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It sure will descend faster in a high drag config in a dirty config in a high speed glide. Think of it this way: you’re depleting the energy state of the aircraft much faster. An airplane a energy state is the sum of its kinetic energy ie how fast the groundspeed is and potential energy ie how high it is above the ground. As you pointed out as speed ...


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G protection on a clean jet ( no flaps/ slats) is HIGHER typically there’s no negative G protection with flaps/slats extended Also typical tear and wear of the flaps/slats mechanism is higher when operated near their operating limits ( speed) F/S usage has limitations ( Max alt, VFe) Keeping the above in mind, the "normal " procedure would be to use ...


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Uniforms are to make it easy to identify members of a group who have a separate function or authority from a larger more random group. The stripes are to easy to identify the chain of command within this group at a glance. Most of the time it's all just costume peagentry. When the shmoozle hits the fan however, being able to identify who's in charge and ...


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Yes there is a penalty to pay if you break the lease contract by returning it before the completion date. Same as a car. It may be that they simply continue the lease payments to the end of the contract, or the contract may have some kind not-quite-so-bad penalty that was negotiated to sweeten the deal for the airline to get the deal in the first place. ...


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Probably note directly related to aviation, maybe more to airports than airlines: Well, dot-matrix printers are expensive, but durable and print at very low cost and finally carbon copies (two, three or even four) of forms could be created. And replacing them will require a lot of software adaptions. I‘ve seen airports using text-user-interfaces (TUI via ...


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I don't know where you come up with these numbers. I'm a 20,000 corporate pilot and also an aircraft broker dealing in corporate aircraft sales. A Challenger 605 or 604 which is a 10 to 12 passage plane cost from \$120,000 up to \$180,000 for the better shops. I have had several painted over the years with recent quotes in the last 60 days in July 2019 and ...


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The article speculates based on a single precedent: It's likely (looking at the precedent of Monarch's collapse) that any announcement about that will be made late at night, once all planes are on the ground. But evidently that's not entirely the case. Thomas Cook ceased trading at 0109 UTC of the 23rd, with some of its planes still in the sky: (...


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