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by 3WE
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: KRDU 5R, 10/14/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 10

KRDU 5R, 10/14/2019

Rode to RDU today on WN. Severe VMC, winds not particularly unusual. As we crossed the airport fence the ground sure seemed to be coming up fast...and it seemed scary...finally, a “last second” pull up and a tad of power but still a very firm planting and maybe even a brief return to flight. I didn’...
by 3WE
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: VATSIM voice
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: VATSIM voice

the audio is excellent.
So it's very unrealistic.
Maybe not for an airliner flying IFR on Vatsim.

For a rental with ragged out radios at a low altitude...
by 3WE
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: How to empty & board an aircraft.
Replies: 0
Views: 25

How to empty & board an aircraft.

1. Linky below- SWA to study loading and unloading methods for efficiency. 2. Relatively limited news. 3. Interesting that SWA used to claim 25 min turns and that it's not 45 min. (Article cites bigger planes and more people ( Indeed ) 4. Carry-on baggage very likely a part of it (and what I wish co...
by 3WE
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cracks on 737s
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Cracks on 737s

Gabiee's Linky
Cheap metallic composites.
by 3WE
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cracks on 737s
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Cracks on 737s

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/southwest-grounds-2-planes-finding-194230345.html I love the wording in the article, "a part used to help the wing connect to the fuselage" (I may not have gotten that verbatim). Might be of some importance- then again, the accuracy about the real implications- mig...
by 3WE
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: How often do you make sudden, hard braking during taxi?
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: How often do you make sudden, hard braking during taxi?

How many PSI are in a popcorn kernel before it pops, on average, roughly,
by 3WE
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: How often do you make sudden, hard braking during taxi?
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: How often do you make sudden, hard braking during taxi?

...and, answer noted there.

The listening and perception abilities are astounding.
by 3WE
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: How often do you make sudden, hard braking during taxi?
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: How often do you make sudden, hard braking during taxi?

As I think about it- maybe a better question, is how often do you experience sudden, hard braking (more than ideal for standing hosties) when riding airliners other than your own livery?
by 3WE
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: How often do you make sudden, hard braking during taxi?
Replies: 7
Views: 80

How often do you make sudden, hard braking during taxi?

Mostly after the humour aspect- but would appreciate your reply. I know you exercise the utmost SA and caution, but conversely, I believe we have some relevant, expertise in watching rampies. Sometimes, they a little crazy, and I'm betting there's an occasional prompt stop. OMG, did they died?- NO. ...
by 3WE
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: MSFS is back

Gabriel did his deal of always double posting stuff at both fora and 3BS missed it as a quality discussion broke out here
Fixed
Now it's fixed :mrgreen:
by 3WE
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: The Waldo Pepper Lounge
Topic: 11/7/2009, A great day.
Replies: 26
Views: 9029

Re: 10/5/2019, A great day.

Finally, a cool off to seasonal temperatures, doing yard work, and... The CAP flies over to scout and destroy German submarines and revolutionary-minded squid on Flyover’s rivers. Unfortunately, perhaps this is old guys reliving other people’s glory in war birds that should have been parked in 1950 ...
by 3WE
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B-17 Hartford/Bradley
Replies: 16
Views: 174

Re: B-17 Hartford/Bradley

If anything, not narrow enough. Pilot was 75, copilot was 71.
Noted with sincerity.
by 3WE
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B-17 Hartford/Bradley
Replies: 16
Views: 174

Re: B-17 Hartford/Bradley

Speculation of causes.

Fueled with Jet fuel OR onboard fire.

Evidence: Non-descript problem very shortly after takeoff followed by unsuccessful return. OR a strange text that it was hot in the plane
by 3WE
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 former pilots...
Replies: 24
Views: 162

Re: 2 former pilots...

Because your pathetic attempts at being relevant are just that. I am often guilty of the double post, but try to be different about it. I do have a certain sense of guilt about it. I do have different objectives- Here , there is a little bit more maturity in the discussion. Yes significant cornines...
by 3WE
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 former pilots...
Replies: 24
Views: 162

Re: 2 former pilots...

...never said anything to the effect...
Well, I guess I DID say they shouldn't be fired for filming, and Eric wondered if I should have used blue font, so I'll ask, "Are you Boeing Bobby?"

I need to stop being so serious all the time...
by 3WE
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B-17 Hartford/Bradley
Replies: 16
Views: 174

Re: B-17 Hartford/Bradley

It's all fun until a boiler explodes and millions did die a fiery death.
I am pretty certain about this: In the case of a rejected takeoff and application of emergency brake, there is ZERO PSI straight to every last brake controller! (Ok, maybe 15 PSI for the more pedantic ones in this bunch).
by 3WE
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 former pilots...
Replies: 24
Views: 162

Re: 2 former pilots...

Airlines must have zero tolerance for intentional stupidity. That's the culture. Ok, Evan. Forgive my interest in "breaking things down for analysis" Gross violation of well-intended procedures and an inferred recklessness? Yes. Elaw's challenge that I can't say there's ZERO distraction from awaren...
by 3WE
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B-17 Hartford/Bradley
Replies: 16
Views: 174

Re: B-17 Hartford/Bradley

In any event, these are not supposed to be toys for fat-walleted geezers who are trying to relive someone else's glory days. Sounds harsh, but it is what it is. A little bit narrow. We also tend to like to see big, old-low tech stuff operate. Yes, we may not think it all the way through, but it's c...
by 3WE
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 former pilots...
Replies: 24
Views: 162

Re: 2 former pilots...

Let me put it another way... we've all seen lots of evidence of people's operation of motor vehicles being negatively affected by distractions like mobile phone calls, texting, surfing the web while driving, etc. etc. Operating a commercial aircraft 1) is way more difficult than driving a car and i...
by 3WE
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 former pilots...
Replies: 24
Views: 162

Re: 2 former pilots...

Did you forget to use blue font? Are you Boeing Bobby? :mrgreen: 1. Yes, an UBER violation of the spirit sterile cockpit / 110% focus on flying while on final approach. 2. Scientifically/Devil's advocate, is there ANY evidence of them not having full situational awareness? 3. You did get the ironin...
by 3WE
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B-17 Hartford/Bradley
Replies: 16
Views: 174

Re: B-17 Hartford/Bradley

Quote = Eric Consideration A, B, C, D Another consideration is that shouldn't there be adequate, if-not-robust, procedures, regulations and standards to assure that there are not undue risks with this...that Flyboy's and 3BS's new, slight disdain for these operations are just FEELINGS and not_objec...
by 3WE
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 former pilots...
Replies: 24
Views: 162

Re: 2 former pilots...

The pilots should be fired NOT for simultaneous filming, BUT for deciding to SHARE the video. THAT is an exabit of dangerous decision making. Beautiful clear night, ILS probably tuned in- autopilot likely on, full situational awareness of air traffic via the radio, DDGAIMs engaged, and too far out t...
by 3WE
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B-17 Hartford/Bradley
Replies: 16
Views: 174

B-17 Hartford/Bradley

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/world-war-ii-plane-crash-connecticut/ Total plagiarizing of Eric's post there. And, Concur :( I am beginning to share flyboy's slight disdain for the operation of war-birds. (Hopefully, Flyboy is not bothered by my use of "disdain" and feels I was somewhat approximat...
by 3WE
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: MSFS is back

Gabriel posted a YouTube there. It appears much effort has gone into making the outside world more realistic. It was a gabreillian video, and I gave up before they discussed the flight models completely. But, I still struggle with whether 'we' need better models...without G forces, what is there to ...
by 3WE
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Improvisational cowboy rampies obviously skip safety procedures
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Improvisational cowboy rampies obviously skip safety procedures

They generally have a key, AND a separate power-off switch, AND a brake...so there is some semblance of uber-aviational-safety-triple-redundancy...and I would ass usme that procedures call for the use of all three... Correction: I recall: 1. A Key (light wiring that operated relays) 2. A Forward/Re...

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