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    President Trump is walking out of the White House and heading toward his limo, when a possible assassin steps forward and aims a gun. A secret service agent, new on the job, shouts “Mickey Mouse!” This startles the would be assassin and he is captured. Later, the secret service agent’s supervisor takes him aside and asks, “What in the hell made you shout Mickey Mouse?” Blushing, the agent replies, “I got nervous. I meant to shout, “Donald, duck!” John
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    You lot are slowing down - nothing since Feb 3! Here's a cute one: Test: Seven advantages of mother's milk Students in an advanced biology class were taking their mid-term exam. The last question was, 'Name seven advantages of mother's milk.' The question was worth 70 points or none at all. One student was hard put to think of seven advantages. He wrote: 1) It is perfect formula for the child. 2) It provides immunity against several diseases. 3) It is always the right temperature. 4) It is inexpensive. 5) It bonds the child to mother and vice versa. 6) It is always available as needed. And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote: 7) It comes in two attractive containers and it's high enough off the ground that the cat can't get it
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    20 NM from Cairns to the East - The Great Barrier Reef
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    Just an unfortunate accident then by the sounds of it. however I doubt we'll ever really know the truth, Russia likes to keep things covered up.
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    awww not letting him play? spoilsport
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    A policeman was rushed to the hospital with an inflamed appendix. The doctors operated and advised him that all was well, however, the patrolman kept feeling something pulling at the hairs in his crotch. Worried that it might be a second surgery and the doctors hadn't told him about it, he finally got enough energy to pull his hospital gown up enough so he could look at what was making him so uncomfortable. Taped firmly across his pubic hair and private parts were three wide strips of adhesive tape, the kind that doesn't come off easily... if at all. Written on the tape in large black letters was the sentence, "Get well soon, from the nurse you pulled over last week."
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    Well, that was quick! https://www.rt.com/news/418664-russia-plane-crash-cause/ "The crash of An-148 passenger plane in the Moscow Region may have been caused by incorrect flight speed data due to icing, the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) said after deciphering the flight data recorder. On Tuesday, the IAC announced it had completed the deciphering of information contained in the one of the black boxes – the on-board data flight recorder – of the crashed plane. It is still working on the other black box, the voice recorder. The preliminary analysis suggests that the “incorrect data about flight speed on the pilots' indicators, which in turn was linked to the icing of the pitot-static [sensor] system” led to a “special situation” with the plane, according to the IAC statement." I'd missed a couple of pages of new comments when I said above that they'd gone quiet at PPRUNE. John
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    They've gone pretty quiet at PPRUNE on this one, but one guy has published an analysis of ADS-B data from what FR24 (Flight Radar 24?) published. It's pretty unremarkable except it shows a fair amount of blundering around trying to level at 6,000'. He's used lat-long data points to extrapolate ground speed, which is kind of imprecise, and tells little about airspeed, particularly if altitude changes are also going on. He notes there are a lot of missed data points and bad data included, which he's either filtered out or interpolated around. There's an image of the flight track over the ground, apparently based on the above or something like it. The path is smooth right up to the point of impact; a slight right dogleg right after takeoff, possibly indicating a cross-wind from the left, but still essentially flying the runway heading, a straight leg, a smooth turn to the left and straight on to the point of impact. The last straight leg to impact is pretty long compared to the rest - it's the bulk of the flight path. So, some altitude excursions of several hundred feet around 6,000' but ground track doesn't show any unusual anomalies. Haven't seen it compared to the flight plan/ATC instructions but there's nothing obvious that indicates any kind of heading excursions. Heading doesn't depend on pitots - airspeed does. Altitude is generally affected because pilots would probably use pitch changes as well as power to chase erroneous airspeed and/or altitude instrument readings until they figure out which widgets are lying to them. If the static port(s) is affected, your best chance at maintaining level flight if you don't have a horizon is pitch and power, ignoring airspeed and altitude indications. John
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    I generally give these things a week or so to see what develops and to let the mad rush on their servers diminish a little. A wise old pilot once said, "Never fly the A model of anything." I think that might apply here too - let others beat the brush for a while and see what comes out. Windows 8/8.1 serves as a great example. John
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    It looks like this update is causing a few problems with existing aircraft and scenery so we're probably best holding off updating until developers update their products.
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    I doubt it was airframe ice, at least any ground accumulation. He made it to 6,000' and was in level flight there. I'm leaning toward the idea of pitot ice, which may have begun on the ground, but once he was in IMC its effect on his flight instruments became critical. John
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    nice, great little tour...is there really a Mt Garibaldi? I thought that was just a biscuit... ignorance is bliss they say....
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    Hi Johan, using three monitors is pretty easy these days. The 1060 GTA offers you plenty of options. You’ll need at least one DisplayPort adaptor if your monitors don’t support DisplayPort. To run three monitors, first plug all three in to gpu. next start up the pc and open the NVIDIA control panel. Look for the option to configure NVIDIA surround. Click on this and follow the instructions for set up. You can even sort bezel correction here. Once done, click apply and you’re done. Run your flight sim and select the new resolution. Hope this helps Jess B
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    It was Flywheelz but as most of my Twitch follows are VA pilots I've changed it to UKV1521. Not a conventional name, I know, but as I said, with my follows being VA they can easily know who I am... 'Bumblebee' even I find confusing. I might ask the guv' if I can switch my username to Lucy, it'll stop my confusion, never mind yours lol. It's why I didn't say hello last evening, all far too confusing
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    What was the pilot thinking about when he declined de-icing? Given the conditions as evidenced on the crash site photos, my money is on icing.
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    Definitely - I do the following a lot... Darrington Muni (1S2) to Concrete Muni (3W5) East Midlands (EGNX) to Compton Abbass (EGHA) East Midlands (EGNX) to Welshpool (EGCW)
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    There's video of the impact fireball from quite a long distance but no indication of any smoke or flame prior to the initial fireball on that. Can't rule it out definitively but no mention of it on PPRUNE. They are indicating also that there is no evidence of any kind of in-flight break-up, reinforced by the shape of the debris field and given the flight path, they don't consider it likely any tail-feathers came off before impact. Occam says loss of control in clouds, consistent with bad airspeed and V-V data, but still speculative, of course. John
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    Very nice, really well caught.
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    A great aircraft to look at, nicely portrayed Wayne.
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    Great shots - liking the 3rd shot.
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    Nice shots Wayne. The fourth shot is a beauty.