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by trnswrld
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Busiest Airports 1990
Replies: 9
Views: 3471

Re: World's Busiest Airports 1990

I know this isn’t exactly related to the question, but for what it’s worth, I think ORD is typically ahead of ATL in movements these days. I work as a traffic management coordinator and I’m constantly monitoring volume and every single day I have compared the two ORD has more flights. My computers d...

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by trnswrld
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity
Replies: 55
Views: 6691

Re: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity

Very nice gesture by the airlines and Canadian ATC!! Obviously pizza isn't gonna fix the issue, but I think the airlines know that they are on borrowed time as far as the TSA goes. I personally feel that if this shutdown continues its only a matter of time before a airport has to get closed because ...

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by trnswrld
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-748 tail display
Replies: 21
Views: 5357

Re: B-748 tail display

You think that tail is big, imagine an A380 vertical fin LOL. Those things are ridiculously huge. Actually, the tail that has always amazed me is the entire C5 galaxy tail section. The enormous size along with it being a T-tail just makes it look unreal. The horizontal stabs are what look like 50 st...

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by trnswrld
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33239

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

They better pay whichever pilots take that plane up for a test flight next some serious bonus cash lol...... I don't think you could pay me enough to step foot on that airplane. Oh and to the pilots that successfully managed to fly and land that airplane....don't even know what to say, incredible! T...

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by trnswrld
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 135
Views: 28462

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

Not sure if the FAA is gonna try and keep it quiet or what, but this woman is in big trouble....As I mentioned above it was not a stroke and that’s all I would prefer to say. Very sad that someone would put herself in this situation and more importantly the hundreds of life’s that were somewhat in h...

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by trnswrld
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33239

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawking 7700 currently on an erratic flight over Lisbon asking permission to ditch in ocean

So I’m showing the track stopped pretty much over that lake. Hope everything is ok.

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by trnswrld
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33239

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawking 7700 currently on an erratic flight over Lisbon asking permission to ditch in ocean

Whoa, that has got to be the most erratic flight path I have ever seen. Whatever is happening doesn't look good. :-(

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by trnswrld
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 135
Views: 28462

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

This isn’t looking good. Latest word is it is alcohol and drug related.

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by trnswrld
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 135
Views: 28462

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

That is very bizarre to listen to. Glad no one was hurt, but I'm very surprised the pilots went that long without a serious question if everything was ok up there. One guy made the comment about getting someone up there that knows what they are doing, but it was more or less a snarky comment. To the...

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by trnswrld
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2789
Views: 509153

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

- Initial FDR analysis will take 1-2 weeks. - CVR pings are reported to be "in and out" through this afternoon's search dives. One thing puzzles me. This plane was produced this year 2018. Type certificate is little older. Still: The memory chips for the FDR and CVR seem to be contained i...

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by trnswrld
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2789
Views: 509153

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

It’s absolutely insane how bad the safety record is for this airline. Blows my mind anyone would step on one of their aircraft. How unsafe can a plane that is 2 months old be. This sounds like a problem with the airplane. They should have been flying on auto pilot 8 minutes into the flight. They al...

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by trnswrld
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piper disappears off South Carolina coast
Replies: 1
Views: 1045

Re: Piper disappears off South Carolina coast

Heard from a reliable source the aircraft may have lost control somehow and went down in the water. I was told it was not pleasant to be on that aircraft's freq at the time. I know nothing more. RIP to those involved.

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by trnswrld
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Stored Incident Airliners
Replies: 12
Views: 3769

Re: Status of Stored Incident Airliners

Can anyone chime in about the AA763 at ORD that suffered the major engine failure? If you view the satellite imagery you can see the plane parked kind of on the north side of the field in a large empty area and it seems to be shrunk wrapped in certain areas and you can clearly see the missing large ...

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by trnswrld
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 200
Views: 14162

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

^^^WOW impressive! You probably have the closest relationship with that aircraft here than anyone. As for me, sadly just a single flight on the Boeing 747, but it was an unexpected one. My wife and I were in Honolulu and our original Delta flight was cancelled, and we were ultimately rebooked on a D...

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by trnswrld
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N777UA- How much longer does she have?
Replies: 52
Views: 12186

Re: N777UA- How much longer does she have?

I bet you guys up in Milwaukee have a hey day when a bunch of ORD international flights divert for wx ;)

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by trnswrld
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL
Replies: 15
Views: 2932

Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

I have also been on some very short TWA widebody flights. I recall MCO to STL and JFK to STL on an L1011 as well as 762 from STL to ORD. Fun stuff!

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by trnswrld
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3340

Re: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018

Yeah I noticed that as well looking at some of the pictures it appears that you can see what appears to be almost full aileron deflection trying to get that left wing down. Obviously those pilots were doing everything they could to get control so I guess that pretty much answers my questions as far ...

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by trnswrld
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3340

Re: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018

That really is sad how many PSA employees lost their lives that day. Must have been devastating to the airline. Obviously for everyone else involved as well goes without saying. I always tend to read up on accidents that come up in posts and one thing that I read a couple times, but cant seem to fin...

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by trnswrld
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 86
Views: 15010

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

Someone above mentioned the A300.... Can anyone explain to me why the A300 didn't seem to do anywhere near as well as the 767? I know the A300 came out first, but what made the 767 more successful? I know it was early off in the game for Airbus, did that have anything to do with it? My understanding...

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by trnswrld
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 19196

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

It's interesting how the MTOW of each variant goes up over time, so one could expect another 10% or so for that 737-10 gear to handle. (by the way, interesting, but off topic , the weight of the 10 will be more than double that of the original 737-100 which had a MTOW of 44,000kg). 1kg ~~ 2.2 lbs; ...

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by trnswrld
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 5653

Re: Punchiest airliners

This has always puzzled me....so they say the 727 was designed for short runways, or good takeoff performance I suppose at maybe hot and high locations. This is surprising to me as I always pictured the 727 as a plane that needs a lot of runway and is kind of a dog on takeoff. I know the plane can f...

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by trnswrld
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 5653

Re: Punchiest airliners

Pffft. I've done more than 6000 fpm in both 330 and 350. Just go to idle, pull full speedbrake and select Vmo. Ok, so it was negative 6000 fpm and in the sim, but still. ;) Haha nice! Yeah so from my seat behind the pilots I couldn’t see the actual climb rate on the main displays, I just know that ...

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by trnswrld
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 5653

Re: Punchiest airliners

I’d like to think I have most of you trumped when it comes to powerful takeoffs. I got to fly jump seat on a empty 752 that was being ferried with nothing more than the pilots, myself, and a few flight attendants. It was a very early morning departure and the pilot asked tower for permission to do a...

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by trnswrld
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift loss caused by spoilers
Replies: 20
Views: 2535

Re: Lift loss caused by spoilers

Speaking of the forward tilting main bogeys on the 767, I just noticed the new A350 has the same. Kind of interesting considering all the other Buses are the other way around.

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by trnswrld
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refreshing the cockpit.
Replies: 18
Views: 1942

Re: Refreshing the cockpit.

Yeah I agree with Max Q. I took from the OPs post that he is talking about a thorough cleaning...to the point where things may be taken apart and put back together. It’s a good question because with certain amount of use things can definitely wear out. I remember seeing pictures of MD80/DC9 flight d...

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by trnswrld
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest secondary within metro airports in the U.S
Replies: 19
Views: 1598

Re: Busiest secondary within metro airports in the U.S

Well what counts as a “secondary” airport? Although obviously very close distance wise, some of the examples listed above are technically in different cities (even states). ORD and MDW are for example literally within the same city boundaries.

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by trnswrld
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-87 a failure?
Replies: 45
Views: 8804

Re: Was the MD-87 a failure?

I walked through a private MD87 a few years ago that was in the Rockford RFD air show static display. Tail number was N167AS. No clue who owned that plane or where it’s at now.

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by trnswrld
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-87 a failure?
Replies: 45
Views: 8804

Re: Was the MD-87 a failure?

litz wrote:
didn't Delta convert some MD-87s into 88's ?


Now that would be an interesting conversion. Order a few new fuselage barrels and slap them on there lol

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by trnswrld
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift loss caused by spoilers
Replies: 20
Views: 2535

Re: Lift loss caused by spoilers

This video always amazes me. Talk about maximum deflection lol. Not exactly a flight I would have felt 100% comfortable being on. Watch that wing dip down heavily once it gets some lift with that much deflection. https://youtu.be/i9IhQxmt08U Can anyone answer me this question that flies or has flown...

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by trnswrld
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I read originally that he put the plane into a vertical pitch up and just went straight down...found a video that almost captures the crash , or atleast like 3 seconds before the crash and it looks like he just flew it straight and level into the ground. I haven’t found it, but I wonder what his abs...

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by trnswrld
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

https://youtu.be/sZC8de10mq0
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Ahhh so that explains what Rich meant when he kept saying “hey pilot guy”. In the recordings I listened to all you hear is the Seattle controller and no one else. If available, a link to full audio would be awesome!

Found it.

No found it....wow!!

https://youtu.be/sZC8de10mq0

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by trnswrld
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

What would things have been like in the cargo/maintenance area where this Q400 was parked at that time? Would it have had enough personnel walking around to where he had to really watch what he was doing or would it have been pretty dead and doing what he did was relatively easy without raising any ...

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by trnswrld
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Has there been any coverage on the actual crash site? Did Rich put it into a nose dive and end his life etc etc? Did he a really run out of fuel before he crashed? There's nothing on AVH about the aftermath. Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the videographer that captured the roll...

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by trnswrld
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Hey guys one question I didn’t see brought up that Rich and the controller actually brought up. So let’s say Rich did manage to land the plane which to be honest I think could have possibly been done successfully had he really wanted to. Maybe the plane would have been damaged to some extent, but ma...

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by trnswrld
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

This is a really naive question, but how else would you control speed? I'm assuming you could reduce the throttle to idle and let the plane slow down on its own if it isn't going very fast. Or he left the parking brake engaged. I’m curious to see if he had some flight training and didn’t make it to...

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by trnswrld
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

TWA302 wrote:
Listen to the ATC. It was busy. He just timed the taxi to 16C perfectly.

Oh ok was it? I listened to a few videos and none of the ones I listened to have any other aircraft chatter on it. They were modified to only have the comms between ATC and the stolen plane.

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by trnswrld
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

To the post above about blaming ATC for apparently not dispatching authorities to stop the aircraft on the ground before it even took off..... I get what you’re saying, but we have no idea what was going on. There is a very good chance they DID dispatch authorities as soon as they noticed something...

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by trnswrld
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Maybe he should have been towing a banner behind that Q400 demanding $15.00 an hour minimum wage. It would have been a peaceful but extremely dangerous protest. I’m only joking with all this wage discussion. Has any info been released on his current state? I know his blog that was a couple years old...

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by trnswrld
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

To the post above about blaming ATC for apparently not dispatching authorities to stop the aircraft on the ground before it even took off..... I get what you’re saying, but we have no idea what was going on. There is a very good chance they DID dispatch authorities as soon as they noticed something ...

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by trnswrld
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Hmmm, hope you cant "steal" a 777 or A380 just as easily as a Q400 !! Hopefully just a bad show by the folks at AS and SeaTac...not an aviation-wide problem. And what is it with pilot suicides?...Egyptair 767 over the Atlantic -- the Germanwings A320 in the Alps...just frickin jump off a ...

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by trnswrld
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Another question I have, and I am by no means suggesting that it was infact shot down as I have no clue, I wasnt there, but the one video that shows it overflying with the fighter jet following appears to be from the same source where we see the picture of smoke. So that video may literally be the ...

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by trnswrld
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Why would a possible shoot down be covered up? I think anyone can agree that it would have been sensible to do so. What could the Air Force possibly gain from hiding it? Nothing to gain that I can think of and I don’t see any reason a shoot down would have to be covered up. Infact, and I’ll only sp...

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by trnswrld
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I'm with you. The source of the supposed crash pictures and the roll video are from the same facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/112779115408517/posts/2228260620527012/ I think his fate was sealed when he said “Damnit Andrew, people’s lives are at stake here,” Thanks for linking that, I had not...

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by trnswrld
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I wonder if he was still married. That blog page above says he’s 27 and other reports say he is now 29. So obviously that page is a couple years old I guess. Another question I have, and I am by no means suggesting that it was infact shot down as I have no clue, I wasnt there, but the one video that...

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by trnswrld
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

So what’s the deal with the names, do we know this guys actual name yet? In the audio the guy refers to the name Andrew, but obviously ATC is calling him Rich.

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by trnswrld
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 49926

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Microbursts develop in seconds - hence the name - and I have a difficult time believing that the cockpit crew saw that on the runway when they started the takeoff roll. I see what you’re saying, but at the start of the takeoff roll it was practically dry, then eventually into what looked like a tro...

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by trnswrld
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 49926

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

[twoid][/twoid] What do you mean? High tech saves lives day in and day out, say look at cars and how much safer today's cars are. Airplane accidents are fortunately very rare (partially due to that high tech) so there isn't as much direct events to observe. But even there high tech saves lifes. Make...

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by trnswrld
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 49926

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Since we do not have the full information yet, I cannot rule ouy there was some luck but definitevily modern design of the aircraft and proper runway were determinant factors. I am know intrested to know whether the crew was responsible or not. So that’s my point exactly.....what modern design of t...

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by trnswrld
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 49926

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

In regards to some of the posts here regarding lives saved because of technology and engineering and how there have been other similar accidents long ago in much older aircraft that resulted the same with all surviving. So my post here has nothing to do with praying, I don't go there on the internet...

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