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by elaw
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 8
Views: 65

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: 65

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: 78

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: 2738

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: 2738

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: 2738

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: 108
Views: 2766

Re: Ethiopian 737

by elaw
Sat May 11, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: But is it Art?
Replies: 2
Views: 93

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: 693

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: 693

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: 780

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: 780

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: 263

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: 263

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: 67300

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:
by elaw
Mon May 06, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Facebook Spam: Historical Cowboy Tomfoolery.
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Facebook Spam: Historical Cowboy Tomfoolery.

Yah, that photo is not of a B-47, it's clearly an Airbus DC-182. :mrgreen: Re the headline, it seems just a tad clickbait-y. "Nuclear bomber" could mean: * A bomber that is nuclear-powered, which the B-47 clearly is not. * A bomber carrying one or more nuclear weapons: what they probably want you to...
by elaw
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 108
Views: 2766

Re: Ethiopian 737

Wow, you're a shrink as well as a pilot? I'm impressed.
by elaw
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Say it Ain't So - WN Looking at the A220?
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Say it Ain't So - WN Looking at the A220?

Can’t most airplanes “have up to 2” more seat pitch”?
I bet most airliners can! Especially since with the words "up to" in there, all you need is 0.001" to make your claim true. :roll:
by elaw
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?
Replies: 42
Views: 1109

Re: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?

A burger without cheese is like an airline seat without enough legroom... just wrong. :lol:
by elaw
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?
Replies: 27
Views: 683

Re: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?

But how about some sort of "endorsement" system where to fly the new damn-similar-to-the-old plane, you spend maybe 2 hours in a classroom and 1/2 hour in a sim, being instructed on what's different about this plane vs. the one you were previously rated on? "We" do that already, but thanks for the ...
by elaw
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: THERE HAS BEEN A NEAR-TOTAL NOTRE DAME DISASTER!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: THERE HAS BEEN A NEAR-TOTAL NOTRE DAME DISASTER!!!!!

It sounds like there were a lot of people in the cathedral when the fire started... maybe they have a witness? Saw a candle get knocked over or something like that?
by elaw
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?
Replies: 27
Views: 683

Re: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?

I wonder if a partial solution to this sort of thing would be a revamp of how type ratings work. It appears now it's "all or nothing"... if you're rated on the old-school 737 and they decide you need a new one for the 737-CrashMatic, you have to go through an entire new training program. This of cou...
by elaw
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Certified Carbon Free Sugar
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Certified Carbon Free Sugar

Wow, that would go great with my gluten-free water!

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