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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Position Of Swept Wings Relative To C Of G
Replies: 10
Views: 12692

RE: Position Of Swept Wings Relative To C Of G

The C.G. is a point but it has a span or envelope that it can fall into considering payload and fuel and be within the stable,controllable regime it was designed to operate in. Consider how much the CG must move when a plane burns 200,000 lbs. of fuel on a given flight. On most swept back winged a/c...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Disaster Avoided? Check This Out
Replies: 48
Views: 14790

RE: Possible Disaster Avoided? Check This Out

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences
Replies: 31
Views: 9377

RE: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences
Replies: 31
Views: 9377

RE: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Psychological Effect Of ILS CAT III Landings
Replies: 24
Views: 14373

RE: The Psychological Effect Of ILS CAT III Landings

CATIIIB app are always briefed even if you just did one the day before. Everyone knows what their duties are and everyone is expected to do them. A common proc. is for the F/O to be <acronym title="Palestinian Airlines">PF</acronym> and the CAPT. PNF. Approaching alert hgt. (100'agl) the capt. takes...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences
Replies: 31
Views: 9377

RE: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences

I checked the MD-11/MD-10 walk around inspection CD and found no reference to any diff. as far as the pilot is concerned. Sorry, this is a question for a tech. rep.

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences
Replies: 31
Views: 9377

RE: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences

FYI...the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-10 has a faster processor in its FMC than the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11. That's the only advantage in flying one. There are other differences in the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-10 avionics but nothing one c...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Pilots Union Approves Strike Vote
Replies: 56
Views: 5556

RE: UPS Pilots Union Approves Strike Vote

Bravo to UPSPilot..you are correct. I'm sorry but some of you haven't a clue. Especially those of you that focus on just the salary. There are SO many other issues that come into play that I could spend the next hour writing. I'll try to compose myself and jot down just a few things that come to min...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Too Much Or Too Little To Do?
Replies: 14
Views: 3885

RE: Too Much Or Too Little To Do?

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by CosmicCruiser
Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recycling Cabin Air
Replies: 31
Views: 6991

RE: Recycling Cabin Air

For the planes I've flown there is no recycled air. The MD-11 has ECON mode where the packs just operate in low mode and can be turned off in the event of a loss of packs. In animal charters where high flow and cold temps are required you fly with ECON OFF.

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?
Replies: 207
Views: 15658

RE: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Checks On B737 Simulator
Replies: 16
Views: 5121

RE: Checks On B737 Simulator

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Forward Slip On Final With 757?
Replies: 26
Views: 8915

RE: Forward Slip On Final With 757?

In the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 a FORWARD Slip is THE technique for a X-wind landing. A crab is used until about 200-300 ft then the nose is aligned with the centerline (with rudder) and the upwind wing is lowered into the wind to balance the rudder input. It's the same techni...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?
Replies: 207
Views: 15658

RE: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Changes To DC-10 In MD-11
Replies: 6
Views: 5548

RE: Changes To DC-10 In MD-11

The fix for the Souix City crash was a valve that traps sys 3 fluid in the event of a catastrophic failure of #2 eng. You will have norm. ailerons, slats and stab trim. You will not have upper and lower rudder, all elevators, flaps, autopilots, and a few other lesser items. For what it's worth, you ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can You Please Explain In Lay Terms-how will this plane go round?
Replies: 12
Views: 6426

Can You Please Explain In Lay Terms-how will this plane go round?

Go arounds can be made from any height. As the previous poster said a CATIII GA may involve the ldg. gear hitting the rwy. but that's assumming a GA from abut 50ft.

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?
Replies: 207
Views: 15658

RE: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?

This post got way off track from "who's steering " to CRM!! CRM is another WHOLE topic so I'm staying with "steering... 1. I won't respond to any carrier that allows F/Os to taxi so 2. As another pilot above said you make the turn clockwise from the left seat because there are several sighting aids ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200 Landings
Replies: 17
Views: 7599

RE: CRJ-200 Landings

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photos From The Tarmac/in Airport
Replies: 23
Views: 8407

RE: Photos From The Tarmac/in Airport

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Layers In A Plane Window
Replies: 6
Views: 8301

RE: How Many Layers In A Plane Window

The <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 has 5 panes consisting of glass-vinyl-glass-vinyl-glass. A thin anti-ice heating film is applied to the inboard surface of the outer glass and defogging is accomplished by applying power to a similiar conductive film of the outboard surface of the ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Plane Freed In BRU
Replies: 19
Views: 2745

RE: LH Plane Freed In BRU

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Plane Freed In BRU
Replies: 19
Views: 2745

RE: LH Plane Freed In BRU

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White Knuckle Moments On Singapore Airlines Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 8277

RE: White Knuckle Moments On Singapore Airlines Flight

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carry On Question On Midwest And DL/tennis Racket
Replies: 6
Views: 5463

RE: Carry On Question On Midwest And DL/tennis Racket

I've taken my tennis bag with 3 racquets on Delta with no problems.

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Accuse BA Of Recklessness
Replies: 93
Views: 14818

RE: FAA Accuse BA Of Recklessness

This will be my last post regarding this topic but it appears some of the non-pilot, non-dispatcher posters are missing the real atmosphere in an airliners Flt. stds. and/or the mentality of the FAA. Now days neither will cut you any slack and prudent decisions will more likely be rewarded than a ri...

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by CosmicCruiser
Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust
Replies: 32
Views: 9354

RE: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust

RightWayUp, That's interesting that you use the T/R data there in the UK. Maybe you see alot more "wet" rnwys thru out the yr. LOL I've never ask our Flt. Standards people but I can only guess that we don't (at least in the jets I've flown) because 1. on an icy rnwy the least amount of assymetrical ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust
Replies: 32
Views: 9354

RE: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust
Replies: 32
Views: 9354

RE: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust

Tbanger, ok that makes alot more sense; thanks for your reply. Actually idle reverse is used when there are noise restrictions or your planned turnoff is way down the runway and this gives you zero forward thrust for ease of brake wear. Also remember that most planes will start out of reverse at 80k...

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust
Replies: 32
Views: 9354

RE: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines
Replies: 116
Views: 30784

RE: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines
Replies: 116
Views: 30784

RE: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines

VEEREF and HMMM made the best points for sure but folks your barking up the wrong tree when you try to justify whether the 74 with one or two out is safer than a twin with one out. That's not the point and it's apples and oranges. There were many factors to consider when determining to go on or not....

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Police Pulls DL Pilot From Cockpit
Replies: 53
Views: 13946

RE: German Police Pulls DL Pilot From Cockpit

From were came the new copilot? The plane was "just" a few hours late. So, there was no chance for <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> to bring a new pilot from the US to <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>. Do <acronym title="D...

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by CosmicCruiser
Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do Airports Handle Snow?
Replies: 26
Views: 11985

RE: How Do Airports Handle Snow?

I wasn't going to reply until I read MartinairYYz. That's absurd and I can give you first hand experiences to prove it. <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> being the best example of your 2mm shutting down the airport. Do you want the full story? Tha...

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727-200 The Most Beautiful Plane In The Sky
Replies: 94
Views: 12984

RE: B727-200 The Most Beautiful Plane In The Sky

I can attest to the fact that the B-727 is a great old bird. It's the DC-3 of the jet age. It's probably one of the last "big" jets that you can be aggressive with when you need to and have fun doing it. I flew the -100, -200 and the -200 Valsan mod. Yes the -200 was more fun than the -100.

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 757 Makes Emergency Landing At MCO
Replies: 23
Views: 11719

RE: American 757 Makes Emergency Landing At MCO

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Many Aborted Landings
Replies: 25
Views: 7604

RE: So Many Aborted Landings

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 Flies LAX-MAN With 3 Engines...WITH Pax!
Replies: 120
Views: 30762

RE: BA 744 Flies LAX-MAN With 3 Engines...WITH Pax!

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 Flies LAX-MAN With 3 Engines...WITH Pax!
Replies: 120
Views: 30762

RE: BA 744 Flies LAX-MAN With 3 Engines...WITH Pax!

Hey folks, it's not a matter of are you safer on a 4-eng jet with 1 shutdown than on a 2 or 3-eng jet etc. It's a matter that you have an abnormal situation that good sense and legality dictate. Can you make it? of course. should you ? big question. If you have coasted out then your decision is alot...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 Flies LAX-MAN With 3 Engines...WITH Pax!
Replies: 120
Views: 30762

RE: BA 744 Flies LAX-MAN With 3 Engines...WITH Pax!

CCA made most of the valid points here but let me add a couple more. 1. Did the engine just spool down (and he tried a re-light)or was there suspected damage? Most airlines say you will land at the "nearest SUITABLE airport". This considers many factors including wx, terrain, maint. facilities and M...

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow~ Miraculous Turn Around Times!
Replies: 20
Views: 7512

RE: Wow~ Miraculous Turn Around Times!

For jetboyflyhi....ACARS is the acronym for Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System. It is multi-function system that allows comm with dispatch, obtaining wx (atis,metar,taf,etc) and clearances, flt tracking and closeout, wgt. and balance and maint. tracking.

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Fly Really 'Round The World'
Replies: 42
Views: 11901

RE: Which Airlines Fly Really 'Round The World'

Since mucflyer mentioned Lufthansa Cargo, I'll add Fedex goes around the world both east and west now. The routes do change but this is typical..<acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), Franc...

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