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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 11068

Re: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft

KPWM plane was for LL Bean nightly, if you’ve heard of the company.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 100
Views: 5462

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

https://spectator.us/five-questions-ghislaine-maxwell/

Was Epstein or Maxwell paid informants to the FBI? Why? Hoover was famous for using his agency to spy on and control politicians, maybe Team FBI hasn’t escaped its past yet.
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Chew on these questions,

https://spectator.us/five-questions-ghislaine-maxwell/

Was Epstein or Maxwell paid informants to the FBI? Why? Hoover was famous for using his agency to spy on and control politicians, maybe Team FBI hasn’t escaped its past yet.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 120
Views: 4817

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

And which amendment gives a “right” (in reality, something we don’t get to vote and requires government compelling interest to regulate) to carrying drugs or driving drunk (or sober)? Are the amendments properly complete and encompassing of all things that should be "rights"? Are those en...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 120
Views: 4817

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

There is no way to have a discussion about firearms control. Even if "we need to enforce current laws" is done, Republicans complain that "you are taking away our 2A rights!" even though they are the ones demanding current laws be enforced! Also, Chicago has zero to do with mass...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1218

Re: Towing a 53 Foot Semi Trailer With a Dodge Ram 3500 Dually

Why is this a question?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11358

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

What he's saying is that your proposal brings what already exist in Mexico City is various private police forces (in Mexico they are private protective forces of the rich), each with different perspectives, rules, value systems, training, recruitment standards, etc...well ..what could possibly go w...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11358

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Gunshot detectors are already deployed. It would not be hard to get police helicopters to apprehend any car that has been near gunshots. It is so important to get each gun criminal off the streets for many years. I am passionate about that. Release nonviolent marijuana offenders. Use technology to ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 120
Views: 4817

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

Curiously, states regulate gun ownership right now, today, so there’s no change there. Nothing in the Bill of Rights calls for demonstration of responsibility, it’s assumed as part of “self government”, but the “I got rights brigade” of all stripes forgets their duty of self discipline. The whole “d...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: The 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak

Pretty didn’t have any memories, but that was during Obama’s reign—media didn’t do bad news and it wasn’t much of a story anyway.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Confederate Monuement in Dallas Removed
Replies: 17
Views: 1117

Re: Confederate Monuement in Dallas Removed

DIRECTFLT wrote:
I'm glad another enemy of the Untied States monument has been removed.


We’re the Untied States, who knew? I’m still waiting to see Stone Mountain pulled down.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S
Replies: 21
Views: 1363

Re: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S

They said that >60 deg S, magnetic bearings don't work. Announced by the crew. That is not quite correct, the issue is not the latitude it is the proximity to the magnetic north or south poles. As you get closer to them the Isogonals (where magnetic declination is identical) change too rapidly. The...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S
Replies: 21
Views: 1363

Re: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S

IIRC, Thule’s runways are in True.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3958

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

This leftist (me, and all of my leftist Seattle friends) think Sawant is a commie. (socialists want to nationalize, she just wants to kill off all the Kulaks and appropriate their assets) The message of CHOP both to Reagan Republicans and commies (also fascists) is that government is not the proble...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S
Replies: 21
Views: 1363

Re: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S

I can’t say about the Gulfstreams, but Citations, Hawkers Lears, Challengers and Globals all have magnetic compasses. I thought they were required as back-up. We checked it as a pre-flight item against the ND headings.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3958

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

Two more people shot, one killed in CHOP overnight. Rumors circulating that CHOP's "security" killed a black man and critically wounded another in a case of mistaken identity. Antifa's dream society is proving to be quite deadly. https://www.foxnews.com/us/seattle-chop-shooting-protest If...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S
Replies: 21
Views: 1363

Re: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S

It is very interesting that aircraft navigate magnetically. I assumed that it was electronic fix/ bearing with GNSS - TRUE bearings. Thanks Woodreau. The heading reference isn’t the basic compass, it’s derived from the IRS which always works in true (aligned with the geographic North Pole), the FMS...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S
Replies: 21
Views: 1363

Re: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S

The “compass”, the navigation displays, really, normally show magnetic heading, the course is also in mag. The displays go to True at the designed high latitude and return when leaving the high latitudes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S
Replies: 21
Views: 1363

Re: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S

The FMS switches over to true, stops computing magnetic outputs, so courses, tracks hand heading are displayed in True referenced to the North Pole. The old INSs systems often used True all the time regardless of latitude. Yes, the mag compass wanders around rather uselessly. A “pure” compass is mag...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4417

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

Try responding to the actual topic, was my meaning. Again, if these intel reports are accurate, how can this be defensible for the WH? These mental 45'er gymnastics are irredeemable. Perhaps you should look at the analysis of someone intimately familiar with the Presidential daily briefings: https:...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4417

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

Umm what? To do that they would have had to air drop cash into SVO. Try again. Mentioned twice on CNN today by the way, not that it matters. Lots of real conservatives already discussing the implausible WH denials on Twitter as well. Here’s one: https://twitter.com/amandacarpenter/status/1277023533...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3268

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_p ... obert_Byrd
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Sen Bobby Byrd was a racist, KKK member and look at the places with his name on the door.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_p ... obert_Byrd

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14628

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

Right, ever hear of Captain Happy’s outburst at ATL? It’s was all over APC.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Moses Lake - Stored 737-8MAX Nosewheel - secured to concrete blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 2689

Re: Moses Lake - Stored 737-8MAX Nosewheel - secured to concrete blocks

That’s a fairly standard mooring plan to ensure high winds don’t move the plane. Can’t say about Boeing field, but Moses Lake is in the interior and subject to thunderstorms and Chinook winds.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed
Replies: 52
Views: 1816

Re: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed

Taliban translates to “student”, so there’s precedent here.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31078

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

The real whales - the 747s - are still alive as the cargo versions are busy, in part due to the virus. I've never referred to the A380 as a whale - if forced into using a nickname, I'd call it Uncle Fester. UA's 747 Whale commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOBnfR9WHSk The 747 was not calle...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13919

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

It’s not “fake” licenses, it’s about “fake” skills. This crew certainly had “fake” skills.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154455

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Clearly to be the pilots had their heads up their rear ends, but I'm curious about the actual ATC communications - I see the terms "advised to take an orbit" and "advised repeatedly (twice to discontinue the approach and once cautioned) about excessive height". Obviously we don'...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22211

Re: Revisiting MH370

I still think the theory about a battery fire in the forward cargo hold which destroyed the avionics bay below the cockpit the most plausible. All things considered it is the most likely explanation. A fire magically and instantly destroyed the avionics bay, then extinguished itself, leaving the cr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 123
Views: 9496

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

We had C-5 bubbas move up to CEF from DOV and meet their old squadron mates for the first time at CEF.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22211

Re: Revisiting MH370

I still think the theory about a battery fire in the forward cargo hold which destroyed the avionics bay below the cockpit the most plausible. All things considered it is the most likely explanation. A fire magically and instantly destroyed the avionics bay, then extinguished itself, leaving the cr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considers hiring experienced Comm Airline pilots
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: USAF considers hiring experienced Comm Airline pilots

bennett123 wrote:
Hoe long would it take to go from a B737 to an F15?.


To fly an F-15, not too long. To fight with an F-15 leading a strike package or winging in a strike—5 years of full time training. It’s not about the flying, it’s employing the weapons in a high stress environment.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1624

Re: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?

As an add-on it’s also possible they may have nixed an APU because of weight or space, in the Tomcat. Remember the F-14 was already very heavy, and adding a luxury item APU/JFS would add not only weight but also $ to a program already over-budget and suffering due to rampant inflation of the dollar...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 9030

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

Like having your water cup freeze to the floor while your forehead sweats!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1624

Re: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?

I saw a British Airways 747 at BDL diversion from JFK, same deal, left an engine running for a few hours.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about N.American transborder crossings in the 60s,70s & 80s to tertiary airports
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: Question about N.American transborder crossings in the 60s,70s & 80s to tertiary airports

Those cities have CBP offices today for boats on the lake or private planes landing. I’ve cleared in Green Bay, for example

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1624

Re: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?

Even cartridge start wasn’t foolproof, we didn’t carry the carts around on Hun cross-countries. Though after some expensive recoveries, we stopped cross-countries that didn’t terminate at KDMA with a tanker escort.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4697

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

Not a bike path, it’s a road around the perimeter.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4697

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

No, take-off is take-off and it’s maximum rating. I think the tweet was shown involve a rather rickety building.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: V Ref Speed Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Re: V Ref Speed Question

By definition, V1 can not exceed Vr; however, refusal speed (accelerate-stop) may exceed Vr but it’s not used as a performance number as you’d be airborne. There are times for unbalanced field length calculation that you need to know the refusal speed.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1624

Re: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?

Relying on huffers was pretty common-T-38s, F-5, fighters up till the F-15 all required carts and many airports had them. I started a 727 off a cart once at KPIT.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4697

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

At 500’, a Global Express, largest plane allowed at KAPF, the static take-off thrust plume is about 40 mph. Without any blocking by fencing or foliage. I’m assuming she was biking on North Rd which is the closest point to the runway. The FlexJet CL300 has a static take-off thrust plume of 55mph to a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 123
Views: 9496

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

Because it’s a KC-10 base for the West Coast Gucci fleet

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4544

Re: Reparations

African Americans have learned everything about their white oppressors since being in America, they had to know their place and remain silent. But observe and 'note' like spies. If they “observed and noted’; why didn’t they learn? There’s a reasonably large cohort of educated African-Americans, it’...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4544

Re: Reparations

African Americans have learned everything about their white oppressors since being in America, they had to know their place and remain silent. But observe and 'note' like spies. If they “observed and noted’; why didn’t they learn? There’s a reasonably large cohort of educated African-Americans, it’...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3711

Re: The culture wars reach branding

You grew up on lousy corn syrup version and can’t/won’t change. The real deal is thinner, tastes of real maple and is pretty sweet, so you probably got Grade B. Grade A is less “robust”. Best is go to the sugar barn, steam rolling out and have the syrup tossed on fresh snow. Yummy! Maple sugar candy...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3711

Re: The culture wars reach branding

Aunt Jemima was the spawn of the devil, truly awful mix of corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, water and caramel flavorings. Like generations of Yankees on Mom’s side, use real maple syrup, boiled down in a sugar house. Abolitionists never used cane sugar, made by slaves. Not cheap, damned expensi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34408

Re: Another day another police killing

Interesting - not a single response from the conservative peanut gallery to TTailedTiger's post. I wonder why? r I actually mostly agree with the post. The cops are over-militarized, are given way too much power, are protected by public sector unions that captured the Democratic Party, typically st...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How can Balanced Field Lenght be defined?
Replies: 2
Views: 1303

Re: How can Balanced Field Lenght be defined?

On a BFL, the plane either stops or continues the take-off reaching 35’ above the surface in the same distance. That distance is Balanced Field Length. The operator has established a V1 that results in either outcome at the BFL.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 16981

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

You can easily tax the domestic diesel car owner, a lot harder to tax aviation fuel when operators can tanker fuel and avoid taxes. Pretty common airline procedure to arbitrage fuel taxes or prices. Tankering fuel for long haul isn't that easy. True, but there’s other options. Not serving the locat...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Celestial Nav - Sextant Ports
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: Celestial Nav - Sextant Ports

Always liked the ATC clearance given to out tanker after a refueling and they were off to a cel NAV leg, “Tanker xxx, cleared to wander aimlessly about North America between BTV and”.

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