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by elaw
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?
Replies: 21
Views: 180

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

Remember- according to many books, wingies are more curveyey on top and flattery on bottom because Bernoulli sucks on the top, producing much more lift on top... Would now be a good time to mention things like hang-glider wings and windsurfer sails* that are curved on the bottom too? Because they'r...
by elaw
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?
Replies: 21
Views: 180

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

Would now be a good time to bring up the subject of an aircraft that is flying inverted? :twisted:
by elaw
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Atlas 767, Houston
Replies: 66
Views: 770

Re: Atlas 767, Houston

Can anyone think of a weather phenomenon that would explain the above? I can't. Sudden downdraft: airspeed remains about the same, VS goes negative, but pitch would not change significantly. Sudden updraft: the opposite - airspeed remains about the same, VS goes positive, pitch stays about the same....
by elaw
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Radio frequencies
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Radio frequencies

I think what sometimes happen is that an airport might have multiple frequencies for something, but only one is published. For example there may be one published frequency to contact XXX approach, but approach might actually have 4 frequencies they use, and at some point you could get switched to an...
by elaw
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Radio frequencies
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Radio frequencies

If you go to http://www.airnav.com/airports/ , you can search for your local airport, and on the page for the airport it shows the radio frequencies. Of course there's also https://www.liveatc.net/ Edit: I think airnav.com only lists US airports. LiveATC is seemingly worldwide but when I tried searc...
by elaw
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: What should [i]we[/i] do about social/political safety stuff?
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: What should [i]we[/i] do about social/political safety stuff?

Well, I'll give ya my opinion about letting corporations self-certify things like safety of airliners (and other things like food and drugs): are you familiar with that old expression about the fox guarding the henhouse? :roll: I should add that I say that not *just* because of a distrust of corpora...
by elaw
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Atlas 767, Houston
Replies: 66
Views: 770

Re: Atlas 767, Houston

Wow, that's an important distinction.
by elaw
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Atlas 767, Houston
Replies: 66
Views: 770

Re: Atlas 767, Houston

Well, we've discussed a number of cases where pilots pulled back relentlessly in the face of multiple indications the plane was stalling... is it so hard to believe the opposite could happen? Although I guess if I'm being honest, based on all the current info, a deliberate act does seem more likely....
by elaw
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Atlas 767, Houston
Replies: 66
Views: 770

Re: Atlas 767, Houston

Or maybe a gross overreaction to a perceived stall?
by elaw
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: As God as my witness, I thought Turkies could fly...
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: As God as my witness, I thought Turkies could fly...

And, to be semi serious- must be some pretty good turbulence to cause that many injuries on such a big aeroplanie. On the flip side, many things are relative, and my experiences on 777s have had their share of old fashioned bumps and use of the unguarded switch to turn on the often-ignored seatbelt...
by elaw
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Squids, donkeys, and...
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Squids, donkeys, and...

...another reason why aviation is a dangerous endeavor: https://twitter.com/SI_ExtraMustard/sta ... 4508223488
by elaw
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 40
Views: 2535

Re: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing

I don't but if you look carefully I think you can see a stegosaurus walking past in the background. :lol: For what it's worth, according to the intarwebs the BBC's first color (oops, colour) broadcast was in 1967 and their programming was pretty much all in color by 1969. And a Wikipedia article imp...
by elaw
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 40
Views: 2535

Re: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing

No break-up, it just won't fly. Because we're not 100.0000% sure why it can fly.
by elaw
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Delta Warehouse Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Delta Warehouse Sale

I wonder if they've got any JT8D's kicking around there... preferably off an a/c that was only flown to church on Sundays by an old lady? 8-)
by elaw
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: MYSTERY SOLVED: 3WEie and Gabie throw coins into turbinies for good luck
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: MYSTERY SOLVED: 3WEie and Gabie throw coins into turbinies for good luck

Hmm... perhaps painting a magenta line on the yoke/stick would help? :lol:
by elaw
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: MYSTERY SOLVED: 3WEie and Gabie throw coins into turbinies for good luck
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: MYSTERY SOLVED: 3WEie and Gabie throw coins into turbinies for good luck

I find this extremely puzzling.

A few years ago I bought an older car, opened the hood, and put several thousand dollars in there in the form of parts. Now it runs significantly better than it did before.

Apparently airplanes are different? :mrgreen:
by elaw
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Atlas 767, Houston
Replies: 66
Views: 770

Re: Atlas 767, Houston

I did briefly see ‘something’ in terms of a flash or trail.

I cannot tell if this is “an airplane simply diving with airfoils working well” or “something that was formerly an airplane that is tumbling” (or some other variation).
Or... a meteor?
by elaw
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 950

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

...if they moved this row 10 inches ahead, it would still have a "business class" legroom and you will could give 1 inch more of legroom to the next 10 rows, including the seat I originally had where, of course, I would not fit. Thus removing the motivation for you and others like you to purchase u...
by elaw
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 660
Views: 46898

Re: F.A.O.: 3WE

If all those boxes were full of squids, I think we'd be done here.
by elaw
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 950

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

...temperature units...[/size].
..Degrees Fahrenheit...everywhere in the known universe except outside USA...
Your and Not-Karl's temperature units suck.

Temp Units.JPG
https://cheezburger.com/5277302528/for- ... -of-course
by elaw
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 660
Views: 46898

Re: How do [i]we[/i] feel about the new green plan for USA...

But what will we...errr...they take pictures of so they can enjoy getting rejected and send flowery rejection appeals?
There are alternatives.
Sorry, any mode of transportation where you can't pull up relentlessly isn't worth discussing. :mrgreen:
by elaw
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 660
Views: 46898

Re: How do [i]we[/i] feel about the new green plan for USA...

large scale elimination of aeroplanies.
Will the elimination of large-scale aeroplanes do? https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/14/business ... index.html
by elaw
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 950

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

You can see the picture of me sitting in 22A, this is what I mean that it is not a matter of comfort but of torture, pain, and geometry. My femur just doesn't fit there. Oh, and the picture was before the guy in front reclined his seat. Gabe, Great news! A solution has been found for your legroom p...
by elaw
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Convair C-131 double-engine failure and ditching, 1 dead 1 injured.
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Convair C-131 double-engine failure and ditching, 1 dead 1 injured.

Both being petroleum distillates, I'd expect they'd probably just mix, and form something you definitely would not want to put on your french fries. :mrgreen:
by elaw
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 757 troubles. the latest news
Replies: 38
Views: 3369

Re: 757 troubles. the latest news

I thought it was an engineering testbed to figure out how to create larger lavatories.

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