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747-LCF

Post by joefremont » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:37 pm

Just wanted to share some information that was given to me recently about the 747-LCF, the aircraft boeing uses to transport 787 parts (wings and fuselage seconds), apparently recently Boeing donated the use of 3 of the DreamLifters to help transport medical supplies and one pilot was again asking for us to allow its use. Here is the link to a video that was included.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekQqsL-gB2k

Warning, the video is 10 minute long. I usually don't watch those 10 minute plus videos that are shared as I usually don't have the time.

The one interesting take away from the video, other than that boeing was doing this at all, was that because these aircraft were designed for very large aircraft parts rather than general cargo, for these missions it can carry only 63,000 pounds of cargo, or 28600 kg rather than the 122944 kg a 747-400F can normally carry or the 113400 kg the LCF can carry when its carrying those big parts.

I have thought that these unique cargo aircraft like Beluga, Super Guppy and LCF if we were to allow it, should only be able to carry 20,000 kg (or larger) packages and nothing else as while they are good at carrying large items they are not good for general cargo.
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Re: 747-LCF

Post by ADAM-007 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:11 pm

I like this idea Joe +1 from me!
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Re: 747-LCF

Post by Carman1000 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:54 pm

Thumbs up from me!
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Re: 747-LCF

Post by HiggsInc » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:56 pm

Sounds like a good idea
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Re: 747-LCF

Post by joefremont » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:52 am

I was doing some research and discovered the Beluga XL went into service last January, so its now available as special use (meaning you have to ask for it).

I noticed in do ing my research that it still has a lower deck cargo area, as does the Beluga ST where bulk cargo can be carried. So this is more complicated that I thought.

Now if anyone is thinking I am going to allow the LCF, the answer is still NO!
That is why this is in the General section not "New Features and Ideas"
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Re: 747-LCF

Post by Cat » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:04 pm

AND if you start opening up super specialized aircraft, the sport lite pilots will cry foul big time wanting to fly Icon's as a commercial aircraft.
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