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Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by astanley, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. wsuffa

    wsuffa Touchdown! Greaser!

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    The flap sounds on the 75's are annoying the first couple of times, too.

    Been in a MadDog with shuddering brakes? Thought so....
     
  2. Ghery

    Ghery Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I'd have to be flying first class. Not happening on my budget or my company's travel regs.

    And the drinks are free downstairs, too. Not that I can partake with this darned rat poison I'm taking for the next few months. :rolleyes2:
     
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    Ghery Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Amen to that.
     
  4. Cap'n Jack

    Cap'n Jack Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    They are just winding up the rubber bands for the next flight.

    I wonder how they determined those were normal and expected sounds during testing?
     
  5. Teller1900

    Teller1900 En-Route

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    They probably didn't, but every time the pilots wrote it up the mechanics would just plug in to the diagnostic computer, it would say everything is fine, and they'd sign it off "Ops check - Good.":yesnod::mad2:
    Actually, I've never noticed that on the MDs. Then again, I've only been on a MadDog twice in years recent enough that I remember anything about the ride. That's one airplane I still really want to jumpseat on!
     
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    silver-eagle En-Route

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    I thought McCarren (LAS) was pretty nice. They have a parking area on the west side of the airport with speakers that cover ATC and the TOWER. The day I was there, they had a nifty cross that made all the planes look like they were headed right for you. The pix are part of several of this plane's approach. The runway is to MY left.
    Airport GEEK and damned proud of it.
     

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  7. Ghery

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    Now that's neat! There's a viewing area at ABQ, but it is definitely a "bring your own radio" zone. Nice touch by LAS.
     
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    Skip Miller Final Approach

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    They just kept testing and nothing broke. -Skip
     
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    silver-eagle En-Route

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    And a few more.....
    By the way, BOS has a nice viewing area.... Castle Island. Final 4R, about 300 yards from the end. And if you want to have a fine meal while watching the comings and goings at BOS, try Venezia. Good food, and a very reasonable lunch.
     

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  10. John J

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    Gravely Point just off DCA's runway 18 during the early 1960's was a great spot for a Geek. Got to see the Connies, DC 7's 6's 4's and yes the 3's. Also lots of Convair 240 and 440s plus Martin 404's. The Electra and Vicounts really added fun to the mix. Nothing is sweeter than hearing a DC 6 B climbing away with all 72 cylinders firing.

    From the ride point of view the Connie was fantastic especially at night when all those exhaust flames trailiing from the engines.

    John J airport kid and airport geek