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by dl757md
Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Sensitivity
Replies: 11
Views: 3086

RE: Landing Gear Sensitivity

<i>Someone correct me if I am wrong but you feeling every bump is due to the lack of shock absorption.</i> Actually the landing gear strut or the main vertical tube on each gear is a huge air/oil shock absorber. But they are designed almost exclusively with landing in mind. They are as ArmitageShank...

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by dl757md
Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Last 767 Widget
Replies: 22
Views: 4244

RE: Delta's Last 767 Widget

The <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 ship 802 parked at <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> TOC probably won't fly again. The heat treatment of the rear spar was affected by the fire. I don't ...

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by dl757md
Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Bumpy Ride
Replies: 62
Views: 7396

RE: Delta's Bumpy Ride

Deltadude8 How much do you think that the execs at Delta should make? Isn't Jerry already making $500,000 with no options or bonuses? Where are Delta execs in comparison to those of other airlines? I for one feel that labor costs are market driven and that any employee group at a company must be pai...

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by dl757md
Sun Aug 08, 2004 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (RR) Engine Sounds?
Replies: 10
Views: 3143

RE: (RR) Engine Sounds?

<i>The sound you hear are the blade tips approaching supersonic, as far as I know they do not in fact break mach 1. </i> The fan blade tips do in fact exceed the speed of sound by a large margin. I don't have the exact figures in front of me but I at one time calculated the tip rotational speed of t...

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by dl757md
Sun Aug 08, 2004 4:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Hourly Pay Rates, Why So High?
Replies: 2
Views: 6574

RE: Delta Hourly Pay Rates, Why So High?

<i>So I ask, what do <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s pilots have that other airline pilots don't have?</i> Two things. An effective union and a company who ineffectively deals with it. Delta caves into ALPA every time because they know that they can take away or hold back benef...

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by dl757md
Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can You Re Engine A 757?
Replies: 19
Views: 5840

RE: Can You Re Engine A 757?

A couple of years back when <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 757s were having bad problems with 10th/11th stage stator cracks there was talk of re-engining all 121 of <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanza...

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by dl757md
Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 757 Emergency Landing - MSP
Replies: 5
Views: 4177

RE: NW 757 Emergency Landing - MSP

<b>and that right before that announcement he heard a fairly loud rhythmic noise that did not seem right coming from one of the engines.</b> That sound would have been the hydraulic power transfer unit(PTU). In the event of a number 1(left) engine driven hydraulic pump(EDP) pressure loss the PTU use...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Return Widget Design
Replies: 59
Views: 10712

RE: Delta To Return Widget Design

<b>Does anybody know on average how many Delta planes go into the paint hangar every week??</b> I don't know for sure but I believe out of the three paint bays in the paint hangar at TOCIII they are currently only using one (bay 11) for painting. I think they paint about one plane every three days. ...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: RC Jet B-52 Flight Test Full Video
Replies: 5
Views: 12809

RC Jet B-52 Flight Test Full Video

I have only seen links in the forum to portions of this video.
This is the whole flight startup to shutdown. Absolutely INCREDIBLE!
http://www.mcgirt.net/RC/VIDEOS/Giant_B52/B52_flight2.wmv

Enjoy!

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 17, 2004 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U2 Unreleased Album Stolen!
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

U2 Unreleased Album Stolen!

CNN reports that a <acronym title="Alliance Air (India)">CD</acronym> containing the tracks to their new unfinished and highly anticipated album has turned up missing during a photo shoot for its cover. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/07/16/france.u2/index.html" target=_blank>http://ww...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Terminology - Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 3609

RE: Aviation Terminology - Help!

Try the search results found here.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=AVIATION+TERMINOLOGY

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Return Widget Design
Replies: 59
Views: 10712

RE: Delta To Return Widget Design

I must apologize as I misunderstood the thread starter in my previous post. I thought he was talking about the gray 75th anniversary paint scheme. If there is a move to replace the rounded widgets with the traditional pointy widget I hadn't heard about it till now. Too much other s$&t for me to worr...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tour De France - Will Lance Make It 6?
Replies: 40
Views: 3219

RE: Tour De France - Will Lance Make It 6?

Lance Armstrong and Ivan Basso are good friends. A friendship that has been cemented by Lance's support and assistance to Ivan's mother who is battling cancer. They spent a part of the rest day Monday discussing that situation. Hence the yellow Livestrong bracelet. <a href="http://www.cyclingnews.co...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Return Widget Design
Replies: 59
Views: 10712

RE: Delta To Return Widget Design

Only ship 102 The Spirit of Delta has been or will be painted in the heritage paint scheme. It is a one off special 75th anniversery livery.

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turning Inflight On An MD-80.
Replies: 31
Views: 5086

RE: Turning Inflight On An MD-80.

AmericanAirFan Could you search the Md-80 series photos on A.net, specifically those of the carrier you flew, and try to point out the "part like a triangle that jutts out half way down the wing"? No one is questioning what you saw. It's just that it doesn't jive with how Md-80 roll control works. T...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 17, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turning Inflight On An MD-80.
Replies: 31
Views: 5086

RE: Turning Inflight On An MD-80.

Sorry AmericanAirFan, The information I have provided is paraphrased from the Delta Md-88 AMM. Unless there is a huge difference in the control systems of the <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> Md-88 and the Md-80 you flew on, I can't explain what you saw. BTW Delta's Dc-9, Md-88, a...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 17, 2004 3:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turning Inflight On An MD-80.
Replies: 31
Views: 5086

RE: Turning Inflight On An MD-80.

It is required on transport aircraft that the flaps are not allowed to deploy independently from side to side. This condition is called flap asymmetry and is a very serious condition that can cause an unrecoverable roll. If the flaps were used to aid turning as you have concluded they would have had...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turning Inflight On An MD-80.
Replies: 31
Views: 5086

RE: Turning Inflight On An MD-80.

<b>Generally speaking, the outer wing 'normal' ailerons are only used during slow speed flight. At cruise speed there are high speed ailerons, which can look a bit like a flap. They are about mid way down the wing, usually a square or rectangular flap like device but in reality just an aileron.</b> ...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tour De France - Will Lance Make It 6?
Replies: 40
Views: 3219

RE: Tour De France - Will Lance Make It 6?

It looks like Armstrong has established himself as the man to beat in this years tour. He rode a very smart stage today by putting time into all of the other contenders including 1min 3sec on Mayo, 2min 29sec on Ullrich, 2min 57sec on Heras, 3min 27sec on Hamilton, and 3min 59sec into Thomas Voeckle...

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by dl757md
Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777F Floor Beams - Aluminum?
Replies: 13
Views: 7579

RE: 777F Floor Beams - Aluminum?

It's not a strength issue so much as it is an impact resistance issue. Aluminum is superior to carbon composites in impact resistance.

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by dl757md
Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widget MD-88'S
Replies: 15
Views: 3762

RE: Delta Widget MD-88'S

What's the flight number and date?

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by dl757md
Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Appearance Vs. Mechanical Reliability
Replies: 23
Views: 4351

RE: Cabin Appearance Vs. Mechanical Reliability

JetMechMD80 Take a look at his profile, specifically the following. <b>Other info: I'm 30, have worked for three airlines in the last 10 yrs. In that time I've worked ramp, cust service, operations, gates, base management, inflight, you name it....I've done everything but fly 'em and fix 'em</b> He'...

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by dl757md
Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Appearance Vs. Mechanical Reliability
Replies: 23
Views: 4351

RE: Cabin Appearance Vs. Mechanical Reliability

<i>In my opinion, to allege that Delta "might" risk sacrificing safety to improve the appearance of it's cabins is RUBBISH.</i> Travatl I realize that this is your opinion and I respect that. However, I haven't seen anything in the posts on this thread that "alleges" Delta is risking sacrificing saf...

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by dl757md
Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Appearance Vs. Mechanical Reliability
Replies: 23
Views: 4351

RE: Cabin Appearance Vs. Mechanical Reliability

So it seems the general consensus is that as long as it doesn't cut too greatly into the technical dispatch rate of the fleet, shifting resources from line <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> to cabin <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> is <acronym title="CS...

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by dl757md
Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Setting Myself A Challenge
Replies: 35
Views: 1283

RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

From the article that Leskova linked... <i>Although the longest a human has remained awake was eleven days rats that are continually deprived of sleep die within two to five weeks, generally due to their severely weakened immune system</i> If you stick with the 268 hours in your original post you'd ...

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by dl757md
Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Setting Myself A Challenge
Replies: 35
Views: 1283

RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Actually 1 week=168 hours. Wouldn't want you to go 268 and only take credit for a week.  Wink/being sarcastic

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by dl757md
Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Etops For Airlines With Multiple Airplanes
Replies: 2
Views: 3907

RE: Etops For Airlines With Multiple Airplanes

It is type specific and even individual <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> specific. After approval each <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> has to be maintained as ETOPS. For ex. Delta has ETOPS 767-300ERs and domestic 767-300ERs. Same planes but the domestic birds are not maintained to ...

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by dl757md
Sun Jul 11, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011 Emergency Landing At AMS
Replies: 27
Views: 8490

RE: L1011 Emergency Landing At AMS

A388 You are mistaken. the L1011 has 8 main gear and 2 nose gear tires. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/460688/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/460688/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/8/8/6...

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by dl757md
Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Ship 6701
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

RE: DL Ship 6701

You had me going for a while too. Glad I could help clear that up!

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by dl757md
Sun Jul 11, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Ship 6701
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

RE: DL Ship 6701

I can't explain the discrepancy between what you saw and the facts. It's strange as I thought you were right when I first read your original post. I went to the unveiling and I could have sworn it was 10/98 rather than 10/99. That's when I checked the Delta intranet and found that 10/99 was correct....

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by dl757md
Sun Jul 11, 2004 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Ship 6701
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

RE: DL Ship 6701

Delta ship 6701 was delivered 10/07/99 and flown to <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym> for the official unveiling of the Soaring Spirit at the Delta hangar in <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym> on...

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by dl757md
Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Once & For All: The Best Subway Sandwich
Replies: 12
Views: 3599

RE: Once & For All: The Best Subway Sandwich

Footlong spicy italian on parmesan oregano. Lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapeno, oil and vinegar, parmesan and oregano, salt and pepper.
Sad many Subways in the U.S. don't offer the spicey italian anymore.

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by dl757md
Sun Jul 11, 2004 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Reorganization
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

RE: Delta Reorganization

<i>So my point to her was that it is not only the airline industry, and Delta, that is suffering from these types of moral impacting activities, but the corporate greed of senior management in many industries is killing moral everywhere.</i> Amen Skibum9 I have always thought that the biggest cause ...

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by dl757md
Sun Jul 11, 2004 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Reorganization
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

RE: Delta Reorganization

Skibum9, Thanks for the interest in Delta. 1.)Haven't heard that one any more than I've heard the opposite. Suffice it to say that except for the top levels of management, no one knows the fate of Song. 2.)Don't know first hand about that one. I have heard they are in the process of leveling all hub...

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by dl757md
Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Appearance Vs. Mechanical Reliability
Replies: 23
Views: 4351

RE: Cabin Appearance Vs. Mechanical Reliability

If you want to go to extremes... I'd pick the reliable garbage truck over the super clean Lexus with no brakes that gets T-boned at the light it can't stop for. Always easier to take a shower than stay in the hospital for 2 months and rehab for a year. In addition to the original post...Do you think...

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by dl757md
Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Appearance Vs. Mechanical Reliability
Replies: 23
Views: 4351

Cabin Appearance Vs. Mechanical Reliability

DL is currently in the process of creating a separate dept. within mtc. for the sole purpose of better maintaining the cabins for the entire fleet. I'm sure this is good news to the many A.netters who have complained about the appearance of <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> cabins....

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by dl757md
Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windshear Almost Brings Down NWA DC9...!
Replies: 63
Views: 12214

RE: Windshear Almost Brings Down NWA DC9...!

<i>I also find it quite remarkable that the first threads said "Kudos to the pilots!" then after Sabenapilot's remarks, the next threads said "I agree with Sabenapilot, that flight crew made a bad mistake." Such is the nature of A.net, I would suppose.</i> Actually <b>Copter808</b> in reply 12 was t...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 10, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windshear Almost Brings Down NWA DC9...!
Replies: 63
Views: 12214

RE: Windshear Almost Brings Down NWA DC9...!

The FAA and NW are both going to be very interested in why they had to divert to an AFB.

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tour De France - Will Lance Make It 6?
Replies: 40
Views: 3219

RE: Tour De France - Will Lance Make It 6?

<i>What I said is not an opinion--it is a well known fact that Lance indeed spends most of his season in preparation for the Tour. Not saying that other riders don't, but they intend to win other races</i> G-VIIB, I agree that it is a fact that <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym>'s main focus is...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tour De France - Will Lance Make It 6?
Replies: 40
Views: 3219

RE: Tour De France - Will Lance Make It 6?

<i>While other riders race all season long, during the spring classics and the Grand Tours, Lance consistently trains for one race-Le Tour. While this tactic wins him the Tour de France every year-other riders such as Jan Ullrich and TYler Hamilton race dozens of races every year and are more well-r...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windshear Almost Brings Down NWA DC9...!
Replies: 63
Views: 12214

RE: Windshear Almost Brings Down NWA DC9...!

I have to agree with Copter808. Great job getting themselves out of position they put themselves in not once, not twice, but three times. I'm not going to outright fault the crew for doing this because I wasn't there and I'm not completely familiar with the POM windshear procedures. However IMO afte...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 10, 2004 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is A "redneck"?
Replies: 47
Views: 5212

RE: What Is A "redneck"?

<i>Frightening... Consider that can be done legally here in Germany, and you'll understand why I'm scared</i> It used to be pretty common practice in Montana. Not sure if it still is as I haven't lived there since '90. The state never wanted to comply with the federally mandated 55MPH speed limit. N...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 10, 2004 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tour De France - Will Lance Make It 6?
Replies: 40
Views: 3219

RE: Tour De France - Will Lance Make It 6?

A side note to pass along. Lance Armstrong announced he will not be going to the Olympics in Athens. I for one will be disappointed as I was hoping to see him attain the Olympic success that has eluded him. I vividly remember Lance attacking at the '96 Oly <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kin...

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by dl757md
Sat Jul 10, 2004 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is A "redneck"?
Replies: 47
Views: 5212

RE: What Is A "redneck"?

Johan, I especially loved the one about the pickle barrel. Although in college I only had to walk across the street to get one. Felt like a 100 miles with a hangover.

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by dl757md
Tue Jul 06, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There Such A Thing As A "usb Radio"?
Replies: 3
Views: 2648

RE: Is There Such A Thing As A "usb Radio"?

Yes. D-Link made one a few years ago. You might find it on e-bay. I have one but it doesn't work with <acronym title="Casino Express (USA)">XP</acronym> and I couldn't find any <acronym title="Casino Express (USA)">XP</acronym> drivers. <a href="http://tech-report.com/reviews/2000q1/usb-radio/usb-ra...

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by dl757md
Mon Jul 05, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Empty Charters
Replies: 9
Views: 2084

RE: Empty Charters

Often times charters will originate and terminate at airports not served by the airline. In this case the aircraft would be readied for the charter(food and supplies loaded) at a city serviced by that airline (usually a hub) and repositioned to pick up the team. After dropping off the team it is aga...

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by dl757md
Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Proposes End To Wild Areas...in Nat'l Forests
Replies: 45
Views: 2809

RE: Bush Proposes End To Wild Areas...in Nat'l Forests

<i>This kind of thing makes me angrier than any foreign policies of that bastard. It makes NO sense at all, especially since the wood prices are really LOW at the moment.</i> Ushermittwoch Where did you get the idea that wood prices are so low right now. Do a google search for lumber prices and you'...

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by dl757md
Mon Jul 05, 2004 7:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trim Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

RE: Trim Question

Yes, trim does move the control surfaces to affect <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> attitude and stability. Sorry for not having time to elaborate myself but here's a link to a site with a good description of 737 control and trim systems. <a href="http://www.b737.org.uk/flightcontrols.htm" t...

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by dl757md
Sun Jul 04, 2004 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tour De France - Will Lance Make It 6?
Replies: 40
Views: 3219

Tour De France - Will Lance Make It 6?

The prologue has finished and Lance Armstrong is in second 1" behind winner Fabian Cancellara. The other contenders are about 17" or more back. Of course you can never tell much from the prologue but Lance looks like he will be the one to beat again this year. <a href="http://www.letour.fr/" target=...

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by dl757md
Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Handling Nights & Studies
Replies: 7
Views: 2094

RE: Handling Nights & Studies

It's not for everybody. Some just don't seem to handle it very well. As for me I usually end up having only 6 sleep periods a week as I have a family and transition to a daytime schedule on my weekends. There is also a temptation to sleep only 6 hours or so when I'm on mids so that I still have a us...

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