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by 3WE
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: RC Aircraft Tomfoolery
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: RC Aircraft Tomfoolery

***there doesn't appear to be an FCOM anywhere.***
Genius Airmansbestfriendship can do without an FCOM.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX6BPKVZOmQ

I especially like that before takeoff, he checks that flight controls are free and correct.
by 3WE
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Yahoo Clickbait Aviation Spam
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Re: Yahoo Clickbait Aviation Spam

***overhead racks***what kind of aircraft*** I am old. I can remember those things on other models of aeroplanies (DC-9's and 727s). I believe the correct insider term was "hat rack" (no cool acronym unfortunately). Can't remember the year, but it was an interesting shift to "the overhead bin" for ...
by 3WE
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Yahoo Clickbait Aviation Spam
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Re: Yahoo Clickbait Aviation Spam

Better yet, some 1970s JetPictures: https://www.sizzlepixs.com/2018/11/13/v ... n=airlines
by 3WE
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: RC Aircraft Tomfoolery
Replies: 4
Views: 23

RC Aircraft Tomfoolery

https://www.facebook.com/UNILADTech/vid ... 639266387/

I believe we have seen the -200 model of this aircraft before, but I think this is a -236A. I don't recall the neck twist control servo. Hopefully there are guarded switches and well-understood autopilot modes for it's use.
by 3WE
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Yahoo Clickbait Aviation Spam
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Yahoo Clickbait Aviation Spam

If the linky stays good, it askes, "Do airplanes have quirks like cars?" https://www.yahoo.com/news/ask-captain-planes-quirks-cars-200003777.html The answer (according to the article) is no. I found the topic interesting because my strongly caffeinated opinion is that there are plenty of quirks in t...
by 3WE
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sully, the movie
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Sully, the movie

My quotes from there from a while back. (From B737300) ***They make the NTSB into the "bad buy" (all movies need a villain I guess) by aggressively going for pilot error, which of course we know was total bunk, but that's what creates the drama.*** (3BS) AND, Tom Hanks and his copilot (although they...
by 3WE
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sully, the movie
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Sully, the movie

Posting since Evanie just watched it and seems moderately obsessed with details. I think I saw it 1 or two years ago, not immediately after release. Definitely worth waiting for. I found it to be a nice drama around the question- "Did I do what I was supposed to do". I doubt that the NTSB was "out t...
by 3WE
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: New Lufthansa livery!
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: New Lufthansa livery!

Let's see, it's not a 747, and then we have the case of captain Smith and his BAC-111, but still one must wonder, and Brian is off...

Am I close?
by 3WE
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Braking news from California
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: Braking news from California

Did Evanie's head explode or something? It may have. When you said that Aviation wasn't a great example to play the "profit over safety" card, he might have found out that Dad works for the cable company, Wal Mart, or Ticket Master or something like that. Or maybe he simply paused and thought about...
by 3WE
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Braking news from California
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: Braking news from California

I know that no one did died, but where it the middle ground? Certainly a premature, speculative review of the chain of events / swiss cheese is in order...however, things seem largely silent. There's some middle ground between over-analysis and waiting for the final report- and maybe not totally lik...
by 3WE
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

ok, I'll bite: why are twin piston a/c more prone to loss of control on engine failure? Unbalanced torque? Nope. The reasons are: - Excess power available with one engine inop. To give you an idea, part 25 (i.e. air transport category) planes are required to have enough power to complete a take-off...
by 3WE
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: THERE HAS BEEN A TOTAL PURPLE WINGLET DISASTER AT FLYOVER!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: THERE HAS BEEN A TOTAL PURPLE WINGLET DISASTER AT FLYOVER!!!!

I was reading , there, of WOW's problems- that they had thrown in the towel, hoping that joining Iceland Air would be the solution, but that Iceland (my interpretation) said, no, we'll sit back and watch you die from your own problems. I had some hope for the purple aeroplanies; however, I guess the...
by 3WE
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: The extreme danger of not putting your phone in airplaneie mode:
Replies: 0
Views: 39

The extreme danger of not putting your phone in airplaneie mode:

Total fine disaster!!!!! https://www.yahoo.com/style/one-aeroplane-passenger-racked-231-phone-bill-failed-put-phone-flight-mode-121410477.html As to the contention that on any given flight with a hundred or so error-prone humans (or with flight crews making hundreds of flights)...these things get l...
by 3WE
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Braking news from California
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: Braking news from California

Nothing to see here, Boeing was already toast, as was WN. Wrong. You pilots again have fallen short and not followed some procedure for when it's raining or switch guards while taking advantage of inadequate regulation. Yet again, we need to do something! Consider yourself admonished and excuse me ...
by 3WE
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight Report (and Flyboy Appreciation Moment)
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Flight Report (and Flyboy Appreciation Moment)

Marginally ambulatory and likely to suffer from significant O2 stress at a pressure altitude of 8,000 ft and definitely unfit to sit in the exit row.

You may be close, but I assume, not there yet.
by 3WE
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

Counterpoint (not entirely serious): more light aircraft should have two engines. But the late Richard Collins suggested that engine failure fatality rates tend to be higher with such aircraft. It was interesting to hear Flyboy state how he was a very precise example of what the editorial described...
by 3WE
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight Report (and Flyboy Appreciation Moment)
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Flight Report (and Flyboy Appreciation Moment)

Mrs. 3WE Flew to Orlando and reported much strangeness. Tons of rug rats and old farts. After WN coerced her into trading points for boarding position A2- tons of folks (families and old farts) preboarded. Apparently, during the flight THREE separate people suffered some medical issues- enough that ...
by 3WE
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight Report 11/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Flight Report 11/2018

What "light" can come on at landing, and require a significant replacement part, hours of installation and is serious enough that you can't say what it is? The Fetzer valve indication is but one example. Thank you. Slight disappointment I didn't know this, otherwise I could have asked if that was t...
by 3WE
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight Report 11/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Flight Report 11/2018

Alex Trudeeee's airline of LUV and perfection... Funny-but-typical evening: RDU ==> Flyover Gate Agents line us up...Gate agent says, time out, the pilot said "A light came on at landing and they need to look at it with maintenance". Later it was determined that a new part was needed from Baltimore ...
by 3WE
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 51
Views: 1077

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

I guess that’s why our very own Flyboy suggested they were typists as opposed to journalists.

The boy has some insight.

I hope the switch guard on the trim didn’t inhibit the ability to switch it off.
by 3WE
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 51
Views: 1077

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

I read of many interesting Swiss cheese layers. But did “we” really sit there and let a plane trim itself into a dive, and/or have pilots doing push overs to address stall warnings, with some sort of “what’s it doing now” confusion? And I somewhat agree with Evanie that dual AOA measurerers seems li...
by 3WE
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: An announcement of minor, but significant, importance.
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: An announcement of minor, but significant, importance.

We read of pilot shortages.

We KNOW of consolidation in Ag.

We is specifically not quoted.

I don’t necessarily agree that this as a smart thing to do, but I think listed his top two reasons.
by 3WE
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

I noted an interesting comment in the editorial. It was to 'basically' do away with the traditional multi-engine rating. The argument is that it's expensive and difficult for pilots AND flight schools to get/offer multi engine ratings in piston twins, that the piston twin rating had little benefit t...
by 3WE
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: An announcement of minor, but significant, importance.
Replies: 4
Views: 88

An announcement of minor, but significant, importance.

An agronomy friend from undergrad school has moved to Florida to help his brother launch a flight school and is working on the ground school curriculum. I told him that an airplane could be stalled at any attitude and airspeed. He responded, "That is true". Flyboy may (or may not) wish to exercise e...
by 3WE
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: FAO Gabriel, WKRP Fans and a seasonal topic.
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Re: FAO Gabriel, WKRP Fans and a seasonal topic.

Apparently, this was the 40th anniversary of the airing of the episode.

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