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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 35
Views: 5665

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?

Oh and there is probably a third audience - the state of Ottawa (I could have the wrong province - sorry if I do) who are still a major investor. Ottawa is a city (the capital of Canada), which is located in the province of Ontario (barely). Thanks - I have a very poor understanding of Canadian geo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 93
Views: 4399

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

Absolute silliness—Trump ran on an economic nationalist plan indistinguishable from Bernie’s—China is stealing our jobs, bring them home, globalization is hurting American workers.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SW aircraft takes a bizarre approach into SAN.. through Mexico?
Replies: 20
Views: 4014

Re: SW aircraft takes a bizarre approach into SAN.. through Mexico?

We used go to CFB Trenton for training flights in the C-5–great PARs for one reason, a touch and go is a “flying” maneuver, so no US or Canadian customs, but no stopping.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 29, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian
Replies: 29
Views: 1579

Re: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian

I am ok in Fort Myers By lee hospital but fmb and Sanibel has been wiped out especially the Sanibel Causeway but holy hell, this was the worst ever and it was like a freight train making its closest approach My parents, now deceased, lived in Myerlee condos off Winkler and Mom passed at Brookdale o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 35
Views: 5665

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?

The 140 bizjets BBD delivered last year would disagree that they’re dead. But, yes, the CS killed the airliner side, ,the collapse of RJ deliveries didn’t help. BBD problem now, caused by the near bankruptcy, is lack of capital to delvelop and bring to market replacements for the Challenger side pro...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA approves Gami100UL for entire piston engine fleet
Replies: 37
Views: 4343

Re: FAA approves Gami100UL for entire piston engine fleet

Low RPM, I agree with, but Lycoming and Continental compression ratios are nothing to be excited about—7:1 to 9:1 typically. Any car today with electronic controls is much higher—11:1 often. Brake Mean Effective Pressure (BMEP) might be a difference in the two applications. The lack of approved elec...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian
Replies: 29
Views: 1579

Re: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian

Plenty of $1-5 million homes on Sanibel Island—it’ll all be rebuilt.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption-Climbing versus Cruising
Replies: 15
Views: 2547

Re: Fuel consumption-Climbing versus Cruising

Well, I found it, hundreds of pages of “spaghetti” charts. These A/B TF-39 numbers. Climb fuel burn after flap retraction after MTOGW is 16,800 pounds, standard atmosphere, initial level off at F270. The climb would cover 131 nm and take 28 minutes. We used a simple 1,200 for taxi-out and 1,800 poun...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thinking of Toronto trip
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Thinking of Toronto trip

C why do the American airlines aa ua and dl have less then an hour connect times? Are you talking about connections in the States? It's really not much different from a domestic connection except that, as has already been pointed out, there's a decent chance of delays leaving YYZ. Yes connections i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing at New Delhi airport
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: Landing at New Delhi airport

Yes, visibility below 550m is pretty common, especially in winter. I’ve only landed there in bizjets using a HUD with EFVS— works perfectly because the visibility is obscured by smoke and haze, very dry so temperature differences are great. RVR 600m, runway, indeed, field in sight at 5 miles.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Life as a Pilot
Replies: 20
Views: 3654

Re: Life as a Pilot

You got that RIGHT! I grew up wanting to be a PanAm pilot; they weren’t hiring but my second choice was—Eastern. That horse got shot out from under me on March, 1989. Back to the USAF. Being miserable because you didn’t get your young dreams is no way to go thru life; enjoy everyday, plans are only ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption-Climbing versus Cruising
Replies: 15
Views: 2547

Re: Fuel consumption-Climbing versus Cruising

I have perf manual home if you’re interested in more Galaxy... oh man, I'd hate to ask you to go out of your way like that, but if it's not too much trouble: That would be amazing. I've had such a fascination and astonishment with the C-5 for decades. I'd love to learn more (I suspect I'm not the o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 24, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA having a spare 737-900 available at IAH
Replies: 7
Views: 1250

Re: UA having a spare 737-900 available at IAH

Or, the plane they rolled out was a later departure and the original plane will sub for it in a couple of hours

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EV support vehicles at airports.
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: EV support vehicles at airports.

Elecktro has been making towbarless tugs all electric for years. Very common with GA FBOs.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Life as a Pilot
Replies: 20
Views: 3654

Re: Life as a Pilot

ARCTIC FLYER pretty covers it. From the corporate side, which more sensitive to the Pilot labor market, it’s getting ridiculous—absolutely stupid money, by our standards, are being offered. Spoke with a Chicago-based chief pilot, hiring 8 pilots, 300-325 salary, annual bonus high 5 figures to low 6;...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption-Climbing versus Cruising
Replies: 15
Views: 2547

Re: Fuel consumption-Climbing versus Cruising

We used computer flight plans, but at 732K or heavier TOGW, about 32,000 to 33,000 in the first including climb, then 28k pph tapering down to about 24k pph the last couple hours on a long leg. Heavy ZFW; range would be short enough t that cruise burn did not change much from 27-28k pph. The M model...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flaps and aborted landings/go-arounds
Replies: 17
Views: 2285

Re: Flaps and aborted landings/go-arounds

Landing climb gradient, AEO, limits landing weights. Approach climb is OEI with approach flaps, but Landing Climb is with landing flaps all engines.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fracking permitted again in England
Replies: 49
Views: 1993

Re: Fracking permitted again in England

Oil is fungible! Any added production will effect the world price. Whether the UK could frack enough new production is the real question. BTW, Saudi is buying cheap Russian crude to refine and use and sell its production at higher world prices. I’d guess a good bit of “embargoed” Russian crude is be...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49773

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

The next step for bizav is to take Boeing's sonic cruiser and shrink it to large business jet size; .98 mach cruise with 9000-10,000 nmi range (and possibly mach 1.2-1.3 over the ocean) No business case right now anyway. Way too much investment for questionable return. Even billionaires have limits

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight reductions in freighters
Replies: 8
Views: 1245

Re: Weight reductions in freighters

Just for info, the C-5 was entirely pressurized. The A-model had something 30 fire suppression bottles on the cargo ceiling to flood a fire with FE1301, IIRC. Crew could transit the cargo deck freely in flight, pax, if escorted. The plane was built around the floor, trussed it could carry 40,000 pou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49773

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

I would guess an SST engine is very expensive and an engineering marvel considering it’s only been done once before. Not happening, especially with this team. There’s a minuscule number of passengers willing to pay the fares necessary to fund an SST, even business travelers. Super yachts are very s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation gear up, fiery landing at PSC
Replies: 13
Views: 3693

Re: Citation gear up, fiery landing at PSC

N528DV, appears to be the mishap airplane, but N529DV is in the video. Special N numbers usually aren’t sequential unless same owner/operator.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation gear up, fiery landing at PSC
Replies: 13
Views: 3693

Re: Citation gear up, fiery landing at PSC

There’s a “GEAR” warning when flaps are extended beyond a certain point, RADALT below 500’ +/- and gear not green. Pretty hard to miss and the conditions imposed mean you never hear unless it’s critical.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Argentina fighter competition
Replies: 46
Views: 3406

Re: Argentina fighter competition

A lot of countries should ask themselves the same question, ie Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Portugal......NZ asked that same question decided there was no threat, there still isn't one and dumped the ACF. NZ, I’d agree despite great military aviation history. The others are all part of NATO, and R...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Global Crossing Airlines/Global X
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Global Crossing Airlines/Global X

I have a rule to never fly on unknown airlines. Website just said charters, I’d look elsewhere, if if it was a $5 fare to Australia.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical=Arithmetics question
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

Re: Technical=Arithmetics question

Except we’re talking Imperial measures, different animal.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions on Final 757 Flights in the US
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Predictions on Final 757 Flights in the US

PW and RR will continue to support them long after the 10 year regulatory deadline—too many out there to ignore from a business perspective. The time begins with the end of production which was a few years ago.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical=Arithmetics question
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

Re: Technical=Arithmetics question

AntonioMartin wrote:
Starlionblue wrote:
10 statute miles up in the air is more like 52800 feet.

Darn! I thought it would actually be much, much lower!! Like, maybe 5 or 10 thousand feet? :lol:

Thanks man!


Is this sarcasm or did you really think a statute mile was a 1,000’?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49773

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

I would guess an SST engine is very expensive and an engineering marvel considering it’s only been done once before. Not happening, especially with this team. There’s a minuscule number of passengers willing to pay the fares necessary to fund an SST, even business travelers. Super yachts are very si...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Falcon 20 Freighter Deadstick Landing
Replies: 25
Views: 6203

Re: Falcon 20 Freighter Deadstick Landing

You do realize employers, in this case, regionals, have a vote on hiring. And pilots get to vote, too, and it’s for flying at Royal, 135, corporate operators, etc? You do you, as my wife would say.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation gear up, fiery landing at PSC
Replies: 13
Views: 3693

Re: Citation gear up, fiery landing at PSC

The link says CJ3, the wreckage pics confirm it. Article also says field was reopened at 10am PDT. Ten souls in board sounds like every possible seat occupied. 36 minute flight would imply to me, not much effort or time was expended sorting out the gear problem. Article says malfunctioning gear. Did...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Argentina fighter competition
Replies: 46
Views: 3406

Re: Argentina fighter competition

May I ask what possible need is there for Argentina have a dozen marginal fighters? Paraguay isn’t threatening, neither is Uruguay. Chile isn’t coming over the Andes, so what’s the point? A lot of countries should ask themselves the same question, ie Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Portugal......NZ a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Argentina fighter competition
Replies: 46
Views: 3406

Re: Argentina fighter competition

It’s a pretty huge country. Really, it seems like an inadequate number for the amount of square miles. True enough, but the question who is a logical enemy, where is the strategic plan to employ these planes? Argentina is hardly responsible for maintaining the sea lanes in Southern Hemisphere. It’s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno Air Races Crash
Replies: 28
Views: 6582

Re: Reno Air Races Crash

Elsewhere, the speculation is on G-induced loss of consciousness. At racing speeds stalling it is unlikely, even if the pilot did reach stall AOA, quick reduction in stick force would recover the wing. That offers one explanation for why the pilot didn't correct. But could be others as well. The ai...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno Air Races Crash
Replies: 28
Views: 6582

Re: Reno Air Races Crash

Elsewhere, the speculation is on G-induced loss of consciousness. At racing speeds stalling it is unlikely, even if the pilot did reach stall AOA, quick reduction in stick force would recover the wing.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 19, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-Air collision in Longmont, CO near Vance Brand Airport
Replies: 23
Views: 6421

Re: Mid-Air collision in Longmont, CO near Vance Brand Airport

There’s fewer GA flights, for sure compared to the ‘70s. I don’t have the stats but it does seem like a lot of these involve one of the planes being a training flight, solo or dual. From my perspective, lots of tech have resulting in over-reliance and heads in the panel instead of outside when VFR. ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive
Replies: 39
Views: 2535

Re: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

The UAE wasn't compared to the US, the comparison was made to the Bible Belt which represents a small part of the US but, traditionally, has a very unique perception towards certain morals and values. Maybe, but the deepest Bible Belt isn’t UAE, I been in both, lived in MS, too, no comparison. Tota...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Aircraft for visitors for Queen's funeral
Replies: 30
Views: 4866

Re: Aircraft for visitors for Queen's funeral

Brazil - E190 (which confuses the soul) Haha I had to blink twice, but yes...they really did. Its possible to hop the pond with a fuel stop in between I suppose I'm thinking at least 2 fuel stops between Brasilia and London with E190. This mission was probably better suited for their 319 When EMB w...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 18, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Rejected Takeoff Due to Medical Emergency
Replies: 28
Views: 6660

Re: DL Rejected Takeoff Due to Medical Emergency

How would the pilots get an EMERGENCY call? On intercom? I hope not. On cellphone! I I really hope not. How would the cabin crew even know there’s an ill passenger during the roll? They are belted in seats. They’re not supposed to be on phone during critical phases of flight—take-off being one of t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-Air collision in Longmont, CO near Vance Brand Airport
Replies: 23
Views: 6421

Re: Mid-Air collision in Longmont, CO near Vance Brand Airport

There’s VFR hemispheric cruising altitudes, but compressed for most GA.between 10,000’ and 3,000’ above the terrain, so kind of limited. See and avoid, ADS helps the see part.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Rejected Takeoff Due to Medical Emergency
Replies: 28
Views: 6660

Re: DL Rejected Takeoff Due to Medical Emergency

How would the pilots get an EMERGENCY call? On intercom? I hope not. On cellphone! I I really hope not. How would the cabin crew even know there’s an ill passenger during the roll? They are belted in seats. They’re not supposed to be on phone during critical phases of flight—take-off being one of th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-Air collision in Longmont, CO near Vance Brand Airport
Replies: 23
Views: 6421

Re: Mid-Air collision in Longmont, CO near Vance Brand Airport

The FAA needs to mandate ADS-B for everybody. If you can afford to own an aircraft… you can afford ADS-B. I’m not even sure if that played into this crash… but it’s still relevant to GA safety. It actually probably didn’t, given this appears to have occurred within the Mode C veil of DEN already a ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-Air collision in Longmont, CO near Vance Brand Airport
Replies: 23
Views: 6421

Re: Mid-Air collision in Longmont, CO near Vance Brand Airport

Problem is TCAS coordinates evasive climbs or descents, ADS-B only displays a threat. Big difference and full TCAS 7.1 is very expensive. Tell a VFR GA airplane to descend could cause an accident with terrain TCAS is required on turbojet GA bizjets. A full TCAS 7.1 is probably a &250,000 instal...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-Air collision in Longmont, CO near Vance Brand Airport
Replies: 23
Views: 6421

Re: Mid-Air collision in Longmont, CO near Vance Brand Airport

Problem is TCAS coordinates evasive climbs or descents, ADS-B only displays a threat. Big difference and full TCAS 7.1 is very expensive.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jets gain weight? Really?
Replies: 34
Views: 3667

Re: Jets gain weight? Really?

The wheel wells, unpressurized machinery area, baggage holds and wing dry bays are ventilated by the cabin system Baggage holds I'd give it to you, centre sections that aren't fuel tanks, sometimes rear sections, too. But which aircraft wings and gear bays have ventilation from the ECS in them? (Ap...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 17, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 93
Views: 4399

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

More to the point, compare actual median wages o median rents, not legal minimum wage. We know the Federal minimum wage is well below market wages and state minimum wage laws. Looking to your link rent and wage inflation track pretty closely over the last 20 years. It’s an acute problem in some urba...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 17, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 CNO-HNL
Replies: 26
Views: 4516

Re: 737-200 CNO-HNL

There were several 737-200 made into early “BBJ”s, John Mecom had one in the late 70s-early 80s.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive
Replies: 39
Views: 2535

Re: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

To compare the UAE to America is just silly Prejudice isn’t a good look The UAE wasn't compared to the US, the comparison was made to the Bible Belt which represents a small part of the US but, traditionally, has a very unique perception towards certain morals and values. Maybe, but the deepest Bib...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 17, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 93
Views: 4399

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

When was a minimum wage earner ever expected to buy or rent a home. I worked minimum wage, lived at my parents as do many such employees. Minimum wage jobs are breadwinners—they’re the young or marginally skilled workers. Minimum wage 50 years ago wouldn’t have paid for an apartment rent then,

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 17, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Argentina fighter competition
Replies: 46
Views: 3406

Re: Argentina fighter competition

May I ask what possible need is there for Argentina have a dozen marginal fighters? Paraguay isn’t threatening, neither is Uruguay. Chile isn’t coming over the Andes, so what’s the point? It’s a pretty huge country. Really, it seems like an inadequate number for the amount of square miles. True eno...

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