Why did it change the big ones? It did did change the long term fate of the big ones, but the poster is being more sensationalistic than anything else. I was working STL ops that day. Was on the phone at home with a coworker when he said, "they just shut down national airspace". I didn't ...Jump to post
That man’s blue waistcoat is very distracting :lol: It wouldn't have been to me if you hadn't brought it up!! Welcome to my hated list Worm!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: (kidding of course) I agree that there should have been some exterior changes. At the very least, changes to the passenger windows s...Jump to post
Forgive me if this has been posted already.
https://www.businessinsider.com/airbus- ... ts-down-33
Evidently there was an explosion, followed by the fire. Reports of 12 - 18 injured but thankfully not seriously. https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/12/us/ship-explosion-san-diego-naval-base/index.html Thankfully only looks a lot worse than it is. UPDATE - MODERATORS: Did not see a post on this in the milit...Jump to post
I think I've been visiting around 18 years, just never signed up until a few years ago. Its certainly changed. The days of FLairport and his snow globe, and Superfly and his travel exploits are long gone. Not to mention "Would you hit it" threads. Along with the infamous ANC Flyer. :eyebr...Jump to post
CX747 wrote:As for the aircraft discussion, Cessna products all the way. Their aircraft are just darn bullet proof and reliable.
Trump mistaking the states is not a big deal. All Presidents make little slips. But previous Presidents just laughed them off, said “ooops”, and moved on. This President’s inability to ever admit he was wrong. There lies the rub. True, he is human but he used up his mistakes quota a loooooong time ...Jump to post
Pure speculation on my part as I know nothing of flying in the firefighting role.
It appears that he flew into a smoke cloud. Would it not be substantially hotter in this airmass? If it is, desity is much less . . . potential for a stall in less dense air mass?
Indeed, the interview subject is a professional sound engineer, is a local very familiar with the vicinity of the crash, heard the last flight and the crash, and is wearing a TWA cap. Good point. I’ll be sure to put on my Ace Combat(R) 6: Fires of Liberation(TM) baseball cap so it’s clear I’m intim...Jump to post
For reference Cory Lidle when his aircraft (don’t remember if it was a plane or helicopter) crashed it was definitely discussed in civil aviation. SR-22, also in IMR, CFIT straight into a skyscraper. My apologies if this is off topic. Weather was a factor, but not the main cause. They simply messed...Jump to post
More of a marketing ploy than an actual intention: Boeing bet on that approach whereas Airbus bet on hub to hub. We all see how that is starting to pan out. You somehow managed to COMPLETELY miss the gist of what was being said there; which is odd, seeing as it's spelled out in the ensuing sentence...Jump to post
Manmade climate change is not a thing But we sure as hell aren't helping the matter. Boeing wanted it to change the game, Point to Point flying, but that didn´t happen at all..... More of a marketing ploy than an actual intention: Boeing bet on that approach whereas Airbus bet on hub to hub. We all...Jump to post
Damnit. Another Legend Gone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJoTxywiRG0 Tom Sawyer Just watche this a couple times. Started fanasizing of a trubute scenario where a gathering of todays greatest drummers on one stage playing Tom Sawyer and "THE SOLO" simultaneously. RIP Neil, you were a b...Jump to post
This is why they are called accidents. A superior pilot is one that uses their superior knowledge to avoid situations that would require their superior skills Do the math. This guy shouldn't have even been in a simulator let alone an actual cockpit. Accident? Seriously? This was flat out stupidity....Jump to post
Given that so much of the hardware on the old planes can now be packed in a tablet or cell phone, a 737 Max with aerial refueling capability should do the job. On the other hand because the Air Force is so conservative, there is no reason a fleet of 747-8 F's could not be adapted. who needs windows...Jump to post
the site, the video, the pdf document... none of them mention pax capacity.... i guess intimate knowledge of the PC12 is needed to understand what the PC-12NGX is..... https://www.pilatus-aircraft.com/en/fly/pc-12 Just in case you overlooked it, scroll down to cabin dimensions and you'll find cabin...Jump to post
TTailedTiger wrote:A good pilot will have personal minimums that are tighter than what the regulations allow.
The 757 has already been fully replaced by the A321 at this point. Weellllllllllll, techically not fully. There is the 753 to consider. All 55 of them? I doubt Airbus is worried about replacing those. I know, I know. I was going after the actual quote in this case. The A321 comes up short in total ...Jump to post
aside of the 757 tooling being long gone This does bring up a curious question for me though - this day in age, don't they have digital plans or even copies of the tooling designs? Obviously it would cost plenty, but would it really be that difficult to make since it's been already accomplished? Th...Jump to post
We've all seen the prototype X-32 from the JSF competition but that model was not what the final aircraft would have looked like. I found this quite interesting, tho still ugly as sin. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/20971/this-is-what-a-boeing-f-32-wouldve-looked-like-if-lockheed-lost-the-js...Jump to post
Yea, I get the livery turning a little bland bit, but hey, if that's what the paying customer wants! . . . . .
I would have liked to have seen the all blue tail stay with an updated fuselage scheme, but that's just me. Hope to see one in STL when the time comes!
I also remember this day, but I remember more vividly his inspiration to find the cause of this accident because he was honestly pissed that poeple on board HIS aircraft perished. He truly was, and always will be an inspiration. But on a lighter note regarding this accident, he found a glimmer of hu...Jump to post
TCAS under VFR? All aircraft under VFR should keep itself under VFR and VMC, keep distance of other aircrafts and follow the rules. Theres no need for TCAS in an ultralight. Strongly disagree. More mid airs happen in VFR conditions by far. TCAS requirement would save many lives regardless of the ty...Jump to post
It wasn’t commercial, it was a delivery flight with all sorts of unique features—special high density load of fuel, almost no stores or delivery shipment, few passengers. Shell actually found a batch of jet fuel of exceptional density to ensure a full load, towed to runway end at LHR (!) and made i...Jump to post
And those new aircraft are pretty sweet. I had never even heard of the new type until a tweet showed this link. MOCHA HAGoTDI. https://www.tecnam.com/slider-home-en/cape-air-visits-tecnam-for-acceptance-of-first-two-p2012-traveller-aircraft/ Not a knock so please don't take it that way, but I am a ...Jump to post
acjbbj wrote:Sad... the MD-90 won't even live for 30 years
And they embarrass themselves even more when they’re own experiments prove them wrong!
PW100 wrote:trent768 wrote:N14AZ wrote:
Well, she's a beautiful lady. She'll never looks ugly no matter what she wear
The word lady may only be applied to Concorde!
Since Concorde, every tube and wing is a HE!
Galley storage has been pushed for years IIRC. As far as lounges goes, not many humans would be interested in standing in a lounge environment anyways.Jump to post
When I saw the headline I was afraid of what I would see. But I actually don't think it's too bad. Perhaps a little gaudy, but could be an awful lot worse. However, the current AF1 is elegant, sleek and instantly recognisable. Absolutely no need to touch it! I had the same reaction actually. Think ...Jump to post
N766UA wrote:LOL 2022, yeah right. The P2012 was called the “2012” for a reason, and look how that turned out.
A slap in the face called reality. This woman poured out her heart to tell people to wake up and smell the roses - to enjoy them! To wake up and smell the coffee - because it's your favorite! To screw Facebook and talk to people face to face! Her spirit will be missed and felt at the same time. This...Jump to post
Well again, based on previous experience with their products, they'll have to do better and convince me otherwise... until them I still rank them as nothing more than an experimental flying piece of plastic. I can appreciate the "once bitten, twice shy" mentality, nothing wrong with that....Jump to post
Has anyone else other than FedEx ordered the SkyCourier thus far? It seems like a kind of aircraft that could work well among small operators or remote areas, but I haven't read any other company talking about it. I've not heard anyone ... CESSNA no longer listens to potential customers of what the...Jump to post
BTW - can't someone email the airport and get a couple of shots of the upstairs areas at this point? I'd love to know what's remaining up there. Me too. When I left a couple/few years ago, TSA was the main "tenant". The old Ambassadors Club was still empty. Felt a lot of nostalgia in my l...Jump to post
As I said earlier, fuel grade aside, they aren’t good planes... experimental at best. Wait til they've been in service a while before making a "shot from the hip" statement. "They're not in Kansas anymore". They've got 100+ orders for it now. Tecnam's got a lot riding on this an...Jump to post
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tim-conway-died-carol-burnett-show-star-dead-today-age-85-cause-of-death-long-illness-2019-05-14/ I'm 52 and the man ripped me apart in laughter when I was a kid. I soooo hope that clips of him are appreciated in the next generation(s). Haven't been this bummed about a c...Jump to post
The statement is surprisingly correct... Ehh, hardly. Maybe a tad ambiguous from some points of view, but I don't see a problem. A 737-300/400/500 is a newer version of the 737-100/200. A 737-600/700/800NG is a newer version of the 737-300/400/500. You said it yourself - ambiguous. In this case, ve...Jump to post
I have no Idea what Doclightning does for a living, but if you spend enough time in this business...You work the same airplanes every day, you DO form a sort of bond with them....Yeah, it's JUST a machine, we get that....but in their own way, they do have personalities... Doc really is a Doc, he wo...Jump to post
CaptainWannabe wrote:I hate to see 'em leave, but I love to watch 'em go.
The Epic LT / Epic E1000 has a pretty high cruise speed and service ceiling. This usually doesn't combine well with good low-speed handling. Add to that the slow response from a turboprop and it's easy to see how you could find yourself in a stall, too close to the ground. I also disagree with your...Jump to post
Pot...kettle...black :ziplip: Can I get an example so I understand what you’re talking about? Also some Boeing “enthousiasts” are casting stones by - for example - blaming the “third world” pilots by crashing the plane. Nothing personal, just an observation. And the same thing would be happening if...Jump to post
The Tecnam P2012 will be a game changer and will open up a lot more opportunities for small communities. From a passenger aspect, absolutely! I'm a big P2012 fan. However, it's all about the Benjamins. Initial cost is 2.5+ mil according to Wiki. They have bigger engines, although more efficient. So...Jump to post
So an idiot who doesn't have a drives license knows about piloting. I think he just finds himself so wonderful and so smart. Another person who needs to shut their mouth and let the pros do their work. He owns a 757, used to own a 727, and owns a bunch of helicopters. His chief pilot has said that ...Jump to post
Realistically the wing could never fold the way it was initially shown due to the fuel tanks. It reminds me of prototype cars that have all the W-O-W figure. But when the actual car is launched it’s meh. I don't believe fuel tanks had anything to do with it. It was actually lack of interest. To use...Jump to post