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by glideslope
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 130
Views: 18151

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Ironic reasons given the mess with the MAX. Indeed. To order such a dubious aircraft would require some serious discounts. The A320NEO is currently flying all over the world. The 737 MAX is just filling up parking lots with lots of angry customers. Not so long ago, Airbus had quite a glider collect...

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by glideslope
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14803

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

The problem for Boeing is that even if they eventually get the software to work they will still have an unstable aircraft. Fighter jets are unstable but the pilots get an ejection seat just in case the software fails, Boeing 737 passengers don't. AIrbus sell a stable aircraft Boeing don't. I can se...

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by glideslope
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 695
Views: 97042

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Personally, I would like to see the test run again with line Max pilots not FAA Pilots. It's not beyond the scope for this to have been an attempt to "see we are being tough" by the FAA. I would not put this past them given their current quandary. There is simply too much of a disconnect i...

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by glideslope
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43447

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

The same applies to Airbus. Just sayin........ :wave: Except that Airbus does not have its cash cow grounded and with a huge halo of bad publicity (a death trap, basically) hanging over its head. I bet IAG got to name the price of this commitment. Boeing was desperate for good news and IAG threw th...

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by glideslope
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43447

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

And one that knows how to get a very meaningful discount from Boeing... The same applies to Airbus. Just sayin........ :wave: Except that Airbus does not have its cash cow grounded and with a huge halo of bad publicity (a death trap, basically) hanging over its head. I bet IAG got to name the price...

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by glideslope
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43447

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

dcajet wrote:
VV wrote:
IAG is a big group in Europe.

This is a very significant endorsement.


And one that knows how to get a very meaningful discount from Boeing...


The same applies to Airbus. Just sayin........ :wave:

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by glideslope
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More safety issues for Boeing...
Replies: 37
Views: 5482

Re: More safety issues for Boeing...

jetblueguy22 wrote:
If people actually went in and saw how many ADs that are out there it would knock their socks off..


Socks, shoes, pants, shirts, and glasses. 8-)

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by glideslope
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 25322

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

Additional 787-9 obvious. With a rumored MTOW increase, 787-10 is highly possible. (Formerly Walter Cho said he would not buy -10 as it cannot do LAX-ICN. United showed they can do SFO-ICN recently.) Correct order is for 20 aircraft according to some sources with -9 and -10 in the mix This is my ta...

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by glideslope
Tue May 14, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 8543

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

Now that's a theory worth unpacking !! :o I'm skeptical of whether the government would let Boeing fail. I can imagine another "bailout" which the taxpayers will pay for.. Not fail. They will be a military and space company, where the government subsidies that allow them to sell their com...

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by glideslope
Tue May 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382609

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

par13del wrote:
The throttles remained at take off thrust, have we forgotten that?


Disengage the AT on ET 302 and everyone lives. One flies the other runs the lists. Not being simplistic or being unrealistic as to the CRM demands in the 6min flight. Just stating my opinion.

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by glideslope
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Northrop N-9M Flying Wing crashed
Replies: 7
Views: 1739

Re: Northrop N-9M Flying Wing crashed

Gods Speed.

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by glideslope
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713662

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Unfortunately, I'll probably now be tagged as part of the "Boeing PR" machine. I really am more concerned about the AoA vane failure rate as it has the potential to impact many airplane fault trees and FMEA's. The change from 0.6 to 2.5 may only represent flight test tuning. In normal ope...

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by glideslope
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716314

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Interesting article https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/failed-certification-faa-missed-safety-issues-in-the-737-max-system-implicated-in-the-lion-air-crash/ I am stunned that safety reports were not updated and risk reviews not updated and the risk upgraded when the amount of mo...

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by glideslope
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716314

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

In an earlier post yesterday, I asked whether the root cause of the problem could be CG being too far forward due to improper loading ouf tha a/c. Right after take off, with flaps extended and therefore no MCAS in the loop, the a/c seemed to have a very low rate of climb. After 2 min things get wor...

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by glideslope
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716314

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

You know we live in a world of shortage of pilots and over saturated training centres. In countries like in Asia, pilots are only trained on simulators, they never flew real aircraft. What I mean is the competence of pilots is declining on average worldwide. If you tell me that for the Max you need...

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by glideslope
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716314

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

And no safety/emergency personnel. Just a guy in a suit pulling out a piece of debris There are other photos: https://bilder.bild.de/fotos-skaliert/die-absturzstelle-liegt-nach-angaben-der-fluggesellschaft-62-kilometer-suedoestlich-der-aethiopischen-h-201074346-60583196/1,w=1512,q=low,c=0.bild.jpg ...

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by glideslope
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385632

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Well my speculation would have two options: 1. The plane hitting CLAT, dropping the 1000+ feet in an instant, which ends up severely damaging some of the control surfaces, which leads a few seconds later into a full nosedive. Not sure how much G-forces the tail can take, but at least for AA587 the ...

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by glideslope
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385632

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

There is no conclusion based on the language of that NTSB statement. It is worded in a vague and neutral way as not to reveal anything. All we know is that evidence of loss of control started 18 seconds before the end of the recording. Agreed. I've been waiting for the first statements. The stateme...

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by glideslope
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104632

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

The strengthened taxiways and runway will come handy in the future, because wheel loading is going up in all sizes of planes. Agree completely. There is no downside to strengthened runways and taxiways as you pointed out with the increasing MTOW increases. Most costs of accommodating the A380 have ...

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by glideslope
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104632

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

If we are being honest; I recall when the A380 program was announced in 2000. It was pitting (then new) Point to Point travel (787) against traditional Hub and Spoke routings, which the A380 represented. Looks like Point to Point travel won handily as Boeing predicted the trend would go 19 years ag...

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by glideslope
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104632

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

The new leadership probably wanted that big problem off the table. I would agree with this statement as being the most influential on the decision to end A380 production. The new leadership team at Airbus has a very different global view than prior teams IMO. They also have a far greater "real...

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by glideslope
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104632

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

The new leadership probably wanted that big problem off the table. I would agree with this statement as being the most influential on the decision to end A380 production. The new leadership team at Airbus has a very different global view than prior teams IMO. They also have a far greater "real...

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by glideslope
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 182
Views: 60947

Re: Russian Military Crashes

:wideeyed: :wideeyed: :wideeyed: That's some dodgy weather. Not surprised it snapped, it was slammed down pretty hard. It seems strange to say it, but the survivors are lucky the rest of the aircraft didn't land on top of the broken off cockpit section. pretty hard? That was a very hard landing, di...

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by glideslope
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 suffers double engine failure on rollout
Replies: 35
Views: 16330

Re: ANA 787 suffers double engine failure on rollout

Ah, the good old days when we could pop the inboard reversers on the old DC-8 on final.

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by glideslope
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70056

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Any plausible theories on how a few recreational drones took hostage of airspace for 32 hours? Even with 4 hr endurance(ignoring 20 min standard), they have to fly back to their base to be relaunched 7-8 times. And just one piece of video evidence??? I have a feeling we haven't heard the whole stor...

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by glideslope
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 232
Views: 33266

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

Any airframe that is flown in an unairworthy condition is a step too far. Lion air pushed the pencil whip limit and got bit. Any flight control system on any aircraft that is flown around broken is dangerous regardless of training and design. Everyone wants to blame the design, but had lion air mad...

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by glideslope
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 232
Views: 33266

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

Any airframe that is flown in an unairworthy condition is a step too far. Lion air pushed the pencil whip limit and got bit. Any flight control system on any aircraft that is flown around broken is dangerous regardless of training and design. Everyone wants to blame the design, but had lion air mad...

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by glideslope
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 232
Views: 33266

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

Not in the least.

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by glideslope
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26526

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

No yellow on the vertical stab, not LH IMO. Uninspiring, "Casper Milk Toast" livery. 100% agree. That was the one color in any of their logo schemes you could spot a mile off and say, yup, that's Lufti. This new scheme, most of these new schemes, where are they coming from? Is there some ...

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by glideslope
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26526

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

No yellow on the vertical stab, not LH IMO. Uninspiring, "Casper Milk Toast" livery.

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by glideslope
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594144

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

If the report is correct that the pilots of the prior flight used the kill switches, then that is obviously what they did .. replaced a motor driving the trim wheel with a hand turning it for the duration of the flight. Not as sophisticated but works the same except you have to "hand fly"...

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by glideslope
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594144

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I'm not a conspiracy theorist, however the CRV recovery efforts have seemed to be lack luster at best IMO. Lackluster? Says who? You? Based off what? I'd be careful reading too much into this site or sporadic press releases sent out by whoever. I'm not saying there isn't incompetence, nefarious act...

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by glideslope
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594144

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I wonder if this might be an example of a crash where it’s in some people’s best interest if a CVR is not found? With the perceived blame pointing at Boeing right now, Lion Air might be better served if the CVR is never found because then there’s not an opportunity for the heroic pilots to become i...

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by glideslope
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594144

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

[/quote]I wonder if this might be an example of a crash where it’s in some people’s best interest if a CVR is not found? With the perceived blame pointing at Boeing right now, Lion Air might be better served if the CVR is never found because then there’s not an opportunity for the heroic pilots to b...

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by glideslope
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13832

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

Always get a giggle how many still consider B6 a LCC. The numbers were ok for what one could expect. I agree that WX related issues(Hurricane) had an impact. B6 will survive. The haters will always hate. I fly on B6 monthly to KBOS, then KBOS/LGW on DY. I've never had a negative experience any other...

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by glideslope
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594144

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I tried to find out any update in the net about the search for the CVR black box... there is no info. Does anyone have some more details about the search, i.e. how they are trying to find the CVR and how many ships / manpower is involved? I think it is essential to find the voice recorder to get th...

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by glideslope
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594144

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I find it strange that conditions for such an important malfunction have not occurred earlier, in test flying or in any of the hundreds of daily 737 MAX flights. It has come up on prior flights. The flight right before the accident flight actually. Those pilots were able to follow the procedure and...

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by glideslope
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian survival questioned-Forbes
Replies: 101
Views: 15631

Re: Norwegian survival questioned-Forbes

Hope they make it. I fly BOS/LGW once a month on DY and have always enjoyed the experience.

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by glideslope
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goose Bay YYR Diversions
Replies: 21
Views: 5285

Re: Goose Bay YYR Diversions

Very informative post. Thanks for sharing.

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by glideslope
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 140
Views: 22089

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

There won't be significant demand for an aircraft larger than the current A380 for at least 20 years. By that point I would expect a fresh design instead of rehashing the 380. I completely agree. I believe the A380 assembly line will be wrapped up in 5-10 years. The existing fleet will get smaller ...

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by glideslope
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 60978

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

pabloeing wrote:
B777-9X


Agreed. I don't see the 359 being in this order.

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by glideslope
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: LM "super" Raptor proposal details incl. 50% Japan dev/production
Replies: 24
Views: 2562

Re: LM "super" Raptor proposal details incl. 50% Japan dev/production

This would be good for all involved IMO. We need to maintain a strong alliance with Japan for numerous reasons.

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by glideslope
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62012

Re: What's Going On In Rochester, NY (ROC) 2018

Highly unlikely now that F9 has moved into KSYR. Many are willing to make the 1 hr drive to KROC from Syracuse if they want WN. Even if B6 were to succumb to a merger I don't see WN at KBUF, KROC, KSYR and KALB. For large portions of the SYR catchment area, the drive to ROC is considerably more tha...

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by glideslope
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62012

Re: What's Going On In Rochester, NY (ROC) 2018

[/q I remember one time expressing frustration to a ticket agent in ALB, who told me "You wouldn't believe how many complaints we get every day that we don't fly to SYR." Since ROC is closer to SYR than ALB, I'm sure the same situation exists at ROC.uote] Hopefully if WN did serve SYR the...

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by glideslope
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 417 iad to fra flew with broken flap (8/4/18)
Replies: 24
Views: 7471

Re: LH 417 iad to fra flew with broken flap (8/4/18)

LHUSA wrote:
Pics, or it didn't happen ;)


I see what you're doin there....... ;)

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by glideslope
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 3069

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of I Pads to Shorten maintenance Delays

tphuang wrote:
Have To give ua credit. They are doing a lot of things right these days


Delta and UA. Now if AA could just get there.........

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by glideslope
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F117A, the plane that refuses to die
Replies: 12
Views: 3008

Re: F117A, the plane that refuses to die

Unfortunately it had more to do with aircraft flying the same route/altitude/time several nights in a row. I would not call it a "Golden BB." However, the S-127 was good enough to catch the brief opening of the doors. Had they not known where the aircraft would be when the doors opened it ...

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by glideslope
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 131
Views: 41922

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

AMC has to feel just great that Atlas was training the pilot on a live segment with troops on board. Thrilled, I'm sure. Wouldn't a cargo 767 flight have been a better training platform? no wind. 25 mile visibility. Bent plane. Could not agree more. I was not impressed with the fact it was filled w...

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by glideslope
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 131
Views: 41922

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

AMC has to feel just great that Atlas was training the pilot on a live segment with troops on board. Thrilled, I'm sure. Wouldn't a cargo 767 flight have been a better training platform? no wind. 25 mile visibility. Bent plane. Could not agree more. I was not impressed with the fact it was filled w...

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