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by sccutler
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8115

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

Not the level of clothing dignity I'd choose for myself or my family, but I am old-school.

Hardly appears obscene or offensive, and we've all seen worse.

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by sccutler
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18081

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

It was operating as a Part 91 flight - not on any Part 135 cert. The aircraft was owned by a local LLC as a holding company for a family. It is a tragedy of terrible consequence, a blessing that no one was in the hangar. The Falcon 50 in the hangar is certainly bound to be damaged beyond economic re...

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by sccutler
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 138
Views: 43199

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

ITSTours wrote:
Asiana begins selling cigarettes at the inflight duty-free shop. (Of course you still can't smoke inflight)

Sounds minor but actually significant; Asiana was the world first airline to prohibit smoking on board.
They are now really chasing profits.


Muse Air banned smoking well prior; early 80s.

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 3320

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

Sort of laughable. Outside of New York, Jetblue's market Presence is pretty limited, so it's not as if anyone would knock themselves out to "benefit" from the association. And, let's be real - what moron would see an advert for JetBlack shopping, and say to themselves, "Self, I bet th...

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2136

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

Good review.

If the TEO540 works out to be reliable, this will be a great plane for Cape Air and, perhaps, an interesting alternative for business aircraft purchasers whose needs don't necessarily mesh with jet ownership.

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 61032

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Ramps and fueling infrastructure for Terminal F is in place. Preconstruction work is moving along aggressively, as well.

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by sccutler
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education
Replies: 22
Views: 1021

Re: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education

The headline suggests that those are direct subsidies, i.e. cash paid out to the fossil fuel industry and is therefore misleading at best and, in the worst case, fraudulent. The Forbes contributor should be ashamed of himself for not explaining properly how those numbers were generated. The ridicul...

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by sccutler
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 61032

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Apparently there's been damage done at KDAL due to severe storms, max gust of 62kts taken by the ASOS on field. Southwest hangars reportedly have door and roof damage, and also one of their large billboards on Mockingbird toppled onto a Chevron station. I was working in a hangar at Addison Airport ...

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:
Replies: 24
Views: 5652

Re: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:

This is fascinating.

Who has been calling for deportation of "... LEGAL Americans like Jews, Blacks, Latinos, LGBTQ..."?

And, to where are they to be deported?

Looking for specifics, citations to names, dates, sources. Very interested in learning something here.

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 10114

Re: Airliners.net dating

There was a girl (excuse me, woman) who posted here quite a lot - way back when, but I cannot recall her user name. She lived (lives still) in New Orleans. --- Fact is, it takes a woman of exceptional fortitude to tolerate the male-dominated world of online aviation forums; too many guys go scent-m...

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 10114

Re: Airliners.net dating

There was a girl (excuse me, woman) who posted here quite a lot - way back when, but I cannot recall her user name. She lived (lives still) in New Orleans. --- Fact is, it takes a woman of exceptional fortitude to tolerate the male-dominated world of online aviation forums; too many guys go scent-ma...

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by sccutler
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22230

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Welp, I got to fly them once - TUS-AUS, when I needed a non-stop to get met here in time for a meeting; this was last year, April-ish. Pleasant enough on-board product, flight was about an hour late, but it served the need. I had a helluva time getting an Uber to the goofy-ass "Budget Terminal....

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by sccutler
Thu May 30, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9798

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

I was under the impression that go-around landings, although not common, weren't something shocking enough to make news articles. In particular, Lagos is a tropical city which likely experiences heavy storms on a frequent basis, that could ultimately result in an aborted landing if the Captain assu...

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by sccutler
Thu May 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16304

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

I'd fly in one tomorrow.

The worst blood here is not on Boeing's hands - it is on the hands of the LionAir crew prior to the accident flight.

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by sccutler
Sat May 04, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas DA Takes Heat from Council Members Over New Theft Policy
Replies: 112
Views: 5630

Re: Dallas DA Takes Heat from Council Members Over New Theft Policy

The content of this thread is concentrated, distilled proof that civil discourse can no longer be expected. I’m embarrassed for all of you. I see more stereotyping and bigoted commentary here, than I could possibly have imagined. I would urge each and all of you to look in the mirror and ask yourse...

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by sccutler
Sat May 04, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 10114

Re: Airliners.net dating

Odds better favor a bro-mance, than a romance. :D Actually made internet friendship with a once-prolific poster here years ago, and she cute a a bug (bet she still is). Of course, as a happily married man, I was not trolling for romance. Did send some business her way, though. —- Have only (knowingl...

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by sccutler
Sat May 04, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas DA Takes Heat from Council Members Over New Theft Policy
Replies: 112
Views: 5630

Re: Dallas DA Takes Heat from Council Members Over New Theft Policy

The content of this thread is concentrated, distilled proof that civil discourse can no longer be expected. I’m embarrassed for all of you. I see more stereotyping and bigoted commentary here, than I could possibly have imagined. I would urge each and all of you to look in the mirror and ask yoursel...

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by sccutler
Wed May 01, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 420
Views: 21986

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

Mr. Mueller is anything but inarticulate or dull-witted; had he desired to state that Barr was misleading the public, he'd have written just that. I think this reads as, "You ,William Barr, are misleading the public" https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5fGhnYX4AATVyb.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.c...

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by sccutler
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12800

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

It is critically important to those whose political agenda (and political careers) depend upon continued distrust, hatred and separation, that this conversation continue. The terrible myth is that anything government can do (other than zealously and aggressively protecting freedom, civil rights and ...

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by sccutler
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 321
Views: 45428

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

...and people ask why I fly into KEDC!

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by sccutler
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716664

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

MCAS obstructs an airman from trusting one of his basic instincts and perform pitch and thrust when unreliable speed indication is noted. This is not normal. Certifying a commercial airplane that works on unsuitable engines for its design is also not normal. It is also suspicious and also scary whe...

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by sccutler
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716664

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I remain interested in why the FR24 data stream stopped well before the aircraft went down. And, I find it improbable that a reasonably-trained and aware crew of an airline flown by a well-managed airline would repeat the failures of the crew of the ill-fated Lion Air flight - and, from all accounts...

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by sccutler
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Young Republicans???
Replies: 13
Views: 1772

Re: Young Republicans???

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/just-need-nrs-gone-video-shows-alabama-kids-wishing-put-black-people-concentration-camps/?comments=disqus ‘We just need n****rs gone': Video shows Alabama kids wishing to put black people in 'concentration camps' 'We just need n****rs gone': Video shows Alabama kids...

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by sccutler
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Omar at it again.
Replies: 128
Views: 9826

Re: Rep. Omar at it again.

Just a friendly reminder that Neo-Nazis marched through a US city chanting “Jews will not replace us”. The President of the United States would then go on to say that some of those people or their associates were “very fine people”. Heavy sigh. This, again? Plenty of things to hold against the Pres...

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by sccutler
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 8813

Re: Imperial System

As a child, we were taught in school that conversion to comprehensive use of the metric system was imminent, and certainly expected to be completed by 1970 (I started elementary school in 1965). Thus, we were taught the metric system concurrently with, and with equal emphasis to, the English units. ...

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by sccutler
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43043

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

I’m happy for SW but who really wants to sit on a SW 737 for 6+ hours? Not me. I realize HA, UAL, Delta and the rest are all going to single aisle for the HI routes but at least they have cabin options. No one really enjoys sitting in a coach seat for a long flight, but Southwest's coach product is...

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by sccutler
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43043

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

WN in Hawaii is so uncannily parallel to what Braniff did in Texas when WN gained traction there back in the 1970s, except this time WN is Braniff— the entrenched big guy— role reversal 50 years later. The episode is a legendary Harvard Business School case study about how WN outlasted big bad Bran...

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by sccutler
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Auto insurance claimoid
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: Auto insurance claimoid

Won’t help. Auto insurance carriers rate based upon both claims paid, and “incidents.”

That said, hats off to you for stepping up.

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by sccutler
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe
Replies: 104
Views: 21138

Re: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe

Yup, its contract negotiation time. Let's put out some bad press to pressure the company to give in to our demands. Typical union tactic. Nothing else to see here. Southwest is still one of the safest airlines in the sky flying a well proven airframe. I would have no concern over flying them any da...

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by sccutler
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47721

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Is WN's HNL/DAL n/s the first HNL/DAL commercial n/s for that city pair? Not hardly! Braniff International used to fly DAL-HNL return six days a week in a 747-100 (their only one at the time). On the seventh day, she rested. Before the 747, they also did nonstop to HNL in a 707-320C from Love. All ...

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by sccutler
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: taxation and tax avoidance
Replies: 50
Views: 2809

Re: taxation and tax avoidance

We have no revenue problem; we have a profound spending problem. Any “remedy” based upon increasing taxation to outstrip spending sufficiently to balance federal spending as it exists now (never mind paying down the debt!) would inevitably and spectacularly fail, because (1) the increased taxation w...

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by sccutler
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe
Replies: 104
Views: 21138

Re: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe

Do airlines cut corners? Yes, unquestionably. If you work for an airline and you don't believe it, you're blind. Probably deaf, and dumb, too. Whether it's mechanics falsifying a work card and applying incorrect grease to a stabilizer trim jack screw, applying incorrect rigging to a Beech 1900, to ...

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by sccutler
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe
Replies: 104
Views: 21138

Re: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe

Anything is possible, but safe operations and reliable operations are inextricably intertwined, so by this measure, they are probably pretty darned safe. In any event, no Southwest pilot is going to accept an aircraft that they believe is anything less than fully airworthy. At the same time, however...

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by sccutler
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS F Seat Incident
Replies: 4
Views: 1615

Re: AS F Seat Incident

Amusing that the aggrieved passenger (and it looks like she had good cause) made the "not fascist enough" comment.

Maybe she's funny - but she sure isn't very well informed!

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by sccutler
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown
Replies: 52
Views: 9512

Re: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown

Shark, jumped.

There is no rational equal protection argument here, nor is there any ethical issue, unless it can be shown that FAA inspectors are applying a less-stringent standard.

And, that ain't happening.

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by sccutler
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Strobes in CLT?
Replies: 14
Views: 3251

Re: No Strobes in CLT?

We're not required to have them on in cases where it could hinder visibility. It's also just a courtesy to your fellow pilots not to turn in bright flashing white lights that can ruin night vision. They don't serve much purpose on the ground, we have other lights for that. ...a courtesy unknown in ...

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by sccutler
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student pilot close to flight test
Replies: 18
Views: 4737

Re: Student pilot close to flight test

Here's the best checkride advice ever: https://www.pilotsofamerica.com/community/threads/captain-levy’s-checkride-advice.15706/ FYI: In that thread, the term "PTS" is used, and it stands for "Practical Test Standards," the performance standards required for a certificate candidat...

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by sccutler
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18288

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Time has proven to us that government does very little well That sounds much more like a libertarian (thoughtless) slogan than a fact. Over the last 200 years or so our government has done a lot well. Notwithstanding your clumsy effort to marginalize the point, it is not a slogan; it is an observat...

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by sccutler
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alternative Universe... what's going on?
Replies: 19
Views: 1008

Re: Alternative Universe... what's going on?

Braniff's the big winner.

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by sccutler
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18288

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Here is trickle down economics hard at work https://thinkprogress.org/26-billionaires-own-as-much-wealth-as-half-the-world-6948c7e2d411/?fbclid=IwAR1SrdtFPnrX-2Tmya1YPOYGj5EbcBaYGseqV2IHBNZoTewklUHaVeBRrDc Twenty six individuals hold as much wealth as half the planet's population. But, let's give t...

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by sccutler
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 265
Views: 13238

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

Fascism at work. Shark, jumped.

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by sccutler
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 265
Views: 13238

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

... Republicans still hate gays and still love sexual predators. ... No they don't. People who hate gays, hate gays. A lifelong Republican, in Texas (and, for a while, California), I have never once met a person who "hates gays," and I'm nearing sixty years old. I've met some folks who, t...

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by sccutler
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 187
Views: 14658

Re: Capital punishment in the US and Its future

I'm as "law and order" as you're likely to find, but (as a lawyer) I have seen enough of the vicissitudes of the legal system that I cannot support the death penalty. It is inevitable that there will, from time to time, be an execution of someone wrongfully convicted. The automatic appeals...

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by sccutler
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: underground pool-skimmer pipe is blocked-how to unblock it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: underground pool-skimmer pipe is blocked-how to unblock it?

Airstud wrote:
sccutler wrote:
expanding bladder


Gross.


Yeah.

The tool looks vaguely obscene, doesn't it?

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by sccutler
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Getting sick on the road
Replies: 17
Views: 1785

Re: Getting sick on the road

Years ago, my son and I both got sick while on vacation in Moorea; it was bad enough that I asked the hotel to recommend a physician, and they did better-they call the doctor, who came and did a house call (okay, a hotel call). She was very helpful, very friendly, and so beautiful it made my eyes hu...

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by sccutler
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: underground pool-skimmer pipe is blocked-how to unblock it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: underground pool-skimmer pipe is blocked-how to unblock it?

I've used that before as well on a drain that ran under my house that was clogged full of sediment after my water heater tank gave out. Worked like a charm as well. Wife gave me some weird looks when I brought a garden hose into the house though. :rotfl: She was all better when it was fixed, I'll v...

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by sccutler
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: underground pool-skimmer pipe is blocked-how to unblock it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: underground pool-skimmer pipe is blocked-how to unblock it?

When I had exactly this problem, I had good success using one of the expanding bladder attachments to a garden hose. https://www.amazon.com/Cleaning-Bladder-Garden-Attachment-Medium/dp/B000KKOZ6A/ref=asc_df_B000KKOZ6A/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=193139379506&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g...

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by sccutler
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone buy new tires lately in US ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2058

Re: Anyone buy new tires lately in US ?

Over many years of tire buying, I have concluded that I just do better buying good grades of Michelin tires. They never fail internally, wear well and typically drive well.

Buy a set at Discount - if you don't like 'em, bring 'em back.

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by sccutler
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 61032

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

There is more to come on the landing fee issue, and council themselves asserted that their goal was to massage traffic. And (of course), included in the entire mess is the gift of a no-bid contract with city money for improvements at RBD.

Follow the money. Always, follow the money.

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