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by SlamClick
Sun Dec 14, 2003 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Celebrating 100yrs Of Flight
Replies: 5
Views: 2242

RE: Airlines Celebrating 100yrs Of Flight

Sadly, I don't even think most US airlines will even acknowledge the milestone. They seem to prefer not to have their customers think about being on an airplane. I am scheduled to fly over North Carolina on that date. I intend to mention it and thank the passengers for the part they've played in the...

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by SlamClick
Sun Dec 14, 2003 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ignorant Questions Or Statements.
Replies: 125
Views: 10439

RE: Ignorant Questions Or Statements.

Non-revving into <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> one humid morning, there was a very visible contrail off the outboard ends of the flaps. A young kid in the window seat asked his father what that was. His father said: "They have to dump fue...

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by SlamClick
Sat Dec 13, 2003 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Power Backing
Replies: 17
Views: 3255

RE: Power Backing

It is possible to back up a BAe-146 which does not have thrust reversers. Hold the left brake on almost full. Turn the nosewheel to the left. Run up number 1 engine with the rest at idle. This will pivot the plane about the left mains and back the right mains a few feet. Now release the left brake, ...

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by SlamClick
Sat Dec 13, 2003 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Arrows On Runways
Replies: 24
Views: 12503

RE: Arrows On Runways

Hey Federico

SAN is just like all the others except that the GPWS annunciates:

"Garage! Garage!" on final to 27.


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by SlamClick
Sat Dec 13, 2003 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Sidesticks
Replies: 32
Views: 9093

RE: Airbus Sidesticks

I agree with the above posts. Handedness pretty well goes away by the point in your career when you are flying Airbus aircraft. Probably along with it, any discomfort you ever had about flying from the "wrong" seat. Part of learning to fly is re-wiring the brain so that some very subtle cues tell yo...

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by SlamClick
Sat Dec 13, 2003 11:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: T/O On One Engine?
Replies: 22
Views: 5110

RE: T/O On One Engine?

Possible yes. In theory, and if done correctly. But I'm reminded of a report I read about a guy who was sideswiped by a train while standing on the platform. He told the paramedics and the police that he was leaning in to see how close he could get his face to the fast-moving express train. An obvio...

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by SlamClick
Sat Dec 13, 2003 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA Flight 191 Crash
Replies: 31
Views: 8821

RE: AA Flight 191 Crash

Here is another possible factor: A large ducted fan is still a propeller. In climb, the descending blade has a higher angle of attack than an ascending blade, therefore the thrust might not be symmetrical about the longitudinal axis of the engine. As viewed from behind, the right side of the engine ...

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by SlamClick
Sat Dec 13, 2003 11:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aircraft Data
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

RE: Aircraft Data

www.landings.com/_landings/pages/search/search_nnr.html

A good database for US civil registry. Seems to be up to date.

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by SlamClick
Sat Dec 13, 2003 10:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A File Size Question.
Replies: 2
Views: 2662

RE: A File Size Question.

Just a followup. I solved my own problem by changing it from 200 to 72dpi and increasing the compression slightly. Should have done that in the first place, I guess. Didn't seem to lose anything.

muito obrigado Luis. It is compressed.

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by SlamClick
Sat Dec 13, 2003 10:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A File Size Question.
Replies: 2
Views: 2662

A File Size Question.

Tonight I uploaded several pictures. All were 1024X768 and .jpg files. The last one was rejected because of filesize. Here is the text of the message, copied and pasted: QUOTE Too large photo The file you uploaded was too large, it was 1024 x 768 pixels and had a filesize of 1050239 bytes. Try to ke...

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by SlamClick
Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Humorous Photos On A.net?
Replies: 27
Views: 5964

RE: Humorous Photos On A.net?

I have always liked the registration on this one: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/024418/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/024418/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/8/1/4/024418.jpg" ALT="Clic...

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by SlamClick
Sat Dec 13, 2003 1:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Black And White Photos Classier
Replies: 21
Views: 4680

RE: Black And White Photos Calssier

I note that the thread has been read 41 times and this is the first response. I just clicked on it to see what a "calssier" was. If you meant "classier" I understand it now. I am not one to believe that B&W photos are inherently superior to color. I think they have to be a better composition than a ...

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by SlamClick
Sat Dec 13, 2003 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Month In A Pilots Life
Replies: 38
Views: 5087

RE: A Month In A Pilots Life

Just grabbed a month at random. It turned out to be June 2003. 01-10 OFF at home. 11 <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>-<acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym>-<acronym t...

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by SlamClick
Sat Dec 06, 2003 12:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera Tie!
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

RE: Camera Tie!

Not real familar with the two you are looking at, but my ignorance never stopped me from having opinions before. I am currently using a Sony F707. I bought it for the enormous Carl Zeiss lens that is standard. It is also 5mp. I also use a Minolta <acronym title="Swissair">SR</acronym>-1, Minolta SRT...

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by SlamClick
Fri Dec 05, 2003 11:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help On Taking Fotos Please
Replies: 10
Views: 7027

RE: Help On Taking Fotos Please

Let me clarify what I meant with my first post, as it seems to conflict with the points the guys made in the next couple of posts. If you develop a good eye for a picture and have great opportunities for photos, you will eventually be frustrated by the limitations of the camera and other tools. If y...

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by SlamClick
Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Type Certification
Replies: 5
Views: 1982

RE: New Type Certification

The factory test pilots who will make the first flight and conduct the flight test program leading to type certification have been in on the design process from the beginning. They have provided input to just about every design group regarding the pilot-system interface. You have guessed correctly t...

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by SlamClick
Fri Dec 05, 2003 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska Airlines Going To Merge With American?
Replies: 35
Views: 7748

RE: Is Alaska Airlines Going To Merge With American?

Add to all this one point: Mergers happen in great secrecy. In nearly forty years observing I have never seen ONE predicted correctly by anybody. If you heard about it - it is not going to happen. Lots of people have correctly AFTcast them. POSTdicted them. Never heard anybody forecast or predict on...

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by SlamClick
Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Smallest Jet?
Replies: 18
Views: 4575

RE: What Is The Samllest Jet?

I have seen little axial-flow straight-pipe turbojets about the size of a large juice can. Don't recall the maker or the application. Some self-launching sailplanes have similar units. The absolute smallest have to be the ones that were the subject of a magazine article back in the mid 1980's. I thi...

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by SlamClick
Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Depressurization
Replies: 27
Views: 10799

RE: Cabin Depressurization

To get back in the vicinity of the original thread here, maybe a related question . . . Why a 30 - 74 second <acronym title="Tucuman - Teniente Benjamin Matienzo (TUC / SANT), Argentina">TUC</acronym> at 30,000 feet but people have climbed Mt. Everest at 29,000' without oxygen. I can't accept that a...

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by SlamClick
Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Question About Fog And An Apology.
Replies: 24
Views: 6676

RE: A Question About Fog And An Apology.

A certain well-known west coast airline with smiles on their airplanes was allegedly once invited to stop using their jetblast to clear the RVR transmissometers at <acronym title="Sacramento - International (Metropolitan) (SMF / KSMF), USA - California">SMF</acronym>. Noise complaints from the few r...

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by SlamClick
Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going To The Hangar.
Replies: 25
Views: 3738

RE: Going To The Hangar.

Once, while sitting reserve at a hotel in-domicile I got called out to do a high-speed taxi. It was the only "flying" I did that particular duty period.

The mechanics were qualified to taxi but this was a run down the runway up to eighty knots or so.

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by SlamClick
Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: San Maarten Help
Replies: 23
Views: 3046

RE: San Maarten Help

According to the Jeppesen page dated 18 July 2003

128.95 - Juliana Approach
118.7 - Juliana Tower

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by SlamClick
Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help On Taking Fotos Please
Replies: 10
Views: 7027

RE: Help On Taking Fotos Please

Wow, where to start. Obviously you have (access to, at least) a computer. A photo editing program such as Adobe Photoshop is a tool as important as the camera itself. Rare is the photo that can be uploaded as-is. They need leveling, cropping, color-correcting, cleanup etc. At present I am using a So...

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by SlamClick
Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sunset Picture Question..
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

RE: Sunset Picture Question..

I agree with the last. The color and drama is all there but the shape, the silhouette of the plane is obscured by other (dark) objects in the background. A silhouette is all about the border shape.

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by SlamClick
Tue Dec 02, 2003 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OUCH!.......Watch Out For That Prop!
Replies: 45
Views: 11090

RE: OUCH!.......Watch Out For That Prop!

Saw it happen at CRQ many years ago. Aero Commander taxiied onto the transient ramp and a waiting passenger walked up forward along the right side, under the wing and into the prop which had not been shut down yet. It remains the worst sound I've ever heard in my life. I believe that the victim surv...

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by SlamClick
Tue Dec 02, 2003 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Dump Question
Replies: 14
Views: 4649

RE: Fuel Dump Question

Actually, unless it is an option some other operators have ordered, B-767 and A-330 aircraft do not have fuel dump capability, even with ETOPS. Transport aircraft certificated under <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acronym> Part 25 have a provision ...

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