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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Accuse BA Of Recklessness
Replies: 93
Views: 14890

RE: FAA Accuse BA Of Recklessness

This will be my last post regarding this topic but it appears some of the non-pilot, non-dispatcher posters are missing the real atmosphere in an airliners Flt. stds. and/or the mentality of the FAA. Now days neither will cut you any slack and prudent decisions will more likely be rewarded than a ri...

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by CosmicCruiser
Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust
Replies: 32
Views: 9370

RE: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust

RightWayUp, That's interesting that you use the T/R data there in the UK. Maybe you see alot more "wet" rnwys thru out the yr. LOL I've never ask our Flt. Standards people but I can only guess that we don't (at least in the jets I've flown) because 1. on an icy rnwy the least amount of assymetrical ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust
Replies: 32
Views: 9370

RE: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust
Replies: 32
Views: 9370

RE: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust

Tbanger, ok that makes alot more sense; thanks for your reply. Actually idle reverse is used when there are noise restrictions or your planned turnoff is way down the runway and this gives you zero forward thrust for ease of brake wear. Also remember that most planes will start out of reverse at 80k...

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust
Replies: 32
Views: 9370

RE: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines
Replies: 116
Views: 30864

RE: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines
Replies: 116
Views: 30864

RE: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines

VEEREF and HMMM made the best points for sure but folks your barking up the wrong tree when you try to justify whether the 74 with one or two out is safer than a twin with one out. That's not the point and it's apples and oranges. There were many factors to consider when determining to go on or not....

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Police Pulls DL Pilot From Cockpit
Replies: 53
Views: 13988

RE: German Police Pulls DL Pilot From Cockpit

From were came the new copilot? The plane was "just" a few hours late. So, there was no chance for <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> to bring a new pilot from the US to <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>. Do <acronym title="D...

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by CosmicCruiser
Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do Airports Handle Snow?
Replies: 26
Views: 12002

RE: How Do Airports Handle Snow?

I wasn't going to reply until I read MartinairYYz. That's absurd and I can give you first hand experiences to prove it. <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> being the best example of your 2mm shutting down the airport. Do you want the full story? Tha...

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727-200 The Most Beautiful Plane In The Sky
Replies: 94
Views: 13031

RE: B727-200 The Most Beautiful Plane In The Sky

I can attest to the fact that the B-727 is a great old bird. It's the DC-3 of the jet age. It's probably one of the last "big" jets that you can be aggressive with when you need to and have fun doing it. I flew the -100, -200 and the -200 Valsan mod. Yes the -200 was more fun than the -100.

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 757 Makes Emergency Landing At MCO
Replies: 23
Views: 11735

RE: American 757 Makes Emergency Landing At MCO

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Many Aborted Landings
Replies: 25
Views: 7609

RE: So Many Aborted Landings

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 Flies LAX-MAN With 3 Engines...WITH Pax!
Replies: 120
Views: 30821

RE: BA 744 Flies LAX-MAN With 3 Engines...WITH Pax!

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 Flies LAX-MAN With 3 Engines...WITH Pax!
Replies: 120
Views: 30821

RE: BA 744 Flies LAX-MAN With 3 Engines...WITH Pax!

Hey folks, it's not a matter of are you safer on a 4-eng jet with 1 shutdown than on a 2 or 3-eng jet etc. It's a matter that you have an abnormal situation that good sense and legality dictate. Can you make it? of course. should you ? big question. If you have coasted out then your decision is alot...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 Flies LAX-MAN With 3 Engines...WITH Pax!
Replies: 120
Views: 30821

RE: BA 744 Flies LAX-MAN With 3 Engines...WITH Pax!

CCA made most of the valid points here but let me add a couple more. 1. Did the engine just spool down (and he tried a re-light)or was there suspected damage? Most airlines say you will land at the "nearest SUITABLE airport". This considers many factors including wx, terrain, maint. facilities and M...

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow~ Miraculous Turn Around Times!
Replies: 20
Views: 7524

RE: Wow~ Miraculous Turn Around Times!

For jetboyflyhi....ACARS is the acronym for Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System. It is multi-function system that allows comm with dispatch, obtaining wx (atis,metar,taf,etc) and clearances, flt tracking and closeout, wgt. and balance and maint. tracking.

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Fly Really 'Round The World'
Replies: 42
Views: 11917

RE: Which Airlines Fly Really 'Round The World'

Since mucflyer mentioned Lufthansa Cargo, I'll add Fedex goes around the world both east and west now. The routes do change but this is typical..<acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), Franc...

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