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by 744lover
Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Autothrottles And Landings
Replies: 28
Views: 11705

RE: Airbus Autothrottles And Landings

Hi Milan320, On my airline, the <acronym title="Air One (Italy)">AP</acronym> is disconected when you have visual contact with the runway and the <acronym title="Royal Air Maroc (Morocco)">AT</acronym> is left on (leaving the levers on the "CL" postion) until you hear the "RETARD" voice. This is a g...

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by 744lover
Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757 Over Powered?
Replies: 35
Views: 5406

RE: 757 Over Powered?

Hi there, I had the chance to fly a <acronym title="Varig Brasil and Varig (Brazil)">RG</acronym> 757 (PP-VTS) on its "test flight" on <acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Galeao International (Antonio Carlos Jobim) (GIG / SBGL), Brazil">GIG</acronym>. We rolled out of VEM (Varig Engineering and Mainten...

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by 744lover
Sun Nov 07, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Have MD11s Left?
Replies: 29
Views: 7318

Which Airlines Have MD11s Left?

Hi there, Lufthansa at the moment operates 14 own <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 plus 2 leased <acronym title="Aurigny Air Services (United Kingdom) and Gemini Air Cargo (USA)">GR</acronym> planes. The 5 planes bought from <acronym title="Varig Brasil and Varig (Brazil)">RG</acronym...

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by 744lover
Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 (Thumbs Down)
Replies: 32
Views: 5027

RE: A340 (Thumbs Down)

Oh no... here we go again... some guy with to much time on his hands starting another A x B bs.....
Mind you, there's REAL life going on! Try something for you to do!


See ya,
744lover

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by 744lover
Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LH 742 Pic
Replies: 6
Views: 2121

LH 742 Pic

Hi there,

Next week, I'll be able to take some pictures at a 747-200F from LH Cargo. What kind of pictures do you guys wanna see???


See ya,
GHN

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by 744lover
Fri Jul 30, 2004 9:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Busted APU On 737?
Replies: 29
Views: 9623

RE: Busted APU On 737?

Hi Broke, <i>"For a CAT III approach, the APU has to be operating with its generator on standby".</i> Don't know about what airplane are you referring to pal, 'cause on the 747-400 (and I think that on the classics too) the APU cannot be started in flight. They have all 4 engine electrical generator...

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by 744lover
Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's The Wheel On The Center Console?
Replies: 18
Views: 5606

RE: What's The Wheel On The Center Console?

Hi LimaFoxTango, No way!!! The levers of pitch trim that you see are there only for visual aid. You may give a quick glare into them and have an idea if you trim if too AFT or FWD. They were there too on the classic 747s..... There are two levers cause you can check the positions of both elevators; ...

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by 744lover
Fri May 14, 2004 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI Flying A LH-bird?
Replies: 11
Views: 2588

RE: EI Flying A LH-bird?

Hi there, Lufthansa had the D-ABYB plane but this one was the one involved in the crash in Nairobi. It was delivered new to <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> on 1970 and the crash happened on 20-NOV-1974. Follow the link bellow to see a photo of it! <a href="http://aviation-safety.ne...

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by 744lover
Thu May 06, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts On The EMB-170
Replies: 23
Views: 6315

RE: Your Thoughts On The EMB-170

Personally, I think that Canadair shot their own foot by stretching the CRJ-200 into the CRJ-700 cause the -700 can't be stretched futher, while the 170 can. So, if a new version of the EMB comes out, it'll be very quick while Canadair will need to design a completly new aircraft!!!! See ya, GHN

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by 744lover
Thu May 06, 2004 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts On The EMB-170
Replies: 23
Views: 6315

RE: Your Thoughts On The EMB-170

Hi JBLU...


Have you already flown on it?


See ya,
GHN

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by 744lover
Thu May 06, 2004 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts On The EMB-170
Replies: 23
Views: 6315

Your Thoughts On The EMB-170

Hi there! Please, share your opinions on the new EMB170! Do you think it'll be successful?? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/257862/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/257862/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC=...

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by 744lover
Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-500 Air Conditioning
Replies: 1
Views: 3322

RE: 737-500 Air Conditioning

Hi SW733, There can be many reasons. 1 - The packs could have been left on AUTO position on the 735 and on HIGH on the 733 2 - Flight Deck fans could have been inop. on the 735 (I'm not sure if it's a <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> item. At ...

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by 744lover
Tue Mar 02, 2004 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Will Buy More B777
Replies: 86
Views: 8758

RE: Alitalia Will Buy More B777

Folks, Let's forget the idea that <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>, <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym>, <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> and other A340-600 operators are unhappy with their shiny new A340-600. It's a new airplane; thus they wil...

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by 744lover
Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747F Conversion Question...
Replies: 4
Views: 2322

RE: 747F Conversion Question...

Hi there,

Apropos, rumours inside LHCAG tell us that they're going to convert some passenger 747-400 into freighter planes..... Just a matter of time now.... Keep tuned for some pics.



See ya,
GHN

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by 744lover
Sat Feb 21, 2004 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC10 Landing Gear Question
Replies: 30
Views: 15986

RE: DC10 Landing Gear Question

Folks,


Lets not forget that the center main gear CAN be removed (due to a problem, or crack in the strut) and the airplane be dispatched without it. BUT the aircraft will become a nightmare to load and trim!!!


See ya,
GHN

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by 744lover
Thu Feb 19, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus RMI (?) Disabled
Replies: 7
Views: 4227

Airbus RMI (?) Disabled

Hi there, Why is there a concept in the newer airbus planes cockpit that the <acronym title="Rimini (- Miramare) (RMI / LIPR), Italy">RMI</acronym> is being removed or turned inop??? Nearly every A319/320/321/330/340 have it disabled.... I thought that it could help pilots on instrument approaches a...

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by 744lover
Fri Feb 06, 2004 1:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Classic 747 Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 3950

Classic 747 Engines

Hi there, Today while checking some pictures from <acronym title="Albanian Airlines">LV</acronym>-MLO at <acronym title="Buenos Aires - Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza) (EZE / SAEZ), Argentina">EZE</acronym>, I found something that I didn't saw before. Browsing though the database, I found that the same ...

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by 744lover
Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR Takes Delivery Of 744
Replies: 39
Views: 8372

RE: AR Takes Delivery Of 744

Hi there,


It's time to know.... hey 747skipper, will you be "upgrading" to the new 747s or will you stay at the Classics?


See ya,
GHN

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by 744lover
Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400 ERF
Replies: 3
Views: 4625

RE: B747-400 ERF

Hi 744rules,


I'm sorry about the information. I had the 747-400 in mind when I wrote about the 10 tonnes... The MD-11 can carry up to 6 tonnes on the tail tank


See ya,
GHN

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by 744lover
Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400 ERF
Replies: 3
Views: 4625

RE: B747-400 ERF

Hi Will, The tail tank on the 747-400 are optional tanks. The operator asks Boeing to fit it in or not when the plane is being build. Since fuel on the tail is a nightmare for every loadmaster, freighter operators tend to keep their fleet without the tail tank! By the way, all LHCAG <acronym title="...

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by 744lover
Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747F Access From Main Deck To Upper Deck
Replies: 8
Views: 5068

RE: 747F Access From Main Deck To Upper Deck

Hi Aa61hvy, On the 747-200F planes, the stair used to let the pilots get to the upper deck is also retractable. If they couldn't be, position A would be nearly impossible to be loaded! The stair can be locked at the ground and then unlocked to let position A be loaded even if you use the nose door o...

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by 744lover
Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nicest Engine Roar
Replies: 51
Views: 4031

RE: Nicest Engine Roar

I simply love the sudden deep roar that the CF6-50 (747-200, -300) make when passing 60% ~ 70% N1.... They make me feel goosebumps....



See ya,
GHN

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by 744lover
Fri Nov 21, 2003 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Funny Thing Happened On This Jetblue Flight...
Replies: 95
Views: 18551

RE: A Funny Thing Happened On This Jetblue Flight...

I don't think that it has to do with the woman's race.... But if you think deeply, there aren't even races... There is only one race... The HUMAN race.... But that's another story.... It could be a yellow, browned, white or red coloured person... Doesn't matter... It just happened to be that women.....

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by 744lover
Thu Nov 06, 2003 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Never Release My Seat Belt In Flight
Replies: 25
Views: 4168

RE: I Never Release My Seat Belt In Flight

Hi Captjetblast,

Very wise procedure do adopt!

See ya,
GHN

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by 744lover
Thu Nov 06, 2003 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cockpit Visits
Replies: 19
Views: 2975

RE: Cockpit Visits


Naming jumpseat flights!
737-400 Transbrasil
727-100 Itapemirim
747-200 Lufthansa Cargo
MD-11 Lufthansa Cargo


Cockpit visits
767-200 Transbrasil
737-200 Varig
767-200 Varig
747-200 Lufthansa
747-400 Lufthansa


See ya,
GHN

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by 744lover
Sat Oct 25, 2003 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fastest Climbing Wide-Body?
Replies: 43
Views: 6185

RE: Fastest Climbing Wide-Body?

In May, I was on the jumpseat of a <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 from Campinas to Buenos Aires. We were sightly under MTOW and with std pressure and temperature (1013 Hpa and 15??C). On takeoff it surprised me since it reached Vr mu...

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by 744lover
Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Series Flap Settings
Replies: 9
Views: 9022

747 Series Flap Settings

Hi there, While checking this pic, I saw a little -15 mark on the flap positions.... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/378375/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/378375/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photo...

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by 744lover
Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Speedbrakes Have V-Speed Restrictions?
Replies: 24
Views: 7313

RE: Do Speedbrakes Have V-Speed Restrictions?

Hi there,


While talking to a fellow MD-11 pilot from our company, I discovered that on ground they work much more like a "lift killer" than a speed brake.

Any thoughts on this???


See ya,
GHN

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by 744lover
Sun Sep 07, 2003 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The MD-11F Still In Production?
Replies: 4
Views: 4666

RE: Is The MD-11F Still In Production?

Simple answer. NO Lufthansa Cargo took the delivery of the last <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 ever bulit. It was a freighter version. Registration D-ALCN. I'm not completely sure, but I think there are some incs. around there that have a conversion program for the <acronym title="A...

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by 744lover
Tue Sep 02, 2003 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is 'Autobrake'?
Replies: 6
Views: 3417

RE: What Is 'Autobrake'?

Hi there, Just to complete what Rick told us, using Speed Brakes and reverse thrust would just reduce the wear/tear from the breaks. Remember that they could VERY easily( even more easily on the old steel brakes - 767, classics 747) heat up if you use only the wheel brakes, so, using other "braking ...

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by 744lover
Mon Sep 01, 2003 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotating Red Lights On Fuselage & Blinking Ones
Replies: 10
Views: 6897

RE: Rotating Red Lights On Fuselage & Blinking Ones

Actually, you can do a flashing "strobe" system with some capacitors and a lamp. Try to get a square wave switching power source and you'll have it blinking nice.... Much cheaper than a rotating system.... If you want a 10 ms. "blink" try to put a 1000 uF/500V. capacitor in parallel with the lamp an...

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by 744lover
Tue Aug 12, 2003 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Intl Trip You Have Made (flying)?
Replies: 79
Views: 8115

RE: Shortest Intl Trip You Have Made (flying)?

Hi there!! My shortest trip was on the jumpseat from an old 727-100 from Itapemirim <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/287912/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/287912/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos...

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by 744lover
Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHs A340-600
Replies: 5
Views: 2591

RE: LHs A340-600

Hi there, I meant that, today, the route to <acronym title="Buenos Aires - Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza) (EZE), Argentina">EZE</acronym> is being served with the 747-400 with a stop in S??o Paulo. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays we have flight LH520 to <acronym title="Buenos Aires - Minist...

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by 744lover
Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHs A340-600
Replies: 5
Views: 2591

LHs A340-600

Hi there! As a son of a <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> worker, I managed to get some information about our A340-600. It seems that <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> will operate them from Frankfurt to Buenos Aires directly (this route is being operated with a inter...

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by 744lover
Fri Jun 20, 2003 9:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-200 AP Mode Indicator
Replies: 7
Views: 3148

RE: 747-200 AP Mode Indicator

Thanks JFKspotter!


I was driving nuts with these links!!!


See ya,
GHN

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by 744lover
Thu Jun 19, 2003 6:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-200 AP Mode Indicator
Replies: 7
Views: 3148

RE: 747-200 AP Mode Indicator

Hi, Sorry, but for me they did... Anyway, here are the links.... <a href="http://planeta.terra.com.br/relacionamento/dule/ind1.jpg" target=_blank>http://planeta.terra.com.br/relacionamento/dule/ind1.jpg</a> <a href="http://planeta.terra.com.br/relacionamento/dule/ind2.jpg" target=_blank>http://plane...

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by 744lover
Thu Jun 19, 2003 4:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-200 AP Mode Indicator
Replies: 7
Views: 3148

747-200 AP Mode Indicator

Hi there, Do somebody knows where can I find information for the <acronym title="Air One (Italy)">AP</acronym> status indicators flags from the 747-200???? Here are some pictures that I took: <p> <img border="0" src="http://planeta.terra.com.br/relacionamento/dule/ind1.jpg" width="640" height="480">...

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by 744lover
Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Classic Autopilot/Autothrottle
Replies: 3
Views: 5574

RE: 747 Classic Autopilot/Autothrottle

Hi Gordon, The switch you are reffering is not the A/T one. It handles the "vertical navigation" from the aircraft. If you switch it to V/S, your climb or descend will be controlled with the V/S wheel on the MCP. In IAS the <acronym title="Air One (Italy)">AP</acronym> will hold the selected airspee...

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by 744lover
Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11 Cockpit Door
Replies: 4
Views: 4427

RE: MD-11 Cockpit Door

Yikes,


I asked if there was an eletro-mecanical system to close the door. Alone. Any type of motor or thing that bangs a door automaticly after a push of a button! Even my daughter with 1 year knows how a door works... or do you don't know how it works?

[Edited 2003-06-18 04:13:06]

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by 744lover
Tue Jun 17, 2003 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11 Cockpit Door
Replies: 4
Views: 4427

MD-11 Cockpit Door

Hi there, Last month I took a jumpseat trip from SBKP to SAEZ on a <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11. During the all the flight, the cockpit door was opened. And suddenly, while approaching SAEZ I heard the door slamming behind me. Sinc...

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by 744lover
Mon Jan 06, 2003 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Driven Generator
Replies: 16
Views: 4103

RE: Air Driven Generator

Hi there,

Also, the DC-10 and MD-11s have RATs too!


See ya.

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by 744lover
Tue Dec 10, 2002 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-10 Vs DC-10 Vs MD-11
Replies: 4
Views: 8955

RE: MD-10 Vs DC-10 Vs MD-11

Hi Gigneil, I'm sure this conversion is very expensive, *but* when you weight all benefits you'll have with it, it's perfectly payable! - One man less on the cockpit (one income less at the end of the month) - Less maint. (Glass cockpit's are much more easy to work than old "steam gauged" ones) - Mo...

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by 744lover
Mon Dec 02, 2002 9:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Forecasting CAT
Replies: 10
Views: 2095

RE: Forecasting CAT

That's why I EVER leave at least my cross seat-belt fastened. My shoulder belts I use only on takeoffs ( in case of a RTO) and landings.


See ya,
GHN

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by 744lover
Tue Oct 29, 2002 4:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Use The Apu?
Replies: 20
Views: 13526

RE: How To Use The Apu?

Hi there, In my company, its normal to have ext. power conected to the aircraft until we arrive at the cockpit. As we get in there, we start the APU for cockpit preflights, IRS allignment and "setup" of the FMC. Since the aircraft I use to fly has a reliable APU, with phase and excitation controller...

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by 744lover
Mon Jul 22, 2002 9:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 INS
Replies: 2
Views: 2553

RE: 747 INS

Hi AdamHarvard, Aprox. one year ago, LH was still using an old Litton-72 INS. You can check it by these pictures: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/open.file/161108/L/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/open.file/161108/L/</a> <a href="http://www.geocities.com/dule37/Fotos/cntrlstnd.jpg" target...

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by 744lover
Mon Jul 22, 2002 8:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Tank On Different Type 744
Replies: 13
Views: 5373

RE: Tail Tank On Different Type 744

Sudden,

Actually, I'm at engineering university (at night) and work for a major freighter Inc. at day (8-17 hrs) as a loadmaster!
Question answered?


Best Regards!

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by 744lover
Mon Jul 15, 2002 6:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LH Cargo Cockpit Notebooks
Replies: 0
Views: 2405

LH Cargo Cockpit Notebooks

Hi there! Do somebody here knows the hardware specs. for the notebooks that LH CARGO uses on their cockpit??? Searched the web and found that the Thinkpads used are P2-300 or -400! If somebody works at LH (Vasco Garcia, Konstantin Von Wedelstaedt ????) and have some chance to ask a LHCAG pilot it wo...

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by 744lover
Fri Jul 12, 2002 10:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Tank On Different Type 744
Replies: 13
Views: 5373

RE: Tail Tank On Different Type 744

FDXMech, In some of our flights, such as Rio - Frankfurt (Direct!), we filled the our MD-11 sometimes with 110 tons of fuel. So, the tailtank should be used. In our weight&ballance software, we have a box called "Tail Tank Used". When checked, it'll modify all maximum weights for each position, so t...

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by 744lover
Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Tank On Different Type 744
Replies: 13
Views: 5373

RE: Tail Tank On Different Type 744

Hi tsufang, The tail tank is an airline option, when they buy the aircraft new. Cargo can or cannot have them installed. So do the combis! Actually, our MD-11F fleet have tail tanks fitted. It's a very CG unfriendly aircraft! Even more when they are filled. It becomes a nightmare to load it! See ya,...

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by 744lover
Sun Sep 23, 2001 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747 Throttle Arms
Replies: 5
Views: 2369

RE: B747 Throttle Arms

Hi Martín, On last december I took trip on a 747-200F flight from my home airpoart, SBKP, to EDDF on the jumpseat behind the captain.... since the F/E was a great friend of mine, I got quickly into the cockpit. After start all engines looked, nearly, the same. Only with + or - 10° of EGT, same N1, s...

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