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Delta flight 339, 3/28/22

Discussion in 'General' started by Linker48X, Mar 29, 2022.

  1. PMooney Jr.

    PMooney Jr. Chasing the Old Man

    Same, well sort of. We were driving across the GW bridge and it went right over us while crossing back into the city. Not being from there we just thought, huh that plane looks low... We saw the news 30 minutes later. Turns out that was rather low.
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  2. Rugbydad

    Rugbydad Tiny Member

    Agreed. Depends on the definition of "better". The B52 is the Swiss army knife of bombers. It does a lotta missions. We definitely don't have anything better than that for that use.
  3. Red Fox Racing

    Red Fox Racing Age is only a number

    The problem with the “relic” is there is nothing offered by any manufacturer that can perform like the 757 for its market.
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  4. Rdrace42

    Rdrace42 Almost Cheddar

    First time I flew a 757, they stood that thing on it's tail like it was on full afterburner (think it was out of MDW). Couldn't believe a passenger plane could be that quick.
  5. ClemsonsR6

    ClemsonsR6 Well-Known Member

    @Yzasserina Hell yeah we want to hear it.....spill da beans!
  6. ClemsonsR6

    ClemsonsR6 Well-Known Member

    If I knew I'd survive, hell yeah, I'm with you.
  7. prm

    prm Well-Known Member

    I want nothing to do with flights where something goes wrong if I’m not sitting in an ejection seat.
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  8. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    It's kind of like saying I wouldn't mind having a Marquezesque highside as long as I walk away from it.
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  9. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Most of the airplanes with ejection seats tends to glide like bricks when the power is off. And since I'm not sure I would have ever voluntarily bailed out of an airplane, I think I would have rather taken my chances with the kinds that don't have ejection seats. :D
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  10. prm

    prm Well-Known Member

    An airliner doesn’t glide well enough to land most places. Much prefer Martin Baker, though that is not a guarantee either.
  11. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Wait, what? I think you are underestimating how far they can glide. Now it's entirely possible that depending on where you are, you might still be too far away from a suitable landing spot but the gliding isn't the problem.
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  12. RossK6

    RossK6 Grid Filler

    It's always been my understanding that most pressurized craft get retired due to concerns over stress fatigue from so many cycles of pressurization. I have no idea if that translates into mucho maintenance for the BUFF, or if they have a better ratio of pressure cycles to hours flown.
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  13. sheepofblue

    sheepofblue Well-Known Member

    Huge pucker factor but it sounds like everyone is OK.
  14. prm

    prm Well-Known Member

    I agree they can glide a long ways. They’ll likely glide right to the scene of the accident! They are not meant to land on places other than nice smooth runways! :D And, we are assuming that whatever goes wrong it can still glide and remain control. I’ll take my NACES!
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2022
  15. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    It's more about the number of cycles then the years or hours flown. Airliners take off and land all the time because they lose money while on the ground.
  16. HPPT

    HPPT !!!


  17. prm

    prm Well-Known Member

  18. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Right, because ejecting close to the ground is so much more attractive. :Poke::D
  19. beac83

    beac83 "My safeword is bananna"

    With the 6000' runways at MDW, they HAVE to do that. Otherwise they end up on a house.
    I don't think they allow 57's to fly out of there any more. I've been on a few that have, but those takeoffs were always thrilling.
  20. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    That sounds more like a noise abatement procedure than a safety issue.
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