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Forum: Jet Blast
26th Sep 2021, 08:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,709
Posted By westhawk

NutLoose That was amusing! And I agree...

NutLoose

That was amusing!

And I agree that Craig represents a higher fidelity Bond character than his predecessors. Though as I said before, I grew up watching Connery play Bond. That side of...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2021, 08:51
Replies: 20
Views: 2,368
Posted By westhawk

The there's these folks. I suppose you could call...

The there's these folks. I suppose you could call what they do deadheading!
...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2021, 08:31
Replies: 12
Views: 1,709
Posted By westhawk

Maybe an honor of that nature is as much for the...

Maybe an honor of that nature is as much for the benefit of the entity that bestows it as much as it is for the person upon whom it is bestowed! In any event, Craig has certainly brought Bond to a...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2021, 09:24
Replies: 20
Views: 2,368
Posted By westhawk

When I was a teenager in Redondo Beach,...

When I was a teenager in Redondo Beach, California I hung around the docks at King Harbor until one of the fishing boat deck hands on a boat I was admiring at the dock asked me if I wanted to go out...
3rd Sep 2021, 07:30
Replies: 12
Views: 1,971
Posted By westhawk

The 800XP I used to fly didn't do many golf...

The 800XP I used to fly didn't do many golf outings either. However the steamer trunks some of the guests would show up with for an overnight was another matter!

TKS works fine in the Hawkersaurus...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jul 2021, 07:38
Replies: 255
Views: 18,202
Posted By westhawk

Dodgeball would be superior choice to...

Dodgeball would be superior choice to skateboarding. They already have an international amateur championship in Las Vegas annually and a US professional league exists as well. It's not slow!
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2021, 08:25
Replies: 255
Views: 18,202
Posted By westhawk

I always find several of the more objective...

I always find several of the more objective athletic competitions compelling. There's always plenty to choose from too. Something to suit the tastes of a great many. Some people actually like to...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2021, 18:43
Replies: 71
Views: 4,247
Posted By westhawk

How does one get to to know everything? ...

How does one get to to know everything?

That's easy, first get a few years of experience being a pro pilot. That's a good start, but complementing that experience by reading Jet Blast for few...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jun 2021, 07:59
Replies: 35
Views: 2,877
Posted By westhawk

Winemaker: It is a sad commentary on the...

Winemaker:

It is a sad commentary on the state of our society that criminal gangsters and other miscreants just go around shooting innocent people for no particular reason at all. All I can offer...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jun 2021, 08:11
Replies: 56
Views: 8,593
Posted By westhawk

If you want your Merlin overhauled, there's...

If you want your Merlin overhauled, there's Rousch Aviation as well. In fact, they have FAA repair station authority for Merlin overhauls and some PMA approvals for harder to get parts for Merlins...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd May 2021, 08:46
Replies: 27
Views: 2,415
Posted By westhawk

My cats will grab just about anything that is not...

My cats will grab just about anything that is not secured in a cabinet or drawer and play hardwood floor hockey with it until they get tired of it. Loose change, silverware and anything else that...
16th May 2021, 09:01
Replies: 112
Views: 54,308
Posted By westhawk

EXDAC Me too. I was only at DVT for about 3...

EXDAC

Me too. I was only at DVT for about 3 years, but was instructing out of both of the big schools. Plenty of laps around the patterns. I agree that ATC usually gave traffic point-outs for the...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Feb 2021, 07:12
Replies: 57
Views: 4,394
Posted By westhawk

Christine the murderous '58 Plymouth Fury of...

Christine the murderous '58 Plymouth Fury of Steven King fame. (or infamy)
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Dec 2020, 06:27
Replies: 3
Views: 1,394
Posted By westhawk

A missed opportunity! On a training flight...

A missed opportunity!

On a training flight in a light aircraft, taking a couple of moments to chase it down and get a good look at the interloper (preserved on video) would seem to be in order....
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Nov 2020, 05:50
Replies: 294
Views: 19,426
Posted By westhawk

What an enjoyable thread this is. A dedicated...

What an enjoyable thread this is. A dedicated space to gripe about irritating language use. Excellent!

Affect and effect. I notice these two words either being used interchangeably or in place of...
Forum: North America
29th May 2020, 01:38
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By westhawk

https://www.westwindaviation.com/ I taught...

https://www.westwindaviation.com/

I taught some CFI candidates there in 2019 before electing to accept a more desirable opportunity elsewhere. Most students and instructors are Korean, but some...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Nov 2019, 05:04
Replies: 10,111
Views: 4,551,738
Posted By westhawk

I was reading an article earlier regarding COTA...

I was reading an article earlier regarding COTA and it's bumps. Apparently the big rains of 2015 undermined parts of the track where piping runs under the paved surface and it's only continued to get...
25th Jul 2019, 08:06
Replies: 2
Views: 1,640
Posted By westhawk

The part 25 minimum climb gradients are...

The part 25 minimum climb gradients are applicable regardless of weather or which operating rules the flight is operated under. Meeting part 25 minimum climb gradient requirements should be...
21st Jul 2019, 22:51
Replies: 124
Views: 78,376
Posted By westhawk

Doesn't seem like the Yoonited Kingdum are all...

Doesn't seem like the Yoonited Kingdum are all that happy with them either! Unless having one's ships captured is cause for celebration...

I wouldn't expect much from Iran's Tomcats, but they do...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jul 2019, 06:26
Replies: 17
Views: 2,820
Posted By westhawk

My cat seems to enjoy typing on my computer. I...

My cat seems to enjoy typing on my computer. I don't have a clue what the sequence of characters he types mean though. I'm guessing it must be a very advanced language. I don't keep any elephants or...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jul 2019, 23:57
Replies: 17
Views: 2,820
Posted By westhawk

Besides, they moved the most interesting stuff to...

Besides, they moved the most interesting stuff to a "secure location" years ago. It's still a good area for UFO watching though!
11th Jul 2019, 06:24
Replies: 15
Views: 8,265
Posted By westhawk

This has happened many times throughout the...

This has happened many times throughout the history of aviation maintenance. Some lessons are never guaranteed to be passed on to every maintenance team member it seems. What usually happens is that,...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th May 2019, 06:35
Replies: 12
Views: 4,410
Posted By westhawk

In addition to Igor, I would think the...

In addition to Igor, I would think the contributions of Frank Piasecki are also more than noteworthy. The tandem rotor helicopter required a certain kind of design genius to make it work. And work it...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Apr 2019, 09:24
Replies: 15
Views: 3,738
Posted By westhawk

I was attending sim training at CAE/DFW and had...

I was attending sim training at CAE/DFW and had time for a round of golf at the course just South of the airport. As a single, I was paired with 3 normal everyday non-aviation people who were also...
18th Apr 2019, 23:47
Replies: 82
Views: 55,205
Posted By westhawk

Earlier in this thread, I shared a humorous (to...

Earlier in this thread, I shared a humorous (to me at least) anecdote of being mistaken for a hotel bellhop while wearing my pilot uniform. It just illustrates the futility and folly of being overly...
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