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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 02-26-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By Leftseat86
Off topic now but why does that AA Fokker have a...

Off topic now but why does that AA Fokker have a dutch reg?
Forum: Aviation Photography Forum 02-26-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By Leftseat86
Hey Brian, isn't this exactly what happens when...

Hey Brian, isn't this exactly what happens when the jetphotos facebook page boosts an image in the same manner, as the comment above me pointed out?

I don't mind it at all, it's nice to have some...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 02-18-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By Leftseat86
Is it just me or are they pointing back towards...

Is it just me or are they pointing back towards the runway centerline by about 30 degrees? Like they started to take the high speed to the right and then veered full left for some reason.
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 02-14-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 645
Posted By Leftseat86
Speeding tickets are absolutely a safety issue....

Speeding tickets are absolutely a safety issue. And there is always the possibility of the police officer letting you off with a warning, which is exactly the same thing as what happened with...
Forum: Aviation Photography Forum 02-10-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 81,182
Posted By Leftseat86
So happy to see 16:9 uploading now too...as my...

So happy to see 16:9 uploading now too...as my Lumix camera has a specific 16:9 aspect ratio that allows the widest use of the lens :)
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-22-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 43,294
Posted By Leftseat86
Practically verbatim... I wonder if this was...

Practically verbatim...

I wonder if this was also another instance of dual inputs canceling each other or being missed.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-17-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,236
Posted By Leftseat86
I wonder why they flew such a shallow and low...

I wonder why they flew such a shallow and low glideslope...just for fun? It seems like what pilots seem to do at SXM when they go extra low for the beach crowd...I'm not a big fan.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-06-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By Leftseat86
mundane / no big deal. Tower controller was...

mundane / no big deal. Tower controller was closely monitoring. The stepped on transmission could have been a problem though.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-03-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 43,294
Posted By Leftseat86
I think you mean Air Transat...not AirTran

I think you mean Air Transat...not AirTran
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 12-30-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By Leftseat86
Maybe the PF was concentrating more on keeping...

Maybe the PF was concentrating more on keeping the wings as level as possible? Looks like a little bit of a late flare, but otherwise well done keeping the right wing up.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 12-01-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By Leftseat86
All that needs to be done is give drones an...

All that needs to be done is give drones an altitude limit, and better instruction for buyers. We don't require licenses for flying kites or RC airplanes.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 11-21-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,763
Posted By Leftseat86
We don't actually have any stats or hard numbers...

We don't actually have any stats or hard numbers to back this up, although someone could compile them from crash data. Even though I agree with you that there may be greater perceived risk by the...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 11-20-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,763
Posted By Leftseat86
It's fine, and not any more dangerous than an...

It's fine, and not any more dangerous than an airport anywhere else, or planes flying over anywhere else, for that matter.



Yes.



As far as this crash goes, relating to airports being...
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Forum 11-13-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,646
Posted By Leftseat86
Yes, he used the rocket powered modified NF-104A

Yes, he used the rocket powered modified NF-104A
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 11-02-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By Leftseat86
They've definitely run into this issue in...

They've definitely run into this issue in practice several times at JFK

http://www.natca.org/press_releases.aspx?aID=1876

I'm not sure exactly where the procedures are written but I think they...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 11-02-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By Leftseat86
What it actually looks like: ...

What it actually looks like:

http://airwaysnews.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/AA-787-JDL-AWN-3.jpg
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-30-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,250
Posted By Leftseat86
Oh and another thing 3WE, you're not ITS, you can...

Oh and another thing 3WE, you're not ITS, you can drop the bold. ;)
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-29-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 17,212
Posted By Leftseat86
I love how the NTSB's website is still stuck in...

I love how the NTSB's website is still stuck in 1996
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-29-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,250
Posted By Leftseat86
I can bet that within such tight constraints the...

I can bet that within such tight constraints the Druk Air guys would probably wave off if they lost 150ft in a half second. Or they would end up in a hillside. :wiggle:
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 10-24-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Leftseat86
Compared to China Eastern I guess, but that is...

Compared to China Eastern I guess, but that is far from inspiring...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-24-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,250
Posted By Leftseat86
Go around or not?

Some of you may have seen this making the rounds on the web the last few days, a hairy (to say the least) recent landing at Funchal. The public seem to think this pilot "saved the day" and showed...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 10-23-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Leftseat86
They expect you to hunker down in a corner of the...

They expect you to hunker down in a corner of the terminal in exchange for a cheap fare. I did one of those via Houston IAH once, and after walking miles of every corner of the terminal was unable to...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-15-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 339,159
Posted By Leftseat86
Is there any accident from that time period...

Is there any accident from that time period similar to this one?
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 10-15-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,010
Posted By Leftseat86
I fly on average 3 to 4 round trips per month. ...

I fly on average 3 to 4 round trips per month.



You're making my point for me. Why are all the prices so low with hardly any difference between them? Why have all the legacy carriers reduced...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 10-14-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,010
Posted By Leftseat86
You do have a choice, you have plenty of choice...

You do have a choice, you have plenty of choice actually. Lots of airlines offer premium economy, or you can fly business class everywhere. Or if you want you can fly first. Or you can even buy your...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 10-13-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,010
Posted By Leftseat86
You get what you pay for. If you want to to be...

You get what you pay for. If you want to to be pampered and sleep in a bed, cough up the money or save your mileage. The public at large has determined that low fares are more motivating to them than...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-11-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,618
Posted By Leftseat86
btw I just realized BoingBobby is probably the...

btw I just realized BoingBobby is probably the only person on this forum actually qualified to answer this question...is he around?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-11-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,618
Posted By Leftseat86
Safety issues aside, the maneuver was not even...

Safety issues aside, the maneuver was not even aesthetically pleasing. If it was the delivery departure it must have been flown by Cargolux pilots.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-07-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,549
Posted By Leftseat86
We're talking about a UPS A300 captain here, not...

We're talking about a UPS A300 captain here, not the chief pilot for the dubai airwing...and even then, I think lambos and polo ponies are more inline with their employer's recreational activities. ;)
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-07-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By Leftseat86
"should have been identified as a problem at the...

"should have been identified as a problem at the airport"

seriously!
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-26-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,366
Posted By Leftseat86
And per the report none of it would show up on...

And per the report none of it would show up on their weather radar at all.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-26-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,366
Posted By Leftseat86
Reading the ATC transcripts, I guess the...

Reading the ATC transcripts, I guess the controllers gave the flight the more direct route to EPEPO and they took it.

Cargolux 805 that departed just before them provides some interesting clues...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-25-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,366
Posted By Leftseat86
A few parallels to AF447 there. From the report: ...

A few parallels to AF447 there. From the report:




Interesting that they decided not to take their originally filed route:
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-22-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By Leftseat86
Incredibly cheap fares from LAX to LGW / OSL

Incredibly cheap fares from LAX to LGW / OSL
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-20-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By Leftseat86
I've only seen you recommend it in the past few...

I've only seen you recommend it in the past few months and had not yet gone to look it up, thanks for the links!
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-20-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By Leftseat86
Have you never watched a movie with subtitles?...

Have you never watched a movie with subtitles? lol



Wayyyy to late for that already. See AA 191, Pinnacle Airlines 3701, Air Florida 90, etc...etc...



People doing obvious wrong things...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-16-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By Leftseat86
Norwegian has basically started exactly this kind...

Norwegian has basically started exactly this kind of service to the US already with 787s and it didn't seem very difficult for them to procure the slots. If they're already ordering the aircraft,...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-16-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By Leftseat86
Wow looks like it crashed into both of those...

Wow looks like it crashed into both of those mansions, thats a lot of property damage for a King Air.

I still need to watch that movie.
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-09-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Leftseat86
That's not comic sans. I think the colors,...

That's not comic sans.

I think the colors, while strikingly more vibrant than our standard euro-white fare are a step down from the palette used in the previous scheme. The "Canyon Blue" shade...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-29-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 30,009
Posted By Leftseat86
It is a D, there is just some glare that makes it...

It is a D, there is just some glare that makes it look like a C. The conspiracy theorists jumped on that one.

According to my dutch friends the person's facebook post was public and the photo in...
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