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by huxrules
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 125482

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

I’m surprised. By the initial reports I was expecting a high pressure turbine failure. But “just” a missing blade? We have all seen the containment tests, wonder if the containment isn’t as strong as advertised. Perhaps some kid of surge while the blade separated pushing it forward. Really weird.

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by huxrules
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 195905

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

Theseus wrote:
Hagic wrote:
Prost wrote:
I can’t imagine a scenario where someone denied entry to Canada is allowed in the US.


Canada won't let you in if you have a DUI on your record. The US will. You could have a US citizen with a DUI that was on that flight its pretty common (unfortunately).

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by huxrules
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat size regulations in the US
Replies: 176
Views: 13859

Re: Seat size regulations in the US

I'm 6'5" and on some planes my knees impact the seat in front of me. Particularly bad on A320s where metal digs into my skin. I usually sit in the isle. In a crash situation both of my legs will probably break and I'll trap the outboard passengers. Fun. There are several ways the airline indust...

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by huxrules
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 854 return to IAH 7/25
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

United 854 return to IAH 7/25

Just curious if anyone knows why ual 854 did a bunch of orbits over the Gulf of Mexico and then returned to IAH today.

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by huxrules
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2
Replies: 248
Views: 62951

RE: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2

Was there any icing in the area when this happened? I've seen ice before in thunderstorms but usually it's not much.

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by huxrules
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Chokes Woman Over Reclining Seat.
Replies: 76
Views: 16667

RE: Man Chokes Woman Over Reclining Seat.

I only recline my seat if the person behind me has reclined their seat.

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by huxrules
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How To Let Your US Company Buy A Qatar Flight
Replies: 11
Views: 4524

RE: How To Let Your US Company Buy A Qatar Flight

I know you really want to experiment with new airlines. If you company was smart it would put you on the delta atl-jnb flight. It's the "quickest" way there and you won't show up feeling like garbage for a week- just a few days instead.

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by huxrules
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suggestions for UA's New CEO Oscar Munoz's First 90 Days?
Replies: 215
Views: 23856

RE: Suggestions For UA's New CEO Oscar Munoz's First 90 Days?

Print on every singe page of the customer service manual "Nothing in this manual supersedes common sense."

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by huxrules
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 3
Replies: 236
Views: 65871

RE: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 3

Just a curious question- in the soundcloud recording of the ATC when speedbird transmits you can hear several alarms in the background. Are they fire or master warning?

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by huxrules
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Entrepreneurialism In Aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 5727

RE: What Happened To Entrepreneurialism In Aviation?

I think it's because air travel has become a commodity product. You would need to come up with something mind blowing to beat this fact. In the end it's a bunch of companies with very similar products operating in the same regulatory conditions and in that case only the largest do well. To create a ...

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by huxrules
Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK Part 81
Replies: 231
Views: 51220

RE: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK Part 81

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ltbewr" class="quote" target="_blank">ltbewr</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>This Associated Press article notes some quest...

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by huxrules
Tue May 12, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Girl With Autism Causes Diversion Of UA1535
Replies: 133
Views: 17612

RE: Girl With Autism Causes Diversion Of UA1535

This whole thread is amazingly unsympathetic. United needs to increase training (and probably just customer service) on how to deal with mentally disabled passengers. Autism is a weird disability in that not every autistic passenger is going to have the same issues. This one just needed hot food. He...

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by huxrules
Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has IAH Grown Too Quickly?
Replies: 43
Views: 6908

RE: Has IAH Grown Too Quickly?

Im just waiting for the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> - <acronym title="Johannesburg - OR Tambo International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAOR), South Africa">JNB</acronym> flight. Has to be ...

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by huxrules
Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787 At Victorville.
Replies: 54
Views: 30787

RE: BA 787 At Victorville.

I saw the bird fly over downtown Austin on its way to <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George AFB) (VCV), USA - California">VCV</acronym> it was flashing it's Nav lights and they were super bright. I wonder if they were doing a bit of showing off for the p...

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by huxrules
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is BA Doing In Austin?
Replies: 63
Views: 26302

RE: How Is BA Doing In Austin?

With it getting lighter in the evening I'd recommend to BA that they start flying from 17r and turning over the city to remind people nightly that they fly here. Plus I want to see it over my house.

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by huxrules
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 42
Replies: 285
Views: 90344

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 42

Crazy idea 9000. Lithium batteries catch fire and quickly cause serois damage to cables running to antennas for radios. Then the li batts melt through and fall- plane out of balance climbs up. At this point hypoxia overwhelmed the crew and passengers. Plane (commanded by the pilots on the fmc) follo...

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by huxrules
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 40
Replies: 244
Views: 59141

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 40

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/65mustang" class="quote" target="_blank">65mustang</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>Do you recognize the airport on the sc...

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by huxrules
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 40
Replies: 244
Views: 59141

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 40

Well I can see either a bomb or super rapid fire causing the comms issue (one in a million comms issue). Pilots programmed a turn back and the plane did as was required. As for the 45000 ft climb - not sure if it's really real. If it is possibly the pilots were just disoriented. Plane settles and ma...

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by huxrules
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 24
Replies: 448
Views: 99011

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 24

Looking at that runway at <acronym title="Chandigarh (IXC / VICG), India">IXC</acronym>. It's plenty long you could land a 777 there do a hot fuel up and take off again without getting near the terminals. You would need help of course. Of course there is the noise and the impossibility of it all. An...

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by huxrules
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 24
Replies: 448
Views: 99011

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 24

Is there a way to determine if a 777 landed at IXZ. It looks like it was headed directly for it. With it's six wheeled bogeys it might make a different skid mark? Possibly to refuel in the dark?

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by huxrules
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 20
Replies: 267
Views: 70599

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 20

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747megatop" class="quote" target="_blank">747megatop</a> (<a href="#43" class="quote">Reply 43</a>):<br/><i>Does the Indian navy have the equipm...

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by huxrules
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 19
Replies: 256
Views: 78010

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 19

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hivue" class="quote" target="_blank">hivue</a> (<a href="#166" class="quote">Reply 166</a>):<br/><i>I thought <acronym title="Royal Air Force (U...

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by huxrules
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 17
Replies: 247
Views: 69968

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 17

By the time I get up there better be some 'splainin from "US investigators" if this is true.

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by huxrules
Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 13
Replies: 254
Views: 85030

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 13

What an incredible report. I'm having a hard time believing it.

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by huxrules
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 13
Replies: 254
Views: 85030

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 13

I think this is what the <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> press release was all about: <a href="http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2014/03/11/19/08/woman-remembers-cockpit-fun-with-missing-pilot" target="_blank">http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/...ers-cockpit-fun-with-missing-pilo...

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by huxrules
Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 10
Replies: 267
Views: 104759

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 10

Anyone know what make and model of ELT Boeing puts into their 777? Being that we just had one catch fire in a 787 I wonder if <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> has inspected theirs. Is the ELT antennas anywhere near the radio antennas on a 777? Imagine an inflight fire that disables th...

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by huxrules
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 7
Replies: 288
Views: 92929

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 7

At this point I'm shocked that they still haven't found anything. So if we are blindly guessing - what are the chances of an inflight fire (electrical problems- no comms) followed by a successful ditching and then a sinking. I wonder if there is enough fuel in the wings to keep the plane floating ev...

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by huxrules
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 5
Replies: 248
Views: 115420

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 5

The last photo says "local time at departure 6:39" so it's before sunrise. I think this is either fire out at sea or more likely villages at night. We are not sure what side of the plane the photos are taken on - if it's the port side then it could be a patch of flaming debris but it hey were taken ...

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by huxrules
Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 4
Replies: 335
Views: 173816

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 4

About the oil slick- in the photo I have seen on CNN there is a clear algal bloom BUT it also looks like there is a light oil sheen to the right to the photo. Could be a reflection in the window but thats what a oil sheen looks like offshore.

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by huxrules
Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 4
Replies: 335
Views: 173816

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 4

As for the sonar search I can shed some light into how past searches were done. Twa 800 might be the most similar - of course there was a very good idea on where the plane went in. SAIC was tasked with mapping the wreck and they chose to use a scanning laser (the focus system). I knew some of the pe...

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by huxrules
Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 4
Replies: 335
Views: 173816

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CaliAtenza" class="quote" target="_blank">CaliAtenza</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i> I've just thought about searching f...

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by huxrules
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 1
Replies: 235
Views: 227120

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 1

Do Malaysian 777s have similar satellite maintainance message equipment that AF 447 had?

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by huxrules
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-AUS Starts On March 3, 2014
Replies: 65
Views: 23140

BA LHR-AUS Starts On March 3, 2014

Any AUS locals going to see it arrive? I'm very excited about this flight.

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by huxrules
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Come AA Doesn't Fly MIA-AUS
Replies: 23
Views: 7608

RE: How Come AA Doesn't Fly MIA-AUS

Delta has a aus-ord flight on their timetable. Not sure if it actually exists.

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by huxrules
Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mozambique Passenger Plane (LAM) Carrying 33 Down
Replies: 143
Views: 45394

Mozambique Passenger Plane (LAM) Carrying 33 Down

Generally speaking the aircraft locator beacon should have gone off if it impacted - why no report of this?

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by huxrules
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mozambique Passenger Plane (LAM) Carrying 33 Down
Replies: 143
Views: 45394

Mozambique Passenger Plane (LAM) Carrying 33 Down

I flew on LAM just last year and the E190s were pretty much brand new. I thought it was a very good airline. Guess I wasn't paranoid when I took my PLB however.

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by huxrules
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Scheduled 747 Into EWR?
Replies: 14
Views: 4975

RE: Any Scheduled 747 Into EWR?

Back in the late 70's early 80's my family used to take <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 747s from <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acr...

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by huxrules
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Fly AUS-LHR With 787
Replies: 248
Views: 44210

RE: BA To Fly AUS-LHR With 787

I'd also add with the completion of the toll roads around <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KAUS), USA - Texas">AUS</acronym> that there will be a small amount of <acronym title="San An...

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by huxrules
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Fly AUS-LHR With 787
Replies: 248
Views: 44210

RE: BA To Fly AUS-LHR With 787

This is totally awesome. I fly from <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KAUS), USA - Texas">AUS</acronym> to europe four or five times a year and connecting is always a pain. Not a big fa...

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by huxrules
Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Go Around At Kaus
Replies: 0
Views: 2627

Go Around At Kaus

Saw <a href="http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL2077/history/20130824/2005Z/KDFW/KAUS" target="_blank">http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...7/history/20130824/2005Z/KDFW/KAUS</a> this guy doing what I guess was a go around. Just caught it because it was a plane in a weird spot over the city. An...

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by huxrules
Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS A300 Crash In Birmingham, AL. - BHM Part 2
Replies: 292
Views: 77819

RE: UPS A300 Crash In Birmingham, AL. - BHM Part 2

In some of the pictures the plane looks pretty far off centerline. Did anyone else see that? Does the A300 have airbus stall protection?

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by huxrules
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS - Big Plans For Booming Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 18953

RE: AUS - Big Plans For Booming Airport

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Longhornmaniac" class="quote" target="_blank">Longhornmaniac</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><t...

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by huxrules
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Flight 6 Final Report
Replies: 23
Views: 15913

RE: UPS Flight 6 Final Report

So if they would have left pack 1 on would they have been able to see to the landing?

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by huxrules
Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamliner - A Rushed Design?
Replies: 68
Views: 19834

RE: Dreamliner - A Rushed Design?

It's been said that the 777 was the safest plane ever made because it was the last project that many old Boeing designers ever worked on. People that had learned lessons the hard way through all of boeing's jets worked on the 777. And it has been one of the safest planes ever. The same can somewhat ...

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by huxrules
Tue May 21, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Longest, Commerical, Revenue Flight Ever....?
Replies: 52
Views: 26751

RE: The Longest, Commerical, Revenue Flight Ever....?

Just to be a smarty you could include Charles Simonyi's flight(s) to the ISS. He stayed 15 days during one and I'm sure that's the record for longest distance traveled by a paying citizen for a trip.

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by huxrules
Sat May 18, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Take Off Of Ryanair In Bll
Replies: 5
Views: 6876

Short Take Off Of Ryanair In Bll

Hello- I have a question. I was stuck in billund denmark for a few days and was watching some planes depart at bll. I noticed it was common for Ryanair 737s to do a mid field takeoff. The rest of the planes I observed used the entire runway. I didn't really get a representative sample so some other ...

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by huxrules
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances Of An AUS-LHR/LGW W/ BA By Early 2014?
Replies: 34
Views: 10001

RE: Chances Of An AUS-LHR/LGW W/ BA By Early 2014?

Wasn't there talk on a combined San Antonio/austin international airport? You could put it right off that new toll road south of austin. I'd like to see a non stop to Lhr - my company makes me go to Europe all the time. Connecting is a pain. Perhaps <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> can ...

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by huxrules
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Some Drone Pilots Can Earn $200k/yr
Replies: 30
Views: 31955

RE: Some Drone Pilots Can Earn $200k/yr

Can you imagine fedex delivery of an object in the same day? Drones will allow that. 1 Md-11 out of <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KBSM), USA - Texas">AUS</acronym> a day will be rep...

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by huxrules
Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787
Replies: 263
Views: 47815

RE: FAA Grounds 787

What was the last type to be grounded by the FAA? The only one I can remember was the DC-10. Not good company to be in.

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by huxrules
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adding Mainline Capacity To AUS-SFO/LAX?
Replies: 69
Views: 10617

RE: UA Adding Mainline Capacity To AUS-SFO/LAX?

I now fly <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> out of <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KBSM), USA - Texas">AUS</acronym> because of weather problems between <acronym tit...

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