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by ual763
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 284
Views: 36400

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

It wasn't put in the FCOM because it was expected that most 737MAX pilots would never be in a position to see it function, ever!!! Most airline pilots will never see an engine failure either, or for that matter the majority of the procedures in FCOM. It would be nice to know what to do if something...

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by ual763
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 284
Views: 36400

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

https://twitter.com/AndreBerger787/status/1063099174915358721 seems to be a airline training issue more than a boeing issue. Exactly! I’ve kept quiet on this until now, but figured you all would like to see this. Pretty scathing report by the United pilots. The United pilot group knew about the MCA...

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by ual763
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 284
Views: 36400

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

Don't know if anyone else has posted this, but one of the lead pilots for TUI says Boeing told him about MCAS and that it was in technical documentation. Seems to be a fault with the airline and not Boeing then. https://twitter.com/AndreBerger787/status/1063099174915358721 There seems to be varying...

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by ual763
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 284
Views: 36400

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

I completely agree. I'm not in a position where stepping on a MAX is likely to happen for me in the short term, but at this point I would feel substantially less comfortable about doing so than with most other types. That's not a feeling I've experienced in the past. I've just told my friends this ...

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by ual763
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128004

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

O’hare is an absolute nightmare today. The line to get on the buses from T5 over to T1/2/3 is about 3 hours long. People are having to pay for taxi cabs over to the domestic terminals just to make their connections,.

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by ual763
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128004

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

O’hare is bringing th Christmas decorations out! My favorite time of year to walk through the terminals. And also, we’ve alluded to it in this thread before, but T3 always seems to have the best Holiday decorations with T1 not typically having as much. Well, this year, T1 has some very nice lighting...

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by ual763
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128004

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

United787 wrote:
ual763 wrote:
If only Saarinen was still alive. He was and will always be the best in my opinion.


Father or son? Eliel or Eero?


Eero!

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by ual763
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 106
Views: 20355

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

sandbender wrote:
It's being reported that they were "incapacitated" and are on "administrative leave". That does not sound like hypoglycemia or a stroke.


Are you kidding? It was a medical issue. The ambulance was called. This “administrative leave” you speak of is disability leave.

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by ual763
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No minimum voting age?
Replies: 77
Views: 1731

Re: No minimum voting age?

As a young bloke I can only say that the minimum voting age is fine. I see a lot of young people that have never had to pay any taxes, do not grasp how the government works and do not know what fiscal responsibility is. Throw in the fact that today's youth mainly uses garbage platforms like free ne...

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by ual763
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson targeted by protesters at his home
Replies: 53
Views: 1978

Re: Tucker Carlson targeted by protesters at his home

Dr. Ford is still getting death threats at her home. Why are you not angry at those POS for threatening her? The bombs sent to CNN by that POS? Why are you not angry about that? People could have been killed because of Republican fear mongering. You bet I'm pumped!!! I just had a green tea!!! Absol...

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by ual763
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson targeted by protesters at his home
Replies: 53
Views: 1978

Re: Tucker Carlson targeted by protesters at his home

Seb, do you honestly think these posters are ok with death threats against Dr. Ford? Yes because when it is pointed out there are constant death threats against her, that she has moved several times and changed her phone number several times and still receives death threats, the Republican response...

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by ual763
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson targeted by protesters at his home
Replies: 53
Views: 1978

Re: Tucker Carlson targeted by protesters at his home

Yeah, the right doesn't get in your face they just mow you down with their car. If you spew hate you should live in fear. Kind of like that guy on the left that tried mowing down an entire field of Republican Senators and Congressman with a sniper rifle? Let’s be honest, violence is never the answer.

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by ual763
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128004

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

If only Saarinen was still alive. He was and will always be the best in my opinion.

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by ual763
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 106
Views: 20355

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

Isn’t there supposed to be a supervisor on duty in the cab at all times too?

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by ual763
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 106
Views: 20355

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

I thought having two people in the cab was mandatory now ever since the last guy fell asleep?

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by ual763
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Access of terminal area for non-passenger coming back?
Replies: 30
Views: 3505

Re: Access of terminal area for non-passenger coming back?

50 people a day seems awfully limited. I think, as long as you are subject to going through security, you should be allowed into the gate area. Some of my most fond memories are when I was little before 9/11 and my Father and I would wander through the terminals at ORD. I loved that so much more tha...

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by ual763
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MadDog rumor du jour:
Replies: 49
Views: 13193

Re: AA MadDog rumor du jour:

catdaddy63 wrote:
The last scheduled MD80 flight out of TUL is currently AA2269 at 1825L TUL-DFW on September 3rd. Both MD80 turns will switch to A319 on September 4th, 2019.


Out of curiosity, has anyone found the last loaded MD-80 flight yet?

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by ual763
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 122
Views: 8639

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

In response to the last couple of comments: this is exactly a part of why women don't want to be pilots. There are people constantly second-guessing them and saying "oh, you were just put up there because you're pretty/affirmative action/HR/blah blah blah", "you're taking qualified m...

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by ual763
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 122
Views: 8639

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Too many 'elitists' here. There's no way a woman couldn't be as qualified as a man to be a pilot. Some need to get off their high horses and accept that fact. It isn't a gender specific career as some other careers could be perceived. Nobody is saying women aren’t good pilots. What we ARE saying is...

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by ual763
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 10000

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?

Well if this happens at Long Island City, real estate prices will be even more outrageous than they are now. New York City doesn’t need amazon. Many in Northern Virginia are saying the same thing... Its already high enough, so I doubt it will be affect prices that much, as there won't be much reloc...

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by ual763
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 122
Views: 8639

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

In response to the last couple of comments: this is exactly a part of why women don't want to be pilots. There are people constantly second-guessing them and saying "oh, you were just put up there because you're pretty/affirmative action/HR/blah blah blah", "you're taking qualified m...

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by ual763
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 122
Views: 8639

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Unqualified women pilots are already hired over substantially more qualified males. If anything it has already gone too far. The southwest crash at LGA was a female captain hired with substandard experience. It's not a recipe for success. Why aren't men recruited for female dominated jobs? Nursing,...

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by ual763
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 10000

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?

What I'm curious about, is where they think they're going to get the real estate to build a 50,000 employee HQ2 in Crystal City? I'm genuinely curious what land is available there. Last time NOVA made the news for HQ2, Senator Tim Kaine was showing Amazon executives around the Center for Innovative ...

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by ual763
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 122
Views: 8639

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Just as a side note. United has the most women pilots of any airline in the world, and by a fairly large margin, in the US. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2018/04/19/the-airlines-with-the-most-female-pilots-infographic/amp/ Yeah, from what I hear now you can check w...

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by ual763
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA applies for second daily EWR-PVG
Replies: 47
Views: 6766

Re: UA applies for second daily EWR-PVG

Long existing discussion https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1393121 Both DL and UA proposing new China service with potentially vacated authorities. If any mods see this... why was the initial thread on this topic merged with that one? I think UA announcing this deserves it's o...

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by ual763
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?
Replies: 107
Views: 10624

Re: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?

Sorry, but Burke is much closer. The Giant at 8970 Burke Lake Rd., near where an airport entrance would be, to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW via I-395 is 16.7 miles. 1600 PA Ave to IAD's terminal is 27 miles. Sorry, Cledaybuck, but no, the mistake was NOT not closing DCA. If IAD had been built closer, y...

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by ual763
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?
Replies: 107
Views: 10624

Re: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?

KICT wrote:
MCO or RDU are the only two that make sense.
Delta has them beat at RDU. I think that leaves MCO.
If only there was a way for UAL to increase their MCO presence quickly...


They can! They need to cut a deal with the city for a lot of gates in the upcoming new terminal complex.

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by ual763
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1973
Views: 119274

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

There is a reason DL pulled MEM and didn't even bother to keep a focus city like they did with CVG. Yeah, because they already had a Mega-hub down the road in Atlanta. If anything, Delta has shown us that you do not need to be in a huge market to be a successful hub. Geography matters a lot more (i...

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by ual763
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1973
Views: 119274

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I can't help but notice when I look at UA hubs across the country, BNA would make a nice focus operation for them. I’ve thought the same thing, as probably many aviation enthusiasts have. They’re weak in the SE and Nashville is perfectly positioned to connect many different parts of the country. Th...

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by ual763
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 65458

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Could MEM possibly work as a SE hub? It already has the infrastructure to support a hub operation. In terms of gate space, MEM has a lot more than does Nashville. Like someone else mentioned about Nashville, it could supplement Dulles, not work against it. Florida connections from the West and the M...

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by ual763
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"
Replies: 55
Views: 8885

Re: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"

Like I mentioned in the above post, 175s are used regularly on AA DFW-CHA. I don't know if all the ground handling is done in-house or contracted out but the point is SOMEBODY at the airport is qualified to work that type. A little cooperation between carriers and ground handling contractors could ...

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by ual763
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"
Replies: 55
Views: 8885

Re: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"

Don’t think it’s an airport issue. Sounds like UAs ground handlers in CHA couldn’t work the E175. Like I mentioned in the above post, 175s are used regularly on AA DFW-CHA. I don't know if all the ground handling is done in-house or contracted out but the point is SOMEBODY at the airport is qualifi...

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by ual763
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?
Replies: 31
Views: 4657

Re: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?

Lufthansa has started to shift certain intra-European flights over to their München hub. München has a LOT more leisure traffic than Frankfurt has, and still quite a bit of business traffic. So, I think if anything, when the Mom comes (and also IF DLH continues to push more flights to Munich), we ma...

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by ual763
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 12664

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Tbh I could see AC doing better with a YYZ-HAM route, then u got loads with both Canada and US bound pax. Also EWR is not the most convenient place for those who want to go to manhattan or long island. It takes just as long, if not shorter to get to Manhattan from EWR as it does from JFK. Now, Long...

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by ual763
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 12664

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

I too believe that Eurowings probably will step in and take over this route. With Eurowings being owned by Lufthansa, United already partners with Eurowings on connections.

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by ual763
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 18638

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Bummer on the EWR-HAM route going away. I was planning on booking that flight in a few weeks actually for next June. If only they would move that to IAD now. Yes, it is unfortunate. HAM joins a long list with BFS, CPG, OSL, BHX, BRS, STR, etc that have gone away. If it didn’t work from EWR I don’t ...

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by ual763
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 18638

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Bummer on the EWR-HAM route going away. I was planning on booking that flight in a few weeks actually for next June. If only they would move that to IAD now. Yes, it is unfortunate. HAM joins a long list with BFS, CPG, OSL, BHX, BRS, STR, etc that have gone away. If it didn’t work from EWR I don’t ...

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by ual763
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 18638

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Bummer on the EWR-HAM route going away. I was planning on booking that flight in a few weeks actually for next June. If only they would move that to IAD now. Yes, it is unfortunate. HAM joins a long list with BFS, CPG, OSL, BHX, BRS, STR, etc that have gone away. If it didn’t work from EWR I don’t ...

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by ual763
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 18638

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Bummer on the EWR-HAM route going away. I was planning on booking that flight in a few weeks actually for next June. If only they would move that to IAD now.

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by ual763
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 18638

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Bummer on the EWR-HAM route going away. I was planning on booking that flight in a few weeks actually for next June. If only they would move that to IAD now.

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by ual763
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 25064

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

To ask someone to post an internal company report is ludicrous, especially something safety related. I also work for UA, and what Jay posts is correct not only on this issue but, many others. Also, under US regulations there is no such thing as declaring a MAYDAY. You declare an emergency. As a pil...

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by ual763
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 25064

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

It is also interesting to see according to another posted that the internal UA report did not say a mayday was declared. Why leave that out of the report ? It wasn’t listed specifically in the report because it is obvious. The whole reason they had to even file the report is because of the MAYDAY c...

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by ual763
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 25064

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

I think everyone is looking way too deeply into the “published” meaning of the word “Mayday”. When it comes right down to it, the Captain can call it whatever he wants. It is up to his discretion. If he feels the situation warrants it, then yes, he may use the word Mayday. There is nothing that says...

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by ual763
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 25064

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

jumbojet wrote:
article mentioned the plane, a Boeing 787-900, only had 180 passengers on board. A rather light load don't you think?


*Boeing 787-9

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by ual763
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aviation fan killed by drunk driver
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Re: A thread you should probably read...

Someone had also started a change.org petition petitioning American to name one of their Dreamliners after Andrew. I signed it. May he rest in peace.

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by ual763
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 25064

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

CaptainKoror wrote:
I believe that the use of "mayday" is an ICAO standard when declaring any kind of emergency.


There's also "Pan, Pan, Pan" for not so serious emergencies. But it is always up to the Captain to decide how serious it is.

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by ual763
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7383

Re: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft

My best friend's father in college was a 747 Captain for NWA/Delta. He simply got bored of it, so he bid down to the 757/767. Now, he says he's never had as much fun in his entire life. He flies a mix of short-haul, medium-haul, and long-haul! Best of both worlds. And so many more destinations to fl...

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by ual763
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots avoid collision at IAD after controller mistake
Replies: 21
Views: 7223

Re: Pilots avoid collision at IAD after controller mistake

The cockpit voice recorder should be interesting. The UA crew was alert and made good decision to abort. The AA crew also made good decision to not proceed... they must have saw the UA 739 rolling down the runway. The Skywest crew probably didn't see the 739 because they would have only seen the AA...

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by ual763
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots avoid collision at IAD after controller mistake
Replies: 21
Views: 7223

Re: Pilots avoid collision at IAD after controller mistake

I wonder if the Tucker Carlson squabble a few months ago about FAA's change in qualifications for controllers is in any way relevant here. If it is, prepare for another brouhaha. It could technically be possible. Dulles is I *believe* a level 9 facility at the current time. Or maybe a level 10. Eit...

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by ual763
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128004

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

This article... https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2018/09/27/amazon-reportedly-visited-chicago-again-last-month.html?ana=e_ae_set1&s=article_du&ed=2018-09-27&u=2aEX9JiRM4mrn7a2cp4J0w029f8915&t=1538091771&j=84077721 ... had me thinking about the effect the Amazon HQ2 comin...

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