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by Trimeresurus
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?
Replies: 61
Views: 10535

Re: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Lots of helicopters, dammed every one leaked fuel, too. Boats leaked salt water, but that was corrosive, not explosive.


I thought Jet A-1/kerosene wasn't very explosive, being in similar texture and molecular structure to diesel and all. It's hard to accidentally light it on fire, you have to try.

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by Trimeresurus
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much paper do you use in the cockpit nowadays?
Replies: 11
Views: 1901

How much paper do you use in the cockpit nowadays?

Charts, flight plan, loadsheets, NOTAMS, METARs, whatnot. Did your airline move to EFBs entirely or are papers mandatory as a backup?

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by Trimeresurus
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do all aircraft(heavier than a set weight) have a Level-D motion sim?
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: Do all aircraft(heavier than a set weight) have a Level-D motion sim?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Even today, USAF crews fly proficient sorties in the plane plus 6-8 sim sessions per year. I’ve done, as the IP/EP, 61 touch and goes and 3 no-flap full stops in the C-5 in one three-day work week. Not students, most were airline pilots with a 1,000 hours in type.


Civilians in a C-5 cockpit?

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by Trimeresurus
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do all aircraft(heavier than a set weight) have a Level-D motion sim?
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: Do all aircraft(heavier than a set weight) have a Level-D motion sim?

Did most training in the actual plane in those days. A number of training accidents, too. Fuel was cheaper after all :D However maybe that's the reason why all airline pilots were ex military back then, if they trained you in B-52 or C-141 for free, transition to B727 or B707 must have taken shorte...

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by Trimeresurus
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do all aircraft(heavier than a set weight) have a Level-D motion sim?
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Do all aircraft(heavier than a set weight) have a Level-D motion sim?

Is it mandated by regulations? If so, when did sims start to have enough fidelity(especially regarding hand flying dynamics) that you started being able to complete your entire type rating in them? When the first 707s, 727s and DC-9s and so rolled around, did they actually do the type rating trainin...

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by Trimeresurus
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do the A350s/787s cruise so high?
Replies: 22
Views: 3177

Why do the A350s/787s cruise so high?

Whenever you filter by altitude on flightradar24, you see that 90% of planes cruising above FL400 are A350s and 787s(discounting small private jets). What is the reason for this?

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by Trimeresurus
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where is the APU of the 727 located? Does it use the same exhaust opening as the middle engine(#2)?
Replies: 17
Views: 2939

Where is the APU of the 727 located? Does it use the same exhaust opening as the middle engine(#2)?

If you look at a 727 from behind, you'll see that it has only one exhaust opening, located at where normally APU is in most other A/C. I assume that belongs to the engine #2, whose inlet is oddly located further up from where the exhaust is(so the air doesn't follow a straight path from inlet to exh...

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by Trimeresurus
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?
Replies: 61
Views: 10535

How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?

Like MD80s, Embraers. Do they have removable fuel tanks just for the delivery flight?

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by Trimeresurus
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about autopilot/autothrottle disengagement
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Question about autopilot/autothrottle disengagement

Why does moving the thrust levers while autothrottle is engaged doesn't disengage it but moving the yoke(beyond a certain tiny point) while autopilot is engaged disengages it?(737NG, but I assume other Boeing and McDonnell/Douglas planes have the same philosophy)

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by Trimeresurus
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the normal law in Airbus be overridden by the pilot? Question about Germanwings Flight 9525
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Can the normal law in Airbus be overridden by the pilot? Question about Germanwings Flight 9525

In that particular flight we know that the first officer put the airplane in V/S descent mode(or it's equivalent in airbus) after locking the captain out of the cockpit. Why couldn't he disable the flight envelope protections from the circuit breakers behind and do a nose dive with the plane? Is tha...

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by Trimeresurus
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?
Replies: 24
Views: 3029

Re: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?

The magenta line and FMC GPS pos doesn't count, I'm asking if they can see where exactly they are on earth like passenger screens show, with a world map. I came to conclusion that it's not possible in most aircraft, but what about 787/A350? They seem to have displays similar to what I'm asking abou...

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by Trimeresurus
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can pilots talk to the ground crew via radio?
Replies: 11
Views: 1774

Can pilots talk to the ground crew via radio?

Like with a walkie talkie or a similar wireless device. It would be more convenient than the cable headphone thing that's connected to the front of the aircraft(not sure what it's called), since the ground crewman would be able to inform the pilot from a point of view other than the nose gear. Also ...

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by Trimeresurus
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?
Replies: 24
Views: 3029

How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?

The magenta line and FMC GPS pos doesn't count, I'm asking if they can see where exactly they are on earth like passenger screens show, with a world map. I came to conclusion that it's not possible in most aircraft, but what about 787/A350? They seem to have displays similar to what I'm asking about.

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by Trimeresurus
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do 777-200 pilots fly 777-300s and vice versa?
Replies: 21
Views: 4189

Do 777-200 pilots fly 777-300s and vice versa?

If it's in their fleet of course. Same for A318/319/320/321 and A330/A340. Do they regularly fly one one day and the other another? Doesn't handling of the aircraft feel different because of size? What about taxiing?

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by Trimeresurus
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did Boeing 747-400 start to get LCD screens and digital MCP
Replies: 11
Views: 2673

Re: When did Boeing 747-400 start to get LCD screens and digital MCP

Interesting! So I'm gonna guess that the 777 was way ahead of it's time in early 1990s, with LCD screens with high resolution, an EFB, fully digital MCP readings, a very functional EICAS, electronic checklist, FMCs with very high computing power and tons of automation. It looks like it's very a wel...

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by Trimeresurus
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did Boeing 747-400 start to get LCD screens and digital MCP
Replies: 11
Views: 2673

Re: When did Boeing 747-400 start to get LCD screens and digital MCP

Interesting! So I'm gonna guess that the 777 was way ahead of it's time in early 1990s, with LCD screens with high resolution, an EFB, fully digital MCP readings, a very functional EICAS, electronic checklist, FMCs with very high computing power and tons of automation. It looks like it's very a well...

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by Trimeresurus
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did Boeing 747-400 start to get LCD screens and digital MCP
Replies: 11
Views: 2673

When did Boeing 747-400 start to get LCD screens and digital MCP

Instead of CRT screens and analog MCP? The 777 had it from the beginning and came out in 1994, so I guess it's that range?(94-96) Most 747-400s however seem to have older analog and CRT displays, so I'm gonna guess it's a bit later, like 2000?

Kind regards

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by Trimeresurus
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shutting down all engines at the same time
Replies: 13
Views: 3071

Shutting down all engines at the same time

How common is it done after arriving at the gate? Is it physically possible to pull both fuel cutoff switches at once? Is it possible in the 747 or other four engine types? Is there a way to shut them down with a single switch/button(fuel pumps maybe)?

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