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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: For pilots: Have you ever needed to use standby instruments on a flight?
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: For pilots: Have you ever needed to use standby instruments on a flight?

I never have, but the C-5 originally had three INS for attitude, so cheap USAF didn’t think they needed a standby AI until a NY ANG crew had to “needle, ball and airspeed” to on top and find a VFR diversion. Soon had a TCTO installing a third AI. The crew should gotten a DFC for that one, as no one ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187482

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

The HIGHEST time Globals around, one has over 36,000 hours.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are the engines used in repurposed jetliners damaged by the smoke particulates they ingest?
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Are the engines used in repurposed jetliners damaged by the smoke particulates they ingest?

They ingest that much, what maybe a few seconds every flight, and the planes utilization rate is pretty low. Volcanic ash is a whole different animal.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 gear retraction side doors
Replies: 17
Views: 3121

Re: C-17 gear retraction side doors

I pretty much guarantee it went up, 3000 psi hydraulics is difficult to stop with flesh.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?
Replies: 32
Views: 1974

Re: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?

I don’t get it, why complicate air travel more than it is.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187482

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

C-5 A/B reliability was horrible, but the Ms were a good improvement in reliability, at first. I don’t know any Buddha bubbas but it’s no great shakes, either. I went a year or two without a trip maintenance delayed, stay away from AD bases, have sharp engineers and go. At McChord, the port and duty...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187482

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

No, the M-models can depart at max structural weights. Possibly constraints on the ground, if using the troop compartment, only 73 seats, but floor load people and it could set a record. That was done in New Orleans. None are deployed to Al Udeid AB, however like the squadron of Buddhas chopped to C...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2 C-130s flying very low over the treetops in rural NH
Replies: 9
Views: 1561

Re: 2 C-130s flying very low over the treetops in rural NH

I’m sure they’re CT or RI ANG planes, pretty normal area for low level NAV.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Returning to ORH (Worcester), Will Fly to LGA
Replies: 53
Views: 6282

Re: Delta Returning to ORH, Will Fly to LGA

I agree to an extent, and I also fly constantly, actually just flew this past weekend thru Logan Terminal C, which the outside is a mess, as constructions are all over the place. If given the option and good schedule/frequency, I'll take ORH any day. It all depends of preference I guess. One flight...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbulence forecast?
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Turbulence forecast?

I haven’t seen any high level turbulence forecast that was very good. Predictions of moderate that wasn’t there and vice versa. Jet moves a little or track moves a little and forecast is in the trash. Now, a strong low pressure on departure or arrival and forecasting turbulence doesn’t require geniu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187482

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://fr24.com/CMB537/28d75abf CMB537 Delta 763 heading back to Frankfurt Hahn from DWC. Camber (CMB) is typically a DoD Charter. What an odd track too. They are currently over southern Egypt at about the "border" of very large gap of no aviation at all to the West until you hit basical...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42498

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

If Biden has to resign over this, then every president ever should've resigned. Looking at this objectively, this is just a minor thing. It doesn't affect our economy or security. No laws were broken. Yes, some mistakes were made. Minor thing? We just had in the course of a week: Bay of Pigs, Saigo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 gear retraction side doors
Replies: 17
Views: 3121

Re: C-17 gear retraction side doors

And, us C-5 guys would laugh at the Buddha for things like the actuator doors.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 gear retraction side doors
Replies: 17
Views: 3121

Re: C-17 gear retraction side doors

It is a requirement of mounting the gear in sponsons to allow for a flat floor. Rather typical Douglas design—half-arsed, pragmatic.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think VOR ground stations will eventually go the way of the dinosaur?
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Do you think VOR ground stations will eventually go the way of the dinosaur?

There’ll be a baseline of VORs, but the ones where the FAA leases sites from private powers will go first. The future is probably VOR on airports as backup navaids.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42498

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

You decry the horrors of the Taliban takeover, an honorable position. But, what would you do to stop it? It’s the stupid “Free Tibet” bumper stickers, put you actions where your mouth is. For twenty years, we tried, in blood and treasure, to make Afghanistan a better place. Six months ago, these ho...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12722

Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

http://avherald.com/h?article=4ebc1eb6
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I didn’t see this discussed here, lots of parallel surfaces there. It looks like the crossed a runway to line-up and get to 90 knots before stopping.

http://avherald.com/h?article=4ebc1eb6

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42498

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

With the dire situation in Afghanistan, we should all be thankful that we can sit in our air conditioned homes and argue endlessly about something that none of us have the power to change. Everything said here is ultimately meaningless to the people in Afghanistan, who’re suffering unimaginable hor...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42498

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

And yet Trump boasted just a few days ago how his withdrawal policy couldn't be changed by Biden. A curious person would ask why Trump subsequently deleted those posts. But yeah, it's all Biden's fault! :rotfl: If Biden and crew are so smart and Trump’s plan so bad (it was); why didn’t Biden change...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 19, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do commercial pilots still carry bags with maps and charts given flight deck automation.
Replies: 14
Views: 2025

Re: Do commercial pilots still carry bags with maps and charts given flight deck automation.

I think everybody has moved to iPads or other tablets. We did in corporate aviation 6-7 years ago.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42498

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Yep, the whole Afghanistan mess is all Biden's fault - the whole 20 years of it. Maybe he was playing golf? Oh wait, wrong president. Biden was the VP or President longer than any other single man or woman. He presumptively had the best view as to the particulars of the policies in place, and didn'...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far do you think flight deck automation will go?
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: How far do you think flight deck automation will go?

Engineers will mess it up. Turning the transponder to STBY was SOP, so Collins auto-switched the transponder in the Globals to STBY on touchdown or spoiler retract, I can’t remember which one. About the time that all was certified, ATC progresse where having the transponder on during taxi ops was no...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was pilot joking when he said that the plane was starting its descent into PHX while still over Tucson?
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

Re: Was pilot joking when he said that the plane was starting its descent into PHX while still over Tucson?

Here’s some descent basics. The aim is to be at 30nm from the destination at 10,000’ and 250 knots. Slowing at 10,000’ will take about 1nm per 10 knots, so, if doing 300 knots on the descent, you’ll have to be level at 25nm, slowing to 250. As a rule of thumb, it takes 3nm to lose 1,000’, so, starti...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6427

Re: The Murder of Ella French

[ Laws that require accountability would make a difference. No, they don't need "accountability", they need "enforcement". Look out of the window, they're effectively unenforceable. They don't have any teeth left and have more holes than a barrel of Swiss cheese. It's not the co...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For older pilots: What was it like to fly commercial jetliners before FAR 91:117?
Replies: 16
Views: 2030

Re: For older pilots: What was it like to fly commercial jetliners before FAR 91:117?

The 250 below 10K is a US thing. Not so much elsewhere. Back in the day long before FDM (Flight Data Monitoring) we used to do 340 KIAS to 18DME final somewhere far away from the US. And everybody lived to tell about it. The 250/10.000 rule in the US was political, just like the 1500 hr rule. Actua...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: At what point do JT8D engines need to be spooled up before landing?
Replies: 13
Views: 1536

Re: At what point do JT8D engines need to be spooled up before landing?

Do you do balked landing goes from 50’? It’ll go from idle, just takes some finesse while you want for the thrust. I’ve gone around from 50’ or so in a C-5 from idle power a couple of times. Goes from tactical landings were a bit exciting, the engines had been for a long time—a minute or two.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 10723

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

Anyone thinking the evacuation with people hanging onto planes is bad, go back and watch people jumping off the 100th floor of the WTC. That bit of horror was brought to you by the very same Taliban that just took over after we evicted them in 90 days. Get ready for the future because it’s coming.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42498

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

This is the point where External Operations (Ex-Ops) attacks, or proliferation of same to other groups willing to conduct Ex-Ops (read: Terror Attacks!) on US or allied interests at home and abroad become a terminal and viable threat. Personally I never thought islamic terrorism per se to be an exi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42498

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

I have! ut, I didn’t know about the FFL soldiers at Dien Bien Phu. Mark Felton on You Tube.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: At what point do JT8D engines need to be spooled up before landing?
Replies: 13
Views: 1536

Re: At what point do JT8D engines need to be spooled up before landing?

Flaps and thrust are two different things. A pilot adds thrust as needed for the flight regime, not because the flaps or gear are up or down or at a certain setting. You set what thrust you need to achieve the desired performance. If you’re aiming at 150 knots and a three degrees glide path., less t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 10723

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

889091 wrote:
Wouldn't they have been able to fit more in a Galaxy? Why didn't they send a C5 instead? I assume a Galaxy can also perform a tactical descent?


No jacks in Kabul, simple. It didn’t work out too well on the last shambolic evacuation, either.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: At what point do JT8D engines need to be spooled up before landing?
Replies: 13
Views: 1536

Re: At what point do JT8D engines need to be spooled up before landing?

Yes, drag increased greatly past F25, 15 was less drag still. Yes, that sounds like the right power settings.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: At what point do JT8D engines need to be spooled up before landing?
Replies: 13
Views: 1536

Re: At what point do JT8D engines need to be spooled up before landing?

It’s pretty obvious when you needed to increase thrust, airspeed was going away. IIRC, a -200 showed about 9,000-10,000 pph across the three engines on final. Having an appropriate thrust setting when configured on final is a requirement for stable approaches. The C-5 was pretty easy—gross weight mi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For older pilots: What was it like to fly commercial jetliners before FAR 91:117?
Replies: 16
Views: 2030

Re: For older pilots: What was it like to fly commercial jetliners before FAR 91:117?

Also, the websites like FR24 use ground speed, not KIAS, for reporting. At 10,000’, 250 KIAS equals 288 KTAS in standard air plus or minus the wind.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6427

Re: The Murder of Ella French

So, you are idea is to design a society safe for irresponsible idiots who must be controlled by their betters, which means you. Millions of Americans, the vast majority intact, own and responsibly control all sorts of hazardous items including guns. I’m happy with that, but you would have us believ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For older pilots: What was it like to fly commercial jetliners before FAR 91:117?
Replies: 16
Views: 2030

Re: For older pilots: What was it like to fly commercial jetliners before FAR 91:117?

Not true, using FR24 as a source isn’t valid. 45 years and I’ve rarely seen, from the cockpit, long and willful violations of the 250 rule, military, airline, corporate. Yes, we might still be slowing from 280-ish below 10,000, but FOQA reports the violations and ATC will catch them. The FOQA Gateke...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6427

Re: The Murder of Ella French

Correct, not about firearms, it’s about requiring responsible citizens to govern the,selves and those in their charge. I’m pretty certain the toddler didn’t get his grandma to visit the local gun store as a straw buyer or head off to the gun show and buy it there. Leave Roundup around and the toddl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6427

Re: The Murder of Ella French

People wrongly focus on guns, and it is so crazy. Several wealthy, successful professionals I know own handguns. The rich suburbs in my area are somewhat conservative and are filled with guns. There is zero gun crime in those areas. It’s not about guns. Over the past few days we've heard of a mothe...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF personnel hanging out of aircraft.
Replies: 8
Views: 2215

Re: USAF personnel hanging out of aircraft.

Hot cargo at MLD was always good training for new left seaters in the C-5. Had to be on your game, but if things went wrong you weren’t gonna knock over a light pole or a building. I did blow over a “bread van” pulling out of the main ramp there once. Aft gear didn’t center and while the co-pilot tr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6427

Re: The Murder of Ella French

You need to learn that prefatory clauses don’t condition the operative part of the amendment. Says the SCOTUS, btw, agrees it is an individual right. Post #97 posits that the 2A permits murder is merely an exercise under the amendment. Not true. https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/amendme...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To scab or not to scab
Replies: 14
Views: 1295

Re: To scab or not to scab

A scab is a person who replaces workers on strike; you’re just getting maintenance work done.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42498

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

It wouldn’t have a nickel’s worth different, just who happens to be in office when the inevitable happens. Biden’s been been wrong in every foreign policy issue over his entire career. He’ll be the only political figure associated with the fall of Saigon and Kabul. He voted against the Persian Gulf...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 540
Views: 76008

Re: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

Turboprops require gearboxes something the ERJ, CRJ, DC-9, 717, 727, etc had and they’re usually pretty heavy especially for 3,000-4,000 shp engines. It’s never been done but it might work, that’s what engineering is about. The risks of blade off events must be considered for certification, as will ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 540
Views: 76008

Re: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

Nice bit of photoshop engineering, but rear-mounted geared TP and t-tail, both require a lot of structure, looks like a tough design to get balance right.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would FR ever fly from the Canary Islands to Brazil?
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Re: Would FR ever fly from the Canary Islands to Brazil?

ChrisKen wrote:
Unlikely, ETOPS and crew hours (can't reliably out n back).
They'd make a mint on excess baggage though.


I believe there are hotels in Brazil. ETOPS is an issue.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future of Afghan aviation?
Replies: 77
Views: 10806

Re: Future of Afghan aviation?

The NYT also reports Mazar I Sharif has fallen.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6427

Re: The Murder of Ella French

Since when is murder covered by the Second Amendment? I didn’t know you would support that hideous version of rights? No one here, in support of the 2A, has argued it gives people the authority to commit murders. Interesting progressive view of the Bill of Rights.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 7.2 Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: 7.2 Earthquake in Haiti

Some places just can’t get a break. TS Grace on Monday, too.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80
Replies: 48
Views: 8814

Re: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80

Yes, they did, in 2007-ish, DL > Aeroflot was about the only way to UHPP. Two nights on an airliner, with an 8 hour hang about in SVO domestic. We had to hitch a ride from the international side, no ground connections we could find. But, we did go to NTAA on the Global.

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