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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 48
Views: 1910

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

And look Moldova is sandwiched between Norway and Germany. Everything isn’t about equality. If anything, returns to human capital have become far greater in the “Information Age”. I’d love to hear how “the rich” are exploiting the average American or the System? Zuckerberg, Bezos, Jobs, Gates became...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Information that would be nice to have for AoA sensors
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Information that would be nice to have for AoA sensors

I see the difference between the AMS accident and the MAX issues as being different. Low speed vs high speed. Certainly there are major differences in what happened after the sensor began an automated process. In the 2009 accident the jet responded by slowing down, which made it much easier to blam...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 48
Views: 1910

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

He’s not in my phone. Please explain “fair” which life is, most assuredly, NOT?

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 38
Views: 7576

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

No, here’s the relevant regulation, FAR 91.3 (a) The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the operation of that aircraft. (b) In an in-flight emergency requiring immediate action, the pilot in command may deviate from any rule of this part to...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Information that would be nice to have for AoA sensors
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Information that would be nice to have for AoA sensors

Helpful to whom, armchair engineers on A.net? The industry knows the MBTF for every component; no need for it to be public. In fact, the data is mostly proprietary between the airframers, the vendor and regulator.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 728 became A220?
Replies: 22
Views: 4050

Re: Dornier 728 became A220?

To detail, they looked at the assets, but they didn’t buy Dornier. Not having the IP means the C-Series was a clean sheet design separate from the 728. Don’t let appearances fool you.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 728 became A220?
Replies: 22
Views: 4050

Re: Dornier 728 became A220?

Not even close

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Visitor Numbers to the Queen Mary
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Visitor Numbers to the Queen Mary

I was onboard the QE as a kid in ‘62; middle of the Atlantic. Great memory of how it was.

As TWA Captain Dave Gwinn used announce on PA, “the Arch celebrates the World Croquet Tournament held here in St. Louis.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One
Replies: 24
Views: 2071

Re: New Air Force One

In-flight refueling is for short range aircraft, to allow them to be ferried or get to and back from their intended assignments. AF1 has no actual need for it. Tugg I know plenty of C-5, KC-10, and B-52 crew that would disagree. That has more to do with MTOW and useful payload. What's interesting a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 38
Views: 7576

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Hardly a report, it’ll be a year before the NTSB issues their report. This is local news story.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 38
Views: 7576

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

From Statesville? Do tell me how Statesville to Elizabethton commercial flights would look like. Commercial service is fine, if you don’t mind the security theater, the waits, the connections, the lack of privacy. There are thousands of US airports compared to, what, 400 or 500 served by commercial ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes
Replies: 29
Views: 3415

Re: Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes

That wording was all added after incidents in the old days where there was ONLY one procedure, drag devices and Mmo to Vmo. It was drilled in—get down.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 38
Views: 7576

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thats why Dale should fly Commercial, Statistically safer. :) Glad Jr and fam is Ok, i say his name Multiple times a Day. Try to fly to Elizabethton or Bristol commercially. Privately operated bizjets, not charter, have a fine safety record, but do face lots more risks that require consideration. O...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes
Replies: 29
Views: 3415

Re: Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes

No, because the plane may start coming apart as the IAS increases the dynamic pressure on the structure. There was a bombing of a PAA (?) B707, crew did the standard as trained descent only to lose the tail. A C-141 had an aft door fail, damaging the tail and causing a near explosive decompression. ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 38
Views: 7576

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Weather shouldn’t be an issue. Airport has an AWOS and all the afternoon’s observations are scattered cloud, 9 mile or better visibility and light winds, mostly variable at less than 5 knots. One report is they touched down halfway down the runway—not good. Awaiting the FDR and CVR data sometime nex...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 48
Views: 1910

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

Worst form of economy except all the others.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Consumption on Trijets
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Fuel Consumption on Trijets

Who said they did?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 157
Views: 9706

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

There is, too, a deep state. If you were ever a bureaucrat in the Federal system, you’d know it. Any G-13,15 or 15, not to mention the SES-level bubbas, wield tremendous power and are largely, but not entirely, unaccountable. And bureaucrat at those levels knows how to “slow roll” the boss, cite reg...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 38
Views: 7576

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

What was the departure airport?? I watched a video showing a plane landing with a cockpit view on Runway 24 there and it seems there is a needlessly long displaced threshold. There’s trees penetrating the OIS plane on 24 hence the displacement, the 20:1 plane, I think. The runway is 70’ wide, which...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 38
Views: 7576

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

KCaviator wrote:
Good lord, how many NASCAR-related crashes have there been?


Too many! Driving race cars or being associated with race cars does not a flight operation make. Rousch Racing has had a couple, as has Hendricks and NASCAR, itself.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Recession?
Replies: 15
Views: 606

Re: Another Recession?

Dutchy wrote:
caliboy93 wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Worse than 2008 and end of 2020/2021


So right after the 2020 presidential election in November?


The world is bigger than just the US.


Yeah and it’s the EU dragging us down.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 169
Views: 23863

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

With a single engine working perfectly, that plane still requires a firewalled 33,000lbs of thrust to climb away from the airport. With both lost or mostly lost, full of fuel, pax and bags, the thing is a giant brick with wings - no chance to convert altitude to airspeed, you're screwed. Given wher...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 169
Views: 23863

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

So if there is a bird strike on a flight, is it pretty much a given that the a/c is going to just plunge from the sky? There is not even a chance of being able to turn around and make an emergency landing on the runway? I'm surprised that the advanced system on the A320 family couldn't allow this f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Definition of Airport Closing Time?
Replies: 17
Views: 1940

Re: Definition of Airport Closing Time?

A lot of curfews are voluntary or “soft” curfews. KTEB is voluntary and your boss gets a letter if you depart during those hours, end of story. Get enough letters and they’ll suggest going elsewhere, I suppose. KDCA used to be soft, a friend used to depart in a G II after hours (imagine the noise th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 301
Views: 49292

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

So if Airbus does the A220-500 will it have cockpit commonality with its earlier sibling or with the Airbus fleet above it, namely the A32X series? Or to ask it another way, how extensive does Airbus want to have two narrow body fleets where small carriers dominate? Think about it, if the possible ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Visitor Numbers to the Queen Mary
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Visitor Numbers to the Queen Mary

I was serving on the USS Long Beach when the Queen Mary arrived - we were designated the Official Welcoming Ship. There was more private boats than I could count so she was well received. After clearing the ship of pax & personnel & unnecessary supplies and furnishings she was moved into dr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 81
Views: 5770

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

I rode in one and an MD-90 on DL a couple of weeks ago. Awful and I sincerely hope they’re my last flights on those beasts.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 48
Views: 1910

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

Did I say that? I think you'll find I didn't, but I'd argue the individuals you're referencing were blamed and punished enough in being, I don't know, financially wiped out? Whereas executives and CEOs took their golden parachutes and were on their merry way. I would say very few of those home buye...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes
Replies: 29
Views: 3415

Re: Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes

No, the bizjets have large spoilers and descend at MMO/Vmo and those speeds, while high in some models are subsonic. The G7500 has an MMO of .995.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2370

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

The question is, did he learn from it? He already apologized for losing it. Will he do it again Ah, yes, the mea culpa. I’m sorry and I promise never to do it again. Only seems to work if you’re of a certain political persuasion. Has Trump apologized for inciting his white trash brown shirts to go ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2370

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

It exists far away from the South. Just try putting minorities in lily-white Chappaqua, NY.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did EK and A. collude to end A380?
Replies: 14
Views: 2738

Re: Why did EK and A. collude to end A380?

What nation prohibited the A380? “Just another OEM”; what nonsense, there’s only two OEMs. Not another A380 thread, please. The plane was a bad idea, it’s not working even for EK who didn’t buy more because it isn’t as efficient as the twins.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 39
Views: 1134

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

YUL has a Marriott in the terminal but ground side of security, as does YEG. BDL has a Sheraton. DFW has two Hyatts. OSL has one s short, two minute walk away, IIRC.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2145

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

I don’t even think Tesla recommends diverting your attention from the road. You're experience with the system is far too limited to draw accurate conclusions as has already been proven. You’re a menace. https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2019/08/12/another-tesla-crashed-into-truck-autopilot-reporte...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 60
Views: 2547

Unexplained Russian Explosion

I haven’t seen it posted here, but limited evidence suggests the Russians had a nuclear oopsie. They are, of course telling the story very slowly.

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2019/08/severodvinsk-authorities-confirm-mysterious-brief-radiation-spike-after-missile

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2145

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

I recently did a 580 mile round trip, 11 hours away from home and 10:30 of running time. Can a Tesla do that? Are you kidding, it was in a Mercedes and I don’t need an autopilot, I drive and pay attention. So, said differently, you spent 11 hours getting from point A to point B doing virtually noth...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2145

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

Are you kidding, it was in a Mercedes and I don’t need an autopilot, I drive and pay attention.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2145

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

I recently did a 580 mile round trip, 11 hours away from home and 10:30 of running time. Can a Tesla do that?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2050
Views: 358179

Re: First CRJ-550 at ORD

It’s the same plane, so no change in take-off performance. But, HVN is unlikely still.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL and Thunderstorms
Replies: 10
Views: 1635

Re: PHL and Thunderstorms

I rode in two DL Mad Dogs last week, trust me, it’s not worth it.


Gf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On a "bumpy" approach, how far above and below glideslope are you?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: On a "bumpy" approach, how far above and below glideslope are you?

Let me put it this way, a four-ship formation flies thru turbulence and everybody stays in position. Heck, you can refuel in formation. Glide slope deviations aren’t due to turbulence.


GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it
Replies: 100
Views: 2962

Re: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it

ARs come in lots of chamberings more powerful than .223, many very suitable for larger game. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AR_platform_calibers seb146 , Another uniformed thought—all civilian ARs are semi-auto, not full auto. But, why let fact get in the way of an opinion.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it
Replies: 100
Views: 2962

Re: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it

The AR pattern semi-auto is almost certainly the most popular hunting rifle in the US, so there’s that. The pattern has been adapted to all sorts hunting calibers never envisioned in the Armalite design. Can it handle 30 - 50 feral pigs? Asking for a friend... ARs certainly can and are quite common...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bob Crandall Thinks Rich People Should Pay More Taxes
Replies: 15
Views: 701

Re: Bob Crandall Thinks Rich People Should Pay More Taxes

And Bob, like every rich person advocating this idea, has made sure none of his wealth will be taxed but in a tax-free trust. They don’t want to give it to government.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2145

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

A line-haul tractor-trailer rig, in the US, operates about 18-20 hours a day. When batteries can produce 400hp and be recharged in the time it takes for a ham and eggs breakfast, I’ll believe in electric trucks.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes
Replies: 29
Views: 3415

Re: Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes

I would think the Econ cruise changed by M0.005. Hard to believe by .5

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it
Replies: 100
Views: 2962

Re: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it

The AR pattern semi-auto is almost certainly the most popular hunting rifle in the US, so there’s that. The pattern has been adapted to all sorts hunting calibers never envisioned in the Armalite design.

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