Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Your Sunday Morning Big Prop Noise

Riding around in "FiFi":


Brad_in_IL said...

Have you been following Doc in Kansas? Another '29 restored to flying condition.

LRod said...

"Stand 'em up."

Love that. I agree with the narrator--flying an airplane without being able to handle the throttles directly is counter to everything I've ever done in flying.

One of my pet peeves (after 30 years as a professional communicator) is the phrase "roger that" (or "copy that"). Every "roger" is, by definition, roger "that". I don't know why it's propagated so much through the amateur communicator community. I've been gone from the professional community for 20 years, so I can't testify as to whether it's crept into the argot of some of the bottom dwellers (we weren't ALL aces). But it grates on me every time.

Great video. I've ridden jump seat many times, and this is an excellent example of crew coordination and professionalism. Props (if you'll pardon the pun) to the crew.

ZJX, ORD, ZAU retired

Tod Germanica said...

Too bad they burned the Kee Bird up in Greenland. Not many Superforts left, a manufacturing scheme bigger than the Manhattan Project.

Comrade Misfit said...

Brad, yes, I have. There are posts on Doc.

Tod, yes. That was a damn shame and, some have argued, foreseeable.