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by sgbroimp
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today
Replies: 49
Views: 10089

Re: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today

Discarding all else for a second (just theoretically for the sake of analysis) I wonder if the cost of repairing or replacing that engine alone would make a more aggressive inspection schedule pay for itself, i.e. just be a sound business decision? This is assuming the damage analysis shows that the...

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by sgbroimp
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today
Replies: 49
Views: 10089

Re: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today

Better to do what is needed, then to have another engine failure. I'm sure every 737 operators are giving every plane worldwide extra TLC. Absolutely. The attorney fees alone defending just one fatality-related lawsuit will cost more than these engine inspections! And your reputation as an airline ...

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by sgbroimp
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today
Replies: 49
Views: 10089

Re: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today

Would Southwest be obliged to publicly announce the results of their testing? I'd sure be embarrassing to have to say "we found similar issues in X% of our engines" This was my first thought when inspections were announced; glad I am not the only one. My answer: Probably not. However, let...

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by sgbroimp
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today
Replies: 49
Views: 10089

Re: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today

I find the reporting requirement strange. Required for the SB, but not for the EAD? How can a standard, even a maintenance standard for these engines be arrived at, modified if necessary etc. if the FAA does not get ALL the data on how many defective blades were found, both on the under 30K cycles a...

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by sgbroimp
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today
Replies: 49
Views: 10089

Re: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today

A big issue is probably routing the aircraft that need the inspections to the right point, which is surely not any old airport, and at the right time. No airline has dozens of planes waiting in reserve so cancellations must happen for sure. Interesting will be the reporting phase and if we will see ...

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by sgbroimp
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 668
Views: 105192

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

For the people wondering why the Airlines resisted the inspection schedule that the FAA was proposing, its simple... The FAA had no idea what it was asking. The FAA thought that it would be a small section of the 737s (<70 at WN IIRC), but because the airline doesn't track the blades individually i...

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by sgbroimp
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger handcuffed to seat on Delta flight
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: Passenger handcuffed to seat on Delta flight

Her last name seems appropriate, just a bit misspelled!

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by sgbroimp
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 668
Views: 105192

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Good God, sue, as a surviving passenger, for PTSD? Really. Before you jump, I’ve survived a mid-air, a dozen engine shutdowns, lost many friends in accidents, so I know where I’m at here. The deceased family certainly is owed compensation as are any injured. But, trying to show a profit for a 25 mi...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with D-AIRY?
Replies: 25
Views: 4530

Re: What's up with D-AIRY?

OK, folks enough. This is getting to be udderly ridiculous!

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by sgbroimp
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 13932

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

The biggest factor in how clean/dirty a bathroom is , is the route! Some routes are notorious for trashing the plane. I think its ok for a FA to tidy up a little bit, but asking them to scrub toilets and pee/poop soaked floors is too much. That has to be true at 99% of the airlines, but I would not...

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by sgbroimp
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 668
Views: 105192

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Anyone notice the 3 soft dents in the cowl part on the grass? All the other damage we see are rips and tears, nothing soft like that. Could have bounced off something when it hit the ground I guess, but it seems curious and makes me wonder if the aircraft did hit something which started the event. E...

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by sgbroimp
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 13932

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

I have friends who are SQ flight attendants. They tell me that they are required to clean the lavatories every 30 minutes or so on all flights. I have seen the crew walking in with cleaning equipment on my flights with them. I fly them a lot (JFK-FRA) and this is correct. One of them told me it was...

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by sgbroimp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 668
Views: 105192

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Seems eerily similar to Southwest 3472, doesn't it? Yes, if you look at photos of both events a tech may see differences but to most they are almost duplicates. So you have same airline, same aircraft type, almost same date of manufacture, likely near same vintage of engine (though not necessarily ...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports
Replies: 29
Views: 6505

Re: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports

Why did AF change to 332 instead of 343? Most likely answer is reduced demand Can a 332 make it non-stop? Of course it can, else they wouldn't be doing it.... I thought KL had a stop before going all the way to AMS They didn't have to, they chose to. Not sure that is correct. At least for the 744, ...

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by sgbroimp
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Replies: 67
Views: 19709

Re: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt

Correct. Most any fall just wrong can break your neck and that is generally the end for you. Holding a glass bottle, if true, might bring the suicide aspect into question for some....

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by sgbroimp
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SQ advert
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: New SQ advert

Based on my 25-30 rides with them I would have to say that it does....

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by sgbroimp
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 17540

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

So, if he had gotten a 10% better fuel burn from the "git go", the 380 would be a big success story? Does anyone in the know believe that for a nano second?

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by sgbroimp
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire
Replies: 30
Views: 5021

Re: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire

This sounds like United's DC-10 accident at Sioux City with undetected flawed metallurgy. Scary.

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by sgbroimp
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24613

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

As Twain said: "Reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated." Looks like the old girl will outlive me.....

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by sgbroimp
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Polish PKBWL release final report in Nov 2011 forced gear up landing
Replies: 17
Views: 2959

Re: Polish PKBWL released their final report release their final report in the Nov 2011 forced grear up landing

Pilots and ops hold the blame here in my view. Not that hard to see or check the breaker. If it were, there would have been mods to the panel, which is a probably a 1982 (or so) design, ages ago. That the ops did not back up the crew telling them to get on their knees (if necessary) and look for a p...

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by sgbroimp
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Farmer Builds A320
Replies: 58
Views: 15924

Re: Chinese Farmer Builds A320

Maybe the movie folks will be interested. Set building is costly.....

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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: 67
Views: 23293

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: 9586

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: 7459

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: 8580

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: 5535

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: 8580

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: 7311

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: 3717

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: 1582

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: 684
Views: 186076

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: 684
Views: 186076

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: 684
Views: 186076

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: 684
Views: 186076

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: 17960

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: 17960

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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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: 684
Views: 186076

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: 684
Views: 186076

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: 6658

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: 153
Views: 26990

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: 7357

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: 7357

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: 4917

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: 955

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: 959

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: 1047

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: 9000

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: 21881

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: 21881

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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