|fedex - 2011-04-07 |
pumping the flaps does not increase lift
Ailerons, not flaps. The flaps are the large extended bodies that increase the surface area of the top of the wing to create lift, while ailerons are control yaw and pitch, if I recall correctly. Maybe just pitch and the vertical stabilizers do yaw...
|asian hick - 2011-04-07 |
ALL PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES SIR
|Jet Bin Fever - 2011-04-07 |
I don't even ride my bike if it's too wet/windy... damn.
|jangbones - 2011-04-07 |
BAD PLANE STORY TIME
I once experienced rapid descent during a flight. Weightless for four seconds feels like weightless for an hour. I will never forget the faces of every other person on that plane, they looked like they had just fudged their undies, which they probably had.
coming in to land at Midway airport in Chicago during an extremely violent windstorm, the wind kept trying to flip the plane over during the last sharp 180 turn before landing. The pilot was clearly struggling to keep the plane from going over but we were heeled over almost 90deg at several points. Crying and praying ensued, followed by thunderous applause when they finally brought it down. Never flew in or out of Midway again.
Landing at Reno:
Nice gentle descent, no bad weather. Seem to recall CAVU at mid-morning time. We're floating down at about 200 feet when the engines spool up to full power and we pop up to around 2000 feet real quick. I also notice some smoke coming through the ventilation at the same time. The pilot comes on the intercom: "Uhhhh... ladies and gentlemen, we had a little light come on up here in the cockpit. We're going to take a second up here and come back for another try at landing." We spent a few minutes flying back around to approach and landed straight in. When I was getting off the plane, I mentioned the smoke to the attendant at the door. She got pretty wide-eyed for a second, but kept her composure. "Thank you, sir, I'll mention that to the flight crew." I have no idea what actually went wrong.
|Callamon - 2011-04-07 |
Man films everyday occurrence: Nothing to see.
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