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Old 11-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #61
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Yes and those engines were used to assist takeoff. I believe they were shut down after successful rotation and not used as a primary thrust additive except perhaps over a target. Could be wrong.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:00 PM   #62
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B47, I remember it as low wing, not radial and I was thinking Commander but Bamboo Bomber keeps popping into my head. I think that was what my Dad told me was the pilots name for Skyking's plane.
If you're talking about what civil aircraft might have used JATO,I'm still thinking that airplane was the Swearingen equipped with the Garrett engines. The airplane was known to be underpowered.

I never was around the airplane, but perhaps some one else can help here.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:00 PM   #63
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Well, this thread sure got sidetracked. You airplane buffs need to start a thread strictly for airplane stuff.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:06 PM   #64
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Yes and those engines were used to assist takeoff. I believe they were shut down after successful rotation and not used as a primary thrust additive. Could be wrong.
I don't have a B-36 Flight Manual, but I have read that the jets could and were used inflight as the need arose.

But I think you are correct in saying their primary use was to provide takeoff assistant for the big bomber.

With the addition of the 4 jets, the B-36 had a total of 10 engines.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:08 PM   #65
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Well, this thread sure got sidetracked. You airplane buffs need to start a thread strictly for airplane stuff.
Yeah - we could be a threat to the PPP thread.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:13 PM   #66
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Well, this thread sure got sidetracked. You airplane buffs need to start a thread strictly for airplane stuff.
Thought this thread was about an aircraft that landed at the wrong airport. Good day.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:25 PM   #67
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Thought this thread was about an aircraft that landed at the wrong airport. Good day.
That will show OC!
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After this little mishap, the govt unemployment statistics will have to be recalculated. Today, there was a slight uptick in the unemployment numbers
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Today's aircraft are so reliable that it has been said that many pilots of large transport aircraft will probably never encounter an inflight emergency requiring an engine shutdown in their flying career.
maybe not in their current but everyone starts small.. the worst I have ever had was IMC out of louisville, 2am, engine failure 10miles from the airport and have to get back it line with out causing a mess, controllers hated me that night and so did fedX since it has to get their now it was not getting their now
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maybe not in their current but everyone starts small.. the worst I have ever had was IMC out of louisville, 2am, engine failure 10miles from the airport and have to get back it line with out causing a mess, controllers hated me that night and so did fedX since it has to get their now it was not getting their now
So were you flying as a FedEx contractor?

Disappointed to hear that the controllers "hated" you that night - I'm assuming you are saying that because your engine failure caused them extra work - that's their job and you probably caused them to miss some sleep - sad.
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