It would be pretty difficult to cross the ocean(s) depending on where I was set down. I like to think I could find my way "home", but realistically, I probably couldn't. Edit: didn't thoroughly read the OP. On North America? Possibly. Get the ocean on the correct side, and start walking no...Jump to post
The groundhog was blocking traffic.. really?
I bet if someone drove at it, it would have moved.
Edit: After watching the video there is clearly something wrong with that animal. Groundhogs (at least where I'm from) are quite skiddish, there's no way one would ever approach a person like that.
I was surprised to hear this earlier this morning on the radio.
While I prefer pickup trucks, I wouldn't mind having a current Fusion as a family car when I settle down. It's quite a looker too!
For what it's worth, when I was in flight school, the instructor would often reach over and turn off your EFB, or turn off the GPS and say "Ohh look, your batteries died"/"Ohh no, the GPS failed". They'd let you continue from there, but it's better to know what you're doing and n...Jump to post
I enjoy my 2010 Nissan Frontier (6 speed) quite a bit. Although I have to say it isn't as fun to drive as my old single cab 1994 Ford Ranger that had all of ~98hp from the factory, but let's be real, it was probably closer to 80 when I got it. It was my first vehicle and the one I learned to drive a...Jump to post
No. A modern car/truck diesel engine will be damaged by using Jet A-1 in a short while. NATO is trying to do that because of the poor diesel quality available in Africa. Until now without success. The vehicle runs with the jet fuel but the injection pump is worn out very soon. I understand you mean...Jump to post
I never really got into YouTube, save for a few people making videos that I enjoy. I've never subscribed to any channels, liked, or disliked anything, and prefer not to engage with the community. My use of the website has not changed significantly over the last ~5 years or so, nor do I expect it to ...Jump to post
I didn't realize that Calder, and the first I'm hearing of it with the phones. I have the 5S myself and as with my Honda Accord torture myself with lust for new cars or phones but then see the price and wonder what for when the paid off stuff works so well? My Mac Book Pro is 2010 vintage but still...Jump to post
In all the complaining I was able to distill two facts: 1. Fr8 took a 4 1/2 year old phone and bought a 4-5 year lease on life for it for $83. 2. He could've done the above himself for $30 but chose to go through onsite Retail service instead at a cost of $53. My points: The 5S is a damn good phone...Jump to post
I've been spending a few hours over the last couple of days reading about the history of the NRA and it's past, and present lobby efforts. The original goal of the NRA I can get on board with, but after the leadership change (which I interpreted as a hostile takeover) in 1968 I think the NRA has los...Jump to post
It's just leveling the power gradient. The agent threatened the guy with calling the cops with no discernible reason, which justifies the recording IMHO. The agent deserves the notoriety, IMHO. I must respectfully disagree. I think as soon as you pull out a recording device you immediately lose the...Jump to post
Nicoeddf wrote:Yes, exactly. Those are valid reasons. Mostly it is hunting and shooting for sports competitions that are valid reasons here.
tommy1808 wrote:Yup, valid reasons.
For Germany: profiency requirement for each gun you own, proof you understand the laws regarding guns, constant training requiremnt, safe storage and a valid reason to have that gun , i.e. People with mental issues ("I need it for my protection") get send to mental health professional and...Jump to post
Regardless of the position of the people in the video, it's not acceptable to talk to anyone the way that DL employee was talking to the man filming. That said, I also think it's pretty sad that people feel the need to shove a camera in someones face when they're having a disagreement. It's just pla...Jump to post
I'm having a hard time believing this story. It's just.. too ridiculous. Is this real life? If it is, and the airline rep actually told her to flush it, why would you not look them in the eye and tell them to piss off? (add in your choice of vulgarity). Do people my age actually follow asinine "...Jump to post
I assume that a significant factor would be the asymmetrical thrust should you lose an engine, and the rather large rudder needed to compensate for the yawing moment.
So surely rudder size/design has a lot to do with it.
I'm sure someone more technically credentialed than I can elaborate.
Pointsixtyfive and stuckmic are decent ATC forums. The former seems to be of slightly higher quality than the latter to me. I believe PPRuNe has an ATC section as well, but I think it's mostly Europeans. Edit: I have no idea what the rules are for "advertising" other forums here. Mods, do ...Jump to post
I believe the only team they will be fielding jointly will be the women's ice hockey team.
Although North Korea is sending a sizable entourage along with its athletes.
I've got to say, this news surprises me in a good way, which is a feeling I haven't had in a while.
Pretty cool, I assume it will be optionally manned.Jump to post
A little off topic but does a Ram Air generator loose more energy than it generates? If not you could have electric APUs, that are charged in flight. Of course it looses energy - drag it creates requires more thrust to overcome by increased fuel burn. That is exactly why RAT is the very last resort...Jump to post
You know sometimes I can't tell if Trump is being serious, or if he's just trying to be remembered as the greatest troll who ever lived.
Wouldn't it be great if everybody just ignored him?
....How would the general public like to be recorded? ... Every airport has 100s if not 1000s of cameras. That's not a true statement. I'm willing to bet small airports like HVN don't even have ten cameras. Even a midsize airport like, say, SAV, probably doesn't have "100s" of cameras. Ju...Jump to post
I find people tend to use their cameras as an act of (passive) agression, not just in the airline world, but everywhere. As long as we back them and "like" them, they will continue. I recently had an incident where when leaving the forward lav to go to the cockpit, a Business Class passen...Jump to post
Interesting! I heard a rumor about a flaw in kernel memory and SpecEx on Intel chips a week and a half ago, but I didn't think anything would come of it, and certainly not this far reaching. I'm super excited to see that ARM processors are also vulnerable. My fingers are crossed that the smartphone ...Jump to post
On a more humorous note, I was helping the local A&P move a nice little C172M into his hangar yesterday. One foot on his concrete floor, one foot outside his (open) hangar door on a patch of ice.. I had the towbar in hand and leaned back to shift it forward before pushing it back into its final ...Jump to post
OP, if you've got a flight sim program already, use it for intro IFR stuff if you can. Otherwise, save your money and spend it on a few flying lessons rather than a home sim setup. As others have stated, you should be more worried about developing bad habits than not having any habits at all. Also, ...Jump to post
What the hell is he screeching at the end of some of his sentences? It sounds like he's saying "Ashcat"..Jump to post
It's likely that the airport in question has a PCL/ARCAL (Pilot Contolled Lighting/Aircraft Radio Control of Aerodrome Lighting) which turns on the PAPIs/REILs when the runway lights are keyed. This is the system that's in use at my home airport anyway. Interestingly, we also have an old set of PAPI...Jump to post
I know this sounds crazy, but being from a very remote rural area I actually know several adults who read at an elementary school level, or barely at all. Granted, these are older men (60+) who are the product of a different era. I assume they're part of the "I left school when I was 8 or 9 to ...Jump to post
I have a dedicated windows based computer that's permanently hooked up to the living room TV (via HDMI) with a wireless keyboard and mouse.
It makes a great video game platform too!
I usually get ~2 years or ~700 charge cycles out of my smartphone batteries before they start to take a noticeable nose dive. This is one of the major reasons I gravitate towards phones with a removable battery. Although I'm not opposed to ripping electronics apart to repair/replace components. Soun...Jump to post
Just gonna throw out the info I learned on the GA (general aviation) side of things ~8 years ago when going through ground school. If memory serves, VFR minimum fuel reserve is 30 minutes. IFR minimum fuel reserve is 45 minutes. However, given I haven't flown in quite some time, there is a strong po...Jump to post
There's something about single turboprops that I really like. So I'll echo some of those above me and say I'd have either a PC-12, a TBM 930, Cessna Denali (depending on its teething problems), and maybe a Lancair evo (with the Walter) for those trips when it's just me. Edit: Almost forgot, throw me...Jump to post
I'm not saying IC engines are less maintenance hungry than EV's, just that a lot of the maintenance items you mentioned are not as much of a hurdle as they seem to be in your post. I hear you but it's not just the parts, is it? Put a car in for service at a main dealer to ensure your warranty stays...Jump to post
One key advantage of electric cars is the lack of mechanical complexity, which makes them more suitable for the heavy use allowed by driverless technology, Francesco Starace, chief executive officer of Enel SpA, Italy’s largest utility, said in an interview. “I don’t see driverless being pushed int...Jump to post
I'd be all over it if I didn't live in an area that's very cold ~5 months of the year. Of the limited number of my friends who have EV's most of them loathe driving them in the winter. If I had a heated garage that would be one thing, but renting an apartment my vehicles have to live outside :thumbs...Jump to post