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15th Jul 2019, 11:21
Replies: 33
Views: 7,397
Posted By Alan Baker

The 737 was always above the FAA's 80,000lb limit...

The 737 was always above the FAA's 80,000lb limit so required three crew on the flight deck, which was one reason why it initially sold so poorly in the US with only United buying it. In the rest of...
22nd May 2019, 09:37
Replies: 193
Views: 62,157
Posted By Alan Baker

New name for the MAX?!

New name for the MAX?!
19th Apr 2019, 09:10
Replies: 46
Views: 35,200
Posted By Alan Baker

A 737 has exactly the same fuselage cross section...

A 737 has exactly the same fuselage cross section as a 707. As you say, it depends on the seating layout.
2nd Jan 2019, 10:38
Replies: 39
Views: 5,774
Posted By Alan Baker

Kenneth Moore wasn't in anything, the actor's...

Kenneth Moore wasn't in anything, the actor's name was Kenneth More!
24th Oct 2018, 10:58
Replies: 30
Views: 4,410
Posted By Alan Baker

The book was actually written by Bill Gunston....

The book was actually written by Bill Gunston. Bill mentions in one of his own books "in his autobiography, which I much enjoyed writing"!
10th Oct 2018, 09:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By Alan Baker

The Duxford Comet remained in Dan-Air colours...

The Duxford Comet remained in Dan-Air colours until British Airways bought Dan-Air, after which it was returned to its original BOAC livery.
9th Oct 2018, 09:49
Replies: 39
Views: 15,326
Posted By Alan Baker

The cargo ship has a few passenger berths as...

The cargo ship has a few passenger berths as there will always be people who can't or won't fly.
29th Aug 2018, 09:04
Replies: 38
Views: 15,594
Posted By Alan Baker

No, it was the six engined Avro Ashton testbed....

No, it was the six engined Avro Ashton testbed. Previous posts have mentioned the DVD, the film was made in an unspecified anamorphic format, i.e. 2.35:1 aspect ratio like CinemaScope. The dvd is 4x3...
22nd Jun 2018, 10:09
Replies: 155
Views: 28,834
Posted By Alan Baker

Good luck to Airbus in setting up and bringing on...

Good luck to Airbus in setting up and bringing on stream a new, duplicate, wing building facility elsewhere between now and next March. They cannot transfer equipment or personnel from the existing...
27th Apr 2018, 10:07
Replies: 68
Views: 42,717
Posted By Alan Baker

Because BEA abandoned aircraft names in 1960 with...

Because BEA abandoned aircraft names in 1960 with the advent of the new "red square" livery. All aircraft were de-named as they were repainted and the Vanguards never carried the names which had been...
20th Apr 2018, 10:45
Replies: 114
Views: 7,884
Posted By Alan Baker

The Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire was both a car...

The Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire was both a car and an aero engine, and in the same time frame.
19th Apr 2018, 10:27
Replies: 114
Views: 7,884
Posted By Alan Baker

No such thing as an "Alpha" Romeo, it's Alfa,...

No such thing as an "Alpha" Romeo, it's Alfa, which began as A.L.F.A., standing for (Societa) Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, until bought by Nicola Romeo.
2nd Apr 2018, 10:25
Replies: 61
Views: 8,682
Posted By Alan Baker

Never flew in a piston airliner, but judging from...

Never flew in a piston airliner, but judging from movies of the time they were all whisper quiet on the inside and as smooth as silk!!!
16th Mar 2018, 10:33
Replies: 3,821
Views: 1,112,351
Posted By Alan Baker

From photographic evidence, the only 707/720s...

From photographic evidence, the only 707/720s that lacked the HF probe were US domestic aircraft, specifically, American's 720s (but not their 707-120s), United's 720s and TWA's 707-120s. As far as...
2nd Mar 2018, 10:25
Replies: 6
Views: 1,894
Posted By Alan Baker

Have a chat with Norman Tebbitt, the well known...

Have a chat with Norman Tebbitt, the well known ex BOAC 707 First Officer!
25th Feb 2018, 11:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By Alan Baker

I presume they changed from BO after those...

I presume they changed from BO after those Lifebouy soap adverts kept banging on about telling you friend that they had Body Odour by whispering BO in their ear!
22nd Feb 2018, 11:17
Replies: 70
Views: 12,704
Posted By Alan Baker

In the mid sixties, as well as spending the day...

In the mid sixties, as well as spending the day on the top of the Queens Building at "London Airport", I recall a day trip to Southend which included a visit to the airport and a tour around the...
17th Feb 2018, 09:12
Replies: 208
Views: 43,447
Posted By Alan Baker

A callsign is only ever spoken that's why it's...

A callsign is only ever spoken that's why it's called a callsign. In normal operations you would never see it written.
1st Feb 2018, 08:32
Replies: 130
Views: 78,157
Posted By Alan Baker

Interesting post. The Nevasa was almost brand...

Interesting post. The Nevasa was almost brand new, having been delivered to British India Line on July 12th, one of two new troopships, the other being Bibby's Oxfordshire delivered in February 1957....
26th Jan 2018, 11:13
Replies: 43
Views: 5,322
Posted By Alan Baker

References to the "707" need to distinguish...

References to the "707" need to distinguish between the Conway powered 707-436 and the longer ranged P & W JT3D powered 707-336B/C, of which by 1972/73 BOAC had several in passenger trim (the two...
24th Dec 2017, 16:16
Replies: 9
Views: 6,858
Posted By Alan Baker

A pity the UK government didn't wait for this...

A pity the UK government didn't wait for this rather than spending all that money on an airport on St. Helena!
21st Dec 2017, 13:09
Replies: 44
Views: 15,293
Posted By Alan Baker

The ventral fin was to prevent ground stalling...

The ventral fin was to prevent ground stalling through over rotation. The -320C had three section leading edge flaps which altered the lift distribution and allowed the elimination of the ventral...
21st Dec 2017, 10:30
Replies: 44
Views: 15,293
Posted By Alan Baker

The "ARB" modifications were applied to all...

The "ARB" modifications were applied to all extant 707s at the time. I would like to know when you think that you have flown a 707 without these mods (it would have to have been over 55 years ago)....
16th Dec 2017, 09:21
Replies: 116
Views: 23,491
Posted By Alan Baker

Telling the difference between a TriStar and a...

Telling the difference between a TriStar and a DC-10 from above (or below) is fairly easy as the engines on the DC-10 are closer in than those on the TriStar. This was due to the centre engine...
14th Dec 2017, 12:16
Replies: 116
Views: 23,491
Posted By Alan Baker

Lockheed's proposal for the long haul market was...

Lockheed's proposal for the long haul market was the L-1011-8, announced in September 1969 (forty years before having an "8" in your aircraft's designation became de riguer). It would have had a 40...
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