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Old 09-19-2013, 11:29 AM   #5311
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Tiger cats have been races, but never very successfully. But they do look and sound cool. Too much frontal area to push through the air I think.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:45 AM   #5312
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:19 PM   #5313
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:25 PM   #5314
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I can't speak for European pilots, but we (in the states) use nautical miles for distance, feet for altitude, Celsius for temperature, inches of mercury for pressure....uh...and other stuff I'm sure.

Oh yea, Knots for airspeed
ATA's (Class D airspace) are measured in statute miles (5 mile radius).
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:27 PM   #5315
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I can't speak for European pilots, but we (in the states) use nautical miles for distance, feet for altitude, Celsius for temperature, inches of mercury for pressure....uh...and other stuff I'm sure.

Oh yea, Knots for airspeed
Most (or all) of the rest of the world uses hecto-pascals instead of millibars/mercury, and meters for visibility. Russia and China, for along time, (recently? maybe still?) used meters for altitude. I am not sure but I think the Germans used the same in WWII.

I believe you can thank Pan Am for adopting and then foisting nautical distance on others, using knots and nautical miles. I suppose they figured the globe was already well sorted with lat/long done in nautical miles and minutes, seconds.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:12 PM   #5316
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ATA's (Class D airspace) are measured in statute miles (5 mile radius).
I'm not sure what you mean.

Generally they are 5 nm radius, but are built to provide a climb gradient for safe departure (the number is escaping me right now but it is probably that magic 200 feet per nautical mile).

Either way, I was referring to how ATC expresses it, as well as charts, flight plans etc
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:08 PM   #5317
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I did a two-week M/C trip from Seattle to San Diego last month. I spent the first couple of days at three air museums in Seattle.

From the Museum of Flight:

















The Concorde was open for walk-throughs:




















Concorde flight deck:





































































The first 747:

































Super Constellation:




















The MoF had a special deal that day : for an extra $10 you got a personal tour of the B-17.














































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More to come...
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:32 AM   #5318
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Meters Altitude

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A question for the pilots here, especially from Europe: anyone ever using the metric system? If yes, what-when-where?
Most of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Block Nations along with China use Metric altitudes (though the conversions are different). Most modern glass airplanes can use either hecto pascals or inches of mercurery for altimiter setting but western altimeters are in feet. FWIW
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:42 AM   #5319
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Nice B17 pics. Any of the tail turret?






Oh, and that Tigercat............... why is one wing shorter than the other?














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Old 09-20-2013, 03:06 AM   #5320
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what is the fake temperature switch for?
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:08 AM   #5321
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I believe you are simply looking at an optical illusion.

The wings are the same.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:32 AM   #5322
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This new NOTAM for Ohare makes my head hurt


O'Hare Airport Traffic Control Tower is authorized to conduct the following:

- Simultaneous opposite direction departures on Runways 9R and 28R
during instrument flight rules (IFR) weather conditions.
- Arrivals to Runways 14L and 14R while conducting simultaneous
opposite direction departures off of Runways 9R and 28R during IFR
weather conditions.
- Simultaneous converging instrument approaches to Runways 14R and
22R while conducting simultaneous opposite direction departures off of
Runways 9R and 28R during IFR weather conditions.



Should you have any questions pertaining to these procedures, please contact
the O'Hare Tower Plans and Procedures office at (773) 601-7660 or 7642.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:36 AM   #5323
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what is the fake temperature switch for?
To keep the women in the office from messing with the thermostat?
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:18 AM   #5324
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This new NOTAM for Ohare makes my head hurt


O'Hare Airport Traffic Control Tower is authorized to conduct the following:

- Simultaneous opposite direction departures on Runways 9R and 28R
during instrument flight rules (IFR) weather conditions.
- Arrivals to Runways 14L and 14R while conducting simultaneous
opposite direction departures off of Runways 9R and 28R during IFR
weather conditions.
- Simultaneous converging instrument approaches to Runways 14R and
22R while conducting simultaneous opposite direction departures off of
Runways 9R and 28R during IFR weather conditions.



Should you have any questions pertaining to these procedures, please contact
the O'Hare Tower Plans and Procedures office at (773) 601-7660 or 7642.
I got that yesterday, I have enough problems just landing at the correct airport, let alone the correct runway.

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To keep the women in the office from messing with the thermostat?
awesome idea, I'm sitting in MY office today freezing MY ass off and everytime I look up one of my staff is messing with the thermostat
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:20 AM   #5325
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what is the fake temperature switch for?
-- it was to make the presidents feel secure - they may have carried the "football" but no way was the Air-Force going to let them control the cabin temperature. That's was the flight engineer's duty.
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