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Forum: Tech Log
18th Oct 2020, 23:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By Intruder

That's OK; it was tied down (or tied on...).

That's OK; it was tied down (or tied on...).
Forum: Tech Log
27th Sep 2020, 17:40
Replies: 26
Views: 1,932
Posted By Intruder

Back in the '80s, a pair of HTGCRs (High...

Back in the '80s, a pair of HTGCRs (High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors) were proposed in the US (Arizona, IIRC). They were also based on the Thorium cycle. Advantages included inherent safety -...
6th Aug 2020, 17:37
Replies: 23
Views: 18,376
Posted By Intruder

It must have been a REALLY dynamic landing (lots...

It must have been a REALLY dynamic landing (lots of roll rate) to get #2!
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jul 2020, 22:06
Replies: 18
Views: 2,657
Posted By Intruder

For the initial Type Rating, a pilot has to...

For the initial Type Rating, a pilot has to essentially memorize the function of every switch and gauge in the cockpit, and tell the examiner what is happening in the affected system when the switch...
23rd Jul 2020, 15:47
Replies: 49
Views: 26,145
Posted By Intruder

It could have been undeclared DG or a quantity of...

It could have been undeclared DG or a quantity of Li Batteries that was less than the requirement for declaration...
22nd Jul 2020, 22:13
Replies: 49
Views: 26,145
Posted By Intruder

4 hours after landing, inbound cargo was likely...

4 hours after landing, inbound cargo was likely already gone, and at least some outbound cargo loaded.
Forum: Questions
6th Jul 2020, 15:00
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By Intruder

Simply, a flag operation allows international...

Simply, a flag operation allows international flights. In the US, that also includes flights from the "lower 48" states to Alaska or Hawaii.
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jun 2020, 20:34
Replies: 43
Views: 4,964
Posted By Intruder

You NEVER rely on a single instrument! For the...

You NEVER rely on a single instrument! For the Positive rate" call, you use (as a minimum) VSI, altimeter, airspeed, pitch angle, and engine thrust, all AFTER the aural sounds of the relays clicking...
19th May 2020, 13:54
Replies: 80
Views: 38,325
Posted By Intruder

I thought it was based on the 744...

I thought it was based on the 744...
Forum: Questions
15th May 2020, 17:37
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Intruder

VNAV. Monitor closely to ensure it does what you...

VNAV. Monitor closely to ensure it does what you expect it to do.
4th May 2020, 19:00
Replies: 42
Views: 17,121
Posted By Intruder

Dunno 'bout "new"... The blood-based stuff is...

Dunno 'bout "new"... The blood-based stuff is what the US Navy used before AFFF was invented!
1st May 2020, 18:01
Replies: 43
Views: 21,402
Posted By Intruder

Not to mention, with oil prices in the cellar,...

Not to mention, with oil prices in the cellar, those countries may not have as much wealth available...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Apr 2020, 14:38
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By Intruder

In the 747F, the load zones on the main deck over...

In the 747F, the load zones on the main deck over the center fuel tank/wing spars have higher load limits, so dense loads would be better placed there.
18th Apr 2020, 14:14
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Posted By Intruder

It all depends on the contract... "Wet...

It all depends on the contract...

"Wet Lease" is sometimes called ACMI, for Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance - the 4 items provided in the lease. There are also CMI leases where an airplane...
Forum: Questions
3rd Apr 2020, 05:08
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By Intruder

YES! You need to know where you are and...

YES!

You need to know where you are and where you need to be when all the electronics fail!
2nd Apr 2020, 14:13
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By Intruder

The Museum of Flight has also put together some...

The Museum of Flight has also put together some new programming on their web site:
https://pages.museumofflight.org/museum-at-home
31st Mar 2020, 21:32
Replies: 61
Views: 23,745
Posted By Intruder

The 747 is my favorite airliner. I rather...

The 747 is my favorite airliner. I rather enjoyed the Classic with its voice-activated systems. OTOH, my favorite aircraft is the A-4 Skyhawk - a real pilot's airplane!
...
30th Mar 2020, 21:20
Replies: 61
Views: 23,745
Posted By Intruder

It has 4 of everything important (engines,...

It has 4 of everything important (engines, generators, hydraulic systems...), can easily run on any 3 of each, will still work with 2 in a pinch, and can survive long enough to get to an airport on...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Mar 2020, 20:07
Replies: 10
Views: 3,016
Posted By Intruder

On the 747, the refueling control panel is under...

On the 747, the refueling control panel is under the left wing. The right wing has only receptacles for additional hoses (2 receptacles under each wing).
Forum: Questions
9th Mar 2020, 00:38
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Intruder

You have to go through their full new-hire...

You have to go through their full new-hire training program. There are occasional exceptions, where an airline may agree to a reduced program for pilots coming directly from another chosen airline...
Forum: Questions
22nd Feb 2020, 22:35
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By Intruder

Cool Most of us in the US recognize that as the crab...

Most of us in the US recognize that as the crab angle, while drift is the difference between CL and actual track. The goal is 0 drift, using some combination of crab and slip.

Of course,...
Forum: Questions
18th Feb 2020, 21:14
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By Intruder

In context, drift is also the angular difference...

In context, drift is also the angular difference between track and runway centerline heading. if track is along the centerline, there is 0 drift - which is THE MOST IMPORTANT aspect of a landing in...
Forum: Questions
17th Feb 2020, 21:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By Intruder

What drift? He had a substantial crab in to...

What drift? He had a substantial crab in to prevent (or minimize) drift. With gusty crosswinds, it is near impossible to react to every gust to keep drift to 0.
Forum: Tech Log
16th Feb 2020, 03:00
Replies: 56
Views: 8,067
Posted By Intruder

Don't forget that the engine had to do more than...

Don't forget that the engine had to do more than move the airplane... It had to run air conditioning, generators, fuel pumps, and all those "minor details". If the cameras and radar didn't work,...
15th Feb 2020, 14:35
Replies: 73
Views: 26,772
Posted By Intruder

Now we know why A340YY had such skewed...

Now we know why A340YY had such skewed "knowledge" - he has a flight sim that has bad info! If he had a real 744 manual or sim, the "red tape" would be at 366 KIAS or 0.92 MACH!
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