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by phugoid1982
Tue May 18, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 111
Views: 8867

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Had 1st Moderna vaccine about a month ago. Slightly sore arm and mild sleepiness for a half a day. Had second shot yesterday and again had a slightly sore arm but no sleepiness or anything else this time. Woke up feeling like a million bucks. Was surprised given most of my friends were pretty beaten...

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by phugoid1982
Sun May 02, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4337

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

I put a couple of thou in bitcoin recently and in ether after being pushed by friends. Am not expecting fireworks but a seems like the most "stable" investment among other crypto currencies in a volatile environment. I anticipate I will get a decent ROI if I weather any potential storms bu...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1542

Re: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes

I find myself re-reading through some of my engineering books and trying to work out old problems to keep my brain somewhat sharp. After a conversation with a friend that I posted out about here, who is doing his doctorate in England and working on autonomous vehicles I couldn't help but feel envio...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1542

Re: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes

Dude, you are so on point with that. The worst thing is I knew it one year into working with the company that It was time to start looking for another job. I wasn't gelling with my dept. head who pretty much didn't acknowledge me but was very chummy with other newbies because I think one played gol...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1542

Re: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes

I normally don't like to post personal stuff like this but we've all been through a lot and I was wondering whether the lockdown and other job issues have forced anyone to reevaluate their lives. I've just been going through a bit of a rut lately. I'm thinking of going back for a doctorate in Aeros...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1542

Re: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes

Political people are the opposite of you or me. Don't be afraid to change jobs and click with other people. I just interviewed last week for an equal job at a competitor but without the clowns. If you stayed in a toxic culture 5 years, you should have quit after 2 years and found a job you liked be...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1542

COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes

I normally don't like to post personal stuff like this but we've all been through a lot and I was wondering whether the lockdown and other job issues have forced anyone to reevaluate their lives. I've just been going through a bit of a rut lately. I'm thinking of going back for a doctorate in Aerosp...

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by phugoid1982
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1709

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

The Problem with the SAT and ACT is that there are ways to game it by teaching for the test, rather than teaching on broad knowledge and application. The Advanced Math is there to trick folks, and the Advanced Language skills are so focused that they barely have application anywhere else. I could h...

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by phugoid1982
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1709

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

I seriously dislike the idea of a standardized test (probably because I crashed and burned when taking the GRE to go to grad school). However, I have to accept that it's among the best metrics to gauge if someone really knows their stuff. My experience through K-12 school was that teachers give out...

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by phugoid1982
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1709

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

More selective colleges have also pushed for non-school factors in considering applicants, including involvement in sports, community activities, leadership experiences, to get more diverse student bodies. Caltech has huge problem with this. The student body is almost 50% Asian. I remember in HS I ...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1709

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

I was a chemistry major in college and have a BS in Chemistry, though obviously I don't work in that field anymore. Pardon my ignorance, perhaps we studied in different systems. How many chemistry courses did you take prior to college? I took one, and it was one grade, which isn't reflective of one...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1709

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

I've long thought that the SAT was a lousy metric due to it's theoretical nature, which can provide a disadvantage to those whose aptitudes lie elsewhere. I always struggled with standardized tests in school if for no other reason there wasn't much of a practical application, so why am I sitting he...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1709

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

The Problem with the SAT and ACT is that there are ways to game it by teaching for the test, rather than teaching on broad knowledge and application. The Advanced Math is there to trick folks, and the Advanced Language skills are so focused that they barely have application anywhere else. I could h...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1709

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

I've long thought that the SAT was a lousy metric due to it's theoretical nature, which can provide a disadvantage to those whose aptitudes lie elsewhere. I always struggled with standardized tests in school if for no other reason there wasn't much of a practical application, so why am I sitting he...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1709

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

I was having this discussion with an old college buddy of mine today who also studied aero/astro engineering with me ages ago. He was upset telling me how now "dumb" kids with low SAT scores but artificially good grades will get into elite schools and they'll be "coddled" to sta...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1709

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT due to COVID?

For those not from your specific country. What is a “SAT”, and how does it differ from grades? Sorry, I apologize for my US-centric thinking. The SAT is an entrance exam that if memory serves me correctly was a couple of hours long and had a verbal section and a math section. It has changed so much...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1709

Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

I was having this discussion with an old college buddy of mine today who also studied aero/astro engineering with me ages ago. He was upset telling me how now "dumb" kids with low SAT scores but artificially good grades will get into elite schools and they'll be "coddled" to stay...

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by phugoid1982
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best treatment for vertigo
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Re: Best treatment for vertigo

I have very personal experience with this. I was living in Boston in 2013 and getting my pilot's license (which I never finished but hope to) thanks to being incorrectly diagnosed with advanced bilateral Meniere's disease by 6 different Ear Nose throat specialists. I was also told I could never reco...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 63
Views: 3559

Re: Tea or Coffee?

Used to only drink tea (probably my south Asian genes) although my dad hated tea and only drank coffee. He would drink up to 7 cups a day and could still nod off in the evening without a problem. Lately, its been coffee in the morning to get me going, and another cup in the afternoon and green tea o...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 316
Views: 19586

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Whatever hes convicted of people won't be happy, the city will probably burn, rinse and repeat. I'm honestly just sick of all the coverage on the news about the trial. Chauvin was a bully given his history and he definitely should go to to prison for a long time. But I'm sick of the lionization of ...

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by phugoid1982
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extension of flaps and landing gear during turns on large aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 3168

Re: Extension of flaps and landing gear during turns on large aircraft

Zero limits within the aircraft limits. The plane, even in a turn, is symmetrically loaded, why wouldn’t they go out? We’d put the crazy gear and flaps on a C-5 at 45 degrees of bank turning tactical arrivals. Even with aero elasticities, flight controls including high lift devices are designed as ...

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by phugoid1982
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extension of flaps and landing gear during turns on large aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 3168

Extension of flaps and landing gear during turns on large aircraft

Obviously this question will depend on the aircraft but for larger widebody aircraft what are the limitations for gear extension and flaps extension during turns (if this can even be done at all). I can't believe in all my time being a passenger I never paid attention to this. This includes flaps in...

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by phugoid1982
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetblue 106 to Ponce missed approach today?
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

Re: Jetblue 106 to Ponce missed approach today?

I posted it 10 FPS for MLW, 6 for MTOW. On jettisoning, see FAA AC 25-7D, page 25-1, but here’s the brief overview. The requirement for dumping is can the plane after a MTOGW take-off, allowing for 15 minutes of fuel burn meet the approach and landing climb requirements. Section 25.1001(a) prescrib...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetblue 106 to Ponce missed approach today?
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

Re: Jetblue 106 to Ponce missed approach today?

I meant that any aircraft having an MTOW near MLW would have an easier time burning enough fuel circling or whatever to get down to MLW. Unlike, say a wide body that experienced a mechanical problem at time at takeoff fully fuelled where getting back was time critical and you couldn't afford to spe...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetblue 106 to Ponce missed approach today?
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

Re: Jetblue 106 to Ponce missed approach today?

Yeah. I didn't think the E-190 had fuel dumping capability but didn't know about the 320s. I guess for narrow bodies the difference between MLW and MGTOW is a lot smaller so that negates the need for that capability unlike the heavies. Of course, you realize transport category aircraft are certifie...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetblue 106 to Ponce missed approach today?
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

Re: Jetblue 106 to Ponce missed approach today?

Would you ever do this to burn a little more fuel if you're over MLW rather than dump fuel? Don't forget that not all planes have fuel dumping capability. None of JetBlue's planes can dump fuel. Yeah. I didn't think the E-190 had fuel dumping capability but didn't know about the 320s. I guess for n...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetblue 106 to Ponce missed approach today?
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

Re: Jetblue 106 to Ponce missed approach today?

Would you ever do this to burn a little more fuel if you're over MLW rather than dump fuel?

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetblue 106 to Ponce missed approach today?
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

Jetblue 106 to Ponce missed approach today?

I was tracking B6 106 this morning after learning BQN and PSE re opened today and after checking the METARS assumed they were landing on 12. I've seen the approach many times where they fly over Guanica heading southeast due to terrain and then descend over the water then turn back northeast. Howeve...

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by phugoid1982
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video
Replies: 41
Views: 6712

Re: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video

I didn’t see any tall masts but I guess that could have caused a problem. I once had to go around in Boston due to a boat on the approach path. I maneuvered around it but ATC called the go around. Was that by chance into 4L or 4R at BOS? Used to spot a lot there, wondering if those tall masted ship...

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by phugoid1982
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video
Replies: 41
Views: 6712

Re: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video

Thanks, appreciate it! I was so frustrated being the one millennial without a fb account since I eschew social media but I wanted to get one just to watch your landing. I found this link on YouTube which I'm assuming is the same one. https://youtu.be/j6rqZBphS6Q Just wanted to say Captain that that...

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by phugoid1982
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges

Of course not. I believe there is a mutually beneficial solution that would benefit manufacturers on both sides of the pond. Don't want to delve into the political but US sanctions aren't doing anything considering the hypocrisy of turning a blind eye to human rights abuses of China and especially S...

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by phugoid1982
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges

Ridiculous. A sound aircraft produced by competent men with revolutionary technology especially out of autoclave technology falling victim to political tit for tat from both admins. Its frustrating as a scientist working with people who can't take a derivative but are quick to judge that Russian equ...

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by phugoid1982
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dulles RWY 30 approaches
Replies: 7
Views: 2673

Re: Dulles RWY 30 approaches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFj3fnuk-WM
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Here is the video I was referencing. Looks like a ridiculously short final. Then again, I've flown into DCA on the river visual quite a few times but then again, on nothing larger than a 757.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFj3fnuk-WM

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by phugoid1982
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dulles RWY 30 approaches
Replies: 7
Views: 2673

Dulles RWY 30 approaches

I've been living in DC/Nova for a few years now and I've found a couple of videos of the rare instances when IAD essentially becomes a single runway airport, i.e. landings exclusively from 30 as well as usual take/offs from 30 when crosswinds limits are reached. I'm curious because the videos I've s...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun
Replies: 58
Views: 13245

Re: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun

#AN225 the Antonov pilot who posts videos on youtube just posted a video about this accident. Amazingly a rescue team has been dispatched to perform on site repairs and they plan to ferry it back to Antonov Design Bureau in KIEV for repairs and a return to service. I love Captain Dmytro Antonov's v...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Far East aviation market
Replies: 32
Views: 3062

Re: Russia Far East aviation market

One of the dumbest things we’ve ever done. De-Ice a jet with vodka, then brag about it up in SEA in our company newsletter. Our FAA stakeholder hears about it and the two pilots, one check airman one who once worked at the FAA and both Captains got in trouble. Using Asia as the RFE gateway seems to...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Far East aviation market
Replies: 32
Views: 3062

Re: Russia Far East aviation market

Were the crews ready for commitment after all that time in Magadan? I did 3 in Petro and nearly went insane. To be fair, Magadan was a former gulag town and I can imagine like the rest of post communist Russian in the 90s was downtrodden and drab Did you get to do any scenic tours at PKC ? I've rea...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Far East aviation market
Replies: 32
Views: 3062

Re: Russia Far East aviation market

Weather was an issue, add in de-icing and diversions, comm issues with Dispatch, it was a bad operation. Always recall reading that rumor that during one of the GDX flignts the airport had run out of de-icing fluid so the AS captain rounded up every bottle of vodka they could and sprayed it on the ...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Far East aviation market
Replies: 32
Views: 3062

Re: Russia Far East aviation market

AS did serve the Russian Far East in the 90s with moderate success. But there is definitely better use for aircraft than the Russian Far East for North American carriers, especially since US/Russian relations are pretty low right now. For the US3, those cities are better served through partners in ...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Far East aviation market
Replies: 32
Views: 3062

Re: Russia Far East aviation market

Weather was an issue, add in de-icing and diversions, comm issues with Dispatch, it was a bad operation. Always recall reading that rumor that during one of the GDX flignts the airport had run out of de-icing fluid so the AS captain rounded up every bottle of vodka they could and sprayed it on the ...

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by phugoid1982
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Far East aviation market
Replies: 32
Views: 3062

Re: Russia Far East aviation market

I have often wondered this myself. In the 90s' Aeroflot flew KHV-ANC-SFO and Alaska served GDX, PKC, VVO, UUS as well KHV from Anchorage. Apparently the flights did very well before the economic collapse of 97. VVO has seen an explosion of flights to ICN in the past couple of years with KE operating...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much less thrust does a modern high bypass turbofan engine generates at cruise altitude as opposed to sea level?
Replies: 25
Views: 3363

Re: How much less thrust does a modern high bypass turbofan engine generates at cruise altitude as opposed to sea level?

Since the induced drag in Steady level flight is proportional to the Weight^2/ dynamic pressure squared, at the cruising speed of typical airliners at altitude this produces a (1/4) reduction in thrust required due to q infinity due to velocity as well as a reduction to Thrust required due to densit...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun
Replies: 58
Views: 13245

Re: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun

I'm glad this story had a happy ending from a humanitarian pov. given the kinetic energy involved and lack of dissipative mechanisms available to slow down. Though I have to admit seeing a majestic An-124 slumped over the runway after overrunning makes me depressed like seeing a beached whale or any...

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by phugoid1982
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154..what is it's legacy?
Replies: 57
Views: 11103

Re: TU-154..what is it's legacy?

So many post : “I’ve flew on a Tu-154”... as captain or PAX? I myself had the pleasure of about 30 flights on the TU5, on one I got to fly the plane myself (a bit that is). There is so much hatred towards Russia in general, and all those Tushkas and Ilyushins get bashed all the time, mostly by airn...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154..what is it's legacy?
Replies: 57
Views: 11103

Re: TU-154..what is it's legacy?

Just read only one airline now flies the (good?) old TU-154...I never flew it but back in the day I received a large TU-154 model from Aeroflot in what was a fantastic day for the collector in me. Anyways as Air Koryo seems to be the only operator now, I was wondering, to you people, what is the le...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 332299

Re: AA To Operate 4x Boeing 777s on DFW-MCO During Peak Winter, Adds EYW-MCO/TPA

How weight restricted are the AA/UA flights from EYW to ORD. That's almost 1300 miles from a short runway and ISA+ >25 temps

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by phugoid1982
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 225093

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

I was thinking about the AA 330 fleet a couple of days ago and came on here to find 333s retired and the 332s in storage. I was hoping demand to the Caribbean might pick up and I could catch one dowb to SJU next spring. I miss spotting the multiple ones down there that would come in. I doubt Delta w...

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by phugoid1982
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?
Replies: 61
Views: 12511

Re: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?

Not a widebody but a United 757 landed at Isla Grande instead of Munoz Marin in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The largest Isla Grande sees are cessna' s and learjet business jets, apart from the regular trislander passenger planes. I remember that happening!! Although to be fair, the 757 has great thrust ...

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by phugoid1982
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anybody else love seals (animals)?
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Anybody else love seals (animals)?

For me, seals are less attractive otters. I’m totally on board the otter train :) That said, seals are the only of the two that I see in the wild, and I love it. Bull seals are far from cute and cuddly, they are big strong, can move deceptively fast with big teeth that they display prominently. A b...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anybody else love seals (animals)?
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Anybody else love seals (animals)?

I love seals ever since I was a small kid (perhaps 4 or 5) and my parents gave me a stuffed toy that was a white baby seal. That was my favorite toy growing up. Just recently my mother rediscovered that toy and I allowed my own infant son to play with it, but I must say, I was very apprehensive he ...

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