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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Historical question .. tail dragging aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Historical question .. tail dragging aircraft

The “tricky” being the CoG is behind the pivot point on the ground, the tail naturally wants to become the front, especially in a crosswind. Operating a taildragger off grass is entirely different than on asphalt, the natural slippage of grass helps—A LOT. Airborne there’s no different. Higher landi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 145
Views: 4200

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

"A well regulated militia" is what the Founding Fathers decided to start that with. 2A fans always always always ignore that. No matter how many children are gunned down. No one forgets that, the SCOTUS has ruled on that. They ruled on Roe v Wade too but SCOTUS looks like it’s about to ch...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Replies: 29
Views: 3000

Re: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Virtue Signaling for fun and profit. Yet another climate-related indulgence.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 145
Views: 4200

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

The problem is people that are against the 2A want all guns removed and that is just not gun control and not going to happen. This is just the pro-gun lobby's boogie man. I would think convicting the parents would have a sobering effect on the idiots raising kids. Like the death penalty has stopped...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question: What does the future hold for US Regional Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Question: What does the future hold for US Regional Aircraft

We also have to remember that large RJs also serve the purpose of increasing frequencies between hubs and larger markets. It's not all about connecting smaller cities. If there would be a future shift towards capacity with reduced frequency then RJ days might be numbered. Otherwise, 70-76 seaters w...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: S7 A321Neo pitch/control problem? (likely ADS-B anomaly)
Replies: 22
Views: 2254

Re: S7 A321Neo extreme pitch/control problem

AllNippon767 wrote:
LX015 wrote:
Title reads like click bait to me...


So +15000fpm and then -9000fpm is normal to you. Got it.


It’s so not normal, it probably didn’t happen.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: S7 A321Neo pitch/control problem? (likely ADS-B anomaly)
Replies: 22
Views: 2254

Re: S7 A321Neo extreme pitch/control problem

On our planes, private bizjets, I’ve seen some crazy graphs like these, turn out to be ADS-B anomalies

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 145
Views: 4200

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

I hope they interrogate the stupid boy, try him as an adult, sentence him to death and display the body in a humiliating way. Every schoolboy should know that that is what happens to you when you do a school shooting. You die embarrassingly, and the humiliation lasts long after you’re dead. Just my...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 314 flying boat
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Boeing 314 flying boat

The story of Captain Ford and crew delivering their 314 from Auckland to NYC westbound after Pearl Harbor attack is good reading. Basically, PAA HQ told him to deliver the plane to the MAT via a westbound route of his discretion. That’s being a pilot, got the library, look at a globe and an atlas an...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why HAL3 went north before going back down to HNL?
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Re: Why HAL3 went north before going back down to HNL?

Redbellyguppy wrote:
You can fly lat long fixes to Hawaii. I’ve done it to go north of A track.


The fix or two was the Alpha track, so I just never have seen it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why HAL3 went north before going back down to HNL?
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Re: Why HAL3 went north before going back down to HNL?

What’s also interesting is, I ran a Global flight plan, but it so short a route the level was F470 with a short level off at F430. Went straight to PHNL with about no wind. Ran it again at F360, it went north of the 470 plan by enough to be north of the airway system using two L/L fixes and -20 knot...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 314 flying boat
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Boeing 314 flying boat

The last PAA flight was 75 years ago and the last BOAC one 73 years ago, it might be hard to find a former passenger.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why HAL3 went north before going back down to HNL?
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Re: Why HAL3 went north before going back down to HNL?

Look at the Windy app, lots of tailwind if you fly that northern track

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: LAT/LONG - The most preferred unit used by USAF aviation?
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: LAT/LONG - The most preferred unit used by USAF aviation?

Targeting is whole world of its own. It’s three dimensional for starters, not just last-long but height above the ellipsoid. If you’re attacking a building and the strike has to be aimed at the 6 th floor, for example. Then, there’s time on target. The A-10 NAV system could use either coordinate sys...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 2827

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

If I could leave at 1600 to arrive on the east coast at midnight, I’d think it better than leaving at 2200 to arrive at 0600; no hotel room, wait around for things to open up.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willing to spend four hours on hold? NYT on airline res service experience
Replies: 50
Views: 5575

Re: Willing to spend four hours on hold? NYT on airline res service experience

The biggest problem for airlines is lack of availability. Flights are full so it's hard to find rebooking options. Very true; when flights are already full, it's not uncommon for IRROPS to result in customers having to be rebooked not just the next day, but possibly multiple days later due to extre...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 8380

Re: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

The record of criminal recidivism says you’re wrong. You're not wrong on the facts, but I disagree as to the implications. People are different. Some don't need to fear punishment to behave legally/civilly. Others (the recidivists) will regularly-behave in an illegal/antisocial way, regardless of a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAT/LONG - Most accurate unit measuring system in aviation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: LAT/LONG - Most accurate unit measuring system in aviation?

Please post as an example on the format you stated. Are you also referring to the FMS? Does the FMS use the same format you mentioned without the SS? Yes, the FMS will use DD MM.M for entries, but some charts will show DD MM.MM. As stated above using tenths of a minute is accurate to 608’, plenty a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAT/LONG - Most accurate unit measuring system in aviation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: LAT/LONG - Most accurate unit measuring system in aviation?

We use DD MM.MM, not seconds but tenths or hundredths of minutes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 8380

Re: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

Local cops have been found ineffective at prosecuting offenders. The US attorneys probably have bigger cases to pursue and would plea it out to probation. Local authorities lack the jurisdiction to prosecute. As I understand it once a flight departs the gate is under the jurisdiction of the feds. H...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 8380

Re: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

We have a terrorism no fly list, add a new category to the list for disruptive passengers. That’s like trying to inspect quality in rather than designing and building quality. You can’t force proper behavior, it has to indoctrinated at an early and we’ve failed miserably. If you put in place harsh ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21613

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

Look at UA under the pilot-driven ESOP plan. Pilots “bought” the airline then squeezed it so hard they put the business they theoretically owned in bankruptcy. Rick Dubinsky, look him up and his idea of squeezing the golden goose.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 2827

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

Exactly that—day room rate. It is subject to availability, usually unoccupied rooms from the night before. Usually, better hotels have availability because they have 24-hour housekeeping so getting the room ready for regular reservation is quick for the hotel. I got stopped at ORD one winter’s day c...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 2827

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

You can reserve “day rooms” at a reduced rate at most hotels. I’ve done so dozens of times in cases just like this one or when having a long day wait. Specify it’s a day room you’re looking for, not a normal overnight stay. Nothing like a shower, light bite to eat and 2-hour nap. I’ve done this in A...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 8380

Re: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

STT757 wrote:
We have a terrorism no fly list, add a new category to the list for disruptive passengers.


That’s like trying to inspect quality in rather than designing and building quality. You can’t force proper behavior, it has to indoctrinated at an early and we’ve failed miserably.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 8380

Re: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

Obedience to the Unenforceable again. Good manners, self-discipline and civility can’t be enforced, that have to inculcated.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 27
Views: 1556

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Andorra beat San Marino 3-nil. 35 years of exciting soccer in San Marino

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21613

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

Remember, under the RLA, the NMB a government body subject to political power, has to let airline workers strike. That’s half the reason for no strikes, plus the periodic meltdowns caused by recession, 9/11, SARS, etc. ALPA gets great contracts in good times and gives a lot back in bad times.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why fuel driven actuators?
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: Why fuel driven actuators?

You’re not using the pneumatics for T/Rs very often, so not an issue. Pneumatics on the 727 IIRC and on the Challenger/CRJ

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21613

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

Can I ask as an Aussie we don’t have the same commuter culture here, there are a few but no match for the US numbers. What happens in the US if you don’t make your trip because you didn’t get there in time, cancellations, full flights etc. In AU you would simply be considered to not show up for wor...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21613

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
If it were so easy a career, everyone would be one.


Sigh... Why do pilots always think everyone wants to be one? That job is murder for one's social skills.


How so? I thought you were a pilot. Why do we think everyone wants to be a pilot? Because they say so, perhaps?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 2827

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

BA84 YVR-LHR was my flight of choice for the very reason that it left so late (back when it left YVR around 2200). It was perfect, got to sleep in the day of, relax throughout the day, take the flight, get into LHR late afternoon with a quick connection to DUS, get into DUS right at dinner time, gr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3387

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Or Czechoslovakia, Sudetenland!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21613

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

"Throwing more money" To some extent, all organized labor group have conditioned management that is exactly the situation. At contract time everything is for sale, for a price. I remember seeing a blurb in aviation week years ago, 18 non pilot people at UAL made more than XXX/year. 5,300 ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21613

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

"Throwing more money" To some extent, all organized labor group have conditioned management that is exactly the situation. At contract time everything is for sale, for a price. I remember seeing a blurb in aviation week years ago, 18 non pilot people at UAL made more than XXX/year. 5,300 ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3387

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

I don't think that we should/could do anything. Because of geography, a meaningful response is almost impossible. Ukraine is just as corrupt as Russia, but tries to play the "poor, little me" card. It has a population greater than all the western European countries except for Germany, Fra...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?
Replies: 49
Views: 6348

Re: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?

I mean, some of these flights are ridiculously short and have a massive climate impact, and there are five tiers in the English league - I guarantee you Plymouth coach or train to all their away games. There's really no need at all for the practice (for our American friends, England is roughly the ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?
Replies: 28
Views: 2338

Re: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?

Saturn 5 F1 engines burned RP-1 which is pretty much kerosene. They used it as it was simple and known fuel. RP-1 compares to Jet-a pretty much same way as distilled apyrogenic water for IV injections compares to rainwater in backyard barrel. Both are water... Yeah, it more refined, less sulfur and...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 6009

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Problem here is few people do heat with wood (although we have lots of hardwood) so cities don't have regulations on your fireplace efficiency. Some folks still have those slow burners which smoke up the neighborhood bad. Esp on days with no wind.


Two acre zoning and lots of frontal passages help.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willing to spend four hours on hold? NYT on airline res service experience
Replies: 50
Views: 5575

Re: Willing to spend four hours on hold? NYT on airline res service experience

ojjunior wrote:
Amtrak appreciates this post.


So do the private builders and the fractionals.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why did some thought the boeing 747 advanced/8 wouldn't be build?
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: why did some thought the boeing 747 advanced/8 wouldn't be build?

The B747-8i is the passenger version. LH flies some, maybe the passenger versions. The B777 took over from the 747 market.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?
Replies: 28
Views: 2338

Re: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?

Saturn 5 F1 engines burned RP-1 which is pretty much kerosene. They used it as it was simple and known fuel.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21613

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

I am amazed that guys who only work 10-15 days a month, scream about "quality of life" which means max days off and sitting at home, choose to live in other parts of the Country or world and commute, are paid an exorbitant salary for 1,000 hours working max a year, get per diem money, fre...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your favorite planes that you've flown on?
Replies: 43
Views: 2341

Re: What are your favorite planes that you've flown on?

Global 7500; I got a ride on one two years when they just came started deliveries. Before that, the A-10.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 6009

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

New England folk have been heating with wood for generations. We heat the “living/kitchen” end with wood; propane is the base load heat. Propane also powers the gennie during an outage.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2139

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

Stand under rifle targets in the pit and bullets passing overhead are very distinguishable. There’s a ton of research and books written. Some are obviously nutty, others have some real significance. The Mafia history from the early days of Cuba have relevance; now we dismiss them but in the 60s they...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2257

Re: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?

Sorry to hear of his passing, yes a good use of a red eye. Apparently “you, you, you” don’t like differing opinions. I would rather my employees come to work rested, but that’s why we have crew duty rules in aviation. I would hope your employer wouldn’t expect the employee to be on an airliner all n...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?
Replies: 28
Views: 2338

Re: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?

One of the biggest factor in aviation, especially GA, is that of scale. High cost barriers due to safety certification spread over small production runs mean high unit costs. Proven technology wins over innovation. Add in large legacy installed base and new designs face a high wall.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why fuel driven actuators?
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: Why fuel driven actuators?

Because there is fuel pressure available internal to the engine. Using hydraulics would introduce new lines from the pumps. Basically, it’s simpler

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does anyone know what the highest thrust JT8D engine was ever used on a Boeing 737-100?
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Does anyone know what the highest thrust JT8D engine was ever used on a Boeing 737-100?

The model has been out of service for a very long time, what’s the interest here? Take-off performance is not merely thrust-weight ratios. High thrust, given the airframe, means higher Vmcg and Vmca, which in turn could mean longer take-off run and different climb gradient. It’s not unusual for dera...

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