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3rd Nov 2020, 17:09
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By CV880

Back in the 1960's BOAC used to operate a once...

Back in the 1960's BOAC used to operate a once per week Comet 4 service to my home port which at the time was a typical military runway made up of precast hexagonal concrete blocks. The Comet was the...
15th Aug 2020, 20:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By CV880

D-AERA passed to Eastern Air Lines in 1981 and...

D-AERA passed to Eastern Air Lines in 1981 and became N372EA and then moved to Cathay Pacific in 1990 becoming VR-HMV. I heard the deal with EAL was more of an aircraft swap in order to achieve...
15th Aug 2020, 16:40
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By CV880

The Tristars were acquired by Cathay Pacific in...

The Tristars were acquired by Cathay Pacific in 1977 and remained there until 1995/96. G-BAAA became VR-HHV and G-BAAB became VR-HHW.
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2020, 00:43
Replies: 13
Views: 4,222
Posted By CV880

Re Bristol Britannia, yes, held props in my...

Re Bristol Britannia, yes, held props in my apprenticeship years (long ago) but being a free turbine engine it was the airflow through the engine as the starter wound up the core that caused the prop...
18th Mar 2020, 18:55
Replies: 112
Views: 56,904
Posted By CV880

B-KAA & KAB, ex SQ 747-300 Combi's entered...

B-KAA & KAB, ex SQ 747-300 Combi's entered service with KA in late 2001.
B-KAC, ex MAS 747-300 Combi entered KA service in 2002
B-KAD, ex CAL 747-200F entered KA service in 2004.
The 5 744's were...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Oct 2019, 00:26
Replies: 16
Views: 3,685
Posted By CV880

Lockheed gave customers 3 choices on the L1011....

Lockheed gave customers 3 choices on the L1011. Grey, blue or olive green.
1st Aug 2019, 21:44
Replies: 3
Views: 2,365
Posted By CV880

The only Lucite underwing fuel measuring sticks...

The only Lucite underwing fuel measuring sticks I ever saw were on the Lockheed L188 Electra. As far as I can recall the upper internal end was either a conical or chisel shaped prism. When above...
7th Jul 2019, 17:26
Replies: 17
Views: 11,484
Posted By CV880

Does anyone know the cause of the Buffalo Electra...

Does anyone know the cause of the Buffalo Electra wheels up landing? I watched the program and was interested as the Electra was the first modern transport aircraft I worked on at the beginning of my...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jul 2019, 17:20
Replies: 47
Views: 12,725
Posted By CV880

B2N2 is clearly referring to 747 operations....

B2N2 is clearly referring to 747 operations. Opening the 747 Classic APU inlet door immediately after landing and in some cases on approach was a common practice especially after long haul flights to...
30th Mar 2019, 00:46
Replies: 49
Views: 20,843
Posted By CV880

Hi Air Clues. I worked for a 747 operator that...

Hi Air Clues. I worked for a 747 operator that had to follow UK CAA air test requirements. My recollection is that Boeing were horrified to find out (rather late in the day) that airlines were...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Mar 2019, 17:11
Replies: 62
Views: 14,215
Posted By CV880

Re post #34, Airbus once proposed at one of the...

Re post #34, Airbus once proposed at one of the A3XX airline working groups back in the 1990's to delete all thrust reversers to save weight and complexity however the airline working group...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Mar 2019, 18:15
Replies: 55
Views: 17,209
Posted By CV880

Back in the early 70's I saw a Swissair DC8-62...

Back in the early 70's I saw a Swissair DC8-62 landing on runway 13 at Hong Kong Kai Tak with the reversers deploying well before touchdown (actually as it went passed the Aero Club which was where I...
7th Sep 2018, 17:40
Replies: 12
Views: 2,694
Posted By CV880

There were several DC8-63/73 freighter loading...

There were several DC8-63/73 freighter loading incidents where the aircraft sat on its tail. I was almost involved in one. The rule was the forwardmost pallet position was loaded first and unloaded...
4th Aug 2018, 16:49
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By CV880

As best I can recall DC8's originally had no...

As best I can recall DC8's originally had no lower cargo smoke/fire detection or suppression which was the same for other airliners of that vintage (707, CV880, L188, etc). They were class D...
6th Mar 2018, 17:08
Replies: 67
Views: 12,345
Posted By CV880

CV880 produced all that smoke without water...

CV880 produced all that smoke without water injection. After a high power run up the ramp behind the engine would be covered in a layer of black soot.
Forum: Tech Log
10th Nov 2017, 18:31
Replies: 39
Views: 8,828
Posted By CV880

Re Mr.Fox's posts, gravity extensions are done on...

Re Mr.Fox's posts, gravity extensions are done on jacks in the hangar usually after major gear maintenance. Without hydraulic pressure and air flow to influence bogie position it usually tilts to the...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Nov 2017, 17:28
Replies: 39
Views: 8,828
Posted By CV880

Further to RVF750's post, Convair also built the...

Further to RVF750's post, Convair also built the 880 and 990 with opposite bogie tilts (880 nose up and 990 nose down).
The basic reason for the different angles is as Check Airman wrote in post #2...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Mar 2017, 17:21
Replies: 11
Views: 4,294
Posted By CV880

My old, possibly outdated, copy of the 744 AMM in...

My old, possibly outdated, copy of the 744 AMM in Ch. 71 Ground Running states the following fuel is required to cover the heat exchangers.
Tanks 1/4 - 953 kg
Tanks 2/3 - 2450 kg
This is the...
28th Jan 2017, 23:55
Replies: 6
Views: 2,490
Posted By CV880

There are some cockpit videos of start ups of The...

There are some cockpit videos of start ups of The Airline History Museums L1049H N6937C on YouTube that show the cockpit panels are green. The museum claims it is the only airworthy civilian Connie,...
Forum: Freight Dogs
18th Nov 2016, 16:31
Replies: 18
Views: 7,993
Posted By CV880

Cathay improved to minimal upper deck layout BA...

Cathay improved to minimal upper deck layout BA had on G-KILO by moving the rear bulkhead and bunks aft, installing some cabin windows (had none before), replacing the triple economy seat with some...
23rd Sep 2016, 00:41
Replies: 18
Views: 3,765
Posted By CV880

Minor correction - it was not water/meth...

Minor correction - it was not water/meth injection on JT9's. It was pure demineralised water only. Water/meth was used in piston engine ADI systems. Jets I am familiar with used demin water only and...
4th Aug 2016, 16:51
Replies: 63
Views: 35,705
Posted By CV880

Using reverse to back up the aircraft may be...

Using reverse to back up the aircraft may be prohibited in the AFM. An old copy of a 747-400 AFM with PW4056 engines I have states in LIMITATIONS that "Backing the airplane using reverse thrust is...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Feb 2016, 17:49
Replies: 12
Views: 15,375
Posted By CV880

Easier starting might have been the theory but...

Easier starting might have been the theory but the early RB211 series needed bigger starters with more starter airflow, more cranking and took longer to reach idle than its 2 spool competitors.
Forum: Questions
3rd Feb 2016, 02:07
Replies: 21
Views: 6,851
Posted By CV880

As in BC Gallacher's post, the airline that I...

As in BC Gallacher's post, the airline that I worked for for many years allowed defueled fuel to be uploaded to another company aircraft. We operated under rules that closely followed the UK. There...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Apr 2015, 02:04
Replies: 29
Views: 11,110
Posted By CV880

1/ The 747’s Body Gear Steering system is...

1/ The 747’s Body Gear Steering system is automatic and starts to operate when the nose gear is turned more than 21 degrees. The 747-100/200/300 had an OFF – ARM switch. The 747-400 was entirely...
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