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by Okie
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 365
Views: 44868

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

SN9 launch scrubbed today by FAA refusal to grant authority (They did grant it this morning and 2 hours later recalled it). Does anyone have any insight? Is this a Space X Engineering/Safety issue or an FAA flexing it muscles? These are prototypes. The FAA has to approve the engineering on each pro...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 365
Views: 44868

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Scrubbed for today apparently. Looking to tomorrow. And Elon is unhappy with FAA bureaucracy... no surprise there. I suspect the FAA will get worse on requirements. They sort of got egg on their face with the MAX. Probably at least require a 24 hour notice. I checked the TFR's earlier for today alt...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 365
Views: 44868

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

There is a new TFR listed 1/8565 for today. So they use subchilled LN2 and LO2 so they are at least detanking and retanking with completely chilled propellant. Best I can remember that is about an hour and half process. They can only hold the subchilled liquid propellent for a short period of time i...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GameStop Stock Fiasco
Replies: 122
Views: 5908

Re: GameStop Stock Fiasco

No argument there. I see litigation as the last real incentive to putting an ankle on all that. The SEC is a bit conflicted, interest wise, for my likings at the moment, and cancelling does not work in this business. So what then else? And we find that Yellen was paid $810,000 from her disclosure s...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 365
Views: 44868

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

TFR for 01.28.21 cancelled when I looked a while ago but still on for 01.29.21 unless they reupdate TFR's


Okie

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 365
Views: 44868

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Zeppi wrote:
Looks like SN9 will go for it today!


Couple of man lifts disconnecting the safety chains on the upper flaps is a pretty good indication. (1.28.21) :bigthumbsup:

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GameStop Stock Fiasco
Replies: 122
Views: 5908

Re: GameStop Stock Fiasco

It seems that AAL (American Airlines) is the next most shorted stock/targeted stock by short sellers. Looks like the price is on the way up. :spin:

Okie

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by Okie
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 161274

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

srael is in full lockdown since almost 3 weeks and cases are only starting to stabilize. With 40% of the population vaccinated and in full lockdown, why are there so many cases everyday? It is not immediate antibody response by the body. When I was looking at the Emergency Application for Pfizer Va...

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by Okie
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Solar
Replies: 14
Views: 1215

Re: Tesla Solar

I generally don't use a ton of electricity as I am not home very much. I work evenings so I am usually gone during the hottest part of the day. I am getting central AC installed in a few weeks, so my bill will likely go up significantly. I am torn between their smallest, cheapest option 4.08kW whic...

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by Okie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 31644

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Single dose Vaccine (Pfizer) not working as well as hoped: https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/single-covid-vaccine-dose-in-israel-less-effective-than-we-hoped/ar-BB1cTyhf Questions over the effectiveness of the vaccine were raised amid reports that thousands of Israelis were still becoming sick a...

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by Okie
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quad and Tri Jets will come back in the skies "What is old is new again" Alternative fuels and good news!
Replies: 26
Views: 4158

Re: Quad and Tri Jets will come back in the skies "What is old is new again" Alternative fuels and good news!

This is a very fascinating topic since Hydrogen Aircrafts are making a headline in recent years. Hydrogen is a massive polluter when used in an infernal combustion engine. The problem is excess Oxygen with Hydrogen with flammability ratio 180:1<--->34:1 makes for massive quantities of NOx's Hydroge...

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by Okie
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the City of Dallas drop its lawsuit against DL regarding DAL gate space?
Replies: 90
Views: 13494

Re: Will the City of Dallas drop its lawsuit against DL regarding DAL gate space?

That is emphatically not the case at DAL, where WN was able to lock up the airport and destroy gates that are necessary for competition. Many Airlines, including AA multiple times, have tried to make a go of it at DAL most have failed unless they have a small knitch of clients. Even CO/UA abandon t...

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by Okie
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye 2020... Happy New Year Y'all!
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: Goodbye 2020... Happy New Year Y'all!

2020 was a tough hombre.

To be safe, got dressed up with Class 4 gloves, Class 4 clothing and EH boots.

Gave 2020 a blow to the head, a mighty shove and a kick in the backside and told it not to come back. :bigthumbsup:

Okie

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by Okie
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosion in Nashville
Replies: 71
Views: 4426

Re: Explosion in Nashville

Yes, but I was not talking about the FBI. The conspiracy world is abuzz over this guy because of 5G or because of Dominion voting machines. These are just wild and crazy conspiracy theories. I should also point out that the 5G theory is not political. There are nuts of all political stripes who bel...

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by Okie
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger Wars!
Replies: 88
Views: 3978

Re: Burger Wars!

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Careful out there.

Okie
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Careful out there.

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosion in Nashville
Replies: 71
Views: 4426

Re: Explosion in Nashville

here’s a video floating around of the recorded message being broadcast. Very eerie Indeed. Also they have shown an RV that is speculated to be the one involved moving down a street earlier in the evening/morning. Looking line the "Good Ole Boys" heading for "Bob's Country Bunker"...

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by Okie
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosion in Nashville
Replies: 71
Views: 4426

Re: Explosion in Nashville

They’ve succeeded in knocking out most AT&T phone and internet (including a fair amount of suburban 911 service) in Nashville. No idea if that was intended or not I can not answer what exactly is going on there but during the early couple days of the OKC bombing the carrier that had the governm...

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by Okie
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosion in Nashville
Replies: 71
Views: 4426

Re: Explosion in Nashville

So a call to report shots fired in area apparently to get police to the area. Police show up to find a RV with a recording device announcing that it is going to explode in 15 minutes. Any speculations as anything else on the recording or if anything was written on RV or not is up to speculation at t...

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by Okie
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosion in Nashville
Replies: 71
Views: 4426

Re: Explosion in Nashville

IMO quite similar to the Oklahoma city bombing and the Breivek bombing in Oslo Err No If it was intentional it was done by someone who was very amateur or inexperienced or it failed and detonated when it wasn’t supposed to because it basically went off on a vacant street with nobody around :checkma...

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by Okie
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train Tracker App?
Replies: 17
Views: 1563

Re: Train Tracker App?

There may also be security and business proprietary reasons to not have a tracking app for non-passenger trains. Trains may be carrying hazardous or valuable cargo that they don't want people to use tracking apps to try to derail for acts of vandalism, terrorism or to steal contents of. Exactly. Mo...

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by Okie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737
Replies: 86
Views: 14919

Re: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737

vegasplanes wrote:
AS 1367 to PDX


The concept of a drunk/drugged or person being socially challenged automatically, subconsciously being attracted to a flight to PDX really doesn't require explanation!! :sarcastic:

Okie

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by Okie
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 161274

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

The point in your last para taken. All the same, Americans seem to have politicised what is just an unexpected disease to their own detriment. It's a disease, not something that falls into the domain of left, right, liberal, authoritarian thinking Not really a problem I was automatically signed up ...

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by Okie
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden
Replies: 144
Views: 7312

Re: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden

Wow the Grand RE-OPENING of all the Benghazi Arms dealers is just 57 days away. Exciting times coming up. :roll:


Okie

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by Okie
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces regulation to lower prescription drug prices
Replies: 43
Views: 2421

Re: Trump announces regulation to lower prescription drug prices

Perhaps Doctor/Hospital should buy drugs through a central organisation resulting in more competitive pricing As long as the US continues bare the burden of the cost of a majority of R & D for the Pharmaceuticals then nothing will change. Although the EU is just starting to do development in ho...

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by Okie
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces regulation to lower prescription drug prices
Replies: 43
Views: 2421

Re: Trump announces regulation to lower prescription drug prices

https://www.newsweek.com/big-pharma-joe-biden-fix-drug-pricing-1534809 Precisely why Big Pharma donated $5.9M to Biden campaign. They need to force the US middle class to pay higher taxes to support Medicare so Big Pharma's can suffer from exorbitant profit. Obviously a terrible situation for Big Ph...

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by Okie
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Installed Engine Attitude
Replies: 32
Views: 2740

Re: Installed Engine Attitude

I cannot find it, I swear there was a lengthly thread here... But whatever... And since we're on a subject: The thread was about a 737 that had come out of heavy check and the cowling was switched between Left Engine #1 and the Right Engine #2. That put the Strake for area ruling towards the wing t...

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by Okie
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse
Replies: 49
Views: 8986

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Did Delta (and Eastern) buy DC 7B models because they were a bit bigger than DC 7s? I don’t think either airline needed the extra range the B came with. Not trying to be snarky but if you go to the Airliners.net homepage way down on the lower left is the Aircraft Data and History. Click on it. It i...

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by Okie
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can freighter aircraft supply electrical power for refrigerated cargo ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4919

Re: Can freighter aircraft supply electrical power for refrigerated cargo ?

The sublimation temperature for Carbon Dioxide is 194k/-109f/-78c. Dry Ice will work just fine for Covid vaccine transportation in an insulated container. The temperatures that Pfizer has requested are the only temperatures they have tested/certified as to retain the effectiveness of the vaccine. Th...

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by Okie
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on how to become a pilot and training
Replies: 128
Views: 3241

Re: Parallel profession

I can not exactly answer how exactly you would differentiate a designer and an engineer. There was one sort of an obscure test pilot that was on the X-15 program for North American Aviation that was an Engineer. Sort of moved on to NASA did a little work over there. Piloted the Lunar Excursion Modul...

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by Okie
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye
Replies: 117
Views: 5587

Re: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye

Nope. AI & Automation is after —primarily— what are considered to be unskilled and labor/danger intensive jobs. You are making the mistake of comparing the values of direct salary replacement when conjuring that ROI Oh we are not done on the manufacturing end either. Those IT jobs will become a...

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by Okie
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye
Replies: 117
Views: 5587

Re: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye

The vast majority of CA exitees are middle and lower middle class who don’t have the education to compete. CA is a net importer of highly educated, high skilled migrants from other states in IT and professional services. These people inevitably end up with excellent earnings. Maybe or maybe not. On...

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by Okie
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye
Replies: 117
Views: 5587

Re: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye

You're making it too complicated. California charges the guy 13%. If you make $30 million, that's 4 million dollars a year he would otherwise keep. And the federal government does not let you deduct state taxes paid, either. He pays plenty of taxes. Paying $10,000 extra a day just to be allowed to ...

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by Okie
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Halloween 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: Halloween 2020

Quite a cut back from previous years. Normally I get more than 800 Trick or Treaters, because of Covid I cut back on Candy purchase for about 500. Only got about 100. So barely 10% of normal. Two giant bags of candy going to be donated. Turned my clocks back before going to bed. An extra hour of 202...

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by Okie
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck
Replies: 40
Views: 2191

Re: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck

US penalties for gas guzzlers are a joke, since SUVs and "trucks" like this are exempt. In France a gas guzzler incurrs a 20000€ tax, and from next year it will be 40000€, and 50000€ the year after. Everyday cars that are over a threshold pay a smaller tax, increasing with CO2 emissions. ...

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by Okie
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 30362

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

Some good news. Both the AstraZenica and Johnson & Johnson vaccine candidate Phase III clinical trials (both of which are adenovirus-vectored products) had been paused in the US. AZ's had been paused for seven weeks and J&J's for over a week after patients in the study groups became ill. It...

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by Okie
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck
Replies: 40
Views: 2191

Re: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck

He said he had an H2, surely you must fill that massive gas guzzler sooner than every 3 hours ? Actually about every six hours under normal highway conditions at 70mph. Apparently you have no clue. We have actual pollution controls here in the US and penalties for fuel guzzlers. No fudged EU regula...

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by Okie
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck
Replies: 40
Views: 2191

Re: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck

The EV Hummer will have the new MCMA pouch battery cell technology. "Ultium" marketing connotation. The first most expensive models will have 3 drive motors. Later more economical models will only have two motors. I am wondering if that means that only the 3 drive motor model will have the...

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by Okie
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck
Replies: 40
Views: 2191

Re: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck

I had a 05 with upcharge adventure package which included brush guards, skid plates, air bags-height adjustable, 6 disc cd-stereo, on board air compressor, 3rd row seat, external spare tire mount, rear tail light guards, crossbars for top rails, a few other gadgets and nerf bars. When you went doing...

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by Okie
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E145 runway excursion in Freeport.
Replies: 20
Views: 6302

Re: Envoy E145 runway excursion in Freeport.

Maybe they forgot the parking brake. Those skid lines are pretty dark. Unless they engaged the parking brake in flight, that would have meant they forgot to also disengage for takeoff, and that would be mighty impressive. A lot of aircraft clearly annunicate when the parking brake is engaged. That ...

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by Okie
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Year Recovery
Replies: 1
Views: 1380

Re: Multi-Year Recovery

The FAA regulations are going to be a major roadblock for scaling down and scaling back up. Seniority is rule one. So when the high bid captains and first officers on wide bodies use their seniority to move down the food chain to a different type to hold a job then they will have to be retrained on ...

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by Okie
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck
Replies: 40
Views: 2191

Re: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
That’s a very unpopular opinion here, Okie. Only reprobates insist on personal cars that can run more than 3 hours


Guilty as charged. :bigthumbsup:

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck
Replies: 40
Views: 2191

Re: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck

Previous owner of an H2 I can tell you that sitting there with quivering pen in hand and I did not opt in. If it had been a Hybrid I would have been signed on early and sitting in the lot waiting for delivery. I have owned multitudes of vehicles from luxury to hot rods and the H2 was absolutely my f...

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by Okie
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flying as a hobby
Replies: 9
Views: 4040

Re: Flying as a hobby

Hello A.Netters, I have been Member on A.Net since 2005 and have been a huge aviation fan ever since (my gradfather flew the C-160 Transall, my father was a Luftwaffe ground crew officer), but I studied law and work in a electricity company as a company lawyer. 2018, I started to realise a long dre...

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by Okie
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?
Replies: 34
Views: 5197

Re: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?

From the very first post I said a future new build variant. I also said the C-130 would be in production for 100 years meaning another 25 years worth of production to go. It would not be a J model it would have a different letter. I remember looking over one of the first production "J" mo...

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by Okie
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The dangers of Zoom video use
Replies: 48
Views: 2722

Re: The dangers of Zoom video use

Jeffrey Toobin, a long time legal and political analyst and commentator on CNN as well as a book writer was caught in a Zoom video feed exposing his man parts (and some other gross behavior) as thought he had both the video and audio muted. He has been suspended for now, I doubt he will ever appear...

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by Okie
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 36550

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

Not sure anyone here sees exactly what WN's plan is here opening up new markets during the downturn. Rule one is by seniority. Rule two is that you have to have 3 take-offs and landings ON TYPE every 90 days or in the sim. The big 3 are shuffling 777's pilots on down to narrow body and narrow body o...

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by Okie
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Post-2024 plans for WN in the Dallas/Fort Worth market
Replies: 84
Views: 8364

Re: Post-2024 plans for WN in the Dallas/Fort Worth market

That's an interesting story. On what basis was Southwest supposedly trying to force Delta to sue Dallas? I imagine Delta declined to do so because (a) they had no case to make and (b) they would not only have to overcome the 5-party agreement; they also would have to overturn the federal law. DL wa...

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by Okie
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Post-2024 plans for WN in the Dallas/Fort Worth market
Replies: 84
Views: 8364

Re: Post-2024 plans for WN in the Dallas/Fort Worth market

The 5-party agreement appears to permanently limit Love Field to 20 gates. " The 5 party agreement only applies to the 5 parties, not anyone else. That is why WN was trying to force DL, who chose not to participate, to sue the "City of Dallas" which would have opened up the agreement...

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by Okie
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Synthetic AOA sensor
Replies: 51
Views: 6181

Re: Synthetic AOA sensor

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discussed previously on EMB 175 with pictures.

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discussed previously on EMB 175 with pictures.

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Synthetic AOA sensor
Replies: 51
Views: 6181

Re: Synthetic AOA sensor

As kalvado says, this isn't synthetic AoA, though. It is still detected by vanes that move. The difference seems to be that the computation is done in the probes themselves instead of centrally, then transmitted. Compared to the A A330, the AoA vanes in the A350 are integrated with theTAT and pitot...

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