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by vc10
Sat Dec 15, 2001 3:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concord O2
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

RE: Concord O2

Concordes oxygen system for both pax and crew is a gaseous system. For the pax it is very similar system to a subsonic jet with auto deployment at 14,000ft cabin height. For the flight deck crew again similar to a subsonic aircraft except there is the option of pressure breathing should the cabin pr...

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by vc10
Thu Dec 13, 2001 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cost Of The Concorde
Replies: 19
Views: 6192

RE: Cost Of The Concorde

Always interested in your knowledgeable replies to Concorde questions, and normally agree with them 100% . However on your last reply I think that although initially BA were quoted a price per aircraft, and started to pay off that debt in about 1978[but might have been 1982] under an agreement with ...

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by vc10
Thu Dec 13, 2001 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attitude To Jump Seat Rides
Replies: 37
Views: 2558

RE: Attitude To Jump Seat Rides

When I was still flying, on a long flight I used to enjoy having passengers on the flight deck, but I must say it depended on who they were. I didn't like the types who just came up to be able to say at their next dinner party that they had done it , but somebody who was really interested in aircraf...

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by vc10
Tue Dec 11, 2001 1:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel In Center Tank & Payload
Replies: 7
Views: 2928

RE: Fuel In Center Tank & Payload

Popee, Just a suggestion in answer to your question. It seems that unless you are putting fuel into the centre tank as part of the normal refuelling schedule you will be increasing the wings bending loads, in an unacceptable manner. In your example the fuel from No 1 tank was also helping to hold th...

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by vc10
Fri Dec 07, 2001 5:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anatomy Of The Concorde
Replies: 11
Views: 4758

RE: Anatomy Of The Concorde

Cpt caveman, Well done a very nicely presented article, just one point you may be interested in Nose/visor positions used on the aircraft are as follows :- T/off------------ Nose 5 degs ----visor down Subsonic cruise---Nose up---------visor up Supersonic cruise- Nose up---------visor up landing-----...

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by vc10
Wed Dec 05, 2001 2:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is A Reciprocating Engine?
Replies: 22
Views: 3679

RE: What Is A Reciprocating Engine?

VC-10
I agree iam trying to change my user name

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by vc10
Wed Dec 05, 2001 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is A Reciprocating Engine?
Replies: 22
Views: 3679

RE: What Is A Reciprocating Engine?

Ikarus You are thinking about a rotary engine , which is a radial engine where the crankshaft remains still and the cylinders rotate with the prop. A reciprocating engine is one where the cylinders remain still and the pistons and crankshaft move. Arecipengine can be a radial , an inline or many oth...

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by vc10
Mon Dec 03, 2001 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was The Best Vintage Aircraft? [-Nice Pics-]
Replies: 21
Views: 7293

RE: What Was The Best Vintage Aircraft? [-Nice Pics-]

Nice set of pictures , but what would the greens say about that smokey old DC-8, at the time it all seemed part of the fun. Just like to add one old prop liner to the list .it is Bristol Britannia especially the 300 series ,which was a bit longer and so had more graceful lines.

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by vc10
Mon Dec 03, 2001 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fly-by-wire
Replies: 24
Views: 2887

RE: Fly-by-wire

delta-flyer, It is going back some 26 years since i was involved with the VC-10 , but I will try my best to answer your questions The VC10 had 4 aileron sections , 4 elevator sections , and two rudder sections. Each section was controlled by its own electro hydraulic actuator , which consisted of an...

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by vc10
Mon Dec 03, 2001 3:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fly-by-wire
Replies: 24
Views: 2887

RE: Fly-by-wire

Jsuen, Nice little reply just a few points 1] electrohydrostatic units were not introduced for fly by wire aircraft,as they were fitted to the British VC-10 jet liner designed in the early 1960,s, and if my memory serves me right it was a very good reliable system, especially from the redundancy pos...

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by vc10
Sun Dec 02, 2001 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Herd Of These Airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 2080

RE: Anyone Herd Of These Airlines

I think Northern Air Cargo operate within Alaska their base being Fairbanks. Their fleet consists of mainly DC-6 freighters and I believe they have a 727

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by vc10
Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KC-97
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

RE: KC-97

424 sq
Thanks for the information
vc10

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by vc10
Sat Nov 24, 2001 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KC-97
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

KC-97

A KC-97 was being ferried across the USA to the east coast for restoration . Does any body have news on it's progress

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by vc10
Sat Nov 24, 2001 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazing Aviation Facts
Replies: 45
Views: 3829

RE: Amazing Aviation Facts

In answer to many of the statements;- 1]for many decades Jet aircraft tyres were inflated with air and no explosions took place. nitrogen was introdced as it is an inert gas and in the case of a fire it would not fuel that fire which it was feared that high pressure air would. 2]Main landing gear wh...

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by vc10
Sat Nov 24, 2001 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde - Wake Vortices?
Replies: 3
Views: 1978

RE: Concorde - Wake Vortices?

G-BOAA,
As far as wake vortices are concrned Concorde is considered as a Heavy Jet. Reheats are only another way of producing thrust so don't come into the consideration. It is all about the wing vortices

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by vc10
Thu Nov 22, 2001 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Witch Is The Loudest Jet?
Replies: 43
Views: 1841

RE: Witch Is The Loudest Jet?

Daks
just to get the terminolgy correct Concorde has "Reheats " not afterburners. Only in fun

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by vc10
Mon Nov 19, 2001 4:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Supersonic Overland Rule?
Replies: 13
Views: 16251

RE: Supersonic Overland Rule?

GDB, BA used all their Concordes to fly to Singapore, and during BA operation it always flew south of Ceylon and never over India. I have noticed people called it a SIA operation , but it was a combined operation with alternating cabin crew [BA then SIA ], but the flight crew were always BA.

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by vc10
Mon Nov 19, 2001 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Impressive Takeoff/landings!
Replies: 18
Views: 2978

RE: Most Impressive Takeoff/landings!

The Concorde at any weight, but especially when not fully loaded must be the most impressive. It is during take-off why you can understand why it's nickname is the pocket rocket.

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by vc10
Mon Nov 19, 2001 1:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Fuel Is More Explosive?
Replies: 8
Views: 23856

RE: Which Fuel Is More Explosive?

Atlamt, a good answer. I remember a long time ago a fireman saying it is the fumes that burn not the liquid

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by vc10
Sun Nov 18, 2001 5:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2186

RE: Concorde Question

GDB, Concorde's approach speed is a min of 190 kts with a max landing speed of 162 kts,and the tail skid is to protect you actually hitting the thrust reversers on landing. but otherwise thanks for another interesting article

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by vc10
Sat Nov 17, 2001 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Didn't The Concorde Lose Its Vertical Stabilizer?
Replies: 20
Views: 3926

RE: Didn't The Concorde Lose Its Vertical Stabilizer?

Yes it was from New Zealand to Sydney, when a piece of the top rudder became detached during the descent from mach 2. Other than a bit of a rummble the crew did not know until told by ATC after landing

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by vc10
Mon Mar 08, 1999 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most wanted flight
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

RE: Most wanted flight

Mine would be from NYC to Sydney by Concorde.

VC10

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by vc10
Mon Mar 08, 1999 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C'ya
Replies: 4
Views: 999

RE: C'ya

Good luck Markus.....I wish you every success in your new position.

VC10

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by vc10
Mon Mar 08, 1999 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many People In Forum
Replies: 146
Views: 3618

RE: How Many People In Forum

I use the forum.......when I can get access to a computer!!!

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by vc10
Sun Feb 28, 1999 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To Johan Lundgren
Replies: 11
Views: 195

RE: To Johan Lundgren

If you read on a few posts you will see the whole Mirage episode has been sorted. There was no malice involved just a simple mistake that could happen to anybody. I agree with L-188 it would be a pain if the present system had to be changed especially to protect something that didn't happen. My mott...

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by vc10
Thu Feb 25, 1999 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAC VC10
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

RE: BAC VC10

I agree with Sam. Ialso flew on one with Ghana Airways in the late 70s.
The VC10 always has been and always will be my all time favourite airliner. But hey!! you probably worked that out all ready.
VC10

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by vc10
Wed Feb 24, 1999 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with "Palm"
Replies: 3
Views: 2387

RE: Help with "Palm"

My father flew Air Florida in (he thinks) 1980-81 from Miami to London. This flight was a charter and was operated with a DC-10. From what he can remember he said he had a very comfortable flight.

VC10

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by vc10
Wed Feb 24, 1999 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: who's in need of a livery change.
Replies: 16
Views: 3026

RE: who's in need of a livery change.

I think BA should change their livery immediately . Anything is better than the graffitti type scribbles they adorn at the moment. Frankly it's an embarrasment. I speak frequently to a lot of British people and, those who expressed a preference hate it. Whoever designed these drawings should be fire...

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by vc10
Wed Feb 24, 1999 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Boeing Trivial Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1759

RE: Non-Boeing Trivial Question

This is just a guess!!!!!

A. World Airways

B. Midwest Express

I'am pretty sure World Airways is a charter co'
so that can't be right.It's probably Hawaiian Air.

I know I have given two answers for one question....sorry.

VC10

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by vc10
Tue Feb 23, 1999 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 747s back at LHR
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

RE: UAL 747s back at LHR

I think it is great that I will be able to see United 747s at LHR again. They are a great sight and very welcome.

VC10

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by vc10
Tue Feb 23, 1999 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S Airways Expanding
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

RE: U.S Airways Expanding

Hi
You say US Air (as I know them) fly from Philadelphia to London.
Do you know if they still fly from London Gatwick to Charlotte? I flew this route 4 years ago and just wondered if this was still an active route.
I do believe US Air is one of the best airlines in the USA.

Thanks
VC10.

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by vc10
Sun Feb 21, 1999 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favourite short-haul aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 3176

RE: Favourite short-haul aircraft

My favourite short haul aircraft has to be the Fokker F-28-4000.
I flew this aircraft once 5 years ago on Air Mauritanie from Nouakchott (Mauritania) to Dakar in Senegal.
It was one of the smoothest flights I have ever flown on!!

VC10

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by vc10
Sun Feb 21, 1999 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest route in the world
Replies: 13
Views: 2603

RE: Busiest route in the world

I would guess from all London's airports to Paris.

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by vc10
Sat Feb 20, 1999 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Concorde

What are your views about Concorde?
Has anybody ever flown on one?
Where have you ever seen one land/take off?
Yours views are very welcome.
Thankyou.
VC10.

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by vc10
Thu Feb 18, 1999 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 960

RE: Turkish Airlines

I flew on THY-Turkish Airlines many years ago. The plane was a Boeing 727-200ADV from Istanbul to Cairo. It was not a very memorable experience but it remains the only time I ever boarded a Boeing 727 and that made up for all the other shortcomings the airline displayed to every passenger on that fl...

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by vc10
Tue Feb 16, 1999 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways: New International Route
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

RE: US Airways: New International Route

I think US Airways should start a new service to West Africa possibly Accra in Ghana. At the moment Ghana Airways monopolises the ACC - JFK route and can charge what they like. You can fly Air Afrique but it's not direct. Ghana Airways is the only direct route from Ghana to the USA. Infact what US c...

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