Moon The Loon

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  1. Spot on, Wolf. The ONLY solution is for a worldwide cessation of burning hydrocarbons. A full and complete cessation. In about 100 years, the atmosphere will be back to a pre-industrial, middle age condition. But we will still have 20 billion souls on the planet by 2050. What is the REAL problem here?
  2. Been saying this for decades and from the very beginning of this thread. The oceans cover nearly 80% of the surface of our pale blue dot. Their average depth is 10,000 feet. All atmospheric weather is a result of the atmosphere's physical contact with the oceans. The unbelievable vanity of the human creature to believe they have had an even infinitesimal effect on where our atmosphere/biosphere is evolving is overwhelming. The disgusting play by the Gor-Zuki lobby to influence world wide governments to steal the hard earned monies of their populace will be seen by historians as the Scam Of The Century.
  3. Identify this aircraft.

    First one SR-71. Haven't looked at second "challenge"...
  4. Wheel Tug - Cool!

    SO MUCH NEGATIVITY!!! These systems are GREAT innovations - using GPU electrical power to take the aircraft to the hold short line of the runway of departure...What's not to like? C'mon - extra weight? Vs up to 30 minutes all engine fuel burns while waiting in line? Yes, gate hold procedures help, but these devices improve fuel burns even more.
  5. Try a few centuries in a row.
  6. whats that noise???

    Wow - wasn't expecting those replies! Bottom line in this business? When you KNOW you've screwed up, first fix it, then "fall on your sword" to your boss. You'll NEVER get into trouble when you do. IF YOU DO??? You really don't want to be working there...
  7. whats that noise???

    Shnoot happens. Years ago, empty DH8 departing YSJ to YQM. "Let's see what this puppy can do!" Full power before brake release, rotation on speed, V2+10 climb. We weren't impressed by our "puppy." Not a minute after takeoff, tower (they had a tower then) asks if we have a problem. We each look at each other and respond "Negative." "Contact departure." On descent into YQM, high downwind for RW29, I call for "Landing gear down." Ooops.....
  8. This guy is dedicated!

    Great story!
  9. A Near Thing

    Red HOLD SHORT lines in the runways similar to the taxiways, changed to green only with a takeoff clearance would be an improvement. Very expensive but one more tool in the chest of prevention of these events in the long term. I watched a Canadian charter carrier depart Belfast one morning without a takeoff clearance. Pilots apologized after the fact. Fortunately there was no loss of separation on their departure.
  10. SFO Incident

    Makes one wonder if one of these was in the right seat. Afraid to speak up??? Just askin'....
  11. Smashing a perfectly good guitar

  12. On THAT, I agree wholeheartedly!