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by lowrider
Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ200 Performance
Replies: 12
Views: 13624

RE: CRJ200 Performance

Typically (and that word is covering a huge range of weights, temps, and density altitudes), I see climb rates of about 2000 to 2500 fpm below 10000 at 250 kias. With a "B" engine on a cold day with a l might see 3500+ fpm. On the way down I have had descent rates as high as 6000 fpm, but typically ...

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by lowrider
Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Price Of Gasoline Near You
Replies: 67
Views: 3451

RE: Price Of Gasoline Near You

I couple of days ago, I paid $3.02/gal in Furnace Creek, CA for premium.

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by lowrider
Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas Tank Question, Car Related
Replies: 18
Views: 2605

RE: Gas Tank Question, Car Related

Try looking in the J.C. Whitney catalog or website. The stock a variety of aftermarket parts.
It may take a little creative engineering, but you can probably find something to do the job.

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by lowrider
Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Fatties Cause Sea-Board Furniture Collaps
Replies: 40
Views: 7890

RE: American Fatties Cause Sea-Board Furniture Col

I have to agree with superfly here. Health has less to do with weight and more to do with overall condition. This is also not a uniquely american issue either. All you have to do is sit in the terminal at <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> and ...

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by lowrider
Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do People Bring Religion Into Everything?
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

RE: Why Do People Bring Religion Into Everything?

Superfly: I am afraid you missed my point entirely. I may be insecure about some things, this is not one of them. I am trying to account for the disparity in the way that members of various faiths are percieved. You brought up the idea of intelligence or lack of being related to a belief system. I a...

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by lowrider
Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Disrupive Pax Gets 5 Years!
Replies: 38
Views: 4802

RE: NW Disrupive Pax Gets 5 Years!

Outstanding. We should be sending that judge thank you letters.

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by lowrider
Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ Landing Gear Cracks
Replies: 6
Views: 2971

RE: CRJ Landing Gear Cracks

The runways at a few airports come to mind.

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by lowrider
Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi On 1 Engine?
Replies: 23
Views: 7118

RE: Taxi On 1 Engine?

Not all aircraft are set up for single engine taxi. For example, nose gear steering and brakes may be powered by seperate hydralic systems or may require two or more systems on line for normal operation. I would imagine that most transport catagory aircraft produced in the last 15 to 20 years or so ...

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by lowrider
Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do People Bring Religion Into Everything?
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

RE: Why Do People Bring Religion Into Everything?

Superfly: Upon re-reading, I may have come off as a little harsh, but I simply cannot abide the stereotype that all who believe in God are ignorant, trailer dwelling, toenail picking, hill dwelling folk. "Well people with your point of view aren't the smartest people either." That comment more than ...

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by lowrider
Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do People Bring Religion Into Everything?
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

RE: Why Do People Bring Religion Into Everything?

On a side note, I am really dissapointed with the way this thread has gone. Someone started out with a good question, and I don't think they will get the answer they were seaching for. I am as much to blame as anyone.

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by lowrider
Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do People Bring Religion Into Everything?
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

RE: Why Do People Bring Religion Into Everything?

Well, if you want to go from general to personal: I do support the war in Iraq, but not for war's sake, nor for oil, nor for profit. I am not going to debate the merits of the terrorism case, because it gets into an area of murky intelligence and, frankly, we could thrust and counter-thrust with fac...

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by lowrider
Tue Nov 30, 2004 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do People Bring Religion Into Everything?
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

RE: Why Do People Bring Religion Into Everything?

Superfly:
What I missed is why you tried to tie "Bible-thumpers" to the war in Iraq. It is a false generalization. Now if you want to tie those who take a literal view of the Bible to pro-life or ant-gay marriage, I think you might have a valid generalization there.

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by lowrider
Tue Nov 30, 2004 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do People Bring Religion Into Everything?
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

RE: Why Do People Bring Religion Into Everything?

Superfly: The difference between my post and yours is that I admitted that I was speaking in broad generalizations, you did not "More often for worse. Look at the Bible-thumpers that are in favor of the war in Iraq. The good things that some Churches do is also done by many secular organizations and...

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by lowrider
Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do People Bring Religion Into Everything?
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

RE: Why Do People Bring Religion Into Everything?

I can see why it would be difficult for a person with no particular religious or spiritual conviction to understand this. Speaking in broad generalizations, a person's spiritual beliefs can have powerful impact on the way they view the world around them. For better or worse, it can the filter throug...

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by lowrider
Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Incident At DFW
Replies: 27
Views: 8215

RE: DL Incident At DFW

Most of those rules are written in the ink of others mistakes. I imagine that there will be a rule regarding the minimum speration between aircraft and ground equipment before giving the wave off to taxi. Azul320: It has nothing to do with the pilot being an ass or any sort of paycut. It was probabl...

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by lowrider
Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Incident At DFW
Replies: 27
Views: 8215

RE: DL Incident At DFW

It begs the question of how much is too much thrust. Breakaway thrust on heavily loaded aircraft is usually high. This is no secret. If the a/c was heavy, a large amount of thrust may have been needed, particularly if the <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym> was attempting to start into a turn. O...

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by lowrider
Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Info Not In The Private Pilot Manual!
Replies: 10
Views: 4200

RE: Info Not In The Private Pilot Manual!

It is arbitrary in that any unit could have been used to measure aircraft speed. Knots just happened to be the one chosen. Any other unit of speed measurement works just fine as well, so long as it is usable for all performance and nav calculations.

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by lowrider
Sun Nov 21, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest US Airport With Commercial Service?
Replies: 103
Views: 28085

RE: Smallest US Airport With Commercial Service?

My vote goes to either Eek, AK (EEK) which, if memory serves, is about 1100 feet and gets served by a few caravans and 207s or Quinihak which I think is only a 207's

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by lowrider
Sun Nov 21, 2004 6:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Info Not In The Private Pilot Manual!
Replies: 10
Views: 4200

RE: Info Not In The Private Pilot Manual!

Ease up a little there, chief. I think the point is that knots is just an arbitrary unit of measurement. You could use furlongs per fortnight and it wouldn't make a difference, so long as you could calculate all the appropriate numbers. Yeah, knots should probably be defined in a PPL manual. I found...

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by lowrider
Sun Nov 21, 2004 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 Fuel Emergency Into LGA
Replies: 36
Views: 7131

RE: Delta 737 Fuel Emergency Into LGA

Flybyguy: You need to read the whole post. He probably used up some fuel waiting to depart. This is normal. Stronger than forcast winds probably ate into the rest. You do not know that the winds are stronger than forecast until you are in them. Every flight has a min fuel for departure number. If yo...

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by lowrider
Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 Fuel Emergency Into LGA
Replies: 36
Views: 7131

RE: Delta 737 Fuel Emergency Into LGA

I doubt it has anything to do with being cheap. Lengthy ground delays combined with stronger than forecast headwinds probably ate into the fuel reserve. It happens from time to time. This time, for some reason, it happened to make the news. Must be a slow day.

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by lowrider
Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CSI Miami, Or Vegas?
Replies: 26
Views: 1597

RE: CSI Miami, Or Vegas?

I have to agree with NWA 742. David Caruso apparently went to the William Shatner school of acting. He is not believable in that role. The plots for Miami are like a set of railroad tracks, and tend to rely on over simplified science and strange improbabilities. The charaters on Vegas are much more ...

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by lowrider
Fri Nov 19, 2004 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carolyn Parrish...psycho Hose Beast.
Replies: 16
Views: 1103

RE: Carolyn Parrish...psycho Hose Beast.

Its too bad she was fired. I mean that with all sincerity. I understand the reasoning, though. Every family has the one relative they prefer not to acknowledge. If nothing else, she was entertaining. If she is determined enough, she will find another outlet. I am sure a few US based talk shows would...

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by lowrider
Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Reason To Leave The UN
Replies: 17
Views: 2736

RE: Another Reason To Leave The UN

Klaus the only problems with your reasoning are: 1. There is not Palestine to be head of 2. Arafat was the leader of the PLO (and probable Hamas by default), which is not a state, but, at best, a Non-governmental Organization. This gets him no official diplomatic status. 3. George Bush may be our pr...

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by lowrider
Sun Nov 14, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Reason To Leave The UN
Replies: 17
Views: 2736

RE: Another Reason To Leave The UN

The only problem is that Arafat was not a head of state. He was a terrorist. A charismatic one, to be sure, but a terrorist none the less. You can polish a turd all you want. In the end it is still just a shiny piece of crap.

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by lowrider
Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit Image Recorder
Replies: 12
Views: 4331

RE: Cockpit Image Recorder

2H4 nailed it as to what the big deal is. What he describes happening is every pilot's fear. We do not need to worry about how our actions or reactions will be percieved in hindsight during an emergency. Pilots are already subject to background checks, medical checks, proficiency checks, line checks...

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by lowrider
Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Victory For Outsourcing Firms
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

RE: Victory For Outsourcing Firms

Give it up. Bush won. All of this gloom and doom will not serve you well. Don't forget, other countries outsource jobs to the United States as well. Its a two way street. I am waiting for your post on how Bush steals food from blind, crippled orphans or Bush like to shoot puppies.

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by lowrider
Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Apply To Be A Scab?
Replies: 62
Views: 9630

RE: How To Apply To Be A Scab?

"It takes a whole lot to get someone terminated where I work (excepting some very severe infractions) and the employee (along with the union) is aware right from the start, with the first thing that actually goes on paper. And they fight the whole way. If I'm not mistaken, a union can't tell a membe...

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by lowrider
Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel Runways - Safety Point Of View
Replies: 27
Views: 8091

RE: Parallel Runways - Safety Point Of View

Initially everyone climbs straight out. Each side of <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> has its own tower freq and its own arrival and departure freq, so the situation isn't all that different from one set ...

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by lowrider
Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Apply To Be A Scab?
Replies: 62
Views: 9630

RE: How To Apply To Be A Scab?

"I see unions as a way to protect the lazy and incompetent. " Common stereotype. A competent, well run union will do neither. My local has actually done the opposite and told a few people that they are on thier own, and will have to pay the consequences for thier behavior. I can only speak for pilot...

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by lowrider
Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Apply To Be A Scab?
Replies: 62
Views: 9630

RE: How To Apply To Be A Scab?

Union benefits go way beyond pay and benefits, but those are usually the the most visible aspects. To understand the benefits (at least in the United States), you must first understand why certain labor groups choose to organize (or unionize) in the first place. Unions are usually born out of an adv...

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by lowrider
Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Issue, Or Nonsense?
Replies: 15
Views: 2338

RE: Security Issue, Or Nonsense?

They may be upset, but if you go in there with an "I'm sorry, it won't happen again" attitude, you will stand a better chance of getting through unscathed. Unfortunately, each airport has a fairly wide degree of lattitude when it comes to security proceedures specific to that airport. If you ask for...

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by lowrider
Fri Nov 12, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barry On Neo-Conservatism In American Foreign Pol.
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

RE: Barry On Neo-Conservatism In American Foreign

I didn't back up my arguement? As far as I know, I did not make one. I merely stated facts that were readily evident. If I had stated a viewpoint that was different than Barry's, then I would be remiss if I did not back it up with sources. After viewing the website you provided, it is a rather large...

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by lowrider
Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barry On Neo-Conservatism In American Foreign Pol.
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

RE: Barry On Neo-Conservatism In American Foreign

A little paranoia can go a long way. It was a very eye catching, attractive presentation, it was just short on facts, documentation, logic, and verifiable evidence. Michael Moore should hire this guy, lest he become serious competition.

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by lowrider
Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel Killed Arafat
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

RE: Israel Killed Arafat

I doubt it. I would believe that the mystery illness was syphilis before I believe poisoning. Israel has plenty of reasons to kill him, but poison would be logistically complicated, and a slow acting one is far for a sure bet.

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by lowrider
Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saving Private Ryan...For Kids?
Replies: 27
Views: 7177

RE: Saving Private Ryan...For Kids?

I would agree that it is probably not suitable for kids under about 13 to 15. They will be too overwhelmed by the action in the movie to grasp the significance of the story.

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by lowrider
Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Was Iraq A Mistake?
Replies: 25
Views: 2024

RE: Why Was Iraq A Mistake?

It wasn't a mistake. Anyone who thought the war was going to conform exactly to a plan is delusional. Have patience. Any war viewed through as a series of real time events always appears chaotic and awful, because it is. Only by studying it from a historical perspective can you see the evolution of ...

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by lowrider
Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans Are Burdened With Debt
Replies: 31
Views: 1830

RE: Americans Are Burdened With Debt

Credit cards are one of the worst blights ever introduced. No one should have more than one. The line on it should be no more than 5% of your monthly income. I have lived by this since moving out at 18, and have never had to carry a credit card balance from one month to the next. Borrow money for a ...

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by lowrider
Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why I Can't Go Home (To The US Of A)
Replies: 48
Views: 4219

RE: Why I Can't Go Home (To The US Of A)

I just have one thought to add to the discussion. Many people in the world may not like GWB. Thats ok. A leadership position is not about being the most liked person. It is about doing the right thing; making the right choice. I think that the US vote shows that the majority of the country values ac...

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by lowrider
Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When Did "liberal" Become An Insult?
Replies: 52
Views: 6250

RE: When Did "liberal" Become An Insult?

I think people find the term liberal insulting only when they are either opposed to the ideology associated with the label, or they are ashamed to admit what thier true beliefs are. If you are truly liberal, be proud of it and the label can't be used against you. If you are ashamed of what you belie...

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by lowrider
Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ops Freq?
Replies: 17
Views: 2215

RE: Ops Freq?

I agree that ops freq's should not be given out. It is true that you could probably find them if you try hard enough, and 99% of what you hear there would be so boring and repititious that it would bring you to tears. If out, off, on, in time and fuel burns are that exciting, then we really need to ...

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by lowrider
Sat Nov 06, 2004 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: People Leaving The U.S
Replies: 42
Views: 2248

RE: People Leaving The U.S

The why is probably as varied as the people who actually leave, but my guess would be they think that we will miss them, see the error of our ways, and fall all over ourselves trying to get them back. I would like to hear how many actually leave.

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by lowrider
Sat Nov 06, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: People Leaving The U.S
Replies: 42
Views: 2248

RE: People Leaving The U.S

If people want to leave, that is fine. If they find Bush so adhorant that they cannot stand living in the US with him as president, I would rather they leave and be happy than stay and complain. I have said before that denying the government your tax dollars is a good way to protest. If enough peopl...

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by lowrider
Sat Nov 06, 2004 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes The B757 So Loved?
Replies: 52
Views: 10005

RE: What Makes The B757 So Loved?

Performance, Performance, Performance. It was a truly worthy replacement for the 727

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by lowrider
Sat Nov 06, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing "numbers"
Replies: 5
Views: 2559

RE: Landing "numbers"

Having "numbers" also implies having the necessary performance. For a 121 carrier to use a partucular runway, they not only have to be able to land within the touch down zone and stop withing a certain percentage of the usable length, they must also be able to go around on a single engine and clear ...

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by lowrider
Sat Nov 06, 2004 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd. Term For "W" How Will Our Industry Fare?
Replies: 43
Views: 2906

RE: 2nd. Term For "W" How Will Our Industry Fare?

I go away for a night, and look what happens to this thread. Well, I will give padcrasher, one point, I should have kept my mouth shut and simply asked for the deletion of the thread, but I just couldn't resist the bait. I can only stand so much disinformation and dishonesty. First, I did not read a...

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by lowrider
Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd. Term For "W" How Will Our Industry Fare?
Replies: 43
Views: 2906

RE: 2nd. Term For "W" How Will Our Industry Fare?

I have asked for this thread to be deleted. Take it to politics.com. The facts present this thread ended with "Bush won, Kerry lost". Everything else has been rhetoric, and opinion, with little of it being aviation related. If you don't like it, deal with it, or vote with your feet and move. Surrend...

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by lowrider
Sun Oct 31, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine Failure/Forced Landing - Ever Had/made One?
Replies: 6
Views: 3607

RE: Engine Failure/Forced Landing - Ever Had/made

Lost one in a 172 on take off about 5 years ago. The valve seat broke, and pieces of it went through the piston, creating all sorts of expensive shrapnel inside the case. I was about 50-75 feet agl when this occured. I closed the throttle, pulled the mixture to cut off, and landed straight ahead. I ...

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by lowrider
Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Express Saves DL
Replies: 5
Views: 2743

RE: American Express Saves DL

"Saves the Day" may be a little optimistic. In the great big scope of things, 600 million is not that much. Remember, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> lost more than that last quarter. Not to rain on your parade, but its going to take a lot more than that to stay away from the cou...

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by lowrider
Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Day In The LIfe Of A WN Jet
Replies: 16
Views: 6348

RE: A Day In The LIfe Of A WN Jet

1. Startup
2. Taxi
3. Takeoff
4. Climb
5. Cruise
6. Approach
7. Landing
8. Taxi
9. Shut down
10. Repeat 1-9 as often as able, allowing for wx, mx, servicing, and delays.

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