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Airbus aircraft have five flap settings. They are: Flaps 1. Flaps 1+F. Flaps 2. Flaps 3. Flaps FULL. The setting for flaps 1 and 1+F are controlled by one position of the flaps lever. When flaps 1 is selected on the ground, the slats and the first stage of flaps extends. Hence the name 1+F. The 1 stands for the slats and the F stands for the flaps. In ...


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The USAF's fleet of E-8C JSTARS reconnaissance aircraft were all converted from 707-300 series airliners, some of which had already seen service with a half-dozen airliners before being purchased by the USAF for conversion. Using second-hand airliners wasn't exactly cheap however, as the reported unit cost of one E-8C was still 244.4 million in 1998 US ...


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