Airfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted
Tue Jul 12 2005 15:20:25 UTC (9 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
"Some planes have upturned wing tips that pilots have nicknamed epaulets, Cordwell told her. The epaulets keep air pressure on the plane and reduce fuel consumption."
I've never heard of winglets referred to as epaulets.
ep·au·let also ep·au·lette n.
A shoulder ornament, especially a fringed strap worn on military uniforms.
Huh, you learn something new everyday.
Thanks for the article, CV990A.
Positiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted
Tue Jul 12 2005 16:01:36 UTC (9 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1913 times:
"What is that?" Cordwell asked as something screamed past.
Jennings smiled and squinted. "This would be, um, an F-100?"
Who still flies F-100's into DCA?
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7584 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted
Tue Jul 12 2005 17:19:03 UTC (9 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1847 times:
There hasn't been any F-100's in
DCA since the later part of 2003 when AA removed them from their fleet.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted
Tue Jul 12 2005 17:27:44 UTC (9 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1826 times:
I was wondering how many posts it would take before people started disecting it.
« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted
Tue Jul 12 2005 17:32:21 UTC (9 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1817 times:
Quoting LH423 ( Reply 4): I was wondering how many posts it would take before people started disecting it.
That's like asking "how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop"?
Any errors or oversights don't mean much to me. Gravelly Point is still open to the public and a nice place to go for plane nuts and non-plane nuts alike.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
ZRB2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted
Tue Jul 12 2005 18:09:53 UTC (9 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1788 times:
We can always dissect any plane article. We are freaks. How about the sentence in the 2nd paragraph:
Clearly as you read the continuation, he meant to say the white plane was still on it's takeoff roll while the US Airways jet was on approach and forced to do a go around.
"A dark blue US Airways jet was hurtling toward the runway of Reagan National Airport, where a white plane was still taxiing before takeoff."
NYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted
Tue Jul 12 2005 20:09:06 UTC (9 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1726 times:
Great article. I lived in DC for two years and often would go down there to relax at the end of the day. Beautiful spot. I can't imagine there's a better spotting location in America.
Also, great to read an article glorifying plane spotting for a change, rather than condemning it and shutting down good spotting locations.
Potomac From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted
Tue Jul 12 2005 21:13:25 UTC (9 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1697 times:
i've been going there my whole life and also got engaged there. a great view of the city to go along with the proximity to the end of the runway. it's a must-see for any area resident or visitor.