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by kimon
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trident Full Autoland
Replies: 46
Views: 8070

RE: Trident Full Autoland

How does one land if one can not see, then?
Diversion?
Is the lowest is CAT IIIB?

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by kimon
Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trident Full Autoland
Replies: 46
Views: 8070

RE: Trident Full Autoland

Is this true?
CAT IIIC autolands (zero RVR) are illegal in the US - CAT IIIB is as low as you can go, otherwise it's time to divert. ...

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by kimon
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trident Full Autoland
Replies: 46
Views: 8070

Trident Full Autoland

Is this the only aircraft capable of doing a blind landing?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dreadle Treadle
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

RE: Dreadle Treadle

JoeCanuck:
Do you have more on this RAAS?
Any links?
Many thanks,
Kimon

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by kimon
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dreadle Treadle
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

RE: Dreadle Treadle

http://www.iasa.com.au/folders/Safety_Issues/others/dreadle.html

Hi Tom,
Hope you can make head or tail of it.
Kimon

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by kimon
Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dreadle Treadle
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Dreadle Treadle

Anyone understands what this is?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metal Reg Plate 744
Replies: 12
Views: 5093

RE: Metal Reg Plate 744

Does anyone have a photo of it on a 747?
Much appreciated!
Kimon

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by kimon
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MEL Vs CDL
Replies: 8
Views: 45228

MEL Vs CDL

What is the difference?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metal Reg Plate 744
Replies: 12
Views: 5093

Metal Reg Plate 744

I have never seen one:
"When you board,there is a metal registration plate above or on the side of the open door which indicates year of manufacture"
Does anyone have photos of a reg plate on a 744?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 741 Fuel Balance
Replies: 5
Views: 3572

741 Fuel Balance

What is fuel balancing? Is it now controlled by FADEC? 1641 -C- NO FUEL FLOW NOW FUEL FLOW <acronym title="Air Nauru">ON</acronym> NUMBER <acronym title="Air Algérie (Algeria)">AH</acronym> FOUR ENGINE 1644 -F- <acronym title="Panama City (Balboa / Fort Kobbe) - Howard (AFB) (HOW / MPHO), Panama">HO...

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by kimon
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 741 Redlining
Replies: 2
Views: 2562

741 Redlining

Apparently,T/O pwr settings should not exceed 2 mins but in this case they did for over 20 min! Would it have been possible with FADEC to have accomplished the same? UAL 811 1621 -C- <acronym title="Air Algérie (Algeria)">AH</acronym> WHAT'S THE MAX <acronym title="Air Nauru">ON</acronym> THERE- 162...

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by kimon
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fadec Types
Replies: 2
Views: 3365

RE: Fadec Types

Honeywell seem to be the supplier of FADEC systems.

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by kimon
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fadec Types
Replies: 2
Views: 3365

Fadec Types

Which make and type of FADEC is used on <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> Trent 900 and 1000? Which make and type of FADEC is used on <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> <acronym title="China General Aviation">GP</acronym> 7200? Which make and...

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by kimon
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Trent
Replies: 6
Views: 3325

RR Trent

Does anyone know why RR gave this name?

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by kimon
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Spool-up
Replies: 2
Views: 3524

747 Spool-up

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zfw3w3FRMA" target=_blank>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zfw3w3FRMA</a> The thrust levers are advanced (around half-way?) and then slammed back. Their is an aural warning in the clip @ "0.40/41. What is that sound? Does the 744 have that sound too? How far c...

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by kimon
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oversized Landing Gears
Replies: 11
Views: 3304

Oversized Landing Gears

The crux of Soviet design was that their aircraft be equipped with oversized landing gears so as to land on unsuitable surface,better comfort and sturdier when things go wrong.
Should not have Western planes taken a leaf out of their book?
Any downsides to having oversized landing gears?

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by kimon
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size
Replies: 37
Views: 14873

RE: Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size

AN-225:most interesting! So the F/E does not control throttles and has none of his/her own then what is his role regarding power settings takeoff and landing? For Classic747:I noticed those vertical tape indicators on the <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym>-225. I wonder if all Soviet-bui...

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by kimon
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Numbering -8?
Replies: 8
Views: 3409

RE: Boeing Numbering -8?

The most crashes and fatalities that happened with 747s were under Asian-flagged carriers!
Just look KAL007,JAL123,SQ006 and many many more....
Indeed,4 is a cursed number for Asians!

[Edited 2010-01-27 01:28:22 by kimon]

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by kimon
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Numbering
Replies: 7
Views: 2869

RE: 747 Numbering

Excellent!Perfect,CitationJet!

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by kimon
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Numbering
Replies: 7
Views: 2869

747 Numbering

I understand that the two numbers following 747-1/2/3/4^^^ indicate airline customer ie
747-357 means Swissair=57? or 747-168 meaning 68=Saudi?
747-438=means Qantas=38?
Is this right?
Does anyone have a list of Boeing747 ID customer codes?

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by kimon
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Jettison Procedure 741 Vs 744
Replies: 11
Views: 8610

RE: Fuel Jettison Procedure 741 Vs 744

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by kimon
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QRH 744
Replies: 2
Views: 3331

QRH 744

Has anyone ever seen one?
Any photos?

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by kimon
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Jettison Procedure 741 Vs 744
Replies: 11
Views: 8610

RE: Fuel Jettison Procedure 741 Vs 744

You mean just to keep the essentials running.
Got it!
Thanks!

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by kimon
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Jettison Procedure 741 Vs 744
Replies: 11
Views: 8610

RE: Fuel Jettison Procedure 741 Vs 744

On the 744,is there not a "dump all" setting/switch?
I mean,in an event of a dire emergency would there be time to dial in figures?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Jettison Procedure 741 Vs 744
Replies: 11
Views: 8610

Fuel Jettison Procedure 741 Vs 744

How would this differ on a 744?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJurCsbgnW4
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Soviet Autopilots
Replies: 1
Views: 1976

Soviet Autopilots

Which Soviet manufactured planes have autopilots and when?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size
Replies: 37
Views: 14873

RE: Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size

Quoting OV735 (Reply 29):
The F/E has his own set of throttles on the An-225, similar to the layout

Did all Soviet airliners have this system?
Any pictures of the TU-154 F/E throttles or other Tupolevs and Ilyushins?
Many thanks

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by kimon
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Often Do No-Flap Landings Occur?
Replies: 29
Views: 9333

RE: How Often Do No-Flap Landings Occur?

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by kimon
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size
Replies: 37
Views: 14873

RE: Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size

So on the AN-225 and B-52 no flight engineer to push the throttles like on other 3-man crew flightdecks?

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by kimon
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size
Replies: 37
Views: 14873

Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size

AN-225:Does anyone have a photo of the flight deck?

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by kimon
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would Tcas Haved Helped In Tenerife In '77?
Replies: 15
Views: 3514

RE: Would Tcas Haved Helped In Tenerife In '77?

IMHO:I think the crash of <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> did more harm to its image than KLM 's (Van Zanten). <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> prides itself more than any airline on being perfect which had it not blotted its pristine silky copybook in such a bloodie...

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by kimon
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Altitiude Callouts
Replies: 3
Views: 3977

RE: 747 Altitiude Callouts

Pre-400,did the altimeter have dual-calibration ie for metric?

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by kimon
Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Altitiude Callouts
Replies: 3
Views: 3977

747 Altitiude Callouts

Were automated voice-synthesized callouts introduced prior to the 747-400?

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by kimon
Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Often Do No-Flap Landings Occur?
Replies: 29
Views: 9333

RE: How Often Do No-Flap Landings Occur?

Was this is a non-flap landing? <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-ZYPbtQfwI" target=_blank>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-ZYPbtQfwI</a> F- <acronym title="Challenge Air Cargo (USA) and Rheintalflug (Austria)">WE</acronym> SHOULD <acronym title="Aircompany Tavria-Mac (Ukraine)">BE</acronym>...

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by kimon
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Often Do No-Flap Landings Occur?
Replies: 29
Views: 9333

RE: How Often Do No-Flap Landings Occur?

UAL 811 had no flaps just inboards.

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by kimon
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size
Replies: 37
Views: 14873

Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size

The AN-225 should have been converted to a pax version.
Maybe they could have competed against the A380?

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by kimon
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size
Replies: 37
Views: 14873

Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size

Tom,
Do you know why the opted for an ugly high-wing and weird tails?
You are right that Soviet or FSU thinking about aviation is very different to ours.
Kimon

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by kimon
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding The Term FOHE
Replies: 10
Views: 10942

Question Regarding The Term FOHE

Thanks,BMI727.
So if the CWT were filled to the brim,the question of vapourization and related problems would not arise?

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by kimon
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size
Replies: 37
Views: 14873

Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size

Full Russian crew <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ugiCi5HPSk&feature=related" target=_blank>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ugiCi5HPSk&feature=related</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfNb6mcFe2A&feature=response_watch" target=_blank>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfNb6mcFe2A&fea...

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by kimon
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding The Term FOHE
Replies: 10
Views: 10942

Question Regarding The Term FOHE

Why was the CWT empty?

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by kimon
Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding The Term FOHE
Replies: 10
Views: 10942

Question Regarding The Term FOHE

High fuel temps as in TWA800!

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by kimon
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding The Term FOHE
Replies: 10
Views: 10942

Question Regarding The Term FOHE

Starlion:thanks for the tip on Aero mag!
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aer...zine/articles/qtr_04_09/index.html
Lots of reading ahead!

DavidL:thanks for the acronym definition!

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by kimon
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding The Term FOHE
Replies: 10
Views: 10942

Question Regarding The Term FOHE

<a href="http://www.avherald.com/h?article=42607600&opt=0" target=_blank>http://www.avherald.com/h?article=42607600&opt=0</a> Does anyone know what this stands for? Why are low fuel temperatures when cruising a danger? Ditto for high fuel temperatures when cruising or does this not occur. Many thank...

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by kimon
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size
Replies: 37
Views: 14873

Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size

Great,Tom!
Have you ever seen one?

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by kimon
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Resourse For Learning Aviation
Replies: 7
Views: 2695

RE: Best Resourse For Learning Aviation

Hi Fabo,
Do you know where I can get a QRH 747-400?
Thanks,
Kimon

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by kimon
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size
Replies: 37
Views: 14873

Question Regarding AN-225 Crew Size

Does anyone know why it needs a 6-crew?

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by kimon
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety Envelopes
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

RE: Safety Envelopes

Habsheim Crash: The pilot was sentenced and was last reported flying for some Australian outfit. The co-pilot is still with <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> but has had (willingly or unwillingly) keep his mouth shut. The investigating judge was removed from the case. A former <acronym title=...

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by kimon
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Ditch Switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 7867

RE: Boeing Ditch Switch?

Do you have photo that,Jetlagged?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety Envelopes
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

RE: Safety Envelopes

EGPH:
Good point!!
I wonder if anyone can contribute to your question which goes to the crux of flying philosophies of Airbus versus Boeing.
Are there any pilots who have flown both to give an empirical opinon?

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by kimon
Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety Envelopes
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

RE: Safety Envelopes

Tom,
Perfect!
Thanks.

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