Search found 148 matches

by TangoandCash
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three-point disembarkation system: IndiGo
Replies: 36
Views: 3891

Re: Three-point disembarkation system: IndiGo

Was on an AA 737-8 and it only took 15 minutes to unload all passengers. Only 15 minutes? That seems rather excessive to me. I would be annoyed if leaving a Boeing 737 would take that long. I don't recommend you ever fly on a 757-300. I was in the second-to-last row one time - 40 minutes to get off...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airport automated people mover?
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Your favorite airport automated people mover?

Haven't been there in several years, but I always enjoyed the elevated tram at DTW McNamara. People watching from above as you go by, and if you saw a shop/restaurant that looked interesting, you could just ride the tram back the other way and check it out.

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are there any good books written by Train Drivers?
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Are there any good books written by Train Drivers?

Veering a bit off topic since it's more about the building and financing of a US railroad: I enjoyed Nothing Like It In the World by Stephen Ambrose, about the construction of the US transcontinental railroad in the 1860s. Very little to do with the actual operation/driving of the trains, but an int...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World War 3 over... License plates?
Replies: 15
Views: 1168

Re: World War 3 over... License plates?

So have two "official" license plate designs, one the standard Kosovo one and one that is also official but says "ethnic Serbian" or whatever.

But that would make too much sense...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Sun Jul 24, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

Actually, it’s the Drmocrats trying to change the system in their favor—inefficient distribution of Democrat voters is their problem, not the Constitutional rules. Yes, get enough California Democrats to move to Wyoming where they can take advantage of the Electoral College giving Wyoming dispropor...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pence remains mum on Jan 6 & Trump
Replies: 22
Views: 1516

Re: Pence remains mum on Jan 6 & Trump

That can't happen in the US. There is only one candidate from each party after the primary elections. They are supporting rival candidates for the State Governorship. They are supposing opposing candidates in a primary, not a general election. There would be no splitting of the votes that would hel...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pence remains mum on Jan 6 & Trump
Replies: 22
Views: 1516

Re: Pence remains mum on Jan 6 & Trump

Pence is biding his time, doing "all of the above" on the OP's list. If Trump decides not to run, Pence will likely throw his hat into the ring. If Trump decides to run (as I'm almost certain he will), Pence might sit this one out. I'm with FLYFIRSTCLASS, Pence's career is pretty much over...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 368
Views: 86840

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

Welp, DIA needs a plan for a back up to the trains. Train meltdown lasted about 30+ minutes a bit ago. You would think some architect/engineer would have realized what a colossal single point of failure the train system was and proposed some sort of backup. Either during the design phase or sometim...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?
Replies: 41
Views: 1954

Re: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?

So, it's unconstitutional to nomate a senior judge in an election year if POTUS is a Democrat but totally accepatable if POTUS is republican. No bias here! That's part 1 of the McConnell rule in a nutshell... The part 2 being if the President is a Republican, the nominee will be fast-tracked throug...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?
Replies: 41
Views: 1954

Re: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?

I don't see how the hearings themselves could be any more political theater than they are now. The part that could get even nastier (and lead to delays and/or an 8 member court) is the made-up McConnell "rules" that nominees by the other party won't even be considered if it's "too clo...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28573

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

I expected an interesting race, but it was interesting in different ways than I expected. 1.  To win the race, you have to finish the race...  please check on your Ferrair fans, they are not ok. After the strategy blunder in Monaco and now a double DNF... 2.  Mercedes still hasn't fixed the porpoisi...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Norway to cancel NH90 contract with NH Industries (NHI)
Replies: 40
Views: 4794

Re: Norway to cancel NH90 contract with NH Industries (NHI)

Return for a refund? This isn't Walmart or Target... I'll get some popcorn while the lawyers figure it out. Meanwhile, "NHIndustries considers this termination to be legally groundless." per their website (http://www.nhindustries.com/website/en/press/NHIndustries-statement-regarding-Norweg...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45637

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

In the US State I live in, E85 gasoline sells for $4.19 per gallon. Regular gasoline sells for $5 per gallon. Since you can expect 25% less miles per gallon with E85, it is not an economical choice. This is the thing with E85. Yes, it may be cheaper per gallon, but requires more gallons. Corn-state...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23822

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

What to expect: political theater from both sides. I'll get my popcorn. Won't be watching but I will be on election night.[/quot Obviously, you have no problem with people trying to overturn the results of a free and fair election. You also seem to want to see these same people take over the Congre...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23822

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

What to expect: political theater from both sides. I'll get my popcorn.

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heavier Shopping Emphasis in Non-US vs. US Airports
Replies: 51
Views: 5769

Re: Heavier Shopping Emphasis in Non-US vs. US Airports

I remember my first time departing LHR T5, thinking that I had mistakenly been deposited at a shopping mall. Yes, there's shopping at US airports but the only thing in my experience that remotely compares to the shopping mall ambience is MSP. Not to say that you couldn't do some serious credit card ...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 153
Views: 27721

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

NASA has decided to preserve the one-suit concept for both ISS and lunar EVA's. This makes the suit essentially a small spacecraft, with 8 to12 hour endurance. The vendors have said they are pursuing modular designs that can be adjusted to the need at hand. Both waist entry and back entry will be a...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Tue May 24, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help me identify this Huey!
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Re: Help me identify this Huey!

Yes, that's an Eagle Single, Bell 212 converted to a single T53 engine.

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Mon May 23, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28573

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

I don't think luck alone explains Russell's position. The radio call Hamilton made at the back of the pack after tangling with K-Mag is a stark demonstration of his mentality - easily disheartened, like his heart is not into it. I heard that radio call and thought "wow, he's given up already? ...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Thu May 12, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lewis Hamilton got a "problem"
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: Lewis Hamilton got a "problem"

I can understand the point of the rule, you don't want a neck chain or something getting in the way of exiting a car on fire. One would hope either the drivers or the teams would be able to figure this out on their own, but the FIA loves their rules and regulations. At the same time, Hamilton's wear...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Thu May 12, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tom Brady going to FOX SPORTS for $375M in a 10 year deal...
Replies: 23
Views: 1215

Re: Tom Brady going to FOX SPORTS for $375M in a 10 year deal...

The question will be if he is better that Tony Romo. Who turned out to be surprisingly good. Tom Brady may be a better QB but commentator is a different thing. I be curious to see if he is bested by Romo in the booth. Tugg Brady is the better quarterback, no doubt. We will find about commentating a...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Mon May 09, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28573

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

A question for Americans here; do you folks find it incredibly patronizing the way that FOM drowns the event in sports stars, celebrities etc in the hope that this will make you magically decide to like Formula1? I think I'd find it particularly insulting. Especially since most (but by no means all...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AH-1Z vs AH-64
Replies: 20
Views: 3819

Re: AH-1Z vs AH-64

Hot and High performance far better for the AH-1Z according to a Bell rep I spoke to. That's why the Pakistanis wanted it too. I'd be interested. The AH-64 weighs slightly less, has slightly more horsepower, and a slightly larger disk area. Even so, the AH-1Z might have more hot-and-high performanc...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28573

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Regarding Lewis and George I am honestly a bit annoyed by Mercedes. So many excuses for Lewis while George's superior performance seems to go a bit unnoticed. All good and well with Toto asking Lewis dramatically for absolution for providing such a "bad" car on the radio for anybody to he...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Fri Apr 08, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Madison Cawthorn claims Republicans invite him to cocaine fueled orgies. Hilarity ensues.
Replies: 28
Views: 2106

Re: Madison Cawthorn claims Republicans invite him to cocaine fueled orgies. Hilarity ensues.

That will be the last time he's invited to a cocaine-fueled orgy. First rule of Fight Club...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 368
Views: 86840

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

You're definitely going to get what you pay for with F9, in their new gates. I really hope this doesn't set a precedent, because I like that the US doesn't deal with ULCC's the same way Europe does with ground/bus gates and even worse, parked at stands with jetways, and just not using them. Even th...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Wed Apr 06, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28573

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

I'm curious how the Miami arrangement will work... and if the casinos in Vegas will put up with the weeks-long disruption of tourist traffic as the circuit is set up along the strip for 2023. Miami is going to look very gimmiky based on what I see especially if you know the Miami area. There are do...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 137
Views: 15173

Re: Spirit Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Spirit has still not recovered from the Florida weather/ATC event on Friday-Saturday. It's 3 days later and they've cancelled over 30% of their schedule the last couple days. Already 15% of the schedule today. This looks a lot like the August meltdown, just on a slightly smaller scale. These kind o...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 155355

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

I don’t understand how two companies that are so inherently different could ever hope to be run by a common entity. This would be a huge mistake for JetBlue, and I think it shows an identity crisis at the blue airline. Thank you for putting into words what I've been feeling as my brain tries to dig...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Tue Apr 05, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 334
Views: 47237

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

Even recapitalizing the 10 fleet with the LMXT leaves Big Blue with an aging 135 fleet, no? Is there any merit to the idea of filling out the KC-46 fleet to cover current gaps in capability with some backstop for safety while Big Blue goes on developing a large, optionally manned, stealthier aircra...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28573

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Interesting Read from the Race. Which race gets the scrap next year with Vegas confirmed and China and Qatar back on the calendar. The current deal doesn't allow any more than 24 races. Which these 3 races and Russia out its at 25. This article states that Spa. Monaco or France is at risk (pleas bi...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reading proficiency among kids
Replies: 22
Views: 1278

Re: Reading proficiency among kids

Most communications is done orally now. A lot of written communication is short hand and poorly spelled. This is probably a trend. I have met some younger people that don't know what cursive is and can not read it. My nephews! Talk and text. Younger one (9) will talk your ear off, but getting him t...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Mon Apr 04, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 34007

Re: Condor launch new livery

Well, it's different... and not Eurowhite. I like fry530's proposal to call this Eurostripe.

And it will provide fodder for endless a.net "worst livery" discussions.

It does make American's overly busy tail look like a model of restraint...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 162
Views: 21185

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Shortest widebody: AA 777 DFW-ORD
Longest narrowbody: AA 757 PHL-DUB

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Sat Mar 26, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28573

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

flipdewaf wrote:
Newark727 wrote:
Next year can we have this race somewhere else? Like, not in Saudi Arabia?

Ukraine!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Only if the usual cars are replaced with captured Russian tanks! :rotfl:

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18973

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

What a farce these whole proceedings are. We have Supreme Court nominees being interviewed by senators over things like childrens books, and last time the allegedly level headed pillar of Justice started crying while proclaiming “I like beer!!” After watching the "highlights" this morning...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18973

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

What a farce these whole proceedings are. We have Supreme Court nominees being interviewed by senators over things like childrens books, and last time the allegedly level headed pillar of Justice started crying while proclaiming “I like beer!!” After watching the "highlights" this morning...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Iconic Airport Buildings in the US
Replies: 18
Views: 2013

Re: Most Iconic Airport Buildings in the US

The original terminal at National (DCA).

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Thu Mar 17, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4695

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

Pick one or the other! I personally don't mind leaving the house when it's dark, but coming home and it's already dark bothers me. For some reason the "spring forward" throws me for almost a week. Traveling a time zone or two doesn't. I think that's because when I'm traveling it's to a dif...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Tue Mar 15, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?
Replies: 50
Views: 3745

Re: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?

We should have ignored the recommendations of the nursing home staff and pulled my elderly aunt out of her isolation ward/nursing home months earlier, before several covid scares/outbreaks among patients (brought in by staff members because nobody else was being let in!). She was vaccinated early an...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Tue Mar 01, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?
Replies: 84
Views: 5735

Re: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?

College football: Oklahoma Sooners (born and raised in Nebraska, back in the days of Tom Osborne and a good Nebraska team).
NFL: I love to hate the Cowboys.

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Sun Feb 20, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7141
Views: 495705

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

IMHO a bit naive. China might as well just sending this message for another purposes: After the Russian invasion, China comes to the rescue (under UN flag) to “protect” the Ukrainian civilians (and their economical interests/influence). More like while Europe and the US are distracted by a shooting...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Wed Feb 16, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular songs that you HATE
Replies: 95
Views: 6785

Re: Popular songs that you HATE

American Pie
Bohemian Rhapsody

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Mon Feb 14, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Super Bowl! (Does anyone really care?)
Replies: 49
Views: 3289

Re: The Super Bowl! (Does anyone really care?)

Good game (didn't really cared who won)
Decent halftime performance
Lame commercials

2 out of 3 isn't bad for a Super Bowl

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Wed Feb 09, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Women Removed from AA Flight over Nut Allergy
Replies: 138
Views: 15735

Re: Women Removed from AA Flight over Nut Allergy

What was her plan if a passenger a few rows back opened a bag of peanuts they brought on the plane? Sure, AA can opt to not serve them, but shall we have TSA confiscate anything with peanuts along with bottles of water and toothpaste? Maybe if your allergy is that bad, it's best to drive rather tha...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Mon Feb 07, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 525
Views: 81522

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

proudpilot94 wrote:
Juju2004 wrote:
Soul Air... flying spirits to new frontiers

That sounds like dying


I'd rather die than fly either Frontier or Spirit again!

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Thu Feb 03, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts
Replies: 68
Views: 4574

Re: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts

Today on First World Problems of the Ridiculously Wealthy...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Mon Jan 31, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tom Brady announces retirement
Replies: 22
Views: 1429

Re: Tom Brady announces retirement

Until he makes an open public appearance or from a verifiable Twitter post of his own account to make the announcement he is retired, any comment of Tom Brady retiring is just rumors. There are some hints from recent post by Brady leading to his retirement and some probably trying to jump the gun t...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6837

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

... I don't doubt the man's talent but I hope he doesn't get much more success in the NFL and this isn't because of Covid. He isn't a leader and is just a jerk who has no relationship with his family and doesn't seem to really engage with his teammates. Packers fans deserve better and if he goes to...

Jump to post
by TangoandCash
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6837

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

Raiders just told GM he is not being reupped. They should do that to Carr and grab Wilson. Rumors McCarthy on chopping block. You can go ahead and fire McCarthy but it isn't going to do a lick of good to improve the Cowboys. As long as Jerry Jones and his son Stephen are involved in football operat...

Jump to post