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by elaw
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Aviation and Agronomy Collide in Total Disaster and Smoking Hole in the Lawn
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Aviation and Agronomy Collide in Total Disaster and Smoking Hole in the Lawn

Never mind the White House lawn... think of all the golf courses that could be damaged. This is a very serious matter! :roll: Suspending joking around for just a moment... I assume that like most this helo has the engine(s) mounted on top. So it sounds like there's a stream of super-hot air coming d...
by elaw
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Don't practice touch and goes on a golf course.
Replies: 20
Views: 201

Re: Don't practice touch and goes on a golf course.

Because then they couldn't collect premiums on aircraft insurance!

The "take people's money and never give it back" business model under which insurance companies operate doesn't work if they can't take people's money. :roll:
by elaw
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm definitely not a fan of this...
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: I'm definitely not a fan of this...

Open the window, spray some WD40, proceed to destination.
:clap:
by elaw
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Don't practice touch and goes on a golf course.
Replies: 20
Views: 201

Re: Don't practice touch and goes on a golf course.

Very very loosely?

The National Guard I think technically is a branch of the military but it's at least partly under state control and acts as a reserve component for the federal armed forces. The CAP is a division of the US Air Force so is a federal entity entirely.
by elaw
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Air France A380 Fan Disc Located in Greenland
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Air France A380 Fan Disc Located in Greenland

Sorry to be so technical, but it sounds like the thing that attaches the thing to the other thing had something wrong with it.
by elaw
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: How was the capture of Airports....
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: How was the capture of Airports....

You guys are being way too critical. Just because there were no airplanes, runways, taxiways, hangars, or support infrastructure in the areas captured at said time by said armies, does not mean they were not "airports". There are two perfectly good explanations for what's going on: 1) Slight tempora...
by elaw
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Important Announcement
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Important Announcement

All's well that ends!
by elaw
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: MSFS is back

All valid questions! My current PC... a "decent" machine with a 5th generation(?) core i5 processor, large NVMe SSD, and the processor's built-in graphics, gives lousy performance with FS X. My much-more-clueful-about-gaming coworker tells me to get decent performance at the very least I'd need a $4...
by elaw
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: MSFS is back

Cool! :clap: I've got a 20kw generator... hopefully that will be suitable to run a GPU that can provide a good frame rate. :mrgreen: Do you think it'll have a 737 whose trim runs away as soon as you retract the flaps? Actually... based on another thread here, they could combine it with Train Simulat...
by elaw
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Totally not_jetphotography
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Totally not_jetphotography

...but worth watching nonetheless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KYw6xOvRzo
by elaw
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 39
Views: 2925

Re: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Delta

In other news, Delta is now apparently cracking down on it own employees: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/delta-tr ... 997b6b198c
by elaw
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 39
Views: 2925

Re: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Boobies

Perhaps the next iteration of the 737-Max can have a small "mommy room".
That should be easy enough... just put a partition wall in the lav and add a second door. :mrgreen:
by elaw
Fri May 31, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 39
Views: 2925

Re: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals

Funny how that article fails to mention one very important detail: the size of the dog. The article says Delta policy requires "large" dogs to be kept on the floor... but was this a German Shepherd or a Chihuahua?
by elaw
Wed May 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 116
Views: 3574

Re: Ethiopian 737

by elaw
Sat May 11, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: But is it Art?
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: But is it Art?

Okay, well let's get right to the important point: do the wings generate lift, and how?
by elaw
Fri May 10, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Aeroflot Superjet at Moscow catches fire after touch down
Replies: 32
Views: 970

Re: Aeroflot Superjet at Moscow catches fire after touch down

Yeah but we don't know the answer!

So we're just going to sit here and make stuff up until the answer is revealed. :mrgreen:
by elaw
Fri May 10, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Aeroflot Superjet at Moscow catches fire after touch down
Replies: 32
Views: 970

Re: Aeroflot Superjet at Moscow catches fire after touch down

Total parlour-talking here but I imagine if you're going so fast as to make that kind of bounce likely, it's going to bounce with spoilers or without. The spoilers may make the bouncing less extreme...
by elaw
Mon May 06, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: 3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"
Replies: 10
Views: 1063

Re: 3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"

CD: Compact disk
A few additions:
VCR: What got replaced by Tivo
Tivo: What got replaced by DVD
DVD: What got replaced by Blu-Ray
Blu-Ray and CD: What got replaced by streaming

Time to clean out the garage...
by elaw
Mon May 06, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: 3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"
Replies: 10
Views: 1063

Re: 3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"

CN: Railroad
In keeping with recent news:
UP: Also a railroad
by elaw
Mon May 06, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 737 Over Run, FLA 5/2019
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: 737 Over Run, FLA 5/2019

Mispost
by elaw
Mon May 06, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 737 Over Run, FLA 5/2019
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: 737 Over Run, FLA 5/2019

Blatant double post: Today's internet headline admonishes the pilots for a stupid decision to change runways to enable training on a preferred and longer runway. I don't think the choice of a shorter runway is necessarily the problem- but perhaps the switchover got rushed, was "not-so-stabilized", ...
by elaw
Mon May 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 326
Views: 67740

Re: Railroad Thread

Yay, the coal economy is coming back! :roll:

Kidding aside, I'm impressed and pleased they were able to bring that thing back to life. I'd love to see it in person one day... :clap:

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