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by dragon6172
Fri May 25, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL announces new national anthem policy
Replies: 68
Views: 2970

Re: NFL announces new national anthem policy

If you want to get rid of the anthem before games, that's fine with me. You weren't watching anyway. Nobody ever showed the anthem on TV because it was a good time to run some commercials (how's that for respect for the flag?). So what you're really objecting to is the knowledge that someone was kn...

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by dragon6172
Thu May 24, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL announces new national anthem policy
Replies: 68
Views: 2970

Re: NFL announces new national anthem policy

The military paid for it, to drum up enlistments and interest in two failing wars. Now maybe a third soon! Not entirely true. The anthem has been performed at NFL games since WWII (same with other sports leagues). The only recent change (2009) was that players stayed on the field for it. The whole ...

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by dragon6172
Thu May 24, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL announces new national anthem policy
Replies: 68
Views: 2970

Re: NFL announces new national anthem policy

So no freedom of speech for NFL players? What a country we live in! How do you figure? There has been no law passed that prevents them from kneeling. The players will be allowed to stay in the locker room if they don't want to participate in the anthem (previously they were required to be on the fi...

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by dragon6172
Sun May 13, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F/A-18 Hornet variant conversions
Replies: 22
Views: 3939

Re: F/A-18 Hornet variant conversions

ocy9 wrote:
in the case of an F/A-18, would the data plate be affixed to the fuselage?

I think I found it. Searched a lot of google pics but my guess is this is the ID plate. In the aft cockpit behind the ejection seat.

Image

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by dragon6172
Sun May 13, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL
Replies: 24
Views: 5991

Re: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL

I've had airlines close boarding early when every scheduled passenger had boarded. Why keep boarding open if no one else is expected? That being s aid 1) the woman apparently was not ticked for this flight 2) the woman did not have a boarding pass for this flight. 3) the airline was not expecting t...

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by dragon6172
Fri May 11, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F/A-18 Hornet variant conversions
Replies: 22
Views: 3939

Re: F/A-18 Hornet variant conversions

ocy9 wrote:
in the case of an F/A-18, would the data plate be affixed to the fuselage?

Not sure where it is on a F/A-18.

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by dragon6172
Fri May 11, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F/A-18 Hornet variant conversions
Replies: 22
Views: 3939

Re: F/A-18 Hornet variant conversions

Typically the number on the data plate is used. So if you patch together pieces from multiple aircraft, the SN of the "new" aircraft will come from which ever section came with the data plate.

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by dragon6172
Mon May 07, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?
Replies: 42
Views: 5808

Re: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?

Fighter Jets ready to scramble with Pilots and ground crew being ready to go, but unarmed, even the 20mm mag empty? Very hard to believe. Got sources for that? best regards Thomas https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/f-16-pilot-was-ready-to-give-her-life-on-sept-11/2015/09/06/7c8cddbc-d8ce-11e0-9dc...

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by dragon6172
Sun May 06, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?
Replies: 42
Views: 5808

Re: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?

All that sound really crazy. The F16 was totally unarmed? Not even the machine gun has bullets? And why was unarmed? They was on the air already for another reason when they ordered to go to the 757? Was no time to send something armed? Even if the last line of defense was those F 16, was no a bett...

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by dragon6172
Sun May 06, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?
Replies: 42
Views: 5808

Re: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?

tommy1808 wrote:

:checkmark:
Once you decide to murder the innocent on board of the aircraft, a burst of 20mm into the cockpit will achieve the same result, w/o losing aircraft or their crews.

Best regards
Thomas

Problem is the fighters weren't armed.

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by dragon6172
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 132844

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

I have a question regarding the ATC recording after landing when the Captain was in communication with ARFF. He (ARFF) brought up moving to a gate. Captain was adamant not moving and to paraphrase said something to the effect of 'putting the flaps down'. Is this a signal that the aircraft will not ...

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by dragon6172
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 132844

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Video from onboard during emergency decent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wyWpXGo5Yc The guy taking the video does not have his O2 mask over his nose and mouth, only his mouth. One of those people who don't pay attention to safety videos.... What about the strap practically vertical around his h...

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by dragon6172
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas proposes amenities in the cargo hold for ultra long flights
Replies: 76
Views: 13648

Re: Alan Joyce floats the idea of "Cargo class"

Just call them the Mile High Club Suites

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by dragon6172
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Amendment reworded
Replies: 159
Views: 6268

Re: Second Amendment reworded

Specifics can come from further regulations by the states. Found at this link: http://www.weaponslaw.org/weapons/small-arms Change to allow further regulation The right of able minded citizens to keep and bear reasonable small arms for security of life and liberty shall not be infringed Therein lie...

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by dragon6172
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Amendment reworded
Replies: 159
Views: 6268

Re: Second Amendment reworded

The right of able minded citizens to keep and bear small arms for security of life and liberty shall not be infringed You will have to be more specific for the lefties in here. What constitutes a small arm? The M16 that I carried daily is a small arm to me, even the m240 could be considered small a...

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by dragon6172
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Amendment reworded
Replies: 159
Views: 6268

Re: Second Amendment reworded

To steer back to subject, how about this for a quick rewrite. For as far as reasonable for personel security, the right of people of able body and mind to keep and bear weaponry shall not be infringed. Being a federal republic, this matter should in the end be largely decided by individual states. ...

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by dragon6172
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead
Replies: 52
Views: 3064

Re: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead

I know there was a lot of "blame game" going on farther up the thread, so I did not read the whole thing but I have to ask: Why were pedestrians allowed on the bridge? Okie brings up another question: Why were cars allowed under the bridge during construction? I ask the first question bec...

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by dragon6172
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Package explodes at AUS FedEx facility
Replies: 12
Views: 1769

Re: Package explodes at AUS FedEx facility

Tugger wrote:
The real question and scary part is: What if this happens/happened in a plane?
(I am not saying this package was headed that way.)

Tugg

Not allowed to ship explosives via air

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by dragon6172
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 86815

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Holy crap. Looked past this thread for 2 years because I didn't want to read another theory. Little did I know this thread was full of so many humorous nuggets! Is this crap for real? Is this one of those complicated "Rick Rolls" and I don't get the joke?

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by dragon6172
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Navy F/A-18 Fatal Crash at NAS Key West
Replies: 9
Views: 2455

Re: US Navy F/A-18 Fatal Crash at NAS Key West

Reading that one eyewitness reported an airborne explosion with the jet: https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/03/15/eyewitness-report-fa-18f-exploded-before-fatal-crash/ One eyewitness, however, who lives along the aircraft’s approach path to the base, told Military.com yesterday that the ...

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by dragon6172
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?
Replies: 51
Views: 12847

Re: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?

I'm sure you're right dragon6172. But this was this photo that had originally led me to believe that the helo pilot was to the left of the person in the selfie, and not to the right of the person taking the selfie. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQQSOQEM13sRNQXk0SF2sjLNHeVoF35...

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by dragon6172
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?
Replies: 51
Views: 12847

Re: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?

I have a question for someone who is familiar with helicopter operations and the floats. When the craft hits the water in a normal auto-rotation, how far into the water dose the craft normally go before the floats have a chance to take over and keep it on the water. Could the fact that there were n...

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by dragon6172
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead
Replies: 52
Views: 3064

Re: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead

Pretty clear in this screen shot where the failure started. Image

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by dragon6172
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?
Replies: 51
Views: 12847

Re: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?

Here's an answer that someone posted to Quora: "Mar 29, 2016 - Visibility to the right is best from the right seat so that's where the command pilot sits. Many European helos have opposite main rotor rotation, and their PICs sit on the left. U.S. multi-rotor helicopters follow the single rotor...

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by dragon6172
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead
Replies: 52
Views: 3064

Re: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead

Looks as if it was pulled off the support nearest the waterway. The bridge deck on that end is flat on the ground.

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by dragon6172
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead
Replies: 52
Views: 3064

Re: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead

CCGPV wrote:
Is this a common design? Are there any other examples out there?

Same bridge builder/designer had a collapse here locally when building a new bridge. Different design though.
Image

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by dragon6172
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?
Replies: 51
Views: 12847

Re: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?

I'm sure the NTSB will be looking at all of these issues. But my first thought seeing that fuel cutoff lever design is "how the hell did they allow passengers anywhere near that thing?" I have a feeling there will need to be some change to that design, and/or a change to allowing passenge...

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by dragon6172
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next important technology?
Replies: 47
Views: 3748

Re: Next important technology?

I see the move from pilots to automation as being a step process:

Full automation with two on board pilot observers
Full automation with single on board pilot observer
Full automation with emergency pilot on board filling a role as flight attendant during normal ops

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by dragon6172
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next important technology?
Replies: 47
Views: 3748

Re: Next important technology?

I see big oportunities in how planes are operated at airports. I'm going to introduce a new airport vehicle which I'll call AARDVARK1 (airport aircraft recover disembark vehicle also release o'K 1). This is an electrically powered vehicle - charged by the airport infrastructure so it doesn't need a...

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by dragon6172
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 36915

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

Bottom line: Dog owner is responsible for dog. Nobody else. Nuff said. Bottom line.The FA is responsible for violating United's policy and killing the dog. Nuff said. That IS why United has accepted full responsibility for the incident. Agreed, FA responsible for violating UAL policy. But can't bla...

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by dragon6172
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 36915

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

bennett123 wrote:
There have been several references to the bag not being checked after take off.

However, do we know if the seatbelt signs were on for much of the flight.

Since when does the seatbelt sign keep people in their seats for an entire 3 hour flight?

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by dragon6172
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?
Replies: 51
Views: 12847

Re: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?

Have to wonder how the pilot even allowed any kind of obstruction in that area. Looks pretty tight as is. Maybe something was being passed from the rear to the front or vice versa and got caught up? Even then you'd think that the pilot would make a glance over the area. I'm also surprised there is ...

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by dragon6172
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 36915

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

Moreover, it could be argued that her behavior was criminally negligent and constitutes cruelty to an animal. As an animal lover, I'm hoping a DA in a relevant jurisdiction throws the book at her. Forcing another being to suffer unnecessarily is the very definition of cruelty. There is nothing hyst...

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by dragon6172
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?
Replies: 51
Views: 12847

Re: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?

https://i.imgur.com/uRrfIpw.jpg Better picture. My understanding is the levers are from top to bottom: Rotor brake Fuel Flow Control Lever Fuel Shut Off Valve Levers down is the flight position for all three. I think moving either of the fuel levers up will have the effect of shutting down the engi...

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by dragon6172
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 36915

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

I thought snub nosed dogs were already banned from flying for 20 years. Strange this incident could happen. I think that is for when they are checked? Not sure if it applies to in cabin pets. I'd be interested if the dog was given any medication or sedatives for the travel and if it had anything to...

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by dragon6172
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 36915

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

Wrong. This puppy died as a result of a FA WRONGLY bullying a pax into stuffing an approved under-the-seat pet carrier bag up into an overhead bin. Pure and simple. There was NO reason anyone in their right mind should have done that. Do we know the dogs cause of death yet? This little guy fought h...

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by dragon6172
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 110
Views: 30858

Re: United 1175 - Engine Blowout?

The aerodynamic forces, "flutter"(?) may be causing the shaking. Tugg. I think the last time this happened it was discussed that the vibration is caused by the damaged fan windmilling. Just like an unbalanced load of wash moves the machine across the room, unbalanced fan vibrates the whol...

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by dragon6172
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: V-280 Valor News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 25277

Re: V-280 Valor flies for the first time

Blurred on the ground run video as well: https://youtu.be/dafw9bFOr1I I'll go out on a limb here and speculate the transmission is electric & classified/proprietary as a result. :-) But seriously, electric transmission would have advantages for survivability and flexibility of design. No cross ...

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by dragon6172
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAV, Marine-1's, V-22's over NJ on Dec 3rd??
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: UAV, Marine-1's, V-22's over NJ on Dec 3rd??

Were the Ospreys green? HMX-1 uses Ospreys in a support role so not surprising to see some in the same area as Marine One helos.

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by dragon6172
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 21886

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

Time and a Half is the standard overtime pay. Some companies go up to Double Time for Holidays themselves. 1.5X is perfectly fair as long as day-of-holiday overrides also still apply. I.e. if you were already going to get 1.5X for flying Christmas Day, then you should get 1.5x1.5=2.25X with this bo...

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by dragon6172
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 6 wheel bogey
Replies: 24
Views: 3553

Re: 6 wheel bogey

Balerit wrote:

Morê, I see the AN22 was built in 1963 and had 6 wheel bogies, any others? Latest aircraft are the B777 and A350-1000.



AN22 have two 6 wheel bogies? Or is it six 2 wheel bogies?

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by dragon6172
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Navy C-2 Jet crashes in Pacific 11 onboard
Replies: 19
Views: 6020

Re: US Navy C-2 Jet crashes in Pacific 11 onboard

Latest says 8 recovered. I imagine that had to be a fairly controlled ditching.

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by dragon6172
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the jet stream/tailwind save fuel?
Replies: 21
Views: 3551

Re: How does the jet stream/tailwind save fuel?

None of it matters. The aircraft is still on the conveyor belt, unable to take off.

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by dragon6172
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX - Runways 24/25 Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1938

Re: LAX - Runways 24/25 Question

timz wrote:
60 comes before 70, so by that reasoning the present numbering is correct.

This here. Runways 6L/6R and 7L/7R are in the correct order (left to right).

Things just don't work out to keep the left to right counting when you get 180 out to approach from the other way.

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by dragon6172
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Marine Corp helicopter CH53E that was crash-landed a few days ago in Okinawa confrimed to carry radioactive substance
Replies: 8
Views: 2732

Re: US Marine Corp helicopter CH53E that was crash-landed a few days ago in Okinawa confrimed to carry radioactive subst

Probably talking about the In-flight blade inspection system. Yes, radiation involved, but not a lot. For more info Google: CH-53 IBIS

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by dragon6172
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 201130

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

surely with a modern aircraft like this an engine should not explode without warning, the multitude of engine instruments oil temperature, vibration etc should warn the pilots the engine is in trouble so it can be shut down, the investigation should include if there were any unusual engine paramete...

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by dragon6172
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 11144

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

kasimir wrote:
I also read somewhere that most construction cranes in Miami are not hurricane proof and if not taken down, might collapse during the hurricane...

I saw the news report on this also. Apparently the cranes are only required to withstand 145 mph winds. Not sure if that is steady state or gusts.

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by dragon6172
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 72904

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Several departures from both KIAH and KHOU over the past hour

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by dragon6172
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 72904

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Any idea why the Texas Dept of Public Safety is doing laps at 18,000 ft? https://www.flightradar24.com/N243TX/ea5e85b The hurricane, yes, I know. What is this aircraft used for specifically? And what Texas local activities related to the hurricane happen at 18,000? http://i.imgur.com/Qnv6W1L.jpg

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