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By 2030, commercial passengers will routinely fly in pilotlessplanes. by Bob Fry
Not my statement. See http://www.longbets.org/4 What sayeth the group wisdom? I think eventually there will be pilotless aircraft, the question is when.
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April 28th 10 10:43 PM
by THAGINZZO Go to last post
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Busted TFR, what to expect? by bob
Seems I busted a VIP TFR Monday near Sacramento (VP Cheney was in town raising money for a couple of congressmen). On landing at my destination I was asked by the airport manager to call an ATC number, who got my info and said they would forward it to the local FSDO as a "pilot deviation". I'm...
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July 9th 06 04:00 PM
by David J. Zera Go to last post
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Stop the noise by airads
Feb. 24 - The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association on Tuesday provided initial support to four Massachusetts pilots - all AOPA members - facing a lawsuit filed by a few residents. The suit alleges that the noise signature from the aerobatics performed by the pilots caused significant harm; they...
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July 2nd 04 01:28 PM
by Snowbird Go to last post
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Help Our UAL Friends by Orval Fairbairn
A neighbor, who is UAL (ret) asked me to circulate this one. They make some pretty good points, as the UAL people currently stand to get reamed pretty badly. ***************** Due to the bankruptcies of Delta and Northwest there is a very strong call in Washington for immediate pension relief.*...
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September 30th 05 04:27 AM
by George Patterson Go to last post
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BOHICA! Weiner's Bill to Restrict GA by Orval Fairbairn
Bend over, here it comes again! According to AOPA and EAA e-newsletters, a NY Congressman, aptly named Weiner, proposes Dracinian measures against GA: AOPA WORKS THE HILL TO DEFEAT 'RIDICULOUS' GA SECURITY BILL The moment word first leaked out that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) wanted to impose...
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September 18th 04 02:19 AM
by W P Dixon Go to last post
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Vibration Monitor (Hyde, Wanttaja?) by RST Engineering
Necessity, as they say, is a mother. I am in the process of reinventing a square wheel called a vibration monitor. The electronics is relatively trivial IF the input and output parameters are known. What we know is that the engine is going to have a fundamental frequency at cruise RPM. Let's...
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April 4th 05 04:44 PM
by nafod40 Go to last post
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JFK Jr.'s mean ol wife by I'm just a zero
"-*-*-*-" wrote in message ... "I'm just a zero" wrote: I don't know *anyone* who has an instrument or night rating that hasn't had at least one close call due to their own stupidity. Don't think...
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July 15th 03 12:51 PM
by Kevin Go to last post
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100 Hour Inspection Question by FryGuy
I have a question around a 100 hour inspection requirement. I've had time blocked off at my local FBO for over a month to take a plane this Saturday. Me and another pilot buddy are taking up the coast of North Carolina and are going to hit the airports in the Outer Banks and go to the museum...
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November 19th 03 05:01 AM
by Tarver Engineering Go to last post
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What are Boeing's plans? by Pooh Bear
Jarg wrote: "G Farris" wrote in message ... In article EdD2d.65358$D%[email protected]_s51, says... They thought that the passenger travel would be ALL SST. At the time that the SST took over, the 747s...
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September 30th 04 07:59 PM
by Fritz Go to last post
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Turbine air start -- too cold? by Juan Jimenez
The engine on my homebuilt aircraft is a small French turbine, a Microturbo 022 Couguar (one version behind the TRS-18-046). It starts using good ol' air impingement, which the manual specs out to 145 psi, 1.21 lbs volume. Now, I always had problems motoring the engine to a high enough RPM where...
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February 2nd 05 05:14 AM
by Juan Jimenez Go to last post
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Airbus A380 in Arizona by User
Spotted on Interstate 10 about 75 miles east of Tucscon, Arizona, on the afternoon of 11/17: A large convoy of trucks guiding an oversized load. The oversized load appeared to be a fuselage section about 75 feet long, and significantly larger in diameter than a 747. And the whole package was...
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December 8th 06 10:12 PM
by Geoff Miller Go to last post
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Diesel aircraft engines and are the light jets pushing out the twins? by [email protected]
In rec.aviation.owning R. David Steele /omega wrote: What has happened to the development of the diesel aircraft engines? As far as I have seen, only Diamond has a production aircraft with diesel engines (they flew one across the Atlantic, with 5.76 gph). See...
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October 7th 04 03:14 AM
by Ted Azito Go to last post
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FAR:Safety Pilot & High Performance/Complex? by Jim
It is my understanding (always subject to correction) that as a safety pilot you may log PIC time because you are indeed a required crew member for the operation. However, to log PIC time you also must be qualified to act as PIC of that particular aircraft. -- Jim Burns...
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August 18th 03 03:08 PM
by Ron Natalie Go to last post
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Widower stabbed Air Traffic Controller? by Simon and Sam
thats true. it was the mid air collision over lak constance, where the russian crew disobeyed TCAS and listened to the controller who was working 2 stations at the time, with multiple system outages.. poor bugger. "vincent p. norris" wrote in...
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October 31st 05 04:03 AM
by Gord Beaman Go to last post
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UK planning to evict N-registered aircraft by Juan Jimenez
The reason is that the bureaucracy and incompetents feel threatened by the trend. It is my opinion that people go the N-registered route so as not to have to deal with the bozos who have gone so far as to tell UK pilots what airplanes they are skilled enough to fly, and that they are doing it...
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September 1st 05 08:04 AM
by Robin Birch Go to last post
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IFR logging question - is this legal? by Brad
Peter wrote: Hi All, This is for an N-reg aircraft. Aircraft: a standard piston single. P1 seat: a pilot legal to be PIC under VFR. P2 seat: a pilot legal to be PIC under IFR (but no CFI/CFII rating).
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July 10th 06 10:47 PM
by Jose Go to last post
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FAA Goes after Chicago on Meigs by Orval Fairbairn
For what it is worth, I just received the following notice: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APA 35 October 1, 2004 Contact: Greg Martin or Tony Molinaro
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October 5th 04 11:46 AM
by bryan chaisone Go to last post
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Ice meteors, climate, sceptics by Brian Sandle
Brian Harmer wrote: On 21 Jan 2004 20:12:43 GMT, Brian Sandle wrote: What is the largest block of ice that can form on a plane? And where on the airframe does it form? A block of ice of the magnitude shown on TV would not...
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February 24th 04 01:27 AM
by Brian Sandle Go to last post
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FBO's and WiFi by Javier Henderson
I overnighted at CRQ on Friday, and used Western Flight for FBO services. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they offer complimentary WiFi Internet access to their customers. Details are posted right on the counter. Just passing the info along. I wish more FBO's offered this service. The...
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August 30th 03 08:22 AM
by Roger Halstead Go to last post
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David Clarke Reviews by Paul
Hi I am a student pilot hoping to take my checkride within the next month (PPL/A). I am after a David Clarke Headset but am not sure which one to buy. Does anyone know of a good website that has independent reviews on all the Dave Clarke models, the only reviews I can find are either on the...
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April 21st 04 02:55 PM
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