Also note that these aircraft typically spend time on the ground in block upgrades which allows for inspection and correction. I worked on a program where one of these types would spend a couple months at a time powered down, lots of inspections and repairs would occur simultaneously.. Typically, th...Jump to post
Don't know about passengers, but that would certainly be a quicker way to refill the 747 firefighting aircraft with water.. Okay, I will bite, how so ? Open the nose in flight and fly low over a body of water. Watch out for small boats and scuba divers, however. Might have to work out something for...Jump to post
The electronics are just outdated. The frame is outdated, and used for hours for AF1 pilots. The engines are outdated/not in use much on the civilian side. Almost no part of a 747-200 is common in the world today. What other C3I radios/electronics from the early 70's are still current elsewhere tod...Jump to post
I think this a very unusual topic because what people find "boring" or "interesting" is obviously going to be different for every person. But, I just wanted to comment on the opinion submitted by global2 (Reply # 6), above: "Flying into DFW is usually pretty drab . . ."...Jump to post
A couple things to consider regarding diode rectifiers: - In my experience (mostly MIL) you are trading complexity for heat and weight. There is not necessarily an increase of MTBF as I've seen rectifiers fail, even in units certified against DO-160. - Depending upon the topology and construction, r...Jump to post
I'll add my name to those who were through Denver Stapleton, Hong Kong Kai Tak and München Riem. I'll also add Clear Lake City STOLport (CLC) which was operated by Metro airlines and was, at the time, surrounded by a new housing development. Very memorable as the trip was in a DHC-6 Twin Otter and f...Jump to post
On a side note, this is going to wipeout Vonlane when it shows up in Dallas.
I'm surprised to hear allegations that the FAA rushed the approval, since it seemed to take Southwest years to get its Hawaii routes up and running! It took them years because they kept failing in the process. They failed the table top exercise on more than one occasion. This is not surprising to a...Jump to post
No one here seems to be mentioning the similarities of this to PR113, which was only a few short weeks ago. Differences are that the Philippines crew did(?) dump only over the ocean and still performed a very heavy landing, thus damaging the aircraft and forcing it to be out of service for about a ...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:Now it's not a surprise how Southwest ranks low in safety among major carriers.
Given that so much of the hardware on the old planes can now be packed in a tablet or cell phone, a 737 Max with aerial refueling capability should do the job. On the other hand because the Air Force is so conservative, there is no reason a fleet of 747-8 F's could not be adapted. who needs windows...Jump to post
There are provisions to carry a third crewmember in a non ejection seat behind the two pilots. The B-1 and B-52 have a similar setup with the ability to carry instructors, with the B-1 having 2 non ejection seats and the B-52 having 2 (one behind the pilots, one behind the R/N and Nav). Since the g...Jump to post
It’s a disturbing incident but people really need to stop talking about what Korean culture is when they have no idea what it actually is. Perhaps westerners don't fully understand the culture but many of us have had ample opportunities to view it with direct interaction and form opinions based on ...Jump to post
.... The 777 than got ETOPS 180 at entry into service, without needing to show reliability in service. .... I don't know if I'm reading you correctly but you appear to be stating that the 777 did not need any qualification for ETOPS180. As shown in the great program "21st Century Jet " (a...Jump to post
The one you refer to is likely a repositioning cruise where ships transition from the Alaska season to other locations. They are used by people as test cruises to determine if they like the vacation and by people bumping their loyalty level (yes, mileage runs exist in the cruise industry.) They are ...Jump to post
This seems like a stupid question (given that WN doesn't operate redeyes at present to my knowledge) but are connections from Hawaii to the East Coast possible without an overnight stay in OAK or SJC? It's pretty much impossible to do Hawaii to East Coast without a redeye somewhere. I've seen some ...Jump to post
Silver1SWA wrote:I’m not sure how to post a photo directly to the forum on my phone but here’s a photo I posted to Twitter.
https://twitter.com/ryanpastorino/statu ... 60640?s=21
I found video of the crew clearing the aircraft
sixfootscream wrote:Yes, the fruit stinks, but it tastes great. I think I am the only Westerner who likes it.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/district-court/man-who-ran-on-to-dublin-airport-tarmac-charged-with-damage-1.3643423?mode=amp He followed it up with some particularly charming behaviour in court. Probably not all that SFW by the way. From the article: Patrick Kehoe (23), from R...Jump to post
In a move to distance themselves from low-cost airlines with condensed titles, Qantas announced today that they are finally adding a U, dropped early in the airline's history due to an administrative error.Jump to post
Located in northern Texas, Dallas is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Known as the "Big D", it is home to one of the country's largest industrial centers. Its oil center is the most important but the city is also at the forefront in the telecommunications a...Jump to post
I'm going to have to watch that John Wayne movie. Hmm... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conqueror_(1956_film) says: Despite the stature of the cast and a respectable box office performance, the film was a critical flop; it is often ranked as one of the worst films of the 1950s and one of the wor...Jump to post
Story of a man whose plans to capture the eclipse included a Southwest flight and the support he received from the crew. Great photo
Separated is separated in a ATC. We move giant planes 1000 feet away from other giant planes. We allow another plane to climb through another planes altitude while maintaining visual separation. Yet we freak out when a guy flies a tiny drone outside the restricted area? Yes, because the drone opera...Jump to post
AA ramp employees were already slow, this is nothing new... I’m a loyal AA flyer but their ramp employees could use some help. At DFW, ORD and DCA always seems like they’re never ready when the planes arrive. Can’t tell you how many times we’ve pulled up to the gate to wait on wing walkers to lolly...Jump to post
Heck with the aircraft, bring back the Southwest Airlines AMC Gremlins that used to run around Dallas in the early years! Might have to look pretty hard to find one to restore that's not a pile of rust somewhere.... https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/bsjebtlqaa6tjmu8kefv.jpg The only ...Jump to post
Great article, thanks for the link. What struck me was in regards to WN DAL-HOU flights: Noticeably absent from Love Field's top 10 is Houston, where Southwest operates 20 daily flights to Hobby Airport. While OAG didn't have a specific explanation for why the route didn't make the cut, the short di...Jump to post
For what it's worth, if such things things were to supply you with an emotion somewhat between mild frustration and amusement (which I am sure the Germans would have a word for), I would certainly find that relatable. It seems folks have such misconceptions about almost every modern industry. You'd...Jump to post
wnflyguy wrote:WN has double down on social media! Anything including this post right here will pop up at WN in HDQ at the 24/7 365 social media room! They read EVERYTHING.
For the benfit of the conversation, here's some footage which shows the position of the A321 in relation to the gate when it stopped. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1688410/Plane-crazy-Dozy-pilot-slices-passenger-jets-tail-fin.html I thought the videos that followed the collision were ...Jump to post
Here's Cranky Flyer's (april fools) description of the United Polaris product. http://s6331.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2018_04_01-unitedpolarissuite1.jpg - The number of business class seats will be cut in half. The new seats will be in more spacious suites with a door. They will include a separate ...Jump to post
Good to hear, that probably took a few conversations between CEOs. Wonder what concessions were made?
Speaking of Collins, http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/business/norwegian-air-honors-rockwell-collins-founder-20180309
DFW had the Airtrans system groundside then added the TrAAin system to service AA terminals airside in 1990 using the same tracks. The system ended for passengers in 2003 with the airside Skylink system starting in 2005. FALSE. TrAAin was exclusively LANDSIDE. Its top speed was not much more than 1...Jump to post
DFW had the Airtrans system groundside then added the TrAAin system to service AA terminals airside in 1990 using the same tracks. The system ended for passengers in 2003 with the airside Skylink system starting in 2005.Jump to post
I see big oportunities in how planes are operated at airports. I'm going to introduce a new airport vehicle which I'll call AARDVARK1 (airport aircraft recover disembark vehicle also release o'K 1). This is an electrically powered vehicle - charged by the airport infrastructure so it doesn't need a...Jump to post
How about the traveling public actually decide to vote with their wallets against the 28" seat pitch, crappy service, and paying to load your own bags in their overhead bin? People have voted with their wallets. This board is chock full of posters who vote for tiny seats and poor service with ...Jump to post
Just because the customer wants something doesn't mean that a company should provide that. What if customers demand McBurger Box starts selling all burgers with nicotine and all their shakes are laced with weed spray, it doesn't mean that McBurger Box should start selling it. Are you saying that co...Jump to post
Just returned from picking up my wife and took a photo of the arrivals board showing Southwest 6031 from Dallas-DFW! I'll try to post it later.Jump to post