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by air2gxs
Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Inflight Smoking Safer (?)
Replies: 38
Views: 4364

RE: Was Inflight Smoking Safer (?)

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by air2gxs
Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Inflight Smoking Safer (?)
Replies: 38
Views: 4364

RE: Was Inflight Smoking Safer (?)

Cabin air is constantly being recirculated. Some of the air is exhausted, with fresh air being brought into the cabin. This is largely an automatic process. The cabin crew can control the rate the air exhausts by varying cabin pressure (not something lightly done), or by turning off pacs (again, not...

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by air2gxs
Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Synthetic Oil Was Used On The L 1011?
Replies: 12
Views: 4612

RE: Which Synthetic Oil Was Used On The L 1011?

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by air2gxs
Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AFA Urges Boycott Of Ford!
Replies: 119
Views: 3606

RE: AFA Urges Boycott Of Ford!

Guys, relax, let's watch the market place work. If this boycott has llegs, it'll have an impact, if not it won't. Someone can decide not to do business with a corporation for just about any reason they want. If a group of people do so publicly, for the same reason, we call the action a boycott. If t...

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by air2gxs
Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737 Overhead Panel Question
Replies: 25
Views: 13841

RE: B737 Overhead Panel Question

Any number of reasons, really. Could be the overhaul facility received permission to use a different color. Could be the airline is evaluating a different color. Maybe these parts were scavanged from custom B737. Like I said, any number of reasons.

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by air2gxs
Tue May 31, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For Those With Double Nationality Or Citizenship
Replies: 35
Views: 3077

RE: For Those With Double Nationality Or Citizenship

Greek by birth by Greek parents, raised in the US. Hold a US passport. I think I could get a Greek one if I wanted, but why bother? Nevr, not once, have I had trouble crossing a border.

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by air2gxs
Tue May 31, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Synthetic Oil Was Used On The L 1011?
Replies: 12
Views: 4612

RE: Which Synthetic Oil Was Used On The L 1011?

Sorry VC10, but your post certainly does imply that oils can be intermixed, with no penalty. I guess "It makes no difference" threw me.

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by air2gxs
Tue May 31, 2005 5:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Maintenance
Replies: 30
Views: 3730

RE: Airline Maintenance

What you are basically hoping for is the integrity of the mechanics maintaining the aircraft. If corners are being cut, the troops, especially if they're pissed at the company, will start to make phone calls and noise. It may not be the best system or the fastest, but word gets to the Feds. Anyway, ...

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by air2gxs
Tue May 31, 2005 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Synthetic Oil Was Used On The L 1011?
Replies: 12
Views: 4612

RE: Which Synthetic Oil Was Used On The L 1011?

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by air2gxs
Mon May 30, 2005 4:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do You Change A Wheel On An Airliner?
Replies: 97
Views: 24544

RE: How Do You Change A Wheel On An Airliner?

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by air2gxs
Sun May 29, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disaster! - What Will Happen To Me?!
Replies: 30
Views: 2994

RE: Disaster! - What Will Happen To Me?!

Typically, the reaction to spoiled milk is almost immediate and violent.

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by air2gxs
Sun May 29, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do You Change A Wheel On An Airliner?
Replies: 97
Views: 24544

RE: How Do You Change A Wheel On An Airliner?

You need a Rhino Jack, also called a recovery jack. Basically the jack pad sits only about 2 or 3 inches of the ground. The jack stradles the gear and the ram is back with the body of the jack. The first picture in this link, <a href="http://www.vpnavy.com/vp94_2003.html," target=_blank>http://www.v...

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by air2gxs
Sun May 29, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Auto Navigation And Autoland In 2005
Replies: 1
Views: 2976

RE: Auto Navigation And Autoland In 2005

In short, no. Specific knowledge is required in order to program the FMC (Flight Management Computer). Someone still has to lower the gear and deploy the slats/flaps.

Could someone be talked through it? Possibly, but I doubt most people could figure out how to use the radio.

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by air2gxs
Sat May 28, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatbelt Issues!
Replies: 6
Views: 3874

RE: Seatbelt Issues!

The seatbelts are proabably the same length, but there attach points on the seat may be different, depending on manufacturer and configuration.

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by air2gxs
Sat May 28, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA: Unions And Strikes Questions I Have
Replies: 2
Views: 2419

RE: USA: Unions And Strikes Questions I Have

My labor relations class is a bout 10 years in the past, but I'll add what I can. The airline unions are not as powerful as it may seem. The Railway Labor Act (RLA) puts some very stringent restrictions on the unions (and companies). For instance, in order to strike, an airline union (covered by the...

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by air2gxs
Sat May 28, 2005 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pushing Back Aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 9525

RE: Pushing Back Aircraft

The B747 is probably the easiest aircraft to push, so long as the body gear steering is working.

The B727 is also an easy push.

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by air2gxs
Wed May 25, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757 P&W Reverse Thruster
Replies: 7
Views: 2630

RE: 757 P&W Reverse Thruster

Isn't it also the 2.5 bleed ring opening?

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by air2gxs
Wed May 25, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Taxies Planes For Maintenance?
Replies: 49
Views: 5717

RE: Who Taxies Planes For Maintenance?

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by air2gxs
Tue May 24, 2005 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Exam Time!
Replies: 40
Views: 1699

RE: Exam Time!

Thank you. I basically took the word at its meaning. I assumed you took a "practice test" of some sort and then brushed up on your deficiencies and then revised your answers during the real test.

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by air2gxs
Mon May 23, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Exam Time!
Replies: 40
Views: 1699

RE: Exam Time!

OK, I think I understand the concept of "revision", but can some of our European friends explain this?

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by air2gxs
Mon May 23, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ACARS/PDC
Replies: 5
Views: 7613

RE: ACARS/PDC

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by air2gxs
Sun May 22, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Landing Gear
Replies: 44
Views: 8249

RE: 767 Landing Gear

I've looked a little deeper into the schematics and found I had over simplified things just a little. The 2 lines to the actuator are up and down, but the up line acts as a return line during the landing sequence. The relief valve is in the up circuit. During the retraction cycle, the down port in t...

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by air2gxs
Sun May 22, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Taxies Planes For Maintenance?
Replies: 49
Views: 5717

RE: Who Taxies Planes For Maintenance?

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by air2gxs
Sun May 22, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engines On The Tail Like MD 11
Replies: 18
Views: 10937

RE: Engines On The Tail Like MD 11

Because the manufacturer wanted a 3 engine aircraft and centerline thrust is the best way to do that. Where would you put the 3rd engine if not the tail?

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by air2gxs
Sun May 22, 2005 2:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Landing Gear
Replies: 44
Views: 8249

RE: 767 Landing Gear

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by air2gxs
Wed May 18, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Landing Gear
Replies: 44
Views: 8249

RE: 767 Landing Gear

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by air2gxs
Wed May 18, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757 RB211 IDG Question
Replies: 23
Views: 9643

RE: B757 RB211 IDG Question

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by air2gxs
Wed May 18, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757 Overwing Refuelling
Replies: 46
Views: 8580

RE: B757 Overwing Refuelling

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by air2gxs
Wed May 18, 2005 3:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757 RB211 IDG Question
Replies: 23
Views: 9643

RE: B757 RB211 IDG Question

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by air2gxs
Tue May 17, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757 RB211 IDG Question
Replies: 23
Views: 9643

RE: B757 RB211 IDG Question

I've never seen this warning, but a guess would be that when you disconnect an IDG (or CSD) the input shaft continues to turn. But since you are no longer turning the transmission itself, the oil pump is not running. The input shaft (and its seal) are no longer getting lubricated with fresh oil, jus...

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by air2gxs
Tue May 17, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Combustible Gas Detector
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

RE: A Combustible Gas Detector

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by air2gxs
Tue May 17, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757 Overwing Refuelling
Replies: 46
Views: 8580

RE: B757 Overwing Refuelling

The B757 has an overwing refueling port on each wing. The concept of course being that the entire pressure refueling system is inop. and you need to fuel the aircraft for a trip or a suitable truck isn't available that can hook up to the SPR system. But, in the almost 20 years in commercial aviation...

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by air2gxs
Mon May 16, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lowest Standard For "business Casual"
Replies: 11
Views: 6005

RE: The Lowest Standard For "business Casual"

I would also like to add that the short sleeve button down dress shirt do not, in my book, qualify as business dress, maybe casual, but definetly not dress. They just look so tacky.

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by air2gxs
Mon May 16, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Far Will Technology Ultimately Evolve?
Replies: 6
Views: 1949

RE: How Far Will Technology Ultimately Evolve?

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." Charles H. Duell, Commisioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899. We are only bound by our imaginations and physical laws. But what are the physical laws? Are they what we think they are or are their limits somewhere beyond our ability to grasp at this...

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by air2gxs
Mon May 16, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lowest Standard For "business Casual"
Replies: 11
Views: 6005

RE: The Lowest Standard For "business Casual"

Business casual does not include jeans of any sort. I also take issue with cargo pants or "convertible" pants. No athletic shoes or sandal type shoes. I'd also stay away from "work" boots. Shirts can include polo or button up shirts. In the winter, a sweater is <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK...

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by air2gxs
Mon May 16, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RAT - What Does It Provide?
Replies: 14
Views: 5330

RE: RAT - What Does It Provide?

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by air2gxs
Mon May 16, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Combustible Gas Detector
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

RE: A Combustible Gas Detector

As far as I could recall, we just use our noses for the initial detection. If there is any question, we send the sample out for analysis. Our B757 AMM doesn't even instruct us to examine for fuel. The B767 AMM gives 3 options: Odor Combustible gas detector Or a decrease in viscosity as measured in a...

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by air2gxs
Mon May 16, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757 Overwing Refuelling
Replies: 46
Views: 8580

RE: B757 Overwing Refuelling

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by air2gxs
Mon May 16, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Gets Cockpit Jumpseat, Sues
Replies: 58
Views: 17451

RE: Passenger Gets Cockpit Jumpseat, Sues

You guys are kidding, right? Since there is no link, I presume the guy paid for a seat, a passenger seat. I've ridden in more jumpseats than I'd like to count and I will take a coach seat over the jump seat just about anytime.

Not everyone wants to sit in the jumpseats.

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by air2gxs
Mon May 16, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RAT - What Does It Provide?
Replies: 14
Views: 5330

RE: RAT - What Does It Provide?

It all depends on what aircraft type you're talking about. If I recall correctly, the B757/B767 only supplies hydraulic power and on ETOPS birds will also power, through the hydraulic system, an HMG (hydraulic motor generator). The hydraulic pump is driven by the RAT. I seem to remember the RAT on t...

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by air2gxs
Sun May 15, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wal-Mart To Apologize For Ad In Newspaper
Replies: 20
Views: 3032

RE: Wal-Mart To Apologize For Ad In Newspaper

Let's understand why these types of stores exist. We want them to exist. We demand lower prices. We demand expanded hours, even 24/7 hours. We demand one-stop shopping. What do all these demands result in? Cost-cutting by the corporation. How do they do this? They pressure their suppliers to lower c...

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by air2gxs
Sun May 15, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Landing Gear
Replies: 44
Views: 8249

RE: 767 Landing Gear

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by air2gxs
Sat May 14, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cmon! Do 'Electronic Items' Disrupt Flight!?
Replies: 46
Views: 6220

RE: Cmon! Do 'Electronic Items' Disrupt Flight!?

No, they do not disrupt the takeoff and landing, they disrupt the flight and cabin's crew ability to have your full attention during the most critical phases of flight.

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by air2gxs
Thu May 12, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Vaporization/Combustion- Confused
Replies: 7
Views: 8170

RE: Fuel Vaporization/Combustion- Confused

Vaporization (or atomization) must occur prior to combustion. What few people appear to realize is that liquid does not burn, the vapor given off by the liquid burns. As a liquid heats up, from the local flame, it begins to give off vapor faster, which in turn burns and produces more heat. This proc...

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by air2gxs
Thu May 12, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do You Change A Wheel On An Airliner?
Replies: 97
Views: 24544

RE: How Do You Change A Wheel On An Airliner?

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by air2gxs
Thu May 12, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxiing The Airbus
Replies: 3
Views: 2867

RE: Taxiing The Airbus

The only Bus I've taxied is the A300, but I've taxied many other types and it's always about the same. You run the centerline somewhere around the inside leg. The B747 is just inside the thigh, the B727 and DC8 is right down the middle of your leg, B757/B767 are just just inboard of the leg. Of cour...

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by air2gxs
Thu May 12, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refuelling With Winds B757
Replies: 8
Views: 2812

RE: Refuelling With Winds B757

Never heard of a restriction due to wind. As stated, aircraft and truck are both grounded to earth and each other.

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by air2gxs
Wed May 11, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Life Without Chocks?
Replies: 25
Views: 2241

RE: Life Without Chocks?

The parking brake is normally released after the chocks are set. This is to prevent the brakes, which have just brought the airliner to a landing stop and have absorbed a massive amount of energy, from fusing together due to the heat. Parking brakes as mentioned also bleed down over time.

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by air2gxs
Wed May 11, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Landing Gear
Replies: 44
Views: 8249

RE: 767 Landing Gear

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by air2gxs
Tue May 10, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Have A Liberal Arts Degree; Want Fries W/ That?
Replies: 17
Views: 3235

RE: I Have A Liberal Arts Degree; Want Fries W/ That?

After being out of school for 5 years (after taking a total of 14 years and 4 colleges to get my undergrad) , I just took the GMAT and am exploring grad schools. Strangely, one of the writing assessment questions on the GMAT asked me to defend or attack the notion that education is the currency of s...

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