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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future? Bigger jets?
Replies: 18
Views: 3398

Re: The future? Bigger jets?

Passengers that pay for the fuel bill thru fares care about fuel economy. Bizjets are stabilizing at M.88-M.90 but their passengers don’t care about fuel burns, unless they want a full night’s sleep, then loaf along aimlessly at M.78.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafH ... PUEUS2&f=M


Idle refinery capacity is as low as ever,

https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/PET_PNP_UNC_DCU_NUS_M.htm
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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,

https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/PET_PNP_UNC_DCU_NUS_M.htm

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Arrival time estimates in fr24 vs airline supplied info
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Arrival time estimates in fr24 vs airline supplied info

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another RCAF Snowbird Incident
Replies: 11
Views: 1096

Re: Another RCAF Snowbird Incident

F-18 is a fine airshow demo plane, just very expensive.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?
Replies: 32
Views: 2722

Re: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is B-1216 still not delivered to Air China?
Replies: 7
Views: 2557

Re: Why is B-1216 still not delivered to Air China?

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


I’ve seen very expensive bizjets rejected for orange peel in the paint.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 52
Views: 2006

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

Happened in the US, early Massachusetts winner was met by Whitey Bulger who told him if he wanted to live, half was his, as a partner

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 89
Views: 5135

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 2800

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

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.


And makes a better pilot.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avgeek who doesn't enjoy flying ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2449

Re: Avgeek who doesn't enjoy flying ?

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 680
Views: 45027

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling LGW-FCO holding over English south coast
Replies: 14
Views: 2008

Re: Vueling LGW-FCO holding over English south coast

https://skybrary.aero/articles/holding-pattern
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The standard is right turns, but by no means universal or specific to a national aviation authority.

https://skybrary.aero/articles/holding-pattern

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls from plane near RDU; plane makes rough landing afterwards
Replies: 29
Views: 10935

Re: Man falls from plane near RDU; plane makes rough landing afterwards

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 2800

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling LGW-FCO holding over English south coast
Replies: 14
Views: 2008

Re: Vueling LGW-FCO holding over English south coast

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 52
Views: 2006

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

First, open a trust to accept the winnings and do it anonymously.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 680
Views: 45027

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

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 ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 680
Views: 45027

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 680
Views: 45027

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls from plane near RDU; plane makes rough landing afterwards
Replies: 29
Views: 10935

Re: Man falls from plane near RDU; plane makes rough landing afterwards

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 2800

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 2800

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s
Replies: 69
Views: 10237

Re: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asbury Park, NJ air service question
Replies: 29
Views: 2675

Re: Asbury Park, NJ air service question

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 29, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anybody want to buy a cheap G-IV?
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

Re: Anybody want to buy a cheap G-IV?

Maybe cheap to buy, but it’ll be expensive to operate a 16-year old Gulfstream. $3 million a year, if it doesn’t have issues lurking.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s
Replies: 69
Views: 10237

Re: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s

You can operate a G7500 under 135 and it’s the same cabin as a CRJ 700

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67
Replies: 65
Views: 6671

Re: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67
Replies: 65
Views: 6671

Re: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67

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?


Every six months past age 40.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAe 146 Air tanker
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: BA146 Air tanker

Other than the four hair dryers called engines. ALF 502 was the best tank engine ever, on a plane it should in an M1. As a friend said of the original CL600, “ the only plane I figured an engine failure on take-off was a real possibility.”

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 27, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Considering Ruling to add 2nd Flight Deck Barrier
Replies: 27
Views: 6964

Re: FAA Considering Ruling to add 2nd Flight Deck Barrier

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67
Replies: 65
Views: 6671

Re: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67
Replies: 65
Views: 6671

Re: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67
Replies: 65
Views: 6671

Re: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney flying VIP 757 to its parks in a tour for $110,000
Replies: 12
Views: 3912

Re: Disney flying VIP 757 to its parks in a tour for $110,000

ATA ran them for years using L-1011s

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67
Replies: 65
Views: 6671

Re: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67
Replies: 65
Views: 6671

Re: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3170

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Triple-Simultaneous Landings
Replies: 32
Views: 4219

Re: Triple-Simultaneous Landings

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Triple-Simultaneous Landings
Replies: 32
Views: 4219

Re: Triple-Simultaneous Landings

HAWKXP wrote:
Oshkosh-3 at a time on same runway, :duck:


The old Reading Show did that, too.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3170

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 23, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?
Replies: 32
Views: 2722

Re: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?

I can’t think of a modern Part 25 bizjet that doesn’t have a TO CONFIG warning system.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indiana Mall Shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 2055

Re: Indiana Mall Shooting

I’m around 280+ shooters this weekend, all good and polite people, no one is getting shot. That’s gun control and the guns ain’t doing the controlling.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 2800

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

I’d forgotten about the Double Mamba, ouch!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 21, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 2800

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 21, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3170

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

I take it to mean the governor merely transmits the legislature’s slate of electors. He is the state official, but does not have veto power over the slate.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High temperatures and take off runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1688

Re: High temperatures and take off runs

Yup, about a decade ago.

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