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17th Apr 2021, 07:21
Replies: 15
Views: 4,889
Posted By FullWings

Anyone can take billions of other peopleís money...

Anyone can take billions of other peopleís money and turn it into nothing - not much talent required. I suppose if you look at the bright side, some of that money went to crew (for a while).

Is...
14th Apr 2021, 10:09
Replies: 20
Views: 4,638
Posted By FullWings

You owe me for a new keyboard with that one... :)

You owe me for a new keyboard with that one... :)
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Apr 2021, 07:36
Replies: 37
Views: 2,214
Posted By FullWings

Getting energy in and out without disrupting the...

Getting energy in and out without disrupting the structure of the battery appears to be one limit, considering that the charge/discharge process in a chemical cell needs physical movement of ions,...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2021, 07:04
Replies: 64
Views: 4,297
Posted By FullWings

If you think about the motivation behind...

If you think about the motivation behind scam/robocalling, that makes complete sense.
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Apr 2021, 09:21
Replies: 15,328
Views: 1,532,660
Posted By FullWings

I can quite understand that, as it is outside...

I can quite understand that, as it is outside only until mid-May, and although there will be a frenzy on day 1 the amount of custom from then on for sitting in the rain drinking cold beer is...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Mar 2021, 13:32
Replies: 42
Views: 8,695
Posted By FullWings

Can you use the rudder on large jet transports in...

Can you use the rudder on large jet transports in the same way you might use it on a light aircraft? Yes. Do you need to? No, not really, outside of asymmetric conditions or deliberate crossed...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Mar 2021, 08:03
Replies: 52
Views: 6,697
Posted By FullWings

Much as I agree with you about Govt powers, I...

Much as I agree with you about Govt powers, I think pretty much all the bits of CV legislation have expiry dates on them.

As someone who works in the aviation industry, I would naturally like to...
23rd Mar 2021, 21:51
Replies: 58
Views: 11,857
Posted By FullWings

Diurnal mammals forced to stay awake during the...

Diurnal mammals forced to stay awake during the night eventually get fatigued. Whoíd have thought it?

My experience of 20+ years of mixed LH and ULH has been that ULH is far less of a problem than...
21st Mar 2021, 16:50
Replies: 58
Views: 11,857
Posted By FullWings

Iíve done a fair few eFTL trips, as theyíre...

Iíve done a fair few eFTL trips, as theyíre called, and I agree with other posters (who have actually operated them) in that I find them much less tiring than normal 2-crew ops. For me, the problem...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2021, 22:29
Replies: 15,328
Views: 1,532,660
Posted By FullWings

I think what is being missed in the doom and...

I think what is being missed in the doom and gloom over CV-19 being with us semi-permanently at some level, is that although vaccination appears to be partly effective at reducing infection and...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2021, 08:35
Replies: 38
Views: 2,033
Posted By FullWings

Of course. But once the initial investment has...

Of course. But once the initial investment has been made, the ongoing costs are low and the energy itself is free, unlike fossil fuels. Also, availability is predictable into the future which you...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2021, 21:15
Replies: 38
Views: 2,033
Posted By FullWings

Iím not sure what your point is? The developed...

Iím not sure what your point is? The developed world cutting emissions drastically can only be good for the rest of the inhabitants of the planet who will be mostly on the receiving end of climate...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2021, 19:34
Replies: 38
Views: 2,033
Posted By FullWings

If we banned Agas and the like, that would put a...

If we banned Agas and the like, that would put a big dent in CO2 emissions to start with. OK, joking aside, why do we need to dig/pump stuff out of the ground to cook with? Electric cookers have been...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2021, 22:06
Replies: 38
Views: 2,033
Posted By FullWings

If itís all neutral or better, then it doesnít...

If itís all neutral or better, then it doesnít have to be rationed?

The problem with ďgoing greenĒ suddenly is that much of our infrastructure is not ready to do that in terms of alternative means...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2021, 21:37
Replies: 38
Views: 2,033
Posted By FullWings

Let’s face it: bringing stuff out of the ground...

Let’s face it: bringing stuff out of the ground that will eventually make its way into the atmosphere in significant quantities is now a no-no because of the cumulative effects on the planet. There...
13th Mar 2021, 21:04
Replies: 58
Views: 4,742
Posted By FullWings

I flew one of our younger 777s a few weeks ago on...

I flew one of our younger 777s a few weeks ago on a Detling departure from LHR and noticed that it didnít have NDB receivers fitted at all, so EPM came and went as a RNAV waypoint... :(
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Mar 2021, 13:21
Replies: 203
Views: 12,513
Posted By FullWings

Iím all for right-to-repair as long as it doesnít...

Iím all for right-to-repair as long as it doesnít force compromises to the utility of a new device. Things that are mainly mechanical are much easier to fix than those that are mostly electronic. To...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 14:24
Replies: 735
Views: 129,518
Posted By FullWings

That is something we all have to watch out for....

That is something we all have to watch out for. However, you might say: ďFirst they came for the terrorists, then they went home again. The End.Ē

There comes a point where an overarching moral...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 08:31
Replies: 735
Views: 129,518
Posted By FullWings

From what I read, I think she expected a council...

From what I read, I think she expected a council house and to appear on ďIím a Celebrity...Ē or even the Graham Norton Show. This is in exchange for acts that likely qualify as High Treason, which...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 16:41
Replies: 735
Views: 129,518
Posted By FullWings

When all is said and done, in order to live in a...

When all is said and done, in order to live in a tolerant society one needs to be intolerant of intolerance (as Karl Popper proposed).

The removal of Citizenship from Ms Begum and the refusal to...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Feb 2021, 16:22
Replies: 15,328
Views: 1,532,660
Posted By FullWings

You donít say!? ;) This was hinted at from...

You donít say!? ;)

This was hinted at from the beginning but I assume the data didnít reach the confidence level to use this criterion as the main explanation, as opposed to getting more people...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2021, 09:52
Replies: 15,328
Views: 1,532,660
Posted By FullWings

I would tend to agree with the above. Air...

I would tend to agree with the above. Air conditioning is still an exception in many premises in the UK, both public and private, so we tend to throw all the windows open in the summer (good) but...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2021, 11:02
Replies: 38
Views: 2,691
Posted By FullWings

Iím not against digital currency but Bitcoin is...

Iím not against digital currency but Bitcoin is pretty bad implementation, in terms of transaction rates, energy usage, volatility and security. Its major uses appear to be split between illegal...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Feb 2021, 21:13
Replies: 54
Views: 10,055
Posted By FullWings

Done this on more than one occasion on more than...

Done this on more than one occasion on more than one aircraft type. Does it cause anything other than a feeling that you could have arranged it bit differently to avoid a brief bit of noise, which...
11th Feb 2021, 11:44
Replies: 130
Views: 37,623
Posted By FullWings

Thatís what we teach, train and by and large,...

Thatís what we teach, train and by and large, what people do. What weíre talking about here is the possibility, small but non-zero, that this time the baby wonít go, or that there is serious evidence...
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