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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun May 22, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 509
Views: 29753

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Two words for high refined products price—crack spread. https://streetwiseprofessor.com/congresspeople-being-idiots-as-always-gasoline-price-edition/ The modern world runs on four commodities—ammonia, concrete, plastics and steel. All require vast amounts of petroleum for feedstock and energy. Ain’t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 21, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STARs with INS
Replies: 16
Views: 994

Re: STARs with INS

Understand all that which why I posted “at higher precision RNP procedures”. Maybe an FAA/ICAO terminology difference. There are no “INS” STARs is the point. I do manage OpsSpecs for 3 international bizjets.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 21, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STARs with INS
Replies: 16
Views: 994

Re: STARs with INS

So yes, there are plenty of ground based NAVAID STAR procedures still in place. Agree. Still, one of the reasons to put INS procedures in place is gaining some extra capacity. That's what they're for. From capacity planning perspective, "it's not what you asked for". And I've seen people ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 19, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STARs with INS
Replies: 16
Views: 994

Re: STARs with INS

VOR/DME or other ground-based navaids. It was done that way for decades, still is in many planes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 18, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does a 737-700 use flap 1 and not zero flap for take off?
Replies: 23
Views: 2100

Re: Why does a 737-700 use flap 1 and not zero flap for take off?

You don’t understand take-off performance—the 737 will do better with a de-rate simply because of Vmcg will be lower and the plane won’t have to accelerate to the higher Vmcg. Also, don’t confuse AEO run with take-off distance required which plans for the OEI case. Do I understand it correctly that...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 18, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would the Lockheed L-500 have been a good airliner?
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Would the Lockheed L-500 have been a good airliner?

No, it only seated 73 passengers. Lockheed would have have done a complete redesign as Boeing did. Great military airlifted, esp with modern engines, but uncertifiable as designed and built for a number of reasons. The wing box doesn’t intrude on the cargo deck because it neatly divides the upper de...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 18, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does a 737-700 use flap 1 and not zero flap for take off?
Replies: 23
Views: 2100

Re: Why does a 737-700 use flap 1 and not zero flap for take off?

You don’t understand take-off performance—the 737 will do better with a de-rate simply because of Vmcg will be lower and the plane won’t have to accelerate to the higher Vmcg. Also, don’t confuse AEO run with take-off distance required which plans for the OEI case.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 18, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transcontinental Economy Free Meal Service Gone?
Replies: 51
Views: 4620

Re: Transcontinental Economy Free Meal Service Gone?

I plan my flights and my days to allow for meal options. I’ll book late morning flight and have breakfast on the way in, good enough to the destination even transcon. A monthly trip to visit my mother in FL, book the DL flight with long connection in ATL—lunch and a glass on wine during the wait, la...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 17, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1297

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

The incidents cited in the OP were likely gang violence as well. So gang violence doesn't count? I'm so confused about the US and its massively atypical levels of gun violence, and what's good killing and what isn't.... It all counts, but gang violence typically concentrated against other gang memb...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 17, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does a 737-700 use flap 1 and not zero flap for take off?
Replies: 23
Views: 2100

Re: Why does a 737-700 use flap 1 and not zero flap for take off?

Remember, at light weights, de-rates will result in shorter TORR due to lower Vmcg at the de-rated thrust. I believe that TORR at MGTOW, standard day, but likely not Flaps 1, probably F10 or F15. The reason for reducing flaps is second segment climb, not take-off run

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 16, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does a 737-700 use flap 1 and not zero flap for take off?
Replies: 23
Views: 2100

Re: Why does a 737-700 use flap 1 and not zero flap for take off?

Since Flap 1 extends the LE devices I'd say that there'd be considerably more than just 'a small amount of extra lift generated'. The leading edge devices don't so much increase lift as increase the AoA margin, though of course as you "use" the higher AoA, you do get more lift. Either way...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun May 15, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does a 737-700 use flap 1 and not zero flap for take off?
Replies: 23
Views: 2100

Re: Why does a 737-700 use flap 1 and not zero flap for take off?

I’d like to see take-off data showing a TORR of 3,000’, too.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 14, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines reaches new contract deal with pilots' union
Replies: 44
Views: 8762

Re: United Airlines reaches new contract deal with pilots' union

I mean, it is what it is. Airline pilot unions essentially own the companies. The companies primarily exist to benefit the pilots and their families. It has been that way for many decades. The law actually exacerbated this by introducing the 1500 hour rule, which was just a straightforward certific...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 13, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed Martin Very Large Subsonic Airplane V type of -Tail
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: Lockheed Martin Very Large Subsonic Airplane V type of -Tail

johns624 wrote:
Well, since the V-tail Bonanza was the only semi-success, it doesn't seem to have been highly thought of.



Better than semi-successful—in production for 35 years with thousands built, many still flying. I’d agree I’d rather have a BE 33 than the V-tail.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 13, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard

That said, I flew the US Aerobatic team to ETAR and the Vickers Vimy replica from KSUU to EGUN, sponsored by NatGeo. How they got it approved, I don’t know but State Dep’t was the User, IIRC. I has a SQ/CC reservist who thought buying beer in C-5 quantities was undignified and unacceptable. As the D...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 13, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard

I had a Navy Chief ask my loads to add on his Harley, Kaneohe to Pensacola for a deployment of his helo squadron. Loads say “nope, can’t do it”. He gets a little belligerent with then, E-8 to E-8. NCOIC comes over and asks me to speak with him. “Nope, and if I let it go, there’d be no guarantee it’d...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 13, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest
Replies: 55
Views: 2142

Re: Warer Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest

Whiskey’s for drinkin’, water’s for fightin’.

Yes, the older desert folks knew desert landscaping, come the unfamiliarity who want lawns, golf courses and drought is what happens.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 13, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard

USN guys could bring some huge stuff home in the magazines. When the Yom Kippur kicked off, a friend was in one of Phantom squadrons on a training cruise off the East Coast and Caribbean. Captain came on the PA, mentioned that anyone on the fleet deck at dawn might have noticed the sunrise over the ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 13, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard

The rules are now pretty strict. Even a training flight has to be documented that no personal travel or benefit is gained. A C-141 crew was disciplined for saying they were following a basketball team around to go to games. Several crews have gotten an LOR for visiting families when flying training ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 13, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard

The rules are now pretty strict. Even a training flight has to be documented that no personal travel or benefit is gained. A C-141 crew was disciplined for saying they were following a basketball team around to go to games. Several crews have gotten an LOR for visiting families when flying training ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 13, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/air-force-crew-marthas-vineyard-motorcycle/?amp This story made me chuckle. Does this happen regularly ? I feel like it does but crews do a good job of getting away with it. Not often, but it happens. NYANG flew O-2s before converting to the C-5 and no one cared what...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 12, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues
Replies: 20
Views: 1690

Re: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues

KLGA used to have some monumental lines, I’ve been in the 40s to go several times. Once a B727, EA, IIRC, had a couple of mechanics looking at the flaps while waiting to go. The ground freq joke was, “EA has been in line so long, it’s getting a C check done”. They eventually fixed whatever the probl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 12, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for Mechanics
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: Question for Mechanics

Yes, easily. Apply to the airline thru their careers page or, I’m sure there are specialty employment counselors for mechanics. Union, hence, seniority based, TPA might not be possible.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 12, 2022 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?
Replies: 88
Views: 11860

Re: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?

I do a run down from central MA to Wilmington, DE—in a car on the worst possible route to drive, I’ll beat the airline passenger nearly every time. Add drive to airport, wait thru security, be there an hour prior, wait ti disembark, get bags/rental car, drive to final destination. A cars is quicker.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 11, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?
Replies: 88
Views: 11860

Re: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?

This. Is. Why. We. Need. High. Speed. Rail. Won't work in some areas. The Northeast can never have high speed rail on the shoreline due to the densely populated areas and high speed trains need straight rails. The shoreline from Boston to Washington is one of the most traveled routes and the existi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 11, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question regarding the Mach Loop
Replies: 15
Views: 1706

Re: Question regarding the Mach Loop

An optimist was a Luftwaffe F-104 pilot who quit smoking

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 11, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence
Replies: 56
Views: 13916

Re: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence

You wouldn’t see it, even if you were staring at as it separated. There one instant, gone the next.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 11, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?
Replies: 88
Views: 11860

Re: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?

The 1500-hour rule is probably the biggest factor affecting the changing landscape of regional flying as we see it today. That alone made the pool of eligible pilots a lot smaller, and now pilots are getting their experiences elsewhere and finding better opportunities flying charter/corporate. If w...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 10, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Accuracy of enroute times months from flight
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Accuracy of enroute times months from flight

Not “some idea”; usually a pretty accurate idea. Now, that’s on flight day or the day prior; looking months in advance for scheduling/time tables, they’ll use historical winds. Historical winds can be far off from the actual flight plan.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 10, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence
Replies: 56
Views: 13916

Re: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence

A missing winglet can be MEL’d, I’ve flown a couple planes configured that way. I’ve seen worse things.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 09, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PC-12 de-icing
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

Re: PC-12 de-icing

Airframe anti- or de-icing equipment is for dealing with airborne icing, very definitely NOT snow/ice covered critical surfaces before take-off.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 07, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 flight control airworthiness directive
Replies: 20
Views: 6971

Re: A350 flight control airworthiness directive

The Gulfstream G500/600 has a flight control AD note limiting the landing wind to 15 knots from any direction, effectively grounding the fleet of circa 200 planes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 06, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FDX EVS and Adoption Across Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: FDX EVS and Adoption Across Airlines

It’s use IR wavelength to produce the image, seeing differences in heat. LEDs don’t produce much of a heat signature.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 05, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Test-pilot combine aircracft designer
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: Test-pilot combine aircracft designer

Experimental test pilots tend to come from one of military test schools, USAF, USN, RAF, but not exclusively. The demand for them is small and has become a vagabond career moving from program to program. The OEMs only have a small cadre of them and build up the team as a new program comes online. Pr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 05, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Test-pilot combine aircracft designer
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: Test-pilot combine aircracft designer

No, the design side isn’t one person, it’s hundreds. Both sides are intensive full-time jobs. Most test pilots and FTE, however do have inputs and pretty deep knowledge of design and certification. The experimental test tea, is in the low dozens.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 05, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP
Replies: 54
Views: 14476

Re: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP

Lot of pitch changes during the final, well above 50’. No reason to let the pitch get that high at and after touchdown. It’d be poor aero braking, if that was the intent.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 04, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM Engine High Oil Consumption
Replies: 28
Views: 2912

Re: CFM Engine High Oil Consumption

Golly, you should see PW engines, if you want to see oil consumption. Quite the contrary on the PW GTF. Max oil consumption is as low as 0.22 qts/hr. CFM LEAP on the other hand max consumption is 0.45 qts/hr. All above examples are used on the A320. Probably true enough on the GTF, but JT8s and JT9...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 04, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM Engine High Oil Consumption
Replies: 28
Views: 2912

Re: CFM Engine High Oil Consumption

Golly, you should see PW engines, if you want to see oil consumption.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 04, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FDX EVS and Adoption Across Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: FDX EVS and Adoption Across Airlines

For airlines with fleet-wide CAT III equipment, there’s no operational advantage to EVS—it doesn’t lower weather minima. For bizjets that don’t have CAT III and rarely transit CAT III airports, the lowered visibility from HUD/EFVS gives a real operational advantage.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 03, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 768
Views: 24508

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

If the case is decided as in the draft, Mississippi law will ban abortions after 15 weeks. In Norway and France, the limit is 12 weeks.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 03, 2022 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to start paying F/As during boarding
Replies: 125
Views: 17239

Re: DL to start paying F/As during boarding

That is all the airlines problem. In any other industry if you are required to report to work at 9am and you are required to stay until 5pm, you get paid for those 8 hours (minus breaks). If your employer requires you to stay longer, they are required to pay you as long as they require you to stay....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 02, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ron Galella dies at 91
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Ron Galella dies at 91

There’s a name from the past! He was always getting headlines in NY about getting Jackie O photos. Considered scum, now a hero, America.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 02, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Business Ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: Aviation Business Ideas?

I started at a local airport as, what was then called “line boy”; fueled planes, washed waxed them, did odd jobs, cleaned up the hangars, helped the mechanics. Small flight school plus about 35 based planes. It was a perfect high school, college job. A wealth of trade craft and lore I still find val...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 02, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore
Replies: 59
Views: 3340

Re: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore

The four states at the bottom of the list for rates, ID, VT, ME, NH, all have fairly high gun ownership rates and few gun regulations. DC, at the top, has famously tight regulations, challenged in Heller v.
DC, and highest rate. Go figure.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 02, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ROVE Callsign
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

Re: ROVE Callsign

At Columbus AFB, we had unique call signs for mission type, solo flights, formation, contact, cross-countries all had individual call signs.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun May 01, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore
Replies: 59
Views: 3340

Re: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore

AAHH yes the too many guns argument. Well since the OP is referencing NYC I will start there. OK, let's zero in on NYC like the OP asked us to. New Yorkers don't feel safe now and you suggest that if Giuliani's policies or Giuliani himself were reinstated then the people there would feel safe again...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a common speed margin above stall for flap settings?
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: Is there a common speed margin above stall for flap settings?

On the B727 and most airline SOP, that’s true, min maneuvering is good to 30 degrees of bank. But, on the five Part 25 bizjets I’ve flown, maneuvering speed above 15 degrees of bank required an extra 10 knots as did the C-5.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to start paying F/As during boarding
Replies: 125
Views: 17239

Re: DL to start paying F/As during boarding

I was talking with a F/O while waiting for my flight and he said he was on reserve duty and spent all day siting at the airport and not getting paid. To my surprise he said pilots only get paid while flying. Sort of true, the base pay increment is block out to block in, but it depends on the duty r...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rapid city South Dakota
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Re: Rapid city South Dakota

Corn Palace in Mitchell

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