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25th Jul 2019, 08:06
Replies: 2
Views: 1,253
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, 22:51
Replies: 98
Views: 47,483
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, 06:26
Replies: 17
Views: 2,504
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
13th Jul 2019, 23:57
Replies: 17
Views: 2,504
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, 06:24
Replies: 15
Views: 7,343
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, 06:35
Replies: 12
Views: 4,013
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, 09:24
Replies: 15
Views: 3,405
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...
18th Apr 2019, 23:47
Replies: 82
Views: 45,067
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, 06:55
Replies: 82
Views: 45,067
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, 08:50
Replies: 7
Views: 832
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, 08:45
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
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, 07:08
Replies: 30
Views: 4,401
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, 08:55
Replies: 921
Views: 2,132,479
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, 06:49
Replies: 6
Views: 937
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, 07:16
Replies: 21
Views: 6,073
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, 06:18
Replies: 51
Views: 32,233
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, 00:51
Replies: 16
Views: 2,488
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, 07:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,680
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, 07:25
Replies: 16
Views: 2,488
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, 07:02
Replies: 17
Views: 2,291
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, 07:59
Replies: 17
Views: 2,291
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...
10th Feb 2019, 06:46
Replies: 78
Views: 33,718
Posted By westhawk

By February 1970, I'd already built a model of...

By February 1970, I'd already built a model of the 747 and detailed it in Pan Am livery. It was a nice addition to my growing collection of military and civilian airplanes, rockets and satellites....
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Feb 2019, 09:53
Replies: 47
Views: 6,589
Posted By westhawk

Tom Slick was on after The Wacky Races when I was...

Tom Slick was on after The Wacky Races when I was a kid.

And The Jetsons were on after The Flintstones. One "modern stone age family" and one "Space Age Family".
Forum: Tech Log
7th Feb 2019, 08:35
Replies: 42
Views: 9,479
Posted By westhawk

How much flaps? If it's FULL flaps, I agree...

How much flaps?

If it's FULL flaps, I agree with the instructor. Bad form with the gear not down & locked. Plus I'd like to preserve what's left of my hearing!

The sim profiles are a useful...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jan 2019, 08:42
Replies: 7,756
Views: 2,930,278
Posted By westhawk

Meanwhile over in Daytona Beach, Fernando Alonso...

Meanwhile over in Daytona Beach, Fernando Alonso picked up a new Rolex watch!

He and his teammates manged to secure a victory in the rain-shortened Rolex 24. Fernando was driving during the last...
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