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16th Mar 2021, 18:15
Replies: 14
Views: 2,518
Posted By Piper_Driver

My understanding is that the pilot was trying to...

My understanding is that the pilot was trying to return to the airport immediately after takeoff possibly due to a mechanical issue. Could this be another attempt to return after an engine failure on...
15th Mar 2021, 22:47
Replies: 7
Views: 4,082
Posted By Piper_Driver

I had a friend who similarly fitted a P51...

I had a friend who similarly fitted a P51 joystick top to his Audi stick shift.The trigger switch was wired to a locomotive horn.
5th Mar 2021, 16:06
Replies: 8
Views: 4,292
Posted By Piper_Driver

My understanding is that they were successfully...

My understanding is that they were successfully engaged using F14s and Phoenix missiles during the Iran/Iraq war.
24th Dec 2020, 15:18
Replies: 49
Views: 38,183
Posted By Piper_Driver

RC mannekin in jet pack

Check out the video in this article. Perhaps this is what is flying near LAX.
LAX jet pack article...
25th Jul 2020, 22:08
Replies: 21
Views: 4,186
Posted By Piper_Driver

An F15 with an ASAT missile successfully...

An F15 with an ASAT missile successfully demonstrated a satellite shoot-down decades ago.
24th Jun 2020, 18:50
Replies: 8
Views: 2,284
Posted By Piper_Driver

You missed the biggest one, “Top Gun”

You missed the biggest one, “Top Gun”
23rd May 2020, 00:15
Replies: 26
Views: 3,708
Posted By Piper_Driver

New information- pilot was a student pilot on his...

New information- pilot was a student pilot on his second solo cross country flight.
21st May 2020, 01:46
Replies: 26
Views: 3,708
Posted By Piper_Driver

Cirrus down in Orcutt schoolyard

A Cirrus SR20 crashed in an elementary school playground today in the city of Orcutt which is near the central California town of Santa Maria. The only fatality was the pilot. School was not in...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2019, 16:01
Replies: 94
Views: 92,646
Posted By Piper_Driver

Was Boeing responsible for programming the timer...

Was Boeing responsible for programming the timer on the Orion? If so it shows a lack of attention to detail and quality checking.
2nd Oct 2019, 15:40
Replies: 338
Views: 407,408
Posted By Piper_Driver

My condolences to the casualties. I toured the...

My condolences to the casualties. I toured the aircraft when it was on the west coast along with the B24, B25, and P40. Sad to see another one go.
27th Aug 2019, 19:26
Replies: 17
Views: 12,906
Posted By Piper_Driver

My understanding is that it had already landed in...

My understanding is that it had already landed in Santa Maria earlier in the evening to refuel, and was enroute from Santa Maria to Arizona when the incident occurred. Santa Barbara was the nearest...
26th Aug 2019, 22:38
Replies: 17
Views: 12,906
Posted By Piper_Driver

My current understanding of the story is that...

My current understanding of the story is that they lost an engine and all hydraulics. A no flap landing was made on runway 7. The aircraft is now facing at least 90 degrees away from the runway...
26th Aug 2019, 14:33
Replies: 17
Views: 12,906
Posted By Piper_Driver

C-130 down in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara (KSBA) closed this morning. A private C-130 chars landed on the runway. No injuries.

C-130 crash landing in Santa Barbara...
5th Aug 2019, 21:23
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,388,378
Posted By Piper_Driver

Back in ancient times I designed memory systems...

Back in ancient times I designed memory systems to be resistant to bit flipping involving cosmic rays. It was in conjunction with a computer that used a 286 processor, the same one in use in the...
14th Jun 2019, 20:09
Replies: 25
Views: 20,973
Posted By Piper_Driver

The aircraft has been put up for sale. ...

The aircraft has been put up for sale.

Vulcan selling Strato-launch (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/14/vulcan-selling-stratolaunch-worlds-largest-airplane-for-400-million.html)
7th Mar 2019, 20:11
Replies: 260
Views: 252,561
Posted By Piper_Driver

It looks like there may be more issues ahead for...

It looks like there may be more issues ahead for the A380 program and Airbus. Some countries are now squawking about the un-repaid loans associated with the A380 development....
20th Dec 2018, 15:39
Replies: 1,178
Views: 725,098
Posted By Piper_Driver

It seems tto me the safest alternative is to...

It seems tto me the safest alternative is to shoot it down from above using a shotgun in a police helicopter. At close range it would be hard to miss. You could see where the overspray was going to...
7th Nov 2018, 16:56
Replies: 2
Views: 4,495
Posted By Piper_Driver

It was a sick "service animal" that made a mess...

It was a sick "service animal" that made a mess all over everything. I really wish the airlines would cut back on permissions for animals in the cabin. I think most of them are there not because of...
29th Oct 2018, 21:53
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,235,288
Posted By Piper_Driver

Question to tech guys - any chance monkeying...

Question to tech guys - any chance monkeying around with a connector on the Elevator Feel Computer could have caused issues with elevator control? An intermittent maybe that worked OK when first...
10th Jun 2018, 20:06
Replies: 161
Views: 91,654
Posted By Piper_Driver

Looks like China rewards it's pilots when they do...

Looks like China rewards it's pilots when they do a great job under difficult circumstances. Captain Liu Chuanjian was just awarded $777,000 for his actions.

Pilot who landed plane after co-pilot...
16th Apr 2017, 18:33
Replies: 1,174
Views: 383,959
Posted By Piper_Driver

That attitude is why United will lose billions in...

That attitude is why United will lose billions in this case. Everyone in business is bound by laws in the countries they operate in. In this case the PAX was within his rights under federal law and...
16th Apr 2017, 17:54
Replies: 1,174
Views: 383,959
Posted By Piper_Driver

It is time for corporate culture at United to...

It is time for corporate culture at United to change. I too have seen their practice of lying to customers on many occasions. Ever hear of "flight cancelled due to weather at the destination...
15th Apr 2017, 15:56
Replies: 1,174
Views: 383,959
Posted By Piper_Driver

As I said earlier, the industry needs to get out...

As I said earlier, the industry needs to get out in front of this predicament early. If not, congress will do it for them, and it won't be pretty. The airlines are on a short timetable for this since...
15th Apr 2017, 14:43
Replies: 1,174
Views: 383,959
Posted By Piper_Driver

I am not a lawyer, but I understand what can...

I am not a lawyer, but I understand what can happen in consumer abuse cases because my father was in the middle of one that is somewhat analogous to this one. This was in the days prior to cell...
14th Apr 2017, 20:25
Replies: 1,174
Views: 383,959
Posted By Piper_Driver

I am appalled that some people on this thread are...

I am appalled that some people on this thread are arguing about what "boarded" means. Many are stating that a passenger is not boarded until the door is closed. This boggles the mind. If that were...
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