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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 25, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Runway problems
Replies: 40
Views: 8082

Re: EWR Runway problems

LHR has two runways, EWR has three, and LHR handled 80+ million passengers in 2019 compared to EWR’s 46+ million. Obviously there’s plenty of room for growth at EWR with up gauging aircraft sizes and better traffic flow technology. LHR also has multiple approach paths. EWR can only be approached fr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 25, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Of course, they do, West Virginians just believe the private sector can do a better job of producing those jobs and services. Do you think it’s the Feds that drive the economy?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 25, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Air Force
Replies: 63
Views: 5049

Re: Grow the US Air Force

How did AMP avionics mod fail in the KC-10? Heck, C-5A went to D-M with better avionics

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 24, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

I’d say Manchin is pretty good politician, he’s representing his state as the state would want him to vote. He’s popular there, he’s the only state-wide elected Democrat, has been re-elected after being the governor, in a state Trump won 2-1. WV didn’t send him to the Senate to back Chuck Schumer or...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2545

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

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Total pressure is lower on the upper surface, but higher on the lower surface.

https://web.mit.edu/2.972/www/reports/a ... rfoil.html

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2545

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

First, lift is caused by the differential pressure above and below the wing, the faster flow is on the upper surface, not the lower. Second static ports are placed in aerodynamically calm areas on the skin-there’s no lift, typically very flat surfaces.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 24, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

I doubt anyone with $1 billion dollars is stuffing in their king mattress. They’re investing it—venture capital on new inventions or businesses, in Muni bonds to pay for schools, roads, improvements (plus munis are tax exempt); Treasury bonds to support the US Government’s insatiable borrowing, all...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Changes would you like to see in 2022
Replies: 54
Views: 3176

Re: What Changes would you like to see in 2022

While it might be more of a personal goal, I'd like to see myself get over my fear of flying in 2022. Last time I flew "fear free" was 2013. Haven't set foot on an aircraft since Aug 2018 and really haven't needed to fly since but I'd love to go on a spotter trip to LAX for example and ma...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 23, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

If you give an extra $100 a month to working families, they WILL spend it. That keeps the economy humming along. Give an extra $1,000,000,000 to the very wealthy, they will stash it away I doubt anyone with $1 billion dollars is stuffing in their king mattress. They’re investing it—venture capital ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Not much good to say about being invaded, colonized or borders changed by forcibly by treaty, but getting a new government might be one of the good things. We produce 22% of the global GDP with 5% of the population, have immigrants clamoring to reach our shores or airports, and are still the superp...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Yeah, we were a democracy in the 18th century while most of Europe was still run by royalty. Now, any royalty left are just figureheads and most of Europe is a democracy. I'd say that we got it right well before all you "civilized' people. The U.S. was much more representative than most of the...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Not much good to say about being invaded, colonized or borders changed by forcibly by treaty, but getting a new government might be one of the good things. We produce 22% of the global GDP with 5% of the population, have immigrants clamoring to reach our shores or airports, and are still the superpo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 22, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3060

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

Do any aircraft prohibit simultaneous use of speed brakes and flaps? In my experience, the speed brakes usually get stowed before flaps are extended but I'm not sure if this is required or just a choice by the crews. B727 didn’t allow the combination of flaps and speed brakes, most newer types do w...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 22, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 136
Views: 8227

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

The LNG will reduce coal used in producing electricity—mostly doesn’t matter where it’s burned. The LNG here will replace so much coal, China uses coal for 57% of their production, the US 22%.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Airport brawl last night
Replies: 51
Views: 8740

Re: Miami Airport brawl last night

When you buy a cheap fare on a LCC, you buy a cheapened experience, end-to-end. You can’t get more than you pay for.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could A220 replace A318 on BA1-BA2?
Replies: 23
Views: 3217

Re: Could A220 replace A318 on BA1-BA2?

The BCS1 (A221) has a steep approach option available. Swiss is currently using the BCS1 with this option for their LCY services. The BCS1's 3,450nm range is more than adequate for the JFK-LHR leg. The LCY-SNN-JFK routing should be fine using the BCS1, too. However, I don't know how well the narrow...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

It is being paid for by those wealthiest Americans by repealing the Republican 2017 tax cut. That tax cut was not replaced with anything. Manchin should just stop pretending he is a Democrat. He has not been for a long time. Swap him out for one of the RINOs who voted for impeachment the second tim...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 22, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

The complex layering of jurisdictions also guarantees government effectiveness is limited in all but the most moonshot circumstances. "Effectiveness" is a loaded and I'd argue meaningless term. Politically speaking, you're thinking of the term Subsidiarity, defined as "the principle ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 22, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Good points! The word of the founders combined with a wild west attitude where everyone must fend for themselves and their family(as shown in the gun cult) No tradition or real culture, only money and power. During the period from 1800 to the present, which European nations were existent from that ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

I never called the Nordic countries “socialist hell holes” something you seem to attribute to others gleefully. They’re no such thing, mostly be capitalistic countries with deep welfare states that actually pay for those services with steep taxes throughout the income distribution, mostly consumptio...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 21, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

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Here’s Schumer blowing up the BBB bill, the NY Senator is arrogant and incompetent at being majority leader.

https://twitter.com/realscubamike/statu ... 64227?s=21

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Article V has several methods to amend the US Constitution and the Founders certainly anticipated that possibility. Heck, they included a method to rewrite to whole thing. It was amended to ban alcohol, so anything is possible. Politicians and the people don’t have the attention span to build cases ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3060

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

I didn’t say don’t use the boards, just plan the descent to avoid them, if your plan doesn’t work out, go ahead. Boards are better than configuring way early, unless you need that, too.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

In any case, Sinema is regarded by her own constituency with more than a lot of buyer's remorse. As I mentioned, this is not foreign to politics, but her being so loudly dishonest and willfully unfaithful to her donors has ended any chance of securing financing for a campaign, leave alone beating o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Sinema will not make it to an election. Obviously, she does not understand what being primaried means, but she will shaking a cup for a living outside the AZ state capital soon enough. She holds her office until the general election not the primary. So she's in office until the end of 2024 Senatori...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 16086

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

The only guarantee path to the majors is the military route. in more ways than one - GI Bill benefits for vocational flight training or a bachelor's degree program at a college with an aviation program. Enlist in the Armed Forces and have Uncle Sam pay for your flight training. No guarantee in that...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 16086

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

Correction: 100 RJs are grounded because the airline industry did not fund and staff the training pipeline to meet the 1500 hour rule that has been the law for eight years now, and did not offer terms and conditions that would induce candidates to enter the training pipeline. I don’t think airlines...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 16086

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

In market economics, they call things like the 1500 hour rule a "cartel" and a regulatory barrier to entry. The goal of this is to restrict too many people from entering the industry, so income is higher for the people in the industry. Scott Kirby knows this. If qualified people can get i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3060

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

AirKevin wrote:
I would think you could use the speed brakes to slow down.


Yes, those, too. But good airmanship tries to avoid them.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 727 Leading Edge Device Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

Re: Boeing 727 Leading Edge Device Question

Yes, B727 had F5, F15 and F25 take-offs. The noise mods changed that but after I left it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3060

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

Aerodynamic drag due mostly to Cd and air density. About 10 knots per nm in the types I’ve flown. As the plane slows, to maintain level flight, AoA must increase which causes an increase in induced drag. Descent and slowing should be planned to avoid using drag devices for fuel savings. Probably not...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Sinema will not make it to an election. Obviously, she does not understand what being primaried means, but she will shaking a cup for a living outside the AZ state capital soon enough. Okay, will someone significantly “left” of Sinema be elected in AZ after she is dumped in a primary? She and other...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 20, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 FMCG Update with Honeywell navDB
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: A330 FMCG Update with Honeywell navDB

If it’s floppy disk, download, FDX overnight to the crew hotel. We did it a lot when it was still on floppys back when GWB was president. All thumb drives now.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

You might check your polling again, https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/americans-like-whats-in-the-build-back-better-act-theyre-lukewarm-on-the-bill-itself/ Besides, polls don’t make a bill pass, it takes 218 votes on the House and 51 in the Senate. Biden doesn’t have political power to push it th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

https://wvmetronews.com/2021/11/16/manchins-poll-bump/
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Say what you want but Joe Manchin is a lot more popular than Joe Biden in WV. His voters support his position on BBB. He votes his state.

https://wvmetronews.com/2021/11/16/manchins-poll-bump/

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Gives cover to Kelly, Sinema and a few other Senators facing elections in moderate to conservative states. Manchin was only the loudest Dem opponent of more “free” stuff. Sinema will not make it to an election. Obviously, she does not understand what being primaried means, but she will shaking a cu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 19, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

The rich lost their SALT deduction, so there’s that. Nothing in BBB would do anything the least meaningful for climate warming—maybe 0.0001%.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 19, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Navy
Replies: 76
Views: 4272

Re: Grow the US Navy

Well, the B-21s go to the AF, so not growing the Navy. They *could* go to the USN, as some sort of naval strike. Or not, your pick. I’m pretty sure there’s a DOD regulation on who gets what fixed wing planes. Navy doesn’t get bombers. Could they? I suppose if you want a real Admiral’s Revolt, only ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7948

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Gives cover to Kelly, Sinema and a few other Senators facing elections in moderate to conservative states. Manchin was only the loudest Dem opponent of more “free” stuff.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Navy
Replies: 76
Views: 4272

Re: Grow the US Navy

Well, the B-21s go to the AF, so not growing the Navy. They *could* go to the USN, as some sort of naval strike. Or not, your pick. I’m pretty sure there’s a DOD regulation on who gets what fixed wing planes. Navy doesn’t get bombers. Could they? I suppose if you want a real Admiral’s Revolt, only ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 19, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arizona Cardinals 772
Replies: 75
Views: 11315

Re: Arizona Cardinals 772

When it flew today, it flew under its tail number as the callsign, and so communicated with ATC. Interesting that nothing seems to have been published about how they are handling this, operator-wise. There’s no reason to publicly announce the company operating the plane for the Cardinals, teams can...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Navy
Replies: 76
Views: 4272

Re: Grow the US Navy

Well, the B-21s go to the AF, so not growing the Navy.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 18, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Diverting back to origin airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

Re: Diverting back to origin airport

It might well be appropriate, but in my years flying never happened-airline, military or corporate. Sen Ted Kennedy one night on the shuttle sent forward a note to the captain. “If we divert (LGA was at mins) I want to go to PHL”. Captain immediately put it in the cockpit trash bag. I’ve been in the...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 18, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which CAA’s allow A330/A350 and 777/787 common type ratings
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: Which CAA’s allow A330/A350 and 777/787 common type ratings

Yes, a differences course, newer avionics, but the real reason at DL is $38/hour for captains. Horse trading during negotiations led to a breakout of the types because DL was willing to pay more for the 764. It also meant 764 crews wouldn’t be flying 757 ATL to Florida legs and paid that extra $38.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight planner with max. segment length
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Flight planner with max. segment length

It's a pity that the Phenom couldn't make MDY-ADK 1,634 mi which would allowed them to fly over South Pacific. That might have worked except for both ends—no viable alternates. MDY weather is likely not a problem outside of goony bird season (Nov-Jun, night ops only)but Adam has troublesome weather...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Diverting back to origin airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

Re: Diverting back to origin airport

Isn’t it (in the aggregate) better for passengers to divert to a city where half or so of them live than some hypothetical airport in between? I’ve definitely gone home to wait out nasty delays before. I don’t think airlines poll the passengers or even give weight to the passengers when diverting. ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight planner with max. segment length
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Flight planner with max. segment length

A lot would depend on the individual trip—weather, alternates, fuel price and availability, handling and crew preference. 2300km equals 1200 nmi which accounts for them making 14 stops. A lot of overflight permits, handling fees, etc. The Lear guys I know that ferried to Asia/Australia visited all t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 18, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3184

Re: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control

I wasn’t aware of CBR weapons used in those attacks, thought it was firearms. I’m against criminals using firearms in felonies and crimes, not against legal owners using them in defense. OTOH, if both parties are fighting each other, it’s not self-defense, it’s combat. “Mutual combat”, the invented ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 18, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight planner with max. segment length
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Flight planner with max. segment length

Playing around in GC Mapper, I’m at 8 legs with two legs well beyond 1500 nautical, so they’d have to split up. Those legs are Magadan to Fukuoka and Manila to Darwin. Not a lot of options. LAS -SEA SEA-ANC ANC-PAOM PAOM-UHMM UHMM-FUK. Needs a tech stop at 2000 no FUK-MNL MNL-DRW Needs a tech stop i...

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