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by packcheer
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help Out A First Time International Traveler!
Replies: 18
Views: 5316

RE: Help Out A First Time International Traveler!

Thanks for all your help yall.

Do eastbound flights usually get in ahead of schedule? I am only scheduled to have 2 hours in AMS.

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by packcheer
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help Out A First Time International Traveler!
Replies: 18
Views: 5316

Help Out A First Time International Traveler!

As the title says, I am traveling internationally for the first time at the end of January. <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Ge...

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by packcheer
Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Domestic RJ Flight?
Replies: 26
Views: 6294

RE: Longest Domestic RJ Flight?

It's not the longest by miles or time, but <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> uses the ERJ 135 from <acronym title="Columbia - Metropolitan (CAE / KCAE), USA - South Carolina">CAE</acronym> to <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acro...

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by packcheer
Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2011 Booked Flights
Replies: 311
Views: 25665

RE: Your 2011 Booked Flights

Just confirmed my first big trip Tuesday January 25 <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 1652 <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> - <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (AT...

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by packcheer
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Under Tarmac Heating
Replies: 34
Views: 9941

RE: Under Tarmac Heating

This works for extreme northern airports where there is a constant threat of freezing and snow/ice during a large part of the year. My suggestion would be why not an electrical metal type net... Have a gridwork that can be laid over top of the concrete, obviously a very strong material that can take...

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by packcheer
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinions On The New Finnair Colors
Replies: 16
Views: 6912

Opinions On The New Finnair Colors

Personally, I liked the brighter blue from the old livery. It made the airplane stand out, look newer, and shine more. I feel like the dark blue is a little too traditional and old school. Of course, maybe that's what they were going for.

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by packcheer
Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is Super Hornet That Much Better Than F-14?
Replies: 62
Views: 22407

RE: Is Super Hornet That Much Better Than F-14?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ptrjong" class="quote" target="_blank">ptrjong</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i>And in which even remotely imagineable sce...

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by packcheer
Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetways Vs Simple Parking Stands
Replies: 14
Views: 4560

RE: Jetways Vs Simple Parking Stands

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Starlionblue" class="quote" target="_blank">Starlionblue</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>- Get more parking slots total. ...

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by packcheer
Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Flyover At Game One Of The World Series Question
Replies: 2
Views: 7285

RE: Flyover At Game One Of The World Series Question

Watched the game on TV, they didn't actually mention anything, but they did show a shot of them.

Was a flight of 4 F/A-18's. Looked like E/F superhornets, no mention of where they were from though.

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by packcheer
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Approves STC Boosting 757 Range
Replies: 22
Views: 5112

RE: FAA Approves STC Boosting 757 Range

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/prebennorholm" class="quote" target="_blank">prebennorholm</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Maybe half of those eight extra ...

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by packcheer
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727-23 Vs B727-123
Replies: 12
Views: 5167

RE: B727-23 Vs B727-123

I don't care who flew where or when, but I am interested to know the distinction between the 727-123's and the 727-23's. Is there somewhere that shows the -23's had larger fuel tanks/larger capacity or is that just a guess?

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by packcheer
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US Airways: Control Tower Required?
Replies: 31
Views: 6082

RE: US Airways: Control Tower Required?

When I was at <acronym title="National Jet Systems (Australia) and Northern Air Cargo (USA)">NC</acronym> State we played at Southern Mississippi as well. We chartered a <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 752 and we could not fly into Hattiesburg either. We flew into Jackson (JAN) a...

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by packcheer
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parking With Thrust Reversers Deployed?
Replies: 10
Views: 5493

RE: Parking With Thrust Reversers Deployed?

Well maybe you've hit the nail on the head. Maybe the C-17 leaving the reversers open won't harm anything, but will prevent the engine from windmilling, so they use that instead of having to put something in the fan blades (I've seen some airlines use a long 2 x 4 when the aircraft is at the gate).

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by packcheer
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Engineers Still At Reputable Carriers?
Replies: 18
Views: 6586

RE: Flight Engineers Still At Reputable Carriers?

What kind of range does a 727F have from HNL? How much of the Pacific can it reach?

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by packcheer
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do You Rotate A DC-9?
Replies: 18
Views: 6975

RE: How Do You Rotate A DC-9?

How different is the 764? or 753? or 739? Does that much added length mean slower rotation?

I do not as about Airbus becuase they appear to sit fairly high on their gear, I doubt they'd be in danger.

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by packcheer
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airways - Twitter Offers
Replies: 2
Views: 4177

RE: US Airways - Twitter Offers

Right now its DFW to LAS first class for $49 one way..... Other fees still apply

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by packcheer
Sun May 09, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What About A Variable-pitch Turbofan Engine?
Replies: 18
Views: 16366

RE: What About A Variable-pitch Turbofan Engine?

you also have to remember that the main goal of the fan blades on a jet engine is to get air to the other stages of the engine, such as the compressor, while the main goal of a propeller is to create thrust. The reason I say this is that a variable pitch prop can actually increase/decrease its effec...

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by packcheer
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typeface Used On Airfield Signage
Replies: 10
Views: 9655

RE: Typeface Used On Airfield Signage

You didn't specifically mention it, and I'm not one who knows alot about typeface (other than my selected Microsoft Office fonts....)

Is this typeface the kind used on US airfield signage also?

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by packcheer
Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Quiz/Game: Any US Cities More Than 3 Flights Away?
Replies: 5
Views: 5129

RE: Quiz/Game: Any US Cities More Than 3 Flights A

Anywhere there is a tag on, and possibly somewhere where you have limited or no legacy service. Lets say a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> flight goes <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (...

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by packcheer
Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi On One Engine A Fuel Saver?
Replies: 54
Views: 19810

RE: Taxi On One Engine A Fuel Saver?

I don't know that <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> is a good case study for one engine taxi. With the way the Terminals are set up in relation to the taxi ways and runways, I can't see any plane taxi on one and having the time to star...

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by packcheer
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MEM Airport. Anything Cool To Do On A Layover?
Replies: 9
Views: 5440

RE: MEM Airport. Anything Cool To Do On A Layover?

It's already been said, but I've been through Memphis more than a few times, and I really look forward to the BBQ between my flights, and I'm from NC so it's not like BBQ is a new thing for me.

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by packcheer
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest In South Carolina?
Replies: 2
Views: 2561

RE: Southwest In South Carolina?

I think <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> would be wise to give <acronym title="Columbia - Metropolitan (CAE / KCAE), USA - South Carolina">CAE</acronym> a try. Within a short drive are the cities of Columbia, Augusta, and Florence, a little farther away are Greenville/Spartanbu...

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by packcheer
Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: YWG-YYC-YEG-YYC-YWG In The Same Day!
Replies: 7
Views: 4820

RE: YWG-YYC-YEG-YYC-YWG In The Same Day!

Just be sure to take lots of pictures of your trip!

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by packcheer
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi Fuel Burn Experiment
Replies: 20
Views: 6862

RE: Taxi Fuel Burn Experiment

Just as a second thought to <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TotalCruise" class="quote" target="_blank">TotalCruise</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>but i th...

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by packcheer
Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why DL 77L Use So Much Runway On The LAX-ATL Route
Replies: 15
Views: 7063

RE: Why DL 77L Use So Much Runway On The LAX-ATL Route

While the most likely answer is a derated take off, what's to say the plane isn't full? Maybe <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> had a large amount of cargo going <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hart...

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by packcheer
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Has A Mainliner Ever Entered A Spin In Service?
Replies: 48
Views: 7314

RE: Has A Mainliner Ever Entered A Spin In Service?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tdscanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">tdscanuck</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>If your airspeed is zero, then the rel...

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by packcheer
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-5 At DAB Today
Replies: 3
Views: 4335

RE: F-5 At DAB Today

I posted in the thread in Civil but I'll just say hi here too.

The pair of T-38's and the F-5 did the flyover for the Nationwide race at the track on Saturday afternoon.

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by packcheer
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Legacy Airline Name Will Be The Next To Go?
Replies: 41
Views: 12986

RE: What Legacy Airline Name Will Be The Next To G

What's to say that just because an airline is bigger it should be the one that is kept? Alot of people (read as paying passengers) continually have issues with United. I've only flown them a handfull of times, but I've had trouble every time I have. The many many CRJ's they try to fly everywhere jus...

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by packcheer
Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Heated Runways: Why Not?
Replies: 42
Views: 12784

RE: Heated Runways: Why Not?

What about solar panels with large battery banks. The solar panels would in effect be charging year round, even in the coldest weather, with the batteries running heating coils (similar to your car's rear windshield) or turning blowers to prevent snow accumulation (though this would not help and may...

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by packcheer
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Ram Air Turbine
Replies: 42
Views: 14636

RE: 767 Ram Air Turbine

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote" ><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/alwaysontherun" class="quote" target="_blank">alwaysontherun</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>Why not install 2 RAM air t...

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by packcheer
Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Football Charter Weight Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2738

RE: Football Charter Weight Question

As my name indicates, I used to be a cheerleader at <acronym title="National Jet Systems (Australia) and Northern Air Cargo (USA)">NC</acronym> State, and was frequently on the team charters for football. The NCAA requires 1.5 seats per football player. In our case, the football team occupied the fr...

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by packcheer
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Class 3 Aircraft And Class 4 Aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 18772

RE: Class 3 Aircraft And Class 4 Aircraft

Some of you all seem to have a great deal of knowledge so question this.. Do the 757 and 767 (and their variants) fall into the same catagories for airports? I ask because with a similar type rating, how easy is it for an airline to switch up from a 757 to a 767 at a whim if they need it? Going down...

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by packcheer
Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pictures From RDU, First Time Photographer
Replies: 6
Views: 6374

RE: Pictures From RDU, First Time Photographer

Well those comments are more than enough to keep me occupied for the next couple of weeks! Thank you!

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by packcheer
Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pictures From RDU, First Time Photographer
Replies: 6
Views: 6374

Pictures From RDU, First Time Photographer

Hello yall! I got a new Nikon D3000 for christmas and one of my first experiments was to head out to <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> and take some pictures. I was wondering if some of you more experienced photographers and editers co...

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by packcheer
Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Finally Got It....
Replies: 15
Views: 4355

RE: Finally Got It....

Glad to know I'm not the only one who recently got a D3000 with the 18-55 and the 55-200 mm lenses... I'm heading out to <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> (Sorry I'm not from the Left side of the country) tomorrow. I'm taking my little...

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by packcheer
Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest Cities With The Highest Traffic Movement
Replies: 43
Views: 10682

RE: Smallest Cities With The Highest Traffic Movem

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by packcheer
Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest Cities With The Highest Traffic Movement
Replies: 43
Views: 10682

RE: Smallest Cities With The Highest Traffic Movem

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by packcheer
Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nato Chairman's Plane "frozen" In Moscow!
Replies: 9
Views: 5895

RE: Nato Chairman's Plane "frozen" In Moscow!

Maybe it wouldn't have been a problem for an aircraft under normal circumstances, and maybe it wouldn't have been a problem for this aircraft under normal circumstances. Maybe the plane in question landed in Moscow and sat for a couple days of those low (but not crazy low) temps for back to back day...

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by packcheer
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Frequency Scanners
Replies: 34
Views: 10353

RE: Airline Frequency Scanners

Radio Shack carries a good range and assortment of scanners. The ones that are in the $150 range work excellently. I took the rubber antenna off of my radio shack scanner and I put on a telescoping one that extends to about 3ft tall and that antenna works great for aviation traffic.

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by packcheer
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd FedEx Diversion
Replies: 18
Views: 4226

RE: Odd FedEx Diversion

It appears that the planned diversion did not take place and the plane is almost all the way now to Memphis.

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by packcheer
Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At JAX And Vicinity
Replies: 4
Views: 6947

RE: Spotting At JAX And Vicinity

Not really for aircraft, as much, but there are many good places to take photos in the <acronym title="Jacksonville - International (JAX / KJAX), USA - Florida">JAX</acronym> area. Out by Mayport the waterways are packed with Navy ships up and down the river, occaisionally you get the choppers low f...

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by packcheer
Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA120 JFK - CDG Tonight
Replies: 5
Views: 5296

RE: AA120 JFK - CDG Tonight

Have no idea because I don't have any access to any of the systems, but just a guess......

Maybe the 763 had problems, causeing the delay, and it was better to get a 752 to do the trip and rebook some passengers (or they all fit) than wait for another 763.

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by packcheer
Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions Regarding College Sports Charters
Replies: 3
Views: 3546

RE: Some Questions Regarding College Sports Charters

A while back I found some example charter prices online. I can't seem to find them any more. Anyways, Charters depend on the size of the aircraft, and distance traveled.... Our travel party (the team, coaching staff, equipment staff, medical staff, athletic department, boosters, cheerleaders, and me...

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by packcheer
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta IFE
Replies: 2
Views: 2772

Delta IFE

I found a useful topic, but it didn't quite answer the question, and is archived so I can't respond to it anyhow. Delta and the 73G <i><a href="/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/4191840" target=_blank>Delta And The 73G</a></i> <font size=1>(by <a href="/aviation-forums/profile.main?usernam...

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by packcheer
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pick A Seat, Any Seat!
Replies: 100
Views: 5384

RE: Pick A Seat, Any Seat!

Can I get seat 11G from Seatguru.......? Please?



oh wait....... (but all that food at my disposal would be nice)



I'll take 17 D!

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by packcheer
Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Everything Stupid With Airlines?
Replies: 34
Views: 5789

RE: Everything Stupid With Airlines?

not dumb or wierd, but a little backwards to me.... Next month I fly <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> - <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> o...

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by packcheer
Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why No Thrust Reverse?
Replies: 67
Views: 13164

RE: Why No Thrust Reverse?

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by packcheer
Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Is An A/c Engine Only Efficient At High Alt?
Replies: 50
Views: 10831

RE: Why Is An A/c Engine Only Efficient At High Alt?

Basically, the air is thinner, the engine doesn't work as hard (intakes less fuel to move same amount through thinner air)

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by packcheer
Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Air Force CAS In Afghanistan
Replies: 5
Views: 6778

RE: US Air Force CAS In Afghanistan

perhaps (just what I know from reading) those rails are only loadable for air-to-air ordinance, so rather than take off empty, they load some just in case weapons for protection.

I would say it's routine.

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by packcheer
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worlds Single Most Profitable Flight
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

RE: Worlds Single Most Profitable Flight

With all the knowledge on this site we might be able to get a few close guesses. I'd have to say it would be some of the JAL 744D flights that load up on business people and fly relatively short routes inside Japan. Maybe an early morning flight so there is a TON of commuting business traffic?

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