Skip to comments.Can The Boeing 747 Fly On One Engine?
Posted on 05/09/2020 8:25:14 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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Yes, you can get it to the ground on no engines if you have a runway. They’ll glide.
Its a dang good thing those planes didn’t have MCAS.
As a former submariner who has been there, while other big things were also going on . . . no, thank you.
So, what would happen is the crew would divert to the nearest suitable alternative as specified in the release. That’s it.
As a major airline pilot, that doesn’t even make sense.
Does UPS have driftdown charts in the QRH or do they have supplemental charts for that printed separately?
I like the fact that the nose gear is skewed off to the side, to make room for the big ugly gun it’s built around.
Nothing sounds better than the long buuurp of the Gatling gun ripping off a few dozen rounds at a dug in threat. The engine whine as it passes inverted overhead is comforting in a vicious sort of way.
“We were Soldiers once, and Young” Hal Moore,LTG, Retired
You beat me to it. That is a true classic!
Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them going again.
We have drift down charts but by selection ENG OUT on the FMS the FMS calculates the drift down altitude automatically. Just select the nearest altitude in the Altitude window (MCP) and the jet will maintain your current altitude until it begins to sacrifice speed. At that point the aircraft begins a shallow drift down the the new altitude. Easy peasy.
You cut me deep Shrek... You cut me real deep....
Oh ok. At WN its similar, our FMC (FMS) does the same thing except the autopilot logic wont start the drift down automatically.
I'm a 777 pilot, the plane flies fine on one engine. Look up a picture of the GE-90 engines, they're huge and put out a lot of power. You'd divert to the alternate for that portion of the flight. There are multiple alternates going to and from Asia from the U.S. Anchorage, Adak, Shemya, Midway island, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and multiple others as you get over Japan.
A big part of the certification for two engine jetliners to cross the oceans was making sure they're capable of flying a long way on one engine. Losing an engine over the ocean was a big part of the design consideration and there are an unbelievable number of redundancies built into them.
From what I have ever seen,major jet catastrophes were pilot error,weather and tail/rudder issue. Catastrophic engine is very rare. Who am I? I know internet!
It’s a joke son! a joke.
Ah geeze, I was thinking too literal. My mistake. Carry on then. :)
Shemya, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky all interesting places with limited R&R
Ya, you’re right. Most disasters are a result of multiple factors and failures. Sometimes aircraft system failures, sometimes incorrect decision making processes,sometimes weather related issues, etc..
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