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9th Jun 2019, 02:28
Replies: 33
Views: 25,225
Posted By Plumb Bob

In the early 1990s a PW 4060 powered 767-300 was...

In the early 1990s a PW 4060 powered 767-300 was damaged by flying asphalt pavement during an engine run-up at Schiphol-East. The damage to the aft fuselage and horizontal stabilizer was extensive...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jan 2019, 08:11
Replies: 47
Views: 9,069
Posted By Plumb Bob

Garuda 421

The correct Wikipedia link for Garuda Flight 421 is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda_Indonesia_Flight_421 .
30th Dec 2018, 10:51
Replies: 60
Views: 19,784
Posted By Plumb Bob

The Aviation Herald has one image that shows the...

The Aviation Herald has one image that shows the positions quite neatly.
Incident: NAC B744 near New Delhi on Dec 23rd 2018, climb without clearance causes loss of separation with two aircraft...
30th Dec 2018, 06:17
Replies: 60
Views: 19,784
Posted By Plumb Bob

According to the official, at the time of the...

According to the official, at the time of the incident, National Airlines' flight NCR 840 was on its way to Hong Kong from Bagram in Afghanistan while the KLM Flight KLM 875 was heading to Bangkok...
11th Oct 2018, 08:35
Replies: 15
Views: 6,165
Posted By Plumb Bob

My turn to be embarrassed ... I admit that it...

My turn to be embarrassed ...
I admit that it was your theory in the first place!
The core of my explanation was indeed completely derived from the completely clear and unambiguous video you...
11th Oct 2018, 02:02
Replies: 15
Views: 6,165
Posted By Plumb Bob

The previous poster (timestamp 10th Oct, 22:58z)...

The previous poster (timestamp 10th Oct, 22:58z) has an interesting explanation of the apparent survival of the nose gear: the nosewheels were still in the air (according to that explanation) and so...
22nd Feb 2018, 15:01
Replies: 77
Views: 68,797
Posted By Plumb Bob

Well, yes, and not a particularly super...

Well, yes, and not a particularly super combination of aircraft type and environment.
Of course that has been addressed in the past, but, [speculation mode] think of car tires that become brittle...
21st Feb 2018, 03:13
Replies: 77
Views: 68,797
Posted By Plumb Bob

On that approach chart 16-1 (dated 20 Oct 17) the...

On that approach chart 16-1 (dated 20 Oct 17) the minimum altitude during the teardrop turn is given as 12,500 for category A and B aircraft, but 11,400 for the faster C and D categories. I would...
Forum: Freight Dogs
12th Nov 2017, 21:45
Replies: 66
Views: 48,394
Posted By Plumb Bob

Everybody thanks for your interesting...

Everybody thanks for your interesting contributions.

Based on two images on the AvHerald page Incident: MyCargo B744 at Maastricht on Nov 11th 2017, runway excursion on takeoff...
Forum: Freight Dogs
12th Nov 2017, 01:02
Replies: 66
Views: 48,394
Posted By Plumb Bob

Departing Saudia Cargo 747 'departs' runway

Maastricht-Aachen Airport, late Saturday evening, approx. 22:25 UTC.

A Saudia Cargo 747-428F(ER) bound for Jeddah has somehow left the paved surfaces during line-up or the beginning of the...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Aug 2016, 07:42
Replies: 24
Views: 9,860
Posted By Plumb Bob

I would say the trucks or bogies are driven from...

I would say the trucks or bogies are driven from forward wheel up to forward wheel slightly down (relative to the airplane longitudinal axis).

Here is what it looks like: a 'gear swing' of the...
9th Mar 2016, 03:35
Replies: 33
Views: 18,084
Posted By Plumb Bob

In my current case of uncontrolled awakening (all...

In my current case of uncontrolled awakening (all dark and quiet outside), let me give you a correct link to the ‘sleeping receivers’ web page that has been mentioned in this thread two times already...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Sep 2015, 15:43
Replies: 41
Views: 5,776
Posted By Plumb Bob

Big fan reversers create a dam of air

Exactly my thoughts! Well written!
But what made me think like that?

The DC-10 has a more or less sideways-exhausting APU.
The opening is partly covered in-flight by a small door, which is some...
Forum: Tech Log
7th May 2015, 09:55
Replies: 26
Views: 5,185
Posted By Plumb Bob

Hello jcomm, as a retired airline ops...

Hello jcomm,

as a retired airline ops engineering guy and with 40+ years of glider and (TMG) power experience I am happy to confess to not just using sideslip techniques on final, but also at...
25th Jan 2015, 21:41
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,787,438
Posted By Plumb Bob

@ Leightman 957, the link to the video filmed...

@ Leightman 957, the link to the video filmed from the ship is http://youtu.be/qlk-eJoRLnc

Note at t=0m50s the white-on-red letter C of “Now Everyone Can Fly”, which on the RH side should be...
10th Jan 2015, 04:08
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,787,438
Posted By Plumb Bob

sopwithnz posted a link of a remarkable short...

sopwithnz posted a link of a remarkable short video today (Saturday Jan. 10) 00:48 GMT in (permalink)...
5th Jan 2015, 23:14
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,787,438
Posted By Plumb Bob

Do not refer to the ever-changing post numbers

@ Leightman 957 (post has already disappeared), juice (5th Jan 2015, 22:23), AerocatS2A (5th Jan 2015, 22:34)

Referring to post numbers in any fast-paced thread on PPRuNe is quite useless, indeed....
24th Mar 2014, 03:15
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,291,686
Posted By Plumb Bob

Much air cargo gets loaded on “unit load...

Much air cargo gets loaded on “unit load devices”, e.g. (metallic) aircraft pallets and also in cargo containers like lower deck containers and igloos. However, a lot of said cargo is trucked into...
6th May 2013, 08:53
Replies: 23
Views: 8,147
Posted By Plumb Bob

I’ve also read the readers’ comments. All the...

I’ve also read the readers’ comments. All the exaggeration by the journalist results in an abundance of people who coolly comment that the Daily Mail is wrong and that this is not really dramatic at...
1st May 2013, 19:57
Replies: 50
Views: 23,847
Posted By Plumb Bob

MELDreamer’s input to the story says that the...

MELDreamer’s input to the story says that the engine went to full power (post #13).

Many years ago, my airline had that once during engine start on a DC-10. Throttle cable had been moved and...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jul 2009, 00:18
Replies: 48
Views: 2,972
Posted By Plumb Bob

From a completely different source,...

From a completely different source, "HowStuffWorks":
source: HowStuffWorks
(Yes, it does say Works)

However: elevators ARE safe. The above text only applies to the theoretically nearly...
17th Jul 2009, 16:34
Replies: 31,149
Views: 3,008,493
Posted By Plumb Bob

Noyade, FFA stands for: Flug- und...

Noyade,

FFA stands for: Flug- und Fahrzeugwerke Altenrhein.

Altenrhein is near where the river Rhine (Rhein) flows into Lake Constance.
Birthplace of the FFA P-16 ground attack fighter, the...
16th Jul 2009, 10:26
Replies: 7
Views: 2,182
Posted By Plumb Bob

Well, rather, it was a small aircraft. As the OP...

Well, rather, it was a small aircraft. As the OP suggests, it does not need much to affect proper carburetor intake flow (and effect your name!).
16th Jul 2009, 08:42
Replies: 7
Views: 2,182
Posted By Plumb Bob

Well, according to the Daily Mail...

Well, according to the Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1199683/Wedding-turns-horror-brides-bouquet-causes-plane-crash.html?ITO=1490), it was a pusher-configured...
16th Jul 2009, 07:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Plumb Bob

Like FbW I feel that IBS (in my case) is...

Like FbW I feel that IBS (in my case) is stress-related, a.o.
For me, it often results in (physically too early) bowel activity, which sometimes is a hindrance to get to my airfield in time....
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