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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

To me this new Corvette isn't really one. Corvettes must have a V-8 engine mounted in the front and powering the rear wheels as 'God' intended. As to the interior, since the first ones came out, there has always been a cheapness about them, too much raiding of parts from other models or done cheap t...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax
Replies: 20
Views: 3329

Re: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax

Since likely dozens of police were involved, including Federal Marshals, NYPD, Port Authority (at LGA), that the movement from the jail to LGA and at LGA was huge, and reporters were likely hanging out at the Fed Jail in NYC, it is not surprising there was knowledge of this movement or perhaps that ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 83
Views: 5387

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

I posted earlier about the benefits of having Narcan available on passenger flights, in part to reduce diversions. It being available would allow the person having an overdose to live long enough to get to a diversion or destination airport. I do wonder how this would work with international flights...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 67
Views: 6002

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

I suspect for some areas of the USA and elsewhere, postal mail and private express package services make up a significant amount of the 'belly freight' and helps airlines make money on some flights. The transport of postal mail is why some routes are subsidized under 'essential service' programs lik...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 83
Views: 5387

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Many police departments in the USA have Narcan in their police cars or on their person. Just in my state, New Jersey, well over 200 persons have been saved from its use in the last several years. Police are most likely first on the scene of a person who may need Narcan and there won't be enough time...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS

A month or so ago, 100 or more people trying to get around a traffic jam on the main road to DIA ended up in a muddy, dead end track. There have been people getting lost on desert roads, blindly following their GPS, ending up going through blind uncontrolled railroad crossings and getting hit by tra...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17 - 5 years ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2339

Re: MH17 - 5 years ago

Some lessons have been learned, airlines seem to be a bit more careful and are avoiding more areas of intense fighting. Indeed. The recent flying bans over Iran and Pakistan (some partially lifted) reflect a well founded fear of aircraft being shot down over a hostile area as the Ukraine was then w...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 121
Views: 3189

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

The Republican party didn't collapse when Nixon resigned. The Democrats didn't die during the Reagan administration. The Republicans will not abandon Trump. So far the Democrats are in disarray, with too many candidates running and conflicts between the progressive wing and the more pragmatic modera...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8729

Re: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

AA seems to made the prudent decision to extend the time they anticipate their 737MAX's out of service. I suspect WN and other MAX owners will also have to do similar extensions and notify the public too. Still this has to hurt their bottom line of those and other airlines with these anticipated pla...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 132
Views: 23896

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

It is very easy for all of us to say that other crew members shouldn't cover or should 'rat out' a fellow crew member who may be beyond the limits of alcohol content in ones blood to fly or work as cabin crew safely but that is very difficult in real life. They fear retribution if made a false alleg...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6133

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

I wonder how these women would act in many cities in the UK with significant numbers of Muslims ? Jerks of the first rank. Any idea how they got home ?

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by ltbewr
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace It With Mexican Flag In Colorado
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace It With Mexican Flag In Colorado

OK, not sure why the mods would remove the original thread for this...? A mistake, perhaps? AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Hundreds of protesters gathered in Aurora on Friday evening to march to the ICE detention facility where illegal and undocumented immigrants are being housed. They also removed the U.S....

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by ltbewr
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1410

Re: NYC Power Outage

I suggest they put some extra beds in the hospitals in nine months... ;-) Because Saturdays affected a small part of the city that is mainly commercial it is unlikely to literally produce a measurable bump up in the birth rate. Where such higher birth rates have occurred with electrical blackouts h...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39368

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

Sad to see a plane lost to parts and scrap, but most important is that there were no injuries or deaths. This kinda reminds me of the WN 737 at LGA a few years also that did a similar nose heavy landing. It too got parted/scrapped out if I recall correctly. I also recall the pilots were quite heavi...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 7805

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

Kinda of a cool record. Like the international crewing with women, although better would have been one of the pilots be a woman. NASA, and especially Qatar got some good public relations attention. Will this plane have a special sign put in the cabin that it was used for a record flight ?

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by ltbewr
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39368

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

Sad to see a plane lost to parts and scrap, but most important is that there were no injuries or deaths. This kinda reminds me of the WN 737 at LGA a few years also that did a similar nose heavy landing. It too got parted/scrapped out if I recall correctly. I also recall the pilots were quite heavil...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 79
Views: 4523

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

I doubt they will get 200 stupid enough to try to enter the site.

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6043

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

How about the 1000's executed for crimes in China, a major trading partner of the rest of the world or the dozens the USA has executed in the last several years including with the use of drugs with cruel and painful deaths. Yes, the Saudi government is cruel in its awful way, but other countries are...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump backs down from citizenship question - as he claims he is not backing down from citizenship question
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: Trump backs down from citizenship question - as he claims he is not backing down from citizenship question

Pres. Trump's attempt to put in the citizenship question in the Census was to appease his supporters, cut government spending and discourage not legally residing persons from staying in the country. It would have been devastating in the area where I live, Northern NJ, as to local and school budgets ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Ford failure, Mulally and German transmission company
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Major Ford failure, Mulally and German transmission company

I have had my 2014 Focus for 3 years with just over 41,000 on it. It was barely 2 years old and less than 20K on it when I bought it from a local Ford dealer (where Ford had an assembly Plant - Mahwah Ford in NJ). Its likely the previous owner, from upstate NY north of Albany, dumped it due to the t...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22968

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

If KLM were to reduce the demand for short-haul flying, then the slots, investment they have in aircraft and support services could be focused on medium to long-haul (2 hour +) flights where flying is far more practical in time and geography.

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by ltbewr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19287

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

I am surprised that there isn't more pressure from insurers upon airlines to see that proper CRM and staff safety culture is in place to reduce their risks and hold down premiums to airlines and of course, save unnecessary loss of life. As to the punishment of the cabin crew member who refused the r...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial

To some Black Americans, the Nazi era Holocaust is irrelevant to them, while Slavery is more relevant and deserves much more attention. Several states mandate education of the Nazi Holocaust due to political involvement of Jewish Holocaust survivors who want that story told. Too many White people do...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ross Perot has died
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: Ross Perot has died

Ross Perot was a unique and interesting person. He came from a modest background, was always a hustler, went to and graduated from the US Navel Academy, was a top salesperson for IBM computers. He started a business, EDS, that offered services to the users of computers, something IBM wouldn't until ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2004
Views: 106617

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

So, it looks like a lot of hot air continues from the UK politicians, maybe that is why the record temperatures in Europe. :P So far, it looks like no real progress. Forget about anything in August as the Continent shuts down for vacation. Then you got 2 months to try to get the stuff together but t...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bankrupt WOW air fined US $30 million by environmental agency
Replies: 10
Views: 3661

Re: Bankrupt WOW air fined US $30 million by environmental agency

Problem is that WOW was broke and likely as well owns other government agencies fees and taxes like USA ones who operate airports, the USA's TSA and ICE as well others in countries they flew to/from beyond Iceland. I doubt anyone will see anything but pennies on the dollar (or Euro).

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by ltbewr
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4462

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

I wonder if in this round Epstein make a plea deal again to reduce his sentence and rat out a bunch of politicians and business executives who had statutorily raped any young women. I wouldn't be surprised to save his own sorry butt.

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by ltbewr
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 35
Views: 5699

Re: Passenger shaming

I am quite sure there were plenty of pax in all classes of service in the past who were disgusting in their behavior but we didn't have social media and everyone with a digital camera in their phone to catch them and spread it around. Best is for your and any persons traveling with you to not be a j...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4462

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

I hope with this new arrest and his 2008 joke of a plea deal that Epstein is not allowed to make bail, that he has to rot in jail until trial or a plea deal as a for sure 'flight risk', and ends up with the rest of his life in prison and loses all his wealth. I hope the lead prosecutor is a woman an...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk
Replies: 36
Views: 9989

Re: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk

At the least, he won't be allowed to enter the USA for the rest of his life as has a criminal record and owes a money fine/civil judgment. Being drunk on a plane is not only annoying to the other pax, but if an emergency, can be or put other people at risk in an evacuation or other actions. Glad he ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup
Replies: 40
Views: 2431

Re: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup

If our current President is cheering for other than the USA, that is wrong. Look, I don't like the way Ms. Rapoine expressed her opinions as to President Trump, using the F-word, but I understand her opinion as to the general political, sexist and woman abusing opinions and ways of Trump. Win or los...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California rocked again...
Replies: 35
Views: 1846

Re: California rocked again...

The earthquakes on 7/4 & 7/5 in California were quite severe, China Lake Navel station is pretty much in lockdown, some local roads are closed do to crack and other damage. This happened in a relatively sparely populated, relatively rural area, unlike those in SF and the Northridge ones so doesn...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7778

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Trump's speech is already gone from the news but for some lingering comments mainly about his 'airports' comments. Most people didn't pay attention to it, didn't care about it. The tanks are gone, the mall area cleaned up. He is playing golf at his NJ club this weekend and likely to put out some twe...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14391

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Is the plane with the incident still on the ground in BOS ? What happened to the passengers ? I would presume an inspection and investigation of the cause would have to take place, that could be done in a day or so, but repairs may take longer depending on the level of damage done. If only the seat ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14391

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

I carry with me every day in my 'messenger bag' to/from work a small (2000 Mha) 'power bank' for back up if I forgot to charge my phone or used it heavily. I also carry it with me on trips with my carry on to plane flights, never had a problem with security. Likely large power banks (like 5K+) are n...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6920

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

If the engine had even just one human body go into it, it would have destroyed it beyond economic recovery. Likely after the investigations it would have cleaned of human remains and been scrapped.

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7778

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Sadly, some Left Wing Nut Case decided to burn an American Flag in front of the White House as a protest against President Trump. Between the Secret Service, and some Trump supporters, he got into a lot of trouble. Although I despise Trump before and since he became and as President, I cannot suppor...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7778

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

I hope that no one watches Trump's 'speech' in person or on TV. Sadly CNN and FoxNews will show it. His hijacking for his ego and micromanaging of the events are beyond foolish. Oh, then on Friday, he is going to spend the weekend playing golf at his NJ club. What a waste he is.

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7778

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

He's bringing brand new Sherman tanks y'all. Sit tight. They could be a while before production is ramped up again. The 4th of July is the day in which the Declaration of Independence saw its first signatures, a peaceful act of defiance, not violence or war. You do know that we fought a war over ou...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7778

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

I am sorry to say this, but I hope that the evening in particular for Trump is ruined by massive thunderstorms. The 4th of July is the day in which the Declaration of Independence saw its first signatures, a peaceful act of defiance, not violence or war. Celebrating the day with a display of our mil...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 139
Views: 8157

Re: Antifa Violence

The use of physical or verbal violence hurts a cause, no matter which 'side' it is. We have seen more aggressive behaviors over social and political issues, to get attention for and show disgust for the 'others' views. Today's social media, fear and frustration with changes in our society or lack of...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18921

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

To me, Boeing is like GM, the biggest banks and financial institutions is TBTF - Too Big to Fail. It is one of the USA biggest private employers of well paid workers, its products are the biggest exports of the USA, they are one of the biggest military equipment suppliers. From the President on down...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Art of the Deal co-Author gives Perfect Dem 2020 Slogan
Replies: 26
Views: 1079

Re: Art of the Deal co-Author gives Perfect Dem 2020 Slogan

I realize that this is joke, but more seriously, the too many allegations of sexual assault, of sexist behaviors, would get him fired in any other job and he should get told, like he loved to say to others on his 'The Apprentice' show - YOUR FIRED !.

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by ltbewr
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3665

Re: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police

This is one of those case where the context of the situation has to be considered. Yes, she did break the law by illegally entering the ex-huband's apartment, but she had a well founded belief that the weapons could be used to injure or kill her. Clearly the local police were reluctant to enforce th...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate
Replies: 84
Views: 4717

Re: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate

I didn't watch these so-called 'debates' but from a review of reports and comments, it likely culled, including from those not invited, about half or 12 of the field of 24 by the next 'debate' in August. The '1%'ers' won't be able to get more money to continue, some were just shown to be unqualified...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often does an engine come off?
Replies: 19
Views: 3289

Re: How often does an engine come off?

I would suspect that the oil from an oil change is tested to see if contaminants, if signs of worn metal in it. If there is beyond a certain limit of such contaminants or worn metal, then the engine would be have to be removed to be examined further and fixed. .

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by ltbewr
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382875

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I wonder if the way the certain controls on the 737 MAX series were set up, like the stab trim, were intentionally designed to prevent excessive and sudden movements to prevent disaster. For example, the 11/13/2001 flight AA587 where the pilots used excessive rudder controls after an encounter with ...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat
Replies: 14
Views: 2842

Re: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat

That this was a non-stop flight between India and the USA, one has to wonder if this was a message to the USA by Iran or their supporters or just some idiot who just wants to create havoc. The bombings and attempted bombings of AI aircraft around 30 years ago involved internal India ethnic disputes,...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 56
Views: 17564

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

With the tight slot space at LHR, demand from certain routes, and if the numbers can work, it would make some sense for IAG/BA to consider purchasing used A380's. If come from LH, they are likely to be excellently maintained, thus limiting refurb costs and they won't conflict with LH's business. The...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pinnacle 3701, why no documentary?
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Pinnacle 3701, why no documentary?

With this crash, there is the transcript of the CVR which if you read it, is just chilling, and what would be the script for part of an episode, with actor recreations. It should be included to show that pilot unprofessionalism can cause a crash, corrections made in flight procedures and training fr...

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