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by dl757md
Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 7E7 Radical Changes
Replies: 11
Views: 3889

RE: 7E7 Radical Changes

Lephron A large part of what makes air travel so safe are the conservative engineering methods used to design aircraft and their systems. Change is evolutionary rather than revolutionary. That is why we see many radical designs never progress beyond wind tunnel models or drawings. Think sonic cruise...

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will AA Recall Any AMT's In The Future?
Replies: 28
Views: 4468

RE: Will AA Recall Any AMT's In The Future?

UAL Bagsmasher

I know for sure that SkyWest is hiring right now.

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CO 737-800 Was Missing "fuel Pylon" Piece..scarry!
Replies: 27
Views: 8410

RE: CO 737-800 Was Missing "fuel Pylon" Piece..scarry!

Don't ask me what part # is connected to what part #, but if you lose the hubcab you lose the anti-skid...

I think when SlamClick says tire cap he's referring to the re-tread or re-cap of the tire itself rather than the hub cap fairing.

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bluetooth Instead Of FBW?
Replies: 32
Views: 2294

RE: Bluetooth Instead Of FBW?

<i>though servicing it could be tricky...</i> What I've read about this actually makes it sound as though service would hardly be necessary. Rather than having a single "cable" you would have a net(think fishing net not ethernet)of fibers throughout the entire structure. The entire net would be conn...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC9 Hourly Operating Cost
Replies: 3
Views: 5589

RE: DC9 Hourly Operating Cost

I think 7.2 cents per ASM is a little low. That would be 30% below <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>'s average ASM cost of 10.23 cents as reported in their March 6, 2004 quarterly report. <a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/e/040506/nwb10-q.html" target=_blank>http://biz.yahoo.com/e/0...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wouldn't This Guy Be Feeling The Heat?
Replies: 11
Views: 3953

RE: Wouldn't This Guy Be Feeling The Heat?

From my experience (I work on 757s every day), unless the pilots really bumped up the throttles the most the guy is going to get is about a 60mph warm gust. Sitting like he is it won't probably bother him. The 747 blowing the truck is a little misleading. The 747 was at <acronym title="President Air...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About Jet Engine Sounds
Replies: 5
Views: 6526

RE: Question About Jet Engine Sounds

Pw4460 <i>While you're on the subject of 757s and those noisy bleed valves, I take it that's a condition only common with the <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym> 2000s.</i> Yes, although I'm not familiar with the <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United King...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 7E7 Radical Changes
Replies: 11
Views: 3889

RE: 7E7 Radical Changes

Yeah, it sounds like the VSCF system but with the added complexity of using the generators as starters. Sounds fun. As for not latching every nuisance fault.....we can only hope.

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727-200 Question
Replies: 14
Views: 4907

RE: 727-200 Question

Can't make it out. Is it possible you could take a picture next time you see it?

Check out all of the doublers on the nose of that well worn 27. She's been beat up pretty bad but her paint hides it well.

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B737-200 Routes
Replies: 41
Views: 4794

RE: Delta B737-200 Routes

<i>How many 737-200s does <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> currently have?</i> 47 <i>How many of these are left over from the <acronym title="KLM CityHopper (Netherlands)">WA</acronym> merger?</i> 17 <i>Are all/any <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 737-200s hushk...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solo Round The World Fosset/Branson/Rutan
Replies: 9
Views: 2326

RE: Solo Round The World Fosset/Branson/Rutan

<i>People sometimes get the brothers confused... but this time I believe that Dl757md thought that Dick was going to be a pilot on the Global Flyer (he's not).</i> Thanks, but I know Steve Fossett is going to be the pilot. I don't type very fast and my head was way too far ahead of my fingers. Hence...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solo Round The World Fosset/Branson/Rutan
Replies: 9
Views: 2326

RE: Solo Round The World Fosset/Branson/Rutan

OOOOPS! Brain fart. Embarrassment

Of course it's Burt. Sorry.

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bluetooth Instead Of FBW?
Replies: 32
Views: 2294

RE: Bluetooth Instead Of FBW?

77236ER <i>Unless there's a dramatic change, Bluetooth won't get beyond mobile phones.</i> Looks to me like it's already made it beyond mobile phones. <a href="http://www.abb.com/global/abbzh/abbzh251.nsf!OpenDatabase&db=/global/abbzh/abbzh250.nsf&v=553E&e=us&url=/global/seitp/seitp202.nsf/0/574AED8...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 7E7 Radical Changes
Replies: 11
Views: 3889

7E7 Radical Changes

Found this article on the 7E7 which details some of the radical approaches Boeing is using to achieve their efficiency goals. <a href="http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/174159_electric20.html" target=_blank>http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/174159_electric20.html</a> What I was wondering i...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite
Replies: 62
Views: 5557

RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

L-1011
Old DL pilot joke. What does L-1011 stand for?

Late 10 out of 11 times.

727

I'm still waiting for somebody with more money than me to do a Ford Tri-motor jet conversion!


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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Aircraft Have You Flown Most?
Replies: 63
Views: 6991

RE: What Aircraft Have You Flown Most?

DL of course!
757
767-300
767-200
737-800
767-400

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Is Your Next Flight?
Replies: 57
Views: 5712

RE: When Is Your Next Flight?

June 21 DL 1226 SLC-ATL.

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 8:47 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Suggest A Good Joystick
Replies: 11
Views: 4529

RE: Suggest A Good Joystick

<i>r u sure the X52 comes out in sep/oct?? </i> I'm not positive about avial on the X52. I got sep/oct fromthis site. <a href="http://www.dabs.com/uk/shopbybrand/saitek/ProductView.htm?quicklinx=362Q" target=_blank>http://www.dabs.com/uk/shopbybrand/saitek/ProductView.htm?quicklinx=362Q</a> They're ...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bluetooth Instead Of FBW?
Replies: 32
Views: 2294

RE: Bluetooth Instead Of FBW?

<i>If you have a wired backup, you lose the advantage of going wireless in the first place when you're talking about saving weight on an aircraft.</i> Wireless could be used for redundancy. One wired path and one wireless path is still lighter than two wired paths. But I agree in it's present form b...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727-200 Question
Replies: 14
Views: 4907

RE: 727-200 Question

WOW! A 727 with a 50mm cannon! COOOOOL! Big thumbs up
Where there any Airbuses painted on the nose?

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bluetooth Instead Of FBW?
Replies: 32
Views: 2294

RE: Bluetooth Instead Of FBW?

<i>So it´s only the electricity cord that would be saved then with ABBs Wisa system, still a bit of cord and weight but perhaps not worth it?</i> To quote from the ABB website "The Heidelberg installation is proof of the excellence of the technology – and strong motivation for ABB to continue ...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About Jet Engine Sounds
Replies: 5
Views: 6526

RE: Question About Jet Engine Sounds

Sorry , I misunderstood your original post. That sounds like it may be harmonic balance. The engines as they spool up don't do so quite evenly and you get this whooshing noise. Try this thread for help. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/91287/" target=_blank>http://www...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 7383

RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

727 seven twentyseven or just two seven 737-200 seven thirtyseven or just three seven 737-300 seven thirtyseven three hundred or just three hundred 737-800 seven thirtyseven eight hundred or just <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym> or just eighthundred 757 seven fiftyseven or just five...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bluetooth Instead Of FBW?
Replies: 32
Views: 2294

RE: Bluetooth Instead Of FBW?

FBW was developed and widely implemented successfully in military <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> before commercial <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>. I don't know of any current experiments in FBWireless let alone widespread implementation. To give you my answer on your original pos...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bluetooth Instead Of FBW?
Replies: 32
Views: 2294

RE: Bluetooth Instead Of FBW?

<i>So car factories risk their expensive robots with this technology, does it show that the technology is getting more mature?</i> I don't see the comparison between car factories and aircraft. Car factories are in a fixed location. The technology doesn't have to deal with a constantly changing envi...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of Airport Security
Replies: 3
Views: 2704

RE: Future Of Airport Security

Well,if a terrorist with a stick of dynomite up his rectum gets onto a plane,and they catch him,what does that mean for the rest of us??????

Probably some type of X-ray.

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:42 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Suggest A Good Joystick
Replies: 11
Views: 4529

RE: Suggest A Good Joystick

Thrustmaster Cougar. The best. Expensive but worth it. <a href="http://us.thrustmaster.com/products/dsp_fam.php" target=_blank>http://us.thrustmaster.com/products/dsp_fam.php</a> Also it can modified in numerous and some very expensive way. <a href="http://cougar.frugalsworld.com/" target=_blank>htt...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About Jet Engine Sounds
Replies: 5
Views: 6526

RE: Question About Jet Engine Sounds

Ngr Have you noticed this perhaps mainly on the 757? There is a 14th stage bleed valve on the engine that allows excess air, that is forced into the engine by the slow to decelerate fan, to escape. There is an excellent thread on this already. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_av...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solo Round The World Fosset/Branson/Rutan
Replies: 9
Views: 2326

Solo Round The World Fosset/Branson/Rutan

I did a search and couldn't find anything in the forums on this. Steve Fossett, Sir Richard Branson, and Dick Rutan have teamed up for a solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe nonstop in Scaled Composites latest creation the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer. First flight occurred March 5th, 2004. No d...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi-Run Qualification
Replies: 22
Views: 10323

RE: Taxi-Run Qualification

FRASYD <i>I think you will generally need an ATC-license to be allowed to communicate with ATC during taxi.</i> I'm not sure how it works in Europe but here you don't need an ATC license. I'm not even sure what that is. Communications are covered in our taxi qualification courses, but as for a separ...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LA Confidential (the French Have Gone Too Far)
Replies: 44
Views: 2832

RE: LA Confidential (the French Have Gone Too Far)

<i>But, for the average speed, you're talking of an average on tours which were known to be full of junkies. It was already famous in th 60s that cyclists were taking illegal drugs.</i> I used the dates I did in rebuttal to your statement <i>"The Tour de France is much harder, much longer than it wa...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 21, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Etops
Replies: 59
Views: 10143

RE: Etops

<i>That problem, however, was not ETOPS related, it was a fuel problem.</i> ETOPS covers all primary systems of which fuel chapter 28 is most definitely one. <i>The broken fuel line was caused by a pump (either fuel or hydraulic, can't recall) being taken form a Tristar engine and put on the 330 eng...

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 20, 2004 10:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Seat You Normally Go For At Economy Class?
Replies: 16
Views: 5644

RE: Which Seat You Normally Go For At Economy Clas

I almost always non-rev so I'd have to say.......................an open one. Laugh out loud

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 20, 2004 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supersonic Biz Jet
Replies: 4
Views: 2308

Supersonic Biz Jet

<a href="http://www.fortune.com/fortune/technology/articles/0,15114,650247,00.html?cnn=yes" target=_blank>http://www.fortune.com/fortune/technology/articles/0,15114,650247,00.html?cnn=yes</a> I'm gonna run out 'n buy me a Mega Millions Lottery ticket so's I can buy me one. Seriously does anybody thi...

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 20, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ken Lay To Be Indicted
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

Ken Lay To Be Indicted

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2004/06/19/news/newsmakers/enron_lay.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes" target=_blank>http://money.cnn.com/2004/06/19/news/newsmakers/enron_lay.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes</a> I hope they send him to the chair. One day these corporate swindlers will be made to pay for the suffering the...

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Replies: 46
Views: 2153

RE: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Ushermittwoch

We may not agree about Lance Armstrong but I'm right there with you on Woody.

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Airlines Do Fuel Tank Mtc Inhouse?
Replies: 7
Views: 3510

What Airlines Do Fuel Tank Mtc Inhouse?

I was just wondering what other airlines do fuel tank mtc. inhouse.
Delta does their own. I've heard of contract companies that specialize in fuel tank repair and cater to the airlines. Tank Tigers is one.
Does your airline outsource fuel tank mtc?

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots - Base Versus Where You Live
Replies: 30
Views: 9739

RE: Pilots - Base Versus Where You Live

They non rev as would any other airline employee. They list ahead of time and fly standby. It can be a challenge as they must assure that they get there in time to report for duty. This can result in some pretty creative routings and interesting interpretations of non rev policy. They can also reque...

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Improvements Could Your Airport Use Most?
Replies: 42
Views: 4579

RE: What Improvements Could Your Airport Use Most?

ATL 1. I'd like to see moving walkways and clear ceilings in the concourses. 2. More parking garages so you don't have to park in Hapeville. 3. East side terminal. Already in progress. 4. 6th runway. Proposed. For RJs and other commuters only. 5. If no 6th runway, then second airport north of Atlant...

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 20, 2004 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LA Confidential (the French Have Gone Too Far)
Replies: 44
Views: 2832

RE: LA Confidential (the French Have Gone Too Far)

<i>That is really absurd. When it was Virenque's turn to be in the spotlight about dopping, you probably weren't saying that French were chasing everything French, were you ? </i> The difference between what happened to Virenque and the continued baseless persecution of Lance Armstrong is that Viren...

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by dl757md
Sat Jun 19, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LA Confidential (the French Have Gone Too Far)
Replies: 44
Views: 2832

RE: LA Confidential (the French Have Gone Too Far)

I think the French have a love hate relationship with Lance. He's established himself as one of the greats of the tour. They love him for that. In becoming one of the greats of the tour he has, some would say miraculously, overcome much that should have banished him to the shadows of mediocrity. Man...

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by dl757md
Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AN A&P Knows It's Summer When...
Replies: 13
Views: 2778

RE: AN A&P Knows It's Summer When...

......when fuel tanks start leaking all the time.
......when tire changes outnumber upper management changes.

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by dl757md
Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's Service Worth To You?
Replies: 2
Views: 2479

What's Service Worth To You?

Everbody complains about the lousy service of the airlines. Sure some are better than others. But even on the best we'd all like to see more room, better inflight entertainment, friendlier employees, and better on time performance. What services from an airline, other than getting you from A to B, w...

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by dl757md
Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Off Of Wingtips?
Replies: 7
Views: 4958

RE: Fuel Off Of Wingtips?

The situation although common is not normal. The pressure fueling system on an large jet <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> incorporates an auto shutoff feature that closes the fueling valves when the tanks are full. This can be overridden to accommodate a bad sensor(falsely seeing fuel theref...

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by dl757md
Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi-Run Qualification
Replies: 22
Views: 10323

RE: Taxi-Run Qualification

Physical? For what? Just to see if you can still fit in the seat

No, they check blood pressure, hearing, and vision.
Also at Delta the intial checkride in type is the only one.
No annuals.

[Edited 2004-06-16 06:00:14]

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by dl757md
Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi-Run Qualification
Replies: 22
Views: 10323

RE: Taxi-Run Qualification

To my knowledge there is no government license for taxiing <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>. The airline provides the training. At Delta you must pass a general familiarization course and check ride for each type of <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>. Pass a general taxi course and an ...

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by dl757md
Wed Jun 16, 2004 6:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C130 Videos. Jato & Carrier Landing
Replies: 6
Views: 11360

RE: C130 Videos. Jato & Carrier Landing

HaveBlue

Now that you mention it, it was for the hostage rescue mission in Iran. The plan was to land the C-130 on a soccer field near the embassy, pickup the hostages and get out. Glad they tried it before they went over there.

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Wed Jun 16, 2004 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Paid Pilots In The World
Replies: 77
Views: 70445

RE: Best Paid Pilots In The World

<i>So trying to determine the best paid pilots could arguably depend at least partly on their location</i> A lot of pilots don't live in the city that they are based out of. Many commute to their bases. This tends to dilute the above statement. I don't think that many of them do this for economic re...

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by dl757md
Wed Jun 16, 2004 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777/767 Aileron Question
Replies: 10
Views: 6556

RE: 777/767 Aileron Question

As said, they are inhibited by airspeed, I think they become effective around 170?

The AMM only says "lockout occurrs at cruise speeds". Probbly somewhat higher than 170kts.

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLB Team Charters
Replies: 21
Views: 4227

RE: MLB Team Charters

Dl generally uses 737-800 but of course it's what ever the team wants. I know we carry the Giants and the Expos, not sure of the others. It's amazing the massive amounts of food they board for these flight. Shrimp, steak, hamburgers, fresh fruit, candy bars, dove bars, gatorade.... Always look forwa...

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