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by Moose135
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 5911

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

cledaybuck wrote:
The yoke of tyranny? What the hell is he talking about.

Nobody really knows...

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by Moose135
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-14 Tomcat - design evolution
Replies: 15
Views: 4195

Re: F-14 Tomcat - design evolution

Grumman F-14 Tomcat: Bye - Bye, Baby...! - This might be out of print because the prices are astronomical now compared to what I paid several years ago, but... I'd venture it might even still be worth it. Tons of great photos. This is a very large book, too. Not a typical book size. I think it's li...

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by Moose135
Thu May 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9697

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

September11 wrote:
well, have you see this plane?

That's an abomination and an insult to the proud TWA employees...

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by Moose135
Mon May 27, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Holiday for Firefighters/Police Officers needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1397

Re: Holiday for Firefighters/Police Officers needed

As much as I respect and honor the military, I also feel that we should celebrate firefighters and police officers who serve others regularly by having a day dedicated to them. Completely agree - but it’s pretty sorry that it’s 2019 and none have been established at the federal level. I guess neith...

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by Moose135
Thu May 23, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13350

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

I look at this as free babysitting, some stranger will take care of my child for 4 hours while I sit in the back and relax. I hope this comment was made sarcastically. If your little kid is sitting next to me unaccompanied, I'm sure as hell not going to babysit. I don't have kids of my own for a re...

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by Moose135
Thu May 23, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 10114

Re: Airliners.net dating

BlueberryWheats wrote:
More specifically I think he actually specified the World Trade Centre in his question.

I thought that was the case, but wasn't sure.

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by Moose135
Thu May 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 10114

Re: Airliners.net dating

I remember there was a guy who had the FBI investigate him for something he said on here. I forget what it was about though. There was a guy who asked some hypothetical questions about an airplane (I think he asked about a 707) crashing into a building - unfortunately, that was shortly before 9/11,...

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by Moose135
Wed May 22, 2019 11:35 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

Doug Parker was on the NBC nightly network news tonight, and said much the same - if his pilots feel it is safe, he and his family would fly on the MAX.

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by Moose135
Wed May 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21672

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

I posted ONE day. There are more, go see the FT thread for example. Widebody MX delays are uncharacteristically high. When passengers notice it, you know that the slowdown hand was overplayed. Having that many longhaul flights have mx issues in one day is very unusual and quite suspect. I realize t...

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by Moose135
Wed May 22, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21672

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Borrowing from the FT delay thread and dkc192's post You listed 11 flights with MX delays yesterday. How many flights does AA have in a day? What percentage of their total operations for yesterday does this represent? Probably a fraction of 1%, right? How is that indicative of a union slowdown? How...

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by Moose135
Tue May 21, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia plays near Alaska
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Re: Russia plays near Alaska

Replace "Russian" with "Soviet" and you'll see decades of this sort of behavior. http://www.airforcemag.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/2018/April%202018/Intercepting-the-Bear.aspx http://www.airforcemag.com/MagazineArchive/PublishingImages/2018/April%202018/correll_bear_002.jpg

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by Moose135
Tue May 21, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: President Trump Using 757?
Replies: 19
Views: 5331

Re: President Trump Using 757?

It’s probably a cost thing. The president is campaigning in Pennsylvania tonight. If incumbent presidents want to use VC-25 for campaigning, they must reimburse the government. I’m guessing that costs a lot more than opting to fly Trumo’s personal plane. The Secret Service isn't going to let him fl...

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by Moose135
Fri May 17, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383263

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If the section for controlling pitch manually with column and trim is ALWAYS to be followed, it should not be indented. The following modified checklist would make that far more obvious... Do you see the subtle but important difference? The first suggests that you only manually trim if you had to d...

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by Moose135
Thu May 16, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 66
Views: 3830

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

CLT is my personal favorite despite not a whole lot of variation in airlines. Yes, CLT has a great observation area, right next to the approach end of Runway 18C: https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Airliners-and-Airport-Spotting/Charlotte-Douglas-Airport/i-H22m8KJ/0/b79d03da/L/JM_2012_04_29_Charl...

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by Moose135
Wed May 15, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.
Replies: 18
Views: 3419

Re: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.

Already being discussed in Non-Av - other that the fact that the suspect is a pilot, it has nothing to do with aviation.

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by Moose135
Wed May 15, 2019 1:44 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

Gulfstream500 wrote:
Update on fleet:


Wow, I'm glad I was able to shoot all of these at CLT during their "good times", along with a couple of their EMB-120s.

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by Moose135
Tue May 14, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 4144

Re: Engine failure question

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_A ... Flight_268
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retiredmx wrote:
when you lose an engine you are required to land at the nearest suitable airport, dump fuel to get below max landing wt if able.

Tell that to British Airways...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_A ... Flight_268

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by Moose135
Tue May 14, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1878

Re: Pilot Accused of Triple Murder, Double Life

Yes, saw it on the news yesterday. There's a thread in the Civil Av forum, but I think it's better as a Non-Av posting, since other than the fact that he works as a pilot, it's really not aviation related. I did report the other thread for placement. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3...

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by Moose135
Tue May 14, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Seat change - forced
Replies: 19
Views: 3696

Re: Seat change - forced

CosmicCruiser wrote:
seems everytime my family (4) has traveled we've never been given any priority to stay together as a family. Never.

You probably need to do a better job of whining to the gate agent...

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by Moose135
Sat May 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"
Replies: 16
Views: 966

Re: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"

dmg626 wrote:
Is golf not considered a sport anymore ?

I think it depends on how you play it. Walk 18 holes, yes it is. Hit the ball, ride in the cart to where it landed, hit it again then jump in the cart, not so much.

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by Moose135
Sat May 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2878

Re: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?

As far as I know, there are no scheduled wide bodies into LGA these days. I'm not aware of FedEx ever bringing the MD-10 in, but they may have on a one-off. I know Air Canada would occasionally bring a 767 in during IRROPS when they had some cancellations and needed to move a large number of pax in ...

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by Moose135
Fri May 10, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fake German heiress sentenced to 4-12 years behind bars
Replies: 13
Views: 930

Re: Fake German heiress sentenced to 4-12 years behind bars

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Trump has been in NYC for 40 years and now he’s a problem?

I lived in NY for years and watched him up close. Trump has been a con man all his life.

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by Moose135
Thu May 09, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 11549

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

Well I ask because the Western Airlines, Mexico City DC10 accident in late 1979 never recieved the benefit of an official NTSB report..as far as I know. There was a pretty good ALPA report, but it was not widely distributed. This Challenger accident, although a N registered airplane might not quali...

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by Moose135
Wed May 08, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: "Like" button for comments in the forums?
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

Re: "Like" button for comments in the forums?

I think it would be a good addition - as you note, there are times I would like to acknowledge a post, or show my agreement, but without quoting it and making another comment, you can't, and that adds another post of little value to the thread. Of course, given the state of the site, and how difficu...

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by Moose135
Wed May 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139832

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

What would happen if the pilot asked for emergency crew, and it the end, the landing was routine and nothing bad happened, therefore fire fighters are not needed? In another forum they asked if the pilots or the airline would receive a fine for having called a emergency when it wasn't needed. I don...

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by Moose135
Tue May 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 18473

Re: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident

I have a number of shots of N732MA, Miami Air did (still does?) team charter flights for the New York Islanders, and we saw their birds in and out of KFRG regularly during the hockey season. I've also caught it a few times in the Charlotte area, at KJQF for NASCAR team flights, and a couple of times...

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by Moose135
Tue May 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 65
Views: 6081

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

falstaff wrote:
I am a member of the Michigan Fiero Club and there are about 40 members who own 1984-88 Pontiac Fieros.

Wow! Who knew there were still 40 Fieros on the road! :rotfl:

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by Moose135
Tue May 07, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41747

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

I don’t get the vehement defense of 150 hr total time pilots at the controls of mainline schedule pax planes. Your argument is spurious all pilots start with zero hours. While true you are missing the point. And I don't get your repeated rants about pilot time either. You have posted the same thing...

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by Moose135
Tue May 07, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 65
Views: 6081

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Because it is all about being egocentric, selfish, and narcissistic for the current generation. No generation has been as self-absorbed as the Millennials, taking selfies (of themselves) 24/7. I'm from the tail end of the Baby Boom generation, in my late 50s. Back then, we couldn't take selfies of ...

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by Moose135
Tue May 07, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139832

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Indy wrote:
How many lives were lost in this crash because of these people?

You tell me - how many lives were lost in this crash because of people getting their bags?

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by Moose135
Mon May 06, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 at Boeing Field
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Re: C-5 at Boeing Field

bikerthai wrote:
Should have word my question a little better.

Sorry, it's been a slow afternoon, I was just having a little fun with you.

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by Moose135
Mon May 06, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 66
Views: 5070

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

Seriously, what's wrong with younger generation asking questions? Curiosity is how you pass on interest to the next generation. Granted, there are probably not as much "expert answer" nowaday vs. answers from average posters that may not know as much, but that doesn't mean there should be...

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by Moose135
Mon May 06, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139832

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

twinotter wrote:
No it isn't. Ban carry on luggage. Problem solved.

And who do I call when I arrive at the airport ready to head to an important business meeting, and the laptop in my checked bag has gone missing? Or the expensive camera gear? Or the prescription medicine I need to stay alive?

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by Moose135
Mon May 06, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 at Boeing Field
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Re: C-5 at Boeing Field

bikerthai wrote:
What is it doing there?

From your description, it sounds like it is parked...
:rotfl:

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by Moose135
Mon May 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jet fighters and afterburners?
Replies: 24
Views: 3607

Re: Jet fighters and afterburners?

Nomadd wrote:
Was it necessary for F-4s to glide down on a bunch of grunts in tents and kick in the afterburners what sounded like three feet over their heads at 4am in the 70s?

Of course it was...

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by Moose135
Mon May 06, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 10114

Re: Airliners.net dating

If you really want to attract the ladies, you need to get yourself a snow globe. I've been trying to find a link to those threads but I can't. Can someone post it or provide a summary if you still remember them? It starts here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1113829 And co...

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by Moose135
Sun May 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2994

Re: Sparing the rod?

NoTime wrote:
If you spank a child and his/her behavior doesn't change, then either a) there's a deeper mental/psychological problem lurking within them, or b) you've failed further upstream as a parent.

If you need to resort to spanking your child, you've already failed as a parent.

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by Moose135
Sun May 05, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2994

Re: Sparing the rod?

All you are doing is teaching the child that someone bigger and stronger can force their will upon them. Is that really a bad lesson to learn? Well, if you want your kid to be a bully, I guess it is. " Hey kid, give me your lunch money, or I'll kick your butt..." That happens enough times...

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by Moose135
Sun May 05, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 10114

Re: Airliners.net dating

If you really want to attract the ladies, you need to get yourself a snow globe.

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by Moose135
Sun May 05, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2994

Re: Sparing the rod?

I disagree. Got hit a few times as a child, both at home and school. Problem with Psychologists is that they try to create one rule that fits every instance. As the use of corporal punishment has declined there is no evidence of people following the rules, any rules. If you spank a child, and his/h...

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by Moose135
Fri May 03, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F18s at Centennial (APA)
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: F18s at Centennial (APA)

Do they have a two letter tail code you can see? You should be able to tell where they are based from that.

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by Moose135
Thu May 02, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I let U.S. Bank have it
Replies: 20
Views: 1799

Re: I let U.S. Bank have it

You waited years to complain about that? Are you still waiting to get a car loan? I would think that if it were so important to you, that you would have called to follow up on it.

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by Moose135
Wed May 01, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When is "Arrival"
Replies: 18
Views: 2872

Re: When is "Arrival"

mcg wrote:
So when is a flight officially considered arrived?

When the last parts stop bouncing...
:rotfl:

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by Moose135
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 37985

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

They didn't have the inside open to the public, but I did get a good look around the outside and spent about 10 minutes talking with one of the pilots who flew it in. He came out of R-model -135s, and loves the -46. https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Wings-over-Wayne-2019/i-FQ5jNnF/0/be1...

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by Moose135
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10804

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

strfyr51 wrote:
But to add insult to Injury? I still had to go to Work as I worked Swing shift All I got was 2,5 hours Straight time for going to court and $20 for my parking.

Talk about first world problems...

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by Moose135
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Metering mode for plane spotting
Replies: 17
Views: 2494

Re: Metering mode for plane spotting

My use of -1/3 of a stop has nothing to do with my cameras metering, if you reread what I typed above I shoot in manual 100% of the time. So how do you "dial in" -1/3 of a stop of exposure comp? If you are setting things manually, isn't the exposure whatever it is based on your settings, ...

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by Moose135
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9033

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Notwithstanding this particular apathetic crew, I'm trying to understand how you think FA's could have someone arrested. Removed from the aircraft? Absolutely. Request LEOs? Yup. Actually have someone arrested? Uh, no. The police make that call. Do I think F9 handled this properly? I don't know. Bu...

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by Moose135
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planning a trip to the U.S. South in November
Replies: 9
Views: 888

Re: Planning a trip to the U.S. South in November

If you are in the region, you might want to add Charlotte, NC to your list. You can hit the Carolinas Aviation Museum and see US1549 up close and personal, as well as a little spotting at the CLT overlook. Charlotte is about a three hour drive from Charleston. When you are here, there is a big warbi...

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by Moose135
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?
Replies: 43
Views: 4655

Re: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?

YYZYYT wrote:
A fighter pilot land a 707? Surely you can't be serious.

It's just like riding a bike, only harder to put baseball cards in the spokes...

And don't call me Shirley!

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by Moose135
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter jets frequently flying over
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: Fighter jets frequently flying over

There may be a low-level training route in your area where they are making training runs. It's been ages since I've done any of that, but generally you have a route with several turns that you fly at low (500 foot, maybe lower) and at high speed to simulate an attack on a target.

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