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Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2023, 18:47
Replies: 15
Views: 2,070
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

I'm not going to take sides, but it was in this...

I'm not going to take sides, but it was in this very forum I first learned that the definition of an optimist was "a helicopter pilot who stops smoking." :)
11th Jan 2023, 12:37
Replies: 71
Views: 22,214
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Reportedly some international flights to London...

Reportedly some international flights to London and Tokyo were still taking off.

Source: WSJ...
21st Nov 2022, 17:01
Replies: 7
Views: 3,143
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Who you gonna call? ...

Who you gonna call?

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/273x185/patroni_af45986e02f50035623c946f3e65e294eedf5b87.jpg
12th Nov 2022, 23:02
Replies: 295
Views: 150,934
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Both planes were reportedly based in Houston. A...

Both planes were reportedly based in Houston. A Commemorative Air Force spokesperson stated five persons were believed to have been aboard the B-17 and one aboard the P-63. There were no paying pax...
3rd Sep 2022, 16:46
Replies: 32
Views: 9,662
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Plane reportedly landed safely in Ashland...

Plane reportedly landed safely in Ashland Mississippi, pilot is in custody.

Source article (https://www.nola.com/news/article_dafa6d1a-2b9c-11ed-8aec-c77db6215c17.html)
30th Aug 2022, 22:56
Replies: 14
Views: 3,584
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

U.S. Army Grounds Entire Fleet of Chinook Helicopters

From the WSJ:

Source article (https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-army-grounds-entire-fleet-of-chinook-helicopters-11661894466?mod=latest_headlines)
17th Aug 2022, 15:59
Replies: 39
Views: 39,455
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Here's the preliminary report:...

Here's the preliminary report: https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/105636/pdf
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2022, 12:40
Replies: 79
Views: 16,403
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Here is the subject video:...

Here is the subject video: https://twitter.com/aviationbrk/status/1545077389625008129

A number of the comments appear to offer explanations for what happened, which seems to have involved a sling...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2022, 18:44
Replies: 35
Views: 7,597
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Thanks for that, Megan. Such a tragic end for...

Thanks for that, Megan. Such a tragic end for such a distinguished vintage warbird. Best condolences to all.
15th Jun 2022, 15:31
Replies: 61
Views: 22,370
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Sounds like the Federal Flight Deck Officer ...

Sounds like the Federal Flight Deck Officer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Flight_Deck_Officer)program. I remember it was pretty much under the radar until a US Airways captain inadvertantly...
17th May 2022, 17:42
Replies: 592
Views: 1,003,577
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

WSJ: China Eastern nosedive was intentional

Source article here (https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-eastern-black-box-points-to-intentional-nosedive-11652805097).
18th Apr 2022, 12:24
Replies: 592
Views: 1,003,577
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

China Eastern resumes 737-800 service

From today's Wall Street Journal:



The article notes the 737-MAX is still grounded in China.

Full article....
11th Jan 2022, 16:25
Replies: 20
Views: 12,588
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

AVweb has a fairly interesting piece with a lot...

AVweb has a fairly interesting piece with a lot of the questions asked here addressed in the comments: https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/plane-crash-video-sparks-online-backlash/

The discussion...
19th Jun 2021, 16:23
Replies: 4
Views: 6,361
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Other sources are now reporting from seven to...

Other sources are now reporting from seven to nine dead, including crew.

https://www.rt.com/russia/527019-plane-crash-emergency-landing/
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2020, 13:24
Replies: 40
Views: 10,487
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

NTSB has issued a preliminary report that doesn't...

NTSB has issued a preliminary report that doesn't seem to add much to what is already known. They did not travel to the crash but the site was inspected by the FAA.

Local media appears to be...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd May 2020, 16:20
Replies: 40
Views: 10,487
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

I don't know the answer to this, other than I...

I don't know the answer to this, other than I think HPD's Air Support Division pretty much always has something in the air, weather permitting. The scene was apparently hot, with a Crime Scene Unit...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd May 2020, 21:59
Replies: 40
Views: 10,487
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Interesting. Thanks for the additional details,...

Interesting. Thanks for the additional details, NMHFM.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd May 2020, 14:12
Replies: 40
Views: 10,487
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

1 dead, 1 injured in HPD chopper crash

HOUSTON – One officer was killed and the other one is in surgery after a Houston Police Department helicopter crashed early Saturday...
12th Apr 2020, 17:01
Replies: 97
Views: 37,227
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

We all gotta do what we all gotta do. I always...

We all gotta do what we all gotta do. I always try to pre-relieve, but our friends at a certain GA pilot shop offer these. I've used one before in anger (aka necessity), and found it to be rather...
6th Oct 2019, 20:56
Replies: 32
Views: 31,811
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Great recommendations, thank you. I was in Bs.As....

Great recommendations, thank you. I was in Bs.As. During the LAPA crash and remember it well.
5th Oct 2019, 18:54
Replies: 349
Views: 435,922
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Nothing to contribute to the substance of the...

Nothing to contribute to the substance of the thread, but I just want to give my compliments and respect to Australopithecus for a very moving account of your past experiences, and to thank you for...
15th Aug 2019, 17:22
Replies: 41
Views: 58,997
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Good follow-up to the event!

Good follow-up to the event!
13th Aug 2019, 17:27
Replies: 43
Views: 29,478
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

IIRC this happened in Bangkok once or twice some...

IIRC this happened in Bangkok once or twice some years back, so it's not exactly a first. A most bedeviling tactic in any case.
23rd Jul 2019, 00:38
Replies: 29
Views: 19,850
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Sorry for the thread drift, but the Lithgow scene...

Sorry for the thread drift, but the Lithgow scene in the movie was actually a remake of one of the TV episodes -- which happened to feature William Shatner long before Star Trek. I believe both are...
19th Jul 2019, 00:32
Replies: 50
Views: 68,008
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Indeed an ungodly excruciating video to watch. A...

Indeed an ungodly excruciating video to watch. A grim reminder of how quickly things can go from all is well to everything's going to hell.
14th Jul 2019, 22:39
Replies: 26
Views: 6,249
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Here in Houston some firefighters have been...

Here in Houston some firefighters have been issued ballistic vests for active shooter situations. And we're not the first city to do so. Yes, it sucks that it's needed, but that's the way it is.
...
14th Jul 2019, 22:34
Replies: 26
Views: 6,249
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Please show me again where the "like" button is...

Please show me again where the "like" button is on this thing...:ok:
12th Jul 2019, 22:05
Replies: 26
Views: 6,249
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Actually, before DHS USCG was under the...

Actually, before DHS USCG was under the Department of Transportation.

i think you may have to go back to Hamilton’s day to find a Treasury connection (when they were originally known as Revenue...
7th Jul 2019, 16:43
Replies: 17
Views: 13,359
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

That is indeed a grim incident to study. One...

That is indeed a grim incident to study. One moment all is normal and going well, in just a few seconds everything goes to hell.
18th Jun 2019, 22:57
Replies: 20
Views: 13,262
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Actually, it's not a good idea to take a flight...

Actually, it's not a good idea to take a flight on any pressurized aircraft a day or so after diving, though that will also depend on what type of diving you've done. A lot of newer dive computers --...
Forum: Questions
15th Jun 2019, 17:26
Replies: 39
Views: 13,320
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Briggs & Riley gets my vote.

Briggs & Riley gets my vote.
2nd Jun 2019, 16:05
Replies: 11
Views: 9,481
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Yes, that's the ambition of Google's Loon...

Yes, that's the ambition of Google's Loon Project, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loon_(company)) though I have no idea if its related to the Strato venture.
25th May 2019, 17:20
Replies: 39
Views: 27,220
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Perhaps. But it seems at that point they knew...

Perhaps. But it seems at that point they knew they were about to die. What investigatory significance would be in anything said further?

As to the post that stated there was a flight deck camera...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2019, 14:08
Replies: 1,607
Views: 1,774,845
Posted By Carbon Bootprint

Perhaps because that was the type involved? ...

Perhaps because that was the type involved?

https://newsregister.com/article?articleId=33031
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