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Forum: North America
9th Jul 2017, 03:14
Replies: 14
Views: 8,082
Posted By rottenray

You could ask a similar question: What the...

You could ask a similar question:

What the hell has happened to fighter pilots?

;)
9th Jul 2017, 03:12
Replies: 20
Views: 7,705
Posted By rottenray

I honestly don't understand some people. If...

I honestly don't understand some people.

If a passenger in my car did that, he'd have more to worry about than a bruise from a wine bottle.

As the old saying goes, "this is why we can't have...
2nd Jul 2017, 23:12
Replies: 1,178
Views: 760,967
Posted By rottenray

Well, no, not really. Some of the higher...

Well, no, not really.

Some of the higher end units offer range "up to 2 miles" between the controller and the aircraft, but, remember, that's a radius.

So you can't be 2 miles up and 2 miles...
2nd Jul 2017, 23:06
Replies: 30
Views: 18,486
Posted By rottenray

This time of year, with moderately high temps and...

This time of year, with moderately high temps and dry grass and normal summer wind, glad it wasn't more of a leak. A little farther off to the side with the right wind, and, hey, we're shut down...
29th Jun 2017, 04:01
Replies: 108
Views: 78,280
Posted By rottenray

Thanks for that, I appreciate it. Here to learn.

Thanks for that, I appreciate it. Here to learn.
27th Jun 2017, 22:13
Replies: 35
Views: 11,270
Posted By rottenray

Did some checking around, and, yup, just about...

Did some checking around, and, yup, just about everything can fly without a winglet.

Fuel and takeoff weight penalties.

I get a real kick out of news articles based on "the horror of _X_...
27th Jun 2017, 21:51
Replies: 108
Views: 78,280
Posted By rottenray

Not an expert, but it looked like the 73 came...

Not an expert, but it looked like the 73 came from the same taxi the 75 was planning to use.

Somebody mentioned FOD and hot gas... With cowl reversers only redirecting the FAN output, how much...
24th Jun 2017, 00:11
Replies: 62
Views: 99,865
Posted By rottenray

I was thinking this same thing, sort of, from a...

I was thinking this same thing, sort of, from a PAX point of view.

Kegworth was almost understandable -- 737-300 vs. -400, with the change in ducting and the poor gauges on the -300. Trust the...
21st Jun 2017, 23:28
Replies: 50
Views: 43,607
Posted By rottenray

This sort of points back to the frame itself,...

This sort of points back to the frame itself, unless the same crew was involved in that event as well.

I'll avoid making "curvature of the earth required for takeoff" comments, because it would...
Forum: North America
15th Jun 2017, 00:59
Replies: 36
Views: 13,880
Posted By rottenray

Well, I'm not a United fan, but it doesn't look...

Well, I'm not a United fan, but it doesn't look like the plane was on a runway, so, not about to take off.

Had to be some widebody, as most narrowbodies don't have fuel dump ports.
Forum: North America
4th Jun 2017, 04:57
Replies: 172
Views: 124,332
Posted By rottenray

Wow. Just wow. 5,000 feet down the runway...

Wow. Just wow.

5,000 feet down the runway was too late for a go around?

Didn't remember the EMAS was there?

Actually, the whole last paragraph needs pasting here.
29th May 2017, 02:21
Replies: 25
Views: 25,491
Posted By rottenray

Yup. This isn't about safety, it's about...

Yup. This isn't about safety, it's about one-upsmanship. Someone trying to get ahead by stepping on the faces of others.

Power nap? Fine. Rather have you alert and refreshed.

Anything bad...
19th May 2017, 07:58
Replies: 8
Views: 4,788
Posted By rottenray

My first thought was they'd just done a leg from...

My first thought was they'd just done a leg from Bejing...

Sorry.

Looks like some "concrete" reporting.
17th May 2017, 05:20
Replies: 237
Views: 138,236
Posted By rottenray

This conversation amazes me. First, I can't...

This conversation amazes me.

First, I can't understand how scheduling can be this bad.

I accept that it is, and my heart goes out to all of you. Not a matter of disbelief in what you're...
16th May 2017, 23:53
Replies: 22
Views: 16,755
Posted By rottenray

Completely correct. The secret to a...

Completely correct.

The secret to a successful password is an arcane string, not something one would have to write down.

A brute force attack will eventually reveal any password. Especially on...
16th May 2017, 23:45
Replies: 22
Views: 16,755
Posted By rottenray

Perhaps because most ATMs in the US display a...

Perhaps because most ATMs in the US display a screen that reads "press 1 for English?"

Also, at least at my ATM, pressing the "1" key gives up fast cash in the realm of $40, which is what I think...
15th May 2017, 02:26
Replies: 44
Views: 26,797
Posted By rottenray

"Shure" is registered trade name commonly...

"Shure" is registered trade name commonly associated with professional sound equipment. Notably, high end microphones.

I appreciate your humor here, and love the chance to pick on you a bit.
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10th May 2017, 02:41
Replies: 22
Views: 17,988
Posted By rottenray

most pilots are given a fulfilling schedule ...

most pilots are given a fulfilling schedule

I wonder if something wasn't lost in translation here...

If they're nodding off, they either need counseling on the private side, or need less hours....
10th May 2017, 02:35
Replies: 46
Views: 26,031
Posted By rottenray

Roy, long time no write! Glad to see you back. ...

Roy, long time no write! Glad to see you back.

You're completely right about ticket $$ vs pax. Loved flying in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Now, not so much. Rather take a bus -- bigger windows,...
8th May 2017, 00:14
Replies: 14
Views: 5,139
Posted By rottenray

Somebody owes me a new keyboard, and a new rum...

Somebody owes me a new keyboard, and a new rum and coke, sir.

Shame that us Self-Loathing Freight behave this way sometimes.

If you have that big an argument with someone, settle it outside the...
2nd May 2017, 01:35
Replies: 29
Views: 17,477
Posted By rottenray

Best post so far. To those of you saying...

Best post so far.

To those of you saying "walk" is the best way to handle this, how would you feel if your spouse, daughter, or sig other had been the one under attack?

Shall we all just walk...
12th Apr 2017, 03:54
Replies: 1,174
Views: 408,852
Posted By rottenray

Likely jumpseating, sitting in the cabin instead...

Likely jumpseating, sitting in the cabin instead of the flight deck?

If the vital crew needed so badly could have gotten seats on a different carrier and done so without displacing and...
12th Apr 2017, 02:19
Replies: 1,174
Views: 408,852
Posted By rottenray

Ridiculous

First, to all the supposed "professionals" who claim that it's fine to toss or drag someone off a plane, remember what business you're in and who pays your company.

Without the idiots, who you...
5th Apr 2017, 02:06
Replies: 32
Views: 4,577
Posted By rottenray

This was a HUGE problem in the manufactured...

This was a HUGE problem in the manufactured housing industry back in the 1960s and 1970s.

There are specific outlets and switches which must be used with Al wiring. Corrosion is one problem,...
5th Apr 2017, 01:47
Replies: 32
Views: 4,577
Posted By rottenray

In the US, most circuits are 15 amp. There are...

In the US, most circuits are 15 amp. There are some 25 amp circuits, but most of the kit you can buy which takes that kind of power will also plug into a 15 amp outlet.

It's a dog's breakfast, in...
3rd Apr 2017, 16:54
Replies: 32
Views: 4,577
Posted By rottenray

Can't Trust Those Pesky Inspectors & Electicians

A couple years back, I was helping a friend settle into her brand new home. One of my tasks was replacing all of the toggle type wall switches with those "Decora" style paddle things.

Although the...
25th Mar 2017, 13:01
Replies: 19
Views: 4,677
Posted By rottenray

Well, a quick peek at the website in the OP shows...

Well, a quick peek at the website in the OP shows that it's got eight props and eight motors, so it should be able to overcome a single motor failure.

But if the artist's rendition is accurate,...
16th Jan 2017, 16:57
Replies: 21
Views: 7,502
Posted By rottenray

Kulver, you win the thread! And you owe me a...

Kulver, you win the thread! And you owe me a keyboard.
17th Nov 2016, 23:20
Replies: 41
Views: 22,889
Posted By rottenray

I haven't, either. If they haven't proved deadly...

I haven't, either. If they haven't proved deadly dangerous yet, it's only a matter of time.

I'm currently living in north Dover, DE, about seven or eight miles from DAFB and about five miles from...
2nd Nov 2016, 21:38
Replies: 173
Views: 113,835
Posted By rottenray

:D Glad someone said it. Some of these...

:D

Glad someone said it. Some of these threads remind me of the old poem about the blind men and the elephant...

As far as drool and toast crumbs, those have been washed away by the spray of a...
25th Sep 2016, 03:03
Replies: 29
Views: 9,784
Posted By rottenray

Not to get too pointed about this, the Russian...

Not to get too pointed about this, the Russian supersonic never really did well. Your Concorde did for a while, but I get the feeling that it never really turned a profit.

That's another subsidy...
25th Sep 2016, 02:58
Replies: 29
Views: 9,784
Posted By rottenray

Actually, there were spec changes, in mid bidding...

Actually, there were spec changes, in mid bidding cycle.

Those changes favored the 330-based frame, which our Air Force didn't want in the first place.

Once those changes came to light - which...
26th Aug 2016, 06:31
Replies: 79
Views: 65,408
Posted By rottenray

There might be a good clue in the video. Wind...

There might be a good clue in the video. Wind noise to the max. Maybe a shift combined with wrong perf?
17th Apr 2016, 03:17
Replies: 28
Views: 25,653
Posted By rottenray

Lazer, I was a radio maintenance airdog for the...

Lazer, I was a radio maintenance airdog for the C5 and C141 many years ago.

On the C5, I can remember seeing bad grounding at the antenna connector for that big, bad Avco HF R/T hung on a...
5th Feb 2016, 01:51
Replies: 77
Views: 35,520
Posted By rottenray

Landroger writes: I probably should have said...

Landroger writes:
I probably should have said this in my first post: The 74 was a HUGE departure from existing aircraft, both in size and in performance.

(Well, okay, not so much with the -100...
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