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by Apprentice
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 11375

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

Guyanam: Good Evening, pls try to postulate himself for nex elections. Country is loosing an oustanding leader. 1. If American do not want to visit Cuba, why are we losing our time. Last notice: they are charmily welcome when in Cuba. 2, Cuba do not want tourism, because system will be fall do to “b...

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by Apprentice
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9900

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

Guyanm: Good Morning. one problem in this kind of forum is to find some one who compre Apple to apple and...
It is not fare to compare Cuba and USA, concerning pax, routes etc.
Please use more similaries comparation, with Republica Dominicana, Haity, Jamaica....
Rgds

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by Apprentice
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 11375

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

Guyanm: Good Morning. Again not agree with a postulate that “ USA is one of largest sources of imports...”. Do You have numbers? Last time I Checked they were: EC, Canada and Venezuela were first.. In my opinion, and I have noyhing to back that, Cubana want to flight to US.: short flight, with a goo...

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by Apprentice
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 11375

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

Guyanm, Good Morning: Just to move out of just worlds, I will like to know if You have numbers to back your positions, or there is just your opinion. Cuba had openly welcome tourist, from any were. Prohibition for US’s citizen and limitation for cuban born US’s citizen to do a free travel to Cuba an...

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by Apprentice
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana using IL96 to YYZ
Replies: 32
Views: 8336

Re: Cubana using IL96 to YYZ

Guyanm: Good Morning. Again not agree with a postulate that “ USA is one of largest sources of imports...”. Do You have numbers? Last time I Checked they were: EC, Canada and Venezuela were first.. In my opinion, and I have noyhing to back that, Cubana want to flight to US.: short flight, with a goo...

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by Apprentice
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 10087

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

Hi: There is a small difference when plane brakes using pads (steel against steel surface) than snubbers that help to worn out those wheels quickly.
Rgds

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by Apprentice
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 10087

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

(We can’t take for public use). Sorry
Rgds

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by Apprentice
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 10087

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

fr8mech, Good Evening, in our companies we do not keep AMM, we can take for public use and of course, they are not a Manual for Students. They do not explain a lot.But You always can make Yourself a question: why they ues this system on those planes? Answer ...
Rgds

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 10087

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

Hi: For a medium plane nose gear wheel, if snubbers will be used, wheels will keep rotating all gear up procces, till nlg is almost up and lock.One of brake system, +; in both main and nose gear is that brakes activates and wheels stop as soon as Landing Gear start wheel up process start. Vibration ...

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 11375

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

I heard a rumour they were looking at the ARJ21. Maybe to curry favor with the Chinese government? We will see if anything comes of it. Chrisp, Good Mornning: Do You have any info about this chineese planes. Dependability, Performance? Just remenbering when the copied an An-24 and wanted to sell Rgds

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9900

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

Last but not least, Cubana was picked and flew our atlhetes from La Havana to Sidney for a series of flights considered difficult and in a route our pilots have not experiences at all. With very old and already no so dependable Navigation Computers.
Kudos to theses Crew

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9900

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

Hi, our people have learn, that they can depend in Cubana, should and epidhemie , hurracan or similar hit the country.
Cubana airplanes will go were ever is needed to serch for necessarie provisions/medicines.

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9900

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

Guyanm, again disagree. Cubana keepflying to:
-North America
- Central America
- South America
-Europe
- Africa

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9900

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

Guyanm, as I told, I don’t like to talk about this. At the end is Politics. If a cuban citizen is invited by a relative or a parent, those have to fill an affidavit for him, and pay big money if he does not return as the visa expires. The one to came is illegaly in the country., risk to be detainee ...

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9900

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

Antonio, Good Evening and sorry for mistakes. At the begining of USA-Cuban dialog, idea was to have full relationship between 2 goberments, but it went another way: Since the begining of 60ties, american citizan were not allow to travel to Cuba. Several exceptions: american who get an special permit...

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9900

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

Guyanam, Good Evening. I’m disagree. The age of any company in the bussines is not irrelevant, a company may went into bankarruptcy with many years in the businnes, agree, but, must of the time is another way around. In my case, I just have to show my gratitude to al technical teachers and technical...

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana using IL96 to YYZ
Replies: 32
Views: 8336

Re: Cubana using IL96 to YYZ

dcanet, Good Evening, You are right, You dont need the latest technology to take aerial fotos, but it will be like, WWII technology to spy 2018’s american base !!?? And what, I repeat was more shocking: Cuban planes had no right to fly when US’s ones were allowed. I never understood, why american to...

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by Apprentice
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 10087

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

B727; Tu-154M; IL-62M, for the ones I had worked on ...

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by Apprentice
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 10087

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

Caltech, sorry, I will try again. These NLG brakes got same principle as an automobile’s fwd wheels brake. Only difference is, in auto, When You press Brake, You got every wheel braked. On a plane, when You press “Brake”, You will have hyd press ONLY on Main Landing Gear, all of them, except when an...

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by Apprentice
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flashing FA call lights? A321
Replies: 7
Views: 1797

Re: Flashing FA call lights? A321

Good Morning. Do You remember the light’s color?
It have differents one depend who is calling, crew, Main Purser, Another FA, or a Pax

Rgds

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by Apprentice
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 16240

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

QUOTTED/ “Registration Details For HI-499 (Cubana) SE-210 Caravelle-III Serial 154 Line Number First Flight Model SE-210 Caravelle-III Status Stored Comments Expo Cuba south of Havana 7.89 s12.10 complete except for tail section no regi, Registration History Reg Airline Delivered Status Not Seen It ...

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by Apprentice
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9900

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

armcom wrote:
In October Cubana will have 89 years of flying.


Hi and sorry. Yes, You are Right. Cubana start flights in 1929.

(0 today in Mathematics)

Rgds

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by Apprentice
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9900

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

Adipocere: I made same question to a good friend that was in such a flight: There is a special zone, UN’s zone, where to park. This zone is protected and under UN’s “soberanity”. And also help a subjetive factor, for a NY’s judge, is more difficult to understand how, a 1985 built russian plane may b...

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by Apprentice
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9900

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

The government of Cuba will change when that of China does. In other words NEVER. At some point US policy will change though. As Trump's tariff wars restrict access for US agriculture Cuba will look even better than it already does. Allowing US visitors will increase the probability that US farmers...

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by Apprentice
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 11375

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

USFLyer, Good Morning:: “...way around US sanctions” it is not problem. Cubana may use leased planes a-la-AOM, for instance and nobody will inpound french propierty. As I understand, what Cubana is looking for is RECIPROCITY. : cuban planes flying to US as US’s planes flight to Cuba. Rgds QUOTTE / ...

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by Apprentice
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: British Airways cancelled my flight because holes in plane after lightning strike
Replies: 24
Views: 6498

Re: British Airways cancelled my flight because holes in plane after lightning strike

So: I will said: Thanks BA, for take Safety always first.
Appreciate Your quality
Rgds

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by Apprentice
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: British Airways cancelled my flight because holes in plane after lightning strike
Replies: 24
Views: 6498

Re: British Airways cancelled my flight because holes in plane after lightning strike

Hi: Lightning Strike, most of the times “Hit” front of plane, (Radome ) and leave or by wings tips “disipators” or end of fuselaje. “Leave” damage may be postponed for some cicles, and includes, replace rivets, paint, replace “electrostatics disipators on wing/ Stabilizer. “In” damage, affect most o...

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by Apprentice
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9900

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

gregn21, hello: Yes they are people ready to flight old planes, should there are well maintained. There are people who travel long distances just to catch such a flight. But do not worry, if, Cubana will fly to US, it will be with leased metals, to avoid legal discussions. The questions is why they ...

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by Apprentice
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somber future for Cubana?
Replies: 8
Views: 2015

Re: Somber future for Cubana?

PanHAM, hi, I repeat no big experince on East German, but now, to my questions 1 & 2 y will add another: When a President of aircompanies uses Form and a Grade, will convert the company in a Bottonles Pit? And another (sorry, many new concepts in this discusion) - Guided economy, is an OXYMORON?...

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by Apprentice
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 11375

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

USFLyer, Good Morning:: “...way around US sanctions” it is not problem. Cubana may use leased planes a-la-AOM, for instance and nobody will inpound french propierty.
As I understand, what Cubana is looking for is RECIPROCITY. : cuban planes flying to US as US’s planes flight to Cuba.
Rgds

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by Apprentice
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somber future for Cubana?
Replies: 8
Views: 2015

Re: Somber future for Cubana?

it was so in Russia and it was so in East Germany that everything in Aviation was controlled under one umbrella, which was Aeroflot in Russia and Interflug i East Germany. If ECASA and Cubana are separate, they have at least one thng in common and that is their owner, the Cuban State. That is so in...

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by Apprentice
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 11375

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

Cubana is a true mess, just like the country. How many jets of each type they have in the fleet... and how many of each type are flying currently? Leleko, Good Morning: How is that You know Cubana? Did You work there? Are You a cuban, have You been there lately? Concerning Russian fleet , they (rus...

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by Apprentice
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9900

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States? Around the same time they can guarantee the crew won't abandon the aircraft and seek asylum in the U.S. Time to time, a Cubana airplane land is US, Special Flight to United Nations, flights coming from Europe with any techical problem, or ...

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by Apprentice
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9900

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

Some times You may see well dressed yong people around those unairworthiness planes. Before telling that they are preparing planes for flight, pay attention, they use theese planes as a Trainers for FA Safety Course. Time to time, they even open a door emergency slide also as a training on a real pl...

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by Apprentice
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9900

Re: So........when will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

I love the aircraft graveyard that they have at their hanger in Havana. Like 15 aircraft with all parts missing. Good luck getting FAA certified. Whatever your political views on Cuba and the United States, There is an over capacity there right now. Hi: Difference is that Graveyard here are not on ...

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by Apprentice
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somber future for Cubana?
Replies: 8
Views: 2015

Re: Somber future for Cubana?

Cubana is there since 1929, almost 90 yrs, and had been “killed” several times. I do not understand how people may arise to conclusion that it don’t need to be profitable. Cuba is not an economic power and do not have resources to “play” to aircompany owner. Last I heard was that Cubana was profitab...

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by Apprentice
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A350 Toilet Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 2288

Re: Airbus A350 Toilet Issue

Hi: And now out of curiosity, any mech with experience in Airbus, what is new on ATA 38, A-350?

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by Apprentice
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 16240

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

No. It was a Caravelle from R. Dominicana They almost land crased in BOY, (Lost 1 engine?)
It seat on BOY for a while, (2 or 3 years) till, when airport realized that owner will not come to pay for
Airport ise, they impounded and sell to a cafeteria to recover some $
Rgds

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by Apprentice
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 16240

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Noshow, Good Morning: In another comunist country, they moved a Caravelle (unairworthy), removing wings, with a fake fixed main LG , NLG, retracted and a/c nose on a truck bed, The whole plane was tied to the truck. After testing this “device” for a while, inside airport, they started a ground movem...

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by Apprentice
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A350 Toilet Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 2288

Re: Airbus A350 Toilet Issue

Hi:
Does Airbus introduced modifications on A-350 Toilets?
May they be escalated up and down for A330/A320?

Rgds

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by Apprentice
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A350 Toilet Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 2288

Re: Airbus A350 Toilet Issue

Zeke, Good Morning. Yes You are right, never had been even close to an A350, my experience giving Line Mx to Airbus limit to Aerolineas A310 Air France A-320 LTU (Now Air Berlin), A330, Alitalia Iberia, Air France, Aerolíneas, A340. I talk about my partners’ and mine experiences on those Planes. I h...

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by Apprentice
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A350 Toilet Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 2288

Re: Airbus A350 Toilet Issue

Hi: IMHO,: Very poor design System not loved by Mx to work on it. Mx Computers do not help to much when there is a Malfunction, to Trouble shoot and determine action or Part u/s Handling People who service system do not have, technical preparation and time to service well system Airbus had not pay a...

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by Apprentice
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What does ground scanning mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 2115

Re: What does ground scanning mean?

Hi: Out of Memory, Ground Scan been the simplest test, is the one You perform most comom, for other tests, like Pitch System, with involve several system, hidraulics, ADIRUS etc, there are specific instructions about when are mandatory.
Rgd#

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by Apprentice
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 16240

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

WilcatYXU hi: explanation given to us was different. They recognized that they did not know/ Get proper training/ conditions to make Landing Gear Alluminium Alloys. I even remember, a long time ago, a Bristol Britania very hard landing. They came, to pick parts of the broken LG to make espectral ana...

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 16240

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Hello: For those who had no touched Russian Planes, just a curiosity. IL-62M and all Soviets Planes got Nose and Main Landing Gear (and for IL-62, even Tail Landing Gear), made from Stainless Steel, witch raises Landing Gear Rough Landing Capacity. During 50-60, very few Concrete Landing Strips were...

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 16240

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

N776 UA, hi: ”No, but I know what you’re talking about because I’ve flown a myriad of airplanes. When you say “drop landing,” you mean a firm landing where one does not “float” the airplane or try for a nice, smooth touchdown. The goal is just to get the airplane on the ground, get the spoilers out,...

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 16240

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Flightturtle: Expresión: “Good Landing are these landing from which You may leave walking”, was introduced by US navy Pilots on WWII, after a fierce dogfights with Japan’s Pilots. My Respect and Honor to THEM, specially today
Reinaldo

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 16240

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

A good landing is when you can fly the airplane again. And here, the plane was already written off. Playing dirty and dunking the plane into the soil is the right thing to do. David Hi: that mission, did not contemplate “fly the airplane again” “Our training has been that if you bounce a landing li...

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 16240

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Hi: “The correct technique is to accept a firm landing. The problem in the video is that he *bounced*. Bouncing does not equate to maximum braking effectiveness.” Disagree, bounce in an Airport Landing Strip, with all conditions, hapen. In such a strip, ...... Do You have any reference from IL-62M F...

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by Apprentice
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 16240

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

N766 UA, hi, I don’t know this Captains and I ‘m not a German, just, in my opinion and with few knowledges I have from this a/c, I consider this as a landing under the same category of WWII landings, “any landing from which You may leave walking...” I will not openly criticize You, since I understan...

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