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by geologyrocks
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 19
Views: 2268

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

I'm going to start by saying I am not a pilot or a recruiter. With that being said, the first response to being open and honest is good advice. I don't know what kind of background investigation you go through but I will say, from the the ATC side, that during your security clearance -- it doesn't m...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5155

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

So the person that has to deal with all the passengers throughout the flight and is liable for their safety including first aid is less deserving of income than the people up front who these days seem to spend most of their time doing paperwork and babysitting the computers? It's easy to set up a s...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation Degrees
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Aviation Degrees

I do think that an aerospace engineering degree is probably an exception but for full disclosure I am not an engineer. I 100% agree with not doing an aviation management degree or really any type of management degree. They're all equally useless if you ask me.

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by geologyrocks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussions in the workplace
Replies: 31
Views: 1011

Re: Political discussions in the workplace

In all seriousness, regardless of your political views, there are certainly no shortage that want to tell you their views at every opportunity. How many times do you think they’ve actually changed someone’s mind? I would bet the answer is somewhere between 0-1 and for every “1” you probably pisseed ...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 151
Views: 18889

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

If a company truly cannot afford it then they cannot afford it. If you go on strike then you need to understand the long term consequences even if you ultimately get something (one of the long term consequences being what many above have stated: they make alternative travel plans because of the freq...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We are the Un-United States of America
Replies: 64
Views: 2585

Re: We are the Un-United States of America

Kiwirob wrote:
Super80Fan wrote:

Would breaking up the US be a bad thing? We basically act like it already. Might as well make it official.


It wouldn’t just be good for the US to split it would be good for the world.


Fortunately, for all of us, you are more than welcome to stay outside of the United States.

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by geologyrocks
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 2583

Re: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?

Airlines should buy more Airbus 380's ... Lufthansa top floor, United second floor ... ;-) :checkmark: :checkmark: And that's what they will end up doing in the long-term...problem is the long-term may be anything from 5 to 20 years... In the interim, frequency is king... Faro No, that’s never goin...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are simultaneous flights with same flt# over US handled/allowed?
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: How are simultaneous flights with same flt# over US handled/allowed?

Adding a “D” is my personal favorite. I mean you got 26 frickin letters to choose from and you gotta choose a damn D.

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by geologyrocks
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11614

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Travelling is not cheap. Even if you can afford a plane ticket, you still need to have money at your destination and a fund for emergencies. If you don't have this you should stay at home. I would give a pass to the sick relative people but absolutely not to the vacationers. If you cant afford any ...

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by geologyrocks
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11
Replies: 42
Views: 5226

Re: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11

I realize it’s not ORD but MDW is hardly a secondary airport if you ask me.

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by geologyrocks
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 9442

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

The greater issue, at least I think, is that the USPS is essentially delivering on Sundays and federal holidays for Amazon and Amazon only. You don’t see them delivering UPS SurePost and FedEx SmartPost on those days nor anything else that another company or individual would send. FWIW, USPS will d...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 9442

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

All of the above is why it's so frustrating when Trump makes comments about USPS giving preferential rates to Amazon. Amazon delivers all items, pre-sorted down to the zip code, directly to USPS - on perfectly organized pallets. All Amazon asks is that the postal service delivers these items the la...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 9442

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

Maybe it's just my area but Amazon isn't the one posing the real threat to FedEx and UPS if you ask me. The real threat is coming from the USPS. I'm big on ordering from Amazon. Probably 90% plus is now delivered by the USPS. Amazon is moving their stuff and then letting USPS do the final mile which...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 25062

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

It sounds like UPS is very happy with the 748F, as they just received their first one only 6 months ago. To exercise this option that quickly, means they like what they have and there could be a potential for a lot more down the road. They currently have 37 MD-11 in their fleet, with the oldest bei...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 25062

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

I'm sure this will be a stupid question to many but I know very little when it comes to manufacturing. Why is it so important to keep the line open by slowing production? Why couldn't you keep it open for say 6 months with no orders if you hope to gain some more in the short term? It would be very ...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 25062

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Along with this new order the backlog is now 25. At a rate of 6 frames per year that is now 4 years of production https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ups-doubles-future-747-8f-fleet-with-new-order-for-1-445425/?cmpid=SOC|Twitter|Flightglobal|sf180968606|sf180968606&sfid=701w0000000uP3H#s...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps State of the Union Address
Replies: 111
Views: 2918

Re: Trumps State of the Union Address

I stand corrected. It wasn't the NAACP that honored him, it was Jesse Jackson who sang lavish praise. https://www.dailywire.com/news/25926/flashback-when-jesse-jackson-praised-president-paul-bois Key Excerpt "Back in 1998 and 1999, Trump worked with Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH coalition to help off...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps State of the Union Address
Replies: 111
Views: 2918

Re: Trumps State of the Union Address

salttee wrote:
geologyrocks wrote:
“Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.”

-President Obama

When and where was that statement made.
And what was the context behind that remark.


You can Google it and find the news source that you prefer. It was directed at Republicans when ObamaCare was about to get forced.

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by geologyrocks
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Return your tray after eating?
Replies: 17
Views: 1041

Re: Return your tray after eating?

In the US, you are expected to clean up your tray. Some don’t. I think they’re probably the same lazy slobs that leave their grocery carts against someone else’s car because they’re too fat to walk it to the cart return 5 yards away. Same mentality for not throwing away your own trash.

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by geologyrocks
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps State of the Union Address
Replies: 111
Views: 2918

Re: Trumps State of the Union Address

salttee wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
We were just as divided under Obama.
The difference being that Obama wanted us to work together: to be united, and he worked to that end; while Trump intentionally uses divisive tactics to gain advantage.


“Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.”

-President Obama

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by geologyrocks
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tourism to U.S. declines
Replies: 42
Views: 1912

Re: Tourism to U.S. declines

I didn't expect him to be doing as good a job as he is. A good job...obstructing justice and alienating huge swaths of Americans (and the world)? Lying to the public? Attacking the free press? Also, liberal government doesn't work? Ever heard of California? It's the 6th largest economy in the world...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jeff Bezos donates 33 million to dreamers
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: Jeff Bezos donates 33 million to dreamers

As usual, a guy who literally created a household name in 10 years and nearly went bankrupt himself in the process of making it work, will be criticized because he isn't giving enough. He also apparently doesn't work.

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by geologyrocks
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV: officially out of new ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 1167

Re: TV: officially out of new ideas

I'm probably in the minority as a dude but I think "This is Us" is a phenomenal show. Although I paint a broad brush because I can watch that and immediately follow up with Game of Thrones. I also think Amazon's The Man in the High Castle is incredibly interesting. With that being said, I ...

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by geologyrocks
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tourism to U.S. declines
Replies: 42
Views: 1912

Re: Tourism to U.S. declines

Two posters already stated two strong arguments: 1) The strength of the dollar 2) The distance and resulting increased costs of travel and time to get to the U.S. for a large portion of the world's population But you guys can feel free to speculate it's about people feeling unwelcome by the Preside...

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by geologyrocks
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tourism to U.S. declines
Replies: 42
Views: 1912

Re: Tourism to U.S. declines

Two posters already stated two strong arguments: 1) The strength of the dollar 2) The distance and resulting increased costs of travel and time to get to the U.S. for a large portion of the world's population But you guys can feel free to speculate it's about people feeling unwelcome by the Presiden...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US government shuts down ...
Replies: 139
Views: 4107

Re: US government shuts down ...

Yes. The main issue is specifically about what they are calling Dreamers (Currently under a bill called DACA). It includes people who were brought to the US illegally as children who have not gained citizenship. Despite the rhetoric, poll numbers do show broad support for this group on both sides, ...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US government shuts down ...
Replies: 139
Views: 4107

Re: US government shuts down ...

Yeah, we know.... the 37 odd percent of Americans who dislike immigrants so much that they'd rather vote for and support a racist and inept old creep than try to wake up to the objective reality that immigrants are not the root of all their problems, despite what their favorite populist politicians...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US government shuts down ...
Replies: 139
Views: 4107

Re: US government shuts down ...

that won't go over well with a significant portion of the country. Yeah, we know.... the 37 odd percent of Americans who dislike immigrants so much that they'd rather vote for and support a racist and inept old creep than try to wake up to the objective reality that immigrants are not the root of a...

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by geologyrocks
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD
Replies: 62
Views: 12359

Re: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD

Interesting to see a number put to the ATL Power Outage. I wonder if they can recoup any of that from the Airport or Georgia Power or either of their insurance companies? I honestly don't see them having a case against the airport or Georgia Power. If they have an insurance policy that covers such ...

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by geologyrocks
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD
Replies: 62
Views: 12359

Re: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD

Interesting to see a number put to the ATL Power Outage. I wonder if they can recoup any of that from the Airport or Georgia Power or either of their insurance companies? I honestly don't see them having a case against the airport or Georgia Power. If they have an insurance policy that covers such ...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cabin Videography/Photography on AA
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Cabin Videography/Photography on AA

masgniw wrote:
geologyrocks wrote:
Most public places are private property.


Wat.


So you think shopping centers aren’t public spaces?

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by geologyrocks
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cabin Videography/Photography on AA
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Cabin Videography/Photography on AA

Regardless of policies, people should have no expectation of privacy in public places. The problem is an aircraft is not a public place, but private property. Personally, I would be careful to avoid capturing shots of any other passengers onboard in an effort to be courteous and mindful of both fel...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cabin Videography/Photography on AA
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Cabin Videography/Photography on AA

Regardless of policies, people should have no expectation of privacy in public places.

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by geologyrocks
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 125
Views: 4435

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

747SP for me.

My first kid...717
My second kid...MD-88

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by geologyrocks
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What commercial aviation career should I pursue? (high school student)
Replies: 16
Views: 1161

Re: What commercial aviation career should I pursue? (high school student)

If I were any of you guys starting college and just want to work for an airline in an office setting thenn I would try to major in accounting, economics or go for an engineering degree. I wouldn't recommend any aviation management degree unless it's just a concentration and I wouldn't go to Embry Ri...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR fix question
Replies: 20
Views: 1631

Re: IFR fix question

There are several like that.

Look up the Piglet arrival into MCO.

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by geologyrocks
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When do you plan to take your Christmas lights down?
Replies: 26
Views: 1167

Re: When do you plan to take your Christmas lights down?

I took mine down yesterday along with the tree. I always try to get everything done by New Years. It's just a personal thing as I see it as things to do and rather just get it over with.

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by geologyrocks
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?
Replies: 69
Views: 4201

Re: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?

What the OP specifically asked though was getting a job at an airline. The answer is unequivocally no and anyone of you who thinks otherwise is a fool. anyone who disagrees is a fool, right? :roll: Landing a spot in an integrated course in of Europes flight schools as an 18 year old, and by extensi...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?
Replies: 69
Views: 4201

Re: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?

I don't think there are very many people that would argue that flight simulators aren't helpful. From the 8 year old just flying around in a flight simulator to an already experienced pilot using a simulator to practice an unusual situation...yeah, they're used and have all sorts of practical applic...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 87025

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

LupineChemist wrote:
There's a good chance the 748 would have really gotten some orders and keeping Boeing from getting all that money they could route into developing a new airframe is definitely worth something.


As worth as much as any other Pyrrhic victory.

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by geologyrocks
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We Hope Go Away in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1225

Re: We Hope Go Away in 2018

The unquenchable need some people have to tell you their political opinion on every God damn issue.

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?
Replies: 69
Views: 4201

Re: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?

You don't have to sound so harsh with it. The biggest thing lacking is actual physical switches, hardware and motion. If this were not the case, my company wouldn't be selling P3D V4 Professional Plus for over $2000. And trust me it's being purchased by training companies and military clients. So t...

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by geologyrocks
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to catch a cold
Replies: 33
Views: 1532

Re: How to catch a cold

I take a lot of Airborne during winter which I'm not entirely convinced does anything other than give me a false sense of security. I do bundle up and try to keep my throat covered up outside and wash my hands frequently. As an ATC, we touch the same carp all day long and I'm surprised we don't get ...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber ruled taxi firm, not 'digital provider'
Replies: 82
Views: 2646

Re: Uber ruled taxi firm, not 'digital provider'

I agree. I feel the same about AirNB. If you’re going to operate as a bed and breakfast then you follow the same rules and compete fairly against B&B’s that acknowledge what they actually are.

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 45096

Re: Power outage in ATL

Probably maintain hubs in cesspool cities like Memphis. That is SO not the point. Point is, DL already has multiple hubs. Total traffic/connectivity should be spread evenly among them, so that a disruption at one is not as dire as it is currently at ATL. So Detroit and Minneapolis are good alternat...

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 45096

Re: Power outage in ATL

This is a fluke that could have happened anywhere.

There are people who know how to run profitable airlines and people who say that big hubs are irresponsible and should be spread out. Probably maintain hubs in cesspool cities like Memphis.

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see an upgraded CRJ or clean sheet T tail aircraft?
Replies: 20
Views: 4801

Re: Will we ever see an upgraded CRJ or clean sheet T tail aircraft?

There is no reason to hate any CRJ700 or 900. It’s flies fast and it’s narrow. I love 2x2. I love 2x1. I am an equal opportunity hater. The last thing I want to do is get stuck in the middle between anyone regardless of your race, religion or gender.

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reputable aviation programs (all fields related are appreciated) offered in EU, US and Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Reputable aviation programs (all fields related are appreciated) offered in EU, US and Canada

It all depends on what you want to do. I wouldn’t worry about finding an aviation college unless you want to do something like dispatch. If I were you and you just want to work for an airline then I’d get a degree in finance or accounting or something else in high demand that can be useful everywher...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft
Replies: 39
Views: 3437

Re: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft

People forgot the risks of falling asleep in a cargo hold and going on an unexpected ride. Also the possibility of being hit by lightning. Other than that most of the possibilities are covered. And that’s another example of stupidity. Nobody, especially the ALA, would say, “Gee? Where’s Bob? An, sc...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft
Replies: 39
Views: 3437

Re: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft

IPFreely wrote:
People forgot the risks of falling asleep in a cargo hold and going on an unexpected ride. Also the possibility of being hit by lightning. Other than that most of the possibilities are covered.


And that’s another example of stupidity. Nobody, especially the ALA, would say, “Gee? Where’s Bob?”

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