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by 3WE
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: FAO all the friends
Replies: 44
Views: 2681

Re: FAO all the friends

READ...ASK QUESTIONS...OFFER OPINIONS...PLAY DEVILS ADVOCATE....PLEASE. We lost a few 13 YO's who are much happier at JP.net (even though some of us cheat over there at times). There is a new tone of niceness here, but the traffic is slow and only getting SLOWER...your Avatar could have ADI on its s...
by 3WE
Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: A different TSA story
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Re: A different TSA story

50/50 those that treated him courteously while they searched, and those who were what can only be described as hostile or aggressive towards him. I'm tempted to say something like "Any managers in TSA, please take note" However, I'm afraid that the flipside is that the TSA had to "suddenly" go hire...
by 3WE
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Champion Air to cease operations on the 05/31/08
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: Champion Air to cease operations on the 05/31/08

Braniff's old 747s used to "fall" out of the bottom of the DFW TCA going to Hawaii because they couldn't climb fast enough. That's a cool tidbit. TCA? What's that?.....You must be OLD. Just like pink avgas, crystal-tuned, mechanical-number nav-coms, 65-cent gasoline, carburetors and 8-track tapes. ;)
by 3WE
Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: A different TSA story
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Re: A different TSA story

I just think that a minority of these folks get off on the feeling of being in charge just a little too much, which is a shame because there are thousands of really good ones out there that you never get to hear about. Ramble over. :roll: This is a genuine issue with "law enforcement" and independe...
by 3WE
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Champion Air to cease operations on the 05/31/08
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: Champion Air to cease operations on the 05/31/08

A few months I go a asked about 727 climb performance after seeing a Champion aircraft climbing out that seemed like it was a lot lower than the average airliner in my area ~ 5 miles to the side of the departure end that day. Of course you will probably tell me that all Champion aircraft had the new...
by 3WE
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Champion Air to cease operations on the 05/31/08
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: Champion Air to cease operations on the 05/31/08

There goes a few more of those graceful 727's :-(

Would someone explain "what Champion Air" was all about?

Ok, I read "charter" but they always had an aircraft parked at our local airport and a gate....I THOUGHT they flew somewhere once a day on a regular shedule.
by 3WE
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: A different TSA story
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Re: A different TSA story

For whatever it's worth, I feel that the TSA folks are much friendlier, more normal, and I assume on-the-ball as compared to the pre TSA bunch who frowned, muttered orders, and didn't really seem to care a whole lot. That being said- whenever you have a large organization, you will have some screw b...
by 3WE
Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Aviation Quotes
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: Aviation Quotes

Basic Flying Rules: "Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. Welcome to ADI. I'm afraid you will not understand the humor of this question. Would it be bet...
by 3WE
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Delta 191 caused awareness of wind shear?
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Delta 191 caused awareness of wind shear?

FAO Halfie: Those two paragraphs are scary! FAO David: You are taking the route of "what did this crash mean to the industry", I think I remember JFK and agree that windshear was noticed before 191. Maybe what DL-191 meant to the industry was that it proved (what some suspected) that anemometers at ...
by 3WE
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Delta 191 caused awareness of wind shear?
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Delta 191 caused awareness of wind shear?

Here's an interesting crash, from 1973 and I highlight it with the hope of stirring a little discussion. http://amelia.db.erau.edu/reports/ntsb/aar/AAR74-05.pdf This happened years before Delta 191. The similarities are interesting: *Somewhat clear weather with the field being in sight, and the stor...
by 3WE
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Unbeliveble
Replies: 16
Views: 1619

Re: Unbeliveble

Ok, one question: Say that we have a ME-CPL with 500 hours, 100 of them in ME. How much effort/time/money would it take to make this pilot to transition to a RJ, and how much from the same starting point to an A-380? I always wondered why pilots of larger planes got paid better. After all, piltos o...
by 3WE
Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Aloha files for Chapter 11
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Aloha files for Chapter 11

Was fun to fly those OLD 737's....get your little cup of Hawaii juice....I think some of the aircraft had those OPEN overhead racks (not bins with doors). Also I recall one landing at HNL, close-in, modifed right base....final....roll out level, count to three and then a GREASER of a touchdown..... ...
by 3WE
Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: United A320 goes Skiing
Replies: 16
Views: 2432

Re: United A320 goes Skiing

Dave, what are you doing...Dave.....take your foot off the brakes.....Dave.......I'm sorry Dave, braking is not an acceptible option....Dave.

Daisy Daisy, give me your answer, true...........
by 3WE
Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Unbeliveble
Replies: 16
Views: 1619

Re: Unbeliveble

Don't get me wrong, I love flying. I'm sitting out in the country "Giant" and "No Country for Old Men" were filmed in and people want to buy me beer. The evenings are incredible and we have a wave window to FL300. But the industry is still changing. Gabriel asks about supply and demand but the airl...
by 3WE
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Unbeliveble
Replies: 16
Views: 1619

Re: Unbeliveble

Damn I should just drop out of college and devote all my time and money to getting those numbers. I'm at 115.3 and 0.2 :lol: So what does it all mean? Here's RCL who appears to have a crap-load of incredible experience doing odd jobs and saying "he should have gone to law school". Dummy pilot- love...
by 3WE
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Confessions.
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Confessions.

Good news and bad news.

First the bad news: I was 100% sober as I posted.

Face the facts- it reflects on your ADI mentality that you read it (and reflects on my mentality that I posted it.)

Now the good news:

To celebrate the fact that we have no life, lets all go get drunk.
by 3WE
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Autopilot
Replies: 5
Views: 2355

Re: Autopilot

CBs just scream "Run away, run far away." You say that, but then I am always impressed at how close planes will fly to big towering cumulus clouds- including clear thunderstorms. I will confess that it's hard/impossible to judge distances when you are a "lowly passenger" up high in the sky, but do ...
by 3WE
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Scanner
Replies: 11
Views: 2856

Re: Scanner

Hang on a second everyone. I don't fly zillions of different airlines, but I THOUGHT that listening to radios or operating GPS receivers was pretty much verboten on essentially every US airline. (Please note use of wiggle words). This subject has come up many times over the years, and yeah, there's ...
by 3WE
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: All metal objects in the bin. ALL metal objects in the bin.
Replies: 22
Views: 2179

Re: All metal objects in the bin. ALL metal objects in the bin.

Give her the damn apology: I'm sorry that it's conceivable that an evil, nut-job terrorist could ruin several folks day with a metal object hidden next to R-rated body parts, and I'm sorry that you can't do whatever the hell you want with metallic objects if you want to ride an airplane. Truly sorry...
by 3WE
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Unbeliveble
Replies: 16
Views: 1619

Re: Unbeliveble

I don't want to get too personal RCL, are you back driving airplanes? Are you interested, OR are you going to find some industry where someone who can accept great responsibility, learn well in continuing on-going educational updates, has a great short term memory for frequencies, approaches, proced...
by 3WE
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: ND in the flightdeck
Replies: 65
Views: 5888

Re: ND in the flightdeck

Why not put a hand gun under every seat next to the life jackets? I think this would be in line with the pro gun lobby thinking in the USA. I'm not a pro-gun nut, but your comment rub's me just a tiny bit as a flippant dismissal of some genuine facts that the pro-gun folks say. I'm getting out of t...
by 3WE
Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Confessions.
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Confessions.

I can't belive I did it. Of course the technical bunch here at ADI will give me sound insight. Today, I put hot water in the coffeemaker. A Total Coffee Disaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????? Well, it seemed like it made the coffee a little faster. I look foreward to some good ADI replies....
by 3WE
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Forum Bedtime Scene
Replies: 13
Views: 944

Re: Forum Bedtime Scene

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I believe that you mean that someone is wrong about thier aviation facts.
by 3WE
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: On this day, 31 years ago...
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: On this day, 31 years ago...

happened one of the worst aviation accidents of the world. It is still the worst aviation accident of all times (9/11 wasn't an accident) and I don't think anything will get close very fast. That is unless an A380 in all coach configuration crashes or there is another collision, such as a runway in...
by 3WE
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: ND in the flightdeck
Replies: 65
Views: 5888

Re: ND in the flightdeck

How can you call the entire concept "insane" and then claim to respect alternative viewpoints? Those seem to be quite contradictory positions. Well, OK, I suppose there's an intellectually coherent argument supporting flightdeck firearms, and I understand the arguments in their favor, I just happen...

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