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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hawaii missile false alarm- no reaction from ATC.
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Hawaii missile false alarm- no reaction from ATC.

I understand the NOTAM system, but this incident wasn’t gonna be in a NOTAM. Didn’t know that about NK launches. Watched the Shuttle go off at night, spectacular, it was.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hawaii missile false alarm- no reaction from ATC.
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Hawaii missile false alarm- no reaction from ATC.

What exactly was ATC gonna do? Give the inbound missile a go around? As a pilot what could you do? Divert to another island, perhaps, but there wasn’t a specific target, either.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cincinnati Spare Engines
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Cincinnati Spare Engines

Evendale, OH is CFM56, CF-6, LM2500 production facility—might be the answer. It’s nearby. Also, GE Engine HQ.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 12314

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

True, that. I’ve driven dozens of times. Fairfield and Westchester County in particular, then Baltimore. I usually cut across 301 to Annapolis and 50 into DC.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A380 as a Head of State Aircraft
Replies: 55
Views: 10105

Re: A380 as a Head of State Aircraft

Republic of Gabon has a B777, if they can justify one, anyone can.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tailstrike Closecall?
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Tailstrike Closecall?

Ouch!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 12314

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

It happens sometimes. BOS-DCA, by car, in Google maps is 7+15 with a few delays; possibly 8 hours yesterday. Time to spare, go by air; more time yer, go by jet.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 12314

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

EA 66 was lost in a downburst associated with a strong thunderstorm, neither of which was present yesterday. While wind shear combined with a low level jet stream are hazardous, it doesn’t approach a strong convective down burst. If you have doubts about this, look at the number of accidents near th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FADEC: How does it work?
Replies: 21
Views: 2771

Re: FADEC: How does it work?

Where electronic engine controls have really improved aviation is in tactical fighters. Primary examples are the F-14. The A models had the TF-30, the first afterburning fan engines. While good enough, just barely, in F-111 because it’s mission was mostly straight and level F-14 operates shipboard a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO
Replies: 70
Views: 11752

Re: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO

I doubt moving 28R to the right would work as there is enough side line room with the GA ramp, USCG, the fire station on that side. Runway clearance surfaces are bigger than taxiway ones.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FADEC: How does it work?
Replies: 21
Views: 2771

Re: FADEC: How does it work?

It might be a FADEC FAULT, not a FAIL.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?
Replies: 32
Views: 3056

Re: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?

The only real advantage to the quad is loss of an engine does NOT REQUIRE a diversion as soon as possible or practical. The quad can lose one engine and, if two engine out performance allows, can continue. Note: “can continue”; doesn’t have to continue but is legally and operationally possible. With...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FADEC: How does it work?
Replies: 21
Views: 2771

Re: FADEC: How does it work?

In RR experience, a FADEC FAIL would post and the crew QRH procedure would be to select NI CONTROL. Hard to do on the roll

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FADEC: How does it work?
Replies: 21
Views: 2771

Re: FADEC: How does it work?

NO, it wouldn’t have set the correct thrust. Auto-throttles, if installed (not available), would have selected the correct thrust, but a FADEC (more precisely the EEC), using manual throttles will only set the thrust as required by the throttle angle set by the pilots. In any case, IIRC, AF 90 did N...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FADEC: How does it work?
Replies: 21
Views: 2771

Re: FADEC: How does it work?

That IR crash has to be only one I’ve heard of where lack of a FADEC was causal to the crash. FADECs and the EEC do lots of things but they weren’t installed to save lives. They allowed better engine life as the result of precise fuel scheduling. They allow for completely automated starts and, more ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO
Replies: 70
Views: 11752

Re: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO

Neomax, A word of advice—PARAGRAPHS. If the NIMBYs in SFO would allow filling in the bay as necessary for standard runway spacng; these events would very likely be substantially reduced. Some piece of bait obviously carries more value in SFO. Second, again due to NIMBYism and specifics terrain, SFO ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Understanding the Part 25 Certification
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Re: Understanding the Part 25 Certification

If certification is planned for Q2 2018, the plane, a twin turboprop freighter, must be announced and well into flight test now. Certainly, engine and major component suppliers announced and certified, flight envelope expansion done, basics of performance done, systems tests well in progress and rel...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 69670

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

As an engineer told me, “engineering is a vagabond life, we all have laptops and thumb drives”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Understanding the Part 25 Certification
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Re: Understanding the Part 25 Certification

Please reply with the reasoning for needing to be conversant in Part 25. It’s a highly technical document with even larger “acceptable means of compliance” handbook, several Advisory Circulars and 90+ amendments. First, I assume you are not in the aircraft test and certification business. Second, ba...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 1940

Re: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?

True, but I don’t a STOL mission requiring long range, high altitude flight, hence pressurization.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day
Replies: 33
Views: 6996

Re: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day

I’ve seen the “merge plot” (ATC radar) of opposite direction UA 727 and a supersonic SR-71. The UA pilot was impressed, something like, “look at the SOB go”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 1940

Re: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?

[*]There’s very, as in no, demand for true STOL planes. Runways are everywhere, so anything bigger than a Twin Otter will have runways adequate long. I can say, without fear of contradiction, Bombardier will not build a new STOL plane without or without the DHC-8 as a basis. Viking owns the DHC-5 Bu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW to BDL
Replies: 36
Views: 4840

Re: Rumor: WW to BDL

BDL-YUL is either full or empty on the B1900. Not terribly reliable either. Having had to make numerous trips,like my boss; we drove most of the time. Cheaper and less painful.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day
Replies: 33
Views: 6996

Re: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day

[*] The Concorde amazes me. It was such a technological marvel for it's time. Watching those videos above just fill me with awe. It feels like aviation technology is moving along so slowly the last few decades, with just incremental improvements over time. Look at airliners in 1939, and then in 1969...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Moving Maps and Proximity Warnings
Replies: 12
Views: 1139

Re: Airport Moving Maps and Proximity Warnings

True enough and they leave a stain the sky, in Ernie Gann’s phrase.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Moving Maps and Proximity Warnings
Replies: 12
Views: 1139

Re: Airport Moving Maps and Proximity Warnings

The captains adapted because it was easier than actually trying to mentor airmanship, do some instructing and insisting on progress. Being a captain isn’t just occupying the left seat and bigger money.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Moving Maps and Proximity Warnings
Replies: 12
Views: 1139

Re: Airport Moving Maps and Proximity Warnings

NO, just look out the windows or stop.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW to BDL
Replies: 36
Views: 4840

Re: Rumor: WW to BDL

It would have to be a LOT more expensive out of BDL to get me (BDL based) to go thru the JFK hassle. Or Boston, but especially NYC airports. I did limos to JFK a lot and it was a painful trip.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charleston Airport to remain closed through 7:00PM Monday
Replies: 26
Views: 6067

Re: Charleston Airport to remain closed through 7:00PM Monday

I think it’s a coating of ice; plows won’t work once it’s stuck to the surface; can’t use salt due to the planes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 32141

Re: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

Probably an “extra section” adding capacity after yesterday’s cancelled flight to FCO.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How close do flights fly near Area 51?
Replies: 13
Views: 3320

Re: How close do flights fly near Area 51?

Not terribly close. It’s in the middle of the restricted area and surrounded by mountains. The most would be a distant glimpse. TTR on the west side is visible, but not as classified anymore.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight displays and snowy taxiways
Replies: 17
Views: 1568

Re: Flight displays and snowy taxiways

On the Global Express with Fusion avionics, we could have ownship overplayed on a 15” screen, so detail was quite fine and at least as accurate as any GPS display. We’d use it to backup ground navigation in normal conditions including dark. Would I use it to find snow covered surfaces? NO, I wouldn’...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 32141

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

We had a plane hold at TEB for 5 hours, just depends on how much fuel is on-board. Freighters’ loads need to arrive, so on a night like this they may have packed on fuel.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypoxia suspected in disappearance of Cirrus SR22T in Gulf of Mexico
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Re: Hypoxia suspected in disappearance of Cirrus SR22T in Gulf of Mexico

The Mexican AF? Really, they hardly have a fighter force, let alone a alert force. The nearest base in Monterrey flies Cessna 182s, hardly an interceptor—no radar for starters.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Build-up
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Build-up

A “build up” may be just a large or towering cumulus cloud, not hazardous, but can be turbulent. Or, it could a thunderstorm.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 8725

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

That was a day!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were A318s unpopular?
Replies: 32
Views: 8014

Re: Why were A318s unpopular?

As a trainer, very expensive when a variety of small bizjets would the same job cheaper. T-1

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 8725

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

World Fuel always worked for me! Interesting conversation with a WFS senior VP in A380 EK lounge on the way to DXB. WFS ran the fuel into Afghanistan for the USG. I joked, it’s a pity about those fuel convoy attacks. He said, we get paid for fuel prior to country entry if It’s not delivered it’s not...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 8725

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

The Concorde would divert to Bradley (KBDL) about once a year due to JFK weather-always a news event locally. Once a BA 744 diverted, but of a mess. No customs, no operative APU, so they ran an engine for an hour or so before heading back to JFK.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 1940

Re: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?

First, huge structural problem, that and modifying a small fleet is likely very uneconomic. Then, there’s the Vmcg and Vmca problems of all that horsepower being controlled by a rudder never designed for the loads. Likely worse performance at huge cost. Next....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 8725

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

What about diverting into military bases? How are the charges billed? If a civilian plane diverted to a military air field, they would likely be met by MP's with rifles pointed. The only way for a civilian plane to land at a base is to get the written approval of the base comander. There's paperwor...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 8725

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

Contract fuel, like World Fuel, is taken just about everywhere and can arranged in minutes. Any recognized airline or handling company like Jeppesen ITP or Universal can make it happen. I’ve been in Africa, South America and had the contract come in email in minutes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 8725

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

Or they have contract fuel with services like World Fuel Services, Colt, UVAir. We had contract service in corporates at all sorts of oddball places, like Brazzaville and Petro.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I have some questions about the BR700 engines
Replies: 12
Views: 2118

Re: I have some questions about the BR700 engines

I’d be surprised if that’s true. What excessive maintenance? Who’s tried with IAE or CFM engines?

Before I believed that it can’t be done with “modern” engines, I’d have see an engine manufacturer’s engineering showing the engine couldn’t take high daily cycles and why?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I have some questions about the BR700 engines
Replies: 12
Views: 2118

Re: I have some questions about the BR700 engines

Can’t say, but it isn’t thermal magic. I suspect it is that the 717 just works economically for HA, not the engine. The Shuttle planes of various types fly loads of daily flights, too. Even the domestic 747 in Japan.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delayed Gear-up out of KBOS
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: Delayed Gear-up out of KBOS

Zeke,

Curiously, I was struck by the time of 2 minutes, which is the same time in the C-5 when the retract brake system was inoperative. Funny, that.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR fix question
Replies: 20
Views: 1875

Re: IFR fix question

Loads and loads of these fix naming humor. Look at KPSM’s GPS Approach. ITAWT, ITAWA, PUDYE, TTATT, IDEED. In order, IAF, IF, FAF, MAP, Hold. I thought I saw a puddy cat, I deed. Another fix, YOKNZ, commemorates a defunct restaurant under the fix, Yoken’s Seafood.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I have some questions about the BR700 engines
Replies: 12
Views: 2118

Re: I have some questions about the BR700 engines

It doesn’t cool faster. In fact, between 20 minutes and 5 hours after shutdown, it has to be dry motored to even out temps and reduce rotor bowing. This is another a.net myth.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delayed Gear-up out of KBOS
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: Delayed Gear-up out of KBOS

Ice or slush on the surfaces are also a reason-the air flow removes it preventing iced brakes or gear locks.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight forced to divert after bird enters cockpit
Replies: 12
Views: 4587

Re: Delta flight forced to divert after bird enters cockpit

The bird still had to make an ATL connection, lots don’t make it thru ATL’s subway.

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