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  1. Velocity173 replied to the thread Preliminary results of the ERAU PA-28 accident.

    Yeah but there’s more to spar strength than just geometry. What material / quality is the spar made of? How thick is the material? How...

    Apr 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM
  2. Velocity173 liked SixPapaCharlie's post in the thread Preliminary results of the ERAU PA-28 accident.

    I feel better about the oddball Grumman spar. I will admit at least 2 times I have flown after this incident, I have grabbed a wing...

    spar.jpg Apr 19, 2018 at 9:21 AM
  3. Velocity173 liked SkyDog58's post in the thread Southwest oopsie - ‘woman partially sucked out of window’.

    I’m sure gender is playing a role to a very large degree but after the lavish praise heaped on Sully and in this modern social media age...

    Apr 19, 2018 at 7:43 AM
  4. Velocity173 replied to the thread Southwest oopsie - ‘woman partially sucked out of window’.

    I’m not exaggerating. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical_exaggeration

    Apr 19, 2018 at 7:43 AM
  5. Velocity173 replied to the thread Southwest oopsie - ‘woman partially sucked out of window’.

    It’s odd, I don’t find a single article on how much of a hero the 2016 Captain was but the Internet goes crazy over this particular...

    Apr 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM
  6. Velocity173 replied to the thread Mobile, AL: CAP, 2 Fatal, N784CP, ERA16FA100.

    Had it happen with a student one night on the missed off Hilton Head. I even thought to myself, this is perfect conditions for spatial...

    Apr 18, 2018 at 7:34 PM
  7. Velocity173 liked dmspilot's post in the thread Mobile, AL: CAP, 2 Fatal, N784CP, ERA16FA100.

    "The pilot's failure to climb the airplane during the missed approach procedure is consistent with the effects of spatial disorientation...

    Apr 18, 2018 at 7:25 PM
  8. Velocity173 replied to the thread Practice Approach Approved.

    It matters to ATC though. IFR practice approaches aren’t supposed to interfere with with the flow of IFR or VFR arrivals / departures.

    Apr 18, 2018 at 6:47 PM
  9. Velocity173 liked Tantalum's post in the thread Preliminary results of the ERAU PA-28 accident.

    I agree. I know metal is the classic "go to" for strength.. but having done a fair amount of competitive sailing on composite boats it...

    Apr 18, 2018 at 6:26 PM
  10. Velocity173 liked drotto's post in the thread Preliminary results of the ERAU PA-28 accident.

    This is also why the initial composit planes had an airframe lifespan. If I remember the Cirrus was 6000 hrs. As the planes proved...

    Apr 18, 2018 at 5:17 PM
  11. Velocity173 replied to the thread Preliminary results of the ERAU PA-28 accident.

    How many composites have come apart in flight? Not many. While delam in the spar is possible and inspecting for it next to impossible,...

    Apr 18, 2018 at 4:56 PM
  12. Velocity173 liked Grum.Man's post in the thread A little poll for airplane owners....

    I voted "the day you bought your plane" because the option of "every day of owning it" wasn't on there. I honestly couldn't imagine...

    Apr 18, 2018 at 4:27 PM
  13. Velocity173 replied to the thread Practice Approach Approved.

    There’s no mention of actual flight conditions in the definition of practice instrument approach. They can be VFR or IFR and it can be...

    Apr 18, 2018 at 3:33 PM
  14. Velocity173 replied to the thread Practice Approach Approved.

    Yep. Many times I would take students out VFR with just over 1,000 OVC. Just high enough for VFR training mins but low enough for the...

    Apr 18, 2018 at 3:12 PM
  15. Velocity173 replied to the thread Preliminary results of the ERAU PA-28 accident.

    I flew a hop with Sky Warriors about 3 years prior to them closing shop. The accident aircraft was actually in our formation. A strong,...

    Apr 18, 2018 at 1:09 PM