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by GyvAir
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The hazards of flying under wires
Replies: 19
Views: 2578

Re: The hazards of flying under wires

I've been having that dream since before I really thought about actual aviation. As a kid, I'd be flying Superman style. As an adult, any manner of aircraft or mysterious forms of levitation might be involved. Occasionally the wires are replaced by towers, weather or other disconcerting obstacles th...
by GyvAir
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kelowna icon a5
Replies: 24
Views: 3376

Re: Kelowna icon a5

Icon's website is like they are selling cars. First thing they mention is the plane has a "control stick just like a fighter jet" :roll: Is there something wrong with a control stick? I believe the point of his post wasn’t to question the choice of a stick over a yoke setup but rather to point out ...
by GyvAir
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17298

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

That's not how you spell "in".
by GyvAir
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1803

Re: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg

which led the captain to divert the flight to Winnipeg — dumping 10,000 gallons (about 37, 854 litres) of fuel to land safely.
Does that sound right, having to dump fuel to land when already 3/4 of the way enroute to the intended destination?
by GyvAir
Fri May 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max Engine question
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Re: Max Engine question

Nobody in the flying public will ever get on anything remotely related to a 737 Max again. That's a much more delicate issue than fixing the physical issues. By the time the Max flies again everyone will have moved on the the next Facebook crisis. People care about price and that’s it. As has been ...
by GyvAir
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 6433

Re: Twin otter on the ice

Makeshift way of making sure the wing didn't try to fly while being slung? Looks like two pieces of 4x4 laying along the spar of each wing as well.
by GyvAir
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The moments before a Learjet crashed outside Teterboro Airport last May.
Replies: 19
Views: 2060

Re: The moments before a Learjet crashed outside Teterboro Airport last May.

tps8903 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:04 am
FO was designated as SIC-0 which means he wasn't allowed to manipulate the controls
How does a pilot deemed unfit to fly the plane, even under supervision, qualify as crew on an aircraft with a 2 crew minimum?
by GyvAir
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Blanking plate
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Blanking plate

Don't be putting ideas in his head!
by GyvAir
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Blanking plate
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Blanking plate

TCM COVER-ACCESSORY 640380

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by GyvAir
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Google Earth image, JAL over BC field
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

Re: Google Earth image, JAL over BC field

This thing's RH wing flickered over the top of my screen as I was quickly scrolling along the A27 trying to place some things I saw while touring there years ago. At full zoom, the image is pretty cool.

50.859504, -0.653262
by GyvAir
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hmmm... What's Wrong With This Picture...
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Re: Hmmm... What's Wrong With This Picture...

FlyGy wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:43 pm
GyvAir wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:21 pm
I met a girl once who could do that with her ankles.
Put her ankles in the engine intake?
Well, near the intake, I guess.
by GyvAir
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Atlas Air 767
Replies: 65
Views: 11523

Re: Atlas Air 767

They hit a negative 4 G dive initialy on the FOs push. All you hear is stuff hitting the ceiling and at one point a loud thud. Would 4G negative be possible to achieve, even instantaneously? A loaded 767 is a lot of mass to make change its velocity that quickly by diving, isn't it? There is a prett...
by GyvAir
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Atlas Air 767
Replies: 65
Views: 11523

Re: Atlas Air 767

telex wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:52 am
They hit a negative 4 G dive initialy on the FOs push. All you hear is stuff hitting the ceiling and at one point a loud thud.
Would 4G negative be possible to achieve, even instantaneously? A loaded 767 is a lot of mass to make change its velocity that quickly by diving, isn't it?
by GyvAir
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hmmm... What's Wrong With This Picture...
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Re: Hmmm... What's Wrong With This Picture...

I met a girl once who could do that with her ankles.
by GyvAir
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can anyone translate "crap" into French for me
Replies: 14
Views: 2287

Re: Can anyone translate "crap" into French for me

Nothing wrong with that.
by GyvAir
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can anyone translate "crap" into French for me
Replies: 14
Views: 2287

Re: Can anyone translate "crap" into French for me

No requirement for any form of pilot licence or training?
by GyvAir
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: US KC-130 Down In Mississippi
Replies: 1
Views: 2142

Re: Update - US KC-130 Down In Mississippi

The inflight breakup of a U.S. Marine Corps-operated KC-130T on July 10, 2017, was the result of “deficiencies in the propeller blade overhaul process,” according to a report released by the Marine Corps on Thursday. https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Report-Cites-Maintenance-Issues-in-Fatal-KC-1...
by GyvAir
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 overrun
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 overrun

The plane eventually rolled to a stop after a spiked rumble strip laid across the runway by an airport ground crew punctured several tires on its right side.
???
by GyvAir
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Man flies plane into Utah home after fight with wife
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

Re: Man flies plane into Utah home after fight with wife

AirFrame wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:38 am
If I have a house built, I want that builder to do it. Takes a hit from a reasonably large plane, burns, and doesn't look like it's hardly damaged at all.
I think it's the car you want. Based on it's positioning, I'd say it was what actually took the hit.
by GyvAir
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash
Replies: 96
Views: 8396

Re: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash

I think I've flown 5 legs in the jumpseat of a DC3, all in the same one, with mixed crews (of 2!) from a very small pool of pilots. This is about how I remember the flying:
by GyvAir
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash caught on video from inside
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Re: Plane crash caught on video from inside

The aircraft had been donated by the owner, Rovos Air, to the Dutch aviation theme park Aviodrome. It carried the colour scheme of the former Dutch airline Martin's Air Charter (later renamed Martinair) and was to be ferried to the Netherlands with an expected arrival at Lelystad Airport on July 23...
by GyvAir
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash
Replies: 96
Views: 8396

Re: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash

Is it possible that with the different variations of the DC3 out there that people have different perceptions of its flight characteristics because they are not all alike?

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