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by DocLightning
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 59
Views: 2934

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

Can you even begin to comprehend the logistics of an operation like this? At my local airport AMS there are already thousands of people with airside access, and we're hardly the biggest airport in the world! Martijn Yup. We are talking about a truly vast program here. There are other, simpler ways ...

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by DocLightning
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 34
Views: 3790

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

So I've just read their CoC and, while IANAL, it seems pretty clear that they breached their contract. http://flyviaairlines.com/docs/coc.pdf See "FAILURE TO OPERATE ON SCHEDULE OR FAILURE TO CARRY." But from other posts here, it appears that they do not generally believe in honoring contr...

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by DocLightning
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 59
Views: 2934

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

The problem is that psychological evaluations are highly prone to both Type I errors (false positives) and Type II errors (false negatives). The only way to reduce (but not eliminate) those is to make the evaluations very lengthy. At this point you are talking about hundreds or thousands of dollars ...

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by DocLightning
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac
Replies: 657
Views: 81796

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

http://twitter.com/CameronThomsen/statu ... 8158568448

Absolutely nuts :eyepopping: :crazy:


Just when you think you've seen it all.

...wow... :covereyes:
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Runway28L wrote:
Link to the video of the Q400 barrel roll. Look how close to the water it gets:
http://twitter.com/CameronThomsen/statu ... 8158568448

Absolutely nuts :eyepopping: :crazy:


Just when you think you've seen it all.

...wow... :covereyes:

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by DocLightning
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 34
Views: 3790

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

spinkid wrote:
They definitely didn't have a reputation.


They do now! :bigthumbsup:

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by DocLightning
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8844

Re: Airbus and Southwest

So that we nip this early: Earth to Airbus fan boys. Southwest business model is predicated on the 737. It will continue to be modeled on the 737. In the future it will be modeled on the 737/797. Now, lets close this thread. How about we don't? I think it's pretty clear that the 737 is likely on it...

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by DocLightning
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 2890

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

So there are a few different models. For example, China could be considered a dictatorship. They have multiple airlines and technically they are state-owned. There is heavy regulation and yet there is room for entrepreneurship. Then there was the Soviet Aeroflot. Every non-military aircraft in the U...

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by DocLightning
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 61
Views: 1222

Re: The correct dog breed

The correct breed of dog is a loyal, loving, goofy, friendly mutt from the pound.

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by DocLightning
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 materials selection
Replies: 23
Views: 2042

Re: A350 materials selection

Simply not required to meet the icing requirements, not sure where you get this information that they were redesigned. As far as I am aware the configuration was very deliberate at design freeze. Forgive me. I don't mean that there was a change from design freeze. But it strikes me that it would be...

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by DocLightning
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 34
Views: 3790

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

Sounds like they are calling plays from the SY playbook. Seems like the difference is that SY at least refunded passengers' tickets and then told them to go find and pay for another flight on their own. According to the passengers, they're neither getting them to their destination nor are they refu...

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by DocLightning
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 89
Views: 11754

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

But when flying between hubs during peak periods, a 772 can carry almost twice as many passengers as a 739 while only using one slot pair and one gate. It also frees up 2 narrow bodies to upgauge other flights. UA is trying to replace most RJ's with narrow bodies. Substituting wide bodies on high v...

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by DocLightning
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 89
Views: 11754

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

It’ll more thank likely end up being 100+ narrowbodies. US3 have done everything possible to make the domestic widebody a thing of the past, since they seem to think frequency is all that matters. Frequency is important, but for certain trunk routes, WBs still make sense. The issue with WB vs NB is...

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by DocLightning
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites
Replies: 203
Views: 3485

Re: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites

There is a general disdain for democracy rising on the right in this country. Not on the left. So this does not surprise me.

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by DocLightning
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 materials selection
Replies: 23
Views: 2042

Re: A350 materials selection

On the A350, slats 3, 4 and 5 can be heated, The rest cannot be heated. Slatsare counted from outboard. I'm sorry, Starlionblue. I seem to have missed your answer. Thank you (and Zeke). Why are these slats unheated? And if they are, it seems like an awful lot of trouble to redesign the components o...

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by DocLightning
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Canadian city
Replies: 50
Views: 1094

Re: The correct Canadian city

I have looked at Halifax on Street View and Photo Sphere and it looks like a nice place but Airstud is overly defensive of Halifax. True Believers™ cannot be convinced, especially if they are wrong. Because clearly the correct. Canadian. City. Is. Vancouver. So tragic, Airstud seemed like such a re...

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by DocLightning
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5050

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

forun It's spelled: "farn." ;) Putting my work hat on, I am guessing it's because the information is drawn from legacy databases. In many established industries I have worked in, data is held in massive databases designed decades ago. Built for stability and compatibility with a large num...

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by DocLightning
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 12431

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

Would like to hear what comes of a blood/urine sample. Sounds like the cops knew who he was. Maybe some back story to follow. I'm going to guess that we'll probably never hear about this again. For the rest of humanity who DGAF about airplanes, their overall interest in following the story will be ...

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by DocLightning
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Canadian city
Replies: 50
Views: 1094

Re: The correct Canadian city

Airstud wrote:
Ummm... people...

I said Halifax, over here...


Yes, my dear friend. But your mistake is thinking that any of us listen to you. :P

Image

It's totally Vancouver, BTW. :biggrin: :box:

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by DocLightning
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2615

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

RJs of the sort that might fly into smaller airports can still cause a lot of damage when intentionally flown into something. Apparently, this idea has been floated a few times since 9/11 and it's (excuse me) gone down in flames every time. I suspect it will suffer the same fate.

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by DocLightning
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Box Replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 1803

Re: Black Box Replacement

- The amount of data collected by a modern aircraft in real time is staggering. I've heard this claim made a lot. But in a day and age where one can download an entire HD feature-length movie in minutes, what kind of bandwidth are we talking about for a typical CVR/Black Box data feed? Imagine if t...

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by DocLightning
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats and the 2018 election
Replies: 284
Views: 5653

Re: Democrats and the 2018 election

[quote="Bigstud69"\]

You're proof why we need a poll tax again.[/quote]

If you don't like free and democratic elections, there are a number of countries that don't have them and I would recommend you move to one of them.

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by DocLightning
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 7676

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

It's important to remember that planes are not cars. In a car, the center of gravity is well between the two pairs of wheels. In an airplane, the center of gravity is just barely forward of the MLG. If it were further forward, the aircraft would not be able to rotate for takeoff. So the vast majori...

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by DocLightning
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best hub of the US3
Replies: 27
Views: 2478

Re: Best hub of the US3

DTW (McNamara Terminal), hands down. Its design is very efficient, signage is clear and unambiguous, there are plenty of food/shopping options, and architecturally the building is beautiful and lets in lots of natural light (which can do wonders for how comfortable it feels to wait in the airport b...

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by DocLightning
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26535

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

I think this is much ado about nothing. I think AS gave the first man an option and he flipped out. I have not seen anything about "you are gay so leave" in any reports. I don't get why this is a gay vs. straight issue. One couple was asked to leave in favor of another, no gender, no iden...

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by DocLightning
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 7676

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

It's important to remember that planes are not cars. In a car, the center of gravity is well between the two pairs of wheels. In an airplane, the center of gravity is just barely forward of the MLG. If it were further forward, the aircraft would not be able to rotate for takeoff. So the vast majorit...

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by DocLightning
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26535

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

So if: -One couple is told to move for another couple -The first couple paid their tickets -The first couple made it clear that they are a couple -The flight attendant violated AS policy -AS admits that the flight attendant was in the wrong -AS admits that they messed up It sounds like the FA decide...

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by DocLightning
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12865

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

I don't think I've ever heard anyone ever say their purchasing decision was driven by the color of the Y seat Of course you haven't heard anyone say that, because they don't realize that. Branding and marketing involve a lot of sneaky mind games. Example: Remember back in the late 1990s and early 2...

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by DocLightning
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12865

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

CyBeRino wrote:

Economy passengers by and large give no shits about the branding of the pane they're on.


So you think that all the branding experts at LH, AF, KL, DL, UA, AA, FR, NK, U2, WN etc. are morons?

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by DocLightning
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180109

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

DfwRevolution wrote:

This is a preposterous level of knee-jerk reaction.


Then dismantle it in a reasoned argument.

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by DocLightning
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Pence is anti-Gay?
Replies: 20
Views: 1434

Re: VP Pence is anti-Gay?

Dutchy wrote:

Always amazes me how you can be anti a human trade. Just like being anti trees, well ok, but......


That's easy. Define "human" to include only the traits you like. That little intellectual stunt was probably invented right as soon as there were two city-states in Mesopotamia.

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by DocLightning
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12865

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

The premium cabins look fine, but the Y cabin is kind of a branding fail. The interior of an airliner is a classical branded environment. If you look at a carrier like LH, you will see their signature yellow scattered around the cabin. The roundel is almost everywhere you look. They ensure that, no ...

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by DocLightning
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N744ST Global Supertanker and the Wine Country Fires
Replies: 18
Views: 4319

Re: N744ST Global Supertanker and the Wine Country Fires

It came whizzing right over my car last week while I was leaving work (I work 3 miles from the southern boundary of the Atlas fire). I nearly drove off the road. Truly an awesome sight to behold. As others have said, the supertanker (and there were other 747 supertankers before this one) is a tool. ...

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by DocLightning
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180109

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

So what will new management do about the items above? Abandon the 787 program and do something else? They stuffed up the 748-i for the 787, difference is more folks bought the 787 Abandon the 777X and do something else, hopefully they could convince the Feds to give them RLI Future military contrac...

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by DocLightning
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180109

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Were I a Boeing shareholder, I'd want heads to roll.... Look at where Boeing is strategically today. Doesn't look good. The day they announce the NSA is the day that Airbus announces the CS500. And they day they announce the MOM is the day they announce the 320.5 and the 322. And Airbus will spend ...

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by DocLightning
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13596

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Finally, the Bay Area will be linked with Madrid. MAD-SFO starts April 25, 2018 IB6175 135 MAD SFO 12:25 16:00 IB6174 135 SFO MAD 18:00 14:15 . :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy: Correct A330-200 It's a start. I'm so excited! The Bay Area actually has a fairly large Spanish population and it'll be...

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by DocLightning
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58421

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

they take care of their customers when IRROPS happen, and they are honest and open in communications to customers when those irregularities do happen. To me, that's more important than onboard gimmicks. As for the 737, it's my least favorite narrowbody as a passenger, but the cabin cross-section is...

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by DocLightning
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58421

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

My laptop, iPad Mini, and iPhone 7 all will power themselves for five hours. Whenever you board an airplane, you should have all your devices charged. That's not an unrealistic expectation. There are also portable power banks. There is no reason you need in-seat power on a 6 hour flight other than ...

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by DocLightning
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Go-Around at LAX today
Replies: 12
Views: 4493

Re: Fiji Go-Around at LAX today

Listening to the live atc archive starting 2011z it goes somewhat like this wording not 100% correct: Yup. Heard the whole thing. When Fiji said "can't do it" he was banked far to starboard and I could see the planform. It was pretty dramatic. I'm interested is RW 24L for both arrivals an...

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by DocLightning
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Go-Around at LAX today
Replies: 12
Views: 4493

Re: Fiji Go-Around at LAX today

We're headed back up to the observation deck now. Drop in if you like

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by DocLightning
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Go-Around at LAX today
Replies: 12
Views: 4493

Fiji Go-Around at LAX today

We're on the Theme Building at LAX spotting for the day. The Fiji A330 arrival got asked by the Tower to do an S-turn for arriving traffic on 24L, which got garbled and Tower had to repeat the instruction. Fiji started the S-turn really late and then wound up having to do the most spectacular late g...

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by DocLightning
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58421

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

They had damn well better install plugs between the seats if they're serious about these Hawaii flights. Hell, they should've installed them in the first place when they announced in-flight wifi! My laptop, iPad Mini, and iPhone 7 all will power themselves for five hours. Whenever you board an airp...

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by DocLightning
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TIME SENSITIVE: OAK Conection Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1148

Re: TIME SENSITIVE: OAK Conection Question

A 20 minute connection, even if the ongoing flight is at the very next gate, is really risky. If everything goes perfectly and you're at the front of the aircraft, you can make it. But all it takes is the tiniest hiccup and you've missed your connection. Moreover, purchasing such an itinerary as two...

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by DocLightning
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 11148

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

casinterest wrote:
Just remember when your premiums go sky high next year. Trump owns it.


Nope, it's Obamillary's fault.

Signed,

-Trump Supporters

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by DocLightning
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 11148

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

casinterest wrote:
Just remember when your premiums go sky high next year. Trump owns it.


Nope, it's Obamillary's fault.

Signed,

-Trump Supporters

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by DocLightning
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 14575

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

While Toledo has its own airport, a large portion of people from Toledo choose to fly out of DTW owing to DTW's status as a DL hub and the vastly larger number of destinations with nonstop service that DTW offers vs. TOL.

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by DocLightning
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of adding raked wingtips to 737s?
Replies: 10
Views: 1952

Re: Possibility of adding raked wingtips to 737s?

It was my understanding that while the center of lift is pushed outboard creating a more efficient lift distribution this is only the case during standard 1g ops. As the wing becomes loaded during a higher g maneuver the "raked" aspect of the wing tip acting in conjunction with swept wing...

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