The flight and maintenance manuals for the 2x new Air Force 1 B747's will cost the US taxpayer $84,000,000. At 100,000 pages, that's $840 a page!
FAA study finds cause of 64% of engine failures due to henchmen
For those of you not familiar with The Onion, yes they are taking the mickey!
I stumbled across this video, which is both hilarious and frightening! An engineer accidentally engages the afterburners in an English Electric Lightning and has no option but to take off. While a licensed pilot, he had experience on only two types - the Tiger Moth and the Chipmunk - quite a bit...
Many years ago I saw a television interview with Juha Kankkunen (sp?), at the time World Rally Champion, and the interviewer asked him "When you go for a drive with your wife, who drives?"
His response - "She does, until she gets sick of me telling her to brake later, turn in here, gas it now -...
I know it may be bad form to respond to my own post, but I just HAD to steal this comment I saw on the same story on theregister.co.uk.
Top Brass quoted as saying,
"This wasn't deliberate, it was a c*ck-up in the sky".
Slightly off-topic, but I was once peeking inside a helicopter at Echuca, and the engine instruments looked like they'd been thrown at the panel - nothing was straight, with some instruments up to 45 degrees rotated. It all became clear when I asked the pilot about this; at normal pressures...
How to Escape a Death Spiral
Politicians and economists often use the term 'death spiral'. Maybe there are some lessons from aviation for the market - just like aviation checklists have helped surgeons not leave instruments inside people!
And for all of us who (rightly) complain about...
I used to own an Allegro, and have approx. 75hrs logged in them. Mine was the long-wing 2000 model – tapered wing, with a 100hp donk. MTOW was 522kg.
Let’s start with the bad – or less good anyway. Control balance a little odd at first. Roll is quite slow – a symptom of the long...
Your post got me looking at their website - if you go to the catalog (http://www.betteraircraftfabric.com/flyer.pdf), on the last page it seems that there is an Australian aircraft flying with this covering. It may be worthwhile trying to track them down to see where they got their...
Perhaps try these guys- THAI FLYING CLUB -- General Aviation and Sport Flying in Thailand -- AOPA Thailand -- www.thaiflyingclub.com
Having lived in Thailand a few years ago - the Land of Smiles :-) and having dealt with officialdom - all I can say is......Good luck, I wish you well!