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by Meatservo
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Interesting idea for fuel savings
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: Interesting idea for fuel savings

And after resolving the above issues, why would we want to fly 2 airplanes that are flying the same route ... let’s say Boeing 737s in formation, when we can combine both of them in one larger plane like 777? Two 777 or A380-esque airplanes could realize some shared savings without the development ...
by Meatservo
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet mask policy
Replies: 182
Views: 6583

Re: Westjet mask policy

PS:you’re assumption is wrong-again. Keep trying, you might be right one of these times * your Well , I’ll take that as a compliment. Allllllll of these posts and one grammatical error to be corrected. Not bad Probably just a spell check issue, but keep up the good work combing through posts to fin...
by Meatservo
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet mask policy
Replies: 182
Views: 6583

Re: Westjet mask policy

hotdog1 wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:26 pm PS:you’re assumption is wrong-again. Keep trying, you might be right one of these times
*your
by Meatservo
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet mask policy
Replies: 182
Views: 6583

Re: Westjet mask policy

The Spanish flu wiped out over 3 percent of the world population. Covid so far has done what less than 0.01 percent of the world population? Still less deadly than heart disease and cancer? Well, the "first wave" of Spanish flu in the first quarter of 1918 didn't kill very many people, comparativel...
by Meatservo
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mental Health 2. Processing an accident
Replies: 21
Views: 1680

Re: Mental Health 2. Processing an accident

Oh. Well I can assure you that mechanical failures and metal-fatigue are waiting in the wings for all of us. As a pilot, you are correct to assume responsibility for the OUTCOME of events, but you can hardly be expected to anticipate all of them. Go easy on yourself.
by Meatservo
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mental Health 2. Processing an accident
Replies: 21
Views: 1680

Re: Mental Health 2. Processing an accident

Not trolling, just asking: I can't work out how this incident could have possibly been your fault in any way. Other than the shock of having been in an accident, why is it bothering you enough to bring up mental health? Are you experiencing a bit of post-traumatic stress?
by Meatservo
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet mask policy
Replies: 182
Views: 6583

Re: Westjet mask policy

7) Your able to think for yourself, ... .... *You're :roll: You're right! I guess we'll never solve the mystery to how so many people thinking for themselves were able to nevertheless transmit COVID-19 to so many other people who were also thinking for themselves. It will stand as one of history's ...
by Meatservo
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet mask policy
Replies: 182
Views: 6583

Re: Westjet mask policy

I'm kind of a latecomer to this discussion, so bear with me. So there's a respiratory disease making the rounds, which is pretty reliably reported to be quite serious, and which is transmitted mostly through contact with droplets that emerge from an infected person's mouth and nose. It's been satisf...
by Meatservo
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet mask policy
Replies: 182
Views: 6583

Re: Westjet mask policy

It wouldn't be the end of the world if certain "high net worth" people became "high viral load" people. As long as they stay in their executive mailing-tubes and stay away from the rest of us.
by Meatservo
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DEPRESSION IN THE TIME OF COVID
Replies: 34
Views: 3157

Re: DEPRESSION IN THE TIME OF COVID

It's easy to make this aviation-related so we can keep it in this section, which undoubtedly gets more traffic than the "health" section, which I for once have never bothered to visit since I joined this querulous forum. Since we're all pilots here, and we're talking about depression, which is somet...
by Meatservo
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Trump's back pocket
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

Re: Trump's back pocket

Hey guys, I was thinking of getting one of those "big green egg" charcoal grill/smoker things. My neighbour loves his. But I see now there's this "Kamado Joe" brand which looks very much the same. Does anyone have any experience with these? Are they just a knockoff?
by Meatservo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 243
Views: 13924

Re: how long

In a pilotless airplane the autopilot will likely be the last working system in an airplane with dual engine failures and total power loss. It bloody well better be!! The thing that pisses me off about automation is the expectations vs the realities of its true benefits. I do believe that there isn...
by Meatservo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 243
Views: 13924

Re: how long

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by Meatservo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 243
Views: 13924

Re: how long

That is definitely a challenge. ..Who trained the first pilot? Well, having trained many very experienced pilots in these airplanes ......, making the completely uninformed assumption these aircraft or the job are anything like boring holes in the circuit with your Cessna 172. redacted to eliminate...
by Meatservo
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 243
Views: 13924

Re: how long

Sometimes I amuse myself (during those long automated cruise segments) by imagining an alternate universe in which technology rolled out differently than it did in this one. I like to imagine a world where aeroplanes have always been automated, ever since they were invented. Like for some reason, el...
by Meatservo
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 243
Views: 13924

Re: how long

My prediction is that there will continue to be human pilots in the front of airliners as well as increasingly capable auto pilots, until such time as they invent a system that is sufficiently advanced to function as an auto-SCAPEGOAT.
by Meatservo
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 243
Views: 13924

Re: how long

Lol... anything less than shooting the poor for sport is Marxism from the batshit crazy fringes of the far right. Ha ha you said it. Having ones' constant oozing of right-wing opinions interrupted briefly with a different one, and then claiming "this isn't the place". Certain people don't seem self...
by Meatservo
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 243
Views: 13924

Re: how long

tsgas wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:41 pm You sound like a Trudeau voter.
Look, everyone! I've Identified *that* post, you know the one where a conversation in "AvCanada" looks like it's going to go OK until someone decides he's had enough and shits in the punch-bowl.

tsgas, you're to be congratulated on your perspicacity.
by Meatservo
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 243
Views: 13924

Re: how long

Helping your shareholders, the majority of whom are not wealthy, doesn’t count? Companies are owned by collections of individuals. No. This is what I do, BTW, and it's gone too far. Way, way too far, shareholders at the expense of labour. Your communism always fails in the end. Learn from history w...
by Meatservo
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 243
Views: 13924

Re: how long

The motivation is robbing people of their livelihoods. The motivation is saving money. The steam engine, the jacquard loom, and the computer have all been accused of the same. In all cases, the complaints have been futile. If you're familiar with English history you'll know how the term Luddite cam...

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