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by elaw
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Takeoffs are optional. Landings are...
Replies: 3
Views: 318

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: 318

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: 916

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: 1076

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: 315
Views: 65564

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: 28
Views: 1859

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: 1239

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: 290
Views: 36931

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: 346

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: 2111

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: 2111

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: 28
Views: 1859

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: 28
Views: 1859

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: 28
Views: 1859

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: 2111

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 ...
by elaw
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Airplane - Explained At Last
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Airplane - Explained At Last

Seconded!

I have a copy too... it's kind of weird watching a movie that's basically Airplane without all the humor.
by elaw
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting (recent) total air disasters
Replies: 29
Views: 2455

Re: Security measures turning aganist us... again.

A video system tries to catch fire and cause a total air disaster.
Moscow's Transport Prosecution Office reported there was sparking and smoke pollution from the video surveillance equipment due to a wiring/insulation fault.
Video surveillance equipment? What/who are they surveilling?
by elaw
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Squid lures 737 into sea.
Replies: 12
Views: 795

Re: Squid lures 737 into sea.

Ah, I think I understand now.

I'm going to adopt Evan's "solve all problems by making rules" philosophy and propose that a "no left turn" sign be posted at the appropriate location beside runway 11.
by elaw
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Squid lures 737 into sea.
Replies: 12
Views: 795

Re: Squid lures 737 into sea.

Once again a gross misinterpretation of what happened.

The crew just decided their pax would like a nice trip to the beach, and decided to take them there! :mrgreen:
by elaw
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Norwegian exceptionalism
Replies: 290
Views: 36931

Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Now just add a few (hundred) casinos and luxury hotels and you'll be the best!
by elaw
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....
Replies: 426
Views: 48441

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

Well the good news is, the plane now has a large opening in the side to vent the fumes that will be generated when the battery fails...
by elaw
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New AD Logo for 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2652

Re: New AD Logo for 2018

The directors of the firm hired to produce the AD.info llogos after the other people had been sacked, wish it to be known that they have just been sacked. The llogos have been completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute.
:lol:
by elaw
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New AD Logo for 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2652

Re: New AD Logo for 2018

I think the ideal logo would incorporate a mangled airplane, a squid, and a llama.
by elaw
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New AD Logo for 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2652

Re: New AD Logo for 2018

Tell that to the geese...
...who were operating in Class D airspace with no radio, no clearance, no transponder, no ADS-B...
Thank God they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd be pulling circuit breakers too, and we'd all be doomed.

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