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by SheikhDjibouti
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: History of weather radar on commercial airliners
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

Re: History of weather radar on commercial airliners

Google doesn't give good results. Anybody knows something about it? I can't offer much except two dates and a photo; 1945 and 1954. The caption with this photo mentions 1954. 1944-built Anson 11 modified with radar nose for demonstrating Ekco Electronics products. Operated by the firm from July 195...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?
Replies: 32
Views: 7077

Re: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?

- A CFM56 reengining was more expensive and difficult because the 707 fuselage and wings were closer to the ground, so that's why that program never took off for civil 707s. The JT3D ones were noisy and fuel thirsty so they could hardly fly anywhere after 2002. Boeing were also quite lukewarm towar...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?
Replies: 32
Views: 7077

Re: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?

Around 2002, out of the roughly 1,000 707/720s built, only 80 were in service, most with the USAF. There are 396 KC-135s in service today--so a lot of 707s still flying. Er no! A KC-135 is not a 707, and I'm not just talking semantics here. As will be noted from numerous threads on the subject, the...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15550

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

The nose looks incredibly modern, is it just me or the does the front end resemble a 787 somewhat? Yes, it's been noticed before. But even more than that, the nose of the SE.210 "resembles" the front end of the de Havilland Comet. And by resembles , what I mean is..... :lol: (I'm sure wik...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civil Airliners with the highest climb rate. MD11?
Replies: 40
Views: 3700

Re: Civil Airliners with the highest climb rate. MD11?

The MD-11F should be excluded because the OP specifically mentioned passenger aircraft. The flight he linked was a FedEx MD11F. So I assume when he mentioned "passenger aircraft" he actually meant "commercial aircraft"? :scratchchin: I saw that too, but it rather spoils it for a...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civil Airliners with the highest climb rate. MD11?
Replies: 40
Views: 3700

Re: Civil Airliners with the highest climb rate. MD11?

Looking at this flight on Flightaware, I noticed that it was climbing at 6000+ fpm initially. PDX-LAX is a very short flight for an MD11, but these climb rates seem higher than any other aircraft I have seen on here. What are some of the passenger aircraft with the highest climb rates out there? He...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civil Airliners with the highest climb rate. MD11?
Replies: 40
Views: 3700

Re: Civil Airliners with the highest climb rate. MD11?

I suppose you'd have to fly them all ..... with no payload and 20% of max fuel or something like that. Agreed. Thrust-to-weight ratio and wing loading are the two most important parameters in determining the performance of an aircraft. For example, the thrust-to-weight ratio of a combat aircraft is...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 3095

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

My town consists of 80% pick -ups and I would say 60% of those are for contractors, business etc. Wow! Half the town (48%) must be populated by plumbers, electricians, carpenters and furniture restorers. Don't you have any office workers at all? Or Real Estate agencies, attorneys, town council offi...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15550

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

It's a pity this thread was dying. Not sure, maybe VirginFlyer got a busy job. Just want to give this great thread a push so I decided to try and add MSN 12 in his style. Hope you guys enjoy my effort: MSN 12 – Caravelle III (converted from I) First flight: 8 october 1959..... Good job! Feel free t...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29728

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

(Yes, Swissair also had a number of early DC-10s, but not a huge number.) Errrmmm.... Swissair had 9 (!) DC-10s at least by the time of the 1979 grounding of the type, when this picture was taken at ZRH: Guilty as charged! (if you consider 9 is a huge number) :white: In truth, I was already aware i...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4425

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

... Benny Hill's life . .. they showed a scene where a young lady secretary in a short skirt bent over to put papers in the bottom drawer of a cabinet showing she was wearing fish net stockings and garters. The joke was that Benny's character got distracted from his work. Not exactly sophisticated ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Do Military Aircraft make refueling stops while enroute or are they just refueled while flying?
Replies: 21
Views: 1675

Re: Do Military Aircraft make refueling stops while enroute or are they just refueled while flying?

The answer is both depending on location and mission need. The larger long range aircraft probably just stop for fuel. Fighter types on a long range flight are more likely to need air refueling. As a counterpoint to that; at least with a transport aircraft you can change crew, or get up, stretch yo...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Do Military Aircraft make refueling stops while enroute or are they just refueled while flying?
Replies: 21
Views: 1675

Re: Do Military Aircraft make refueling stops while enroute or are they just refueled while flying?

Do military aircraft (e.g. KC-135, KC-10, C-130, C-5 and C-17) make a stop somewhere like what commercial airliners do while enroute to the Middle East from the US Mainland or are they just refueled inflight? Whilst you are waiting for someone who knows what they are talking about (GF, I'm looking ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CO2 footprint Turboprop vs Jet
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: CO2 footprint Turboprop vs Jet

300 nm amounts to ... An A319 should do that flight in about 40 minutes..... 40 minutes? :scratchchin: Is that flight time at cruising speed, or sector time incl take-off and landing? Easyjet fly STN-GLA (291nm) in almost exactly 1hour (60 minutes). (An A320 FWIW) Part of that flight is high thrott...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CO2 footprint Turboprop vs Jet
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: CO2 footprint Turboprop vs Jet

300 nm amounts to some 700 kg of fuel for an ATR 72. Thats between 10 and 9 kg per passenger depending on configuration. An A319 should do that flight in about 40 minutes..... 40 minutes? :scratchchin: Is that flight time at cruising speed, or sector time incl take-off and landing? Easyjet fly STN-...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 4960

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

I agree. Whilst Dr Fauci may well be a good man for the job, anyone who was appointed in 1984, and is now 79 ( :o ), should move aside and let somebody younger have a crack. (Assuming there is somebody who is suitable) However, it really shouldn't be Trump who utters the words "you're fired!&qu...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4425

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

Not movies, but .... the Lone Ranger. ....shows a Native American in a subservient role to the white man and probably would be deeply offensive to folks these days. Probably correct. But in a parallel universe, what if the Lone Ranger had been black? Or better still, a black lesbian? By rights, the...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity names: who is right?
Replies: 28
Views: 1267

Re: Identity names: who is right?

... Great topic, and I had quite an answer lined up, all nicely written out and checked for spelling and everything. And then I got invited to prove I wasn't a bot by clicking on pictures including traffic lights, boats, and on this occasion umbrellas. After all that, I get this Bad Request Your br...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 3095

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

I had opened a thread a few years ago on this topic, but more about trying to understand why it's an American thing. This is indeed an interesting point. And by "American" thing, it might be worth asking if the whole of the Americas (North and South) are to some extent included. In Europe...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: cost-per-effect vs unit cost or flying hour cost
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: cost-per-effect vs unit cost or flying hour cost

... lets take a look at the Kosovo War: The B-2's combat debut was in 1999, during the Kosovo War. It was responsible for destroying 33% of selected Serbian bombing targets in the first eight weeks of U.S. involvement in the War.[7] During this war, six B-2s flew non-stop to Yugoslavia from their h...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19589

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

Apron lift? What do you mean? Lift is UK-speak for elevator. Yeah, trust the Brits to mess with their own language. :duck: I'm a bit late to the party (as usual), and totally disappointed that this one slipped under the radar. Apron lift has multiple meanings, in my twisted world anyways... 1) A st...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80s Europe-South Africa Fuel Stop Question
Replies: 31
Views: 3587

Re: 80s Europe-South Africa Fuel Stop Question

They also stopped in Faro (FAO). In fact there are fotos in the database. IMO that livery on the SP was arguably the best looking livery-type combination in commercial aviation, even to this day. 2355984,1737593 One caption reads; "Classic SAA livery with the cockpit flash..." Note that d...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 235
Views: 21540

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

TheF15Ace wrote:
Mugello has been added to the calendar for 11-13 September.

<cough> Sochi
<cough> 27th September...

(agreed, debuting Mugello is the bigger news, but still...)

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by SheikhDjibouti
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5767

Re: Why No Planes on Satellite Images???

Nothing is being "scrubbed" from Google Maps. It all depends on the time of day the picture was taken. Go to DFW, LAX, MIA, LHR, SYD. All full of planes. Go check out DFW or LAX or LHR on googlemaps.com. Full of planes. Did you even look before you assumed I was wrong? DFW - https://goo.g...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29728

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

something that has not been mentioned, but during the time frame we are talking about—1980s and earlier—airlines did not have nearly as many aircraft in their fleets as they do today. My thoughts also. 1980 may have been a turning point, but the big expansion in fleet numbers was yet to come. In th...

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SAS A340 wrote:
This is very confusing.... I know Wikipedia isn't the most reliable source but, according to it, he fell out of a window at the 5,th floor and was berried in 2007? or is there several Ivan Safronov at Kommersant Vedomosti?.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Safronov

Father & son.

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Alaska and Hawaii ICAO airport codes different from those in the contintental U.S.?
Replies: 9
Views: 3264

Re: Why are Alaska and Hawaii ICAO airport codes different from those in the contintental U.S.?

Let's not forget that when the ICAO proposed four-letter codes in 1947, the USA objected and said three-letter codes were sufficient... Hmmm.. Interesting. I wonder what made them think that??? I will have to apply my historian skills to research this as I find it interesting. The USA also decided ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turning off auto-correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 1162

Re: Turning off auto-correct?

I have a theory that New Yorkers of my generation or older use Yiddish words for insults or "delicate" situations because it keeps their own language (usually English but also Italian and Spanish too) more pure. Sounds plausible to me. My gut reaction is to counter by suggesting British c...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16823

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Meanwhile, in the UK (or to be more precise, England)... English public...: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50047021472_0fe4191231_b.jpg (c)Huw Evan Agency Oh dear, looks like you've been reading the Daily Mail again...... I'm ashamed. :banghead: You should be; that photo is from 2014. You're u...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turning off auto-correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 1162

Re: Turning off auto-correct?

...And yes, I'm thinking more of Chaucer's time and the widespread use of the printing press (1400s) rather than US Colonial times. .. I do like the whole topic of the history of the English language so if you or anyone else has some good references, please feel free to post them. The whole period ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turning off auto-correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 1162

Re: Turning off auto-correct?

I get that in ye olde days there was a real problem that everyone was doing their own spelling and eventually newspaper publishers and language teachers had to come to some agreement on spelling. Can you elaborate on that? (genuine request). I have this quaint picture in my head that there were alw...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heat Wave in Siberia
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Heat Wave in Siberia

So you don't think it has anything to do with Climate Change? Now you are putting words into my mouth; I haven't said that at all. I honestly do not know whether Norway's climate was historically acceptable for growing grapes. Probably not on a normal economic basis. However, they are famous for he...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heat Wave in Siberia
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Heat Wave in Siberia

Couple of days ago I saw a news item on vineyards in Norway. Apparently, that is now a thing. Norway!! Mmmmm. Eiswein! :cheerful: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c4/Icewinevineyard.JPG/360px-Icewinevineyard.JPG (pic thx to wikipedia) All joking aside, like Siberia, Norway is ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heat Wave in Siberia
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Heat Wave in Siberia

Siberia is currently experiencing a record heat wave and temperatures reached 100 degrees Farenheit a few days ago in Verkhoyansk last Saturday and is unprecedented for a region north of the Arctic Circle. No, not "unprecedented". (google "Fort Yukon, 1915") And beware of genera...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turning off auto-correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 1162

Re: Turning off auto-correct?

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned the elephant in the room yet; loose versus lose . Currently there are 30050 examples of "loose" spread across these forums, and a small sample suggests over 50% are incorrect (i.e should be "lose"). Surely that counts as a pandemic! This is def...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heat Wave in Siberia
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Heat Wave in Siberia

Siberia is currently experiencing a record heat wave and temperatures reached 100 degrees Farenheit a few days ago in Verkhoyansk last Saturday and is unprecedented for a region north of the Arctic Circle. No, not "unprecedented". (google "Fort Yukon, 1915") And beware of genera...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turning off auto-correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 1162

Re: Turning off auto-correct?

I personally prefer to know when I am making an error in spelling. Does that include helpful spelling hints from others on a.net? :duck: It's one thing to have a machine point out your errors in private, but something else when somebody hiding behind an anonymous user ID flags it up. I may not corr...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 3103

Re: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

Ballot-by-mail? Request a ballot. The official looking envelope with the ballot is handled by umpteen people. Shows up in my mail box. I (at least we hope it’s me) fill it out. Pop it into the mailbox (I, personally, would take this to the post office and drop it at the post office), where it is ha...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4762

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

TerryC wrote:
That lady, is me.

Wow! That's quite an entrance you made here. Talk about arriving in style. :lol:

Seriously, welcome to a.net. And I hope we hear a lot more from you, preferably without quite so much drama next time.

:wave:

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Celestial Nav - Sextant Ports
Replies: 16
Views: 2089

Re: Celestial Nav - Sextant Ports

Hello, I'm studying for my RYA YachtMaster Ocean certification.... If it hasn't been mentioned already, another (RAF) term is " astrodome " (not to be confused with the Houston Astrodome!) Presumably you are aware of Eric Tabarly, winner of the 1964 single-handed transatlantic yacht race?...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17740

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

Thinking out of the box what about either An72 or An74 which could be still in production? Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing company lists An-74 as a product: Antonov, their former corporate parent, would try to steer you to its newer offerings: An-178 for cargo and mixed operations: For mainly ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia DC-9 question
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: Alitalia DC-9 question

As far as I can tell, Alitalia only every operated the -30 series of the DC-9. (I am not talking about the MD-80 family.) Fun fact; Alitalia also operated a somewhat unique DC-9-32F (actually, one of three they had) At least, as far as I can recall, it was pretty unique for a DC-9 at that time - an...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15550

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Do you know that an Air Inter Caravelle was the first commercial aircraft in the world to perform a Cat III landing, in 69? Good catch! I was sufficiently intrigued by your comment that I checked your claim, and found the following. Autoland Cat 1 Flight BE 343 on 10 June 1965, with a Trident 1 G-A...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15550

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Great thread from V/F Here are two photos that sum up the Caravelle for me Firstly, note the absolutely flat approach. What you cannot appreciate from the photo is that those large wings ( = low wing loading) meant that the SE-210 floated gracefully on to the runway, unlike their contempories (DC-9s...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011, so many versions ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2596

Re: L1011, so many versions ?

L1011-1 L1011-50 L1011-100 L1011-150 L1011-200 L1011-250 L1011-500 If I have it right, always found it a bit puzzling there were so many different versions of the Tristar, the DC-10 had the -10 -15 -30 and 40 series, four sub types whereas the L1011 had seven. Four? I'm puzzled by that myself. From...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri May 29, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155489

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

This is the 23855th time we discuss the camera in the cockpit issue here. It was already demonstrated to exhaustion that the DFDR recording hundreds of parameters and actions taken by crews is much more efficient and accurate than any HD camera you can have. Agreed. But it's also a strawman; the ca...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed May 20, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2837

Re: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?

With a OEW of 51.2t (I am surprised how light that plane is!) and a MTOW of 106,1t, the aircraft has 54,9t to share among payload and fuel. ... Bottom line, the B720B would be barely suitable for this mission. While theoretically cabable to fly it at the edge of its payload-range envelope, El Al ha...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon May 18, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: May 18th, 1920: first official KLM flight: AMS - London
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: May 18th, 1920: first official KLM flight: AMS - London

Assume the Croydon airport no longer exists? Did a quick google map search and see something that appears to have been its existence, but I yield here to the experts It is closed and mostly build over, but the terminal building and control tower are still standing and used as a visitors center/conf...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri May 08, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 24436

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

With the relaxed social distancing guidelines across most of the states, the US will be under close watch for the next two weeks. As will every other country. This isn't just a US thing. All round the world leaders are tripping over each other not to be the last to relax their lockdowns. That would...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri May 08, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GECAS Cancels 69 737 MAX Orders
Replies: 17
Views: 7112

Re: GECAS Cancels 69 737 MAX Orders

Here’s the problem: the delay of 12 months or more means airlines can get their deposits back. A temptation, given cratering traffic, that many will not be able to resist. (The Max’s sole advantage over a refurbished 737NG, fuel economy, is also severely undermined by cratering fuel prices.) Is tha...

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