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originally posted by: Aloysius the Gaul
originally posted by: Iwinder
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Iwinder
Weight, wingspan, and footprint. It requires a 60 foot wide taxiway without a waiver.
One last question Sir "Columbo" what the heck is a waiver.....I am almost right in thinking side to side sway?
it is a waiver to be allowed to use the aircraft on runways and taxiways that are not wide enough.
It is because the engines overhang the edges of the sealed section - this means they are prone to sucking up foreign objects from the grass verges and/or less strongly secured fixtures such as runway edge lights, sign boards, etc. They may also cause damage to those area with the suction they create that can affect other aircraft.
A380's with their very wide span between the 2 outboard engines are the big (sic) problem in this instance.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: Zaphod58
You mean even MORE than the movie Air Force One w/Harrison Ford showed us?!
I bet you hated that movie...
I would love to know what AF1 Defence capabilities will be in the next iteration! Assume they contain massive redundancy and capacity to upgrade??
originally posted by: thebozeian
a reply to: boomer135
Remember the Die Hard movie when Bruce Willis is fighting on the wing of a 747 above the number 2 engine and falls onto the strut, finds a magical panel never seen on any other 747 and then proceeds to find a non existent refueling valve inside? Didn't anyone making the movie ever consider how dumb and improbable it would be for that to be there above a running engine, and that fans and aerosexuals would pick that out for ridicule in millisecnds? Not to mention setting fire to JetA1 with a Zippo in temps (supposedly) well below freezing and proceeding to somehow blow up the plane?
Nahh,.. lets just watch the movie again!