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|Posté le: Mer 30 Mai - 14:22 (2018) Sujet du message: Will You Help Me Write A Movie?
I'm working on the final draft of a feature film called LEFT BEHIND which will be produced later this year and released sometime late in 2012. A little more than half of the movie takes place on a 747 - on a transatlantic flight from JFK to Heathrow. About three and a half hours into the flight, around 1/3 of the passengers suddenly vanish. The captain turns the plane around and heads for JFK, having lost all radio contact and his first officer.
There. That's the premise.
So as I work through this, I was hoping to get a little bit of help in trying to make the experience in the flight deck as authentic as possible. I stumbled upon this site and after reading a long thread about what the crew talks about on long flights I knew I was in the right place.
Here's my first "technical" question:
Our plane is involved in a near-miss collision where there is some damage but they remain airborne. The result of the damage is that they have to dump a significant quantity of fuel to avoid a fire in an engine that is sparking. I have been having a hard time finding out if you can in fact dump fuel from one wing without draining both sides equally. There is something called a cross-feed valve, that controls the flow, but does it have to be open during flight to keep the plane "balanced".
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
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