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Old 3rd April 2009, 13:22   #16
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I always wanted to be a pilot- fighter planes - nothing less!

Joined Sainik School with an intent to Join the IAF. Unfortunately there they discovered I had short sight - which in three years progressed to a point where I was medically unfit even for the Army!

But the passion never died. I have read all I could lay my hands on about flying... Have tried and begged my way into the cockpits of an assortment of aircraft - piston, turbo-prop and turbofan. Sat through the pre flight, take-off and landing routines a couple of times .. and am still greedy for more!

I also was heavily into RC Airplanes and Helos at one time. In fact have assembled and flown quite a few too way back in school/college.

*** sigh ****

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Old 3rd April 2009, 13:25   #17
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Close. He must fly for the flag carrier, Air India. They're the only airline in India that operate 747s.

@flyboy747, where do they send you guys for sim training?
You are right, I do fly for AI. Air India has its own simulator in the Training Headquarters in Bombay. Thats where we all do our intial/recurrency and regulatory training.
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Great review, flyboy! Another "first" in T-Bhp. Please do put up some pictures of the cock-pit, and the various instruments, if not a problem.
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Awesome. You've whipped all the racerboys on this forum with your top-speed! At-least till an MiG-25 pilot decides to post on TBHP..

What's the top ground speed reached during takeoff ? I remember seeing the map/gps console show about 130km/hr.. could be more.
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That was great. Hope you add more.

Few q: At what speed does it lift off? 120? and at what would be the speed at the time of touching down?
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AFAIK the take off speak is 80 knots or something which is around 150kmph.
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That was great. Hope you add more.

Few q: At what speed does it lift off? 120? and at what would be the speed at the time of touching down?

At 120 it might fall out of the sky!

A 747-400 take off speed at MTOW (Max take off Wt) will be around 187 knots (Flaps 10) and landing speeds will vary between 125-150 knots (with flaps @ 30 Deg) ... all this depends on factors like load, trim, weather, wind direction, altitude of the runway, runway length, friction ratings... I could go on...

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Awesome. You've whipped all the racerboys on this forum with your top-speed! At-least till an MiG-25 pilot decides to post on TBHP..

What's the top ground speed reached during takeoff ? I remember seeing the map/gps console show about 130km/hr.. could be more.
AFAIK take off speed was around 300 km/h.

Areez is also a pilot, he pilots smaller private jets though. It would be nice for him to elobrate as well.

I was/am always fascinated by planes, I know they are much more capable of MACH .96 + never knew why they dont let you fly faster then that. :(
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AFAIK the take off speak is 80 knots or something which is around 150kmph.
Gosh, no! Even a twin-engined jet has a take-off speed higher than that.

I'm thinking, more like 170-180 knots.
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Milage kya hai? .. Great review there. So Boeing hasn't gone the fly-by-wire way of the Airbus? Is it still all hydraulic?

We have a few Captain Haddocks as well on the forum. So 1Self, if you are out on the sea and reading this, a review from the ship's deck would be nice.
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Hmm,

1) Has flown an Airbus previously. Check.

2) Flies the 747 currently. Check.

Welcome to Team-BHP, Capt. Air-India Pilot Sir!

Airline if Far from the best but your pilots certainly are!

Also,

The 744 is like THE Best Airliner ever created!

This is coming from a 737 NG Pilot who had once overtaken a Speedbird 744! True story.

Flying Below the Jetstreams, FL260 and vMO and what not ;-)

I'm sure that Brit had the what-the-heck look! lulz

Regards :-)
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Can the tyres handle 300km/hr? I'm not sure they can, especially with something as heavy as the 747..
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Gosh, no! Even a twin-engined jet has a take-off speed higher than that.

I'm thinking, more like 170-180 knots.
my bad. google and it says 180mph.
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Milage kya hai?
More like 10 tons/hour
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wow an air craft review indeed its first on tbhp. great to know in detail about an 747

Pics would bring more life to the review (if you are allowed to take and post the pictures)
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