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by 889091
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 71
Views: 2730

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

Also meaning - no Mariah Carey!

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by 889091
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 78
Views: 2904

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Great

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by 889091
Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World War 3 over... License plates?
Replies: 19
Views: 2201

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

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/63768983
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seems to have spilled over to the current World Cup in Qatar.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/63768983

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by 889091
Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about brake and rudder pedals.
Replies: 20
Views: 1728

Re: Question about brake and rudder pedals.

They are both rudder and brake pedals. To brake you push the tops away from you and to use the rudder you push the entire pedal. Fyi there is one pedal on each side of the steering column. Thank you. So there's a little art to the maneuvering of the foot to push the top for braking action, and full...

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by 889091
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 71
Views: 2730

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

Alcohol gives you better glasses

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by 889091
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56405

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Perhaps it is time to develop Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) for planes if speed is below V1? Why? What would it have done here? AEB would create another layer of both benefit and hazard. An impeding collision would have to detected looking only at the active runway surface, not looking that ta...

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by 889091
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56405

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Perhaps it is time to develop Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) for planes if speed is below V1?

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by 889091
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF C-37 bird strike caught on camera
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Re: USAF C-37 bird strike caught on camera

...cringe... very lucky. Could well have been a double bird strike with that flock of birds and the G5 having engines so close together.

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by 889091
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-1 Quick Start/Other Aircraft with feature?
Replies: 12
Views: 1817

Re: B-1 Quick Start/Other Aircraft with feature?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
The C-5 had a quick start procedure—it used a calendar.


:rotfl: You win the internet for the day...

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by 889091
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air refueling while banking
Replies: 14
Views: 1871

Re: Air refueling while banking

In the photo above, see the two black tracks near the boom end on the fuselage? Those are director lights-up/down, in/out. You get two green lights in the center of the envelope. There are limit switches which disconnect as you approach the boom limits. Can’t say how big the envelope is, but on a b...

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by 889091
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 71
Views: 2730

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

...but no daily a.net fix....

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by 889091
Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 71
Views: 2730

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

they also don't fly well

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by 889091
Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 78
Views: 2904

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Dead-Sea

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by 889091
Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 71
Views: 2730

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

I just print my own

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by 889091
Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 71
Views: 2730

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

beautifully crafted somewhere in Switzerland

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by 889091
Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 71
Views: 2730

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

with Metallica as background music

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by 889091
Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: X-37 lands at KSC after 900+ days in orbit
Replies: 5
Views: 1297

Re: X-37 lands at KSC after 900+ days in orbit

Looks like a MQ-25 that has missed a lot of WeightWatches meetings......... :D

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by 889091
Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-17 / P-63 midair
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Re: B-17 / P-63 midair

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1478531
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On-going discussion over at Civil Av:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1478531

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by 889091
Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 28898

Re: Thai Airways considering bringing two A380s back to service.

https://airwaysmag.com/thai-airways-a38 ... Smyefwsnvk


Where are they going to find the cockpit/cabin crew to operate the 2 A380s?
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720B wrote:
The airline's CFO said the company is considering bringing back two A380s in 2024.


https://airwaysmag.com/thai-airways-a38 ... Smyefwsnvk


Where are they going to find the cockpit/cabin crew to operate the 2 A380s?

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by 889091
Sat Nov 12, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 71
Views: 2730

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

which makes you go ballistic

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by 889091
Fri Nov 11, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 78
Views: 2904

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Club

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by 889091
Tue Nov 08, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 78
Views: 2904

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Chemistry

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by 889091
Sun Nov 06, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1260
Views: 498761

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Does ICAO stipulate somewhere within its legal jargon something along the lines of:

The investigating authority must provide a final report within xx weeks/months of the crash.

or is it completely open ended, where xx -> infinity

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by 889091
Sun Nov 06, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5069

Re: The death of the manual transmission

Surprised no one has brought this up - it costs heaps more to service/rebuild an automatic transmission compared to a manual.....

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by 889091
Sat Nov 05, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 78
Views: 2904

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Arches

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by 889091
Fri Nov 04, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Refueling - Boom Operators
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: USAF Refueling - Boom Operators

Whatever happened to the saying, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"? What happens if the cameras/video feed on the KC-46 craps out? Do they have a contingency plan in place whereby the boom operator can physically eyeball and control the boom from the back of the plane? KC-10: https://www.y...

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by 889091
Fri Nov 04, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 78
Views: 2904

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Increase

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by 889091
Thu Nov 03, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAAF to Replace C-130Js with MORE C-130Js
Replies: 19
Views: 2246

Re: RAAF to Replace C-130Js with MORE C-130Js

How old is the fleet of C-130J that the RAAF is replacing? By the time the new units come in, the original batch will be 30 years old! A 30 yr old Herc isn't that old - Lockheed built those things like a tank! Plus, doesn't it also depend on the number of cycles? Has the RAAF been running the fleet...

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by 889091
Thu Nov 03, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 71
Views: 2730

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

slapped Will Smith's naughty robot

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by 889091
Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 78
Views: 2904

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Therapy

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by 889091
Wed Nov 02, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAAF to Replace C-130Js with MORE C-130Js
Replies: 19
Views: 2246

Re: RAAF to Replace C-130Js with MORE C-130Js

How old is the fleet of C-130J that the RAAF is replacing?

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by 889091
Tue Nov 01, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 78
Views: 2904

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Sword

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by 889091
Tue Nov 01, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 71
Views: 2730

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

After Keanu Reeves touched it

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by 889091
Sun Oct 30, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Truss phone hacked, Braverman leaked emails
Replies: 9
Views: 1443

Re: Truss phone hacked, Braverman leaked emails

What's the punishment for treason for a layman as opposed to a politician, in the UK? Same rule of law should apply, but......

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by 889091
Sat Oct 29, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 78
Views: 2904

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Luminaries

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by 889091
Sat Oct 29, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 71
Views: 2730

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

but is not USB3.0 compatible

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by 889091
Tue Oct 25, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections
Replies: 34
Views: 6143

Re: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections

...and they're hosting the FIFA World Cup soon? Hmmmm

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by 889091
Tue Oct 25, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011
Replies: 37
Views: 4500

Re: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011

Some pics of the 767 cockpit with FE panel. The one with the screen is Ansett I think. https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/1/8/0238819.jpg https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/2/9/0221929.jpg https://travelupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Ansett-Boeing-767-277-Flight-E...

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by 889091
Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Tall Tail" A330-200s
Replies: 14
Views: 6047

Re: "Tall Tail" A330-200s

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1477845#p23511989
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One just came onto the 2nd hand market recently...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1477845#p23511989

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by 889091
Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Boomer in the Arabian Sea
Replies: 28
Views: 2466

Re: US Boomer in the Arabian Sea

cjg225 wrote:
ACDC8 wrote:
Maybe the Russians "lost" a submarine around there and they're helping "look" for it? :bigthumbsup:

Ah, re-reading The Hunt for Red October for probably the 20th time right now. ;)


"One ping only!"

Are the remaining 2 Seawolves back out on patrol now?

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by 889091
Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A330 overrun runway in Cebu
Replies: 158
Views: 41203

Re: Korean Air A330 overrun runway in Cebu

Did the cockpit crew declare a Pan Pan Pan? is there an ATC recording archive for this flight?

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by 889091
Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK climate activists
Replies: 31
Views: 1719

Re: UK climate activists

https://twitter.com/i/status/1584491199771316225

Wonder what that achieved? Apart from pissing people off who'd bought tickets to look at the display....And of all people? King Charles has been championing the environment long before it became chic...
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and true to form:
https://twitter.com/i/status/1584491199771316225

Wonder what that achieved? Apart from pissing people off who'd bought tickets to look at the display....And of all people? King Charles has been championing the environment long before it became chic...

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by 889091
Mon Oct 24, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany selects F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon for Tornado replacement
Replies: 1829
Views: 297946

Re: Updated: Germany selects F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon for Tornado replacement

The economy hasn't changed "that" much in the last six months. Germany has been seeing 7-10% of inflation over the past year, with no sign of a return to "normal" levels in sight. On top of that, the exchange rate to USD has dropped by 10%. Combine a sustained medium-to-high inf...

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by 889091
Mon Oct 24, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 71
Views: 2730

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

closed in 2015 in London

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by 889091
Mon Oct 24, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1260
Views: 498761

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Any further developments on this? Crash occurred more than 7 months ago....

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by 889091
Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A330 overrun runway in Cebu
Replies: 158
Views: 41203

Re: Korean Air A330 overrun runway in Cebu

Is there a hand crank to open the cargo doors to get the pax luggage? How would they get the LD3 containers out?

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by 889091
Mon Oct 24, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A330 overrun runway in Cebu
Replies: 158
Views: 41203

Re: Korean Air A330 overrun runway in Cebu

Was the daughter of KE's CEO on board and she was running late for an appointment?

I jest.

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by 889091
Mon Oct 24, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SU-25 Pilot Ejects With Helmet Mounted Camera
Replies: 22
Views: 3291

Re: SU-25 Pilot Ejects With Helmet Mounted Camera

About 1/2” after spinal compression fracture of T12, but even without fracture, it’s not uncommon to have some shortening which may or may not go away over time. A good friend got out of a Hun (old tech seat) and lost a half inch and had neck problems for the rest of his life. That was a controlled...

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by 889091
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SU-25 Pilot Ejects With Helmet Mounted Camera
Replies: 22
Views: 3291

Re: SU-25 Pilot Ejects With Helmet Mounted Camera

Speed, attitude, rate of descent (ROD) all create an envelope of safe escape. Yes, seats may be designed to zero-zero, but that means straight up attitude, zero airspeed, zero ROD. Compromise on those factors and you need to add elsewhere. This pilot got out with some upward vector, at high roll ra...

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