...at least a sock of fleagulls is getting a free ride back to Florida...
I'm eager to learn what went wrong with ol' fifty-nine.
Meanwhile, a power outage in the bottom part of the US has taken out LabPadre's cameras. All you can see now are replays.
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tommy1808 wrote:flyingturtle wrote:Another idea would be using a little drogue parachute to help pointing flamey end down...
That would be somewhat more difficult on Mars and impossible on the Moon though.
Never understood why TAF’s and METARS are ever displayed in coded form anymore ! Important information should be clearly displayed and instantly understood by all users The coded form had a big advantage: It was easy to transmit them with (radio) telegrams. The coded form still has a big advantage:...Jump to post
[img]jPP0yHh.jpg[/img] ROFL! And on my Linux 'pooter, I have a utility named "metar" (it's part of the FlightGear flight sim): [email protected] ~> metar kord KORD 310951Z 08012G22KT 1SM R10L/P6000FT -SN BR BKN008 OVC012 M01/M03 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP097 P0001 T10111028 [email protected] ~> metar -d kord ...Jump to post
I really didn't expect they would find this many faults and a lack of oversight in Swiss aviation.. Switzerland is small, and few people have expertise in historical piston aircraft. Couple that with the personal connections between the operator, the crews, maintenance and the regulators. It's very...Jump to post
Recently, in a Liechtenstein newspaper, there has been an ad for "Shanghai Spacecom Satellite Technology LTD". They announce a "low orbit satellite project" with an investition volume of 4.25 billion CHF (USD 4.78 billion). And "jobs", too. I didn't know Liechtenstein w...Jump to post
Something happened at my local airport... and luckily, nothing really happend...
BSL is also home to a few maintenance companies, the most important one being Jet Aviation. They convert peasant jets into government and rich people jets.
SpaceX used the term "Tested booster" almost as a joke early on, but customers are starting to notice that used rockets seem to be having fewer issues than brand new ones. ROFL , this is funny! Well, it's true. There are failure modes that can occur only once, and thus a reflown rocket is...Jump to post
texl1649 wrote:When astronauts go up on a F9, are they always using a brand new booster? Just curious what the human rating for NASA might be.
I'm still confused by how the Asiana 777 accident is presumably similar to the Sriwijaya one...Jump to post
AFAIK a damaged aircraft (temporarily) belongs to the insurance. Then the insurance decides whether it's worth to repair the aircraft, or not.Jump to post
Swiss guy here. If I wanted an ID, I only have to walk to the municipal office - ta-dah! And with that ID, I can travel in all the EU. But for voting, I only need the temporary voter ID which I have to sign. It carries my address and a random number. If in doubt, they can ask me for my ID (which I h...Jump to post
A reliable register of the population (e.g. a duty to notify authorities of someone's death or birth, a duty to notify authorities when moving to another address) would solve a lot of problems in that department. Couple it with automatic voter registration.
99% of fraud allegations would make POOF.
I wonder about the Trump pardons, and if they could be reverted. In the German-speaking countries of Europe we have a rule that the abuse of a legal right is not protected. For example, I can always form my own religious group, and hold sessions of worship without government hindrance. But I cannot ...Jump to post
That last, almost 90 degree right turn is intriguing to me, does it leave out or point to probable causes? Not sure if that kind of "sharp turn & great loss of altitude in such little time" pattern is representative of certain scenarios like a graveyard spiral or intentional scenario,...Jump to post
Yesterday, there were three (!) static fires of Eileen Dover/SN9. One guess is they were firing the engines separately, in order to gather and correlate engine data. The other rokkits: "You don't need us anymore... we'll leave you for ULA!" :biggrin: lol. I bet ULA would part with quite a ...Jump to post
Then they will prompt us to quickly recover the aircraft by looking up only enough to be able to see the instruments (it can be a beautiful day out in reality). Without fail, I was surprised to discover what the aircraft's attitude actually was each time based on the instruments. I only dabble in F...Jump to post
I don't think we have gotten good info on weather at the time of the crash. I heard they took off into a thunderstorm, or there were storms in the area? If they were in a cloud, my first fear is spatial disorientation perhaps. We have seen this countless times, and would totally fit the high speed ...Jump to post
I did some further analysis, the aircraft at the bottom had a flight path angle of 87 degrees. zeke, thanks for this analysis. A quick and totally uneducated question: is the 87-degree angle nose up or nose down? It would make more sense that it was nose down considering the speed at which the airc...Jump to post
I noticed in the data at one point in the decent their airspeed was down to around 124kts, then the rapid increase to over 300kts prior to impact. Any thoughts on that? Just a glitch in the data? I'm wondering if they got themselves into a flat spin trying to recover in IMC? I noticed that too, but...Jump to post
Sriwijaya has had debts with Garuda Maintenance Facility, and in 2019 they were made by Garuda to cooperate with Citilink, or face bankruptcy lawsuit by Garuda. However, the cooperation deal went bad, and the fear of airline cartelism, got Sriwijaya off the hook and was cleared to go and try to sur...Jump to post
zeke wrote:I miss Gerry Soejatman contributions to this site on events like this.
I miss his Twitter tirades. They offered an insight into his mental state. And I think he should have been sanctioned earlier and more often. Twitter failed to live up to its responsibility. At which point would Twitter have suspended the user account of a certain homunculus from Braunau, Austria? I...Jump to post
vrbarreto wrote:has already come to the conclusion that it was pilot error/suicide/poor maintenance
The reaction by the police force was correct. If they would have been more aggressive it could have been the start of a civil war. Therein lies a fundamental American injustice. White Americans will never get the same treatment that was once generously afforded to the Natives. Whites men never to f...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:Jetty wrote:That doesn’t justify police killing someone for unlawful entry though.
I thought unlawful entry is something one can response with gunfire in the US?
Look at these deplorables in DC right now. Where are Apodino and NIK (or wtvr his name is) to denounce this shit? If it was BLM they would have been all up in here calling them thugs and wanting the police to shoot them down. What a joke! White people really can do anything in this country. Privili...Jump to post
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Screenshot from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky5l9ZxsG9M
SN9's flight will soon take place.
The FAA has issued a TFR, from the surface to "unlimited", for the 8th, 9th and 10th of January, 14:00 till 23:59 UTC.
The case reminds me of the death of Kristie Fischer, a baby girl, killed in an arson in December 1991. The evidence against the Swiss au-pair girl was not convincing at any level, she lacked a motive to kill the girl, and she was acquitted. One wonders who could have had a motive to kill JonBenet Ra...Jump to post
Those Swiss F/A-18 Hornets must have very low cycles/hours then... :D Good point, if it is the case. Yes the aircraft have relatively low hours but they have high fatigue for their age. As the Swiss don’t go on ops but do a lot of training (almost exclusively BFM/ACM) the aircraft have a lot of hig...Jump to post
Regarding the nuclear subs that operate out of Faslane... Could Scotland hand the nukes over to England - in exchange for a loosely enforced promise not to get invaded? Well I think they would get invaded if they didn’t hand them over as an independent Scotland would be in breech of The Treaty on t...Jump to post
Die Another Day (favorite Bond movie, admittedly I need to watch more Bond films since I've only seen about 3!) I've seen them all! It's interesting how Bond had morph. In the earlier films, Bond is only a hero by extricating himself from dangerous situations. But he's rarely active. In "From ...Jump to post
Now brexiteer press start to read the agreement: Brexit deal betrayal: EU reserves right to 'suspend deal' if UK drifts away from ECHR THE EU reserves the right to suspend the Brexit deal if the UK drifts away from the European Courts of Human Rights, it has emerged. https://www.express.co.uk/news/...Jump to post
I'm also curious about the answer.
All I did was finding a pic with both planes on it...
https://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/comme ... sader_and/
GalaxyFlyer is right, when one adheres to the SCOTUS ruling. casinterest is right when it comes to the practical effects of that decision.
The ruling is utterly un-democratic because it disadvantages those whose only campaign contribution is their spare time.