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24th May 2022, 17:45
Replies: 5,957
Views: 3,205,320
Posted By tdracer

The Russians appear to be using "1984" not as a...

The Russians appear to be using "1984" not as a warning but as a how-to guide. I doubt Orwell ever intended that.
23rd May 2022, 18:16
Replies: 167
Views: 94,374
Posted By tdracer

For some reason, film makers (at least those on...

For some reason, film makers (at least those on this side of the pond) have an affinity for that type of pilot, even if it's not true or particularly appropriate for the character. They did the same...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2022, 23:46
Replies: 18
Views: 3,138
Posted By tdracer

Meanwhile, on this side of the pond, the North...

Meanwhile, on this side of the pond, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is predicting electrical shortages and rolling blackouts this summer - while the current POTUS (or...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2022, 23:41
Replies: 25
Views: 2,759
Posted By tdracer

Thanks for all the replies. Obviously pretty...

Thanks for all the replies. Obviously pretty dependent on the commodity that you base it on, but as a rough estimate I'd put 10 shillings in 1949 as something around $20 (USD), maybe a little more. ...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2022, 02:34
Replies: 25
Views: 2,759
Posted By tdracer

How much was 10 shillings in 1949?

I was recently watching "12 O'Clock High" - it's one of all-time favorite WW II flicks. In the opening scene, the civilian (former Major) Stovall is walking down a London street in 1949 when he sees...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st May 2022, 21:08
Replies: 206
Views: 12,132
Posted By tdracer

End of January, I was driving back from Colorado...

End of January, I was driving back from Colorado in my M5. I was on I-84 in eastern Oregon - I wasn't going slow (~75mph in a 65 zone), but I don't drive crazy. While passing a big truck on a long...
18th May 2022, 23:29
Replies: 14
Views: 6,200
Posted By tdracer

Yes - actually a whole bunch of actual and...

Yes - actually a whole bunch of actual and simulated testing. There is an entire industry that has evolved around it.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2022, 19:20
Replies: 81
Views: 9,015
Posted By tdracer

Since I've retired, my 'daily driving' has...

Since I've retired, my 'daily driving' has dropped dramatically - I generally buy gas once a month wither I need it or not so the day-to-day cost of gas isn't a big impact on my budget. But long...
18th May 2022, 18:58
Replies: 21
Views: 4,796
Posted By tdracer

Back in my college days, we had a lot of USAF...

Back in my college days, we had a lot of USAF pilots in our classes (who the Air Force had sent back to get advanced degrees).
One once made a comment regarding the viability of the YF-12/SR-71 as...
18th May 2022, 18:49
Replies: 545
Views: 896,018
Posted By tdracer

The yoke forces are on the FDR - so it would be...

The yoke forces are on the FDR - so it would be trivial to differentiate between pilot yoke inputs and a trim failure.
I know people who were directly involved in the Egypt Air investigation. The...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2022, 00:19
Replies: 81
Views: 9,015
Posted By tdracer

Where does the linked article (11 years old BTW)...

Where does the linked article (11 years old BTW) say anything about Elon Musk? It also is painfully lacking in any meaningful references. The author appears to be making the mistake of considering...
14th May 2022, 19:42
Replies: 81
Views: 21,838
Posted By tdracer

You're missing my point. Not in any way excusing...

You're missing my point. Not in any way excusing allowing airspeed to drop 64 kts before taking action - just wondering why that action was so aggressive that it injured people in the back - flinging...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2022, 18:22
Replies: 81
Views: 9,015
Posted By tdracer

I used to race with a guy who owned a small...

I used to race with a guy who owned a small interstate trucking company. Back in 2008 - the last time we had a rapid spike in the price of diesel fuel - we were sitting around enjoying a post-race...
13th May 2022, 18:05
Replies: 167
Views: 94,374
Posted By tdracer

Yea, I've always thought the F-35 looks like it's...

Yea, I've always thought the F-35 looks like it's pregnant.
Besides, I suspect the US Navy wouldn't have provided the same level of access and cooperation with F-35s that they apparently did with...
13th May 2022, 17:58
Replies: 81
Views: 21,838
Posted By tdracer

I've been wondering the same - 186 kts doesn't...

I've been wondering the same - 186 kts doesn't sound dangerously slow to me. More like the PF was distracted then startled when he realized they were approaching stall and shoved the wheel forward....
12th May 2022, 22:33
Replies: 167
Views: 94,374
Posted By tdracer

Review of "Top Gun: Maverick". Short version...

Review of "Top Gun: Maverick".
Short version - they liked it.
'Top Gun: Maverick' - No Woke, Just Thrills and Nostalgia on Steroids - Hollywood in Toto...
12th May 2022, 17:32
Replies: 79
Views: 30,966
Posted By tdracer

Never had any pilot training, but - as would be...

Never had any pilot training, but - as would be expected - after 40 years in the industry, I have a very good understanding of how aircraft fly.
About 20 years ago, I was in one of Boeing's 777...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2022, 01:20
Replies: 135
Views: 23,164
Posted By tdracer

That sounds like the very definition of the cure...

That sounds like the very definition of the cure being worse than the disease :ugh:
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2022, 01:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,493
Posted By tdracer

Unless, as Mech Eng notes, there was another...

Unless, as Mech Eng notes, there was another Kegworth accident, that aircraft didn't even have the auto sync 'trim' system which is only on FADEC engines (it was a 737-300, hydromechanical engine...
Forum: Tech Log
6th May 2022, 22:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,493
Posted By tdracer

In engineering, we call that the 'limited...

In engineering, we call that the 'limited authority trim' - but yes, the autothrottle system sends a trim signal to each engine to match up N1 or EPR across the wing. It has a very limited authority...
6th May 2022, 00:24
Replies: 48
Views: 11,100
Posted By tdracer

They've haven't been doing so hot on their...

They've haven't been doing so hot on their government contracts as of late either. KC-46, Air Force One, Starliner, etc.
5th May 2022, 00:55
Replies: 5,957
Views: 3,205,320
Posted By tdracer

Not likely - my understanding is that the Apache...

Not likely - my understanding is that the Apache is so complex to fly and operate that it requires more training than any other helicopter in the US Army fleet.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2022, 18:48
Replies: 123
Views: 11,686
Posted By tdracer

Not a particularly relevant comparison. Doctors...

Not a particularly relevant comparison. Doctors wear medical grade masks, wear them properly, and swap them out for fresh ones regularly. The vast majority of the public does none of those things -...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2022, 17:51
Replies: 123
Views: 11,686
Posted By tdracer

El Grifo You may want to read this: New...

El Grifo
You may want to read this:
New study: Face mask usage correlates with higher death rates | Israel National News - Arutz Sheva (https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/326734)
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2022, 03:31
Replies: 64
Views: 9,432
Posted By tdracer

Thanks all. I'm just a little surprised to find...

Thanks all. I'm just a little surprised to find out that most helicopter pilots are not instrument rated/proficient - especially professional pilots.
So the rotorcraft world is fundamentally...
30th Apr 2022, 21:41
Replies: 5,957
Views: 3,205,320
Posted By tdracer

I've become increasingly concerned about the...

I've become increasingly concerned about the parallels between the actions of Hitler and Putin. Especially this:
Hitler decided that Germany largely deserved the fate being handed to in by early...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2022, 19:39
Replies: 64
Views: 9,432
Posted By tdracer

Question about the Kobe Bryant Crash

Ok, I know the basic facts - the pilot inadvertently flew into IMC conditions, experienced spatial disorientation, and flew into the ground.
Here's what I don't get:
The pilot was a highly...
29th Apr 2022, 18:12
Replies: 91
Views: 31,318
Posted By tdracer

I recall reading something back in my college...

I recall reading something back in my college days - probably in AW&ST - about a future aircraft program (somewhat sarcastic).
This aircraft had amazing capabilities - Mach 10, hugely maneuverable,...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2022, 18:39
Replies: 11,452
Views: 4,918,043
Posted By tdracer

Even if I agreed with that statement (which I...

Even if I agreed with that statement (which I don't), you can't deny that it's been at least 9 years since he had to race an "uncompetitive" car. It's been months since George had to do that. It...
28th Apr 2022, 18:17
Replies: 44
Views: 10,378
Posted By tdracer

The Wedgetail and P8 are built on a dedicated...

The Wedgetail and P8 are built on a dedicated production line in Renton - separate from the MAX production lines (originally done for ITAR purposes). So final production slots are not a concern....
28th Apr 2022, 17:48
Replies: 180
Views: 84,556
Posted By tdracer

OK, I stand corrected - that's different than...

OK, I stand corrected - that's different than some of the older Boeing aircraft.
28th Apr 2022, 01:51
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By tdracer

I've had really good luck with Claritin - there...

I've had really good luck with Claritin - there is something that blooms around here in June that can knock me for a loop (the rest of the year isn't generally a problem).
I've not had any issues...
28th Apr 2022, 01:43
Replies: 44
Views: 10,378
Posted By tdracer

You can bet big money that the USAF isn't getting...

You can bet big money that the USAF isn't getting the same configuration Wedgetail that Australia got. It's part of the USAF DNA - they gold plate everything, plus the basic electronics of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2022, 01:28
Replies: 146
Views: 15,760
Posted By tdracer

Sadly, the employee was just following orders -...

Sadly, the employee was just following orders - selling to you could have gotten them fired. The punishment for selling to someone underage is so steep (big fines and the loss of their license to...
27th Apr 2022, 23:36
Replies: 180
Views: 84,556
Posted By tdracer

If they activated the breakout (surprising - the...

If they activated the breakout (surprising - the normal loads on the 777 control wheels are pretty light as long as you're not doing something stupid like pulling into a stall - to have to apply...
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