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FR8Hauler
02-06-2010, 04:26 PM
Check this out...

The "FedEx Panda Express" Departs for China | FedEx Multimedia Center (http://mediacenter.fedex.designcdt.com/node/435)


Mink
02-06-2010, 04:31 PM
Shoulda put those pandas up front.

Capt TedStriker
02-06-2010, 04:37 PM
At 1:04 into the clip... Gets real close. Looks like crew overrotated or rotated early... just waiting to break ground... Then second rotation wasn't (supposed) to be until positive rate.... But they didn have positive rate... initiated second rotation.... and they further decreased clearance.... Reminded me of a DC-8 rotation.... rotate to 8 (degrees) and wait.

Was this a management crew??


HeavyJet
02-06-2010, 04:45 PM
It was sunny out, it had to be a mangler crew.

The Walrus
02-06-2010, 05:12 PM
It didn't look like a tail strike to me, but go look at the MX History for 850. Pay particular attention to the mx writeup concerning a windshear alert.

LivingInMEM
02-06-2010, 05:25 PM
Was this a management crew??

Flying the ?FedEx Panda Express? | FedEx Multimedia Center (http://mediacenter.fedex.designcdt.com/node/433)

Here's the answer.

AerisArmis
02-06-2010, 06:34 PM
Was this a management crew??

Was there a TV crew there? If yes, then it was a management crew.

LivingInMEM
02-06-2010, 06:35 PM
They transition to a sideview just after liftoff - that sideview would have been interesting to see through rotation.

HazCan
02-06-2010, 06:59 PM
Boy, I bet old Chuck Turpen is so happy that they brought out the A Team to score the TD on this one.

Could they have found two uglier guys than PC and BG to put on that video? Yikes.

talon06
02-06-2010, 07:03 PM
At least the three were representin' with their FedEx crew ties.

Lippy
02-06-2010, 07:08 PM
Man, there was some serious "command presence" in that video... And by "command presence" I mean jowls.

MajorKong
02-06-2010, 07:08 PM
Boy, I bet old Chuck Turpen is so happy that they brought out the A Team to score the TD on this one.

Could they have found two uglier guys than PC and BG to put on that video? Yikes.

Got the cubicle clowns out for this one. Who was the adult supervision to keep these desk jockeys from getting lost, not pushing the right buttons, and killing themselves? Maybe that guy should get the bonus this year instead of those two.

MD11Fr8Dog
02-06-2010, 07:27 PM
Boy, I bet old Chuck Turpen is so happy that they brought out the A Team to score the TD on this one.

Could they have found two uglier guys than PC and BG to put on that video? Yikes.

I saw CT in the AOC Thur night as I was leaving from airport standby! I tried to catch up with him walking out of the AOC, I just wanted to ask him how the A Team was doing. I guess he didn't want to slum with the line pukes in the AOC and was in a hurry to get out! :rolleyes:

dojetdriver
02-06-2010, 07:40 PM
Does the FBW/PFM prevent a tailstrike on a 777?

Sideshow Bob
02-06-2010, 07:47 PM
At 1:04 into the clip... Gets real close. Looks like crew overrotated or rotated early... just waiting to break ground... Then second rotation wasn't (supposed) to be until positive rate.... But they didn have positive rate... initiated second rotation.... and they further decreased clearance.... Reminded me of a DC-8 rotation.... rotate to 8 (degrees) and wait.

Was this a management crew??

Looked INCREDIBLY close to a strike...phew.

Wildmanny
02-06-2010, 08:17 PM
I'm guessing it won't be long before that video gets pulled down or edited severely.

Bets? I'm saying by Monday...

WM

ERJF15
02-06-2010, 08:44 PM
Doesn't look like a strike too me either. Just the angle of the camera and the jets shadow.

bleedairpacks
02-06-2010, 08:54 PM
FedEx crew ties.

Glad I wasn't the only one to notice the managers sporting the clip on ties.

What a damn joke.

Purple Promised? :(

md11phlyer
02-06-2010, 10:58 PM
Flying the ?FedEx Panda Express? | FedEx Multimedia Center (http://mediacenter.fedex.designcdt.com/node/433)

Here's the answer.

Bets on who the RFO was?

FLMD11CAPT
02-07-2010, 02:20 AM
Had to be double crewed.....14+hrs........:cool::rolleyes:

Flightmech
02-07-2010, 05:05 AM
No smoke or sparks but did look really close? Maybe the camera angle from above made it look worse than it did but that second rotation caused the shadow to really close the gap:eek:

Regarding the multimedia video. Why interview only 3 of the 4 crewmembers? Was the 4th guy just a regular line pilot?:rolleyes:

4A2B
02-07-2010, 05:13 AM
No smoke or sparks but did look really close? Maybe the camera angle from above made it look worse than it did but that second rotation caused the shadow to really close the gap:eek:

Regarding the multimedia video. Why interview only 3 of the 4 crewmembers? Was the 4th guy just a regular line pilot?:rolleyes:
The answer to that is NO, all 6 pilots were part of the A team. 2 flew MEM-ATL-IAD to pick up the other Panda and then a crew of 4 from IAD.

Skimmology
02-07-2010, 06:09 AM
what was the flight number?

The Walrus
02-07-2010, 06:16 AM
flt 9750/4feb

MeXC
02-07-2010, 06:29 AM
I'm just glad they'll be back in time to see the Super Bowl. I think BG's guess that the pandas might look like "big bears" is pretty impressive too.

pipe
02-07-2010, 07:52 AM
Man, there was some serious "command presence" in that video... And by "command presence" I mean jowls.


That extra few pounds of command presence looked to be the only thing that prevented a tail strike. Either that or maybe the yoke got restricted by some command presence at the end of the rotation.

Busboy
02-07-2010, 07:55 AM
It didn't look like a tail strike to me, but go look at the MX History for 850. Pay particular attention to the mx writeup concerning a windshear alert.

Writeups are not the way to score a TD!!:rolleyes:

The Walrus
02-07-2010, 08:42 AM
Writeups are not the way to score a TD!!:rolleyes:

Obviously not. Do as I say, not as I do.:eek:

HazCan
02-07-2010, 09:34 AM
I'm just glad they'll be back in time to see the Super Bowl. I think BG's guess that the pandas might look like "big bears" is pretty impressive too.

I just spit coffee out!! Between this and the jowls comment, my stomach hurts!! :D

AerisArmis
02-07-2010, 10:25 AM
I think BG's guess that the pandas might look like "big bears" is pretty impressive too.

So, Big Panda Bears look like Big Bears? Who would've thunk?

Fedex999999
02-07-2010, 10:49 AM
Actually, BG, as bears go, they are relatively small, plus the ones you flew aren't fully mature. Fully grown, 180-250 pounds.

golfandfly
02-07-2010, 11:20 AM
This whole production is nothing short of hilarious.....

pipe
02-07-2010, 12:20 PM
Boy, I bet old Chuck Turpen is so happy that they brought out the A Team to score the TD on this one.

Could they have found two uglier guys than PC and BG to put on that video? Yikes.

......Ouch!

Deuce130
02-07-2010, 07:56 PM
Going back several months, it looks like these guys only fly with each other. And when did they go through 777 school? Can anyone enlighten me? And if they did, why are they still on the seniority list? These guys should be in a class of their own. STS.

990Convair
02-08-2010, 02:38 PM
How about where this MD-11 touches down on 27! Holy camolies batman! I can hear the ATC tape for this landing:

"Fedex Panda 1, turn right at the end, speed and altitude permitting".:D

The "FedEx Panda Express" 777 Freighter | FedEx Multimedia Center (http://mediacenter.fedex.designcdt.com/node/431)

Unknown Rider
02-08-2010, 04:07 PM
How about where this MD-11 touches down on 27! Holy camolies batman! I can hear the ATC tape for this landing:

"Fedex Panda 1, turn right at the end, speed and altitude permitting".:D

The "FedEx Panda Express" 777 Freighter | FedEx Multimedia Center (http://mediacenter.fedex.designcdt.com/node/431)


Looks like it was in the touchdown zone to me.

CAVU
02-09-2010, 03:06 AM
How about where this MD-11 touches down on 27! Holy camolies batman! I can hear the ATC tape for this landing:

"Fedex Panda 1, turn right at the end, speed and altitude permitting".:D

The "FedEx Panda Express" 777 Freighter | FedEx Multimedia Center (http://mediacenter.fedex.designcdt.com/node/431)

Nice post: Often wrong, never in doubtů



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