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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Is it too late?

It’s a long slog. Are you in the US.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spatial disorientation: How many crashes caused by it?
Replies: 20
Views: 3071

Re: Spatial disorientation: How many crashes caused by it?

Also, this Eastern mid-air caused by the handling pilot’s misjudgment of passing traffic’s visual position. I saw the Connie come out of clouds as a young scout at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Later, I flew with that pilot’s brother, also at EAL. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_Carmel_mid-air_...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Doubt: Reversing on taxiway?
Replies: 27
Views: 3122

Re: Doubt: Reversing on taxiway?

I was the F/E on a EA 727 once when we backed up about 300’ on the Inner at BOS (might have bern the Outer in front of the main terminal). ATC or the yoke actuators goofed and got us nose to nose with an outbound L1011. We deferred to his size and backed up. Cappy asked th3 F/O and I, asked the Grou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 86
Views: 9254

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

In the Reserves, I had plenty of B727, B737, B747, B767, one MD-11 and a couple of DC-9 pilots fly the C-5 without difficulty. They’d probably only get 2 take-offs and landings in the big Lockheed a month, sometimes go for several months without flying it and return without a problem. Yes, some miss...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?
Replies: 30
Views: 4937

Re: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?

These are all arguments for business avistion. I’ve been at many companies that use their planes for just this kind of travel, even to the point of flying people to the hubs for international flights. One company wanted my employer to finish an interior of a common bizjet in vinyl and rubber floorin...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 23895

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

I think TWA had all the switches going in the opposite direction of standard. ON towards the rear/down.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 7356

Re: Highest certifiable maximum altitude

Altitude can be useful topping weather including t’storms. At F470, while the weather can get higher, that level does put above 90% of it. Many times one can top the cirrus for a better visual picture on the weather. In the Global, on a short leg like 3-4 hours, F430-F470 is useable for the entire f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?
Replies: 30
Views: 4937

Re: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?

Regionals used to be Part 135; but, a series of accidents brought forth the idea of “one safety standard” and the standard was 121. Bring single pilot ops, turboprops, inexperienced crews under 135 and we’ll just be repeating the ‘70s and ‘80s. Electric planes are a long ways off; until the energy d...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Service Dead Zones
Replies: 37
Views: 5921

Re: Airline Service Dead Zones

A lot of justification for business aviation here.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 7356

Re: Highest certifiable maximum altitude

Yes, 91.211 says one pilot must be on O2 at all times the aircraft altitude is above F410. The commercial regs reference cabin altitude above 10,000’. I was on the NBAA committee trying get align with the commercial rule or ICAO SARP or anything to get relief. It requires a NPRM change and, with the...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 50480

Re: Power outage in ATL

Once all the gates are occupied, and you have no information about when they might open up, 1. If an inbound flight has the fuel then return it to its origin. 2. If the flight didn't have enough fuel to return, then divert it, if possible, to the nearest hub. Do you really think any airline could f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 7356

Re: Highest certifiable maximum altitude

[threeid][/threeid]The Lear 45/75 do pretty well at F470 and above. The Global’s highest optimum level (best ANMPP of fuel) is usually F470 with weights under about 63,000. F510 is achieveable at M.82 and have reasonable buffet boundaries, just not very efficient. F450 will get one above je5 streams...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 7356

Re: Highest certifiable maximum altitude

The Gulfstreams and Globals are certified to F510, as are the Lears since the 31A. On the Globals, F490 and F510 are reachable at light weights (last hour or so of cruise), but rarely optimum levels.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum speed for reverse?
Replies: 30
Views: 2591

Re: Minimum speed for reverse?

Distance Remaining boards on the left of both sides are pretty common and great aids. I always used them when installed.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 50480

Re: Power outage in ATL

Everytime I go thru ATL to Florida; going to the rental car counter is in the back of my mind.



GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see an upgraded CRJ or clean sheet T tail aircraft?
Replies: 20
Views: 5238

Re: Will we ever see an upgraded CRJ or clean sheet T tail aircraft?

I doubt an airliner ever again, too many limitations. Engine weight is one issue meaning a rear-engine plane is designed for one engine type, not popular today where airlines want to specify the engine. Structural weight is greater to no operational advantage, but adds cost. Stretching a tail mount ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on at PIE 12/17
Replies: 9
Views: 1286

Re: What is going on at PIE 12/17

I really they did loops, maybe a 360, but not a loop.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)
Replies: 22
Views: 2811

Re: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)

The only thing that determines pay ultimately is revenue and profits generated, that’s what makes the pay possible.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reflections on Tenerife
Replies: 30
Views: 7721

Re: Reflections on Tenerife

say, 1,000 hours up front, perhaps subconsciously. It's sinister and basically whispers "the system works, it's always worked for me, therefore it's working now". Funny thing an accident does for one—permanently removes that subconscious attitude. I had a mid-air and never walked out to a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there any situation where it is advisable to reject T/O after V1?
Replies: 22
Views: 3380

Re: Is there any situation where it is advisable to reject T/O after V1?

The Ameristar accident earlier this year at YIP is a good example: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a5ecf6a The right hand elevator was jammed and would almost certainly have resulted in a crash if they had become airborne. They went RTO at 173kts. That’s what was so nice about having both accelerate...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft
Replies: 39
Views: 3953

Re: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft

And that’s without getting airborne! I know 11 good friends who tragically showed us how not to fly airplanes.


Gf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there any situation where it is advisable to reject T/O after V1?
Replies: 22
Views: 3380

Re: Is there any situation where it is advisable to reject T/O after V1?

Compared to civil ops, in USAF heavies we figured performance eight ways to Sunday, including Vmcg for the conditions and refusal speed (accelerate-stop). We knew exactly what could be done, that said, after Vgo (V1), we briefed to continue. Civil ops didn’t have that detail. An letter sized perform...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radar/Collision Avoidance in old 747-100 and other planes in the 70s
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

Re: Radar/Collision Avoidance in old 747-100 and other planes in the 70s

ATC for the most part. TCAS didn’t come into widespread installations until about ‘89 or ‘90. See and avoid or ATC before that and still, really. TCAS is not an air traffic device, but a safety device when other means of separation have failed. Pilots cannot make decisions based on the display. GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why always requst before APU bleed to keep windows or door open,
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: why always requst before APU bleed to keep windows or door open,

Boeing, Lockheed, Bizjets, it would be MDD planes!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why always requst before APU bleed to keep windows or door open,
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: why always requst before APU bleed to keep windows or door open,

That’s a new one me. In 45 years, every plane I flew the outflow valves are open on the ground to avoid this very problem.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 36633

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

They got rid of the Wolfman? Oh, the humanity.


Gf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 deer on runway
Replies: 5
Views: 1840

Re: KLM 747 deer on runway

I hit a deer on the runway during a C-5 touch and go at night. If I hadn’t seen the animal, I’d never known it was there. In fact, I thought we missed it as I didn’t feel it. 550,000 pounds going 100+ knots isn’t going to affected by 200 pounds of deer. Left gear down, engineer looked at the main th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why always requst before APU bleed to keep windows or door open,
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: why always requst before APU bleed to keep windows or door open,

The outflow valves are open and held there on the ground, so how why does it pressurize and why would the psid reach a damaging level?

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum speed for reverse?
Replies: 30
Views: 2591

Re: Minimum speed for reverse?

EA B727s powered back. I once backed up on the Inner at KBOS when the taxi clearance got us pointed at an outbound 727. The plane will back up, legal issue is something else. The C-5 could back up at lightweights, but not certified for it. I landed on an RCR 05, we had distance by RCR, but extremely...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why always at jop setup you have to remove battary cover
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: why always at jop setup you have to remove battary cover

Sure about that? I would think they use battery chargers off an AC Bus.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 18095

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

Boeing’s problem, if there is one, is having been so dependent on the 707 fuselage over the years. A.netters all want the 757 to be brought back—it’s an antique in the back, narrow and limited in pax design. It’s a horrible Y class plane. Any MOM is going to a Boeing A320; the cabin is perfect.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project
Replies: 21
Views: 5153

Re: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project

Not to mention, engineering doesn’t “slap on some different engines” and press on. For several reasons, bizjets are very dependent on one engine type. Opposed to airliners, no business offers a choice in engines.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project
Replies: 21
Views: 5153

Re: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney

Curious what will happen to the Cessna Hemisphere which i# designed for the Silvercrest

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aviation College?
Replies: 12
Views: 2354

Re: Which Aviation College?

The various Academies will pay YOU to attend!

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any US airlines to PH?
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: Any US airlines to PH?

No, it’s a low yield market, mostly VFR. The PI isn’t called “the India of SEA” for nothing. Yes, I’ve been there.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 28467

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

There’s ILSs in BDA, 12 and 30. I doubt they just laid the fan in first class.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 28467

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

That’s not exactly right, either. No dispatch system in the U.K. or most foreign airlines. Dispatching is a US process. In the U.K., the crew makes the decision and consults with Maintenance as to options as part of the crew’s decision. Secondly, the arrived in the U.K. with the planned fuel, but th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Daily limit use of an aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 5718

Re: Daily limit use of an aircraft

At about 28 hours of run time, a couple of our GE TF-39 engines on the C-5 were running low oil quantity. Pulled to idle on descent into Cairo West, low oil pressure lights and indication.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Wing Civil Aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: High Wing Civil Aircraft

You refuel the C-5, thru two inlets, standing on the ground, that’s not a problem. Most military high wing planes are designed for “roll on, roll off” loading which is why the high wing.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 17663

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

So, I can presume Germany has returned to the Nazi era and ended due process of law? To follow this pilot’s example, presuming it was NOT safety of flight, is off to anarchy where every citizen gets to overrule the law.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 38 years since AA 191
Replies: 59
Views: 19080

Re: 38 years since AA 191

The Death Cruiser in industry slang

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather
Replies: 78
Views: 13136

Re: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather

ATL sees winter weather as often as northerners see NCAA football championships.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 17663

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

On what grounds can you establish that lawful deportation orders be disobeyed? Are you a judge or trained immigration lawyer? Or just whistlin Dixie?

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet
Replies: 71
Views: 25015

Re: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet

There’s a limit on yachts, too. Paul Allen built one so big (400+’) that he was required to dock it with the freighters, not a marina. Kind of hard to be cool parked next to container ship from Liberia.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New pilot at 32!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2846

Re: New pilot at 32!!

Who says you have to be a good teacher to be a CFI? Survey, banner towing, jumpers, etc.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New pilot at 32!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2846

Re: New pilot at 32!!

Granted I wasn't very experienced - I barely had 1500 hours, and there were lots of learning and oh crap moments, and lots of moments where I and my FO were just looking at each other. He definitely didn't know - he only had 200 hours and we just figured it out and survived the moment. I had a lot ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air C90 Crashes in Rockford
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Re: King Air C90 Crashes in Rockford

Here’s the METARs for around the time, 00Z KRFD 050054Z 19018G27KT 10SM -RA OVC036 16/10 A2947 RMK AO2 PK WND 17027/0047 LTG DSNT W AND NW RAB53 SLP979 P0000 T01610100 KRFD 042354Z 19018G25KT 10SM OVC038 16/09 A2949 RMK AO2 PK WND 19027/2331 SLP986 60000 T01610094 10167 20156 58022 KRFD 042254Z 1901...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-Automated Cockpit Functions
Replies: 11
Views: 4553

Re: Non-Automated Cockpit Functions

The F-16 does the flaps automatically, as I understand it.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could McDonnell Douglas be rebooted?
Replies: 15
Views: 4959

Re: Could McDonnell Douglas be rebooted?

No way—see BBD saga. Airbus took a huge infusions of money as “launch aid” for years. Textron has no airliner build expertise.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could McDonnell Douglas be rebooted?
Replies: 15
Views: 4959

Re: Could McDonnell Douglas be rebooted?

One might cynically say MDD took over Boeing, but with a losing name used Boeing. MDD management team, style of derivative engineering, reliance on military contracts. The F/A-18 and F-15 are going the way of the 717.

GF

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