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by elaw
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Not_Karl, SickBag, Geese, or Squid have been talking with bees.
Replies: 3
Views: 24

Re: Not_Karl, SickBag, Geese, or Squid have been talking with bees.

I think the answer is more/better CRM* training for the bees.

*CRM = Congregate Remotely from Machinery.
by elaw
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Stabilized approaches
Replies: 18
Views: 352

Re: Stabilized approaches

Sadly, your favorite airline no longer serves its namesake airport, Cape Girardeau, MO.
Say what? They're based at HYA and still fly from/to there: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Air

And they partner with JetBlue and American, arguably two of the world's 1000 best airlines. ;)
by elaw
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Stabilized approaches
Replies: 18
Views: 352

Re: Stabilized approaches

And a t-tail and 3 engines 2 of them in the wingtip with the prop skimming bare inches off the ground but don't worry, we are going to use differential thrust to deal with crosswind landings and avoid digging a blade into the concrete. Now now... visionaries don't let silly little things like the l...
by elaw
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Reckless cowboy monkey pilots...
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: Reckless cowboy monkey pilots...

And aeroengineers too! Better cup holders and coffee-proof avionics! This. IMHO it's not reasonable to expect all the techno-bits in a cockpit to function while immersed. But pilots have been consuming liquids on flight decks forever and I think it *is* reasonable to expect from time to time those ...
by elaw
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A320 NEO CG
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: A320 NEO CG

At each seat, your belt will signal red for unbuckled and green when fastened. The goal is faster boarding and departure, dispensing with those lap-scrutinising walk-throughs flight attendants must perform. Except when the system malfunctions, which is only expected to happen 90% of the time. :roll...
by elaw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Stabilized approaches
Replies: 18
Views: 352

Re: Stabilized approaches

Okay, it seems there's a chance I could experience something even cooler sometime in the future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0DHhiwvatQ

Item just added to bucket list: fly on an electric airliner!
by elaw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Stabilized approaches
Replies: 18
Views: 352

Re: Stabilized approaches

Flying a 172 in Hawaii??? Damn, you just bent the needle on my jealous-o-meter. :lol:
by elaw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Stabilized approaches
Replies: 18
Views: 352

Re: Stabilized approaches

Interesting... my instructor expressed no such concerns. It's not like I took out a hammer and slammed the throttle to get going, but I'd estimate I took about 1 second to from idle to full nothing-like-military power. I do remember a video of a short-turn-to-final-on-a-different-runway-and-not-at-K...
by elaw
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Stabilized approaches
Replies: 18
Views: 352

Stabilized approaches

This approach (starting at about 4:26) probably doesn't meet most people's definition of "stabilized" but it sure looks like fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fm6Tp3Akuk

(My favorite airline landing at my friendly local airport)
by elaw
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sound of Airbus Ferret Chewing Explained
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Sound of Airbus Ferret Chewing Explained

Funny, to me it sounds like someone trying to hacksaw through a hydraulic line... :mrgreen:

Kidding aside, I'm with flyboy. Airplanes make noises... if you're going to occupy an airplane you should be prepared to deal with same.
by elaw
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Салли кто?
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Салли кто?

True, although it may not do much to further the cause of safe aviation.
by elaw
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Салли кто?
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Салли кто?

In (post-)soviet Russia, you do not fly airplane. Corn field flies airplane.
by elaw
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: September Aviation Typists + Discovery of Gabriel's last name.
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: September Aviation Typists + Discovery of Gabriel's last name.

I'm thinking maybe P"F" and PN"F". Finger-quotes used when communicating in person.
by elaw
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Dale Earnhardt Jr.- Good landing
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Dale Earnhardt Jr.- Good landing

I don't believe Dale was the pilot.
Which is a good thing as right turns are sometimes required when piloting aircraft.

Thanks, and don't forget to tip your waitress...
by elaw
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: September Aviation Typists + Discovery of Gabriel's last name.
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: September Aviation Typists + Discovery of Gabriel's last name.

The crash article was the recently bumped stall spin crash burn and die from a circle to land at Teterboro NY... Apparently the pilots both had crummy records, and yet sad that it actually comes down to a 150 stall in heavy winds with tight maneuvering to line up for landing. Reading that one, I wa...
by elaw
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: How about we go around?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: How about we go around?

Well to give the captain a tiny bit of credit, he did go around the first time. This is a little reminiscent of the old joke (I assume it's a joke) where over the marine radio, you hear someone call from a vessel indicating they're on a collision course with another vessel, and requesting the 2nd ve...
by elaw
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: What is this sexy bitch?
Replies: 49
Views: 2161

Re: What is this sexy bitch?

To quote a former coworker of mine, who on Earth would want to drive a car named after a dead English queen? :mrgreen:
by elaw
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Advertent IFR into VMC
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Advertent IFR into VMC

by elaw
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 335
Views: 69926

Re: Railroad Thread

At the risk of being repetitive... :clap:
by elaw
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: CAP
Replies: 30
Views: 1050

Re: CAP

Search and rescue is best done wearing camouflage ? The camouflage is very important. It allows the searchers to approach the ones they're searching for without startling them. That in turn prevents them (the searchees) from experiencing emotional distress, which would cause them to fly on commerci...
by elaw
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: I...I don't even know where to begin on this one
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: I...I don't even know where to begin on this one

He probably had a couple more airplanes up on blocks in his front yard...

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