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Forum: Jet Blast
16th Aug 2020, 02:48
Replies: 6,613
Views: 436,617
Posted By llondel

It is notable that one party makes it more...

It is notable that one party makes it more difficult for people to vote and one tries to make it easier. Some Republican senators are in states with a historically low turnout and indications that...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jan 2020, 03:03
Replies: 175
Views: 44,415
Posted By llondel

The same happened to me some time ago, locked out...

The same happened to me some time ago, locked out of R&N for no apparent reason and no explanation. If there was a reason then it would be good to know what it was. I've hardly been here since.

I...
27th Sep 2018, 16:37
Replies: 39
Views: 17,997
Posted By llondel

Clearly something didn't work then because if the...

Clearly something didn't work then because if the red lights were on, no one queried ATC instructions to cross despite the red light. Or weren't they on? I guess the NTSB will reveal that at some...
27th Sep 2018, 15:41
Replies: 39
Views: 17,997
Posted By llondel

What it needs is a set of big traffic lights at...

What it needs is a set of big traffic lights at each end of the runway and at every crossing. When ATC gives take-off clearance the controller hits a big button that turns all the intersection lights...
26th Sep 2018, 02:15
Replies: 39
Views: 17,997
Posted By llondel

OK, I misunderstood what you were saying....

OK, I misunderstood what you were saying. However, when there is an incident like that, possibly not that bad but serious enough, who else in the tower knows about the screw-up? It may rely on the...
24th Sep 2018, 21:48
Replies: 39
Views: 17,997
Posted By llondel

I suspect that any decent process will have such...

I suspect that any decent process will have such a request from a controller built in because it's a safety issue. I have vague recollection of reading an accident write-up (with fatalities) that was...
22nd Sep 2018, 01:22
Replies: 22
Views: 13,237
Posted By llondel

De-rating assumes they get to V1 with enough...

De-rating assumes they get to V1 with enough runway left to abort the takeoff and stop so they're not going to need all of it to get airborne (as it wasn't an A340). If their numbers had suggested...
15th Sep 2018, 00:47
Replies: 50
Views: 43,249
Posted By llondel

It shouldn't be beyond the wit of man (and...

It shouldn't be beyond the wit of man (and aircraft system designers) to put a sensor in the tail where they put the little skid things on some aircraft that can detect ground proximity and...
6th Sep 2018, 21:16
Replies: 32
Views: 14,481
Posted By llondel

[/list] Obesity doesn't necessarily compromise...

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Obesity doesn't necessarily compromise the immune system in the same way that poverty and food shortages do. It's a different category of unhealthy.

Anyone remember Terry Nation's...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2018, 15:56
Replies: 24
Views: 3,105
Posted By llondel

They use kapton tape for such things. It has all...

They use kapton tape for such things. It has all sorts of excellent properties, and is also found (presumably as sheets, not tape) in the heatshields used for re-entry. The aviation industry has a...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Aug 2018, 02:04
Replies: 205
Views: 25,757
Posted By llondel

My vote is for UTC/GMT all year round and for...

My vote is for UTC/GMT all year round and for people to get up an hour earlier if they want more daylight in their evening. Noon is supposed to be when the sun is highest (and before railways, tended...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Aug 2018, 04:13
Replies: 43
Views: 8,370
Posted By llondel

Yes, it's scary stuff, fan be fatal if inhaled or...

Yes, it's scary stuff, fan be fatal if inhaled or if ingested in large enough quantities. Causes no end of damage to the environment too.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2018, 04:45
Replies: 43
Views: 8,370
Posted By llondel

How does the air get compressed in the first...

How does the air get compressed in the first place? I got bored very quickly, didn't watch to the end.

Perhaps the 'fuel' tanks are used for the chemtrail stuff?
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2018, 04:13
Replies: 13,168
Views: 11,090,797
Posted By llondel

Paying a homoeopathic doctor: dip a 50 note in a...

Paying a homoeopathic doctor: dip a 50 note in a glass of water for a couple of seconds, hand the glass of water to the doctor and say "keep the change".
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2018, 04:09
Replies: 2
Views: 1,487
Posted By llondel

Old hat. The Goodies went round the world on...

Old hat. The Goodies went round the world on spacehoppers in the 1970s.
25th Aug 2018, 01:31
Replies: 8
Views: 7,617
Posted By llondel

Perhaps someone needs to go check all...

Perhaps someone needs to go check all similarly-configured 777s with enough flight time to see if it's some form of metal fatigue due to the airflow past that region causing pressure fluctuations and...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Aug 2018, 02:02
Replies: 32
Views: 3,291
Posted By llondel

Did anyone get the names of the flight crew? Was...

Did anyone get the names of the flight crew? Was it Captain Hook in the LH seat? And was he wearing Crocs?
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Aug 2018, 16:36
Replies: 55
Views: 4,513
Posted By llondel

My guess is that it's this area...

My guess is that it's this area (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Frontier), Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.
18th Aug 2018, 20:22
Replies: 14
Views: 8,245
Posted By llondel

It might do if the pax can look out the window...

It might do if the pax can look out the window and see it's not there, although admittedly the airline might be hiding it round the corner.

Looking at the aircraft positions in the picture, it...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2018, 00:42
Replies: 55
Views: 4,513
Posted By llondel

They don't have a monopoly in it, but as it's a...

They don't have a monopoly in it, but as it's a fairly large country, it does tend to have an idiot count in proportion to its size.
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Aug 2018, 21:07
Replies: 53
Views: 4,766
Posted By llondel

I don't know that it makes much difference with...

I don't know that it makes much difference with international check-in, I'm pretty sure the woman behind the desk asked me all the same questions I'd already answered the night before. They do check...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Aug 2018, 21:00
Replies: 53
Views: 4,766
Posted By llondel

I've had the check-in person show me the tags...

I've had the check-in person show me the tags before sticking them to the bag. At leas the letters are correct, don't know about the barcodes.
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Aug 2018, 02:45
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By llondel

Google Street View and Mount Rushmore

Interesting that Google Street View blurs two of the faces. Perhaps the other two gave permission for their images to be used?
...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Aug 2018, 02:19
Replies: 22
Views: 2,340
Posted By llondel

I remember exploring the dubious delights of...

I remember exploring the dubious delights of Usenet back in the day, pre-WWW and on a dial-up modem. I learned several things from that, such as the meanings of certain terms and words, and also that...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Aug 2018, 18:57
Replies: 410
Views: 94,499
Posted By llondel

Here you go......

Here you go... (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-45169617)
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