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by Woodreau
Mon Mar 18, 2002 9:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Which Military Aircraft Have You Flown In?
Replies: 13
Views: 4306

RE: Which Military Aircraft Have You Flown In?

Well..... USAF C-141, C-5 USMC KC-130, C-9, UH-1N, CH-53E, CH-46E USN C-2A, C-9, T-34C, TH-57, CH-46D, SH-60B US Army UH-1 Japanese C-2 Sims F-18C MCAS El Toro F-14A NAS Oceana (trapped on the carrier on the first try  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> ) This doesnt' count...

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by Woodreau
Sat Mar 16, 2002 9:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dircm
Replies: 3
Views: 992

RE: Dircm

Does it stand for D??? Infra Red Counter Measure?

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by Woodreau
Wed Mar 06, 2002 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Old Navigation Eq
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

RE: Old Navigation Eq

Sounds like it's a system very similar to Loran and Omega to me.

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by Woodreau
Mon Mar 04, 2002 1:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rearward Facing Passenger Seats
Replies: 9
Views: 2704

RE: Rearward Facing Passenger Seats

The US Navy's C-2 has rearward facing passenger seats. There's a billboard sign at the rear of the aircraft that lights up the appropriate message kind of like the No Smoking / Fasten Seat Belt sign on commercial jets: Prepare for Cat Shot / Prepare for Arrested Landing It's a wierd feeling getting ...

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by Woodreau
Mon Mar 04, 2002 1:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Update: U.S. Losses Since Oct.
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

RE: Update: U.S. Losses Since Oct.

F-14B, #162923 for the one in the Med.

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by Woodreau
Wed Feb 20, 2002 11:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: European Approach Plates
Replies: 5
Views: 4938

RE: European Approach Plates

You can go the following website to order from the FAA. http://www.naco.faa.gov/PriceLists/PriceListsIndex.html They sell aeronautical charts for locations outside the US published by NIMA for military use. Under Aeronautical Products you are looking for FLIP Enroute Charts for high and low altitude...

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by Woodreau
Wed Feb 20, 2002 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Falling Asleep During Flight.
Replies: 22
Views: 3177

RE: Pilots Falling Asleep During Flight.

Last time I checked I thought the code name "Noble Eagle" itself was secret... we got out wee-wees smacked for using it in unclas traffic....

Cheers  Smile
Woodreau / KMVL

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by Woodreau
Wed Feb 13, 2002 11:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NYC VFR Corridor
Replies: 8
Views: 2687

RE: NYC VFR Corridor

Fernando, I'd have to look at my chart to see if you can fly over the beach under class B... I thought that class B went down to the surface right at the beach, so you couldn't cross below there. I was allowed to cut thru class B at the bridge near Jacob Riis Park and the old Coast guard station, bu...

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by Woodreau
Wed Feb 13, 2002 10:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "atis Has Been Changed To Tango"
Replies: 10
Views: 3788

RE: "atis Has Been Changed To Tango"

At least in the US, ATIS msgs are changed at least every hour, even though there is no significant change in the wx. ATIS can change if they change runways, announce ILS outages, or ramp/taxiway closures, etc.

Cheers  Smile
Woodreau

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by Woodreau
Tue Feb 12, 2002 10:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NYC VFR Corridor
Replies: 8
Views: 2687

RE: NYC VFR Corridor

I got to fly the corridor in Feb 2001 in a 172RG... It was awesome  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> The reason you want more than one guy in the airplane is because it's busy, and it's good to have a second set of eyes looking out for aircraft while you're flying the air...

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by Woodreau
Sun Feb 10, 2002 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FRA--what To Do?!--and Transit?
Replies: 8
Views: 2473

RE: FRA--what To Do?!--and Transit?

1. If you leave the "controlled" area past the baggage claim, you need to clear customs. You'll probably arrive at the D / E terminal (the international terminal). I flew Delta from ATL to FRA and had a 7 hour layover before I flew from FRA to GDN on LOT Polish last July. I could have stayed in the ...

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by Woodreau
Fri Feb 08, 2002 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still Seeing TWA Colors At Your Airport?
Replies: 38
Views: 2609

RE: Still Seeing TWA Colors At Your Airport?

I was connecting at PHX on Dec 28 2001, and I saw a MD-80/717 type aircraft with TWA colors during the landing....

Cheers  Smile
Woodreau / KMVL

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 18, 2002 9:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Catapult On Carriers!
Replies: 11
Views: 3638

RE: Catapult On Carriers!

A significant reason why steam catapults are still in use is because nuclear powered aircraft carriers have an over abundance of steam. They have so much steam they don't know what to do with it. Besides using it to power the catapults, steam is used to propel the ship (make the propellers go roundy...

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by Woodreau
Mon Dec 24, 2001 3:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alt. For Patrolling The Skies Above LA?
Replies: 4
Views: 2133

RE: Alt. For Patrolling The Skies Above LA?

Yes they are.

All the fighters, refuellers, AWACs aircraft and backup fighters, refuellers, and AWACs are tasked on an air plan called the Air Tasking Order (ATO) which is published daily. Lots of airplane flying.

Cheers  Smile

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by Woodreau
Mon Dec 24, 2001 1:57 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: I Need Help Building My Airport...
Replies: 3
Views: 7726

RE: I Need Help Building My Airport...

Also found another website

http://www.boeing.com/assocproducts/aircompat/

gives detailed drawings where all the external connections are, measurements, etc.

Cheers  Smile

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by Woodreau
Sun Dec 23, 2001 2:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: I Need Help Building My Airport...
Replies: 3
Views: 7726

RE: I Need Help Building My Airport...

This webpage has some good info for measurements... Also, 1:400 means that 400 inches in real life = 1 inch in your model, so a runway is usually 150ft wide 150 x 12 (12 inches/ft) = 1800 inches wide (real life) / 400 = 4.5 inches wide in your model. so 12,000ft runway = 144,000 inches / 400 = 360 i...

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by Woodreau
Sun Dec 16, 2001 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non Pilot Emergency
Replies: 8
Views: 2431

RE: Non Pilot Emergency

Others can feel free to correct me...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Just a couple of things off the top of my head. You definitely have to report crew incapacitation to NTSB when (if) you make it back on the ground  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT=...

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by Woodreau
Thu Dec 13, 2001 10:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange Instrument In Glider
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

RE: Strange Instrument In Glider

What LZ-TLT said, it's a variometer, but I was taught that the units of measure were in knots of lift or sink. I really don't remember what the equivalent knots to ft/min or m/s was but when I was thermal flying, less than 1 knot of lift = crappy thermal, look for another one, 2-3 knots average ther...

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by Woodreau
Tue Dec 11, 2001 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identify This Airport
Replies: 25
Views: 2722

Fifth Runway

I don't remember where I got this but.... gives a good visual of where that fifth runway is going. and the New south terminal that's supposed to be built.



Cheers  Smile
Woodreau

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by Woodreau
Sun Dec 09, 2001 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Classes Of Airports
Replies: 10
Views: 11014

RE: Classes Of Airports

(In US) Class A only goes from FL180 to FL600 Class E above FL600 to infinity You can have Class E airports where the Class E airspace goes all the way down to the surface instead of 700ft or 1200ft AGL. But there is no control tower at a Class E airport. Cheers  <img src="/discussions/graphics...

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by Woodreau
Sat Dec 08, 2001 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tacan
Replies: 3
Views: 3863

RE: Tacan

Besides the frequency spectrum difference mentioned by MD11Nut, another big difference is that VORs (Vhf Omnidirectional Range) navaids are found exclusively on land. TACAN can also be found on mobile objects as well as land, such as portable TACAN transmitters (e.g. for improvised airfields), aircr...

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by Woodreau
Mon Dec 03, 2001 9:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 250 Kts Under 10,000 Ft
Replies: 31
Views: 31777

"Administrator" Defined

Well we need to go to FAR Part 1 where "1.1 General Definitions 'Administrator' means the Federal Aviation Administrator or any person to whom he has delegated his authority in the matter concerned." So my take is that ATC can authorize deviations to 91.117 as the "Administrator." Cheers  <img ...

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by Woodreau
Mon Dec 03, 2001 1:20 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS2K2 To Aspen
Replies: 8
Views: 3354

RE: FS2K2 To Aspen

The localizer is actually used for the missed approach not for the instrument approach. You use Red Table VOR to conduct the approach. Your minimum safe altitude coming from Denver is 15,500ft. At the VOR you should be no lower than 14,000ft and at no time should you go below the MDA of 10,200ft. Si...

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by Woodreau
Mon Dec 03, 2001 1:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 250 Kts Under 10,000 Ft
Replies: 31
Views: 31777

RE: 250 Kts Under 10,000 Ft

FAR 91.117 is the rule responsible for this 250kts under 10,000ft fracas (in the US)... My interpretation is that as long as you get ATC concurrence you can exceed 250 knots under 10,000ft. Otherwise no you can't exceed 250 knots or 200 knots, whichever applies. Cheers  <img src="/discussions/g...

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by Woodreau
Wed Nov 28, 2001 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Explanation Of FAR 121, 141, Et. Al?
Replies: 7
Views: 7332

RE: Explanation Of FAR 121, 141, Et. Al?

These are rules which govern aviation operations in the United States. FAR = Federal Aviation Regulations There are several parts, as you've mentioned some of the bigs ones off the bat Part 1 = definitions, -- the biggest definition book, e.g. flight time defined, solo time defined, etc. Part 61 = c...

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by Woodreau
Wed Nov 28, 2001 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats An ILS Approach?
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

RE: Whats An ILS Approach?

To elaborate on BA's post, an ILS provides electronic lateral guidance (left/right) and electronic vertical guidance (up/down) to a runway. This allows a pilot to bring his aircraft down to a point very close to the ground (200ft or 100ft) to where he can execute a visual landing or if he and the ai...

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by Woodreau
Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:26 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Why Did MS Choose Meigs?
Replies: 5
Views: 4434

RE: Why Did MS Choose Meigs?

The original Flight Simulator was written by subLogic (Bruce Artwick) for the Apple II computer in the late 1970's and later ported over to the Commodore 64/Atari/Amiga, etc. That flight Simulator started at Meigs, probably because it was an airport close to home (Champaign, Illinois - subLogic's he...

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by Woodreau
Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Another Question For All Those Pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 3250

RE: Another Question For All Those Pilots

I think the point of all the science and math courses is not the fact that you can spout formulas and do differential equations, but that these subjects force you to develop problem solving skills and logic, things that would help you out in a bind when say all these circuit breakers start popping a...

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by Woodreau
Sat Nov 24, 2001 4:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 764 Range
Replies: 16
Views: 2380

RE: Boeing 764 Range

It's kind of a trade off between range and payload. You can fly to max range but you won't carry very much or you can fly with max payload but you won't go very far. So airlines usually strike a balance between the two. Cheers  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Woodreau - ...

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by Woodreau
Sat Nov 24, 2001 4:08 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How Old Do You Have To Be To Pass Your Ppl?
Replies: 15
Views: 15278

RE: How Old Do You Have To Be To Pass Your Ppl?

In the US, you can start training anytime, you just need to find a flight instructor who would be willing to train you, the search may be the hardest part. One of the things I look for is maturity/judgement of the individual. I also try to find out the motivation. BUT you cannot solo until you are 1...

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by Woodreau
Sat Nov 24, 2001 3:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What On Earth Is This
Replies: 6
Views: 2658

RE: What On Earth Is This

The RAT also came in handy when Air Canada Flight 143 (B767 aircraft #604- now known as the Gimli glider) flying from Ottawa to Edmonton ran out of fuel because they didn't takeoff with enough fuel for the flight. http://www.frontier.net/~wadenelson/successstories/gimli.html Great story. Cheers &nbs...

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by Woodreau
Sat Nov 24, 2001 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Aircraft Types Have You Flown On?
Replies: 81
Views: 4933

RE: How Many Aircraft Types Have You Flown On?

Commerical B727 Delta Airlines, Continental Micronesia B737 United Airlines, Southwest Airlines B747 Philippine Airlines, Northwest, TWA, All Nippon Airways B757 United Airlines B767 Delta Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines DC-9 Northwest MD83/88 Delta Airlines MD11 World Airways L1011 Delta Airl...

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by Woodreau
Fri Nov 23, 2001 3:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How Old Do You Have To Be To Pass Your Ppl?
Replies: 15
Views: 15278

RE: How Old Do You Have To Be To Pass Your Ppl?

If you want to start early, you can look into gliders, the age requirement to solo in a glider (or balloon) is 14, and 16 to earn your private pilot's license (glider). When you turn 17, then it's just a matter of adding on your single engine rating. You'll already know how to fly the airplane when ...

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by Woodreau
Tue Sep 25, 2001 8:33 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Herpa And Starjets Collections
Replies: 4
Views: 3069

RE: Herpa And Starjets Collections

Hi, There was a Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-400F old colors on auction on eBay. The listing ended last night. I tried to post yesterday afternoon, but the system wouldn't let me until today. It's been listed several times with no takers, so I think it might get listed again soon. or you could talk to ...

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