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by BravoOne
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757-200 range
Replies: 15
Views: 3001

Re: 757-200 range

I usually thought of longrange flight in terms of hours and minutes, along with fuel remaining. That would put the basic -200 somewhere near 9 hours + reserves. The longest flight I have seen was 12.4 with a tanked -200, (110,000 total fuel) from Istanbul to Boeing field, landing with about 5000 lb...

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by BravoOne
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757-200 range
Replies: 15
Views: 3001

Re: 757-200 range

I usually thought of longrange flight in terms of hours and minutes, along with fuel remaining. That would put the basic -200 somewhere near 9 hours + reserves. The longest flight I have seen was 12.4 with a tanked -200, (110,000 total fuel) from Istanbul to Boeing field, landing with about 5000 lbs...

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by BravoOne
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Random Good music from Youtube
Replies: 49
Views: 2626

Re: Random Good music from Youtube

One of the best inductors today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhhkGyJ092E Now I have the urge to go march. Thanks for sharing I enjoyed that. I think I'll reach way back. Well before I was born but a live performance like none other - at a concert like none other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

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by BravoOne
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Care During Storage
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Re: Engine Care During Storage

Had a JT9D-7R4E once that came as part of spares package went with an aircraft purchase.. Surprising little paperwork associated with it. There was once a plan to make it serviceable just in case we would have to use it for real. The engine had been laying on the floor of the hangar and it had a fe...

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by BravoOne
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Care During Storage
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Re: Engine Care During Storage

Had a JT9D-7R4E once that came as part of spares package went with an aircraft purchase.. Surprising little paperwork associated with it. There was once a plan to make it serviceable just in case we would have to use it for real. The engine had been laying on the floor of the hangar and it had a few...

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by BravoOne
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relocating to Escape the New Normal
Replies: 56
Views: 3108

Re: Relocating to Escape the New Normal

Wow, a lot of needless doom and gloom here in this thread. I think one year from now this will be a back page story, albeit a few less airlines to choose from.

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by BravoOne
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Braniff Deep South America Flights/Crew Q
Replies: 18
Views: 3423

Re: Braniff Deep South America Flights/Crew Q

In the 707 we would have 1 Capt., 1 type rated F/0, 1 F/E*, and S/O Nav Relief pilot** * It was not unusual to have 2 F/Es due to union (FEIA) contract rules ** The Nav/RP pilot did not have to be type rated but as soon as the training pipeline had room they were put through the training. Later as t...

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by BravoOne
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Marine core fighter pilot?
Replies: 41
Views: 2890

Re: Marine core fighter pilot?

http://vintageflights.com/pilots/jim-nomad-lawrence/

As I recall one of those Bosnia sorties he took a SAM in the side of his A10 fuselage that did not go off. The guys on the ground were excited to get it when he landed as it had some new technology that they wanted to research.
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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Wow!


http://vintageflights.com/pilots/jim-nomad-lawrence/

As I recall one of those Bosnia sorties he took a SAM in the side of his A10 fuselage that did not go off. The guys on the ground were excited to get it when he landed as it had some new technology that they wanted to research.

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by BravoOne
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Marine core fighter pilot?
Replies: 41
Views: 2890

Re: Marine core fighter pilot?

While exceptionally rare we had a pilot at our airline that had joined the Marines at 17, and got in their MARCAD program at 19, He went to fly 450+ missions in Vietnam in the A4 and later did a tour as a FAC in the Birddog. Later joined the Marine Corps, Navy Reserves, and finally the USAF reserves...

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by BravoOne
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are some vintage airliners still operational?
Replies: 33
Views: 4274

Re: How are some vintage airliners still operational?

http://www.conniesurvivors.com
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For a complete rundown on Constellation survivors, both airworthy and not, check out http://www.conniesurvivors.com

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by BravoOne
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15721

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

744SPX wrote:
All it needs are APB blended winglets, which unfortunately still haven't been certified for the 762 AFAIK.


You are correct based on my experience with AP.

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by BravoOne
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12521

Re: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD

I think this is an A.Net naming convention as I have never seen that on a Boeing document?

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by BravoOne
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967
Replies: 44
Views: 9895

Re: Largest capacity passanger plane in 1967

Military Airlift Command, (MAC) were typically all coach, high density seating. I don't recall the pax load capacity but I assume that it was at or near certified max, regardless of it being a DC8 or 707. These aircraft were dedicated to moving personnel in and out of Vietnam, usually for R&R fl...

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by BravoOne
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967
Replies: 44
Views: 9895

Re: Largest capacity passanger plane in 1967

FTL, TIA, SWA, Capitol, and World all few the DC8's in MAC configurations. Not sure the time periods were in the 1967 era though. I was flying the 707-321C in and out of Vietnam, but my memory is slipping regarding regarding who else was on the ramps during that period. You can bet that it was not t...

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by BravoOne
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLAS-McCarran Hangar ID help
Replies: 19
Views: 3193

Re: KLAS-McCarran Hangar ID help

I see they mis labled the CV580 as a 340, but who is keeping score anyway?

In the ear;y days of the U2 development, Lockheed flew a lot of support with a couple of Connies. One 1049 and another 1649. These would operate in and out of Burbank but one has to imagine that they saw LAS on occassion.

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by BravoOne
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLAS-McCarran Hangar ID help
Replies: 19
Views: 3193

Re: KLAS-McCarran Hangar ID help

I am going to take a guess at this. Go into the database and look up F-27 N31HG. It appears to have a lot of blue surfaces. I cannot find who the owner of the aircraft is, so her are my guesses: 1) It belonged to Howard Hughes along with the hangar 2) It is the original Dept of Energy hangar that i...

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by BravoOne
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLAS-McCarran Hangar ID help
Replies: 19
Views: 3193

Re: KLAS-McCarran Hangar ID help

I am going to take a guess at this. Go into the database and look up F-27 N31HG. It appears to have a lot of blue surfaces. I cannot find who the owner of the aircraft is, so her are my guesses: 1) It belonged to Howard Hughes along with the hangar 2) It is the original Dept of Energy hangar that i...

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by BravoOne
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6392

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

Since ther Pats owner is Roger Kraft and he is a Trump supporter one might imagine that his gesture to provide this lift has some potential benefits to both parties. Politics as usual.....nah.

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by BravoOne
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6392

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

You are making way to much out of any avionics mods that would have been required for this kind of flight.Proably nothing more than swapping the FMS data base to include the latest PRC?Asia Nav Data Base assuming it was not complete to begin with. Once was involved with a former Qantas 767 that had ...

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by BravoOne
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6392

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

Specifically why do you not think this aircraft was not up to Chinese airspace?? Its not a moon shot you know, or maybe you don't? Gosh?? I dislike those double-question-marks?? Because I think they are rude?? And condescending?? Like the second sentence. That said, I can't speak for the person who...

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by BravoOne
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6392

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

Considering how slow the machinery usual turns, it is pretty impressive all that was accomplished in two weeks ... starting with a plane that wasn't set up to fly in Chinese airspace. I guess it is now! Specifically why do you not think this aircraft was not up to Chinese airspace?? Its not a moon ...

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by BravoOne
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6392

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

The plane needed mods because China uses the metric system for its airspace. This flight can be done without any "mods" and who is to say they have not replced the usual standby altimeter with a combination metric altimeter. I think UPS uses this system in their 767's? Good points On the ...

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by BravoOne
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6392

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

x1234 wrote:
The plane needed mods because China uses the metric system for its airspace.



This flight can be done without any "mods" and who is to say they have not replced the usual standby altimeter with a combination metric altimeter. I think UPS uses this system in their 767's?

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by BravoOne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS and ETP Add?
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: ETOPS and ETP Add?

Looked around and found a flight plan example. Sorry but I cannot format this material as it would appear on a paper flight plan. 737-8MAX 180 ETOPS KPDX PHNL DEST FUEL 28392 05+48 OWE 99200 PYLD 40100 RESV 2651 00+35 EZFW 139300 MZFW 145400 DEST MNVR 0000 00+00 ETOW 178900 MTOW 181200 ALTN 1750 00+...

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by BravoOne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS and ETP Add?
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: ETOPS and ETP Add?

The additional ETP fuel is only required under special circumstances, and I can't recall seeing it in anything but 180 minutes, most often on the 737NG and sometimes on the 787-8 & 9. In the case of the 787 it's simply driven be the fact that the wing is design takes a bigger hit than most when ...

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by BravoOne
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15721

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

Not uncommon to see Boeings painted in "Boeing Grey" paint. Look at N2767 and you will that the wings are painted white which was a mistake made by the owners oversight manager, not the paint facility.

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by BravoOne
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15721

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

I know the CP for Mideast Jet. I'll check with him tomorrow and see what's up.

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15721

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

I don't believe this aircraft has ever seen airline service. In addition I'm pretty sure it has been, or was tanked thus giving it 22 hours range. Not sure why this would be refered to as a "cargo jet" as I don't see a cargo door? Cargojet is the airline that owns the frame. They are a Ca...

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15721

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

I don't believe this aircraft has ever seen airline service. In addition I'm pretty sure it has been, or was tanked thus giving it 22 hours range. Not sure why this would be refered to as a "cargo jet" as I don't see a cargo door?

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15721

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

I doubt that Elan Express owns any aircraft? Elan probably owns the Part 125 Operating Certificate, thus the N registration. Elan Express originally provided these services for Vulcan Flight Operations (KBFI/757) and I believe the Denver Rockies (727-200) and briefly for Blue City Holdings (B767-200...

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by BravoOne
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't Hawaiian flying to more pacific islands?
Replies: 27
Views: 2950

Re: Why isn't Hawaiian flying to more pacific islands?

As I recall there was a large push to develop the tourism business in the South Pacific with many grand predictions of major hotel resort developments. For the most part it simply failed to live up to the predictions, and thus today it remains somewhat of a backwater for any significant tourism ind...

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by BravoOne
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't Hawaiian flying to more pacific islands?
Replies: 27
Views: 2950

Re: Why isn't Hawaiian flying to more pacific islands?

As I recall there was a large push to develop the tourism business in the South Pacific with many grand predictions of major hotel resort developments. For the most part it simply failed to live up to the predictions, and thus today it remains somewhat of a backwater for any significant tourism indu...

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by BravoOne
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 725
Views: 457903

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Thanks

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by BravoOne
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 725
Views: 457903

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://samchui.com/2020/03/26/covid-19 ... hotography
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Don't know if this has been posted before of even if this is appropriate so I'll let the mods do as they please with it.

https://samchui.com/2020/03/26/covid-19 ... hotography

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by BravoOne
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 8955, military charter or medical relief flight?
Replies: 15
Views: 2566

Re: DL 8955, military charter or medical relief flight?

It was quite common back as far as Vietnam MAC charters to use ANC in lieu of EDF simply because they were better prepared to handle the ground duties.

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by BravoOne
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical ops in HKG
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Re: Historical ops in HKG

There is a good book that details the earliest years of CX operations. Beyond Lion Rock. Might not have exactly what your'e looking for but it does have a wealth of early CX history. Pan American also had significant operations in and out of VHHH during the fifties on up through the 70's. They had D...

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by BravoOne
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7866

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

Biden could beat Trump but he probably won't. His VP pick willl determine the outcome. I know a number of never Trumpers who say if pick Harris they will not vote for him. As you might guess they are from Calif. We don't need their vote. We need 77k votes across 3 states. Keep dreaming. This is wha...

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by BravoOne
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7866

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

Duh? You know nothing about my voting history ...kid

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by BravoOne
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7866

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

Its people like you that assure my vote will not be for Joe Biden. Get over yourself. BTW your math is all screwed up.

Have a good day.

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by BravoOne
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7866

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

Biden could beat Trump but he probably won't. His VP pick willl determine the outcome. I know a number of never Trumpers who say if pick Harris they will not vote for him. As you might guess they are from Calif.

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by BravoOne
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14836

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

I saw a internal memo last week from Marriotts CEO that said expected that at least 20% of their resort properties would not reopen after this. This was not specific to the islands but rather world wide. Sobering.

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by BravoOne
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14836

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

Are the resort hotels remaining open?

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7147

Re: RUMOR - HA To Cancel All Mainland Flying

It's hard to believe that all mainland / island flying will cease as there are so many things that depend on this lifestream. Are the hotels still open? A lot of the major resorts in LAS are closed now and of course there are thousands of workers unemployed as of this hour so it's not hard to imagin...

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7147

Re: RUMOR - HA To Cancel All Mainland Flying

Probably just another "opportunity" for the likes of SWA? UGH, some posters! You know there are people who can potentially loose their jobs with this, and will in part affect communities in HI. Yet, what comes to mind to you is opportunities for SWA? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk And...

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7147

Re: RUMOR - HA To Cancel All Mainland Flying

barney captain wrote:
BravoOne wrote:
Probably just another "opportunity" for the likes of SWA?


If you think any of this constitutes an opportunity, you have a very warped sense of perspective........



Barney lets just wait and see what SWA does without any state authority actions.

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is that on this 737’s landing gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 4618

Re: What is that on this 737’s landing gear?

Gravel deflector for operations on unimproved runways. Alaska has used this in the past along with other back country operators. When the NG retracts it fits close to the fuselage.

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7147

Re: RUMOR - HA To Cancel All Mainland Flying

Probably just another "opportunity" for the likes of SWA?

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12493

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

A strange one this. A church with an aircraft, and a dedicated(yet small) team of Cabin Crew, flight crew, ground crews and engineers, all of whom are not surprisingly, devote Christians. Probably a lot of ex-5X pilots to draw from, as UPS until the late 2000s operated a sizable fleet of DC-8s, whi...

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