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by ual777
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?
Replies: 40
Views: 6591

Re: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?

All of the US Airlines felt that both the 744 and 777 were too large for their networks. Only NW bought the 744 and I recall nearly all 777 orders for US carriers were rather late, in the last decade mostly. UA was the launch customer for the 777 in 1995. They had a fleet of 50 or so by the time of...

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by ual777
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366535

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I have seen a livery on another forum that incorporates what you see on the AMS sign on the tail...looked pretty good IMO. Links please I don’t have a link to it as it was on a closed discussion board. Echoing guppyflyer I don’t want to leak it in case it is the real one. I’m just as excited as eve...

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by ual777
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366535

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I have seen a livery on another forum that incorporates what you see on the AMS sign on the tail...looked pretty good IMO. Well... Don't hold out on us! Lol It was on an employee forum, and I agree it looked good. It is quite different than what has been shown here so far FWIW. We'll see if that's ...

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by ual777
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366535

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I have seen a livery on another forum that incorporates what you see on the AMS sign on the tail...looked pretty good IMO.

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by ual777
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2312
Views: 410960

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Trk1 wrote:
414#. I disagree--over paid and underworked- by any standard


So what would you consider fair pay and fair work?

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by ual777
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA just announced free DIRECTV
Replies: 49
Views: 6837

Re: UA just announced free DIRECTV

intotheair wrote:
While I am mostly fine with airlines replacing PTV with PDE, it would be nice if UA at least had live streaming TV (and if it actually worked, unlike WN).


There are dozens of movies and TV shows on UA’s PDE. I prefer it to the live tv on WN

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by ual777
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 16957

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

I do that all the time when travelling with a partner, and I'm not even close to a POS. It increases the chances of having an empty middle seat which is nice regardless of your size. If the middle seat does get booked that person is always happy to move to one of either sides so you still get to si...

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by ual777
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 16957

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

The other two passengers are clearly pouring into the middle seat. Whats interesting is that they are flying together but didn't book seats next to each other. Thats red flag #1. I do that all the time when travelling with a partner, and I'm not even close to a POS. It increases the chances of havi...

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by ual777
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 16957

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

I saw this item this morning. The woman was as big as the people she was sitting between. Just find it interesting that she was a white woman sitting between 2 Black people and wanted to move. I once had a white woman in first class who didn't want me to sit beside her. Come to find out? She was al...

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by ual777
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United #2 Airline Again (Revenue Passenger Miles)
Replies: 49
Views: 9152

Re: United #2 Airline Again

So when is UA going to start upgauging from those 50 seat CRJ’s and add more mainline to its core interior hubs of ORD, IAH and DEN? They have been for the last several years if you’ve been watching. It's hard to save they've been upgauging -- they've been adding 50-seaters on net, not dropping the...

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by ual777
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 369549

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I think it also has to be looked at in the context of the economy. In the last several years we have recovered from a recession that hurt premium travel, and then Oil went up to $100/barrel, down to $45, back up to $70-80, and now it's going back down. Also, in that time, Norwegian and Icelandair/W...

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by ual777
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 9123

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

A really nice quarter again. . But overall, they are getting closer to DL. Pretty good achievement considering where they were last year. Yes, a nice quarter. Getting closer to Delta in what metric? United Pre-tax earnings 1.1 Billion. Delta 1.6 Billion. Difference is $500,000,000 or 5.5 million do...

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by ual777
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 369549

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

When you say “First” does that mean the 4 CRJ-200’s are brand new or just renovated or repainted? Thanks They are used. ExpressJet will be getting 20 frames. Repainted yes. Renovated no. I’ve heard ExpressJet may be getting something new in the not too distant future... Won’t say more than that as ...

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by ual777
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor
Replies: 99
Views: 4811

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor

Like I said, relevant experience OR a degree. Minimum standards are often different than what’s competitive, and sometimes you will see a department cast a wider net if there aren’t enough applicants. That being said, the better departments out there compensation/culture wise tend to be a lot picki...

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by ual777
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor
Replies: 99
Views: 4811

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor

That's for basic patrol by the way. Drugs, gang, SWAT, etc etc all have additional training courses of various lengths. You don't get to just "do it all" off the bat. Oh, and their new hires all have previous relevant experience or a 4 year degree. I would be happy to go on and pull stati...

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by ual777
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor
Replies: 99
Views: 4811

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor

The police in the US are a sick joke. Bunch of revenue collecting, violent, freedom hating individuals. Police training in other countries is rigorous and produce actual officers who only use violence or guns as a very last resort. There are two groups to blame for our police issues, the police uni...

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by ual777
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor
Replies: 99
Views: 4811

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor

"Under the laws of the United States, and the principles under which this nation was founded - there is supposed to be a presumption of innocence. Like the person shot? In Finland its really hard to get to train as police officer. Training is 2,5 years of witch 6 months in line training with a...

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by ual777
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 369549

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

At today's Boyd conference Kirby mentioned the 737MAX-10 would likely take over p.s. flying. The company is currently shopping for a new flatbed seat for the aircraft. Also mentioned they would consider bringing the product to additional markets and made specific mention of EWR-SEA and DC-West Coas...

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by ual777
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54838

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

If it does turn out to be the result of a RTO after V1, the captain is going to have to justify why he aborted the takeoff when he did. It has to be something pretty serious or extreme post V1 for a pilot to abort instead of continuing the takeoff when you get to that speed due to the risk of an ov...

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by ual777
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is UA retreating in some markets?
Replies: 49
Views: 9116

Re: Why is UA retreating?

While I don't necessarily see UA retreating at ORD, they are definitely still on the retreat in some portions of the domestic market. UA is one of the largest airlines in the world and they have a very loyal following, but their focus seems to be on big market and international flying. They can't s...

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by ual777
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is UA retreating in some markets?
Replies: 49
Views: 9116

Re: Why is UA retreating?

While I don't necessarily see UA retreating at ORD, they are definitely still on the retreat in some portions of the domestic market. UA is one of the largest airlines in the world and they have a very loyal following, but their focus seems to be on big market and international flying. They can't s...

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by ual777
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Propel
Replies: 10
Views: 2186

Re: Delta Propel

mercure1 wrote:
Delta program also allows for a DL employee with 3yrs/PPL on property to take LOA and come back to fly DL mainline when ready.


It sounds like they still have a series of interviews to undergo as well....

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by ual777
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%
Replies: 80
Views: 10899

Re: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%

Some of that can be explained by the difference in average length of haul... United has higher ASMs driven mostly by longer hauls, which are cheaper to operate on a CASM basis. Delta, OTOH, carried about 9 million more pax over the quarter, driven mostly by its larger gauge and greater number of de...

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by ual777
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAs next new thing?
Replies: 74
Views: 8246

Re: UAs next new thing?

International travel is growing (in UAs case quite rapidly YoY) Sure, you can grow international capacity all you want and the seats will be full if you give 'em away. But Wall Street won't be too happy about that. My point trade war is bad for business and we're at the start of that trade war. It'...

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by ual777
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAs next new thing?
Replies: 74
Views: 8246

Re: UAs next new thing?

With UA loving the capabilities of the 787, what is their next big thing? Thoughts? With rising oil eating away at profits, escalating trade war starting to drag down international travel, and the American middle class entering a second decade of stagnant wages, I think United's next big thing – an...

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by ual777
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 4086

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

kevin5345179 wrote:
wow ....
after all the BBD dispute, you are still expecting Canada to be friendly to you ?

opening factories doesn't happen next day ...
the only reason that Boeing hasn't been in the position similar to HD is because Airbus can't supply enough narrowbody aircraft


lol wut?

Explaination please.

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by ual777
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA’s premium 757s also some of their oldest?
Replies: 16
Views: 3391

Re: Why are UA’s premium 757s also some of their oldest?

Didn't UA also sell some of their newer PW-powered 757s to FedEx for cargo conversion? FX probably didn't want the older birds, and UA could get a better price selling the newer ones and hanging onto the older ones flying in less demanding service for the rest of their years. I agree. It likely had...

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by ual777
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA’s premium 757s also some of their oldest?
Replies: 16
Views: 3391

Re: Why are UA’s premium 757s also some of their oldest?

Didn't UA also sell some of their newer PW-powered 757s to FedEx for cargo conversion? FX probably didn't want the older birds, and UA could get a better price selling the newer ones and hanging onto the older ones flying in less demanding service for the rest of their years. Don’t think so. AFAIK ...

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by ual777
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 90266

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2018/06/15/is-united-airlines-finally-gaining-ground-nearing-midyear-its-shares-lead-the-airline-industry/#7c702d45674b UA/Kirby starting to bear fruit “We view United as a sleeping giant, working to reach [its] full potential,” Becker said. Becker said Kirby’s ...

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by ual777
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 369549

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

There are 2 737-800/900 one has very shiny chrome around the opening of the engine cowl like it was just polished and burnished, the other is dead flat grey. Generally, it just means that one has been polished recently and the other hasn't. I'm pretty sure it's a different nose cowl/nacelle for imp...

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by ual777
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 122342

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Not one of, it’s THE primary task. Every airline I’ve worked at has memory items that are the same. Masks on, O2 100%, establish communication with the other pilot, descend (quickly). We're in agreement, and I don't want to quibble. But, since you are troubled by my sentence construction, I think t...

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by ual777
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 122342

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

The first officer, who I'm assuming is the non-flying pilot handling communications, is emotional but still quite calm as she relays part of the aircraft is missing, calls for medical equipment to meet the flight and that someone was possibly sucked-out. Riveting. You would assume the communicator ...

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by ual777
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 122342

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

The heart attack passenger and the passenger who was partially sucked out might not be the same person. Multiple injuries. I am confident that this was a controlled but very rapid descent. As we all know, when there is an explosive decompression, one of the pilots' primary tasks is to bring the air...

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by ual777
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR
Replies: 72
Views: 13801

Re: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR

The Cancellations are due to no landing rights being established at the beginning of their operations. Only discovered after internal audit of CBP and Port Authority. All passengers from EWR are being Bussed over to JFK The Cancellations are due to internal Norwegian "regulatory issues" w...

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by ual777
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR
Replies: 72
Views: 13801

Re: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR

Just to correct some misconceptions on this thread: 1 JFK is not LHR. There are slots available. A divert would not need to borrow a slot 2 T1 has space and T4 is the de facto overflow for any airline 3 EWR 29 is a circle approach. VOR or RNP JFK 13 L or R is absolutely NOT a circling approach. A c...

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by ual777
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 6296

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

First of all let's go a step further what are the margins that BA, LH, AF and KL operate at and the we can get a better picture of if the US3 is to greedy or not. So those margins include all the incidental fees or just based on the ticket price paid ? Southwest has been profitable year after year ...

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by ual777
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 6296

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

Competition is fine right now You mean competition for the highest profits and lowest service standards. And what standard is that? The hundreds of new aircraft ordered? Multiple new terminals, new, competitive hard products, almost universal IFE/WiFi? Or maybe it’s the better completion and on-tim...

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by ual777
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)
Replies: 72
Views: 14694

Re: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)

That’s not a bad set of results looks like they’re about to turn a corner but the US3 and BA are almost giving away business seats transatlantic in November , December ... they’re clearly rattled and will do anything to crush Norwegian now It’s the low season. Transatlantic loads typically go off a...

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by ual777
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 49066

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

I love the 767, but why would they choose a plane with zero digital avionics (steam gauges, no glass cockpit) and a hydraulic system with '50s architecture (707-esque). The 757/767 had the misfortune of coming out several years before innovation died in November of '88 when the A320-200 was certifi...

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by ual777
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 126
Views: 19391

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

I’ve heard the number is much lower than anyone thinks (5 figures). From what I’ve heard there is additional video of him in the terminal beating his ownhead against the wall or some other erratic behavior.

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by ual777
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4696

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

[twoid][/twoid] Fact backed up by studies done in the UK CAA, France DGAC etc. There is no significant difference in aircraft mishap rates when crewed by low or high hour pilots. This is indisputable and is further borne out by the ab initio cadet path being used successfully for over 30 years by th...

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by ual777
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "We only kill black people"
Replies: 65
Views: 2541

Re: "We only kill black people"

Absolute numbers are quite useless when one ethnic group has ~5.5 times more members than the other, but gets only shot about 2.5 times more..... best regards Thomas Blacks also comprise about 13% of the population yet commit roughly 50% of the homicides in the country. This issue is far more compl...

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by ual777
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "We only kill black people"
Replies: 65
Views: 2541

Re: "We only kill black people"

But a lot of them are also armed and police kill far more white's than black, but that doesn't matter because they are white Absolute numbers are quite useless when one ethnic group has ~5.5 times more members than the other, but gets only shot about 2.5 times more..... best regards Thomas Blacks a...

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by ual777
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DACA is ending - thoughts and questions
Replies: 104
Views: 2820

Re: DACA is ending - thoughts and questions

I really can't follow the point you are trying to make. well, that is kinda the impression we all have about you. Are you disputing any of the facts I've laid out? Yes, and you may be able to figure that one out, it is pretty clear in the text. Can you stick to the subject of the thread please? Onc...

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by ual777
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any MAN spotters out tomorrow? Have a request.
Replies: 0
Views: 796

Any MAN spotters out tomorrow? Have a request.

If any Manchester spotters out taking photo/video tomorrow (Sunday the 6th) could shoot me a DM it would be appreciated. (Pilot with a request).

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by ual777
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Research project: development of a pilot-centered future flight deck
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Research project: development of a pilot-centered future flight deck

Done!

Hope it helps.

If you have any other questions feel free to PM.

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by ual777
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28266

Re: The Mighty 757

Interesting to hear people rave about the handling on the 757, they must have never flown the 727, that was the finest handling narrowbody ever made. The 75 is a truck in comparison, it has a lot of thrust and handles reasonably well. The 767 is a far better flying aircraft. Nope, never flew the 72...

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by ual777
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28266

Re: The Mighty 757

Interesting to hear people rave about the handling on the 757, they must have never flown the 727, that was the finest handling narrowbody ever made. The 75 is a truck in comparison, it has a lot of thrust and handles reasonably well. The 767 is a far better flying aircraft. Nope, never flew the 72...

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by ual777
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies
Replies: 66
Views: 3325

Re: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies

https://fee.org/articles/class-and-race-are-never-an-excuse-to-gloat-over-state-atrocities/ Article about this young mans death pointing out how last year when he was arrested, some people thought it was schadenfreude and seemed to make an issue of him being a white, middle class student. People in...

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by ual777
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Retain Georgia Congressional Seat
Replies: 39
Views: 1450

Re: Republicans Retain Georgia Congressional Seat

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans will be able to spend the same per seat that they did in Georgia. While ithe GOP did win, they also lost market share - something like from 23% to 5%. Trump is supposed to be a businessman - think he can understand that loss of market share? Ugh! Now that t...

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