I’d be highly dubious of simulator tests when outside the AFM profiles and procedures. The aero data probably doesn’t exist and any effort to try a one slat out, one slat in take-off is certainly outside aero data, let alone a 1979 simulator. AA191 just needed to fly with 10-15 knots above V2. AF90 ...Jump to post
The dreaded eight-engine rotor bow start! “Ground, starting number 1, ready to taxi in about 30 minutes”.Jump to post
Risk analysis is about likely risks and accounting for them, not about creating zero risk. Take-off performance is not based on all engines failing. To your second comment, yes with 50% over capacity, that’s not 50% more rafts. It’s the rafts have the flotation of carrying 50% more load than design...Jump to post
Risk analysis is about likely risks and accounting for them, not about creating zero risk.
To your second comment, yes with 50% over capacity, that’s not 50% more rafts. It’s the rafts have the flotation of carrying 50% more load than designed capacity. An 8 person raft can float 12 persons.
A 727-100 with the -17R's would have been sporty. Don't know if that combo was flown though. Nygard's now former/scrapped 721 had -217's on 1&3 and I think a -15 in #2. A real rocket I'm sure! A good friend flew Getty’s Valsan conversion, yes a rocket til it runs out of wing. It was built as a ...Jump to post
The only use I’ve seen where “dive” was used as a technical term was bombing, anywhere from 10 degrees to 60. At 60 degrees, the target will just about be below the canopy rail in an A-10.Jump to post
Here’s the FBI report,
https://htv-prod-media.s3.amazonaws.com ... 442285.pdf
Make of it what you will, but why are we assuming it’s a case of drunk passenger who can’t handle his anxiety?
The Social Democratic Party of Denmark has moved so far to the right in terms of immigration policies that they ressemble any other right winged party. As was meanwhile explained to you, the idea that a Social Democrat should be soft on immigration is dead wrong. In fact, they should be exactly the...Jump to post
Something else is at play and whoever can figure it out is going to be a rich man. It's not complicated. The last two years have been hell, and people are having a hard time. When stress goes up - say, due to unemployment rates hitting 20%, due to a global pandemic killing 4.6 million people, due t...Jump to post
An engine change, see UA 777 cases, would be quite a challenge on Midway. My squadron did a trip in there when the USN left. I very much doubt any cranes, lifts, etc for an engine change are positioned there, just in case.Jump to post
Tract* ;) I can only imagine how pissed off Gabby's parents/step-parents are. A week after their impassioned pleas for information via media, and Brian and his family still totally silent and unresponsive. Someone in that family knows something - this is ridiculous. John Walsh seems to think the pa...Jump to post
There is different fees or insurance costs associated with having the “full” license? Very Americanon my part. I have an English friend I got together with years ago in Florida. He was stunned someone would take his credit card and give him a boat for the afternoon with nothing in the way of a licen...Jump to post
Is there a special power steering license? What’s the point of differentiating between gearboxes?Jump to post
Were there new build 727 with -217 power? If so, I missed it. The last new builds were for FDX at 206,000 TOGW and i thought with -17R power.Jump to post
AF447 was descending at over 15,000ft/min in a level attitude. I was gonna say that—some planes have descended in flat or nose-high attitude just not too successfully. The T-38 syllabus has a full aft stick stall demonstration. I can’t remember, but I think it gradually entered clean and you could ...Jump to post
At one time a RCAF pilot was the author of the USAF General Flight Rules regulation. Captain Mark Wuennenburg, IIRCJump to post
It sounds like the body may have decomposed enough that any signs of strangulation or similar may be gone. The best outcome is if he kills himself. Sadly, body confirmed to be that of Gabby Petito https://www.wfla.com/news/sarasota-county/gabby-petitos-body-found-death-ruled-homicide-fbi-confirms/ ...Jump to post
Easiest baggage load by far is Major League Soccer. Soccer players need, basically, a couple shorts, a couple shirts, a some shoes (boots) and they're good to go. Prior to Covid, most MLS teams traveled COMMERICAL ... not even charter. Most players didn't even bother checking a bag. There are many ...Jump to post
The asylum argument is based on “open borders”; if one can claim asylum after passing thru three or four “safe countries”, they’re economic migrants, not a persecuted individual. With the global economic inequalities, there’s no way the developed world can allow unlimited economic immigration. Plus,...Jump to post
Off topic, but did anyone read the NYT article on how the Mossad remotely killed the Iranian nuclear scientist? Remote controlled gun mounted on a pickup; they used another pickup with cameras to verify he was driving so they wouldn’t miss. Mile down the road and kabluey. His wife in the passenger s...Jump to post
Ooooo, that doesn't too good for the wing! And while this could be considered to not be a crash I would say a failed gear is more than a mishap. Of course we don't know that for a fact, do we? I am still trying to figure out from the picture, what I see. How it got to where it is and what damage/de...Jump to post
I find it somewhat humorous that people are getting all upset about civilian deaths. They have happened wholesale since at least World War One. Think of the firebombings, nuclear bombs, the V rockets, rape of Nanking, etc, etc, etc. You might want to look a lot farther back than WW I. John Churchil...Jump to post
Now his family is saying that he's hiding in a local nature preserve. I bet it's a red herring so that he can get further away and closer to where he's actually going. If he ends up being charged, aren't his family risking being charged as accessories? This is a ridiculous amount of cover they are ...Jump to post
Isn't the critical difference here that those wars were between states? I agree that the 'fight over there' with drones strategy is borne out of the intention you describe, but what's the suggestion here? Level eastern KSA, most of populated AFG, and eastern Pakistan? And therein lies the challenge...Jump to post
We tried to make war safe for Americans fighting it and make the necessary inhumanity of warfare look “clean”. This is where we are, strategically defeated, but everyone thinks nothing of it. Wars that have historically produced good peace have been very destructive and total in scale. Third Punic ...Jump to post
We tried to make war safe for Americans fighting it and make the necessary inhumanity of warfare look “clean”. This is where we are, strategically defeated, but everyone thinks nothing of it. Wars that have historically produced good peace have been very destructive and total in scale. Third Punic W...Jump to post
The A319 has unique weights, loads, fatique, development and sub assemblies, engines, landing gears, etc etc. To keep those in the air for 25 years, including unique maintenance programs, training, spare parts is something every operators would like to avoid. Apparently nearly half the A319NEO back...Jump to post
France is ... not amused. "This brutal, unilateral and unpredictable decision reminds me a lot of what Mr Trump used to do," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told franceinfo radio. "I am angry and bitter. This isn't done between allies."... Two weeks ago, the Australian defen...Jump to post
No reference, but size and speed range would pretty dictate a trimmable stabilizer. A quick look at photos of the AN-124 tail makes it appear that the tailplane is fixed. However, the elevator is quite large. https://s29755.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/DB-Schenker-AN-124_2-2048x1152.jpg Yeah,...Jump to post
Perhaps for incompetence, but treason is way overreach. Grade determination could be real punishment. I’ve heard of 2-stars retired as majors.
I found it. It's not Queensland and New South Wales separate time zones. It's the same time zones. See map. https://www.worldtimezone.com/wtz020.php https://www.worldtimezone.com/time-australia12.php Q Yes, but Queensland doesn’t use daylight savings time in summer, so there’s an hour time change a...Jump to post
FlapOperator wrote:The correct answer to this requirement is the US-2.
A flying boat > a kludged landplane.
If anyone can do it, it’ll be the SOF, completely independent budgeting authority, lots of political, horsepower and limitless imagination.Jump to post
I operated a Global in/out of OOL and there’s also the funky time zones between the two states, IIRC.Jump to post
I flew A330-200, A330-300, A340-300, A340-600 and A350-900 all as a common fleet. There is no difficulty difference between them. The A340-600 did handle like a much bigger aircraft, which it was at 368t MTOW, and had to be operated accordingly. But it wasn’t more difficult. Echo those sentiments, ...Jump to post
SAF would have to be 20% of 21 BILLION gallons, which looks pretty steep hill to climb. Jus have to add thousand times current SAF production.Jump to post
Don't want to rile anyone up here, but I think security-wise, US aviation has somewhat lost its glamour from the post-911 security improvements. Take a look at all the bad behavior we get around us all the time. I seriously hope that someone (not specifically saying who or what) doesn't use that as...Jump to post
Plane View on the Gulfstream is Honeywell-based system customized for them. Falcon Easy is also Honeywell. Cessna is heavily Garmin. EMB and BBD are Collins. Collins had strong penetration in bizjets but Garmin has made inroads into their business.Jump to post
Type certificate and operating regulation are two very different animals. Being certified for single pilot ops doesn’t mean it can operate with passengers in 121 ops single pilot.Jump to post
It’s not that they “don’t care”; it’s that flying that plane around for them is like you or I using the family car. As a budget item, the plane for them is likely cheaper, percentage wise, than our cars. I’ve been involved in deals, rich people dicker over the floor mats on a $60 million plane, just...Jump to post