for N5DW - hi kid ! You learned to fly at KSMO 40 years ago - ha - I got you beat - I learned there at the old Mel Lind Flight Service, (next to where Howard Hughes abandoned his DC-6) almost SIXTY years ago.
Nothing's changed - same whine, different whiners - of course there were no civilian jets operating out of KSMO, but the whiners had the same arguments against us.
Sadly, nothing new in closing public-use airports - typically, all over our country, well-meaning liberals are told that "if we can just get the airport closed, we can get you a nice park". Then, when an airport is closed, the developers come in with their shopping centers and condos.
Of course the noise and smell from KSMO has increased with the introduction of turbine-powered aircraft. Same for those roads all around our country. As so many of us point out, "if you don't like the neighborhood...MOVE"...!
Your response sounds impressive. That is, if we accept your premises. - unfortunately for your credibility, I can prove I do not own a Piper Cub, and do not keep an iphone in my pocket.
Yes, I have heard voices that were not on the channel I selected. I suspect I know where you read about that - late news flash - we gave up lo. freq. am band comm. about the time I first started punching holes thru clouds. Come to think of that - I believe that happened on my old Omnigator - which was "variable condenser" tuned. Another late news flash - that hasn't been a problem for some 50 years now. What you are describing, if it actually could occur, would be grounds for immediately "grounding" the aircraft for repair to its comm. systems.
Not picking on you personally - you are simply doing a very human thing - you want to "belong" - we are all humans, and as such, "herd" animals.
As another contributor pointed out ( who actually DOES know what he or she is talking about ) there
May I inquire as to what your background is, with these "smaller crafts" that you feel you are competent to tell us what is and is not safe regarding the use of electronic devices?
As you may (or may not know) we can now use our I pad's to get our charts, approach plates, weather, etc. I personally have experimented - even physically touching my I pad and cell phone to my aircraft's comm and nav. antennas - you guessed it - NO EFFECt.
Let's be honest - this whole deal was worked up by power-hunger resentful "administrators" who do not fly, havnt a CLUE what we do in aviation or how it all works. No question-on the rare occasions that I use Part 121 services, if someone tells me that my cell phone or I pad is interfering with that aircraft's electronic devices, I will ask the crew to declare and emergency and GROUND that aircraft. Either the aircraft's comm and nav meets TSO's or they don't. If they don't, then it is correct that you cant use personal electronic devices on the
Some folks just don't listen. As a candidate for President, President Obama said several times he believes we need a separate military, armed and equipped at least as well as the regular armed forces, that would be answerable directly to, and under the direct control of the White House. Nothing new here.
I kinda like the name HOMELAND SECURITY - so much "nicer" than, oh, for example...Reich Security Service.......
pathetic - guess this fellow didn't have the grades for law school, and is still jealous. His envy has clouded his ability to see outside his own incomplete knowledge of the real world. His statement about lawyers "earn millions of dollars for relatively few hours" is as totally off-base as his mis-understanding of how the middle class was gutted of its capital/purchasing power, and by who.
I doubt if very many of the decisions that moved our jobs (and thus middle class purchasing power ) to China, were made by lawyers. I doubt of the decisions made by aircraft mgs. to give us over-priced products that put us at risk unnecessarily, and/or make it unnecessarily costly to maintain an airplane, were made by lawyers. Ever tried to service the waste-gate controller on a Cessna T-210 ? You really want to tell us that was a decision made by lawyers ?
It would certainly be nice to see competition amongst FBO's at Van Nuys. The reality is that while the super rich can support a fan
Wernicke dosnt like lawyers....
As a retired insurance company defense attorney, I am in a position to know there is some, but little merit to your argument. True, insurance companies make their money by raising premiums based on increased losses.
However, the aviation industry makes the self-centered greed of insurance companies pale in comparison.
Just a few examples that were cleaned up by us lawyers. How about substituting plastic in the up-lock mechanism on Cessna T-210 and 177 nose gears ? That was really neat - when the end user couldn't get his nose gear down, tens of thousands of dollars for a "prop-strike" engine tear down, plus whatever hull damage took place. And wasn't that nice of the aviation industry to fight us, refusing to let us have full-flow oil filters until the 1960's ? Quality motors have had full-flow oil filters since the 1920's (as on my 1936 American La France V-12, and my '38 Packard V-12. No wonder the industry fought us on that one - onc
I just don't "get it". This site is clearly very technical and limited in scope, designed by aviators for aviators.
I do not understand why the general non-flying public would want to come in here and babble - how do they benefit ? Where is the value in wasting our time and confirming to us that so many are just envious wanna-be's, with nothing to offer us in the way of competent, useful info ?
My recommendation is that we all start identifying ourselves in the first paragraph of our posts. That way, those coming in here with a serious and legit need for info., or to contribute something useful, will be better able to filter out the nonsense so as not to waste our time reading useless babble.
To begin, in my own case, I have operated out of Van Nuys, Santa Monica, Whiteman, and Burbank since the late 1950's, starting with "150" trainers, graduated to a 172, then a 182, and a Turbo Centurion and now my "fun favorite)...a Lake Amphibian.
Technically, I am also an FBO (at
Not being a owner-operator of any Cessna-Corvalis aircraft, and/or not being an IA or A & P educated on its systems and thus competent to comment, I don't see why I should post on that subject either, even tho I also like to read about aviation....
"perfect landing"...eh ? 'stabilized approach, eh...?
May I inquire as to your background and connection to B-737 ops, that would qualify you to make these judgments and thus add to our aviation knowledge in this particular forum?