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by vikkyvik
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor
Replies: 13
Views: 2092

Re: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor

I don't know this for a fact, but I would think that more blades also allows a lower rotor RPM, which might allow a faster helicopter speed, as the receding blades will suffer a decreased loss of lift.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 34
Views: 1135

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

It's looking more and more like a Ferrari to my eyes. Kind of losing the any Corvette uniqueness, at least at first glance.

Where I used to be able to identify a Corvette on the road in a millisecond, nowadays it's taking a second look.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - French prosecutors indict AF for negligence
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Re: AF447 - French prosecutors indict AF for negligence

Varsity1 wrote:
an event that is practiced hundreds if not thousands of times in the same training timeframe in the US/Canada.


I could be wrong, but I thought I remember hearing that once you get up to the airliner level, you never actually take the airplane into a stall during training; just up to stick-shaker.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I am looking for a specific photo / appreciate help
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: I am looking for a specific photo / appreciate help

These are the photos I've found that bear some resemblance in one way or another to your description or sketch: 0646795,1154485,1945341 1945344,4441891,0052825 2324286,2344831 I expanded the search to Chile and Argentina (just thinking of countries that may have coastal airports with mountains in th...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 24
Views: 1397

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Just for full disclosure;He got banned (+ all photos deleted) on his first account back in March for continously uploading and appealing marginal and unfixed photos, for which he had been warned plenty of times. Plus leaving 'fuck u' comments under photos and posting similar texts on the forum and ...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 24
Views: 1397

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Vikkyvik, that's what really gets me the most. They aren't the most spectacular, but I've had worse get accepted somehow, so I figured those would have had at least some sort of chance. I guess not though. It is what it is. Borderline shots will by definition sometimes get accepted and sometimes ge...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 30
Views: 2374

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

DeltaWings wrote:
That's weird, why doesn't a private detective come to the same conclusion?


Probably because:

DeltaWings wrote:
He has written several books on this


...and would like to sell them.

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by vikkyvik
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q3 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Non-Av Pic Thread, Q3 2019

New quarter, and since Braybuddy hasn't started it yet, new thread. Some photos from July 4th: https://photos.smugmug.com/Events/July-4th-2019-at-FHCC/i-dXQnCWs/0/b20cc870/X2/IMG_0171-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Events/July-4th-2019-at-FHCC/i-7xb45j4/0/fcd5eaef/X2/IMG_0174-X2.jpg https://photo...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biggles software B757
Replies: 2
Views: 1513

Re: Biggles software B757

Wow Mel, haven't seen you post in ages!

The question mark bet appears to still be alive and well.... :biggrin:

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A photo that is never going to be accepted but a nice one to share
Replies: 15
Views: 1206

Re: A photo that is never going to be accepted but a nice one to share

I get the feeling, Vik, that you get some sort of kick out of vehemently disagreeing with everything I post. Not at all, sorry if you feel that way. I just happen to vehemently disagree with some of it. I don't know if you ever shot film or slide but if not are you really in a position to be pontif...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A photo that is never going to be accepted but a nice one to share
Replies: 15
Views: 1206

Re: A photo that is never going to be accepted but a nice one to share

But digital has made people lazy So did autofocus. So did interchangeable lenses. So did zoom lenses. So did fancy coatings on lens elements to reduce glare/flare. So did autoexposure. etc.... but it needs to be realised by those who never shot film/slide that it was a pretty complex operation and ...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC
Replies: 25
Views: 5435

Re: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC

I totally read the thread title as:

LH A380s: Party between FRA and MUC

And I thought, well that sounds like a fun flight.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2490

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

Also, lead based paint and asbestos ARE environmental concerns. Breathing in toxins like those can cause cancer. Sorry, I was addressing the "Could it be they want the wall to survive the next big quake and last longer than five years?" part of your statement. What I am hearing is the who...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World's eighth lava lake discovered
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: World's eighth lava lake discovered

Airstud wrote:
See, there is a lake o' lava down there in the Southern Hemisphere.Apparently there are others in the world.


But which is the correct one to walk around?

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by vikkyvik
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2490

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

What is under the mural as far as asbestos or lead or if the wall has been compromised and needs to be strengthened. Could it be they want the wall to survive the next big quake and last longer than five years? Then they should do a structural analysis, not an environmental review. Also, if they wa...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 24
Views: 1397

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Based on the shots in your Feedback thread:

B6 and BA look slightly blurry, but borderline. I've seen the same or slightly worse accepted.
AA looks a bit more blurry than borderline.
AS definitely looks blurry.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3024

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

It is unconscious bias. You don't know you're excluding them, but they may feel excluded. I'm not disagreeing with that. But as long as it doesn't affect job-related activities/promotions/reviews or whatever, it's not a huge worry. I mean, I'm all for being as inclusive as possible in the workplace...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California rocked again...
Replies: 35
Views: 1852

Re: California rocked again...

Felt Friday’s quake pretty good in Las Vegas. New location? It’s very odd feeling a major earthquake from far away, knowing that someone somewhere is having a very different (bad) experience at that moment. Definitely. It was like I literally heard the quake come and go. That happened with my very ...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3024

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

Except, if you delineate people into separate groups you may actually be alienating them and unknowingly cause harm. They may see you joking around with another group of people and wonder why you don't do that with them, or that you're joking about them and thus the reason they are excluded. You're...

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by vikkyvik
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California rocked again...
Replies: 35
Views: 1852

Re: California rocked again...

Sent quite a few out into the streets...I almost ran out butt naked. In LA?? Felt both of them here southeast of downtown. 7/5 was a bit stronger, but both were of the gentle-rolling persuasion. Feels like you're on a small boat in 2-foot waves. When we felt the 7/5 one, I immediately said oh crap,...

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by vikkyvik
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2490

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

This is the problem with SJWs...cover, take down, hide etc until what happens? Nobody learns the history anymore because all the lessons are gone. Completely counterproductive. I wonder if they realize that one day, some of the stuff that they painted / sculpted / whatever will be painted over / to...

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by vikkyvik
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3024

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

When HR investigated, the men said that they didn't know their female coworkers were uncomfortable and would have stopped if asked. The team lead added that he's forgetful with names and resorts to gender-based nicknames. That's a pretty stupid excuse. Learn your team's names, for goodness sake. 5....

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 31
Views: 2489

Re: Shoes, feet...

Definitely on the minimalist end here...

One pair of tennis shoes
One pair of regular sneakers
One pair of black dress shoes
One pair of steel-toes for work

That's it.

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: need camera settings
Replies: 17
Views: 925

Re: need camera settings

jakewo4 wrote:
im using tv at 1/800 and iso auto,ai servo with continuous shooting


Thanks.

What's wrong with your results? Can you link to one of your photos?

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: best camera to buy
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: best camera to buy

airkas1 wrote:
5D's


jakewo4 wrote:
apsc camera


:biggrin:

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: need camera settings
Replies: 17
Views: 925

Re: need camera settings

hey guys i would like to know what you think is the best settings for just going to a airport no airshow. im not new to plane photography ive been doing this for 2 years but as of lately im have not been happy with my results i think that might be cause i joined here and saw all of your pictures. w...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finally Got My New Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2032

Re: Finally Got My New Car

I currently own a 2015 Mazda 6 with a 6 speed manual. I really like it. It's fuel efficient, comfortable, reasonably fun to drive, and it looks really sharp. The manual gearbox is really tight and precise. It's a joy to operate. Performance wise, it's not a quick car but I'll take fuel efficiency o...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A question on memory cards for Aviation shooters
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: A question on memory cards for Aviation shooters

Some people buy cards based on write speed and whatever else. I tend to buy cards based on cost (whatever's relatively cheap). Never really had an issue with them. Any camera is "good enough" to shoot aircraft. It depends on what you want to get out of it. If you want to upload to A.net, t...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finally Got My New Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2032

Re: Finally Got My New Car

vikkyvik wrote:2018 Mazda CX-9 (purchased slightly used) - my first automatic transmission Incorrect Yeah....I know. But other considerations came into play. Mazda's automatic transmission isn't too bad. I only get pissed off at it maybe once or twice per drive. I've had a 2012 Corolla for seven ye...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finally Got My New Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2032

Re: Finally Got My New Car

Currently on my 3rd Mazda: 2018 Mazda CX-9 (purchased slightly used) - my first automatic transmission in a long time. Previously: 2015 Mazda 6 with 6-speed manual 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L with 6-speed manual 2002 Civic EX with 5-speed manual (purchased from my dad) Each car has been an improvement. Quite ...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How do screeners determine level?
Replies: 34
Views: 2128

Re: How do screeners determine level?

The difference in screener opinion on HIF/LIF is a perfect argument for casting a wider net; that is, accepting more images. Now, I don't actually think "screening to accept" actually exists, since screening by definition is looking for flaws in an image. But think of it this way - if some...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How do screeners determine level?
Replies: 34
Views: 2128

Re: How do screeners determine level?

airkas1 wrote:
Isn't the post I made in the other thread clear enough?The photo in the thread starter post has been updated in the mean time, so the answer is 'hangar'.


I thought it was clear. However, the photo in the opening post still looks off-level. You sure it's been updated?

Thanks!

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by vikkyvik
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure
Replies: 9
Views: 2351

Re: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure

How did you clear out heavy noisy when you using very high ISO with low F number and what about the EV number set to -1 or just normal 0 setting? Some moderately heavy use of noise reduction in Adobe Camera Raw, which I find has great controllable noise reduction without losing too much detail. Als...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 1363

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

If it's the kind of thing both spouses are into, then whatever, I don't care. But you should certainly know that in advance.

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
What if she says no?


My opinion: you shouldn't ever propose to someone if you don't already know the answer is "yes".

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ORD Runways
Replies: 14
Views: 2495

Re: ORD Runways

As I understand it, ORD is reconfiguring to eventually only east-west runways - is that correct? If so, I'm wondering how that's going to work in the winter when winds during snow storms seem to be from the north at 15-20 (or more) knots(as I recall, it's been a while). Slick runways with a solid c...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calling all female Anet’ers...
Replies: 47
Views: 3442

Re: Calling all female Anet’ers...

I say this knowing that since I posted earlier in the thread, I'm technically part of the problem.

It's interesting that a thread for female A.netters has 30 posts, some 27 of which are from males.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Forum debate: toning it down
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Forum debate: toning it down

I don't know why anyone is surprised that online debate sounds the way it does. Hundreds/thousands/millions of people who will likely never meet, never interact in any meaningful way, have their own ideas/influences/views that they think are correct, and can always cover for more extreme statements ...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calling all female Anet’ers...
Replies: 47
Views: 3442

Re: Calling all female Anet’ers...

This is what happens when you have 70 year old guys whine about "the good old days" of paid membership and ridiculing anyone who might not be an expert on certain things. Not only are you not going to attract any women most younger guys are going to be off put by it as well. That may be p...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4780

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

Nothing amusing. To me it looks the same based on pictures I´ve seen from 30 years ago. Streets may have become a lot safer, but visually it doesn´t look that much different to me. And if how it looks visually from a distance was the true measure on whether anything's changed, then you might have a...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4780

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

787Driver wrote:
Not a lot has changed tbh.


Somewhat amusingly, given this comment:

787Driver wrote:
Downtown LA wins the category for the most boring downtown area of any city I’ve ever visited.


....downtown LA has actually undergone quite a bit of change, and that is continuing.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: what's the appeal of K-pop?
Replies: 14
Views: 2037

Re: what's the appeal of K-pop?

Americanil96 wrote:
Honestly I just don't like pop general (idc if its in english or another language).but can someone elaborate this?


What's to elaborate? If you don't like pop in general, then you're not going to like K-Pop.

People have different tastes in music, art, whatever.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How do screeners determine level?
Replies: 34
Views: 2128

Re: How do screeners determine level?

I've actually noticed the same thing in the last few months - that there are a number of accepted shots that aren't level.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wind tunnel drag test
Replies: 16
Views: 2224

Re: Wind tunnel drag test

flipdewaf wrote:
3D year will produce lower drag. The fact that that both edges of the aero foil are touching the wall make it more approximate to a wing of infinite span which assuming incompressible low speed flow means no lift induced drag.


Don't you mean 2D will produce lower drag?

I'd agree with that.

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: James Holzhauer, Jeopardy champion (spoilers inside)
Replies: 13
Views: 1011

Re: James Holzhauer, Jeopardy champion (spoilers inside)

Still makes no sense. You are the second biggest winner in history you care about coming in third? BS, you play to win and your only chance is to let it ride and hope she didn't bet her whole bankroll. He blew it on purpose I mean it sure seems like he did. No....I don't think you get it. Given: Em...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why upload here?
Replies: 74
Views: 11763

Re: Why upload here?

Erm I never suggested 50...I said i have 50 photos in the database, but raising the max for experienced photographers might work, like you said probably no more than 20. Isn't it already that way? Certainly used to be. If you had no photos in the DB, you could only upload 1 or 2 at a time. Once you...

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by vikkyvik
Wed May 29, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the dynamics or reason behind the turboprops rotating blades in opposite directions?
Replies: 22
Views: 4554

Re: What is the dynamics or reason behind the turboprops rotating blades in opposite directions?

It is to balance out the forces. You have less vibrations that way. you can observe this on helicopters, if the rotor in the back fails the cabin start to turn counter to the rotation of the blade. The same force applies on the nacelle of the propeller engine. To balance that our you have counter r...

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by vikkyvik
Wed May 29, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Destinations for first time at LAX
Replies: 2
Views: 1434

Re: Destinations for first time at LAX

If you just want to snap some photos without much concern for the lighting and such, then go to the In'n'Out on the north side of the airport (location #4 in the link Jehan provided) and the Proud Bird on the south side (location #2). At the In'n'Out (more specifically, the part across the street), ...

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by vikkyvik
Tue May 28, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you guys feel about spiritual superstition?
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: How do you guys feel about spiritual superstition?

is there actually some basis behind this? Behind what? All I've got so far is your friends went to a cheesy tourist attraction in Vegas while you drew something on the wall of the building next door. Your friends were tripping and one came by the next day. You're asking if there's a "basis&quo...

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by vikkyvik
Fri May 24, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 10114

Re: Airliners.net dating

There was a guy who asked some hypothetical questions about an airplane (I think he asked about a 707) crashing into a building - unfortunately, that was shortly before 9/11, so it got the attention of the Feds... More specifically I think he actually specified the World Trade Centre in his questio...

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by vikkyvik
Wed May 22, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway light intensity
Replies: 4
Views: 1606

Re: Runway light intensity

When I'm looking at the airfield as a passenger, the lights are almost invisible and the field looks dark, except for the aircraft beacons -- and those runway guard lights (those are BRIGHT!). You mean when you look at it from in the air? I think runway and taxiway lights are probably designed so t...

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