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Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-16-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
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, 01:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
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, 04:03 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 23,603
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...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-13-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Leftseat86
I hate pilots like that.

I hate pilots like that.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-10-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 81,275
Posted By Leftseat86
I remember my first flight in an Air France 777,...

I remember my first flight in an Air France 777, arriving into LAX (as in the photo Gabriel posted), there was some degree of spoilers up from about 14,000ft all the way down to the outer marker. It...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-26-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 23,603
Posted By Leftseat86
Do you have sources for this information? All of...

Do you have sources for this information? All of this is incredibly likely.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-25-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 23,603
Posted By Leftseat86
I read reports saying they had estimated only 200...

I read reports saying they had estimated only 200 of the 298 bodies were aboard those trains, have they since recovered all if not more of them? It seems like the separatists have made full recovery...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-21-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 23,603
Posted By Leftseat86
Are none of you interested in placing any blame...

Are none of you interested in placing any blame at the main party responsible for this tragedy, the people or persons who fired an advanced radar controlled anti-aircraft missile at a civilian...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-17-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 23,603
Posted By Leftseat86
Actually yes it is a complete coincidence....

Actually yes it is a complete coincidence. Reading into it anymore than that is silly.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-17-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 23,603
Posted By Leftseat86
Nice to see everyone has their jump to conclusion...

Nice to see everyone has their jump to conclusion mats out.

What bad luck for Malaysian...neither of these two crashes appear to be much of their fault, their record is pretty decent otherwise....
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-09-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,993
Posted By Leftseat86
I think it's pretty poor judgement and highly...

I think it's pretty poor judgement and highly unprofessional for airline pilots to cross any runway without visually checking each direction for traffic and confirming they are cleared to cross.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-09-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,993
Posted By Leftseat86
Are you certain of that? You are correct in...

Are you certain of that? You are correct in stating that in the USA, landing clearance is often and regularly given even with the runway being occupied by a departure, a preceding arrival still...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-08-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,993
Posted By Leftseat86
Isn't that a strange taxi clearance if runway 02...

Isn't that a strange taxi clearance if runway 02 is in use? Wouldn't they taxi up echo and only cross at AA?
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 07-02-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By Leftseat86
:sleep:

:sleep:
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-02-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,243
Posted By Leftseat86
The short answer is that people who went to...

The short answer is that people who went to school for a while have already thought about this at length. :D
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-25-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,218
Posted By Leftseat86
aaaand now we're discussing politics again. :) ...

aaaand now we're discussing politics again. :) This is why the person who injects them into an aviation safety related discussion to begin with is at fault. It steers the discussion in this...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-25-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 81,275
Posted By Leftseat86
I mean, there is being loose with the speed,...

I mean, there is being loose with the speed, flying sloppy, flying drunk on MSFS in your underwear on a Sunday night, and then there's this.

Not only do they pass that moment without doing a...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-25-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,218
Posted By Leftseat86
You turned a post about the shoot down of a...

You turned a post about the shoot down of a Ukraine Air Force IL-76 by russian separatists into a rant about Obama.

Please look in the mirror.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-25-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By Leftseat86
Related to this topic, is anyone here aware that...

Related to this topic, is anyone here aware that the B-2 bomber was originally designed with some kind of contrail inhibiting chemical that could be released into the exhaust? Apparently this was...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-25-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By Leftseat86
I wonder if you're thinking of the post 9/11...

I wonder if you're thinking of the post 9/11 studies referenced here.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/contrail-effect.html

It's quite obvious that heavy persistent contrails that spread...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-25-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 81,275
Posted By Leftseat86
Here, right at 3 minutes in the video...

Here, right at 3 minutes in the video simulation...is when any reasonable PIC paying attention either adds a serious amount of power or hits TOGA and goes around altogether.

The fact that they...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 06-16-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By Leftseat86
Nice plug Brian. Haha

Nice plug Brian. Haha
Forum: Aviation Photography Forum 06-16-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,097
Posted By Leftseat86
The ego is strong with these ones! ...

The ego is strong with these ones!



I'm pretty sure it is a business and you can take your business elsewhere whenever you like :wiggle:
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,933
Posted By Leftseat86
I'm not certain here, but isn't it very possible...

I'm not certain here, but isn't it very possible that they were deployed, but after the crash & fire they dropped back into a stowed position?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-06-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,933
Posted By Leftseat86
Well, they were only going to Atlantic City which...

Well, they were only going to Atlantic City which is about an hour away, and factor in that they had a 1,000ft stopway + it looks like another 1,000ft of grass after that before falling into that...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-05-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,933
Posted By Leftseat86
I guess we need to see what the NTSB says....

I guess we need to see what the NTSB says. Clearly they must know what kind of control issue is talked about on the CVR and have some idea.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,933
Posted By Leftseat86
Wouldn't they have figured out something was...

Wouldn't they have figured out something was wrong when doing the flight controls check pre-takeoff?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-05-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,421
Posted By Leftseat86
Hahah

Hahah
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-04-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,933
Posted By Leftseat86
If anything this is a reminder that when the sh*t...

If anything this is a reminder that when the sh*t hits the fan on takeoff things happen VERY quickly. Scary stuff. This reminds me a bit of the Kalitta crash in Brussels.

It should be noted that...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-04-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Leftseat86
From my perspective it seems more of the latter. ...

From my perspective it seems more of the latter. Definitely a close call. Running out of gas in an A380 probably isn't any fun.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-04-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,933
Posted By Leftseat86
Exactly. There are a lot of reasons why an...

Exactly. There are a lot of reasons why an aborted take-off or other can go wrong. Having absolutely no idea yet what actually occurred, assuming that someone just "forgot to pull up" is absolutely...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-04-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,933
Posted By Leftseat86
Well I'm glad for that wonderfully enlightened...

Well I'm glad for that wonderfully enlightened insight.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-31-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,500
Posted By Leftseat86
Pretty good summary of their failings. What...

Pretty good summary of their failings. What struck me about this crash and others like it, is that to my mind, in general, a pilot needs to be operating with heightened senses and be fully "in the...
Forum: The Briefing Room 05-31-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,331
Posted By Leftseat86
Along with this, most all IFR flights will have a...

Along with this, most all IFR flights will have a slotted departure time at major airports, if they miss their original departure time they need to wait for the next available slot. If the CRJ was...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-31-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Leftseat86
LH A388 lands at KMIA below minimum fuel

75 minutes of holding and alternate musical chairs...

http://avherald.com/h?article=475207bb&opt=0
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-26-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,496
Posted By Leftseat86
+1

+1
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-26-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,496
Posted By Leftseat86
All of this has been thoroughly debunked. Reality...

All of this has been thoroughly debunked. Reality doesn't require us to "believe" in anything or think "outside the box".

Saying something this simplistic really makes it difficult to take you...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-21-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 22,311
Posted By Leftseat86
I'd like to see a simulation of what kind of view...

I'd like to see a simulation of what kind of view of the runway they had when they called it in sight. They hit trees only a few seconds later, PAPI must have been solid red.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-21-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By Leftseat86
At JFK yes, at EWR, no. It appears after a...

At JFK yes, at EWR, no.

It appears after a 2nd incident at JFK they decided that landing aircraft basically have priority and departures need to be held until there is no longer the possibility...
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