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User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12
Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

I thought I'd take the time out and post some charmers I've found through a search of old postings. What a difference one, two, or three years makes!  Smile
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Excerpts from http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/53057/

October 29, 1999 [Posted by Mirage]:

In plain and simple words, Boeing didn't pay attention to competition and also didn't care about it.
The world is changing very quickly but Boeing enormus and gigantic dimension makes it not easy to have quick moves and decisions.
The question here is not about the aircrafts wich are good ofcourse, but a question of management.

I know some of our american friend will say that is not fair to compete with the subsized Airbus but instead of ALWAYS saying that you should come with ideas on how to improve Boeing and stop the "let's kick Airbus, ah ah ah"


October 30, 1999 [Posted by Hmmmm....]:

Boeing doesn't have the initiative, the spark, the chutzpah, they once did. Instead of being led by bold engineers with a vision of the future, as they once were in the golden years, 1955-1970, Boeing is now led by timid shareholders, short-sighted executives, and sharp-penciled accountants with a vision only for the quarterly report. Rather than yesterday's vanguard of American ingenuity and industry, today's Boeing is nothing but the rotting carcass of its former self, existing day to day from past glories, squeezing out a meager living on the scraps that Airbus leaves behind, hoping to sell yesterday's model yet again tomorrow. The once great juggernaut of commercial aviation is now fearfully reticent to take the next step, wallowing in the constant indecisiveness reserved for those with so little to gain and so much to lose. Bill Allen is rolling in his grave.

October 30, 1999 [Posted by Jetpilot]:

The stretched 747 just may be the final nail in the coffin. What a joke. They couldn't think of anything better? (I personally like that one  Big thumbs up)
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There's too much to post here, but follow this link to some oldies-but-goodies: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/297787/

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Excerpts from: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/281482/

September 3, 2000 [Posted by IndianGuy]:

"... Lack of original designs, and taking customers for granted has become Boeings trademark, at a time when Airbus is setting new standards in technology as well as market presence...

"...As a result of this over-confidence, Boeing has not come up with a original design after the 747. The 737 is based on an updated 707 structure..."

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Here's a good thread posted by yours truely: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/79894/
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I also believe there were some good one's about the impossibility of Boeing working on secret project (which turned out to be their .95M jet). If someone could post the link to that one, I'd be most obliged.  Big thumbs up

It's amazing what we all thought two years ago and how much we got right and how much we got wrong.

If there are any more nastalgic posts that qualify, please post them.

- Neil Harrison





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User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

Ohhhhhh...I just knew one of my posts was gonna end up here. LOL

But I have found my answer. They are scrapping the stretch (IMHO a good idea). And they have thought of something better. The super dooper mach delta lawn dart thingy.

They have redeamed themselves. Sort of...

JET  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

And dude....stay outa the archives. LOL

JET


User currently offlineMAC_Veteran From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 726 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

Ahhh Yes..! (G)

I can recognize some of those 'Fired up and flamin mad'! posts from the past. Dammn these are -Good- arent they! (LOL!)

I just looked at the link to this one and had a hoot re-reading it all. Dammn what a 'text based' slug-fest-o'rama these were. (G)

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/297787/

I've been wondering where Phil Blinkhorn is lately. I miss his posts. He was in aviation consulting I think and brought quite a vantage-point to the debate. Thanks for posting that trip down memory lane.

Amazing how these all seem to -quite- apply lately too..(G)

Regards
MAC


User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Jet...

Don't worry, I've had my share of obnoxious postings. Some of which I'm reading now and I can't believe I posted half the crap I posted.

MAC_Veteran..

I'm reading that one now. I've also found that the quality of the postings is cyclical. It seems to go downhill during the 3rd and 4th quarter of the year.

Rummaging through the archives brings back a lot of memories. I can't believe half the stuff I'm reading that I posted!  Smile

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

Here is my very first posting... it was a response to this thread: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/37726/

I happen to think that UAL is a great airline. It is 51% employee owned, unlike most other airlines. That means management can't do anything with out the employees approving it first. I think that there was a merger between Continental and UAL (or UAL and some other airline) but it didn't happen because the employees didn't like the idea. I just read about it in the paper.

About all those foreign airlines that you folks compare to UAL (IE: British Airways), remember that they are government owned. That means they can afford to have their aircraft sit and burn up fuel on the runway and give you all first class service in coach.

I highly resent any comments about the crew's professionalism. Have we all forgotten the crash of UAL232 in Sioux City, Iowa back in 1989?

I also want to thank most of you for bringing up these comments. However, instead of complaining here, why don't you send a letter via US mail to their company. A paper letter holds a lot of weight, although it doesn't seem it. That way they know where they messed up and I do believe they will try to rectify their mistake.


Ah... how naive I was back then. Now I wouldn't even begin to recommend writing to an airline!


User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

Another post I liked from early days was the "Jims Day X at Boeing."

I thought he posted a lot of interesting information about the 767 series' guts.

Was there a day 14 or was 13 it?

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

LMAO....

I knew one of my moronic past posts would end up in this thread!  Laugh out loud

But looking back, I've learned a lot about the industry since I posted that crap....

I am sometimes amazed by my (past) level of naievete.

DeltaSFO



It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4775 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

A relativley recent one was:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/341289/

This is when Ceilidh made up the username "Lawyergal" to defend himself from criticism, only to be done in by answering one of Ceilidh's questions with LawyerGal's username  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

This one I was dead wrong on, sadly. I need to buy a beer for AF777! :

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/201319/ (03-21-00)

I had quite a battle with Hmmm... last year in Tech/Ops when he accused me of being a phony pilot...I haven't seen him post here since I scanned copies of my logbook and lisence for everyone to see. Unfortunatley that one is deleted...probably for the better though...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

However, my favourite post of all time came from the Non-Aviation section. This silly comment caused an en-masse coming out process of the members on this forum. Before that, gay issues were rarely if ever discussed.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/2918/ (06-21-00)

Great topic idea!!!!!


User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1011 times:

DeltaSFO, were you AirCanadaSFO?

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4775 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

Pilot1113, yes he was, and he was almost UnitedSFO  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Pilot1113, yes he was, and he was almost UnitedSFO

LOL... soon to be DeltaLAX! Although I don't think I will change the username... SFO is and will always be home for me.

Yes, in my previous life I was the author of some of those rather United Airline-esque posts.... you know what I'm talking about... "Boeing is great, Airbus is the devil incarnate."

DeltaSFO



It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39659 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

Ah, the Good Ole' Days! ! ! !


Bring back the Concorde
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