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by monchavo
Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: EK407 A340-500 @ MEL Runway Scrape on takeoff
Replies: 136
Views: 9579

Re: EK407 A340-500 @ MEL Runway Scrape on takeoff

A splendidly ineffective tarpaulin. A useless giant, blue merkin.
by monchavo
Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Standby
Replies: 74
Views: 4024

Re: Standby

I was Stand By for more than 72 hours in the engine control room of the old MV "Norwegian Challenger" during a winter storm years ago. A box of Marlboro and 3 liters of coffee per man/12 hours kept is going. I thought it was good fun.....................................................but only comp...
by monchavo
Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Frozen in Norway - A little NSFW
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Frozen in Norway - A little NSFW

Didn't the internet come installed with this photograph?
by monchavo
Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Safety Procedures
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Safety Procedures

http://www.youtube.com/v/gN78LLRZnzM&hl=en&fs=1

edit: why no youtube embedding, Frank?
by monchavo
Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Standby
Replies: 74
Views: 4024

Re: Standby

Red Two Standing By

Image
by monchavo
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: FAO 'Chavo
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: FAO 'Chavo

Interesting video. I like a nice bit o' stop motion. Thanks.
by monchavo
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Customs arrests SAA flight crew, harshes their mellow
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Customs arrests SAA flight crew, harshes their mellow

Whilst the first line was clearly a setup for the second, comedy aside we all know that's not true. Posession of that kind of quantity is clearly within the intent to supply bracket (misuse of drugs act 1971?) and carries around about a fourteen year jail term and fine of much moola. Put *THAT* in y...
by monchavo
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: FAO Per
Replies: 1
Views: 289

FAO Per

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... Marlin.jpg

Somali pirates are stealing the Epcot centre!
by monchavo
Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: What's that noise?!
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: What's that noise?!

Amusing Salon.com article about this phenomena

http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/200 ... epilot170/
by monchavo
Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: NSFW
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: NSFW

I was reading the NSFW poll here - decided to type "NSFW" in google and brought up a thread with that in it - odd bit of photoshop - not quite sure what to make of it!
by monchavo
Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: What's that noise?!
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: What's that noise?!

"The PTU is mechanical pump that links the yellow and the green hydraulic systems. It is energized when either system has been turned off( ex: one engine off) it produces a loud high frequency noise when it turns and produces 3000 psi hydraulic pressure for oppsosite system." OK. Thank you for the i...
by monchavo
Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: NSFW
Replies: 7
Views: 622

NSFW

Image

"Finland, Finland, Finland; A country where I quite want to beeee...."
by monchavo
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: What's that noise?!
Replies: 7
Views: 556

What's that noise?!

I flew from Budapest to Gatwick recently on a BA bird, don't recall the type, sorry folks. 2 engined airbus of some sort. When we landed there was an extended and rather interesting sound that I can only say sounded very much like sawing. It happened as we were preparing to disembark the aircraft an...
by monchavo
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Airbus crash into Mediterranean
Replies: 152
Views: 7718

Re: Airbus crash into Mediterranean

I guess they did some rather unusual stuff. When performing a reconstruction of the (last known) movements of an aircraft, does the data stored in the recorders of this type of plane provide sufficient detail to allow a computer visualisation of the movements the aircraft would have gone through pr...
by monchavo
Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: More flying blind... literally
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: More flying blind... literally

The BBC story is : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nort ... 715345.stm

What a remarkable story. Astonishing how he could have been guided down; I wonder how "blind" he was - it would appear from the story that he had some partial close up vision.
by monchavo
Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B737 down in Kirgistan
Replies: 7
Views: 712

news artic and photos

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/25/2 http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/25/kyrgyzstan.crash/ with picture http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2008-08/41810094.jpg http://www.clackamasreview.com/reuters_graphics/2008-08-25T045015Z_01_NOOTR_RTRIDSP_2_NEWS-KYRGYZSTAN-CRASH-DC.jpg http...
by monchavo
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Quiz 2, how does one empty a soup bowl full of water
Replies: 18
Views: 655

Re: Quiz 2, how does one empty a soup bowl full of water

If you leave it long enough in the right atmospheric conditions the water will evaporate.
by monchavo
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: FAO Giles
Replies: 9
Views: 522

FAO Giles

I am drinking Tuaca.

Straight, from the freezer.
by monchavo
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Resistance is futile...
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Resistance is futile...

"scientists .. in the US wired a wheeled robot up to a lamprey in a bid to explore novel ways of controlling prosthetics"

this is a f***ing awesome quote in more ways than one
by monchavo
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The orgin of the word Fuckwit
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: The orgin of the word Fuckwit

what the pumping f*** are you talking about?
by monchavo
Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Not K2, but....
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Not K2, but....

Per, tell me that's rum in those flasks :)
Congrats on this family milestone. Hope the D70 provides you with many more years of service, too.

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