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#190855 May 18, 2014
The Man in the doorway
By Michael Ryerson

They came in low and hot, close to the trees and dropped their tail in a flare, rocked forward and we raced for the open doorways. This was always the worst for us, we couldn’t hear anything and our backs were turned to the tree line. The best you could hope for was a sign on the face of the man in the doorway, leaning out waiting to help with a tug or to lay down some lead. Sometimes you could glance quickly at his face and pick up a clue as to what was about to happen. We would pitch ourselves in headfirst and tumble against the scuffed riveted aluminum, grab for a handhold and will that son-of-a-bitch into the air.
Sometimes the deck was slick with blood or worse, sometimes something had been left in the shadows under the web seats, sometimes they landed in a shallow river to wash them out. Sometimes they were late, sometimes...they were parked in some other LZ with their rotors turning a lazy arc, a ghost crew strapped in once too often, motionless, waiting for their own lift, their own bags, once too often into the margins.
The getting on and the getting off were the worst for us but this was all he knew, the man in the doorway, he was always standing there in the noise, watching, urging...swinging out with his gun, grabbing the black plastic and heaving, leaning out and spitting, spitting the taste away, as though it would go away...
They came in low and hot, close to the trees and dropped their tail in a flare, rocked forward and began to kick the boxes out, bouncing against the skids, piling up on each other, food and water, and bullets...a thousand pounds of C’s, warm water and rounds, 7.62mm, half a ton of life and death. And when the deck was clear, we would pile the bags, swing them against their weight and throw them through the doorway, his doorway, onto his deck and nod and he’d speak into that little mic and they’d go nose down and lift into their last flight, their last extraction. Sometimes he’d raise a thumb or perhaps a fist or sometimes just a sly, knowing smile, knowing we were staying and he was going but also knowing he’d be back, he’d be back in a blink, standing in the swirling noise and the rotor wash, back to let us rush through his door and skid across his deck and will that son-of-a-bitch into the air.
They came in low and hot, close to the trees and dropped their tail in a flare, rocked forward, kicked out the boxes and slipped the litter across the deck and sometimes he’d lean down and hold the IV and brush the dirt off of a bloodless face, or hold back the flailing arms and the tears, a thumbs-up to the right seat and you’re only minutes away from the white sheets and the saws and the plasma.
They came in low and hot, close to the trees and dropped their tail in a flare, rocked forward and we’d never hear that sound again without feeling our stomachs go just a bit weightless, listen just a bit closer for the gunfire and look up for the man in the doorway.

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#190856 May 18, 2014
GOD'S OWN LUNATICS by Joe Galloway

Since: Oct 09

Moreno Valley, CA

#190857 May 18, 2014
loose cannon wrote:
You know Poppo, strange as it may seem, some of those doctors actually capitalize and promote sports related injuries when they open sports medicine clinics.
And a lot of those football players run around thinking having arthroscopic knee surgery is something to be proud of.
Or that a torn ACL is something fun.
Well Loose, years ago when I was in my mid 30's or so I suffered a knee injury on the job that was giving me fits. The State of California of course sent me to their specialist and the union to theirs.

There was no question about the injury; the only question was how to treat it.

The union doc being a surgeon as well wanted to operate immediately and with the operation would have come a substantial financial award as well.

The state's doc said it was my decision but opined that with a little care the injury would more that likely heal itself over time.

He then asked if I could duck walk and I assured him I could even though the pain was excruciating.

He got my attention when he said, after the operation my duck walking days would be over.

Needless to say I did not get the operation, my knee is fine and to date I can still duck walk...... LOL

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#190858 May 18, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
JFK Jr.'s ego was larger than his skills. All pilots have egos but knowing what your skill level keeps you alive.
Oh, his passengers "Deserved to die"? You're a sickeau!!!
Oh, I have taught five medical doctors how to fly. The sixth one I refused to solo.
BTW, the average truck driver has far more commonsense than the average motorist. And that is why our AT FAULT ACCIDENT RATE is one tenth that of you amateurs.
Do you know what percentage of big truck accidents are alcohol related? About a forth. But it is not the sober truck drivers that are causing those accident.
You may be surprised to hear this but I have my class A.(Haven't used it in almost 20 years but I keep it up to date.)

I couldn't agree more about pro drivers being way above the skills of an avg motorist.

Just one or two of their tricks has saved my ass more than once.

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#190859 May 18, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
But what if Tebow had been allowed to stay in the NBA?
You mean NFL....

No one kicked him out Rogue. He can play anytime he wants. All he has to do is get on a team.

There are 32 teams that keep about 3 Qbs each.

He has to beat out just 1 of those 96 people.

Last year he didn't do it. He can try again this year.

Every team in the NFL has a walk on tryout. Very rare anyone makes it. But it happens.

Willie Parker who was a three year phenomenal running back for the Steelers (Has two rings now).... was a walk on.

He lost a step after 3 or 4 years... they traded him away to another team. He played a few more years there.

Since: Oct 09

Moreno Valley, CA

#190860 May 18, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
Zero?
How dare you say that to Rougie! I'll have you know Rougie can fly helicopters!
<quoted text>
Yes I can and I have something you Libtards seriously lack and that is good old commonsense. Because if you do not have commonsense you will be a bead pilot just like JFK Jr.
And I define an intellectual idiot as one who has a high IQ and a sub-normal CQ (Commonsense Quotient) which fits you to two a tee.
Can you text and drive at the same time? I don't know if I can as my high CQ tells me it is stupid try and to do so!!! And yes, my plane, just like JFK Jr.'s, has an autopilot and I let George (that is what we call our autopilots) do most of the flying but that does not mean I don't keep one eye on George while he is doing the flying as I know better.
There are old pilots and bold pilots but no old, bold pilots.
It is best to be on the ground wishing you were flying than flying and praying to get back on the group.
If you run out of gas, you can not park on a cloud and wait for someone to bring you more fuel.
Be aware of cumulus-granites (clouds hiding mountains) or nympho-cumulus clouds (because they will screw the f-out of you).
Always remember that a weather briefing is nothing more than professional advise and the weather forecaster is not the one who will die if he is wrong.
Putting gasoline in gas-turbine engine will make the engine run hot but putting jet fuel in a gasoline piston engine will cause and engine failure.
Nope that is who the very famous pilot Bob Hover and a double engine failure on take off because the fuel handler up jet fuel in his Shrike Commander. Oh, Bib had been retired since the 1990s.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =g7R7jZmliGchttpXX://en.wikipe dia.org/wiki/Bob_Hoover
Is Ole Bob really that good Rogue?

His flying skills appear from this layman's point of view to be unquestionably impeccable, but no way would I be in the cockpit with him....... LOL

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#190861 May 18, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
And what makes you more qualified than I am?
The difference between us, Rogue (scoff) Scholar, is I never said or pretended I was qualified. I just observe and listen to the real scientists. And, I never said I was more qualified than you. Au contraire, and if you'll recall, I actually wrote that I was just as unqualified as you were.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#190862 May 18, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
And how about those Global Warming Predictions? And Deep Throat Jacqueau thinks my predictions were off. Well his are off the chart.
I never made climate predictions. So I am neither right nor wrong. On the other hand,not only is your history of climate change in left field, so is the present and, we'll find out some day , just as I'll find out when I die that you are right about heaven and hell (somebody hold me up, please, so I don't actually die laughing right now) that you were, as in politics, culture and the economy, totally wrong.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#190863 May 18, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
But it his his team. What gives anyone the right to take his business away from him? If his black players don't want to play for him, let them find another team and then the Clippers will have no players to field a team. But I haven't heard about any of his team walking. Have you?
You Libtards are nothing more than Fascists.
Calling Sterling what he is, namely a racist, makes on a fascist? Great reasoning, Rogue.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#190864 May 18, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
JFK Jr.'s ego was larger than his skills. All pilots have egos but knowing what your skill level keeps you alive.
Oh, his passengers "Deserved to die"? You're a sickeau!!!
Oh, I have taught five medical doctors how to fly. The sixth one I refused to solo.
BTW, the average truck driver has far more commonsense than the average motorist. And that is why our AT FAULT ACCIDENT RATE is one tenth that of you amateurs.
Do you know what percentage of big truck accidents are alcohol related? About a forth. But it is not the sober truck drivers that are causing those accident.
Poor you. Irrelevant as usual. Thanks for the consistency. Oh, BTW, Einstein and Mother Teresa did not drive, much less pilot a helicopter. You did. Does that make you better than them?

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#190865 May 18, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Oh, I am center row, third from the right.
http://www.vhpadata.org/wocpics/70-19b2.jpg
The Tac Officer CW2 Johnson was KIA in Vietnam two years later.
Kudos.

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#190866 May 18, 2014
Poppo wrote:
<quoted text>
Is Ole Bob really that good Rogue?
His flying skills appear from this layman's point of view to be unquestionably impeccable, but no way would I be in the cockpit with him....... LOL
Well, Jimmy Doolittle thought so! Also when they were interviewing pilots for the Bell X-1 project the general called Bob Hover in and asked him who the best pilot and he said "Chuck Yeager". And the general replied "Chuck said YOU were"!
So Both Jimmy Doolittle and Yeager said he was the best. Who and I to say other wise.
My father told me about getting into an inverted flat spin at 10,000 feet in a OV-1 Mohawk and the emergency procedure said if the airplane was not flying before going through 3,000 feet AGL, you were to eject. But he thought if he ejected while inverted, as soon as his shute would start to open, the plane would have fallen through him. He pulled out at 2,000 feet.
JBH

Richmond, Canada

#190867 May 18, 2014
US and EU sanctions to Russia (because of Ukraine crisis) will come to damage US and EU themselves eventually.

Obama will fail by doing regime change coup election as series failures in LIBYA, Iraq, Afghanistan, BUT there are two countries in Ukraine now as Obama continues the fake scam by doing coup election in Kiev only while having warfare of west and east Ukraine..

The new world has made situations that European people are increasingly depressed, hacked and meddled by US

West Ukraine are Nazi right sector terrors, including having done the Odessa terror , but Nazi right sector terrors are weak, cannot do self-defense as will be invaded in return by crushing forces against them.

The emerging world is the new world rising with crushing forces against Nazi radical elements..

US cannot withstand the strength of the new world, will go away faster, as the emerging world will become more powerful and effective with a better Russia working together.

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#190868 May 18, 2014
I have never taken a course in acrobatics. Helicopter pilots do not need to but plane pilots probably should. About a quarter of all fatal plane crashes involve low altitude spins.
Every airplane pilot practices simple stalls both power off (landing configuration) and full power (take off configuration) and my plane will lose only 100-200 feet during a SIMPLE stall but in a two-turn spin it would probably lose about a thousand feet.
Since most unintentional spins happen in the traffic pattern at traffic pattern altitude, less than one thousand feet, if you lose more than a thousand feet in a spin, you are DEAD!
All to often it is in the turn to final when you are slightly high and a slight over shoot. So you naturally tuck it in and pull the nose up and push the pedal in the direction of the turn which might induce a stall/spin and two seconds later it is all over.
Sooooo, it is best to go around and get it straight. Go arounds a fee unless you are out of fuel, the engine(s) have quit or the plane is on fire. Yep, so times it is best to swallow your pride and try again.
Besides complacency, ego is the biggest killer. That is why lawyers and medical doctors should think two or three times before they take up the sport.

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#190869 May 18, 2014
Scott Crossfield was another noted test pilot who make his fame flying the X-15 rocket plane. He died at age 85 when he flew his Cessna 210 Centurion into a thunderstorm in 2006 and the aircarft broke up in flight. Yep, 46 years after he retired, he bought the farm.
Yep, gotta know when to retire your wings

Albert "Scott" Crossfield
Retirement December 6, 1960

Albert "Scott" Crossfield (October 2, 1921 – April 19, 2006) was an American naval officer and test pilot. In 1953, he became the first pilot to fly at twice the speed of sound.

In September 1954, Crossfield was forced to make a dead stick landing in the North American F-100 Super Sabre he was evaluating at Dryden, a feat which North American's own test pilots doubted could be done, as the F-100 had a high landing speed. Crossfield made a perfect approach and touchdown, but was unable to bring the unpowered aircraft to a halt in a safe distance, and was forced to use the wall of the NACA hangar as a makeshift brake after narrowly missing several parked experimental aircraft ("with great precision," as he later wryly joked). Crossfield was uninjured, and the F-100 was later repaired and returned to service.[4]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Scott_Cro...

Since: Oct 09

Moreno Valley, CA

#190870 May 18, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
But it his his team. What gives anyone the right to take his business away from him? If his black players don't want to play for him, let them find another team and then the Clippers will have no players to field a team. But I haven't heard about any of his team walking. Have you?
You Libtards are nothing more than Fascists.
Sterling is a franchise owner Rogue, which is no different than if he owned a Wendy's or any other franchise.

While he has every right to his personal opinion, his fan base, corporate sponsors and other franchises have just as much right to be appalled and refuse to support his type of ignorance.

What gives anyone the right to take his business you ask.

No one is taking anything from Sterling Rogue. The man is being forced sell and it has nothing to do with being liberal, conservative or fascist.

“Not only does the NBA have a contractual provision that allows for dissolving of a franchise if 75 percent of the owners vote that way; it has a war chest funded by 29 other billionaires, should Sterling choose to fight his ban for life and $2.5 million fine.

This isn't a morality play by the NBA. It is a business decision being made by a global multibillion-dollar industry hiding behind the smoke and mirrors of being a morality play.
EVEN THOUGH THOSE WHO DEFEND STERLING ON THE BASIS OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT ARE DISPLAYING A DISTURBINGLY IGNORANT UNDERSTANDING OF ONE OF OUR BASIC RIGHTS AS AMERICANS, the NBA understands it could end up on the bad side of freedom of speech and expression issues.

Sterling has the right to say what he wants, but people have the freedom to respond. Negative comments and protest in reaction to Sterling are all legal expressions of speech”
http://articles.philly.com/2014-05-16/sports/...

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#190871 May 18, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
I have never taken a course in acrobatics. Helicopter pilots do not need to but plane pilots probably should. About a quarter of all fatal plane crashes involve low altitude spins.
Every airplane pilot practices simple stalls both power off (landing configuration) and full power (take off configuration) and my plane will lose only 100-200 feet during a SIMPLE stall but in a two-turn spin it would probably lose about a thousand feet.
Since most unintentional spins happen in the traffic pattern at traffic pattern altitude, less than one thousand feet, if you lose more than a thousand feet in a spin, you are DEAD!
All to often it is in the turn to final when you are slightly high and a slight over shoot. So you naturally tuck it in and pull the nose up and push the pedal in the direction of the turn which might induce a stall/spin and two seconds later it is all over.
Sooooo, it is best to go around and get it straight. Go arounds a fee unless you are out of fuel, the engine(s) have quit or the plane is on fire. Yep, so times it is best to swallow your pride and try again.
Besides complacency, ego is the biggest killer. That is why lawyers and medical doctors should think two or three times before they take up the sport.
So, if I understand correctly, better to be ignorant and without any kind of diploma in order to be a good pilot. Okay.

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#190872 May 18, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Oh, I am center row, third from the right.
http://www.vhpadata.org/wocpics/70-19b2.jpg
The Tac Officer CW2 Johnson was KIA in Vietnam two years later
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
Kudos.
I was almost the first in my class to solo but my aircraft fouled some spark plugs. I soloed the next day which made me 14th out of 180.
In the late 1960's there was a surplus of 115/145 Octane AvGas at the big prop-jobs were being replaced by the C-130's, P-3, etc. The TH-55/Hughes 300 engines were designed for 100/130 Octane fuel which had less lead in the mix and caused more spark plug fouling. What's a little lead stuck between the gap in a spark plugs gap.
In 1973 they switched back to 100/130 but they did not adjust the ignition timing which increase the fuel consumption and for a few weeks we had TH-55 landing 5-10 miles from the heliport low on fuel. Modern cars with electronic ignitions will automatically adjust timing to compensate for engine knock.
Oh, if you run an older car with the ignition set for regular gas but use high octane, you will burn up the exhaust valves. Not because the fuel is hotter but is burns slower and is still burning when then valves open.
That's right kiddies, high octane fuel gasoline actually burns .... slower!!!

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#190873 May 18, 2014
Oh, Scott Crossfield was one of only a dozen pilots that ever flew the X-15.

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#190874 May 18, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Oh, I am center row, third from the right.
http://www.vhpadata.org/wocpics/70-19b2.jpg
The Tac Officer CW2 Johnson was KIA in Vietnam two years later<quoted text>
I was almost the first in my class to solo but my aircraft fouled some spark plugs. I soloed the next day which made me 14th out of 180.
In the late 1960's there was a surplus of 115/145 Octane AvGas at the big prop-jobs were being replaced by the C-130's, P-3, etc. The TH-55/Hughes 300 engines were designed for 100/130 Octane fuel which had less lead in the mix and caused more spark plug fouling. What's a little lead stuck between the gap in a spark plugs gap.
In 1973 they switched back to 100/130 but they did not adjust the ignition timing which increase the fuel consumption and for a few weeks we had TH-55 landing 5-10 miles from the heliport low on fuel. Modern cars with electronic ignitions will automatically adjust timing to compensate for engine knock.
Oh, if you run an older car with the ignition set for regular gas but use high octane, you will burn up the exhaust valves. Not because the fuel is hotter but is burns slower and is still burning when then valves open.
That's right kiddies, high octane fuel gasoline actually burns .... slower!!!
One correction. This line should have read:
"Octane fuel which had less lead in the mix and caused LESS spark plug fouling."

During the late part of WWII they had a 100/150 Octane fuel which had a tremendous amount of lead in the fuel and typically spark plugs had to be changed every 25 flying hours. My plane is recommended to change standard spark plugs every 200 hours by It use fine-wire, iridium plugs and I have 500 hours on they. I, as a pilot, can remove plugs with out a FAA certified mechanic and test my own plugs and reinsert them. Where as standard plugs cost about $25 each the iridium plugs cost $80 each and my plane uses 12 plugs (about $960 if I change them out).
But you can not short change your maintenance as you can not park on a cloud and wait for a mechanic.

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