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by Western727
Wed Mar 21, 2001 3:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-400: Those Funny Things On The Wingtip
Replies: 26
Views: 4285

My Bad...

My bad for not putting up the picture in the original post...

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by Western727
Wed Mar 21, 2001 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-400: Those Funny Things On The Wingtip
Replies: 26
Views: 4285

310_engineer

That's exactly what I'm talking about.

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by Western727
Wed Mar 21, 2001 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-400: Those Funny Things On The Wingtip
Replies: 26
Views: 4285

RE: How About These?

No, they are not vortex generators. Think "wingtip."

In the place of winglets, there are strakes. They look like extensions of the wing.

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by Western727
Wed Mar 21, 2001 3:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-400: Those Funny Things On The Wingtip
Replies: 26
Views: 4285

RE: 767-400: Those Funny Things On The Wingtip

OPNLguy, that photo was from an A32O or an A319. And I'm not talking about static wicks. I'm talking about the strakes (the smashed-winglet lookin' things). Spacepope, thanks for your info. I'd love to hear more.

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by Western727
Wed Mar 21, 2001 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-400: Those Funny Things On The Wingtip
Replies: 26
Views: 4285

767-400: Those Funny Things On The Wingtip

To anyone who knows:

What are the purpose of those strakes (I think they are called strakes) on the wingtip of the 767ERs? This topic seems like the type of thing to post in the Tech/Ops forum.

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by Western727
Wed Mar 21, 2001 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mountain Waves
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

RE: Mountain Waves

Ok, so do I have to reply to my own posts to keep them alive? Or doesn't anyone care about mountain waves?

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by Western727
Wed Mar 21, 2001 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Often Do You Fly?
Replies: 53
Views: 3884

RE: How Often Do You Fly?

The answer to this question can be summarized with one simple phrase: "Not often enough."

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by Western727
Wed Mar 21, 2001 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Your Favorite Airport?
Replies: 25
Views: 2022

My Favored

I know this might upset some people, but I'm really going to have to go with ATL on this one. I don't live anywhere near ATL, but I like it. And I'd go with either CVG or DFW for second. I love DFW too.

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by Western727
Wed Mar 21, 2001 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question To Airline Pilots
Replies: 4
Views: 2019

RE: Question To Airline Pilots

I checked out that website. It's really good.

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by Western727
Wed Mar 21, 2001 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Vs Balloon
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

RE: Plane Vs Balloon

Well, let's go with the 'balloon getting sucked in the engine' theory. It would probably core the engine, and the plane would have to make an emergency landing at a suitable site. I've heard about jet engines sucking in volcanic ash, with similar results.

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by Western727
Tue Mar 20, 2001 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's Not Get Personal!
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

RE: Let's Not Get Personal!

I agree. I think that merely being in disagreement is not in-and-of-itself morally wrong. In fact, I think debate is healthy for several reasons, such as it helps you research, and become well aquainted with issues. But there shouldn't be any name-calling.

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by Western727
Tue Mar 20, 2001 10:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anybody Flown A Katana?
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

RE: Anybody Flown A Katana?

Ok, I was trying to be really diplomatic about the Katana. I was trying to refrain from Katana Bashing, but when someone says (or implies) that a Katana is better than a Cessna, that's where I have to draw the line. Katanas suck. End of story. And let's not forget mention the horrendous 'holier than...

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by Western727
Tue Mar 20, 2001 9:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mountain Waves
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

Mountain Waves

For any of you sailplane flyers out there: Today was a really, really, really good day for mountain waves in my neck of the woods. Usually, the air is so dry that all we get are the thin ones. But today there was enough moisture in the air that we were getting some really big lenticular clouds - alm...

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by Western727
Tue Mar 20, 2001 8:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anybody Flown A Katana?
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

RE: Anybody Flown A Katana?

A good airplane, but I avoid flying them.

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by Western727
Tue Mar 20, 2001 8:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anybody Flown A Katana?
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

RE: Anybody Flown A Katana?

I have only one hour in a Katana. Yet, in that short space of time, I've mananged to form an opinion. I think that they are decent training airplanes, but I would never buy one. My heart lies with the Cessnas that I was raised in. If I could buy any airplane, it would proabably be a Cessna 185. Don'...

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by Western727
Tue Mar 20, 2001 7:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Pilot Career......
Replies: 13
Views: 2400

RE: A Pilot Career......

Iainhol! Thanks for that amazing post. It really puts things in perspective. Flying is great, no matter how.

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by Western727
Tue Mar 20, 2001 5:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regional Pay
Replies: 12
Views: 1671

Iainhol

Good point. I'm sort of confused about life... But actually, I'm not. I'd really like to fly for a major airline. Pay isn't really a factor. I've wanted to fly big jets since I can remember, and sticking with a regional would be a sell-out on my part. You know, when you mention toys, there are reall...

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by Western727
Tue Mar 20, 2001 5:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Is It, High Or Low Pressure?
Replies: 34
Views: 3512

RE: Which Is It, High Or Low Pressure?

Looks like an exciting topic. Except I'm a little surprised that a topic this basic would stir up such a controversy. My texts tell me that lift is created by the pressure differential, and that lift created by striking the underside of the wing is a minor contributor. I thought that there was a gen...

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by Western727
Tue Mar 20, 2001 5:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regional Pay
Replies: 12
Views: 1671

RE: Regional Pay

Ok, thanks for the info. My needs in life are simple, however, and I could live a very happy life earning $45,000 per year. If I were to earn $100,000, my expectations for earnings would be exceeded. I would be thrilled to earn $100,000 per year. I'd love to hear further comment on this topic.

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by Western727
Tue Mar 20, 2001 5:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: To All Pilots........
Replies: 28
Views: 2485

Clarification

What I mean was that I agree with Jetpilot when he says that it's the attitude of the people involved in the marriage. It takes two to tango, to cite an overused expression. You can come home every night, and still neglect your family. I know pilots who's families are in a state of euphoric bliss. I...

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by Western727
Tue Mar 20, 2001 5:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: To All Pilots........
Replies: 28
Views: 2485

Jetpilot's Entry

I have two words: RIGHT ON!!!!

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by Western727
Tue Mar 20, 2001 5:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Turn Right 095"... Etc. What It Means?
Replies: 8
Views: 4888

RE: "Turn Right 095"... Etc. What It Means?

This might be splitting hairs, but I'd like to offer one small observation. It is a compass heading, meaning that when a controller tells you to turn to 095, that means you fly a magnetic heading of 095. Usually, there will either be a Directional Gyro (DG) or a Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI) ...

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by Western727
Tue Mar 20, 2001 4:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regional Pay
Replies: 12
Views: 1671

Regional Pay

Just curios, I was wondering what a typical Captain or FO earns per year flying...oh let's say... a Canadair 601RJ.... Also, what's the schedule like? I'm sorely tempted to stick with a regional job as a career, if I were able to swing it.

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