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by miamiair
Tue Jul 27, 2004 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 535 Diverted To MIA
Replies: 9
Views: 3436

RE: DL 535 Diverted To MIA

Something here doesn't sound right. If you hold for 12 minutes and then you have to divert for fuel, you have problems. The way I remember the reg was fuel to destination, then to an alternate, and then 45 minutes on top of that. Am I missing something here?

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by miamiair
Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Pronunciation
Replies: 10
Views: 3082

RE: Embraer Pronunciation

M-bra-air

Empresas Brazilheras Aeronauticas?

Jungle jets for short...

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by miamiair
Mon Jul 26, 2004 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Paint Vs. Bare Metal
Replies: 29
Views: 9387

RE: Paint Vs. Bare Metal

There is a third option: a decal like material that does away with the need for large hangars built specifically for painting operations. This avoids all the solvents that evaporate out of the paint and end up in the atmosphere. It is supposed to be light and durable. As to paint or bare metal...Som...

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by miamiair
Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please Explain The Burned Area On This Engine.
Replies: 10
Views: 4993

RE: Please Explain The Burned Area On This Engine.

The cowling even has a placard that reads the upper cowling cannot be open while the APU is operating.

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by miamiair
Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuban Cigars
Replies: 16
Views: 3556

RE: Cuban Cigars

Its not illegal to smoke Cuban cigars in the US. You just can't import them from a third country, say the UK. If I were to fly from Cuba to the US, I am allowed three boxes of cigars. I've brought them back from EU several times and not even a hiccup. As to leaving the US for a foreign destination, ...

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by miamiair
Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Likely To Cancel Pension Plans
Replies: 16
Views: 3401

RE: UAL Likely To Cancel Pension Plans

I totally second Kohflot. What is the reward for working all your life for a "legacy"carrier? The door knob hitting you square in the ass when you are old. Management needs a reality check when it comes down to compensation. It has to start from the top and work itself down to the baggage handlers a...

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by miamiair
Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus May Modify The A330-200
Replies: 1
Views: 3396

Airbus May Modify The A330-200

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Airbus may modify the A330-200 to compete with the 7E7.

Wonder what they're going to do to it?

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by miamiair
Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TriStar Emergency Evacuation
Replies: 22
Views: 4569

RE: TriStar Emergency Evacuation

Shame the Saudis didn't know how to open the doors. One burned up after having a cabin fire after take-off, and landing. No one got out alive.

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by miamiair
Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!
Replies: 56
Views: 10413

RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Hoot Gibson, Space Shuttle Commander-flies for SWA.


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by miamiair
Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-80 Elevator
Replies: 14
Views: 12396

RE: MD-80 Elevator

Relative wind. Keep in mind that the elevators are balanced. As soon as the air begins to flow over the surface the surfaces are moved to their neutral positions, unless some control input is applied. If they didn't return to their neutral position during the take off roll, you would have a prematur...

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by miamiair
Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Flutter
Replies: 15
Views: 3956

RE: Aircraft Flutter

The Lockheed Electra (L-188) suffered from early flutter problems involving the nacelles.

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by miamiair
Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD90 Engine Pylons Control Pitch Too?
Replies: 16
Views: 5197

RE: MD90 Engine Pylons Control Pitch Too?

There are NOT any movable surfaces on the pylons at all. What you see is a wedge shaped closure. This is riveted to the span-wise closure rib. They are fixed, and do not move.

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by miamiair
Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Error In Sun Sentinel
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

RE: Big Error In Sun Sentinel

That's journalism for you. I find that all the time. Why can't they take the time to do just a little bit of research? That says a lot of the person writing the story. Same thing happens with firearms in the news, the actual weapon involved is a revolver and they are either picturing or describing a...

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by miamiair
Thu Jul 22, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 732s Have Emergency Jato Reversers?
Replies: 15
Views: 4409

RE: 732s Have Emergency Jato Reversers?

Evergreen's DC-9-34F's are all ex-ONA. There's one flying for Airborne Express, N934F, I believe.

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by miamiair
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707 Vs. DC-8: Re-engined
Replies: 10
Views: 6149

RE: 707 Vs. DC-8: Re-engined

DHL's DC-8 are -71's and -73's. I've never seen a JT8D-200 series on a DC-8. Only saw it on a 707. Airborne Express DC-8's are all -63F's with Stage III JT3D-7B's.

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by miamiair
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three Engine Aircraft Popular Cargo Airplanes
Replies: 21
Views: 17719

RE: Three Engine Aircraft Popular Cargo Airplanes

For an airplane to be converted to a freighter version (No, Boeing does not offer conversion kits), several things have to happen: A)The floor structure has to be analyzed to see if it can sustain the necessary design loads plus a safety factor B) You don't just cut a hole in the skin and then build...

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by miamiair
Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Davis Monthan Fleet Of Boeing 707s
Replies: 3
Views: 3397

RE: The Davis Monthan Fleet Of Boeing 707s

Are you referring to KC-135/VC-137's or the Boeing Commercial models? Most of the civil birds are in the Mojave.

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by miamiair
Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 2805

RE: Cabin Pressure

There is one case where pressurize kills... http://www.ntsb.gov/genpdf/GenPDF.asp?id=MIA01FA029&rpt=fa An American Airlines A300 departed <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> enroute to Port Au Prince, Haiti, and was losing pressurization. To make a long s...

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by miamiair
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airspeed Probes And Ground "tags"
Replies: 8
Views: 3570

RE: Airspeed Probes And Ground "tags"

The red tags are so the flight crew can see them on their preflight inspection. Unfortunately, some maintenance technicians cover up the static ports (the cluster of holes flush with the fuselage) with speed tape when they wash the airplane. This has resulted in the loss of two B-757's when they had...

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by miamiair
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fastest US Airport For Immigration
Replies: 54
Views: 13964

RE: Fastest US Airport For Immigration

Miami's fairly quick. Off peak hours are the best, obviously. During the rush hour, I have still found it swift, compared to other airports.

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by miamiair
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Has Trouble Finding Farnborough
Replies: 34
Views: 5785

RE: Usaf Has Trouble Finding Farnborough

Sleak76...

Kuwait of all nation-states should know how precision works. BTW...when you want to criticize somebody, especially a pilot, walk a mile in his or her boots, or fly a couple hours in their seat.

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by miamiair
Wed Jul 21, 2004 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 2805

RE: Cabin Pressure

UA777: In some airplanes, the cabin altitude is set manually, not by computers. As for lower cabin altitudes; the lower the cabin altitude, the greater stress placed on the fuselage. This will increase the fatigue on the lap joints and lead to higher operational costs due to maintenance. The frequen...

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by miamiair
Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane Spotting At KMIA
Replies: 14
Views: 6136

Plane Spotting At KMIA

Gee Brick,

I did search for it with no results, thats why I posted the message and that is what this forum is for. If this insults your sense of order, I offer my most humble apologies.


To Adel:
Thanks.

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by miamiair
Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 Composites
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

RE: 7E7 Composites

Hello all, The thing to remember is that if a repair is accomplished in an improper manner, catastrophic results may follow. Composites are not exempt. Remember the JAL 747 that lost the aft pressure bulkhead? The loss of structural integrity caused the vertical to fail and depart from the fuselage....

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by miamiair
Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane Spotting At KMIA
Replies: 14
Views: 6136

Plane Spotting At KMIA

Does anybody know of any good spots to take pictures at <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>? I have found a couple, but one of the two gets constant harassment from the Miami-Dade <acronym title="Trillium Air (Canada)">PD</acronym> (Another story by itsel...

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by miamiair
Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Going Digital
Replies: 1
Views: 1749

Going Digital

Hello all... Need some input regarding going to a digital camera. I have been using the Canon Film EOS and the Rebel for a long time. I want to get a digital camera that will give me the same quality. I've been trying to upload pictures that I scanned and keep getting them rejected. So I figured tha...

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by miamiair
Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wondering What Meal Will Be Served On Your Flight?
Replies: 7
Views: 7649

RE: Wondering What Meal Will Be Served On Your Flight?

That's why its called leather or feather; beef or chicken. I wonder if sometimes I would be better off bringing my own.

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by miamiair
Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus Subsidized?
Replies: 9
Views: 1882

RE: Is Airbus Subsidized?

Becasue I would like to see the posts, point blank in one thread; not having to sift through other posts. I did look back and dind't find any recently.

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by miamiair
Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus Subsidized?
Replies: 9
Views: 1882

Is Airbus Subsidized?

I know, wear my flak vest, but what is censuses on this issue? From what I've seen in these posts. The answer seems to fall along continental lines.

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by miamiair
Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy's Talking Out Of His ___ Again
Replies: 68
Views: 5561

RE: Leahy's Talking Out Of His ___ Again

I guess God didn't give you a sense of humor Scorpio. Nothing wrong with waving the flag. The relevance has to do with product support. A very large difference between Boeing and Airbus sorry to say, and Boeing comes out on top of that one.

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by miamiair
Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy's Talking Out Of His ___ Again
Replies: 68
Views: 5561

RE: Leahy's Talking Out Of His ___ Again

Nice thing about America...Freedom of speech. Just like your wanting the man that has several position on one issue in the White House.

"'Shrek 2' made over $120 million during its first week. In a related story, John Kerry asked Shrek to marry him." —Conan O'Brien

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

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by miamiair
Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy's Talking Out Of His ___ Again
Replies: 68
Views: 5561

RE: Leahy's Talking Out Of His ___ Again

I wonder if anyone takes into account that Boeing's Spares network is a lot more efficient and better stocked than Airbus. I have seen this firsthand. After a hail storm, Boeing had replacement upper wing panels two days later...the A300-600R was still sitting on the ramp having time consuming repai...

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by miamiair
Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bulge On B737 Empennage Area
Replies: 19
Views: 5044

RE: Bulge On B737 Empennage Area

It has been re-designed. There is now a flat cover in its place. If you want a pciture out of the IPC, e-mail me.

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by miamiair
Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jumpseat: How Did You Do This?
Replies: 8
Views: 5117

RE: Jumpseat: How Did You Do This?

Its no great secret, and you're not going to mees it up for everybody. Here's Gemini's Jump Seat Policy: ACM (Jumpseat) Policy and Procedures We are pleased to welcome you aboard our DC-10 and <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 aircraft. We offer the following guidelines to assist you i...

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by miamiair
Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Main Landing Gear Is Tilted During The Landing
Replies: 35
Views: 27419

RE: Why Main Landing Gear Is Tilted During The Landing

Aviaition Week & Space Technology had a good article on the 777-300 Levered Landing Gear. I will have to sort thru the back issues. Basically in this particular instance, this was done to give additional clearance before striking the tail, and allowing a greater angle of incidince on rotation. All t...

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by miamiair
Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bulge On B737 Empennage Area
Replies: 19
Views: 5044

RE: Bulge On B737 Empennage Area

This is a faring that covers the terminal fitting/fuselage fastener.

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by miamiair
Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-80 Elevator
Replies: 14
Views: 12396

RE: MD-80 Elevator

Exactly! The elevators will move independantly, but the tabs are linked together.

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by miamiair
Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Power Back
Replies: 30
Views: 7163

RE: Power Back

Eastern also powered back with the 757's.

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by miamiair
Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Favorite Fighter Or Attack Aircraft?
Replies: 49
Views: 12582

RE: Favorite Fighter Or Attack Aircraft?

My pick: theMcDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom aka the clear air converter. Jack of all trades.

Now if I was a ground pounder and needed air support, my pick would be the AC-130U.

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by miamiair
Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Aircraft Seeing Combat In Wwii & Korea
Replies: 16
Views: 5588

RE: Aircraft Seeing Combat In Wwii & Korea

Regarding the B-26 A-26 Invader...

My father flew that in the Bay of Pigs and in the Congo conflict, along with the T-28.

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by miamiair
Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777F Floor Beams - Aluminum?
Replies: 13
Views: 7646

RE: 777F Floor Beams - Aluminum?

Thanks Auae for the info.

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by miamiair
Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flamin' Reversers?
Replies: 12
Views: 3795

RE: Flamin' Reversers?

The JT3D-7's are prone to compressor stalls. You shoud see what type of damage that does to the fan air ducts inside. On the DC-8-62/-63, the translating ring that has the clam shells on them, slide aft, hit a stop, and then the clam shells close allowing the diversion of the exhaust. Usually want t...

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by miamiair
Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777F Floor Beams - Aluminum?
Replies: 13
Views: 7646

RE: 777F Floor Beams - Aluminum?

The key concern with floow beams is not impact resistance. That would be something you would have on a trailing edge flap (which adds layers of Kevlar or fiberglass for this very reason. Floor beams are not stand alone in the floor structure. There are four basic elements: The floor beams, the seat ...

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by miamiair
Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-80 Elevator
Replies: 14
Views: 12396

RE: MD-80 Elevator

THey are not mechanically linked, so the wind might blow one up...When the relative wind begins to pass over them (take-off roll) they fair into their normal position and then the control column inputs actually drive the control tabs, which in turn "fly" the elevator itself to the position desired.

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by miamiair
Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Structural Issues Of Tri-jets
Replies: 5
Views: 2787

RE: Structural Issues Of Tri-jets

All structural issues are addressed, as they appear. Every airplane has its own can of worms. Engineers design and modify the structures as their service history evolves. Look at the Service Bulletins for ATA chapter 53. You'll find several dealing with fatigue inspections, modifications to certain ...

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by miamiair
Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-80 Elevator
Replies: 14
Views: 12396

RE: MD-80 Elevator

I'll throw my two cents in...Most control surfaces are balanced in the nose heavy condition. That's why you'll usually see DC-9 and <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 elevators in the nose up position. If these things were to be balanced in a tail heavy condition, you'll get flutter, an...

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by miamiair
Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 732s Have Emergency Jato Reversers?
Replies: 15
Views: 4409

RE: 732s Have Emergency Jato Reversers?

ONA's DC-9F's did have JATO. They had two pairs of rockets in wing-to-body fairings. These were the result of <acronym title="Winona Municipal - Max Conrad Field (ONA), USA - Minnesota">ONA</acronym> having the LOGAIR contract for the DoD and Hill AFB was a place you didn't want an engince to burp o...

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by miamiair
Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rear Horizontal Stabilizers: I Don't Get It.
Replies: 17
Views: 5744

RE: Rear Horizontal Stabilizers: I Don't Get It.

The <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11's <acronym title="Highland Air (Sweden)">HS</acronym> is smaller as its arm is shorter. The negative lift required is less than on the DC-10 (which has a huge <acronym title="Highland Air (Sweden)">HS</acronym>). Safety is not the issue as the airp...

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