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19th Sep 2020, 20:51
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Posted By Spooky 2

I have known several former USN P3 pilots that...

I have known several former USN P3 pilots that transitioned from their age 60 airline jobs over to fire fighting spectrum. Not aware of any issues, but then I was not in the cockpit with them.
8th Sep 2020, 18:24
Replies: 77
Views: 8,591
Posted By Spooky 2

Great find and as one might imagine very similar...

Great find and as one might imagine very similar to the Queen Air installation referenced at the beginning of this thread. Thanks again!
30th Aug 2020, 15:43
Replies: 58
Views: 4,080
Posted By Spooky 2

Check out the On Mark A26 in the background....

Check out the On Mark A26 in the background. Awsome airplane for it's time.
29th Aug 2020, 19:02
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Views: 9,025
Posted By Spooky 2

As I recall when referencing the Boeing Low...

As I recall when referencing the Boeing Low Utilization Plan a gear overhaul something like 10,000 landings, or 10 years which ever came first.
25th Aug 2020, 13:49
Replies: 77
Views: 8,591
Posted By Spooky 2

https://www.avgeekery.com/boeing-actually-tried-ro...

https://www.avgeekery.com/boeing-actually-tried-rocket-assisted-takeoffs-on-the-727/

Looks to be on the bottom, not the top. Perhaps you are speaking of the flush mounted ADF antennas having been...
24th Aug 2020, 16:11
Replies: 9
Views: 6,418
Posted By Spooky 2

I beleive TAG Asia has a good reputation. Their...

I beleive TAG Asia has a good reputation. Their main office is in HKG.
24th Aug 2020, 15:55
Replies: 42
Views: 3,838
Posted By Spooky 2

I believe the 707-351B was Northwest Boeing...

I believe the 707-351B was Northwest Boeing design which Cathay happened to purchase on the used market? Did Cathay ever prurchase new 707's directly from Boeing?
22nd Aug 2020, 20:40
Replies: 61
Views: 28,062
Posted By Spooky 2

Fair_Weather_Flyer I suspect, but don't know...

Fair_Weather_Flyer

I suspect, but don't know that the language in your QRH was driven by the UAL DC8 accident many years ago where they ran out fuel after trouble shooting a gear problem. They...
22nd Aug 2020, 14:54
Replies: 61
Views: 28,062
Posted By Spooky 2

I see nothing in the B767 QRH that even remotely...

I see nothing in the B767 QRH that even remotely looks like what you have posted. Perhaps your airline has this language, but not the FAA/ FedEx. Bottom line is they did a nice job and your pathetic...
18th Aug 2020, 20:24
Replies: 17
Views: 1,858
Posted By Spooky 2

Pretty sure ETOPS has no application to FAR Part...

Pretty sure ETOPS has no application to FAR Part 91, and only would apply to FAR Part 135 in excess of 180+ minutes. A little different than FAR Part 121. Good operating practices would dictate...
17th Aug 2020, 21:03
Replies: 40
Views: 34,244
Posted By Spooky 2

Well you know they created report, so I'm just...

Well you know they created report, so I'm just suggesting it would be worth a try. If you don't ask, you will never know. I heard the CVR recording on line a couple of years ago and was very...
17th Aug 2020, 14:17
Replies: 40
Views: 34,244
Posted By Spooky 2

You might find Eduardo on Facebook. I don't use...

You might find Eduardo on Facebook. I don't use FB, but I know a lot of the flight Attendants touch base there from time to time. Have you contacted ALPA directly with a request for this information?
16th Aug 2020, 17:25
Replies: 77
Views: 8,591
Posted By Spooky 2

You have that right. When my mind drifts off...

You have that right. When my mind drifts off towards avaition I seldom think about anything newer that the 707/727 albeit, I flew most of the big jets, minus the Grand Lady 747.
Did get to fly the...
15th Aug 2020, 21:14
Replies: 43
Views: 7,652
Posted By Spooky 2

You might want to check out Vietnam to Western...

You might want to check out Vietnam to Western Airlines written by Bruce Cowee. Bruce was a Caribou pilot in the Air Force, He has written four volumes describing individuals that went straight for...
15th Aug 2020, 19:44
Replies: 77
Views: 8,591
Posted By Spooky 2

VNY was a hoot. Of course there were no business...

VNY was a hoot. Of course there were no business jets speak of in the early 60's other than the previously mentioned MS760, but there were On Mark A26's, along with the original Guppy that On Mark...
14th Aug 2020, 19:53
Replies: 214
Views: 186,526
Posted By Spooky 2

So does EASA have anything equivalent to a PRIA...

So does EASA have anything equivalent to a PRIA report?
14th Aug 2020, 15:38
Replies: 77
Views: 8,591
Posted By Spooky 2

Okay now you made me look for this subject a...

Okay now you made me look for this subject a little harder:) From an old AOPA article on the Twin Bonanza and Queen Air. Scroll down, close to the end. I recall this as I was working at the Van Nuys...
13th Aug 2020, 21:21
Replies: 77
Views: 8,591
Posted By Spooky 2

Nothing dropped off the airframe after firing as...

Nothing dropped off the airframe after firing as it remained place until it was in a place where it could be replaced.
13th Aug 2020, 19:15
Replies: 77
Views: 8,591
Posted By Spooky 2

I think the Queen Air model 65 had JATO as well.

I think the Queen Air model 65 had JATO as well.
13th Aug 2020, 15:52
Replies: 77
Views: 8,591
Posted By Spooky 2

Mexicana had a Boeing OEM JATO system on their...

Mexicana had a Boeing OEM JATO system on their 727-200ADV. As I recall it was armed prior to TO by the FE with a key that was inserted into a slot of the FE panel.
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2nd Aug 2020, 01:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By Spooky 2

Yes as mentioned earlier that is a F20 cockpit.

Yes as mentioned earlier that is a F20 cockpit.
Forum: North America
31st Jul 2020, 17:45
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Spooky 2

I recall years ago they had Gulfstreams but after...

I recall years ago they had Gulfstreams but after so much turmoil these days they might be using public transportation.

I Gogled Eastman Kodak and found several references to their flight ops/
19th Jul 2020, 20:28
Replies: 56
Views: 25,284
Posted By Spooky 2

Not much more than a record of your initial...

Not much more than a record of your initial training / qualification. You don't even have to carry on you and of course no physical required. Most corporate FAs in the US far exceed anything seen in...
7th Jul 2020, 21:02
Replies: 7
Views: 2,063
Posted By Spooky 2

That's an informative link, thanks. It should be...

That's an informative link, thanks. It should be noted that not all HF antennas used the wire. Later HF antennas were built into the leading edge of the vertical stab (727) or the stinger version...
2nd Jul 2020, 16:16
Replies: 366
Views: 145,524
Posted By Spooky 2

The best part. FAA Rescinds Grounding Order...

The best part.
FAA Rescinds Grounding Order – This marks the official ungrounding of the aircraft, pending completion by operators of the work specified in the AD, along with any required...
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