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by RightRudder
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Braniff have the first creative livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 2754

Re: Did Braniff have the first creative livery?

Eye roll on THAT :roll: WOW :o Agree. The summer of '83 was just a little after Braniff (the 'real' one) had shut down in May of 1982. You honestly did not remember them just a year later? Well, the way I read it he seems to have been a kid (late teens, early 20s) at the time and depending on where...

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by RightRudder
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Braniff have the first creative livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 2754

Did Braniff have the first creative livery?

The 727 was the first jetliner that I worked on as a baggage handler. It was the summer of 1983 and it was hot. So hot, that the weight from the nose gear wheels dug in the soft tarmac. I was dreaming of being a mechanic, LOL. The lead yelled at me. "Jump in and start loading". Inside the ...

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by RightRudder
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I think this will be my last attempt at my amateur reconstruction of the crash, at least until we get new information. This reconstruction now has an animated helicopter using the X-Plane simulator and my representation of the fog bank. http://i3.ytimg.com/vi/WirfErQb-sg/hqdefault.jpg https://youtu...

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by RightRudder
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I had to look this one up but, the requirements for providing instrument instruction are in 14 CFR 61.195(c). Although it is in their best interest, TTBOMK, there is NO requirement for a CFII to be instrument current when providing instrument training. A CFII absolutely has to be instrument current...

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by RightRudder
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Similarly, I think Special VFR is going to be under the gun. And it probably should be--legal doesn't make it right. All I can think of is the multiple red flags when that pilot was circling around Glendale waiting to transition through BUR and why they didn't realize, hey, maybe we ought to put th...

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by RightRudder
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I had to look this one up but, the requirements for providing instrument instruction are in 14 CFR 61.195(c). Although it is in their best interest, TTBOMK, there is NO requirement for a CFII to be instrument current when providing instrument training. A CFII absolutely has to be instrument current...

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by RightRudder
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
The CFII has to be instrument current- 6 approaches within the last six months. We know he worked for a VFR 135 certificate—IFR operations were NOT authorized, so why are we down this rabbit hole?

Pilot credibility.

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by RightRudder
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Because the helicopter mission is so visual-centric, not many helicopter missions are flown IFR even in NYC. The helipads cannot support IFR approaches. If you want to fly in clouds, you’re willing to put up with delays that the helicopter is supposed to avoid. Over at PPW, most IFR-experienced pil...

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by RightRudder
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

There’s only one I in IFR. His records are already with the NTSB. If he were IFR current and the aircraft equipped, he’d likely climbed. IR (H) is not often taught or given. He’s the chief pilot at his company, how often do you think he can sneak away for some side income in a $1500/hour helicopter...

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by RightRudder
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

There’s only one I in IFR. His records are already with the NTSB. If he were IFR current and the aircraft equipped, he’d likely climbed. IR (H) is not often taught or given. He’s the chief pilot at his company, how often do you think he can sneak away for some side income in a $1500/hour helicopter...

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by RightRudder
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

questions wrote:
1. Currently, what are the unknown facts that would aid most in solving how/why this accident occurred?


Determine if the pilot was IIFR current. Which could be found by inquiring if pilot taught students and earned income as an instructor. (forensics accounting; student pilot logs)

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by RightRudder
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

That was his real job. Somewhere in the multiple pages of multiple threads of multiple forums, it was posted he worked there for ten years and was chief pilot. If anyone was the company check airman, it would be him. If he had any reasonably current IFR recency, they’d be an IFR Part 135 helicopter...

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by RightRudder
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
That was his real job.
Wow! You are saying that his real job was as an instructor teaching as an IIFR. It was not for the VFR fixed based operator?

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by RightRudder
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

The problem with the “pull up to get on top of the marine layer”; is the pilot, non-current in IFR, without charts or knowledge of KCMA has to either have enough fuel to wait for it to clear or fly an approach in IMC which is likely harder that the simple pull up. GF Is there any evidence that the ...

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by RightRudder
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

The problem with the “pull up to get on top of the marine layer”; is the pilot, non-current in IFR, without charts or knowledge of KCMA has to either have enough fuel to wait for it to clear or fly an approach in IMC which is likely harder that the simple pull up. GF Is there any evidence that the ...

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by RightRudder
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Going westbound, on the Ventura Fwy., from Calabasas Pkwy. to Las Virgenes Rd. the highway distance is approx. 3 1/2 miles. The freeways elevation drops from approx. 1000 ft. at Calabasas Pkwy. to approx. 800 ft at Las Virgenes Rd. This may be a factor which contributed to a variance in the indicate...

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by RightRudder
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

@airplanecrazy -- yes, truly impressive! In a previous post you pointed out that you had to put in a tighter left turn at the end to match the debris field. Does your latest reconstruction include that final tighter turn? From your picture it would seem that the estimated trajectory could be moved ...

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by RightRudder
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Very informative new video on the blancolirio channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ymcG-YKOCM Yes, except that in the entire video not once do they mention the possibility of a mechanical failure, or at least the need for the NTSB to do their job before drawing any conclusions. He said it in ...

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by RightRudder
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Was the basketball game they were going to in Calabasas or Camarillo?

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by RightRudder
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Very Detailed Eyewitness account of the accident https://youtu.be/28QYy8lrww8 The engine sound was normal and then went stilent. It was not the other way around. The engine sound did not quit after the impact explosion, but before. The pilot had already lost controlled flight. I thought the silence...

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by RightRudder
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Here is an updated granular FR24 graph, which has Adjusted Altitude now. The ADS-B Altitude is Pressure Altitude. The Van Nuys METAR at 9:51am PST was A3016. Using a Pressure Altitude calculator , that comes out to 220 ft that needs to be added to the Pressure Altitude. This makes more sense and ma...

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by RightRudder
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Very Detailed Eyewitness account of the accident https://youtu.be/28QYy8lrww8 Great eyewitness account. It reinforces my speculation.. There is a solar farm just over the hill on the west side of where the accident occurred. I believe that there maybe power lines connected to the solar substation. ...

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by RightRudder
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Does anyone know what the air pressure was at the time of departure? If the pilots had failed to set the altimeter with VNY tower (30.10"), that may explain a variation in the indicated altitude. Image

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by RightRudder
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

[url]https://s318.photobucket.com/user/Silvio_45/media/calabasas_zpsa93bzipk.jpg.html][IMG] I thought it was rougher terrain around the crash site. The contour indexed lines are at 420' maximum. It looks like the pilot climbed the last seconds to go above ceiling. They were at or around 1,350 feet w...

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by RightRudder
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Image

Jeppesen chart indicates a tower at 2805'.

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by RightRudder
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117258

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

It was reported that there was dense fog. Is it possible that they hit an electrical wire or tower?

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by RightRudder
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57239

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

The situation was fluid. The pilots made a safety of flight decision. No one was hurt. No metal was bent. And contrary to any hyperbolic comments, no one on the ground was injured in any substantial way. There is nothing here. Zero. No one hid anything, no one was hurt, no one died. There is absolu...

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by RightRudder
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57239

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Anyone know how many pounds of thrust per engine this 777 has? Thanks in advance

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by RightRudder
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57239

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

The 2 scenarios are either: 1. The fuel dump at 2000 ft was inappropriate. There was no critical emergency since the compressor stall was under control. They could have dumped fuel over the ocean, then landed. 2. Something more critical than a controlled compressor stall occurred later, and the pil...

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by RightRudder
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57239

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

I heard that the FAA slammed a fine on DL for committing a public nuisance.

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by RightRudder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57239

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

A piilot/crew declaring an emergency is a big deal. They are not going to do that for any reason. My point is what was the original cause of the accident? Time will tell whether the airline is negligent or if it was force majure. Would any pilot NOT declare an emergency with a compressor stall? Tha...

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by RightRudder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57239

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

A piilot/crew declaring an emergency is a big deal. They are not going to do that for any reason. My point is what was the original cause of the accident? Time will tell whether the airline is negligent or if it was force majure. Would any pilot NOT declare an emergency with a compressor stall? I d...

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by RightRudder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57239

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

A piilot/crew declaring an emergency is a big deal. They are not going to do that for any reason. My point is what was the original cause of the accident? Time will tell whether the airline is negligent or if it was force majure.

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by RightRudder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57239

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

No one said anything of the sort. LOTS of people have been downplaying the concern of kerosene/Jet-A falling on people on the ground. LOTS. Baloney. On this thread we have people MAKING STUFF UP (people "soaked" in kerosene, children "writhing" in pain) and favoring their own pe...

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by RightRudder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57239

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

You're telling me an elementary kid wouldn't want to fly to Orlando to see Mickey and Company? You think they'd really care? And really it wouldn't even be about them, it would be about putting some good news in the press. No what I think he is saying is that their is Disneyland in LA. If they want...

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by RightRudder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57239

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

twinotter wrote:
zkojq wrote:
Overweight landings are potentially fraught with danger. Ever kilo lighter the plane is, the less likely the brakes are to overheat and cause the tires to explode.


Right. Especially on the dreaded runway 25R at LAX with only 12,900 feet available.


Lol. Time will tell.

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by RightRudder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57239

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

All of the elementary school faculties and children's parents should sue the heck out of Delta. Not to mention all the effected neighborhoods.

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by RightRudder
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac
Replies: 44
Views: 10087

Re: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac

I am pretty sure the replenishing rate of air is very similar between a narrow or a wide body; so, if the fumes are coming from the engine, and unless you're on a 787, the cabin will fill with fumes about as quickly in a wide body than a narrow body. 1) what about A350/ 2) i still wayting when they...

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by RightRudder
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac
Replies: 44
Views: 10087

Re: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac

These narrow body ETOPs should not be flying over water. Just need one incident of accidental engine shutdown or even worse, smoke in cabin. what difference with WB in this particular case? Not sure really. But the fulcrum of the aircraft and fuel distribution brings note. I just never trust a narr...

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by RightRudder
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels
Replies: 15
Views: 3086

Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Here we go again. Jetbridge is a company. I believe the correct term is "Loading Bridge"/ "Boarding Bridge". If you want to be nitpicky: - the company is JetBridge International (with 2 capital letters); - jet bridge (no capital letters and a space in between) is an acceptable t...

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by RightRudder
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 3945

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

flyPIT wrote:
If B6 ever had a legit copyright issue it was with this:
Image



Copyright is something else. This is a trademark issue.

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by RightRudder
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 3945

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

I can see jetBlue's case on name dilution. They should go after the real deal and buy Jet.com. Walmart purchased jet.com in 2016 for 3 billion. That is half of what the U.S. budget deficit was in 1974. Walmart also trademarked JetGold and JetSilver. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-walm ... SKCN1T...

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by RightRudder
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels
Replies: 15
Views: 3086

Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Here we go again. Jetbridge is a company. I believe the correct term is "Loading Bridge"/ "Boarding Bridge".

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by RightRudder
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 sues Walmart's JetBlack
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

B6 sues Walmart's JetBlack

jetBlue has a lawsuit on Walmart for trademark infringement. Many factors are always involved but I am sure one is name diluting. Walmart purchased jet.com in 2016 for 3 billion. That is half of what the U.S. budget deficit was in 1974. Walmart has now trademarked JetBlack, JetGold, JetSilver and va...

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by RightRudder
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 233
Views: 52214

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Ouch! Doesn't look so good. Thank goodness there were no pax on board. Do we know if the tug driver was injured at all? What's the current status of the line crew? Sad to see that! One less aircraft in the LH fleet (at least for now). And to be fair, one less airport tug. People at AirportTugs.Net ...

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by RightRudder
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331762

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I think he meant 777s, not 767s. Ah that makes much more sense, all this 767 talk has me just thinking of the then. I don't quite understand all of your questions and statements. To clarify, none of the 772s (A or ER) versions have been retired. The only 772s that are no longer flying for United we...

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by RightRudder
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331762

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I have two questions? First: How many of the -200 & -200ER's are left on the fleet? I recall sometime in the early 2000's, most of the engines on the -200 versions had 70,000 lbs. of thrust. The -200 ER was introduced during the late 90's which was at the same time the FAA increased range past 1...

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by RightRudder
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 22556

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

This video is humbling. The U.S. airlines need to take a good look at themselves. To what extent must the "necessary and proper clause" be enforce by Congress? There is a definite unfair Anti-Trust issue here. Yet, at what point is the civilian transport of the military still used for the ...

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by RightRudder
Sun May 21, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Cone base aircraft seat
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: Cone base aircraft seat

I thought I would slip in some more refurbished porn to keep my thread on top. If anyone has any clue to where to research this or hint to what type of aircraft these went on, it would be cool to know. http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm421/Silvio_45/tinderelict/IMG_1413_zpsrjtorrv9.jpg

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by RightRudder
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Cone base aircraft seat
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Cone base aircraft seat

Hello, I have been trying to find out what aircraft these seats belong to. I want to find out before I restore all of them. Here are the numbers to the first one that is being restored. Thanks in advance. http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo247/Right_Rudder/IMG_1224_zpsydup6zyp.jpg [/url]img] http:...

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