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by Slcpilot
Sat Oct 04, 2003 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Most Powerful Take Off
Replies: 71
Views: 9374

RE: The Most Powerful Take Off

Somebody mentioned a Learjet 31. I have flown in three different Lears... Learjet 55 - acceleration like the average airliner. The neatest thing about it was the lack of noise.... Learjet 35 - sporty. We had a nearly full load and a fair fuel load so it was a quick as it might have been. Learjet 25 ...

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by Slcpilot
Fri Sep 19, 2003 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Imagine: Emergency Landing On The North Atlantic
Replies: 47
Views: 12625

RE: Imagine: Emergency Landing On The North Atlantic

I flew on Alaska Airlines this spring. I think they are exempt from the most strict overwater requirements as they're likely always within gliding distance of land; however, their safety card was interesting. It showed everybody holding onto the "raft" and the loops on the side with their bodies in ...

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by Slcpilot
Thu Sep 18, 2003 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Gestation (7E7 & Others)
Replies: 3
Views: 2043

Aircraft Gestation (7E7 & Others)

It seems like the 7E7 came out of nowhere and now there seems to be a pretty convincing arguement for it. Five years from launch date (2003?) to service entry doesn't seem that bad. I know the military can have times all over the place. I believe the U-2 took much less than a year from proposal to f...

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by Slcpilot
Mon Sep 15, 2003 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A318 Into LGA Diverted.
Replies: 24
Views: 4677

RE: First A318 Into LGA Diverted.

How can U compare A318 with a CAR?????? Puhleeezee...... Not a bad comparison in context..... Also, Don't buy a product built on a Monday or Friday- Don't buy a house built in the winter- Don't buy the first model year of a new car- All good advice "In context".... Any complex mechanical device is b...

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by Slcpilot
Wed Sep 10, 2003 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nuclear Power On Commercial A/c
Replies: 16
Views: 3791

RE: Nuclear Power On Commercial A/c

Not that the whole concept hasn't been considered, and even some hardware put together. Here's an airport for your nuclear plane... <a href="http://members.tripod.com/airfields_freeman/ID/Airfields_ID.htm#testareanorth" target=_blank>http://members.tripod.com/airfields_freeman/ID/Airfields_ID.htm#te...

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by Slcpilot
Sun Aug 31, 2003 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Have A Close Call?
Replies: 26
Views: 4479

RE: Ever Have A Close Call?

Yes, one close call. It makes a good teaching experience and proof that you should ALWAYS keep your eyes outside the airplane...the near miss was very close, slightly more than one wingspan away. Long story short, I was given a VFR clearance in Class B airspace directly into departing traffic at the...

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by Slcpilot
Sat Aug 30, 2003 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.
Replies: 20
Views: 11005

RE: Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.

The 307 referred to above will never fly again. It HAS been restored, flown to Oshkosh and has made its final flight to <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>, where it will be displayed in the new Air & Space Museum Annex. <a href="http://www.n...

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by Slcpilot
Thu Aug 21, 2003 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was The Comet Like?
Replies: 37
Views: 5676

RE: What Was The Comet Like?

Mariner & Trident, Since you seem to be familiar with Neville Shute's novel and movie, I'll ask you.. The tail of the Reindeer looks unlike any I've seen, and seems to be a movie prop in the Jimmy Stewart flick, but the scenes that show the engine nacelles look a little more "real" to me. Are they f...

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by Slcpilot
Wed Aug 20, 2003 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Big Airports Have Not Had A Crash?
Replies: 83
Views: 8535

RE: What Big Airports Have Not Had A Crash?

HOU - I think someone may have remembered the Baron that crashed there abuot two years ago. It was some odd combination of overloading, aft CG, and the control lock being installed as I recall... <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym> - United 727 on a...

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by Slcpilot
Mon Aug 18, 2003 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Purpose Of "drooping" Ailerons
Replies: 14
Views: 21654

RE: What Is The Purpose Of "drooping" Ailerons

I think the following picture may be a better example that shows a "drooping" aileron. One can't conclusively make that assumption from this picture; however, since it only shows one aileron and the plane might be in the process of rolling out of a turn.... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1"...

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by Slcpilot
Sat Aug 16, 2003 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Plane Makes Emergency Landing @ SNA
Replies: 18
Views: 5506

RE: Southwest Plane Makes Emergency Landing @ SNA

I usually give the PIC a fair amount of trust when it comes to situations like this. Sure, hindsight is usually 20/20, but how can we judge the situation with the amount of information we have? We can't! We could sit here and think of plenty of situations where PICs have made poor decisions in like ...

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by Slcpilot
Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Jet Shootdown Foiled
Replies: 44
Views: 4789

RE: Passenger Jet Shootdown Foiled

Sadly, I think OPNLguy is right, and we have a lot to lose with a fragile economy here in the US as it is. Heck, it wouldn't even take an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> weapon. If that kid in Tampa had planted his C-172 into an airliner waiting to take off it would have change...

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by Slcpilot
Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Questions...
Replies: 4
Views: 2463

Concorde Questions...

I have a few questions that Christopher Orlebar's book brought to mind that might be answered here in some form... The book contains a picture of an HSI with a "TRUE" indicator on the top of the heading bug. Is navigation (even FMS) done with true headings? I always thought magnetic courses were the...

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by Slcpilot
Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Digitized Livery Photos?
Replies: 243
Views: 24398

RE: Digitized Livery Photos?

Howdy, This is my first post, and it's going to be a pretty weak one. This thread seems on seeing unlikely, improbable, or impossible color schemes in various type/carrier combinations, but with almost western carriers and makes exclusively..... How about a <acronym title="Tunisair (Tunisia)">TU</ac...

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