He didn't ask how smart it is...he asked if it's a common practice, and it is.
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For want of a hyphen...
This. What he's popularizing isn't science.
And you're fairly wrong. A gyrocopter is an aircraft and it requires a pilot's license.
This one meets the "Light Sport Aircraft" criteria, which means the license is cheaper and easier to get, but you still have to go through flight training.
I pride myself in the fact that I have never watched even a single episode of the show. Judging by the hype and how popular it is with the general populace, it seems my decision is the correct one.
That would make equal sense if you changed "watched even a single episode of the show" to "had sex".
Methane is neither the principal part of a fart nor the smelly part. It's odorless. In fact, it's one of three odorless gases which make up roughly 98% of flatulence, with nitrogen and CO2.
The other 2% is a widely varied mix of esters, sulfides and ketones that depends on what you eat, and that's what provides the inimitable social character.
The "natural gas" that your stove burns is methane, and your gas company deliberately adds a stinky substance to it so you'll know when you have a leak.
There is no way I'm flying on a plane which is not under the control of someone onboard whose life also depends on the plane landing safely.
Precisely. Part of the pilot's job is to be hostage to the safety of the passengers.
Right, as if autoland doesn't exist?
It gets its information from ground-based transmitters.
Sure, Guild Navigators get it from the spice.
Specifically, the more they hate anyone else.
Do I smell a business opportunity?
and people went apeshit because they couldn't tell which stories were true and which weren't.
Hunter Thompson would have driven them to suicide...
...you aren't dealing with educational software.
I don't know, Dave.
Airplanes already have a ventilation system. Just move the cockpit bulkhead a few feet aft, and give the flight crew their own biffy.