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by flyboy2548m
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Norwegian exceptionalism
Replies: 290
Views: 35273

Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

I understand that Norweigan is doing cheap NYC flights... 300 quid round trip at the moment. Not bad. That would be from somewhere in "London" to somewhere in "New York "? Per You understand well the RyanScare model! No, in this case they fly from Tourist Shitbox Central - Gatsick - to JFKoff. They...
by flyboy2548m
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: FedEx MD-11 crash at Narita
Replies: 161
Views: 20012

Re: FedEx MD-11 crash at Narita

I had forgot from the documentary: The throttles automatically go to idle at 50 ft or something- this contributed some to the first hard touchdown. Given the winds, it might have arguably been good to carry a little power and maybe take a little longer to set it down. (And no big deal to override t...
by flyboy2548m
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Server Crash 10 year Anniversary
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Server Crash 10 year Anniversary

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Speaking of anniversary events, I found this whilst browsing a backup archive just yesterday night.
I'm proud to say I was there.
by flyboy2548m
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: FedEx MD-11 crash at Narita
Replies: 161
Views: 20012

Re: FedEx MD-11 crash at Narita- Smithsonian Channel


They did not get into the hard-gear/no-fuse-plug/wing busting tendency that Gabriel and others often talk about.
Why would they? Gabriel The Hell Better Aeroengineer has slaughtered that horse beyond purgatory.
by flyboy2548m
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Turbulent Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 1718

Re: Turbulent Landing

Absolutely tremendous job by the crew, all kidding aside.
Yes, very impressive. But it does beg the question - why - surely that amount of movement and buffeting calls for another go once it has died down a bit.
No.
by flyboy2548m
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Turbulent Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 1718

Re: Turbulent Landing

Absolutely tremendous job by the crew, all kidding aside.
by flyboy2548m
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation Discussion
Topic: Dec. 24, 2017: First flight of the AVIC AG600
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: Dec. 24, 2017: First flight of the AVIC AG600

Again, we see China copy and steal fundamental designs from the United States and develop aircraft that bear a very close resemblence...or not.
Looks more stolen from the Japanese, specifically from the Shin Meiwa.
by flyboy2548m
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 1298

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

I was going to weigh in on this, but then I realized Gabe would just disagree and post a 4-page discourse on why he disagrees, so I decided to save us both the effort.
by flyboy2548m
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Airbus vs Boeing. The Pilots Speak
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Airbus vs Boeing. The Pilots Speak

I'm sorry, were there actual airplanes mentioned in that video? I wasn't really listening.
by flyboy2548m
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 800

Re: Japanese CRM

The other thing that puzzles me, above and beyond the "pulling back relentlessly" thing, is why the pilot thought he had to do anything at all with the flight controls? 15 seconds before the AP disconnected, the plane was flying along, straight and level and stable, with specific trim and power set...
by flyboy2548m
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 800

Re: Japanese CRM

I was recently watching a video on Youtube from a program hosted by "Sully", trying to explain what happened on AF447. They were (I assume) in a simulator, trying to demonstrate what the crew experienced. Several times during the video, the narrators (of which Sully was one) explained that due to i...
by flyboy2548m
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 627
Views: 39876

Re: F.A.O.: 3WE

Oh, got it. Alex pm'd me too, I told him I'm not a fan of the banhammer.
by flyboy2548m
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 627
Views: 39876

Re: Disclosure of supposed-to-be-private PM material.

It may even have relevance to a recent post in this very thread. It is a way worse practice to talk about other people behind their back and discuss their particularities, especially being a complete ignorant asshat on the subject and Not_knowing him personally , but seeing that the issue has turne...
by flyboy2548m
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Kidney Stones
Replies: 34
Views: 1549

Re: Kidney Stones

I may have them. Discuss.
Make sure your will is in order. It's been good knowing ya.
by flyboy2548m
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Total Drone Disaster at Not_Karlie's home airport
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: Total Drone Disaster at Not_Karlie's home airport

Was the drone white with blue stripes, an AFA logo and a number 10?
by flyboy2548m
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Halladay Crash
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Halladay Crash

When the whole LSA concept was first being discussed, one concern I expressed (not that anyone was listening) was that making airplanes more accessible is not necessarily on the whole a good thing.
by flyboy2548m
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Not_Stereotypical [b]Regional[/b] Flight Attendant
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Not_Stereotypical [b]Regional[/b] Flight Attendant

Of all the ridiculous things to celebrate...
by flyboy2548m
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Not_FAO Karl
Replies: 77
Views: 6483

Re: Not_FAO Karl

Sometimes you have to sing down with an off-center ball with our engine. Yes, really.
by flyboy2548m
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Near Total Crosswind Disasters
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Re: Near Total Crosswind Disasters

Ah yes, the good old crosswind... Sometimes crews don't give it enough respect, and sometimes it's almost like they're too afraid of it. The fear then translates into excessive zealousness, both with respect to directional control and with respect to getting the airplane onto the runway in a manner ...
by flyboy2548m
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight Report 10-4-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Flight Report 10-4-2017

Actually, the livery you're talking about, their A320s DO have heated cargo bins.
by flyboy2548m
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 627
Views: 39876

Re: F.A.O.: 3WE

=flyboy2548m: I'm starting to think that his whole schtick is to advocate the exact opposite of whatever a given airline did/has done/is doing. I get the sense that had they deplaned everyone else first and then had the cops yank the "professor" off, he would have been saying they should have done ...
by flyboy2548m
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 627
Views: 39876

Re: F.A.O.: 3WE

Quote=flyboy2548m: To recap: Dogs have absolutely no business on planes at all, ever, whatsoever. There are no gray areas, at all, ever, whatsoever. That is all. Fixed. Yeah, the anxiety dog stuff is a bunch of recent BS, but this is definitely a Top-5 Evan-Lives-In-a-Bubble-World display on leavin...
by flyboy2548m
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 627
Views: 39876

Re: F.A.O.: 3WE

To recap:

Forcefully removing ONE passenger is not OK. Forcefully removing ONE HUNDRED FIFTY passengers is perfectly acceptable.

That is all.
by flyboy2548m
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Space Travel Science Fiction Television
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Space Travel Science Fiction Television

I like "The Orville" so far. It's a lot luck Star Trek but with more-or-less normal people. I'm a bit on the fence about Seth as a live-action actor, so I wonder if it would be funnier with someone else playing lead, but we'll see what develops.
by flyboy2548m
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I'm going to be filthy rich
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: I'm going to be filthy rich

Even Gabriel's English is better. Heck, 747LSD is easier to understand.

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