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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 29, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 56
Views: 3942

Re: Impending rail strike

Let them strike and various economic forces work it out. The RRs will get public pressure as will the unions; both sides will lose money. Keep Congress out of it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 189
Views: 21486

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

We had an EA Captain that would hand fly his leg and eat his lunch while doing so. Don S. was the name, BOSFO. It wasn’t too pretty, either.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane crash into power lines in Maryland (pax ok)
Replies: 32
Views: 3398

Re: Small Plane crash into power lines in Maryland (pax ok)

With a 200’ ceiling, it’d be nice to have an ILS approach rather than a non-precision GPS. Perhaps, better risk assessment would have led yo an ILS at KBWI.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BUF-BOS on DL A321 & Related Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: BUF-BOS on DL A321 & Related Questions

I can’t find the link at the moment, but there was an analysis showing DL, pre-COVID, was exceptional at matching plane size to passenger bookings. They knew how to fill the A320 on the early morning and evening flights, a CRJ 200 at noon bracketed by CRJ900s late morning and late afternoon, for exa...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane crash into power lines in Maryland (pax ok)
Replies: 32
Views: 3398

Re: Small Plane crash into power lines in Maryland (pax ok)

Just wondering - does a typical insurance policy for a light aircraft cover the damages and recovery costs? In this case, you'd be looking at a large bill for the cranes and the response vehicles. Imagine what the insurance doesn't cover, you would be responsible for yourself? Define "large bi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane crash into power lines in Maryland (pax ok)
Replies: 32
Views: 3398

Re: Small Plane crash into power lines in Maryland (pax ok)

Yes, liability coverage would pay for those costs. Yes, you’d cover anything outside of the insurance. It used to be that aviation insurance did NOT pay if the accident was the result of a regulation violation, it is near impossible to have an accident without a violation. Can’t say if that’s still ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 189
Views: 21486

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

Vicenza wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
[ And some airlines them down for take-off.


Window shades down during take-off and landing in Europe is a safety requirement.


What risk assessment is that based on? How is closed up windows safer?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 189
Views: 21486

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

smed63 wrote:
schernov wrote:
Jetways - no glass jetways in US. Why is that?

Not very common in US, I agree, but at least Amarillo, Texas has (or had when I last flew from there about five years ago) glass jetways.


That could be THE highlight of a visit to KAMA.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 125
Views: 15722

Re: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL

To close the TPA-HNL discussion, BA serves three airports in Florida, TPA, MCO and MIA.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OBJ (Odell Beckham Jr.) escorted off AA plane in Miami
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: OBJ (Odell Beckham Jr.) escorted off AA plane in Miami

Pretty standard stuff for the NFL.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-1 Quick Start/Other Aircraft with feature?
Replies: 12
Views: 1684

Re: B-1 Quick Start/Other Aircraft with feature?

It was the damnedest thing to operate, the C-5. I did a trip a trip, KCEF-KSUU-PHIK-YWLM (Williamtown, NSW)-NSTU-PHIK-KHIF-KCEF. It ran like a Swiss train—7 on-time take-offs. I’ve also done 4-day stateside USN trips for SEAL Team Six that took 8 days to get done. I once got a CDD extension for a on...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 125
Views: 15722

Re: BA considering LGW-HNL

BA's 77Es had no problem making LHE-EZE (13 hours and 6,000nm). LHR-HNL is about 300nm further, so I suspect the plane is certainly capable, but I honestly don't know how big a deal that extra 300nm is. It would be nearly a polar route so that might have some impact in the winter. going LGW to HNL ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 130
Views: 3797

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Whenever the LA Lakers win championships, right on queue parts of the city of LA immediately break out in riots. Not sure why you riot when you win? I understand celebrations and taking to the streets in a party, but to start rioting, breaking into cars, lighting them on fire and turning them over?...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 125
Views: 15722

Re: BA considering LGW-HNL

Alternatives don’t really matter. Its like my wife and I traveling from the states to the Maldives. Sometimes people just want to go somewhere new. It doesn’t really feel new to most Europeans . It might be located in the pacific but it’s just another American place really . Europeans can get that ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 189
Views: 21486

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

I don’t have any firsthand experience in US aviation but I’ve difference between Australian and European airline operations is cabin crew checking your boarding passes as you board. On not one of my numerous flights on EU LCCs in 2019 were the crew checking boarding passes as passengers entered the...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 125
Views: 15722

Re: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL

Another factor, connections at LAX or SFO allow for non-stop to Maui or Kauai, both more tourist attractive locales. Yes, Waikiki is traditional but it’s not the reason to visit the Hawaiian islands, maybe I’m jaded.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skipping the regionals?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Skipping the regionals?

Call it the ATP rule, a more accurate reflection of the Part 61 implementation of Congressional law.

Yes, US carriers are hiring plenty from corporate/private, ULCC, and regionals. It doesn’t have to be regionals, though. I know five who left corporate and go to FDX—one Challenger to B777.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 189
Views: 21486

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

I don’t have any firsthand experience in US aviation but I’ve difference between Australian and European airline operations is cabin crew checking your boarding passes as you board. On not one of my numerous flights on EU LCCs in 2019 were the crew checking boarding passes as passengers entered the...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about brake and rudder pedals.
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Question about brake and rudder pedals.

No, 52 years on, never confused the two

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 60
Views: 14749

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

That’s not how the 220 is flown. The AT’s are armed at the gate, so it’s not a whoops and salvage situation. At my airline it is very much the way we do it. 24Whiskey, do you not arm the ATs at all before push or takeoff? If not, when do you? Genuinely curious as it's always interesting to hear how...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about brake and rudder pedals.
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Question about brake and rudder pedals.

Thank you. So there's a little art to the maneuvering of the foot to push the top for braking action, and full on for the rudder. Check (for pedal on each side). I don't think I worded that correctly, was thinking there was an inner/outer pedal, but I get it now! Thank you!! There's a little art, y...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about brake and rudder pedals.
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Question about brake and rudder pedals.

There's a little art, yes, but it isn't super difficult. The PF will typically have his feet "up" on the rudder pedals for taxi. You can then pivot your foot forward to brake (pressing the top of the pedal to pivot it) and push with your heels to steer. The pedals are interconnected, so w...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A question about crew bases
Replies: 27
Views: 2332

Re: A question about crew bases

How did it work for non-U.S. FA bases? I seem to recall UA had bases in London and possibly elsewhere pre-Covid. Presumably that would be based on a bespoke local pay scale rather than just a local currency equivalent of the U.S. rates? Can’t say about London, but at EA and AA, paid local South Ame...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 60
Views: 14749

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

They aren’t getting deactivated. They aren’t being armed for takeoff period. It’s not noticed until you bring the thrust up through 60% N1 and you realize A/T isn’t taking it from there. It’s just a simple whoops moment where the pilot monitoring just sets appropriate thrust manually. Unfortunately...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A question about crew bases
Replies: 27
Views: 2332

Re: A question about crew bases

As an EAL captain related about commuting, I missed the last Shuttle back to BOS a few times and stayed at the LGA Marriott after convincing my wife A300 pay would pay better and we could do some home upgrades. A crash pad was cheaper than the Marriott (IIRC USD 75 a night back then), so I got a nea...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about brake and rudder pedals.
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Question about brake and rudder pedals.

And, my Aeronca Champ had a steerable tailwheel, but brakes were used on a ramp.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 60
Views: 14749

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

Just had this question pop into my head, Airbus’ own aircraft has a feature on the throttle pedestal, where you position the throttle levers over a detent (?), you press then autothrottle button on the A/P control panel and the autothrottle takes over. Did airbus add that feature to the aircraft wh...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 60
Views: 14749

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

On the Globals, which is nearly identical and also Collins, you arm TO with the side-mounted TOGA buttons, the cue sets at a set pitch angle. AT is armed, line up, cleared to roll, press the rear buttons on either throttle to ENG AT and away you go. If you want, advance the throttles and at 60 (or 8...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 60
Views: 14749

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

I am not seeing where the switchgear in question is in this picture. That said, would it not be a hell of a lot easier to change the shape/type of switches under an AD? Make one a red rocker*, the other a black paddle switch? *Sammy Hagar approved Right in the center of the FGC, between 227 and 990...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56271

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Perhaps it is time to develop Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) for planes if speed is below V1? Why? What would it have done here? AEB would create another layer of both benefit and hazard. An impeding collision would have to detected looking only at the active runway surface, not looking that ta...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 60
Views: 14749

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

...As the article said, there is not much they can do now unless Airbus decides to redesign the panel and recertify it, which they'll try to avoid as much as possible of course. Awareness will be raised during regular training and hopefully it reduces incidences to an acceptable level. I am not see...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 60
Views: 14749

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

Francoflier wrote:
Do the G6000 have it? They seem to have the same p/b layout as the A220.

Also, what is the guarded switch below the AP / AT / FD(?) switches? It's hard to tell from the pictures.


Nope, no AT button on any of the Collins Globals

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56271

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

The data doesn’t provide any information on whether the crew could get it airborne at or below V1. Very risky call to try to get airborne, if you do make contact with the obstacle, it’s gonna be Linate again.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 60
Views: 14749

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

That’s weird, the G7500 and earlier G6000 have nearly identical panels EXCEPT we don’t have an AT button.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 60
Views: 14749

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

I mean, if you hit the TO/GA button on any Boeing aircraft it technically engages the autothrottle… Right but is it normal procedure to engage it during the ground roll? I’m no 737 pilot so it baffles me why one would even touch AP or AT on ground roll and mistake one for the other. The auto thrott...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 60
Views: 14749

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

Same on the Collins, not sure why pilots are fiddling with the FGP on the roll, no need to.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56271

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

That's more to do with if the computer decides there is not enough runway to safely stop. Not for collision avoidance. Could the computer be set up to do this? Maybe using the weather radar to determine the runway is not clear? Or does the weather radar not work this way? Doesn’t work that way and ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A question about crew bases
Replies: 27
Views: 2332

Re: A question about crew bases

I commented to NYC and BOS until EAL collapsed in March of ‘89. Never again, just ground commuting twice a week discouraged me from going back to an airline and air commuting to,ORD, MSP, DTW or DFW was out of the question. Too much wasted time. I flew elsewhere, finished with a good retirement.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will we see a US low-cost long-haul carrier?
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: When will we see a US low-cost long-haul carrier?

In addition, US people don’t travel internationally because there’s so much in the US to see. For Europeans, where countries are smaller than our states, meeting people who speak a different language; crossing borders for the beach or to ski is second nature. I’d attribute that as much as vacation t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 7708

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Can we try to stop being quite so negative on this ? Yes, the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar was corrupt, but it is what it is. The absence of beer is not a disaster and few would claim a human right to drink alcohol.... when in Rome, do as the Romans do. There were far worse abuses of human ri...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 7708

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Demonstrating a belief is fine, IF it’s acceptable in that country. I don’t believe Qatar has a right to protest for foreigners. Accept their rules. I'd be very surprised if there's any law in Qatar banning the wearing of a rainbow hat or armband. Do you really think freedom of speech and display i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BUF-BOS on DL A321 & Related Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: BUF-BOS on DL A321 & Related Questions

Business flyers like frequency. Meeting ends early, jump on the early PM flight instead of the evening flight.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 189
Views: 21486

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

You don't have to thread your way through duty free shops that cover the whole concourse in the US. Shopping at airports always amazed and baffled me. I don’t want to be carrying around purchases; I have what I need which is why I pack and check a bag; and a lot of it is available in a city for les...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56271

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

But the left reverser opened, wouldn't that make the spoilers deploy? And with the right engine and MLG detached severed the lines and hydraulic pressure was lost allowing the spoilers to retract. Throttles brought to IDLE should deploy the spoilers immediately. Whether hydraulics were pressurized ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56271

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Perhaps it is time to develop Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) for planes if speed is below V1? Why? What would it have done here? AEB would create another layer of both benefit and hazard. An impeding collision would have to detected looking only at the active runway surface, not looking that ta...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 58
Views: 3285

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

You're presenting the exception as if it were the rule. Sure such things do happen, but comparable things happen in private business too. You leave the impression that you would prefer total anarchy. Is this true? No, not anarchy, but less government than now and certainly one incentivized to be co...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air refueling while banking
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: Air refueling while banking

Yes, but the reference is the center of the boom, regardless of type. The idea being in the heart of the boom’s envelope, so it didn’t change with receiver. In the A-10, we didn’t use the lights much, just look at the boom at a glance. But in the C-5 you could t see the boom, so the lights were used...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?
Replies: 21
Views: 1160

Re: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?

QFE. Gross... :lol: The one thing I really wish the entire world would agree on is altimetry. QNH vs mmHg is no big deal, but metric drives me up the wall. Get the clearance in metric. Read back. Convert to feet. Crosscheck with the other guy. Set in feet. Adds a bit to the pucker factor when you'r...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 189
Views: 21486

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

There's a reason why they're called "(Air Chance)" After all the previous incidences, it's a shame that their operating license hasn't been revoked. Very weird... I’ve flown them several times, yes, their record is not as great as other carriers and been subject to BEA recommendations. Th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 7708

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

I would leave where your system of ethics existed and never return. Hope your employer hasn't yanked your passport! That's a thing that happens in Qatar too. Look. It shouldn't come down to mere chance - a "lottery win" of birth, as you put it - to simply be allowed to be GalaxyFlyer. Or ...

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