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Would You Feel Safe Flying On This Aircraft?  
User currently offlineGEEZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3295 times:

Hi all,

I stumbled across this picture earlier...


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...and I thought.. there is no way i would feel safe flying on it! .. For obvious reasons!

What are your thoughts?

Chris  wave 

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User currently offlineCrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3278 times:

That is one sorry looking Speedbird. I'm sure there'd be a query to the flight crew before I strapped in.


Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
User currently offlineAMS From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3278 times:

I would almost say: No way BA/AA.....LOL

Regards,
AMS


User currently offlinePurdueAv2003 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

Quoting GEEZ (Thread starter):
...and I thought.. there is no way i would feel safe flying on it! .. For obvious reasons!

What would those obvious reasons be? Do you consider dirt and missing paint to be safety violations?



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User currently offlineAircanada333 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 471 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

I would feel safe flying on this 737 because I know that a big company such as British Airways would not be flying with unsafe aircraft's.

Benjamin wave 



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Quoting GEEZ (Thread starter):
stumbled across this picture earlier...

Let's take a better look, shall we.

Your photo was taken on December 19, 2005.

This photo was taken in February 2006.


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Seems like BA new she was due for a paint job, and took care of it.


User currently offlineTSL1011 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

I wouldn't have any problem getting on that plane. It looks pretty rough, but consider:
- the picture was taken in December, so it's probably been flying from a lot of wet airfields (the ground in the photo is wet...) and you'd expect it to be dirty.
- the lighting is very 'unflattering' - the sun is very low and lighting it from behind so every little crease and spot of dirt is highlighted. Notice how different she looks only a month earlier, in direct light:

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I am a little surprised by the amount of peeling of the paint on the rudder, though!


User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

I would feel safe just because it said "British Airways" on the side.

AAndrew


User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

I would be happy to be on it, except PLEASE not to Manchester  Smile

Just kidding....


User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

I would not care about it, safety is relative anyway.
Did you know 80% of the people die in there bed while sleeping ?
So better don't go to sleep as this is the most unsafe place you'll ever find.  Wink

Willem



The truth lives in one’s mind, it doesn’t really exist
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