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by flyboy2548m
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Radio Protocol
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Radio Protocol

Depends on your definition of almost.
by flyboy2548m
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: ad has been upgraded
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: ad has been upgraded

Happy Festivus!
by flyboy2548m
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: WN Founder Did Died
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: WN Founder Did Died

Probably the last true visionary in this business. Well, we still have my former boss Fred Smith, but that's a slightly different situation...
by flyboy2548m
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Sunwings Total Approach Light Disaster
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Sunwings Total Approach Light Disaster

Just ban every bleeping thing.
by flyboy2548m
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax
Replies: 17
Views: 549

Re: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax

I find it disconcerting that one of the most important aspects of this story is being grossly underreported: the fact that a number of lobsters apparently are going to be able to celebrate one more Christmas than they otherwise would have. This was also a somewhat underreported aspect of the slight...
by flyboy2548m
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Yahoo Clickbait Aviation Spam
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Yahoo Clickbait Aviation Spam

Airplanes have quirks and pilots have quirks. Not only pilots can tell certain airplanes from others of the same model without looking at the N-number, but if planes where self-aware (or if someone looked at their QAR) they could also tell certain pilots from others of the same "batch". These quirk...
by flyboy2548m
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 32
Views: 2173

Re: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals

Southwest Passenger Says She Was Forced To Leave Pet Fish At Denver Airport A San Diego–area college student is accusing Southwest Airlines of forcing her to leave her pet fish at Denver International Airport. Last Wednesday, University of Colorado sophomore Lanice Powless was getting ready to fly ...
by flyboy2548m
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Braking news from California
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Braking news from California

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 it. Evidently, the "nomorekitten" polic...
by flyboy2548m
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Braking news from California
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Braking news from California

What I want to know is why this incident STILL has not been mentioned there. Did Evanie's head explode or something?
by flyboy2548m
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Braking news from California
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Braking news from California

Nothing to see here, Boeing was already toast, as was WN.
by flyboy2548m
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

Well, you are REQUIRED by 14 CFR to land at the nearest (in time) suitable airport (unless you can justify that that was not the safest move) and AFAIK (correct me if I am wrong) company procedures typically require their pilots to declare emergency with ATC. Thank you for that clarification, Gabri...
by flyboy2548m
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

It was interesting to hear Flyboy state how he was a very precise example of what the editorial described. 150 hours of twin piston time that was not super applicable to the CRJ which was where hour 151 (roughly) occurred. Indeed the whole paradigm is different. On a transport-category twin, an eng...
by flyboy2548m
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight Report (and Flyboy Appreciation Moment)
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Flight Report (and Flyboy Appreciation Moment)

Would Doctor Flyboy care to share stories or a guestimate of how often he gets to be met by EMS? Not near as much as you'd think, especially being based in Florida the last few years. I'd say in my whole career (almost 13 years) I've had fewer than 10 EMS encounters while operating a flight with pr...
by flyboy2548m
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight Report 11/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 226

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.
by flyboy2548m
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 52
Views: 1664

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

This article is quite uneducated and contain several mistakes and things that he says "we don't know yet" when in fact we do know. That is unacceptable or at least very disappointing for a professional aviation typist who just retired as a professional pilot after 34 years, especially taken into ac...
by flyboy2548m
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 52
Views: 1664

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 l...
by flyboy2548m
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: When geeks and aircraft collide
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: When geeks and aircraft collide

Interesting.
Imagine how much cooler the Twin Mustang, Me 109Z or He 111Z would have been with nine planes instead of two!! :mrgreen:
Ah...the Twin Mustang. Old Frog/Novo model kit #F405. I built several.
by flyboy2548m
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: An announcement of minor, but significant, importance.
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: 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.
Why?
by flyboy2548m
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 17
Views: 604

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 ...
by flyboy2548m
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: At First, I thought this was Skegness
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: At First, I thought this was Skegness

Too drunk to curl...I would have thought curling sober would be more difficult.
by flyboy2548m
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A330-800neo's only customer cancels order
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: A330-800neo's only customer cancels order

I had not heard of the A330 neo.
How about spoilerons? Do they ring any bells, Oh the Very Acme of Modern Aeronautical Thought?
by flyboy2548m
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 52
Views: 1664

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

None of it matters, it's curtains for Boeing anyway, Evanie The Aviation Sage said so.
by flyboy2548m
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Latest From Aviation Typists

This is potentially pretty big. Les Stature did two things:

1. Actually wrote a good article;

2. Retired early, probably because CNN is paying him more than AA.

I presume he will now be replaced by Sam Weigel who is way cooler.

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