Toady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2865 times:
Why is it "inconceivable & illegal"?
The question is "An airplane..." not "A civil airliner...".
You'll end up with egg on your face if your teacher tells you that the problem refers to a military plane flying in time of war.
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2862 times:
Probably not the best thing to do, I used to do things like that is school, I corrected my English Teacher about flying over Disneyland at night, Bio teacher he cliaim gas was not a fluid (LOL!), and so on. All is does is make them grader tougher when it comes to your work!
N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2803 times:
Slightly off topic, but I had a final, last semester for Aviation Principles of Management at ERAU, and as a bonus question at the end of the exam, the question read something along the lines of:
If a wide-body 767 jet, scheduled to depart Los Angeles at 14:45 and arrive Honolulu at 18:30, actually departs LAX at 17:00 with a headwind of 50kts over a distance of 2554 miles, a) what year was the aircraft built and b) what color(s) is/are the tail of the aircraft?
The answer, of course, being the Delta geek-orama that I am, was a) 2000 and b) (semi-trick question) Red, Royal Blue & Light Blue.
And I got the credit for it!!!! It made the difference between a B and an A for the test!
For some things, it pays to be alert and answer the trick question literally - EG 'it's not legal' - as sometimes that's the answer to some of the questions I've had in my recent finals. But for regular non-aviation based math, just go with the problem as it was meant...