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by Mr.BA
Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 5 Engines
Replies: 24
Views: 9366

RE: 747 5 Engines

Any idea how much increase would there be in fuel burn? I believe they cruise at only about .76 to .78 when having a 5th pod?

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by Mr.BA
Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 7 Deg Nose Pitch And Vref + 40 To Achieve -600 Fpm
Replies: 4
Views: 4427

RE: 7 Deg Nose Pitch And Vref + 40 To Achieve -600 Fpm

What product are you using?

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by Mr.BA
Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bent Wing 747!
Replies: 45
Views: 10402

RE: Bent Wing 747!

I've read before that when the B747 wings are fully fueled up it's not advisable to open the over-wing door. For you might not be able to close it again due to the weight of the wings hanging on the fuselage of the aircraft causing some distortion to it!

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by Mr.BA
Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For You 747 Lovers Out There..
Replies: 44
Views: 7691

RE: For You 747 Lovers Out There..

I went to Hong Kong late last year with <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> on a B747... both of the pilots were 'hopping' among the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> fleet of aircraft and both of them opted to go back to the B747 because... "Nothing beats it". What...

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by Mr.BA
Mon Mar 08, 2004 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 744 W/ Large Hole In Engine Nacelle/Cowling...
Replies: 16
Views: 4719

RE: UA 744 W/ Large Hole In Engine Nacelle/Cowling...

Man... what kind of geese was that to do such damage!? That certainly looks very bad. How fast was the aircraft travelling at?

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by Mr.BA
Sun Mar 07, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can B744s/A345s Take Off With Only Two Engines?
Replies: 39
Views: 7883

RE: Can B744s/A345s Take Off With Only Two Engines?

Hi 411A,

Just wondering what is the correct procedure for a situation like this?

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by Mr.BA
Sun Mar 07, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can B744s/A345s Take Off With Only Two Engines?
Replies: 39
Views: 7883

RE: Can B744s/A345s Take Off With Only Two Engines?

I would think that the procedure is to carry out the approach carefully and to avoid going around unecessarily... but what if you have to? If you're quite a heavy ladened B747 I wonder how will the 2 engines take the beast up again... and meeting the climb gradient/restrictions!

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by Mr.BA
Sat Mar 06, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emergency Descent
Replies: 19
Views: 12309

RE: Emergency Descent

That's a wonderful lecture Skipper Big grin

Anyway what is bleed air and what does it do? I've read about bleed air needed to start the engines. How does bleed air help in loss of pressurisation?

Thanks!

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by Mr.BA
Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emergency Descent
Replies: 19
Views: 12309

RE: Emergency Descent

Also can I add do you have to do anything to the cabin pressure and altitude? I would guess that the rate of descent in the cabin will increase a lot as you descent?

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by Mr.BA
Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Advice On Kai Tak Add-on For FS2004.....
Replies: 1
Views: 10183

RE: Advice On Kai Tak Add-on For FS2004.....

There is a freeware add on for Kai Tak I believe but it's very taxing on the computer.

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by Mr.BA
Thu Mar 04, 2004 1:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full Throttle, Brakes On.
Replies: 30
Views: 14567

RE: Full Throttle, Brakes On.

Hi Skipper,

Thanks... thanks  Smile.... incriminate... I took a while to find out the meaning of that word  Smile

Cheers!

alvin

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by Mr.BA
Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is The Baggage Compartment Pressurised?`
Replies: 34
Views: 34726

RE: Is The Baggage Compartment Pressurised?`

Hi Liamska,

Thanks a lot. That sentence did lead me the wrong way.  Smile

Cheers!

alvin

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by Mr.BA
Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full Throttle, Brakes On.
Replies: 30
Views: 14567

RE: Full Throttle, Brakes On.

Hi Skipper,

Thanks a lot for the clarification. Do you personally use maximum power for light weights with a long wet runway? Can't imagine seeing an Aerolineas Argentina B747-200 climbing like a Nasa rocket Big grin

Cheers!

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by Mr.BA
Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is The Baggage Compartment Pressurised?`
Replies: 34
Views: 34726

RE: Is The Baggage Compartment Pressurised?`

Hi Airliner777, I'm not at high school physics yet so forgive me...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">. Since the pressure inside the bottle is equal to the pressure altitude when one closes it, why would the pressure decrease as you climb? And why when the pressure lowers...

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by Mr.BA
Wed Mar 03, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full Throttle, Brakes On.
Replies: 30
Views: 14567

RE: Full Throttle, Brakes On.

Hi B747Skipper, It's been quite sometime, how are you?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Anyway I'm just wondering whether do you use full power as well for taking off on a long but wet runway even at lighter weights? How about constand tailwind say about 5 knots? Or do y...

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by Mr.BA
Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is This Plane Doing....?
Replies: 47
Views: 12276

RE: What Is This Plane Doing....?

I'm a Singapore spotter and I would back the statement that if he's landing, he would have overrun the runway. No way he can be landing. He's got to be taking off. However why with so much flaps ask the pilots... probably an intersection departure hence more flaps than usual.

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by Mr.BA
Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Live The 747!
Replies: 40
Views: 5062

RE: Long Live The 747!

Just to add a post to this thread.

Couldn't agree more with you guys. The plane that got me into aviation... everything about it is so fantastic and you never get sick flying on one anyday!

Long Live the Queen!

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by Mr.BA
Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways A330-300 Emergency Landing At MAN
Replies: 9
Views: 7822

RE: US Airways A330-300 Emergency Landing At MAN

I agree that pilots don't fly with more flaps on one wing than the other. But I'm just wondering like you said if the operational flaps are blocked from extending more than the stucked one when do pilots come across the term flaps disagreement?

Thanks!

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by Mr.BA
Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 6-Hour Kai Tak 2-DVD Set Coming From Just Planes!
Replies: 28
Views: 14384

RE: 6-Hour Kai Tak 2-DVD Set Coming From Just Planes!

Ahh.. if only there are VCD versions..

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by Mr.BA
Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA 747-367 Slow Climbing
Replies: 25
Views: 5726

RE: PIA 747-367 Slow Climbing

Those old Saudi B747s aren't any better! A little scary when you watch them climb out from the front but what a graceful bird when you view it from the side. Excellent piece of engineering from the 1960s!

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by Mr.BA
Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Defective Flight Simulator Airports You've Seen
Replies: 13
Views: 7662

RE: Defective Flight Simulator Airports You've Seen

Where is Gold Coast airport in Australia?

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by Mr.BA
Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Derating Engines
Replies: 7
Views: 5278

RE: Derating Engines

Well I am not very sure how you define 25% but at <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>, the SQx/SRx series of the B777s have Trent 892s but are derated to 884 (by the FMC I heard?). Thrust of a Trent 892 can be achieved when they thew throttles full power. Anyone heard of such derates be...

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by Mr.BA
Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cruising Altitudes?
Replies: 31
Views: 6639

RE: Cruising Altitudes?

FL400... Singapore to Bangkok on the A345.

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by Mr.BA
Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX A333 Returns To Hong Kong
Replies: 11
Views: 4396

RE: CX A333 Returns To Hong Kong

Is it very common to smell jet fuel during start up?

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by Mr.BA
Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Landing Nose-up
Replies: 15
Views: 6837

RE: 747 Landing Nose-up

According to the manuals I have ehre, it states that the nose has a slight tendency to pitch up because of the extension of the spoilers.

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by Mr.BA
Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777 Climbing
Replies: 16
Views: 5504

RE: 777 Climbing

Thanks AJ! Sorry for another question.. what do you mean by flying the aircraft based on trend vector information?

Thanks!

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by Mr.BA
Sun Jan 18, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Procedures
Replies: 11
Views: 3783

RE: Landing Procedures

Hi Cx flyboy, thanks for the reply. I asked the UA captain last month and that's what he said too!

Cheers.

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by Mr.BA
Sun Jan 18, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Procedures
Replies: 11
Views: 3783

RE: Landing Procedures

Hi Cx flyboy,

Been trying to find out if there are any known figures for the deceleration rate of each autobrake setting on the B777/NB744 without any avail. Wonder if you have any info?

Cheers!

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by Mr.BA
Sat Jan 17, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777 Climbing
Replies: 16
Views: 5504

RE: 777 Climbing

Hi AJ,

Just wondering why does the speed green trend arrow fluctuates now and then?

Thanks!

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by Mr.BA
Wed Jan 14, 2004 9:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400 Charts
Replies: 11
Views: 6022

RE: B747-400 Charts

Thanks Woodreau... I'll check it out. Smile Cheers!

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by Mr.BA
Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400 Charts
Replies: 11
Views: 6022

RE: B747-400 Charts

Thanks for the replies guys..  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">. I'll keep any transaction secret.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gif" ALT="Laugh out loud"> Gordonsmall, I noticed there's a <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> B744 operati...

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by Mr.BA
Tue Jan 13, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400 Charts
Replies: 11
Views: 6022

RE: B747-400 Charts

That's why till today I'll ask pilots if there are anything they have in spare that they could give me... sometimes if I'm lucky I would be able to get some stuff  Smile

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by Mr.BA
Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 What's Next
Replies: 13
Views: 3067

RE: 747 What's Next

The only thing is that the B744 is not as fuel efficient as many new aircraft now like the A346/B777s. It burns too much fuel. It's a good plane, it's at the right size, but if only fuel consumption is lower!

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by Mr.BA
Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400 Charts
Replies: 11
Views: 6022

B747-400 Charts

Hi folks, I wonder if I can purchase a complete set of the B747-400 aircraft manual? I am very interested in everything from manuals describing the FMC operations to operation charts (Assumed air temp charts, fuel burn, take-off distance required, flaps 10/20 performance charts, tires limiting speed...

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by Mr.BA
Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Pilot Suspended For "wrong" Diversion
Replies: 30
Views: 9273

RE: Air India Pilot Suspended For "wrong" Diversion

I think some B747-300s are also certified for autoland. Another factor is whether Delhi airport's runways are able to handle Cat III landings. To peform a Cat III autoland, the aircraft must be certified, the crew must be certified and the runway must have cat III capabilities. A factor to consider ...

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by Mr.BA
Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 747-300 And -400
Replies: 12
Views: 4713

RE: The 747-300 And -400

Thanks guys, just a short question, what's Vmc?

Thanks!

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by Mr.BA
Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum Amount Of Force Before Gear Collapse
Replies: 12
Views: 4322

RE: Maximum Amount Of Force Before Gear Collapse

Anyone knows what happened to the Qantas B747-338 back in Rome? I think it happened a few years ago but what exactly happened to the gear? Did it break or penetrated through the wings?

Thanks!

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by Mr.BA
Sat Jan 10, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum Amount Of Force Before Gear Collapse
Replies: 12
Views: 4322

RE: Maximum Amount Of Force Before Gear Collapse

The Airbus A340-200/300 can operate safely without the center gear but with weight restrictions. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/224774/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/224774/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG...

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by Mr.BA
Sat Jan 10, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 747-300 And -400
Replies: 12
Views: 4713

RE: The 747-300 And -400

Any idea why the increasein rudder deflection? I guess weight is a factor here?

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by Mr.BA
Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777-200 Engine Fire - Emergency Landing At KEF
Replies: 56
Views: 16238

RE: UA 777-200 Engine Fire - Emergency Landing At KEF

Regarding the 2 engines vs 4 engines debate. The first thing that is, when there is a fire or even suspected fire, a diversion is mandatory. They will divert. If that aircraft was not a B777 but a B747 it would also have diverted to Keflavik. I think the issue is, flying a twin over the ocean requir...

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by Mr.BA
Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pause Or Not Before Takeoff?
Replies: 20
Views: 6695

RE: Pause Or Not Before Takeoff?

I thought the pilot would say something like "Flight Attendants to your take-off stations plaease". No? I've heard it on almost all my flights... the pilot will also make such an announcement for arrival... a minute or 2 before departure/landing.

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by Mr.BA
Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SQ-224, Perth - Singapore, 14 December 2003
Replies: 10
Views: 7913

RE: SQ-224, Perth - Singapore, 14 December 2003

Great report! Mandala.. when's your turn?

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by Mr.BA
Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB Bad Results With The A340-600
Replies: 104
Views: 20158

RE: IB Bad Results With The A340-600

Hi Lalone, I read your post about performance factor about aircraft. I wonder what factors contribute to this <acronym title="Palestinian Airlines">PF</acronym>? Like Teahan had said wouldn't it be dependent on engines? How does airframe affect the <acronym title="Palestinian Airlines">PF</acronym> ...

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by Mr.BA
Thu Jan 01, 2004 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I Am....a Private Pilot!
Replies: 23
Views: 4097

RE: I Am....a Private Pilot!

Congratulations!!! I'm no pilot... but I should be starting in a few months time... too... sounds really great to have that licence!

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by Mr.BA
Thu Jan 01, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9V-SGA SQ A340 On It's Way To LAX!
Replies: 32
Views: 8894

RE: 9V-SGA SQ A340 On It's Way To LAX!

It's scheduled to leave LAX at 1am in the morning.

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by Mr.BA
Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Kai Tak For FS2004
Replies: 3
Views: 8412

RE: Kai Tak For FS2004

Hi Ian, You get download Kai Tak scenery for free here... there's also <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> traffic into this airport (you've got to install it, comes with the .zip) but don't expect it them to do the IGS! Cheers alvin <a href="http://www.simviation.com/fs2004scenery8.htm" target=...

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by Mr.BA
Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Aircraft Is Insane :-)
Replies: 42
Views: 12880

RE: This Aircraft Is Insane :-)

Do we have to flax the thrust for departure for the best efficiency? Big grin

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by Mr.BA
Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why QF Choose A330 Instead Of 777?
Replies: 33
Views: 7280

RE: Why QF Choose A330 Instead Of 777?

I mean the A330 could do the job and the B777 might seem a litle too big together with the "a little too steep price". Basically the A330 could do what the B777 could, and I believe they operate with lower costs. In addition they don't need the full capabilities of the B777, for example to fly long ...

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by Mr.BA
Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA World Tails: History And Facts...
Replies: 56
Views: 7119

RE: BA World Tails: History And Facts...

BZF, We get 4 <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> flights in Singapore a day and all of them are operated by the B744s. I agree, now every single B744 is in the Union Jack colours, I've never seen the world tails for a very very long time, kind of miss them. I remember the times when some ...

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by Mr.BA
Mon Dec 29, 2003 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400ER Wallpaper And My Kid................
Replies: 5
Views: 3796

RE: 747-400ER Wallpaper And My Kid................

Nah... it's a great looking plane!

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