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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: For pilots: Was the DC-10 a joy to fly?
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: For pilots: Was the DC-10 a joy to fly?

As a friend who “plumbed” the -10 at AA said, “a deadhead between pre-flights”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 2844

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

His point does indeed still stand, but weight and speed come up second to time and money. Trucks run fast because the revenue gain more than makes up for the cost. Look back to the days he’s talking about—the 60s and 70s. The years of “chicken trucks”; Monfort and Carolina Western speeding across th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 1365

Re: British MP Killed

Horrific news. Our elected officials should be safe and not being afraid of being killed. A fine Member of Parliament with a passion for animal welfare. Yes, a passion for animal welfare, he supported the ban on fox hunting. But very antiquated political views. His political views were robustly con...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 2844

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

And we were risking it if we drove 5 miles per hour over 55. Few did. 65 years old now and still drive 5 miles over posted limit. And almost get blown off the road. Can't change fuel consumption curve - weight and speed still matter. Shoot no, lots of us ran well over the double nickel. I was passe...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 2844

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Generalization - all is see are new trucks, SUV's, esp black Tahoes being driven by young women with no one else in the vehicle. Even though they are improved mpg from the beasts of the past, they are still hogs. Remember after 73 oil shock you couldn't give away a fullsize car. Now - no one seems ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 2844

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

dc10lover wrote:
Funny gasoline demand rises yet traffic is nothing compared to before the Covid19 virus came out.


Not where I am—back to pre-COVID in the Northeast.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was this Boeing 707 takeoff dangerous or only appears so to a non-pilot?
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Was this Boeing 707 takeoff dangerous or only appears so to a non-pilot?

My experience with an under-powered quad, that looks sorta normal. The engineer did the data in letter size sheet paper and included all engines and OEI data-all engine run was usually not very much shorter than OEI and often limited by 115% of AEO run. That TO was closer than 115% but rotate techni...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 37
Views: 4901

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

You are all are pretending only Honda is proposing singlepilot ops in 9pax aircraft? Again, there are no less than 10 being currently manufactured that permit this... it's the Single Pilot Class of Light Jets. The FAA has already put the stamp of approval on a number of aircraft to be flown this wa...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 37
Views: 4901

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

It seems the single pilot oos have at least sold a few original Hondajet's: https://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/aircraft-propulsion/evaluating-hondajet-elites-single-pilot-operation The competition has single pilot, so not having it would be a red flag. This is something that I doubt we'll a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was this Boeing 707 takeoff dangerous or only appears so to a non-pilot?
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Was this Boeing 707 takeoff dangerous or only appears so to a non-pilot?

ASDR = TORR/TODR is BFL. Close, but not unusual for a quad. I’ve seen C-5 take-offs that were almost like that, dust off the overrun. LETO with munitions at 35F, run be cover a minute. About 12,000’ on 13,500’ of TORA.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 51
Views: 1630

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Perp is a Danish citizen AND a recent convert to the Religion of Peace. As for a shooting, in this case, you actually do "shoot" an arrow. It's time for Common Sense High Capacity bow regulation now. End Bow Violence Now! 5 people killed by a bow in this case 60 people killed and 411 inju...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 30
Views: 1196

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

Paying low paid people more money would be a constant / permanent source of inflation. Things would simply cost more, both for the rich and (this is crucial) for the poor also. Yes, because as has been demonstrated so clearly in Scandinavia, providing even the lowest paid with a liveable salary, su...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 37
Views: 4901

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

I don't think single pilot certification is pursued by economic considerations, frankly IMO it is offered for those who want to fly it owner operated. It is for the person who wants to fly their own airplane on their schedule without having to coordinate scheduling a crew in the same manor as if th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 37
Views: 4901

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

Noise, yes, real changes, no. There’s no regulatory or Congressional direction on the idea. If anything accident experience is showing SP ops have added risk.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 37
Views: 4901

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

In the big picture of jet operations, a second pilot isn’t not expensive. For a bizjet or a small RJ, what's a realistic amount? 5% of the total DOC per pilot? Less? I think it matters more on an RJ because it directly competes with larger, more efficient commercial airliners. In a small bizjet, th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 37
Views: 4901

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

It’s bigger, so it’s a new fuselage Thank you. Hmmm, single pilots and the ability to seat 9 pax. No doubt its going to be too expensive for commuter airline duties, but maybe as an execute shuttle. I don’t get the A.net fascination with single-pilot ops. Decades of experience with CRM as applied t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8475

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Assuming this is NOT a medical event, being seriously spatially disoriented is a very powerful experience. While the plane is obviously is a very bad way, your vestibular senses are telling you something very different. Now, press “Big Red Button”; plane is upright, but your vestibular senses are no...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is innovation declining?
Replies: 82
Views: 3840

Re: Is innovation declining?

It really isn't all engine. The A350 wing is much more efficient than the A330/A340. The cruising altitude and speed of the A350 are quite different compared to the A340. Several thousand feet higher initial altitude. M0.85 compared to M0.81-0.82 doesn't sound like much but over medium and long hau...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 37
Views: 4901

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

It’s bigger, so it’s a new fuselage

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 36
Views: 1369

Re: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?

EA, DL and AC. There were two thoroughly derelict L-1011s on the ramp at El Alamein Egypt parked next to us. Often wondered who had owned them and why were they abandoned there.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 2844

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Well maybe it is (and the LA Times is no Fox News) - Editorial: President Biden is wrong: The federal government should absolutely raise the gas tax https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-06-23/raise-gas-tax-infrastructure Biden knows that raising the gas tax will cause him to lose Congress. Lo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream launches G400 and G800
Replies: 17
Views: 3169

Re: Gulfstream launches G400 and G800

No accounting for marketing types.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 37
Views: 4901

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Man - his credibility keeps getting lower and lower. Him and AL Gore keep winning that "do as I say not as I do award".


Why would change, he has the money, many times over. For him to fly in a new G650, as a portion of his money is like you and I owning a car.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 37
Views: 4901

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

Will be interesting to see if Al Gore and Bill Gates buy them. Still saving $15,000 in fuel on a LA-NY trip, on a plane that might cost a third to buy? Maybe not Jeff Bezo's concern but an actor or sports star? NetJets is going to love it. I think they would sell like hot cakes. Honda Jets haven’t ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?
Replies: 80
Views: 4062

Re: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?

This might be a little bit too off topic but since we have not yet found the perfect replacement for the C 17 engines it might be acceptable.. just for recreation until the discussion continues… :-) You missed the Alte Feuerwoche , sadly gone. Hil was a butcher and restaurant chef/owner. After the ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8475

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Ah, very good. A lot of GA accidents are handed to the local FSDO, but the NTSB has the final say on who investigates any transportation accident. Headlines can become a decider. Over the COVID period a lot of investigations were not done well, field work esp. Government agencies have hidden. I pres...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8475

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Collins taught me that operations are hazardous, not an airplane, an approach or an airport. Operations are managed by assessing and avoiding or mitigations risk, which might mean a divert, a canceled flight or a safe one. When he was active, we had a vacuum pump with a MBTF of about 500 hours. Back...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 2844

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

There’s tons of land in the US that could open to fracking if the price stays about $80 a bbl. NYS for one that’s off limits. It’s too late to bend the price curve, however. High and higher prices are baked in the next two years, not astronomical, but $80 to $100.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8475

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Dick was a great writer, I still have copies of the original Air Facts magazine with articles from him and his father, Leighton. A real foundation for me. He had probably 25,000 hours of single-engine time, a lot of actual IFR time in them, too. N40RC was his C172 and he flew it for years in the Nor...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8475

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Relying on that rather than making proper risk analysis and maintaining proficiency makes one a dead man walking. The Pilot should always be the master of the situation, not rely on a device to do something he cannot do by hand flying. If that means cancel, so be it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KGMU Falcon 50 accident follow-up
Replies: 10
Views: 2423

Re: KGMU Falcon 50 accident follow-up

Yes, the KBED crew were IS-BAO audited, but highly unprofessional. They weren’t charter, private department. In the large cabin planes, one can find good jobs, my pension is better than my FERS pension, for instance. Pay is accelerating—ours up 20% this coming year. It’s tough to find experienced pr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So sick of all these cancelled flights
Replies: 20
Views: 1956

Re: So sick of all these cancelled flights

Is the issue THAT BAD in the US? I look through the flights that I have taken in my life since 2005 50 longhaul 10 North America (Mexico, Costa Rica) 70 South America 100 Europe 100 Asia 50 Australia and the Pacific 3 Africa (Morocco) I had only TWO cancellations (by Royal Air Maroc and Sriwijaya) ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event
Replies: 16
Views: 1007

Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

21st C man: “oh, climate change is raising the temps 2C, it’s terrible”. Ancient Gods, “hold my beer, I’ve got rain for 2 million years coming at ya!” The Earth is fine, the people are f*cked. - George Carlin. This needs to be said more. We might not be able to handle the effects of climate change....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8475

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Autopilots serve pilots, the autopilot isn’t there to bail a pilot out who’s in over his ability. I listened to a pilot near KHPN spiral into the ground one night, decades ago. The report said he knew the gyros or vacuum pump were unreliable, so had his wife fly home on an airline because he thought...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KGMU Falcon 50 accident follow-up
Replies: 10
Views: 2423

Re: KGMU Falcon 50 accident follow-up

Wyvern or ARG/US but not foolproof; they get caught out sometimes. Know your charter firm, basically be in the business or deal with the large known ones like Net Jets, VistaJet, Solarius. Going to the local airport and chartering is risky, IMO. Honestly, I think the best thing is to get away from ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8475

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

I wouldn’t bet the NTSB will be the investigator, could be delegated to the FAA.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?
Replies: 35
Views: 5045

Re: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?

Just say, “NO”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So sick of all these cancelled flights
Replies: 20
Views: 1956

Re: So sick of all these cancelled flights

bfitzflyer wrote:
Or accordingly pass legislation that reregulates them if they can't run a business properly.


Because that worked out so well the first time.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So sick of all these cancelled flights
Replies: 20
Views: 1956

Re: So sick of all these cancelled flights

Want absolute control over your travels— by a plane or a Net Jets contract or be prepared to knock out the miles in your car, if no water crossing is involved. I’ve dozens of times said, “screw the airlines”, got in the car and best them in travel time. It’s no wonder people are beating down the doo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NetJets orders 100 additional Embraer Phenom 300s
Replies: 7
Views: 2124

Re: NetJets orders 100 additional Embraer Phenom 300s

They need planes ASAP. Business is so strong they had to suspend sale of jet cards and new fractional shares in order to meet current client demand. For now they have 60 frames arriving in 2022 https://www.bjtonline.com/business-jet-news/netjets-sees-business-booming-as-market-surges Good article f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8475

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Spatial D is a very powerful stressor and it takes experience and discipline to ignore it and orient oneself by the flight instruments. It’s not near as simple as looking at the speedometer on your car.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not sure wrong airport turn around in flight now
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Not sure wrong airport turn around in flight now

Change in destination is pretty common in non-airline operations. We just had a jet, VNY-BED, turn south of Chicago to land at KSGR. New plan.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21177

Re: Southwest operational issues 10/2021

And to those thinking Southwest has a real problem... this like 3% or less of of the pilots. The airline can absolutely do without them. Not that it won't be a big adjustments but these few are not representative of the pilots. Tugg And you know the numbers how? If it’s 3%, I’d be amazed, more like...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21177

Re: Southwest operational issues 10/2021

And, knowledgeable people commit to lies because it suits their purposes, which is exactly what Mandy Rice-Davies was getting at—look at the person’s incentives and position to judge the veracity of what they say.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event
Replies: 16
Views: 1007

Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

21st C man: “oh, climate change is raising the temps 2C, it’s terrible”. Ancient Gods, “hold my beer, I’ve got rain for 2 million years coming at ya!” I mean, we hadn't built Miami yet. No one's saying life on Earth isn't resilient. It's the things we've made that are... built to tighter tolerances...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21177

Re: Southwest operational issues 10/2021

And to those thinking Southwest has a real problem... this like 3% or less of of the pilots. The airline can absolutely do without them. Not that it won't be a big adjustments but these few are not representative of the pilots. Tugg And you know the numbers how? If it’s 3%, I’d be amazed, more like...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event
Replies: 16
Views: 1007

Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

21st C man: “oh, climate change is raising the temps 2C, it’s terrible”.

Ancient Gods, “hold my beer, I’ve got rain for 2 million years coming at ya!”

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?
Replies: 80
Views: 4062

Re: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?

I only stayed in Kaiserslautern once, IIRC. Usually somewhere in Ramstein Village or Landstuhl. I did rent cars on “broke” planes—Mosel, Luxembourg, Heidelberg, Bern Kassel. C-5 was good for impromptu vacations. Once had a Sys A pressure line develop a pinhole leak, fogged the cargo box badly. Got b...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?
Replies: 80
Views: 4062

Re: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?

You missed the Alte Feuerwoche , sadly gone. Hil was a butcher and restaurant chef/owner. After the meals were prepared, he’d come out with an accordion and sing old German and American songs. Food was fabulous, the beer, too. Many a crew sleeping off dinner after too many beers. It was on von Richt...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21177

Re: Southwest operational issues 10/2021

Federal Aviation Administration: "To be clear: None of the information from Southwest, its pilots union, or the FAA indicates that this weekend’s cancellations were related to vaccine mandates." https://twitter.com/FAANews/status/1447708023724679175 Well, they would say that, wouldn’t the...

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