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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Programs to Combat US Pilot Shortage
Replies: 12
Views: 2064

Re: New Programs to Combat US Pilot Shortage

There are and will be ample pilots to fulfill the seats. These schemes have gone before. UA tried hiring “off the street” pilot wannabes in the Sixties, few finished and one was Rick Dubinsky. All these programs will create is a large, unneeded supply of pilots in the future. Pilots, who haven’t bee...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13010

Re: McDonnell 220

Bravo One, Funny about BelArgUSA, I’ve had a number of email conversations with him. After PAA folded, he went to Aerolineas Argentina, retired to Florianopolis, BR. I believe Paul passed away shortly after that from throat cancer. A fine gentleman and very knowledgeable, his recommendations in Pari...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?
Replies: 20
Views: 3205

Re: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?

Eastern's pay scale was the highest of all airlines.


Patently, false. As part of the buy-out, the pilots took a 20% pay cut.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 4317

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

The problem is questions are asked then, when answered, the questioner doesn’t believe the answer from a technical “expert” and argues about it. There are lots of threads where this happens or patently silly questions are asked. “underserved” routes are unprofitable, but the threads keep coming. One...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 4317

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

Yes, there’ll be the usual Monday quarterbacking of an actual accident. You’re trying to question a thoroughly normal take-off based on no expertise other than it looking unusual to you on a YouTube video. Not quite the same. And, uninformed guessing by passengers and fanboys isn’t the same as pilot...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13010

Re: McDonnell 220

CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:
Must have landed in a crab with any decent crosswind. Doesn’t look like you’d be able to get the upwind wing down much before you make ground contact with an engine pod.


Just decrab in the flare like most all pod-engined jets.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any hope for "different" designs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2029

Re: Any hope for "different" designs?

Nope. Just look at what FDX is buying—B777, B767; as is the military. The current design standard is simply very efficient. As to VIP planes, Falcon, the last holdout, is not designing another tri-motor.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 4317

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

True, it’s even titled as near tailstrike and stall. The plane touched down after initial lift-off. The video and your use of it implies some sort of pilot error, intentional or not. The facts are not presented in the video. Was it a loading error? Was it pilot error entering correct load informatio...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 4317

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

Does this look like a safe takeoff or could rotating so fast and steep be considered uncalled for hot dogging? Between that quote from your post #1 and the title you choose, it dies appear that you’re thinking it’s unsafe and you don’t have the expertise to actually determine that as fact. GMAFB. GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13010

Re: McDonnell 220

Bravo One,

CAL likely had a Sabre 40 or 60; the 65 came out in about 1980. The 65 had 731 engines and a Raisbeck mod’d wing which couldn’t stand ice. The earlier ones had JT-12 and slats.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?
Replies: 29
Views: 6155

Re: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?

Look up SwissPort, they’ll handle just about anybody, anywhere.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 4317

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

Elsewhere, the earning is, “friends don’t let friends read Airlners.net”

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 4317

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

Well, maybe not the whole internet, just the aviation portion!

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 4317

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

No, rotate was too early (likely) and positively too little deck angle. It didn’t lift off for 2,000’.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 4317

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

Possibly, I’ve been asked to demo a max performance take-off. A deck angle of about 25*, still maintaining some acceleration at V2 plus a bunch impressed the back without being remotely scary. The rotation rate at Vr was difficult to maintain V2+20 without being uncomfortably rapid.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 4317

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

No, they’re all within the AFM limits. Lightweight twins have huge excess thrust due to the inherent requirements of FAR 25 take-off OEI, so it’s a feature, not a fireable offense to fly the plane. I’ve done some max performance take-offs for photos, in fact. A lot of it is in the camera angles rath...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 4317

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

Pretty normal for a lightweight twin-engine jet take-off. A CL 350 has about 18,000# of thrust and on a short trip can weight under 30,000#. F430 in less than 16 minutes easily. Deck angle on a light Global is 17*. Vr at light weighs is less than 100 knots, pretty short all engines operating roll. GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC - the KEF of the Pacific?
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Re: ANC - the KEF of the Pacific?

It was the KEF of the Pacific, then came the B744 and the B777. It would be the Gander of the Pacific were it not for cargo operators. Tourism in summer, mostly.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Hemisphere on hold waiting to see how the Silvercrest plays out
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Cessna Hemisphere on hold waiting to see how the Silvercrest plays out

Do what Dassault did, redesign it around the PW 800. Might be a lot of engine, but the Hemisphere could be stretched, like the Falcon 6X.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 127384

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Good God, sue, as a surviving passenger, for PTSD? Really. Before you jump, I’ve survived a mid-air, a dozen engine shutdowns, lost many friends in accidents, so I know where I’m at here. The deceased family certainly is owed compensation as are any injured. But, trying to show a profit for a 25 min...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380
Replies: 50
Views: 11311

Re: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380

How’d they know the wheel came off? The only indication was the ANTISKID-INOP posting on the EICAS. GF My guess would be by someone seeing the big wheel bouncing happily down the runway.... Well, having nose wheel and a main come off the C-5; no one knew until we blocked in. In fact, most crews nev...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 127384

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

The A320 cowl is different than the B737, so unlikely to have the same failure and damage to the cowl.. As to ETOPS legs, there are diversions accounted for at the most critical point(s), so a despressurized, OEI diversion can be made. A frangible cowl is impossible, how would it be anti-iced with h...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 127384

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

CLEDAYBUCK,

What are you a lawyer? What can the pax sue for other than transportation to their destination?

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380
Replies: 50
Views: 11311

Re: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380

How’d they know the wheel came off? The only indication was the ANTISKID-INOP posting on the EICAS.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increased thrust close to rotation
Replies: 30
Views: 3129

Re: Increased thrust close to rotation

Just because he thinks he heard a thrust increase doesn’t mean there was a thrust increase. I’ve had passengers say or ask all kinds of things that were just wrong.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increased thrust close to rotation
Replies: 30
Views: 3129

Re: Increased thrust close to rotation

Considering the jet exhaust out the fan section is about 500 mph and the fire about 20% faster than that, a tailwind ain’t gonna blow out the fire.

Take-off thrust, once established, doesn’t appreciably change during the roll and rotation unless there was an engine failure.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SIDs/STARs/Transitions/Vias. Some practical advice, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: SIDs/STARs/Transitions/Vias. Some practical advice, please?

ATC clears you on a route, via SID, airways, and STAR. The clearance will often be close to the filed (requested) routing, but the FMC MUST be programmed with the cleared routing. ATC will specify “cleared to VOHS via ....SID...”. Somewhere nearing VOHS, ATC will issue a clearance to the STAR transi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde cruise alt & Armstrong limit.
Replies: 13
Views: 2551

Re: Concorde cruise alt & Armstrong limit.

Also, the certification isn’t based on the cabin instantly equalizing with the aircraft altitude. IIRC, it’s not supposed, or only rarely, exceed F250 during the emergency descent. The point of “4 minutes to 10,000’” is that the ascending cabin leak rate is contained to a rate that the cabin and the...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 127384

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

The SS Enterprise has reverse thrusters, we mortals have reverse thrust. Probably some reverse thrust, but being assymetric controllability might be an issue.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 4489

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

G7000 Sales, I believe, were heavily weighted toward “high net worth individuals”—private equity, entrepreneurs, oligarchs. Charter operators, in the US anyway, are pressed to pay for a $70 million plane and make a profit. They’re buying pre-owned which are fairly cheap.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 4489

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

Hinckley. Also, I suspect you’re a regular person with average tastes. To be Uber-rich, you’ll need to up your level of control freakdom a lot, a whole lot. You can’t go to the CX maintenance asking why the leading edges aren’t polished today. You can’t inform CX Catering in HKG that your chef will ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 4489

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

What types have you flown? The G7000 has a fixed bed stateroom, a media area with dican, plus a seating for 8 foreword. And a bunk arrangement for crews. I’d agree the crew rest is marginally adequate, but I flown dozens of 11+ legs and pax and crew were happy throughout. No security bs; passport co...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 74
Views: 15885

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

Lockheed Georgia delivers the last C-5M later this year’s, if they get a contract, the As could be done. They were in good enough shape for the conversion.


GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 4489

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

Crew rest room is an issue. Heck, on G6000, storing the catering can be a challenge, if the F/A goes overboard. It’s a rare leg beyond about 12 hours, range is, for many, bragging rights. When a Global is used to commute NYC to PBI or LAX, you realize it’s about privacy, convenience and “I can affor...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 4489

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

Hinckley, The people that own these planes look at F in a B777 as if it were economy class, last row. I’ve seen their eyes when told, “the plane has a snag and won’t be available for your trip”. It’s like the scene at Sun Country in Mexico—denial (this can’t be happening), anger (it’s the damned cre...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 4489

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

No Learjet ever competed against the Globals—very different planes. No need for two production lines, we’re talking about, at most, 4-5 per month. Downsview is the Global line, with completions and delivery at Dorval. The shorter 8000 design could just as easily be the new 6000-better fuel burn. M....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 4489

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

The market is killing the Lear, not BBD. Not to say they’re not investing in a product that isn’t getting “love” from the market. The light jet market sells on runway performance, look at Cessna’s appeal there, not the Lear icon. The thrust increase on the 75 actually worsened runway performance at ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 4489

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

No Learjet ever competed against the Globals—very different planes. No need for two production lines, we’re talking about, at most, 4-5 per month. Downsview is the Global line, with completions and delivery at Dorval. The shorter 8000 design could just as easily be the new 6000-better fuel burn. M.9...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: deicing questions
Replies: 37
Views: 2337

Re: deicing questions

There are “holdover” tables the crew uses to consider the length of time from the begin of driving to latest allowable take-off time, depending on fluid used, type and intensity of precipitation; and OAT for the major factors. Once “times up”; it’s another de-icing.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pro Air have special flap configurations for their 737s?
Replies: 21
Views: 3879

Re: Did Pro Air have special flap configurations for their 737s?

Longhauler,

Not to poke, but how wide were those short gravel strips? I’ve had arguments over real narrow runway ops with operators who only marginally understand the risks on narrow runways? Just curious, but being bizjets, I’ve heard all sorts of stories on operations.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight Bearing Capacity
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: Weight Bearing Capacity

That’s it. US airports use the old methods and it can be less obvious than using a Pavement Classification Number (PCN) and Aircraft Classification Number (ACN) as is done internationally. There, if the ACN is less than the PCN, it’s good. There’s all a problem with tire pressures, that isn’t addres...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....
Replies: 40
Views: 3574

Re: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....

Half a billion wouldn’t even get you started on your redone B727. Field performance would be awful due to a new Vmcg of probably 200 knots, a Vmca near Vmo and no chance of an STC.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Double stretches of an aircraft, why don’t they work?
Replies: 24
Views: 2911

Re: Double stretches of an aircraft, why don’t they work?

Perhaps, they run out of wing—the ever-increasing weights start becoming too much for the wing and performance becomes a problem.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8811

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

While we’re at it, a Viscount with four P&W 123s for power. Props, four of them no less; the windows were used on Gulfstream for decades and classic look.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 48
Views: 8994

Re: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?

Not happenin’ maddog888! What do you propose? An adjusted date of hire? The union would NEVER agree as it would be ending an 80 year-old system. Your EK captain will be flying F/O ATL-BHM and a new B777 captain, who could never have been outside the US, will be over the Atlantic. Don’t laugh, I have...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did Early Turbojets Practice Reduced Thrust Takeoffs?
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

Re: Did Early Turbojets Practice Reduced Thrust Takeoffs?

I understand the differences. I my time “reduced” meant a planned lower thrust set, often using an assumed temperature but all performance “redlines” were still based on rated thrust. “Derate” was like putting a different thrust on the wing and “redlines” like Vmcg and Vmca we’re now based on that r...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did Early Turbojets Practice Reduced Thrust Takeoffs?
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

Re: Did Early Turbojets Practice Reduced Thrust Takeoffs?

Of course, you could use reduced thrust without EECs. We did on the B727 in 1978.


Gf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Aerotropolis concept
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: The Aerotropolis concept

A developer in Brazil was trying to build one about 4 years ago outside of São Paulo. I suspect it failed for a lot of reasons, some specific to Brazil.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 3751

Re: Better way to load freighters

Roll-on, roll-off, loadmasters and port crew used old-fashioned muscle, still do. It was designed exclusively for the C-5 because of its nose visor. The dock had a a roller bridge that extended from the port building. It was designed for the C-5-taxied in, lined up with the dock, called for the viso...

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