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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/business ... index.html
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That’s nothing, unemployment claims were held up by lack of COBOL programmers.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/business ... index.html

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SBY GROWTH
Replies: 13
Views: 815

Re: SBY GROWTH

With 30,000 residents and only 650,000 on the whole of the DELMARVA, not a big catchment area. I’ve driven a number of times, amazingly empty for the east coast.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

Do you really get your news at Comedy Central?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?
Replies: 23
Views: 1509

Re: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?

HPN is your best shot, though fares can be high. Next best choices are LGA and BDL. Travel times between both about the same. BDL’s distance, LGA’s traffic. Maybe, but both the Merritt and 95 can be thoroughly clogged at the wrong time of day, which is about 2 hours either side of 0800 and 1700 dur...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 69
Views: 2100

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

I just had an endoscopy in a Massachusetts hospital, neither RN who worked my procedure had been vaccinated and seemed very reluctant.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN124 in TPA
Replies: 16
Views: 2604

Re: AN124 in TPA

[threeid]u[/threeid] This particular flight was delivering a CAE P-8 flight simulator to Prestwick, which was then trucked to RAF Lossiemouth for installation. It is the second and final one for the RAF and will also be used to train Norwegian crews. Only weighs 9.5 tonnes but is an awkward size and...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2046

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

I’m so old I remember when the last Democratic administration did some of the same stuff. Every leaker who talks “on condition of anonymity because they’re not authorized to comment” should shut up. They’re not authorized for a reason, up against the wall. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

California, watch out, Judge Roger Benitez is coming for your assault weapons ban. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/05/us/assault-weapons-ban-california.html?action=click&module=In%20Other%20News&pgtype=Homepage Nothing to watch out for - his absurd Swiss Army Knife analogy will get killed o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/05/us/a ... e=Homepage
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California, watch out, Judge Roger Benitez is coming for your assault weapons ban.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/05/us/a ... e=Homepage

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Gun violence is increasing over the last 4 years as more and more of the suicide pact GOP keep trying to create a more dangerous world. If a violent crime is being committed it is because the environment is present for it to be committed. you try to avoid such environments. Limiting guns in public ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA
Replies: 23
Views: 6037

Re: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA

Departures off of 01 at DCA, formerly 36, were common. Haven’t been there a long time, but many 727 take-offs from 36, left up the Potomac. Also, in Citations when DC was a frequent bizjet stop.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

If it has gotten to that point, how will I have had my gun out? You fail to answer how more guns are the answer to a declining issue. Even the old west knew that more guns = more problems. You need to remember what you wrote earlier. Then, you were worried about how much more gun violence there is ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?
Replies: 12
Views: 1824

Re: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?

I have a book of pictures done for brochures, one is from the cockpit over my shoulder landing at SYD after a flight down from HKG, rainy night. I also have pics of circling over the Opera House for the brochures. A couple of great days

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58881

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

If you were near, it was more likely afterburner lights, as fighters don’t go supersonic near the airfield.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Permit less carry means more people will be carrying more guns in volatile situations. Guns can be at home, and be a part of a well -regulated militia, but permit less, training less, license less guns is a recipe for disaster., The same prediction was made in the ‘90s when “shall issue “ became th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

It depends on whether you are abusing them or they are abusing you. Guns are not a part of polite society. They are a part of controlled society. Really going to say an armed society is a controlled society? Sure it isn't the other way around? As in the CONTROL in gun CONTROL? By 01 JUL 21, 20 stat...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58881

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Not to mention all above about the issues of a clean-sheet supersonic aircraft, from a start-up company with no history of engineering, supply chain, procurement, manufacturing, aftermarket support, and program management. With unproven engine, structural, systems, code, etc. We all know what a cle...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Actually, the original citizens’ attempt to overthrow the government were also armed on April 19th, 1775. Still celebrated as a holiday in my state, as is the Daniel Shay rebellion celebrated with highway names.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58881

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

West Coast to Hawaii would be awesome supersonic. 2 hr flight time arriving before you leave. If they can stretch the range a little bit, they could fly LAX -> HNL -> SYD. Logistically, this also makes sense for UA. Many of their hubs are coastal (EWR, SFO, IAH, GUM, IAD, LAX) and they could maximi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?
Replies: 12
Views: 1824

Re: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?

St. Ex said, “a pilot waits for dawn like a gardener waits for spring”. Something enjoyable about the coming of dawn, wherever it happens—over the Amazon, at 20W waiting for Shannon to come up on VHF, somewhere in China coming from Dubai. The last time was nearing Cyprus on a long run, KPIE to LLBG....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Closing the private sale loophole (it is only in a few states but, for some reason, every state does it) would lower suicide and domestic violence using guns. Enforcing and carrying out background checks would lower instances of mass shootings. Another idea someone thought of is tax bullets at like...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Not according to my sources. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/D6DPC3RMCREEFEJSDKZKLLDIXA.jpg&w=916 https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/03/23/2020-shootings/ Your two charts don't agree, then. Althoug...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

victrola wrote:
In Texas it's easier to buy a gun than it is to vote now.


Wait a minute, have you tried either voting or buying a gun. And I don’t mean on the street, from a dealer.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cleared to land
Replies: 16
Views: 1818

Re: Cleared to land

I waiting for departure at KJFK one busy afternoon. L1011 with the old “continue” instruction, as spacing was close and it was Kennedy. Traffic ahead missed the exit, 1011 was given the “go around” after the threshold, probably at 50’ or 60’, just made with touching down. The captain complained, of ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16208

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

A couple of things that need to be addressed since everyone is a great Monday Morning QB. No the crew will not get fired . People make mistakes. As with every single investigation after any kind of incident the investigators will be trying to determine why the mistake was made and understand ALL th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

You know what direction all those curves do in the last 25 years? Down.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

[ That's the problem. We're not trying to stop the usual criminal who shot a gun. We are trying to prevent another angsty teenagers from shooting up their local schools or mall. Very telling. You're not trying to take guns away from criminals, just create more laws to make it harder for law abiding...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2575

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

We had to kill the pets to save the pets! /sarcasm

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16208

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

No excuse for a taxi accident.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14392

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Can’t legally fly a jet while possessing a Basic Medical, must 1st, 2nd or 3rd Class. Basic Medical is not a certificate, limited to under 6,000 pounds TOGW, 5 or fewer passengers. I don’t think anyone without an ATP or at the bare minimum a CPL should be in a turbojet, personally. Even turboprops ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14392

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

jetskipper wrote:
Does the C-501 have a CVR and/or FDR?


May have been installed but not original equipment or required by regulation. If the plane had been on an AOC, it might have an FDR, less likely CVR

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US citizens traveling to UK ?
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: US citizens traveling to UK ?

Here’s what the NY Times had reported the other day for UK visitors. Looks like a short visit begins after 10 days of quarantine and testing. The United States and most European countries are currently on England’s amber list, which requires travelers to show proof of a negative virus test taken 72 ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14392

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

meecrob wrote:
Medicals apply no matter what the powerplant, unless I am missing a joke?


Can’t legally fly a jet while possessing a Basic Medical, must 1st, 2nd or 3rd Class. Basic Medical is not a certificate, limited to under 6,000 pounds TOGW, 5 or fewer passengers.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14392

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

For FAA commercial ops, not authorized with limited exception of 135 charter with autopilot. For private ops, no limitations other than aircraft certification. I’m pretty sure, for private operators, there are few countries that require two pilots for IFR with the obvious exception of AFM limitatio...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2575

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

The only reasonable way is carbon taxes and an effort to explain the externalities and how the money is spent. No, the money isn’t yet another slush fund to buy votes. Let consumers pay the Piper and decide what’s important to spend their money—true democracy there, which is why many don’t like it. ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2575

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

But it's a issue that this industry will have to get a handle on sooner rather than later. True, but it's a war with dual fronts: one of science, one of propaganda. It's imperative to win the former, but not sure how one does that in light of the latter. :( Despite opinions to the opposite, rich pe...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14392

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

For FAA commercial ops, not authorized with limited exception of 135 charter with autopilot. For private ops, no limitations other than aircraft certification. I’m pretty sure, for private operators, there are few countries that require two pilots for IFR with the obvious exception of AFM limitation...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14392

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Something like 010-015 OVC and 10 mile visibility, not too bad even for local VFR.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2575

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

Despite opinions to the opposite, rich people worry about money, that’s how they got it and how they keep. It’ll be an issue. SAF will always be a drop in the bucket, an indulgence paid to the God of Climate.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?
Replies: 23
Views: 1509

Re: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?

Our experiences differ then. Before COVID, I walked GCT, to B&H, then to Union Square for lunch with my niece and her fiancé. Total walking time for me was about 50 minutes, then about 25 minutes back to GCT for train home. Roller board luggage wouldn’t change much, I had a B&H purchase and ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

But, your idea isn’t changing anything—those that comply are not the problem as you admit, the criminals remain criminals. It’s your culture war against legal gun owners, not a solution to gun violence

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?
Replies: 23
Views: 1509

Re: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?

It’s a 20-minute walk, one mile thru Bryant Park to GCT in summer! The girl watching, dinner at the Oyster Bar and taking in Grand Central is worth it. Not to mention, the shopping, the Empire State Building. Don’t miss B&H, if you like photo or electronics.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

And the FBI is not doing it's duty and completing background checks on public sales https://www.rollcall.com/2019/12/03/fbi-never-completes-hundreds-of-thousands-of-gun-checks/ Although, again, private sales do not require background checks but, yeah, let's just not enforce the laws already on the ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?
Replies: 23
Views: 1509

Re: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?

The direct Amtrak connection from EWR to Stamford is going to be a bit tricky as GalaxyFlyer said but if you're considering stopping in Manhattan to get dinner anyway EWR isn't all that bad, you could just fly there directly, then take NJ Transit into Penn Station (they have 3-4 hourly trains going...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14392

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Standard was to have the igniters on for take-off, landing, heavy rain and icing. They bleed thru the cockpit audio pretty noticeably. 2,500 hours in the early ones

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14392

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Aren’t there different lower restrictions to fly the plane part 91 only? Well you could be a private pilot and VFR only but you still need a current medical certificate to act as pilot in command legally. Can’t hold a type rating without instrument rating, which Lara has on his certificate. What he...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14392

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

It’s in the ACS checklist.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14392

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Can you be type certified without a current medical? Just trying to understand the technicalities. The FAA practical exam will require a current medical, so no. Not if you're taking the exam in a simulator. So yes, it is possible to get a type rating and do recurrent training without having a curre...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 31, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14392

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Well he was type rated, just didn't have a current medical. Unless he has some medical condition that contributed to this crash it's a non issue. People his age are suppose to get one every 2 years, but someone under 40 only has to get one every 5 years. I'm sure his insurance required recurrent tr...

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