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    Quote Originally Posted by CliveM View Post
    A convertor belt?
    That's what I thought. Ken obviously has a faulty finger.

    Thank you very much for that information Clive. That explanation makes a lot of sense. I had not thought about the landing speed.
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    Aah, the fickle finger of fate?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Thank you for that, Clive. But apart from the fact that they don't want them to bump into each other, is there another reason why they land into the wind or could they land with a tail wind?
    Mostly it is for noise abatement and conservation; whether landing or taking off attempts result in using wheels beyond the end of the runway the resultant noise and paperwork is just not worth it. Also, passengers losing the no-claim bonus on their life insurance does very little to generate repeat business for the air carrier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    Mostly it is for noise abatement
    When you talk about noise - I used to work in the telephone exchange in old Papatoetoe and when the aircraft were taking off west to east (runway 05 right - not very often) they would roar over the exchange at full throttle and I had to tell the person I was talking to on the phone to wait for a minute as it was impossible to hear them when the planes flew overhead. That was in the 70s. I'm assuming that is the same today. So much for noise abatement.

    But then with exchanges having moved from electric mechanical to computers, there will most probably be little reason for anyone to be working in the exchange. There will only be someone required to be there every so often and that would not be for all day I would not think.
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