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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF personnel hanging out of aircraft.
Replies: 8
Views: 2199

Re: USAF personnel hanging out of aircraft.

Actually, the C-5 engineers and loads got using the top hatch from the old -124 enlisted crews. I was having a hard time getting into spot at Edwards, finally get parked, ground crew asks what the problem was, the Shuttle 747 parks here all the time. “Well, we’re 30’ wider”. A ton of NATO bases are ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 13088

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

Watched a show on aljazeera on the assassination of Iran's Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani. If you get a chance it's well worth watching because it highlights US ability and the fact that human intelligence on the ground in Syria is what gave him up. America has only used decapitation strikes a f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 13088

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

What was accomplished by Russia attempting to assassinate several people in Western Europe? And: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58009514 It's actually quite hilarious how clumsy and diletantic russian operatives have become in the last decades. I mean, in the soviet era they were still a som...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6399

Re: The Murder of Ella French

Very few murders are done by carry permit holders. Do you think gangs go to the local police for a CCW permits?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6399

Re: The Murder of Ella French

Also, like cars, we can mandate safety features such as magazine size, fire rate, type of ammunition etc…. Sorry, none of those are "safety features". Tell that to a middle schooler seeking shelter during an active shooter situation at school. What’s that got to do with anything. They are...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5449

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

How ‘bout we have cops enforce the law the old fashioned way—observe behavior, have probable cause to stop and arrest the offender?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13412

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

If anybody should be banned, not saying banning is appropriate here, it’s the lackadaisical parents who raised the child to be a brat. That’s all assuming there isn’t an underlying medical condition such as autism.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6399

Re: The Murder of Ella French

This must be trolling... Or can you really, with a straight face, say that the solution to gun violence on the south side of Chicago is to pump more guns into the south side of Chicago? No, you must be telling a joke. Please tell me you are telling a joke. It's not the law abiding people with guns ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6399

Re: The Murder of Ella French

Another comment for the win here: 'Law abiding citizens don't commit murder'. Amazing logic. Once you commit murder, you are no longer a law abiding citizen are you. So no, obviously law abiding citizens don't commit murders.. right up until the time that they do, of course. Let's ban all car drive...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5449

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

This is the other problem. I've had it happen where I'm in the right lane, I see somebody trying to merge onto the highway, so I get into the left lane. Then they decide instead of letting me back over to the right lane, they speed past me. The car behind me gets impatient, so goes into the right l...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977
Replies: 42
Views: 2600

Re: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977

The Vietnam conflict had alot of different aircraft flying CAS - from small props to F-4's. I still vote for the SPAD. One could argue that the A-10 is the jet version of the A-1. Low, Slow, large payload and built like a tank. How the low, slow A-1 Skyraider earned its place in the hearts of US tr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2292

Re: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deflagration
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Detonating is explosive, very rapid—on the order of 22,000 FPS. Burn or deflagrating is controlled and slower, less than 6,000 FPS. Ever here “knocking” when using substandard gasoline—that’s detonation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deflagration

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Infrastructure Bill
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: US Infrastructure Bill

https://slate.com/technology/2021/08/am ... ldwyn.html
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$30 billion of the $66 billion go to ONE NYC project. Goes to show the waste in the system when maybe 1% of the US population get half of the money.

https://slate.com/technology/2021/08/am ... ldwyn.html

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977
Replies: 42
Views: 2600

Re: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977

My choice would be the A-1E/H Sky Raider and the A-7D SLUF (the "E" was good too, but it came along later). The F-100D/F was also very good at CAS. The A-4 is an honorable mention. The AH-1 never had enough ammo, but the "in country converted" UH-1 gunships (up to four M-2 .50 c...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Infrastructure Bill
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: US Infrastructure Bill

Any pax rail that matters is already electric. Rail that AMTRAK rides on is owned by the freight carriers. They might get some of the money. The stupid way we do this needs to change. Congress agrees on some large, political hay-making number and passes it. The appropriations committees agree on a p...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 747-400 landing gear retraction noise?
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Boeing 747-400 landing gear retraction noise?

When a plane lifts off, those tires (16 on a Whale) are huge spinning masses where even a small imbalance is noticeable. Until, the gear is selected UP, they spin at whatever RPM is associated with nearly 180 MPH speed. Brakes are automatically applied to the mains which pretty quickly stop rotating...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2292

Re: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?

Actually, the thrust that causes the plane to go forward is almost entirely in the expanding gases in the turbine section. The jet efflux does little to propel the plane, it’s the reaction inside the engine that causes thrust. If you look at the velocities of true explosives and deflagrating fuels, ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane crash in the city of Victoria, MN
Replies: 24
Views: 6345

Re: Plane crash in the city of Victoria, MN

Looks to me as if both wings have failed at the root. I'm assuming here that there's a red area on the left wing's underside going out a few feet from the root. The rest of the wing underside is white. Just my take. With the Vertical Stabilizer gone, that plane would have fallen like a rock. I susp...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24
Replies: 29
Views: 2153

Re: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24

So if Cuomo killed 15,000 elderly who killed the other 602,000 Americans? Look, I understand Republicans turning the other cheek when Trump grabs the pooshay, that's just typical GOP two-faced double standards. But aren't you just a little bit embarrassed to lay 15,000 deaths at Cuomo's feet and at...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24
Replies: 29
Views: 2153

Re: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24

Yes, he harassed 11 women sexually, but he gave 15,000 helpless elderly the kiss of death -- they are the real victims. One would like to think he resigned because it was the right thing to do. But he did so to collect his pension, because if impeached he would have been ineligible. So if Cuomo kil...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5449

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

If you think that 8 over is "harsh" give it a try in a school zone! personally believe that states are loosing a ton of money by not using speed cameras lie they do in Australia. I was sure careful in my days there and it sort of carriers over here in Oklahoma. (Oklahoma has a problem wit...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane crash in the city of Victoria, MN
Replies: 24
Views: 6345

Re: Plane crash in the city of Victoria, MN

I looked at the video several times, the viewing angle is too narrow to make an assumptions or judgements on the structure. There is no telling what happened prior to the plane coming into view. I agree with you. Frame-by-frame you have one that shows the plane's wings appear to be intact as it com...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2292

Re: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?

No, it is not correct as there are no explosions. It’s burning fuel, not detonating it. Not true of reciprocating engines, either. The velocity of the flame front doesn’t meet explosive speeds. Smokeless gun powder deflagrate sat about 6,000 FPS, it burns. Gasoline or jet fuel flame velocity is less...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane crash in the city of Victoria, MN
Replies: 24
Views: 6345

Re: Plane crash in the city of Victoria, MN

I looked at the video several times, the viewing angle is too narrow to make an assumptions or judgements on the structure. There is no telling what happened prior to the plane coming into view.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977
Replies: 42
Views: 2600

Re: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977

The A-6 doesn’t qualify, all-weather deep strike, not close air support design. The helos are good they’re not planes. The A-7 was probably the best of that list. We didn’t design dedicated close air support planes much, just made do with what we had. F-100s probably flew the majority of RVN close s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42382

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Medecins Sans Frontieres will treat both sides without any questions asked, they just see the person. Do the Taliban just see a doctor? Or an infidel offering medical help to them but also aiding and abetting their misguided muslim enemy? I am interested in Indian military aviation. A few days ago ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike

I've spoken with a number of pilots who argued the system never really fully rebounded from the strike...just that a new normal was leveled. Ultimately, I think it was an ultimately unnecessary tragedy. Then, they never flew under PATCO controllers’s work or during the strike. Look up “frequency se...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206290

Re: United mandates vaccines for employees

You keep deflecting. I am not arguing about the wisdom of private enterprise like UA to mandate vaccination for its employees. I am not arguing against the courts ruling it appropriate. What I am arguing against is the coercive nature of vaccine passports. When an officer of the police state demand...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Israel overflights
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

Re: Israel overflights

Pedantic// but levels and altitudes are 3-digits. F30 should be F030, 3,000 on standard 1013. F300 is 30,000’ on 1013//Pedantic off

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62455

Re: Spirit operational challenges

The staffing issue I believe is a big part of it. Sorry, but why isn't Spirit not just bringing in additional capacity by other airlines like GlobalX, iAero Airways or World Atlantic Airlines? Are any of those carriers certified for US domestic scheduled ops? Does Spirit’s ALPA contract allow outdo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 50
Views: 2723

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/newsmaxs-gr ... ssion=true


They’re jerks looking for an audience? Don’t watch it.
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Aaron747 wrote:
What I don’t get is why some hosts on MAGA TV are defending Cuomo:

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/newsmaxs-gr ... ssion=true


They’re jerks looking for an audience? Don’t watch it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum gross weight step climb question
Replies: 20
Views: 1918

Re: Maximum gross weight step climb question

Extreme example but none of the F510 certified bizjets, after a MTOGW departure, go near F510. More like F400-F430, depending on Mach. In my experience, the CL350 (max F450) is the closest and it typically starts at 430 or 450 unless temps are warm and absolute grossed out at take-off. Most trips, w...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Students Lose Vaccination Case Against Indiana University Mandate - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Public Health Interest
Replies: 29
Views: 1362

Re: Students Lose Vaccination Case Against Indiana University Mandate - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Public Health Inte

Aaron747 wrote:
The essential message from judges so far on these issues is: if you don’t like the health mandate, you can study/work somewhere else.


Predictably so. There couldn’t have much doubt the courts would follow long standing precedent.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27394

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Please show me a chart where circling is prohibited to 02, 20, or 29. Off of the inbound course, one could circle on the north side to either 11 or 29 or circle on the west side of 02/20 to land on 02. All of those patterns avoid circling south of 11/29 AND east of 02/20. It’s AND not OR. There’s a ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 50
Views: 2723

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

Cuomo denies it all and is defiant. Multiple decent Americans across political spectrums are asking him to step down. Not much to see here but another bad politician that wants to continue the lies. He’ll brazen it out and, maybe, bow out of his fourth re-election campaign. Nobody in NY state polit...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27394

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

While I don’t dispute your geometry or 91.175; US TERPS has plenty of airports, usually, but exclusively, mountainous terrain where the visibility required is 3SM and MDA HAA exceeds 2,000’. Take a look at KEGE and KASE, for two 121-served airports where likely flown descent gradients exceed 400’/nm...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to bring back (some) regulation
Replies: 121
Views: 10312

Re: Time to bring back (some) regulation

Two really good places to start. Neither of those two items will address some airlines operational issues. I'm old enough to have flown in the 60's. If you think that a standard coach seat of today doesn't cause travelers to go crazy, you must be 5'1". And yes, I flew plenty of $500 OW 1 hour ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27394

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

There’s not relationship between the CDA and the circling MDA as it’s not a straight in approach. That approach is designed as a CDFA. When change 21 came in there was a lot of discussion on what to do once in the circling area. The consensus at that stage and I’m pretty sure is was in the FAA lett...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: meltdown at Spirit?
Replies: 5
Views: 2140

Re: meltdown at Spirit?

You can’t get more than you pay for—low cost must invariably mean you are not getting something

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can severe turbulence damage avionics in the E&E bay?
Replies: 12
Views: 1686

Re: Can severe turbulence damage avionics in the E&E bay?

The old gyros in fighters withstood hundreds of 7+ g loads. The stuff is pretty rugged. Same in transport category. Turbulence doesn’t put that much G loading anyway, rarely even 2 g.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27394

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

How is the MDA outside the circling area? That’s not even a TERPS requirement Exactly my point, flying a CDA as it is designed, you reach the CMDA outside the circling area. And the circling area is greater than the visibility requirements. And the VDA from the CMDA would be greater than 3.77 degre...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was wrong with the VC10?
Replies: 18
Views: 2262

Re: What was wrong with the VC10?

It was British, usual British industrial politics when Boeing was focused on sales.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: At what height above field elevation is takeoff thrust reduced [increased] to climb thrust
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: At what height above field elevation is takeoff thrust reduced [increased] to climb thrust

Quads tend to have less excess thrust on take-off than twins, so twins often can reduce to climb thrust and maintain a heathy climb rate. Remember they both have to fly with ONE engine inoperative, so the twin has lots of excess on a AEO take-off.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regional aircraft on TATL routes.
Replies: 17
Views: 2793

Re: Regional aircraft on TATL routes.

It’s not as simple as range, you have to account for the weight of overwater equipment and satisfy ETOPS and overwater flight planning, most restrictive is depressurization on one engine. Both of these factors eat into the absolute range. Plus NAT TATL alternates can have bad weather adding to range...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27394

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

How is the MDA outside the circling area? That’s not even a TERPS requirement, IIRC, may have changed in 21. The designer does not have to establish a CDA the puts the highest category vertical path intercepting the MDA inside the circling area.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 156
Views: 18543

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

Would Airlines prefer onsite Hotels? IND has considered a hotel connected to the airport ever since the new terminal opened. IND doesn't really have any nice hotels near IND besides an Embassy Suites. Would Airlines at an out station like IND prefer an onsite hotel? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapa...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Replies: 76
Views: 9614

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh

Cape Air is on a scheduled 135 certificate for C402 ops, vastly different.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Replies: 76
Views: 9614

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh

First, no one is paying full price on an aircraft, especially big order and 2nd, I am sure operators of 9 pax aircraft would not mind more capability from their aircraft. For all we know such a certification may start a new market niche. You’re ducking my question. Smaller operators, like Great Lak...

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