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by sgbroimp
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 51
Views: 14317

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

And then there was the Connie, called by many in its day " the best three engine plane in the world".

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by sgbroimp
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?
Replies: 61
Views: 9277

Re: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?

A neighbor was retired PanAm VP. They had just taken over National a year or two before. His comment was that by then PanAm was a weak airline than could have taken the best from the well run National but did just the opposite and just got worse. And too many aircraft types did not help either.

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by sgbroimp
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LIS as intermediate stop in 60s, 70s, and 80s
Replies: 34
Views: 6464

Re: LIS as intermediate stop in 60s, 70s, and 80s

I flew JFK-LIS-BCN in the summer of 1973. PanAm 747-100.

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by sgbroimp
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 8297

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Don't worry if you miss this farewell series of tours. You can get on LH at JFK and other airports and ride a 747 for the next 15 years or so. The world's longest farewell I guess. For the fun of it, Cher announced her farewell in 2002. She's scheduled concerts through 2018. 747, can you beat 16+ y...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5337

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

One reason, if the chart is correct, is that Germany's central location makes car travel to big tourist destinations like IT, FR, ES and other countries pretty easy. Not such am easy deal from the UK or the eastern Euro countries.

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by sgbroimp
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 8297

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Don't worry if you miss this farewell series of tours. You can get on LH at JFK and other airports and ride a 747 for the next 15 years or so. The world's longest farewell I guess.

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10th Anniversary of the A380
Replies: 57
Views: 7039

Re: 10th Anniversary of the A380

Wow, felt like it was only yesterday! I remember I was so excited when this aircraft came out, but from a passenger experience perspective it has always disappointed me. I'd fly the A380 over any other aircraft anyday. Absolutely right. Many who are down on it have never flown it I am betting. You ...

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by sgbroimp
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3551

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

At least a night in jail is appropriate otherwise no deterrent is created. Bomb jokes being dismissed as humor stopped 30-40 years ago at least.

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 years ago: Hijacking of Lufthansa flight 181 "Landshut"
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: 40 years ago: Hijacking of Lufthansa flight 181 "Landshut"

A German friend of mine flew on that aircraft right after they fixed it. He said he could see where they patched the skin from the bullet holes. It is strange they did not retire the name rather than using it on other aircraft as they retired the tail number (though also not the name) for the Hessen...

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by sgbroimp
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 664
Views: 165410

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Amazing...they can find a 1m long piece of a fan blade which exited a cruising aircraft at 38,000ft and landed on an Arctic shelf of ice, but we still cannot locate a missing airliner on the other side of the planet. Ha ha. Next time you lose your car keys in your driveway, think about the guy who ...

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by sgbroimp
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 664
Views: 165410

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

It's not so much one engine going poeff. This happening on a twin, I would listen & watch the remaining engine as if my life depended on it. I would wonder why #1 failed, something obviously went wrong. Is that something relevant for #2? On a polar ETOPS 330 flight.. https://www.bing.com/images...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 664
Views: 165410

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Agreed. Although, the 777 can travel on one engine for a couple of hours. Every ETOPS ( ICAO/EASA/FAA defnition) Twin is supposed to do that. It's not so much one engine going poeff. This happening on a twin, I would listen & watch the remaining engine as if my life depended on it. I would wond...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 664
Views: 165410

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

More than likely there will be a mapping of what the parts are and in which order the hit the ground as that might help tell them what failed first. If so, there may be a wait until these are pulled out of there.

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm
Replies: 60
Views: 17604

Re: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm

Wasn't over deflecting the rudder identified as the cause of the AA A-300 crash in Queens years ago? Wonder if the A-380's rudder is "deflection protected".

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by sgbroimp
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm
Replies: 60
Views: 17604

Re: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mVrn-TMtRjA

At first, the landing doesn’t look bad but the final inputs seemed to have been too much... well, says an armchair pilot ;-)
Could be or got a nasty wind shift or abrupt drop in wind velocity. Still, any one you can walk away from..............
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N14AZ wrote:
Have a look:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mVrn-TMtRjA

At first, the landing doesn’t look bad but the final inputs seemed to have been too much... well, says an armchair pilot ;-)
Could be or got a nasty wind shift or abrupt drop in wind velocity. Still, any one you can walk away from..............

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by sgbroimp
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 664
Views: 165410

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41515516 "Air France engine debris found in Greenland" 95mi SE of Paamiut... lucky. They were over the Atlantic much more than they were over Greenland. And even then, they were not far over Greenland mainland at all, looking at the map. Lots of incred...

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by sgbroimp
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 664
Views: 165410

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Reuters gives us a one-liner: BRIEF-France says parts of ruptured Air France A380 engine spotted ... but no details ... Hope that is correct and that they find them all. The Sioux City Investigation only went into gear when the farmer found the engine parts. And this may be the really lucky part: T...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777
Replies: 53
Views: 5951

Re: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777

A380 beats all I have tried (never flew A350, though). usually sit over wing and upon take off, you barely know there are engines. In flight not as quiet but still the quietest; first aircraft I have flown where noise actually drops a bit in some zones aft of the engines.

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by sgbroimp
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 148
Views: 25288

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

I don't think the island infrastructure could support tourists right now, even if the airport could. We go through that airport and on to St. Barth's most every year. We will not take a chance on winter 2018 as who knows what the product will be like when we get there? Just because you can fly in d...

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by sgbroimp
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?
Replies: 40
Views: 7064

Re: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?

I have flown this terrific aircraft about 25-30 times now, both on SIA and LH. I can recall maybe one landing that was maybe almost a "greaser", but virtually all the others have been near "neck snappers", the one this past Monday almost a controlled crash. Is this aircraft the ...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?
Replies: 40
Views: 7064

Is the A380 a "hard lander"?

I have flown this terrific aircraft about 25-30 times now, both on SIA and LH. I can recall maybe one landing that was maybe almost a "greaser", but virtually all the others have been near "neck snappers", the one this past Monday almost a controlled crash. Is this aircraft the h...

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by sgbroimp
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman runs across tarmac at Edinburgh airport
Replies: 23
Views: 4832

Re: Woman runs across tarmac at Edinburgh airport

Ah, maybe the return of the "kissing bandit"???

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by sgbroimp
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wildcat strike at Brussels Airport, Swissport ground handling
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Re: Wildcat strike at Brussels Airport, Swissport ground handling

This seems to be a contagious decease at the moment. Thge major Spanish airports are staging one day slowdowns/strikes also. Dates have been named and negotiations are also ongoing.

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by sgbroimp
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I looking for advices!
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: I looking for advices!

I looking for advices! Hello everyone! I want to learn how to use airplane instruments. Especially a looking for IFR training stuff. For example, i have not found how many degree represent when the CDI turn. So, could you give me some IFR interactive options, where i can practicing Instrument Fligh...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Auto Races at FRA?
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: Old Auto Races at FRA?

Very unlikely as FRA was well developed by then and we had Rhein-Main Air Base still active there also. I was in the Germany Region Porsche Club North America mid 70's and we did go to small airport near Frankfurt for an autocross, but no commercial stuff flew in there.

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by sgbroimp
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A320-200 CEO become the next DC-3?
Replies: 50
Views: 8787

Re: Will the A320-200 CEO become the next DC-3?

The DC-3 of the jet age is the 737. Count the years and count the units. This is "so far" of course.

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by sgbroimp
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 21242

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Just received a report from friends of a computer glitch at DUB (Air Lingus) stranding a bunch of folks bound for the US (DUB-BDL supposedly dispatched with folks left in the terminal). Anyone know anything about this? Turns out the computer glitch apparently started with their MUC-DUB portrion, ca...

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by sgbroimp
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 21242

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Just received a report from friends of a computer glitch at DUB (Air Lingus) stranding a bunch of folks bound for the US (DUB-BDL supposedly dispatched with folks left in the terminal). Anyone know anything about this?

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by sgbroimp
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outsiders in cockpit
Replies: 8
Views: 1985

Re: Outsiders in cockpit

Ah, the good old days. Got to ride most of the trip in the jump seat on Avianca 747 BOG-JFK, visit to cockpit on LH, LTU and the most special, a visit to the G-BOAE cockpit at Mach 2. We will never see anything like that again, more likely no humans will be in the cockpit at all!

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by sgbroimp
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta retires first MD 90
Replies: 82
Views: 24274

Re: Delta retires first MD 90

Delta better watch out getting rid of these 88's. Could jeopardize their rights to the title "oldest fleet in the sky".

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by sgbroimp
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Airports with 3+ degrees approach
Replies: 23
Views: 3495

Re: Any Airports with 3+ degrees approach

St. Barth's (SBH) will have you hanging on your seat belt if you come in on RWY 10.

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by sgbroimp
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 3006

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Two 26 year old aircraft run by "rookie" team. Yes, one for backup for sure if they need near perfect dispatch reliability, which they probably do.

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by sgbroimp
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ New Safety Video
Replies: 13
Views: 2442

Re: SQ New Safety Video

SQ does everything classy. My go to airline for JFK-FRA.

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by sgbroimp
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 3006

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

That team has a lot of money, I would have to think. Surprised they bought such old birds. Probably got a great deal.

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by sgbroimp
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 6778

Re: Emirates 777 crash not mechanical

....and throw in the fact that the systems in today's aircraft designed to help are overwhelming some of the folks operating them, say when they are tired or the weather is throwing them all over the sky. One good pilot I respect and his colleagues at a major US trunk are asking to have some of the ...

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by sgbroimp
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa post strong mid-year results
Replies: 20
Views: 4551

Re: Lufthansa post strong mid-year results

The great LH results will no doubt make a tempting target for the unions, who over the past years have been plenty cranky.

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by sgbroimp
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA now bans electronics with missing screws
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: USA now bans electronics with missing screws

Hope they will continue to sort out the people with the screws loose too as they are the scariest!

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by sgbroimp
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest
Replies: 42
Views: 16073

Re: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest

Experience in today's aviation world is a funny thing. The day to day experience is watching flight instruments show that all is working as it should be, thanks to today's incredible reliability. All the pilots get sim work of course which is where they get the engine outs and other anomalies thrown...

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by sgbroimp
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 132
Views: 25359

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

They are being flown by step child scab crews. I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if they screw up and put one in the drink eventually. Inexperienced RJ pilots pushing a 737 to the end of it's range over then north atlantic isn't a ride I want to be on. Wondered when the fear mongering unioni...

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by sgbroimp
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN
Replies: 28
Views: 5775

Re: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN

AirlineCritic wrote:
Regarding carrying return fuel: Yeah, possible, but that would seem very odd.


Not to me. The Saudi's make it themselves; they are the very source aren't they? Probably 10 cents a gallon.

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by sgbroimp
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers faint on United 747-400 - Ambulances called at FRA
Replies: 14
Views: 4035

Re: Passengers faint on United 747-400 - Ambulances called at FRA

I would be choosing an 18 year old 744 on LH over United's any day of the week.

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by sgbroimp
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 11103

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

Maybe they will buy some more new planes (ha ha). My ears are still ringing from my May flight in the back of an MD88 (or 90).

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by sgbroimp
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23951

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

It really is not about age. Some years ago my wife and I were going through security at FRA and watched a bunch of attendants, all ages, of Lufthansa going through also. Uniforms perfect, nice designs, hair in place, well made up, no chubettes etc. Just a few minutes later in marched a US Air crew. ...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire at JFK Terminal 4 panda express
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Re: Fire at JFK Terminal 4 panda express

Eeeks!!!! Panda-monium at JFK.

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by sgbroimp
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up
Replies: 53
Views: 18433

Re: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up

The reason for the three-point turn on the runway was because, Skiathos Airport's (JSI) runway is only 30 metres wide, where most runways are 45-60 metres wide. The pilot should have continued to the end of the runway where there is a turning a circle. The 757 is definately one of the larger aircra...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS TSA handcuff 20lb Lobster.
Replies: 21
Views: 4254

Re: BOS TSA handcuff 20lb Lobster.

Thankfully the TSA did not send the "loabsta" to the crush-station (ooooooo, I know that is bad....)

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by sgbroimp
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 26392

Re: The Mighty 757

Always a soft spot in my heart for this airplane as I was involved with its design from the earliest days (7N7) through preliminary design, wind tunnel testing, detail design, flight testing, certification and delivery. You never forget your first. And if I recall correctly, you guys certified the ...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with Complimentary Sparkling Wine in Y?
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Airlines with Complimentary Sparkling Wine in Y?

LH, SIA definitely on International JFK-FRA

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by sgbroimp
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Battery Boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: 787 Battery Boxes

PITingres wrote:
I think you're looking at the "new" box, post-battery-fires, and as I understood the OP he was asking if that box (stainless I guess, not titanium) was going to be re- re-designed.


Correct....or if the box has been done away with in lieu of another approved solution.

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