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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #6645 on: January 01, 2020, 05:28:55 PM »
Hope everyone had a happy new year....my has not been so good. been in bed since Sunday with the flu and now have strep throat. I only get the flu every 5 years or so but when I do, it's a whopper...
 

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« Reply #6646 on: January 01, 2020, 05:31:42 PM »
The link below is to the exact same type of jet...UAL 727-22. The interior is even the same.

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« Reply #6647 on: January 01, 2020, 05:45:06 PM »
nice pics of the plane. to bad it didn't have the emergency panel...

 

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« Reply #6648 on: January 01, 2020, 05:50:01 PM »
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nice pics of the plane. to bad it didn't have the emergency panel...

There was definitely room to fit a separate emergency release compartment. This would have been directly to the right. The area was dead space on this particular jet.
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« Reply #6649 on: January 01, 2020, 08:24:23 PM »
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nice pics of the plane. to bad it didn't have the emergency panel...

There was definitely room to fit a separate emergency release compartment. This would have been directly to the right. The area was dead space on this particular jet.

Correct, the whole area is a void. that's why the emergency system was placed there. the cable would run down the framing like wiring for cable or telephone lines. not much to it.

I wonder when the decal on the top of the door was fixed. says it on the inside of the door as well?. reads

    This exit has been
designed and constructed
      so that it
     CANNOT BE
  OPENED IN FLIGHT
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #6650 on: January 02, 2020, 05:01:37 AM »
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Hope everyone had a happy new year....my has not been so good. been in bed since Sunday with the flu and now have strep throat. I only get the flu every 5 years or so but when I do, it's a whopper...

Feel better, Shut. And know you have company. I've been dealing bronchitis since the week before Christmas. Still coughing a bunch.
 

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« Reply #6651 on: January 02, 2020, 08:25:32 AM »
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Hope everyone had a happy new year....my has not been so good. been in bed since Sunday with the flu and now have strep throat. I only get the flu every 5 years or so but when I do, it's a whopper...

I used to think I got the flu annually. Until about 5 or 6 years ago when I actually did get the flu. Then I realized that what I normally got was just a cold accompanied by a fever. The flu whipped my ass for about two weeks then. Hope I never have to deal with that again. Hope you feel better soon.
 

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« Reply #6652 on: January 02, 2020, 10:51:05 AM »
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nice pics of the plane. to bad it didn't have the emergency panel...

There was definitely room to fit a separate emergency release compartment. This would have been directly to the right. The area was dead space on this particular jet.

Correct, the whole area is a void. that's why the emergency system was placed there. the cable would run down the framing like wiring for cable or telephone lines. not much to it.

I wonder when the decal on the top of the door was fixed. says it on the inside of the door as well?. reads

    This exit has been
designed and constructed
      so that it
     CANNOT BE
  OPENED IN FLIGHT

This brings up a question.  Was the control for lowering the aft stairs changed when the Cooper vane was installed?  That is, was the lowering of the stairs more complicated before the vane was installed and then simplified with the installation of the vane.
 

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« Reply #6653 on: January 02, 2020, 12:24:59 PM »
The release button and the red light are missing on the box and handle.
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« Reply #6654 on: January 02, 2020, 01:03:19 PM »
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The release button and the red light are missing on the box and handle.

Does anyone have the FAA paperwork for installing the Cooper vane?
 

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« Reply #6655 on: January 02, 2020, 04:33:15 PM »
The vane obviously will stop the stairs from coming down. United might have removed the release button to insure it wasn't tampered with any further...
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« Reply #6656 on: January 02, 2020, 04:36:32 PM »
Another thing that I have found odd is that the 727 I toured, and the Boeing Museum 727 which is exactly the same jet, have 21 rows versus the 18 rows on 305. I suspect that when the 727 was originally launched it had only 18 rows. However, that in later years either the regs changed, or the power plants were improved, to allow for an additional three rows of seats. Indeed, the 727-100s that we can tour today have the 1990s layout and interior, not the 1960s layout and interior.
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« Reply #6657 on: January 02, 2020, 06:37:54 PM »
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Hope everyone had a happy new year....my has not been so good. been in bed since Sunday with the flu and now have strep throat. I only get the flu every 5 years or so but when I do, it's a whopper...

I used to think I got the flu annually. Until about 5 or 6 years ago when I actually did get the flu. Then I realized that what I normally got was just a cold accompanied by a fever. The flu whipped my ass for about two weeks then. Hope I never have to deal with that again. Hope you feel better soon.

I feel much better but have lost my voice...
 

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« Reply #6658 on: January 02, 2020, 09:24:11 PM »
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Another thing that I have found odd is that the 727 I toured, and the Boeing Museum 727 which is exactly the same jet, have 21 rows versus the 18 rows on 305. I suspect that when the 727 was originally launched it had only 18 rows. However, that in later years either the regs changed, or the power plants were improved, to allow for an additional three rows of seats. Indeed, the 727-100s that we can tour today have the 1990s layout and interior, not the 1960s layout and interior.

Eric, the number of rows depended on how many were first class seats and how many were coach seats.  There could have been business seats on some aircraft.  And in fact, some numbers may have been skipped in assigning numbers to rows.  It all depended on what the airline wanted.
 

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #6659 on: January 03, 2020, 02:08:02 AM »
For Those With Colds and Flu: TV Suggestions

To those of us sniffling, coughing, hacking, and otherwise dealing with illnesses, may I suggest a few good movies and TV shows that I've enjoyed during my past two weeks laid up.

I get the medium level Netflix package for 12 bucks a month. Hulu is $15, and Amazon 10 and change, but it's the limited package. Here's what I recommend:

1. The Irishman - Netflix. It's the epic, 3.5 hour long, tale of a hit man who worked for a variety of Mafioso and related folks like Jimmy Hoffa. Exhausting, but good.

2. The Two Popes - Netflix. This is a surprise treat. Excellent movie about the transfer of power from Pope Benedict to Francis. Fascinating, moving, and a great exploration of the dynamics at work inside the Catholic Church. I wept at the end; it was that good a movie.

3. Killing Eve - Hulu. A charming, yet gripping, tale of an MI 6 agent and a freelance assassin who fall in love with each other while one is causing havoc in Europe and the other tries to stop her. Sandra Oh, as Eve, won an Emmy. Her lover, Villanelle, played by Judy Comer, is Oh's equal.

4. Occupied, Season Three - Netflix. This is one of the best written, most fantastically creative and intelligent TV shows ever. It is a Norwegian TV series that takes place in the near future - 2030-2034 or so. It follows the political, social, economic and military impacts as Norway seeks to confront rising sea levels in northern Europe due to climate change. In response to devastating shoreline and maritime destruction, such as loss of fisheries and coastal cities, Norway stops all production of oil and natural gas production at its wells in the North Sea. This triggers profound responses from the EU, who are then subjected to intense economic and public pressures by the then 500 million folks who live in Europe. The EU convinces Russia to stage a bloodless coup in Norway, take over the oil fields, and restore production. Season 1 is that story. Season 2 is the rebellion within Norway as freedom fighters try to throw out the Russkies without any EU, NATO, or US support. The freedom fighters lose, but everyone in Norway has taken a side - whom to ally with, whom to trust, whom to fight, etc. The shifting alliances are intense and tragic. Season 3 just came out January 1, and it shows all the backroom deals energy suppliers engage to insure continued relative economic prosperity and political stability while Norway is gripped by attacks against collaborators, profiteers, Russian oil workers, etc. Until the Green Party hackers get going and sabotage the energy grids of western Europe.

5. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee - Netflix. The 6th season - and its best season - has just come out of this, Jerry Seinfeld's quirky but fascinating series of interviews with the leading comics of our day, such as Eddie Murphy, Kate McKinnon, Tracey Morgan and Ellen DeGeneres. Insightful, heartfelt, light-hearted, and very educational about the art of making people laugh. Each show is about 20 minutes and is a sweet cup of java for the mind.

6. Hitler's Last Stand - Hulu. This six-part series covers pivotal battles of the western allies attack on Nazi Germany. Each episode is superbly researched and offers keen insights to the sacrifices and challenges each side faced. The last episode is the kicker - the Battle of Itter Castle in northern Austria, the only known battle of WW II where US armored personnel and their tanks joined forces with regular German Wehrmacht infantry to defend prisoners of war against their extermination by 150 SS fanatics. This battle took place in the Alps five days after Hitler's death and two days before Germany's surrender.

7. Madam Secretary - Amazon. Season 6.
The last season of this sweet, smart, and satisfying political drama culminates in M-Sec's becoming the first woman president of the United States. Not as good at times as Seasons 1-5, which were Rock Solid, but the crew finds its way by the end. I wept saying goodbye to some really stellar characters.


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