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by vikkyvik
Tue Mar 14, 2023 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most annoying car features
Replies: 79
Views: 3069

Re: Most annoying car features

Touchscreens for all car functions. Why would you do that? I always compare it to commercial airplanes, where for important functions, they still have knobs and levers with standard designs (landing gear, flaps, slats, etc.), so that you can utilize those without looking at them. I don't want to hav...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Mar 09, 2023 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My son has had a bit of a week
Replies: 23
Views: 1646

Re: My son has had a bit of a week

Ouch! Glad your son is OK. Of course, little kids recover from stuff like this much faster than parents do. I'm imagining I will have to use the Heimlich or similar on my son sometime in the next 3 years. Glad it hasn't happened so far.... If you mean mandarin orange, I almost had that issue with my...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Mar 06, 2023 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Gigneil
Replies: 15
Views: 1243

Re: RIP Gigneil

Dang, that's sad. Condolences to his family and friends.

He used to be fairly active in Tech/Ops back in the day, if memory serves. Seemed pretty knowledgeable. As you noted, I hadn't seen him post in years.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Mar 02, 2023 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUVs and emissions.
Replies: 48
Views: 2105

Re: SUVs and emissions.

I was someone who constantly said "I will never buy an SUV". Then toward the end of 2018, I was about to have a kid, and I decided I wanted something larger, and also something that was not stick shift. Wanted to stay with Mazda, because my two previous cars had been Mazdas and I liked the...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Mar 01, 2023 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Storms Bring Snow to Los Angeles and San Francisco, Tornadoes in Central United States, and Snow to Northeast
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: Storms Bring Snow to Los Angeles and San Francisco, Tornadoes in Central United States, and Snow to Northeast

Yesterday afternoon was honestly more beautiful than Southern California has been in quite a while. The sharp contrast between the dark clouds and rays of sun, the unusually low snow line, and the days of rain clearing the smog out of the sky really created something unique. The past several days h...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First white card drawn in Football
Replies: 16
Views: 1308

Re: First white card drawn in Foodball

It is an innovation that has only been introduced in Portugal for the time being. It is not a punishment, like the red and yellow card, but expresses appreciation for an incident with remarkably fair play. In this case, it happened when the caretakers from the two teams worked together to treat a m...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep Clark daughter arraigned on cop assault
Replies: 18
Views: 1194

Re: Rep Clark daughter arraigned on cop assault

To be fair, if it were the LAPD, they'd have teargassed the entire neighborhood and taken pot shots into the crowd. This one is actually a little tough if you're not familiar with Boston in that era. Fenway wasn't built as thicc as it is today, it was mostly the older buildings around Fenway Park a...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep Clark daughter arraigned on cop assault
Replies: 18
Views: 1194

Re: Rep Clark daughter arraigned on cop assault

bluecrew wrote:
Even in cases of civil unrest, they don't hit the street with batons and teargas, like Minneapolis did. It's a remarkably safe city and a great place to live.


Except when the Sox beat the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS....

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jan 12, 2023 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jeff Beck Died
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Jeff Beck Died

Sad day.

There's an A.net connection for me, too. I saw Jeff Beck in concert probably 10-15 years ago, and I believe I met A.net member KevinL1011 at the show.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jan 10, 2023 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie
Replies: 156
Views: 7425

Re: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie

It’s seems like harry is moving away from his demons but is acting like a petulant child with running his mouth off to the media to things that should remain private and confidential due to his very unorthodox family situation. It makes sense in a way. He likely didn't have much of a normal childho...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Dec 12, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!
Replies: 55
Views: 3773

Re: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!

Personally, my son coughed nonstop from August until this last weekend, when he finally stopped. First of all, congrats, I didn't realize you had a kid! How old? My son (almost 4 now) has coughed on-and-off since....I want to say March or so. Just about when he started preschool (go figure). Some w...

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by vikkyvik
Sat Oct 29, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Series!
Replies: 40
Views: 2340

Re: World Series!

I'll love the Friars forever for knocking off LA this year. When the G-men can't do it, I'm perfectly happy to root SD from now on. San Diego is probably my NL team now, simply because Don Orsillo is their play-by-play guy. As much as a Sox fan as I have been, I'll always have some resentment that ...

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by vikkyvik
Sat Oct 29, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Series!
Replies: 40
Views: 2340

Re: World Series!

Five years ago I didn't think it was possible for fans outside BOS/NYC/LA to hate anyone as much as those respective teams, but it is positively refreshing to see the Astros universally despised, and well-deserved at that. I'll give the waste bin a double tap in their honor. The ALCS this year was ...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Oct 26, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 128
Views: 8600

Re: Brand loyality

Cars - Mazda (I'm on my 3rd Mazda in a row, but I have a feeling my next car will not be one)
Cymbals - Zildjian
Drumsticks - Vater
Guitars/Basses - Ibanez (I have 2 Ibanez guitars and 2 Ibanez basses, though I do have a Yamaha acoustic, and an Epiphone SG as well)
Camera stuff - Canon
Phones - Apple

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by vikkyvik
Wed Oct 26, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta loses lawsuit on dismissed pilot on safety concerns
Replies: 76
Views: 10267

Re: Delta and the Psychiatrist Take a Great Fall

and were clearly outside her role as a pilot. Is safety not the paramount role of everyone in aerospace and aviation? But the characterization that it was some kind of Delta vendetta is not really true. They got a (now former) psychiatrist to state that she had bi-polar disorder, when she clearly d...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Oct 17, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?
Replies: 17
Views: 985

Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

EstherLouise wrote:
I use it as a figure of speech. When I say it, I am not thinking about God, nor think "religiously" at that point.


Same.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Oct 13, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Inconsistent standard
Replies: 4
Views: 2699

Re: Inconsistent standard

From the thumbnail it needs some leveling can't tell the rest but whatever happened to rare photos easy to get accepted and common hard to get accepted? You telling me a photog can't bother to do 10 seconds of editing on a rare photo? It's ridiculous to have photos that can't even be leveled proper...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Sep 27, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photoshopped photo?
Replies: 9
Views: 3287

Re: Photoshopped photo?

Either way you are out of line posting that here. If you have reason to believe a pic in the DB has been cloned or photoshopped in some way email the screeners privately. You are dragging a long time photog though the mud here. Sorry, but looking at the photo, the long-time photog deserves it. Horr...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photoshopped photo?
Replies: 9
Views: 3287

Re: Photoshopped photo?

Either way you are out of line posting that here. If you have reason to believe a pic in the DB has been cloned or photoshopped in some way email the screeners privately. You are dragging a long time photog though the mud here. Sorry, but looking at the photo, the long-time photog deserves it. Horr...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EWR 22R/L and 04R/L shortened to intersection M?
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: EWR 22R/L and 04R/L shortened to intersection M?

airportugal310 wrote:
Since the LDA (Landing Distance Available) is 1,794ft shorter than the TORA/TODA/ASDA...then it indicates a displaced threshold usually or something in lieu of that (a stopway perhaps?)


Yes, the runway has long displaced thresholds. But again, that's perfectly normal.

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by vikkyvik
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EWR 22R/L and 04R/L shortened to intersection M?
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: EWR 22R/L and 04R/L shortened to intersection M?

Not normal, likely something to do with these notams !EWR 04/074 EWR RWY 04R DECLARED DIST: TORA 10000FT TODA 10000FT ASDA 10000FT LDA 8809FT. 2204091638-2404302300 !EWR 04/073 EWR RWY 22L DECLARED DIST: TORA 10000FT TODA 10000FT ASDA 10000FT LDA 8206FT. 2204091630-2404302300 What do those NOTAMs m...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what’s cooking today?
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: So what’s cooking today?

mirrodie wrote:
I’ll probably wake up late, have some coffee while working out and smoking 3 racks of baby rack ribs over charcoal with hickory chunks.

What are you cooking today?


Holy crap, blast from the past.

Where have you been?

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by vikkyvik
Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)
Replies: 49
Views: 5960

Re: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)

Departure Attain as much altitude as possible before reaching residential areas. Use full length of runway when able. I don't understand. Why would a pilot " use full length of runway when able " [that's one heck of a derate!] if trying to " attain as much altitude as possible before...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Sep 06, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)
Replies: 49
Views: 5960

Re: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)

Indeed noise abatement/curfew does apply to the entire airport. I've heard from pilots of said airline that there are FAR fewer noise monitors (microphones) on the other approaches that'll rat them out. While technically 12/30 is the only "active runway" after hours -- probably to catch v...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)
Replies: 49
Views: 5960

Re: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)

The landing distance is indeed calculated from the threshold. And since you're nominally at 50 feet at the threshold, the ground roll is shorter than the landing distance. The nominal aimpoint is at 1000 feet, and your actual touchdown point is a couple of hundred feet beyond that since you flare. ...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Sep 01, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)
Replies: 49
Views: 5960

Re: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)

Full auto brakes aren’t no maximum braking capacity, so you would need to look at using manual braking. Then, dry runways landing distances do not use full reverse. Performance engineering might have the charts or computer app that calculates stopping distance from touchdown. Crews have landing dis...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Aug 23, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 343
Views: 108946

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

I have to wonder if the top of the photographers choice at the moment and views is really for the skillful photography or the “undercarriage” in the foreground of the photo, which would seem to be the main subject of the photo from the comments. I suppose everyone will be doing those photos now. On...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 7789

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

seb146 wrote:
And there we go:

EVERYONE knows it is illegal to cross borders with weed in any form. I do not smoke at all but I know that. The brosband smokes the real stuff and he knows that. EVERYONE knows that. Even Brittney Griner.


So....are you trying to contradict your own point, or what?

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water
Replies: 38
Views: 2841

Re: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_water_wars
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GDB wrote:
I get the feeling that the 1974 fiction movie ‘Chinatown’, even then set in the past, had a core basis in reality and even being prescient?


It was, in fact, based on reality. Specifically, the California Water Wars.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_water_wars

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boston subway train catches fire on bridge
Replies: 28
Views: 2672

Re: Boston subway train catches fire on bridge

Boston public transportation is such a mess. You can get from point A to B almost anywhere in this city in 10-20mins. Hop on the train and that short drive becomes 30min-2 hours. Interesting, that was usually the opposite of my experience. Actually, the times weren't always the issue; the parking w...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jul 07, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World’s Thinnest Watch
Replies: 32
Views: 1521

Re: World’s Thinnest Watch

Virtual737 wrote:
Wish I had the money to buy one, at which point I wouldn't buy one.


:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

889091 wrote:
Plus, the actual portion that really tells you the time only occupies about 15% of the total real estate?


Yep. 1.9 million so I can strain my eyes to tell the time.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter
Replies: 32
Views: 2020

Re: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter

You're point is valid on a certain level but you are stereotyping septuagenarians. I think it's reasonable to say that statistically, people who are 75 have less life ahead of them than people who are 35. Also reasonable to say that statistically, people who are 75 have brains that have aged consid...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter
Replies: 32
Views: 2020

Re: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter

I see your point but that's a form of discrimination. As I stated, there's already a minimum age. If there was a maximum age enshrined in the Constitution, it wouldn't be discriminatory. It's not just age-related deterioration. It's also simply the fact that if you're a 75-year-old President, you w...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter
Replies: 32
Views: 2020

Re: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter

Aaron747 wrote:
Seriously...can we be done with septuagenarian presidencies already??


It's rather ridiculous.

Just like there's a minimum age, I'd be in favor of a maximum age for Presidency as well.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geico may have to pay $5m after woman contracts STI in a vehicle
Replies: 12
Views: 1249

Re: Geico may have to pay $5m after woman contracts STI in a vehicle

Sounds crazy on the face of it. But I wouldn't be entirely surprised if her medical insurance denied coverage, by saying that the condition was initiated inside a vehicle, and therefore should be covered by the relevant car insurance. Which would then necessitate her going after the car insurance. I...

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by vikkyvik
Thu May 26, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are online crushes a sign you've been single too long
Replies: 18
Views: 2311

Re: Are online crushes a sign you've been single too long

dating options are so crappy in the US unless you are interested in hook up culture which I loathe. They are not that crappy. "Hook up culture" is just a subset of the available people out there. Granted, if you spend your time in bars/clubs, it's a subset you'll be exposed to quite frequ...

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by vikkyvik
Thu May 26, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tone-Deaf Watermarking
Replies: 3
Views: 3450

Re: Tone-Deaf Watermarking

I have to wonder what principles the site uses in determining where to place a watermark The site doesn't use any principles. Watermark location, size, and strength are determined by the uploader (who is the photo copyright holder). After seeing this masterpiece of a photo nearly ruined by "AI...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotating airport beacon
Replies: 17
Views: 6358

Re: Rotating airport beacon

boilergo wrote:
Thank you for coming to my ted talk.


Wow, I never knew about that system. How cool!

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 11, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Approach lights
Replies: 24
Views: 5574

Re: Approach lights

aaway wrote:
OAK 28R also has an ILS without approach lights, but I do not believe that runway is authorized for air carrier ops.


Airnav shows MALSR for 28R at OAK. And you can see them on Google Maps too.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 05, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 2507

Re: Favorite Quotes

Mine are quotes I've heard or seen at work, and boy do they ring true: "Faster, cheaper, better - pick two." - unknown "There is never time to do it right, but there is always time to do it over." - unknown "Meetings are when you get together and discuss what you should be d...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 13982

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Well...he got in one little fight.

Guess it's off to Bel Air for him.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 5826

Re: airplane gliding

Woodreau wrote:
not an airliner, but here is a recent video of a plane last month that lost all engine power and made a forced landing. The pilot managed his energy really well and even taxied off the runway using residual energy.


Just had to say....wow! What a perfect landing! Great energy management.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Mar 28, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins
Replies: 21
Views: 2292

Re: RIP Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

I also can't understand it, but those of us without the addiction gene will probably never understand. It's difficult to explain. I've been sober for almost 16 years now. And while I don't really have any desire to specifically drink alcohol, there's still a strong desire to get into an altered min...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Mar 25, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1279
Views: 511501

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

One thing I have not seen mentioned here is that the G-Forces may have incapacitated the pilots regardless of how trained they were. Surely G-Forces would have been intense in the freefall? G-forces in freefall are as low as they can be - essentially zero. That's why astronauts orbiting the Earth f...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Mar 23, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Did Herb Kelleher Live So Long?
Replies: 11
Views: 1337

Re: How Did Herb Kelleher Live So Long?

Simple answer: statistics. On average, smoking has lots of deleterious effects on people. Doesn't mean everyone will suffer those effects. Another way of looking at it: Herb got really lucky with his combo of genes and whatever else. Smoking generally reduces your life 10 to 20 years. And that's on ...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Mar 17, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?
Replies: 39
Views: 6149

Re: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?

I'd be careful, some kids seem to be able to manage it, some get obsessed. Probably depends a lot on the parenting, though. As I noted earlier: No reason to make screen time such an evil thing. Just maintain balance in kids' lives (or ensure they are maintaining their own balance - I don't really h...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Mar 16, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 5149

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

Well this would make me quite happy!

I get up early enough that whether we are on Daylight or Standard time, I'm still going to work in the dark. So I love having more sunlight in the afternoon.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Mar 11, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Approach lights
Replies: 24
Views: 5574

Re: Approach lights

For whatever reason, I love approach lights. Some random observations of US airports: 1.) ALSF-1 seems to occur primarily at military airports, with MALSR/SSALR and ALSF-2 appearing at civil airports. 2.) There is at least one runway (27 at BOS) that has an ILS, but no approach lights (aside from Ru...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Mar 07, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What degree of bank angle is used by jetliners when making large wide turns?
Replies: 15
Views: 3529

Re: What degree of bank angle is used by jetliners when making large wide turns?

Starlionblue wrote:
However, I was talking about standard turn rates.


"Standard Turn Rate" - Does that mean a certain change in heading per second?

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by vikkyvik
Fri Mar 04, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What degree of bank angle is used by jetliners when making large wide turns?
Replies: 15
Views: 3529

Re: What degree of bank angle is used by jetliners when making large wide turns?

You won't see higher bank angles than around 30 degrees typically. At airliner speeds that would lead to unacceptably high g forces for passenger comfort. Aren't g-forces completely independent from the speed of the aircraft? i.e., would you not feel the same 1.5g in a 45 degree bank at 70 knots in...

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