From: firstname.lastname@example.org (PETE) Organization: University of California, San Diego Date: 01 May 96 11:19:57 References: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.519@ohare.Chicago.COM>, tjk <KNOWLITJ@miamiu.acs.muohio.edu> wrote: >I am a full-time college student with a love for aviation, so last summer >during my break I worked for Comair in Cincinnati. While there I worked >around and flew on the Canadair Regional jet many times and came to really >like the aircraft. I was wondering how pilots feel about the aircraft. >Is it easy to fly? Any quirks or problems? How does it fly compared to >larger jet aircraft? I fly for an airline that operates the CRJ, and have a bid in for a slot to fly it. It has great thrust to weight ratio, but not blazing fast cruise, because of its high bypass fans. It has a hard wing (no leading edge devices), so it is somewhat runway hungry even though the high thrust to weight helps. Since it is an adaptation of a business jet, the wheel/tire size is on the small side for a 50 seater and they wear out quickly. Also, I've heard that the vref for a no flap landing is only two knots below the max tire speed, makes for a tough check ride.