You do realize that Disney World had it's own airport at one time. KDWS Lake Buena Vista Airport. Now permanently closed. The rumble strips on the taxi way were spaced in such a manner if you taxied over them a 40mph. The landing gear would sound "if you wish upon a star" Somewhere there i...Jump to post
DocLightning wrote:In premium cabins on many flights, a hot towel service is offered before the meal.1) How are the towels delivered to the aircraft? Are they already moistened? 2) How are the towels heated prior to the service?
Edit: It's strange it's taken this so long to hit the airwaves. This happened around 10 am local time, more than 8 hours ago. Weekend of a holiday week. Congress on Summer break I suspect the news organizations are on limited staff with new hires and interns on deck for the next week. Looks like a ...Jump to post
My question is what happened to Sprint? I constantly lose internet and it doesn't work in half the places of T-Mobile. I have a Sprint personal and a T-Mobile business both iPhone. The problem is with the way the Service provider programs the phones. Before iPhone I could force my Sprint to accept ...Jump to post
Sell the place in MD and then use the funds from that sale to buy a place in WA. A car depreciates quickly. You keep the car until it dies. A house appreciates, especially in that region. Doc laid it out for you quite precisely. Let me add that your mortgage company is going to only loan you the am...Jump to post
On the 787 3 stingers is preferred, however it will it will start on 2 stinger, however, most electrical aircraft loads will be shed. and only one of the 2 starters will operate. The generators/starters are called VFSG (Variable Frequency Starter Generator) Question: how do you know if you are disp...Jump to post
Even with external power, you need the APU for engine start because you need bleed air to power the starter. So the APU is still used, both on engine start and on arrival. The 787 uses electric starter/alternator which is capable of engine start without APU. However it has to have at least 2 of the...Jump to post
Well the rainfall is such that the water is "Hubcap Deep to a Ferris Wheel". :yes: My yard is a Quaking Bog and the Koi have abandon their pond and are thumbing it at the curb looking for a ride to a dryer environment. But wow...the OP's state (Kansas) is getting hit hard. Oklahoma is a la...Jump to post
However, I'm not sure if this particular technology can prevent the in-flight build up of ice. I would have to see this in testing as well. There is a profound difference in dealing with an ice cube adherence to an ice that has formed in a tray and the weight of the cube such that it can release it...Jump to post
Tugger wrote:Devils advocate here!
True, that's one of the last remaining of a dying species. Once Embraer quits that family, it's done. EMB still produces the 500 (Phenom 100) and the EMB-505 (Phenom 300) of which has been one of the most popular light jets on the market. I believe they just cracked 500 examples of the 300. I am go...Jump to post
“computer problems”. :roll: So these guys had an un-commanded 45 degree roll at rotation severe enough to hit a sign, :roll: :roll: Me thinks a long way from 45 deg roll. My suspicion at this point would be improper data entered either for flex/derate take-off or bugs set incorrectly for this parti...Jump to post
There are firefighters inside right now, that`s really scary. I can not answer that they are inside but the news I was watching indicated there were 400 firefighters on scene. From the appearance of the low number of apparatus around the structure that there is definitely a shortage of equipment th...Jump to post
Should be able to launch a survival pod of inhabitants to populate a blue planet in the Milky Way Galaxy at the end.
Interesting CBS pulled their story on cell towers in school yards causing cancer shortly after it aired today. Hmmm. :stirthepot: https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs_this_morning/video/7EnF48JVo49CXoX7op8j3CcBN7SZc9Rz/after-several-childhood-cancer-cases-at-one-school-parents-question-cell-tower-radiation...Jump to post
Wow! Must be a slow news day... Sounds like it but since we are here. Raise your hand if you've never kicked your ball out of the pine straw or nudged it out from behind that tree. Actually, I have not. Shot a 76 Saturday. Weather is suppose to be nice Wednesday, I am going out and try another hole...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Why amphibs? Maybe he’s had enough of taxiing a Commander with its goofy nosewheel steering
35 kW long run, 55 kW peak, 13 kg/30 lb. A pair of such motors would pretty much max out 90 kVA of 737 APU, for a weight of 1/4 of a single non-rev or 1/5 of winglets weight. Gearbox and wiring would make things worse, of course. Still if we need talk extra fuel- probably few $ for most legs - vs t...Jump to post
I would hope that enterprises like MAN or Wärtsilä with decades of marine power systems in their portfolios would have figured this out long ago. Then again PW forgot about rotor bow and differential heating, so go figure.Unfortunately, there isn't a central clearinghouse of information for situati...Jump to post
Isn't IMO tier II respective tier III relevant? EPA tier 1..4 is US EPA!Haven't seen anything mentioning EPA tier 4 in a maritime context. IMO tier 2 is basically means they went to the engine manufacturers ask them what is the best you can do mechanically with VVT. There is no effort to reduce NOx...Jump to post
Viking Line vessels are Norwegian flagged with Norwegian officers, I’d imagine plenty of them have very good experience in Norwegian waters. This was just dumb luck, this vessel would have easily run through this weather. I had to check to see what type engines the Viking Sky had and when it was co...Jump to post
It appears Venezuela has another country wide power outage yet again.
https://www.foxnews.com/world/venezuela ... s-sabotage
Maduro the Socialist Dictator of Darkness has declared "Free Blackouts for Everyone"
Well Avenatti made his $300,000 bail.
Any one taking odds on whether he will have his press release about Nike tomorrow.
DENTK wrote:Do you honestly think (assuming your brain is functional) that Trump hasn't extorted anyone in his past?Is this really the discussion you want to have?
einsteinboricua wrote:What is Avenatti to the Democrats?
The storms still really bad. This morning my kids trampoline ES blown across our law and ended up on the roof of our garage. If I hadn’t gone in to work for a couple of hours this morning the trampoline would have damaged my wife’s new car. The Petulant trampoline is probably going to the trampolin...Jump to post
Kiwirob wrote:Two salvage rugs are en route, one from Trondheim the other from Bergen. The passangers are being winched off the deck one at a time.
EA CO AS wrote:Watching CNN reporters deliver this news through gritted teeth is priceless.
I have no idea what you are talking about. Quite obvious. Okie wrote:Please show me a present day successful company that drags their feet on safety. Amazon Again, someone with no idea. What is their TRIR rate. Come on now. Double average, 5,000 times average. You have to use some method to disting...Jump to post
Oh really? They are still caught out dragging their feet on work safety issues numerous times. Only the work of unions to publish these shortcomings forces governments to intervene (after looking stupid). Bovine Manure. You seem to be seriously disconnected with businesses and complicit in false di...Jump to post
That's assuming they're able to repatriate that money though. I don't recall that situation ever being remedied, other than AA writing off millions of Bolivars they weren't able to repatriate. The Venezuelan government was requiring airlines to sell something like half of their tickets in Bolivars,...Jump to post
The part I thought was interesting is that the payments went through a Charity. Spend Six Million Dollars to get you child in school. The Charity paid the people off. Then you get to write the Six Million off your taxes as a Charitable Donation. Interesting for sure. I wonder if there will be invest...Jump to post
aaaand now the EU has grounded them, leaving only the US and Canada who are still flying the frame WN for sure opted for the AOA sensor disagree option on their HUD's and HDD's, not sure of other North American operators of the MAX. WN is also going to add second AOA Sensor although no date given. ...Jump to post
The bottom line to me is that IF this ET crash was caused by MCAS, there is NO EXCUSE for the pilots to have not been aware of what to do. I'm not a pilot and with all of the publicity since Lion Air, I know what to do. You'd think a MAX pilot would cutoff the automatic trim the second that the air...Jump to post
The problem with Venezuela is not the socialist nature of its economy; it's how poorly managed it's been. When well trained professionals are replaced with dumb party loyalists, you have a recipe for disaster. I am quite aware and have worked with Venezuelan expats. I have had dealings with PREPA a...Jump to post
The silence of the NTSB to report an update from FDR data is deafening. Preliminary is not due for usually 30 days. I can guess as well as any one but I will say this from past investigations. That if something is already structurally or mechanically known to this point the FAA issues an AD to chec...Jump to post
Another case of Socialism failing. You can not unwind 2 decades of Socialism, Corruption and Nepotism in a few days. When you have the Double Brother-In-Law in charge of the countries electrical system and his best understanding of electricity is that if you turn on a motor and it hums. The problem ...Jump to post
Surely there would be no reason for a bank not allowing someone to open an account. You can not open any account in any bank in the US without an EIN, SSN or an ITIN number and an address as far as I know. That is why illegals use stolen/counterfeit SSN's to give to employers and will not accept di...Jump to post
What is better, working at a 9-5 or working at a startup? I know startups have more creative freedom, high risk/reward, and amazing benefits, whereas 9-5 is kind of the opposite. I work 10-12 hours a day so I do not have to have a job. Amazing benefits. You can choose to be as miserable on a job wo...Jump to post
Is there such a things as "on demand"/"by appointment" FIS?? Yes, KDAL being one for a fee of course. Maximum of 10 including crew. Usually 8:30a to 5:00p by appointment. Other hours additional fee again by appointment. The facility also has to have the ability to dispose/incine...Jump to post
Ignoring the forces on the tail because you're using it to steer, there's also a lot of cables, hydraulics and such going to it. And the APU being fitted in it doesn't help either, You need to move into the 21st Century. There are no hydraulic lines, mechanical cables between the tail section on an...Jump to post
It's a pretty effective way of executing bad people, I don't see any problem with it, it's certainly more efficient that the drug cocktails used in the US for lethal injections. I do not really know except that in the US 70,200 Americans died from Opioid addiction in 2017 (latest available numbers)...Jump to post
The authorities have indicated there was no fuel/oil slick. That has to be a pretty good indication that the integrity of the wings were violated before the plane made terra firma/swamp/bay and the fuel evaporated into the atmosphere. Nick Lauda's 767-300 (Lauda 004) broke up and went down quickly w...Jump to post