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Posted: 10/19/2004 6:21:54 PM EDT
Of course, I'm defining the 'bush' as doing the upscale motel & hotel thing...

Went to a resturant called 'Oyster Catchers' some of you locals might know. Good stuff, but the typical small portions...

I know that they didn't get a direct hit by any, but I expected to see some remenant of the hurricanes. I saw nothing...

The expected DriftPunch travel problem this time: Boeing 757 'anti skid' system failing (discovered pre moving from the gate) and the entire plane having to exit and wait for a replacement after completely boarding. Perhaps the aircraft types can shed a little light on this. The pilot said that the 'anti skid' is manidtory because the brakes are on or off, but then he said that regulations would allow it to fly without the 'anti skid' if the overal weight was significantly reduced (way below the current weight). Was his 'on off' comment a dumbed down for the masses comment describing a system with little feel rather than being full brake or no brake?
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:26:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 6:27:34 PM EDT by CFII]
Anti-Skid is ABS. You can apply MUCH more braking force with anti-skid on, due to the fact you wont skid. If A.S. is not working, you cannot apply as much braking force, and have to rely on reverse thrust much more. There are many mandatory systems, and when they fail, flight rules change.....

And yes, pilots always dumb down the system talk. Cause its pure jargon BS. Trust me, I know.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:30:23 PM EDT
think of the anti-skid system as an antilock brake system. if that system fails, then essentially the pilot is correct, the brakes are either full on or not at all. i'm sure if i'm wrong some of the a&p's will come along and correct me, i'm just a lowly sheetmetal peasant.

Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:57:33 PM EDT
I used to do the antiskid valve inspections, pain in the butt. Got skydrol in the eye about 1/3 of the time.

IIRC, you can't apply full breaking with the antiskid inop.

This means your MTOW is reduced, and your start/stop distance is lengthened.

The antiskid would reduce pressure to the brakes depending on degree of lockup of the wheels. On the long runways, not a big deal if no antiskid, but on a short runway, on a hot day, with a heavy load, you really would like it working.

The preflight probably does an OBD of the system, if all does not check out, either turn it off, or call out the wrenches.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:29:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 6:43:52 PM EDT by GunLvrPHD]
20 years ago there was a great restaurant near Tampa--the Lemon Tree (???) or something like that. It had an extensive garden and great food. I heard it closeda while ago.

Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:12:17 AM EDT
OK, I see...
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