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Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2020, 18:01
Replies: 1,997
Views: 72,856
Posted By twb3

No. Setting the date of the presidential election...

No. Setting the date of the presidential election is entirely the power of the congress.
23rd Jul 2020, 15:30
Replies: 87
Views: 9,059
Posted By twb3

TWA once upon a time (late 80s?) had a daily 747...

TWA once upon a time (late 80s?) had a daily 747 service to Honolulu from St. Louis (STL-HNL) departing mid-day. Several times on the way to or from lunch saw this flight use just about all the...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jun 2020, 17:50
Replies: 36
Views: 1,833
Posted By twb3

I'm not at all sure that there is any...

I'm not at all sure that there is any environmental benefit to curtailing home delivery over purchase at brick-and-mortar stores. In any case, the item is going to be shipped from the point of...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jan 2020, 13:42
Replies: 22,040
Views: 3,606,164
Posted By twb3

Conviction in impeachment requires a two-thirds...

Conviction in impeachment requires a two-thirds vote, so a 50-50 vote would be an acquittal, no 'tie' to break.
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Nov 2019, 20:29
Replies: 543
Views: 94,308
Posted By twb3

Hmmm..never though of it that way. I'm not sure...

Hmmm..never though of it that way. I'm not sure she would care for the "5.0" badges, though...
30th Sep 2019, 15:50
Replies: 83
Views: 37,325
Posted By twb3

You may be closer than you think. I know nothing...

You may be closer than you think. I know nothing about RAF operations or F-35, but in my previous work life was involved with the F-18 simulator at the manufacturer. One of the things that was done...
6th Aug 2019, 15:03
Replies: 121
Views: 97,353
Posted By twb3

I suspect that it's more muscle memory in a...

I suspect that it's more muscle memory in a stressful situation that accounts for why so many pax attempt to evacuate with bags. Each and every other time they have exited an aircraft they took cabin...
24th Mar 2019, 23:20
Replies: 16
Views: 3,764
Posted By twb3

I was a Loadmaster on the C-5A some time ago. I...

I was a Loadmaster on the C-5A some time ago. I do recall one takeoff when I was seated in an aft-facing seat in the aft flight deck and noticed that the wing was just visible at the bottom of the...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Feb 2019, 14:37
Replies: 55
Views: 16,580
Posted By twb3

I was flight lead on an MD-80 series commercial...

I was flight lead on an MD-80 series commercial airline trainer a long while ago. Unless there has been a mod since then, the reverser deployment command will not go true unless a main landing gear...
24th Dec 2018, 18:35
Replies: 1,178
Views: 711,040
Posted By twb3

This incident comes to mind:...

This incident comes to mind: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_clown_sightings
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2018, 17:22
Replies: 42
Views: 4,158
Posted By twb3

I don't think there are any open section sleepers...

I don't think there are any open section sleepers in service anymore. Most Amtrak sleepers give a choice of a roomette - 2 facing seats in a compartment with a sliding door that converts to an upper...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2018, 17:22
Replies: 22,040
Views: 3,606,164
Posted By twb3

Can you cite the law that requires that a...

Can you cite the law that requires that a presidential candidate, president elect, or serving president to release any tax information to the public?

As far as I know, there is no legal...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2018, 17:24
Replies: 64
Views: 6,486
Posted By twb3

I have the good fortune of living near a small...

I have the good fortune of living near a small airport that is the base for at least three flying Stearmans. It's always a pleasure to enjoy the sound of a proper big round engine as they fly over -...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jan 2018, 17:47
Replies: 8,170
Views: 3,425,325
Posted By twb3

When robots drive the cars, F1 should get robots...

When robots drive the cars, F1 should get robots to fill the stands. Otherwise, I doubt anyone will be interested.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jan 2018, 17:42
Replies: 547
Views: 87,698
Posted By twb3

Given the choice of the "ecoBoost" 2.3L four and...

Given the choice of the "ecoBoost" 2.3L four and the 5.0L V8 in a new Mustang last spring, I chose the V8 because "there ain't no replacement for displacement". Admittedly, fuel economy is not good,...
15th Jan 2018, 16:58
Replies: 31
Views: 5,059
Posted By twb3

According to at least one press report the "Test...

According to at least one press report the "Test Alert" and "Send Alert" options were on the SAME dropdown menu. "Test Alert" is apparently part of the standard shift-change procedure, the other has...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Dec 2017, 17:06
Replies: 97
Views: 20,600
Posted By twb3

The last time he got a bit of exercise by...

The last time he got a bit of exercise by clouting a producer he got fired, so think he's just being more careful on this job...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Dec 2017, 18:02
Replies: 69
Views: 9,324
Posted By twb3

Don't forget a snappy salute to the crew as it...

Don't forget a snappy salute to the crew as it rolls off of the stand....
20th Nov 2017, 16:24
Replies: 66
Views: 18,146
Posted By twb3

I see an infinity sign over a test tube, clearly...

I see an infinity sign over a test tube, clearly this aviator was drawing attention to the importance of science.


If people see something else, maybe that is their issue?
7th Nov 2017, 17:28
Replies: 16
Views: 4,781
Posted By twb3

Why do you expect first world service from a...

Why do you expect first world service from a third world carrier?
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Oct 2017, 17:57
Replies: 32
Views: 3,151
Posted By twb3

Brick-and-mortar stores have no one to blame for...

Brick-and-mortar stores have no one to blame for their demise but themselves.


My last purchase from the office supply place around the corner, at which I must have spent thousands over the...
31st Oct 2017, 17:41
Replies: 3
Views: 1,693
Posted By twb3

Doable, but why? Would add a lot of wire plus a...

Doable, but why? Would add a lot of wire plus a weight sensor on each seat and a microswitch to each seat belt. Seat belts and seats not so easy to switch out as now, and the design would have to...
23rd Oct 2017, 18:31
Replies: 24
Views: 3,569
Posted By twb3

I have had altitude chamber training as USAF...

I have had altitude chamber training as USAF aircrew. If you wait to see if there is a reason for the mask deployment and the depressurization is real, you will never get your mask on. Time of useful...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2017, 18:12
Replies: 8,170
Views: 3,425,325
Posted By twb3

Haven't seen that since the inaugural race at...

Haven't seen that since the inaugural race at Austin. Thought it was a nice touch, but maybe Pirelli got cheap - real Stetsons are surprisingly expensive. Real, high-quality Stetsons are...
23rd Oct 2017, 18:03
Replies: 24
Views: 7,984
Posted By twb3

What is the source for that information? Be...

What is the source for that information? Be advised that if it came from "The Duffel Blog", that site is satire -- sort of military-themed version of The Onion.


TWB
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