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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8193

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

I didn’t know the back story, but Matt Taibibi on Substack knocks out of the park. He’s not MAGA Trumpist, either. https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-lets-go-brandon-freakout-goes?r=5mz1&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source= It was inappropriate It was wrong and it is absurd peopl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8193

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

I didn’t know the back story, but Matt Taibibi on Substack knocks out of the park. He’s not MAGA Trumpist, either. https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-lets-go-brandon-freakout-goes?r=5mz1&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source= "...mass-forget the previous four years..." lo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8193

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

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I didn’t know the back story, but Matt Taibibi on Substack knocks out of the park. He’s not MAGA Trumpist, either.

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-lets- ... tm_source=

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What led to the demise of Air L.A.?
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: What led to the demise of L.A. Air?

Air LA? ICAO: UED? No idea, but over growth buying the Minneapolis carrier could contribute to its demise.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US wants even more advanced training aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 3851

Re: US wants even more advanced training aircraft

It’s classic “skip on the front end (training), pay on the back end (accidents with combat aircraft).” Not sure training pilots the way we always have is the right way to train them going forward. Probably a better way to do this that doesn’t require carrier qual as part of Advanced Flight but smar...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8193

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

We won’t know, but if it’s a first offense—60 days to go home and think about it. Grieved, maybe reduced to 30 days. He won’t be terminated on a first offense.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vitamin D shots ?
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Vitamin D shots ?

When I had a D deficiency, my doc just prescribed OTC vitamins pills. 5,000 units which my new doc said was too much. Go figure Well if you're being treated for vitamin D deficiency, wouldn't how much is enough or too much be determined by blood test results? And that would be how he reduced the do...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8193

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

Why is it when someone has an opinion that lines up with the far right extremists, they are patriots and must be allowed to speak but when someone has an opinion outside that echo chamber, they are told to be quiet? Especially people in positions of power? Plenty on the Left are trying to shut up o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2436

Re: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?

Oh thats very intresting to know I wasnt aware of such malfunction flight..Thanks for making me aware of such flights too which I will keep in mind for it could be one of the myriads of possibilities why landing gears arent retracted. A gear down dispatch does not necessarily mean the flight is a m...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8193

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

Why is it when someone has an opinion that lines up with the far right extremists, they are patriots and must be allowed to speak but when someone has an opinion outside that echo chamber, they are told to be quiet? Especially people in positions of power? Plenty on the Left are trying to shut up o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2436

Re: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?

Wish there was video of my C-5 departure from Kelly Depot years ago—one gear at a time as the engineers buttoned some gear up, two gear required switching logic cards between the gears. Somewhere near Shreveport, we were clean and climbing.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8193

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

Coworkers bringing their political views into the workplace and enforcing them on you is always a peeve. Shows either a lack of social skills or a lack of self control. Lots that I'd like to respond with but, fortunately or not, I'm well practiced at biting my tounge....and rolling my eyes. Have yo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vitamin D shots ?
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Vitamin D shots ?

When I had a D deficiency, my doc just prescribed OTC vitamins pills. 5,000 units which my new doc said was too much. Go figure

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 287
Views: 13696

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Yeah the only reason it can be argued he should have checked is because it's easy enough to do. If instead he was given a prop rocket launcher, was supposed to pull the trigger, and told the rocket was a dummy, we wouldn't be arguing he should have checked the rocket or the electronics or whatever....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 287
Views: 13696

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

A doctor can give you a clean bill of health and you walk out the door, keel over from a heart attack. You can sign off a state car inspection, brakes fail the next day. In neither case are you or the doctor responsible, assuming you did the procedures correctly. If I go to a gun smith or dealer, th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2439

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

If I had one, he might. My PCP sent to a cardiologist because my resting EKG looks different from normal due to an axial displacement. Cardiologist looked it over and said, “why are you here?” Every decade that comes up. I really don’t do fast food, I didn’t outgrow so much as never tried it. Every ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Understanding (LDA) landing distance available and associated variables
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Understanding (LDA) landing distance available and associated variables

That airport has some interesting declared distances—TORA = TODA, but ASDA was a thousand feet less than either.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2439

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

Other than Dunkin Donuts for coffee, nothing else; haven’t stopped for fast food in decades. Thanks for the warning, I’ll keep my record going.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights between IAD and DCA
Replies: 73
Views: 8536

Re: Flights between IAD and DCA

How is this even physically possible? By the time someone reached a couple thousand feet after takeoff from DCA, they would already be approaching IAD (or vice versa). You would literally have to fly a few loops over NoVa just to be able to maintain a safe altitude, speed, fuel etc to land. Not an ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

Re: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"

Years and years ago, I had a friend who was insane about baseball. He played every chance he got, he tried out for every club he could, he eventually got a degree in sports medicine and sports management since he could not play. One thing he said always stuck with me and that was if he were a ball ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 287
Views: 13696

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Why, then, is it not possible at all in any way to think Baldwin is a responsible gun owner? Because of this one incident? If we are going to do that, let's go down the list of "but it only happened that one time" that were excused through history. Yes. This one incident caused the death ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 30, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 44
Views: 6952

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

I thought I'd followup on this Thread. Honda has released additional information about this concept on the Hondajet.com website. It includes specifications and a brochure. The fuselage width and height are just negligibly more than that of the HA-420. No mention of powerplant yet. Will be interesti...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't Airbus design the A-380 wing with a great wing sweep.
Replies: 14
Views: 2003

Re: Why didn't Airbus design the A-380 wing with a great wing sweep.

Remember a hundredth of a Mach is only about 6 knots or 1 minute every 600 nautical miles.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 30, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

Re: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"

Red Sox should call it the Lobster Pound, just because.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 30, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't Airbus design the A-380 wing with a great wing sweep.
Replies: 14
Views: 2003

Re: Why didn't Airbus design the A-380 wing with a great wing sweep.

Modern CFD allows designs with less sweep to perform well at Mach numbers below .85-ish. The new G7500 has 35 degrees of sweep at cruises at M.88. The Citation X has 37.5 degrees, again very high Mach design.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?
Replies: 46
Views: 2008

Re: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?

Central New England, mostly out of KBDL, only click, but in the past used KPVD. For business, BDL, JFK, EWR and BOS. International positioning to meet the plane, 90% limo to JFK, rarely EWR. EWR to go SQ to SIN.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 53
Views: 2160

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

If government debt is a good, Venezuela should be paradise.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 287
Views: 13696

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

That’s way too nuanced for most folks here. Just as most can’t understand supporting women’s right to a choice while at the same time not agreeing with abortion. Be careful now dude - gonna set off the nuance bomb! :bomb: Very true, but I would not have said it if I did not think he would see where...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 287
Views: 13696

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Sounds like this becoming a he said, she said CYA real fast. It will be interesting to see what the investigation turns up. https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/rust-armorer-says-she-has-no-idea-where-live-rounds-came-from-after-tragic-shooting-death/ One aspect of her account - lack of safety meeti...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Understanding (LDA) landing distance available and associated variables
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Understanding (LDA) landing distance available and associated variables

It’s all here and more. Start with Chapter 3, Runway Design https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/draft_150_5300_13a.pdf#page57 In brief, it’s not just about declared distances, but application of safety standards for runway protection zone and runway obstacle free zone. If you...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 53
Views: 2160

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

All debt is not bad, debt that doesn’t produce a return on investment is bad. My mortgage was good debt, I know live without paying rent, it’s free and clear. Same with out cars. Going in debt to eat is bad. For consumables, if you can’t pay cash, you can’t afford it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

Re: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"

“This something up with which I will not put”. WSC

Were any bulls injured in the bull pen? What is PETA on about?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 287
Views: 13696

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

The only time I accept a firearm without myself visually verifying its condition is when I'm at the range and my buddy hands me a firearm with the intent to fire it...he'll tell me it's loaded and ready to fire. I'll accept it and immediately turn downrange...the firearm always being pointed downra...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 53
Views: 2160

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

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Semi-broken pottery theory. If employment were the best measure of an economy, we’d be digging ditches by shovel instead we use excavators. It’s about the highest and best use of a dollar. MV has been crashing for 25 years, by the way.

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M2V

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 53
Views: 2160

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

The vast majority of USG expenditures are not investments, but current consumption. USG gives a dollar which goes to a car, QED. But, that dollar came from somewhere else in the economy. Where it came from and at what opportunity cost is what’s hidden in your argument. If the dollar came from a pers...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 53
Views: 2160

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

How did we go bankrupt? Two ways, gradually then quickly. Apologies to Hemingway. Debt is wonderful servant and a terrible master. Borrowing is fine IF the proceeds are invested and receive a return. Borrowing to buy consumption of depreciating assets is folly.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted
Replies: 119
Views: 11156

Re: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted

That is likely to be psychosomatic unless you have low respiratory function to begin with. Surgeons deal just fine and they are masked up sometimes 10+ hours at a time. Most aren’t at 8,000’ either or in otherwise poor health, depressed, have anger issues. I’ve flown some with the masks, it’s beara...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 29, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What does slat extension do to the attitude of an aircraft on approach?
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: What does slat extension do to the attitude of an aircraft on approach?

Now, a slatted wing will produce a more nose up attitude on final—slats create a wider working range of AoA for the wing.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 53
Views: 2160

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

The debt was about 40% of GDP in 1982, which was manageable, now it’s over 100% and will continue to grow.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted
Replies: 119
Views: 11156

Re: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted

Hey whatever happened to all these federal air Marshall’s we were having post 9-11. All these attacks and hardly any involving an on board Marshall. Or even an intervening passenger. This is just showing terrorists were still as vulnerable in the air than ever. Can you imagine if 9/11 happened toda...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted
Replies: 119
Views: 11156

Re: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted

With all these episodes, has there ever been an incident where a Federal AIr Marshal has intervened? Perhaps the airlines need to start hiring Pickerton men for certain flights! There’s not many FAMs to be on flights, very unlikely and I think they are told not intervene unless it’s clear hijacking...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted
Replies: 119
Views: 11156

Re: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted

Pilots wear masks. Just saying. We absolutely DO NOT wear masks. Take a peek inside on your next flight. We wear them when we leave the cockpit. That is the widespread status. Id call it close to 100 percent…but there is always an exception Flight attendants do. My department decided early on, no m...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What does slat extension do to the attitude of an aircraft on approach?
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: What does slat extension do to the attitude of an aircraft on approach?

The F-100 had Handley-Page slats that moved as a function of AoA. We’d fly around in close formation, dive bomb recovery, fighting wing and never even think about the slats. I’d guess if one side hung up, it would exciting. In 1G, they came out at about 290, you could see them moving while in format...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What does slat extension do to the attitude of an aircraft on approach?
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: What does slat extension do to the attitude of an aircraft on approach?

If you maintain the same speed, not very noticeable on the types I have flown and not much if you slow. Flaps create more trim change.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 287
Views: 13696

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Nobody’s giddy about a tragic accident likely caused by the absence of a safety culture around guns. AD Halls is as responsible as anybody. Baldwin shouldn’t and I don’t think will be charged, there will be civil suits, of course. Baldwin has an awful burden to carry for the rest of his life, someti...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 287
Views: 13696

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Go look up who is shooting guns illegally and think how likely they’ll pay insurance premiums.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 53
Views: 2160

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

There is no government revenue problems, there is too much spending. The USG has all the money it needs, besides the left wing fashion was MMT. Why doesn’t the Administration just print $3.5 trillion, no taxes, no borrowing. It’s free as Mr.Biden said.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: From experience, do airline pilots have a sense of how high they are above terrain by looking out the window?
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: From experience, do airline pilots have a sense of how high they are above terrain by looking out the window?

It’s all relative. Fly on an A-10 deployment for two weeks almost all flying including traffic patterns below 500’ and flying at home at normal altitudes feels like outer space. Fly for 12 hours at F450 over water and 5,000’ feet feels like skimming the Earth.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted
Replies: 119
Views: 11156

Re: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted

I deal with it while flying because of the drastic increase in convenience to fly vs. drive to my destinations which are always 1000+ miles from home but I am made very uncomfortable wearing a mask on an aircraft. I get a headache almost every time and just don't feel "right." That is lik...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted
Replies: 119
Views: 11156

Re: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted

Perhaps morons should realise they need to wear their masks when flying, put them on when asked, and not punch people? Just a thought. This! People need to stop acting like babies simply because they're being asked to wear a mask. It's been the case for well over a year. We all know that to fly, we...

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