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23rd Jul 2012, 23:24
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Posted By protectthehornet

US Astronaut, SALLLY RIDE DIES OF CANCER

the first US woman in space passed away due to pancreatic cancer(age 61)...others may post details

pth
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jul 2012, 23:06
Replies: 22
Views: 9,285
Posted By protectthehornet

Boeing happened. boeing bought Mcdonnel Douglas...

Boeing happened. boeing bought Mcdonnel Douglas and started to phase out the DC9/MD80 etc.

I had the rare opportunity to watch a brand new MD90 take off from KDCA...the sound level was so low,...
18th Jan 2011, 06:58
Replies: 378
Views: 112,609
Posted By protectthehornet

I don't think the 757 is too big for jackson hole...

I don't think the 757 is too big for jackson hole airport...I do think that follow through on automatic features (spoilers) wasn't as good as it should have been.

I also think that there is an...
4th Jan 2011, 03:49
Replies: 378
Views: 112,609
Posted By protectthehornet

perceptions of deceleration I wonder how...

perceptions of deceleration

I wonder how much the pilot perception of deceleration might play in this...if the runway is snow covered, one can't see the markings (I've always felt that runways...
4th Jan 2011, 00:53
Replies: 378
Views: 112,609
Posted By protectthehornet

In all the planes I've flown with reversers or...

In all the planes I've flown with reversers or reverse pitch, I've always found it difficult once in awhile to get into reverse.

rigging, my hand being off...trying to get into reverse too quickly...
Replies: 18
Views: 5,034
Posted By protectthehornet

one of the first things I learned was to push...

one of the first things I learned was to push forward on the controls a bit to get out of a stall.

that still works, though modern jet training seems to be in favor of maintaining altitude at all...
2nd Jan 2011, 03:31
Replies: 378
Views: 112,609
Posted By protectthehornet

LOOK, whether you like it or not...both sides...

LOOK, whether you like it or not...both sides have points. American has had a few memorable (I'm not saying they are out of the statistical norm) over runs.

I also think Southwest has at least...
31st Dec 2010, 22:22
Replies: 378
Views: 112,609
Posted By protectthehornet

Zalt is correct...quite suspicious. I guess the...

Zalt is correct...quite suspicious. I guess the lawyers want to get ready early.
31st Dec 2010, 19:16
Replies: 378
Views: 112,609
Posted By protectthehornet

411A has made some good points and I don't think ...

411A has made some good points and I don't think anyone should ''bash'' him.

Tankering fuel into a critical airport may save money, but it adds to the approach speed and landing run...try as you...
31st Dec 2010, 07:07
Replies: 317
Views: 57,226
Posted By protectthehornet

isn't it interesting that fedex pilots and UPS...

isn't it interesting that fedex pilots and UPS pilots are paid more than pilots at passenger airlines?
31st Dec 2010, 03:44
Replies: 378
Views: 112,609
Posted By protectthehornet

I guess about 17 years ago or so, an F100 landed...

I guess about 17 years ago or so, an F100 landed at ORD. It couldn't stop...they went off the last turnoff at highspeed skidding around the turn onto the taxiway...finally the copilot reached up and...
31st Dec 2010, 00:57
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By protectthehornet

well, here we go again. land and...

well, here we go again. land and evacuate...well, injuries happened. and I say...maybe they should have waited.

just like jet blue in sacramento.

think, then act.
30th Dec 2010, 23:56
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By protectthehornet

is that the one that looks like a DC9 or is that...

is that the one that looks like a DC9 or is that the one that looks like a 757?
30th Dec 2010, 20:15
Replies: 378
Views: 112,609
Posted By protectthehornet

WINO makes a fine point. I wonder if the landing...

WINO makes a fine point. I wonder if the landing touchdown was ultra smooth? and didn't compress the gear struts.

something simliar with a different type at little rock...on all landings the...
30th Dec 2010, 14:04
Replies: 378
Views: 112,609
Posted By protectthehornet

777flyer...thanks for setting a good example on...

777flyer...thanks for setting a good example on critical airport ops.

thanks also for info on downsloping runway...I always briefed that as it is very critical and there is a visual illusion that...
30th Dec 2010, 01:44
Replies: 378
Views: 112,609
Posted By protectthehornet

I wonder now mind you I'm a pilot and not an...

I wonder

now mind you I'm a pilot and not an engineer...but the lower bypass engines like the JT8D by Pratt and Whitney were routinely used to back up on the ground *power back procedures.

the...
30th Dec 2010, 00:20
Replies: 378
Views: 112,609
Posted By protectthehornet

I'm too lazy to look up the charts...does this...

I'm too lazy to look up the charts...does this runway downslope?
Forum: Tech Log
29th Dec 2010, 23:41
Replies: 171
Views: 29,637
Posted By protectthehornet

hey metroman...do they call you, "Lefty"? (just...

hey metroman...do they call you, "Lefty"? (just kidding).

everyone should be able to fall back to a previous method or technology...TCAS out? look out the damn window.

even lindbergh lost his...
29th Dec 2010, 23:36
Replies: 378
Views: 112,609
Posted By protectthehornet

I seem to recall a USAF C130 either departed or...

I seem to recall a USAF C130 either departed or missed at this airport and crashed into terrain due to navigational errors.

I've flown into a number of US mountainous area airports (which are...
29th Dec 2010, 21:49
Replies: 378
Views: 112,609
Posted By protectthehornet

we always get braking action reports. I've...

we always get braking action reports.

I've been to Jackson (Hole) Wyoming. Magnificent terrain...awe inspiring....but any mountainous area airport can have certain visual illusions. I don't have...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Dec 2010, 02:01
Replies: 171
Views: 29,637
Posted By protectthehornet

bubbers...everyone has more time to type because...

bubbers...everyone has more time to type because they are so autopilot dependent.

I know you know what flying is all about...I mean it.

BUT I really miss the pride one took in their hand flying...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Dec 2010, 14:00
Replies: 171
Views: 29,637
Posted By protectthehornet

just how quickly have we forgotten the Brazil...

just how quickly have we forgotten the Brazil tragedy, in which TCAS didn't work because of lack of transponder signal from one plane.

just be a good pilot...look around...oh and for birds...if...
28th Dec 2010, 01:43
Replies: 317
Views: 57,226
Posted By protectthehornet

And They Lived Happily Ever After...the End.

And They Lived Happily Ever After...the End.
Forum: Tech Log
27th Dec 2010, 22:13
Replies: 171
Views: 29,637
Posted By protectthehornet

all that STUFF is built by engineers for...

all that STUFF is built by engineers for engineers

BUT what a pilot NEEDS is:

an easy way to make sure the plane is flying properly

that it is on the propert course

that it is performing...
27th Dec 2010, 19:30
Replies: 317
Views: 57,226
Posted By protectthehornet

I wish I could care about this thread, but I am...

I wish I could care about this thread, but I am at a loss.

anyway, if you are a passenger, I hope you have a good old fashioned and LUCKY pilot.

if you are a manager, you should consider hiring...
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