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Boeing 747 Dreamlifter

Old 13th Jan 2021, 19:35
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Boeing 747 Dreamlifter

A fascinating talk by Boeing test pilot Jerry Whites on the development and flight testing of the Dreamlifter. The video of the Vmcg tests (28:50 - 32:10) is particularly impressive.


The airplane starts to skate.



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Old 14th Jan 2021, 17:19
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Fantastic! Well worth listening to and not just for the Dreamlifter details. The Q & A session that follows his talk is remarkable.

Good spot India Four Two, thank you for the heads-up.
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Agreed, a good hour or so's listening, amazing man.
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Good spot India Four Two, thank you for the heads-up
It's because he reads other threads on PPRuNe.
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 05:15
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megan, which thread did you have in mind?
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 12:38
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Enjoyed watching that with me cocoa last night!

So many good stories out there that need to be shared!
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 15:59
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megan, which thread did you have in mind
I had in mind one of these, but the timing says you were well ahead, apologies.

Why is automation dependency encouraged in modern aviation ?
744 Eng Fail and Vmcg

I can highly recommend PeninsulaSrsVideos on Youtube, they have folks from all areas of aviation giving lectures, up to 1:20 in length.

https://www.youtube.com/user/PeninsulaSrsVideos

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Old 15th Jan 2021, 18:54
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megan,

Thanks. No problem.

I thoroughly agree with your recommendation about the Peninsula Seniors Videos. I just watched this one on the YF-23:


A few years ago, I visited the museum at Torrance and had a close-up look at their YF-23.
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 15:43
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The interesting part, for me, was the open acknowledgement that the planning for bringing the components together was not thught of that early in the process. Unless he was adding to make his story more of a story - it showed up the problems that Boeing gave themselves in adopting the methods of Airbus at short notice.
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