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by 3WE
Sat May 10, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme weather damages FedEx planes in NC
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Extreme weather damages FedEx planes in NC

Duplicate off topic posts. :mrgreen:
by 3WE
Sat May 10, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme weather damages FedEx planes in NC
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Extreme weather damages FedEx planes in NC

I'm more concerned about the damage to human and real property than to a couple of disposable airplanes.
Off topic! This belongs on a forum at humandisaster.info. :mrgreen:
by 3WE
Sat May 10, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme weather damages FedEx planes in NC
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Extreme weather damages FedEx planes in NC

Duplicate Off Topic posts. :mrgreen:
by 3WE
Sat May 10, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Ballistic chute deployment
Replies: 15
Views: 1604

Re: Ballistic chute deployment

In the video posted, the flight instructor died, student pilot did not as far as I remember. Doesn't change my stance about how to handle an engine failure. I agree that engauging the chute as the first step of the engine failure checklist is bad, and I agree that it's good airmanship to always hav...
by 3WE
Wed May 07, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Turbulence - Pirep
Replies: 20
Views: 2578

Re: Extreme Turbulence - Pirep

Where in the AIM does one find the insightful paragraph explaining why widebody pilots tend to ask for more ride and wind reports than regional guys? Well, maybe if you opened it, you'd find out. I'm still looking...Double check me when you finish the crossword puzzle, but so far I haven't seen it.
by 3WE
Wed May 07, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Turbulence - Pirep
Replies: 20
Views: 2578

Re: Extreme Turbulence - Pirep

AND, If I'd get an ATP and a regional job and not discuss aviation on AD.info, I'd almost be tolerable. Maybe. Close. If you got off the internet and opened a book, then you'd almost be tolerable, you lazy, worthless parlor-talker. Maybe. Where in the AIM does one find the insightful paragraph expl...
by 3WE
Wed May 07, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Turbulence - Pirep
Replies: 20
Views: 2578

Re: Extreme Turbulence - Pirep

Makes sense. RJboy flies several legs a day, in a relatively smaller area, and is therefore more in tune to the regional winds and weather. You also get to make many more landings per day than your average wide-body pilot, and may be making several landings/day at the same airport and the same gene...
by 3WE
Wed May 07, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Ballistic chute deployment
Replies: 15
Views: 1604

Re: Ballistic chute deployment

It may be more complex than a simple engine or structural problem. If the tow rope were fouled in the aircraft prop or structure the flight characteristics would change significantly. As a single engine pilot. there are many times when a suitable landing site is not available for a no damage landin...
by 3WE
Wed May 07, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Turbulence - Pirep
Replies: 20
Views: 2578

Re: Extreme Turbulence - Pirep

What a young 737 crew might report as "Extreme" an experienced 767 crew might report as "Moderate bordering on severe" Actually, Multiman, it's usually quite the opposite. The widebody primadonnas start crying at the slightest bump sometimes, while we soldier on just fine. They're also the ones ask...
by 3WE
Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: FAO Gabriel- Pickup truck tailgate aerodynamics.
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: FAO Gabriel- Pickup truck tailgate aerodynamics.

OT/offensive quote removed. el
Wow, spoken like a true 13 year old.
by 3WE
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: FAO Gabriel- Pickup truck tailgate aerodynamics.
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

FAO Gabriel- Pickup truck tailgate aerodynamics.

Ok moderators, maybe you'll move this to off topic, but it is aerodynamics . I just read where there are a few "studies" out there that show that you get lower drag by leaving the tailgate up on a pickup truck. This goes against a common line of thinking that leaving it down, or having one of those ...
by 3WE
Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Pilot Firings....
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Pilot Firings....

My recollection (possibly flawed)....
It's not just your recollection that's flawed.
What phase of flight was the plane in when the gun discharged?
by 3WE
Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: Buying a yoke
Replies: 1
Views: 1909

Re: Buying a yoke

It's two or three years old, but I have liked my recent CH USB flight yoke. It's hard to put into words, but it SORT OF has a real feel to it... It has also made me a thumb-trim junkie. The CH rudder pedals on the other hand have almost zero resistance for rudder or braking, and seem to be quite tou...
by 3WE
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: TCAS factoring aircraft performance?
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Re: TCAS factoring aircraft performance?

Is it also worth mentioning that you will probably have at least some "excess" airspeed during routine flight which can be sacrificed for a quick evasive climb of a few hundred feet? There may be some exceptions with flights at extra high cruise altitudes where you have less to play with (Pinnacle c...
by 3WE
Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Pilot Firings....
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Pilot Firings....

In the US Airways pistol discharge, unless the pilot was grossly negligent, I would write it off as a learning experience, change the system and move on. I do not see loosing ones job as justified "unless" the discharge was caused by a careless act unrelated to the task at hand. The position of the...
by 3WE
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: rating airlines by incidents?
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: rating airlines by incidents?

I'm not going to flame you caps lock. Common sense would say that tightly run airlines are almost always focused on safety, follwing the rules and crossing every "t", while airlines in "third world" environments are more prone to lapses. And, I would think that total accident numbers might show some...
by 3WE
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Flying on empty
Replies: 20
Views: 2244

Re: Flying on empty

Good thread. We already knew it was bad economics to run out of fuel and crash, but now we learn that the truely huge and even more expensive risk is a diversion. So the bottom line is that we can all feel safe as the airlines deal with expensive kerosene. Also, we would probably agree that a few bl...
by 3WE
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: BA 777 @ LHR
Replies: 431
Views: 28631

Re: BA 777 @ LHR

Of course, it is a Boeing which means it is not built with cheap composites. Maybe the fuel tank can take a 10 PSI relative vacum???
by 3WE
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: BA 777 @ LHR
Replies: 431
Views: 28631

Re: BA 777 @ LHR

Off Topic.

Sorry guys but this thread is long enough!
by 3WE
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Cessna 182...a SLICK airplane?
Replies: 32
Views: 2904

Re: Cessna 182...a SLICK airplane?

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by 3WE
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Speeding tickets.
Replies: 8
Views: 2409

Re: Speeding tickets.

Well off hand I can remember at least three in the last I'd say 6 months that I am aware of. Not just private aircraft either, commercial operators. Now that I think of it, I'm not sure if it's ever happened at a Controlled airport, mostly at uncontrolled airports served by Flight service personnel...
by 3WE
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Cessna 182...a SLICK airplane?
Replies: 32
Views: 2904

Re: Cessna 182...a SLICK airplane?

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by 3WE
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Cessna 182...a SLICK airplane?
Replies: 32
Views: 2904

Re: Cessna 182...a SLICK airplane?

My point is that a 6 radial cylinders engine makes more drag than a 6 opposed cylinders engine of the same power even if both engines are air cooled. We're pushing towards semantics and hair splitting, Gabe. Yeah a radial is very likely to have more drag than an opposed which is likely to have more...
by 3WE
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Flying on empty
Replies: 20
Views: 2244

Re: Flying on empty

Maybe we should start building planes out of composites instead of metal to save weight? :twisted:
by 3WE
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Cessna 182...a SLICK airplane?
Replies: 32
Views: 2904

Re: Cessna 182...a SLICK airplane?

For completeness, I should mention that engine cooling is pretty important and a coolant pump failure, or a significant coolant leak (possible from a very large number of places) could require that you have a glider rating to legally fly the plane. That may be a bigger reason for the predominace of ...

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