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22nd Sep 2021, 22:12
Replies: 315
Views: 35,375
Posted By BFSGrad

As long as the transfer is for peaceful use...

As long as the transfer is for peaceful use (i.e., use for other than nuclear weapon), the NPT imposes no restrictions.
20th Sep 2021, 20:49
Replies: 315
Views: 35,375
Posted By BFSGrad

The basic path for U.S. nuclear trained enlisted...

The basic path for U.S. nuclear trained enlisted personnel is boot camp, 6 months A school, 6 months nuclear power school, 6 months prototype, and 3 months sub school (not required for surface...
23rd Aug 2021, 16:09
Replies: 19
Views: 4,459
Posted By BFSGrad

This wind tunnel doesn't put China anywhere in...

This wind tunnel doesn't put China anywhere in hypersonic weapons development race until the wind tunnel is completed and is demonstrated to meet its design objectives. Even then, having a hypersonic...
27th Jul 2021, 15:01
Replies: 49
Views: 17,879
Posted By BFSGrad

Agreed. Echoes of N452DA and N13622.

Agreed. Echoes of N452DA and N13622.
25th Jul 2021, 20:30
Replies: 23
Views: 4,258
Posted By BFSGrad

What is the failure mode of the tube? Puncture?...

What is the failure mode of the tube? Puncture? Faulty valve?
14th Jul 2021, 00:34
Replies: 35
Views: 6,590
Posted By BFSGrad

U.S. submariners in WWII found themselves in the...

U.S. submariners in WWII found themselves in the identical situation as their torpedoes were ineffective in the early 1940s. The USN spectacularly dropped the ball on torpedo development entering...
13th Jul 2021, 19:29
Replies: 263
Views: 173,882
Posted By BFSGrad

tdracer Doubt the state is happy with the...

tdracer

Doubt the state is happy with the wreck as it sits now (fluids, cargo) and may require some type of environmental remediation.
8th Jul 2021, 12:08
Replies: 263
Views: 173,882
Posted By BFSGrad

Chris2303 Avherald reporting seriously...

Chris2303

Avherald reporting seriously injured pilot discharged from hospital. KHNL reporting critically-injured pilot discharged from hospital.
5th Jul 2021, 15:19
Replies: 263
Views: 173,882
Posted By BFSGrad

biscuit74 Using GPS coordinates and assuming...

biscuit74

Using GPS coordinates and assuming the flight was at maximum distance while on the NW heading, the max distance from HNL was just under 17 NM at an altitude of around 1200 ft. That...
5th Jul 2021, 01:16
Replies: 263
Views: 173,882
Posted By BFSGrad

pistongone Assuming reports and flight data...

pistongone

Assuming reports and flight data are accurate regarding final position, wreckage should be well inside the 100 fathom curve. Tides and currents in this area are benign and underwater...
3rd Jul 2021, 13:03
Replies: 263
Views: 173,882
Posted By BFSGrad

WHBM It's in the FAA training so it applies...

WHBM

It's in the FAA training so it applies to all pilots. Fortunately, U.S. ATC has a low threshold for declaring an emergency so it all seems to balance out.
9th Jun 2021, 00:58
Replies: 113
Views: 21,389
Posted By BFSGrad

Parked plenty of MU-2s but Paris Jet gets my vote.

Parked plenty of MU-2s but Paris Jet gets my vote.
13th May 2021, 00:30
Replies: 112
Views: 53,805
Posted By BFSGrad

In addition to the see-and-avoid failure on the...

In addition to the see-and-avoid failure on the part of the colliding aircraft, seems ATC shares some blame.

1. ATC called Cessna and Metro as traffic to the Cirrus. Cirrus responded with “traffic...
21st Feb 2021, 02:00
Replies: 281
Views: 199,776
Posted By BFSGrad

Well...I just watched an interview with aviation...

Well...I just watched an interview with aviation gadfly, Greg Feith, who clearly stated that this event was an "uncontained engine failure," so take that for what it's worth.
14th Feb 2021, 15:20
Replies: 12
Views: 5,271
Posted By BFSGrad

“They had little chance to escape the bug while...

“They had little chance to escape the bug while working in hot and cramped conditions.”

This was a Vanguard-class submarine, not a Type VII U-boat. A large, modern submarine such as the Vigilant...
3rd Feb 2021, 00:03
Replies: 258
Views: 39,725
Posted By BFSGrad

As a former ramp rat, I’m biased toward aircraft...

As a former ramp rat, I’m biased toward aircraft you could identify before seen. Based on that criteria, I have to nominate the TPE331. “Don’t let that MU-2 sneak up on you” said no one ever.
...
11th Jan 2021, 21:12
Replies: 11
Views: 1,376
Posted By BFSGrad

From what you've described, the disk is not...

From what you've described, the disk is not cleared of personal data. Formatting using the Apple disk utility does not remove personal data. However, the disk utility does give you the option to...
8th Jan 2021, 23:44
Replies: 50
Views: 21,775
Posted By BFSGrad

Consider a few points: 1. At least one leg...

Consider a few points:

1. At least one leg of the U.S. nuclear triad actually has weapon systems with physical triggers that are held in a human hand. But fear not; pulling said trigger simply...
3rd Jul 2020, 20:21
Replies: 26
Views: 14,123
Posted By BFSGrad

Note that the news reports about the US DOT IG...

Note that the news reports about the US DOT IG report reach conclusions and offer judgements not found in the IG report. Phrases like “shielded,” “withheld,” “faulted,” and “kept in the dark” do not...
25th May 2020, 01:43
Replies: 1,672
Views: 2,786,951
Posted By BFSGrad

Worth reviewing the 1996 gear up landing of...

Worth reviewing the 1996 gear up landing of Continental 1943. Gear horn blaring up until touchdown at 193 kts, no 3 green, GPWS chirping away, yada, yada, yada…

Never underestimate the capacity of...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jan 2020, 00:43
Replies: 756
Views: 840,117
Posted By BFSGrad

Two erroneous narratives the media is pushing: ...

Two erroneous narratives the media is pushing:

1. Because the local police helicopters were not operating due to weather, it was unsafe for any helicopter to be operating in the area. At the NTSB...
15th Jan 2020, 15:35
Replies: 247
Views: 150,455
Posted By BFSGrad

For a flight of this duration (14 hrs), would...

For a flight of this duration (14 hrs), would there have been more than two pilots aboard? During departure, would they be on the flight deck (jump seats) able to assist the PIC/FO?
15th Jan 2020, 13:11
Replies: 247
Views: 150,455
Posted By BFSGrad

Here’s a few questions: 1. From what I’ve...

Here’s a few questions:

1. From what I’ve read, the injuries were described as “no serious injuries,” or “minor skin and lung irritation” (sounds like what I endure in a typical weekend of yard...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Dec 2019, 00:07
Replies: 94
Views: 93,583
Posted By BFSGrad

Their background is primarily in nuclear...

Their background is primarily in nuclear propulsion plant operations rather than engineering design and production. But they do come from a culture (set in stone by Rickover) that places an...
19th Dec 2019, 23:56
Replies: 214
Views: 202,433
Posted By BFSGrad

The "Records of Conversation" is an illuminating...

The "Records of Conversation" is an illuminating read.
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