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Oct 24th 2010 8:41AM That guy Mr Undertaker said to Brock as he walked by, "Wanna do it?" ...as in, wanna fight? I think Brock, even though he lost the fight that night would have cleaned Mr Undertaker's clock. Brock had a look in his eye that he was just in the mood, but it wasn't worth the trouble it would bring.
Sep 30th 2010 4:37AM " there is no airline pilot out there doing time/speed/distance/fuel burn calculations in the cockpit. "
JM: Wait a minute...(getting pen and paper) Which airline was that you flew on who wasn't watching their fuel burn? Just want to know so I don't make the mistake of riding on that extremely unsafe airline. Thanks for the tip.
Sep 30th 2010 4:21AM On the China Air 006 thing, Yeah, the autopilot didn't fail, the pilot disconnected it and the engine didn't flame out exactly, the pilots mis-diagnosed it. It was a hung start because they tried to restart it at too high of an altitude. Maintenance had given the flight crew a poorly operating engine, that much is for sure. But the pilots lacked the proper training to diagnose the problem in a timely manner and take the proper action in a timely manner. Not their fault.....it was the airline training program's fault. The entire episode is unclear as I suspect that the pilots didn't want to ruin their own reputations and why should they since everryone lived? Bottom line, they mishandled the aircraft.....but also the engines had deficiencies and also the autopilot system was less than it should have been back then as far as handling engine out at high altitude. I've been on test flights recently where they purposely switch off engines at altitude in a controlled fashion to test the AP for it's ability to handle adverse yaw from an engine out. Now days the passengers would never know if an engine quit...it's that smooth.
Sep 23rd 2010 2:23PM Seems unlikely that the parking brake was set before landing. When park brake is set, normal braking is disabled and the park brake doesn't have as much pressure as normal braking. They would have run off the runway with only the parking brake set. Also there is a visual warning on their ECAM computer screen so how could both pilots miss that? Anything is possible but seems unlikely in the extreme.
Aug 28th 2010 6:23AM Nicholas: May I also remain you that Hydrogen is among the most EXPLOSIVE materials found in our Planet.
JM: .....next to gasoline.
Jul 19th 2010 10:07PM Uh, the article said 1% of the population is affected. With all due respect, do you think a waiter makes enough to know everything a doctor knows? Be reasonable. They have a lot of people to serve. These days employers keep employees hoppping and they don't have time to know individual stories. They want your business so just work with them. If you aren't enjoying yourself, don't go there. Eating out isn't mandatory. Maybe write it down ahead of time. That would make your order pefectly clear and would make it so the minimum wage server didn't have to do more than they are being paid to do. That would be a win-win situation. You make it easy on wait staff and you get what you went there for...an enjoyable dining-out experience.
Jul 13th 2010 2:27PM For Heaven's sake, who wants to put off retirement? Articles like this are just brainwashing to get people to forget about their stolen retirement savings and to get used to the new reality of having to live in poverty. That's all.
Don't fall for it people. Our parent's generation got to own their homes and retire on time at around 65. Don't settle for less. And we're not getting any younger, you know. Time is of the essence.
May 15th 2010 10:18PM Not only is this inappropriate, it's a crime. It's child porn. You can see their bottoms. Whoever is responsible for this should be hauled before a judge and given the scare of their life. What were they thinking? These little girls are dressed like prostitutes.
Feb 8th 2010 3:35AM " All of this for less that 20 bucks an hour."
That says it all. You voluntarily work for less than $20 bucks per hour in admittedly awful conditions. You have nobody to blame for that but yourself. Same with the Colgan Air commuter pilots. By the way, you are dragging the rest of us down with you when you devalue yourself that way. You're dragging down the entire aircraft mechanic trade.