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All About "U"

Hello everyone!

Last week's TRIPLE TRIVIA question came from Andy Sinclair, one of our Twitter followers, and he asks everyone:

How much more pavement is required for the -300 series to make a 180 degree "U" turn?

My Answer:  

An additional 29 feet.
The 777-300ER requires 185 feet (57 meters) to make the required turn as the 772 requires 156 feet.  The spaces required, however, can be lessened by using different brakes and/or asymmetrical thrusting..

Once again, thank you so much Andy for your submission!

Now onto this week..



Tuesday, February Twenty-Six 


During a 180 degree "U" Turn, which part of the aircraft has the widest arc?

Answer and following question next week!


  1. The turning wing. If it's not that, then it's the nose gear. :P

    1. Alex, that would be my guess too. We shall see next Tuesday! Thanks for dropping by and and for your answer.


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