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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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-----...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 landingJump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post