How hard do you have to put down an Orion??

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How hard do you have to put down an Orion??

Postby Charl » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:03 am

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Re: How hard do you have to put down an Orion??

Postby FlyingKiwi » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:48 pm

Probably a brakes problem I'm guessing. Hopefully not a "they were set" sort of problem...
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Re: How hard do you have to put down an Orion??

Postby Charl » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:02 pm

Does sound like main gear. 3/4 blown.. there will surely be questions.
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Re: How hard do you have to put down an Orion??

Postby cowpatz » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:39 am

Anti skid failure??
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Re: How hard do you have to put down an Orion??

Postby Charl » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:18 pm

It's a fairly "mature" fleet.
Googling: Some are half a century old, 25,000+ hours.
Maybe some stuff is going to break now and then...
Wonder how long a Poseidon lasts?
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Re: How hard do you have to put down an Orion??

Postby cowpatz » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:38 am

Probably half that of an Orion.
Unbelievable that they cant operate it from Whenuapai.
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Re: How hard do you have to put down an Orion??

Postby Charl » Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:01 pm

My understanding is about half the cost of the Poseidon purchase is tied up in new base facilities.
I am wondering why they can't go to Blenheim?
Plenty of land to extend the runway if needed, and it's pretty much in the middle of the country.
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