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by Okie
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 166
Views: 23307

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

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...

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by Okie
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hot towel service logistics
Replies: 17
Views: 2648

Re: Hot towel service logistics

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?


They pour the warm water from the biological incubator on them :sarcastic:

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18094

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

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 ...

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by Okie
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sprint vs. T-Mobile, etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Re: Sprint vs. T-Mobile, etc.

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 ...

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by Okie
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 60
Views: 2694

Re: Buy house or car?

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...

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by Okie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prevalence of Ground Electric Power Supply
Replies: 10
Views: 1955

Re: Prevalence of Ground Electric Power Supply

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...

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by Okie
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prevalence of Ground Electric Power Supply
Replies: 10
Views: 1955

Re: Prevalence of Ground Electric Power Supply

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...

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by Okie
Fri May 24, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rain, Rain Go Away
Replies: 16
Views: 1572

Re: Rain, Rain Go Away

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...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Researchers invent new, permanent, anti-ice coating
Replies: 24
Views: 3920

Re: Researchers invent new, permanent, anti-ice coating

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...

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by Okie
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Researchers invent new, permanent, anti-ice coating
Replies: 24
Views: 3920

Re: Researchers invent new, permanent, anti-ice coating

Tugger wrote:
Devils advocate here!

Makes you wonder what process they use to get it to adhere to the substrate they wish to be anti-ice.
Chemically bonded, baked on, dries from VOC evaporation or water emulsion?

Okie

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by Okie
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of rear Engine T-Tails
Replies: 14
Views: 3293

Re: The Future of rear Engine T-Tails

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...

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by Okie
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 44867

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

“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...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 113
Views: 13662

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

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...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 113
Views: 13662

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Did Quasimodo escape with his life or forever lie with the ashes of doom?

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga
Replies: 14
Views: 1685

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Hardly wait.

Should be able to launch a survival pod of inhabitants to populate a blue planet in the Milky Way Galaxy at the end. :biggrin:

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Wind Turbines Cause Cancer
Replies: 27
Views: 1499

Re: Trump: Wind Turbines Cause Cancer

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...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro golfers say trump cheats at golf.
Replies: 69
Views: 4416

Re: Pro golfers say trump cheats at golf.

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...

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by Okie
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aero Commander 500 - floatplane conversion and reverse thrust
Replies: 9
Views: 1057

Re: Aero Commander 500 - floatplane conversion and reverse thrust

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Why amphibs? Maybe he’s had enough of taxiing a Commander with its goofy nosewheel steering


Kept a lot of folks busy out at KPWA building replacement aircraft from all those take-off and landing accidents. Careful with those steering/brakes!!!!!!

Okie

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by Okie
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric nose wheels
Replies: 49
Views: 2874

Re: Electric nose wheels

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...

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by Okie
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3226

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

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...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3226

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

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...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3226

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

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...

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by Okie
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Venezuela suffers country-wide power outage, (4 days and counting)
Replies: 20
Views: 2415

Re: Venezuela suffers country-wide power outage, (4 days and counting)

https://www.foxnews.com/world/venezuela ... s-sabotage

Maduro the Socialist Dictator of Darkness has declared "Free Blackouts for Everyone"

Okie
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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"

Okie

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by Okie
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come
Replies: 48
Views: 2957

Re: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come

Well Avenatti made his $300,000 bail.

Any one taking odds on whether he will have his press release about Nike tomorrow.

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come
Replies: 48
Views: 2957

Re: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come

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?


Do you need a tissue, perhaps.

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come
Replies: 48
Views: 2957

Re: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come

einsteinboricua wrote:
What is Avenatti to the Democrats?


Their "Moral Compass" since you had to ask. :eyepopping:

Okie

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by Okie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38281

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

FreequentFlier wrote:
It sure is. These folks are going crazy.


Did not know Robert Mueller was a "Putin Russian Operative" gosh you learn something new everyday, the day before he was a hero of some sorts. :roll:

Okie

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by Okie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3226

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

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...

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by Okie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3226

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

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.


Winch them off one at a time. Hmmm. 10min a person. 6 per hour. 12 daylight hours per day. 72 passengers per day. 1,300 passengers, 18 days. :checkmark:

Okie

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by Okie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3226

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

Kiwirob wrote:
There’s now 4 SAR helicopters evacuating passengers from the vessel.


A little bit more information would be helpful.

How far is this boat off the coast? Even a 19 seat S92 is only good for 2 survivors at 200nm.

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38281

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

EA CO AS wrote:
Watching CNN reporters deliver this news through gritted teeth is priceless.


I am sure there will be a montage or two for brevity, works it will.
Wasting time watching a false narrative that has been going on for years is a fools errand.

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unions. As relevant as ever?
Replies: 41
Views: 2683

Re: Unions. As relevant as ever?

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...

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by Okie
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unions. As relevant as ever?
Replies: 41
Views: 2683

Re: Unions. As relevant as ever?

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...

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by Okie
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14058

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

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,...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Pi Day
Replies: 6
Views: 988

Re: Happy Pi Day

einsteinboricua wrote:
casinterest wrote:
I think Pi day should be 22 of July


22/7.

That overshoots Pi by 0.0013.


casinterest is still using the methods of a Slide Rule. :bigthumbsup:
Don't ask me how I know :biggrin:

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Pi Day
Replies: 6
Views: 988

Happy Pi Day

3.14 comes around, as in circumference, again. :yes:

So Irrational.

Party On.


Okie

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by Okie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal
Replies: 79
Views: 6155

Re: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal

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...

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by Okie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 193
Views: 11642

Re: Politics and the 737Max

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. ...

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by Okie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716746

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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...

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by Okie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Venezuela suffers country-wide power outage, (4 days and counting)
Replies: 20
Views: 2415

Re: Venezuela suffers country-wide power outage, (4 days and counting)

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...

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by Okie
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385883

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

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...

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by Okie
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Venezuela suffers country-wide power outage, (4 days and counting)
Replies: 20
Views: 2415

Re: Venezuela suffers country-wide power outage, (4 days and counting)

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 ...

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by Okie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia bans cashless stores
Replies: 45
Views: 2048

Re: Philadelphia bans cashless stores

moo wrote:
The proper way to bring equality here and preventing exclusion is to fix the banking issue


Concept is "Freedom" not Socialism we left the UK for a reason.

Okie

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by Okie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia bans cashless stores
Replies: 45
Views: 2048

Re: Philadelphia bans cashless stores

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...

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by Okie
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Working at 9-5 vs working at startup, which is better?
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

Re: Working at 9-5 vs working at startup, which is better?

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...

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by Okie
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Interesting Facts about Yourself?
Replies: 22
Views: 2113

Re: Interesting Facts about Yourself?

I made a mistake once.
I thought I had made a mistake but I had not. :yes:

Okie


transmitted via smoke signal from mobile device

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by Okie
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 58
Views: 7128

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

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...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is a Swing-Tail Possible?
Replies: 25
Views: 2473

Re: Is a Swing-Tail Possible?

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...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did You Know The Nazi’s Killed 16,000 People By Guillotine?
Replies: 24
Views: 2680

Re: Did You Know The Nazi’s Killed 16,000 People By Guillotine?

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)...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385883

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

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...

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