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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 25
Views: 841

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

What we have spend in the mid-east would have brought the US infrastructure to A or A+ condition. Which, in turn, would have raised GDP, employed millions of people, and prepared us for the serious challenges which lie ahead. Instead, left devastation in the mid east and in the US. We could have us...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 25
Views: 841

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Read up on the First, Second and Third Anglo-Afghan wars, then the Russian experience before us—it was ever thus going back to Alexander the Great. Afghans like to fight, go figure. Back to the 18th century for them.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck Temperature Comfort
Replies: 14
Views: 2423

Re: Flight Deck Temperature Comfort

The C-5 flight deck, cockpit doesn’t really describe it fully, had a major failing—it wasn’t sealed up under the pilots’ feet. Normally, not a problem until unloading out the front on a cold day. The cold and wind would blow up they the unsealed areas behind the panel and freeze your feet. I mention...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Less a question density altitude than angle of bank and g loading, both unknown until the FDR is read.

Elsewhere the presumed PF was known as an experienced aerobatic pilot for what that’s worth.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About Medical Diversions - What Countries Pilots Prefer To Divert? Are These The Same As The Alternate Airport?
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: About Medical Diversions - What Countrie Pilots Prefer To Divert? Are These The Same As The Alternate Airport?

We, and many bizjets and airlines, use a company called MedLink out of a PHX hospital. Crew calls in, identifying an emergency, a doctor is on call and based on symptoms and patient information, makes recommendations and calls ahead to the receiving airport/hospital. They have a very database, try t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VeriJet Article
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: VeriJet Article

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DayJet

How are they approved to fly single-engine, single-pilot IFR charters?
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See Day Jet

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DayJet

How are they approved to fly single-engine, single-pilot IFR charters?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Replies: 61
Views: 7204

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh

If the FAA would approve single pilot 19 PAX operation, then this aircraft would be a hit in the US PAX market. Name some profitable markets that the revenue can support a $6 million plane and maybe $300,000 in minimal annual flight crew costs. First, no one is paying full price on an aircraft, esp...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Thanks for the link, I see the golf course. I don’t know much about the Premier other than a 5% hull loss rate, but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t fly around the pattern at T-38 speeds. Unless the speed is mph and even then touching down at about 140 is too fast.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Replies: 61
Views: 7204

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh

william wrote:
If the FAA would approve single pilot 19 PAX operation, then this aircraft would be a hit in the US PAX market.


Name some profitable markets that the revenue can support a $6 million plane and maybe $300,000 in minimal annual flight crew costs.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

If your calculations are good, they were fast at the FAF, I’d have been at 160 KIAS, aiming for about 150-155 KIAS, depending on weight, during the visual pattern. With 190-ish at the FAF and that gradient, they were chasing the speed, likely using the speed brakes on final to the turn. I wouldn’t h...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

It was written by an engineering firm, as I see it. Yes, noise abatement tracks can be really stupid, Concorde on departure from JFK was designed to pass over a parking lot at the beach. Los Alamitos AAF had something similar.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

No, I can’t but, again over at PPW, some local pilots say ATC tries to assign the RNAV 20 because the 11 approach causes delays for departures and can interfere with RNO traffic. A previous TRK arrival had to push hard for the 11 approach, taking a delay and making several requests. Not familiar, s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Could be a time-sharing arrangement under 91, subpart 501. Contract captain is interesting, usually contractors are fill-in for the company crew, as co-pilot only. Lot of airline flying, maybe not much corporate-135, not used to going into places like KTRK. Certainly experienced, tho. Pax, in my ex...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Contract captain is interesting, usually contractors are fill-in for the company crew, as co-pilot only. You and I know it takes two to fly these aircraft, the newspapers don't (reference made to "the pilot"). The person named as "the pilot" could have been SIC. Tragic outcome e...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Contract captain is interesting, usually contractors are fill-in for the company crew, as co-pilot only. You and I know it takes two to fly these aircraft, the newspapers don't (reference made to "the pilot"). The person named as "the pilot" could have been SIC. Tragic outcome e...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Could be a time-sharing arrangement under 91, subpart 501. Contract captain is interesting, usually contractors are fill-in for the company crew, as co-pilot only. Lot of airline flying, maybe not much corporate-135, not used to going into places like KTRK. Certainly experienced, tho. Pax, in my exp...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 121
Views: 12318

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

Yes, in fact, per the contracts the airlines agree to with their work groups, it IS the airlines responsibility to find hotel accommodations for overnight stays. So, the airline is responsible for the hotels failures or overselling? The airline need to correct the problem (maybe by suing the hotels...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most and least comfortable pilot seats
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Most and least comfortable pilot seats

Nope, but no flaps were a regular flight training and checking event for A/Cs. A dozen or so in-flight engine shutdowns, mostly routine except for shedding a blade at 40W.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

A G7500 could just do 13 hours of 5,000’, sea level, dry, 10C, no obstacles.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Planespotter Alerts Base To F-15 Problem @ Lakenheath
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

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

Captive AIM-9, not armed unless it was on QRA, which is unlikely, as that’s an RAF tasking. Targeting or ECM Pods are used for training, too.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most and least comfortable pilot seats
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Most and least comfortable pilot seats

17 years worth of it. Too much to list here or anywhere else for that matter.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most and least comfortable pilot seats
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Most and least comfortable pilot seats

He was down low, against the foliage in European One camo, I was in the sun to him. The board even flew it in the planes after the geometry was established from the wreckage and my lead’s view. With some vertical separation, of course. Neither of the pilots saw each other despite foreknowledge of wh...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most and least comfortable pilot seats
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Most and least comfortable pilot seats

Killed instantly, basically flew thru the right wing and out the left engine. Flying one moment, fireball and in pieces the next. Broken vertebrae, some minor burns and cuts for me, six months recuperation.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most and least comfortable pilot seats
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Most and least comfortable pilot seats

Yeah, A-10 mid-air, at about 500’, nearly head-on.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air shows in the US are boring
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Air shows in the US are boring

Just saw a few minutes of Oshkosh and skimmed through the rest Only so many light aircraft aerobatic maneuvers I can watch before zzzzz, and the same old format, you can count on way too many T6 displays, loud, obnoxious music, aircraft parked that would be more interesting in a flying display and ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

The real difference between the two operations (121 v 91 corporate, 91K, 135) is the airlines have very predictable operations with intense risk analysis all with FAA oversight. FSDO oversight isn’t nearly what the airlines experience. Most airlines now are looking for catastrophic risks at 1 in a b...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Here’s the METARs on either side of the crash at 2018Z KTRK 262050Z AUTO 28011G16KT 04SM BKN023 33/08 A3013 FU RMK VIS 3 1/2/V5 FU BKN023 ACFT MSHP KTRK 261945Z AUTO 09005KT 04SM BKN023 32/06 A3014 FU RMK VIS 3 1/2/V5 FU BKN023 They were circling, barest of VFR. 500’ below the cloud deck and 3-ism m...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 3660

Re: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?

Pendent alert! Aerobraking, that is. Pedant alert alert!! To the earlier post: In GA we try and fly the aircraft nose up into a stall - aero braking in a fashion - with the main wheels (on a conventional tricycle landing gear version) a few inches off the runway and then keep gently increasing elev...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most and least comfortable pilot seats
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Most and least comfortable pilot seats

C-5 seats were aged out and only okay. Now, the ACES II seat was uncomfortable, esp for 8-10 hour flights, no padding, no adjustments in tilt, recline or fore-aft position, but when I needed, I needed it very badly. It worked and will forever be my bestie.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

In 2018, NTSB showed 7 fatal hull loses causing 16 fatalities for P135 On demand operations. https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/data/Pages/AviationDataStats2018.aspx Of these types, Falcon 2000, 900, 7x, 8X, G280, G5 & 550, G650, CL300/350, Globals of all varieties, none had a fatal hull loss....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

There is no one “GA accident rate” because there are multiple areas of GA. from a new PPL flying a 152 to a professionally flown Gulfstream to a airline-like Net Jets to one of the finest military air show pilots crashing at Lewiston this past week. True, the old saw about “superior pilot uses his ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum gross weight step climb question
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Maximum gross weight step climb question

I doubt any of them can, none of the six bizjets, B727 or the C-5 could.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

There is no one “GA accident rate” because there are multiple areas of GA. from a new PPL flying a 152 to a professionally flown Gulfstream to a airline-like Net Jets to one of the finest military air show pilots crashing at Lewiston this past week. True, the old saw about “superior pilot uses his s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

No, it’s old school, pilot fly plane without any nannies to save him. The autothrottles will try to add thrust in the event of slow speed, but cannot overcome an attempt at stalling the plane. I’ve done min speed demos showing the autothrottles responding to an intentional approach to stall and stil...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 3660

Re: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?

Pendent alert!

Aerobraking, that is.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 10433

Re: First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

American's have exactly the same DNA as other countries, that is just an excuse. When you travel the world (I don't know if you have or not) you realize quickly that culture is only skin deep and most people are the same. What those countries have is a safety net to produce less losers than the US ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 10433

Re: First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

Access to guns is fairly easy in the U.K. and Australia, you just need to go through the process to get one. The difference is the type of weapons available isn’t the same and the general population are genuinely not interested in arming themselves. Correct. Because here in the UK we had a couple o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your thoughts on lower fuselage outer opening versus inward opening plug type cargo doors?
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: What are your thoughts on lower fuselage outer opening versus inward opening plug type cargo doors?

All the big doors in the C-5 were outward opening, that is, pressurized, so it’s possible. There were probably a 100 locks in total. Yes, Saigon was attributed to a failed aft pressure door, but likely, but unproven, was undetected damage earlier during a loading exercise.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

F9Animal wrote:
So sad, and so thankful that plane didn't hit anyone on the ground. I assume this plane likey had a CVR?


Yes, digital FDR and CVR standard.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

The crew was circling for an 11 landing, it’s the longer runway. Using 20 was where runway length was the problem. That said, I’ve taken the 300, the 605 and Globals into Hilton Head when it was 4200’. Admittedly, sea level airport.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Don't understand why they didn't just do the RNAV approach to 11 if they needed the length, which would have avoided the need for the circling approach which apparently induced the stall. Wondering why a crew can't just fly the airplane? Circling approaches aren't a big deal. If that's actually wha...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18849

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Over at PPW, it looks like circling approach to 11; stalled during an overshooting turn to final. Viz was 4 miles in smoke and haze, likely tailwind during the final turn. Early production 605.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

I haven’t watched TV news in 30 years, probably. It’s entertainment of the “if it bleeds, it leads “ genre, despicable isn’t too strong a word. Subscribe to electronic versions of print—WSJ, NYT, WaPo and, they are a mixed bag, too, but better. Economic blogs are good-Marginal Revolution, Grumpy Eco...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Chartered Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 498

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: 914

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: 914

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: 2378

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: 7622

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: 7573

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: 498

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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