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...Jump to post
The top of the right wing, inboard.Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
The only A330 to be lost was during flight test for autopilot certification. Flight test crew only on board.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post