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22nd Sep 2021, 05:04
Replies: 56
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Posted By pattern_is_full

Transcript of interview of Michael Teal, vice...

Transcript of interview of Michael Teal, vice president/chief project engineer of the MAX program, under the auspices of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U. S. House of...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2021, 17:18
Replies: 302
Views: 33,355
Posted By pattern_is_full

I know. But McMillan's phrasing in the one most...

I know. But McMillan's phrasing in the one most often quoted (and slightly pithier) - so I used that and gave it the correct attribution. Such is the world of good quotes. ;)
13th Sep 2021, 07:00
Replies: 56
Views: 22,209
Posted By pattern_is_full

Thank you. Sounds risky to me, but many companies...

Thank you. Sounds risky to me, but many companies do take that option. I certainly wish Boeing the institution all the best, and hope it can recover its pre-McD/D reputation and "engineering-first"...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2021, 04:08
Replies: 302
Views: 33,355
Posted By pattern_is_full

These are the exact words you wrote. ...

These are the exact words you wrote.



Read it out loud to yourself. "drone strike" = "worst US debacle." That is simple, normal English construction. And the drone strike was, just like the...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2021, 12:53
Replies: 302
Views: 33,355
Posted By pattern_is_full

Diplomacy has been described as "the art of...

Diplomacy has been described as "the art of saying 'nice doggy' - while looking around for a large rock."

Harold Macmillan said, "Jaw, jaw is better than war, war."

I suspect most experienced...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2021, 03:49
Replies: 302
Views: 33,355
Posted By pattern_is_full

Remind me again of the British record of...

Remind me again of the British record of successes (and withdrawals) in Afghanistan (excluding the valiant efforts in the recent war as our allies, which I hold in high regard).
...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2021, 02:35
Replies: 302
Views: 33,355
Posted By pattern_is_full

See:...

See: https://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/642527-how-traumatised-you-9-11-a.html
12th Sep 2021, 01:24
Replies: 8
Views: 3,307
Posted By pattern_is_full

Possibly. Clip from a passenger TV...

Possibly.

Clip from a passenger TV interview:



Could be the plane was ballooned by microburst outflow from the far end of the runway when trying to touch down, then hit the core downdraft....
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2021, 04:52
Replies: 302
Views: 33,355
Posted By pattern_is_full

Funny how googling the phrase "The reported case...

Funny how googling the phrase "The reported case of mistaken identity also further tars President Biden for his chaotic pullout of US troops" points directly to:

- NY Post (seriously? - the...
10th Sep 2021, 22:38
Replies: 8
Views: 3,307
Posted By pattern_is_full

Some post-crash video here - does seem to comport...

Some post-crash video here - does seem to comport with treadigraph's link - "mist and rain."

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/weather-likely-to-blame-for-provincetown-plane-crash/2488470/
...
10th Sep 2021, 18:36
Replies: 56
Views: 22,209
Posted By pattern_is_full

Ignorance. Any sensible company or...

Ignorance.

Any sensible company or organization carries Directors/Officers Liability Insurance, precisely to protect the "company," as well as the individuals, against malfeasance or nonfeasance....
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2021, 19:54
Replies: 49
Views: 3,199
Posted By pattern_is_full

My experience with my parents' dementias (my...

My experience with my parents' dementias (my father's also included previous minor stroke damage) is that they became obsessive and paranoid-like about things, rather than evading them. Excessive...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2021, 05:52
Replies: 49
Views: 3,199
Posted By pattern_is_full

9/11 did not traumatize me as much as it might...

9/11 did not traumatize me as much as it might have. But let me tell you why......

I grew up here in the USA.

At the age of 5 (1959), my dad and I saw a silver aircraft high over L.A. - and my...
9th Sep 2021, 03:52
Replies: 56
Views: 22,209
Posted By pattern_is_full

Boeing is (since 1934) incorporated in the State...

Boeing is (since 1934) incorporated in the State of Delaware.

This opinion was based on a precedent in Delaware law: In re Caremark International Inc. Derivative Litigation. The key point of which...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Sep 2021, 04:03
Replies: 302
Views: 33,355
Posted By pattern_is_full

Cost of a basic UH-60 is $US 5.9 million. 4.26...

Cost of a basic UH-60 is $US 5.9 million. 4.26 million. A PAVE Hawk with extra goodies is about $11 million. Just as with cars - they get you on the options. ;)

But it also depends on whether one...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2021, 17:34
Replies: 43
Views: 2,304
Posted By pattern_is_full

I can't speak for Japan specifically - I'd just...

I can't speak for Japan specifically - I'd just note that Asian (usually green) tea in general is brewed, umm, delicately. it's not supposed to have strong flavor. So there may be some catering to...
30th Aug 2021, 21:50
Replies: 63
Views: 51,308
Posted By pattern_is_full

It's the Taliban's baby now. Last 5 C-17s out...

It's the Taliban's baby now. Last 5 C-17s out departed without problems, C-RAM, other gear and aircraft "demilitarized" - ARFF and civilian ground equipment left intect. Taliban provided area...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Aug 2021, 03:05
Replies: 302
Views: 33,355
Posted By pattern_is_full

Someone today (8/26) - I think CENTCOM Commander...

Someone today (8/26) - I think CENTCOM Commander MacKenzie at his briefing - was asked that question (specifically mentioning MANPADs) and said they are absolutely surveilling the approach and...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Aug 2021, 04:17
Replies: 1,233
Views: 69,247
Posted By pattern_is_full

I find it hilarious that the Northern Echo called...

I find it hilarious that the Northern Echo called Cummins "a Darlington-based engine maker."

Cummins is based in Columbus, Indiana, USA. It happens to have a subsidiary factory in Darlington, UK...
18th Aug 2021, 04:23
Replies: 19
Views: 12,140
Posted By pattern_is_full

Something about the flight path, and in...

Something about the flight path, and in particular the slow, smooth but unstoppable right roll several seconds after the fire's peak, says to me "fire damage to wing hydraulics > uncommanded...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Aug 2021, 18:37
Replies: 302
Views: 33,355
Posted By pattern_is_full

Well, I'm not sure just how much of the...

Well, I'm not sure just how much of the population of Germany or Japan "wanted to change" (always allowing for apathy in the middle).

But they sure didn't "want to starve," which may have focused...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Aug 2021, 18:18
Replies: 302
Views: 33,355
Posted By pattern_is_full

One or the other, certainly. The last really...

One or the other, certainly.

The last really successful and coordinated occupation and rebuilding of defeated nations was probably at the end of WW2. I find it hard to get good figures for the...
12th Aug 2021, 04:45
Replies: 107
Views: 107,641
Posted By pattern_is_full

65 tonnes = 65 cubic meters. Or a swimming pool...

65 tonnes = 65 cubic meters. Or a swimming pool about 5.5m x 6m x 1.96m deep (water is pretty massive). Doesn't seem like a lot to me, given the mass of the main gear trucks (~6.8 tonnes each).
...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2021, 19:23
Replies: 73
Views: 4,495
Posted By pattern_is_full

Sure - so long as the rest of us can say...

Sure - so long as the rest of us can say "carrying coals to Pons Aelius," or support Mamucium United on the football pitch. ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2021, 19:06
Replies: 863
Views: 70,872
Posted By pattern_is_full

Dems will remain in control of Congress for at...

Dems will remain in control of Congress for at least another 17 months (absent deaths) - until Jan. 2023 - no matter how the 2022 elections go. Given what they have succeeded in doing in just 7...
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