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Dec 2nd 2010 10:49AM It is impossible for a cabin door to open inflight. Impossible. You can even try deliberately and it is impossible. The doors swing out toward the front of the aircraft and it is impossible "in the middle of the flight" at altitude at the speeds flown ( .78 mach or better). There can be door seals that go bad, creating noise as a small amount of air leaks around it, but that is also not enough to cause a depressurization event. The air conditioning packs are quite capable of maintaining pressurization with a leak like that. This guy is a moron looking for a free ride.
May 25th 2010 12:12AM "Facts which at first sight seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which had hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty."
Someday, the truth will see the light of day for our children. May God bless Dr. Wakefield and all he has done to help, not only to discover a contributor to autism, but to search for cures as well.
Oct 27th 2009 10:45PM What Kim said!! Bioidentical hormones gave me back my life after premature menopause. www.thewileyprotocal.com
May 26th 2009 3:33PM Small correction: Vref plus corrections is called Target speed.
May 26th 2009 3:27PM The Vref speed, plus corrections for things like wind and wind gust, etc...is the speed you fly with the flaps at their extended for landing position. That speed is generally too low to be safely flown with less than landing flaps selected. You will note that later in the article that it is mentioned that by the F/O bringing the flaps up, it made the recovery harder due to the need for increased speed at the lesser flap setting. Most jets land with flaps set at 25-30 degrees extended. I do not know the specifics for this one.
Feb 24th 2009 3:40PM There are very specific guidelines for icing situations. Frost on the wings under certain conditions, clearly spelled out in most airlines pilot manuals as well as in FAA guidelines, is not hazardous. Once the Flight Attendants badgered the pilots into doing something completely unnecessary, they should have stopped. There was no reason to go to the FAA and file a complaint. That action was harrassment on their part and they should be held responsible for resulting expenses of the pilot to defend his license and ability to earn a living.
Oct 1st 2007 12:07AM If you had a vaccine injured child, you would be more skeptical of the FDA and CDC comments. Mercury is not banned, only recommended to be removed. Mercury still exists in several vaccines such as the flu shot. According to the EPA, in order to meet their maximum mercury exposure for an adult to the flu shot, you would have to weigh nearly 500 lbs. According to thimerasol's (the mercury containing ingredient in vaccines)manufacturer's material safety data sheets, thimerasol should not be given to pregnant women and children under three. Yet the latest recommendations are for pregnant women and children under three to receive the flu vaccine. The msds sheets also state thimerasol should not be combined with aluminum, yet many vaccines contain aluminum as an adjuvent (immune system irritant). We are sacrificing many more children than were ever crippled or killed by disease. Nobody ever asked me if I was willing to sacrifice my child.