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by photofly
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin engine input
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Twin engine input

In general the purchase price is cheap - sometimes you can find old piston twins given away nearly free. But the maintenance and running costs can be extreme. Counter-rotating engines: most twins have engines that rotate the same way: two of the same engine is usually preferred for maintenance/parts...
by photofly
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Re: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes

Does the flight come with the usual airline bonuses, like the person who fills more than one seat being beside you, the flooded lavatory floor, and the wrong meal?

Or do you have to pay extra for these authentic joys?
by photofly
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How well do you know your fuel tanks
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: How well do you know your fuel tanks

All aircraft fuel systems draw fuel from low points in the tank. If there is enough contaminant it will be drawn to the engine whether there is one gallon or 100 gallons of fuel. If the contaminant is something that floats on top of the fuel then it won’t enter the engine until the tank is emptied.
by photofly
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Re: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes

I’m confident that we can permit controlled burns of dry forest, as is sensible, and still not make long flights to nowhere. Which is to say, people can be wrong about one thing, and right about another, and it makes sense to listen to what is being said regardless of who says it, rather than to “st...
by photofly
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 49
Views: 2564

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

The airline industry is "too big to fail" and to leave them out to dry would have disastrous effects on jobs and the economy in general. It isn't, and there wouldn't be. assuming you are in some way reliant or connected or dependent in some important way to the survival of the aviation industry, wh...
by photofly
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3264

Re: Buying vs Renting

I met two beefy German guys at BIEG a few years ago, going back to Germany from Canada in their rented club 172. (It had some skind of extra tank permanently installed in the baggage compartment, but they were BIG people and I didn't want to think about the W&B too much.)
by photofly
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 49
Views: 2564

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

Sympathy around here is heartfelt, but short-lived, it seems.
by photofly
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 49
Views: 2564

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

I suppose you didn't get a chance to read the entire CTA quote I provided, so I will just include this part of it: .... That's fine. Repeating what you quoted doesn't change my opinion that the CTA is made up of gutless w*nkers in the pocket of the airline industry. And we have not even yet touched...
by photofly
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3264

Re: Buying vs Renting

Lol. If you're dumber for reading it, how do you feel having contributed to it?
by photofly
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3264

Re: Buying vs Renting

I’m willing to bet that no private pilot reached excellence in rented airplanes.
by photofly
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?

You (or your instructor) invented your own meaning for “controlled airspace” and decided that class E airspace isn’t it. That’s your right, but it creates problems when you enter a discussion with other people who (correctly) use the definition of controlled airspace that is in the regulations and t...
by photofly
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 49
Views: 2564

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

So under the law of contract, where the parties to an agreement encounter a "force majeur" such as a hurricane, war, nuclear bomb, global pandemic etc. etc., this can be used an excuse for a party to the contract for their failure to comply with the terms of the agreement. Force majeuere means you’...
by photofly
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 49
Views: 2564

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

digits_ wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:27 am You seem to imply that people bought stuff and prepaid at shady retailers. I'd hardly call Air Canada ... a dodgy retailer.
If taking your customers’ money for a flight you canceled, and refusing to give it back, isn’t dodgy, what is?

Dodgy is as dodgy does.
by photofly
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 49
Views: 2564

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

When you buy an advance ticket you are not "lending" the airline money As a matter of law and as a matter of practice, that’s exactly what you’re doing. If you use your logic when you order something from Amazon and then don't get, it you are supposed to say "oh well that investment did not pan out...
by photofly
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 49
Views: 2564

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

digits_ wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:31 am
Yeah yeah, but you're forgetting that airplane travel is a privilege, not a right ;-)
Right are worth no more than the lesser of your will to enforce them and the tools the government gives you to do so.
by photofly
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 31
Views: 1463

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

co-joe wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:25 pm Have you even flown a 172? The fuel gauges are all faulty, that's how Cessna made them. If you don't dip your tanks, you deserve an engine failure.
Tough love. Gives me goose bumps, every time.
by photofly
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 49
Views: 2564

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

I would like to leave the decision about insolvency to the creditors - the people owed refunds. Sure they can press for their cash back, but let *them* decide if they’re willing to drag the airline(s) under, put the employees out of work, and damage the economy to a greater or lesser extent, in orde...
by photofly
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Re: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes

Personally I think it would be more fun just to burn bank notes in the backyard.
by photofly
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 49
Views: 2564

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

The issue is airlines will literally go bankrupt if they give refunds. The majority of cash on hand at some airlines is pre purchased tickets. What should happen: airlines should be given bailouts, and as part of the deal, they must refund anyone who wants a refund. I think this is win-win. The pub...

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