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Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2022, 22:32
Replies: 1,216
Views: 105,931
Posted By pattern_is_full

It's the old saying: "Owe the bank $100, and the...

It's the old saying: "Owe the bank $100, and the bank owns you. Owe the bank $100 trillion - and you own the bank." ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2022, 17:36
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,269
Posted By pattern_is_full

Pop Quiz: The percentage of Ukrainian...

Pop Quiz:

The percentage of Ukrainian citizens who speak Russian as their first language is:
0%
10%
20%
30%
18th May 2022, 01:40
Replies: 545
Views: 896,018
Posted By pattern_is_full

Is that relevant in this case? I thought there...

Is that relevant in this case? I thought there were two other pilots in the China Eastern cockpit at the time, and it apparently made no difference.
13th May 2022, 04:32
Replies: 79
Views: 30,966
Posted By pattern_is_full

FOX news website says the hospital reports the...

FOX news website says the hospital reports the original pilot is "stabilized."

Over here we have strict HIPAA privacy laws - hospitals will not release anything more specific without patient or...
12th May 2022, 04:23
Replies: 79
Views: 30,966
Posted By pattern_is_full

We'll find out (maybe) but I don't have any...

We'll find out (maybe) but I don't have any particular doubts about the situation as described.

Among other things we don't hear the really tricky bits (final energy management, pattern, getting...
21st Apr 2022, 19:03
Replies: 19
Views: 6,439
Posted By pattern_is_full

Nnnnh - there was a similar stuff-up when Air...

Nnnnh - there was a similar stuff-up when Air Force One circled lower Manhattan at low altitude a few years back for a photo op.

Supposedly the communications P&P were improved after that, but I...
9th Apr 2022, 15:38
Replies: 545
Views: 896,018
Posted By pattern_is_full

The Germanwings crash was hardly "near-vertical."...

The Germanwings crash was hardly "near-vertical." Perhaps we can leave the exaggeration to the media.

Descent rate was ~3500 fpm and took about 10 minutes from top of descent to impact. Roughly a...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Apr 2022, 13:13
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By pattern_is_full

Lacking additional context, I would think this...

Lacking additional context, I would think this has to do with the fact that there are an increasing number of medium-jet-capable commercial airports at elevations higher than what are usually...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2022, 15:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By pattern_is_full

I never thought of either summer camp (or flying)...

I never thought of either summer camp (or flying) as a place to get away from the struggles of the real world. ;)

The thing with summer camp is that it's for children, and whether it is a good...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2022, 14:48
Replies: 74
Views: 6,320
Posted By pattern_is_full

From a US perspective: I've rarely heard the...

From a US perspective:

I've rarely heard the word "spade" used over here regarding a hand tool (but I allow for regional variations).

Leaving aside the specialized tools, we have "digging...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2022, 02:56
Replies: 1,216
Views: 105,931
Posted By pattern_is_full

I think the legal issue is not "pillow talk"...

I think the legal issue is not "pillow talk" between Clarence Thomas and his wife, but that she may well become a party to a case that makes it all the way to SCOTUS.

She was emailing or texting a...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2022, 00:18
Replies: 1,216
Views: 105,931
Posted By pattern_is_full

A bit overblown. A story that will run and run...

A bit overblown. A story that will run and run and run, probably. A scandal that gets a lot of attention - probably. "Tasty" - maybe. ;)

A "Constitutional Crisis," not so much.

For me, a CC is...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Mar 2022, 08:26
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,269
Posted By pattern_is_full

Jeeze - what is the value of R10000 these days?...

Jeeze - what is the value of R10000 these days? About $/£/€100?
27th Mar 2022, 08:16
Replies: 545
Views: 896,018
Posted By pattern_is_full

Well, the 737 series did have a problem in the...

Well, the 737 series did have a problem in the early 1990s that caused several hard-over events (and two crashes). Jamming of a valve in the rudder hydraulic power unit.

However, to the original...
21st Mar 2022, 21:35
Replies: 545
Views: 896,018
Posted By pattern_is_full

What do you suppose the loss of a ton of weight...

What do you suppose the loss of a ton of weight (VS) from the extreme aft of the fuselage (long lever arm) would do to the CoG? I would expect a severe and probably uncontrollable nose-over.
...
16th Mar 2022, 03:58
Replies: 18
Views: 2,725
Posted By pattern_is_full

Hmmm - a case of selecting reverse pitch out of...

Hmmm - a case of selecting reverse pitch out of habit, with one engine inop? Often a recipe for a bad day.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Mar 2022, 05:33
Replies: 127
Views: 11,113
Posted By pattern_is_full

Sorry, but if 330 million Yanks call a round,...

Sorry, but if 330 million Yanks call a round, slightly salty scone a "biscuit," they outvote 66 million British 5:1. It's a biscuit. Majority rules. ;)

Biscuits with country gravy and real...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2022, 23:27
Replies: 33
Views: 6,226
Posted By pattern_is_full

It's a fairly common human trait to plan wearing...

It's a fairly common human trait to plan wearing rose-colored glasses (and making minimum expenditures), if an excuse can be found. Especially under the influence of "soothing words" from potential...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2022, 22:53
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,269
Posted By pattern_is_full

Ummm - tracked vehicles and their wheels don't...

Ummm - tracked vehicles and their wheels don't generally have rubber tires. The toothed metal track IS the tire (providing grip on the ground). The metal load wheels ride on the track, the metal...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2022, 04:34
Replies: 83
Views: 19,919
Posted By pattern_is_full

Yes indeed - not that it is hard to be better...

Yes indeed - not that it is hard to be better than a proven fraudster, serial liar, probable criminal and would-be Putin.



The only approval ratings that will matter will be in November 2024....
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2022, 03:10
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,269
Posted By pattern_is_full

Reports of multiple explosions in Kyiv, including...

Reports of multiple explosions in Kyiv, including from the direction of the main airport. A brief statement from the Ukraine Ministry of the Interior reports they were missile strikes that included...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Feb 2022, 02:03
Replies: 17
Views: 1,728
Posted By pattern_is_full

Let's take it in pieces. "Dynamic" generally...

Let's take it in pieces.

"Dynamic" generally means "(of a process or system) characterized by constant change, activity, or progress." But beyond that, there is not a formal, aviation-wide...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2022, 03:15
Replies: 22
Views: 9,764
Posted By pattern_is_full

For obvious reasons I won't get too specific in...

For obvious reasons I won't get too specific in public. But anyone with imagination and a little thinking ought to be able to come up with numerous means of silencing, binding, or threatening a...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Feb 2022, 03:29
Replies: 1,216
Views: 105,931
Posted By pattern_is_full

Once convicted, usually. Otherwise, "Innocent...

Once convicted, usually. Otherwise, "Innocent until proven Guilty."

But conviction requires a complainant or indictment within the appropriate jurisdiction, and an arrest, and an arraignment, and...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jan 2022, 04:20
Replies: 1,216
Views: 105,931
Posted By pattern_is_full

Obviously a "false flag" operation! ;) No,...

Obviously a "false flag" operation! ;)

No, the specifications for the US flag have not changed. The stars are supposed to fit into imaginary circles 6.16% of the height of the flag.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jan 2022, 17:33
Replies: 31
Views: 4,410
Posted By pattern_is_full

My initial reaction to the image(s) is that I'd...

My initial reaction to the image(s) is that I'd be more concerned with the integrity of the balcony platform itself, rather than the supports. There seems to be a bit of warping or sagging between...
2nd Jan 2022, 05:39
Replies: 65
Views: 32,254
Posted By pattern_is_full

On the one hand, I wish Boeing had kept upgrading...

On the one hand, I wish Boeing had kept upgrading the 757 instead of the 737, as soon as large (high-high-bypass) engines were required, years ago. Those nice long main gear provided more space for...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Dec 2021, 23:27
Replies: 21
Views: 3,802
Posted By pattern_is_full

Apply some common sense. If there is no suitable...

Apply some common sense. If there is no suitable airport available, and you must land, you make a command decision as PIC, and use what is available, to the best of your ability.

For Sully on the...
10th Dec 2021, 04:04
Replies: 27
Views: 15,301
Posted By pattern_is_full

Rosaviatsia updates Dec. 9 - - aircraft...

Rosaviatsia updates Dec. 9 -

- aircraft suffered ADR #1, #2, #3 faults after takeoff, resulting in large excursions in roll and pitch
- aircraft was deiced in two stages. Type I fluid, then type...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Dec 2021, 20:40
Replies: 1,216
Views: 105,931
Posted By pattern_is_full

WW2 veteran, US Senator, and 1996 GOP...

WW2 veteran, US Senator, and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Robert "Bob" Dole has passed away at the age of 98.

A principled conservative who was still willing to "not let the perfect be the enemy...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Dec 2021, 20:12
Replies: 1,216
Views: 105,931
Posted By pattern_is_full

Well, yes. The eternal conflict between Teddy...

Well, yes. The eternal conflict between Teddy Roosevelt's "Speak softly - but carry a big stick" and Churchill's "It's better to jaw, jaw than to war, war." (And, yes, I know that both those derive...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Nov 2021, 14:02
Replies: 20
Views: 8,404
Posted By pattern_is_full

I think it is fair to say that a quest for...

I think it is fair to say that a quest for efficiency has reduced true airspeeds for the "average" commercial airliner, in two obvious ways.

1) as referenced above by DavidReidUK's link, higher...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Nov 2021, 00:17
Replies: 44
Views: 2,936
Posted By pattern_is_full

Going strictly by some published fan data (while...

Going strictly by some published fan data (while I enjoy Star Trek's story lines, I am not myself a fanatic who digs into the theory much).

.....the "explored space" of Star Trek, including the...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Nov 2021, 04:49
Replies: 1,216
Views: 105,931
Posted By pattern_is_full

True, but I was referring to the fact that LBJ...

True, but I was referring to the fact that LBJ then won election to the Presidency by hissownself in '64 (or at most, with the help of Barry Goldwater ;) )

Which also applies to Truman, Coolidge,...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Nov 2021, 05:54
Replies: 1,216
Views: 105,931
Posted By pattern_is_full

That's interesting - given that the only time...

That's interesting - given that the only time McAuliffe was put into the governor's mansion was 2014. Trump wasn't on most people's radar then.

As to the VP job, I hear ya! It was your fellow...
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