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Discussion in 'The Back Room' started by Bobdawolverweasel, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Bobdawolverweasel

    Bobdawolverweasel Well-Known Member

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    Can’t imagine sitting at the window seat on an airplane and seeing this.

     
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    777 is rated to fly on one engine... why it's allowed to do oceanic trips.
    Not ideal, and not saying enjoyable, but the aircraft is designed to withstand that mishap.
     
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    After I peed down my leg I would definitely need the paddles....
     
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    It's close to miraculous that no one on the ground was hurt by the falling debris, some of which was huge and which fell on residential areas.
     
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    Would probably need a barf bag, maybe more than one.

    Speaking on flying on one engine, when I was a kid in Miami my dad worked for Eastern Air Lines which was big in the Miami - New York and all eastern flights at that time. Eddie Rickenbacker was the President and they bought the Lockheed Constellation which was a four engine, not jet, airplane with three tails. Big airplane. It would fly on one engine if the other three lost power and they took movies of it and showed that big airplane flying on one engine. Pretty amazing at that time.
     
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    Bill is correct. My Dad worked for Lockheed.
     
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    Could fly free when my dad worked for Eastern which is when I was in college. Flew on them more than once. Fine airplane for the era.
     
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    Was curious how they compare in size.

    Super Constellation:
    Length - 116 ft Wingspan - 126 ft
    777:
    Length - 242 ft Wingspan - 200 ft
     
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    Oh yeah the planes these days are much bigger, however for the time the Constellation was a big plane. A big move up from a DC3 which still landed with a rear wheel. Had to walk uphill after boarding.
     
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    Not that I'm old but my first time up in an airplane was a DC3.
     
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    Me too Stu.

    Then Eastern bought a two engine Convair if I remember correctly. That one and a front landing gear and is the one I flew in most while my dad worked at Eastern. It made the flight to Gainesville and where the University of Florida js. Being able to fly free I flew home to Miami on a lot of Friday evenings and returned to UF on Monday morning. Always took my laundry home and Mom took care of it. :)

    That plane made most of the trips on the East coast that weren't major cities.
     
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    flew from ft dix nj to el paso for basic training in 1956 in a DC3 took 8 hours and several stops to refuel..and a very air sick boy!!
     
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    Knew that feeling well jif.

    I went to Ft. Jackson for basic training in 1958, on a train.
     
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