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by lucaberta
Sun May 16, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: My First Shuttle Launch STS-132
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Re: My First Shuttle Launch STS-132

Great experience Andrew! When I was in Florida during my CPL training I always missed the few launches that happened, typically after many scrubs. You get tired and kinda forget about it, and then they launch! :( So you flew R44 over Orlando, then. Is this the small helipad on International Drive, n...
by lucaberta
Sun May 16, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep # 184
Replies: 11
Views: 3569

Re: Ep # 184

If I would have waited 40 seconds before doing a thorough scan outside the cockpit my instructor would have failed me. And, there are two pilots in the airliner that obviously saw nothing since there was no evasive maneuver on their part. Perhaps they were all on their laptops. again Sven, do you f...
by lucaberta
Fri May 14, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #185 "It's Not Right"
Replies: 11
Views: 4658

Re: Episode #185 "It's Not Right"

Good to see I am not the first non-american to chip in into the discussion... :D I have to agree with eaglepilot, sometimes the USA will need to catch up with the rest of the world when certain things happen, and it is inconvenient to do so most of the times, and people always remember the bad thing...
by lucaberta
Fri May 14, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Stelio Frati (1919-2010)
Replies: 0
Views: 722

Stelio Frati (1919-2010)

Today is a very sad for aviation, as a great designer and father of many famous airplanes passed away at 91. Stelio Frati, or as we italians say "Ingegner Stelio Frati" highlighting his Engineering degree at Politecnico di Milano obtained between 1938 and 1943, has influenced many others w...
by lucaberta
Wed May 12, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Glider Landing Evokes 'Emergency' Response from Residents
Replies: 1
Views: 1342

Re: Glider Landing Evokes 'Emergency' Response from Residents

Thanks for the link to the article, Frank. Very nicely written, I have to say, a jem in the sea of stupidity that we too often see on mainstream media when it comes to talk about non-commercial aviation. Still, to balance this, a couple of comments in the reader's feedback brought me back to reality...
by lucaberta
Wed May 12, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: WAAS satellite out of control, implications?
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Re: WAAS satellite out of control, implications?

There are two transponders on two commercial satellites sending the WAAS signal in the L-band, so right now the signal is only guaranteed from the eastern satellite, and by the looks of it this will be the case for quite a while. It will take months to have a new western satellite rebroadcasting the...
by lucaberta
Wed May 12, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep # 184
Replies: 11
Views: 3569

Re: Ep # 184

I count over 40 seconds from the time I first saw the contrail of the jet at 3:18 to the time the jet passes at 4:02. If this pilot's head was outside the cockpit he should have noticed the airliner coming at him. I'm just a simple private pilot looking at a terrible quality video and I saw it righ...
by lucaberta
Tue May 11, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: New and old Boeing together
Replies: 0
Views: 661

New and old Boeing together

These pictures are just plain amazing... read and look here:

http://www.antiqueairfield.com/articles ... reamliner-

Here is a teaser:

Image

Ciao, Luca
by lucaberta
Tue May 11, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Flight Gear
Topic: headsets
Replies: 31
Views: 17971

Re: headsets

It was a David Clark headset, and departed the airplane during takeoff and went through the aft-mounted engine. were they able to send it in for repair, to get 80% of new parts in too like you did? :lol: :lol: Did your former colleague file a NASA report for this? I'd love to see they way he found ...
by lucaberta
Mon May 10, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Barking around the field
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Re: Barking around the field

Unless you do something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtnXWwzn368

it should be fine to leave the dog on the floor. :D

I would be concerned in case of a hard landing though. Our good friends deserve their belts, don't they?

--Luca

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