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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum speed for reverse?
Replies: 30
Views: 2404

Re: Minimum speed for reverse?

Distance Remaining boards on the left of both sides are pretty common and great aids. I always used them when installed.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 47875

Re: Power outage in ATL

Everytime I go thru ATL to Florida; going to the rental car counter is in the back of my mind.



GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see an upgraded CRJ or clean sheet T tail aircraft?
Replies: 20
Views: 5024

Re: Will we ever see an upgraded CRJ or clean sheet T tail aircraft?

I doubt an airliner ever again, too many limitations. Engine weight is one issue meaning a rear-engine plane is designed for one engine type, not popular today where airlines want to specify the engine. Structural weight is greater to no operational advantage, but adds cost. Stretching a tail mount ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on at PIE 12/17
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

Re: What is going on at PIE 12/17

I really they did loops, maybe a 360, but not a loop.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)
Replies: 22
Views: 2609

Re: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)

The only thing that determines pay ultimately is revenue and profits generated, that’s what makes the pay possible.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reflections on Tenerife
Replies: 30
Views: 6393

Re: Reflections on Tenerife

say, 1,000 hours up front, perhaps subconsciously. It's sinister and basically whispers "the system works, it's always worked for me, therefore it's working now". Funny thing an accident does for one—permanently removes that subconscious attitude. I had a mid-air and never walked out to a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there any situation where it is advisable to reject T/O after V1?
Replies: 22
Views: 3230

Re: Is there any situation where it is advisable to reject T/O after V1?

The Ameristar accident earlier this year at YIP is a good example: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a5ecf6a The right hand elevator was jammed and would almost certainly have resulted in a crash if they had become airborne. They went RTO at 173kts. That’s what was so nice about having both accelerate...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft
Replies: 39
Views: 3722

Re: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft

And that’s without getting airborne! I know 11 good friends who tragically showed us how not to fly airplanes.


Gf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there any situation where it is advisable to reject T/O after V1?
Replies: 22
Views: 3230

Re: Is there any situation where it is advisable to reject T/O after V1?

Compared to civil ops, in USAF heavies we figured performance eight ways to Sunday, including Vmcg for the conditions and refusal speed (accelerate-stop). We knew exactly what could be done, that said, after Vgo (V1), we briefed to continue. Civil ops didn’t have that detail. An letter sized perform...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radar/Collision Avoidance in old 747-100 and other planes in the 70s
Replies: 15
Views: 2338

Re: Radar/Collision Avoidance in old 747-100 and other planes in the 70s

ATC for the most part. TCAS didn’t come into widespread installations until about ‘89 or ‘90. See and avoid or ATC before that and still, really. TCAS is not an air traffic device, but a safety device when other means of separation have failed. Pilots cannot make decisions based on the display. GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why always requst before APU bleed to keep windows or door open,
Replies: 17
Views: 1545

Re: why always requst before APU bleed to keep windows or door open,

Boeing, Lockheed, Bizjets, it would be MDD planes!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why always requst before APU bleed to keep windows or door open,
Replies: 17
Views: 1545

Re: why always requst before APU bleed to keep windows or door open,

That’s a new one me. In 45 years, every plane I flew the outflow valves are open on the ground to avoid this very problem.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 33485

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

They got rid of the Wolfman? Oh, the humanity.


Gf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 deer on runway
Replies: 5
Views: 1754

Re: KLM 747 deer on runway

I hit a deer on the runway during a C-5 touch and go at night. If I hadn’t seen the animal, I’d never known it was there. In fact, I thought we missed it as I didn’t feel it. 550,000 pounds going 100+ knots isn’t going to affected by 200 pounds of deer. Left gear down, engineer looked at the main th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why always requst before APU bleed to keep windows or door open,
Replies: 17
Views: 1545

Re: why always requst before APU bleed to keep windows or door open,

The outflow valves are open and held there on the ground, so how why does it pressurize and why would the psid reach a damaging level?

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum speed for reverse?
Replies: 30
Views: 2404

Re: Minimum speed for reverse?

EA B727s powered back. I once backed up on the Inner at KBOS when the taxi clearance got us pointed at an outbound 727. The plane will back up, legal issue is something else. The C-5 could back up at lightweights, but not certified for it. I landed on an RCR 05, we had distance by RCR, but extremely...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why always at jop setup you have to remove battary cover
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: why always at jop setup you have to remove battary cover

Sure about that? I would think they use battery chargers off an AC Bus.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 17629

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

Boeing’s problem, if there is one, is having been so dependent on the 707 fuselage over the years. A.netters all want the 757 to be brought back—it’s an antique in the back, narrow and limited in pax design. It’s a horrible Y class plane. Any MOM is going to a Boeing A320; the cabin is perfect.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project
Replies: 21
Views: 4943

Re: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project

Not to mention, engineering doesn’t “slap on some different engines” and press on. For several reasons, bizjets are very dependent on one engine type. Opposed to airliners, no business offers a choice in engines.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project
Replies: 21
Views: 4943

Re: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney

Curious what will happen to the Cessna Hemisphere which i# designed for the Silvercrest

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aviation College?
Replies: 12
Views: 1995

Re: Which Aviation College?

The various Academies will pay YOU to attend!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any US airlines to PH?
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Any US airlines to PH?

No, it’s a low yield market, mostly VFR. The PI isn’t called “the India of SEA” for nothing. Yes, I’ve been there.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 25975

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

There’s ILSs in BDA, 12 and 30. I doubt they just laid the fan in first class.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 25975

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

That’s not exactly right, either. No dispatch system in the U.K. or most foreign airlines. Dispatching is a US process. In the U.K., the crew makes the decision and consults with Maintenance as to options as part of the crew’s decision. Secondly, the arrived in the U.K. with the planned fuel, but th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Daily limit use of an aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 5459

Re: Daily limit use of an aircraft

At about 28 hours of run time, a couple of our GE TF-39 engines on the C-5 were running low oil quantity. Pulled to idle on descent into Cairo West, low oil pressure lights and indication.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Wing Civil Aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: High Wing Civil Aircraft

You refuel the C-5, thru two inlets, standing on the ground, that’s not a problem. Most military high wing planes are designed for “roll on, roll off” loading which is why the high wing.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 17275

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

So, I can presume Germany has returned to the Nazi era and ended due process of law? To follow this pilot’s example, presuming it was NOT safety of flight, is off to anarchy where every citizen gets to overrule the law.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 38 years since AA 191
Replies: 59
Views: 17820

Re: 38 years since AA 191

The Death Cruiser in industry slang

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather
Replies: 78
Views: 12879

Re: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather

ATL sees winter weather as often as northerners see NCAA football championships.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 17275

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

On what grounds can you establish that lawful deportation orders be disobeyed? Are you a judge or trained immigration lawyer? Or just whistlin Dixie?

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet
Replies: 71
Views: 24481

Re: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet

There’s a limit on yachts, too. Paul Allen built one so big (400+’) that he was required to dock it with the freighters, not a marina. Kind of hard to be cool parked next to container ship from Liberia.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New pilot at 32!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2420

Re: New pilot at 32!!

Who says you have to be a good teacher to be a CFI? Survey, banner towing, jumpers, etc.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New pilot at 32!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2420

Re: New pilot at 32!!

Granted I wasn't very experienced - I barely had 1500 hours, and there were lots of learning and oh crap moments, and lots of moments where I and my FO were just looking at each other. He definitely didn't know - he only had 200 hours and we just figured it out and survived the moment. I had a lot ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air C90 Crashes in Rockford
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Re: King Air C90 Crashes in Rockford

Here’s the METARs for around the time, 00Z KRFD 050054Z 19018G27KT 10SM -RA OVC036 16/10 A2947 RMK AO2 PK WND 17027/0047 LTG DSNT W AND NW RAB53 SLP979 P0000 T01610100 KRFD 042354Z 19018G25KT 10SM OVC038 16/09 A2949 RMK AO2 PK WND 19027/2331 SLP986 60000 T01610094 10167 20156 58022 KRFD 042254Z 1901...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-Automated Cockpit Functions
Replies: 11
Views: 4452

Re: Non-Automated Cockpit Functions

The F-16 does the flaps automatically, as I understand it.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could McDonnell Douglas be rebooted?
Replies: 15
Views: 4872

Re: Could McDonnell Douglas be rebooted?

No way—see BBD saga. Airbus took a huge infusions of money as “launch aid” for years. Textron has no airliner build expertise.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could McDonnell Douglas be rebooted?
Replies: 15
Views: 4872

Re: Could McDonnell Douglas be rebooted?

One might cynically say MDD took over Boeing, but with a losing name used Boeing. MDD management team, style of derivative engineering, reliance on military contracts. The F/A-18 and F-15 are going the way of the 717.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Daily limit use of an aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 5459

Re: Daily limit use of an aircraft

The various militaries have flown planes for 24+ hours in a row. The RAF’s Hercs flew something 28 hours from Acension to Port Stanley and return. About 12 C-5s ran for 28+ hours—SAV-MGQ-CAI back in the 90s rescuing Les Aspin’s folly. The bombers have all done 30+ hour combat or training missions nu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Regs Part 23 vs Part 25
Replies: 6
Views: 10282

Re: FAA Regs Part 23 vs Part 25

It might be more accurate to say, a Part 25 plane must meet both accelerate-stop and accelerate-go within the runway planed for take-off. Whether those distances are “balanced” (that is, equal) may or may not be true. But, any Part 25 plane will have a V1 speed which enables it to either stop or go....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air wing collided with a pole at YYZ
Replies: 41
Views: 12009

Re: EVA Air wing collided with a pole at YYZ

BA took down a whole building with a 744 at CPT a couple years ago, what’s a light pole?


Gf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet
Replies: 71
Views: 24481

Re: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet

It wouldn’t be Northolt or Biggen Hill, for sure. Probably not Lution, either. I doubt Luton’s runway us long enough and Northolt or Biggen Hill, sure ain’t. They would very likely be banned from overflight, anyway. Not civil registered. Northolt is pretty close in and next to Windsor. I like Northo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Regs Part 23 vs Part 25
Replies: 6
Views: 10282

Re: FAA Regs Part 23 vs Part 25

There’s scads of differences, try reading the two Parts plus the Acceptable Means of Compliance manuals. It’s a lot of engineering and real experience, but the two rules are completely different. It’s not like Part 25 is a beefed up Part 23. Also, look at CAR 4b, the Part 25 predecessor.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight attendant still working at 81
Replies: 48
Views: 12061

Re: AA Flight attendant still working at 81

DL’s number 1 a few years ago was 89! Sort of ridiculous, imagine an 80+ person handling an emergency evacuation.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Confessions Of A C-2 Greyhound COD Pilot
Replies: 7
Views: 2879

Re: Confessions Of A C-2 Greyhound COD Pilot

T-56s have been around forever and were a well-proven design when the E-2 was built. I suspect it’s rather typical Navy support and maintenance. The AF is the same way to a lesser degree. Guys that joined the Reserves from fighters were astounded by the unreliability and poor parts support for airli...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew rest for aircraft sitting on the ground for 8+ hours
Replies: 7
Views: 1872

Re: Crew rest for aircraft sitting on the ground for 8+ hours

Pedantic SW. ON/ Planes don’t get crew rest, crews do. Except at some stations it’s ONLY the plane resting. /Pedantic Sw. OFF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Regs Part 23 vs Part 25
Replies: 6
Views: 10282

Re: FAA Regs Part 23 vs Part 25

You can build a single-engine Part 23; but no such plane under Part 25. A Part 23 twin-engine plane, under 6,000#, essentially must only be controllable, no specified engine-out performance. A normal category Part 23 plane must have structure capable of 3.8G while a Part 25 G design standard is 2.5G...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Confessions Of A C-2 Greyhound COD Pilot
Replies: 7
Views: 2879

Re: Confessions Of A C-2 Greyhound COD Pilot

I’m trying to understand why the T-56, so good on C-130s, P-3s and Electras, was so awful on the C-2?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smallest airports useable by light jets
Replies: 15
Views: 1555

Re: Smallest airports useable by light jets

Bravo One

I’d bet the Lear 20-series operations on 3,000’ were in violation of the AFM performance, too.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are Supersonic Airliners Viable?
Replies: 10
Views: 1165

Re: Are Supersonic Airliners Viable?

R. E. G. Davies wrote a good book on the subject:

Supersonic (Airliner) Non-Sense (Paladwr, 1998)

It’s less about the direct costs as the difficulty in getting high utilization rates to be economic.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 198
Views: 45795

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

They’ve lost some Caravans, so it might be FDX is looking for greater safety margins. A 2,500 hp single would be pretty unique. The issue is that a Part 23 single must have a stall speed less than 61 KIAS or demonstrate an equivalent level safety, that might be hard to show in a plane this large. A...

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