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by pikachu
Wed Mar 06, 2002 2:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: September 11th Canada Airports
Replies: 19
Views: 1917

RE: September 11th Canada Airports

They were like parking lots. Plenty of pictures of Gander and Halifax around if you look.

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by pikachu
Tue Mar 05, 2002 9:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do NAV And COM Frequencies Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 5143

RE: How Do NAV And COM Frequencies Work?

The HF box would usually be located on the center console. HF frequencies are used over extremely long distances which makes them good for passing position reports over the middle of an ocean. Most times you are talking to a "middle-man" who passes the info on to a radar center.

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by pikachu
Tue Mar 05, 2002 9:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Are These On The 737 Yoke?
Replies: 10
Views: 23091

RE: What Are These On The 737 Yoke?

Tired pilots can put the flight number there and instead of saying United, ahhhhhhhhhhh, 123 checking in one can say United 123 checking in.

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by pikachu
Tue Mar 05, 2002 6:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do NAV And COM Frequencies Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 5143

RE: How Do NAV And COM Frequencies Work?

VHF and HF are both used for communication. Quality is generally good on both but usually a bit better on VHF. VHF is used for relatively short ranges and HF is long range.

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by pikachu
Mon Mar 04, 2002 3:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Calculating Fuel Needs
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

RE: Calculating Fuel Needs

Use 5500 KILOGRAMS of fuel burn per hour.

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by pikachu
Sun Mar 03, 2002 9:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Calculating Fuel Needs
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

RE: Calculating Fuel Needs

Try this site to get accurate distances. Give youreself 180 or 207 minute ETOPS.

http://gc.kls2.com/

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by pikachu
Fri Mar 01, 2002 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Calculating Fuel Needs
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

RE: Calculating Fuel Needs

You will need to know how much fuel a 767 burns per hour. There is more involved than just fuel/hour though. A typical flight plan might look like this fuel wise: Destination - fuel to get where you are going Enroute Reserve - usually 5% of destination fuel Alternate - fuel to get to another airport...

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by pikachu
Thu Feb 28, 2002 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Going For The 747-400XQLR...
Replies: 47
Views: 4450

RE: Boeing Going For The 747-400XQLR...

Why is Boeing making a bigger airplane after they claimed that the future of air travel is in smaller airplanes going faster? (ie. bad mouth the 380 and talk up the Sonic Cruiser only to follow the lead of Airbus and make a 380 like airplane)

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by pikachu
Thu Feb 28, 2002 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Under Wing Engines Vs Tail Mounted Engines
Replies: 9
Views: 31772

RE: Under Wing Engines Vs Tail Mounted Engines

A few general points about engine location from Handling the Big Jets. Advantages of underwing mount: 1. Inteferenece drag is minimized 2. Intake efficiency is rarely compromised 3. Engines provide wing bending relief reducing wing structure weight 4. Wing profile is not compromised 5. Pylons tend t...

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by pikachu
Wed Feb 27, 2002 3:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flap Settings On Airbus.
Replies: 5
Views: 10634

RE: Flap Settings On Airbus.

In regards to your thrust question. The pilots are still responsible for entering the correct data from a performance chart (or computer) to safely get the airplane off the ground. There are many more factors involved in a take-off than just runway length.

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by pikachu
Thu Feb 21, 2002 3:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is That Device?
Replies: 8
Views: 2766

RE: What Is That Device?

I believe it's weather radar.

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by pikachu
Wed Feb 20, 2002 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200's
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

RE: 737-200's

Here's a bit from the Boeing site. "Though it had the same physical dimensions as the original 737-200 model, the Advanced version incorporated aerodynamic improvements, automatic wheel brakes, more powerful engines, and greater fuel capacity, gross weight and range than its predecessors. These impr...

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by pikachu
Thu Feb 14, 2002 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boeing Vs. Airbus Paper I Wrote, Please Read.
Replies: 25
Views: 5626

RE: Boeing Vs. Airbus Paper I Wrote, Please Read.

"When Boeing heard of its’ success rate with the 737, they decided to make more and more series of just one aircraft."
You may want to reword that. Boeing didn't get out of bed one morning to be surprised that the 737 had become the world's most popular airliner.

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by pikachu
Tue Feb 12, 2002 9:59 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How Does A A GPS Approach Work?
Replies: 4
Views: 8481

RE: How Does A A GPS Approach Work?

The GPS approach is obviously much more accurate than ground based navaids. Like anything with airplanes there are a multitude of tests and checks that have to be performed prior to attempting a GPS approach. Within range (about 25 miles) the GPS starts to get more accurate and RAIM is required for ...

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by pikachu
Fri Feb 08, 2002 3:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 Flex Thrust
Replies: 5
Views: 9422

RE: A330 Flex Thrust

"In many cases the aircraft takes off with a weight lower than the maximum permissible take off weight. When this happens, it can meet the required performance (runway, second segment, obstacle,...) with a decreased thrust that is adapted to the weight: this is called FLEXIBLE TAKEOFF and the thrust...

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