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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A350 and only 1 pilot for a commercial flight
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: A350 and only 1 pilot for a commercial flight

Not A350pilot, but I don’t know of a plane with automatic take-off.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which is the best private jet charter broker to use for an international flight?
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Which is the best private jet charter broker to use for an international flight?

Oh, for a non-stop , one-way, Global or G650, about USD 180,000-210,000 say Vista Jet. Not sure how they’d handle the positioning leg into SBBR. Plus crew T&L, any out of the ordinary costs. I’ve seen lots of international charter quotes over 800,000 USD. As an aside, the rule of thumb on operat...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to
Replies: 52
Views: 2066

Re: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to

I finally thought of one—dropped off a Challenger at Macao, took the ferry to HKG to airline home.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emergency Equipment at Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: Emergency Equipment at Airports

Pedantic alert! A fire truck has an aerial. It’s fire apparatus in the general, then engines with pumps, trucks with aerial devices and the rest of it. This was hammered into me decades ago. /P

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?
Replies: 27
Views: 1656

Re: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?

On DL, if you’re not in a preferred boarding status, the overhead baggage bin Grand Prix is always an issue. My corporate F/A has twice had a passenger grab her bag in error and be gone. Once, weeks before the cretin sent it back.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

A comments on that Youtube video echos my belief: "Excellent overview. Having flown this approach many times, my hunch is, in part, that they rolled out onto Base/Final and saw the mountain and cranked in an unintentional impulse hard over. You raised a few very key points that aren't availabl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

One thing that still bugs me is what he was doing when he was stalled, due to how short the time between the first expletive and the crash was (which is entirely based on a gut feeling because its hard to correctly sync audio and video to find out, and I might be completely barking up the wrong tre...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Really detailed video from AOPA Air Safety Institute on this incident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1KDG7iLwcI I don't think there anything "new" in terms of information, but the visualizations really help me picture what happened. I think you got the wrong link - this is a VASAviatio...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1703

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

Looking back the C-5, advanced as it was for the day, was for pilots pretty simple—it’s was very mechanical and systems were easy to understand. I draw out how most them working and their failure points and what to do. The flight engineers had to know every switch, relay and valve, the power source ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could KJAC see 320/321 NEO service?
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: Could KJAC see 320/321 NEO service?

Most types would have some form of performance limitation into Jackson Hole, due to the altitude. It's interesting that all of the airport's declared distances are 6,300ft. From pictures I've seen, the airport seems to have no obstacles at either end, which to me would suggest they could promulgate...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to
Replies: 52
Views: 2066

Re: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to

What do you think EWR is? How big a city is it? New York area has 3 serve major airports are LGA, JFK and EWR. My dad picked me up EWR a week later I flew out of LGA but I have been before in and out of LGA a few times. Piedmont paid for the bus to pick up some passengers to AVL due to fog the airp...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to
Replies: 52
Views: 2066

Re: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to

You’d have to take surface transportation or out then? How did you leave TRI or EWR?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?
Replies: 27
Views: 1656

Re: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?

I’m with 727tiger, check it nearly all the time. I travel alone, so I don’t want deal with a bag in the men’s room, a restaurant, going through security. I have either a small carry-on or a brief that has a side pocket for an emergency change of underwear and socks. Easy, peasy. Yes, the airlines ha...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heaviest rainfall in Chennai, 3 dead.
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: Heaviest rainfall in Chennai, 3 dead.

Compare 3 dead to the hundreds of thousands regularly killed 30-50 years ago from cyclones. Despite a lot of climate effects, the world is infinitely safer today. There hasn’t been widespread famine in the sun-continent in decades. Can you tell what you mean by 'sun-continent' which area are you ta...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do gate size restrictions matter for freighters
Replies: 19
Views: 1694

Re: Do gate size restrictions matter for freighters

Passenger planes carry belly freight in ULD, so not a problem there. Freighters don’t go to gates, so not a problem there. Some freight ramps, FDX, were designed around their fleet sizes, so,potentially a problem, but they use wide open ramps, thus reconfiguring is less of a problem. FDX KMEM ramp i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heaviest rainfall in Chennai, 3 dead.
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: Heaviest rainfall in Chennai, 3 dead.

Compare 3 dead to the hundreds of thousands regularly killed 30-50 years ago from cyclones. Despite a lot of climate effects, the world is infinitely safer today. There hasn’t been widespread famine in the sun-continent in decades.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cuba's "Freedom Flights..on what airlines were they?
Replies: 11
Views: 2773

Re: Cuba's "Freedom Flights..on what airlines were they???

PA, yes, I don’t think National.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

It wasn’t the operator’s owner flying, an employee pilot crew. There’s two times, as the captain you don’t let the FO, especially an inexperienced one, fly—when the situation is nearly over their head or nearly over your’s. The FO won’t learn anything by being put into a situation that over saturate...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta put scimitars on their 757s?
Replies: 51
Views: 10778

Re: Should Delta put scimitars on their 757s?

The DL 757s do a lot of short flights—ATL, DTW to Florida. SRQM RSW, MCO, TPA, MIA, FLL, you can count on being on a 757. The winglets don’t reduce consumption, might even slightly increase it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 03, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 282
Views: 40991

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

The DoD had a similar issue in the 1998 time frame. The broadcast FM spectrum is just above the ILS spectrum. Governments monitored local broadcasters to confirm they didn’t interfere with ILS signals. The civilian industry had long since installed or had OE ILS receivers that were immune to broadca...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 282
Views: 40991

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

If new RADALT instruments had to be designed, tested and certified for the entire fleet of planes; it’d be a decade in the making. Unless, it’s a as simple as a software coding update, but I doubt it is.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

I’ve flown a few PARs to minimums (200-1/2) in reported VFR or 800-2-isn weather. The PARs standout because they’re rare even in the military. The last real missed approach I can remember was supposed to easy VMC in North Carolina. I was in the right seat and both of us were mildly surprised when I ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

The "letter of the law" may have been followed (although it is hard to justify, see below), but not the "spirit", the difference being (other than the actual outcome) that if conditions were indeed VFR (1000- 3) there would have been no need to ⋅ Descend below the circ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Every loophole ever has been using regulations that have been intended to have real applications as reasons why the regulation exist but using them in a creative way that they were not intended to be used. In this case IFR to 27R was prohibited as being too risky because of terrain and prohibited e...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 62793

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

I’ve flown seven TATL crossings without the benefit of an autopilot. Four in fighters, so didn’t have one, but the other three were in C-5; makes for a long night. Every flight requires the pilot(s) to be ready to assume manual flying and the outcome of the maneuvers would never be in doubt. To assu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

In this situation it is prohibited to circle to the said runway (27R) at night as per FAA rules, but I believe there is a loophole that means you can cancel IFR and adopt VFR (forcing the ATC to accommodate you). He should not have flown circle into that runway at all if he was following published ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

A naive question/observation. For small aircraft, part of circling is to ensure there are no other aircraft on or about to land or take off. Hence the question, say a plane wants to land at Bremerton airport in less than desirable weather conditions, there are fairly decent straight in approaches, ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strong headwinds in the US causing issues this week
Replies: 62
Views: 12830

Re: Strong headwinds in the US causing issues this week

Perhaps ATC needed to delay the climb due to overhead traffic, spacing. It happens, must have been anticipated at some point as the FPLN was filed with the box pattern.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Mostly true, but Part 91 operators can, for good or evil, start the approach without the reported weather meeting the chart minimums, but ATC will inform an inbound that the weather is below mins and ask if it’s a commercial operation. If so, a clearance won’t be issued. The LOC-D is circling appro...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

We all look at charts, but FAA 8260-5 is the document that is the source for the charts. https://www.faa.gov/aero_docs/acifp/NDBR/2017062233337302001-SEE-NDBR/CA_SAN%20DIEGO%20EL%20CAJON_LD_SEE_CORRECTED.pdf It references Part 97 making compliance with the approach a regulation, not just a suggestio...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Very true, understanding wind by ground reference is an important skill lost in ILS only world.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron
Replies: 193
Views: 47469

Re: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron

More of a reason to book an alternate airline if you're concerned about making it to your destination, especially on JFK to MCO Today, and understandably not the fault of B6, two of the JFK to MCO flights are cancelled and two are delayed. Folks, when in doubt, book a separate airline. JetBlue (and...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Flying circles or orbits, is pretty much visual—how tight a circle you want determines the bank angle. Circling to land, as in this case, is a bit more complicated. At KSEE, off the GPS 17, the PF would time for 10-15 seconds after passing perpendicular to the landing runway (27); begins a 30 degree...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Day VMC, not busy, ASE could be fun; twilight, IMC, rather scary. The airport over 50 years hasn’t had a bad accident record, one big one, a GIII into the bluff on final and the CL60 with one fatality. But, still, it’s like DCA— you’re on your A game there. The captain at KSEE had some very old self...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread
Replies: 465
Views: 4402

Re: Summit One Vanderbilt in New York City

Not a chance in a billion, you’re catching me up there. Heights are terrifying. You must be petrified every time you fly. I'm the same way. I'm afraid of heights but being on a plane doesn't bother me in the least. My brother (a retired DL CAPT) is also like that. He says it isn't so much a fear of...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

The 17 runway is too short for a Lear 35 to land when wet, that’s the reason for the visual pattern to the landing runway. At a former operator, we consistently SMS downed KSEE as an airport unless the crew could leave the enroute environment and visually land in day VMC conditions. The few times o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Air Force
Replies: 63
Views: 5000

Re: Grow the US Air Force

There’s some high-octane, weapons grade truth right there!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Runway problems
Replies: 40
Views: 8074

Re: EWR Runway problems

When the modern EWR airport was being planned, not placing a couple parallel runways on the western edge of the property is probably the biggest blunder in US airport planning history. EWR at that time was very much a green field site and the land was available. Instead they got a sea of parking lo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Why didn't the crew decide for an approach of runway 27R like N36BL did many times at nighttime? I have the impression that is was just N880Z which frequently at night did this circle to land. N94GP is another Learjet flying for Aeromedevac. It also uses the righthand pattern for 27R most of the ti...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Not entirely accurate, wrong approach for example, but interesting that this appears to be the first jet for both pilots. The captain was relatively recently off SOE. That, combined with the fact both this company and local ATC/operators are known to fly this mash-up of IFR to VFR visual approach to...

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phllax wrote:
JetBlue 161 from JFK-SMF stopped at Billings for gas on the 28th and then did an interesting square on departure.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU ... /KBIL/KSMF
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 1#2a55c5ef


Terrain around Billings

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Record Warm Temperatures in Alaska
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Record Warm Temperatures in Alaska

I’ve seen it warmer in ANC than in BOS in winter, more snow in BOS, too. Extremes are…well, extreme.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Air Force
Replies: 63
Views: 5000

Re: Grow the US Air Force

Thanks! Yeah, it was highly suspect especially when one takes into consideration how many people the nukes have to go through before being loaded onto the aircraft. I'd say "highly suspect" is an understatement. I’m not sure GF was saying the 2007 5th BW (active duty) incident was suspect...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beloved John Madden has passed away
Replies: 13
Views: 818

Re: Beloved John Madden has passed away

He was a coach of his time, and a legend in my younger years. There is no doubt he had a large impact on American Football. I just never got over the fact that he was so afraid of flying that he took a Bus everywhere. RIP John Madden From what gather, it was claustrophobia that stopped him from fly...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43654

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

I don’t have the savvy to post pictures, but ground tracks from previous flights show this plane has done exactly this pattern twice since summer into KSEE. Both of the earlier tracks were flown much farther south of the accident track. You went back further than I did -- bravo, that must have been...

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