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J. Wiley
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Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment
      11/01/06 08:41 PM

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My "I'd like to do" list includes types in the DC-3 and 727. I really like
the classic tri-motor, from when EAL first introduced their Whisperliners
(louder than stink, actually!).




The Seven Two was an honest airplane... very honest and forthright. Fly it right and it would not bite. Screw around with it and it was like dancing with Medusa.

You could trim it up, set the power and NAIL the airspeed. On an ILS, you could wire it. Flying non-precision approaches was a challenge especially when you had to carry engine anti-ice because you had to keep a high power setting and that screwed up your descents to mins where we still used dive and drives. Level off and with gear down and flaps 30 for landing, the engines were swilling fuel at close to or more than 5000lbs/hr EACH.

On the other hand, you could come into the pattern clean, set about 2800lbs on each engine. When it slowed to 210, drop flaps 1. It would slow more and at 190 go flaps 5. Approaching the glideslope, drop the gear at 1 dot and go flaps 15. Intercept the glideslope and go flaps 30 and NEVER touch the thrust levers.

An honest airplane... Boeing said however, they would NEVER build another airplane with such a complicated wing. We used to think of flaps 40 at 50% wing disassembly...<G> with those leading edge flaps/slats and TRIPLE slotted fowler flaps. It looked like some raptor mantling with full flaps.

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* JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Scott Dyer [HPN/NY] 10/31/06 04:15 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment J. Wiley   10/31/06 04:18 PM
. * * JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   10/31/06 05:12 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment J. Wiley   11/01/06 02:16 PM
. * * JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   11/01/06 02:42 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment J. Wiley   11/01/06 04:31 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Jeremy Gratrix   11/02/06 07:25 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment J. Wiley   11/03/06 09:17 AM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Scott Voigt retired controller   11/03/06 05:38 PM
. * * JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   11/01/06 08:07 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment J. Wiley   11/01/06 08:41 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Scott Voigt retired controller   11/02/06 11:19 AM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment J. Wiley   11/02/06 05:45 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment B. Butler (Oregonian)   11/02/06 01:52 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment J. Wiley   11/02/06 05:50 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Randy Sohn   11/02/06 06:13 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Joe Budge (W29)   11/02/06 07:39 AM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment J. Wiley   11/02/06 09:50 AM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Richard Duxbury (Dux)   11/02/06 10:34 AM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment J. Wiley   11/02/06 05:40 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Scott Voigt retired controller   11/02/06 11:24 AM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Chad Kintz   11/02/06 10:43 AM
. * * JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   11/01/06 10:26 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment J. Wiley   11/02/06 09:40 AM
. * * JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   11/02/06 10:03 AM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Randy Sohn   11/01/06 05:13 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Randy Sohn   11/01/06 02:27 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment J. Wiley   11/01/06 04:24 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Randy Sohn   11/01/06 09:52 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment J. Wiley   11/02/06 09:09 AM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Rick Durden   10/31/06 04:36 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment J. Wiley   11/01/06 02:11 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment B. Butler (Oregonian)   10/31/06 06:36 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Richard Duxbury (Dux)   11/01/06 10:20 AM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Rick Durden   10/31/06 07:01 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Bruce Gorrell [EQY]   11/01/06 02:09 PM
. * * Re: JetBlue Fatigue Experiment Jim Tavenner   11/01/06 09:31 PM

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