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Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,478
Posted By Will G

Open floor plan with dining table not in the...

Open floor plan with dining table not in the dining room. Other than Friday night (or whatever night works into the schedule) which is pizza/movie night, the whole family sits down at the table. No...
Forum: Foo
06-14-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7,881
Views: 686,922
Posted By Will G

Ghostrider or rather Ghostdriver?

Ghostrider or rather Ghostdriver?
Forum: Foo
06-10-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,460
Posted By Will G

Goats or other livestock. Lawn care during the...

Goats or other livestock. Lawn care during the week and cabrito or lamb on the weekends.
Forum: Foo
06-10-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,058
Posted By Will G

A few years back we were visiting family in...

A few years back we were visiting family in Northwest Florida and the amazing white sugar-like sand beaches and my boys wanted to cook hotdogs over a fire. Well, fires aren't exactly allowed but I...
Forum: Foo
06-09-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,058
Posted By Will G

All that deadwood is going to burn one way or...

All that deadwood is going to burn one way or another. Either people can burn it off carefully or mother nature will torch it off at some random time in the future and it will burn completely out of...
Forum: Foo
06-08-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7,881
Views: 686,922
Posted By Will G

Those big tanker trucks don't have baffles?

Those big tanker trucks don't have baffles?
Forum: Foo
06-06-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By Will G

I've used Uber a few times in a few different...

I've used Uber a few times in a few different countries. As far as saving money goes, my personal best is flying to Florida to visit my folks and the easiset way is to fly into Ft. Walton Beach,...
Forum: Foo
06-04-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9,884
Views: 1,987,777
Posted By Will G

Looks like some sort of platform or rack on the...

Looks like some sort of platform or rack on the roof supporting the generator. Other than a large aerodynamic speed brake, the function of the large piece of plywood in front of the A/C unit is lost...
Forum: Foo
05-17-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Will G

Long range planning consists of a meeting in the...

Long range planning consists of a meeting in the morning to figure out what to do that afternoon. For example, the 737 MAX is grounded. However, the schedule for the airline and the crews, showed...
Forum: Foo
05-17-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Will G

You are making an assumption there is a logical...

You are making an assumption there is a logical plan. As someone who works for an airline, I have made the same mistake many times.
Forum: Foo
05-08-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,974
Posted By Will G

You can Google video for the American Airlines...

You can Google video for the American Airlines 767 engine fire at Chicago or the British Airways 777 engine fire at Las Vegas and you will see people walking away with their rollaboards.

When I...
Forum: Foo
05-03-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,974
Posted By Will G

This just keeps getting worse. Not only did...

This just keeps getting worse. Not only did customers not know about this system but Boeings own test pilots were not "in the loop" regarding the final design of the system.

Boeing’s Own Test...
Forum: Foo
04-21-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,974
Posted By Will G

The loose items such as tools, bolts, or metal...

The loose items such as tools, bolts, or metal shavings are a very big deal. Those things can bind moving parts or chafe and short electrical wiring. Those types of problems are hard to diagnose...
Forum: Foo
04-11-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,974
Posted By Will G

It seems when aircraft companies build a new jet,...

It seems when aircraft companies build a new jet, they build the best jet they can matching powerplant, wing, fuselage to get the best performance possible. After selling that, they start messing...
Forum: Foo
04-03-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By Will G

I will throw this out for those that suffer from...

I will throw this out for those that suffer from allergies. It might work, it might not. Moving to Texas a couple decades ago, I had never had allergies issues but found myself suffering from...
Forum: Foo
03-20-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,974
Posted By Will G

Single engine, low level, single pilot, and the...

Single engine, low level, single pilot, and the extremely dynamic environment of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons delivery....not even in the same ball park or comparable to commercial aviation.
Forum: Foo
03-20-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,974
Posted By Will G

On most aircraft systems there are levels of...

On most aircraft systems there are levels of redundancy. A Left system and a Right System usually and sometimes even a Center system. I'm surprised the FAA let this single point of failure get by. ...
Forum: Foo
03-20-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,974
Posted By Will G

The "memorize" thing are called Red Box items...

The "memorize" thing are called Red Box items because those things are in the checklist enclosed in a red box and are things that, if not done correctly and quickly (i.e. not enough time to pull out...
Forum: Foo
03-19-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,974
Posted By Will G

Sounds about right. Or maybe long moments of...

Sounds about right. Or maybe long moments of boredom punctuated by occasional bad airplane food. Commercial aviation is quite sedate in the grand scheme of things. Military flying, however, had...
Forum: Foo
03-19-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,974
Posted By Will G

CliffordK, I haven't flown the 737 MAX so I'm not...

CliffordK, I haven't flown the 737 MAX so I'm not sure of the warnings that might be different from the 737-800NG. The 737 MAX could not be too terribly different than prior 737 models or it would...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,974
Posted By Will G

I think you are on to something but disagree...

I think you are on to something but disagree about the black boxes. From some of the articles I've read, Boeing did a self certification with FAA approval to get the MCAS system validated in a rush...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,974
Posted By Will G

Boring and unfulfilling? I've been doing the...

Boring and unfulfilling? I've been doing the commercial thing and flown fighters in the military. I'll admit flying upside down and blowing stuff up is both exciting and demanding but I definitely...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,974
Posted By Will G

I haven't seen any, either. But I hear them,...

I haven't seen any, either. But I hear them, Americans, Brits, Aussies, or Kiwis, on the radio in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong flying for Chinese carriers.
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,974
Posted By Will G

The experience thing is scary. Look up MPL...

The experience thing is scary. Look up MPL flight training. The shortage of pilots in a lot of smaller countries is resulting in creative ways of calling someone qualified to fly commercial...
Forum: Foo
03-17-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,974
Posted By Will G

I'll throw my .02 cents in from the following...

I'll throw my .02 cents in from the following perspective: I have type ratings is 5 Boeing jets including the 737 (I've flown the -800 only) and the 767 (-200, -200ER, and -300ER). I've been a...
Forum: Foo
03-17-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7,881
Views: 686,922
Posted By Will G

Watching that rocket slide along the deck got me...

Watching that rocket slide along the deck got me to wondering how those things arm and fuse although the momentum alone would probably be fatal if it hit you. Carrier flight decks have got to be one...
Forum: Foo
03-10-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9,884
Views: 1,987,777
Posted By Will G

A couple things I've heard over the years. 1. ...

A couple things I've heard over the years. 1. Poor planning by ATC does not constitute an emergency for me (as the pilot). 2. Don't crash the jet trying to fly the microphone. In other words,...
Forum: Foo
03-06-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9,884
Views: 1,987,777
Posted By Will G

I think it depends on grading criteria. Does the...

I think it depends on grading criteria. Does the Parachute Landing Fall count? If he executes a good PLF and can walk away, is it a good landing? We know it wasn't a great landing because a great...
Forum: Foo
03-05-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By Will G

And it is just going to get worse. Camera images...

And it is just going to get worse. Camera images are sifted through AI software to predict shoplifting.
...
Forum: Foo
02-06-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9,884
Views: 1,987,777
Posted By Will G

The thing doesn't work. Yep, either need a sensor...

The thing doesn't work. Yep, either need a sensor to keep the thing from rising OR it needs more power to crush the upper vehicle so you can get the lower vehicle out.
Forum: Foo
01-29-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7,881
Views: 686,922
Posted By Will G

There is enough stupid $hit on YouTube, maybe...

There is enough stupid $hit on YouTube, maybe some crazy Russian said, "Hold my vodka and watch this!" and failed to stick the landing.
Forum: Foo
01-29-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Will G

A couple years ago we had a drought here in Texas...

A couple years ago we had a drought here in Texas and our lake level, Lake Granbury, dropped....a lot. A couple "out of the ordinary" things were found. One, a commemorative pistol mounted on a...
Forum: Foo
01-29-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7,881
Views: 686,922
Posted By Will G

I'd like to know what the sink rate and gross...

I'd like to know what the sink rate and gross weight was on that "touchdown." Jets usually just don't break up even on a hard landing and that thing broke up without the nose gear ever touching...
Forum: Foo
01-14-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,087
Posted By Will G

The wife and I flew over in August and spent a...

The wife and I flew over in August and spent a couple weeks. Flew DFW to LAX to Sydney to Adelaide which made for a long, long day+ of travel. We stayed with friends in Adelaide and did some wine...
Forum: Foo
01-10-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7,881
Views: 686,922
Posted By Will G

IIRC, road signs are designed to be frangible,...

IIRC, road signs are designed to be frangible, i.e. break easily, to minimize damage to the occupants of the car hitting the sign. Not sure how that translates to signs suspended well above traffic.
Forum: Foo
12-27-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,703
Posted By Will G

Lots of different factors attributed to that...

Lots of different factors attributed to that accident. Stick and rudder skills...maybe. Lack of sleep was a larger factor. You go without sleep long enough, about 24 hours, and your reaction time...
Forum: Foo
12-27-18, 08:47 AM
Forum: Foo
12-27-18, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By Will G

I think this sums it up rather well: I don't...

I think this sums it up rather well: I don't like half the folks I love.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dhWD_r5-LY
Forum: Foo
12-23-18, 05:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 913
Posted By Will G

Texas has a boatload of available plates. ...

Texas has a boatload of available plates. ...
Forum: Foo
12-13-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By Will G

Depends on work and where on the planet I am. ...

Depends on work and where on the planet I am. Can be very early or very late. I've always been envious of people who can sleep in late because I can't even do that when I'm at home. I wake up...
Forum: Foo
11-02-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7,881
Views: 686,922
Posted By Will G

The dreaded "move each hanger three inches to the...

The dreaded "move each hanger three inches to the right" shopping experience. Gonna need a bigger flask.
Forum: Foo
10-07-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,496
Posted By Will G

My theory: All of our best meat sources are...

My theory: All of our best meat sources are animals that are vegetarians. Therefore, human vegetarians are prime candidates for Styrofoam and saran wrap packaging and/or Soylent Green.
Forum: Foo
09-24-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7,881
Views: 686,922
Posted By Will G

Bugatti vs Eurofighter on Top Gear. ...

Bugatti vs Eurofighter on Top Gear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NZ9X9A2efA
Forum: Foo
08-29-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 343
Posted By Will G

If you do get a dog, find a good dog training...

If you do get a dog, find a good dog training school and take your canine. The school is for you. The dog will already know what to do, you just have to learn how to ask the dog for the behavior...
Forum: Foo
08-29-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By Will G

While I have no problem throwing CEOs under the...

While I have no problem throwing CEOs under the financial greed bus, the last time I Googled "Highest paid state public servants", 42(?) of the 50 states paid a football or basketball coach more than...
Forum: Foo
08-27-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9,884
Views: 1,987,777
Posted By Will G

My career experience is mostly with GE motors...

My career experience is mostly with GE motors with the occasional Rolls Royce. I feel like I've been cheated during all these years.
Forum: Foo
08-25-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By Will G

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0828_0c35987d40f26ac1efc54f5d0e1b71ffb27b8518.jpg
Forum: Foo
08-25-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9,884
Views: 1,987,777
Posted By Will G

After all these years, I never knew there was a...

After all these years, I never knew there was a grill inside. Those Pratt&Whitney guys thought of everything!
Forum: Foo
07-26-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By Will G

Worked a job with 3 different computer systems...

Worked a job with 3 different computer systems with 3 different levels of classification and had to change the passwords every month. The password had to be 16 characters with small case, large...
Forum: Foo
06-27-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 2,522
Posted By Will G

Pram - baby stroller reheat - afterburner

Pram - baby stroller
reheat - afterburner
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