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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Pretty clear in this screen shot where the failure started.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Looks as if it was pulled off the support nearest the waterway. The bridge deck on that end is flat on the ground.Jump to post
CCGPV wrote:Is this a common design? Are there any other examples out there?
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
timz wrote:60 comes before 70, so by that reasoning the present numbering is correct.
Probably talking about the In-flight blade inspection system. Yes, radiation involved, but not a lot. For more info Google: CH-53 IBISJump to post
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...Jump to post
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...
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.jpgJump to post