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by KFLLCFII
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Weird car issues
Replies: 22
Views: 1397

Re: Weird car issues

I have a 2009 Camry with 115K miles I take pretty good care of it with all required maintenance regularly performed It runs well with decent fuel economy but there’s one issue that bugs me and no one seems able to address successfully Despite several 4 wheel alignments at different facilities it is...

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by KFLLCFII
Wed May 26, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?
Replies: 36
Views: 6365

Re: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?

UA857 wrote:
Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s? I figured that if Boeing offers 77W trade-ins they can sell more 779s and at the same do more 77WBCF conversions.

Airbus could also do the same to sell more A351s and re-sell the 77Ws for conversion feedstock.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun May 23, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sonic Cruiser: was it a real attempt?
Replies: 14
Views: 3741

Re: Sonic Cruiser : a Boeing con ?

They're not exactly in a position now for it to matter anymore.

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did English become the Considered Language of the Skies.
Replies: 10
Views: 2137

Re: When did English become the Considered Language of the Skies.

English may be the language of the skies, but French is the language of the airplane.

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viva Aerobus A320 nose gear collapse at PVR
Replies: 46
Views: 8160

Re: Viva Aerobus A320 nose gear collapse at PVR

If you turn the tiller too far, it will unscrew right off the strut. It's not possible to "unscrew" the nose wheel by tiller movement. There is a mechanical stop on the tiller, the nose wheel movement is limited. No authority would certify an aircraft that could suffer a nose gear collaps...

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viva Aerobus A320 nose gear collapse at PVR
Replies: 46
Views: 8160

Re: Viva Aerobus A320 nose gear collapse at PVR

hic787 wrote:
Looks like the plane was doing a 180 turn at the end of the runway for takeoff when it happened

If you turn the tiller too far, it will unscrew right off the strut.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions
Replies: 224
Views: 46092

Re: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions

Uhh...why not just sew or attach a non-flammable thermal layer to the underside of the rear cabin carpet, or stick a thermal layer to the cabin floor before putting the carpet down?

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Airbus switch to winglets so late in the A320
Replies: 53
Views: 7847

Re: Why did Airbus switch to winglets so late in the A320

It's amazing how light those structural components in the video look, for the amount of forces they can endure.

I wonder how heavy the largest individual structural components on the A319 would be...say, the wing box?

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Alaska 261 not crash if the stabiliser trims werent touched?
Replies: 23
Views: 5884

Re: Would Alaska 261 not crash if the stabiliser trims werent touched?

If the horizontal stabilisers trim were not touched on Alaska flight 261, would they have not crashed as I did read that the horizontal stabiliser being freed caused it to pitch down or would it have failed any ways regardless if the trim wasnt touched and the pilots avoided trying to free it? The ...

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2414
Views: 163507

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

DocLightning wrote:
Right. So.

1PM PST tomorrow I am getting my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. I'll let you guys know how the 5G reception in my skull is after. ; )

Completely voluntary, or mandated for continued employment?

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air Boeing 737 skids off runway in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 14340

Re: Lion Air Boeing 737 skids off runway in Indonesia

That's why they buy them in bulk.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Objections to protected designations of origin
Replies: 33
Views: 1630

Re: Objections to protected designations of origin

I'm French so that's probably why I don't get it. People/countries opposing them say that something like "Champagne" is a generic name and shouldn't be attached to a specific product. Yet the reason Champagne has this name is because it was invented in the Champagne region and has been ma...

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."
Replies: 31
Views: 2625

Re: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."

What does this mean here? It means that her marketable beauty will be no more, and she will begin aging quickly like milk. Which is really only relevant in Hollywood's domain of Silicone stuffed "beauty". Which she said she is "done". in other regions you can be a successful act...

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."
Replies: 31
Views: 2625

Re: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
KFLLCFII wrote:
She's at most about 5 years from hitting the wall.


What does this mean here?


It means that her marketable beauty will be no more, and she will begin aging quickly like milk.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."
Replies: 31
Views: 2625

Re: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."

She's at most about 5 years from hitting the wall.

Hope she planned accordingly.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 250kg bomb found during construction in Dhaka airport
Replies: 26
Views: 5580

Re: 250kg bomb found during construction in Dhaka airport

Sadly, this is almost routine in countries that suffered a war. Ask people in German cities. Had the German ability/will to fight in that war gone on much longer, the individual thousands of bombs and resultant unexploded ordnance dropped upon their cities would have shortly evolved into single uni...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC recommends cabin crew to wear nappies
Replies: 17
Views: 4037

Re: CAAC recommends cabin crew to wear nappies

Saves a couple kilograms of water too. Don't need to take as much onboard.

The fuel savings would add up.

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2021 cancelled
Replies: 25
Views: 4286

Re: Paris Air Show 2021 cancelled

They should move the Paris Air Show to Victorville.

The business is booming there.

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues
Replies: 52
Views: 7882

Re: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues

I've found multiple stories that talk about only Hong Kong. Is this a specific issue there or has it been seen elsewhere? IF only/so often at Hong Kong, has there been any look at what is different about the ILS there as a possibly contributing factor? I'd imagine the signal could be reflecting off...

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: First plane that needed software?
Replies: 56
Views: 5623

Re: First plane that needed software?

As zeke pointed out, a computer need not be digital. Mechanical and electromechanical computers were both been widely used. The word "computer" predates either, and refers to a human performing calculations. I know that, but the question is software, which is by definition immaterial, and...

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules
Replies: 62
Views: 7022

Re: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules

A hundred different vendors on Amazon who hawk "SUPPORT ANIMAL" labeled vests, harnesses, and other pet paraphernalia just saw their incomes go up in smoke. Why? They'll just change the wording to "SERVICE ANIMAL" and the passengers will sign whatever silly attestation form the ...

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules
Replies: 62
Views: 7022

Re: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules

The DOT covered Every angle on this new ruling and worked with every ADA official group to set forth new regulations. Good riddance to the Scammers and abused ESA BS system. Flyguy A hundred different vendors on Amazon who hawk "SUPPORT ANIMAL" labeled vests, harnesses, and other pet para...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can freighter aircraft supply electrical power for refrigerated cargo ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4922

Re: Can freighter aircraft supply electrical power for refrigerated cargo ?

DALMD80 wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Well, might be hard on the crews because if the cargo is at -40, so are the crews and they’re breathing O2 besides.

Good point.

There's also the temperatures at the departure and arrival points to consider too.

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 51783

Re: Emirates confirms future A380 deliveries

Taking the remaining 8?

Yeah, I guess it's more cost-effective to ship all those spare parts as 8 complete sets.

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 737 hits a bear in YAK
Replies: 65
Views: 11951

Re: AS 737 hits a bear in YAK

So many of these comments are just unbearable.

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst civilian procurement
Replies: 44
Views: 3250

Re: Worst civilian procurement

Concorde.

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 192884

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Opus99 wrote:
https://twitter.com/sidyoutwit/status/1319964122725949440?s=21

RR seems quite keen to hop on this project.


Please God, for the sake of Boeing...no.

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Binoculars in the cockpit
Replies: 20
Views: 4024

Re: Binoculars in the cockpit

Are binoculars standard equipment in a cockpit? If so, what are they used for? With the appearance of Jet Pac Man and drones, I would think they're useful in spotting potential danger. Also wondering if you've ever used binoculars on final to investigate fod on the runway. Would like to hear some a...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 reached its 1500th delivery
Replies: 74
Views: 11086

Re: Airbus A330 reached its 1500th delivery

Cue the people who say the A340 numbers should be combined with it in 3, 2...

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Sun Country article
Replies: 13
Views: 3376

Re: Interesting Sun Country article

32andBelow wrote:
They charge survive just as a cargo airline if the keep the amazon contract. But obviously a cargo airline doesn’t need flight attendants, gate agents, res, etc.

True, but they will need sorters.

Solves that problem.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI adds DEL-YVR October 25th 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 4285

Re: AI adds DEL-YVR October 25th 2020

It didn't say in the article how many 77Ws will be parked and raided for spares to keep the route going.

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream Aerospace launches G700
Replies: 38
Views: 9009

Re: Gulfstream Aerospace launches G700

N14AZ wrote:
So, for a stubborn member like me, this will be the Gulfstream VII.

How I wish they would have kept the old names... :-(


I intend to be the launch customer of the Gulfstream X.

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Boeing and Airbus go for twin wheel main landing gears on their next-gen 737/A320s?
Replies: 11
Views: 2977

Re: Should Boeing and Airbus go for twin wheel main landing gears on their next-gen 737/A320s?

We all know that Boeing and Airbus still uses one wheeled main landing gear on their small narrowbodies (sans Indian Airlines A320 twin wheel oddity), even with the heaviest variants (737 Max 10, A321XLR). So, in retrospect or right now, should they consider upgrading one wheel MLG to two in their ...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Emirates for Operating in FAA-Prohibited Airspace (Iran)
Replies: 61
Views: 9924

Re: DOT Fines Emirates for Operating in FAA-Prohibited Airspace (Iran)

The US Government fined Emirates for failing to follow the rules, not JetBlue for failing to enforce a contract. If JetBlue was responsible for the flights, JetBlue would have been fined. Emirates is not a US operating agency so is not subject to domestic USA rules. 'B6' is an IATA booking code, no...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Emirates for Operating in FAA-Prohibited Airspace (Iran)
Replies: 61
Views: 9924

Re: DOT Fines Emirates for Operating in FAA-Prohibited Airspace (Iran)

Agree. There is responsibility that does go along with a codeshare and all parties should be well aware of them when signing the contracts. So B6 is responsible for routing Emirates aircraft? Come on... In this case they are, the US goverment gave JetBlue a contract and JetBlue uses Emirates to ope...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ExpressJet/ASA Final Day
Replies: 37
Views: 6490

Re: ExpressJet/ASA Final Day

Many lessons here for future airline employees going the regional route. Make it as temporary as possible people. Sorry Expressjet people. With what lies ahead for the entire airline industry, it's not just this lesson with regard to the regional route for future airline employees creeping up the l...

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 48793

Re: NY Times article on airline employee buyouts/early retirements

Sadly, these types of jobs along with most of the middle class, are slipping away. You're either the 1% or you're making minimum wage as a contract worker picking somebody else's groceries at a box store. A AA/DL/UA pilot with 5-8 years at the carrier may find it difficult to replace his income sel...

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Business Plan: Use Aircraft and Airplane Food For Gimmicky Local Dining Option You Never Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

New Business Plan: Use Aircraft and Airplane Food For Gimmicky Local Dining Option You Never Wanted

RESTAURANT A380 @CHANGI For two days in October, SIA will operate a dining service on board the Airbus 380 (A380), touted as the world's largest passenger aircraft. Diners can order from SIA's international cuisine options or pick from a Peranakan menu designed by chef Shermay Lee. Does it come wit...

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 69
Views: 11109

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

It is really is astonishing that the passengers just sat back and let them do as they wished. Even before 9/11, why did passengers comply with hijackers? Take them to the floor and bash them in the head with the fire extinguisher. Because 9/11 just wasn't conceivable through the early hours of 9/11...

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook went bankrupt one year ago!
Replies: 15
Views: 3506

Re: Thomas Cook went bankrupt one year ago!

vhtje wrote:


"Proud Partners with the New Pan Am!"

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook went bankrupt one year ago!
Replies: 15
Views: 3506

Re: Thomas Cook went bankrupt one year ago!

Compared to what's coming for the airline industry, they were lucky to have suffered a quick death.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peak oil 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4231

Re: Peak oil 2019-2020

The alternatives are expensive, low energy-density, and require large amounts of real-estate for shoehorning into production and storage for major population centers which have long been built out...which all take away from economic prosperity as more and more of it is forced to take over from chea...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peak oil 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4231

Re: Peak oil 2019-2020

Dino DNA will continue to move the planet until every last drop is sucked. And those economies that forcibly tie their future to the alternatives will continue to fade into the background. Would you elaborate your theory that economies that 'tie their future' to alternative energies are 'fading int...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away
Replies: 58
Views: 2656

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away

By the end of Trump's second term, there would most likely be at minimum 4 of his nominations on the bench, and possibly 5. Astounding. I would say a possibility of six justices nominated by President Trump when he wins election in November. Breyer is 83, and I would see Justices Alito and Thomas r...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peak oil 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4231

Re: Peak oil 2019-2020

Oil will rebound a bit when Covid is over, but at this time it appears alternative energy, fuel efficient vehicles, batteries( definitely batteries), and appliances that are more efficient with electricity do seem to spell a demand shift away from Oil. All of those batteries, plastics, and ore-base...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away
Replies: 58
Views: 2656

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away

By the end of Trump's second term, there would most likely be at minimum 4 of his nominations on the bench, and possibly 5.

Astounding.

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boom Lands USAF Contract
Replies: 19
Views: 4336

Re: Boom Lands USAF Cobtract

The National Museum of the USAF in Dayton contains a vast number of large pointy planes (let alone the countless number of smaller ones) which, on average, were designed and operated 50-60 years ago. It's hard to get excited over one or two startups trying to recreate what was already nearing "...

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boom Lands USAF Contract
Replies: 19
Views: 4336

Re: Boom Lands USAF Cobtract

The National Museum of the USAF in Dayton contains a vast number of large pointy planes (let alone the countless number of smaller ones) which, on average, were designed and operated 50-60 years ago. It's hard to get excited over one or two startups trying to recreate what was already nearing "...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit
Replies: 62
Views: 10753

Re: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit

Right. And if passengers had their own windows that they could open on the ground, then there'd be fewer instances of these types of emergency-exit (and slide-deployment) incidents. It would also be very nice for people who like to enjoy betle nut and tobacco. :spit: But not very nice for the perso...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit
Replies: 62
Views: 10753

Re: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit

The flight deck shouldn't be the only place on the plane with windows that can open on the ground. Pretty sure there's opening windows on the flight deck, used mainly for selfies and windscreen cleaning. Right. And if passengers had their own windows that they could open on the ground, then there'd...

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