Nice conspiracy theory, but refining capacity is operating at very high rates and not much off line.
https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafH ... PUEUS2&f=M
Idle refinery capacity is as low as ever,
Rather tendentious thread title, oil companies cannot just “spike” prices, they can only react to rising or falling demand or their product. When oil futures collapsed into negative prices in 5/2020, no one was saying oil was crashing the prices.Jump to post
There’s only one filed flight plan. I suspect FR24 uses the filed plan which is not reality. FR24 does actively update ETA until it becomes grossly different from the filed plan. QR does have the aircraft’s FMS data and current winds/level, so a bit more accurate in real time. In small words, FR24 d...Jump to post
Commenting on AngelsDecay, the original DC-9, the -10 series, did not have leading edge slats. They were added from the -30 series onward to improve performance (ex. the -20 is a -10 fuselage with -30 wings). It probably wasn't SOP or done very often, but I talked with several pilots back in the da...Jump to post
DaCubbyBearBar wrote:Very interesting…. I have always wondered if an airline could reject an airframe if they found something wrong with it. And my guess is that it would have to be something serious…. Curious
Why didn't she take AF2? There are several aircraft available to Congress persons wishing to travel. In today's green concious world, they take the one which is large enough for the delegation but has the smaller footprint. A 737 is the smallest civilian aircraft that could make the trip, via Hawai...Jump to post
Ceamajay wrote:It's a cool idea, but as you noted in your original post, teaching the pilot to apply the appropriate amount of stompage to the right rudder pedal is a lot easier, cheaper and lighter.
There is absolutely nothing interesting or worthwhile about riding in an airliner—it’s sole function is to get you there in one piece with your luggage. It’s a tubular extrusion for transport. Now, the latest bizjet or fighter or a seaplane ride, I’m all in.Jump to post
The historic price means nothing to today’s price, there’s no iron law relating the two. Different crack spreads equals different prices. Keep talking down oil industry as a having no future you get no investment in expensive things like exploration, pipelines, refineries—all require 50 year time ho...Jump to post
The standard is right turns, but by no means universal or specific to a national aviation authority.
I'm assuming there is a regulation about pilots/passengers wearing a parachute when dropping skydivers, not just because of open doors but also because the aircraft can become unairworthy due to a collision with a skydiver, chute, etc. Not that I am aware of, and the aircraft in question was design...Jump to post
Might have been, but we wouldn’t have received a FAA certificate based on it, so would t know for sure. True, it was fairly docile on one, the -38 in bunker less so.Jump to post
Forgive my stupid question. I notice they are holding in a “left hand racetrack” pattern. I recall being in right hand racetrack patterns in the US. Is right or left coincidental or by geographical design? Again, forgive me. I note he is still holding out at sea. Holding patterns can be left or rig...Jump to post
Anytime I read about a corporation attempting another stock buyback, I want to punch the CEO in the nuts repeatedly and/or slit their throat for the harm buybacks have on the economy. Yes, because putting profits back in the business owners’ pockets is so harmful. IT. IS. THEY. BOUGHT. STOCK. Then ...Jump to post
In these trying times of high gasoline prices, let's give a hand to Shell for barely making an 11.5 billion dollar profit. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/shell-reports-record-profit-11-061117220.html Shell posted record results on Thursday, with a $11.5 billion second-quarter profit smashing the ma...Jump to post
Why should people be subsidized in their choice of vehicle? Why is governments deciding who gets “free” transportation and others don’t. Small government means government doesn’t take from some citizens to give to others. Because ICE cars don't pay for the pollution they emit. So the next best thin...Jump to post
If doors are open for paradrop, any one not belted in needs to either wear a parachute or be in a safety harness restricting movement near open doors. If the story is true about wheel coming, there’s no reason to open a door and look. It cannot be fixed airborne and the landing procedure won’t chang...Jump to post
The C-5 was 80 db, just considered tolerable for 8 hours without hearing protection. When a UPT student graduates, they are offered a written FAA exam, which, if passed grants a Commercial Pilot certificate. Instrument Rating, AMEL with centerline thrust limitation. Limitation can be removed once qu...Jump to post
If you didn’t have an AMEL, the FAA required an MEL that restricted the holder to centerline thrust only. An AMEL pilot didn’t need a special rating, tho. Curiously, the only other CLT plane I can think of is the T-38.Jump to post
No new accidents in aviation.
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I don’t think many realize how much flying was done under 135 that made a large potion of the civilian airline pilot force—check flying, low grade cargo like Purolator, smal time charter for businesses. If airlines, in the past hired 60/40 military/civilian, nearly all of those civilians had flown 1...Jump to post
I always thought BLM would be a prime airport for an F9 experiment. Maybe MCO/FLL service. Probably not qualified for 121 operations, it’s not 139 now. Runway is 85’ wide, no precision approaches, limited ramp space. Not much for a terminal to support TSA screening. I’ve been in there in a Challeng...Jump to post
You can operate a G7500 under 135 and it’s the same cabin as a CRJ 700Jump to post
All these people saying "if they can pass the medical" why not... well, as long as you can fog a mirror and pass a BASIC eye test, and prove you don't have diabetes you are GOOD TO GO! I don't think the public really knows what these medicals screen for. Hint, it's basically nothing. I've...Jump to post
SEU wrote:If they meet all the required medical tests, then there isnt an issue in my opinion. Maybe I would feel safer if pilots over 60 got more medical tests than the rest? How often to pilots get medicals done?
Is this because of all the recent attempts to enter the flight deck? Or is just because the FAA is bored. Seriously, the current system seems to be working. It's because when Congress passed the 2018 FAA Reauthorization bill they also passed legislation directing the FAA to issue rules requiring se...Jump to post
It’s not, for the 100th time, a “1500 hour rule”; it’s an Airline Transport Pilot certificate rule. If you’re a Pilot flying Airline Transport, having an ATP would seem to be a baseline requirement. How is it that American airlines can't take fresh pilots and train them to get an ATP, like many oth...Jump to post
The comparison is going back to the heyday of wet commercial pilots getting hired at regionals with the minimum of 250 hours. Yes, a big gap filled by the restricted ATP in Part 61. And, yes, the majors hired lots of low-time pilots in the 60s, usually not very good, I flew with many of them.Jump to post
No, you would not, it depends on your training. See FAA Part 61 Section 160. Even so, where else would we accept 9 months work experience where hundreds of lives are at stake. Even 1500 hours is slim work experience. How many hours did you have when you first started flying transports in the milita...Jump to post
ATA ran them for years using L-1011sJump to post
No, you would not, it depends on your training. See FAA Part 61 Section 160. Even so, where else would we accept 9 months work experience where hundreds of lives are at stake. Even 1500 hours is slim work experience.Jump to post
It’s not, for the 100th time, a “1500 hour rule”; it’s an Airline Transport Pilot certificate rule. If you’re a Pilot flying Airline Transport, having an ATP would seem to be a baseline requirement.Jump to post
The Senate is already the States' house, where voters in smaller states get an amplified say over legislation. There is no good reasons to undemocratically amplify their Presidiential votes as well via the EC. As things stand now 18% of the population control 52% of the Senate.[/quote] And, by defi...Jump to post
I think CDG can theoretically allow it, not sure if it's actually done. The only European airports that can theoretically allow triple simultaneous arrivals are IST and AMS. CDG has parallel landings, but not triple - the runways are too close together on the north and south complexes. I know tripl...Jump to post
Democracy should be about people. You mean just the people in California and NY right? No, I mean "liberals" in rural areas. I mean both sides having a voice. I mean stopping this nonsense going on in some states where Republicans can simply ignore the will of the people and do whatever R...Jump to post
I’d forgotten about the Double Mamba, ouch!Jump to post
Or a Fairy Gannett?Jump to post
If they were contra-rotating, you would have much less, but not no, torque on take-off & climb. Too complex, not enough power to need two propellers. Think PA-30 vs. PA-39, which while a twin, the opposite turning engines made for improved handling.Jump to post
Go to the Flying Beaver Pub to watch seaplanes up close and have a beer.