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by vikkyvik
Fri Aug 08, 2003 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comparison Of Exit Doors On The 757-300
Replies: 4
Views: 5796

Comparison Of Exit Doors On The 757-300

Just wondering....the 757-300 has 4 doors and 2 window exits on either side. however, the 767-300 has some combination of 4 total exits, with a comparable capacity. the 767-400 only has 4 doors on either side. Even the 777-200 only has 4 doors on either side, despite a significantly greater capacity...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Aug 08, 2003 9:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-400 Raked Wingtips
Replies: 35
Views: 10353

RE: 767-400 Raked Wingtips

i'm not sure how one would use raked wingtips to increase lift using the vortices. the vortices in general create a downwash on the upper surface of the outer wing, decreasing the apparent angle of attack, and hence lift. also, i'm not sure if this is what <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Expansion Project Approved By City
Replies: 16
Views: 3141

RE: ORD Expansion Project Approved By City

i was gonna say, that runway plan looks remarkably similar to DFW.  Smile

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by vikkyvik
Fri Aug 08, 2003 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Largest Airport?
Replies: 46
Views: 7765

RE: World's Largest Airport?

"Regards US airports, <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> is about 17,000 acres, DIA is a little more than that. But remember that <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> is also in that ballp...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Aug 08, 2003 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Largest Airport?
Replies: 46
Views: 7765

RE: World's Largest Airport?

In terms of US airbases (i can't speak for the rest of the world), don't know if they should be included as a lot of their area consists of nothing but desert. Though I suppose if you count the lakebed runways at Edwards and White Sands, they would probably be up there in size (Edwards' longest is s...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Largest Airport?
Replies: 46
Views: 7765

RE: World's Largest Airport?

indeed it is....new backup shuttle landing facility?  Smile

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by vikkyvik
Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-400 Raked Wingtips
Replies: 35
Views: 10353

RE: 767-400 Raked Wingtips

not to get too scientific here, but i remember some of this stuff from a basic flight mechanics class.... increasing the wingspan of any aircraft has a couple of purposes. first of all, obviously, the lift is increased due to the increased surface area of the wing. granted, the weight is also increa...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Largest Airport?
Replies: 46
Views: 7765

RE: World's Largest Airport?

not positive, but i know that Denver is one of the biggest, with 53 square miles (~136 sq km) of land (larger than the city of Boston), and 5 (soon to be 6) runways. to give you more of an idea, the 5 existing runways are all 12,000 ft (~3650 m), and the 6th will be 16,000 ft (~4870 m), making it th...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Small Airport
Replies: 50
Views: 4735

RE: Favorite Small Airport

I agree with Clrd2go...Manchester, <acronym title="All-Nippon Airways (Japan)">NH</acronym> is a beautiful airport, nice setting, nice terminal. Much easier to negotiate than Logan. Also, Hanscom Field in my hometown of Bedford, Mass....though I've never flown out of it, I go there now and then to w...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Size Of The 777's Engines?
Replies: 13
Views: 4185

RE: Size Of The 777's Engines?

even at a foot less than the exterior diameter of the 737, still a damn big engine!

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by vikkyvik
Wed Aug 06, 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Size Of The 777's Engines?
Replies: 13
Views: 4185

RE: Size Of The 777's Engines?

oddly enough, GE's website has the 90-115B's max diameter at 135 inches, only 1 inch more than the 94....though it does look much bigger....wonder why.

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by vikkyvik
Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Size Of The 777's Engines?
Replies: 13
Views: 4185

RE: Size Of The 777's Engines?

From <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> and Boeing's respective websites: Max diameter of <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym>-90-94B: 134 inches (11 ft. 2 in.) Interior cabin width of 737-800: 11 ft. 7 in. I believe the <acronym title="Precision Air Servi...

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by vikkyvik
Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Place To Spot Planes At BOS/Logan Intl'?
Replies: 4
Views: 4647

RE: Best Place To Spot Planes At BOS/Logan Intl'?

probably depends on what runways are in use as well. anyone know what the view is like from the top of the central parking garage?
~vik

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by vikkyvik
Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Cabin Crew Asked Me To F Off!
Replies: 51
Views: 11406

RE: BA Cabin Crew Asked Me To F Off!

"It's far too often that all the public wants to do is complain about someone. It's far too rare that the public takes the time to recognize good employees in this industry. If you felt that the crew was "superb," you should let <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> know." Absolutely. Well s...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scenic Approaches...
Replies: 31
Views: 3518

RE: Scenic Approaches...

Forgot to mention, the mountains on approach to Salt Lake City are beautiful.
~Vik

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by vikkyvik
Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scenic Approaches...
Replies: 31
Views: 3518

RE: Scenic Approaches...

Landing in Boston on 22L, if you're on the right side of the airplane. Approaching <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> from the east, also on the right side you get the contrast of the huge mountains with the huge city. It's beautiful if it's a c...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are You An America West Fan?
Replies: 34
Views: 3829

RE: Are You An America West Fan?

I've flown America West back and forth from coast to coast a few times, and never had a problem with them, though it gets a little old flying through Phoenix. Flights were reasonably comfortable and priced well. I would choose them over Southwest just because I can choose my seat in advance.
~Vik

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Loves To Watch The Flaps........?
Replies: 44
Views: 4898

RE: Who Loves To Watch The Flaps........?

Landings being my favorite part of any airplane flight, it's always interesting to watch the flaps being deployed. Especially seeing when they're deployed to what setting at what altitude and such on approach. Like Klm-md11 said, it is a bit nerve wracking to think that the pilot may forget to deplo...

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