God bless you, too, gregorygoodwin! I was sitting in the Costco hearing aid center today (didn't buy quite yet, but I have to say the salesperson gave me a lot more information than my ENT specialists) and I felt something almost like self-pity, but I guess it was more like self-compassion... that t...Jump to post
Thanks for all the helpful ideas. One concern I have is that even if a hearing aid has a decibel limiter, unless it's a completely "In The Ear" type of hearing aid, which basically blocks the ear canal, then it seems to me loud noise could leak around the hearing aid and into the ear. Foll...Jump to post
Hey turtle, thanks for your response. I got my old credentials on this site back... that's why you're seeing a different user name. One point of clarification: are you saying that some kinds of hearing aids also act as hearing protection? Is it sufficient protection?
Thanks very much!
Beautiful videography, KPDX. It's nice that a new international terminal is being built, but it is a shame there is nothing in the works for a new FIS arrivals area (lower level of terminal E). I do landside ops for HAS, and one of our main jobs is traffic control in the passenger arrival areas. FIS...Jump to post
Hey Fly, yeah I moved to Houston in 2010 and the Lincoln was not the best choice for a 35 mile commute in urban traffic.
Guys, I am signing papers right now on a 2014 Civic Si, 3,000 miles. Plenty quick enough for me, with legendary Honda reliability.
Thanks for all the great advice!
I will be buying one of these cars tomorrow. Opinions needed, please. Fiat has more charisma. Faster than the Sonic. But the Fiat is supposedly very unreliable, although the Sonic doesn't get great marks for reliability either. The Sonic has less personality but is reasonably quick and probably easi...Jump to post
I am in Landside Ops at <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> and one of our responsibilities is traffic control in the passenger pick-up areas of our five terminals. When we get busy, we go into an "active loading" mode which means no stoppi...Jump to post
You guys are all missing the main point. Planes without gear doors just don't look cool. Kinda like a car with wheel covers instead of alloy wheels. Gotta have those doors. It's the bling factor. <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" he...Jump to post
I live in Houston and am about to book tickets for my step-daughter to visit from <acronym title="Mexico City (- Licenciado Benito Juarez International) (MEX / MMMX), Mexico">MEX</acronym>. Picking midweek dates about four weeks from now shows <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and ...Jump to post
I am having trouble with the standard Twitter app for iPhone. It worked <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> for a couple of months, but now it is refusing to show my followers, the people I follow, and the archive of people's tweets. All is see are error messages like "not following any...Jump to post
The mayor of Houston has just announced non-stop service by Turkish Airlines, <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>-<acronym title="Istanbul - Ataturk (Yesilkoy) (IST / LTBA), Turkey">IST</acronym>. Apparently this service will begin within a...Jump to post
I commute 35 miles to work, so I get the chance to see a lot of cars. I have become somewhat of an armchair critic of automotive design. I'm no expert, but I know what I like and what I don't like. What do you think are the ugliest cars currently in production? I am talking about new models, not old...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Superfly" class="quote" target="_blank">Superfly</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Pro cigar smoker? That's a cool job. </i...Jump to post
Here I am hard at work... <center><table align="center" border="0" width="642" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=2860&filename=phpa707xJ.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/2860/phpa707xJ.jpeg" width="640" height="480" border="0"/></a><...Jump to post
It seems car insurance companies will do anything imaginable to get you as a customer. I suspect that if you are shopping for a better price, companies will low-ball you to reel you in as a customer, and then steadily raise your rate over the years. I had been with Allstate for years, but at some po...Jump to post
There was a study that came out about four or five years ago that showed that TSA screening is no more efficient than the screening done by private companies pre-9/11. Wish I could find it, but it is pretty old by now.Jump to post
Sorry I can't post a link from this device but Boeing has just announced all 787's will be inspected because of reported Delamination problems in the carbon fiber aft fuselage. <a href="http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/delamination-prompts-boeing-to-inspect-787-fleet-367793/" target="_blank...Jump to post
A quick look at the photo data base shows only American Eagle using the ATR in the U.S., appearing to be only used for Caribbean destinations out of <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>. Seems they were also used out of <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth ...Jump to post
<a href="http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/atr-achieves-record-sales-in-2011-367049/" target="_blank">http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...ieves-record-sales-in-2011-367049/</a> The above article shows ATR way ahead of the Q400 in sales. Seems like here in the States I see more Q400's than...Jump to post
I realize you are being somewhat facetious, Splitterz, but here at <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>, the walkway along the underground train is often used by employees for walking and jogging. Distances in feet between terminals are show...Jump to post
At <acronym title="Reno / Tahoe - International (Cannon) (RNO / KRNO), USA - Nevada">RNO</acronym>, the airport authority cleared the gate areas. The important thing was to get the airline to relocate their ground equipment so that it wouldn't be in the way of the snow removal operation. First prior...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/shufflemoomin" class="quote" target="_blank">shufflemoomin</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>I didn't know that an airport wo...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DFWRamper" class="quote" target="_blank">DFWRamper</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>There are so many fees, is there anyth...Jump to post
Great video, thanks for posting. I was also struck by what appears to be a pretty good hump in the runway the last thousand feet or so.
BTW, an airport wouldn't close for wind. But an aircraft operator might choose not to land at a particular airport due to weather conditions.
I am wondering if there are any good iPhone apps for aviation/airline/airport news or forums. I looked around in the app store but most news sites were linked to expensive subscriptions or were based in specific countries. I am a little addicted to my new phone, so any help would be greatly apprecia...Jump to post
The best measure for how much it costs an airline to operate at a given airport is cost per enplaned passenger. Lots of folks just think of landing fees, but there are lots of other costs like space rental and RON fees. At <acronym title="Reno / Tahoe - International (Cannon) (RNO / KRNO), USA - Nev...Jump to post
Back in the '80's there was a plan to ship Porsches in volume from Germany to <acronym title="Reno / Tahoe - International (Cannon) (RNO / KRNO), USA - Nevada">RNO</acronym> for distribution to the entire Western U.S. I recall that the plan was to use Lufthansa 747's. The airport authority even buil...Jump to post
Most <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> stations need to update their stock footage. Very recently I have seen "B roll" video including DC-9's and 727's. C'mon, guys, go out to your local airport and get some fresh video! Come to think of it, I have even seen these aircraft types...Jump to post
<center><table align="center" border="0" width="276" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=2860&filename=phpfggzsA.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/2860/phpfggzsA.jpeg" width="274" height="184" border="0"/></a></td></tr></table><table al...Jump to post
I recently applied for a job at a well-known chain of hospitals here in Houston. On the first page of the on-line application, they ask if you are a smoker. Next to the question is the statement, "We no longer hire persons who use tobacco in any form". I happen to smoke three to four cigars a week. ...Jump to post
I'm new to the Houston area and am looking to make some job connections. I retired last year from the <acronym title="Reno / Tahoe - International (Cannon) (RNO / KRNO), USA - Nevada">RNO</acronym> airport authority after 30 years. Most of that time I was a dispatcher in the Communications Center-- ...Jump to post
This thread may not address world peace or the meaning of life, but I'm curious... why do so many new cars lack side moldings/rub strips/bumper strips, whatever you want to call them? I am sure it is a concession to styling, but I just cringe when I look at these slabs on virgin sheet metal with no ...Jump to post
A staffer at EAA got his LSA certificate in a Remos and has done a video blog about it. You can get a good feel for the Remos by watching a few of the videos. <a href="http://www.eaa.org/apps/blog/learntofly/" target="_blank">http://www.eaa.org/apps/blog/learntofly/</a> Cessna and Piper both have th...Jump to post
This thread started on the subject of the LSA-sport pilot certificate, but it hasn't been mentioned much. It's my understanding that the total cost to get the sport pilot certificate is about half that of the PPL (about $4,000 as opposed to $8,000). Total training time is less and there is no requir...Jump to post
A poignant reminder for all of us... thanks. I remember at the time thinking in a prejudiced and stereotypical way that the bombers must have been Islamic fundamentalists. When it turned out the bombers were white anti-government survivalists, it proved to me that terrorists come in all colors, reli...Jump to post