Added reply in a thread Trying to Fly with NO Lessons? 11/28/2010 6:05 PM

I had a Heli CFI tell me that young kids pick up flying choppers really quickly compared to middle aged guys. It's defiantly not easy.

Added reply in a thread Trying to Fly with NO Lessons? 11/28/2010 6:02 PM

Throw you in some actual and see how things turn out. Most people with basic knowledge can keep it in the air during daylight in VMC not holding any altitudes or headings....fixed wing Heli? Not a chance.

Added reply in a thread Surgery for a dislocated surgery, worth it? 11/27/2010 1:31 PM

LOL at being ready for Gold Cup in 8 weeks.

Added reply in a thread another TSA story 11/22/2010 6:31 PM

Now, I figure the plane isnt leaving without me anyway, so I never really give a shit. Oh yes it will.

Added reply in a thread another TSA story 11/22/2010 12:27 PM

EVERYONE is a frequent flyer, just ask 'em.

Added reply in a thread another TSA story 11/22/2010 12:02 PM

You'd be surprised how few bags are stolen or pilfered, most of the bags lost are mis-tagged by the ticket counter and have no ID tags on the bag. I agree it's crazy that ramp crews can get basically unlimited access with little to no screening.

Added reply in a thread another TSA story 11/22/2010 11:52 AM

Very low, my union did a study and I forget the exact number but the radiation coming through the aircraft window annually is something like 50 or 100 times greater than what you would absorb walking through those machines for a years worth of travel. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Top Gear Starts in 59 minutes.... 11/21/2010 6:07 PM

Thanks Void, I completely forgot. I have a feeling it might not be that good, hopefully I'm wrong. That's a hard act to try and follow.

Added reply in a thread Air Force Pilot and F-22 Fighter Missing 11/21/2010 12:37 PM

GPS with ultra accurate terrain database, it can "see" forever.

Added reply in a thread Air Force Pilot and F-22 Fighter Missing 11/21/2010 12:24 PM

They have it in some fighters. Its called GCAS.

Added reply in a thread Air Force Pilot and F-22 Fighter Missing 11/20/2010 9:12 PM

Don't they have crazy night vision and HUD's in that thing? I know what they have in commercial application and it's pretty awesome, can't imagine what the military is running.

Added reply in a thread Air Force Pilot and F-22 Fighter Missing 11/20/2010 8:15 PM

Some of my ex-f-teener coworkers have told me the the new fighters will automatically establish a gradual level climb if the airplane senses the pilot is out of it.

Added reply in a thread Air Force Pilot and F-22 Fighter Missing 11/18/2010 10:04 PM

Like SMF said, during crazy fast speeds...and in thick air. But at a normal econ cruise it can actually have the opposite effect, aerodynamic cooling. I don't know what de or anti ice capabilities a fighter jet has, but with low temps like that any visible ... more »

Added reply in a thread Sanford Airport (Orlando) to opt out of TSA screening 11/18/2010 6:43 PM

trick passengers into thinking it's different and fly into Sanford over MCO.

Added reply in a thread Sanford Airport (Orlando) to opt out of TSA screening 11/18/2010 6:41 PM

Does SF still use "team SFO"? Haven't been through screening there in a few years. Same stuff, if I remember correctly even their uniforms were pretty close to TSA.

Added reply in a thread Air Force Pilot and F-22 Fighter Missing 11/18/2010 5:42 PM

Extreme cold poses all sorts of operational challenges, even if the airplane is designed to withstand it.

Added reply in a thread Air Force Pilot and F-22 Fighter Missing 11/18/2010 5:39 PM

It's not like a car crash, when big-fast-airplanes bite the dust they vaporise.

Added reply in a thread What's your employers retirement plan like? 11/7/2010 5:01 PM

dollar for dollar 401k Matched up to 5%...profit sharing average about 5% of gross every year..

Added reply in a thread My Dream Industry Job... Opinions Please! 10/31/2010 1:01 AM

I think the MX industry is worse than aviation (if that's even possible).. I'd stick it out and figure the best way to build TPIC. What are your times, do you have enough multi to get on with a regional?

Added reply in a thread Vital Virus? 10/29/2010 12:20 PM

i just got it