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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2133

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

Explain some of the coincidental deaths—Mary Meyer (one of JFK’s lover); Dorothy Kilgallen, the only reporter who interviewed Ruby and had done considerable rea search on the murder of JFK; Johnny Roselli and Sam Giancana, both found dead days before testifying before the HSCA. Roselli and Giancana ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti

If there was ever a case for benevolent colonial, Haiti is it. BBQ will likely be the new power in the city anyway. Interesting to fly over Haiti and see the deforestation.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2133

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

It takes a long time to burn that many files. The only reason for the classification all these later are the embarrassing facts tied to names. This one conspiracy I’m a believer in, just not the wilder ones where just about every person in America was complicit

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American shutting down The Shuttle.
Replies: 88
Views: 13449

Re: American shutting down The Shuttle.

EA flew the Shuttle with Electras, also, VFR when their were ATC slowdowns. The A300B2 was standard for LGA-BOS for quite awhile, not just thrown in. The B727 was the most common and used as the back-up in all three stations. When the backup was launched, the standby plane at the opposite end was s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel
Replies: 54
Views: 7676

Re: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel

How much more crew training would be required to prepare them for formation flying? USAF pilot training was, until the T-1, pretty much a formation course with contact and instruments thrown in. The majority of T-38 flyng was formation. There’s no automated air refueling, the receivers are hand flo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36377

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Is it possible Everts supplied the operating crew under contract? While anything is possible, extremely unlikely. It’s possible that the crew was acting as independent contractors during their time off but it’s more common for a 91 department to type it’s existing crew if the airplane was a new acq...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American shutting down The Shuttle.
Replies: 88
Views: 13449

Re: American shutting down The Shuttle.

EA flew the Shuttle with Electras, also, VFR when their were ATC slowdowns. The A300B2 was standard for LGA-BOS for quite awhile, not just thrown in. The B727 was the most common and used as the back-up in all three stations. When the backup was launched, the standby plane at the opposite end was se...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36377

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Is it possible Everts supplied the operating crew under contract?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Misterious A340 impounded at Bissau
Replies: 8
Views: 5088

Re: Misterious A340 impounded at Bissau

Paging Simon Mann…

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 53
Views: 2136

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

Then you would support an across the board 25% cut in US spending? (That's what is would take essentially. All programs and all budgets? That would solve it right there. The key is it has to be all and everything. Picking and choosing will not, does not work. No one wants their ox gored and the vot...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American shutting down The Shuttle.
Replies: 88
Views: 13449

Re: American shutting down The Shuttle.

cs03 wrote:
Does anyone remember the EA A300B4s on LGA/BOS? $35 for a ticket and paid on board.


They were B2, IIRC, system flew the B4s

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aaron Rodgers debacle
Replies: 34
Views: 2129

Re: Aaron Rodgers debacle

That he’s a stupid, narcissistic, over paid jerk sports figure is a surprise to anyone is the real shocker. It’s almost a CV requirement and the very few that aren’t are hated for not being one. If it weren’t for old guys with money, these rich sports figures would be hoisting boxes at an Amazon ful...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 53
Views: 2136

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

There is no government revenue problems, there is too much spending. The USG has all the money it needs, besides the left wing fashion was MMT. Why doesn’t the Administration just print $3.5 trillion, no taxes, no borrowing. It’s free as Mr.Biden said. Exactly right. The US government has an absolu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel
Replies: 54
Views: 7676

Re: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel

This has been beaten to death here before. Very challenging in operational service—identical departure times, etc,

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?
Replies: 27
Views: 2039

Re: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?

That and in the US, GA is so large and so filled with relatively inexpensive old planes that a couple of diesel models don’t have much impact

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 44
Views: 5327

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

Occasionally, off duty, sure; not on the job. Besides, even in a Global, you’re not behind closed doors.

Believe what you want, if you haven’t been in one.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 44
Views: 5327

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

It just never came up—I honestly can’t remember a political discussion in the plane. If you have a three day layover in Berlin, South Africa or Sydney, do something, don’t bog in the stupidity of politics. Life is NOT politics. I remember a Brazilian handler hating on Lulu. The Canadians I knew wou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going higher
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: Going higher

Climb rates have a lot to do with optimum levels on short legs. Even F510 Jets rarely cries up there, the burn from 470 to 490 or 510 eats up the fuel saved for the last two hours. Out of 470, the ROC is gonna be about 300-400 fpm.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots wearing gloves during flight?
Replies: 8
Views: 1677

Re: Pilots wearing gloves during flight?

In the USAF we were issued Nomex gloves with leather palms. Fighter bubbas nearly always wore them, heavies less so. The RAF drivers had neat white leather ones, that remained white for maybe six months. Never wore gloves in civilian planes, once ready to start.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?
Replies: 27
Views: 2039

Re: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?

Money, the new planes are very expensive

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle Pride 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Seattle Pride 2022

When I’ve stayed there—the Sorrento, but it’s been awhile.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 44
Views: 5327

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

It just never came up—I honestly can’t remember a political discussion in the plane. If you have a three day layover in Berlin, South Africa or Sydney, do something, don’t bog in the stupidity of politics. Life is NOT politics. I remember a Brazilian handler hating on Lulu. The Canadians I knew woul...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 116
Views: 4861

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Where did you see USD 3,000 a ton, that’s about $30 a gallon, correct?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2219

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

Yes, the Station club fire, another case of nothing good happens in large, pumped up crowds. So-so band, drinking and disaster. A friend is licensed to do pyro at shows, he agrees to that, it’s a job he mostly hates.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1817

Re: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?

First, latch and lock the shoulder harness. Tough to do if only two pilots, if so, get a flight attendant into the cockpit. Yes, move the pilot somewhere where access for treatment can be applied, esp if it’s a suspected heart attack.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2224

Re: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?

Any idea when Southwest would start red-eyes? Sounds like the technology is almost ready. There are two issues. 1) the WN ops software requires all planes be on the ground at approximately 4am Eastern when the system resets. Any airplanes in the air must be manually managed without using the Ops di...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 44
Views: 5327

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

It’s no wonder I liked corporate flying more than airline. You have to listen to it more in the cockpits, crew rooms. Ah yes. The dreaded 8-hour sector with that guy equipped with strong political opinions and no filter... :banghead: Yup! I couldn’t tell the leanings of 20 or so corporate pilots I ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who would de-ice Air Force One?
Replies: 18
Views: 3227

Re: Who would de-ice Air Force One?

Of course, the USAF has thousands of fuelers, just had haul in the number needed, plus tanker fuel in all they could and for some planes (E-4, for one), AAR. Banner moves know no limits. How’s 19-hours non-stop KADW-PGUA to get the limos onward in one leap, then into Australia. The Clinton post-1996...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson
Replies: 18
Views: 1086

Re: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson

We’ll happily take back New Amsterdam. ;) Well, the Treaty of Breda gave your lot Suriname, of course you’d take NYC back. To N1120A. My point was those comparing the US (“red staters”) to Portugal and Netherlands regarding drug policies. America could not have their drug policies for reasons of ou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2219

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

Haha! I can see that one hit home! Anyway, safetywise, it is still safer than flying. There are hosts of experiences in culture, arts, religion, sports, politics and general civic life that can only be had in large crowds. To say it spells danger IS ignorant and staristically wrong. An awful lot of...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2219

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

An awful lot of good happens in those situations! Some of the nicest things in life! Man! Talk about ignorance! Wikipedia describes pretty well what actually goes wrong when it does go wrong: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stampede#Crushes I learned long ago that nothing good happens in large gath...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2219

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

I learned long ago that nothing good happens in large gatherings of pumped kids or adults posing as kids.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson
Replies: 18
Views: 1086

Re: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson

They only share being seafaring nations and eating fish. That's completely irrelevant. We’ll happily take back New Amsterdam. ;) Well, the Treaty of Breda gave your lot Suriname, of course you’d take NYC back. To N1120A. My point was those comparing the US (“red staters”) to Portugal and Netherland...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson
Replies: 18
Views: 1086

Re: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson

Seriously - DEA should not be losing staff over a plant bust. Going after major warehouses full of keys of heroin and coke...different story. You know, there is a way to prevent having major warehouses full of heroin, fentanyl and coke... Oh yes, but the red staters will never let us go there becau...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8249

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Not the rich kids I’ve seen on bizjets, utterly entitled, thought they owned the operation. The worst except for one group going to school in Switzerland from India.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry

There’s a bridge up the road in BTR, if there were a demand for it, they’d be one. There’s a ferry south of Hartford, CT in Glastonbury, works fine.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who would de-ice Air Force One?
Replies: 18
Views: 3227

Re: Who would de-ice Air Force One?

blacksoviet wrote:
zanl188 wrote:
Either the Air Force flight engineer or a local with Secret Service/Air Force cop near by. Same arrangement as fuel truck operator.

What rank is an Air Force 747-200 flight engineer?


E-7 thru E-9; the chief engineer at the Presidential Flight is certainly an E-9.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 44
Views: 5327

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

It’s no wonder I liked corporate flying more than airline. You have to listen to it more in the cockpits, crew rooms.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 47
Views: 2037

Re: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?

IB BOS-MAD
SQ EWR-SIN

And I might have flown an Austrian one Vienna to NYC.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TWA 747 Question(s)
Replies: 28
Views: 3726

Re: TWA 747 Question(s)

TWA was famous for individualizing their cockpits. Boeing would build almost anything you wanted didn’t help. You should have seen early bizjets, say early ‘80s. The chief pilot could build just anything imaginable—INS and VLF Omega, sure. Light switches on the panel instead of the overhead, why of ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 126
Views: 12461

Re: ATL's terminal makeover

I'm also in the camp that the interiors and exterior updates look fantastic. The one thing that is interesting to me. In the Delta concourses they have TV screens up at each gate running along the hallway to show where the flight is going. The interesting thing is the font they use is the same font...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8249

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Maybe they should investigate voter fraud in Virginia. https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/glenn-youngkins-underage-son-tried-to-vote-in-virginia-governors-election-officials-say/2870695/ 1. Not his precinct. The 17-year-old son of Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin twice tried to cast a b...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 126
Views: 12461

Re: ATL's terminal makeover

True, dat. It’s no Grand Central Terminal for sure, but it’s a connections airport. How bad? KICT’s new terminal is an architectural masterpiece by comparison. And, I didn’t have to listen to Atlanta mayor go on every 15 minutes. Back to Da Ponte’s Oratorio.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 126
Views: 12461

Re: ATL's terminal makeover

I was just there this week, never noticed. I arrived, went to the next gate, got a coffee and boarded the next plane to my destination. You can’t see the outside from the concourses anyway, especially at ATL. It’s a pretty efficient people mover and that’s all that matters. Transiting next week, too...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2687

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

Interesting to see some of his teammates and former coaches are offering their “thoughts and prayers” to Ruggs… Teams and the league need to get away from that mentality, as it softens the blow. Aaron Hernandez was literally erased from Patriots history the day he was arrested. Just like that. Gone...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Airspace Airspeed History
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Houston Airspace Airspeed History

http://www.tc.faa.gov/its/worldpac/tech ... 420-85.pdf
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Was there an exemption for Houston on the 250 knot rule? Oops, I do remember that test program. Lots of spills out the sides of Class B airspace in Houston, so I think it was not enacted elsewhere.

http://www.tc.faa.gov/its/worldpac/tech ... 420-85.pdf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What causes the pause on some aircraft between the time the nose is lifted off and the mains break free?
Replies: 11
Views: 1572

Re: What causes the pause on some aircraft between the time the nose is lifted off and the mains break free?

Technically, the take-off path ends at 35’ above the end the scheduled take-off distance. If it’s balanced, the plane will be stopped or at 35’ OEI, which may or may not be at the DER. For example, if the runway were 12,000’ and even at reduced thrust, the accelerate/continue distance was 6,000’. Th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8249

Re: 2021 US Elections.

casinterest wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Yes, true self-government.


True Self Government? So now you are talking about secession from the US. Go ahead and get your state to buy into that.


Straw man argument, never said anything like that. You do know there was a USG prior to 1916?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8249

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Yes, true self-government. Technology isn’t dependent on government. Cars were developed before the Income tax, A military is clearly covered in Section 8 as a power given Congress. We fought several wars before the income tax.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8249

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Repeal the Income Tax for starts. Strictly interpret Art 1 Sec 8 enumerated powers, none of this using the taxing power to create laws that aren’t based on Section 8. If it’s not enumerated there, it’s on the states. The reason they have power is because we let them have it.

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