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    I always got a kick out of parallel approaches/landings, especially at airports with very close parallel runways (e.g., SFO, STL). It was a bit unnerving to see another aircraft that close as we approached the runway. The Lockheed JetStars that I flew had very high approach speeds (130-140 knots Vref) for their size, often higher than many airliners. We got more than a few remarks from controllers and other pilots as we caught up to and sometimes passed other aircraft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregl View Post
    I always got a kick out of parallel approaches/landings, especially at airports with very close parallel runways (e.g., SFO, STL). It was a bit unnerving to see another aircraft that close as we approached the runway. The Lockheed JetStars that I flew had very high approach speeds (130-140 knots Vref) for their size, often higher than many airliners. We got more than a few remarks from controllers and other pilots as we caught up to and sometimes passed other aircraft.

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    With gust factors were well over 150 sometimes on a heavy -800.

    SFO approaches are definitely unnervingly close parallels. I once was so close to an Air France 777-300, offset just behind and to the right that I asked tower if AF knew we were there. I did it mostly because I knew the AF guys/gals couldnt see me but could hear me and were probably getting totally lit up on their TCAS and I wanted them to know that we were there and keeping them in sight and keeping visual separation.

    I may or may not have photos of events like this. Maybe after I retire Ill let people see them.
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    The crew on the other aircraft wasn't letting us merge today...
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    rw saunders
    hey, how lucky can one man get.

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    New approach when landing in DTW this morning.
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    Throwback livery for you Sky Jockeys and windmills churning out the megawatts over Fort Wayne.
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    Last evening as I was out on the back porch listening to the crickets, I saw this extremely bright light moving at a high rate of speed over my house and according to my compass, heading NW to SE. I thought wait, that cant be the Space Station, can it? A quick draw of the phone confirmed my suspicion and now Im in the NASA system for text alerts. Carry on flight nerds and I will enjoy watching the crew flying at 17,240 mph, 245 miles above my rooftop.

    https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/home.cfm

    https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/s...ain/index.html
    Last edited by rwsaunders; 08-01-2022 at 09:33 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post
    Last evening as I was out on the back porch listening to the crickets, I saw this extremely bright light moving at a high rate of speed over my house and according to my compass, heading NW to SE. I thought “wait, that can’t be the Space Station, can it?” A quick draw of the phone confirmed my suspicion and now I’m in the NASA system for text alerts. Carry on flight nerds and I will enjoy watching the crew flying at 17,240 mph, 245 miles above my rooftop.

    https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/home.cfm

    https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/s...ain/index.html
    A proper nerd will go out and buy a monster telescope. Ask yourself- 'What would Howard Wolowitz do?'

    Besides, the whole Spot the Station website is just a deep state cover for the aliens who are visiting us. Do you really think this guy is human?
    https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...cw=1519&ch=944

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical_doug View Post
    A proper nerd will go out and buy a monster telescope. Ask yourself- 'What would Howard Wolowitz do?'

    Besides, the whole Spot the Station website is just a deep state cover for the aliens who are visiting us. Do you really think this guy is human?
    https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...cw=1519&ch=944
    Does he shave his eyebrows?
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    Does he shave his eyebrows?
    Metaverse goggles rub the eyebrows off... Everyone knows that.....

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    I watched this gent and his lady come in for a landing, park the Cessna, ask me where they could get a decent coffee, grab a coffee, then take off…in that order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post


    I watched this gent and his lady come in for a landing, park the Cessna, ask me where they could get a decent coffee, grab a coffee, then take offin that order.
    So $136.62* gas + $10 for the coffee, almost the same as Starbucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post
    I watched this gent and his lady come in for a landing, park the Cessna, ask me where they could get a decent coffee, grab a coffee, then take off…in that order.
    I always thought it would be nice to toss a bike (Brompton, if necessary) in the back, fly to someplace interesting, ride around for a few hours, maybe spend the night if it was feasible, then fly home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mabouya View Post
    I always thought it would be nice to toss a bike (Brompton, if necessary) in the back, fly to someplace interesting, ride around for a few hours, maybe spend the night if it was feasible, then fly home.
    Apparently this area draws a lot of fly fisherman and Dory charters were everywhere.

    http://www.pacificcityflyfishing.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post
    Apparently this area draws a lot of fly fisherman and Dory charters were everywhere.

    http://www.pacificcityflyfishing.com
    There used to be an annual ride, maybe still is, that started in Portland and ended, very conveniently, at Pacific City by the Pelican brewery.

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    rw saunders
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    I guess my phone got hacked and someone uploaded some flying pics. I hate it when that happens. Apparently the first one is SE Georgia, between Jacksonville and Savannah. The next one I'm told is Fermilab, in Batavia, west of Chicago. The third one is supposedly Portland, OR. No need to have any irrational fears. Please, rational fears only.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    The next one I'm told is Fermilab, in Batavia, west of Chicago.
    Who cares about Tevatrons, if that's really Fermilab, where are the bison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mabouya View Post
    Who cares about Tevatrons, if that's really Fermilab, where are the bison?
    This is where groundbreaking research on Higgs bison physics is undertaken. They’re too small to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    This is where groundbreaking research on Higgs bison physics is undertaken. Theyre too small to see.
    OK, that's a good one! :)

    For those who hadn't herd (!!!) Fermilab does have a small herd of bison:

    https://news.fnal.gov/2022/04/fermil...ew-baby-bison/


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