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17th Mar 2023, 02:33
Replies: 79
Views: 6,889
Posted By stilton

The Jetstar was a very handsome aircraft, an...

The Jetstar was a very handsome aircraft, an unusual design with the aforementioned fixed horizontal stabilizer attached to a moving vertical fin, those huge slipper tanks and unusually pneumatic...
17th Mar 2023, 02:26
Replies: 79
Views: 6,889
Posted By stilton

The Sabreliner supposedly shared the same wing as...

The Sabreliner supposedly shared the same wing as the F86 Sabre

It may have looked odd but was popular with its crews for its rugged design and good handling
8th Mar 2023, 00:12
Replies: 38
Views: 7,622
Posted By stilton

After the huge cost overruns on the KC46 program...

After the huge cost overruns on the KC46 program Boeing must be disappointed at the prospect of selling only 75 in addition to the original order


Iím sure they had hopes of providing hundreds...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Feb 2023, 23:42
Replies: 24
Views: 9,732
Posted By stilton

Is it that carbon brakes actually work better...

Is it that carbon brakes actually work better when heated up or itís better for their long term wear and tear ?
12th Feb 2023, 23:08
Replies: 38
Views: 3,741
Posted By stilton

Iíd vote for a return of Hooters Air

Iíd vote for a return of Hooters Air
17th Jan 2023, 23:02
Replies: 193
Views: 62,494
Posted By stilton

Itís possible the AA crew did not contact or...

Itís possible the AA crew did not contact or discuss the incident with any company management entity, or if they did the full gravity of the incident might not have been understood


If they had...
16th Jan 2023, 20:34
Replies: 193
Views: 62,494
Posted By stilton

The Delta crew returned to the gate but just to...

The Delta crew returned to the gate but just to clarify the AA crew continued to London, no indication they returned


A reserve crew operated the return from there ?
23rd Dec 2022, 07:14
Replies: 104
Views: 46,902
Posted By stilton

I remember John Farley discussing the differences...

I remember John Farley discussing the differences between the Harrier and the F35B, he seemed impressed with the pilot friendliness and simplicity of the vertical landing system in the latter but...
18th Dec 2022, 02:44
Replies: 104
Views: 46,902
Posted By stilton

One other thing thatís apparent is the aircraft...

One other thing thatís apparent is the aircraft does touch down with some forward speed, not sure if that was intended by the pilot or perhaps a by product of a systems failure
16th Dec 2022, 06:07
Replies: 104
Views: 46,902
Posted By stilton

Looks like he waited until it was upright, I...

Looks like he waited until it was upright, I wouldnít think ejecting sideways on the ground would end well ?
Forum: Tech Log
6th Dec 2022, 02:40
Replies: 107
Views: 11,037
Posted By stilton

Agree, Port and Starboard are nautical...

Agree, Port and Starboard are nautical references, not sure why a minority of people use them in aviation but they do
Forum: Tech Log
4th Dec 2022, 02:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By stilton

Not flown the 737 but spent a couple of decades...

Not flown the 737 but spent a couple of decades operating the 727, MD80, 757 and 767


Not sure why youíd ever want to disconnect the AP with the MCP switch, you really want to be holding the yoke...
25th Nov 2022, 01:46
Replies: 55
Views: 9,348
Posted By stilton

Iím guessing these engine cooling issues were...

Iím guessing these engine cooling issues were also a factor in the B29ís noticeable shallow, almost flat climb angle after takeoff

Best forward speed for cooling ?
23rd Nov 2022, 04:55
Replies: 55
Views: 9,348
Posted By stilton

Thats a very interesting comparison and the...

Thats a very interesting comparison and the historical perspective you provided was just what I was looking for
22nd Nov 2022, 22:06
Replies: 55
Views: 9,348
Posted By stilton

RAF Preference for in line engines vs radials in WW2

Most RAF aircraft seem to have used in line engines in WW2, the Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster are a few examples of this


The USAF still used radials in many of their types however, the P47,...
17th Nov 2022, 04:02
Replies: 47
Views: 7,773
Posted By stilton

I believe the Jetstream 31 also used water...

I believe the Jetstream 31 also used water methanol when necessary
24th Oct 2022, 01:17
Replies: 20
Views: 3,214
Posted By stilton

Spitfire/Seafire with contrarotating props

Does anyone know if it was possible to feather one of the props on these particular aircraft ?
6th Jul 2022, 19:34
Replies: 6
Views: 2,223
Posted By stilton

F35B power nozzle braking

Just reading that the Prince of Wales will be heading to the US East coast and will be conducting further F35 development work


This includes continuing expansion of the rolling vertical landing...
2nd Jun 2022, 04:52
Replies: 66
Views: 25,078
Posted By stilton

As a professional pilot why would you ever risk...

As a professional pilot why would you ever risk injury and the possibility of an extended period without pay to load passengers bags ?


That makes no sense at all
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2022, 01:15
Replies: 31
Views: 6,759
Posted By stilton

Very interesting Thanks for the...

Very interesting


Thanks for the informative replies
Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2022, 05:00
Replies: 31
Views: 6,759
Posted By stilton

Can a twin engine helicopter be ferried on one engine ?

Can this be done legally and / or in a tough spot at lighter weights ?
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2022, 05:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,611
Posted By stilton

Ď411A NGí Really, are you related to the...

Ď411A NGí

Really, are you related to the original ?
Forum: Tech Log
1st May 2022, 08:21
Replies: 12
Views: 2,686
Posted By stilton

Very interesting, star tracking was used by the...

Very interesting, star tracking was used by the SR71 for navigation, itís good to see alternatives to GPS being developed that canít be jammed
Forum: Tech Log
29th Apr 2022, 07:41
Replies: 12
Views: 2,686
Posted By stilton

Thatís correct but it doesnít answer my question

Thatís correct but it doesnít answer my question
Forum: Tech Log
14th Apr 2022, 04:40
Replies: 11
Views: 2,832
Posted By stilton

That looks extremely uncomfortable, reminds me of...

That looks extremely uncomfortable, reminds me of the awful pilot seats in our old MD80s
Forum: Tech Log
10th Apr 2022, 05:00
Replies: 65
Views: 8,366
Posted By stilton

What is CDFA ?

What is CDFA ?
1st Apr 2022, 05:13
Replies: 55
Views: 30,547
Posted By stilton

Definitely the Ďonly fake pilots push thisí button

Definitely the Ďonly fake pilots push thisí button
Forum: Tech Log
29th Mar 2022, 04:23
Replies: 28
Views: 4,348
Posted By stilton

This is one case where having a HUD would be very...

This is one case where having a HUD would be very useful
Forum: Tech Log
27th Mar 2022, 01:09
Replies: 28
Views: 4,348
Posted By stilton

Keep going Doesnít the 777...

Keep going



Doesnít the 777 automatically call out V1 ? not a big deal even if it doesnít the Pilot whose displays are operating can glance down and determine if VR has been reached
28th Feb 2022, 21:11
Replies: 90
Views: 22,026
Posted By stilton

Interesting perspective I found the 757,...

Interesting perspective


I found the 757, with two ailerons vs four on the 767 to be far less responsive in roll, pitch control was worse with a significant dead spot on rotation and when...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Feb 2022, 19:32
Replies: 12
Views: 2,686
Posted By stilton

Are inertial navigating devices being improved ?

Most jet transports still use inertial units as a source for navigation and their inputs provide data for aircraft instrumentation



Of course inertial position data is updated by GPS but,...
3rd Feb 2022, 01:50
Replies: 150
Views: 48,499
Posted By stilton

Great stuff Incomprehensible anyone would...

Great stuff


Incomprehensible anyone would add such an obnoxious sound track
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jan 2022, 01:19
Replies: 7
Views: 2,316
Posted By stilton

Not sure thatís a benefit !

Not sure thatís a benefit !
10th Jan 2022, 01:15
Replies: 27
Views: 17,866
Posted By stilton

The very unsophisticated (by todays standards)...

The very unsophisticated (by todays standards) 757 and 767 would limit pitch attitude during the initial phases of an auto go around below a certain RA, forget what it is


If it was a manual GA...
23rd Nov 2021, 01:53
Replies: 57
Views: 30,930
Posted By stilton

TWA prohibited cockpit crew members from...

TWA prohibited cockpit crew members from partaking in any alcohol consumption while on layovers

I doubt that stopped many people but maybe that type of policy is inevitable

Great shame, having...
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