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Flyer_PE last won the day on February 13 2016

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  • Birthday 07/28/1967

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  1. Currently travelling. I'll try to post something once I'm in the hotel with a beer in hand.
  2. Happy Birthday!!
  3. ^I think that's an old Tom Berenger movie called Sniper. "One bullet, one kill."
  4. It's amazing how many odd things can happen as the result of a bad or misplaced ground connection.
  5. LOL!!! ^You laugh but that's why we never had automatics in those trucks. An automatic wouldn't idle up a slight incline without anybody in it to step on the gas a little.
  6. That was the standard procedure for feeding cows alone with the truck. Put it in granny low then get out and walk behind it while spreading out the bales.
  7. I miss the old farm trucks my uncle had. 4-speed transmissions where 1st gear was a non-synchronized granny low. The shift knob was marked L-1-2-3.
  8. ^I would start by demanding to see their dam permit before hitting them with a dam violation.
  9. I hope not. I'm an Activision shareholder.
  10. The video has something on the order of 10 million views. This is a PR nightmare for the airline. Their stock is off around 5% in pre-market trading. Their market cap just took a billion-dollar hit. I bet they sure are glad they stopped the bidding at $800.00. Too bad UAL is too big to fail. If it were allowed to go bankrupt, maybe the assets would now be under competent management.
  11. @Flyer_PE, is this true? To a certain extent, it is. In a tricycle gear aircraft with no appreciable cross-wind, anybody can pretty much firewall the throttle and get in the air. Keeping it there can be a bit of a trick. One of my favorite sayings is still: "Flying is the second biggest thrill on earth. Landing is the first."
  12. 1. They're a LOT cheaper to operate. 2. Easier to maintain. 3. Haul a crap-load of armament. 4. A lot less "fragile" than the sexy fighter jet. The engines are designed to operate in crap environments close to the ground. The rest of the plane is armored to withstand ground-fire. 5. The design favors maneuverability over speed. It can get turned around and back on target VERY quickly.
  13. Yep. Next!