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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Throttle levers on 4+ engined aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 3365

Re: Throttle levers on 4+ engined aircraft

For aircraft like the 747/A380/A340 there obviously has to be 4 throttle levers. However, when you're lined up ready to take off and set TOGA or any detent, are the levers too wide to all move with one hand? Even for 3 engined planes like the MD-11/DC-10, the 2nd engine throttle lever is slightly h...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Feb 11, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Super Bowl! (Does anyone really care?)
Replies: 49
Views: 3111

Re: The Super Bowl! (Does anyone really care?)

The tournament is in Florida, too. Froze, I mean froze, last month in Maine—12F.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Feb 11, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Super Bowl! (Does anyone really care?)
Replies: 49
Views: 3111

Re: The Super Bowl! (Does anyone really care?)

Nope, I’ll be shooting clay targets, more involving and no annoying TV idiots and stupid commercials

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Feb 11, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26457

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

Nobody’s an altruist, trust me and I’ve met headline people on the WSJ and had a cup of coffee with driver waiting out a OK squall line. Everybody looks for their self-interest. Failure of society is to define that self-interest and train our children what it is. Have you looked at what the last two...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Feb 11, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26457

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

Yes, the lowest of the low; they just deliver the food and necessities of life. Now, the Darien mothers are the top 5% by any measure, so there’s that.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Feb 11, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26457

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

The Proletariat Revolution arrives and Progressives are angry about it! Isn’t workers standing up for themselves is great as long they follow the script and do what their betters tell to do? The NJ election throwing out the longstanding State Senate leader was a surprise; then Darien, CT mothers rev...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Feb 11, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Minimum Runway Width for Airline Service?
Replies: 16
Views: 3070

Re: What Is the Minimum Runway Width for Airline Service?

An isolated world US domestic. Many authorities outside the US have rules regarding narrower than 45m (150’) runways. Australia requires the airplane be operated on their designed width runways or have a AFM supplement defining narrow runway ops. The issue is primarily on take-off where Vmcg is the ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Feb 11, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta OMA-LGA Return To Gate, due to unruly pax
Replies: 12
Views: 3629

Re: Delta OMA-LGA Return To Gate, account unruly pax

The article doesn't say what position the employee held but since they were wearing a company branded face mask and if they were on company business as the article indicates, I think the company has a right to fire them. Nebraska is an at will state. Aren't they all? In theory, maybe, in practice, ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26457

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

One can “trust the science” and not follow the guidance this produced. Blind faith belongs in place of worship, not politics. My father had liver cancer, medical science gave him options, he declined all of them. Yes, there’s a contagious aspect, but COVID especially Omicron, isn’t the Black Death. ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 10, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts
Replies: 68
Views: 4363

Re: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts

Well, anyone might have, but it was Bezos that actually did it—so he gets the credit and the money. Without the business he built, none of those people would have jobs. I’ve worked with and without a union representing me, never thought I was a slave in either one. It’s just as easy to be a pawn to ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 10, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F35 Carrier Crash in South China Sea
Replies: 94
Views: 14025

Re: F35 Carrier Crash in South China Sea

And stupid, in my opinion. What's the crime? Good ol' Article 92: failure to obey a lawful order. Pretty sure the sailors don't just pinky-swear that they won't release sensitive information into the public domain, and damn sure the skipper didn't say "pretty please" over the 1MC. I'm sti...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 10, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F35 Carrier Crash in South China Sea
Replies: 94
Views: 14025

Re: F35 Carrier Crash in South China Sea

The crime is security violation—Operations Security doesn’t require classification. There’s an safety investigation in progress, you don’t leak out NTSB investigations, either. It’s pretty beaten into military members you don’t blab about Ops and the carrier should be especially tight-lipped. Ask Mu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 10, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Minimum Runway Width for Airline Service?
Replies: 16
Views: 3070

Re: What Is the Minimum Runway Width for Airline Service?

100 ft width runways are allowable for certain types as mentioned above, however crosswind limitations are much more restrictive than on 150 ft width runways. Really I have 8 airline type ratings and have never come across more restrictive crosswind for runway width. You are either on the centerlin...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars
Replies: 19
Views: 1195

Re: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars

There was a poster here who was quite adamant about climate change and what we need to do about. Then, the poster asked about a lawn mower. I asked if he looked at electric mowers. “Too expensive, by about $200”, IIRC. Well, that sums it up, won’t spend $200 to replace the worst polluter in everyone...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 10, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F35 Carrier Crash in South China Sea
Replies: 94
Views: 14025

Re: F35 Carrier Crash in South China Sea

The traditional ramp strike is rooted in looking at the deck, not the Ball. From the YT video, the pass was shorter than normal, a little high, started down but didn’t catch the sink rate with enough thrust at the right time. Was the LSO more comfortable than required and let things continue too lon...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 10, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars
Replies: 19
Views: 1195

Re: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars

And that’s why they don’t want a free democracy! Endangered senators Kelly (D-AZ) and Hassan (D-NH) are pushing for a reduction in the Federal gas tax. If they truly supported action, they’d be raising the tax, but that’s asking their voters to actually put their money where their mouth is.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should pilot retirement age be raised?
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

Re: Should pilot retirement age be raised?

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10 ... 9403800126
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That’s a myth for the most for today’s pilots—not greatly different than the population when controlled for most variables.

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10 ... 9403800126

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Superbowl Planespotting this week in LA Area
Replies: 17
Views: 4630

Re: Superbowl Planespotting this week in LA Area

Yes, but no one will be looking to move during those hours anyway.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 09, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing B-52 Re-engine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 73315

Re: Boeing B-52 Re-engine News and Discussion Thread

Rotor bow only applies IF the engine were shutdown between 20 and 300 minutes prior to the start. It’s still a slow wind up like most new engines and either a train of huffers or L and R APUs

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 09, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Superbowl Planespotting this week in LA Area
Replies: 17
Views: 4630

Re: Superbowl Planespotting this week in LA Area

Best place to watch it is in the back going home on the internet. Unless hanging around in LA after the game.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 09, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Superbowl Planespotting this week in LA Area
Replies: 17
Views: 4630

Re: Superbowl Planespotting this week in LA Area

Pretty common for big events like Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby

With GA and business aviation up 32% YoY it’ll be busy there.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 09, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26457

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

Actually, the protests across the globe are having effects. In the last few days, the blue northeast states are ending mask mandates. The recent elections, declining approval rates for office holders enforcing these mandates and coming election are driving sanity back to center stage. I’m vaccinated...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 09, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third and fourth freedoms of air
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: Third and fourth freedoms of air

The Freedoms imply a “right” that doesn’t exist—an overflight, landing or commercial or any civil operation requires the country’s involved permission. Getting overflight permits is a highly technical process. Then, you have examples where an OEM is positioning an experimental design to display, lik...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 09, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Legitimate Political Discourse?
Replies: 38
Views: 2142

Re: Legitimate Political Discourse?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Wisconsin_protests

Does anyone doubt, if Trump won, there would have been riots?
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Both parties do it, if they think it suits their goals.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Wisconsin_protests

Does anyone doubt, if Trump won, there would have been riots?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 09, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7410

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

Mortyman wrote:
LabQuest wrote:
Monarchies in 2022. Amazing.



Indeed it is


Kingship has been around for, at least, 3,000 years, the English and British monarchy for best part of 1,500 years. There’s no reason they won’t continue on, there’s no determinant that eliminates royalty.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 09, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F35 Carrier Crash in South China Sea
Replies: 94
Views: 14025

Re: F35 Carrier Crash in South China Sea

https://youtu.be/Ma_nEqBdLSA
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The USN confirmed there’s a criminal investigation into the videos. I heard on Ward Carrol’s YT site that’s had a lot of coverage on the crash. Great stuff and all very experienced USN CVN retired senior officers on it.

https://youtu.be/Ma_nEqBdLSA

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Draft AC on Flight Path Management
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

FAA Draft AC on Flight Path Management

https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draft_docs ... d_Copy.pdf
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Something in draft, but working thru the ARC process. Includes this gem,

Pilots must have the proficiency to manually fly the aircraft at any time (even for the entire flight), without the aid of automated systems.9





https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draft_docs ... d_Copy.pdf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing B-52 Re-engine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 73315

Re: Boeing B-52 Re-engine News and Discussion Thread

No, gas canister starting wasn’t on the BR engines. But, an 8-engine rotor bow start would certainly take the rush out of alert launches. One at a time, we’re talking 18 minutes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 166
Views: 18530

Re: Bastian wants U.S. to put convicted unruly passengers on no-fly list

I would agree with the idea of an internal “no fly” list but it must be the result of a judicial action—charge, arraignment, trial or plea bargain to conviction. Then, an appeal process dedicated to hearing, after a time period, for removal from the list. In other words you think someone with a his...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 166
Views: 18530

Re: Bastian wants U.S. to put convicted unruly passengers on no-fly list

I would agree with the idea of an internal “no fly” list but it must be the result of a judicial action—charge, arraignment, trial or plea bargain to conviction. Then, an appeal process dedicated to hearing, after a time period, for removal from the list. I disagree. Private busineses have the righ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Feb 08, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus could build their own Electric Motors
Replies: 32
Views: 3659

Re: Airbus could build their own Electric Motors

But, does Airbus have a comparative advantage in building electric motors? Are they better, cheaper, more innovative than those already in that field? Airbus, like most businesses today, are integrators of the products of thousands of vendors who specialize.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Feb 08, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing B-52 Re-engine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 73315

Re: Chile purchases 3 E-3Ds

The B-52 engine replacement had come up a number of times before this recent RR win. It just didn't make sense when parts were still available for the TF-33. Only now, when engine overhauls now exceed $2M each, more than the replacement engine purchase price costs. As the B-52 is involved with nucl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Feb 08, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?
Replies: 48
Views: 4565

Re: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?

Thanks very much for the complements and information, Yikes. Very nice. I remember seeing them in-out of LGA in Henson and Ransome colors. My father’s cousin was a stateless refugee after WW II who the British settled in Canada. He eventually worked as a flight mechanic working new deliveries at Dow...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Feb 08, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was Flaps 10 used on the Convair 880 or 880M?
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Was Flaps 10 used on the Convair 880 or 880M?

Convair, a guess, didn’t do the performance certification for anything other than F20, so F10 were only used during the transition to final on the approach and only F20 for take-off. CAR 4B is pretty old standards, so likely different in detail than today’s Part 25. As to take-off climb profile, cle...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Feb 08, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States
Replies: 35
Views: 2525

Re: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States

We’re in the 12”-18” area, with 18”-28” close by. I’d like to think the weather keeps out the riff-raff, unfortunately the resident riff-raff keeps proving me wrong daily. At 19F, it’ll be a dry snow, easy to clean up. Let's convert it into metric so it is intelligible for the rest of the world. 12...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Feb 07, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7410

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

Stories are swirling regarding Queen Elizabeth giving way to Charles to ascend to the throne. Is Charles as bad as he is portrayed to be? And by bad, to be taken as he is not leadership material. Edward IX? Edward IX?. Edward VIII was taken, if Edward is the chosen regnal name, it would be IX. Rath...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Feb 07, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was [Is] it common to use only idle reverse thrust during landing runs in the DC-10 and L-1011 Tristar?
Replies: 17
Views: 2717

Re: Was [Is] it common to use only idle reverse thrust during landing runs in the DC-10 and L-1011 Tristar?

Common to use reverse idle in most planes on dry runways or where stopping distance isn’t critical. Depends on company SOP.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Feb 07, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Police fatally shoot Black man during warrant
Replies: 121
Views: 6066

Re: Minneapolis Police fatally shoot Black man during warrant

I'd be totally fine giving up my guns the second after every single criminal gives up theirs. Since that isn't going to happen, around and around we go. The vast majority of Americans will live their lives without ever encountering a criminal with a gun, so what are you worried about? Criminals wit...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Feb 07, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Police fatally shoot Black man during warrant
Replies: 121
Views: 6066

Re: Minneapolis Police fatally shoot Black man during warrant

I acknowledge the problem. I guess it would take many years to radically reduce the number of weapons in the 'wrong hands' - after the administation decided to embark on such a venture. Of course if you have hundreds of millions of guns in the 'right hands' there is a constant supply of weapons tha...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?
Replies: 48
Views: 4565

Re: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?

What was the -7 like to operate? A good friend from the Reserves flew them for Ransome Airways. Actually, merged into PAA’s list, flew the A310 and finished at DL.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Feb 06, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk Private Jet Location Posted on Twitter ($5000 offer to take it down)
Replies: 151
Views: 19029

Re: Elon Musk Private Jet Location Posted on Twitter ($5000 offer to take it down)

All good except that ATC service, the Federal Airspace system, and much of the infrastructure is publicly funded. That’s where I think privacy may hit a snag. An EZ-Pass transponder is used on public infrastructure, should that account be open to anyone? My bank account, like everyone’s goes thru t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Feb 06, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?
Replies: 48
Views: 4565

Re: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?

The B-52 has cartridges at each engine so all 8 can be started. On manual start, there is one engine that is always started first, I recall the #3 but I could be wrong. It was plumbed for the cart start, then the others start using the bleed air. On a still morning, the BUFF could probably taxi in ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Feb 06, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Uncommanded thrust reversal deployment
Replies: 39
Views: 3285

Re: Uncommanded thrust reversal deployment

I think the risk analysis types classify any runway excursion (overrun or veer off ) above 80 knots as catastrophic. May not be unsurvivable, but the plane is a hull loss.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Feb 06, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk Private Jet Location Posted on Twitter ($5000 offer to take it down)
Replies: 151
Views: 19029

Re: Elon Musk Private Jet Location Posted on Twitter ($5000 offer to take it down)

That's your opinion, others here clearly disagree. Why should he stop? Ah, because what Elon Musk is flying and going is none of this kid’s business? Would you approve of me, interested in cars, tracking people’s car travels? How about following following a private citizen’s travels in plane or air...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Feb 06, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk Private Jet Location Posted on Twitter ($5000 offer to take it down)
Replies: 151
Views: 19029

Re: Elon Musk Private Jet Location Posted on Twitter ($5000 offer to take it down)

Then, those living in one of the most surveilled countries, with traffic cameras, public cctv everywhere, in the world probably don’t have much expectation of privacy. Make Orwell fiction again. Just how much data is the NSA and other government agencies gathering on every single US citizen? It wou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your orphan flight segments?
Replies: 37
Views: 3370

Re: Your orphan flight segments?

If I had a record and only counting a airline flights, I’d have a bunch due to positioning in to meet the corporate plane. Notably, UUEE-UHPP, SCEL-SCIP, FACT-GOOY, VABB-EHAM, EHAM-KBDL, WSSS-VVNB, but all had flights onward.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAS flying an A321LR CPH-IAD
Replies: 25
Views: 3699

Re: SAS flying an A321LR CPH-IAD

From a regulatory standpoint, would they need an augmented crew for that flight? Continental/United always used to have a third Pilot on EWR-HAM which is just a bit shorter. I think the third Pilot was mandatory on the eastbound flight but on the longer westbound sector. The airplane just left IAD ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk Private Jet Location Posted on Twitter ($5000 offer to take it down)
Replies: 151
Views: 19029

Re: Elon Musk Private Jet Location Posted on Twitter ($5000 offer to take it down)

Illegal at present, no. Creepy to the old fashioned who believe in privacy, yes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Choosing a Canadian Prime Minister
Replies: 54
Views: 2785

Re: Choosing a Canadian Prime Minister

If anything the Congress, hence EC, isn’t granular enough. In 2016, Trump won 2,626 counties, Clinton 487. If we expanded the HoR to better capture the granular of political opinion and didn’t gerrymander, but used defined established political boundaries, there’d be better representation. Perhaps 1...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Feb 06, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Uncommanded thrust reversal deployment
Replies: 39
Views: 3285

Re: Uncommanded thrust reversal deployment

Prior to FADECs, I think the mechanical link was standard on virtually all planes with TRs.

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