What does "prate" mean?

What does "prate" mean?

From http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prate:
To talk long and idly : CHATTER

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Answers to Visual Aviation Quiz #2

Here are the answers to the Visual Aviation Quiz #2.

You may also like the Visual Aviation Quiz #1.

Plane #1: Boeing 737

Plane #2: Boeing 747

Plane #3: Boeing 777

 Plane #4: Boeing B-52G

What do they have in common? All are made by Boeing.

Answers to Airplanes and Movies Quiz

Here are the answers to the Airplanes and Movies Quiz.

Movie Airplane
1.  BAT*21
2.  Thunderball
3.  Top Gun
4.  Strategic Air Command
5.  War of the Worlds (1953)
6.  The Dambusters
7.  Fail Safe
8.  The Great Santini
9.  The Bridges at Toko-Ri
10. 633 Squadron
H. Douglas EB-66 Destroyer
E. Avro Vulcan
G. Douglas A4 Skyhawk
I. Convair B36 Peacemaker
J. Northrop XB49
D. Avro Lancaster
A. Convair B58 Hustler
C. McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom II
B. Grumman F9F-2 Panther
F. de Havilland Mosquito

Answer to Visual Aviation Quiz

Here is the answer to my aviation quiz.

All four airplanes have the main landing gear wheels exposed when retracted.  In other words, there are no doors covering the main landing gear wheels, as shown below.

While this was common in the 30s, it is very uncommon today.  As far as I know, the Boeing 737 is the only common modern airliner with exposed wheels in flight.  I have pointed this out to people who are universally surprised to see the exposed wheels on a 737 climbing out from a takeoff.