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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 12-01-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
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: 1,277
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: 1,277
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: 1,952
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: 722
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: 606
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: 1,055
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: 16,533
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: 1,055
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: 430
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: 1,055
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: 454
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: 330,345
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: 863
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: 863
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: 863
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: 2,307
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: 2,307
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: 25,496
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: 522
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: 6,796
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: 6,796
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: 6,796
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: 704
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: 924
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: 924
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: 704
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: 924
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: 521
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: 416
Views: 27,313
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, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Leftseat86
I hate pilots like that.

I hate pilots like that.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-10-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 86,140
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, 04:45 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 27,313
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, 12:37 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 27,313
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, 08:29 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 27,313
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, 07:06 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 27,313
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, 05:33 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 27,313
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, 02:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,287
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, 02:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,287
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, 02:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,287
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?
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