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Bill Bridges - 9S1
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Where's Randy Today?
      #407987 - 04/24/15 04:50 PM



Picture of Terrain mapping prior to departure in B737-700 Freighter.

Randy has some war stories about this departure. :-)

the other bill


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Randy Sohn
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Re: Where's Randy Today? [Re: Bill Bridges - 9S1]
      #407988 - 04/24/15 06:36 PM

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prior to departure




8300' field elevation would sure make you think Cochabamba. (With that cervaceria over there on the mountainside at 2 o'clock)

best, randy


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sreyoB yrraL
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Re: Where's Randy Today? [Re: Bill Bridges - 9S1]
      #407990 - 04/24/15 07:09 PM

My guess would be Bogotá, Colombia.

Cockpit looks very familiar...

You need to load another 30,000# of freight on that thing to make the takeoff more interesting.


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Bill Bridges - 9S1
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Re: Where's Randy Today? [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #408018 - 04/25/15 09:29 AM

Very good Randy, that is SLCB departing RWY32.

TS in the area as usual for this time of year. Just enough fuel to go to SLSU and then to SLVR.

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Bill Bridges - 9S1
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Re: Where's Randy Today? [Re: sreyoB yrraL]
      #408020 - 04/25/15 09:41 AM

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My guess would be Bogotá, Colombia.

Cockpit looks very familiar...

You need to load another 30,000# of freight on that thing to make the takeoff more interesting.




It has 29,000 lbs. of cargo and 11,627 lbs. of fuel. Just enough to go to SLSU and then to SLVR.

The -700 seems to be a much better fit for high altitudes (8,000 to 13,000) when compared to the -800. The payloads are similar, but the -700 performs much better. The interesting thing is there is usually only a couple knots between flaps 30 and 40 on the -700, but on the -800 it is as much as 8 knots (similar payloads.)

Of the B737NGs the -700 seems to be the "sweet spot". :-))

the other bill


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Randy Sohn
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Re: Where's Randy Today? [Re: Bill Bridges - 9S1]
      #408041 - 04/25/15 04:08 PM

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SLCB departing RWY32




When I was down there we had only the SW-NE runway (what was it, 22/04?) hard surface. First time I ever landed there on it was DC-6 and flare pots, the Indians would steal the light bulbs if installed. I drew a letdown for Coach that involved a double procedure turn (a figure 8) over that radio beacon, upon reflection now prolly too involved, never used it, the instrument letdown I drew (ala Elroy Jeppesen) at La Paz I guess is still in use, dunno for sure. Teardrop procedure turn out over the Altiplano to the west. RBNs stuff (Panagra, Braniff and LAB) there were only 3 or 4 VORs in South America, Lima, Buenos Aires, Rio de J. and Sao Paulo. 3 hard surfaced runways in Bolivia - El Alto, Coach, and Santa Cruz. Everything else was turf, worked fine - if not the "estacion de luvia" (rainy season). Dunno, upon reflection now, probably happy still here and alive, you got "street (mountain) smart" pretty quickly or dead, "one or t'other, I guess. Interesting days!

best, randy


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Bill Bridges - 9S1
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Re: Where's Randy Today? [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #408045 - 04/25/15 07:28 PM

PMDG is about to release a DC-6B. I am looking forward to flying some of the routes you flew. :-))

the other bill


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