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  1. Being a little generous with the ordnance, I think. https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/9a8f5085-1f4d-4f61-a059-fd503680c2e2
  2. I'll also throw this into the hopper, if the flight lead is a weak instrument pilot, odds are that power changes, configuration changes, and control inputs to fly the approach will be large and late creating a much larger and later correction by the wingman. The decreased response effectiveness of the throttle(s) and flight controls are made worse at slower speeds like an approach. You work your butt off flying on the wing of a weak instrument flight lead.
  3. Had a major electrical failure in a T-38 with low ceilings and flew a formation approach to find the runway.
  4. I had the pleasure of flying with Thor in two different squadrons with too many Thor stories to share. He was a talented pilot, a great friend, and all around nice guy. He will be missed.
  5. Okay, the name is different but it's the same. Try using that logic and putting a part on a jet that is exactly the same but doesn't have a mil-spec and use the argument "it's the same, just the name is different" and see how that works for your career. If those two vaccines are the same, why do they not solve the problem by using the same name and make it official? Sure would solve a lot of issues.
  6. Normally, I've flown pax at AA but in September I had 3 cargo flights DFW to LHR with 50 hour layovers. No passengers causing boarding issues, no leaving the cockpit door locked, and no taking 45 minutes going through security with flight attendants with 5 bags containing grocery items they bought in London/Paris/Madrid because we don't have butter/olive oil/yogurt in the U.S, apparently. For peace and serenity, cargo might have the upper hand. I was seriously enjoying those trips. If you like travel, non-rev flying can be hit and miss but I've taken the wife to France, Spain, Ireland, Chile, and Australia plus a huge number of places domestically that I've also taken my kids. So, I'd give passenger flying the edge in that regard. The grass always appears greener somewhere else. Don't worry about that and you'll be fine.
  7. AA 777 FO. I've done 767/787/777 international and 727/737/MD80 domestic. Most of your work is done from leaving the gate to level off and then descent back to the gate. Domestically, you are going to do that several times per day over multiple days with shorter layovers. Hotels are hit and miss. Mechanical, weather, hub delays only make your day worse. International trips you fly 2 legs with a longish layover. ETOPS doesn't allow for many open mechanical issues and we usually have a maintainer on standby to get problems solved. Hotels are usually nice. Long layovers means you can explore local history, restaurants, beer. Downsides are time zone/body clock and sleeping issues. Legal flight routing can put you over some barren terrain with few divert options dealing with marginal English speaking controllers. With seniority, a widebody FO can make more than a narrow body CA and work fewer days. You need to find what works for you.
  8. More CDC VAERS data. Kind of shocking comparing data totals through last December with all data from 1990. https://vaersanalysis.info/2021/10/15/vaers-summary-for-covid-19-vaccines-through-10-8-2021/
  9. The whole truth in reporting, or lack thereof, has done substantial damage to credibility of individuals, the media, and organizations. My old favorite covid death was the dude killed on a motorcycle in Florida. But that has been usurped by a firearm murder/suicide in Colorado listed as covid deaths. I'm pretty sure covid kills people but why go so far off the logic reservation to run up the numbers?
  10. I have seen guys well past 10 beers and multiple shots of Weed that speak more coherently than that addled senile man.
  11. TreeA10

    Gun Talk

    New commercial coming soon to Al Jazeera: "Hey, all you jihadis! Come on down to our new showroom here at Biden Arms Bizarre and see me, Mad Mahammad, because I'm crazy about making a deal. You want new M-4 automatic rifle to replace that clunky old AK? We got thousands of new and lightly used rifles in stock. Get the latest in night vision scopes to go with it so you can shoot infidels day or night. I'll even throw in 1000 rounds of ammo free. Tired of riding that donkey to set roadside bombs? I've got over 2000 armored and 70,000 other vehicles ready to move! Whether you are taking your jihadis to work or that special goat on a date, we have the vehicle to fit your lifestyle. And check these out. 40 Blackhawk helicopters, low hours, and completely loaded. We also have Apache attack helicopters and Tucano A-29 attack aircraft! Be the envy of the terrorists on your block when you go searching for Christians with one of these bad boys. And you can find those infidels using one of these ScanEagle drones! Perfect for reconnaissance or seeing what Abduls new child bride looks like without a burka....but you didn't hear that from me. We didn't forget the refreshments! Stop by the Aloha Snack bar where your first shot is always free! So what are you waiting for? Come see me, Mad Mohammad, at Bidens Arms Bizzarre today!"
  12. TreeA10

    Gun Talk

    Hey, I know where you can get an M-4 and ammo real cheap! Maybe even an Apache helicopter if you have the cash and don't ask too many questions.
  13. A longish article about COVID and the vaccine with data where possible and without spin or political leanings best I can tell. https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2021/08/23/lets_stop_pretending_about_the_covid-19_vaccines_791050.html
  14. My wife loves watching this stuff and this morning, there was a Silver Medalist gymnast being interviewed. Instead of asking her about her path to the Olympics, her work hours, and her achievement, the idiot interviewer is asking the Medal winning gymnast what she thinks of Simone Biles. I was impressed with her answers as a solid supporting teammate but it's was another conversation about a non-winner eclipsing the accomplishments of a winner.
  15. Can't recall seeing any paint scheme like that. Anybody know the background behind it?
  16. Glad to hear hiring is turned back on. Hopefully, the food will be better by the time you get here.
  17. Crenshaw released an hour long podcast on CRT on Jine 3rd. Can't recall if he accurately describes it but I'm pretty sure he knows what it is.
  18. I have no problem casting doubt on both. Some county in CA reduced their COVID death count by 25% after reviewing death causes. I'm sure all the VAERS data can be thinned out as well but why the massive increase in numbers? Reduce the VAERS data by 50% and you still have the same number of deaths in 6 months that usually occurred over years.
  19. Listening to a podcast the other day and heard an interesting numbers comparison from the VAERS data. VAERS is the government reporting system for Vaccine Adverse Reactions. In a 4 or 5 year period @2010, 2000+ people died from vaccine reactions. Since the beginning of this year, over 5000 people have died from vaccine reactions. Years vs months and 2000 vs 5000. Those are hard data numbers from HHS. Something isn't right.
  20. It was weird to hear "Russian aircraft, this is US warship EZ on guard" calls the other day leaving Hawaii.
  21. TreeA10

    Gun Talk

    Most overturned court in the country tees another one up for the SCOTUS. Should be interesting.
  22. You must hate puppies, too! What I liked about the 75 was the ability to takeoff or land on short runways like SNA, LGA, DCA or high pressure altitude airports like Quito or Lapaz with no problems at all. Lots of power even with an engine out. 727 was like a Harley. Lots of smoke and noise. It didn't really climb as much as the curvature of the Earth just fell away over time. 737-800 was a surface departure waiting to happen. 767 was...meh. 787 was a comfy long haul Starship Enterprise-ish ride. 777 lies between the 76 and 78.
  23. I guess I need to choose the correct wife then, don't I. I'd go with the 757 with the Rolls Royce motors. Long legs, big hooters. Loved flying that jet. Friggin' typos......
  24. At AA, our international flying is still greatly curtailed. For instance, this month and next, there is no DFW to Asia flying on the 777 and only 1 flight per day to Heathrow vs the normal 3 or 4 and only Buenos Aires on South America. The airline is using the wife body jets to fly a lot of domestic trips like DFW to MIA/JFK/LAX/LAS. I just flew to HNL and we were completely full there and back on a -300 with 310-ish pax. So, domestically, flying is definitely back but not so much internationally.
  25. This was before my time but the most remarkable thing I've heard was from a dude that got lost in the system when the DC-10 went away. Somehow, the company just lost track of him and never scheduled him for training on a new jet so he went about a year and a half before they finally caught up with him.
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