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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can flaps be used to slow an aircraft or only to allow it to fly safely at slower speeds?
Replies: 18
Views: 1439

Re: Can flaps be used to slow an aircraft or only to allow it to fly safely at slower speeds?

Yes, thrust to idle, speed brakes as needed, once on the approach, use configuration changes to slow to Vref. We don’t use the boards at 180 knots to slow to 160 knots for the next flap setting.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?
Replies: 43
Views: 3384

Re: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?

LCDFlight wrote:
If the fuselage tank catches fire, this could be deadly to passengers. However, a fire in a wing tank would also be quite hazardous, at least as I picture it.


Outcomes, in flight, would be much the same—fatal. You’d either burn up the fuselage or the wing would fail and loss of control crash.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?
Replies: 43
Views: 3384

Re: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?

The only large planes I can think without center fuel are the C-130, C-141 and C-5. The C-17 added fuel in the wing box as a cut-in during production—60,000#, I think. They needed the range. I don’t think the Gulfstreams have center fuel, either. Isn’t that center fuel tank on the C17 clearly visib...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

The WSJ (paywall) just posted an interesting article which included the fact armorers are supposed to display to the talent that gun is empty. This is the standard protocol used in shooting everywhere when handing off a weapon. https://www.wsj.com/articles/on-set-of-alec-baldwin-movie-some-basic-gu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

The WSJ (paywall) just posted an interesting article which included the fact armorers are supposed to display to the talent that gun is empty. This is the standard protocol used in shooting everywhere when handing off a weapon. https://www.wsj.com/articles/on-set-of-alec-baldwin-movie-some-basic-gun...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5997

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Already have a stove, thanks. Propane for base heat, stove to warm living/kitchen area in the evening. WTI will be over $125 a barrel next spring.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?
Replies: 43
Views: 3384

Re: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?

The only large planes I can think without center fuel are the C-130, C-141 and C-5. The C-17 added fuel in the wing box as a cut-in during production—60,000#, I think. They needed the range. I don’t think the Gulfstreams have center fuel, either.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 40
Views: 1508

Re: America, actors, communists 1950s

I suggest you read up on the "Reichstag Fire" of Monday 27 February 1933. Read up on why Friday the 13th is unlucky. Goes back to 1307 and Phillip the “Fair”. Gaslighting, fake news and politicians practicing envy and theft politics are part of the human condition. Of course. But nowadays...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 40
Views: 1508

Re: America, actors, communists 1950s

And then there is this - https://www.politico.com/news/2021/10/25/facebook-jan-6-election-claims-516997 I suggest you read up on the "Reichstag Fire" of Monday 27 February 1933. Read up on why Friday the 13th is unlucky. Goes back to 1307 and Phillip the “Fair”. Gaslighting, fake news and...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

It’s probably because on a film set there are a couple of baseline expectations about firearm use: 1. There will not be bullets in use 2. The talent will receive the prop from staff and be told by the director, AD, or an instructor how they will use it in scene 3. Actual use will only constitute a ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

CNN just reported but won't verify that there was live ammo on set. Apparently the crew did something with this ammo on their own time with a game they played or something along the lines of target shooting or something. Nothing to do with the Movie. Wow. I read that too, plus the Assistant Directo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 40
Views: 1508

Re: America, actors, communists 1950s

M564038 wrote:
For those who haven't registered this tidbit, McCarthy's right hand man during those proceedings, were later a mentor for Donald Trump. You can't make these things up.



Yes, Roy Cohn was a prominent legal figure for years, not just to McCarthy and Trump.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 5907

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

Yikes, that’s one scary drive! Flashbacks to Tacoma Narrows.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

It’s true, sarcasm is lost on the dull and humorless. :D

I never said there was any comparison OTHER THAN the basic rules of safe gun handling. It would harm no one to have armorers show actors the status of any firearms, not just affirm it’s safe by saying “cold gun”. Trust and verify.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 2761

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I thought it fit nicely into the Craig saga. I am a bit younger so Casino Royale was the first Bond I saw in theatres. Having seen all the older movies I can understand why this film in particular might be too "human". That being said, I enjoyed it but would have hoped for a happy ending....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 40
Views: 1508

Re: America, actors, communists 1950s

No, I don’t think so on Robertson, no mention on Wiki. He was just a little late for it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

We could easily get to #2– take a real gun of the correct appearance, put a custom cylinder that has small chambers holding a very small (.22 Short) cartridges that make enough noise. The cylinder could not chamber a live round. Hamilton Bowen and others do custom work on revolvers to change the cal...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?
Replies: 43
Views: 3384

Re: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?

It’s designed into the planes, called center wing tanks. Fuel is also stored in some stabs, B747 for example. We had a 2200# fuel tank about 3 feet from the recorders in a Global.

A gear up landing would be done with the CWT empty

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The COP26 movement thread
Replies: 38
Views: 8208

Re: The COP26 movement thread

Boeing does deliveries to EU non-stop out of Seattle, not a problem.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

BUT, he should not have been pointing the weapon at anyone. I'm sure Hollywood has figured out camera angels to make it appear that someone is point the gun at another person when in fact they are not. He should have never been pointing that weapon at anyone, period. You obviously have not seen man...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

The Armorer was there to make sure it was a prop instead of a weapon. The armorer won’t bear the guilt of shooting the DP, Baldwin will. No but they will bear the guilty of failing in their responsibilities that allowed it to happen. Baldwin will have his own guilt on this, but he was told by the p...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

This wasn't supposed to be a weapon. It was supposed to be a prop, and it was checked, by the person paid to provide the prop. They declared it cold. Probably without checking themselves, to a person whose responsibility was not to fire a weapon, but to act on that info. There are multiple failures...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

You haven’t handed me the load sheet! I’ve corrected a few loadmasters over the years who made an innocent mistake or miscommunication. A better comparison than the silly idea of pilots checking attachment bolts or me checking the hidden house wiring is pilots checking the take-off data. Despite the...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36461

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

An engine failure recognized after V1 should have gone airborne, not result in a RTO.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

Might seem obvious, but: Your dad don’t make the rules. Things simply can’t work that way when making a movie. The actors perform, all that other junk needs to go somewhere else. What else should the actor check? That the cameras a REALLY rolling? That the boom mic doesn’t distort and the sampling ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

I just don't get why there was a real weapon on the set. In Europe all weapons are totally neutralised and unable to fire a real bullet . I’m sure there are clever gunsmiths that could render any firearm to only shoot blanks. Modify the chamber so only special cartridges for blanks fit. Hamilton Bo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

Yes, rarely can happen; odds compared to a negligent discharge are millions to one.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

In the instant case, one actor pointed the gun at a person irrelevant to the scene being filmed and pulled the trigger. The End. If you don't know anything about a film set, how can it be claimed persons were irrelevant to the scene being filmed? :scratchchin: Perhaps, because I’d expect the cinema...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4640

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

There are millions of desirable ICE vehicles ready to be restored and driven. I know of several restorers that can deliver a virtually new 1994 W124 Mercedes. I’m not driving an EV any time soon. I can’t imagine sitting 10 km/hr Mumbai traffic with the AC going full blast to keep the smells, humidit...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

What I don't understand is that those people hit were behind a monitor not behind the camera. If that was the preferred angle to aim the gun for picture, why wasn't the monitor on the other side of the camera. Oh well, we will get the answers later. It's obvious that you have little or no real worl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

I find it humorous that the antigunners are defending Baldwin saying he didn't know any better and the progunners are saying he should've. THS214--guns just don't go off by themselves. The trigger has to be pulled. With this being an old western, in most probability, this was a single action revolv...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

No, of course not. I don’t try to wire new outlets in my house for a reason—I don’t know how to do so and comply with code. If I did wire something and burn the house, I have only myself to blame and accept the consequences. So you don’t check the wiring of the contractor before using it even when ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

No, of course not. I don’t try to wire new outlets in my house for a reason—I don’t know how to do so and comply with code. If I did wire something and burn the house, I have only myself to blame and accept the consequences. Protecting people from their own folly produces a society of idiots, so fa...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

No, of course not. I don’t try to wire new outlets in my house for a reason—I don’t know how to do so and comply with code. If I did wire something and burn the house, I have only myself to blame and accept the consequences. Protecting people from their own folly produces a society of idiots, so far...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

It is indeed curious isn’t it. I wonder how something as inherently dangerous as electricity and it’s complex system design, installation and maintenance could become so safe so as to not need special training dished out by enthusiasts to be used safely, some mysteries can never be solved I guess. ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion- That an AI should replace one person in the 2 man crew
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Opinion- That an AI should replace one person in the 2 man crew

Boeing757100 wrote:
And no, this is not a "Pilotless plane vs Piloted plane" thread, this is one where there is one human and one AI.


They are both the same thing because, if there is only one pilot, the system has to meet pilotless safety hurdles.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The COP26 movement thread
Replies: 38
Views: 8208

Re: The COP26 movement thread

I’m sure the event will attract plenty of rich, self-important types in their private jets to discuss the climate. If the ramp attracts too much interest, they’ll direct the crews to fly empty to various locations, only to burn more fuel, create more pollution. Been there, done that. I was flying fo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

Do you think that all actors should carry a multimeter to check the electrical safety of any switches they need to use during filming? I mean it’s pretty obvious that electricity is dangerous right? Fred Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk That’s a irrelevant argument. You don’t know check your power ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

You're in the military. He's an actor. Actually, I was in the military but I learned gun safety at the tender age of about 6. It should be obvious that a gun is dangerous, that pulling the trigger will make it fire, if it’s loaded, and the outcome will be harmful to what it’s pointed at. There is Z...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

You're all talking about guns as in the weapons designed to kill someone. But this is a movie set, where nothing is at it seems. For all we know Baldwin might have thought the gun wasn't a real one. As flipdewaf suggested plenty of dangerous things are present on a movie set, and accidents happen a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

Hand me an open gun and verify its status, hand me closed one, be it a derringer or a howitzer, I’m gonna instinctively open it and check. What are they these amateurs? You're in the military. He's an actor. Actually, I was in the military but I learned gun safety at the tender age of about 6. It s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

Yes with a person holding a gun who didn’t take care to se that it was unloaded.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36461

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Using contract pilots is already being investigated courtesy of the Tahoe accident. Lots of issues there—vetting, training standards, CRM, knowledge of the operations. An MD-87 looks cheap to buy, but the cost of operating is likely beyond the airline’s costs, it’s still an expensive plane. A $60 mi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

Warrant: Baldwin didn’t know weapon contained live round https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-arts-and-entertainment-movies-santa-fe-alec-baldwin-25d83890a289bb9ae358f406cd3cbee9 An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

Where i shoot, “sweep”, that is, let an unloaded muzzle pass, a shooter and you’ll be spoken to the first, taken to the parking lot the second, never to return.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13045

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

As some one said, politics is for ugly people who can’t act.

His politics does matter to this degree, vociferously anti-firearm person who, in his ignorance, kills someone with a gun.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36461

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

In the USAF, 7 days on the ground on a deployment, it gets a local flight before continuing on the deployment. I’ve flown C-5 on the ground 8,000 to 10,000 hours, lots of prep, long crew pre-flight, local only, up to altitude for an hour or two, before some landings. Not an FCF, just a check-out. We...

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