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by fr8mech
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest using ASAP to discipline mechanics
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

Re: Southwest using ASAP to discipline mechanics

If Southwest is actually using accepted ASAP reports to discipline mechanics, then they are likely in violation of their MOU, and the FAA representative would suspend ASAP pending an investigation by the CMO. Our ASAP ERC has wide latitude as to what reports it can accept, but rather narrow criteria...

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by fr8mech
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine run up and taxi for mainteinance people
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Engine run up and taxi for mainteinance people

Wouldn't the FAA PMI/POI have some authority that was handed down to the operator to authorize this in a Part 121 operations? I have a hard time imagining a Maintainability Tech taxing the 787 from A1 to the Delta Tech Ops facility without lots of official approvals in place. There may be some airp...

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by fr8mech
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dual Citizenship - Wrong or OK?
Replies: 24
Views: 971

Re: Dual Citizenship - Wrong or OK?

I guess it’s ok. Near as I can recall, when I looked into it, the US does not recognize dual-citizenship, but I guess that’s not really a big deal. My siblings and I were discussing this a bit last month while in Greece. They’re thinking of “claiming” their Greek citizenship and getting an EU passpo...

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by fr8mech
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplaces that have no dress code (or allow jeans) for when meeting clients
Replies: 20
Views: 835

Re: Workplaces that have no dress code (or allow jeans) for when meeting clients

What is or is not considered acceptable dress, for any occasion, is a social construct. As such, what is acceptable is subject to change. Personally, I prefer to do business with folks who dress “professionally” for the given job. That doesn’t mean “suit” for business folks, but it does mean “well-a...

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by fr8mech
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine run up and taxi for mainteinance people
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Engine run up and taxi for mainteinance people

twincommander's statement: For US Carriers: implies an FAR is the driving the requirement. Near as I can tell, there isn't. I worked for a carrier where I held run/taxi authorization after a check ride with a check captain. No FAM class or taxi class. The A&P is implied. My current employer does...

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by fr8mech
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine run up and taxi for mainteinance people
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Engine run up and taxi for mainteinance people

twincommander wrote:
For US Carriers:
A&P License with experience
Fleet type gen-fam with fleet specific engine type
Airline run/taxi training (Classroom, touch panel, simulator)
Check out ride (simulator, live aircraft)


Can you point to the relevant FAR?

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by fr8mech
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you do for work?
Replies: 94
Views: 2697

Re: What do you do for work?

What are your thoughts on manufacturers striving to make new generation aircraft more reliable and with lower maintenance requirements? Air transport category aircraft are immensely complex with a ridiculous level of interaction between system. Interaction that was unheard of when I got into the bu...

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by fr8mech
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Hellinikion Project
Replies: 13
Views: 1411

Re: The Hellinikion Project

I just saw a CGI video concerning this project on FB (couldn't pull a link). I'm not a fan of the sky-scrapers. I know the area pretty well...or at least I knew the area pretty well...and overly tall buildings will look like a scar.

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by fr8mech
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you do for work?
Replies: 94
Views: 2697

Re: What do you do for work?

I wait for airplanes to break, in a chronic fashion.

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by fr8mech
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: P126 Panel 747 Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Re: P126 Panel 747 Classic

I really wish I kept my old training manuals. Why is it people get nostalgic only when they get older. I dumped all those books as soon as I was done with them. Pity.

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by fr8mech
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: P126 Panel 747 Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Re: P126 Panel 747 Classic

I just looked at a bunch of pics online, and while there weren't any that were very clear, it does appear this panel was installed on quite a few aircraft.

I'm starting to doubt my memory...though I've never worked 3 auto-pilot B747 Classic.

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by fr8mech
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: P126 Panel 747 Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Re: P126 Panel 747 Classic

The small panel adjacent the aft overhead circuit breaker panel. The picture is zoomable really far in to read the equipment. At first I thought it may be for aircraft fitted with a 3rd INS unit. But, N747GE has 3 INS units and no P126 Panel. Not sure why that auxiliary panel is there. I worked on ...

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by fr8mech
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: P126 Panel 747 Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Re: P126 Panel 747 Classic

Can you provide a location and what equipment was protected by these breakers? I no longer have access to any Classic manuals, but may be able to help. Got plenty of experience on the aircraft.

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by fr8mech
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ordering glasses online? :/
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Ordering glasses online? :/

Airstud wrote:
Which Target do you go to?


Out of the 1800'ish stores in the US. I prefer the one in Springhurst, though St. Matthews is also on the list. My contacts came from St. Matthews.

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by fr8mech
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ordering glasses online? :/
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Ordering glasses online? :/

I got my last set of contacts from Target Optical. No issues. Of course, I did it in person.

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by fr8mech
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meat Replacement and the Market Economy
Replies: 45
Views: 1553

Re: Meat Replacement and the Market Economy

Came across this podcast a few weeks ago. http://freakonomics.com/podcast/meat-rebroadcast/ It was worth the 50-odd minutes. As for me, I enjoy a wide-ranging diet, and have eaten some meat substitutes, though I haven't tried anything from Beyond Meat yet. I would not presume to tell anyone what the...

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by fr8mech
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-300 AC
Replies: 9
Views: 1395

Re: 767-300 AC

What you’re not seeing are the thousands of man-hours that maintenance puts in every year to keep the aircraft safe.

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by fr8mech
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell
Replies: 11
Views: 1285

Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

It’s been this way at least a decade here, probably more. Random drug & alcohol, is just that random. There is “for cause” testing, which requires 2 management (1 trained) to agree that a person has met the criteria. This does not include post-accident testing.

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by fr8mech
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus a321 vertical stablizer/ rudder improvements
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: Airbus a321 vertical stablizer/ rudder improvements

Just a point of accuracy, the rudder did not fail, one of the vertical stabilizer attachment lugs failed, followed by additional lug failures, which resulted in the vertical stabilizer departing the aircraft.

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by fr8mech
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best book on the dirty dozen
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: Best book on the dirty dozen

I haven't read any books on the human factors dirty dozen, but there are plenty of online resources. I'd start with the FAA. They even have an online course you can take. https://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/course_content.aspx?pf=1&preview=true&cID=107 I haven't taken this course. I've sat t...

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by fr8mech
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New DOT/FAA Drug and Alcohol testing requirements
Replies: 22
Views: 3712

Re: New DOT/FAA Drug and Alcohol testing requirements

Which should be allowed. It’s ridiculous I can drink a bunch of vodka 8 hours before my shift. Weed tho. Too dangerous. Yes and no. Yes, you can drink a bunch of ***insert your favorite adult beverage here*** 8 or 4 hours prior to reporting, depending on function, but you need to be under .04 when ...

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by fr8mech
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New DOT/FAA Drug and Alcohol testing requirements
Replies: 22
Views: 3712

Re: New DOT/FAA Drug and Alcohol testing requirements

So... Can a pilot or flight attendant be assured that if tested and found positive for a drug on the list AND has a current prescription for that medication ; can they be assured that they are compliant with this DOT/FAA rule ? In particular, if these crew members have been taking that particular p...

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by fr8mech
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange interaction with Air Transport World Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: Strange interaction with Air Transport World Magazine

I got this call about 15 years ago...or near enough to not matter. The only reason I remember it is because of the eye color question.

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by fr8mech
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Charitable donations: Real impact or scam?
Replies: 18
Views: 682

Re: Charitable donations: Real impact or scam?

I don't donate money to any charity "on the street". I buy Girl Scout cookies, Scout BSA (Boy Scouts) popcorn, and give to the firefighters collecting for Metro United Way.

I give money to various established organizations.

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by fr8mech
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO with Hot Brakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 2356

Re: RTO with Hot Brakes?

Armadillo1 wrote:
http://avherald.com/h?article=4cd057e0&opt=0

wrong sensor data?


Extended taxi times and distances can heat the brakes to the trigger threshold.

I don’t have access to an A320 MEL, but I suspect the brake temp monitoring system can be deferred, and would not take 4 hours to do so.

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by fr8mech
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Hellinikion Project
Replies: 13
Views: 1411

Re: The Hellinikion Project

Just walked past the aircraft, and it doesn’t appear anything has changed. No need to post any of the pics I took, they’re the same as above, though OA260 seems to have gotten a better vantage point. Of note, when I walked past, there appeared to be a small film crew setting up with the aircraft in ...

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IDG maintenance service package
Replies: 11
Views: 2665

Re: IDG maintenance service package

DarkSnowyNight wrote:

Why?


We don’t want the sight glass used to determine level. We don’t have a “check” task. Basically, our maintenance program says if you need/want to check/service the IDG, you will service it per the AMM.

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by fr8mech
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO with Hot Brakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 2356

Re: RTO with Hot Brakes?

I'm not sure what you're asking is even possible in most cases, as a RTO will likely cause fuse plugs on the tires to blow (due to heat from hot brakes) ... making a second takeoff attempt (much less moving the airplane at all) pretty much impossible. We had an 85 knot RTO last week on a B757 witho...

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by fr8mech
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Hellinikion Project
Replies: 13
Views: 1411

Re: The Hellinikion Project

I spent many summers living in my uncle’s house, less than a mile from airport with an unobstructed view of the approach end of 15L&R. The highlight of my days on the porch was watching the B747’s come in from The States. Pan Am, TWA (-SP), of course, Olympic. Very rarely, an Air France or Briti...

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3426

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

People rarely have the right to eat whatever food they want. There are standards on what is acceptable. I can't go to Mr. Vu's barbeque with golden retriever steaks and expect a warm welcome. You’re right, Mr. Vu can bar you from eating certain foods at HIS barbecue, but he most certainly would not...

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IDG maintenance service package
Replies: 11
Views: 2665

Re: IDG maintenance service package

Wow. There’s a lot of false info in that post: 1. No. IDG’s fail on their own. 2. That is not how you check the oil level at all. 3. That is not how you service the oil level. Umm, he is absolutely correct, because there is no way to tell if an IDG is over-serviced. From our B767 AMM, all others ar...

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3426

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

Besides, if you are doing it right, hamburgers are more than bread and meat, and all the fixings are either vegetarian or have veggie substitutes. True, but the meat is the basis of the burger. In fact, it is my most august opinion, that any "burger" that does not have ground beef, though...

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by fr8mech
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts...What do you listen to?
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts...What do you listen to?

I rediscovered Freakonomics, and binged it while tilling and reseeding my lawn this past weekend. Good stuff there. Another one I found today is Plane Crash Podcast. The one I listened to today is United 811. I haven't got through the whole podcast yet, but it's not bad. Since I'm on the technical e...

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by fr8mech
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robocalls
Replies: 34
Views: 1290

Re: Robocalls

It's funny: before mobile phones were invented we never thought twice about picking up a ringing phone. We're reluctant to now with mobile phones. I ignore any call that's not in my contact list. Actually, I took the position, long before cell phones and caller-id, that the phone was for my conveni...

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by fr8mech
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 3117

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

ArchGuy1 wrote:
When the ESB opened in 1931, it was $1 to go up, which would be $16-$17 in today's money adjusted for inflation.


Yes, but there's a whole lot more disposable income in the economy today than there was in 1931. The supply of money most certainly plays into the pricing model, not just inflation.

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robocalls
Replies: 34
Views: 1290

Re: Robocalls

I know a lot of folks don't have the option to ignore calls, but I won't answer a call from an unknown number. If it's important, they'll leave a message, or shoot me a text that doesn't include a link to anything.

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3426

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

Has anyone tried the "Impossible Whopper" yet? I made some nutritional decisions when I was younger such that I've not eaten anything from Burger King since 1995 (nor McD's since '93 thanks for asking) but I am curious what folks who aren't appearing in the TV commercials have to say abou...

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 66
Views: 2974

Re: Body modifications

Frankly, I don't understand the fascination with cosmetic body modification. Whether it be tattoos or some of the more "invasive" practices, they have never had much appeal to me.

Even given your parameters, I can't think of anything I would have done.

To each his own.

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 3117

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

The Empire State Building could have it's ticket prices reduced during the off season when there are fewer visitors like between after the end of the Christmas/New Year holiday season and Spring Break in April for example. Just out of curiosity, what makes you think the Empire State Building has an...

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3426

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

It is great to see the rights of vegans being respected in today's world. With climate change in full force humans need to cut back on all meat consumption and move toward plant based diets. It is great to see vegans standing against climate change and animal injustice. I hope she can enjoy her bac...

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by fr8mech
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 3117

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

https://web.ticket.spaceneedle.com/?site=sn

I'm not sure I would recommend the restaurant. The food was undistinguished, at best.
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ArchGuy1 wrote:
I actually meant the Space Needle.


The Space Needle is $37.50

https://web.ticket.spaceneedle.com/?site=sn

I'm not sure I would recommend the restaurant. The food was undistinguished, at best.

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by fr8mech
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 3117

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

Even though I feel that $38 is overpriced, I would still pay the price to go up the Empire State Building as it is my favorite building. I also live in Garland, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. I lived in Bedford for a few years. Soaking tourists is a time-honored practice. It usually starts at the airpo...

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by fr8mech
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash cam
Replies: 33
Views: 2164

Re: Dash cam

Privacy laws, I believe. You can't randomly film people here. Even security cameras must follow strict guidelines, eg they can cover your property, but not your neighbour's. I believe they are illegal in Italy too as a friend driving a UK registered motorhome was pulled over because the police spot...

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by fr8mech
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 3117

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

Sometimes they do, at least in the past. While growing up in NY I only visited The Empire State Building on school trips, 2 or 3 times. Not once did I visit as a teen or adult, while living there. I took my wife there several years ago, while visiting family. I suspect a large majority of folks tha...

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by fr8mech
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 49
Views: 3477

Re: What's your ringtone?

"The Imperial March" for the wife, Pink Floyd's "Money" for my daughter & Van Halen's "Eruption" for the boy. Everyone else is on vibrate. Text: "Margaritaville" for the wife, the Minion Be-Boop sound for my daughter, and the boy sounds like Godzilla. Agai...

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by fr8mech
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do each of the US3 have maintenance bases for each aircraft type?
Replies: 12
Views: 3197

Re: Where do each of the US3 have maintenance bases for each aircraft type?

Out of interest, what all falls under each of those categories? I'm assuming line maintenance is routine work (tire changes, small repairs, etc.) that can be done in less than a day, while hangar maintenance is referring to C/D checks, repaints, etc. where the aircraft is out of service for days or...

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by fr8mech
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash cam
Replies: 33
Views: 2164

Re: Dash cam

http://amazon.com/gp/product/B075WZ85Z9 ... UTF8&psc=1


Works well. Haven’t had an issue.
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I’ve got an integrated GPS/Dashcam in 2 of our 3 cars.

http://amazon.com/gp/product/B075WZ85Z9 ... UTF8&psc=1


Works well. Haven’t had an issue.

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by fr8mech
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Tristar automated descent control system
Replies: 41
Views: 4059

Re: The Tristar automated descent control system

Runway 13, not 31.

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by fr8mech
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Tristar automated descent control system
Replies: 41
Views: 4059

Re: The Tristar automated descent control system

I would suggest your range of expertise is pretty small regarding the handling qualities of the L1011. And, I've indicated no different. But, I know a bad landing when I feel one, even at the tender age of 20. The fact that I remember that landing, should be an indicator of the imprint the landing ...

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by fr8mech
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Tristar automated descent control system
Replies: 41
Views: 4059

Re: The Tristar automated descent control system

I do not recall the L1011 as having any bad landing characteristics as you describe. Sure wasn't any exceptional skills on my part so I'll have to call you on that one. I've flown in an L1011 just once, happened to be in one of the jumpseats with Delta back in '88 - ATL/LGA. We landed long. We land...

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