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9 minutes ago, markstanco said:

water is wet! 

Yup. And now you know why you had to taxi to the east side from 13R. 

Although, it’s probably toss up between that and the B gates for taxi time so long they don’t send you around the north side to get to the island of misfit toys. 

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Yes, E terminal is the worst.  C used to stand for Suck, but since they redid it they left no doubt about E. 

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I’ve been in E some recently. It looks like they’re slowing renovating it. But it’s where all the non AA airlines park at their DFW station, and they’re not interested in dumping a lot of money into it. And it’s a Spirit base. They’re definitely not dumping money into it. 

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Who has been to the Udvar-Hazy Center? Anything I need to make sure to see while I'm there?

Everything. Seriously. It’s remarkable from one end to the other.

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That depends on what you call stunt flying. Landing on 22 at LGA with winds 12022G36 in +RA with 2 sm vis could be considered stunt flying. 

I land in those conditions quite often. Not a big deal. But I shoot my approach inverted LIKE A FUCKING BOSS.


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That depends on what you call stunt flying. Landing on 22 at LGA with winds 12022G36 in +RA with 2 sm vis could be considered stunt flying. 

I land in those conditions quite often. Not a big deal. But I shoot my approach inverted LIKE A FUCKING BOSS.


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That depends on what you call stunt flying. Landing on 22 at LGA with winds 12022G36 in +RA with 2 sm vis could be considered stunt flying. 

I land in those conditions quite often. Not a big deal. But I shoot my approach inverted LIKE A FUCKING BOSS.


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That depends on what you call stunt flying. Landing on 22 at LGA with winds 12022G36 in +RA with 2 sm vis could be considered stunt flying. 

I land in those conditions quite often. Not a big deal. But I shoot my approach inverted LIKE A FUCKING BOSS.


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LM8, if you have a long sit at IAD there’s a shuttle bus that runs from the terminal to Udvar-Hazy and back. They have lockers there for your luggage too. I agree, the place is awesome. 

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27 minutes ago, Your Mom said:

LM8, if you have a long sit at IAD there’s a shuttle bus that runs from the terminal to Udvar-Hazy and back. They have lockers there for your luggage too. I agree, the place is awesome. 

Last time I was there (about three years ago), they had cut out that IAD to UH shuttle.  Perhaps they've restarted it.  

In any case, if you don't have the time to do the whole thing, what's most interesting to you?

There are many, many unique planes there.  The ones that probably most stand out to me are the WWI planes - especially the Caudron which is in original condition, and the WWII war prizes - Japanese and German aircraft that just don't exist anywhere else outside of dusty old books.  Just over the last couple weeks they've rejoined the He 219's wings and fuselage.  Pretty sure those haven't been together since WWII.  The Enola Gay, of course, but also the P-61 and P-38 which are complete time capsules.  Nothing much has been done to them but dusting them off since the 40s.  

But seriously, that leaves out about 3/4 of what's there and all of it is noteworthy in some way or another or it wouldn't be there.  Golden Age and post war racers.  Space race.  Commercial aviation milestones.  On and on.  Whatever your flavor, they have it.

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Our 182 is finished finally! ADSB in and out, new com2. Some garmin shit for us poor kids (still spent 40k). Put a new 540 in it back in the summer. Power off quick photo I got today. Super jacked.

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Watching Smithsonian channel right now on the Airbus A380 plane. Its passenger interior is 6000 square feet and the wings have a total of 9000 square feet. It burns 9 gallons per mile and holds 81,000 gallons of fuel. With current Jet-A fuel prices that is just over a quarter million to "fill 'er up". Wowowowza.

9 gallons per mile in perspective....maybe like a 3 inch pipe at 60 psi? Just crazy.

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Accident: Kalitta Charters B722 at Tuscaloosa on Jan 28th 2019, nose gear collapse on landing

By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Jan 29th 2019 16:48Z, last updated Wednesday, Nov 6th 2019 23:08Z

A Kalitta Charters Boeing 727-200 freighter, registration N720CK performing flight K9-720 from Laredo,TX to Tuscaloosa,AL (USA) with 4 crew, landed on Tuscaloosa's runway 04 at 20:03L (02:03Z Jan 29th) when the nose gear collapsed causing the aircraft to become disabled on the runway resting on its main gear and the nose. There were no injuries.

There are reports around on social media identifying N724CK, which performed the earlier flight K9-724 from Laredo to Tuscaloosa landing at 19:05L (01:05Z Jan 29th) on runway 04 as the accident aircraft (which however would have prevented the later flight to land).

On Nov 6th 2019 the NTSB released their preliminary report stating that the winds were coming from 200 degrees at 4 knots, the crew opted to land on runway 04. The NTSB described the sequence of events:

According to the flight crew, about 12 miles from the airport the captain (60, ATPL, 23,700 hours total, 6,800 hours on type) called for flaps 15 and gear down. After the gear was selected down, the CVR recorded the first officer (46, ATPL, 1,850 hours total, 105 hours on type) stating, "yeah it's down, but [unintelligble] the lights [unintelligble]"

The crew reported that they noted a red warning light for the nose gear position, and heard the audible gear warning horn. The CVR recorded the captain queried, "what horn was that?" and the first officer (FO) responded, "[unintelligible] gear warning horn."

The flight engineer (FE) stated that he recommended that they recycle the gear, the captain declined. The FO stated that he recommended that they go around to troubleshoot, the captain declined. The CVR recorded multiple automated "sink rate, pull up" warnings and the captain responded, "yeah, yeah, I got it." The FO then queried, "you gonna go around?", and the captain responded, "ah I'm gonna go… I got, it, I got it."

The captain reportedly stated that the airplane had a history of a microswitch issue, and pressed on the gear handle and light. As the power was reduced to idle, the gear warning horn and the GPWS audible alerts sounded. The captain stated in an interview that he asked for the gear to be recycled, and also that he smelled smoke and did not want to delay. Neither the FO, FE, or non-revenue mechanic, reported these items, nor were any of these items audible on the CVR.

The captain continued the approach and after landing, upon derotation, the forward fuselage contacted the runway and the airplane quickly slid to a stop with the nose gear retracted. After the airplane came to a stop, the captain stated, "it wasn't down," and the FO made a radio call to tower. About five seconds later the FO stated, "shoulda gone around," and the captain responded, "yeah, shoulda."


Related NOTAMs:
TCL 01/031 TCL RWY 04/22 CLSD 1901290342-1901300330
!TCL 09/030 TCL RWY 04 ALS OUT OF SERVICE 1809201829-1901312000EST
!TCL 01/030 TCL AD AP CLSD 1901290240-1901300240

No weather data are available for Tuscaloosa.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/KFS720/history/20190128/2330Z/KLRD/KTCL

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Training update:  now over 30 hours.  Been tough scheduling time with work, weather, daylight, and life in general.

Had 2 good sessions this past weekend.

Now endorsed to fly solo to 2 other airports besides KGGG.  Harrison County (KASL) and Panola County (4F2).

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American Eagle has had two incidents in two days. Nearly stalled a 175 Sunday when they couldn't get it out of take off trim, eventually returning to the departure airport. Yesterday they had a 145 slide off the runway at ORD. 

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14 hours ago, markstanco said:

Watching Smithsonian channel right now on the Airbus A380 plane. Its passenger interior is 6000 square feet and the wings have a total of 9000 square feet. It burns 9 gallons per mile and holds 81,000 gallons of fuel. With current Jet-A fuel prices that is just over a quarter million to "fill 'er up". Wowowowza.

9 gallons per mile in perspective....maybe like a 3 inch pipe at 60 psi? Just crazy.

To put that in perspective an A321 with a set of V2500's burns 15 gallons per minute.  Or 1.73 gallons per mile. With the newer geared turbofans that same plane is burning something like 12-13 gallons per minute.

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3 hours ago, Pescado_Rojo said:

American Eagle has had two incidents in two days. Nearly stalled a 175 Sunday when they couldn't get it out of take off trim, eventually returning to the departure airport. Yesterday they had a 145 slide off the runway at ORD. 

American Eagle isn't an airline (anymore), it's a brand. The 175 was operated by Republic Airways, and it was a pitch trim runaway, meaning the plane pitched up uncommanded and couldn't immediately be arrested. It's a scary situation, and the crew did a great job of preventing a disaster. They circled back around and landed in Atlanta.

The same thing happened to the plane during a maintenance flight a couple of days later in Indy. 

The 145 off the runway in ORD was operated by Piedmont.

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American Eagle isn't an airline (anymore), it's a brand. The 175 was operated by Republic Airways, and it was a pitch trim runaway, meaning the plane pitched up uncommanded and couldn't immediately be arrested. It's a scary situation, and the crew did a great job of preventing a disaster. They circled back around and landed in Atlanta.
The same thing happened to the plane during a maintenance flight a couple of days later in Indy. 
The 145 off the runway in ORD was operated by Piedmont.
How does a pitch trim runaway happen?

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The pitch trim, which moves the horizontal stabilizer on the tail decides for one reason or another to move on its own. 
It’s kinda what happened in the MAX crashes. 
I just learned something new. That's pretty frightening.

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Debated whether to share this here or in the "Interesting Youtube channels" thread, but here seemed the best fit as it is heavily focused on (vintage) aircraft design and engineering.

 

As far as I can tell, the content producer is a wonk from Oklahoma with a pilot's license and a penchant for racing and flying who now lives in (or regularly visits) Germany. Strongly recommend any of his aviation-oriented videos**, they are great listens.

 

** His Wright Bros. video was my first choice but YouTube would not embed for whatever reason.

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