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21st Dec 2017, 18:26
Replies: 27
Views: 12,166
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

I am a little curious about the lighter area...

I am a little curious about the lighter area around the IR image of the 'target'; anyone care to hazard a guess as to what it is? It looks like a really bad job of pasting an image in, but I think we...
10th Nov 2017, 00:19
Replies: 20
Views: 7,416
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

Leave Liz alone; Information Officers are there...

Leave Liz alone; Information Officers are there to obfuscate, not clarify, and playing dumb is their go-to response.

I still cherish the USAF PIO who, back circa 1972, explained to the local...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Oct 2017, 14:10
Replies: 37
Views: 7,548
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

Why not? If you're unemployed, it's foolish to...

Why not? If you're unemployed, it's foolish to refuse a gift from God. The information was already 'out', and - bureaucracy being what it is - handing the memory stick to the 'proper' authorities...
25th Oct 2017, 01:58
Replies: 147
Views: 83,368
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

Is there some reason why civil aviation radios...

Is there some reason why civil aviation radios don't monitor 121.5 continuously? Military UHF radios monitor 243.0 even if set to a different frequency, and have done so for fifty years that I know...
22nd Oct 2017, 13:54
Replies: 24
Views: 7,753
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

It's been a long time, but wouldn't the major to...

It's been a long time, but wouldn't the major to LC board still put people at risk of getting the boot before twenty? I suspect that the possibility of a loss of pension for reasons you can't control...
21st Oct 2017, 22:58
Replies: 24
Views: 7,753
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

Anyone know how many USAF pilots have been forced...

Anyone know how many USAF pilots have been forced out by the up-or-out promotion policy in the last, say, five years? I recall that the pass over rate for pilots was around 30% in my day, but that...
10th Oct 2017, 21:14
Replies: 82
Views: 22,405
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

My impression during my three Arclight tours was...

My impression during my three Arclight tours was that our leaders had no idea of how to win the thing, or end it, just a determination not to be the ones stuck carrying the can when we lost.
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8th Oct 2017, 23:09
Replies: 66
Views: 19,371
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

Not unlike driving on the Interstate (that's...

Not unlike driving on the Interstate (that's "Motorway" to you Brits) in Massachusetts. :p
30th Sep 2017, 20:11
Replies: 554
Views: 528,999
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

"Uncontained" doesn't seem quite...

"Uncontained" doesn't seem quite adequate.
29th Sep 2017, 14:17
Replies: 304
Views: 138,366
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

The DC-3/C-47 was produced by Douglas...

The DC-3/C-47 was produced by Douglas (interestingly, and Lisunov, and Nakajima), not Boeing; dumping thousands of them on the civil market after the War only depressed the market for Boeing...
27th Sep 2017, 20:00
Replies: 304
Views: 138,366
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

Bombadier is, of course, perfectly free to buy...

Bombadier is, of course, perfectly free to buy its own US politicians.
27th Aug 2017, 23:49
Replies: 36
Views: 7,447
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

I'm not quite clear on what a space-capable...

I'm not quite clear on what a space-capable interceptor would intercept that wouldn't be more economically intercepted by a conventional interceptor firing a space-capable missile. Anyone?
27th Aug 2017, 23:30
Replies: 25
Views: 10,446
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

It may amuse British members to know that here in...

It may amuse British members to know that here in the US, vegetable 'swedes' are known as 'rutabagas'. No idea why.

I was always impressed by the non-veg Swedes having produced 661 J-29s (by all...
16th Aug 2017, 12:09
Replies: 495
Views: 155,205
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

Only Congress has constitutional authority to...

Only Congress has constitutional authority to declare war, but the President, acting as Commander-in-Chief, has an inherent power to use military force; for instance when attacked, or briefly.

In...
16th Aug 2017, 01:48
Replies: 495
Views: 155,205
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

Just a thought; in every picture I see where Kim...

Just a thought; in every picture I see where Kim is smiling, everybody's smiling. What condition is their military really in, when reporting problems might cause Kim to frown?
13th Aug 2017, 00:43
Replies: 14
Views: 7,365
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

Question for those who know:

Is the absence of the seat and canopy weight enough to explain the nosewheel's being off the ground?
18th May 2017, 19:11
Replies: 46
Views: 14,796
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

Jet-qualified royals and heads of state aren't...

Jet-qualified royals and heads of state aren't all that rare, when you look at it; Hussein (Jordan), Mubarak (Egypt), Hafiz Al Assad (Syria), Prince Charles (England), probably others.
23rd Apr 2017, 13:11
Replies: 88
Views: 47,691
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

If a responsible person (I assume ATC controllers...

If a responsible person (I assume ATC controllers qualify) starts yelling ABORTABORTABORT!, why wouldn't you? It's not likely they're having their little joke.
23rd Mar 2017, 23:28
Replies: 2
Views: 3,217
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

Headline's a little misleading; implies crew...

Headline's a little misleading; implies crew error, not a dispatching error.
21st Mar 2017, 22:11
Replies: 392
Views: 189,773
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

Looks like security theater to me. So far, the...

Looks like security theater to me. So far, the Powers-That-Be in the West seem more interested in appearing to deal with the jihadi threat than in actually doing something about it. Probably because...
25th Feb 2017, 22:14
Replies: 9
Views: 12,095
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

So from evidence within the extended photo, the...

So from evidence within the extended photo, the image is recent. But a fired launcher is no evidence that it was fired there; it could have been used anywhere and dropped in Cairo just to make people...
20th Feb 2017, 22:42
Replies: 57
Views: 32,957
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

It beggars my mind that civil aviation radios...

It beggars my mind that civil aviation radios don't monitor guard channel regardless of what their working frequency is. USAF radios have had this feature for fifty years or more.

They also have...
2nd Feb 2017, 20:25
Replies: 226
Views: 132,542
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

Actual population is ~6600. And it's on the...

Actual population is ~6600. And it's on the Baffin Riviera! :p
21st Jan 2017, 01:05
Replies: 22
Views: 8,720
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

Cynic that I am, I somehow doubt its 'jetness'.

Cynic that I am, I somehow doubt its 'jetness'.
21st Jan 2017, 00:27
Replies: 25
Views: 8,005
Posted By PersonFromPorlock

What strikes my (American) eye is that it reads...

What strikes my (American) eye is that it reads as though the author were British rather than American. Just an observation I don't want to make too much of.
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