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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's Red Arrows Going to North America for 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: RAF's Red Arrows Going to North America for 2019

I like the Rds, the Patroille de France and the Frecce Tricolori better than the US teams— larger number of planes, slower so they closer the the field and more interesting maneuvers. The Aussies Roulettes in the prop trainer are also good for these reasons. The Blues and Tbirds have become too timi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What changes were made after AA965's crash into a mountain?
Replies: 26
Views: 4718

Re: What changes were made after AA965's crash into a mountain?

This discussion has me thinking....granted, not real accepted piloting, but as many have said the 757 is a rocket, and as I read here gear and flaps were up and only speed brakes were deployed, "would" the airplane at FULL power managed enough energy to maintain climb, or was there just n...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida and Texas Post Record Sept.-to-Sept. Job Gains; Ohio Has Largest Gain in 21 Years
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Florida and Texas Post Record Sept.-to-Sept. Job Gains; Ohio Has Largest Gain in 21 Years

If you’re unemployed and get an offer, it’s REAL employment and isn’t a party issue. Be unemployed for a while if you doubt that. Politicians don’t make make job, they make conditions better or worse. They can be Maduro or Trump and then there’s the background firmware like culture, legal traditions...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of "Tag-On" Flights Returning to Domestic U.S.
Replies: 17
Views: 2097

Re: Viability of "Tag-On" Flights Returning to Domestic U.S.

Whether it's tag-ons or a new generation of smaller aircraft, something needs to be done. Air service needs to be preserved at smaller markets, and 50 seats being the bottom threshold for service isn't going to cut it. There is an industry failure going on. Jim If the market’s not there, why must s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Opposite Direction Runway Operations
Replies: 19
Views: 2044

Re: Opposite Direction Runway Operations

Then there’s Aspen! Opposite direction in a valley

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?
Replies: 60
Views: 6155

Re: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?

Let me clarify. His statement said the US was "to far away" from most of the world's population. China and India are far away from the US, and have between them 2.8 billion people. It’s all relative, but the US’ 360 million people are not a lot in comparison. Wrong comparison; the percent...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA's MegaMillions lottery hits $1.6 Billion Jackpot
Replies: 33
Views: 898

Re: USA's MegaMillions lottery hits $1.6 Billion Jackpot

Somebody has to win, might as well be one of us. Last year, a 50-ish single lady one a huge Powerball jackpot ($400 million-ish single payout). Bought one ticket outside the gate at my old AFB. That kind of money and after making the necessary legal deals, first call is to my friend the Global Expre...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are non-stop flights between LPB and Europe technically possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Are non-stop flights between LPB and Europe technically possible?

Any 787 pilots that might be able to run a runway analysis and range estimate out of LPB? It’s 5,000 nautical and about 10.6 hours great circle, so it might just be doable.

Also, LPB normally has an above standard barometer, reducing its pressure altitude.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 228
Views: 4913

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

Ah, I’m not claiming I’m due minority status, she is. Making your argument conveniently narrow, do you? You never voted? That's hard to believe....since that is a privilege only citizens have, I hope you spend a lot of money on DNA testing and forensics before you cast your first vote, or did you j...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The economics of used regional jets
Replies: 10
Views: 1989

Re: The economics of used regional jets

A little inside information on CRJs being turned in—DL planes are pretty much used up. I was told by a BBD commercial airliner guy that they always amazed at the thoroughness of use each and every component on the plane at its life/time limit. The best was, “the aluminum isn’t worth turning into bee...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would Boeing make a 757 on request?
Replies: 29
Views: 1704

Re: Would Boeing make a 757 on request?

Part of the interest in a.net is the never-ending procession of astounding threads. Do people really think building airliners are like building a one-off boat? Or do people really think airlines purposely ignore profitable routes that an armchair CEO thinks up like a hub in ANC?

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 228
Views: 4913

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

Ah, I’m not claiming I’m due minority status, she is. The Cherokees are up in arms because she isn’t one according to them. The burden is on her to prove her claim.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 228
Views: 4913

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

They also didn’t pay anything 90% either. Things like company cars, club memberships and loads of deductions made sure they paid an effective rate much lower. A Democrat wrote this in a veto message, perfectly distills where government should stand. “I can find no warrant for such an appropriation i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 228
Views: 4913

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

Why didn’t she avail her self of the list? I don’t know if her ancestor is on the list. I don’t have to know, she should. Do you think anyone should just self-identify as a protected minority without some agreed upon proof. It’s their nation, the Cherokees get to decide who is a citizen of their nat...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 228
Views: 4913

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

If the elected government took away 80% would it be slavery, 90%?. 99%? When would you say taxation crosses the line into slavery. Slavery and Jim Crow were legal institutions where the elected government outlawed the freedom and put people into slavery. It’s not a black line, it’s a political conti...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 228
Views: 4913

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

If Liz wanted to prove her Cherokee background, she needn’t have taken a DNA, just look at the Cherokee Nation proof of tribal citizenship. To be eligible for Cherokee Nation tribal citizenship, you must be able to provide documents that connect you to a direct ancestor listed on one of the Dawes Fi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 228
Views: 4913

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

we kind’ve just hate idiots Proof right there, it is. As further proof, look at all the hate about white privilege, about uncivilized harrassmrnt if people with differing opinions like the various restaurants where diners have been tormented. But, I guess if you believe anyone who disagrees with yo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 228
Views: 4913

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

What this whole blowup argues for is elimination of setasides based on race, ethnicity, etc. how can someone with somewhere between 1/64th to 1/1024th ancestors plausibly claim special privilege in professional opportunities? Isn’t that idea right out antithetical to modern ethics? GF Righties have...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increase in MTOW
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: Increase in MTOW

In other cases, live with some compromises in performance-lower initial cruise level, greater fuel burn, maybe use more runway for take-off. There are “lines in the sand” both structural and performance that cannot be crossed, but fair latitude before reaching them.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clinton's Me Too Problem
Replies: 54
Views: 1473

Re: Clinton's Me Too Problem

To say Ms Lewinsky lacks or lacked the power to consent to sex, at age 22, would be paternalistic. She has never even remotely suggested that Bill coerced her into such activity in any way. The problem isn’t her consenting, it’s the huge authority gradient, which is why CEOs get fired for dating in...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on dual parallel approaches
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: Questions on dual parallel approaches

Actually, it’s probably done more because a portion of the traffic is arriving from a particular direction. For instance, KFLL or KMIA, most domestic arrivals are from the north. ATC will separate them, as Woodreau noted, by altitude at the course intercept and longitudely by track miles from the ru...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 228
Views: 4913

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

What this whole blowup argues for is elimination of setasides based on race, ethnicity, etc. how can someone with somewhere between 1/64th to 1/1024th ancestors plausibly claim special privilege in professional opportunities? Isn’t that idea right out antithetical to modern ethics?

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three killed after caravan-towing car driven wrong way on M40
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Three killed after caravan-towing car driven wrong way on M40

Try driving around Orlando where I am now—that would considered amusing.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 13208

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

The ALPA Hotel Committees would laugh themselves silly over this idea. Yes, every line has a hotel committee, answerable to the MEC and membership, who works with the company and visits and approves hotels. Things like security, meal options, transport, safety and cost all go into decision. At corpo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities
Replies: 61
Views: 1679

Re: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities

Only if you’ll put down Karl Marx and we can both live in the real world. 53% is more than half of your work value, that may not fit the dictionary definition, but close enough.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ditching a high wing aircraft-would it roll inverted?
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Ditching a high wing aircraft-would it roll inverted?

One thing it wouldn’t do is roll over, wings will ensure that happen. Gear down likely pitchpole, though. The C-5 ditch modeling showed it would float somewhat nose low. IIRC, aft gear extended to act brakes on impact.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Congress be reformed?
Replies: 33
Views: 716

Re: Should Congress be reformed?

But I suppose if Garland had been allowed on the bench you would be just fine with his lifetime appointment. He was not because of Political Chicanery, until that time, even at my age, I never really thought about that the Supreme Court had bias to one side or another. I was tought in school and ma...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder dies.
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder dies.

Not to the people in his flight department, he wasn’t. A miserable operation that turned over crews like underwear. One new pilot introduced himself to Mr. Allen, who was hi-tech hero to him, Allen Walked on by with any effort to respond. The next day a memo went out stating no one would approach or...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities
Replies: 61
Views: 1679

Re: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities

Apparently you can not get your head around the fact that i am one of those premium tax payers you apparently feel pity for. Would i like to pay less than 53%? Sure. Would i like to live in the kind of country where i pay less? Hell no! best regards Thomas To each their own, but I doubt you pay 53%...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Congress be reformed?
Replies: 33
Views: 716

Re: Should Congress be reformed?

A well-known Democrat, Jesse Unruh said, “money is the mother’s milk of politics”. Getting money out is stopping the tide. King Canute would laugh.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Jimmy Carter had won a second term?
Replies: 38
Views: 1738

Re: What if Jimmy Carter had won a second term?

It was Reagan’s “posturing” that gave heart to the Eastern bloc to throw off the Soviet yoke. They knew from bitter experience in Hungary 1956 and Czechoslovakia 1968 that the West wouldn’t challenge the Soviets, but Reagan came and said, “there’s a new sheriff in town”.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 1 pilot killed after 2 Nigerian F-7Ni fighter jets collide in midair
Replies: 8
Views: 1112

Re: 1 pilot killed after 2 Nigerian F-7Ni fighter jets collide in midair

It’s not a brain fart or gallows humor—simple statement of fact. In my mid-air, the other pilot died. The guys visiting me in hospital all asked if I’d buy the lottery tickets when I got up and around and what an E ticket ride I had. Humor at these times are the only sane way of dealing with tragedy...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities
Replies: 61
Views: 1679

Re: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities

Where do you live where you pay a 90% marginal tax rate? You still go on about “free” education. Education is a scarce commodity, someone getting it means someone else won’t be. It’s rationed somehow.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities
Replies: 61
Views: 1679

Re: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities

No, you missed point—the cookies just didn’t show up out of the sky, the “rich” person just didn’t walk in and steal 99 from the others. Somebody made them using the fruits of many other’s work. If you think some people are rich because God, society or the tooth fairly dropped wealth onto the table ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your Favorite Flight School Trainer?
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Your Favorite Flight School Trainer?

I had a fair amount of flight time before entering UPT, especially instrument time, so the Tweet was a cinch—acre was new, instrument phase was a breeze and formation just an intro. The -38 was different in every way than my experience, the first rides prior to solo were a challenge, but suddenly it...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities
Replies: 61
Views: 1679

Re: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities

Who grew the wheat for the flour, tested the recipe, made the ingredients, built the bakery BEFORE the cookies were on the table. They come out of nowhere. Taxes are for public goods, not private goods. Your education meant that someone else didn’t get that education as there is a limited number of ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 main gear doors fuel inefficiency
Replies: 35
Views: 3729

Re: 737 main gear doors fuel inefficiency

If they had to do a cleansheet narrowoidy to replace the MAX, it would almost certainly have enclosed gear. Do you know that for a fact or just speculating? The CS/A220 didn’t use gear doors over the wheels, either. Maybe, there just isn’t much drag and isn’t worth the money. Every design feature h...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing skips dehumidification system from CTT on 787 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Boeing skips dehumidification system from CTT on 787 ?

Question: how are they zoning off the crew air from the cabin? It’s a humidifying system, the air’s plenty dry at 35,000’

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing skips dehumidification system from CTT on 787 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Boeing skips dehumidification system from CTT on 787 ?

Question: how are they zoning off the crew air from the cabin?

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing skips dehumidification system from CTT on 787 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Boeing skips dehumidification system from CTT on 787 ?

Question: how are zoning off the crew air from the cabin?

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities
Replies: 61
Views: 1679

Re: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities

Try making money in a place without working government. Good luck. While I think 90% is quite a bit over the top even for really high incomes And that’s what taxes are for-justice system, public goods like infrastructure, defense. Taxes aren’t for bribing peace from some by stealing from others. BT...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are non-stop flights between LPB and Europe technically possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Are non-stop flights between LPB and Europe technically possible?

No, the FMS accounts for the landing elevation (LDG ELEV) and internally changes the mask deployment altitude. If the crew entered an incorrectly high landing elevation, the cabin should depress up the the safety valves which likely would deploy the masks. At least, that’s my guess how it would work...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your Favorite Flight School Trainer?
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Your Favorite Flight School Trainer?

I might note, I solo’d in a 150, got commercial in a Grumman Trainer, IR in a Piper Arrow and ME in an old Apache.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 124
Views: 4110

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

No, it’s about why we should care if he survives or not. I personally would care if JDAM were dropped on him or if a bucket of roses were dropped. If he ordered this murder or employed those we did, the former is in order.



Gf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities
Replies: 61
Views: 1679

Re: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities

Legalized theft, then? I’d bet you don’t approve of a net worth of $10,000 being taxed at 90%.



Gf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your Favorite Flight School Trainer?
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Your Favorite Flight School Trainer?

Hands down, the T-38.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 124
Views: 4110

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

Why is this a “red state victory”? Why would any red state resident care about the political survival of MBS? Even if they knew who he was.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 124
Views: 4110

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

Saudis should have been taken out long time ago. VSMUT has it right, but sadly won’t happen. They’ve been the second most dangerous actor in the ME for sometime, behind their enemies across the Gulf. Shame they can’t both lose.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities
Replies: 61
Views: 1679

Re: Wealthy Stockpiling Wealth in Blackbox Charities

Care to describe exactly how or where you were screwed by a wealthy person? Exactly where they took moment from you? Are you screwed by leftie George Soros or rightie Koch brothers? Also, I’d bet you could set up a $10,000 DAF and give back to your community using a tax deduction supported by nearl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cold Soaked Wing
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: Cold Soaked Wing

I don’t think you can credit the de-icing as a warmed wing, if cold fuel is still indicated.

GF

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