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by Mr.BA
Sun Jul 18, 2004 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore B777 In Star Alliance C/s
Replies: 44
Views: 7233

RE: Singapore B777 In Star Alliance C/s

9V-SPJ

The aircraft was on a test flight after staying in the hangar for some intensive checks. So I guess they'll test almost everything they could on that flight including starting the APU inflight.

Cheers!

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by Mr.BA
Wed Jul 14, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Door Question
Replies: 7
Views: 4051

RE: 747 Door Question

I don't know if you guys have noticed it... there are external lights below each passenger door as well as by the cargo doors. I noticed at times after they ramp agents finished unloading the cargo from the aircraft they would turn on all the lights for a while... what are the lights for? Seen it on...

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by Mr.BA
Thu Jul 08, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Malaysian Take Offs
Replies: 7
Views: 3054

RE: Malaysian Take Offs

Seems true! <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/613335/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/613335/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/5/3/3/613335.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" w...

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by Mr.BA
Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UA DEN-SFO 747-400 Pictures And Details!
Replies: 21
Views: 11933

RE: UA DEN-SFO 747-400 Pictures And Details!

Great report, makes me wonder whether you ahd the same captain as I did when I flew to HK last december!

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by Mr.BA
Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NZ2 744 Birdstrike At LAX - Question
Replies: 7
Views: 4127

RE: NZ2 744 Birdstrike At LAX - Question

If the bird actually hit the wing rather than being ingested into any of the engines, how would the pilot know his plane struck a bird?

Cheers!

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by Mr.BA
Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose Gear Off-centre
Replies: 15
Views: 4799

RE: Nose Gear Off-centre

Right thanks guys.. made a lot of sense. Didn't notice engine 4 was really turning... but looks quite spetacular Smile

Cheers  Big grin

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by Mr.BA
Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose Gear Off-centre
Replies: 15
Views: 4799

Nose Gear Off-centre

Hi guys, It's been sometime sicne I posted here.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/588609/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/588609/M/" target="_blank">View ...

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by Mr.BA
Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autoland In Fog At Sydney (YSSY)
Replies: 22
Views: 5744

RE: Autoland In Fog At Sydney (YSSY)

To make a general statement, am I right to say that they diverted because the visibility over the airfield was lower than the Cat I certified visibility minimums?

I thought Sydney sees seasonal storms as well with heavy rain... why don't they up the ILS capabilities?

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by Mr.BA
Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About A/c Speed
Replies: 16
Views: 4263

RE: Question About A/c Speed

Sorry to be off topic but I'm looking for QantasA332... if you do read this, do you mind dropping me an email? (i couldn't email you).

Cheers.

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by Mr.BA
Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Late GS Capture
Replies: 10
Views: 2957

RE: Late GS Capture

This reminds me of a another question... on aircraft like the B747, when you engage the Apr switch on the <acronym title="Macapa - International (MCP / SBMQ), Brazil">MCP</acronym>, does the aircraft capture the <acronym title="Airfoyle (United Kingdom) and Grant Aviation (USA)">GS</acronym> before ...

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by Mr.BA
Tue Mar 30, 2004 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot Disconnects On Commercial Jets
Replies: 20
Views: 7019

RE: Autopilot Disconnects On Commercial Jets

I think I'm missing something here. Which aircraft has the CWS and how do you disable or enable it?

Thanks  Smile

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by Mr.BA
Sun Mar 28, 2004 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot Disconnects On Commercial Jets
Replies: 20
Views: 7019

RE: Autopilot Disconnects On Commercial Jets

Hi Wing,  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Thanks for the input. The <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> captain who was in conversation withme told me that pilots are very used to flying with the reference of the FDs in front of them. He once went through...

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by Mr.BA
Sun Mar 28, 2004 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots Falling Asleep On The Job
Replies: 57
Views: 7707

RE: Pilots Falling Asleep On The Job

I have come across a book about the B747-400 saying that there is an 'alarm' that would sound every 15 minutes if there is nothing pressed or "touched" in the cockpit. It does not relate to the ground or ATC, just preventing the pilots from dreaming to destination in case they fell asleep. Any pilot...

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by Mr.BA
Sun Mar 28, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots Falling Asleep On The Job
Replies: 57
Views: 7707

RE: Pilots Falling Asleep On The Job

I must admit that I am very suprised... I mean amazement took to me that your crew actually went to the extent to pulling the circuit breakers to keep that low fuel reading there!

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by Mr.BA
Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot Disconnects On Commercial Jets
Replies: 20
Views: 7019

RE: Autopilot Disconnects On Commercial Jets

Hi Jetugy, Once a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> captain told me that when there is an opportunity for them to hand-fly the airplane, they do it without the Flight Directors. I'm just wondering, how do they do this? Let's say you'll hand-fly below 10,000 feet and you have a STAR...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake System On A/C
Replies: 32
Views: 4657

RE: Autobrake System On A/C

Thanks <acronym title="Air Belgium">AJ</acronym> for the imput. I don't know if many airlines do this... would it be viable to use more reversers (definately more than idle) during hot days and fast turnaround time? I guess that would ease a lot of pressure on the brakes upon rollout? I note that co...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake System On A/C
Replies: 32
Views: 4657

RE: Autobrake System On A/C

Thanks AJ. Just wondering, what is the minimum brake temperature before the RTO is being allowed to function on the next takeoff? Or do the B767s read the brake temperature in units?

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by Mr.BA
Fri Mar 19, 2004 8:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake System On A/C
Replies: 32
Views: 4657

RE: Autobrake System On A/C

Hi Skipper,

I'm not sure about this but I think there is a certain 'speed limit' before the RTO brakes goes into action?

Let's say you abrt at 50 knots, would it come on? Or would it only come on above 70 knots? What about the spoilers?

Thanks!

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by Mr.BA
Thu Mar 18, 2004 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake System On A/C
Replies: 32
Views: 4657

RE: Autobrake System On A/C

Just a side note, MAX setting is not allowed to be used for landing. Should harder braking be needed than MED, pilots brake manually.

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by Mr.BA
Thu Mar 18, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD11 Fuel Dumping Over LAS
Replies: 12
Views: 5698

RE: MD11 Fuel Dumping Over LAS

Fuel is dumped to the atmosphere dissipates rather fast. It evaporates before it reaches the ground. However it is prohibited to dump fuel where there is turbulence or thunderstorms.

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by Mr.BA
Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's This Box?
Replies: 2
Views: 1760

RE: What's This Box?

Is that the CDU? I went through some pictures of the B757 cockpit and noticed that a lot of them don't have it?

[Edited 2004-03-18 06:43:21]

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by Mr.BA
Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Ultimate FS2004 Computer Requirements
Replies: 3
Views: 3904

RE: Ultimate FS2004 Computer Requirements

I'd really recommend you at least 2.6GHZ and a real good ATI video card in order for it to work real well with add on sceneries and tons of AI Traffic.

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by Mr.BA
Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777 High Altitude Landing Possible?
Replies: 31
Views: 9542

RE: 777 High Altitude Landing Possible?

I guess there are many factors to consider like the ones mentioned above. To add to QantasA332's post, due to the higher elevated airfield, climb performance will be reduced on any aircraft. So meeting the climb restrictions for a twin would be something to look at, especially when an engine goes out.

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by Mr.BA
Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is This A New FS2004 Bug?
Replies: 3
Views: 5252

RE: Is This A New FS2004 Bug?

It happens on switching views too. It happens on my computer with 512 RAM. It forces a reload like Jwenting said but on my comuter it never finishes loading... I'll get blur textures all around. Pressing the 'alt' button would bring up the toolbar on top, another hit would make it disappear and the ...

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by Mr.BA
Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747's, And Fueling.
Replies: 28
Views: 9134

RE: 747's, And Fueling.

Just wondering how and why does static electricity form?

Thanks!

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by Mr.BA
Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is This A New FS2004 Bug?
Replies: 3
Views: 5252

RE: Is This A New FS2004 Bug?

Mine doesn't go black but it goes blurish... i tried presing 'alt' twice... it works for me.  Smile

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by Mr.BA
Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian In Nepal- Since When?
Replies: 15
Views: 3694

RE: Austrian In Nepal- Since When?

If the B777 operating the route is an <acronym title="DHL Worldwide Express (Belgium)">ER</acronym> version, it might make the restriction. This being more thrust is available on the <acronym title="DHL Worldwide Express (Belgium)">ER</acronym>'s engines and there would be a higher thrust:weight rat...

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by Mr.BA
Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777 High Altitude Landing Possible?
Replies: 31
Views: 9542

RE: 777 High Altitude Landing Possible?

SIA operates the B777 into <acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym> as well where it'd about 5500 feet high. Operating in and out of higher elevated airfields should not be a problem for the B777 or the A340. The B777/A340 can operate out of ...

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by Mr.BA
Mon Mar 15, 2004 10:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bent Wing 747!
Replies: 45
Views: 10402

RE: Bent Wing 747!

Thanks Slamclick... good post on how the weight is distributed! Thanks!

Mr.BA

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by Mr.BA
Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WN 737-700 Hard Landing
Replies: 23
Views: 6143

RE: WN 737-700 Hard Landing

Very high possibility of the tailwind factor which GE has pointed out. Fancy that not crossing my mind!

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by Mr.BA
Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WN 737-700 Hard Landing
Replies: 23
Views: 6143

RE: WN 737-700 Hard Landing

In this case maybe it's just one of the 'not so good' landings by the pilot... no one can land perfectly all the time I guess?  Smile

Cheers.

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by Mr.BA
Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Correct Engine Start-Up Order
Replies: 18
Views: 21556

RE: 747 Correct Engine Start-Up Order

To add to the original topic, I think SIA starts 1-2-3-4. From observation.

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by Mr.BA
Sat Mar 13, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WN 737-700 Hard Landing
Replies: 23
Views: 6143

RE: WN 737-700 Hard Landing

I would like to point out that you don't depend on flare to reduce your speed. Flaring doesn't decrease much of your airspeed. In most cases you will end up 'floating' over the runway if you attempt to flare more to reduce your speed should it be a little to high. The purpose of flaring is to reduce...

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by Mr.BA
Sat Mar 13, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Correct Engine Start-Up Order
Replies: 18
Views: 21556

RE: 747 Correct Engine Start-Up Order

I agree, the B747 can even perform a safe descent from cruise to touchdown with only 2 engines. B747s have also taken off with only 3 engines without passengers (not allowed to have pax). Planes are capable of flying with an engine out. I probably had mistaken what you meant earlier. I was trying to...

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by Mr.BA
Sat Mar 13, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Loading While Aircraft During Tire Change?
Replies: 11
Views: 5521

RE: Loading While Aircraft During Tire Change?

Cx flyboy, It seems that it always take forever for Singapore engineers to find something that is needed. Like my <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> flight... they took a good 2.5 hours to find a spare part, where SIA has 38 B744s using the same varient of PW4056s as <acronym title=...

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by Mr.BA
Sat Mar 13, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Correct Engine Start-Up Order
Replies: 18
Views: 21556

RE: 747 Correct Engine Start-Up Order

I might not be 100% correct here but I believe it is illegal to shut down an engine that is fully operational. There is no reason to shut down an engine however high/low or light you are. It will not save fuel, in fact, the plane might not be able to maintain that cruise altitude. If an aircraft has...

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by Mr.BA
Sat Mar 13, 2004 1:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Depressurisation
Replies: 13
Views: 2342

RE: Cabin Depressurisation

Hi Dragogoalie,

Thanks a lot for the valuable explanation! And you were saying you are taking flight physiology this semester? All the best!

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by Mr.BA
Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners Landing In Full Flap Config
Replies: 13
Views: 8917

RE: Airliners Landing In Full Flap Config

Just wondering.. how much runway needed for that jumbo at 287,000kg is needed!?

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by Mr.BA
Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 747F Coming To Avalon Near Melbourne
Replies: 7
Views: 2968

RE: SQ 747F Coming To Avalon Near Melbourne

How much does it cost to 'charter' a freighter like that?

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by Mr.BA
Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where Does The Plane Land?
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

RE: Where Does The Plane Land?

I thought so too but up to today I still don't know how the China Airlines crew could have done that... visually it's so obvious, they too have the charts, and they would have been at least 1 'diamond' below the GS!

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by Mr.BA
Fri Mar 12, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Depressurisation
Replies: 13
Views: 2342

RE: Cabin Depressurisation

Hi Dragogoalie, "A high percentage of the atmosphere is made out of Nitrogen. Nitrogen is not used at all by the body, but it still gets taken in by the lungs. When the pressure on the body decreases, this nitrogen often comes out of solution and forms in a number of places. The more common places a...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Climb Gradient
Replies: 9
Views: 44523

RE: Climb Gradient

Thanks 411A.. it's been of great help  Smile

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by Mr.BA
Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where Does The Plane Land?
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

RE: Where Does The Plane Land?

Touchdowns are generally not allowed on the displacement threshold. But I've seen a China Airlines jet touching down on the displacement threshold after flaring beautifully (don't know what the pilot was thinking)... tower notified him afterwards and he said... was it a displacement threshold!? Just...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: How To Determine Runway Stength
Replies: 4
Views: 3944

RE: Pilots: How To Determine Runway Stength

Pardon me for going a little off topic, but how do pilots determine the 'braking action' of the runway? I've heard tower asking for this when the runway it's wet.

Thanks!

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by Mr.BA
Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Without Thrust Reversers
Replies: 39
Views: 8642

RE: Landing Without Thrust Reversers

Hi KALB, The deployment of thrust reversers does not decrease the runway required to stop. However they are effective at high speeds. Instead, it maintains the deceleration rate, by releasing the pressure on the brakes. I believe the B732 would be able to make it into Dutch Habour albeit maybe some ...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Climb Gradient
Replies: 9
Views: 44523

RE: Climb Gradient

Thanks a lot 411A.  Smile If the climb gradient is 6% for example, does that mean a fully laden jumbo using the whole runway has to make 6 feet vertically per 100 feet horizontal, no matter where you lift off?

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by Mr.BA
Thu Mar 11, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Climb Gradient
Replies: 9
Views: 44523

RE: Climb Gradient

Thank a lot guys for the valuable replies. "Thus, for a 400feet/mile climb gradient, and a speed of 180knots (3 miles/minute), you would need a climb RATE of 1200 feet/minute." For example in this case, how would the pilot know he would be able to meet this minimum climb gradient if an engine goes o...

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by Mr.BA
Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744 Replacment--No A380 Bashing!
Replies: 13
Views: 3240

RE: 744 Replacment--No A380 Bashing!

The only feasible replacement for a B744? Is another B747. So Boeing, what are you waiting for? Big grin

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by Mr.BA
Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Climb Gradient
Replies: 9
Views: 44523

Climb Gradient

Hi folks, I'm just wondering what exactly does Climb Gradient mean and how is it calculated whether it could be met? I supposed this has to be taken into consideration upon arrival (in case of a go-around) and before take-off which might affect the decision height and take-off thrust. I looked throu...

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by Mr.BA
Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 5 Engines
Replies: 24
Views: 9366

RE: 747 5 Engines

Thanks AJ for that information, really did helped a lot. Coming to think of it, it's been quite sometime since I heard of QF carrying a 5th pod around.  Smile

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