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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: 8548

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: 135
Views: 6716

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: 3459

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: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZW 3842 IAD-PNS 09/13/2021
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

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: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZW 3842 IAD-PNS 09/13/2021
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

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: 2412

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: 2412

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: 188586

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: 2408

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: 2993

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: 2993

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: 6195

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: 6394

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: 6394

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: 6394

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: 6389

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: 14517

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: 1757

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: 1757

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: 2678

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: 2678

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: 2678

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: 2678

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: 2678

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: 2678

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: 2678

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: 2678

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: 2678

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: 6280

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: 2444

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: 2444

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: 15917

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: 15917

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: 15917

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: 15917

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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by SoCalPilot
Mon May 31, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15917

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Aren’t there different lower restrictions to fly the plane part 91 only? Basic Med would allow him to fly after medical expiration, but has altitude and speed restrictions. Could he fly? Yes... But a Citation is damned inefficient below 18k. A Citation doesn't meet the aircraft requirements of Basi...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon May 31, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15917

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Good grief - According to the Federal Aviation Administration website, no one on that flight was qualified to fly the plane. Joe Lara, 58, had a pilot's license but had not updated his medical certification since 2017. The medical certification is required every two years. Brandon Hannah, another c...

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by SoCalPilot
Sun May 30, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15917

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Citation went into Percy Priest Lake shortly after takeoff from Smyrna/MQY. Weather at the time, just after 11amCST, was cool, gusty, and low 1,300 ft. ceilings. Went from 2800 feet to splashdown in less than a mile. Aircraft is owned by Gwen Shambling and Joe Lara. She is a “Weight-Loss Guru to th...

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by SoCalPilot
Sat May 29, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15917

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Citation went into Percy Priest Lake shortly after takeoff from Smyrna/MQY. Weather at the time, just after 11amCST, was cool, gusty, and low 1,300 ft. ceilings. Went from 2800 feet to splashdown in less than a mile. Aircraft is owned by Gwen Shambling and Joe Lara. She is a “Weight-Loss Guru to th...

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by SoCalPilot
Sat May 29, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15917

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Citation went into Percy Priest Lake shortly after takeoff from Smyrna/MQY. Weather at the time, just after 11amCST, was cool, gusty, and low 1,300 ft. ceilings. Went from 2800 feet to splashdown in less than a mile. Aircraft is owned by Gwen Shambling and Joe Lara. She is a “Weight-Loss Guru to th...

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by SoCalPilot
Sat May 15, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?
Replies: 40
Views: 2917

Re: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?

So let Kansas and Georgia and West Virginia just languish. Who cares about those people anyway, right? Interesting how Republicans want us all to be united but when it is pointed out how we are all united, they complain. Go to your right wing extremists state legislatures and demand they stop takin...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon May 10, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 loses door during takeoff roll from MSP
Replies: 29
Views: 7465

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 loses door during takeoff roll from MSP

Two pilots have been fired and Boutique is pulling out of IWD https://kbjr6.com/2021/05/10/boutique-airlines-fires-2-pilots-pulls-out-of-gogebic-iron-co-airport/ Yeah, as someone who has countless hours instructing on the PC-12, I don't see how could happen except for extreme neglect on the par The...

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What the hell is going on with AA1126?
Replies: 33
Views: 5174

Re: What the hell is going on with AA1126?

Thanks! Info rn is that the captain is not "feeling well2 whatever that means! Very dissappointing treatment from AA... So do you expect them to tell you why he isn't feeling well or go into his medical specifics? Granted communication could have been a little easier and clearer from the begin...

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2634

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

Has anyone found studies proving that masks are effective? I'm sure surgeons wear them just for recreation. Yeesh. But here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2776536 That's just one example of a meta-analysis. Yes, they are much better at controlling COVID infections than no masks....

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by SoCalPilot
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: F-S scale on the attitude indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Re: F-S scale on the attitude indicator

Its an angle of attack indicator and the F means Fast and the S means slow. Used primarily for maintaining landing speeds but can also be used for initial climbout speeds.

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 54529

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Not a huge crazy thing but it's still ridiculous the amount of issues Boeing has in QC in the production their aircraft as of late, so incredibly disappointing to see the mess that is Boeing currently. Especially since this thing sat on the ground for 2 years and still didn't catch it. ADs come out...

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by SoCalPilot
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun'n'Fun Expecting Record Crowds, Attendance Cap Lifted
Replies: 7
Views: 1910

Re: Sun'n'Fun Expecting Record Crowds, Attendance Cap Lifted

Will this affect the new Amazon Air ops? COVID politics aside, this would be my main question. This would be the first Sun 'n' Fun event at LAL with a major commercial operation simultaneously in progress. I assume it would be like any other airport with an airshow, they'll schedule the fly-in acti...

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 17697

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

I've never understood moving sports games because of stuff like this. What exactly does it achieve besides taking money away from a city that is heavily democrat and has one of the largest populations of black people in the country? Why does the rest of the state, who most likely supports the law, c...

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant
Replies: 135
Views: 12242

Re: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant

Lol, there must be something about SJC and stuck mics. I was flying in the Bay Area several years ago when a Skywest pilot had a stuck mic and was rambling on about the flight attendant. Everyone getting upset about this would have a heart attack if they spent a couple days flying with some of the p...

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by SoCalPilot
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine out actions
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

Re: Engine out actions

Speaking as a private pilot, that experienced the loss of the right main on the day of my solo..... 1. Aviate. Fly the airplane. Fly it safely. Altitude and airspeed will always be your friend. Remain calm and work the relevant checklist, if one, for the situation. No checklist, go to your basic ai...

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