Wow! Must be a slow news day... Sounds like it but since we are here. Raise your hand if you've never kicked your ball out of the pine straw or nudged it out from behind that tree. Actually, I have not. Shot a 76 Saturday. Weather is suppose to be nice Wednesday, I am going out and try another hole...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Why amphibs? Maybe he’s had enough of taxiing a Commander with its goofy nosewheel steering
35 kW long run, 55 kW peak, 13 kg/30 lb. A pair of such motors would pretty much max out 90 kVA of 737 APU, for a weight of 1/4 of a single non-rev or 1/5 of winglets weight. Gearbox and wiring would make things worse, of course. Still if we need talk extra fuel- probably few $ for most legs - vs t...Jump to post
I would hope that enterprises like MAN or Wärtsilä with decades of marine power systems in their portfolios would have figured this out long ago. Then again PW forgot about rotor bow and differential heating, so go figure.Unfortunately, there isn't a central clearinghouse of information for situati...Jump to post
Isn't IMO tier II respective tier III relevant? EPA tier 1..4 is US EPA!Haven't seen anything mentioning EPA tier 4 in a maritime context. IMO tier 2 is basically means they went to the engine manufacturers ask them what is the best you can do mechanically with VVT. There is no effort to reduce NOx...Jump to post
Viking Line vessels are Norwegian flagged with Norwegian officers, I’d imagine plenty of them have very good experience in Norwegian waters. This was just dumb luck, this vessel would have easily run through this weather. I had to check to see what type engines the Viking Sky had and when it was co...Jump to post
It appears Venezuela has another country wide power outage yet again.
https://www.foxnews.com/world/venezuela ... s-sabotage
Maduro the Socialist Dictator of Darkness has declared "Free Blackouts for Everyone"
Well Avenatti made his $300,000 bail.
Any one taking odds on whether he will have his press release about Nike tomorrow.
DENTK wrote:Do you honestly think (assuming your brain is functional) that Trump hasn't extorted anyone in his past?Is this really the discussion you want to have?
einsteinboricua wrote:What is Avenatti to the Democrats?
The storms still really bad. This morning my kids trampoline ES blown across our law and ended up on the roof of our garage. If I hadn’t gone in to work for a couple of hours this morning the trampoline would have damaged my wife’s new car. The Petulant trampoline is probably going to the trampolin...Jump to post
Kiwirob wrote:Two salvage rugs are en route, one from Trondheim the other from Bergen. The passangers are being winched off the deck one at a time.
EA CO AS wrote:Watching CNN reporters deliver this news through gritted teeth is priceless.
I have no idea what you are talking about. Quite obvious. Okie wrote:Please show me a present day successful company that drags their feet on safety. Amazon Again, someone with no idea. What is their TRIR rate. Come on now. Double average, 5,000 times average. You have to use some method to disting...Jump to post
Oh really? They are still caught out dragging their feet on work safety issues numerous times. Only the work of unions to publish these shortcomings forces governments to intervene (after looking stupid). Bovine Manure. You seem to be seriously disconnected with businesses and complicit in false di...Jump to post
That's assuming they're able to repatriate that money though. I don't recall that situation ever being remedied, other than AA writing off millions of Bolivars they weren't able to repatriate. The Venezuelan government was requiring airlines to sell something like half of their tickets in Bolivars,...Jump to post
The part I thought was interesting is that the payments went through a Charity. Spend Six Million Dollars to get you child in school. The Charity paid the people off. Then you get to write the Six Million off your taxes as a Charitable Donation. Interesting for sure. I wonder if there will be invest...Jump to post
aaaand now the EU has grounded them, leaving only the US and Canada who are still flying the frame WN for sure opted for the AOA sensor disagree option on their HUD's and HDD's, not sure of other North American operators of the MAX. WN is also going to add second AOA Sensor although no date given. ...Jump to post
The bottom line to me is that IF this ET crash was caused by MCAS, there is NO EXCUSE for the pilots to have not been aware of what to do. I'm not a pilot and with all of the publicity since Lion Air, I know what to do. You'd think a MAX pilot would cutoff the automatic trim the second that the air...Jump to post
The problem with Venezuela is not the socialist nature of its economy; it's how poorly managed it's been. When well trained professionals are replaced with dumb party loyalists, you have a recipe for disaster. I am quite aware and have worked with Venezuelan expats. I have had dealings with PREPA a...Jump to post
The silence of the NTSB to report an update from FDR data is deafening. Preliminary is not due for usually 30 days. I can guess as well as any one but I will say this from past investigations. That if something is already structurally or mechanically known to this point the FAA issues an AD to chec...Jump to post
Another case of Socialism failing. You can not unwind 2 decades of Socialism, Corruption and Nepotism in a few days. When you have the Double Brother-In-Law in charge of the countries electrical system and his best understanding of electricity is that if you turn on a motor and it hums. The problem ...Jump to post
Surely there would be no reason for a bank not allowing someone to open an account. You can not open any account in any bank in the US without an EIN, SSN or an ITIN number and an address as far as I know. That is why illegals use stolen/counterfeit SSN's to give to employers and will not accept di...Jump to post
What is better, working at a 9-5 or working at a startup? I know startups have more creative freedom, high risk/reward, and amazing benefits, whereas 9-5 is kind of the opposite. I work 10-12 hours a day so I do not have to have a job. Amazing benefits. You can choose to be as miserable on a job wo...Jump to post
Is there such a things as "on demand"/"by appointment" FIS?? Yes, KDAL being one for a fee of course. Maximum of 10 including crew. Usually 8:30a to 5:00p by appointment. Other hours additional fee again by appointment. The facility also has to have the ability to dispose/incine...Jump to post
Ignoring the forces on the tail because you're using it to steer, there's also a lot of cables, hydraulics and such going to it. And the APU being fitted in it doesn't help either, You need to move into the 21st Century. There are no hydraulic lines, mechanical cables between the tail section on an...Jump to post
It's a pretty effective way of executing bad people, I don't see any problem with it, it's certainly more efficient that the drug cocktails used in the US for lethal injections. I do not really know except that in the US 70,200 Americans died from Opioid addiction in 2017 (latest available numbers)...Jump to post
The authorities have indicated there was no fuel/oil slick. That has to be a pretty good indication that the integrity of the wings were violated before the plane made terra firma/swamp/bay and the fuel evaporated into the atmosphere. Nick Lauda's 767-300 (Lauda 004) broke up and went down quickly w...Jump to post
Kraft will be facing a personal money and/or other penalty from the NFL Commissioner's office per the ownership contract 'morals clause'. Looks like Kraft is going to use the "Barney Frank" defense. "He was paying for prostitutes in hopes they would rehabilitate their sins" :rot...Jump to post
AOC is representing her constituency quite well. Destroyed 25,000 jobs and $26B in tax revenue, not bad for a start for a Socialist. Evident that she wants to keep her constituency as an under class and dependent on government resources. You would normally think Cuomo and de Blasio would carry enoug...Jump to post
There appears to be several "Payment Processing Centers" in Carol Stream. (ie West Chicago) I have noticed insurance and other items with the Carol Stream address as well over the years. Why they seem to congregate in Carol Stream is any bodies guess. One would have to assume they were ori...Jump to post
Either way, this whole search has been an embarrassment and has been proof that big corporations have way too much power in this country. Well, comrade at least at this point Bezos is at least keeping the employment in this country much to your disdain from your comments. Okie Transmitted via smoke...Jump to post
Not when doing so will further escalate the exodus out of the state. Well Nik looking like Pocahontas is putting another feather in her bonnet and AOC is taking a victory lap. They sure do not want it on record that they created a single job for their constituency they are suppose to represent. :ro...Jump to post
If there was filling stations around the city, really just a compressor, it could make the concept very viable, and it's probably the greenest solution to daily transport in the city. Redd we use the numbers of 8 electrical horsepower of input to equal 1 horsepower of air output for industrial appl...Jump to post
I was thinking LAS-LAX or LGA-CHS actually. Also where is the money going to come from to build this HSR in Texas? Hasn't the mess in CA been enough? Last I checked the California HSR was estimated at $2.4M per mile. So far on the first 119 miles it is costing north of $90,000,000.00 per mile and i...Jump to post
At Trans States we continually operated the ATRs out of STL until the mid 2000s. Probably did the STL-IND leg on those Trans States birds 50 times or more in the early 00's. They were long in the tooth at that point, one flight the de-icing boot was torn on the right wing was flapping in the breeze...Jump to post
Sanford is about 50 miles from RDU. There is a lot of construction in Raleigh/Durham and Fayetteville along with being close to major golfing/resort centers in Pinehurst/Sandhills area. Sanford is rcheap and in the center of it all . Wouldn't be surprised.And it is items like this which should rais...Jump to post
Who all thinks the company should get off free? There is a very high level of culpability here. The article you listed indicated the company followed the letter of the law and there is no culpability. Did you not read it? You just proved the point that illegals can and do use illegal means of ident...Jump to post
Can't a simple software change fix this?IF "AOA(L)" <> "AOA(R)" THEN MCAS=0 (Disabled) The article states that the Captain's AOA sensor was faulty, triggering MCAS. The simple line of code would kill MCAS if the two AOA sensors don't agree. AOA was replaced before the accident f...Jump to post
Penny Lane there is a barber showing photographs
Norwegian recently shead a number of MAX8 with this same company I believe in their cost restructuring. WN probably got an attractive long term lease rate. I think these will help the early retirement of the first delivered 700NG.Flyguy I think you are pretty close here. SMBC had obviously had some...Jump to post
The economic catastrophe after Maduro will last for years and it will require hard work and international aid before a normal situation is created almost from zero, so the migration from Venezuela will not disappear even if Maduro is out of the equation quickly. I have worked with several expat eng...Jump to post