My thoughts exactly.
My thoughts exactly.
So Donald Trump is either incredibly stupid or amazingly racist.
There are 4 masks for each set of 3 seats. Always always always do yours first. As the parent of a 2 year old, I know how tempting it would be to put theirs on first, but do yours. That way you would be as clear headed as possible when doing theirs. That’s also why they would never let a row have 2 lap children.
It’s amazing just how well good pilots operate. It’s as if in an emergency they shut down all the extraneous parts of themselves, and only the analytic and expert stuff comes out. It’s not like they’re machines - quite the opposite, they make decisions and improvise in ways machines simply can’t - but rather, as if…
“We have part of the aircraft missing so we’re going to need to slow down a bit.”
Have you read the first chapter of The Right Stuff? They cover that specifically, and Tom Wolfe discusses Chuck Yeager specifically doing that “Aw shucks, we’ve got a problem here” voice. It’s also true for astronauts (who were initially all pilots). The Apollo 13 audio is extremely calm.
After listening to the audio, and how chill she was during the whole landing, I was expecting her to put in a lunch order for her and the co-pilot.
I love window seats....more specifically I love window seats right over the wing so I can watch the wing flaps doing stuff. (Also, I always figured this would be the strongest, most reinforced part of the plane.) If I’m seeing the stories correctly, this would be the seat where the shrapnel hit. Bummer.
On the plane I fly when a major malfunction occurs we disengage the autopilot, regain control of the aircraft run any drills and then and only then do we consider engaging the autopilot again.
Curious how much automated systems, when still intact, take over for certain airplanes when there’s an imbalance (lost engine, broken wing, etc.)? Regardless, glad she got it down safely. She’s BA. BTW, why are they all squinting? I think aviator glasses and pilots went hand-in-hand?
My thoughts almost exactly. “catastrophic engine failure. almost died. minimal leg room. snack service was ok. one star.”
In his defense, he might not have been all the way confident he was going to get to land. They can’t even find black-boxes these days, good luck finding an iPhone in a plane crash.
See this is why you don’t live stream. Record the fucking Video and then post. Unless someone is getting beaten by a cop...and then sure live stream away.
Wow. I’d say front compressor blade failed but what’s really unusual is that the containment band (a strengthened band inside the nacelle, designed to contain blade failures) appears to have failed too. The nacelles are designed to contain catastrophic failures like this and direct all the debris out the back (it’s…
At least in my area, it’s because people stop paying any attention, and then either
Because you are, in all likelihood, just standing there when the light changes. Put your fucking phone down.
It’s just a different flavour of shit, I assure you.
Well I have to admit that I do check my phone at red lights all the time, but I keep my head on a swivel and never hold up traffic (I would be mortified to get honked at for inattentiveness). but god DAMN, these other morons we have to share the road with.... ugh. Making me miss traffic lights or other safe gaps to…
The idea is that (worse case scenario) you’re not paying attention to your surroundings, so if say, an emergency vehicle needs to get by and you’re not paying attention, you might panic and do something stupid.
Because 99% of you asshats ARE just standing there when the light changes. Not to mention you should probably be watching the 18 wheeler that just lost it’s brakes behind you or the cyclist coming up the shoulder or the emergency vehicle entering the intersection or the moose that’s eating your side view mirror or...