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  1. Same topic as above - proving that the title of the thread isn't the whole truth. Brought to you by MS Flight??? John
  2. Caption the picture!

    Former NFL player Rip(e) Va(i)n (T)winkle takes a stand by refusing to stand while Trump is in office. John
  3. Caption the picture!

    Guy in blue shirt: I'll have anything other than what he had. Guy in dark shirt and flip-flops: Hmmm. That's a watch on his left wrist. I wonder what's on his right? Guy in light shirt: No, I'm not going to give him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, even if you put the camera away. Guy in plaid shorts: And my friends were criticizing MY fashion choices! John
  4. Fascinating video.

    Cuckoo! Methinks his tinfoil hat may be a little too tight. The "definitely not from Earth" contention is kind of a leap. Occam's Razor suggests that it's either 1) a hoax, or 2) something belonging to someone's military who doesn't wish to talk about it. If it was ~40 miles off the coast that would put it in international airspace so anyone could have been operating there. At ~ 4,500' MSL, it would have been below the transition altitude and therefore would not be required to be in communication with any ATC authorities. A question for the pilots of the helicopter. Given nine minutes to video it, why didn't they attempt to approach it more closely and get visual images from closer in? IR from 40 miles isn't too helpful in identifying it. Nine minutes @ 135 knots would have put them about 20 NM closer, so roughly halving the estimated distance. I'm going with Occam. John
  5. This is an open thread for users to post comments, questions or requests pertaining to the free Airport Diagrams available here at Mutley's Hangar. EDIT: I think you must be a registered MH user and be logged in to post here. JDA
  6. Yet another genius has himself in hot water with the FAA, not that it's all that hard to do. Not sure how anyone thought this was OK. It seems someone organized a "Turkey Drop" from a Cessna and there's a photo that's clear enough to read the N-number - on the plane, of course - the turkey didn't have one. I guess that's another violation. So much for anonymity. http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article179255816.html It's been done before, of course, and that's linked in their article too. I put it here for convenience. Watch the clip (4:50 long) below right to the end to get the punch line... ...on the famous WKRP. This is one of their best episodes - worth watching even without Loni Anderson. John
  7. That would have been more spectacular, for sure, but not sure the A330 computers would allow that, at least while in "Normal Law". John
  8. This was supposedly the last long-distance flight by Air Berlin. Who says German pilots have no sense of humor? Apparently not everyone was amused. What can they do, fire him? http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/passengers-scream-terror-pilot-performs-11362861 John
  9. Caption the picture!

    Reggie's first attempt at "The Knockout Game" didn't go quite as he'd planned. John
  10. Another Reason FS Flying is Safer

    @Captain Coffee - I copied the names off your map and will see if any of those towns have airports. If so, I'll diagram them. I happened to get Sleepy Eye MN in tonight's batch. I lived within 40 miles of Free Soil MI - just a wide spot in the road. My Florida favorite is Yeehaw Junction. John
  11. Mapping Russia

    Much better done with U2s (until Gary Powers found out about the range of SA-2s) and SR-71s. John
  12. Air France A380 Fan 'separation'

    Interesting article, which contains another link to another one, about the 3-engine ferry flight being planned to get the AC back to France. It sounds a bit more complicated than "Kick the tires and light the fires..." https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Complex-Three-Engine-Ferry-For-A380-229780-1.html John
  13. Ireland bracing for Ophelia

    I'm thinking an old sea dog like you doesn't need any advice from me about how to weather a squall. John
  14. Another Reason FS Flying is Safer

    I'll bet he wouldn't try that crap with an A-10. At least not more than once. John