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Forum: Jet Blast
25th Dec 2020, 07:27
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By westhawk

A missed opportunity! On a training flight...

A missed opportunity!

On a training flight in a light aircraft, taking a couple of moments to chase it down and get a good look at the interloper (preserved on video) would seem to be in order....
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Nov 2020, 06:50
Replies: 226
Views: 11,302
Posted By westhawk

What an enjoyable thread this is. A dedicated...

What an enjoyable thread this is. A dedicated space to gripe about irritating language use. Excellent!

Affect and effect. I notice these two words either being used interchangeably or in place of...
Forum: North America
29th May 2020, 02:38
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By westhawk

https://www.westwindaviation.com/ I taught...

https://www.westwindaviation.com/

I taught some CFI candidates there in 2019 before electing to accept a more desirable opportunity elsewhere. Most students and instructors are Korean, but some...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Nov 2019, 06:04
Replies: 9,274
Views: 3,941,803
Posted By westhawk

I was reading an article earlier regarding COTA...

I was reading an article earlier regarding COTA and it's bumps. Apparently the big rains of 2015 undermined parts of the track where piping runs under the paved surface and it's only continued to get...
25th Jul 2019, 09:06
Replies: 2
Views: 1,521
Posted By westhawk

The part 25 minimum climb gradients are...

The part 25 minimum climb gradients are applicable regardless of weather or which operating rules the flight is operated under. Meeting part 25 minimum climb gradient requirements should be...
21st Jul 2019, 23:51
Replies: 124
Views: 75,750
Posted By westhawk

Doesn't seem like the Yoonited Kingdum are all...

Doesn't seem like the Yoonited Kingdum are all that happy with them either! Unless having one's ships captured is cause for celebration...

I wouldn't expect much from Iran's Tomcats, but they do...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jul 2019, 07:26
Replies: 17
Views: 2,718
Posted By westhawk

My cat seems to enjoy typing on my computer. I...

My cat seems to enjoy typing on my computer. I don't have a clue what the sequence of characters he types mean though. I'm guessing it must be a very advanced language. I don't keep any elephants or...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jul 2019, 00:57
Replies: 17
Views: 2,718
Posted By westhawk

Besides, they moved the most interesting stuff to...

Besides, they moved the most interesting stuff to a "secure location" years ago. It's still a good area for UFO watching though!
11th Jul 2019, 07:24
Replies: 15
Views: 8,132
Posted By westhawk

This has happened many times throughout the...

This has happened many times throughout the history of aviation maintenance. Some lessons are never guaranteed to be passed on to every maintenance team member it seems. What usually happens is that,...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th May 2019, 07:35
Replies: 12
Views: 4,260
Posted By westhawk

In addition to Igor, I would think the...

In addition to Igor, I would think the contributions of Frank Piasecki are also more than noteworthy. The tandem rotor helicopter required a certain kind of design genius to make it work. And work it...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Apr 2019, 10:24
Replies: 15
Views: 3,611
Posted By westhawk

I was attending sim training at CAE/DFW and had...

I was attending sim training at CAE/DFW and had time for a round of golf at the course just South of the airport. As a single, I was paired with 3 normal everyday non-aviation people who were also...
19th Apr 2019, 00:47
Replies: 82
Views: 51,841
Posted By westhawk

Earlier in this thread, I shared a humorous (to...

Earlier in this thread, I shared a humorous (to me at least) anecdote of being mistaken for a hotel bellhop while wearing my pilot uniform. It just illustrates the futility and folly of being overly...
16th Apr 2019, 07:55
Replies: 82
Views: 51,841
Posted By westhawk

While standing in line at the check-in desk at a...

While standing in line at the check-in desk at a hotel, the gentleman ahead of me in line finishes his business with the desk, turns, sees my pilot uniform and hands me his bags. Moral of the story?...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Mar 2019, 09:50
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By westhawk

I prefer to remember the vibrant personas he...

I prefer to remember the vibrant personas he played as an actor. He had a few interesting roles. The real life of an actor is beyond the mere entertainment consumer's ability to really know....
6th Mar 2019, 09:45
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By westhawk

Looking at fltplan.com nearest airports: ...

Looking at fltplan.com nearest airports:

Boca Raton KBCT 20 miles South 6,276' No idea how long it takes to drive, it's South Fla!
Ft Lauderdale Exec KFXE 31 miles South 6002'

There's also...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Feb 2019, 08:08
Replies: 30
Views: 5,071
Posted By westhawk

You mean the large area washers added when doing...

You mean the large area washers added when doing main rotor balancing with the Chadwick-Helmuth kit? That was always fun. Read the phase angle and IPS on the box, then refer to the chart in the...
24th Feb 2019, 09:55
Replies: 921
Views: 2,204,358
Posted By westhawk

As usual on the first day following a major...

As usual on the first day following a major crash, the speculation outruns the factual information. There are several more possible failure scenarios not yet mentioned here which could have caused...
Forum: Questions
23rd Feb 2019, 07:49
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By westhawk

If the tailwind component briefly reached 200...

If the tailwind component briefly reached 200 kts, then only about .86 - .88 mach (depending upon temp) would be required to achieve 500 KTAS and a GS of 700 kts. The highest GS I ever saw was 605...
22nd Feb 2019, 08:16
Replies: 41
Views: 14,284
Posted By westhawk

The USAF has had a Space Command for decades....

The USAF has had a Space Command for decades. Re-branding it and adding some additional functions does not a new thing make! But a flashy new name and another layer of bureaucracy is certain to add...
19th Feb 2019, 07:18
Replies: 60
Views: 49,744
Posted By westhawk

One of my company first Sergeants had this to say...

One of my company first Sergeants had this to say on the subject of military discipline: "We're here to defend democracy, NOT to practice it!"

Even though I may not have been pleased to hear it at...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Feb 2019, 01:51
Replies: 16
Views: 2,621
Posted By westhawk

Good things overdone often become bad things. ...

Good things overdone often become bad things.

Many of these high illumination lighting systems are simply overdone for the purpose they are meant to serve. Just because it's newer and better in...
16th Feb 2019, 08:53
Replies: 4
Views: 2,595
Posted By westhawk

Hopefully you find this information useful. I...

Hopefully you find this information useful. I don't work for, or represent the service provider, but I've used their services and found them satisfactory over the years. A simple search of "US...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Feb 2019, 08:25
Replies: 16
Views: 2,621
Posted By westhawk

Landing lights and car headlights just don't need...

Landing lights and car headlights just don't need to be any brighter! They are too intense already. So use the technology to reduce power requirements and increase MTBF while maintaining an...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Feb 2019, 08:02
Replies: 17
Views: 2,509
Posted By westhawk

The FAA has done allot over the last 25 years or...

The FAA has done allot over the last 25 years or so in the name of "ICAO harmonization" (at least that's what they used to call it back in the '90s) But some things are not likely to change any time...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Feb 2019, 08:59
Replies: 17
Views: 2,509
Posted By westhawk

KPHX Phoenix Sky Harbor is an interesting case. 3...

KPHX Phoenix Sky Harbor is an interesting case. 3 parallel runways, with the Southern pair being designated 7L/7R and 25L/25R while the Northern runway is designated 8 and 26. All are within 1/10th...
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