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Apr 30th 2012 7:23PM Thank goodness they're cleaning up the wrekage. My parents always made us cleanup any mess we made.
I recall that American Airlines or its insurer didn't clean up the wrekage of the 757-200 that crashed in Columbia SA on a mountain side. Likewise there are other crash sites here in the US that haven't been cleaned up by the respective carriers. I think, that as difficult as it would be, the Air NZ DC-10 should have been recovered from Antartica for enviromental reasons. Every once in a while the snow and ice melt and reveal this protected-by-law site. I know people who have visited the site to pay their respects.
Sep 11th 2011 1:59AM Kent, Airstairfear has got you there on "Dan" ;-) Hmmm, Or maybe "Dan" is a nickname?
We emailed some time ago about winglets on horizontal stabilizers. You couldn't think of any plane w/ them. The Boeing 747 for piggybacking the now defunct Space Shuttle has them as well as the Russian Anotov cargo plane....but these are unique cases, heavey lifting and no doubt for stabilizing giant payloads.
Still I do sometimes see small tornadic vortex coming off these tips as they come in on finals @ Boston/Logan. FYI. Castle Island State Park in South Boston is the BEST (imo) viewing plane/spotters place for big planes that I've found in US. Manchester in UK is great too.
Were you able to hook up w/ anyone who might have an answer or opinion on this question?
Mark O'Brien, Sherborn, Massachusetts.
Jun 24th 2009 10:02PM Hi Kent.
I enjoy your blog. The video is great especially the sunset side view. Please tell me what the music is. Arrgh! Can't recall name of piece and composer. Also what type and model is the plane you fly?
Question. Winglets have proven themselves in a number of areas (lower drag, fuel savings, shorter takeoffs, lower thrust, greater weight capacity etc.) especially since the advent of the Aviation Partners-Boeing winglets. Would similar devices be of any value on the horizontal stabilizers?
Thanks, Mark O'Brien