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Old 22nd Aug 2010, 09:32
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main_dog
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Krug departure, Merlot transition
Posts: 528
Keep the stories coming!

Just wanted to add my voice to those encouraging you to continue... this thread is great stuff! What a fascinating ship; makes my day job on the B744 look plain in comparison

I too would like to ask what her idle thrust glide ratio was? From Bellerophon's post:
For a straight in approach, in zero wind, on a standard day, from FL600 to touchdown, typical figures would be something like a track distance of around 200nm, flying time of 22 minutes and 3,500kg of fuel.
Sounds like a typical airliner 15:1 glide ratio? (but down from FL600 in 22 minutes ?)
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