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Feb 21st 2013 10:39AM agb1953 Sacrifice was ended when Jesus was crucified, his is the ultimate sacrifice. I don't read the bible and I don't follow Christianity, but I know that much about Christianity.
Jul 15th 2012 9:41PM This is one of those situations when you understand the statement. "What does the law have to do with justice?" Sounds to me everyone involved needs to sit down and work this out. He is going to have to pay fines but the county also needs to get over the "Because we say so." attitude. What they should be asking is if his actions are a hazard to the community, if the structures are safe and if the fines they are levying against him are fair and justified. The destruction of a viable and working environment doesn’t appear justifiable or proper. The law should be about protecting property and rights, not about the law for the laws sake.
Mar 9th 2012 9:32AM Damn spell chicken soup all over the flight deck.
Mar 9th 2012 9:23AM I am not so sure if these articles are lost on people. I suppose you have to be a bit of an aviation buff to even read these articles but still for some it brings back what was, inspires those that will some day sit in the right seat. And gives us all a better notion of what is going on up there other than some guy in a hat pushing buttons and turning knobs.
Mar 9th 2012 9:09AM Sure, like that will ever happen. Wait, where's the engineer? Nav, have you seen the engineer? Nav? Nav? Second officer! Where the hell is the Nav-- Charley? Hey what the !!!!
WANTED! Minimum Wage. In flight system monitoring technician, must have play station or Nintendo experience, must be able to sit in an enclosed room for 8 hours, must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Mar 9th 2012 8:37AM As I have been told on many occations. Aircraft are not designed to be worked on. They are designed to fly. That annoying nose gear selector valve that is just out of reach was easy to get to when it was first installed but that was before the rest of the aircraft was built around it. If everything was easy to get to and easy to fix then it would be a strange looking beast to look at and most likely would not fly very well. I know, when you have a short window to get in and do what it takes to fix a problem, and some idiot is bugging you every two minutes for an ETIC you find yourself wondering just why the nose gear selector valve was placed where it was and what moron thought it was a good place to put it there. But sometimes that is where it goes. Not that I would be caught defending an engineer, but what they put down on the design board usually gets tossed in the trash by budget constraints and contract directives. What they image and what finally rolls out on the tarmac are very seldom if ever the same aircraft.
Mar 9th 2012 8:12AM I worked on aircraft for over 22 years. One day I found myself threaded half way through a bulkhead with a screw from a wire harness digging a hole in my neck while I tried to get at a hydraulic line that was just slightly out of reach. I realized something. The distance to the hydraulic line and the position of the screw on the wire harness was no accident; it was gauged, calculated and adjusted for just this reason. Why? The only thing I can think of is that some engineer came home early one afternoon and found an aircraft mechanic in bed with his wife. Cheer up it could be worse. “Damn it Charley I said ‘Cheer up’. Not gear up!” Oh yea it happened.
Mar 9th 2012 7:54AM The only thing I didn't like? Same damn map lights from 1965. We can put a man on the moon but we can't come up with a better map light? The ding? The problem with this is priority. If they all sound alike and you get to were you ignore the dings because of the annoyance factor behind them you just might end up ignoring the wrong ding. Kind of like pulling the breakers on the gear warning horn when you are doing touch and goes. It is annoying as hell so you reach back and pull the breaker. Then on your last approach you line up on the runway and do a perfect belly landing. Oh yea it happened.
Jun 3rd 2011 10:22AM I don't think people are paying attention. It sends a powerful message to people who are in situations like this. One rash act doesn't justify another. She is haunted by what she did but now she can't take it back and her who life is destroyed. Sometimes you can't sugar coat a message, you need it hard and in your face.
Apr 23rd 2011 4:39PM And you think every time Mrs. Obama goes shopping you aren't paying for it? Get real.