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  • Originally posted by unofan View Post

    You almost have to assume the "max drop rate" lasted a mere fraction of a second, because the plane wouldn't just drop and then climb instantaneously. When the plan bottomed out at 400 feet, it would've been pulling up and out of the dive/descent, so the point of maximum drop rate had to have happened higher up.

    Also, since it sounds like it occurred during a missed approach/aborted landing, it could've been descending anyway and the error may have only dropped the plane more/faster than it would've otherwise gone, depending where on the aborted landing the error took place. Point being, there's a lot we simply don't know from what's presented in the article (not watching the video linked, maybe it contains more details), but the article definitely uses the scariest numbers to titilate rather than inform.
    Right - it's not the speed (descent rate, in this case) that kills you, it's the acceleration. 4000 ft/min is nothing in the grand scheme - that's a nice, leisurely 10-minute descent from 40,000 ft. That's well within the capability of ANY commercial (or military) aircraft out there. The potential issue is that if you're descending at 4,000 fpm, realize that you're about to hit the water, and yank back on the stick so that 0.5 seconds later you're at 0 fpm (holding steady at 400 ft), then you've put the aircraft through an acceleration (averaging) 4000 ft/min * 1 min/60 sec / 0.5 sec / (32.2 ft/sec/sec) = 4.1 G.

    Now, 4Gs is not comfortable - that's in the range of the biggest, fastest roller coasters out there. But it's certainly not life threatening nor would it cause any structural issues for the aircraft. Gusts and turbulence can easily cause momentary 4G accelerations, so the structure would have been designed to handle that.

    Bottom line, that rookie pilot probably just thought he saw a whale or something and wanted a closer look. What's the big deal?
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    • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

      Price the derps out of Boston. Higher property tax revenues for services. I see no downside.

      There's always Worcester.
      Worcester is one of the fastest growing small cities in the country (or fastest growing property values?) over the past 5 years. I grew up here and moved out with college and moved back late 2020, and it's barely recognizable. It's a legit cool city at this point. In 3.5 years my property value is up something like 35-40%, and the city is building and building and building.
      I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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      • Capitalism in one story.

        Resident Stijn Oude Vrielink, originally from the Netherlands, said he was at home on a Monday night when his neighbor came to his door and suffered a cardiac arrest.

        He immediately called emergency services and then searched online for how to resuscitate a patient in order to help the woman.

        But, after clicking a link on YouTube, he was forced to sit through 18 seconds of adverts before being shown how to help the patient.

        He told local newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, translated from his native language Dutch into English: 'Every second counts when it comes to saving someone's life.

        'And those 18 seconds were damn long, I can tell you. All I could think was: Why now!'

        After a few minutes, he was able to initiate CPR until then the ambulance arrived. The woman was taken to hospital but later died.
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        • From today's Free Press. Hope you can read it as it is a paid subscription ($8 / mo).

          https://open.substack.com/pub/bariwe...ndroid&r=fxy5t
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          • Originally posted by joecct View Post
            From today's Free Press. Hope you can read it as it is a paid subscription ($8 / mo).

            https://open.substack.com/pub/bariwe...ndroid&r=fxy5t
            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bari_Weiss

            She sounds like a real peach.

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            • Bari Weiss is about the most dishonest person to come out of "legit journalism" as I've ever seen. The queen of whataboutism.
              I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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              • Originally posted by Swansong View Post
                Bari Weiss is about the most dishonest person to come out of "legit journalism" as I've ever seen. The queen of whataboutism.
                Any article opening with how proud someone is to have Niall Ferguson, one of the ****tiest writers I've ever read, joining tells you a lot.

                Cornell '04, Stanford '06


                KDR

                Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
                iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
                gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
                Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
                Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
                TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
                DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

                Test to see if I can add this.

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                • Wasn’t that loser also involved in the creation of some religious college down in Texas or was that a different whackadoodle?

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                  • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
                    Wasn’t that loser also involved in the creation of some religious college down in Texas or was that a different whackadoodle?
                    "University of Austin" or something like that? Yeah, same crowd.

                    Cornell '04, Stanford '06


                    KDR

                    Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
                    iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
                    gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
                    Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
                    Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
                    TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
                    DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

                    Test to see if I can add this.

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                    • "We're all Soviets now" facetiously opines man who wouldn't have been afforded an opinion column in the USSR's press.

                      Why? Because Joe Biden and the DC establishment are old?

                      Shortages? I can walk into a grocery store right now and buy hundreds of dollars worth of produce from all over the globe, and basically any meats I want. Try doing that at Moscow Mart in 1990.

                      Bloated military? US military spending hasn't topped 4% of our GDP since 2012 and you'd have to go back to the Cold War to find it higher than 5%. Could we likely spend less? You bet. But let's not pretend this is a "guns or butter" decision where 15+% of our entire economy is based on warfare and military empire like it was for the USSR.

                      I'm not even going to address the polling Rasmussen ran, I'm sure they framed/pushed it to give the right scary stats about the (((IVY LEAGUE GLOBALIST ELITES)))!1!!11!! and their new world order, or whatever.

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                      • Originally posted by French Rage View Post

                        "University of Austin" or something like that? Yeah, same crowd.
                        The fact that bill maher likes her about says it all

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                        • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                          Capitalism in one story.
                          Maybe don't use youtube...good lord.
                          "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
                          -aparch

                          "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
                          -INCH

                          Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
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                          • Bari Weiss was "ok" (on a steep curve) before the Pennsylvania Synagogue shooting. That was where she used to go (and I think she knew some of the victims) and she went off the reservation after that. Maher likes her because she plays into culture war crap (People Hate Me Cause They Are Woke!11!!1) and because she is super Pro-Israel and Islamophobic. You couldn't pay me to read her crap or listen to her lies. I am pretty sure she has been accused of flat out making quotes up in the past.
                            "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
                            -aparch

                            "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
                            -INCH

                            Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
                            -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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                            • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                              Capitalism in one story.
                              who the hell doesn’t know how to pull cpr nowadays
                              a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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                              • Originally posted by Handyman View Post

                                Maybe don't use youtube...good lord.
                                Yeah, I mean, YouTube never claims to be something you use in case of an emergency.

                                Cornell '04, Stanford '06


                                KDR

                                Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
                                iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
                                gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
                                Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
                                Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
                                TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
                                DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

                                Test to see if I can add this.

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