Might seem obvious, but: Your dad don’t make the rules. Things simply can’t work that way when making a movie. The actors perform, all that other junk needs to go somewhere else. What else should the actor check? That the cameras a REALLY rolling? That the boom mic doesn’t distort and the sampling ...Jump to post
I just don't get why there was a real weapon on the set. In Europe all weapons are totally neutralised and unable to fire a real bullet . I’m sure there are clever gunsmiths that could render any firearm to only shoot blanks. Modify the chamber so only special cartridges for blanks fit. Hamilton Bo...Jump to post
Yes, rarely can happen; odds compared to a negligent discharge are millions to one.Jump to post
In the instant case, one actor pointed the gun at a person irrelevant to the scene being filmed and pulled the trigger. The End. If you don't know anything about a film set, how can it be claimed persons were irrelevant to the scene being filmed? :scratchchin: Perhaps, because I’d expect the cinema...Jump to post
There are millions of desirable ICE vehicles ready to be restored and driven. I know of several restorers that can deliver a virtually new 1994 W124 Mercedes. I’m not driving an EV any time soon. I can’t imagine sitting 10 km/hr Mumbai traffic with the AC going full blast to keep the smells, humidit...Jump to post
What I don't understand is that those people hit were behind a monitor not behind the camera. If that was the preferred angle to aim the gun for picture, why wasn't the monitor on the other side of the camera. Oh well, we will get the answers later. It's obvious that you have little or no real worl...Jump to post
I find it humorous that the antigunners are defending Baldwin saying he didn't know any better and the progunners are saying he should've. THS214--guns just don't go off by themselves. The trigger has to be pulled. With this being an old western, in most probability, this was a single action revolv...Jump to post
No, of course not. I don’t try to wire new outlets in my house for a reason—I don’t know how to do so and comply with code. If I did wire something and burn the house, I have only myself to blame and accept the consequences. So you don’t check the wiring of the contractor before using it even when ...Jump to post
No, of course not. I don’t try to wire new outlets in my house for a reason—I don’t know how to do so and comply with code. If I did wire something and burn the house, I have only myself to blame and accept the consequences. Protecting people from their own folly produces a society of idiots, so fa...Jump to post
No, of course not. I don’t try to wire new outlets in my house for a reason—I don’t know how to do so and comply with code. If I did wire something and burn the house, I have only myself to blame and accept the consequences. Protecting people from their own folly produces a society of idiots, so far...Jump to post
It is indeed curious isn’t it. I wonder how something as inherently dangerous as electricity and it’s complex system design, installation and maintenance could become so safe so as to not need special training dished out by enthusiasts to be used safely, some mysteries can never be solved I guess. ...Jump to post
Boeing757100 wrote:And no, this is not a "Pilotless plane vs Piloted plane" thread, this is one where there is one human and one AI.
I’m sure the event will attract plenty of rich, self-important types in their private jets to discuss the climate. If the ramp attracts too much interest, they’ll direct the crews to fly empty to various locations, only to burn more fuel, create more pollution. Been there, done that. I was flying fo...Jump to post
Do you think that all actors should carry a multimeter to check the electrical safety of any switches they need to use during filming? I mean it’s pretty obvious that electricity is dangerous right? Fred Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk That’s a irrelevant argument. You don’t know check your power ...Jump to post
You're in the military. He's an actor. Actually, I was in the military but I learned gun safety at the tender age of about 6. It should be obvious that a gun is dangerous, that pulling the trigger will make it fire, if it’s loaded, and the outcome will be harmful to what it’s pointed at. There is Z...Jump to post
You're all talking about guns as in the weapons designed to kill someone. But this is a movie set, where nothing is at it seems. For all we know Baldwin might have thought the gun wasn't a real one. As flipdewaf suggested plenty of dangerous things are present on a movie set, and accidents happen a...Jump to post
Hand me an open gun and verify its status, hand me closed one, be it a derringer or a howitzer, I’m gonna instinctively open it and check. What are they these amateurs? You're in the military. He's an actor. Actually, I was in the military but I learned gun safety at the tender age of about 6. It s...Jump to post
Yes with a person holding a gun who didn’t take care to se that it was unloaded.Jump to post
Using contract pilots is already being investigated courtesy of the Tahoe accident. Lots of issues there—vetting, training standards, CRM, knowledge of the operations. An MD-87 looks cheap to buy, but the cost of operating is likely beyond the airline’s costs, it’s still an expensive plane. A $60 mi...Jump to post
Warrant: Baldwin didn’t know weapon contained live round https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-arts-and-entertainment-movies-santa-fe-alec-baldwin-25d83890a289bb9ae358f406cd3cbee9 An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments...Jump to post
Where i shoot, “sweep”, that is, let an unloaded muzzle pass, a shooter and you’ll be spoken to the first, taken to the parking lot the second, never to return.Jump to post
As some one said, politics is for ugly people who can’t act.
His politics does matter to this degree, vociferously anti-firearm person who, in his ignorance, kills someone with a gun.
In the USAF, 7 days on the ground on a deployment, it gets a local flight before continuing on the deployment. I’ve flown C-5 on the ground 8,000 to 10,000 hours, lots of prep, long crew pre-flight, local only, up to altitude for an hour or two, before some landings. Not an FCF, just a check-out. We...Jump to post
trnswrld wrote:IF it is true that the aircraft had not been flown in 10 months, is that normal for its first flight to be done with passengers? I’ll be honest if I boarded an aircraft and they told me this thing hasn’t left the ground in nearly a year I’d be a little concerned.
Here is my source : https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/oct/22/alec-baldwin-voices-shock-and-sadness-over-shooting-of-halyna-hutchins-on-film-set I agree that live is ambiguous as what we want to know is if there was a bullet, not an explosive charge, which is expected. Seeing the result though i...Jump to post
This is frustrating. I doubt this narcissist killed himself. A croc probably got to him and we may never know what transpired between him and Gabby. Hopefully, the parents who are patently complicit, will be prosecuted for obstruction of justice since they clearly aided him in fleeing. If it was a ...Jump to post
I’ll stipulate the facts of climate since 1972; forecasting is, however, very difficult especially about the future. The predictions can easily be changed by tiny changes in factors when applied over decades. Compounding is the issue. That said, there’s always trade-offs, holding all pollution at 1...Jump to post
Okay, 50 years on, what has happened? Population grew, energy consumption has grown massively and not just petroleum use, climate-related deaths are a tiny fraction of what they were in 1972, a huge middle-class has grown out of poverty (at least 1.5 billion people). So, are we worse off? Oh, we’ve...Jump to post
When dynamic flight planning was tested (early FANS ops, California to SYD and MEL, QF and UA), with ATC approval, routing could be changed while enroute as the winds, conditions changed. IIRC, the routes, basically at the same times leaving SFO or LAX, varied tremendously and still arrivals times w...Jump to post
The need to combat climate change is beyond question. Say's who? Prince Charles and the royal family Alight, you are still in denial about climate change. You are only 50 years behind in scientific research, if you count the 1972 rapport of the Club of Rome: Limits to growth, as a starting point. S...Jump to post
And that’s my argument when the inevitable 91/135 versus 121 argument occurs with the “here’s another crash involving bizjets”. Private operations are a trade-off of risks and convenience or operational advantage. Indeed, I would guess we are pretty violent agreement that too many operators value c...Jump to post
Real video of a real crash.Jump to post
Let me ask this: do you think there is a greater risk operating from KTME or from KHOU, in general? Would you rather have an ARFF response trained and tested in aviation crashes or have the local volunteer fire dept respond from 5 miles away? Because that’s the added risk in operating at some airpo...Jump to post
Im fairly confident this was part 91. Part 135 is a whole different ball game, they cant be lumped together like that. Probably a 125 operation, more than 19 passengers and payload >6,000 pounds. No, I looked, not 125. Then, why wasn’t it? The plane meets 125 applicability; the operator doesn’t loo...Jump to post
Would it, though? Everyone on the plane managed to escape the aircraft with only one minor injury reported. Regardless of the emergency response, this aircraft would be a write-off either way -- the only difference would be how much of a burned-out hulk it ended up being. You can’t look at this sol...Jump to post
N47 wrote:KCaviator wrote:Wow, yet another Part 91/135 accident...
Im fairly confident this was part 91. Part 135 is a whole different ball game, they cant be lumped together like that.
GalaxyFlyer, how was the Lockeed C-5 Galaxy. Would be interesting in knowing how the artificial feel was on that great aircraft. Quite light and well balanced between pitch and roll. There was a “power assisted cable system”; like adding power steering to the conventional hydraulics. Roll required ...Jump to post
Airbus aircraft (and I believe all FBW aircraft) have an entirely artificial feel, since they lack a mechanical connection to the flight control surfaces. Usually they try to go for low forces to reduce physical exhaustion. All hydraulically-powered flight controls, non-FBW, have artificial feel sy...Jump to post
I just heard it was confirmed to be a rejected take off on the news.The MD-87 in VIP configuration has incredible range with AUX tanks. I saw a few for sale for 2-3 million with recent paint and interior. If I win powerball I would buy one. What kind of range are we talking? A broker has one listed...Jump to post
Here, it was a lucky day. At KHOU, the full ARFF complement would have made a difference. Would it, though? Everyone on the plane managed to escape the aircraft with only one minor injury reported. Regardless of the emergency response, this aircraft would be a write-off either way -- the only diffe...Jump to post
Does this airport not have appropriate ARFF? Pretty painful watching the local VFD put out that fire with a squirt gun. I am not positive, but I do not think this airport has any on-site ARFF. The guys in the video probably drove over from the town of Brookshire, which is like 5 miles away. I happe...Jump to post
Aerodynamics isn’t dead. Comparing the 20-year old Global 6000 to the new, larger Global 7500. The 7500’s wing looks half the thickness at the root as the older plane’s. It cruises at M.88 with the fuel burn of older plane’s burn at M.85 while being 10,000# heavier with a larger cabin/fuselage. And ...Jump to post
This article discusses how the airstrip been an ongoing problem with compliance since its construction in 2006: https://www.twincities.com/2021/10/05/afton-private-planes-takeoffs-landings-prompt-complaints-from-neighbors/ He was first cited for violating the ordinance in 2006 and was required to p...Jump to post