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by 3WE
Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Could you make the rwy an inch or two longer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1039

Re: Could you make the rwy an inch or two longer?

I recall Don or someone saying that on heavy jets, due to very large induced drag and "backside of the powercurve" issues, that pilots will tend to maximize takeoff rolls. Not that they couldn't take off sooner, but the plane accelerates better without the wings "plowing" up the air, and then with a...
by 3WE
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Steve Fossett declared legally deceased.
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Steve Fossett declared legally deceased.

Just FYI. For discussion- Remeber how this the hot topic at AD.com. Especially when ITS complained about the CAP being "in charge" and less-than welcoming to outside help, and maybe busted thier PR person for being more about PR than aviation. As I recall a number of AD.com members speculated that t...
by 3WE
Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Emergency landings on water
Replies: 21
Views: 2292

Re: Emergency landings on water

Gonna nit pick for a moment: The OP said succesful landing as depicted on the accident cards. That would be an intact plane, and the flight attendant standing by the door saying "Watch your step, have a nice day, we know you have a choice when you travel so thanks for flying with us today. (Ok, I'm ...
by 3WE
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: You May Be A Redneck Pilot If...
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: You May Be A Redneck Pilot If...

Your GPS is programmed only with fishing spots and deer stands...no air navigation fixes. What's a GPS? :D You definitely ain't no redneck flying machine wrangler. What's a GPS? I do believe that it's this thing you use to get directions in your car. #2 use (close #2) is to mark succesful fishing h...
by 3WE
Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Airliner Stall/Spin Behavior
Replies: 15
Views: 1771

Re: Airliner Stall/Spin Behavior

1) Thanks for all the comments that airliners aren't "nasty spin machines". 2) I judge from all the responses that perhaps it's icy airliners that are nasty, butt-biting, spin machines. However, I saw one comment that begs further discussion: I think spinning is not really an airliner thing due to t...
by 3WE
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: You May Be A Redneck Pilot If...
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: You May Be A Redneck Pilot If...

Your GPS is programmed only with fishing spots and deer stands...no air navigation fixes. You need Cessna omnivision because "fast-back" airplanes don't have back windows for gun racks. You practice good CRM and always run your checklist before takeoff- Beer, Church key, RC Cola, Moon Pies....Pilot ...
by 3WE
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Question regarding baggage
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

Re: Question regarding baggage

Google and you shall receive: http://www.tc.faa.gov/its/worldpac/techrpt/artn97-103.pdf I'm too tired to read through the whole thing, but it looks like your typical garden variety can can withstand up to 200 or so PSI. I highly doubt a change of 10 psi or so in the ambient atmosphere will have any...
by 3WE
Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Airliner Stall/Spin Behavior
Replies: 15
Views: 1771

Airliner Stall/Spin Behavior

This is a companion to the Upside down CRJ crash thread, but is enough off topic that I went with a new post. It's been mentioned that this crash resembles others where icing/stall-outs/flip-overs occurred (Side note: at this time we don't have much information suggesting/confirming ice presence in ...
by 3WE
Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Split topic: 727 APU startup/ops
Replies: 17
Views: 2266

Re: The Ego Has Landed

Remember, the battery switch has to be on, BOTH fire handles normal, the fire test switch reset, the fuel valve open, the stop switch normal and the loop has to be continuous. For the actual start, do you push and hold a start button while a turbine winds up, adding fuel at the right RPM, or do you...
by 3WE
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Question regarding baggage
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

Re: Question regarding baggage

There is no difference in pressurization between the cargo pit and the cockpit. :mrgreen:
Even with ITS and/or Flyboy in the cockpit?

I would assume they eminate significantly higher pressure from their presence?

:mrgreen:
by 3WE
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Ego Has Landed
Replies: 22
Views: 2648

Re: The Ego Has Landed

Welcome aboard, Shademeister. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go do a test of the pressurization system on N180FE in about 20 minutes. ;) Hopefully the APU will start this time. :roll: Ok Brad, tell us what the inside story is here. Purdue school of aviation is not in Texas , nevertheless, you a...
by 3WE
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: CRJ-100 down in Armenia
Replies: 8
Views: 1245

Re: CRJ-100 down in Armenia

Reminiscent of something in the 1980's? where a DC-9 with icy wings "stalled at liftoff" and flipped over. Similar picture, an upside down, largely in tact plane. It is amazing in these cases how the plane stays in tact, and contrasts with Iowa City and the french water landing where planes are land...
by 3WE
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Question regarding baggage
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

Re: Question regarding baggage

Bottom lines here: 1) the cargo hold is not pressurized to sea level and 2, the pressurization is not neccesarily significant, except for the human 02 assimilation system, or if a window blows ;-) I'm not sure where you are going with this but the entire aircraft is pressurized to the same level, T...
by 3WE
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Question regarding baggage
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

Re: Question regarding baggage

From my personal experience I can say that they are VERY uneasy about oxygen. But I never had any problems with other pressurized containers in the luggage. Thanks Frank. Its bug spray/repellent that we want to take but if its going to be a problem/issue, it will stay home. I just don't want it to ...
by 3WE
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: How in the he## do you land a plane (in MSFS)
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

Re: How in the he## do you land a plane (in MSFS)

Apologies....

Wanna-be pilots fly MSFS.

Wanna-be journalists post on discussion forums.

The vitual world lets you get away with gross errors with minimal pain.

I'm a lot more religious about the checklist when doing the real thing ;-)
by 3WE
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Ego Has Landed
Replies: 22
Views: 2648

Re: The Ego Has Landed

A warm welcome to ITS.
by 3WE
Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: How in the he## do you land a plane (in MSFS)
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

How in the he## do you land a plane (in MSFS)

I think this one would be good for our imgainary audience who views this forum as an authoritative place to learn how to really work MSFS/Xplane. IMO: 1) It is hard. I had a private license and it took me a long time to land succesfully in MSFS. (Heck took me a while to land the real thing too!) 2) ...
by 3WE
Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Short Field Takeoff.
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: Short Field Takeoff.

I think the 150 guy displays very good "stick & rudder" skills but poor judgement. He is playing too close to the limits and leaving all margin out. The short T/O, keeping a high AOA after lift-off, followed by a very low altitude /very low speed / high AOA climbing turn!!! He lands SHORT of the pa...
by 3WE
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: DeIceing QUestions
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: DeIceing QUestions

I recall some more-than-lively discussions on AD.com. No such thing as ANTI ice as I recall. If everyone was getting deiced, I would assume that there was something there....maybe a little frost. Also, there was quite the temperature inversion and some surface-icing happening in the Central/Eastern ...
by 3WE
Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Short Field Takeoff.
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: Short Field Takeoff.

The idea of a high speed pass in a 150 is mind numbing.
Indeed
by 3WE
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Short Field Takeoff.
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Short Field Takeoff.

I saw this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI4JnyphGQM&feature=related I thought it was kind of cool. Then I saw this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNDoo7wf42o&NR=1 Same stuff , but an order of magnitude bigger . I worried a bit about the 150 guy not levling just a bit to build a little speed, but...
by 3WE
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: United channel 9 - more pilots disconnecting
Replies: 12
Views: 1628

Re: United channel 9 - more pilots disconnecting

Jerry seems to mention BAD things, but I can think of some more mundane things that might create a stir. As the article stated, simply missing a call (which happens a lot). Hearing a discussion of signifcant weather. Runway braking action. Wind shear alert. Ride reports. Arguments with ATC. And mult...
by 3WE
Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: CE-140 in Minnesota
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: CE-140 in Minnesota

Not sure why no one wanted to discuss RCL's crash here. I would assume that weather would not be a primary cause- yeah, definately yucky, but well below freezing (thus no ice?), and ceiling listed in "thousands" and visibility in "miles"...that's not "hard-at-minimums-IMC" Then again, light singles ...
by 3WE
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Outta here
Replies: 43
Views: 4169

Re: Outta here

Ok, I'll agree that this forum is "climbing" like a fully-fueled 150 with a well-worn 0-200 and two big passengers on a hot July afternoon, but I'm giving it some more time. It is painfully slow, and for me- it goes "not found" about every 30 min, but the types of discussion here don't seem to be el...
by 3WE
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: How Not to Land
Replies: 31
Views: 4550

Re: How Not to Land

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAljM7CaY10 Probably illegal cross winds but great recovery. Maybe camera angle illusion. . It was a windy day with gusty winds of that there is no doubt. What the heck is an illegal cross wind? Illegal....yes, Aardvark2zz should have quoted the word "illegal" The max...

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