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13th Mar 2019, 06:39
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,558,535
Posted By TacomaSailor

What does the data say?

Non-pilot but expert number cruncher with a basic questions about the DATA shown in post 69 and several prior to that.

Looking at the ADS-B numbers, in ascending time sequence from the start of...
25th Feb 2019, 16:25
Replies: 78
Views: 36,220
Posted By TacomaSailor

I spent 25-years as a paying passenger on about...

I spent 25-years as a paying passenger on about 200 flights per year. I've flown in almost every commercial aircraft built in the last 60-years on every continent except the big white one. First...
13th Dec 2016, 00:17
Replies: 124
Views: 37,599
Posted By TacomaSailor

The cost of new Air Force One planes may be a...

The cost of new Air Force One planes may be a little more complex and difficult to manage than Mr Trump thinks.

The Puget Sound business press has a lot of information and dialogue about the cost...
6th Dec 2016, 18:20
Replies: 124
Views: 37,599
Posted By TacomaSailor

It is hard to understand what that $4B number...

It is hard to understand what that $4B number means in his thought process. Flight Global reports that the DoD has contracted for $127M for specification research and Boeing says the contract is...
20th Sep 2016, 01:59
Replies: 53
Views: 16,769
Posted By TacomaSailor

I'm a little confused by all NO responses I've...

I'm a little confused by all NO responses I've read here. I am not a pilot but have two friends who are Captains on major US airlines. We spend a lot of time visiting here in the marina, drinking...
Forum: North America
3rd Apr 2016, 07:09
Replies: 2
Views: 2,318
Posted By TacomaSailor

Previous owner of Aircraft was Matt Nokes, a...

Previous owner of Aircraft was Matt Nokes, a professional baseball player. In about 2000 he made an emergency landing in the same aircraft on the same freeway (I-15) about 10-miles south of this...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2015, 04:02
Replies: 131
Views: 35,741
Posted By TacomaSailor

Local San Diego TV news reports that a witness...

Local San Diego TV news reports that a witness helicopter pilot says the accident crew was trying to land on a dolly (news report called it a "portable landing pad"), which had no chocks or brakes to...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2015, 06:33
Replies: 52
Views: 12,847
Posted By TacomaSailor

Scare over San Diego Bay

Sometime in early May this year I was sitting on my boat in San Diego Bay enjoying a beer. A bright red and black helicopter appeared over the bay near the USS Midway aircraft carrier at a 1000' or...
6th Mar 2015, 23:56
Replies: 259
Views: 120,930
Posted By TacomaSailor

A reality check for bags and evacuation

I am a big guy and barely fit in the seats available in the back of the bus

My business and professional life is in my computer

My wallet & passport are in my computer bag 'cause the airline...
22nd Mar 2014, 07:26
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,653,390
Posted By TacomaSailor

PMDG 777 Simulator Package

The transponder location, usage and FMS details are available for $90 US in a "BOEING Officially Licensed Product." Run the PMDG 777 sim package in FSX or Prepar3D on a $2000 PC and you have most...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2014, 17:15
Replies: 71
Views: 17,711
Posted By TacomaSailor

Silence as it fell from platform?

Seattle PI (newspaper web site) is reporting:

"Gary Knapinski, a construction worker from Snohomish, said he was walking to his car when the helicopter dove to the ground.

A panhandler was...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Nov 2013, 18:28
Replies: 53
Views: 24,939
Posted By TacomaSailor

Is the title on this thread accurate?

The New York Times article says:

"The move came after six incidents from April to November involving five 747-8s and one 787 in which aircraft powered by GE’s GEnx engines suffered temporary loss...
27th Jul 2013, 08:12
Replies: 343
Views: 111,393
Posted By TacomaSailor

KSAN - Never an ILS for 27

KSAN 27 services 95% of the landings and has only a LOC and RNAV approach. The landing area is about 7950'. As far as I can tell there has never been an ILS available for 27.

DL, BA, HA, FedEx,...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Jul 2013, 00:15
Replies: 1
Views: 2,299
Posted By TacomaSailor

How does this happen?

I live on a boat in a marina just 800 meters south of the midpoint of the San Diego airport (KSAN). The KSAN controllers seem to consistently get a plane to land on rwy 27 within 20 seconds of a...
23rd Apr 2013, 07:44
Replies: 9
Views: 2,370
Posted By TacomaSailor

No Smoke

but way more noise than the 727 Zero Gravity plane on takeoff and it appeared to be climbing briskly at 1000' over the waterway at the west end of the airport.

No data ever came up on FlightAware...
22nd Apr 2013, 20:42
Replies: 9
Views: 2,370
Posted By TacomaSailor

VC-10 at KSAN - San Diego ??

I just watched (12:15 PM PDT) an all white plane take off on rwy 27 at KSAN - four engine rear mount - very noisy - couldn't see any numbers on it

It sure looked like a VC10 but I can find no...
9th Feb 2013, 21:26
Replies: 129
Views: 12,864
Posted By TacomaSailor

Two quotes: "Those who cannot remember the...

Two quotes:

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" Santayana

“And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
30th Jan 2013, 17:21
Replies: 2,185
Views: 932,266
Posted By TacomaSailor

As stated above "when the battery goes off with a...

As stated above "when the battery goes off with a bang it produces Oxygen."

I suggest that those claiming that thermal runaway in Li-ion batteries produce oxygen in the off gasses would...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jan 2013, 20:22
Replies: 1,100
Views: 200,481
Posted By TacomaSailor

Excellent Report with lots of destructive test data

I highly recommend “Lithium-Ion Batteries Hazard and Use Assessment”+:


for those of you who really want to...
20th Jan 2013, 19:20
Replies: 2,185
Views: 932,266
Posted By TacomaSailor

"...the National Transportation Safety Board said...

"...the National Transportation Safety Board said an examination of the data from the plane’s flight recorder indicated that the battery “did not exceed the designed voltage of 32 volts.”

I do...
14th Dec 2012, 18:07
Replies: 47
Views: 15,889
Posted By TacomaSailor

Not an infrequent occurence at KSAN - no big deal?

I occasionally hear the tower at KSAN issue altitude alerts to aircraft east of KSAN where there are many 3500' hills within 25 miles and on the published approaches to the sea level KSAN RWY 27.
Forum: Freight Dogs
2nd Jul 2012, 16:59
Replies: 7
Views: 6,507
Posted By TacomaSailor

Boeing Super Guppy to Seattle

Brought the NASA space shuttle trainer to Boeing Museum of Flight - June 30

For current pictures see:

Super Guppy, with space-shuttle trainer on board, touches down at Boeing Field | Local News...
17th Dec 2011, 17:41
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By TacomaSailor

Can you answer a non-technical question for a non-pilot?

I am just a lurker who enjoys the technical and not so technical discussions I find on this forum.

How is it that you military folks, who regularly engage in life threatening activities, seem...
10th Dec 2011, 17:22
Replies: 115
Views: 28,853
Posted By TacomaSailor

Stick to aviation - not automotives

"... US auto makers have long since given up any illusion that they could do similar."

Mini - you may be a pilot but you don't have a clue about international automotive issues

Here is just one...
Replies: 77
Views: 36,795
Posted By TacomaSailor

ALL research says grounded27 is incorrect


A recently published article in a professional health journal says:

"Our findings indicate that the motor component of information processing recovers during declining BACs, but it...
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