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by 411A
Sun Aug 04, 2002 9:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Corporate Flight Attendants
Replies: 9
Views: 7482

RE: Corporate Flight Attendants

You will find that once hired by a (large) corporate operator as a F/A, that THE most important aspect of your job is "aeroplane and passenger security" and will be sent for training accordingly.

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by 411A
Sun Aug 04, 2002 8:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About RR Engines
Replies: 24
Views: 3755

RE: Questions About RR Engines

The downside to RR engines, of course, is that they are heavier than 2 spool engines. In some cases by more than 2000 pounds each.

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by 411A
Sun Aug 04, 2002 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707-777 Comparasion
Replies: 12
Views: 1959

RE: 707-777 Comparasion

Hi there CV990.

FYI, the 720B carried no center tank fuel, 'twas a medium rande airliner, and designed thus.

Have personally flown the 707 for 12:25 (ATH-HOU) non-stop. Long enough for you?

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by 411A
Sun Aug 04, 2002 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707-777 Comparasion
Replies: 12
Views: 1959

RE: 707-777 Comparasion

Actually, the B707 was the first jet aeroplane that could carry more fuel (weight) than the airframe empty weight (-300 series). In addition, as I have personally operated the 707 to FL410...it goes just slightly higher than 36,000ft. BOAC (now BA) operated the first LAX-LHR flights with the 707 'ro...

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by 411A
Sun Aug 04, 2002 7:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where Do I Find The Airframe Life Limit
Replies: 4
Views: 12527

RE: Where Do I Find The Airframe Life Limit

You don't...generally most types do not have a life limit (certain British types excepted).

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by 411A
Wed Jul 31, 2002 9:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engines With Reduction Gears
Replies: 21
Views: 9876

RE: Engines With Reduction Gears

ALL turbo-shaft engines (for fixed wing or helicopter applications) have reduction gearing for the final shaft speed. Simple as that.

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by 411A
Wed Jul 31, 2002 9:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Director Bars In Different Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 10432

RE: Flight Director Bars In Different Aircraft

First used a "flight director" on the DC-6, was called the Sperry Zero Reader, worked great. Always have preferred the Sperry (crosspointer) display, especially for low visibility approaches.
Collins "V" bar...phooey.

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by 411A
Mon Jul 29, 2002 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washing A Plane
Replies: 10
Views: 1698

RE: Washing A Plane

Babaero,

Davao, s/n 1040...on a ferry flight to PHX. Clark later this year, you can be sure.

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by 411A
Sun Jul 28, 2002 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washing A Plane
Replies: 10
Views: 1698

RE: Washing A Plane

Had a TriStar washed in the Philippines two years ago...cost $150 and two cases on San Miguel beer...and took six hours. Bright and shiney.

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by 411A
Sun Jul 28, 2002 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes "Stored" In Tucson, Arizona.
Replies: 14
Views: 3299

RE: Planes "Stored" In Tucson, Arizona.

Go to Sun Coast Aviation and ask for Dave (owner)....think he may be able to help. Good luck.

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by 411A
Sun Jul 28, 2002 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A CAT IIIb Vs IIIc.Differences?
Replies: 5
Views: 7354

RE: A CAT IIIb Vs IIIc.Differences?

One small problem with CAT IIIc is taxiway guideance...sometimes there ain't any....if the soup is thick enough, even the "follow me" has problems.

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by 411A
Sun Jul 28, 2002 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About RR Engines
Replies: 24
Views: 3755

RE: Questions About RR Engines

Have flown with RR engines for over twenty five years....the best in the business...never had a failure (only precautionary shutdown a time or two).
The folks in Derby build GOOD engines.

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by 411A
Tue Jul 23, 2002 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where's The APU Exhaust On The DC10 And L1011?
Replies: 3
Views: 4687

RE: Where's The APU Exhaust On The DC10 And L1011?

The top of the right wing, inboard.

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by 411A
Mon Jul 22, 2002 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Releases 'jetiquette' Code For Passengers
Replies: 39
Views: 4702

RE: BA Releases 'jetiquette' Code For Passengers

Number six should be: use a bar of soap more than once a week. "Some" of the bucket and spade brigade returning from vacation...smell BAD.
And number seven...put a cork in the kid.

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by 411A
Mon Jul 22, 2002 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 707 Engine Pylons
Replies: 12
Views: 8479

RE: Boeing 707 Engine Pylons

Howdy again B747skipper. I managed to avoid the Kandara as the Sheraton had just opened. After two months moved to SaudiCity ("sand city" then as they had only one paved road) and spent ten years there, all on the L10. Turned down the 747 as my sense of humor was getting rather thin towards the end....

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by 411A
Mon Jul 22, 2002 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Need To Dump,if Above Max Landing Wieght
Replies: 16
Views: 4730

RE: The Need To Dump,if Above Max Landing Wieght

B747skipper

Don't think you would want to trade places with me...I fly the aeroplane and a desk as well (Chief Operating Officer). Trying to keep crews AND the Board of Directors in line is NOT easy.

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by 411A
Mon Jul 22, 2002 8:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Need To Dump,if Above Max Landing Wieght
Replies: 16
Views: 4730

RE: The Need To Dump,if Above Max Landing Wieght

And...for engine out go/around capability at these heavier weights? Never mind flap speeds.
We wait w/baited breath for the answer.
For those that land overweight...FltOps will ALWAYS ask. The answer CAN be found in the performance numbers...you just have to know where to look.

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by 411A
Mon Jul 22, 2002 8:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 707 Engine Pylons
Replies: 12
Views: 8479

RE: Boeing 707 Engine Pylons

B747skipper Yes, in regard to FREON aeroplanes, you are correct. But then again, I flew ex-TWA machines w/JT4 engines (freon) with engine bleeds installed (yes, quite correct)...go figure. Saudia you say? Yes indeed, did ten years w /them, all on the L10. Was offered a Capt position on the 707 but d...

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by 411A
Mon Jul 22, 2002 12:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Need To Dump,if Above Max Landing Wieght
Replies: 16
Views: 4730

RE: The Need To Dump,if Above Max Landing Wieght

It is nearly always better to fuel dump from the center tank first...for the same reasons that fuel burn (from the center tank) is used after takeoff as soon as possible...structual considerations.

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by 411A
Mon Jul 22, 2002 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 707 Engine Pylons
Replies: 12
Views: 8479

RE: Boeing 707 Engine Pylons

Beg to differ B747skipper. Have personally flown ex-TWA 707's (along with many from other airlines) and they ALL had engine bleeds available for pressurization. Not the best of course (as i'm sure you know), but available. Recall years ago had a "slight disagreement" with the F/E due to the fact tha...

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by 411A
Sun Jul 21, 2002 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Airline Pilots(captains)fly Different Types?
Replies: 16
Views: 7114

RE: Can Airline Pilots(captains)fly Different Types?

Actually B747skipper, TWA at the time allowed dual line qualifications but, this particular fellow wanted (for reasons known only to himself) to be triple qualified. Because he was rather senior, TWA said OK but as the training was time consuming, he was requested to use some of his accumulated vaca...

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by 411A
Sun Jul 21, 2002 10:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Airline Pilots(captains)fly Different Types?
Replies: 16
Views: 7114

RE: Can Airline Pilots(captains)fly Different Types?

Met a TWA Captain years ago that was triple line qualified...on the 747, L1011 and 767 concurrently. This guy spent the better part of his yearly vacation in the sim to remain so....we always thought he was a bit looney.
A TOTAL aviation guy, I guess.

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by 411A
Wed Jul 17, 2002 11:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Weights
Replies: 3
Views: 2328

RE: Engine Weights

The RR engine fitted to the Lockheed L1011-500 (RB.211-524B4) weighs 12,500 pounds, approximately. This includes all accessories and the thrust reverser. The static thrust output is 50,000 pounds.

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by 411A
Wed Jul 10, 2002 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actor Rod Steiger Dead
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

RE: Actor Rod Steiger Dead

Hello, Ren41...any particular reason you would like to know?

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by 411A
Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Been To Pakistan?
Replies: 15
Views: 2352

RE: Been To Pakistan?

Have spent a LOT of time there during layovers....and NEVER had a problem...found them to be very nice folks.
DO NOT judge a book by its cover.

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by 411A
Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actor Rod Steiger Dead
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

RE: Actor Rod Steiger Dead

Had him as a flight deck visitor many years ago....a perfect gentleman, and a VERY fine actor, IMHO.

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by 411A
Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Twin-Turbine Engine Time.
Replies: 2
Views: 1574

RE: Twin-Turbine Engine Time.

One of my employees (in a non-aviation related business, age 20) looked at Embry-Riddle and thought it was WAY too expensive, and I would have to agree. When he asked..."if YOU were interviewing me for that business jet job I want, what would you expect from me?" I told him that I would take him for...

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by 411A
Mon Jul 08, 2002 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Keflavik As Diversion In Bad Weather
Replies: 6
Views: 3747

RE: Keflavik As Diversion In Bad Weather

Been to KEF quite a few times....many runways...and never found it a problem. The ceiling seems to stay at 200 feet quite a lot, still not a problem.
Navaids always work, ATC always good...what more could you ask for?
And the bars don't close on Wednesdays anymore either.

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by 411A
Sat Jul 06, 2002 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Would Happen?
Replies: 10
Views: 3453

RE: What Would Happen?

Except, of course for Korean Airlines. They have THE definative operating experience for extending flaps during the takeoff roll.

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by 411A
Mon Jul 01, 2002 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Bye YS-11...
Replies: 18
Views: 2407

RE: Good Bye YS-11...

On a recent visit to MNL (March) there were 12 cargo YS-11's (9 being loaded at 10am) and two pax YS-11's, both boarding. These were clearly visible as I was on the airside perimeter road enroute to an exec helicopter for a trip to CRK. So, yes...alive and well in the Philippines would be correct. T...

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by 411A
Sun Jun 30, 2002 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Bye YS-11...
Replies: 18
Views: 2407

RE: Good Bye YS-11...

The YS-11 may indeed be disappearing in Japan but they are alive and well in the Philippines, both cargo and passenger.

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by 411A
Sun Jun 30, 2002 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 That Fell From The Sky
Replies: 42
Views: 15008

RE: The 727 That Fell From The Sky

Interesting discussion. It must be realised by all that for ANY non-approved maneauvers/procedures in airline aircraft by line, training or check Captains (unless required due to an emergency) may indeed result in suspension or dismissal. And it absolutely should, IMHO. Line pilots have NO business ...

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by 411A
Fri Jun 21, 2002 3:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Magnetic Heading?
Replies: 22
Views: 5932

RE: Why Magnetic Heading?

Before INS, grid navigation was used at higher latitudes, near the pole(s).
Not easy, unless you're a Navigator.

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by 411A
Thu Jun 20, 2002 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oxygen Mask.
Replies: 76
Views: 13098

RE: Oxygen Mask.

A very interesting discussion. A short story follows.. A few years ago, a cargo DC-8 departed and it was found by the Flight Engineer that he was unable to pressurise the cabin. So, the crew continued to climb to altitude (FL310 as I recall) after having donned their respective oxygen masks. After a...

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by 411A
Tue Jun 18, 2002 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Before GPS
Replies: 22
Views: 7860

RE: Before GPS

David B. Doppler navigation uses radio waves transmitted downward from the aircraft to the surface to measure drift and groundspeed, using the doppler phase shift of the received returns. The two most widely used units were the Bendix and Marconi Doppler Navigators. However, error crept in over time...

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by 411A
Tue Jun 18, 2002 11:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Before GPS
Replies: 22
Views: 7860

RE: Before GPS

In the 1950's, long range overwater flights used the following for navigation: Astro navigation (Navigator on board required) Pressure pattern navigation (Navigator and hi-range radio altimeter required) LORAN (A) navigation Doppler Navigation A combination of one or more was much better than any on...

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by 411A
Wed Jun 12, 2002 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are The Advantages Of Turboprops
Replies: 9
Views: 16022

RE: What Are The Advantages Of Turboprops

Well, just last week came back from MNL, and it seems that nearly all YS-11's have migrated there, mostly as freighters. Dart engines live a loooong time.

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by 411A
Wed Jun 12, 2002 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI 747-400 To LAX, Lost Power, Pax Abandon Plane
Replies: 18
Views: 4439

RE: CI 747-400 To LAX, Lost Power, Pax Abandon Plane

Reminds me of the NW 747 flight that was delayed a few years ago in BKK (bound for NRT). At the start of the takeoff roll, a Japanese pax decided that he wanted off...NOW. He jumped up, ran to the L4 door, opened same and tried to jump out. Two big burly American pax grabbed him by the ankles and pu...

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by 411A
Thu Jun 06, 2002 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The End Of Fairchild Dornier
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

RE: The End Of Fairchild Dornier

See...I told you so last month, but no one listens...dead as a doornail.

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by 411A
Mon Jun 03, 2002 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pax On Engine Ferry Flights
Replies: 14
Views: 4956

RE: Pax On Engine Ferry Flights

Yes indeed, the 707 was certified for 5th engine pod, with those aeroplanes so fitted with the required hardware. Have made two such flights in the past.

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by 411A
Fri May 31, 2002 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autoland Wind Restriction
Replies: 4
Views: 2729

RE: Autoland Wind Restriction

The Lockheed L1011 (standard long body aeroplane) was certified to land with 35 knots direct crosswind. Most airlines (or their regulatory authority) limit the crosswind component, especially in low visibility or wet runways.

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by 411A
Thu May 30, 2002 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners With Or Near Perfect Safety Records?
Replies: 19
Views: 2619

RE: Airliners With Or Near Perfect Safety Records?

The only A330 to be lost was during flight test for autopilot certification. Flight test crew only on board.

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by 411A
Thu May 30, 2002 7:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where Does This Door Lead To?
Replies: 10
Views: 3953

RE: Where Does This Door Lead To?

Not only Courtline...BA/Caledonian as well.

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by 411A
Wed May 29, 2002 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where Does This Door Lead To?
Replies: 10
Views: 3953

RE: Where Does This Door Lead To?

All -500 series TriStars (short body) have the galley on the upper deck.
A few standard body TriStars had the lower galley moved topside for more cargo space. British Airways...for example.

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by 411A
Tue May 21, 2002 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Careful When Opening The Door.
Replies: 24
Views: 2579

RE: Careful When Opening The Door.

Watched a training captain try to exit R1 door of a B747 without dis-arming the slide-raft...and out it went....pssssttt, for all to see. He suspended himself for thirty days...as he was the director of safety also.... Later on he landed at PHL (after a very long flight from JED) and two engines fla...

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by 411A
Mon May 20, 2002 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lost Tools.
Replies: 39
Views: 3741

RE: Lost Tools.

Had work done on my aeroplane, floor taken up to install an antenna. Two months later, floor up again to change a fuel valve...and lying right on top of the elevator and aileron cables was a wire terminal crimper, complete with initals engraved thereon....no charge from the FBO for the work...and mu...

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by 411A
Mon May 20, 2002 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NiCad Vs Lead Acid
Replies: 21
Views: 18239

RE: NiCad Vs Lead Acid

Had a thermal runaway with a nicad battery in a Fokker F.27 (2 batteries in nose).....terrible smell and a mess to clean up...but lucky, no fire or acft damage. This was years ago before battery temp sensors were fitted.

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by 411A
Sun May 19, 2002 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starting A New Airline
Replies: 2
Views: 2105

RE: Starting A New Airline

Generate a business plan...
Present same to investors...
Hope they will fund the project...
All the rest, from the funds acquired....the staff is the most important.

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by 411A
Sun May 19, 2002 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Takeoff Roll
Replies: 23
Views: 7030

RE: Longest Takeoff Roll

DHA-SIN, B707.....wheels left the runway 500 feet from the end....of the 12,000 foot runway. Required 1hr 25 minutes to reach FL290.
'Twas a warm day....

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by 411A
Thu May 16, 2002 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electra Going Trans-Atlantic Soon.....
Replies: 12
Views: 2279

RE: Electra Going Trans-Atlantic Soon.....

Indeed, don't knock the Electra. Our company was looking for a combi...but Reeve's was just too expensive at 1.4 million...just a bit TOO much.
But...a delight to fly.

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