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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46558

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

With digital clearances that can be entered and executed by the crew, we need to enable datalink taxi clearances that then are highlighted in the MAP display. We, in Globals and Challengers had an expanded taxi chart with ownship—just add the means to overlay the taxi route. I’d also agree the clear...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2407

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

The debt ceiling is a tool Congress came up with because it creates a problem that Congress can blame on the president, who needs the solution that only Congress can provide. Congress gets to beat the president and then be seen as the savior, all while extracting concessions. The interesting thing ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46558

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

But that would contradict the JonNYC tweets from a passenger who said that the plane accelerated to get off the runaway. Since there apparently will be no CVR, they can tell any story they want. Perfect. If I'm the FO, however, and it seemed to me like the leak to Forbes was designed by the airline...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2407

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Simply cutting spending will do zero to the debt. We need income. Taxes. But, for some reason, when taxation comes up, Republicans think we don't need taxes but we can just spend, spend, spend especially for the military. THAT is where cuts need to start. Cutting 500 low level IRS employees will no...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: True Altitude
Replies: 16
Views: 1263

Re: True Altitude

It’s in every Jeppesen documents, J-AID

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023
Replies: 41
Views: 7942

Re: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023

Considering the wet winter weather, I’d think icing, airframe or eng8ne, might be a factor—it’d explain the slow climb. Icing would also explain why he didn’t want to climb above 5,000’. Belay that, here’s a report that the pilot reporting losing oil pressure at 1725 LT https://www.msn.com/en-us/tra...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2407

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Yes’m austerity isn’t necessarily the answer, but reforming 90 year old programs can be the answer. We’re not gonna starve because Big Sugar and Big Corn don’t get their accustomed subsidies. Besides, discretionary spending isn’t the looming problem—SSA and Medicare are and it has shouted from the r...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 810
Views: 167977

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — News and Discussion Thread

airlineworker wrote:
Too many wasted years to bring this aircraft to market. Kind of surprised by delay after delay, Japanese companies are careful not to over promise and plan well for production. Not this time. Embraer owns the 70+ seat market.


Owning a market with few buyers isn't a good plan.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 378
Views: 25935

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Again, why is Baldwin being treated different from Joe Nobody in middle America who didn't know the gun was loaded and gets a slap on the wrist? Those Joe Nobodys aren't on a movie set where full time people get paid to manage the firearms and ammo. I wouldn’t bet Joe Nobody is getting his wrist sl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2407

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Look at the tax trends after 2020, when revenue really took off after all the tax changes worked thru the economy. It’s not just one year.

The true “tax” burden government imposes is the spending, not taxes. We need spendingbto decline as a percentage of GDP.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 35804

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

Even acknowledging all this, though, the article is complementary of the KC-46 from all perspectives, including boomers. It has a significant flaw in the RVS and that is not disputed by anyone. But overall, the aircraft is a major improvement. Boeing disputed that the RVS was flawed for years. But ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 35804

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

Incident refuelling an F15 Old news https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2022/11/03/kc-46-tankers-boom-breaks-dents-plane-while-refueling-fighter-jet/ I assume the F-15 was in a position to divert You (almost) never do “tank or swim”. There’s always a divert. The HH-60s do, or did, hav...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2407

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

As I said what's needed is a golden rule not a debt ceiling. It would be impossible to pass a gigantic tax cut in these circumstances if you don't cut a lot of spending to account for it. Simply cutting spending will do zero to the debt. We need income. Taxes. But, for some reason, when taxation co...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023
Replies: 41
Views: 7942

Re: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023

Single engine night IFR enough said. Please enlighten us with what you are trying to say. There are plenty of pilots with plenty of IFR experience and able to safely fly at night. SEP night IFR, a safe flight is hanging on one engine and much less system redundancy. I listened to a SEP pilot who lo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 378
Views: 25935

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Six? The closest thing I had at 6 was a Super Nintendo. Poor soul. We didn’t have video games back then. I was referring to the fact my parents would have never let me near a gun at 6, and I can't say I'd want my 6 year old near them either. 12 seems like a good age to start training. My parents we...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2407

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Our country is 31 TRILLION dollars in debt. Both parties should be dragged behind a truck. Any one who tries to absolve either party is a moron. What do you understand of the debt ceiling? Do you know how modern capitalist economies structure debt? Noted liberal Dick Cheney quipped "deficits d...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2407

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Most countries just spend as if debt doesn’t matter. With respect, I’m not sure that is quite true. But the U.S. is perhaps unique in that a law passed in 1917 (I think it was) placed a cap on the debt and requires an act of Congress to raise it. However, doing so is non-optional according to the 1...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: True Altitude
Replies: 16
Views: 1263

Re: True Altitude

No need to, pressure works well.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: True Altitude
Replies: 16
Views: 1263

Re: True Altitude

True, we had an “full range” radar altimeter in the C-5. In cruise you could see the changing rad altitude over the water. I think it was there for pressure pattern navigation.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 378
Views: 25935

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

This wasn't a normal everyday situation. It was a movie set. I was cleaning my gun, I was showing my prize to my family, I was practicing for my brother, it was only out for a minute, I was just getting a sandwich..... What happened to Second Amendment Rights? Is Alec Baldwin suspended from that fr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are MELs practically handled at airlines?
Replies: 15
Views: 1680

Re: How are MELs practically handled at airlines?

The old B727 “gotcha” was an MEL-able dispatch with a #3 generator inoperative, approved by the MEL, but rarely taken and great oral question. The problem being with a #1 and #2 engine loss, no rudder, uncontrollable single-engine landing on #3. EA instructor gave us this problem when all the other ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: True Altitude
Replies: 16
Views: 1263

Re: True Altitude

You’re correct, if the pilot has the local area QNH set. The rule of thumb is HIGH to LOW, look out below. A pilot going from high pressure/temp to a low pressure/temp with an incorrectly set QNH will be at a lower true altitude and closer to the terrain. In case of an approaching low, pressure fall...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 378
Views: 25935

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

You're in the military. He's an actor. Actually, I was in the military but I learned gun safety at the tender age of about 6. It should be obvious that a gun is dangerous, that pulling the trigger will make it fire, if it’s loaded, and the outcome will be harmful to what it’s pointed at. There is Z...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 378
Views: 25935

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Do Not assume someone who has no reason to know these things would or even should. This is a glaring mistake I see the gun people in this thread making, and it raises good questions about the general level of responsibility. You’re right. And, whenever I take a non-shooter to the range, we go over ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023
Replies: 41
Views: 7942

Re: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023

I’m assuming you mean 16; as there’s no 22 at KHPN. Not the first Rye Lake, a Jet Star crashed in the lake years ago.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze Spent $2 for Every $1 of Revenue Last Year
Replies: 34
Views: 9014

Re: Breeze Spent $2 for Every $1 of Revenue Last Year

Hey, it’s a 50% return for the investors, get 50% of your money back until it’s all gone.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about the Dallas permanent VIP TFR
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: Question about the Dallas permanent VIP TFR

If it’s going to permanent, and the DFW TFR dates back to 2009, the FAA should follow the APA, file an NPRM, get comments, issue a final regulation. Not, work around the law.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying before PPL training
Replies: 22
Views: 964

Re: Studying before PPL training

Not just the degree, remain actively engaged somehow outside of the cockpit. I. Your next five work on piloting skills, then get involved in…safety, check airman, instructor, union, etc. a degree in engineering you earned 20 years ago won’t be very sellable, but a recent history in safety, for examp...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Exercises Options for 12 Additional A220-300's
Replies: 110
Views: 18520

Re: Delta Exercises Options for 12 Additional A220-300's

I wouldn't hold my breath on that for a while.. Apparently the production of the A220 is a disaster, they are losing money on every one produced.. I'm sure the A220-500 will be launched, Air France even had it in a slide but it could be 10+ years before it's in service.. I wonder if airbus ever reg...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing ever redesign the 737 considering the challenges they faced with the MAX
Replies: 37
Views: 4072

Re: Will Boeing ever redesign the 737 considering the challenges they faced with the MAX

There were a lot Tri-motor crashes in its earl years, some remain unexplained. Four between 8/65 and 2/66, often involving high descent rates during approaches.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 Single Engine landing
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

Re: 737-800 Single Engine landing

IDLE reverse on the operating engine wouldn’t produce much yaw, even something above idle.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying before PPL training
Replies: 22
Views: 964

Re: Studying before PPL training

I feel like aviation is my home, and I feel like I would be most willing to study it and thrive with it as the environment. Of course that feeling could change in few years time when I actually apply to college, but I've felt this way for my whole life so far. Boeing757100, your goals are admirable...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying before PPL training
Replies: 22
Views: 964

Re: Studying before PPL training

Just get one in a year or when you get close to the check ride. Generally he FAA doesn’t like seeing a second physical in quick succession. Also, look at family medical history. The pilots I’ve known medical’d out for predictable reasons—patents had early heart disease, one had both parents pass bef...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying before PPL training
Replies: 22
Views: 964

Re: Studying before PPL training

I will say ERAU is expensive, but I think they graduate good, knowledgeable pilots with lots of both theoretical and practical knowledge. I’ve known perhaps a dozen or more ERAU grads that went on to USAF UPT in the Reserves. I suppose it’s ironic or crazy, that they went to UPT after doing the full...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46558

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

Brown just released 17:43 worth of discussion on his YT channel.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 38495

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

Hitting a 5 degree sloped concrete ramp in a 3 degree descent would be much worse than what happened here. Displacements are established for reasons other than landing early, usually obstacles on the approach. AMS 04 could have had an overrun, but overruns aren’t there to allow touchdowns prior to t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying before PPL training
Replies: 22
Views: 964

Re: Studying before PPL training

Don’t worry about standing out, just show up, do the work, study hard. We had a guy in my UPT class, all kinds of “I’m going to rule this class” trash talk. Humbled on day one on the flight line, we carried thru to finish last in the class, B-52 to Minot. Be humble. While different in many ways, but...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Places in world where USA based airlines cannot overfly
Replies: 9
Views: 1565

Re: Places in world where USA based airlines cannot overfly

As 1120A said, most SUA can be transmitted, if not in use. The ranges north of Las Vegas are pretty much closed all the time, but even the warning areas off the coast may be opened. Don’t confuse overseas prohibitions with US SUA or TFRs, different animals. Even the general SFAR has exemptions, but ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Russia turning to the East for relationships?
Replies: 13
Views: 1101

Re: Is Russia turning to the East for relationships?

With Russia having a growing Muslim population, which isn’t well liked by the nationalists; I doubt cozying up to the leading Muslim fundamentalist regime is going last long. China, yes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Places in world where USA based airlines cannot overfly
Replies: 9
Views: 1565

Re: Places in world where USA based airlines cannot overfly

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publica ... strictions

Airline code sharing will also be governed by the OpsSpecs. It’s actually SFAR 77, but I know there have been authorizations issued for Iraq and the other countries listed.
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All can be found here,

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publica ... strictions

Airline code sharing will also be governed by the OpsSpecs. It’s actually SFAR 77, but I know there have been authorizations issued for Iraq and the other countries listed.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JFK 22R/L Approach Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1896

Re: JFK 22R/L Approach Question

STAR with a transition to the IAF or FAF is more common in Europe, often it’s flown that way. Also, why places like LFPG or UUWW have a dozen STARs with each having 4 or 5 transitions to each of 4 or more runways. Nothing like trying to decipher what Moscow wants after an overnight leg adding in QFE...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JFK 22R/L Approach Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1896

Re: JFK 22R/L Approach Question

RNAV is Random Navigation (RNAV) meaning the tracks do not have to fly over or be based on ground NAVAIDS, VOR or VOR/DME. RNAV is inherently more customizable and, if GPS-based, more accurate. The track tolerances are linear, rather than splays as VOR tracks are.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 17, 2023 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46558

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

krsw757 wrote:
Curious if anyone knows the protocol of the aftermath. Does Delta send American a bill of their extra expenses, or is it like a gentlemen’s agreement to let it go because the roles may or may not be reversed sometime in the future?


I doubt anybody bills anybody. That’s not how the system works.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13220

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

The MAGA caucus is hell bent on gutting Social Security and Medicare but I wonder if Democrats put their own budget forward and sensible Republicans help pass it, what then? The government and Social Security and Medicare will be funded but what becomes of our democracy? Provisions are in place by ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13220

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

It’s is NOT a 4% rate, it’s that those in lower 50% of the income distribution, in total,pay 4%. Also, if you account for all government transfers, cash and in-kind grants, the bottom 2 quintiles actually have negative effective tax rates, but face steep marginal rate as the trade government transfe...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 16, 2023 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13220

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Actually, Democrats want to raise taxes on the morbidly wealthy to pay for things like the MAGA tax cuts for the morbidly wealthy and helping out seniors and veterans. Which, for some reason are all bad things? WHEN moderate Republicans in the House find out how paralyzed MAGA Republicans have made...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 16, 2023 12:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European MPA Study Airbus / Dassault 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 3740

Re: European MPA Study Airbus / Dassault 2023

So did the USCG who operated a fleet of Falcon 20 with Garrett engines.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13220

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

I don’t often agree with Ezra Klein, but he did write an interesting Op-Ed today. (Paywall) https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/15/opinion/mccarthy-republicans-coming-apart.html Paying into SS and Medicare is just a tax and a political promise—there’s no ownership of the money paid in and that’s the pro...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the biggest altitude drop that a commercial airline has experienced during clear air turbulence?
Replies: 16
Views: 1250

Re: What is the biggest altitude drop that a commercial airline has experienced during clear air turbulence?

G loads can easily be felt with little or no altitude deviations. And, the load experienced isn’t proportional to the altitude deviation. Look at an FDR trace in strong, gusty turbulence at low altitude, very little altitude excursions despite the Gs. The issue of altitude excursions in turbulence w...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 15, 2023 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JFK 22R/L Approach Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1896

Re: JFK 22R/L Approach Question

Not to mention all the traffic over CT airports—KHVN, KBDR, KBDL and the KHPN traffic. It looks like a lot of airspace, but really is very crowded.

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