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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 14, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I was selected for both Civil and Military aviation. Professionals, please help me to choose
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: I was selected for both Civil and Military aviation. Professionals, please help me to choose

I was at Eastern for five years, on the MEC; don’t remember a trip, no one of the BOSFO are friends or contacts. My first squadron commander, 43 years ago, is coming to visit the unit and a few dozen of us will attend a Memorial Day service. Current fliers will meet us, show us around and tell stori...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 14, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ron DeSantis 2024
Replies: 35
Views: 1008

Re: Ron DeSantis 2024

I would not vote for him at all. I have been to FL and it is a mess there both socially and economically there under his leadership. Reminds me of Texas. Florida was that way long before Ron DeSantis was born, let alone governor. If you don’t like it or Texas today, you wouldn’t have liked it in 19...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 14, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 37
Views: 3627

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

Engineers fight over 2% improvements, no way did they miss a 70% improvement in fuel burns.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri May 14, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I was selected for both Civil and Military aviation. Professionals, please help me to choose
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: I was selected for both Civil and Military aviation. Professionals, please help me to choose

Join the military, you’ll meet lots of lifelong friends, great training and stories to tell the grandkids.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 13, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 22
Views: 2372

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

The F-100 and A-10 were fun to fly, fun mission, great learning experiences. Airliners, C-5 airlifter, bizjets, not so much. Trips were fun, mostly; people were great and remembered, but flying was not fun in anything like the first two. Watching an autopilot for 10 hours isn’t fun, it’s watching pa...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 13, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash
Replies: 38
Views: 6859

Re: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash

If you’re suing Airbus and AF, why aren’t they suing the regulators for allowing this flight? Let’s put names of people in the suit—the actual approval authority names of the training, of the AFM which provided procedural guidance, the instructors that may have failed to properly cover every possib...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 13, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 45
Views: 2312

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

Two passports, REAL ID drivers license, military ID, state-issued firearms permit, SIDA badge, crew badge; I’m good to go.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 13, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tanker range performance?
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Tanker range performance?

They can burn it all and, on the KC-135, pass it all. At one time, the SIOP had planned for the possibility the tankers would pass fuel until near flame out and crew escape via chutes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu May 13, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tanker range performance?
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Tanker range performance?

The fuel offloaded to the receiver can NOT be used by the tanker, so the tanker has to lose range. Now, it does get lighter so it’s specific range gets better, but it has less to burn. Remember, there’s one born every minute.

How can you possibly think tankers have unlimited range?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 12, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 60
Views: 7879

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

Would either of the aircraft involved be TCAS equipped? I would imagine that the Metro would have TCAS, but what about the Cirrus? I can't speak for the Metroliner, but all Cirruses have TCAS. It is one of the reason I fly them. State of the art GPS with coupled Auto Pilot. Parachute. TCAS. It's wh...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 12, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash
Replies: 38
Views: 6859

Re: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash

If you’re suing Airbus and AF, why aren’t they suing the regulators for allowing this flight? Let’s put names of people in the suit—the actual approval authority names of the training, of the AFM which provided procedural guidance, the instructors that may have failed to properly cover every possibl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 12, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 60
Views: 9646

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

A Valsan 727 conversion is about a 9 hour plane. A friend flew one that had zero payload with full fuel until the winglets were installed which allowed spec range with reduced fuel.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed May 12, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?
Replies: 25
Views: 967

Re: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?

If the revenue intake is so high, why is Congress sending Sacramento $42 billion out of the recent American Rescue Act? Maybe, it shouldn’t be borrowed in the first place, after all, Newsom should bribe the voters with his own money, not mine. Or, fund the $93 billion in current underfunded pension...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 60
Views: 9646

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

It’s only in the CGI renderings stage, wait for the cut metal.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 13
Views: 1230

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

I’ve always appreciated towers that seem to understand corporate/charter guys and gals are in there once or twice a year (or career!) vs. the airline (especially regional pilots) in a busy airport multiple times per week. Yeah, it was always interesting to land at KEWR or KORD and be bombarded with...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 145
Views: 5150

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

This has no meaning whatsoever. Where where you to blame Trump in 2019? Time Hack, it’s 2021. New administration. Then please explain how Biden has anything to do with a Palestinian Election and an upcoming Israeli court case? Because Time Hacks make no sense in your partisan US government attacks ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV halting operations?
Replies: 58
Views: 12402

Re: TLV halting operations?

https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH690/27add041


Will they have enough fuel to complete fully back TLV-FRA now?


I sure hope so, but many places to tech stop, so no worries.
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a350lover wrote:
hervebkk wrote:
LH690 turnes around, seems to go back to FRA

https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH690/27add041


Will they have enough fuel to complete fully back TLV-FRA now?


I sure hope so, but many places to tech stop, so no worries.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world airlines
Replies: 15
Views: 1401

Re: Round the world airlines

A hardy perennial here on A.net. PAA and TWA at different times. PA flights 1 &2 went in opposite directions.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 145
Views: 5150

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Things are going poorly on the diplomatic front, and a barrage of rocket fire is causing damage all over. Yep, I am pretty sure Palestine felt emboldened with a Biden administration so look for this to get real ugly. This has no meaning whatsoever. Where where you to blame Trump in 2019? Time Hack,...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?
Replies: 25
Views: 967

Re: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?

Moose135 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
Save it for a rainy day. The sun doesn't shine every day.

The world is in the middle of a monsoon...


Hardly, especially in the US where employers can’t find workers, inflation is climbing and the pandemic is over. Unless you’re scared of your shadow.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 48
Views: 3885

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

At least, the MOG eating 747-8s will leave while the MOG eating C-5s just keep filling the ramp, broke. :D If you were at EDDF or LETO in August ‘90, you’d know what MOG really meant. What does it mean when you get to a base and you find 3 C-5s are there and two of them are up on jacks? Only two se...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?
Replies: 25
Views: 967

Re: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?

If the revenue intake is so high, why is Congress sending Sacramento $42 billion out of the recent American Rescue Act? Maybe, it shouldn’t be borrowed in the first place, after all, Newsom should bribe the voters with his own money, not mine. Or, fund the $93 billion in current underfunded pension ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 45
Views: 2312

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

Oklahoma requirements were extended until May 2023 because of Covid for US travel. However there was no indication of extending the requirement to get on Military Bases or enter Federal Buildings. Right now most of the real license appointments are backed up over 60 to 90 days and that is not a sur...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 48
Views: 3885

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

At least, the MOG eating 747-8s will leave while the MOG eating C-5s just keep filling the ramp, broke. :D

If you were at EDDF or LETO in August ‘90, you’d know what MOG really meant.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe
Replies: 36
Views: 1617

Re: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe

Hopefully, things will be sorted out soon. Will be interesting which party is responsible for this cyber-attack: state hackers? Iran, Russia, China, North Korea? Individuals? What was their primary motivation? The primary motivation is money. It seems the FBI has identified DarkSide as the culprits...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reading Airport (RDG) - Growth/Future flights
Replies: 17
Views: 2062

Re: Reading Airport (RDG) - Growth/Future flights

Deregulation, not falling by the wayside, happened. TW probably didn’t want to go to those cities then, but had to as the CAB required it to serve there to get approval to serve more desirable cities. That and the general movement of the economy south and west killed lots of service.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 60
Views: 9646

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

The G7500 has almost exactly the same fuel load and MTOGW, it’ll be interesting to see if the Pearls can match the Passport burns. Pearls aren’t doing so at this point.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 loses door during takeoff roll from MSP
Replies: 32
Views: 6452

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 loses door during takeoff roll from MSP

Or their culture is so poor, pilots would rather crash than admit a problem and take the right actions. “You will complete the assignment, we don’t care about the engine failure excuse”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 13
Views: 1230

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

Very simple, if they’re using the 28s and the 01s, the taxi route from the FBO on the opposite from the the terminal is far shorter, doesn’t involve crossing 28s or the long loop around the end of the 28s AND getting mixed up in the terminal. Short taxi, no crossings, no pushbacks, what’s not to lov...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue May 11, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it
Replies: 64
Views: 3083

Re: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it

As the shirt says, “Pilots: looking down on people since 1903”. Some pilots are more blatant than others.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 10, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 60
Views: 9646

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

Noshow wrote:
Even with tail engines I would put my double bed in the back. Just in front of the shower.


Quietest seat on any Global Expess is the aft cabin, where the bed is on the G7500.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 10, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 60
Views: 9646

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

Excellent, I will have to find an English language source. A plane truly designed to compete at the top end then. Lightsaber All specs in english: https://www.dassaultfalcon.com/en/Aircraft/Models/10X/Pages/overview.aspx# https://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/03/84/59/specs12.jpg Thank you. That thing i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 10, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 118
Views: 13489

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of loss-making A220

People seem to forget that BBD said they were selling their share of the program because they could no longer project hitting their target ROI for the program, and this was many months after turning things over to Airbus Canada so they had good insight into where things were going. Why weren't they...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 10, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 48
Views: 3885

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

Not all wars will be like Gulf War one where the US has months to build up their forces. Any "war" by definition will necessitate a build up of forces to give the politicians one last chance to avoid it. The need to quickly deploy light/medium armor vehicles more aligns with "policin...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 10, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Impossible turnaround time scheduling?
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Impossible turnaround time scheduling?

In a corollary to Stein’s Law, that which is impossible won’t happen.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 10, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reading Airport (RDG) - Growth/Future flights
Replies: 17
Views: 2062

Re: Reading Airport (RDG) - Growth/Future flights

Reading had a great air show, flew into twice about 45 years ago. Saw Bob Hoover do his P-51 and Shrike Commander show, got a green flag as take-off clearance. Airport’s still active?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon May 10, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 4420

Re: Shooting in Times Square

Hasn’t been a “vibrant tourist location” in 15 months.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun May 09, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-46 Pegasus?
Replies: 92
Views: 5799

Re: C-46 Pegasus?

Hahaha. The entire Century series fighter procurement would disagree. There is a real argument to made that the USAF procured very few aircraft before 1980 that didn't have an as good/better NAVAIR analog. Flying units, command billets and MILCON contracts are in the AFRes/ANG interest. If you came...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun May 09, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anyone know anything about the GippsAero GA10?
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: Anyone know anything about the GippsAero GA10?

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... ufacturing
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Australian builder, sold to Mahindra, shutdown. I’m sure Africa will make about of it! /sarcasm

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... ufacturing

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun May 09, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 60
Views: 9646

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

Aesma wrote:
It's missing an engine, and that's all I have to say about it. If it makes money for them so that the trijets continue, good.


The tri-motors are dead now

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 08, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 4113

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

But, haven’t you seen the numerous accidents, fatal ones, caused by unlicensed drivers or drivers with revoked or suspended licenses? Licensing applies to those who would desire to be legal, those that have licenses, driving or gun, are already disposed toward compliance. Interesting, so what propo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 08, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 4113

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

But, haven’t you seen the numerous accidents, fatal ones, caused by unlicensed drivers or drivers with revoked or suspended licenses? Licensing applies to those who would desire to be legal, those that have licenses, driving or gun, are already disposed toward compliance.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 08, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 4113

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

They’re not getting licenses, you could make the age a 100 and it wouldn’t matter in the violence. This reminds of the time Clarkson, I think it was, as, asked a German about driving without a license. The German said it was not possible to drive without a license completely eliminating the idea tha...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 08, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 4113

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

55% by 5%, I’m honestly surprised there isn’t more of the crimes by a lower percentage. Who is the untouchable minority? Fred What is the definition of a question that is asked when the answer is already known? Obvious or rhetorical come to mind but don't seem to be spot-on. Where is the a.net gram...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 08, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 4113

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

Not unenforceable, just not enforced, very different outcomes. We are already licensed in every state. I’ve got no problem locking up illegal gun holders—try doing it where 80% of the gun violence occurs. Politics won’t let that happen. You do know the statistics? 5% of the population accounts for 5...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 08, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline mergers; merging the seniority lists
Replies: 26
Views: 4709

Re: Airline mergers; merging the seniority lists

https://nbaa.org/aircraft-operations/safety/statistics/
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Where do you get your stats? NBAA is showing .03 per 100,000 flight hours. In any case, a vanishingly small number of professionally flown corporate accidents.

https://nbaa.org/aircraft-operations/safety/statistics/

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 08, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 4113

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

Seems reasonable, looks like the start of that process is the requirement of a license for gun ownership. Good first step I’d say. Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Suggest trying it out on the criminals first, as they’re responsible for the murders. Oh, that’ll involve police actions, oops I...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 08, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 60
Views: 9646

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

I didn’t say it would be a viable RJ, just a very long ranged one.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat May 08, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline mergers; merging the seniority lists
Replies: 26
Views: 4709

Re: Airline mergers; merging the seniority lists

Open market talent competitions for pilots result in less safe operations almost everywhere they exist Where do they exist and what have been the safety implications? You made the assertion, please back it up. their common in the business jet world, and it tends to encourage limit pushing, flying o...

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