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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Chartered Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Flying Chartered Aircraft

E38,

Yeah, that schedule might well not be very senior.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dale “Snort” Snodgrass
Replies: 12
Views: 719

Re: Dale “Snort” Snodgrass

Nickel on the grass is not slang for low pass.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dale “Snort” Snodgrass
Replies: 12
Views: 719

Re: Dale “Snort” Snodgrass

Nickel on the grass. Funny how these pilots somehow often come to a bad end. Art Scholl died flying for the movie Top Gun. Hal Krier died flying aerobatics as did the incomparable Neil Williams.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?
Replies: 22
Views: 2166

Re: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?

Fly in and out of BUF during the winter and icing will get your attention. Boots or no boots. Agreed on central US TRW, especially in the spring, nothing like it elsewhere. They grow big ones on the ITCZ, in Africa, even in the Indian monsoon, but for shear, tear-the- plane-apart strength, nothing l...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM
Replies: 62
Views: 7506

Re: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM

FYI

AXA is TQPF
AZS is MDCY
CAP is MTCH
CYB is MWCB
DOM is TDPD
TAB is TTCP
CAY is SOCA

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's Boeing 747-8 BBJ Takeoff from FLL
Replies: 34
Views: 7473

Re: Qatar's Boeing 747-8 BBJ Takeoff from FLL

No, same size just short upper deck, which doesn’t effect the critical dimensions of span, length, wheel loading, turn radii.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Chartered Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Flying Chartered Aircraft

Any pilot or F/A with the seniority to hold the charter flying and qualified on type can fly it. I’d guess fairly senior. Who sits where is up to the customer. Yes, safety briefs are still done. Security, at a pax terminal is still done. If at a private FBO, off the commercial side, not so much.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's Boeing 747-8 BBJ Takeoff from FLL
Replies: 34
Views: 7473

Re: Qatar's Boeing 747-8 BBJ Takeoff from FLL

Most are close to correct. The outboard engines and the wing tip vortices will kick junk up and on to the runway and especially at rotation. I flew the 747 into a few places and you could hear the runway inspection people getting into position.. sometimes even a few sweepers. I remember having the ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?
Replies: 22
Views: 2166

Re: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?

The one I flew for was owned by pilots, they flew the line, too, on occasions. The bigger problem was competitive spirit, misplaced, among us. We’d have air-to-battles p, if we passed each other go to/from the NY airports. I got in, why didn’t you.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue 9400 en route to LHR
Replies: 45
Views: 13182

Re: JetBlue 9400 en route to LHR

How does the speed of the A321 NEO compare for these longer journeys to the bigger twin-engine jets that fly these routes all the time? I know the 757-200 usually took about 30-45 min more to do EWR-LHR than the 777-200 typically did when united was flying the 757-200 on the LHR route. I know the A...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Planespotter Alerts Base To F-15 Problem @ Lakenheath
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: Planespotter Alerts Base To F-15 Problem @ Lakenheath

What exactly is going on there? It's like something ablating away. Crazy. Shedding turbine blades or parts. I picked up an Eagle at Lakenheath years ago that had an engine explode as the take-off roll started. There must have been a hundred holes in the aft fuselage and rudders. Broken down down, p...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Planespotter Alerts Base To F-15 Problem @ Lakenheath
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: Planespotter Alerts Base To F-15 Problem @ Lakenheath

CAMRA says the Half Moon in Lakenheath has been closed for years.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA
Replies: 59
Views: 11974

Re: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA

Interesting that we don't see flights and ugly incidents on Net Jet flights. Price of admission separates out the unwashed, plus they’re not getting poked at by TSA agents who think they’re God, F/As on a power trip and other passengers who egg them on. I flew a famous model who was banned on sever...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 64
Views: 2177

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

Hey, why isn’t it demeaning to name teams after whites? We have the Celtics, the Vikings (nota nice people they were), Yankees, Fighting Irish, Knights. NY Yankees always confused me and went to lots of their games—New York is NOT Yankee country—it’s NY. Yankees are in New England, specifically, Ver...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2167 Evacuated Due to an AirDrop picture
Replies: 13
Views: 4656

Re: UA 2167 Evacuated Due to an AirDrop picture

Utter silliness brought to us by the TSA. I was given a key chain which had a very small replica of their product once by a famous gun manufacturer in Austria, did I mention is was small and a key chain. TSA confiscated like I would use a replica smaller than a dime to hijack a plane. God gave horse...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada
Replies: 18
Views: 1208

Re: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada

Hardly out of control here.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does London have six airports ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1580

Re: Why does London have six airports ???

Add in SBD, the closed Norton AFB. KPMD is AF Plant 42, closed to civil traffic.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reducing to climb power during a turn
Replies: 12
Views: 1581

Re: Reducing to climb power during a turn

Starlionblue wrote:
CosmicCruiser wrote:
you can always just lower the nose as you reduce power


That's what the FD tends to tell you to do anyway. ;)


I certainly hope a competent pilot wouldn’t need a FD to know that!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does London have six airports ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1580

Re: Why does London have six airports ???

Some were, some weren’t. I think it was Meridian in Brazzaville—pretty basic, but pizza and Bordeaux wine at Mama Wate’s was pretty good. Worst hotel was in Petropavlovsk—3 days looking at snow and rain in Intourist dump. Best, hands down, was the Leela Kempinsky in Bangalore; runner up was the Ritz...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 140
Views: 9572

Re: First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

Maybe if parents and schools raised and taught responsible adults instead of entitled, narcissistic, ill-mannered children we wouldn’t have these crimes. See thread on Miami flights. Parents and children are the key difference between us and virtually every other nation. Americans are a unique bree...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was it like piloting the MD-90?
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: What was it like piloting the MD-90?

I don’t know, but always liked the comment of a late DL friend from when he was in training. “The guys coming from the DC-9 thought the Mad Dog was Starship Enterprise. Those of us coming the right seat of the 757/767 couldn’t believe the FAA certified the plane.” The Mad Dog vs.Lindsay Lohan (1) Bo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Re: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No

Since the wars are conducted by USA military personnel doing the bidding of the USA government infrastructure - which is the Congress, Executive and Judicial branches - it is not prudent or fair to say the locals were abandoned by anyone other than the USA government. The judicial branch has virtua...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Re: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No

The US has repeatedly gone on with wars and faux nation building. A lot of naïve defense and state department people persuade locals to fight our war and then are abandoned. And it is usually Republicans but not always who abandon them. Remember we fought and destroyed an admittedly semi-dysfunctio...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does London have six airports ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1580

Re: Why does London have six airports ???

I count eight —Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton, Stansted, Northolt, Biggin Hill, and Farnborough. Legacies of WW II, big city, main entry point for 60 million people and world wide presence of the old Empire. I’ve only missed LCY, did the training but never went. You sure get around for a Yan...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 140
Views: 9572

Re: First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

We shouldn't have ANY gun laws. The country and the people will only be safe and sound once every man, woman and child is locked and loaded at all times. We can already see the evidence over the past two years as guns have flooded the nation at record pace. Guns are a warm blanket proven to bring p...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada
Replies: 18
Views: 1208

Re: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada

Not a necessity at all, how often is this happening, once a century. Safetyism strikes again.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video
Replies: 53
Views: 8095

Re: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video

Assuming circling, as opposed to visual, is authorized below 1500-3.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TCAS Altitudes Question
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: TCAS Altitudes Question

Nope, just vertical profile of airspace, as selected. Auto Emergency Descent modes do automatically program the BELOW mode.

I only selected BELOW where we were knowingly going to have very high descent rates (>10,000 fpm) as part of a flight profile.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does London have six airports ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1580

Re: Why does London have six airports ???

I count eight —Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton, Stansted, Northolt, Biggin Hill, and Farnborough. Legacies of WW II, big city, main entry point for 60 million people and world wide presence of the old Empire.

I’ve only missed LCY, did the training but never went.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 2785

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

Yes, the old days, when the “Monfort Lane” was the left lane and you better get out their way. They must have done Greeley to NY in 25 hours. And that was in the ‘70s.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TCAS Altitudes Question
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: TCAS Altitudes Question

In NORMAL, it looks at a slice 2700’ above and below the current altitude. In ABOVE or BELOW, it expands the above or below range to 7,000’ and retains the 2,700’ in the opposite range. Select BELOW, it looks for targets 7,000’ below and 2,700’ above, for example. There’s also inhibits at very low a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 2785

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

Quite a few checkpoints on roads bordering the Mexican border, I’ve seen them around Sierra Vista, Nogales and Tombstone. Also, seen impromptu stops just south of the Canadian border.

WRT 65 governors, tell that to the cattle haulers, I’ve been passed by them doing 80.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada
Replies: 18
Views: 1208

Re: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada

fr8mech wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
On July 4, an SUV with seven people drove over the lawn at the Haskell Free Library


Was the SUV coerced by these seven people, or did it act of its own volition?


Not surprising a vehicle could hijack the innocent victims and cross the border, sounds like a lot of modern thinking.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.
Replies: 24
Views: 2359

Re: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.

26point2 wrote:
We're on year 13 with our Global and still the original brakes. 4000+TT with 1500+ cycles. The brakes on a Global are VERY robust. A new set of brakes are in the $100's of Thousands.


I didn’t want to brag, but if he’s changing brakes on a Gulfstream every 9 months, something’s wrong.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: E-3/E-8 Engines
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: E-3/E-8 Engines

Indeed, I remember gabbing over coffee, with -130 dudes when they were in ACC for a couple of years. What a disaster that was, they came after the toilet paper buy. All sorts of issues passed off, serious ones, because of funding. Even the -5 was that way at times. Former ACC bubbas from F15s were s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.
Replies: 24
Views: 2359

Re: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.

I know of Globals and Challengers have gone years between brake replacements, even a decade at 400 hours per year flying, tho.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video
Replies: 53
Views: 8095

Re: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video

If it is an IFR circling approach, it is most definitely published and designed according a stanadard—TERPS, 8168 or some national standard. If the tower asks you to circle out of a visual, that’s a visual approach which are, mostly, unpublished. On a true IFR circling approach, the tower cannot ask...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: E-3/E-8 Engines
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: E-3/E-8 Engines

Because….money. Small fleets, different airframe than the -135 means lots of new engineering for small pay back. Low density weapon systems have a hard time getting finding when they’re working okay.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?
Replies: 24
Views: 1497

Re: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?

You look at where the MLG is positioned.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 36
Views: 1334

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Pumpers, brush fire trucks from the east. One of the big fire seasons in the ‘90s. We brought electrical repair trucks to various Caribbean islands after hurricanes, too.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 36
Views: 1334

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

C-5 unlikely in PDT, too short at 6301’, but probably Herks or a-141. In ‘86, it wasn’t a C-17 or any Russian equipment.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?
Replies: 22
Views: 2166

Re: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?

I think the disappearance of light airplane check flying has made the most difficult work the freight stuff up in Alaska and Canada. Back when those folks were plying the skies in Barons and 210s with rudimentary, if even working, autopilots and nothing but dual VORs in all kinds of weather, that w...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 36
Views: 1334

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

We have had fires in the past. They were large. PDT (my childhood airport) held a record in the summer of 1986 for most landings and take-offs at some point for some category. It was insane. I spent hours there that summer. We had a few Lockheed military aircraft land there to deliver fire trucks. ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Wheels Up" Challenge to US Airline model
Replies: 48
Views: 7856

Re: "Wheels Up" Challenge to US Airline model

Compare the safety record of King Airs to, say, the Citation Latitude or Challenger 300. The Latitude has one hull loss (Earnhardt) and with coming on 900 deliveries the Challenger hasn’t yet had a hull loss. VLJ’s record isn’t anything to write home about, either.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Wheels Up" Challenge to US Airline model
Replies: 48
Views: 7856

Re: "Wheels Up" Challenge to US Airline model

I was thinking fractional ownership/on demand of a Cirrus Jet. At $2 mil with a single pilot and a parachute. Hardly burns any fuel. Way cheaper than PC-12 and Denali. Better ride than those and the Meridian. Uber for the near rich and business types! For $2 million, I’d much rather fly in a Part 2...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 8434

Re: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds

On all gear in most planes, different sensors required for different services. Spoilers should be on the mains.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Wheels Up" Challenge to US Airline model
Replies: 48
Views: 7856

Re: "Wheels Up" Challenge to US Airline model

For the price of a Cirrus Jet, one could buy quarter share of a Challenger at NTT and have all the speed, range and lav service they needed. By the way, plenty of private Jets are flying internationally.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MOGAS Availability in airports in EU and US
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: MOGAS Availability in airports in EU and US

At $10 a gallon and have to carry out to the plane and limited locations, I’m not sure this is a way forward.

OT, but why do we still use ethanol other than to pay off corn farmers?

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