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  1. THE COYOTE PRINCIPLE California The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks the Governor's dog, then bites the Governor. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie "Bambi" and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only doing what is natural. He calls animal control. Animal Control captures the coyote and bills the state $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it. He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases. The Governor goes to the hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite wound bandaged. The running trail gets shut down for 6 months while Fish & Game conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is now free of dangerous animals. The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a "coyote awareness program" for residents of the area. The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how to better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the world. The Governor's security agent is fired for not stopping the attack. The state spends $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with additional special training on the nature of coyotes. PETA protests the coyote's relocation and files a $5 million suit against the state. Texas The Governor of Texas is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks his dog. The Governor shoots the coyote with his state-issued pistol and keeps jogging The Governor has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point cartridge. The buzzards eat the dead coyote. And that, my friends, is why California is broke and Texas is not.
  2. While I agree entirely with the part about kids bringing home germs from school (the only things kids willingly share), I think a lot of folks travel sick because they've made their reservations and other trip plans in advance and the hassle and expense of canceling or rescheduling drives them to go anyway, sick or not. Still better than Greyhound... John
  3. There are really at least three ventilation situations in airliners... On ground, engines not running On ground, engines running, not pressurized In flight, pressurized I'm pretty sure the ventilation characteristics are different for all three, though the latter two are close, probably the only difference being the cabin pressurization outflow valves wide open or throttling. Anyway, probably standing in the boarding lines and in the line in the aisle to disembark might well be the highest risk. John
  4. Only 23rd, 14:44 (UTC) at the moment... John
  5. Using stock FSX-SE data... SKI VOR is on the field ENSN NTD NDB is 2.4 NM @ 301º from ENNO KLD VOR is 22.4 NM @ 191º from ENDI (not one of the rally airports, but for reference) I think you must have borked your stock data with your navaid updates. John EDIT: I should have begun with, welcome to MH and the MEBAR. JDA
  6. Ouch! Terrible. I hope the pilot recovers from his injuries. RIP to the engineer and peace to his family. What a tragedy. John
  7. allardjd


    Not sure what the value of backups of Plan-G would be anyway. Everything can be reproduced from the databases in the various sims you might have installed, except possibly flight plans that you didn't save to the relevant sim, and maybe your settings. Not worth backing any of that up that I can see. John
  8. A bundle of airport diagrams for all the airports in the rally (including the fly-over navigation waypoint airports) is available for download in the MH Airport Diagrams Download Centre/Center. The link below will bypass that very long list of available country/state/province bundles and take you directly to the post for the MEBAR 2018 bundle. You'll be one click from the download site at that point. No registration or login is required. View/Download MEBAR 2018 Airport Diagrams John Allard
  9. = = = = = = = = = = MEBAR 2018 Airports.zip = = = = = = = = = = =Click to download MEBAR 2108 Airports.zip - Link to OneDrive Folder for Events Mutley's Hangar Easter Bunny Air Rally 2018 - Airport Diagrams Created 3/15/18 This zip file will not be updated unless changes are made to the official route by the event staff. 9 Airports, 10 files NOTES: These diagrams are also contained in their respective country/state bundles, as appropriate. The list below is in ICAO code order, not the route sequence. This zip contains airport diagrams for... ENBL ENFA ENGM (2 plates) ENHA ENNM ENRA ENRM ENSN ENSO
  10. Re the above post by Quickmarch - Both my brothers had their careers with CSX, a large US freight railroad. When Morton-Thiokol were building and shipping the SRBs, part of the documentation package included precautions in case of fire. I don't remember the exact wording but it was something along the lines of get everyone a long way away and let them burn. Any attempts to extinguish the burning solid fuel would be too little, too late and very ill-advised. With no nozzles attached and a core-hole through the middle, no significant thrust would be generated, so it was expected that they would just burn in place, melting down themselves and anything nearby. Fortunately, it never happened.
  11. allardjd

    Piano keys

    If you listen closely through the roar of the Packard-Merlins and clatter of the .50 caliber Brownings, you can hear the faint strains of the Gotterdammerung being played on the piano keys as the Third Reich collapses in defeat. Love it! John
  12. Yeah, they kind of got that wrong, didn't they? I think the RAF tried some daylight bombing early in the war and had unacceptable loss rates. I do think they may have done some daylight bombing with lighter types, Mossies, etc, throughout the war but I suspect those were more tactical than strategic. John
  13. I have to give it to the Captain for this one... John
  14. 3/1/18 Bundle Updates The monthly update of the Airport Diagram bundle files has been completed. The prior bundles updates were completed on 1/27/18. Bundle downloads are available here... http://forum.mutleyshangar.com/index.php?/topic/23067-airport-diagram-download-center/ Australia - Tasmania - 2 updated YMHB Hobart - Hobart, Tasmania - Australia (updated) YFLI Flinders I - Flinders I, Tasmania - Australia (updated) Australia - Victoria - 1 updated YORB Orbost - Orbost, Victoria - Australia (updated) Brazil - Done - 4 added SDCG Senadora Eunice Michiles - Senadora Eunice Michiles, Brazil SSPT Palotina - Palotina, Brazil SWMK Maturaca - Maturaca, Brazil SWMW Maues - Maues, Brazil Canada - Alberta - 2 added CEE4 Entrance - Hinton, Alberta - Canada CFN4 Embarras - Embarras, Alberta - Canada Canada - Manitoba - 1 added CJV5 Neepawa - Neepawa, Manitoba - Canada Canada - New Brunswick - 1 added CYCL Charlo - Charlo, New Brunswick - Canada Canada - Newfoundland - 1 added CCB4 Davis Inlet - Davis Inlet, Newfoundland - Canada Canada - Ontario - 1 added CNE4 Iroquois Falls - Iroquois Falls, Ontario - Canada Canada - Quebec - 3 added CSF3 Poste Montagnais - Poste Montagnais, Quebec - Canada CYZV Sept-Iles - Sept-Iles, Quebec - Canada TK3 Lac-Ste-Anne - Lac-Ste-Anne, Quebec - Canada Canada - Saskatchewan - 1 added CYKY Kindersley - Kindersley, Saskatchewan - Canada Chile - 1 added SCEC Pelicano - Pelicano, Chile Congo (DRC) - 1 added FZQM Kolwezi - Kolwezi, Congo (DRC) Ecuador - 1 added SE01 Alba Elena - Alba Elena, Ecuador Finland - 2 added EFHP Haapavesi - Haapavesi, Finland EFRV Kiuruvesi - Kiuruvesi, Finland France - 1 added LFBR L'Herm - Muret, France Gabon - 1 added FOOG Port Gentil - Port Gentil, Gabon Germany - 22 added, 1 updated EDAV Finow - Finow, Germany EDBG Burg - Burg, Germany EDBO Oehna - Oehna, Germany EDFC Aschaffenburg - Aschaffenburg, Germany EDFU Mainbullau - Mainbullau, Germany EDFV Worms - Worms, Germany EDGE Eisenach-Kindel - Eisenach-Kindel, Germany EDGJ Ochsenfurt - Ochsenfurt, Germany EDGZ Weinheim/Bergstrasse - Weinheim/Bergstrasse, Germany EDLR Haxterberg - Paderborn, Germany EDMJ Jesenwang - Jesenwang, Germany EDNX Oberschleissheim - Oberschleissheim, Germany EDOJ Lusse - Lusse, Germany EDPF Schwandorf - Schwandorf, Germany EDPT Gerstetten - Gerstetten, Germany EDQZ Zipser Berg - Pegnitz, Germany EDUT Gross Dolln - Templin, Germany EDXC Schleswig-Kropp - Schleswig-Kropp, Germany EDXO St Peter-Ording - St Peter-Ording, Germany ETEJ Bamberg AAF - Bamberg, Germany ETOI Vilseck AAF - Vilseck, Germany ETSB Buchel AB - Buchel, Germany (updated) Z11K Juterbog - Juterbog, Germany India - 1 added VEGY Gaya - Gaya, India Indonesia - 1 added WATT El Tari - Kupang, Indonesia Iran - 1 added OIID Doshan Tappeh AB - Tehran, Iran Iraq - 1 updated ORBI Baghdad Intl - Baghdad, Iraq (3 plates)(updated) Ireland - 1 added EIGM Gormanston - Gormanston, Ireland Israel - 1 added LLSD Sde Dov - Tel Aviv, Israel Japan - 3 added RJSA Aomori - Aomori, Japan RJSS Sendai - Sendai, Japan RJTF Chofu - Chofu, Japan Kenya - 1 added HKKI Kisumu - Kisumu, Kenya Mexico - 1 added MMVA C P A Carlos Rovirosa Intl - Villahermosa, Mexico New Zealand - 1 added NZOU Oamaru - Oamaru, New Zealand Norway - 1 added, 4 updated ENFA Flatval - Froya, Norway ENGM Gardermoen - Oslo, Norway (2 plates)(updated) ENRA Rossvoll - Mo I Rana, Norway (updated) ENRM Ryum - Rorvik, Norway (updated) ENSO Sorstokken - Stord, Norway (updated) Pakistan - 2 added OPGD Gwadar Intl - Gwadar, Pakistan OPKD Hyderabad - Hyderabad, Pakistan Peru - 1 added SP69 Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, Peru Philippines - 1 added RPUX Plaridel - Plaridel, Philippines Romania - 1 added LRBM Tautii Magheraus - Baia Mare, Romania Russia - 2 added UUDL Tunoshna - Yaroslavl, Russia UWOR Orsk - Orsk, Russia Spain - 1 updated GCTS Reina Sofia - Tenerife-South, Spain (updated) Sweden - 1 added ESGT Trollhattan-Vanersborg - Trollhattan-Vanersborg, Sweden Thailand - 1 added VTCN Nan - Nan, Thailand Ukraine - 1 added UKDD Dnipropetrovs'k - Dnipropetrovs'k, Ukraine United Arab Emirates - 1 added OMAC Asab - Asab, United Arab Emirates United Kingdom - 1 updated EGKK Gatwick - London, United Kingdom (updated)(2 plates) US - Alabama - 1 added M95 Arthur - Fayette, Alabama - US US - Alaska - 2 added CKX Chicken - Chicken, Alaska - US PACR Circle City (New) - Circle, Alaska - US US - Arizona - 2 added 40G Valle - Grand Canyon, Arizona - US KDGL Douglas Mun - Douglas, Arizona - US US - Arkansas - 2 added H34 Huntsville Mun - Huntsville, Arkansas - US KFLP Marion Co Regl - Flippin, Arkansas - US US - California - 6 added 0CA5 Hoffman Pvt - Santa Ysabel, California - US 0O0 San Luis Reservoir - Los Banos, California - US KCXL Calexico Intl - Calexico, California - US KDLO Delano Mun - Delano, California - US KLSN Los Banos Mun - Los Banos, California - US KVIS Visalia Mun - Visalia, California - US US - Colorado - 3 added 9CO5 Scherler Private Airstrip - Brandon, Colorado - US KAFF USAF Academy - Colorado Springs, Colorado - US KRIL Garfield Co Regl - Rifle, Colorado - US US - Florida - 2 updated KGNV Gainesville Regl - Gainesville, Florida - US (FSX) (updated) KMIA Miami Intl - Miami, Florida - US (updated) (was 3 plates, now 2) US - Georgia - 2 added D73 Monroe-Walton Co - Monroe, Georgia - US KPXE Perry-Houston Co - Perry, Georgia - US US - Idaho - 2 added KBYI Burley Mun - Burley, Idaho - US KCOE Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - US US - Illinois - 1 updated KSQI Whiteside Co-Bittorf - Sterling/Rockfalls, Illinois - US (updated) US - Iowa - 1 added, 1 updated 3IA9 Rake - Rake, Iowa - US KCKP Cherokee Mun - Cherokee, Iowa - US (updated) US - Kansas - 1 added KCNU Chanute Martin Johnson - Chanute, Kansas - US Kentucky - 1 added 44I Hollow Regl - Albany, Kentucky - US US - Maine - 1 added KEPM Eastport Mun - Eastport, Maine - US US - Maryland - 1 added KVKX Potomac - Friendly, Maryland - US US - Massachusetts - 1 added KCQX Chatham Mun - Chatham, Massachusetts - US US - Michigan - 4 added 1D2 Canton-Plymouth-Mettetal - Plymouth, Michigan - US 45G Brighton - Brighton, Michigan - US KHAI Three Rivers Mun-Haines - Three Rivers, Michigan - US KHLM Park Township - Holland, Michigan - US US - Minnesota - 1 added KILL Willmar Mun-Rice - Willmar, Minnesota - US US - Mississippi - 2 added 13MS Greener Pastures Airpark - Carriere, Mississippi - US M24 Griffin Meml - Wiggins, Mississippi - US US - Missouri - 1 added KUBX Cuba Mun - Cuba Mun, Missouri - US US - Montana - 4 added 09MT N Bar Ranch - Grassrange, Montana - US KBDX Broadus - Broadus, Montana - US MNT8 Crazy Mountain Ranch - Clyde Park, Montana - US MT86 Bar E - Helena, Montana - US US - Nebraska - 3 added 0NE0 Merrihew - Ashby, Nebraska - US KFBY Fairbury Mun - Fairbury, Nebraska - US KLXN Kelly - Lexington, Nebraska - US US - Nevada - 3 added 06U Jackpot/Hayden - Jackpot, Nevada - US 1L3 Searchlight - Searchlight, Nevada - US L92 Alamo Landing - Alamo, Nevada - US US - New Hampshire - 1 added KLEB Lebanon Mun - Lebanon, New Hampshire - US US - New York - 1 added D70 Honeoye Falls - Honeoye Falls, New York - US US - North Dakota - 2 added 1A2 Arthur - Arthur, North Dakota - US KASY Ashley Mun - Ashley, North Dakota - US US - Ohio - 2 added I54 Mad River - Tremont City, Ohio - US KCDI Cambridge Mun - Cambridge, Ohio - US US - Oklahoma - 1 added 1O1 Grandfield Mun - Grandfield, Oklahoma - US US - Oregon - 1 added 05S Vernonia - Vernonia, Oregon - US US - Pennsylvania - 1 added, 1 updated KHMZ Bedford Co - Bedford, Pennsylvania - US N35 Punxsutawney Mun - Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania - US (updated) US - South Carolina - 1 added KMNI Santee Cooper Regl - Manning, South Carolina - US US - South Dakota - 2 added KIEN Pine Ridge - Pine Ridge, South Dakota - US KSPF Black Hills-Ice - Spearfish, South Dakota - US US - Texas - 5 added 4TE9 Squirrel Creek Ranch - d'Hanis, Texas - US KEYQ Weiser - Houston, Texas - US KFWS Ft Worth Spinks - Ft Worth, Texas - US KLLN Levelland Mun - Levelland, Texas - US KNWL Waldron Fld NOLF - Waldron Fld NOLF, Texas - US US - Wisconsin - 4 added 92C Carter - Pulaski, Wisconsin - US KBDJ Boulder Junction - Boulder Junction, Wisconsin - US KMDZ Taylor Co - Medford, Wisconsin - US WS14 Lake Ell Field - Amherst, Wisconsin - US Venezuela - 2 added SVBM Barquisimeto - Barquisimeto, Venezuela SVLF La Fria - La Fria, Venezuela Water Runway Airports - 2 added 0O0 San Luis Reservoir - Los Banos, California - US KSFF Felts - Spokane, Washington - US Prior Updates: 1/27/17 New Bundles: 0 Updated Bundles: 75 New Diagrams: 135 Updated Diagrams: 16
  15. You have a better eye than I do if you can ID those items as coming from a Harrier. I can see them but sure wouldn't attempt to ID aircraft type. You could certainly be right, but couldn't prove it by me. Most US types go to Davis-Monthan for eventual scrapping but that doesn't preclude someone buying some military hulks for scrap and wrecking them themselves. I'm pretty sure that happens but don't have a clue where and by whom. John
  16. I heard once that a priest described listening to nun's confessions as much like being stoned with popcorn. John
  17. Brett, you appear to be wired just like me. Would love to do that. I wouldn't touch anything, honest. In that climate most of that stuff probably has copperheads living under it anyway. John
  18. I can't see any of this or what JG tables out at Yuma, either in your linked image above or in GE. Where are they? John
  19. This is not a valid entry since I posted the photo, but I have to make an observation here. See all the safety features? Little Johnny would have climbed up the outside of it. John
  20. I found this by accident while poking around on Google Earth. It's on the outskirts of Kansas City, Missouri at an airport 2M1, Truman Regional. The airport is in FSX and is pretty well represented, but there's no representation of the artifacts there, just the basic airport, taxiways, buildings, etc. If any of you guys are in the central US and are interested in cockpit-building, this looks like the place to get a cockpit... Not exactly Davis-Monthan but still a pretty formidable collection of aircraft hulks. John
  21. This one kind of tickled me. Lets see what you guys can do with it. John
  22. ...but... but... but the first entry and the longest captions never win. I was double-protected. Need to re-check the algorithm. OK , thanks - later tonight. John
  23. Try using "bmp to jpg bulk converter" as a search term. I got more hits than I could read. John
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