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Old 04-18-2013, 06:39 AM   #4561
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The last Doolittle reunion is taking place at Eglin AFB. I went to last years reunion in Dayton.........4 of these heros are left and 3 made it to Eglin......
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:52 AM   #4562
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http://news.yahoo.com/famed-world-wa...083007724.html





Was lucky enough to spend some time with Dick Cole last year. There is quickly coming a time where the stories of these men from WWII are only from the history books and we will all be lesser for it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:01 PM   #4563
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Pilot's View: Airbus A380 approach and landing at San Francisco.

http://www.wimp.com/approachlanding/

probably 205, but...
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:19 PM   #4564
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they just had a reunion for Friendship One in Seattle http://www.747sp.com/friendship-one/

made me think of this cool video with Clay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=L7kKzSqWKt8
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:48 PM   #4565
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Pilot's View: Airbus A380 approach and landing at San Francisco.

http://www.wimp.com/approachlanding/

probably 205, but...

That was cool!
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:27 PM   #4566
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Its aviation, and pretty damn cool.

What happens when you wring out a wet washcloth in zero G?

http://io9.com/watch-what-happens-wh...n-sp-476159356

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Old 04-19-2013, 08:16 AM   #4567
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Pilot's View: Airbus A380 approach and landing at San Francisco.

http://www.wimp.com/approachlanding/

probably 205, but...
Kind of cool But. to be really honest, these guys manage computers. Nothig more. After the performance turned in by the now famous "non-pilots" of the ill fated Air France "swim team", these guys don't impress me, at all.
I was doing some recurrent in a 733 sim is SEA several years back, and witnessed a perfect approach turned in by a 14 year old girl. It's all "follow the magenta line" kids. A big computer game. Nothing more.
Now before I get slagged by all you "But what if something goes wrong" faithful, who really believe that modern airliners require "pilots", I simply use Air France as a rebuttal......"real" pilots can actually FLY!
Put any one of these turkeys in a 185, or a J3 on a gusty day....and they'd be totally fucked!
Put the average "gamer" in a 777.....and they'd be Okay....
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:41 AM   #4568
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Its aviation, and pretty damn cool.

What happens when you wring out a wet washcloth in zero G?

http://io9.com/watch-what-happens-wh...n-sp-476159356

Yes, that was really cool.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:22 AM   #4569
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Kind of cool But. to be really honest, these guys manage computers. Nothig more. After the performance turned in by the now famous "non-pilots" of the ill fated Air France "swim team", these guys don't impress me, at all.
I was doing some recurrent in a 733 sim is SEA several years back, and witnessed a perfect approach turned in by a 14 year old girl. It's all "follow the magenta line" kids. A big computer game. Nothing more.
Now before I get slagged by all you "But what if something goes wrong" faithful, who really believe that modern airliners require "pilots", I simply use Air France as a rebuttal......"real" pilots can actually FLY!
Put any one of these turkeys in a 185, or a J3 on a gusty day....and they'd be totally fucked!
Put the average "gamer" in a 777.....and they'd be Okay....
Lyle
When I was about 10 our school went on a field trip to NASA. While there they had a basic simulator set up for landing the shuttle. Yes, I know it is not too similar to the real thing, but they were trying to demonstrate how hard it is to land a somewhat gliding brick.

I nailed it on the first try

Could I land the real thing? Probably not, but that day the middle school girls thought I was pretty cool
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:24 AM   #4570
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Kind of cool But. to be really honest, these guys manage computers. Nothig more. After the performance turned in by the now famous "non-pilots" of the ill fated Air France "swim team", these guys don't impress me, at all.
I was doing some recurrent in a 733 sim is SEA several years back, and witnessed a perfect approach turned in by a 14 year old girl. It's all "follow the magenta line" kids. A big computer game. Nothing more.
Now before I get slagged by all you "But what if something goes wrong" faithful, who really believe that modern airliners require "pilots", I simply use Air France as a rebuttal......"real" pilots can actually FLY!
Put any one of these turkeys in a 185, or a J3 on a gusty day....and they'd be totally fucked!
Put the average "gamer" in a 777.....and they'd be Okay....
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:00 AM   #4571
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Kind of cool But. to be really honest, these guys manage computers. Nothig more. After the performance turned in by the now famous "non-pilots" of the ill fated Air France "swim team", these guys don't impress me, at all.
I was doing some recurrent in a 733 sim is SEA several years back, and witnessed a perfect approach turned in by a 14 year old girl. It's all "follow the magenta line" kids. A big computer game. Nothing more.
Now before I get slagged by all you "But what if something goes wrong" faithful, who really believe that modern airliners require "pilots", I simply use Air France as a rebuttal......"real" pilots can actually FLY!
Put any one of these turkeys in a 185, or a J3 on a gusty day....and they'd be totally fucked!
Put the average "gamer" in a 777.....and they'd be Okay....
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:16 AM   #4572
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There are plenty of ways to turn the automation off. Not being being allowed to is the potential problem. Just yesterday I was talking with a friend who's making a career change into professional aviation. (Yes, I've given her the "talk" but she's still determined...so good for her) Anyway, she's got the chance to fly this summer from CA to AK and back with a friend in a 172. I've done two trips down AK- CA with small planes and its great. I told her one trip was in a Aeronca Champ with no electrical. Pre GPS and pre small plane Loran. Just a compass, a watch and some maps. She said she'd never do that! I said really? I told her any old crusty United 747 pilot (where she wants to work) would likely love to fly a old GA plane from Alaska. She flat refused to believe that.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:35 AM   #4573
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There are plenty of ways to turn the automation off. Not being being allowed to is the potential problem. Just yesterday I was talking with a friend who's making a career change into professional aviation. (Yes, I've given her the "talk" but she's still determined...so good for her) Anyway, she's got the chance to fly this summer from CA to AK and back with a friend in a 172. I've done two trips down AK- CA with small planes and its great. I told her one trip was in a Aeronca Champ with no electrical. Pre GPS and pre small plane Loran. Just a compass, a watch and some maps. She said she'd never do that! I said really? I told her any old crusty United 747 pilot (where she wants to work) would likely love to fly a old GA plane from Alaska. She flat refused to believe that.
CA to AK in a NORDO J3! Sign me up! That's FLYING!!
I took an Arrow from Toronto to The Bahamas many years ago. Best trip ever! Your friend needs to smell the roses. United 747=flying bus! Used to fly 737s for a living....now I fly a King Air three days a week, and borrow a buddy's Citabria for shits and giggles! The Citabria is WAY "funner" than the baby Boeing or the KA!
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:56 AM   #4574
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A King Air is a great compromise between a Citabria/J3 and a 737/747. You've done well. Getting a King Air gig like that is exactly what I want.
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