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by elaw
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Iran: ATR 72-500 down
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Iran: ATR 72-500 down

Iran Air has recently taken delivery of brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft. Flights with these aircraft are not suspended.
...because one hasn't crashed yet. Tune in next week when...
by elaw
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation Discussion
Topic: B-52, It keeps going and going...
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: B-52, It keeps going and going...

And just for reference, here's a photo of one:
Image

:mrgreen:
by elaw
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 737, It just keeps going and going.
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: 737, It just keeps going and going.

With more than 4,600 currently on order, Boeing says it will increase production of its 737 to an astonishing 52 per month in 2018, and as many as 57 per month in 2019.
Of course to a certain participant there, any number > 0 is astonishing. :lol:
by elaw
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Douche Bag Passengers
Replies: 49
Views: 2834

Re: Douche Bag Passengers

Whitehouse.gov? :mrgreen:
by elaw
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: An-148 down
Replies: 19
Views: 263

Re: An-148 down

One wonders what might have happened if the airspeed disagreement warning (assuming it's on a video screen or something and thus changeable) had "CHK PITOT HEAT" appended to it.
by elaw
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: And in other news from the world of flying...
Replies: 25
Views: 226

Re: And in other news from the world of flying...

Are the geese ETOPS certified?
Extremely Tasty Only if Prepared Skillfully
by elaw
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: And in other news from the world of flying...
Replies: 25
Views: 226

Re: And in other news from the world of flying...

To be honest, I'm not sure I believe me OR the internet
This does not bode well for those of us reading what you write on the Internet... :mrgreen:
by elaw
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: And in other news from the world of flying...
Replies: 25
Views: 226

Re: And in other news from the world of flying...

Wow!

From the Wikipedia article:
According to a 1970 paper, in a V formation of 25 members, each bird can achieve a reduction of induced drag and as a result increase their range by 71%
I would have thought this would add a few percent at most... 71% is amazing.
by elaw
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: And in other news from the world of flying...
Replies: 25
Views: 226

Re: And in other news from the world of flying...

Yes but since they don't have rudders, not *that* much of a danger. :mrgreen:
by elaw
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Takeoffs are optional. Landings are...
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Takeoffs are optional. Landings are...

Oops! :oops:

I wonder if that was CGI, a model, or maybe some of each?

Edit: reading the Snopes article more fully, apparently it was some of each.
by elaw
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Takeoffs are optional. Landings are...
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Takeoffs are optional. Landings are...

...sometimes amazing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0PjNPAndgM

Do we think of of Evan's procedures would have handled that situation? :?
by elaw
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 737, It just keeps going and going.
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: 737, It just keeps going and going.

The new jet, with a capacity of up to 172 passengers and a range of 3,850 nautical miles
Or just about the same as a 707-120B! 8-)
by elaw
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: And in other news from the world of flying...
Replies: 25
Views: 226

Re: And in other news from the world of flying...

Only if they're housebroken.
by elaw
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 311
Views: 59793

Re: BAN ALL TRAINS!!!!!

Install TCAS on all trainies?
Train crash avoidance system? :lol:

Kidding aside, I think the fact we've been implmenting PTC for decades now and it's still not done shows how much the railroads and our country care about this... :x
by elaw
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals

Only if it's in a tank made of transparent aluminum.
by elaw
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: DH Beaver Down.
Replies: 17
Views: 364

Re: DH Beaver Down.

Looks like the correct flight path is a right turn followed by a left, maybe the pilot had a brain fart and thought he'd already made the right turn? The 2015 Amtrak train derailment near Philadelphia was caused by something similar. There were two curves, the first had to be taken slowly, the secon...
by elaw
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Norwegian exceptionalism
Replies: 279
Views: 29880

Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

That is exceptionally... weird. And cool! :clap:
by elaw
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Those Wacky TV Crews Are At it Again
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Those Wacky TV Crews Are At it Again

Welcome to the same country where the latest fad is eating detergent pods... :roll:
by elaw
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Turbulent Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 640

Re: Turbulent Landing

surely that amount of movement and buffeting calls for another go once it has died down a bit. We recently had several bouts of weather that brought winds similar to those shown in the video. In at least one case they lasted for a day and a half... that seems like kind of a long time to hold. :mrgr...
by elaw
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Turbulent Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 640

Re: Cowboy Improvisational Airmanship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXH1htEhyc Was this approach stabilized??? I do not think we were on the centerline EVER...still turning at what? 100 feet? We call that the "simulated Kai Tak arrival", where you fly a beautiful approach to a runway then at the last minute change your mind and land...
by elaw
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals

The cargo hold is not a particularly good place for him...
Heh... good luck getting the airlines to admit that!
by elaw
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals

You're going in the wrong direction.

The airlines and safety/procedure Nazis want robots in the cockpit... not carbon-based life forms that are capable of using judgement and making independent decisions.
by elaw
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals

I identify as a badger between 3 and 6 PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays and I find this very offensive. :mrgreen:
by elaw
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Turbulent Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 640

Re: Turbulent Landing

Absolutely tremendous job by the crew, all kidding aside. Agreed! There's a lot of discussion of pilots screwing up on this and other fora, much less frequently do we see credit given when it's due. I think credit should also be given to any of the pax who were able to retain the contents of their ...

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