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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri

How do you eliminate the level crossings? Tunnels? Overpasses?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10159

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Unionization is, indeed, a large part of the reason for pilot’s high incomes, but the downside is it creates a “winner-take-all” market. Many will do nearly anything to get the golden ring—hence pay to fly schemes, large cost of training, low wages in the entry levels. A freer market would level out...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 74
Views: 2205

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Do US citizens of Iranian origin have the same right under 2A. I assume they do. Would be interesting to see if they commit more or less acts of violence than in Norway. Also do they have more guns per capita than other US citizens. Last question, if I visited the US would I be allowed to Carry?. L...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No scope clause changes and no new E1-175 replacement beyond 2027 ?
Replies: 45
Views: 5477

Re: No scope clause changes and no new E1-175 replacement beyond 2027 ?

Why not bring these operations in house? Why do American legacies need a third party company to operate smaller aircraft? Mom-American carriers such as Ethiopian Airlines operate everything from prop jets to 777s. It would seem that both sides would benefit. The pilots wouldn’t be competing with pi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 55
Views: 3728

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

Do you know the price of real maple syrup? It won’t be in the free buffet, let’s just say that at $30:a quart.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10159

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Pilots, like every other worker, are worth exactly what the buyer deems reasonable, totally unrelated to their standing in the income distribution. In the US, lots of pilots at legacy carriers (Big 3+WN, UPS and FDX) make north of $400,000. Heck, FDX and probably UPS had a few break 7 figures. If th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde time spent at max thrust with full reheat
Replies: 26
Views: 1778

Re: Concorde time spent at max thrust with full reheat

That’s how the SR did it—the dipsy-doodle off the tanker.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reaches Tentative Agreement on pilot contract
Replies: 47
Views: 5942

Re: United reaches Tentative Agreement on pilot contract

Can technology replace the 2nd pilot in <50 seaters? soon https://theaircurrent.com/technology/fedex-and-sikorsky-quietly-begin-single-pilot-tests-for-cargo-airliners/ Single pilot would require full automation and a pilot-qualified on the ground—not happening in RPT. A second pilot is cheaper than...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reaches Tentative Agreement on pilot contract
Replies: 47
Views: 5942

Re: United pilots union approves New contract

Asking for a friend, what is median total compensation for mainline capt and FO these days.. 300 and 200? Clearly the high end has moved above 300 and is aiming for 500. Asking because there are many types of compensation in these bargaining situations, retirement payments, profit sharing etc. Capt...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 1366

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

Auto correct, yes latitudes, not altitudes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 1366

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

Inertial reference systems already do everything in True oriented to the geographic North Pole, the FMS has algorithms to apply magnetic corrections to true headings so the pilot sees magnetic. Old INS systems worked and displayed in True, which is easier to work with in some ways. GPS only senses p...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s
Replies: 52
Views: 5984

Re: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s

If pilots are flying airline transport, they should be airline transport certificates, simple. It’s not a 1500 hour, it’s an ATP rule.

Renslow had much less than 800 hours when hired and numerous checkride busts.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde time spent at max thrust with full reheat
Replies: 26
Views: 1778

Re: Concorde time spent at max thrust with full reheat

Burners were only on KJFK for about 1 minute, canceled for noise, then basic engine up to the transonic checklist with AB selected abound .93 and maintained until M1.7. Climb rate was higher than 1000-2000fpm, likely around 3000fpm while climbing to M1.7. All this from Bellerophon’s post years ago i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10159

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

You are talking if a time period 40-50 years ago when your father flew. It was his choice to go into aviation. If he missed your recital or little league game you should have had that conversation with him to choose a different industry where he could be home to listen to your complaints. The reali...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any good U.S. domestic first/business products?
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Any good U.S. domestic first/business products?

In the US, if you’re looking for good first class, charter a Gulfstream or Global.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 1366

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

In the end, it’s second nature.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s
Replies: 52
Views: 5984

Re: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s

I imagine we will be hearing from the colgon famailys soon, theay have stayed active in defending the 1500 hower rule, and for that i am thankfull. The colgan pilots who each had 2000+ hours. The rule needs to be reviewed and all these people skirting around it proves why. These 135 jets will be fl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s
Replies: 52
Views: 5984

Re: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s

A bet the faa will not like this if every airline starts doing it. It’s a clear loophole in the refs being exploited. Either deny this or lower the pilot mins. There’s no logical reason why this is safe for a rural city in Kansas and not for anywhere else Also this will only help with FOs. You will...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s
Replies: 52
Views: 5984

Re: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s

No. Part of the value in this that the pilots will already be trained on the crj when they get to 1500 hours. Also I see a subfleet of 3-4 old aircraft potentially spread around the county as a reliability challenge to say the least I could see AMR and UAL doing the same thing even if UAL only did ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to balance high school, life, and PPL training
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: How to balance high school, life, and PPL training

Had part-time flying jobs, which connected me to an ANG unit that sent me to UPT. Admittedly, that’s an American’s experience many years ago. That still goes on to this day. 2 of the flight ops interns when I did my internship at SWA became military guys, 1 got his hookup by a SWA pilot who's in th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 1366

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

Yes, we bank to start the turn the plane in the shortest direction. The autopilot will, too, but we slew the heading bug.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10159

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Alaska, AA, Delta, SWA. All contracts with the unions are up for renewal. United has a new proposal that comes out Friday. Will be interesting. If it’s a good deal then the pressure will be ramped up. Airlines are now making money so pressure will be put on the airline to get contracts settled. The...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10159

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

I have a related question. European unions seem to announce they will be doing a 1-3 day strike in the coming month, or something like 'no overtime' next week. Management responds in kind, and it all seems to get settled behind the scenes. American unions and management go for the kill and if they ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 1366

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

So, if you were flying a due north and were instructed to turn to 270 degrees, would you go right three quarters of the way around the circle , or turn left 90 degrees? As you can tell, I'm not a pilot, but it seems to me that in situations where the flight is told to make numerous course changes, ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Israeli Airspace Question
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Re: Israeli Airspace Question

You assume correctly, more northern EU destinations would transit Iraq, Turkey, cross Turkey or the southern Black Sea to enter Europe in Bulgaria or Romania.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?

Only one runway even has CAT I minimums, most are 4000 RVR. No need for them based on weather records and CL is expensive. Both 10L/28R and 10R/28L have CAT I approaches, but only one goes to a HAT of 200 and 2400 RVR. Sorry, just assuming the standard 200’ HAT, but the plane is penetrated by obsta...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3099

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Wow, I’ve lived in small towns down south and in Arizona, live in one in New England now, not once even remotely threatened. I’ve walked around African cites—Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, around a dozen EU cities, never slightly concerned. I’m big on avoidance, look unimportant, the enemy maybe low ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GIV Twin Engine Plight Planning Chart
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: GIV Twin Engine Plight Planning Chart

Sort of a useless chart, have to go elsewhere to find trip fuel, find alternate and holding fuel. Once you know those inputs, the chart gives you initial FL. Big Whoop! But, it’s 30+ years old.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much does it cost to charter an airliner ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Re: How much does it cost to charter an airliner ?

Somebody was offering a BAC in 2011? Yikes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3099

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

You should “fear” for them dying in an auto accident as accidents outnumber deaths from shootings by 2 to 1, approx 40,000 to 20,000. I suppose it is maths that causes the fear. In my country, motor accident deaths are around 10 times the number of gun deaths each year. Twice as likely to dies in a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?

Only one runway even has CAT I minimums, most are 4000 RVR. No need for them based on weather records and CL is expensive.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GIV Twin Engine Plight Planning Chart
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: GIV Twin Engine Plight Planning Chart

So this is what I ended up with. Line #7 (blue line) representing the flight level line. https://imgur.com/Bk0ieFq THat is perfectly correct. I would put it a bit differently, though - this line represents TOW, and hence maximum FL you can climb right after takeoff. Same thing, just a bit different...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Re: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?

Eh.... certain aircraft are more geared toward that than others. And the B52 isn't really. As the post above stated, I do get it if the B52 is just loitering with smart bombs and someone else is marking the targets. But I kinda don't see that as CAS. CAS used to be low level because you needed to b...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: MV-22 Osprey crashes in California
Replies: 13
Views: 2080

Re: MV-22 Osprey crashes in California

Back in the ‘80s, the A-10 community had a fatal mishap every month for 6 months—I lost 3 friends/acquaintances. Over 8 years, I lost six, one a best friends in UPT. It’s not commercial transport. Was there anything in particular about the A-10 that was catching people out? Or was it just a lot of ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: MV-22 Osprey crashes in California
Replies: 13
Views: 2080

Re: MV-22 Osprey crashes in California

Says 5 killed now.. That is one aircraft I would never set foot on the other is the MU-2. Horrible safety record The MU-2 accident rate dropped significantly after the FAA mandated special training for it. A competent pilot should have no trouble flying an MU-2. But they have had 2 crashes in less ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US aircraft readiness rates in multi-year decline
Replies: 16
Views: 1195

Re: US aircraft readiness rates in multi-year decline

Lots of numbers, there’s some truth, some politics. Aug 1990, we were still converting to C-5, lots of beat up old A-models, about 50% termed MC. We were tasked with generating all available planes, by the next evening at 1am, I left with the last of 12 on the ramp. Peacetime v. wartime. I’m sure y...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 628
Views: 39542

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

You could see incremental refinery modifications to get say a a couple of thousand more barrels of output but most of the easy stuff has been done. Alot of the refinery cap-ex spending in recent years has been to simply make the cleaner fuels required - Ultra Low Sulfur diesel for OTR trucks and lo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to balance high school, life, and PPL training
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: How to balance high school, life, and PPL training

There’s as many ways as there are successful pilots. I started, with a father’s enthusiastic backing at 15, solo’s on my 16th birthday, PPL at 17+, CPL at 19. Worked throughout senior year at HS and at an airport my last 3 years of college—weekends and summers. Life was flying and waiting to fly or ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 17
Views: 1833

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

May rival in design, but the USN has 75 years of carrier aviation experience in 4 wars, innumerable deployments, world-wide, which is hard to beat.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?
Replies: 37
Views: 6597

Re: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?

AA1 rudder hardover was very different in cause than the B737 problem, unrelated.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 55
Views: 3728

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

At 8% inflation, my IRA is halved in 9 years—yes, inflation is killing income and nest eggs.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US aircraft readiness rates in multi-year decline
Replies: 16
Views: 1195

Re: US aircraft readiness rates in multi-year decline

Lots of numbers, there’s some truth, some politics. Aug 1990, we were still converting to C-5, lots of beat up old A-models, about 50% termed MC. We were tasked with generating all available planes, by the next evening at 1am, I left with the last of 12 on the ramp. Peacetime v. wartime.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much does it cost to charter an airliner ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Re: How much does it cost to charter an airliner ?

Any bizjet, even a Citation, burns $1500 an hour in Jet A, rates are far higher. I’ve seen lots of charter quotes for a TATL trip at $175,000- 250,000.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"
Replies: 31
Views: 2841

Re: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"

That Spanish Royal might have to hunt to feed his family, but he does it with a $100,000 double rifle

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.
Replies: 20
Views: 1673

Re: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.

None of the Airbusses have tailplane anti-ice. All have wing and nacelle anti-ice. As on the 777, the A380 wasn't supposed to have wing anti-ice. But iirc the authorities insisted on it and there is anti-ice between the engines on the leading edge. Why wouldn't they have wing anti-ice. They both ha...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.
Replies: 20
Views: 1673

Re: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.

The C-5 didn’t have wing or tail anti-ice. We’d fly for 4 hours in icing conditions, low speed, not accumulate enough ice to chill a 6-pack of beer.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?
Replies: 30
Views: 2956

Re: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?

Look at crack spreads, diesel spread has gone up 3.5 times what it was a year ago. Bottlenecks create profit opportunity and refining is where the bottleneck is. There hasn’t been a new large refinery built in 40 years and won’t be one built soon.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Re: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?

Navy and USMC pilots go through the same training and some Marine squadrons embark as part of of CVW or fly off assault ships LHAs, primarily. USAF pilots fly in the Navy only as exchange officers, not a regular assignment.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.
Replies: 20
Views: 1673

Re: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.

You’re assuming the planes have tail anti-ice which likely not true.

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