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by SoCalPilot
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14614

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

The defense did not need to prove self defense. Instead, the prosecution had to prove it was murder. This was an impossible task, because the self defense claim was not only viable, it was also documented on film, and agreed by witnesses. A lot of people find the law confusing, likely including the...

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by SoCalPilot
Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Premium cabin offerings in the era of Covid
Replies: 3
Views: 2488

Re: Premium cabin offerings in the era of Covid

I've flown first class several times on AA between the east and west coast and nothing service wise has changed.

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14614

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

They were innocent in so far as, at least the last time I checked, destruction of property was not carrying a death penalty in any US state and neither on the federal level. He didn't shoot them because they were destroying property, he shot them because they were attacked him by trying to bash his...

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by SoCalPilot
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL/Alaska Codeshare Baggage Fees
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: JAL/Alaska Codeshare Baggage Fees

My question is: will the first leg on Alaska be subject to baggage fees? On JALs website it says: "If your itinerary includes codeshare flights or flights operated by other airlines, third-party baggage rules may also apply to your JAL flight." I take that to mean it's up to the other air...

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by SoCalPilot
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting Between Drug Cartels at a Resort in Cancun
Replies: 26
Views: 1506

Re: Shooting Between Drug Cartels at a Resort in Cancun

More reason I will never set foot in Mexico. Even the Resorts are gone. This year finally stepped foot in Dallas, what a shitty downtown. We talked to hotel staff, we thought Dallas was a nice city, and they laughed and said don’t go to downtown after sunset unless you plan on getting shot. I have ...

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by SoCalPilot
Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL/Alaska Codeshare Baggage Fees
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: JAL/Alaska Codeshare Baggage Fees

My question is: will the first leg on Alaska be subject to baggage fees? On JALs website it says: "If your itinerary includes codeshare flights or flights operated by other airlines, third-party baggage rules may also apply to your JAL flight." I take that to mean it's up to the other air...

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by SoCalPilot
Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL/Alaska Codeshare Baggage Fees
Replies: 6
Views: 626

JAL/Alaska Codeshare Baggage Fees

My wife is going to be traveling back to the Philippines for the holidays and we're looking at booking her a ticket. One of the cheaper options is JAL from SNA to SFO to NRT to MNL. JAL allows 2 free checked bags, but the first leg is a codeshare flight with Alaska. My question is: will the first le...

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by SoCalPilot
Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2744

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

You need a passport to go to Mexico. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/us-mexicoborder.html To remain within the 20mi border zone, Mexico still requires an ID to enter. If your passport is not valid as mandated by court order, they will know and you will be detained...

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by SoCalPilot
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filipino call centers
Replies: 26
Views: 1508

Re: Filipino call centers

Companies are looking to cut costs to survive and outsourcing non-core jobs is one way to do it. The problems being listed here are all a result of poorly run OCCs. Philippines has a well developed English speaking culture - American English. Teenagers are well versed with American culture and slan...

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by SoCalPilot
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8547

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Biden was +10 in Virginia and +16 in NJ this past election. If this isn't a wake up call for Democrats then I don't know what is.

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

classicjets wrote:
PenAir: 340B, 340B+

What routes did you fly on PenAir? I was based out of PDX for them.

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dash 8: Whose have you flown?
Replies: 34
Views: 1892

Re: Dash 8: Whose have you flown?

Flown in the passenger cabin of countless USAir Express Dash 8s.

Got to jumpseat in the cockpit of a Horizon Q400 from PDX to SMF one time and that was pretty neat! The Q400 seemed like a pretty fun plane to fly.

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex route map?
Replies: 48
Views: 8271

Re: Fedex route map?

Unless the plan is put yourself in a box to ship to a location, why would anyone care? Jumpseaters happily would, for example. Freight jumpseats, once you get past the whole getting to the freight ramp, are usually awesome. Far better than passenger jumpseats for stuff like access to crew meals, pl...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex route map?
Replies: 48
Views: 8271

Re: Fedex route map?

There is also a website that literally has FedEx’s entire flight schedule published that can be sorted by city pair and date. I won’t link it here so this resource doesn’t get access restricted. The OP can message me for the link if he wants it. But the fact that people are calling this SSI is laug...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon Nov 01, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

I was a pilot for PenAir on them. One of my favorite aircraft I've flown. Reliability was an issue, especially with the anti-ice equipment. Had to do several air and gate returns due to malfunctioning deice boots and engine deice equipment, and even had an engine inlet catch fire and burn a whole th...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8829

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

This pretty much describes what happened 178 Seconds To Live https://youtu.be/pc9xI4kpY4w Seems pretty likely - will be curious to see if this doc was instrument rated or not. In another home security cam video it sounds like the engines were at a pretty high power setting. Rated and Current vs. Ex...

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by SoCalPilot
Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 160
Views: 9605

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Now his family is saying that he's hiding in a local nature preserve. I bet it's a red herring so that he can get further away and closer to where he's actually going. If he ends up being charged, aren't his family risking being charged as accessories? This is a ridiculous amount of cover they are ...

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by SoCalPilot
Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3588

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Personally, if Americans want voter ID to be used, it should be in a form of a nationally mandated ID card. India does this with a national voted ID card which doubles as an identity card. But then there will be Americans who would decry it as giving up their freedom & liberties if they have a ...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ZW 3842 IAD-PNS 09/13/2021
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: ZW 3842 IAD-PNS 09/13/2021

Debris? VIP traffic? Military ops? There are any number of solutions. Or maybe there's a thunderstorm over the airport, as the radar and metar shows. Not sure why he said there's no weather. KPNS 131631Z 33008KT 1 1/2SM R17/5000VP6000FT +TSRA BR BKN008 OVC022 24/23 A3021 RMK AO2 WSHFT 1550 RAB00 TS...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ZW 3842 IAD-PNS 09/13/2021
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: ZW 3842 IAD-PNS 09/13/2021

Does anyone know why this flight is circling about 30 miles north of PNS? There is no bad weather, so my guess is burning off fuel and possible landing gear problem. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AWI3842 Uhhh, there is bad weather. There's a storm right over the airport. Even the link you pos...

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by SoCalPilot
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FBO/General aviation terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 2469

Re: FBO/General aviation terminal

deanva1957 wrote:
@SoCalPilot according to the SBD website they have a passenger terminal with jet bridges, but no airlines fly there currently.

The jet bridge im talking about isn't at the passenger terminal, its right next to the FBO.

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by SoCalPilot
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FBO/General aviation terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 2469

Re: FBO/General aviation terminal

There's a jetbridge at SBD (or at least there was last time I flew into there). I'm not sure if it's connected to the FBO there, but it's on the GA side.

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by SoCalPilot
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190269

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

qf2220 wrote:
Kam Air doesnt look to be having much success in landing at KBL....

Yeah its now climbing back into the flight levels, looks like its going elsewhere.

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 landing in Denver
Replies: 4
Views: 2429

Re: 747 landing in Denver

It was Cargolux from Anchorage.

Edit: looks like alggag beat me to it!

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by SoCalPilot
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA using memes, humor in public service ads to curb unrurly behaviors
Replies: 25
Views: 3051

Re: FAA using memes, humor in public service ads to curb unrurly behaviors

How about the FAA & TSA ditch the stupid mask mandate and install temp check kiosks at security entrances. How about not making a big thing about wearing a simple face covering? What's next, complaining about having to wear underwear? Clothes? If we have people not complying with mask rules, wh...

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by SoCalPilot
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA using memes, humor in public service ads to curb unrurly behaviors
Replies: 25
Views: 3051

Re: FAA using memes, humor in public service ads to curb unrurly behaviors

How about the FAA & TSA ditch the stupid mask mandate and install temp check kiosks at security entrances. They print out little stickers that can attach to your boarding pass or your shirt. Doesn't matter if you have Covid, the flu or a simple head cold, if you're running a fever that day, you...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 787-8 Darkening.Windows.- Uh, Hello?
Replies: 48
Views: 6319

Re: United 787-8 Darkening.Windows.- Uh, Hello?

I flew AA from LAX to PEK on a 787 in Business Class and they darkened the windows from shortly after takeoff until just before landing. I couldn't see a thing outside the whole time. It irritated me enough that I purposely seek out other aircraft such as a 777 when flying transpac now. If the light...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane crash in the city of Victoria, MN
Replies: 24
Views: 6449

Re: Plane crash in the city of Victoria, MN

I looked at the video several times, the viewing angle is too narrow to make an assumptions or judgements on the structure. There is no telling what happened prior to the plane coming into view. I agree with you. Frame-by-frame you have one that shows the plane's wings appear to be intact as it com...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane crash in the city of Victoria, MN
Replies: 24
Views: 6449

Re: Plane crash in the city of Victoria, MN

AFAIK Mooney wings are known to be pretty robust. Wonder what is behind this structural failure? They're definitely bullt strong, but there have been cases of them breaking up in flight due to pilot error, I believe there was one in Texas. This is all speculation, but if you look at the flight trac...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane crash in the city of Victoria, MN
Replies: 24
Views: 6449

Re: Plane crash in the city of Victoria, MN

Judging by the radar track and weather at the time, looks like he lost control while trying to execute the ILS and overloaded the wings.

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 82
Views: 6488

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

Im not a Bezos fan in the least bit, but what he's done with Blue Origin is amazing. Congrats on their successful flight, I woke up early on the west coast to watch it and I'm glad I did. Having Funk on board made it even better.

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by SoCalPilot
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14680

Re: Passengers Forced To Put Hands On Head

From Twitter, seems a passenger tried to open a door, bit a flight attendant, and was then duct-taped to their seat: https://twitter.com/mikesington/status/1414169376543047682?s=21 So, the threat was restrained, doesn’t really justify the hands on head action. That picture was from a different AA f...

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by SoCalPilot
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Control tower in uncontrolled airspace
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Re: Control tower in uncontrolled airspace

Would the Federal Register convince you all it’s in Class E? It’s 8 years now, so what sectionals are you using? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/01/03/2013-31062/establishment-of-class-e-airspace-leesburg-va Yeah ill concede that it was Class E for a short time until that decision wa...

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by SoCalPilot
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Control tower in uncontrolled airspace
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Re: Control tower in uncontrolled airspace

By looking at your username I'm guessing that you trained at one of the Phoenix area schools. If so, the reason your instructor asked this question is because there was probably a good chance of this being asked on your checkride, as there's an example of this type of airport pretty close to you: Pi...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2711

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Do you know how I know you watch to much fake right wing news? You worry about a homeless issue that exists in all states, however you walk the right wing whine line about how it is a liberal issue. Today's GOP can't ever figure out that open fields and empty spaces don't produce much for the GDP. ...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2711

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

70% of the US economic output is from sates that voted Biden despite the population being roughly 50/50. In fact the economic increases during the Trump era were mostly in Democrat areas, and they are increasing under Biden. Looks like those “high taxes and socialism” produce results (like every ot...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2711

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Oh look, the Trump cheerleaders can't stand it when the number 1 economy in the US is in a "liberal state" Guess the fact that California has more conservatives than any other state doesn't matter to them as much as "Owning the libs" . Such fair weather folks those conservatives...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2711

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Oh look, the Trump cheerleaders can't stand it when the number 1 economy in the US is in a "liberal state" Guess the fact that California has more conservatives than any other state doesn't matter to them as much as "Owning the libs" . Such fair weather folks those conservatives...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2711

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

That’s right - it’s the ‘socialism’ in CA that has created the runaway capitalism everyone sees and feels. :lol: Ok I'm confused, so you both agree with conservatives that capitalism like we see in California is good? I’m the one who has been confused...for years. The right wing media machine puts ...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2711

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Oh look, the Trump cheerleaders can't stand it when the number 1 economy in the US is in a "liberal state" Guess the fact that California has more conservatives than any other state doesn't matter to them as much as "Owning the libs" . Such fair weather folks those conservatives...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2711

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Oh look, the Trump cheerleaders can't stand it when the number 1 economy in the US is in a "liberal state" Guess the fact that California has more conservatives than any other state doesn't matter to them as much as "Owning the libs" . Such fair weather folks those conservatives...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2711

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Quite a few ‘average’ people still got plenty out of the pandemic - especially if they had stock in anything like Zoom (you mean you didn’t buy when it was at $120???). CA housing *is* expensive, nobody’s denying that. Even so, other states are worse depending on what you’re measuring. Property tax...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2711

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

I keep seeing this posted everywhere, but for the average person living here this means nothing. Sure, the tech companies and the already wealthy got richer in California and the poor got poorer. That's all this means. The average person living here didn't gain anything during this pandemic. The sta...

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by SoCalPilot
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaos erupts onboard Azul flight
Replies: 12
Views: 6326

Re: Chaos erupts onboard Azul flight

Irregardless of politics this is a worrisome trend that cabin incidents and tensions aboard aircraft appear to be rising exponentially. Is there any data that says this is the case? Are incidents really on the rise exponentially , or are they being reported more now that air travel is returning?

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 2491

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

I personally like how DeSantis is running Florida, and the wife and I plan on leaving California for there in the very near future. If you're coming from California I would strongly encourage you to rent before you make such a big leap. Unless you've spent a few summers in Florida or neighboring st...

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by SoCalPilot
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 2491

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

Michigan has some of the worst coronavirus numbers in the country while having some of the strictest Covid restrictions and is lagging well behind the rest of the country in reopening. Michigan also had the 2nd highest unemployment rate in the country at 23.6 in April 2020 (Nevada had the highest du...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon May 31, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 16026

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

I’m not sure where people are getting this “he didnt have a medical or a type” info from. A quick search shows him with a current first class medical certificate and numerous type ratings, including Citation 500’s and 560’s. Are you looking at the right William Joseph Lara? Because he only has 1 ty...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon May 31, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 16026

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
It’s in the ACS checklist.

Are you talking about the part that says:

Current Medical Certificate or BasicMed qualification (when applicable)

And according to the FAR's it's not applicable.

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by SoCalPilot
Mon May 31, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 16026

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

The FAA practical exam will require a current medical, so no. Not if you're taking the exam in a simulator. So yes, it is possible to get a type rating and do recurrent training without having a current medical. I've never had my medical checked for type rating initial or recurrent training. I’ve b...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon May 31, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 16026

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Any reputable recurrent provider is going to require the certificate and current medical to sign off a 61.58 check. Can you be type certified without a current medical? Just trying to understand the technicalities. The FAA practical exam will require a current medical, so no. Not if you're taking t...

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