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by elaw
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: THERE HAS BEEN A [SORT OF] NEAR TOTAL HURRICANE DISASTER!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: THERE HAS BEEN A [SORT OF] NEAR TOTAL HURRICANE DISASTER!!!!!

I know we try to keep things "light" around here but I think in Maria's case it's not a "near total disaster" it's a total disaster. I really feel for the people on PR and the other islands in that area. :(
by elaw
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I'm going to be filthy rich
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: I'm going to be filthy rich

Dear Mr. Colonoscopy, THANK YOU for contacting me about this matter! I am very excited to hear of the arrival of the package, as well as that you could lose your job. I have an idea: to relieve you of any financial burden, how about I non pay the inspection fee of $3700USD and I just come pick up th...
by elaw
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: A good -but not perfect- landing
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: A good -but not perfect- landing

In related news, a local pilot was cited by the police for parking his aircraft in a fire lane... :mrgreen:
by elaw
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 467
Views: 15686

Re: F.A.O.: Gabriel

the sun rotates around the Earth! :shock:
Huh?

I thought that as of a few months ago, the sun along with everything else in the universe rotated around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in DC.
by elaw
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Blatant Double Post: Total Disaster Crappy Clickbait
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Blatant Double Post: Total Disaster Crappy Clickbait

Indeed!

Also most of the photo is sunlit but some of the underside of the left wing is illuminated by flames, thus making the color balance incorrect in that portion of the image.
by elaw
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Blatant Double Post: Total Disaster Crappy Clickbait
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Blatant Double Post: Total Disaster Crappy Clickbait

Dude, You really need to quit being so narrow minded! Everything (about the aircraft at least) in that photo is easily explained: The force of the initial impact caused the engines to detach from the rear of the aircraft. Since they had forward momentum and were also still producing power (the fuel ...
by elaw
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....
Replies: 421
Views: 33818

Re: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....

The power of sensationalism, combined with desperate attempts to appear technically competent.
Fixed. :mrgreen:
by elaw
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 467
Views: 15686

Re: F.A.O.: 3WE

No, but there was still a lot of consternation and argument in the freight-transport community, centering around the performance characteristics of different varieties of swallow.
by elaw
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....
Replies: 421
Views: 33818

Re: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....

Don't ya love it when the media makes stuff up? Daily Mail article: The tyre suffered damage due to a lateral takeoff, that placed increased stress on tyre six. ATSB report: A comprehensive review of flight data was conducted to determine if operational techniques, such as lateral acceleration on ta...
by elaw
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 467
Views: 15686

Re: F.A.O.: 3WE

3WE , there ... ATL...what are your suggestions for improvement? Well, I'm Not_ATLcrewboy , but i suggest physical punishment for all lawyers . In the interest of clarity, I think you should probably specify the type of punishment and the circumstances under which it will be carried out: https://ww...
by elaw
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: A security announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: A security announcement

Are you sure you updated your bookmark to be https and not http?

I had the same problem until I did that.

This problem can also be described as "failure to complete the post-upgrade checklist". :lol:
by elaw
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: A security announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: A security announcement

Thank you! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Concur
by elaw
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: CTE vs. flying on the airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 146

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: 146

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: 146

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
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: CTE vs. flying on the airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 146

CTE vs. flying on the airlines

by elaw
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 467
Views: 15686

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: 116

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: 116

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: 227

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: 227

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: 227

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: 166

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: 166

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:

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