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by dl757md
Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etops Needed For EWR-FLL?
Replies: 13
Views: 2622

RE: Etops Needed For EWR-FLL?

AC that ARE NOT over water certified(liferafts and life jackets) can fly no further than 50NM from land. <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> that ARE overwater certified but NOT ETOPS can fly past 50NM from land but <acronym title="Guangzhou - Baiyun (CAN / ZGGG), China">CAN</acronym> NOT fly m...

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767-400ER
Replies: 52
Views: 9268

RE: B767-400ER

<i>What is the capacity and range of the 767-400?</i> MGTW 451,000lbs MTOGW 450,000lbs MLW 350,000lbs MZFW 330,000lbs OEW 236,000lbs usable fuel 161,790lbs Range 5,510NM <i>does an airline like Delta with most international flights from its hub ever simply chjange the aircraft on a daily basis based...

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 15, 2004 6:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was The 757 Successful?
Replies: 28
Views: 4862

RE: Was The 757 Successful?

<i>The need to certify P&W's on what should have likely been an exclusive <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> product.</i> Don't forget that during the design period(mid-late 70s) for the 757, <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> was still reeling...

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 15, 2004 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trash In The Lavatory
Replies: 10
Views: 3095

RE: Trash In The Lavatory

Qantasclub,

You're welcome.... and don't worry about the TP. Just take it easy on the brown meat pie.:D

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 15, 2004 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767-400ER
Replies: 52
Views: 9268

RE: B767-400ER

<i> Other than the glass cockpit and raked wingtip, its fully common with the 767 family.</i> Also the main gear are different. The struts, wheels, and brakes are the same as the 777 except with two axle trucks. The engines are different. Dl's 767-200/300 fleet has a combo of <acronym title="Trans A...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose Gear Off-centre
Replies: 15
Views: 4766

RE: Nose Gear Off-centre

Videns Yes the rudder and nose steering are trying to take the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> left. The #4 engine out(furthest right engine)condition is trying to take the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> right. Less thrust on a side of an <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> t...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose Gear Off-centre
Replies: 15
Views: 4766

RE: Nose Gear Off-centre

<i>If the #4 engine is not working, shouldn't the pilot be steering to the right, and not the left, like this picture shows??</i> If you have both engines on the left side of the plane working and only the inboard engine on the right side of the plane working then the resulting differential thrust w...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etops Needed For EWR-FLL?
Replies: 13
Views: 2622

RE: Etops Needed For EWR-FLL?

Modesto2 has it right that overwater certified non ETOPS twin engine <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> are allowed to fly no further than 60mins from the nearest airport. The great circle mapper shows that a direct route from <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - ...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C130 Videos. Jato & Carrier Landing
Replies: 6
Views: 11360

RE: C130 Videos. Jato & Carrier Landing

Here's the landing. <a href="http://www.aviationexplorer.com/movies/C130Accident.mpg" target=_blank>http://www.aviationexplorer.com/movies/C130Accident.mpg</a> Pilot fired the rockets while still too high. Dropped out of the sky like a rock and broke both wings. Fuel spilling from the wings was igni...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was The 757 Successful?
Replies: 28
Views: 4862

RE: Was The 757 Successful?

Not that it really defines the success of the 57 but Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen liked them so much he bought two!!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smokin.gif" ALT="Smokin cool"> <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetic...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Remembering Back To A Flight I Took....
Replies: 4
Views: 2646

RE: Remembering Back To A Flight I Took....

VirginFlyer IMHO I think what Toddy333 was experiencing was actually the truck tilt actuators positioning the main gear trucks (bogies) in their in-air attitude. This would correspond with the time period of the first 4 seconds after rotation. The gear would not be initiated up at rotation as the ma...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Am Pissed Off
Replies: 38
Views: 2290

RE: I Am Pissed Off

I do have to admit sports coverage in europe kicks ass! Few if any commercials, a lot less irrelevant commentary, and hardly any boring athlete bios or special interest stories.
Euro sports broadcasting......Bring on the ACTION!

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Simulators
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

RE: Airbus Simulators

Delta 57-67 have similar cockpit layouts but there are differences. I think systems differences could be handled by software but I don't know how the physical layout diffs could be addressed.

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trash In The Lavatory
Replies: 10
Views: 3095

RE: Trash In The Lavatory

Technically it would be feasible to retrofit a recirc lav <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> with vac lavs even if vac lavs were never an option for the particular type <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>. An STC would be required (expensive) in addition to the cost of the actual mod. I t...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Thoughts On The TSA?
Replies: 7
Views: 4664

RE: Your Thoughts On The TSA?

At first I thought the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> was doing better. I thought they were much more thorough and professional than the private screeners. But lately I have noticed a trend where the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trash In The Lavatory
Replies: 10
Views: 3095

Trash In The Lavatory

One of the most unpleasant tasks a line AMT has to perform is lavatory <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym>. Specifically removing trash from underneath the dump valve on a recirculating lav. Pax throw all kinds of things that don't belong there in the toilets. I'm talking about ...

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand Signals
Replies: 5
Views: 2902

RE: Hand Signals

You signal the pilot to stop and then hold your hand to your face as if shielding your eyes fron the sun.

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 13, 2004 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Duct-taped Winglet
Replies: 25
Views: 7175

RE: Duct-taped Winglet

737captain <i>and if it is true that it is supposed to be a temporary fix, somebody should let <acronym title="Mesa Airlines (USA)">YV</acronym> know that, because their are planes out there that have had tape on them for months!</i> The time limit for temporary repairs is established by engineering...

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 13, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Duct-taped Winglet
Replies: 25
Views: 7175

RE: Duct-taped Winglet

IL76 That is speed tape. You don't usually see that much of it though. It is on the access door for the electric motor hydraulic pump and related components. I don't have the <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> in front of me so don't quote me bu...

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by dl757md
Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Peacemaker
Replies: 8
Views: 3390

RE: B-36 Peacemaker

Found a great page on the B-36. <a href="http://www.cowtown.net/proweb/b36net/" target=_blank>http://www.cowtown.net/proweb/b36net/</a> Contained within is a page describing the damage to about 2/3 of the B-36 fleet from a tornado at Carswell AFB 9-1-52 <a href="http://www.cowtown.net/proweb/tornado...

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by dl757md
Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Duct-taped Winglet
Replies: 25
Views: 7175

RE: Duct-taped Winglet

Was it gray duct tape or was it silver tape. Aluminum "speed tape" which is shiny silver (but can dull to gray in a short amount of time" is a perfectly legal temporary repair that is either covered in the AMM (aircraft maint. manual) or by an engineering authorization. Both of which require FAA app...

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by dl757md
Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Song Diversion Into LIT
Replies: 18
Views: 2745

RE: Song Diversion Into LIT

Ever hear of the Great Circle Mapper? <a href="http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=lax-fll&RANGE=&PATH-COLOR=&PATH-UNITS=mi&SPEED-GROUND=&SPEED-UNITS=kts&RANGE-STYLE=best&RANGE-COLOR=&MAP-STYLE=" target=_blank>http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=lax-fll&RANGE=&PATH-COLOR=&PATH-UNITS=mi&SPEED-GROUND=&S...

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by dl757md
Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Are Large Aircraft Repainted-procedures
Replies: 6
Views: 3092

RE: How Are Large Aircraft Repainted-procedures

I can't speak for the rest of the industry but this is how <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> does it. <oI> <LI>The plane is washed to remove dirt, grease, and oil.</LI> <LI>Taken to the paint hangar where composites, windows, landing gear, engine inlets and exhaust, pitot probes, s...

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by dl757md
Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Song Diversion Into LIT
Replies: 18
Views: 2745

RE: Song Diversion Into LIT

Tom In NO

All Dl/Song 757s are certified for overwater. They are not ETOPS. But it can fly the route you suggested. As for why it was that far north, my best guess is weather.

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can The 7e7 Be Scrapped?
Replies: 19
Views: 5358

RE: Can The 7e7 Be Scrapped?

<i>Composite materials are impossible to patch up like aluminium surfraces</i> How do you think that composite components on current <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> are maintained? They don't just throw away a flap that has damage. There are well established procedures for composite repair....

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fly By Light?
Replies: 19
Views: 10364

RE: Fly By Light?

ArmitageShanks

You are correct although it's called a filament rather than a wire.

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Plane Ever Flown Into LGA
Replies: 59
Views: 12005

RE: Largest Plane Ever Flown Into LGA

I think <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> used to have daily <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>. Can anybody confirm? If so was there an exemption f...

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fly By Light?
Replies: 19
Views: 10364

RE: Fly By Light?

Military designs have been proposed maybe even tested, I'm not sure, where the fiberoptic filaments are actually used as reinforcing fibers in the composite structure of the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>. If you used throughout the skin almost unlimited pathways are possible resulting in ...

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit Doors. Access from the outside?
Replies: 16
Views: 6433

RE: Cockpit Doors. Access From The Outside?

First, let me say that IMO the current cockpit security procedures provide a very secure environment for the pilots to do their jobs in the event of an attempt to take over their airplane. That being said, it's not inappropriate to talk about how it could be even better. The cabin configuration coul...

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 08, 2004 6:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Bypass Turbofan
Replies: 6
Views: 9689

RE: High Bypass Turbofan

Sovietjet The bypass air is accelerated by the fan in a manner similar to how a propeller accelerates air. The thrust from the bypass air is the result of this acceleration. Mass flow is a term that describes the amount and velocity of matter flowing through a conduit. It relates to turbofans in tha...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: NYC Wants To Ban Subway Photos... Airports Next?
Replies: 24
Views: 3590

RE: NYC Wants To Ban Subway Photos... Airports Next?

I can just see a terrorist plotter saying, "hmm, damn, $25 fine. I'd better not risk throwing this terrorist plot into bankruptcy. I'll put the camera away and get out my etch-a-sketch."

This is STUPIDTY!!! Pissed

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Lance Armstrong Win Record 6th TdF?
Replies: 10
Views: 1812

RE: Will Lance Armstrong Win Record 6th TdF?

Srbmod

Did you get to see any of the Tour de Georgia? I wish I could have made it but unortunately couldn't. Would have been fun to see the greatest collection of pro riders in the US since the '96 Olympics.

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever
Replies: 118
Views: 9941

RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

1. <acronym title="Swissair">SR</acronym>-71 2. <acronym title="Canadian Armed Forces">YF</acronym>-23 3. restored Delta ship 41 (DC-3) <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/223229/L/" target="_bl...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Maintenance Question
Replies: 8
Views: 5447

RE: Delta Maintenance Question

Skibum9 First of all let me apologize for any inconvenience caused by these delays. But rest assured Delta is not skimping on <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym>. You have had a run of bad luck in that 3 out 4 of your Delta flights in the last month have had <acronym title="Mexi...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Game: What's Wrong With My Car?
Replies: 27
Views: 3276

RE: New Game: What's Wrong With My Car?

HaHaHaHaHa  <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gif" ALT="Laugh out loud">  <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gif" ALT="Laugh out loud">  <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gif" ALT="Laugh out loud">  <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gif" ALT="Laugh out loud...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Lance Armstrong Win Record 6th TdF?
Replies: 10
Views: 1812

Will Lance Armstrong Win Record 6th TdF?

With less than a month before the start in Liege, <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> looks ready for a record setting 6th Tour de France win. Jan Ullrich in the Tour of Germany looked to be short of where he needs to be at this point, but he has such great natural talent that I'm sure he'll be ...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Usage At PRG
Replies: 8
Views: 3975

RE: APU Usage At PRG

L410Turbolet GPU power failures are really a function of one or more of three things. 1. The age of the GPU. No explanation necessary. 2. The <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> program for the GPU. No explanation necessary. 3. The suitability of the GPU for the application. GPU...

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Forklift V. Engine Cradle
Replies: 37
Views: 9389

RE: Forklift V. Engine Cradle

Is the bootstrap equipment the same for the 737NG as the 737-300/400/500?

Yes. The bootstrap kit for a CFM56-3 on a 300 is different from the bootstrap kit for a CFM56-7 on an 800.

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by dl757md
Mon Jun 07, 2004 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-80 Elevator
Replies: 14
Views: 12268

RE: MD-80 Elevator

When an <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> is parked on the ground with the hydraulic systems off the elevators will move in response to wind forces acting upon it. Depending on the wind direction these forces can cause opposite elevators to move in different directions. The elevators on many ...

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 06, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carbon/Composite Fatigue?
Replies: 6
Views: 6330

RE: Carbon/Composite Fatigue?

I think we've already seen it in AA587, the starship, and the B-2. All of these have had composite fatigue issues. The industry has been developing NDT inspection methods of finding defects for years and is also developing standards for the inspection frequency of composites.

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Bypass Turbofan
Replies: 6
Views: 9689

RE: High Bypass Turbofan

You are correct about the routing of air in a high bypass turbofan. The reason that the bypass air produces so much thrust in a high bypass turbofan is because of the greater volume of air that bypasses the core. In a 4:1 bypass turbofan you have 80% air bypassing and 20% entering the core. The core...

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 06, 2004 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Difficult Aircraft Push Backs
Replies: 29
Views: 3779

RE: Difficult Aircraft Push Backs

The ramp is a cakewalk compared to this. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/559108/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/559108/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/8/0/1/559108.jpg" ALT="Click here fo...

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nasa Forms - Avaition Safety Reporting Program
Replies: 3
Views: 5210

Nasa Forms - Avaition Safety Reporting Program

First a little background on the NASA form. <b>In 1975, in an effort to improve aviation safety and to promote the self disclosure of actual or possible discrepancies and/or deficiencies involving aviation operations, the FAA created the Aviation Safety Reporting Program ("ASRP"). In order to ensure...

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by dl757md
Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Forklift V. Engine Cradle
Replies: 37
Views: 9389

RE: Forklift V. Engine Cradle

Mr Spaceman Please allow me to answer your previous questions from reply 27. <i>It appears to me that the LE slat has contacted the inboard side of the engine cowling. Is this the case, and does it look like there's damage? Or is the slat just very close?</i> The LE salt is fully extended but is not...

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by dl757md
Sat Jun 05, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Usage At PRG
Replies: 8
Views: 3975

RE: APU Usage At PRG

I'm not familiar with the gate power setup at <acronym title="Prague - Ruzyne (PRG / LKPR), Czech Republic">PRG</acronym>. Usually you have inverters at each gate that convert 480V 50Hz or 60 <acronym title="SAT Sakhalin Airlines (Russian Federation)">HZ</acronym> into 115V 400Hz for <acronym title=...

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by dl757md
Sat Jun 05, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Was Your First Post 9/11 Flight?
Replies: 44
Views: 10014

What Was Your First Post 9/11 Flight?

For me it was Sat. 9-15-01 <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym> DL709 Boeing 763. I remember scanning the other pax in the boarding area and "...

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-757 Red Landing Gear Fluid
Replies: 18
Views: 6752

RE: B-757 Red Landing Gear Fluid

MrFord

Great detective work! I sure was fooled.

Thanks
Dl757md

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-757 Red Landing Gear Fluid
Replies: 18
Views: 6752

RE: B-757 Red Landing Gear Fluid

Mr Ford

Keen eyes. I think you are right. Does anybody have any pics of this area that show the building undistorted?

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Tue Jun 01, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Difficult Aircraft Push Backs
Replies: 29
Views: 3779

RE: Difficult Aircraft Push Backs

Pushing a narrowbody into a taildock in the <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> hangar is very delicate. It takes a crew of at least 7 including the driver. The hardest part is the timing of signals as there is a lag time from when the tug driver receives a signal to when he can...

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