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by PW4084
Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Changes The Usaf Make To The KC-135E TF-33
Replies: 6
Views: 9465

RE: Changes The Usaf Make To The KC-135E TF-33

Does anyone know if TF-33s from the C-141 made it into the supply chain for the E model tanker? I'd always figured they did before reading these posts.

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by PW4084
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noise On PW-powered 757s
Replies: 2
Views: 3244

RE: Noise On PW-powered 757s

BTW, The C-17 motors do the same thing.... good threads.

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by PW4084
Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Yoke, Bicycle Type, Stick, Joystick, Or Half Yoke?
Replies: 27
Views: 5579

RE: Yoke, Bicycle Type, Stick, Joystick, Or Half Yoke?

I fly the C-17 and the control stick is great. I'd like to see more big airplanes with that configuration. It'd be nice to fly some sort of sidestick someday so I have something else to compare it with.

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by PW4084
Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QNE, QNH, QFE
Replies: 8
Views: 74073

RE: QNE, QNH, QFE

Here's another way of remembering these:

QNE = EASY, always 29.92

QNH = HARD, as in the ground is very hard... so set your altimeter properly.

QFE = simply field elevation

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by PW4084
Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Opsec And A.net
Replies: 17
Views: 2925

RE: Opsec And A.net

Thanks for bringing this issue back to the forefront AGM. It's always good to have an opsec refresher.

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by PW4084
Fri Jun 10, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Just Selected For Pilot Training Usaf!
Replies: 21
Views: 7797

RE: Just Selected For Pilot Training Usaf!

Congratulations CX, any preference on yr pilot training base?

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by PW4084
Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your Radio Comm. Pet Peeves
Replies: 50
Views: 4422

RE: Your Radio Comm. Pet Peeves

ATC asks a YES or NO question..... Pilot responds 'Roger' meaning 'Affirmative' ----------------------------Pilot/Controller Glossary------------------------------ ROGER- I have received all of your last transmission. It should not be used to answer a question requiring a yes or a no answer. -------...

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by PW4084
Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Someone Explain Blown Flaps To Me?
Replies: 14
Views: 6356

RE: Can Someone Explain Blown Flaps To Me?

C-17

Flaps extend behind the engines such that thrust is vectored downward to produce lift.

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by PW4084
Sat May 21, 2005 5:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 Flap Settings
Replies: 1
Views: 4780

RE: C-17 Flap Settings

Positions are Up, Slats Extend, 1/2, 3/4, Full

With a variable index from 0-100

Always takeoff w/ 1/2 and land either 3/4 or Full

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by PW4084
Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NY ANG C-5A Pilot Charged With Smuggling Ecstasy
Replies: 31
Views: 4305

RE: NY ANG C-5A Pilot Charged With Smuggling Ecstasy

Just to weigh in on these guys.....

They disgust me also; I hope they regret their greed for the rest of their pathetic lives. I'll think of them every time it makes it slower and harder for us to lawfully clear customs.

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by PW4084
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17s Scrapped?
Replies: 29
Views: 6509

RE: C-17s Scrapped?

C-17 is the same way, max landing weight=max takeoff weight... The highest weight I've landed at is 526,000 Lbs-- probably a pittance to you Fredplt !  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> SATL, I don't know of any C-17s that have been to the boneyard; There's nothing...

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by PW4084
Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UPT Bases
Replies: 4
Views: 2715

RE: UPT Bases

Excellent hoop, I feel silly now because you've probably already figured out the info I gave in your first few weeks there  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> For some reason I always reflect on the food of Del Rio: shopping at the HEB, eating Julio's chips/salsa and going ...

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by PW4084
Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UPT Bases
Replies: 4
Views: 2715

RE: UPT Bases

I went to Laughlin and it's pretty rural to say the least. Del Rio is a border town of about 30,000 if I recall correctly. It doesn't seem that big. Lake Amistad is just outside of town and offers lots of water recreation. My class spent a lot of time at the lake skiing and generally cruising around...

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by PW4084
Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 Hoping To Increase Mgtow To 630,000lbs
Replies: 10
Views: 4474

RE: C-17 Hoping To Increase Mgtow To 630,000lbs

Interesting speculation and hearsay here. As a fellow C-17 crewmember I tend to agree most with C17loadmstr. I can see the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> pursuing the increased gross weight option to increase its theoretical ton-mile/day capability but linking 585k to the demise of the t...

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by PW4084
Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IFF And Transponders
Replies: 8
Views: 23180

RE: IFF And Transponders

Since we are on transponders, I thought I'd throw Mode S into the mix. Mode S provides TCAS <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> ability. Here's a pretty good link: <a href="http://yarchive.net/air/airliners/tcas.html" target=_blank>http://yarchive.net/air/airliners/tcas.html<...

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by PW4084
Tue Jul 27, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose Up Vs. Nose Down On Approach
Replies: 8
Views: 8252

RE: Nose Up Vs. Nose Down On Approach

FinnWings, that makes sense. I fly T-tail aircraft and as you said the stabilizer is out of the way of most configuration changes. -2.5 is an impressive number XFSU! I always wondered exactly how flat or nose low that approach is. I suppose wheelbarrowing the nose gear onto the runway isn't a proble...

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by PW4084
Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose Up Vs. Nose Down On Approach
Replies: 8
Views: 8252

RE: Nose Up Vs. Nose Down On Approach

FinnWings is correct. Take a look at the first diagram on the following link: <a href="http://142.26.194.131/aerodynamics1/controls/Page5.html" target=_blank>http://142.26.194.131/aerodynamics1/controls/Page5.html</a> Slats increase lift at only higher angles of attack. Airplanes with slats take adv...

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by PW4084
Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cockpit IFE
Replies: 11
Views: 2141

RE: Cockpit IFE

You talk about IFEs in the cockpit and most pilots think of the acronym's other meaning: In-Flight Emergency.

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by PW4084
Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How About Another DEN Airport?
Replies: 11
Views: 3005

RE: How About Another DEN Airport?

My two cents: it'll never happen. Centennial is too busy and the surrounding neighborhoods wouldn't have it. Yeah, CRJs are quiet but there's a stigma with 'scheduled air service' that would be a tough sell. As Greg said, there's no infrastructure and it doesn't come cheap. Here's an article from <i...

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by PW4084
Sun Jun 13, 2004 8:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Constant RPM Turboprop Engines
Replies: 7
Views: 5282

RE: Constant RPM Turboprop Engines

The TPE331 is basically the same. The only times the RPM appreciably changes is during taxi, before takeoff, when setting cruise power, and then after landing.

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by PW4084
Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17A Cockpit Question.
Replies: 2
Views: 2244

RE: C-17A Cockpit Question.

Shy, I can't speak for Boeing or the Air Force but I can say from experience that the center stick is a nice way to fly the C-17. It's comfortable and intuitive when you are maneuvering the airplane close to the ground. Obviously you don't <i>need</i> a stick for tactical flying; C-130s have gotten ...

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by PW4084
Thu May 13, 2004 4:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Charters To FRA
Replies: 11
Views: 5948

RE: Usaf Charters To FRA

Straight line distance from EDDF-ETAR (Ramstein) is 51 <acronym title="Mount Cook Airlines (New Zealand)">NM</acronym>. It's a pretty quick flight in a C-17 that I've made more than a few times. FraT is correct, ETAR is capable of handling many large aircraft. You might see a lot of Evergreen, Polar...

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by PW4084
Tue May 11, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In Flight Reversing Of Engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 10491

RE: In Flight Reversing Of Engines?

The C-17 can deploy thrust reversers in-flight to perform a tactical descent. I've seen sustained vertical velocities in the neighborhood of -10,000 FPM.

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by PW4084
Wed May 05, 2004 1:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Skidmarks On Runway.
Replies: 18
Views: 5886

RE: Skidmarks On Runway.

A lot of time you will see heavy black streaks on the lineup portion of the runway from the nosegear. If a pilot advances the throttles for a rolling takeoff before the airplane is reasonably lined up, it can leave some pretty good streaks as the nose gear is dragged to centerline under increasing t...

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by PW4084
Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Asking For Advice. Should I Work For The AF?
Replies: 4
Views: 3172

RE: Asking For Advice. Should I Work For The AF?

As a US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> officer you are technically on duty '24-7'. Every job and career field is different regarding work hours. As a Maintenance or Personnel Officer for the purpose of discussion, you very well might work 7:30 to 4:30 and have most weekends off. But as C17 ...

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by PW4084
Fri Feb 27, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why So Many Strobes On A KC10?
Replies: 2
Views: 3221

RE: Why So Many Strobes On A KC10?

MD, I can tell you that from a receiver aircraft perspective it's nice to have a brightly lit tanker at night in the weather. It's most important when you are one mile in trail trying to keep them in sight as they fade in and out of the clouds.

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by PW4084
Sat Feb 07, 2004 6:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: I Need Some Callsigns
Replies: 10
Views: 7629

RE: I Need Some Callsigns

Gucci is a KC-10 call sign, Ethyl is another tanker call sign. There's also Gasser (not sure on the spelling of that one). In the McChord pattern you might hear a Husky or a Sonic (sports teams, hmm).

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by PW4084
Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Probes Before Windshield
Replies: 8
Views: 2504

RE: Probes Before Windshield

They look like TAT/SAT probes. They measure Total and Static air temperature for the Air Data Computers. I'm sure someone can confirm or correct this, that's my gut instinct.

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by PW4084
Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Comm Checkride
Replies: 13
Views: 2254

RE: Comm Checkride

Yes, that's the Transponder Antenna

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by PW4084
Mon Nov 17, 2003 8:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Normal T/O Vs Rolling T/O
Replies: 27
Views: 3343

RE: Normal T/O Vs Rolling T/O

I was thinking 'Starsky & Hutch'  Smile

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by PW4084
Sun Nov 16, 2003 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Normal T/O Vs Rolling T/O
Replies: 27
Views: 3343

RE: Normal T/O Vs Rolling T/O

<i>Wing:</i> "And you may only advance the throttles when the aircraft alligned with the runway otherwise uneven thrust or slippery conditions may cause loss of aircraft controll" A lesser consequence of this is dark black nosewheel arcs from the taxiway onto the centerline of the runway. If you are...

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by PW4084
Fri Nov 14, 2003 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hey Pilots: Your Worst Nightmare
Replies: 54
Views: 8208

RE: Hey Pilots: Your Worst Nightmare

L-188, here's the icing on yr 'Adak run' cake:

You show up and look at the weather and then know you'll be flying the localizer with a 30 knot tailwind and circling.

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by PW4084
Wed Nov 12, 2003 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions On Tcas
Replies: 11
Views: 5190

RE: Questions On Tcas

Here's some more comments from the photo Rob posted, (this is general information from the airplane I fly, it should be pretty standard) You can see a diamond (traffic symbol) that is filled-in white and many diamonds that are clear. The filled-in diamond represents 'proximate traffic' while the cle...

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by PW4084
Wed Nov 12, 2003 4:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anyone Here In The Usaf?
Replies: 91
Views: 12912

RE: Anyone Here In The Usaf?

regarding OTS slots for civilians vs. prior enlisted....... When I was at OTS it seemed like the makeup of my class was 'off the street'/'prior enlisted': 50%/50%. I can't speak from experience about the difficulty of getting an OTS slot for enlisted troops but I don't think they just give slots awa...

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by PW4084
Sat Nov 08, 2003 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lame Media 'File Photo'
Replies: 0
Views: 1339

Lame Media 'File Photo'

Alright, this article is about aviation security but specifically 'cargo' operations. And CNN posts a picture of passenger metroliners that must be at least ten years old. Certainly they could've dug up a photo of cargo airplanes or at least a semi-current photo. Typical <a href="http://www.cnn.com/...

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by PW4084
Thu Nov 06, 2003 4:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anyone Here In The Usaf?
Replies: 91
Views: 12912

RE: Anyone Here In The Usaf?

I want to put in a quick plug for the SERE career field. In my short 2.5 year Air Force career I've been really impressed by the SERE troops I've worked with and learned from. These guys and gals have a tough job and they execute it very professionally. The training sounds tough and it's obviously a...

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by PW4084
Thu Nov 06, 2003 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hey Pilots: Your Worst Nightmare
Replies: 54
Views: 8208

RE: Hey Pilots: Your Worst Nightmare

Sounds like the plot of a movie Cx flyboy! Other than something with strong external factors such as a mid-air, I'd say: Electrical Fire. This would be especially critical night/IMC because you face the prospect of recovering the aircraft with diminished capabilities assuming you are even able to tr...

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by PW4084
Tue Nov 04, 2003 3:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anyone Here In The Usaf?
Replies: 91
Views: 12912

RE: Anyone Here In The Usaf?

Air Force Specialty Code ??

Basically it's a code for your job

I'm looking for a link to AFSCs


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by PW4084
Tue Nov 04, 2003 10:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ft./Min Through Flight
Replies: 9
Views: 2378

RE: Ft./Min Through Flight

AA, here's a different take on yr question, In the C-17 I've performed tactical descents of more than 10,000 FPM, no problem. That's with full speedbrakes and all four thrust reversers deployed...nose low enough to maintain around 300 KIAS. You get down in a hurry.

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by PW4084
Mon Nov 03, 2003 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots, 250 Below 10
Replies: 10
Views: 3230

RE: Pilots, 250 Below 10

Yeah, I like that answer also Mandala499. I appreciate yr responses guys, nice to hear different twists on something so routine. Just out of curiosity Skipper, Do you typically begin yr descent at basically cruise mach (.84, .82, whatever) and then catch yr desired KIAS (320, 300, whatever) when the...

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by PW4084
Sun Nov 02, 2003 9:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots, 250 Below 10
Replies: 10
Views: 3230

Pilots, 250 Below 10

Ok guys this is a bit of an informal poll for those of you flying jets and anything else that needs to slow to 250 KIAS before leaving 10,000 on yr descents. My question doesn't apply to VNAV of FMS descents that do the calculating for you, I want to know what yr techniques or procedures are for mak...

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by PW4084
Thu Oct 30, 2003 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spoilers On Takeoff
Replies: 18
Views: 3996

RE: Spoilers On Takeoff

Well said Rick767, I admire your efficiency.... my mom always said I talk too much!  Smile PW4084

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by PW4084
Thu Oct 30, 2003 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spoilers On Takeoff
Replies: 18
Views: 3996

RE: Spoilers On Takeoff

Bruce, was it a bumpy or windy day? Did you notice the aileron come up also? I can't think of a good reason for the spoiler to come up during takeoff roll unless it was augmenting a large aileron input for a momentary wind correction. But it seems unlikely that drastic of an input would be used at r...

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by PW4084
Wed Oct 29, 2003 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Completley Different Questions....one Thread!
Replies: 7
Views: 3157

RE: Two Completley Different Questions....one Thread!

This is a start on the HUD issue, it's cheaper to purchase and maintain only one HUD and they are probably best utilized during Cat <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> or similarly low visibility approaches. For approaches that only the captain is authorized to fly, they prov...

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by PW4084
Wed Oct 22, 2003 7:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How Is The C-17 Balanced?
Replies: 1
Views: 3062

RE: How Is The C-17 Balanced?

Lephron, I can't give you a very technical response but I can try to point out a few things that might clarify the issue for you. Keep in mind that all of the fuel is situated in or between the wings. And the constant weight of the engines also resides in that area. That's a great deal of weight tha...

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by PW4084
Fri Oct 10, 2003 12:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AMC Charters
Replies: 13
Views: 6889

RE: AMC Charters

Another reason that Frankfurt gets a lot of the AMC traffic vs. Ramstein is that it has no curfew/quiet hours.

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by PW4084
Fri Oct 03, 2003 6:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Alaska National Guard Testing C-27 Spartan
Replies: 5
Views: 4723

RE: Alaska National Guard Testing C-27 Spartan

It looks good at Bryant, the baby Herc. That would be a pretty decent step up in capacity and capability wouldn't it?

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by PW4084
Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cessna 172S- can it do spins?
Replies: 35
Views: 19763

RE: Cessna 172S:

My gut reaction is that Cessna didn't want to spend money on spins during certification and maybe more significantly, the end result is more insulation from LITIGATION and LIABILITY. Is the S model different enough from the older models that it would have blatantly different stall/spin characteristi...

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by PW4084
Mon Sep 29, 2003 7:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52H: Same Engines?
Replies: 13
Views: 2903

RE: B-52H: Same Engines?

Quick question guys, are C-141s going into storage providing TF-33s to the B-52/KC-135E/E-3 fleets?? This makes sense to me but does anyone know if it is happening?

Dan

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