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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day
Replies: 33
Views: 7667

Re: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day

I’ve seen the “merge plot” (ATC radar) of opposite direction UA 727 and a supersonic SR-71. The UA pilot was impressed, something like, “look at the SOB go”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 2075

Re: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?

[*]There’s very, as in no, demand for true STOL planes. Runways are everywhere, so anything bigger than a Twin Otter will have runways adequate long. I can say, without fear of contradiction, Bombardier will not build a new STOL plane without or without the DHC-8 as a basis. Viking owns the DHC-5 Bu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW to BDL
Replies: 36
Views: 5175

Re: Rumor: WW to BDL

BDL-YUL is either full or empty on the B1900. Not terribly reliable either. Having had to make numerous trips,like my boss; we drove most of the time. Cheaper and less painful.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day
Replies: 33
Views: 7667

Re: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day

[*] The Concorde amazes me. It was such a technological marvel for it's time. Watching those videos above just fill me with awe. It feels like aviation technology is moving along so slowly the last few decades, with just incremental improvements over time. Look at airliners in 1939, and then in 1969...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Moving Maps and Proximity Warnings
Replies: 12
Views: 1310

Re: Airport Moving Maps and Proximity Warnings

True enough and they leave a stain the sky, in Ernie Gann’s phrase.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Moving Maps and Proximity Warnings
Replies: 12
Views: 1310

Re: Airport Moving Maps and Proximity Warnings

The captains adapted because it was easier than actually trying to mentor airmanship, do some instructing and insisting on progress. Being a captain isn’t just occupying the left seat and bigger money.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Moving Maps and Proximity Warnings
Replies: 12
Views: 1310

Re: Airport Moving Maps and Proximity Warnings

NO, just look out the windows or stop.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW to BDL
Replies: 36
Views: 5175

Re: Rumor: WW to BDL

It would have to be a LOT more expensive out of BDL to get me (BDL based) to go thru the JFK hassle. Or Boston, but especially NYC airports. I did limos to JFK a lot and it was a painful trip.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charleston Airport to remain closed through 7:00PM Monday
Replies: 26
Views: 6337

Re: Charleston Airport to remain closed through 7:00PM Monday

I think it’s a coating of ice; plows won’t work once it’s stuck to the surface; can’t use salt due to the planes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 34379

Re: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

Probably an “extra section” adding capacity after yesterday’s cancelled flight to FCO.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How close do flights fly near Area 51?
Replies: 13
Views: 3611

Re: How close do flights fly near Area 51?

Not terribly close. It’s in the middle of the restricted area and surrounded by mountains. The most would be a distant glimpse. TTR on the west side is visible, but not as classified anymore.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight displays and snowy taxiways
Replies: 17
Views: 1758

Re: Flight displays and snowy taxiways

On the Global Express with Fusion avionics, we could have ownship overplayed on a 15” screen, so detail was quite fine and at least as accurate as any GPS display. We’d use it to backup ground navigation in normal conditions including dark. Would I use it to find snow covered surfaces? NO, I wouldn’...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 34379

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

We had a plane hold at TEB for 5 hours, just depends on how much fuel is on-board. Freighters’ loads need to arrive, so on a night like this they may have packed on fuel.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypoxia suspected in disappearance of Cirrus SR22T in Gulf of Mexico
Replies: 3
Views: 1700

Re: Hypoxia suspected in disappearance of Cirrus SR22T in Gulf of Mexico

The Mexican AF? Really, they hardly have a fighter force, let alone a alert force. The nearest base in Monterrey flies Cessna 182s, hardly an interceptor—no radar for starters.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Build-up
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: Build-up

A “build up” may be just a large or towering cumulus cloud, not hazardous, but can be turbulent. Or, it could a thunderstorm.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 9202

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

That was a day!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were A318s unpopular?
Replies: 32
Views: 8361

Re: Why were A318s unpopular?

As a trainer, very expensive when a variety of small bizjets would the same job cheaper. T-1

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 9202

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

World Fuel always worked for me! Interesting conversation with a WFS senior VP in A380 EK lounge on the way to DXB. WFS ran the fuel into Afghanistan for the USG. I joked, it’s a pity about those fuel convoy attacks. He said, we get paid for fuel prior to country entry if It’s not delivered it’s not...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 9202

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

The Concorde would divert to Bradley (KBDL) about once a year due to JFK weather-always a news event locally. Once a BA 744 diverted, but of a mess. No customs, no operative APU, so they ran an engine for an hour or so before heading back to JFK.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 2075

Re: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?

First, huge structural problem, that and modifying a small fleet is likely very uneconomic. Then, there’s the Vmcg and Vmca problems of all that horsepower being controlled by a rudder never designed for the loads. Likely worse performance at huge cost. Next....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 9202

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

What about diverting into military bases? How are the charges billed? If a civilian plane diverted to a military air field, they would likely be met by MP's with rifles pointed. The only way for a civilian plane to land at a base is to get the written approval of the base comander. There's paperwor...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 9202

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

Contract fuel, like World Fuel, is taken just about everywhere and can arranged in minutes. Any recognized airline or handling company like Jeppesen ITP or Universal can make it happen. I’ve been in Africa, South America and had the contract come in email in minutes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 9202

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

Or they have contract fuel with services like World Fuel Services, Colt, UVAir. We had contract service in corporates at all sorts of oddball places, like Brazzaville and Petro.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I have some questions about the BR700 engines
Replies: 12
Views: 2606

Re: I have some questions about the BR700 engines

I’d be surprised if that’s true. What excessive maintenance? Who’s tried with IAE or CFM engines?

Before I believed that it can’t be done with “modern” engines, I’d have see an engine manufacturer’s engineering showing the engine couldn’t take high daily cycles and why?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I have some questions about the BR700 engines
Replies: 12
Views: 2606

Re: I have some questions about the BR700 engines

Can’t say, but it isn’t thermal magic. I suspect it is that the 717 just works economically for HA, not the engine. The Shuttle planes of various types fly loads of daily flights, too. Even the domestic 747 in Japan.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delayed Gear-up out of KBOS
Replies: 10
Views: 1428

Re: Delayed Gear-up out of KBOS

Zeke,

Curiously, I was struck by the time of 2 minutes, which is the same time in the C-5 when the retract brake system was inoperative. Funny, that.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR fix question
Replies: 20
Views: 2154

Re: IFR fix question

Loads and loads of these fix naming humor. Look at KPSM’s GPS Approach. ITAWT, ITAWA, PUDYE, TTATT, IDEED. In order, IAF, IF, FAF, MAP, Hold. I thought I saw a puddy cat, I deed. Another fix, YOKNZ, commemorates a defunct restaurant under the fix, Yoken’s Seafood.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I have some questions about the BR700 engines
Replies: 12
Views: 2606

Re: I have some questions about the BR700 engines

It doesn’t cool faster. In fact, between 20 minutes and 5 hours after shutdown, it has to be dry motored to even out temps and reduce rotor bowing. This is another a.net myth.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delayed Gear-up out of KBOS
Replies: 10
Views: 1428

Re: Delayed Gear-up out of KBOS

Ice or slush on the surfaces are also a reason-the air flow removes it preventing iced brakes or gear locks.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight forced to divert after bird enters cockpit
Replies: 12
Views: 4669

Re: Delta flight forced to divert after bird enters cockpit

The bird still had to make an ATL connection, lots don’t make it thru ATL’s subway.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR Flight Training/ VFR Habits
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: IFR Flight Training/ VFR Habits

SuseJ772,

Any pilot should be comfortable flying visually without anything more than a sectional and a compass. When I started, I asked an old airline pilot how to fly from CT to Florida. “Easy, go out the first ocean and turn right”, was the simple answer. True, too.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR Flight Training/ VFR Habits
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: IFR Flight Training/ VFR Habits

VSMUT, There are a whole bunch of examples where the pilots weren’t up to stuff in handling an airplane in IMC conditions. Tons of examples, airline, private, military, all forms of flying. No doubt, they passed the formal evaluation, but failed the real world example. In my career, I’ve known seve...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 86
Views: 9256

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

I’ve been told how “retard, retard” sounds, but what happens IF the throttles were left in the CLB detent? Not a ‘Bus driver here, RETARD is only a silent message.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 86
Views: 9256

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

Well, until touchdown with the throttles in the detent and wondering, “why am I a retard?”

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair subcontractors charged with criminally witholding social security payments
Replies: 11
Views: 2119

Re: Ryanair subcontractors charged with criminally witholding social security payments

The ridiculous thing here is allowing a commercial airline to hire contractors; the national aviation authorities have a lot to answer for here. Pilots must be employed, under the direction of and held responsible by the carrier. The idea of using outside contractors, charging them for training and ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Is it too late?

Here’s my cut at this hardy perennial question. If someone is established in their career in middle age (45-54); you are entering your best earning years, regardless of the career. Children are in college, lots of equity in house and 401k. It’s time to start socking away those high earning years int...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Is it too late?

It’s a long slog. Are you in the US.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spatial disorientation: How many crashes caused by it?
Replies: 20
Views: 3071

Re: Spatial disorientation: How many crashes caused by it?

Also, this Eastern mid-air caused by the handling pilot’s misjudgment of passing traffic’s visual position. I saw the Connie come out of clouds as a young scout at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Later, I flew with that pilot’s brother, also at EAL. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_Carmel_mid-air_...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Doubt: Reversing on taxiway?
Replies: 27
Views: 3127

Re: Doubt: Reversing on taxiway?

I was the F/E on a EA 727 once when we backed up about 300’ on the Inner at BOS (might have bern the Outer in front of the main terminal). ATC or the yoke actuators goofed and got us nose to nose with an outbound L1011. We deferred to his size and backed up. Cappy asked th3 F/O and I, asked the Grou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 86
Views: 9256

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

In the Reserves, I had plenty of B727, B737, B747, B767, one MD-11 and a couple of DC-9 pilots fly the C-5 without difficulty. They’d probably only get 2 take-offs and landings in the big Lockheed a month, sometimes go for several months without flying it and return without a problem. Yes, some miss...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?
Replies: 30
Views: 4938

Re: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?

These are all arguments for business avistion. I’ve been at many companies that use their planes for just this kind of travel, even to the point of flying people to the hubs for international flights. One company wanted my employer to finish an interior of a common bizjet in vinyl and rubber floorin...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 23899

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

I think TWA had all the switches going in the opposite direction of standard. ON towards the rear/down.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 7356

Re: Highest certifiable maximum altitude

Altitude can be useful topping weather including t’storms. At F470, while the weather can get higher, that level does put above 90% of it. Many times one can top the cirrus for a better visual picture on the weather. In the Global, on a short leg like 3-4 hours, F430-F470 is useable for the entire f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?
Replies: 30
Views: 4938

Re: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?

Regionals used to be Part 135; but, a series of accidents brought forth the idea of “one safety standard” and the standard was 121. Bring single pilot ops, turboprops, inexperienced crews under 135 and we’ll just be repeating the ‘70s and ‘80s. Electric planes are a long ways off; until the energy d...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Service Dead Zones
Replies: 37
Views: 5924

Re: Airline Service Dead Zones

A lot of justification for business aviation here.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 7356

Re: Highest certifiable maximum altitude

Yes, 91.211 says one pilot must be on O2 at all times the aircraft altitude is above F410. The commercial regs reference cabin altitude above 10,000’. I was on the NBAA committee trying get align with the commercial rule or ICAO SARP or anything to get relief. It requires a NPRM change and, with the...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 50493

Re: Power outage in ATL

Once all the gates are occupied, and you have no information about when they might open up, 1. If an inbound flight has the fuel then return it to its origin. 2. If the flight didn't have enough fuel to return, then divert it, if possible, to the nearest hub. Do you really think any airline could f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 7356

Re: Highest certifiable maximum altitude

[threeid][/threeid]The Lear 45/75 do pretty well at F470 and above. The Global’s highest optimum level (best ANMPP of fuel) is usually F470 with weights under about 63,000. F510 is achieveable at M.82 and have reasonable buffet boundaries, just not very efficient. F450 will get one above je5 streams...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 7356

Re: Highest certifiable maximum altitude

The Gulfstreams and Globals are certified to F510, as are the Lears since the 31A. On the Globals, F490 and F510 are reachable at light weights (last hour or so of cruise), but rarely optimum levels.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum speed for reverse?
Replies: 30
Views: 2592

Re: Minimum speed for reverse?

Distance Remaining boards on the left of both sides are pretty common and great aids. I always used them when installed.

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