Thirty-five years ago, I was recovering from back surgery, reading Smithsonian’s new magazine “Air & Space”. Article predicting we’d all now be flying intercontinental using Mach 5+ near sub-orbital airliners. See why I’m cynical about these miraculous engineering breakthroughs?Jump to post
The video looks like there was APS most no wings-level final—pretty high left wing down, rapid roll to arrest the the turn which caused strike. Never aligned with centerline with fair amount of crossing angle at wingtip strike. Yes, the Canarsie visual has a short-isn’t final, but easiily managed at...Jump to post
Schumer center-right? That’s funny, I don’t care who you are. He’s center-right in the British Labour Party, maybeJump to post
Besides the fact that landings on 13 are super rare; that 737 was in no way aligned with the runway at all. If this is real, a go around should have been obvious before it got to that point. Contrary to popular belief, not every approach is aligned with the runway centerline. For as rare as Runway ...Jump to post
Someone said if you elect clowns, don't be surprised if you end up in a circus. It’s EXACTLY the government that was voted for and, hence, what is deserved. McCarthy is totally enfeebled, won’t make good on any of his concessions to the Freedom as the other 415 will oppose it in various blocks-perh...Jump to post
As I have suggested before, I wonder if Prince Harry has some serious mental/psychological health issues. I think he's more or less admitted that he was traumatized by the loss of his mother at such a young age, and felt a lack of love from his father and the rest of the family, something common in...Jump to post
It could be worse, given that he's playing Andy to Willie's Charlie. I suppose there's plenty of time for him to grow into that role later in life. Harry’s major maladjustment is inherent seeks relevance and attention. That and a horrible harridan of a wife. If Diana was your mother. You probably w...Jump to post
Here’s a start at FAA standards,
https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_sa ... _cert/faqs
Outside FAAland, EASA, CASA, TC, varies widely. I’ve seen animals on African airports used by AF, LH, KLM, so I wouldn’t count on much.
Alternate theory: Harry saw the writing on the wall and knew that with Wills having brought forth an heir and TWO spares, he would ultimately be spun off from the core group once his father ascended the throne. Scenario A) He and his wife may have been looking for a way get ahead of that with some ...Jump to post
Being a conservative soul, I have a lot more respect for 1200 years of history and tradition than some crank idea cooked up in the last hundred years. Tradition is merely answers to enduring questions that have proven durable. Democracy isn’t a perfect solution by any means, just witness the present...Jump to post
Your two Trump votes beg the differ... McCarthy, souless meekest man to ever lead a major party, sucked Trump ass harder than Sessions, Priebus, YE-Dumbass, the entire parade of leeches...and who has not learned a lesson from the consequences and cost of Trump Suckage? Following an innately weak ma...Jump to post
You get the politicians you vote for. I don’t vote, it only encourages the bar stewards. Your two Trump votes beg the differ... McCarthy, souless meekest man to ever lead a major party, sucked Trump ass harder than Sessions, Priebus, YE-Dumbass, the entire parade of leeches...and who has not learne...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:GalaxyFlyer wrote:Again, why do we give these clowns money and power? Idiots all.
You get the politicians you vote for.
Newark727 wrote:GalaxyFlyer wrote:Again, why do we give these clowns money and power? Idiots all.
I thought you wanted a Congress that refused to ever do anything.
Again, why do we give these clowns money and power? Idiots all.Jump to post
Cash is Liberty. We always have a few hundred in the house plus I carry a hundred or two on my person.Jump to post
Funny how times have changed, I spent two years flying single pilot night freight transporting cancelled checks in the mid ‘80s Their use was widespread in the US then, I think that has dwindled significantly but I still use them occasionally, probably write a dozen every year for when certain busi...Jump to post
MGM starting pay with Piedmont is $12.00 and tops out at $17.75 after 14 years. Yikes! That’s terrible. My son started out at nearly that top out pay on day 1 as a picker at Amazon. Years ago I interviewed with a major who had set up a subsidiary ground service company. I literally was stunned at h...Jump to post
What would have happened if the RC-135 flew into the J-11's jetwash? Slight buffeting or something worse? Also, what's the standard load of a J-11 on routine patrol/intercept? Looks like it had a pair of PL-8 on the outer hard points and PL-12 on the inner points. Not much, fair roll if the J-11 cr...Jump to post
The polar flights are taken regularly by airlines and radiation exposure is just another occupational hazard. The polar route is more predictable both ways as influence of Jet Stream is minimum. The only reason I feel some Airlines are not taking it is because you need to pay Russia a small fee. An...Jump to post
They degrade, but not so much as you’d notice it, in my experience. FF is a guide, so you still have to make adjustments. I could fly the traffic pattern in a C-5 and make only the smallest of throttle movements. 500,000# gross weight, set about 5,000 pph and make your speed with configuration chang...Jump to post
MohawkWeekend wrote:Poor airmanship or could the fighter plane's autopilot caused him to drift in front of the Boeing?
Small purchases, under $50, cash, mostly. Larger ones, card. Bills are all online banking which I still have some doubts about. A good friend is an IT manager at a major northeastern bank told me to stay away from Venmo/Zelle as it has had security problems. Checks for some stuff, if I don’t have re...Jump to post
This might be of interest,
No idea on airliners except EWR-SIN on SQ. A bunch of KJFK-OMDB on both B777s and A380s on EK. Longest on Globals, 12.5, KPIE-LLBG; on CL605, a couple 7.8-ish legs, KBDL-LIPZ and KBDL-LHBP. A-10, it was 10.2, LTBR-LETO, C-5, I’m not sure but about 12 hours across the Pacific.Jump to post
As long as Andrew has a title, Harry will have a title. End of story. You are most likely right, But what is your opinion? Would you support Harry losing his titles that's the point of the survey in question and thread Yes. I support the abolition of the monarchy, all titles, all nobility, worldwid...Jump to post
RR used EPR on BR 700s and RB211 and related engines. A P&W engineer once told me a 1% error in takeoff EPR equals a 1% error in thrust whereas a 1% error in N1 at takeoff could equal as much as 4% error in thrust output. Having used both, sometimes both when flying two types, prefer EPR. EPR is...Jump to post
Start charging for the perceived convenience of carry-on and out the bags where they belong—in the baggage holds. One free carry-on, charge for the second one you get reserved space. Don't most airlines only allow you one free carry on? And the “personal item” which is often not much smaller than t...Jump to post
Hmm, the twitter replies contain not so much satisfaction as we read here on the ground at Pago Pago: My daughter is furious - nearly 48 hours since she left LHR, stuck with camp beds and only 2 loos between them all . No money for food or clothes just offered a $200 gift card from United in compen...Jump to post
Start charging for the perceived convenience of carry-on and out the bags where they belong—in the baggage holds. One free carry-on, charge for the second one you get reserved space.Jump to post
That is the reason in PIT, sloping terrain in the approach area.Jump to post
I think its a good bet that no one would have seen it crash. Its in the middle of the Indian ocean at night or very early morning and odds are there aren't any boats out there who would have seen it. The plane was still in the air when the search and rescue mission started, and if it was suicide (l...Jump to post
But the United States understands we can not take every person who wants to be here. I believe EU understands that, too. Why is this even up for debate? Yes, we need immigration reform. Democrats have been demanding this for years. The response? "Democrats want open borders!" and nothing ...Jump to post
There is a Wikipedia page on this. In 2022 thus far, there have been 22 unusual deaths of oligarchs, some with family members. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Russian_businessmen_mystery_deaths Re: its last entry: Fell out of window from Hotel Sai International; another Russian colleague, ...Jump to post
Thanks for exposing how I’ve screwed up for 45 years of doing quick turns, much obliged. I’ve quick turned places like Yellowknife, Gander, Mumbai, Singapore, which is how I based my 45 minute time estimate. Even QT’d KSEF once. At an airline, I’ve quick turned MIA, OMA and CLT, still thinking 45 mi...Jump to post
The context of the Convention matters—the Holocaust and the refusal of many countries to take in Jews, before and after WW II. I mostly agree with asylum conventions until it becomes a means of economic improvement or escape from being drafted, that’s not asylum, that’s cowardice. If Syrian or Russi...Jump to post
It took several revolutions for France to get where it is now (1789, 1830, 1848, 1870). One big factor every time was a liberal/free press with prominent leaders/journalists/writers. Russians didn't value enough their free press when they got one, maybe after so many years of pravda they couldn't d...Jump to post
To add to starlionblue, when you get in special approval procedures there’s lots of OpsSpecs written for each approval. CAR II/III in Australia is fairly new and the details not released in public charts.Jump to post
Any tech stop from touchdown to liftoff is gonna be close to an hour. Start, Taxi and Take-off is probably 20 minutes—clock out two rotor bow starts alone. I could barely turn a Global in 45 minutes and then only if the fuel uplift wasn’t huge—top off was 35 minutes alone.Jump to post
It’s not inefficient flying full airplanes—the ability to fly world-wide and anywhere in the US at affordable to the vast majority is the very definition of efficient. Is it failure proof—no. It’s an incredible system, if you think about it—airborne internet, entertainment, reliable. I’ve flown for ...Jump to post
It allowed summary expulsions without a hearing or due process. It drastically reduced the number of asylum requests, as migrants did not have the opportunity to apply. Migrants or asylum-seekers? According to UNHCR, seeking asylum is a fundamental human right, so denying the right to seek asylum i...Jump to post
It was, very pleasant also very expensive and inefficient. Free markets for good and bad brought air travel to everyone. In the regulated era, flying was very much a luxury good. Carriers are very happy to book big profits - and profit sharing, stock buybacks, and exec bonuses - when times are good...Jump to post