After landing (on ILS) the pilot took control on the runway to slow down faster. Probably wanting to take an earlier taxiway than what the autoland stopping distance would put them at.Jump to post
Usually the jolt happens when the auto brakes are braking too hard. The pilots didn’t get the brakes off manually so they had to use the switch to deactivate then auto brakes which is often a pretty jolting experience. This explanation makes a ton of sense to me. Thanks! My guess is that your pilot...Jump to post
Either a loss of grip which activated the anti skid system or the pilot switching to manual brakes. The jolt is what happens when the brakes are released without first gradually decreasing braking power.Jump to post
What is the AFT EXT PWR connected too if not the AC bus?? That graphic doesn’t show lines from it It's connected to the AC bus, but IIRC only used for speeding up APU-less engine start and maintenance tests. Since the engines sit around, what, 100-150 feet from the nose of the aircraft where the ma...Jump to post
Here is a time-lapse video of the removal of the #2 (center) engine from a DC10 in what appears to be an airplane graveyard. The plane is missing the #1 and #3 engines, and I assume has no ballast fuel in the tanks, so what is keeping the nose wheel on the ground? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0...Jump to post
France also has a large TGV network connecting almost anywhere to Paris in less than 6 hoursJump to post
The actual window is secured into the fuselage. Then there's the part with the hole, blinds, etc which is simply clicked into the sidewall panel. In between those is air so that the inside window does not reach outside temperatures. The hole itself is both to keep a clear window, and to prevent the ...Jump to post
If you look at the right shoulder of the F/O, it appears he has his seatbelt fastened UNDER his epaulet. Why would he do that? Yikes. Imagine having to do a quick evacuation... :shock: He must be one of those pilots who took the career path because of the uniform. Yes, they do exist, I met one or t...Jump to post
Switch to another image host like imgur, photobucket doesn't do 3rd party hosting anymore.Jump to post
Aluminium parts are done with paint stripper, while honeycomb and composites use sandpaper. It's expected to last until the next D-check/HMV, so about 6-7 years.
I'm sorry, in that first video, the onlookers were justifiably terrified. The idea of a plane veering towards you...I would honestly take off running. Anyway, this was cool. Hate to see another airline bite the dust. -IR My German is rusty but one person can be heard saying 'What is he doing?'. I c...Jump to post
I'm also reminded that cigarette smoke isn't good for aircraft. Can someone here remind us of the "why"? Something to do with making the HVAC system less efficient or needing more-frequent mx? Separately, I recall CI611 (the 742 that broke up due to a defective post-tailstrike repair) had...Jump to post
Last flights according to KLM: 28 OCT 2017 DUS – Düsseldorf KL1862 arrival Amsterdam 19.05 hrs NWI – Norwich KL1512 arrival Amsterdam 19.15 hrs HAJ – Hannover KL1912 arrival Amsterdam 19.15 hrs BRU – Brussel KL1732 arrival Amsterdam 19.15 hrs LUX – Luxembourg KL1746 arrival Amsterdam 19.35 hrs LHR –...Jump to post
Changing a single thing would mean receritfying a door which has been designed together with the 707/727, and would have to be changed on many points to be certified with todays standards. It would also mean more training for F/A's switching between the type.Jump to post
Nice report, gotta try it out sometime.
The Gate Gourmet receipt isn't very noteworthy, they're the largest airline caterer (once part of Swissair)
That looks about the size of the access panel that is on the rear fuselage of the A330 where the FDR is kept. Does the 777 have a similar access panel ? On the bottom left in the picture you can see it isn't completely flat. This is where it attaches to the wing. Actually, looking at the picture an...Jump to post
zeke wrote:That looks about the size of the access panel that is on the rear fuselage of the A330 where the FDR is kept. Does the 777 have a similar access panel ?
It's part of the faring between the fuselage and wing.
Somebody will have a very bad day today, as it is not a service panel and is held in place by screws. Either forgot to reinstall or used wrong screws.
Sounds like incorrect T/O config (flaps, speedbrakes, RTO) if he went right back to the same runway. Well, of course, it can be a possibility to take into account. But I really don't give it almost any chances. To be like that, the pilots should have skipped the procedures from the beginning of the...Jump to post
Sounds like incorrect T/O config (flaps, speedbrakes, RTO) if he went right back to the same runway.Jump to post
This is horrible for a lot of older trip reports, most of which have an author who isn't active here anymore.Jump to post
Nobody was injured as it was a saturday and nobody was at the site.
Might have something to do with the current weather, going from 15c to 30c in a week.
Because you'd have a lot of weight on one wing, which doesn't do much other than roll and change the CoG. What you need is yaw, which can't be trimmed by weight. Let's say the right engine is out. Moving fuel to the other wing would move the CoG left. Because you try to fly as straight forward as po...Jump to post
rutankrd wrote:What routes are Swiss International rather the Swiss Global ?
Yes they are differing divisions !
Apparently it was supposed to be included, but they went with USB only instead.
"Video RCA connection beneath USB socket to enable customers to connect their own
digital equipment with the IFE display screen"
Like 80%+ of traffic at PMI is Schengen, and they don't do a lot of passport checks because of that. If it's anything like the other Spanish airports I've been at it's basically a single hall where everyone gets dropped off, and if you have 600-700 people with maybe 200 from the UK mixed in they're ...Jump to post
I'm not sure about the seats, but the last thing I heard was that the 2 retired 744s were still in full colors and not parted out yet. True in the sence that PH-BFM is missing her engines, nose-cone and probably several other things. PH-BFO looks to be complete, just taped off. I wonder how long th...Jump to post
The A332 was to be replaced by the 789 1 on 1 as they were a short term replacement between the 767 and the next gen. Sadly they decided to retire the 744 combi instead, and extended the leases on at least some of the A332s. The A333 is still on its way to be replaced by 78J. I'm not sure about the ...Jump to post