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TB
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009 10:49:34 AM

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early_apex wrote:
One of my favorite quotes: "You know how I feel about helicopters; 10,000 parts flying in an uneven formation."



I have a few hours flying a Bell Jet Ranger. My buddy (the pilot) explained about the "Jesus Nut" coming loose. It's the big nut that holds all the rotors in place. I don't like to fly in helicopters anymore Anxious



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TB
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009 10:56:43 AM

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Isaac Samuel wrote:

I am not challenging your conviction. What I am opposed to is: when a language becomes counterintuitive,it becomes counterproductive to speakers and writers.



Ah, I see the problem, you're trying to pound a round peg into a square hole. English is not intuitive. If it were:

mice would be mouses
geese would be gooses
teeth would be tooths
moose would be mooses
and aircraft would be aircrafts (which my spell checker just flagged) Dancing

You get the last word. Angel

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009 8:08:24 PM

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sandraleesmith46 wrote:
Jyrkka Jatka offered a few graphics on aviation I have to question: Can you read that ATC device from 35-40,000 feet up? And was that Swisscheese Air or Gruyere Air the mouse was flying? I'm not familiar with that particular line. Or was it a feeder? Honestly, the lot of you! I keep laughing myself into asthma attacks! As to TB's mouse problem, I could loan you a mouser... she catches the 4-legged variety too...


If we are talking about cheesecraft, Monty Python can help again ;-)

And how outstandingly educational English, might I say!


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sandraleesmith46
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009 9:33:50 PM

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TB wrote he changed his mind about flying in helicopters after learning about the "Jesus nut" holding all the rotors on. I'd changed mine before ever getting in one, after meeting the guys who were then flying in HMX-1 {that's the bunch who fly the President's helicopters}: I already knew all pilots are a little nuts, I think it's that rarified atmosphere does something to the brains, but those guys in HMX-1 were totally, certifiably insane! No way would I get in a chopper after getting to know them! Those were suppose to be the cream of the crop! I'll cop to crazy, but NOT stupid!

fair winds and following seas
TB
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009 9:44:24 PM

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sandraleesmith46 wrote:
I already knew all pilots are a little nuts, I think it's that rarified atmosphere does something to the brains,



Hey, Shame on you we're as normal as everyone else but if you give us a laptop on the flight deck we do tend to get distracted Anxious



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Yorker
Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 6:05:46 AM

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TB

The cheesily grinning pilots reminds me of that flight around Yorkshire

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Yorker
Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 6:08:50 AM

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Sorry forgot to include Yorkshire Airline's publicity blurb:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VLYpKGVBUg

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TB
Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 9:50:24 AM

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Yorker wrote:
Sorry forgot to include Yorkshire Airline's publicity blurb:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VLYpKGVBUg



Priceless!Applause



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early_apex
Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 12:23:43 PM

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sandraleesmith46 wrote:
TB wrote he changed his mind about flying in helicopters after learning about the "Jesus nut" holding all the rotors on. I'd changed mine before ever getting in one, after meeting the guys who were then flying in HMX-1 {that's the bunch who fly the President's helicopters}: I already knew all pilots are a little nuts, I think it's that rarified atmosphere does something to the brains, but those guys in HMX-1 were totally, certifiably insane! No way would I get in a chopper after getting to know them! Those were suppose to be the cream of the crop! I'll cop to crazy, but NOT stupid!


This reminds me of the movie where Al Pacino plays a lawyer, and Jack Warden plays a judge. The judge seems to have a death wish, and entertains himself by seeing how far he can fly in his helicopter on half a tank of fuel. In one scene, Pacino's character is along for the ride, and he almost makes it all the way back.

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 2:41:39 PM

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TB, have you got one like this?




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TB
Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 3:18:53 PM

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Mine is more like this one.



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gamerboy
Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 12:26:39 PM

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all i know about aircraft is they fly or they crash i would rather not take the chance.Shame on you Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause

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- Fourth Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773)
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 12:35:26 PM

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gamerboy wrote:
all i know about aircraft is they fly or they crash i would rather not take the chance.Shame on you Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause


This one looks quite safe, at least it flies not so high.





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TB
Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 5:38:09 PM

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Helicopters do not fly, they beat the air into submission.

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I'm here just to bump the thread(^_^;




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