How Aeroplanes Work

And how it’s explained in the newspapers:

The jetbrake is what holds the thrilling-edge sluts in place during a roach on a taxiramp or a runtower. When the props are retarded on the combustion spool, sometimes the engine stalls and the hayler-ons have to go around on a mist roach. Often the plane is only a few hours or miles away from a deadly crash. The pilots must call the elevators with the patrol yolk to avoid disaster. When the wetway is advanced by the thug, if the pines aren’t polled properly, the breaks can crash the handling rear, and then catastrophe is only a heartbeat away. Pilots of course rely on sleep, GPS, and their FIR procedure dishes to avigate the airplane, and it’s easy for them to mess up and rotate no delay while yawing, with tragic consequences. I saw this on the news, so I know it’s right. Thank goodness these things are brought to light before they kill someone.

By AnthonyGA on Pprune.

Pittsburgh Skyscraper’s Famous Morse Code Signal Actually Spells “Pitetsbkrrh”


Pittsburgh, PA’s 33-story Grant Building famously spells out the name of the city in Morse Code so brightly it can be seen for over 100 miles. Except it doesn’t actually spell Pittsburgh, but “Pitetsbkrrh.” Eep.

A former HAM radio enthusiast and Pittsburgh local, Tom Stapleton, decoded the message and posted the gaffe on YouTube, and it clearly shows the tower’s misspelling. He said he noticed the problem when he casually looked up and saw the signal broadcasting the letter K, which he remembered well as it’s the first letter of his sister’s name. Too bad “Pittsburgh” doesn’t contain the letter K. Representatives of the tower’s owners could not say how long the tower had been advertising Pitetsbkrrh. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]