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by elaw
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: It's not just the air...
Replies: 2
Views: 19

It's not just the air...

...now we have yet another thing to be paranoid about! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -with.html
by elaw
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Airline Customer Service Sucks
Replies: 10
Views: 74

Re: Airline Customer Service Sucks

Is this what happens when you use the Internet to look for the lowest price?
Yes. Yes, it is.

Two words: "Tire Rack". :)
by elaw
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Airline Customer Service Sucks
Replies: 10
Views: 74

Re: Airline Customer Service Sucks

Buy a Reliant Robin, problem solved.
:clap:
by elaw
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cracks on 737s
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Cracks on 737s

737 to engineers: "You guys crack me up!"
by elaw
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Wow!
Replies: 11
Views: 123

Re: Wow!

I probably won't clear the runway, but instead, stop in the middle of it....
At which point a fleet of Amazon drones equipped with grappling hooks show up, grab the airplane, and deliver it to its owner's house. Thus completing the "circle of automation". :mrgreen:
by elaw
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Wow!
Replies: 11
Views: 123

Re: Wow!

Yeah and the sad thing is it surely *will* screw up eventually, and lawsuits will happen, and who knows what the outcome could be? The two potential weak points to me are a) weather and b) traffic. If the thing lands on an icy runway and the plane slides off the end (6" to the right of the centerlin...
by elaw
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Wow!
Replies: 11
Views: 123

Re: Wow!

Snarky comment 2: What if a bird whacks the AOA vane, will it nose over relentlessly , (and you better be familiar with and ready to use the trim cutout switch )? Yes... but you'll have some really cool computer graphics to watch as you plummet toward your death! :lol: One thing I find hilarious an...
by elaw
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 777X: now with improved ventilation!
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: 777X: now with improved ventilation!

Is that why everyone is saying these issues will be curtains for Boeing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNCEuc6Ifro
by elaw
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Wow!
Replies: 11
Views: 123

Wow!

This isn't your grandfather's light plane (autopilot): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ruFmgTpqA
by elaw
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B-17 Hartford/Bradley
Replies: 21
Views: 378

Re: B-17 Hartford/Bradley

Of course not, but better plug wires and gaskets/seals would not be a big stretch - technologically or costwise.
by elaw
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B-17 Hartford/Bradley
Replies: 21
Views: 378

Re: B-17 Hartford/Bradley

A couple of updates... Preliminary report is out: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20191002X11326&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=MA And one aviation speakist's take on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YN4QAdji7Y I have to say if this accident were caused (or mostly c...
by elaw
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: If a frog had wings...
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: If a frog had wings...

My biggest concern would be the language barrier:

"Ribbit, ribbit" = "Too low, terrain"
"Ribbit, ribbit" = "Sink rate, sink rate"
"Ribbit, ribbit" = "Pull up! Pull up!"
"Ribbit, ribbit" = "Traffic, traffic"
"Ribbit, ribbit" = "Windshear ahead"
"Ribbit, ribbit" = "Stall, stall"

etc.
by elaw
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: KRDU 5R, 10/14/2019
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: KRDU 5R, 10/14/2019

I'm pretty sure in VMC at an airport with PAPIs on all the runways except the kiddie one, you don't get to blame the ILS for a bad landing. Re the length of the runway, it kinda depends on the airplane (weather too but I'm assuming there was no snow/ice)! But unless you were in an A380 it was probab...
by elaw
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 former pilots...
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: 2 former pilots...

Oh I totally got the ironing! But IMO, it's not possible to be 100% aware of any situation and aware of another situation at the same time. If any of their brains' "CPU cycles" were devoted to watching a fútbol game, those cycles were not dedicated to flying the airplane. Let me put it another way.....
by elaw
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 former pilots...
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: 2 former pilots...

Did you forget to use blue font?

I'm fine with pilots pretending they're Ken Burns during certain phases of flight, especially in aircraft with few or no pax in sparsely-populated areas (or areas only populated by fish). But in an airliner at 500' on final in a densely-populated area? HELL NO!
by elaw
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B-17 Hartford/Bradley
Replies: 21
Views: 378

Re: B-17 Hartford/Bradley

I saw a little about this on the local news last night, and sure enough there was some politician-type acting all outraged and saying "We need to have oversight over these flights!" I wanted to whack him upside the head and tell him "Hey, McFly, we ALREADY have oversight over aircraft and aviation a...
by elaw
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 former pilots...
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: 2 former pilots...

Uh... either Google Translate is confused, or they have some very strange incident investigation procedures in South America:
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by elaw
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B-17 Hartford/Bradley
Replies: 21
Views: 378

Re: B-17 Hartford/Bradley

I suppose they really weren't meant to have a "shelf life" at all! Their primary mission was to fly into enemy territory and drop large things that explode. If the plane could be reused and/or its occupants all survived, that was a plus. Never mind that the aircraft safety standards of the day (in t...
by elaw
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B-17 Hartford/Bradley
Replies: 21
Views: 378

Re: B-17 Hartford/Bradley

The plane that crashed was built in 1945, you said it should have been parked in 1950. 1950-1945=5 years.
by elaw
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B-17 Hartford/Bradley
Replies: 21
Views: 378

Re: B-17 Hartford/Bradley

Do you feel that way about all planes that have reached the age of 5 years or only certain ones?
by elaw
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 737 Max troubles;:The latest news...
Replies: 22
Views: 1568

Re: 737 Max troubles;:The latest news...

I hear you on that one! I've got a cousin who lives near Hartford CT and makes a very good living programming in COBOL for an insurance company. He tells me they have zero interest in updating their systems. I totally understand the philosophy of "stick with what works", but sometimes you have to fa...
by elaw
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: MSFS is back

I agree, but I'd say that number has to be a minimum, not an average. Playing with it averaging 10 FPS but dropping to 1 or 2 when there are a lot of clouds is not fun.
by elaw
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 737 Max troubles;:The latest news...
Replies: 22
Views: 1568

Re: 737 Max troubles;:The latest news...

Very similar to that is the belief that "new and different" always equals "better". I work in the IT field where that attitude is pervasive, especially on the programming side of things. There's a new tech out every 15 minutes and if you don't know and use it you're worthless. I've actually seen emp...
by elaw
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Improvisational cowboy rampies obviously skip safety procedures
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Improvisational cowboy rampies obviously skip safety procedures

I would ass usme that procedures call for the use of all three...
If they didn't before, I bet they will soon!

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