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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 717
Views: 50334

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Who says the Right has a monopoly on conspiracy theories? Sure, MBS and Putin listen to Trump like puppets.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 06, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric airliners coming soon...
Replies: 21
Views: 2055

Re: Electric airliners coming soon...

WayexTDI wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Not nearly enough, as someone explained here. An APU wouldn’t be a car engine, not certifiable

Thielert/Technify Motors would beg to differ: their engines are based off Mercedes-Benz car engines and are fully certified to aerospace standards.


Then, it’s not a car engine, by definition

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 06, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 717
Views: 50334

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

It’ll last for decades. There’s about 400 million fossil fueled vehicles in the US, they’ll be around for a long time. Then, the 30% of a barrel of crude left over from refining fuels, we produce asphalt for roads, plastics for everything from wiring insulation to medical devices. Petroleum won’t go...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric airliners coming soon...
Replies: 21
Views: 2055

Re: Electric airliners coming soon...

Not nearly enough, as someone explained here. An APU wouldn’t be a car engine, not certifiable

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Dropping Out of Top 50 Countries In Life Expectancy
Replies: 30
Views: 985

Re: USA Dropping Out of Top 50 Countries In Life Expectancy

Simple fact, USA is a violent place—highway deaths, murder, suicide, drug overdoses typically exceed most developed nations. All of which effects the young and expectancy stats adversely. Obesity and lifestyle are also higher in the USA, but the world is catching up. Access to medical is less a fact...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to do EAA Oshkosh?
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: How to do EAA Oshkosh?

Haven’t been, but I know friends who’ve driven 60 miles each way everyday to go from their hotels. Bookings are sometimes years in advance. I like Sun ‘n Fun, small version.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric airliners coming soon...
Replies: 21
Views: 2055

Re: Electric airliners coming soon...

How does 135 nm range work when the destination is 100 nm, IFR alternate is 80 nm away and required 30 (or 45 minute) reserve endurance?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 06, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you ever witnessed an airplane crash in person?
Replies: 23
Views: 1001

Re: Have you ever witnessed an airplane crash in person?

Now, that’s a story!! Congratulations and thanks to many brave responders.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 06, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 61
Views: 9667

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?

The A220 uses a Collins Fusion avionics vs. Honeywell in A320. Both have side sticks, but different control laws.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mercedes-Benz joint venturing with Rivian and JLR tries to make EV's.
Replies: 26
Views: 1188

Re: Mercedes-Benz joint venturing with Rivian and JLR tries to make EV's.

Mercedes-Benz, once “engineered like no other car in the world”; now just another car. Fortunately, I’ve owned 6, all great cars, but the downward trend has been inescapable—accent on gadgets, useless tech items, gone are superb inline 6 and V-8 engines, bank vault solid construction and doors. I’ll...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you ever witnessed an airplane crash in person?
Replies: 23
Views: 1001

Re: Have you ever witnessed an airplane crash in person?

I saw such a belly landing as well (in Frankfurt). Happend quite often... http://www.gg-online.de/fotos/f_flughafen/rmab_notlandung_c5a_246_IMG.jpg Source: http://www.gg-online.de/html/rhein_main_air_base.htm I wouldn’t say “quite often” over a 50 year history. Several NLG up landings, including on...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ian
Replies: 190
Views: 33928

Re: Hurricane Ian

Yes, hull coverage is usually “stated value”; hangaring is covered when snow collapses the building on your plane. Years ago, a couple of brand new Globals were destroyed at KIAD. I believe the insured value was in excess of MSRP as the market at the time was very strong and waiting lists in years.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 05, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying

2,500 hours in the Citation II were a great way to break into corporate flying—easy to fly, reliable and went all over North America.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 05, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you ever witnessed an airplane crash in person?
Replies: 23
Views: 1001

Re: Have you ever witnessed an airplane crash in person?

I believe he witnessed a C5 gear up landing once when he was in the USAF. I saw such a belly landing as well (in Frankfurt). Happend quite often... http://www.gg-online.de/fotos/f_flughafen/rmab_notlandung_c5a_246_IMG.jpg Source: http://www.gg-online.de/html/rhein_main_air_base.htm I wouldn’t say “...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian Politics VS. the Rest of Western EU
Replies: 52
Views: 3044

Re: Italian Politics VS. the Rest of Western EU

If you'd prefer me to be earnest, I can be. Here are the facts - every government that has inveighed against communists, "globalists," and progressives in the name of "putting their nation first" and preserving their "Latin european culture" goes to the anti-Semitism w...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 04, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian
Replies: 46
Views: 2455

Re: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian

I doubt FEMA is going to take orders from Gov DeSantis, if he even has any say in the distribution of relief funds. Agreed, there should never should have built the homes on those islands. I’ve wandered all over those barrier islands and marveled at the stupidity. It’s a sandbar with a couple billio...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you ever witnessed an airplane crash in person?
Replies: 23
Views: 1001

Re: Have you ever witnessed an airplane crash in person?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_Carm ... _collision
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I did see the EA Connie come out of the overcast from Ward Pound Ridge Reservation after it’s mid-air with a TW B707. I was on a Boy Scout camp out and we noted something was wrong.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_Carm ... _collision

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 03, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian Politics VS. the Rest of Western EU
Replies: 52
Views: 3044

Re: Italian Politics VS. the Rest of Western EU

[photoid][/photoid] From what I'm reading on wikipedia, "il sorpasso" was caused in part by overdriving the economy using debt (a bit like what Trump did and Biden continued). 35 years later that debt is one of the main issues of the Italian economy, as without it would be running a surplu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 165166

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

And I would put some of that blame on the flight leader, the pilot of the #1 plane, who surely was the senior pilot and possibly very senior pilot. He probably set the stage with a macho attitude and would have lambasted his junior wingman if he couldn't keep up in the takeoff turn. It became a tes...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fictional scenario PC-24 emergency take off (novel related)
Replies: 14
Views: 1142

Re: Fictional scenario PC-24 emergency take off (novel related)

Pretty sure it is battery started and AHRS, not IRS. A similar Citation can be taxiing in about 5 minutes, if the gyros are spinning by then. At least one Ciation crashed when the pilot was in a rush and the AI had not erected. Cocked over at 110 degrees.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian
Replies: 46
Views: 2455

Re: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian

God, can I get that 10 seconds back?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An odd flight from Ponta Delgada.
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Re: An odd flight from Ponta Delgada.

Look at it previous flights, some kind of tour. Kilimanjaro to Aqaba to Marrakech to PDL.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian
Replies: 46
Views: 2455

Re: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian

The east coast of the US is orients on 050/230 degree axis. Florida is significantly west of NYC, for instance. The storm crossed Florida and exited into the Atlantic then curves north into SC.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do airlines calculate ticket prices, and are recent increases in air fares really credible?
Replies: 12
Views: 1297

Re: How do airlines calculate ticket prices, and are recent increases in air fares really credible?

Look up consumer surplus and producer surplus. You bought the ticket, so the price paid gave you some consumer surplus as presumably some higher price would have foregoing the ticket. The difference between the fare and the highest price before you said “no folks I’m not doing VFF, too expensive”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 61
Views: 9667

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?

Oh and there is probably a third audience - the state of Ottawa (I could have the wrong province - sorry if I do) who are still a major investor. Ottawa is a city (the capital of Canada), which is located in the province of Ontario (barely). Thanks - I have a very poor understanding of Canadian geo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 94
Views: 4708

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

Absolute silliness—Trump ran on an economic nationalist plan indistinguishable from Bernie’s—China is stealing our jobs, bring them home, globalization is hurting American workers.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SW aircraft takes a bizarre approach into SAN.. through Mexico?
Replies: 20
Views: 4221

Re: SW aircraft takes a bizarre approach into SAN.. through Mexico?

We used go to CFB Trenton for training flights in the C-5–great PARs for one reason, a touch and go is a “flying” maneuver, so no US or Canadian customs, but no stopping.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 29, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian
Replies: 46
Views: 2455

Re: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian

I am ok in Fort Myers By lee hospital but fmb and Sanibel has been wiped out especially the Sanibel Causeway but holy hell, this was the worst ever and it was like a freight train making its closest approach My parents, now deceased, lived in Myerlee condos off Winkler and Mom passed at Brookdale o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 61
Views: 9667

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?

The 140 bizjets BBD delivered last year would disagree that they’re dead. But, yes, the CS killed the airliner side, ,the collapse of RJ deliveries didn’t help. BBD problem now, caused by the near bankruptcy, is lack of capital to delvelop and bring to market replacements for the Challenger side pro...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA approves Gami100UL for entire piston engine fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 4635

Re: FAA approves Gami100UL for entire piston engine fleet

Low RPM, I agree with, but Lycoming and Continental compression ratios are nothing to be excited about—7:1 to 9:1 typically. Any car today with electronic controls is much higher—11:1 often. Brake Mean Effective Pressure (BMEP) might be a difference in the two applications. The lack of approved elec...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian
Replies: 46
Views: 2455

Re: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian

Plenty of $1-5 million homes on Sanibel Island—it’ll all be rebuilt.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption-Climbing versus Cruising
Replies: 15
Views: 2730

Re: Fuel consumption-Climbing versus Cruising

Well, I found it, hundreds of pages of “spaghetti” charts. These A/B TF-39 numbers. Climb fuel burn after flap retraction after MTOGW is 16,800 pounds, standard atmosphere, initial level off at F270. The climb would cover 131 nm and take 28 minutes. We used a simple 1,200 for taxi-out and 1,800 poun...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thinking of Toronto trip
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Thinking of Toronto trip

C why do the American airlines aa ua and dl have less then an hour connect times? Are you talking about connections in the States? It's really not much different from a domestic connection except that, as has already been pointed out, there's a decent chance of delays leaving YYZ. Yes connections i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing at New Delhi airport
Replies: 12
Views: 1265

Re: Landing at New Delhi airport

Yes, visibility below 550m is pretty common, especially in winter. I’ve only landed there in bizjets using a HUD with EFVS— works perfectly because the visibility is obscured by smoke and haze, very dry so temperature differences are great. RVR 600m, runway, indeed, field in sight at 5 miles.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Life as a Pilot
Replies: 20
Views: 3908

Re: Life as a Pilot

You got that RIGHT! I grew up wanting to be a PanAm pilot; they weren’t hiring but my second choice was—Eastern. That horse got shot out from under me on March, 1989. Back to the USAF. Being miserable because you didn’t get your young dreams is no way to go thru life; enjoy everyday, plans are only ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption-Climbing versus Cruising
Replies: 15
Views: 2730

Re: Fuel consumption-Climbing versus Cruising

I have perf manual home if you’re interested in more Galaxy... oh man, I'd hate to ask you to go out of your way like that, but if it's not too much trouble: That would be amazing. I've had such a fascination and astonishment with the C-5 for decades. I'd love to learn more (I suspect I'm not the o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 24, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA having a spare 737-900 available at IAH
Replies: 8
Views: 1706

Re: UA having a spare 737-900 available at IAH

Or, the plane they rolled out was a later departure and the original plane will sub for it in a couple of hours

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EV support vehicles at airports.
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: EV support vehicles at airports.

Elecktro has been making towbarless tugs all electric for years. Very common with GA FBOs.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Life as a Pilot
Replies: 20
Views: 3908

Re: Life as a Pilot

ARCTIC FLYER pretty covers it. From the corporate side, which more sensitive to the Pilot labor market, it’s getting ridiculous—absolutely stupid money, by our standards, are being offered. Spoke with a Chicago-based chief pilot, hiring 8 pilots, 300-325 salary, annual bonus high 5 figures to low 6;...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption-Climbing versus Cruising
Replies: 15
Views: 2730

Re: Fuel consumption-Climbing versus Cruising

We used computer flight plans, but at 732K or heavier TOGW, about 32,000 to 33,000 in the first including climb, then 28k pph tapering down to about 24k pph the last couple hours on a long leg. Heavy ZFW; range would be short enough t that cruise burn did not change much from 27-28k pph. The M model...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flaps and aborted landings/go-arounds
Replies: 18
Views: 2583

Re: Flaps and aborted landings/go-arounds

Landing climb gradient, AEO, limits landing weights. Approach climb is OEI with approach flaps, but Landing Climb is with landing flaps all engines.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fracking permitted again in England
Replies: 49
Views: 2078

Re: Fracking permitted again in England

Oil is fungible! Any added production will effect the world price. Whether the UK could frack enough new production is the real question. BTW, Saudi is buying cheap Russian crude to refine and use and sell its production at higher world prices. I’d guess a good bit of “embargoed” Russian crude is be...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 50214

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

The next step for bizav is to take Boeing's sonic cruiser and shrink it to large business jet size; .98 mach cruise with 9000-10,000 nmi range (and possibly mach 1.2-1.3 over the ocean) No business case right now anyway. Way too much investment for questionable return. Even billionaires have limits

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight reductions in freighters
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: Weight reductions in freighters

Just for info, the C-5 was entirely pressurized. The A-model had something 30 fire suppression bottles on the cargo ceiling to flood a fire with FE1301, IIRC. Crew could transit the cargo deck freely in flight, pax, if escorted. The plane was built around the floor, trussed it could carry 40,000 pou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 50214

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

I would guess an SST engine is very expensive and an engineering marvel considering it’s only been done once before. Not happening, especially with this team. There’s a minuscule number of passengers willing to pay the fares necessary to fund an SST, even business travelers. Super yachts are very s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation gear up, fiery landing at PSC
Replies: 13
Views: 3711

Re: Citation gear up, fiery landing at PSC

N528DV, appears to be the mishap airplane, but N529DV is in the video. Special N numbers usually aren’t sequential unless same owner/operator.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation gear up, fiery landing at PSC
Replies: 13
Views: 3711

Re: Citation gear up, fiery landing at PSC

There’s a “GEAR” warning when flaps are extended beyond a certain point, RADALT below 500’ +/- and gear not green. Pretty hard to miss and the conditions imposed mean you never hear unless it’s critical.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Argentina fighter competition
Replies: 48
Views: 3912

Re: Argentina fighter competition

A lot of countries should ask themselves the same question, ie Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Portugal......NZ asked that same question decided there was no threat, there still isn't one and dumped the ACF. NZ, I’d agree despite great military aviation history. The others are all part of NATO, and R...

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