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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: 7998

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: 9026

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: 1048

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: 987

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: 18552

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: 4085

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: 1787

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: 987

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: 987

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: 987

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: 46718

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: 38559

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: 987

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: 1613

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: 1116

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: 1613

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: 1943

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: 1943

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: 46718

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: 13249

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: 13249

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: 13249

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: 3785

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: 13249

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: 1258

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: 1943

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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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 15, 2023 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities with the same name
Replies: 26
Views: 1548

Re: Flights between cities with the same name

Years ago, the British honeymooning couple who thought they booked to SYD, but somehow wound up in YQY, Sydney, NS.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 15, 2023 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 38559

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

Can’t auto land on a CAT I ILS. Dispatch/MX Control has never sent you a message saying: “This airplane is due for an autoland functional test on this leg, record it in the logbook…” etc? I’ve actually performed more autolandings in clear, perfect weather than in low visibility conditions. Dispatch...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 15, 2023 12:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European MPA Study Airbus / Dassault 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 3785

Re: European MPA Study Airbus / Dassault 2023

But, the E-11 is, by miles, the highest utilization by flight hours in the US MIL. More normal Ute rates equals longer life. Fifty year old C-5As went to DM with less than 24,000 hours

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL9981 ATL - ATL Now Loitering in HSV after TOGA
Replies: 19
Views: 2867

Re: DL9981 ATL - ATL Now Loitering in HSV after TOGA

Touch & Go is a landing, reconfigure and take off. It’s a flying maneuver. Low approach is a final approach that will not land, only go. Missed approach is go from an approach was planned to land, but weather, ATC required the flight to abandon the approach, fly either published procedure or fly...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 14, 2023 8:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European MPA Study Airbus / Dassault 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 3785

Re: European MPA Study Airbus / Dassault 2023

https://warriormaven.com/land/army-move ... llance-isr

The USAF E-11 fleet has upwards of 25,000 hours per frame now, been leading the fleet for years.
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The Global Express enters to thread…

https://warriormaven.com/land/army-move ... llance-isr

The USAF E-11 fleet has upwards of 25,000 hours per frame now, been leading the fleet for years.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 14, 2023 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA NOTAM Outage
Replies: 133
Views: 20470

Re: FAA NOTAM Outage

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/06/new-jer ... ystem.html
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There were a few states still using COBOL or FORTRAN which created problems programming the COVID relief efforts. Not far from punchcards in many places.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/06/new-jer ... ystem.html

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 14, 2023 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL9981 ATL - ATL Now Loitering in HSV after TOGA
Replies: 19
Views: 2867

Re: DL9981 ATL - ATL Now Loitering in HSV after TOGA

flight152 wrote:
TOGA is definitely not a term used on the 763.


TOGA is not used on Boeings? I’m shocked, what do they use for Take-Off GoAround?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 38559

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

These events don’t get eliminated by punishment, unless the crew involved has a record of deficiencies. Admin leave while DL Safety and union pro standards reviews the details (FDR, maybe CVR) and the NL investigation shows. Sim retraining and back on the line.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL9981 ATL - ATL Now Loitering in HSV after TOGA
Replies: 19
Views: 2867

Re: DL9981 ATL - ATL Now Loitering in HSV after TOGA

Not unusual, just a low approach and go around.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL9981 ATL - ATL Now Loitering in HSV after TOGA
Replies: 19
Views: 2867

Re: DL9981 ATL - ATL Now Loitering in HSV after TOGA

Training or post/maintenance flight. Training would be unusual. Some problems can’t be troubleshot or confirmed fixed on the ground.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 14, 2023 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 247
Views: 10579

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

Why is this so difficult, yet every shavetail LT does right, at least, right after the first time they’re investigated for missing or forgotten classified. We had a classified package for every OCONUS trip, left with the CP on every overnight. Leave on the plane locked on the gun box—wrong! I had a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 247
Views: 10579

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

Why is this so difficult, yet every shavetail LT does right, at least, right after the first time they’re investigated for missing or forgotten classified. We had a classified package for every OCONUS trip, left with the CP on every overnight. Leave on the plane locked on the gun box—wrong! I had an...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 13, 2023 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 38559

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

My guess is they got a microburst or severe shear. They were required to fly manually. Runway 22 is only a CAT I ILS. A CAT I approach usually can be flown by autopilot and making an auto landing depends the runway itself and company policy. Personally I would do it manually but I’m old school. The...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 13, 2023 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 38559

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

I'm curious to know what the winds were at the time. Deciding to land an A330 on a 6500' runway is certainly not something one would do lightly, strong headwind or not. Especially when longer runways are available with relatively similar orientation. Again, I'm not sure what the wind was, but I fin...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 12, 2023 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA NOTAM Outage
Replies: 133
Views: 20470

Re: FAA NOTAM Outage

https://www.faa.gov/sites/faa.gov/files ... r_2021.pdf
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Here’s the FAA primer on NOTAMs, all five types of them. Some point out other NOTAMs, some are regulatory, others not.

https://www.faa.gov/sites/faa.gov/files ... r_2021.pdf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 12, 2023 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Falcon 50 gravel kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: Falcon 50 gravel kit

I didn’t fly or flog them, but as a guess, more efficient wing which is a Dassault specialty, assuming it’s true in service. If those are marketing numbers, I’d be dubious. Dassault bragged for years their wings didn’t need winglets. Until they did.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 12, 2023 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Falcon 50 gravel kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: Falcon 50 gravel kit

I used to flog these things, I have an idea what’s worth spending money to design, certify and cost out options like gravel kits. When you sell one over a couple hundred program, you learn not to do it again. Every buyer asked for showers in bizjets, until they saw the option price. Take ratecwas va...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why We Never Found The Malaysian Flight MH370 ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1373

Re: Why We Never Found The Malaysian Flight MH370 ?

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

It’s a half loop with a roll to upright at the top. What e did is a climb, a 270 degree turn and descent that took minutes, maybe world’s largest, longest wingover. Are there FDR traces?
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This is an Immelmann turn.

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

It’s a half loop with a roll to upright at the top. What e did is a climb, a 270 degree turn and descent that took minutes, maybe world’s largest, longest wingover. Are there FDR traces?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 11, 2023 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why We Never Found The Malaysian Flight MH370 ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1373

Re: Why We Never Found The Malaysian Flight MH370 ?

I feel really sad that everyone is setting up the poor captain as a fall guy for this. It is a fact that he was in political opposition to the Malaysian government. I am NOT saying that this played a role in the accident, just that he was a very convenient person to blame. After all accounts he was...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 11, 2023 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why We Never Found The Malaysian Flight MH370 ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1373

Re: Why We Never Found The Malaysian Flight MH370 ?

NIKV69 wrote:
Install GPS on all commercial aircraft. Done.


Been done for more than a decade, done. GPS does NOT track objects, it provide position ONLY, nada mas.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 11, 2023 7:14 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: 1258

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

I’ve watched altimeters on cruise for thousands of hours—rarely more than 50’ on the worst CAT over mountain wave turbulence.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 10, 2023 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2686

Re: Car dependency

I live in one of the most densely populated US states, being without a car is impossible. And, I’m not moving out of my 8 acre lot.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Falcon 50 gravel kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: Falcon 50 gravel kit

More likely this plane, shows asphalt now. Damned fool idea landing a jet on turf. I’d love to hear the insurance cover for doing so.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Falcon 50 gravel kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: Falcon 50 gravel kit

https://m.facebook.com/dassaultfalcon/p ... 074759215/


It being Zaire, I’d be curious if this was THE one plane with the kit. Somehow, I doubt it.
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rmoore7734 wrote:
Here is a pic of one landing in the dirt
https://m.facebook.com/dassaultfalcon/p ... 074759215/


It being Zaire, I’d be curious if this was THE one plane with the kit. Somehow, I doubt it.

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