the "not worthy of it's own thread" thread

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by eman1200, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. WDD

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    For your next Trivia Night Contest:

    Upper Class E Traffic Management (ETM)
    Defining Upper Class E Operations
    Upper Class E airspace operations refer to those that take place over 60,000 feet above mean sea level (MSL) in the National Airspace System (NAS). Operations in upper Class E airspace have historically been limited due to the challenges faced by conventional fixed wing aircraft in reduced atmospheric density.
     
  2. Bob Noel

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    how many different ways can people screw up their medical form?

    and are we going to see a thread by a "guest" for each way?
     
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    I have never been arrested for drug or alcohol offenses.

    How hard will it be for me to get a medical.??
     
  4. WDD

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    The voices that I hear are nicer now and don’t want me to do bad things anymore …..
     
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    Nice try FAA
     
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    In other news… I am headed to Europe for a couple weeks and am amused by the fact that I took a bigger plane to my domestic connecting airport (777-200) than I will for my overseas leg (787-9).

    It’s also my first time on a Dreamliner - I hope it’s dreamy.
     
  7. DaleB

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    They’re pretty nice. I highly recommend Premium Economy.
     
  8. eman1200

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    don’t forget to tell them you’re a multi engine rated pilot in case they need help
     
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  9. iamtheari

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    You're doing it wrong. If you have enough stripes on your epaulettes when you board, you can just tell them that you will be flying today's takeoff and they won't even question you because you outrank them.
     
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  10. Werki

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    Last weekend I took off for my first ever flight after receiving my license. Weather was tricky with some snow and low ceilings in a few places. I wanted to visit my brother around 90 minutes away, get a coffee and come back. I took off and had just left the traffic pattern when my attitude indicator stopped working and just fell on its side. Decided to land again. On the ground I took a deep breath and talked to some pilots, they encouraged me to fly anyway. Got back up in the air and finished the round trip. The indicator worked correctly for the rest of the flight and I had a great time :)
     
  11. Baked Potato

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    One of the pre-flight briefing items is checking the fire extinguisher location and pressure.
    Realistically, what is the likely use case for a fire extinguisher? It seems to me that in the event of a forced landing or other accident, immediate evacuation is the primary objective, fire or no fire. And I'm definitely not sticking around to retrieve the little extinguisher and try to treat any flames if there are any present.
     
  12. Zeldman

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    And make sure it is securely mounted. Don't want it to come loose in turbulence and hit someone on the melon...
     
  13. Baked Potato

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    Oh, good point
     
  14. eman1200

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    “Was working when I departed”
     
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  15. WDD

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    If you have a fire in the panel the passenger fights the fire while you land. Putting it out in the air vs letting it spread seems like a good idea.
     
  16. Baked Potato

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    Not having personal experience with a fire extinguisher - would the cockpit environment still be usable after a fire extinguisher is deployed?
    Meaning - can a human still see/breathe/concentrate in a closed environment for long enough to get down safely?
     
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    http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2021/02/piper-pa-32rt-300t-turbo-lance-ii.html

    It's a "first put out the fire then deal with the consequences" type of thing in my mind. It doesn't happen often but I can't think of any less fun way to die.
     
  18. WDD

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    Yes.
     
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  19. Baked Potato

    Baked Potato Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Ok, thanks. Hopefully I (and all of you) never have to find out first-hand.
     
  20. WDD

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    Amen to that.

    BTW - it’s part of my passenger briefing checklist. “You fight the fire - I fly the airplane. This is where it is. Pull pin and pull trigger”.
     
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    I add...''and If the pilot is on fire put him out first....''
     
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  22. Jim K

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    Depends greatly on the type of extinguisher. I think you'd be better off dealing with a fire than discharging a common dry chemical extinguisher in a plane. No way you could control a plane, much less land one, with your eyes and nose full of that powder.

    Halon or the cheaper but less effective modern halon replacement are designed to be discharged in a plane without harming the occupants.
     
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  23. WDD

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    I’m sure the extinguisher is the plane is FAA certified ……….. :)
     
  24. Jim K

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    Fire extinguishers are also handy for bashing out windows if necessary.

    In other not worthy of its own thread news, I flew my airplane for no particular reason at all today. Well, that's not really true, I try to fly her once a week to keep the engine oily and my skills up. Did some stalls, slow flight, steep turns, etc. Landed in a direct 20 knot crosswind. Discovered that my new autopilot can't hold the localizer in a 45 knot crosswind. I think it blew through so fast that it got outside the range that it can capture while it was still turning inbound. It was pretty smooth at altitude considering how windy it was.
     
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    The flight school owner / instructor I trained with is a 787 captain for AA, for his 'day job'. He says it's an amazing machine. (Got a few brownie points r/e that, since I was the mechanical designer for the crash recorder on that bird.)
     
  26. eman1200

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    It’s 5:00 somewhere.



    Oh wait, it actually is 5:00.
     
  27. Jim K

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    Interesting.

    Still not 5:00 though :p
     
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    Speaking of time zones... I bought a watch with a GMT hand. My family really enjoys being advised of the current Zulu time.
     
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    assuming the POA server time is correct...
     
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    posted in my time, read in his time. sheesh.
     
  33. WDD

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    My time is correct. Everyone else is wrong
     
  34. Bob Noel

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    I reject your reality and ….
     
  35. iamtheari

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    Central Time is the One True Time Zone.

    If you really want people to enjoy your being a time nerd, always specify that you are giving them Juliet time and always give a lengthy explanation about how that means local time.
     
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    Sounds like someone is chronophobic…….
     
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    Does anybody really know what time it is?
     
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    Does anybody really care?
     
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    Bespoke.

    For the first 69 years of my life, I'm sure I never ever heard that word. Now, all of a sudden, it seems like it is popping up everywhere. What happened? Too many letters for Wordel. New York Times crossword? Ann Landers? Deep state conspiracy? Something is going on.
     
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    It’s the new word for “custom” since “custom” was abused and bent to mean “name brand dishwasher.”
     
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