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by Moose135
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135R USAF Tanker circling NYC
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: KC-135R USAF Tanker circling NYC

The UN General Assembly opening sessions are this week. They often have fighter cover and tanker support during the week. Here's a shot I took a number of years ago during UN Week: https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/UN-Week-Visitors/UN-Week-2009/i-SDGqMW8/3/cb6cc739/L/JM_2009_09_21_KC-135_001-L.jpg

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by Moose135
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening
Replies: 18
Views: 1660

Re: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening

After thinking about it I foresee two problems: 1. Adding floats to an aircraft of this size would generate a massive amount of drag that would greatly limit its range. Lockheed previously pursued a concept that reduced drag. https://www.thedrive.com/content-b/message-editor%2F1621457258713-lockhee...

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by Moose135
Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12714

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

Coronado990 wrote:
Go back to curved taxiways.


Until they mistake it for the circular runway.

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by Moose135
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 gear retraction side doors
Replies: 17
Views: 3103

Re: C-17 gear retraction side doors

IFlyVeryLittle wrote:
Any idea how that kind of engineering solution was arrived at? Seems like something that wouldn't have been a designer/engineer's first choice.


Aircraft design is a series of compromises.

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by Moose135
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Approves EWR Airtrain
Replies: 54
Views: 6702

Re: FAA Approves EWR Airtrain

OK, stupid question. Why is FAA approval required for any ground based transit system at an airport? The NHTSA doesn't approves airplanes to operate on runways. Please explain! It was mentioned in the LGA Airtrain thread that federal money, from Passenger Facility Charges, will help fund it, so FAA...

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by Moose135
Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cursed/weird aircraft registrations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1535

Re: Cursed/weird aircraft registrations?

A few years back, before the AA merger, US received a new A321 with the registration N911UY. They realized the significance of that number, and it was quickly reregistered as N971UY.

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by Moose135
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a commercial pilot flies as a passenger, does he or she like to sit so as to see the wing at work?
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: When a commercial pilot flies as a passenger, does he or she like to sit so as to see the wing at work?

I'm not a pilot, but I would think there'd be no reason for pilots to want to watch the wing. After all they can't watch it from the cockpit either, why should they if they fly in the cabin? Because you can't see it from the cockpit - might be interesting (at least one time) to see how all that stu...

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by Moose135
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 156
Views: 18570

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

RR757 wrote:
I travel a fair amount and I have to book/pay for my own flight and hotel and then claim. Doesn’t bother me - I get the loyalty points from both for my leisure trips.


Does your employment contract specify that your employer is supposed to book and pay for your rooms?

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by Moose135
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1613
Views: 314659

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

If you were flying into EWR LGA or JFK and the gate agent said “flight XXX boarding for New York” and left out “City” would you assume they are going to the capital (Albany)? No, because "New York" is the actual name of the city. Now, if that was all the said, I would want to make sure I ...

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by Moose135
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3165

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

They should have just gone with Cleveland Baseball Team.

"Go CBT!!!"

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by Moose135
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 156
Views: 45988

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

End of the day, it was still a matter of a mechanic putting the pin in the wrong hole. If the wrong hole was plugged, this wouldn’t have been a problem. End of the day, it was still a matter of a mechanic putting the pin in the wrong hole. If the mechanic knew what he was doing, this wouldn't have ...

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by Moose135
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88899

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

Nobody in the US uses mayday or pan pan usually unless they are a foreign pilot or maybe a GA pilot. I used it a time or two in my Air Force days... One last point, as a controller even in the US, please use MAYDAY or PAN if you have an emergency that will require special handling. Telling us “I ha...

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by Moose135
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 83
Views: 19822

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

a318 wrote:
What happens if you go up and are too scared to jump out?

Two big burly guys toss you out the door. Better make sure you have your chute on!

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by Moose135
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus
Replies: 27
Views: 5556

Re: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus

I wonder if that lady that used to come out and sing to it when it landed is back too :smile: I'm not sure what she will do when the airport overlook closes if it hasn't already. The fourth parallel runway construction is closing the overlook and they plan to eventually offer another area for onloo...

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by Moose135
Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus
Replies: 27
Views: 5556

Re: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus

I wonder if that lady that used to come out and sing to it when it landed is back too :smile: Excuse me what? The Lufthansa Lady. I've been down here 9 years, and every time I've been out to the overlook when LH arrives, she is out there. I didn't get out for today's arrival, but I assume she was t...

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by Moose135
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers
Replies: 81
Views: 9828

Re: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers

Was even talking to one person on the MDW flight who drove all the way from Suffolk, which is ISP territory, for the flight out of LGA. I lived in Nassau County and worked for Newsday for many years. For a while, I was flying out to see clients in the Chicago area every month or two. We would grab ...

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by Moose135
Tue May 18, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1613
Views: 314659

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://mbcia.com/embraer/
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LotsaRunway wrote:
I don't know what to make of the list. As pointed out, MCN is on it but PIT is not.

As pointed out, MCN is home to a large Embraer maintenance facility.

https://mbcia.com/embraer/

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by Moose135
Thu May 13, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tanker range performance?
Replies: 12
Views: 2270

Re: Tanker range performance?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
They can burn it all and, on the KC-135, pass it all. At one time, the SIOP had planned for the possibility the tankers would pass fuel until near flame out and crew escape via chutes.

Well, that's what they expected us to do...

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by Moose135
Tue May 11, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?
Replies: 40
Views: 2890

Re: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?

johns624 wrote:
Save it for a rainy day. The sun doesn't shine every day.

The world is in the middle of a monsoon...

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by Moose135
Wed May 05, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 45
Views: 3242

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

Just get a passport, it trumps all ID for flying on commercial flights. The only reason I got my passport was to visit my daughter who lives in military housing, as Washington State did not require all the citizenship documents just to drive a car. A lot of US citizens don't have passports, and if ...

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by Moose135
Mon May 03, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 572
Views: 38729

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Has anyone heard that Pato O'Ward of IndyCar may leap to F1? Zak Brown, McLaren CEO, promised him a test in their F1 car if he won. After his win yesterday at Texas, Brown tweeted "A deal’s a deal. What a win! See you in Abu Dhabi later this year!” O'Ward said his "heart is with IndyCar&q...

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by Moose135
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 45
Views: 3242

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

Can someone explain what the issue with state-issued drivers licenses are? I'd assume in a country like the US, that while every state has little differences, their drivers licenses would all include all the necessary information to use for domestic travel. (Photo, name, DOB, etc.) Were the differe...

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by Moose135
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.
Replies: 21
Views: 1373

Re: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

ltbewr wrote:
...making for a lot of understandable anger by Black persons across the country.

Not just Black persons - there are a lot of us White persons who are angry at how police often act.

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by Moose135
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-46 Pegasus?
Replies: 104
Views: 9688

Re: C-46 Pegasus?

I’d be surprised if the KC46 doesn’t have the ability to install passenger seats on pallets that can be locked down if necessary From May, 2017: https://www.epicos.com/article/118873/aar-selected-provide-kc-46-palletized-seating-us-air-force AAR has been selected to provide the United States Air Fo...

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by Moose135
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 23891

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

arcticcruiser wrote:
The day a video recorder is installed in my cockpit, I will start carrying a package of chewing gum in my flightbag.

What is it people love to say around here? If you don't like it, you are welcome to go work somewhere else...

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by Moose135
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4678

Re: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

A gunman walked into a school in Knoxville and was confronted by an armed school resource officer. Shots were exchanged and the gunman was killed. Looks like the "good guy with a gun" just saved a bunch of kids. Yes, a trained law enforcement officer stopped him, not some random armed civ...

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by Moose135
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 8513

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

NIKV69 wrote:
Never had an issue. Turn car off, Put keys on dash, hands on wheel and follow their directions you will never have a problem.

Be a white male...

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by Moose135
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Quiz - Please bring it back!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 54915

Re: Quiz - Please bring it back!!!

PanAm_DC10 wrote:
We will wait for feedback from the developers and postan update

Is that before or after they work through the rest of the list of updates/improvements that have been requested for years?

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by Moose135
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 278
Views: 73669

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

As we noted, there is no problem if you share your images on social media. Everyone appreciates them and they get the recognition they deserve. I did some digging on reddit for a few minutes and see others being shared on there too fairly frequently. From Paul's comment, it looks like there is no p...

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by Moose135
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PNS vs. VPS
Replies: 20
Views: 2886

Re: PNS vs. VPS

While PNS is lack of room for expansion and VPS operation may interrupt military activities, why not to build a new airport to serve both destination? PS: there is an unused airfield (30.5080996, -86.9553766) located between two cities and there is enough room for expansion It's not an unused airfi...

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by Moose135
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson: Women in the Military BAD!
Replies: 27
Views: 2135

Re: Tucker Carlson: Women in the Military BAD!

MaverickM11 wrote:
Thankfully Ted Cruz is here to save the day and....wait...no he wants to dress down the military for being mean to Tucker.

Be careful, Cruz may challenge the Commandant of the Marine Corps to wrestle Gym Jordan...

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by Moose135
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Threats to Call ICE Over Mask Mandate at Houston Restaurant
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: Threats to Call ICE Over Mask Mandate at Houston Restaurant

A number of customers have threatened to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement over a mask mandate by a Mexican restaurant in Houston after Texas lifted a mask mandate. There is no connection between the two and why are people claiming the ICE needs to inspect that restaurant over a mask mandate...

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by Moose135
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vs. RNC fundraising
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: Trump vs. RNC fundraising

MaverickM11 wrote:
I kinda figured it was a way for him to extract royalties, because he'll scam anything with--or without--a pulse.

If they were giving him a cut of it, he wouldn't have a problem. Not that he hasn't scammed enough money out of RNC campaign donations.

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by Moose135
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Avatar issues
Replies: 5
Views: 3231

Re: Avatar issues

NIKV69 wrote:
Still won't accept my photo. It's within the size requirements but after I press save it doesn't work.

It doesn't like your looks...
:rotfl:

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by Moose135
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oshkosh wins USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Contract
Replies: 37
Views: 2367

Re: Oshkosh wins USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Contract

Biden has no power over the USPS from my understanding. The President can replace/appoint the Postmaster General, but that's about all the authority he has. Actually, he can only appoint members to the Board of Governors, who in turn, select the Postmaster General. If he had the power to replace th...

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by Moose135
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21890

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Web500sjc wrote:
The real issue is that the vendor told the flight crew the plane was “free and clear of All contaminants.”


Do we know that? The poster upthread said that is in his company's SOP, but I haven't seen anything so far that details what was said by whom in this incident.

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by Moose135
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Callsign for RAF KC30/A330MRTT when Boris Johnson or Royal is on board?
Replies: 9
Views: 2531

Re: Callsign for RAF KC30/A330MRTT when Boris Johnson or Royal is on board?

Is POTUS permitted to fly anything that doesn't belong to the USAF? Say, could he board Speedbird One to London? When POTUS flies on a US military aircraft, it takes the service name plus One as the call sign - Air Force One, Marine One, Navy One, etc. If he is on a US civilian aircraft, it uses th...

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by Moose135
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 77W at CLT
Replies: 25
Views: 5269

Re: QR 77W at CLT

I've heard that we are going to see it Thursday and Friday as well.

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by Moose135
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Columbus AFB T-38 crash in Montgomery, AL. Both crew dead
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

Re: Columbus AFB T-38 crash in Montgomery, AL. Both crew dead

Yeah, student or CT cross country flights, always in 2-ship. You did cross country flights as a two-ship? I went to Columbus for UPT, graduated after you, January 1985, and all of our cross country flights were single ship, both in the T-37 and T-38. We did some out-and-back trips, then a cross-cou...

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by Moose135
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment
Replies: 107
Views: 41547

Re: PA curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment

Is it possible that NY doesn't like to provide a quality connection to New Jersey? With a fast subway connection many wealthy people may decide to settle further out. NY may loose tax money. In which case the borders of the NY municipality have to be redrawn. There are quality connections to New Je...

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by Moose135
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conspiracies surrounding Air Force One
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Conspiracies surrounding Air Force One

Scorpio wrote:
What is wrong with these people, and how do you turn them around??


A 2x4 to the back of the head?

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by Moose135
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Metroliner and RC-135 over LAS
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: Metroliner and RC-135 over LAS

Red Flag 21-1 kicked off at Nellis AFB on Monday, they may be related to that exercise.

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by Moose135
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Thumbs up/down buttons
Replies: 8
Views: 3668

Re: Thumbs up/down buttons

If you like something enough to post an emoji, then why is it too cumbersome to create a brief post explaining your agreement or disagreement? A lot of times I'll see a comment that I like and agree with, but there's no point in a post that simply says "I agree!" so I don't post anything....

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by Moose135
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do all Americans have two names?
Replies: 31
Views: 2203

Re: Do all Americans have two names?

Without a middle name, how will you know when your mother is mad at you?
"Jacob Anthony..."

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by Moose135
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many runways does an airport need?
Replies: 17
Views: 3377

Re: How many runways does an airport need?

If it's circular, you only need one...

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by Moose135
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 256405

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Deliberate actions by the pilot(s) shouldn't be ruled out, but at this point we don't know enough to say it is the mostly likely cause.

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by Moose135
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: “Confirm Wheels Down”
Replies: 19
Views: 2390

Re: “Confirm Wheels Down”

The urban legend I heard was there was a rash of gear up landings at UPT in the mid-80s and the "Check gear down" was added to the landing clearance. After a few years it migrated out of Air Training Command to the rest of the AF. I started UPT in December 1983, and it was an established ...

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by Moose135
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?
Replies: 138
Views: 7551

Re: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?

Sokes wrote:
Once he can be his old self again he should be o.k. .

I've watched him since his days in the New York real estate world. His old self was pretty shitty too.

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by Moose135
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?
Replies: 138
Views: 7551

Re: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?

Security codes are routinely changed, even at work. Perhaps the codes HAVE been changed and they forgot to tell him. POTUS does have a card with a code to authenticate himself, but the codes used to order nuclear strikes are contained in a briefcase (the "nuclear football" ) which a milit...

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by Moose135
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?
Replies: 138
Views: 7551

Re: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?

It occurs to me that if several cabinet members resign. it may not be possible for the 25th to be used to remove Trump., The 25th requires a majority of the cabinet ("Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments ...") but it does...

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