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by BravoOne
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767/757 Interchanging Of Pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 9846

RE: 767/757 Interchanging Of Pilots

There have been several threads on the TWA switch issue before. Can't speak to the 757 or 767s that TWA operated but earlier Boeings like the 707 and 727 did in fact have reversed switch logic. Up was on, and down was off on the overhead panels as they treated them as vertical panels much like the <...

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by BravoOne
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-500 For Aerolineas Argentinas
Replies: 157
Views: 38392

RE: A340-500 For Aerolineas Argentinas

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CRJ900" class="quote" target="_blank">CRJ900</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0" al...

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by BravoOne
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use Of Cpdlc On Oceanic Airspace
Replies: 5
Views: 4864

RE: Use Of Cpdlc On Oceanic Airspace

It's all right here. The bible for FANS 1/A, CPDLC, <acronym title="Dallas - Addison (ADS), USA - Texas">ADS</acronym> C etc. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CCwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmexico.icao.int%2Ffasid%2FGOL...

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by BravoOne
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Connie Engines
Replies: 30
Views: 11647

RE: Connie Engines

Back in 1966 I flew the 1049H for FTL. A good portion of their Connie fleet was dedicated to a Navy QuickTans contract that started in Navy Norfolk and wound up in Navy Alameda or Travis AFB. Crossing the Rockies was always a flight planning task as the routings were selected so as to keep the engin...

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by BravoOne
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not A 737/A320 With More Range?
Replies: 28
Views: 9669

RE: Why Not A 737/A320 With More Range?

Just what we need a small cramped 737 that will stay aloft for ten hours!

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by BravoOne
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Oldest 757 Still In Service?
Replies: 45
Views: 22566

RE: The Oldest 757 Still In Service?

Well a little of subject but the lowest time 757 is in service is N1757 with around 9000 TT. Built in 1991.

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by BravoOne
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB Makes Noisy Pilots And Airlines Pay
Replies: 52
Views: 10263

RE: LGB Makes Noisy Pilots And Airlines Pay

Have to laugh at this subject. Several years ago I was flying a privately owened 727-200ER with JT9D's on it. We arrived at <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - California">LGB</acronym> around 1000PM and used all possible noise abatement procedures, including flaps 20. W...

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by BravoOne
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?
Replies: 41
Views: 11393

RE: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?

No I don't think the 787-9 has the range that the -8 has. Things are fluid at this time as Boeing has done some drag reduction mods to the -9 and it might come out ahead of the -8.

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by BravoOne
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?
Replies: 41
Views: 11393

RE: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/qblue" class="quote" target="_blank">qblue</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> It could likely be ...

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by BravoOne
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?
Replies: 41
Views: 11393

RE: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?

The -9 is a little shorter range than the -8....I think.

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by BravoOne
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?
Replies: 41
Views: 11393

RE: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?

Of course it's load restricted. That was not the question and since there is no such flight all of the above is meaningless other than the fact that it will fly a long ways with certain restrictions. I failed to factor in any ETOPS criteria so that could impact the lift even further. Busy watching t...

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by BravoOne
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?
Replies: 41
Views: 11393

RE: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?

No, I do this flight every weekend when I'm not doing my regular job as computer geek. Fictional? No such thing if your building a flight plan and using a computer with flight planning software. The flights I have shown are real time...as in today 09/17/2013.

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by BravoOne
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?
Replies: 41
Views: 11393

RE: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?

TNCC-RJAA 15:42 Fuel Req: 199.4 <acronym title="Tall Afar (FOB Sykes) (ORTF), Iraq">FOB</acronym>: 212.8 MTOGW: 502,500 ISA +7 60' hold 30' <acronym title="Tall Afar (FOB Sykes) (ORTF), Iraq">FOB</acronym> Landing resereve Payload: 45K (I guess they bought some goodies for the trip home) Start out a...

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by BravoOne
Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?
Replies: 41
Views: 11393

RE: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?

Yea, I ran it at FL350 (no steps), all the way and got much better fuel figures. TOGWT was 457K leaving a bunch of room for additional payload. P47 on the winds and 14:34 on the time. Regardless it's a easy leg for the aircraft.

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by BravoOne
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?
Replies: 41
Views: 11393

RE: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?

Don't have the time now to run new numbers but the OEW on this flight plan is 255K. Also it ran at .85 all the way across at FL270. I'm going have to check what that is all about but it did surprise me a little.

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by BravoOne
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?
Replies: 41
Views: 11393

RE: Non-stop NRT-CUR Possible On 787?

You guys are way off the mark on what this airplane can do. How about........ RJAA-TNCC: 14:18 TOGWT: 487.5 PAYLOAD 25K Fuel to destination: 213K 60 minutes hold 30 minutes landing reserves Some here constantly underestimate what a game changer this aircraft will be in the future, and the future is ...

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by BravoOne
Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA's Boeing 720 Short Lease
Replies: 54
Views: 12634

RE: TWA's Boeing 720 Short Lease

Western Airlines was the biggest operator of the B720B with a total of 36 aircraft purchased new from Boeing. They aslo operated 3 additional B720A models acquired from the PNA merger. Fantastic aircraft to fly as the thrust to weight ratio was way in the favor of thrust.<br><br>[Edited 2013-08-09 0...

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by BravoOne
Wed May 29, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11F - Fuel Burn
Replies: 16
Views: 6497

RE: MD-11F - Fuel Burn

Yes my numbers came directly from a flight plan a ran to see what would come up. Just did not have the max load capacity at my finger tips. I flew the airplane for about 5000 hours but it's been long enough ago that I do not remember those kind of details.

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by BravoOne
Wed May 29, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LOT 787s And Their ADS-B
Replies: 16
Views: 3760

RE: LOT 787s And Their ADS-B

Okay your talking about a ModeS squitter and that is not ADS B but just a component of the B. Get over it Jeeze!

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by BravoOne
Wed May 29, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LOT 787s And Their ADS-B
Replies: 16
Views: 3760

RE: LOT 787s And Their ADS-B

3 Miles I really don't know about Flightradar and how he sees it but I do know that the 787-8 is not equipped with ADS-B. End of that part of the discussion.

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by BravoOne
Wed May 29, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787-8 OEW
Replies: 4
Views: 3562

RE: B787-8 OEW

The Delivered Empty Weight (a Boeing term for Basic Empty Weight) is typically around 252,00# The Operational Empty Weight of course varies with the airline configuration but should be somewhere around 259,800 with flight and cabin crew, Residual fluids including say 110 USG water and 1300# pax cate...

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by BravoOne
Wed May 29, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11F - Fuel Burn
Replies: 16
Views: 6497

RE: MD-11F - Fuel Burn

Just so there is no confusion about the three hour burn versus the fuel required (domestic rules) here is some more data. International rules have increased fuel requirements in most cases. <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> power MD11F with a 120K pay load 3:00 = 43910# FL390...

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by BravoOne
Wed May 29, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LOT 787s And Their ADS-B
Replies: 16
Views: 3760

RE: LOT 787s And Their ADS-B

I don't believe the 787-8 in it's current configuration is equipped with <acronym title="Dallas - Addison (ADS), USA - Texas">ADS</acronym>-B. <acronym title="Dallas - Addison (ADS), USA - Texas">ADS</acronym>-C, yes, but the <acronym title="Dallas - Addison (ADS), USA - Texas">ADS</acronym> B will ...

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by BravoOne
Mon May 06, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747SP NHL Charter?
Replies: 18
Views: 12908

RE: Boeing 747SP NHL Charter?

In the case of the SJC Sharks I think the owner of Fry's and the owner of the Sharks are one in the same so there would be no conflict regarding the charter issue.

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by BravoOne
Mon May 06, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747SP NHL Charter?
Replies: 18
Views: 12908

RE: Boeing 747SP NHL Charter?

Aircraft such as this 747 and the others under Sands ownership are not allowed to hold out for charter. (FAR Part 125) There can be a very few exceptions, but in this case it's unlikely.

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by BravoOne
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots
Replies: 156
Views: 44184

RE: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots

I flew the Tristar but not in and out of <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>, All of my time ther was in the MD11, from the the inagural tr...

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by BravoOne
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots
Replies: 156
Views: 44184

RE: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots

Okay I see where the misunderstnding came from. You are correct regarding the UAL/DC10's that Delta leased prior to the L10's coming onboard. Thanks for the clarification.

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by BravoOne
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots
Replies: 156
Views: 44184

RE: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots

Quoting Pihero (Reply 67):
"A real airplane has switches and not gismo light thingies !", they used to say


Yes and on the L1011 they latched and unlatched as you may recall. Nice airplane for sure.

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by BravoOne
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots
Replies: 156
Views: 44184

RE: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots

Quoting BravoOne (Reply 78): <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> had six DC10's prior to or just as their L1011's were coming on line. Almost. Five, not six. Well since you brought it up I thought I should look it up as five sounded a little light. Actually m...

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by BravoOne
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747-400 (pax) Load And Trim Sheet
Replies: 8
Views: 12920

RE: Boeing 747-400 (pax) Load And Trim Sheet

You might find what your looking for if you Google a KAL 747-400F incidnet on takeoff from I believe Oslo. It's a complete incident report with graphics covering the load manifiest. There was a significant CG probem as I recall.

Good luck!

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by BravoOne
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots
Replies: 156
Views: 44184

RE: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cubastar" class="quote" target="_blank">cubastar</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border=...

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by BravoOne
Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Boeing Aircraft Can Pilots Be Cross Rated On
Replies: 24
Views: 12584

RE: Which Boeing Aircraft Can Pilots Be Cross Rated On

It says 777 (If he previosly obtained the 777 rating) and then it says 787. They are not combined as a 777/787, or 707/720 or DC6/7 rating here in the US. B-737; B-727; B707/720; B-757; B-767; B-777: B787: DC-10; L1011; G-V; <acronym title="Lacsa (Costa Rica)">LR</acronym>-JET Note that the 757/767 ...

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by BravoOne
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra 'hump' On Early B747's
Replies: 11
Views: 7482

RE: Extra 'hump' On Early B747's

Talking to some old timers at Boeing and they say that this first appeared on Line #05, TWA. Don't bet the farm on the accuracy as they are really old timers.

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by BravoOne
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Boeing Aircraft Can Pilots Be Cross Rated On
Replies: 24
Views: 12584

RE: Which Boeing Aircraft Can Pilots Be Cross Rated On

I usually spend at least four hours a day with them, I don't need furrther clarification. No problem and I don't mean to come off as hostile towards you.

Good day Sir.

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by BravoOne
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Boeing Aircraft Can Pilots Be Cross Rated On
Replies: 24
Views: 12584

RE: Which Boeing Aircraft Can Pilots Be Cross Rated On

Zeke, I can't make it any clearer to you apparently. The 787 is a seperate type rating. If you hold a FAA issued B777 type rating then you can take an FAA approved "compressed" type rating course at your airline or Boeing and obtain a 787 type rating. In turn if you don't have the 777 type you can t...

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by BravoOne
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Boeing Aircraft Can Pilots Be Cross Rated On
Replies: 24
Views: 12584

RE: Which Boeing Aircraft Can Pilots Be Cross Rated On

Not sure what your point is regarding the FAA link? They are not common types as the 757/767.

Also a small but anal point is that Boeing does not recognize the term"Button" on either the 777 or 787. They are switches. Go figure!

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by BravoOne
Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-100 Switches (up Is ON)
Replies: 24
Views: 6512

RE: 737-100 Switches (up Is ON)

Here is the true story of how this came about. TWA treated the overhead panels as if they were vertical panels like the <acronym title="Royal Khmer Airlines (Cambodia)">FE</acronym> panel thus up or back was <acronym title="Air Nauru">ON</acronym>. TWA did a fair amount of operational consulting for...

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by BravoOne
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Prediction For Boeing In Washington State
Replies: 41
Views: 9369

RE: My Prediction For Boeing In Washington State

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aklrno" class="quote" target="_blank">aklrno</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0" al...

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by BravoOne
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Boeing Aircraft Can Pilots Be Cross Rated On
Replies: 24
Views: 12584

RE: Which Boeing Aircraft Can Pilots Be Cross Rated On

I have flown the DC10-10/-30 as well as the MD11, but never the MD10. The FedEx pilots that I have talked to have said that the differences are minimal and well within the bounds of a single type rating.

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by BravoOne
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Boeing Aircraft Can Pilots Be Cross Rated On
Replies: 24
Views: 12584

RE: Which Boeing Aircraft Can Pilots Be Cross Rated On

The 777 and 787 are not common type ratings here is the US. Separate ratings on the certificate. If you are already 777 qualified you can do an FAA approved short course to obtain the 787 rating. EASA does combine the ratings into one much like the 757/767. I believe Canada issues separate ratings f...

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