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Discussion in 'Jet Aviation Discussion' started by aviator4512, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Norseman

    Norseman Member

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    Flew this one out of St. Thomas in the 80s while living on a sailboat.

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  2. travler

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    DD how about boats , they seem to go with planes

    travler
  3. DieselDriver

    DieselDriver New Member

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    Well Travler, I was a deckhand on your boat a couple times. ;) Other than that, I did a two year cruise courtesy of Uncle Sam's Gray Ship Cruise Line, a.k.a., the US Navy. That was nearly three decades ago, however.

    DD
  4. travler

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    when you started talking about pc 12 bush flying and the other stuff i thought i new you , welcome matt check out yavctforums also a lot of good people on there as well and you can look at some good boats also

    john
  5. kkreicker1

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    I am from YF and my company currently owns a business jet. I love reading all the information on YF and thought that I would see whats going on JF.
  6. KCook

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    Norseman - Izzat a stretched DC8? I was a passenger on one years ago. Ran into bumpy air while I was sitting in one of the back rows. Looking forward the length of the cabin I could see the fuselage bending up and down like a banana! Stuck to Boeings ever since.

    Kelly Cook
  7. Norseman

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    Yeah stretched version for sure: A DC-8-73, same as the -63 but with the big fan engines.

    The -61 has the long body and the short wings, the -62 the long wing with the short body, the -63 long body and long wing..Add the big engines and voila, they DC-8s become the -71, -72 and -73

    They are supposed to bend up and down like a banana, if they were stiff, they would crack and break up and we don't want that do we? :D

    Same with Boeings: If you open the overwing exits on a B-747 then fill up the fule tanks, you can not the doors closed, the fuselage bends under the load of the fuel and that is how God intended it...:cool:
  8. KCook

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    Still ... it's not reassuring to think you are trapped in a Disney ride gone horribly wrong!
  9. Norseman

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    Nah, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride...;)

    How many aircraft do ya know that have broken up inflight..?
  10. RonL

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    I can only relate to your experience, having watched cargo barges twist in rough waters in the gulf of mexico. All mechanical structures must have flex, as was stated before.

    I'll take this opportunity to introduce myself here, i have only a few hours solo flying in small prop planes. I am interested in jets and all planes, but can only relate in a small way to fans and turboprops. I have an avid interest in electric power and have a few thoughts along the line of reducing power needs based on storage in battery systems.

    In respect to forum quality, I think there will be little for me to contribute, so I will remain a low profile lurker.

    I look forward to this site being as good quality as yacht forums.

    RonL
  11. travler

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    welcome ron

    i have another friend that lives in austin with the name we all learn no matter what the experiance level is

    travler
  12. RonL

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    Thanks Travler,
    Most of what I might think that I know is based on some study of aerodynamics and most of that related to electric flight of scale model planes. I made an effort to promote electric power in the early 90's, needless to say most people had no concept of what those tiny motors can produce in the power/weight category. Also too much reliance on battery storage is the wall that seems to almost everyone, the impossible barrier. (I strongly believe we have other options);)
    My actual flying hours were done in Houma, La. I sense that you might know the area.:)

    Ron
  13. Bikerrew

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    Love the new site! I'm retired corporate pilot. Lot's of twin Cessna and King-Air time. Typed in 1121 Commander and Lear 35. I also have my heli ticket with mostly Hughes 500 and Jet Ranger time. Looking forward to checking in to find out the latest jet info.
    Ray
  14. travler

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    welcome ra. allways glad to hear from others who enjoy planes and boats

    travler
  15. islandmech

    islandmech New Member

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    Hi All, I am an Aircraft Mntc Engineer based at Victoria BC. Interesting how boats and airplanes seem to attract the same folks.
    I have a commercial pilots licence as well and have flown mostly old stuff with round engines..... my hobby is my boat, a Bayliner 3988. Nothing beats cruising the PNW either by boat or plane!

    Cheers, Gary
  16. RonL

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    Hello islandmech,

    I'll extend the welcome, be sure to check in often as there is still only a slow start taking place.

    Things will pick up soon.
    I have confidence that questions and stories based on long careers will start to pop up.

    I have little to share other than a life long admiration for all things aviation.

    RonL
  17. Jet News

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    There's another Ron here? oh brother! :)
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    Who else is here on JF?

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