When being a fan of certain TV show isn't as fun anymore

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Re: When being a fan of certain TV show isn't as fun anymore

Postby CRBWildcat » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:12 pm

Looking at this thread, I can't help but think about the Bob Newhart sketch on the "Grace L. Ferguson Airline & Storm Door Company".
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Re: When being a fan of certain TV show isn't as fun anymore

Postby Spica75 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:31 pm

Ellen Kuhfeld wrote:The Antonov An-225 Mriya is King of Monsters. The 380 is only the heir apparent.


True, true, but sadly it is just one single one-off based on the An-124, while there's over 230 A380s. And it's not a passenger plane. But it as an awesome plane with the ability to move around 250 ton of cargo AND do it to and from rough airfields, where a C5 or a 747 would literally be nearly certain to crash and burn.

It's a bit extra fun though because my dad arranged for hiring it a few times(his job at the time was to get anything too big or heavy for normal transport to where it was meant to go(so, train engines, giant monolithic transformers, dieselelectric generators of the absurdly huge kind etc), usually by train, but sometimes other methods were a better idea.
It was also amusing that when he retired, less than a year later, 3 people were doing the job he did much better just by himself.


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No, no. There's medium sized, there's big and then there's Gojira, king of monsters and patron saint of collateral damage. That's what a380 is :mrgreen:


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(actually, "heavy" is the technical term used by air traffic control for any passenger liner above a certain size or with certain characteristics(or at least it was when the ATC game was made back in the 80s, priding itself on using "proper" language))
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Re: When being a fan of certain TV show isn't as fun anymore

Postby Spica75 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:16 am

(actually, "heavy" is the technical term used by air traffic control for any passenger liner above a certain size or with certain characteristics(or at least it was when the ATC game was made back in the 80s, priding itself on using "proper" language))


Just by random chance, i actually ran into a video on youtube explaining exactly this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBZULOoe94U

The specifics is that it's based on the ICAO wake turbulence weight chart, which is mostly/roughly based on aircraft weight and/or size.
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