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by BravoOne
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 389311

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

All interesting replies, but it seems like they all look through the lens of how Delta was/is before all this started. Once we're past the worst of this virus, it will be the overall domestic and global airline industry landscape that will ultimately have a profound impact on DL, and how they plot ...

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by BravoOne
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did UA retire the L-1011?
Replies: 31
Views: 6377

Re: Why did UA retire the L-1011?

Did United put their own interiors in the L10's? Or a hybrid PA/UA or did they keep PA colors? Never found a picture of UA L10 interiors Some sort of UA interior made it to the L10s. I remember seeing used UA airplane carpet at the TOC in ATL in the early '90s (presumably from a UA L10). Was it the...

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by BravoOne
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?
Replies: 43
Views: 14072

Re: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?

wjcandee wrote:
Well so far all that's at MZJ from DL is (2) A333s; (2) 77Ls; (1) 764. A few recent additions from some other guys, though.


I think there are about 12 Delta aircraft headed for MZJ as of today. More to follow shortly.

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by BravoOne
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If Flying Tiger Line was still around today...
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: If Flying Tiger Line was still around today...

Don't believe it had any formal association with FTL.

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by BravoOne
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?
Replies: 43
Views: 14072

Re: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?

Many airlines use Marana for both short and long term storage. Probably a lot cheaper than ramp space at their stations. Good dry weather is an ideal factor as well. Marana is a lot more than a bone yard. Do a little research and you will be amazed what all goes on there.

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early retirement for flight crews
Replies: 72
Views: 11705

Re: Early retirement for flight crews

So when tomorrow comes and AA cuts 75% of their international flying what are the men and women flying 787s, 777s , A330s and 767s going to do? Not sure how their contracts are written but it would in all likelihood they still provide some sort of pay in lieu of that grounding. Remember you just do...

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early retirement for flight crews
Replies: 72
Views: 11705

Re: Early retirement for flight crews

Every airline is going to try to hold on to as many pilots as they can. If they don’t atlas and the cargo boys will take them with open arms. Even fedex and ups may try to top up with any experience ATPs getting furloughed. Both FedEx and UP have pliantly of pilots to choose from and double that th...

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early retirement for flight crews
Replies: 72
Views: 11705

Re: Early retirement for flight crews

I believe Delta has offered early retirement packages at least twice. Once in the early 90's and 2nd time in the mid to late 90's. Both times it was for the first 500 pilots that signed up. The 2nd offering was driven by the possibility of not receiving your 50% lump sum so it was somewhat fear driv...

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would a test flight be flying low?
Replies: 19
Views: 1950

Re: Why would a test flight be flying low?

We know it’s a test flight due to routing and type. Why it was flown at 10,000’ is on the test card and nobody’s business but the crew, Boeing Flight Ops and US Navy. It didn’t seem to violate any regulations at that height, which then would be an issue for the FAA. It was not something I was used ...

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by BravoOne
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If Flying Tiger Line was still around today...
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: If Flying Tiger Line was still around today...

DesertAir wrote:
There would still exist that wonderful Flying Tigers restaurant at the San Francisco Wharf. It was my dad's favorite restaurant.



Don't recall that place? Details please?

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by BravoOne
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would a test flight be flying low?
Replies: 19
Views: 1950

Re: Why would a test flight be flying low?

unimproved wrote:
Mask drop test. Stabilize at 10, bump it up a little bit to get them to drop and descend again.


The auto mask drop does not occur until the cabin reaches 14,500+/-

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by BravoOne
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 77460

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Dano1977 wrote:
I got a nice e-mail last night from P&O.

On top of the £500 on board spend when we booked, they have given us another £400 to go with it.


Where is your cruise departing from?

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by BravoOne
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 77460

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Princes Cruises just canceled all trips for the next 60 days, or through May 12. More to follow.

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by BravoOne
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11878

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

CALTECH....Personally, I thank you for showing proof in your pics. Someone (We know who) got called out on their smart ass comments about the upper beacon light flashing on the 777-9 first flight. In this forum on knowledgeable aviation enthusiasts, we knew we did not see that light flash... .........

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by BravoOne
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11878

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

Please do send that email to the 777X chief pilot....can't beat factual info on a highly esteemed forum such as this where people from all walks of life post accurate information to the best of their ability. Do not disappoint this forum..send that email I have sent the email but no promises on the...

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by BravoOne
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11878

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

Please do send that email to the 777X chief pilot....can't beat factual info on a highly esteemed forum such as this where people from all walks of life post accurate information to the best of their ability. Do not disappoint this forum..send that email I have sent the email but no promises on the...

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by BravoOne
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11878

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

xms3200 wrote:
Thanks CALTECH for the pics..... always appreciate your accurate and factual info on this forum!!!!!



Tell you what. i'll send an email to the 777X Chief Pilot and ask him for an explanation. No promise that he will take the time to answer as emails are probably a dirty word these daysI

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by BravoOne
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11878

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

Give it a rest, please.

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by BravoOne
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court
Replies: 98
Views: 2845

Re: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court

He's obviously talking about a political price, but sure, go ahead and make a big fuss about this. The irony is the Right wing in this country calls everyone who disagrees with them snowflakes. And yet they get the vapors when anyone calls them out. And by the way, here's a quotation from Kavanaugh...

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by BravoOne
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 6025

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

Painting the house Honestly , it all started with a 100 dollar dinner date. Then there was a ring, then there was a wedding, honeymoon then there was a house, and then another house, then a car, then doctor's appointements. A kid, diapers, another kid, more diapers, formula, babysitting, preschool,...

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by BravoOne
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more fuel saving measures during taxi?
Replies: 24
Views: 3535

Re: No more fuel saving measures during taxi?

What type of aircraft?

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by BravoOne
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Images show massive Antarctic change in just 9 days
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Images show massive Antarctic change in just 9 days

Images show massive Antarctic change in just 9 days CNN's Tom Sater speaks to scientists about an unprecedented heat wave that has resulted in rapidly melting ice caps in Antarctica. Experts warn this may lead to irreversible damage. Source: CNN Link to video The Antarctic is one of the regions whi...

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: visit Japan for Summer Olympics?
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: visit Japan for Summer Olympics?

Who really cares if the Olympics happen or not? Just another waste of time and money by greedy politicians. If the Corona virus is all it's cracked up to be, I would stay away, save some serious money and check out some local venues in your respective countries who probably need the money.

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by BravoOne
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civilian aviation to military?
Replies: 23
Views: 2405

Re: Civilian aviation to military?

Just to throw another wrench in e38''s well written response from my own experience. I was a Calif ANG pilot flying the C97 out of VNY. We had a couple of FAA Inspectors in our two squadrons, and they were able to issue B377 type ratings to pilots as they did their annual proficiency check rides. Th...

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by BravoOne
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 185858

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

People are getting told to not travel domestically even for leisure. Who is being told not to travel domestically and by whom? You have probably already heard about Amazon telling its employees not to travel domestically. I think you will find this is happening across many companies in North Americ...

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by BravoOne
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 170880

Re: Partisanship complicates US coronavirus reactions

Apparently today he declared you must go through him if you are a government official to release info cuz he is worried the info will mess up the markets This is the real terrifying news here, all info must first be cleared by Pence. They're imposing a damn intentional information vacuum on us PRC ...

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by BravoOne
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Brakes for 787 - Safran or Goodrich?
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Brakes for 787 - Safran or Goodrich?

Do the different brakes have different specs (i.e. one have better stopping performance than the other)? Can't speak specifically to the 787, but the answer is yes, there are different brakes for some Boeings that increase the stopping power. I can poke around and if I can cite a specific example. ...

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by BravoOne
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Brakes for 787 - Safran or Goodrich?
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Brakes for 787 - Safran or Goodrich?

I think that is fairly typical when you purchase a new Boeing, be it avionics, galleys, engines, etc.

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by BravoOne
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civilian aviation to military?
Replies: 23
Views: 2405

Re: Civilian aviation to military?

I know one guy who went for an E-6 USAF Reserve C-17 crew chief to becoming a USAF Active Duty Pilot at age 30. He is not a senior Major, and most of his flying is in C-17's. He got his PPL when he was sixteen, had near a 1,000 hours in Cessna's and such. The reason it took so long was he had to co...

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by BravoOne
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7974

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

Dating me, but using mirror to read the compass in the -9 was pretty silly. I mean, it wasn’t designed by Lucas engineers despite the appearance. Lucas...funny... AKA "the Prince Of Darkness"......from a previous MGB owner..... The first time I flew an aircraft with an electrical system p...

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by BravoOne
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civilian aviation to military?
Replies: 23
Views: 2405

Re: Civilian aviation to military?

I think you will find that most of the military pilots that have signed on with the regionals have a gap in their recent flying and the regionals are willing to overlook that. This gives them some recent flight experience and also gives them Part 121 time as well. I do think there is a small, but ne...

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by BravoOne
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this really an issue to pilots? (Current in-flight re-planning system)
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Is this really an issue to pilots? (Current in-flight re-planning system)

Not sure why this would be done manually? Dispatch has the capability of sending you a revised CFP via the ACARS and if by chance you have a wide carriage printer on your aircraft it's pretty straight forward. You might wish to plot a new course and ETPS if using a plotting chart, and they are appli...

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by BravoOne
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twin Otter - prop lever usage?
Replies: 19
Views: 1693

Re: Twin Otter - prop lever usage?

BravoOne wrote:
The fuel tanks are under the floor of this aircraft. Small aux tanks in the wings.


In addition, there is a requirement to replace all control cables every one or two years if operated in salt water, as I recall.

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by BravoOne
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twin Otter - prop lever usage?
Replies: 19
Views: 1693

Re: Twin Otter - prop lever usage?

The fuel tanks are under the floor of this aircraft. Small aux tanks in the wings.

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by BravoOne
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11878

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

Keep your cool A.net friends, I reached out to a source at Boeing and this was his reply..... None of the test frames have a top beacon. It has a testing sensor in that location and will be outfitted when rework is completed. Same thing happened on the 787’s and MAX test frames. Hope that clears th...

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by BravoOne
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11878

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

johnclipper wrote:
and still no one answers the question if N779XW has a red beacon on top...



Yes, there is a beacon on the top and bottom. Feel better now? Only on a.net!

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by BravoOne
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11878

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

Yes there is an upper and lower red beacon light. They are both controlled by the same single switch. It is a push switch as opposed to a toggling switch and located on the P5 overhead panel. Hope that helps:) Right then we are all wondering why we did not see the dorsal light on the first flight. ...

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by BravoOne
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11878

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

Yes there is an upper and lower red beacon light. They are both controlled by the same single switch. It is a push switch as opposed to a toggling switch and located on the P5 overhead panel.

Hope that helps:)

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by BravoOne
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11878

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

Any Boeing technicians who work the flight line on this forum...after 4 weeks, no answer to this burning question...all it takes is someone to notice whether there is an upper red beacon light flashing...newer tech 737 LED light inputs, LED evolution technology, 787 LED lights ...all no help... sim...

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by BravoOne
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if no one ran for president?
Replies: 19
Views: 969

Re: What if no one ran for president?

NIKV69 wrote:
Ted Cruz is most likley running so the Dems better get somebody other than Bernie to run in 2024



Bernie won't live long enough to see 2024, assuming he is elected in 2020. The guy looks as if his BP is off the charts already.

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by BravoOne
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twin Otter - prop lever usage?
Replies: 19
Views: 1693

Re: Twin Otter - prop lever usage?

I don't have a definitive answer for that. Gruman and a few others have done it that way since the beginning, and I must say it feels more natural, especially when maneuvering on the water. The Twotter on amphibious wheels is like steering a shopping cart.

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by BravoOne
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election Security Official says Russia trying to help Trump
Replies: 44
Views: 1433

Re: Election Security Official says Russia trying to help trump.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/20/politics/trump-russia-intelligence-2020/index.html Another warning about the 2020 election and influence from Russia to aid trump. This comes as no surprise to anyone who follows politics and has seen and heard many times how they already did this in 2016. There is al...

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by BravoOne
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?
Replies: 41
Views: 3455

Re: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?

You would think NBC would be a lot be a lot better as I think Lester Holt's brother was the former VP of Flight Ops at Alaska Airlines. Kind of makes you wonder about all the other "news" that we see from the mainline news organiztions? You mention Lester Holt...one of his hobbies is flig...

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by BravoOne
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?
Replies: 41
Views: 3455

Re: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?

You would think NBC would be a lot be a lot better as I think Lester Holt's brother was the former VP of Flight Ops at Alaska Airlines. Kind of makes you wonder about all the other "news" that we see from the mainline news organiztions? Lester Holt's brother is indeed an AS pilot. The inf...

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by BravoOne
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?
Replies: 41
Views: 3455

Re: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?

You would think NBC would be a lot be a lot better as I think Lester Holt's brother was the former VP of Flight Ops at Alaska Airlines. Kind of makes you wonder about all the other "news" that we see from the mainline news organiztions?

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by BravoOne
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twin Otter - prop lever usage?
Replies: 19
Views: 1693

Re: Twin Otter - prop lever usage?

During taxi props are forward as they are in takeoff. Climb and cruise they are pulled back and for landing they are once again full forward. Lots of variables. My experience is in a Twotter amphibious float plane. Galaxy Flyer has it down pretty well.

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by BravoOne
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 8197

Re: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash

blacksoviet wrote:
Does Boeing still support the DC-6?


I have seen DC7C documents on My Boeing Fleet within the last ten years.

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by BravoOne
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 8197

Re: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash

Usually the FE pulls back on small lock out bar that sits on top of the pedestal that in turn allows the pilot to move throttle to be moved aft and into reverse. The other hand, usually the right hand is on the four mixture controls leaning the engines out as they come back through idle and then bri...

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by BravoOne
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to looking to be carbon neutral by 2050
Replies: 20
Views: 2205

Re: Delta to looking to be carbon neutral by 2050

Use to fly a privately owned 767-200ER tha was owned and operated for the benefit of three billionaires. There was a small sign near the inside of the 1L door that told about their tree restoration scheme to offset their carbon footprint. Other than he signage,I never saw or heard any evdence of thi...

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