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by jmdowney
Fri May 06, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: B-17 and B-25 Over Arizona in HD
Replies: 0
Views: 1032

B-17 and B-25 Over Arizona in HD

Make sure you go full screen. Click on the icon to the right of the HD logo. This is in HD and it really is beautiful. B17 and B25 WWII Bombers over and around Arizona's Superstition Mountains and Saguaro Lake. The photography is HD, the planes are gorgeous, and, most notably, it is shot as the B17...
by jmdowney
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: You might be a redneck pilot
Replies: 0
Views: 1163

You might be a redneck pilot

With thanks to aviationhumor.net http://aviationhumor.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Redneck-Airplane.jpg You might be a redneck pilot if: …your stall warning horn plays “Dixie.” …your cross-country flight plan uses flea markets as check points. …you think sectionals charts should show trailer parks...
by jmdowney
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Fighter Pilots
Replies: 0
Views: 1069

Fighter Pilots

The Fighter Pilot As Seen by Himself: An incredibly intelligent, tall, handsome, innovative, and highly trained professional killer, idol to countless females, and Gentleman Adventurer, who wears a star sapphire ring, carries a hair-trigger .45 automatic in a specially designed, hand-made quick draw...
by jmdowney
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Hudson River Approach Plate
Replies: 0
Views: 1547

Hudson River Approach Plate

NOTE: This is an actual chart that the Jeppesen Company made and presented to Sully and the crew of US Airways Flt 1549 as a gift.

http://www.jeppesen.com/documents/corpo ... _Chart.pdf
by jmdowney
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Line up and Wait
Replies: 12
Views: 5412

Line up and Wait

Saw your "Editor's Log" in this month's Aviation Safety Magazine , Jeb and couldn't agree with you more. I must admit I haven't kept up with the controversy so wasn't aware that "a lot of people are acting as if this change is the end of the world." I do share your diappointment ...
by jmdowney
Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Stearman flipping on landing makes CNNs front page?
Replies: 2
Views: 1691

Re: Stearman flipping on landing makes CNNs front page?

I guess I need to get a Stearman so I can land at DCA. Unless of course they first landed at a designated outlying airfield to pick up the requisite air marshall, which I must then assume was doing double duty as the reporter from the Washington Post. Allowing that airplane to land at DCA pretty muc...
by jmdowney
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: I Want to Be a Navy Pilot by a Fifth Grader.
Replies: 4
Views: 2516

I Want to Be a Navy Pilot by a Fifth Grader.

I want to be a Navy Pilot when I grow up because it's fun and easy to do. Pilots don't need much school, they just have to learn numbers so they can read instruments. I guess they should be able to read maps so they can find their way if they are lost. Pilots should be brave so they won't be scared ...
by jmdowney
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Origin of Pilot Check Lists
Replies: 1
Views: 1755

Origin of Pilot Check Lists

On October 30, 1935, at Wright Air Field in Dayton , Ohio , the U.S. Army Air Corps held a flight competition for airplane manufacturers vying to build its next-generation long-range bomber. It wasn't supposed to be much of a competition. In early evaluations, the Boeing Corporation's gleaming alumi...
by jmdowney
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #167 "Feet to the Firewall"
Replies: 19
Views: 7130

Re: Episode #167 "Feet to the Firewall"

Serious bird-plane collisions on the rise
Government’s tally for 2009 could reach or exceed 10,000 for the first time

Article on MSNBC at:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34823304/ns/travel-news/
by jmdowney
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Aeronautical Definitions
Replies: 1
Views: 1274

Aeronautical Definitions

AIRSPEED - Speed of an airplane. (Deduct 25% when listening to a retired fighter pilot). BANK - The folks who hold the lien on most pilots' exotic cars. CARBURETOR ICING - A phenomenon reported to the FAA by pilots immediately after they run out of gas. CONE OF CONFUSION - An area about the size of ...

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