>Some free turbines use concentric shafts, don't they? If the gases flow front to back, and the prop's at the front, wouldn't it have to?</I> Actually the intake is aft and the flow of air through the engine is back to front with exhaust exiting the front. That is why you see the large curved, usu...Jump to post
Unlike multi shaft turbine engines which have concentric shafts, freeturbine turbo props have their shafts in a tandem arrangement. The power section contains a compressor section and turbine section which are on a common shaft. The load section, which has a turbine that drives the propeller, is on ...Jump to post
The Delta pilots are the only major unionized group at Delta. The dispatchers are also unionized but I think they number fewer than 200.
The company is asking the pilots for work rule and benefit concessions in addition to wage concessions.