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@DannyBeckett Air Wolf used to do similar stuff too, back in mid 80s.
 
 
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@farhan @voretaq7 i suspect tree is there to keep Germans from saying sree. Probably not only them, i don't know.
There's was a commercial a while back poking fun at that. Can't remember what it was for, but it contained the exchange "Mayday, mayday, we are sinking!" -"Helooo, sis is se scherman coost gaaard, vat are you sinking about?"
Ah here it is
 
 
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7:41 AM
$ aptitude dist-upgrade
wish me luck
 
 
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9:01 AM
what is policy on tags and acronyms
if it is let the full name be master and acronym be a synonym then VMC should be changed to visual-meteorological-conditions
 
 
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1:03 PM
@ratchetfreak The policy is that it should be in the form that most people will use to search for it, and nobody uses the expanded form of that one. Plus a tag has to be less than 25 characters so that one wouldn't work anyway (otherwise we could make a tag synonym).
 
1:39 PM
posted on April 26, 2014 by Bryan Swopes

26 April 1948: At Muroc Field (now known as Edwards Air Force Base) North American Aviation test pilot George Welch put the prototype XP-86 Sabre, 45-59597, into a 40° dive and broke the Sound Barrier. It is only the second U.S. aircraft to fly supersonic. The first was the Bell X-1, piloted by Chuck Yeager, […] The post 26 April 1948 appeared first on This Day in Aviation.

posted on April 26, 2014 by Bryan Swopes

26 April 1962: At a non-existent location in the desert of Nevada, Lockheed Chief Test Pilot Louis Wellington (“Lou”) Schalk, Jr., was scheduled to take the first Oxcart for a high-speed taxi test on the specially constructed 8,000-foot (2.44 kilometer) runway. However, he received secret specific instructions from designer Kelly Johnson to take the craft, known as […] The po

posted on April 26, 2014 by Bryan Swopes

26 April 1966: Major Paul J. Gilmore, aircraft commander, and First Lieutenant William T. Smith, pilot, flying McDonnell F-4C-23-MC Phantom II 64-0752, shot down the first Vietnamese People’s Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 destroyed during the Vietnam War. “. . . on 26 April, Maj. Paul J. Gilmore, in the front seat of the lead F-4C, and 1st Lt. […] The post 26 April 1966 a

 
2:10 PM
@Lnafziger ok I got it.
 
3:02 PM
Incident: Perimeter DH8A near Berens River on Apr 23rd 2014, one engine shut down in flight, the other seriously leaking oil
Oops
 
 
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Shameless plug:
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Q: What is the advantage of combining the rudder and brake pedals in aircraft?

shortstheoryI've read about several aircraft having their rudder and brake pedals very close together. To me this seems confusing and prone to error. It looks easy to mistake the rudder / brake pedals and inadvertently press the wrong one when flying or taxiing the aircraft. Since these are fundamentally imp...

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4:48 PM
@shortstheory they're not usually close to one another
they're usually one and the same :)
push with your heels for rudder, toes for brakes (so called toe-brakes)
you'll also find the occasional heel-brake, where the reverse is true
@voretaq7 had a picture of some heel-brakes in some question a while back
 
 
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8:20 PM
@falstro @shortstheory I linked to the question that has @voretaq7's link to the heel brakes (in a comment on my answer).
 
8:47 PM
@Lnafziger the TB10 has connecting rods for the nosewheel steering, no bungees :(
 
9:21 PM
@falstro And no springs or anything?
What does the checklist say for it?
 
"Flight controls: Check for proper operation"
@Lnafziger the POH only says "rods"
but I don't know
time for bed...
 
9:44 PM
@falstro Have a good night!
 

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