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24th Oct 2020, 16:59
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Harvard 2 has a Pratt and Whitney PT6 engine...

Harvard 2 has a Pratt and Whitney PT6 engine which is feathered prior to every shutdown. Feathering the prop after engine failure is the SOP and makes a very significant difference in glide...
23rd Oct 2020, 04:21
Replies: 6,856
Views: 363,744

Please mister postman.....

Please mister postman.....
21st Oct 2020, 01:02
Replies: 6,856
Views: 363,744

5 Reasons a dog spotter is better then a human...

5 Reasons a dog spotter is better then a human spotter

1) The dog always knows who is boss
2) The dog works for treats
3) The dog smells better than your average soldier
4) Dogs don't get hurt...
20th Oct 2020, 23:51
Replies: 91
Views: 22,138

It was a really cold day and a light airplane. He...

It was a really cold day and a light airplane. He kept it low and in burner and managed to go supersonic before the airfield boundary. The boom generated a lot of complaints which were all...
20th Oct 2020, 21:00
Replies: 91
Views: 22,138

I once worked with an RCAF 104 pilot who was the...

I once worked with an RCAF 104 pilot who was the reason Cold Lake had to make a rule about not going supersonic after takeoff.......
20th Oct 2020, 19:27
Replies: 17
Views: 3,225

I have seen almost identical damage to a C 152....

I have seen almost identical damage to a C 152. In that case it was a badly botched spin recovery by an instructor who tried to extend the spin to 3 turns but let up on the elevator so that the...
15th Oct 2020, 04:08
Replies: 6,856
Views: 363,744

Think bubble over Kim’s head If only Buster,...

Think bubble over Kim’s head

If only Buster, Nutty, and Kiltrash were down range......
15th Oct 2020, 04:07
Replies: 6,856
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What are waiting for, there is that damn CAPCOM...

What are waiting for, there is that damn CAPCOM trophy, shoot it !
15th Oct 2020, 00:27
Replies: 6,856
Views: 363,744

Think bubble over Kim's head If it can't...

Think bubble over Kim's head

If it can't reach America I ain't interested !
15th Oct 2020, 00:26
Replies: 6,856
Views: 363,744

Why yes that is your sister that the gun is...

Why yes that is your sister that the gun is pointing at, dear leader, would you like me to shoot now ?
12th Oct 2020, 23:00
Replies: 6,856
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I don’t think this is how we test our seal......

I don’t think this is how we test our seal......
12th Oct 2020, 22:59
Replies: 6,856
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oh for fuc*k sakes ! I said your fly is undone !!

oh for fuc*k sakes ! I said your fly is undone !!
12th Oct 2020, 22:20
Replies: 705
Views: 235,534

The Proceedings article is a pretty good summary....

The Proceedings article is a pretty good summary. Before I retired I had a subscription to the magazine. There were many thoughtful articles and an editorial policy tacitly encouraged from senior USN...
12th Oct 2020, 22:09
Replies: 705
Views: 235,534

Or the mess tent.......

Or the mess tent.......
12th Oct 2020, 04:42
Replies: 705
Views: 235,534

Yes but the fact remains that enlisted soldiers...

Yes but the fact remains that enlisted soldiers remain a low status job. I also would suggest that while the PLA is starting to practice joint operations all the available evidence suggests these are...
12th Oct 2020, 01:23
Replies: 705
Views: 235,534

China could maybe capture and subdue the coastal...

China could maybe capture and subdue the coastal areas but you could keep an insurgency going in the interior for a good while. Personally I think soldier for soldier the Taiwanese are considerably...
11th Oct 2020, 16:46
Replies: 705
Views: 235,534

The F 15 has a 110 to 0 record in air to air...

The F 15 has a 110 to 0 record in air to air engagements. Many of these battle were with aircraft that were close to or equal in technical capabilities. The reason for this was not technology or...
8th Oct 2020, 03:51
Replies: 38
Views: 7,581

The inconvenient facts 1] Airlines are a...

The inconvenient facts

1] Airlines are a cyclic industry. This will be the 4 th time the industry has cratered in my career.

2) The airlines have enjoyed unprecedented levels of profitability...
7th Oct 2020, 04:16
Replies: 440
Views: 174,559

ATA = Airline Transport of America system chapter...

ATA = Airline Transport of America system chapter code. The unique aspect of the chapter numbers is its relevance for all aircraft. Thus a chapter reference number for a Boeing 747...
6th Oct 2020, 23:22
Replies: 62
Views: 32,831

I find it very easy to believe that Boeing cut...

I find it very easy to believe that Boeing cut corners. What is unbelievable to me was the fact that Boeing used the supposed automated control of the shim process as justification for reducing the...
4th Oct 2020, 14:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206

Personally I think the best bang for the buck in...

Personally I think the best bang for the buck in SEP airplanes are late model non turbocharged Cessna 210’s. They carry lots, have a very comfortable cabin for 4 and can go to 6 for short trips, very...
3rd Oct 2020, 22:53
Replies: 252
Views: 91,501

Smile That was a brilliant rant

That was a brilliant rant
3rd Oct 2020, 17:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206

Engine make matters much less than general...

Engine make matters much less than general condition. An airplane that has been let go can easily take 100K to make it safe, not including major work like engine prop overhaul.

The lycoming ones...
3rd Oct 2020, 17:26
Replies: 31
Views: 3,410

Low time instructors are not inherently bad, but...

Low time instructors are not inherently bad, but they absolutely must have significant and constant mentorship during their early days of instructing. Low time military instructors work inside a very...
26th Sep 2020, 00:51
Replies: 65
Views: 12,202

I have 17 years of firebombing experience,...

I have 17 years of firebombing experience, finishing up on the Lockheed Electra. The only airline guys we had worked their way up from bush operations before flying for an airline and kept their...
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