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12th Jul 2019, 06:13
Replies: 37
Views: 20,107
Posted By stilton

Not all true Continental had operated...

Not all true


Continental had operated 747’s in the past, four new -124 variants were delivered to the airline and operated between 1971 and 1974, then the price of fuel saw them replaced by the...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jul 2019, 07:03
Replies: 47
Views: 7,875
Posted By stilton

Never done this or seen a reason to This...

Never done this or seen a reason to


This is the same sort of reasoning as delaying APU start after landing until the last possible moment to save a few pounds of fuel


Had a few FO’s do...
24th Jun 2019, 02:43
Replies: 79
Views: 25,516
Posted By stilton

Good looking aircraft

Good looking aircraft
21st Jun 2019, 12:40
Replies: 29
Views: 10,650
Posted By stilton

You don’t seem to actually know much about these...

You don’t seem to actually know much about these aircraft


The only similarity between the 727 and 757 is the fuselage diameter, there were thoughts of incorporating a T tail early on, no...
21st Jun 2019, 11:23
Replies: 29
Views: 10,650
Posted By stilton

Well, the 767 is the same ‘vintage’ technology...

Well, the 767 is the same ‘vintage’ technology and is still in production in both military and civilian versions, it’s still an economical aircraft that can be operated profitability for decades to...
21st Jun 2019, 03:23
Replies: 29
Views: 10,650
Posted By stilton

Pretty sure RR were planning an updated engine if...

Pretty sure RR were planning an updated engine if the 757 NG had been launched


It looked like an outstanding aircraft from the proposals I saw, 767-400 cockpit, 2000 gallon fuel tank in the...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jun 2019, 01:44
Replies: 6
Views: 2,012
Posted By stilton

In the account of the Qantas 744 that flew non...

In the account of the Qantas 744 that flew non stop from London to Sydney many different fuel saving techniques were used


One of them was to use only one pack for
the entire journey, towards...
19th Jun 2019, 10:42
Replies: 68
Views: 51,480
Posted By stilton

Don’t see what all the fuss is about ...

Don’t see what all the fuss is about



It is an air show
17th Jun 2019, 10:42
Replies: 22
Views: 8,379
Posted By stilton

live data feeds sound like a good idea, locking...

live data feeds sound like a good idea, locking the overhead bins in the hope this will speed evacuations, preventing passengers from taking their carry ons is not


In the heat of the moment,...
17th Jun 2019, 01:13
Replies: 22
Views: 8,379
Posted By stilton

Boeing proposed a shorter 757-100 but there were...

Boeing proposed a shorter 757-100 but there were no takers, the seat costs were far better to go with the standard-200 model


Furthermore a shorter version of the -200 would be ‘overbuilt’ and...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jun 2019, 01:21
Replies: 33
Views: 7,612
Posted By stilton

Why do we still accept abbreviations in weather / notams etc ?

Why in this day and age do we tolerate the dissemination of this vital
information in the same ridiculous manner that we’ve done for decades?


Abbreviations, codes etc are all potentially...
5th Jun 2019, 09:50
Replies: 25
Views: 19,437
Posted By stilton

Have to agree, could never understand why the two...

Have to agree, could never understand why the two large booms were not connected with a large horizontal stabilizer, like a P38


That would have made for an enormously strong airframe, the design...
Forum: Tech Log
25th May 2019, 00:18
Replies: 117
Views: 21,582
Posted By stilton

Display of AOA is the best possible back up

Display of AOA is the best possible back up
Forum: Tech Log
19th May 2019, 04:52
Replies: 29
Views: 4,865
Posted By stilton

Exactly my point

Exactly my point
Forum: Tech Log
18th May 2019, 13:36
Replies: 29
Views: 4,865
Posted By stilton

Bit of a cultural issue as well, it seems and has...

Bit of a cultural issue as well, it seems and has always seemed almost unheard of for airline pilots on the west side of the Atlantic
to keep a proper log book other than a small
one for tax...
8th May 2019, 09:01
Replies: 3
Views: 1,728
Posted By stilton

There was a handy one downtown thanks to Mr’s...

There was a handy one downtown thanks
to Mr’s Kai and Tak
27th Apr 2019, 06:08
Replies: 18
Views: 4,401
Posted By stilton

Surely that would induce stresses on the floats,...

Surely that would induce stresses on the floats, their attach points and airframe they are not designed for ?


While on the subject, are float planes ever landed on snow / ice ?
27th Apr 2019, 05:51
Replies: 52
Views: 16,295
Posted By stilton

Don’t the Germans refer to their ships as ‘He...

Don’t the Germans refer to their ships as
‘He ?’
27th Apr 2019, 05:38
Replies: 106
Views: 80,495
Posted By stilton

142 thousand hours is the highest I’ve heard,...

142 thousand hours is the highest I’ve heard, impressive, if I remember correctly after that volcanic ash encounter that aircraft required significant repairs, rework and general ‘TLC’ to restore it...
23rd Apr 2019, 04:52
Replies: 39
Views: 9,351
Posted By stilton

Thanks for the great replies gents

Thanks for the great replies gents
21st Apr 2019, 13:56
Replies: 39
Views: 9,351
Posted By stilton

Thanks for the replies, I’m still curious about...

Thanks for the replies, I’m still curious about the practice of using AOA instead of an indicated airspeed for land based operations


It makes sense landing on a carrier where you want the...
21st Apr 2019, 06:18
Replies: 39
Views: 9,351
Posted By stilton

Thanks for that Audax, it’s been fascinating to...

Thanks for that Audax, it’s been fascinating to receive such enlightened information, the minimal yaw in a single engine scenario was unexpected despite their being mounted so close together, I...
21st Apr 2019, 03:28
Replies: 39
Views: 9,351
Posted By stilton

Thanks for that comprehensive reply, it sounds...

Thanks for that comprehensive reply, it sounds like the full aft stick from the beginning of the take off roll technique was
primarily used on heavy weight take offs to save wear and tear on the...
20th Apr 2019, 04:06
Replies: 57
Views: 16,880
Posted By stilton

Did anyone mention ‘Blue Thunder’ ? ...

Did anyone mention ‘Blue Thunder’ ?


Outstanding helicopter action, Roy Schneider was one of the pilots


Great, corny stuff
20th Apr 2019, 04:01
Replies: 39
Views: 9,351
Posted By stilton

Thanks for the replies As a Civilian...

Thanks for the replies


As a Civilian Pilot my question would be what about single engine safety speed ?


The aforementioned technique seems to provide a lift off at the lowest possible speed...
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