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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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. GFJump to post
Boeing, Lockheed, Bizjets, it would be MDD planes!Jump to post
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.
They got rid of the Wolfman? Oh, the humanity.
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
Sure about that? I would think they use battery chargers off an AC Bus.
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.
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.
Curious what will happen to the Cessna Hemisphere which i# designed for the Silvercrest
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...Jump to post
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.
On what grounds can you establish that lawful deportation orders be disobeyed? Are you a judge or trained immigration lawyer? Or just whistlin Dixie?
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
Pedantic SW. ON/ Planes don’t get crew rest, crews do. Except at some stations it’s ONLY the plane resting. /Pedantic Sw. OFF
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post