Another Boeing 737 Max-8 crash

Discussion in 'General' started by SPL170db, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. CharlieY

    CharlieY Well-Known Member

    The way everything bends and moves has always amazed me.....I've worked Structural Test F22, and toured the Boeing Structural test area, truly impressive stuff! Those airliner wings bend ALOT!

    I dont remember my first flight, but my most memorable was being shot off the deck of CV-43, twice. It was in a COD, but still cool. We were seated facing backwards. The second time was one of the last cat-shots for the old girl, we were returning from her last Med Cruise in 1988....she was mothballed and scrapped soon after.
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  2. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    I'm sure that's helping. :crackup:
  3. sidepipe79

    sidepipe79 Well-Known Member

    FLEX. The term bend makes one think it wont come back. It is just flexing 8 ft. Totally normal.
  4. CharlieY

    CharlieY Well-Known Member

    Yes, you are correct on the terminology.....I believe the totally correct term would be "Deflection", no?

    Bend is a bad way to say it!
  5. assjuice cyrus

    assjuice cyrus Well-Known Member

    Fuck that.
  6. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    My first flight was at about 2.5 or 3 in the Goodyear Blimp. They were giving rides in Miami for some reason and Dad wanted to go. Don't remember all that much except that it was LOUD.
  7. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Serious question: are you familiar with the dynamics of flying? Ever spent time reading up on how an airplane flies? I think it could go a long way towards making you feel more comfortable in the passenger cabin. How much time before your trip?
  8. KneeDragger_c69

    KneeDragger_c69 Well-Known Member

    That and DO NOT watch "MayDay":confused:
  9. Photo

    Photo Well-Known Member

    They always taught us the only correct answer is MONEY!
  10. Yzasserina

    Yzasserina sound it out

    IIRC, flying on Thursday...
  11. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    That should be sufficient to grasp all the intricacies.

    Birds fly, men drink.
  12. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    And airspeed. Dont forget airspeed.
  13. Yzasserina

    Yzasserina sound it out

    Oh, I meant to say earlier, if you have noise canceling headphones, bring them. Makes a world of difference.
  14. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

  15. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    And awoman.
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  16. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Ban him.
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  17. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Once I have the headphones on I don't give a shit who is talking :crackup:
  18. Yzasserina

    Yzasserina sound it out

    Lol, technically, shouldn't that be awomen? Hahaha, regardless, if he doesn't have noise canceling headphones yet and can afford that splurge, highly recommend it. It gets rid of all that white noise that gives you a low grade headache and makes you irritable and vaguely tired after a flight. Even if you're not going to watch a movie or whatever, just makes for a more peaceful environment while you're reading a book, magazine, etc. We even use them in our home, when we want to be near one another but one person is watching TV and the other person has fallen into some YT rabbit hole...
  19. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    It's even better if you turn the tunes up and wear them the entire time you're traveling other then when you have to talk to someone else. Some of my best trips are the solo ones with headphones on or earbuds in the entire time :D (can't do that with the boss, there are limits to my assholeness)
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  20. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    It should, but I'm respecting the author's style. :D
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