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Speaking of brands and models, what was Ford thinking of with the Maverick pickup? It's not like the original Maverick brings back fond memories for anyone. It was a dog. Nor was it a pick up lol. At this point, it wouldn't surprise me if the brought back the Pinto nameplate, probably slap it on a ...Jump to post
It 1981, PA’s future already didn’t look great, on the other hand, no one knew where PI was going. PI looked like a little southern puddle jumper. They became a profitable, growing airline right until Allegheny bought them and poof! Several friends left EA when I was there, full of optimism of Piedm...Jump to post
The engines mounted above the wingbox helps hide the fan blades and reduce the IR heat signature from below. But it doesn’t seem like it would help avoid detection from airborne radars, i.e. an AWACS or Mig-31. The F-117 had the engines directly behind the intakes. Intake mesh angled correctly like...Jump to post
Heck, the Euros are still protecting Polanski Right, because we’re just one homogeneous entity, like the Borg. :sarcastic: He’s pretty much had free rein traveling around Europe despite being a wanted fugitive from justice. Protected by several courts, I’d say you’re the Borg, if the shoe fits.Jump to post
My understanding is that it's driven by operational costs and mission demand. The demand for KC-10 missions is lower and the operational cost higher, than those for the KC-135. Also the KC-135 is in the groove where there is strong understanding of how to mitigate aging in terms of fatigue and corr...Jump to post
Another NTT G7500 just beat that flying time record, KOAK-VHHH, 15.6 hours
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/EJA ... /KOAK/VHHH
Cessna 195 on floats—I had the “bug” earlier, but a couple of flights at 11 sealed the deal. Solo’d before I had driver’s license on my 16th birthday. The planes that taught me flying were the F-100 and Citation I & II. if you didn’t fly the Hun every moment, it could and would bite back. The Ci...Jump to post
I’d argue the Russian problem is a lot deeper than so-called “shock therapy”. There was zero Russian experience with market economics, democratic self-government to build on, so connected ex-communists stole everything. Yeltsin allowed or facilitated it because that’s all he and the government knew....Jump to post
Those fixes are called path terminators in ARINC database coding. Think “path to a termination point. CF is a course to a fix, where the path ends.
https://www.icao.int/safety/pbn/Seminar ... 07/D.3.pdf
NATO should have been dissolved 30 years ago, it's pointless doing it now, but if it had gone when it's time was over, we would IMO be living in a much safer world today. Russia could easily have been a benign neighbour, many people believed this. Plenty of far more intelligent and knowledgeable pe...Jump to post
Now you're being an idiot, the end of the cold war was wasted, it was the perfect opportunity for the world to disarm, we screwed that up. There is absolutely no reason to suggest Russia would have tried to expand if NATO didn't exist. An EU on friendly terms with Russia would be a far better outco...Jump to post
Let's say he makes this go away. Wasn't he still great friends with Epstein, over many years, even after he was convicted ? Pretty much everyone except Melinda Gates was friends with Epstein. Is it really so hard to believe that trafficking young women is extremely common? I am not even totally sur...Jump to post
Except CRAF freighters don’t have roll-on, roll-off capability as the C-5 and C-17 do. Try driving a tank, a Mark V boat, or multiple helicopters on a 747. Try airdrop in the 747. Better yet, try ordering civilian pilots to fly into hostile environs or known threat areas. At that point you're reduc...Jump to post
The USAF doesn’t need transport aircraft at all really. It’s much cheaper for Transcom to contract out cargo to civilian airliners. Except CRAF freighters don’t have roll-on, roll-off capability as the C-5 and C-17 do. Try driving a tank, a Mark V boat, or multiple helicopters on a 747. Try airdrop...Jump to post
Those A300 ops were under the old pre-ETOPS ICAO 90 minute rule.
4 pilots, 4 hour turns, double berth in the crew rest. Not sure how they scheduled F/As. Polar Ops approved including solar radiation mitigation program, “rescue” planes in Norway and AK, in the event of diversion, polar survival kits on board. FOB at the last ETP (AK/ HI) would have had them landin...Jump to post
Lots of discussion of EU to Hawaii service. It looks like Net Jets just did what might be the longest fractional flight—ZRH to KOA (Kona); 15.0 hours passed 170 nautical south of the pole.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N17 ... /LSZH/PHKO
Obviously we'll cut all the foreign aid, sorry Haiti, but that's only going to net $6.4b/yr. Let's go to food stamps and farm subsidies next. Can all of them, farms will fail, people will go hungry and possibly die, and we'll potentially cause a little international agricultural crisis as we clean ...Jump to post
But somehow a majority of american voters keep insisting this won’t work in their particular society, even though it works elsewhere. American exceptionalism at it’s most naive and darkest. o Because criminals would know that all of their potential victims are unarmed. Where as now there are potent...Jump to post
Sorry Nicoeddf, but this was a serious event that bears significant scrutiny. Had the DL aircraft that departed before the incident aircraft not been a widebody, and thus had a longer interval before the incident aircraft could depart, this could have been an actual metal-bending event. I disagree ...Jump to post
Why you can't do that on an airplane is mind boggling. Maybe what can come out of this is a dot on a map on a screen that says "you are HERE, now go HERE" That would make too much sense in an aviation industry plagued by pilots who think they are (or should be) god and c-suite managers wh...Jump to post
With digital clearances that can be entered and executed by the crew, we need to enable datalink taxi clearances that then are highlighted in the MAP display. We, in Globals and Challengers had an expanded taxi chart with ownship—just add the means to overlay the taxi route. I’d also agree the clear...Jump to post
The debt ceiling is a tool Congress came up with because it creates a problem that Congress can blame on the president, who needs the solution that only Congress can provide. Congress gets to beat the president and then be seen as the savior, all while extracting concessions. The interesting thing ...Jump to post
But that would contradict the JonNYC tweets from a passenger who said that the plane accelerated to get off the runaway. Since there apparently will be no CVR, they can tell any story they want. Perfect. If I'm the FO, however, and it seemed to me like the leak to Forbes was designed by the airline...Jump to post
Simply cutting spending will do zero to the debt. We need income. Taxes. But, for some reason, when taxation comes up, Republicans think we don't need taxes but we can just spend, spend, spend especially for the military. THAT is where cuts need to start. Cutting 500 low level IRS employees will no...Jump to post
Considering the wet winter weather, I’d think icing, airframe or eng8ne, might be a factor—it’d explain the slow climb. Icing would also explain why he didn’t want to climb above 5,000’. Belay that, here’s a report that the pilot reporting losing oil pressure at 1725 LT https://www.msn.com/en-us/tra...Jump to post
Yes’m austerity isn’t necessarily the answer, but reforming 90 year old programs can be the answer. We’re not gonna starve because Big Sugar and Big Corn don’t get their accustomed subsidies. Besides, discretionary spending isn’t the looming problem—SSA and Medicare are and it has shouted from the r...Jump to post
airlineworker wrote:Too many wasted years to bring this aircraft to market. Kind of surprised by delay after delay, Japanese companies are careful not to over promise and plan well for production. Not this time. Embraer owns the 70+ seat market.
Again, why is Baldwin being treated different from Joe Nobody in middle America who didn't know the gun was loaded and gets a slap on the wrist? Those Joe Nobodys aren't on a movie set where full time people get paid to manage the firearms and ammo. I wouldn’t bet Joe Nobody is getting his wrist sl...Jump to post
Look at the tax trends after 2020, when revenue really took off after all the tax changes worked thru the economy. It’s not just one year.
The true “tax” burden government imposes is the spending, not taxes. We need spendingbto decline as a percentage of GDP.
Even acknowledging all this, though, the article is complementary of the KC-46 from all perspectives, including boomers. It has a significant flaw in the RVS and that is not disputed by anyone. But overall, the aircraft is a major improvement. Boeing disputed that the RVS was flawed for years. But ...Jump to post