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by elaw
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: CTE vs. flying on the airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 52

Re: CTE vs. flying on the airlines

Wow, that's about the same as my car cost... $30 million +/- $30 million. :lol:
by elaw
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: CTE vs. flying on the airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 52

Re: CTE vs. flying on the airlines

Actually I think I figured it out. It's so they have enough reserve fuel to wait for a blizzard to subside when arriving home after winning the super bowl. :mrgreen:
by elaw
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: CTE vs. flying on the airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 52

Re: CTE vs. flying on the airlines

One thing I find amusing is how the article points out the endurance of the planes. Where the heck are they going to play (American) football that's 12 hours from Boston?
by elaw
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 442
Views: 14346

Re: F.A.O.: 3WE

It's those damn cheap crackerbox composite radomes that are the problem! Make 'em out of good old cast iron and there would never be a problem.
by elaw
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure Aviation Typists Monthly
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Obscure Aviation Typists Monthly

Plus, what is the airspeed velocity...
I will forever be disappointed in that movie for their failure to indicate whether the airspeed they were concerned with was IAS, TAS, or CAS. :mrgreen:
by elaw
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure Aviation Typists Monthly
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Obscure Aviation Typists Monthly

Congratulations... you're on your way to becoming a pilot!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1oMhMwUbgc
by elaw
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Was it Dummy or V-Nav who said go-arounds are not to be taken lightly?
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Was it Dummy or V-Nav who said go-arounds are not to be taken lightly?

OMG this takes me back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MHJJhbCmdA

You have to love an airplane with a takeoff roll equal to about double the length of the fuselage... :clap:
by elaw
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Was it Dummy or V-Nav who said go-arounds are not to be taken lightly?
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Was it Dummy or V-Nav who said go-arounds are not to be taken lightly?

That's a very good point. In addition, it's quite possible the "soft landing" option he envisioned would have taken the plane straight into that line of cars and he was trying to avoid that. OTOH when I was a kid my friends and I used to fly control-line airplanes (yeah, go ahead, say it, it's lame)...
by elaw
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Was it Dummy or V-Nav who said go-arounds are not to be taken lightly?
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Was it Dummy or V-Nav who said go-arounds are not to be taken lightly?

Probably if he had lost all 3 engines the outcome would have been better.
Or if he hadn't expected the wing to produce lift at a 30-degree (estimated of course) AoA...
by elaw
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Power loss in Engine #1
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Power loss in Engine #1

On a slightly more serious note, did anyone else notice the engine seemed to be running even after the plane came to a stop? And the plane was clearly controllable so I wonder what the mechanical issue actually was. Maybe something like loss of oil pressure and the guy got it down before the engine ...
by elaw
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Power loss in Engine #1
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Power loss in Engine #1

Actually I think in most cases that kind of power loss in an engine would result in a #2. :lol:
by elaw
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ooh... "Mr. Procedures" isn't going to like this!
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Ooh... "Mr. Procedures" isn't going to like this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJuEAQbxWRo

Take note of the part at 8:58 where when discussing the crew's successful efforts to save the aircraft, they mention how they pulled the circuit breakers for some of the flight controls... :shock: :mrgreen:
by elaw
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Paris - Boeing Porn
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Paris - Boeing Porn

:clap:
by elaw
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Time to change testing protocols?
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Time to change testing protocols?

http://www.news965.com/news/local/allig ... D=ref_fark

How much longer are we going to ignore the terrible threat to aircraft posed by alligators? :mrgreen:
by elaw
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Printed titanium crackerboxes
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Printed titanium crackerboxes

I think there are also some "3D metal printing" processes out there where the item is not printed directly. Instead it's printed with a low-melting-point material like wax, that material is used to make a mold, then molten metal is poured into the mold to make the final product.
by elaw
Wed May 31, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 442
Views: 14346

Re: The regulation of _____________.

And there is part of me that understands that 'the government' is probably the worst entity to enact such regulations. I can think of two that are worse: corporate CEOs/boards, and corporate shareholders. Basically anyone with a profit motive. Having said that, I do think regulation of airlines' re...
by elaw
Thu May 18, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Political Discussion Forum
Topic: Donald Trump/ Hillary Clinton
Replies: 46
Views: 2147

Re: Donald Trump/ Hillary Clinton

Which there's not much point in doing, given the large number of similarities between the two (leaders)...
by elaw
Thu May 18, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Political Discussion Forum
Topic: Donald Trump/ Hillary Clinton
Replies: 46
Views: 2147

Why? Why???

We get Trump and the Dutch get this guy: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/18/europe/ne ... index.html

Is there some obscure clause somewhere in international law that might allow us to switch leaders?
by elaw
Fri May 12, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Verbie, PPie and a friend screw up AF1's oxygen systems
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Verbie, PPie and a friend screw up AF1's oxygen systems

These guys seem a little clueless/reckless.
Not a little but a lot IMHO. This isn't just someone accidentally grabbing the wrong pair of pliers!
by elaw
Fri May 12, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Verbie, PPie and a friend screw up AF1's oxygen systems
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Verbie, PPie and a friend screw up AF1's oxygen systems

Fox News report claiming this cost taxpayers $50 million coming in 3... 2... 1...
by elaw
Fri May 12, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: TWA 800 Back In the News
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: TWA 800 Back In the News

What are we waiting for to ban them? :x
For Evan to get elected to public office? :mrgreen:

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