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by Lrockeagle
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 140
Views: 14419

Re: Revisiting MH370

So let’s look at the facts...ATC, military radar tracking and common sense, let’s take out the speculation about motive, experienced pilot, trying to cover up a suicide mass murder. Double back fly to the most remote part of the world, kill your co-pilot/pilot do do a slow decompression of he plane...

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by Lrockeagle
Wed May 27, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 3909

Re: WN wins JD Power award in both categories

I’ll be sure to post the LRE Awards when they come out. They have about as much weight as JD.

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by Lrockeagle
Fri May 22, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Aviation after COVID
Replies: 22
Views: 2146

Re: Private Aviation after COVID

I find it very hard to believe that business will increase to the degree some are predicting for us in 135. The Gulfstream I was flying has had 1 trip request since March. We used to fly weekly. On the margin, yes, we'll get a little more business from those that were on the bubble, but the VAST ma...

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by Lrockeagle
Fri May 22, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153428

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I can't think of any accident like this, scraping the bottom on landing then making it back in the air (well there is the Emirates 777 I guess, but not very high) aside from tail strikes I mean. This scenerio is similar to Malév flight 262, a Tu-154 which ended up landing with gear up at Thessaloni...

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by Lrockeagle
Sun May 17, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14199

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

My first 777 flight was in 2006, DFW-NRT on AA. AA's 777s were 2-5-2 in economy back then. I remember thinking, nice modern plane with PTVs in every seat. And those Rolls Royce Trent 800 engines were very quiet - sometimes I wouldn't know the engines were running until they revved for takeoff. My f...

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by Lrockeagle
Sun May 17, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles
Replies: 36
Views: 6834

Re: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles

Do 121 pilots keep up with x-country time in their logbooks? Because that won’t get you any x-country time hahaha

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by Lrockeagle
Sun May 10, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25288

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

What are they supposed to do? Lose their composure start sobbing and moaning and groaning? And how do you know what was felt or known by anyone on the plane. Between hitting the imperfections on the runway surface, the thrust reversers, shifting of carry ons and the loud rattling of the overhead bi...

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by Lrockeagle
Wed May 06, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of “fuel tankering”?
Replies: 94
Views: 7086

Re: Cost of “fuel tankering”?

The way to address this, as some have said, is to implement a CO2 tax on fossil fuels. That will force users to reduce their consumption in a way that makes the most economic sense, in this case making tankering relatively more expensive. Taxing excess leftover fuel might create perverse incentives...

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by Lrockeagle
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP
Replies: 94
Views: 4867

Re: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP

tphuang wrote:
Have fun subpoena China or getting China to pay. These ideas are laughable.

I’m not taking a stance on this either way but there are Chinese-owned interests in the US that could be seized upon non payment.

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by Lrockeagle
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 757 Flight?
Replies: 33
Views: 5141

Re: Longest 757 Flight?

UA used to operate EWR-TXL-EWR on a 757 and I am pretty sure the TXL-EWR segment was one of the longest TATL 757 routes. The route is currently suspended and was up-gauged a while back to a 767-300ER/400ER. UA / CO also operated 757s into GVA as a sub for the 767-300ER/767-200ER (CO) as one offs. T...

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by Lrockeagle
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arrivals into JFK in holding patterns before landing today
Replies: 6
Views: 2521

Re: Arrivals into JFK in holding patterns before landing today

Instrument currency requires flying a holding pattern. They are picking regions and dates and just having everyone hold to maintain currency. JK

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by Lrockeagle
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design
Replies: 41
Views: 6303

Re: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design

This is pretty asinine. You can’t put 50-300 people in a confined area and expect some plastic shields to stop contagions from spreading

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by Lrockeagle
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7717

Re: WTI Oil price goes negative

Isn't it the best time to hedge though now? $20 might fluctuate in the next couple of months but we could expect it to rise again in the coming decade, can contracts be secured for such a long time ahead in order for the airline to secure stability of its fuel price for say the next 10 years? No, b...

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by Lrockeagle
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisdom of parking large #s of aircraft at one airport in North America
Replies: 17
Views: 4924

Re: Wisdom of parking large #s of aircraft at one airport in North America

I have seen reports from multiple sources of airlines parking large numbers of aircraft - making up a large percentage of their fleet - at one airport in North America. This brief article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is typical, implying that Delta will park up to 150 aircraft at ATL: http...

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by Lrockeagle
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane in grass at IAH? North side of airport...
Replies: 11
Views: 3762

Re: Airplane in grass at IAH? North side of airport...

Old USAF 737. Looks like it has HPD painted on the side so I’m guessing it’s used for HRT training and other fun stuff

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by Lrockeagle
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will supersonic flights ever make a comeback?
Replies: 11
Views: 1244

Re: Will supersonic flights ever make a comeback?

Strato2 wrote:
With global warming supersonic travel is no go. It would be a PR disaster if someone tried to propose such in this day and age.

I watched a Smithsonian Channel documentary on the Concorde today. There was a large cry that it would deplete the ozone layer. It didn’t.


HOAX

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by Lrockeagle
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today
Replies: 31
Views: 5646

Re: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today

I would make it a progressively higher fee as departure nears. Revenue management likes to know how many butts they’ll have in the seats and eliminating change fees guarantees that they will not be able to fill flights

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by Lrockeagle
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Does a Lt. Col fly AIR FORCE TWO as the commander?
Replies: 6
Views: 1947

Re: Does a Lt. Col fly AIR FORCE TWO as the commander?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I’d be amazed at an AD Navy pilot with 12,000 hours, even in P-3s

Yeah 10k hours is a big achievement for the C130 drivers at my local AFB. Most military pilots I’ve known were lucky to get 200 hours a year.

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by Lrockeagle
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sue after being kicked off flight 'for body odour' 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 5508

Re: Family sue after being kicked off flight 'for body odour' 2019

I’ve seen pax be escorted to a rest room and given soap prior to being allowed boarding.

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by Lrockeagle
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34188

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

I mean, AA called their training facility Flagship University. At least that’s what it was when I spent five weeks there. Seems like an easy case to me.

And wow at the time some people spend on this....whew

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by Lrockeagle
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of “fuel tankering”?
Replies: 94
Views: 7086

Re: Fuel Tanking and the environment

The article is not well thought out because it makes the assumption that man made global warming or man made climate change is real and pins it on the airlines. I mean it's a real religion but it's not a real thing. It’s weird how science has been correct so many times, but they just can’t get this...

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by Lrockeagle
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline
Replies: 37
Views: 7157

Re: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline

I’ve never used my middle name on well over 500 flights. And actually only ever had trouble when I DID try to use it on a BA MSY-LHR flight; it added my middle initial to the end of my first name. I also don’t go by my full first name and sometimes corporate travel books me under the name I go by in...

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by Lrockeagle
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 59
Views: 9640

Re: Weighting passenger

When I worked bag room loading the carts we would occasionally weigh each bag for each flight for the day. Every plane(E145) had 200-400 more pounds of luggage than recorded by using the standard 30lb weight. I reported it and was told to stop weighing bags.

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by Lrockeagle
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts 787 base at ORD
Replies: 31
Views: 9275

Re: UA starts 787 base at ORD

etops1 wrote:
A little late to the party since AA only flies 787 out of ORD.

I flew into ORD from DUB back in June and couldn’t believe how many 87s AA had there. 3 hops across the pond and it’s quickly become one of my favorite planes

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by Lrockeagle
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hungarian government tries to buy back BUD due to mismanagement
Replies: 17
Views: 3211

Re: Hungarian government tries to buy back BUD due to mismanagement

Flew through on EasyJet last year and it seemed pretty Soviet Russia-era

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by Lrockeagle
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?
Replies: 35
Views: 6868

Re: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?

I hired on in ‘03. Coming from a financial family, I was furious that they didn’t go through bankruptcy with the other airlines and restructure and shed debt. It hurt the company in the long run to not do it. And then the dark days of losing mainline in favor of 50-seat regionals. Talk about not lis...

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by Lrockeagle
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 180
Views: 20265

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

I live under left base for the largest C-130 training base in the world and I find this hilarious. I hear multiple hercs on the ramp right now, it never stops. And it doesn’t bother me

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by Lrockeagle
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 20512

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

So how come they sold the second ticket without knowing the ID of the passengers. Effectively, they sold a ticket not knowing that they were then going to refuse to provide the service. How does AC know it is the same person on their no-fly list? I have a fairly common name (full name, including mi...

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by Lrockeagle
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 12194

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

I had a pushback roll onto my foot once when the parking brake was broken. For some reason I had steel-toe boots on so it just trapped me there. Funny part, nobody was around until the FO came down to do his walk around and I hailed him and asked him to drive it back off of my foot and he freaked ou...

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by Lrockeagle
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane
Replies: 43
Views: 6769

Re: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane

I expect that Ballard will find what he's looking for. The weight of the evidence is quite high in my view. The TIGHAR people who've run numerous expeditions out to Nikumaroro have found compelling evidence, but the most compelling is the Bevington Object as referred to in the article. TIGHAR has a...

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by Lrockeagle
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the max gear extension speed on a 787-8 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2586

Re: What is the max gear extension speed on a787-8 ?

Don’t know any offhand but reddit is a pretty good resource. r/Flying

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by Lrockeagle
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do you find airline airplanes for sale?
Replies: 10
Views: 2118

Re: Where do you find airline airplanes for sale?

You could start looking here: https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/list/category/3/jet-aircraft/manufacturer/airbus https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/list/category/3/jet-aircraft/manufacturer/boeing This. I buy all my 767s on Controller

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by Lrockeagle
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 96
Views: 28066

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

So far this year I’ve been on: a king air 200, Lear 60, 737s, A320s, 175s, crj200/700/900s, -145s, A330, 4 787s, md80/88s. 787s were the nicest. Took my sis to Europe on 330 and came back on 787 and she gushed over how much nicer the 787 was.

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by Lrockeagle
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17517

Re: Tower Air

Stephen Keshner flew for FF. Wrote ‘Cockpit: Confessions of an airline pilot’, collection of short stories with a few about FF in there. Pretty cool book

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by Lrockeagle
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar
Replies: 16
Views: 7081

Re: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar

Can confirm you can open a 172 door against the slipstream. Not all would be able to but many could. Have flown Cessna 172s for years. One can definitely open a door, but whether it can be opened wide enough to fit a person through is another matter. Those doors are pretty broad to allow entry and ...

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by Lrockeagle
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar
Replies: 16
Views: 7081

Re: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar

The Sun is reporting a Cessna 168 (which doesn't exist to my knowledge), Fox News displayed a photo of a Cessna 172. From the photos in The Sun article which supposedly show a police recreation of the events, it appears to be a Cessna 172. I wondered if she could actually open the door against the ...

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by Lrockeagle
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA A330 fume issue
Replies: 31
Views: 6595

Re: Another AA A330 fume issue

The passengers aren’t in a union. I kid, I kid Post of the week. From the original article cited by the OP's link: In a statement, American Airlines said ten of the crew members asked to be taken to hospital for a medical assessment after landing. No passengers reported feeling ill. Fume events are...

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by Lrockeagle
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA A330 fume issue
Replies: 31
Views: 6595

Re: Another AA A330 fume issue

SteelChair wrote:
Seems rather interesting that only crew were rushed to hospital. Passengers were breathing different air apparently.

The passengers aren’t in a union.



I kid, I kid

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by Lrockeagle
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Max Engines
Replies: 30
Views: 10009

Re: Max Engines

Many many many things from those frames would be used on other aircraft. I don’t know the model engine on the MAX or if any other a/c currently used them so I can’t say about the engines specifically. But if some other frame used that engine then yeah

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by Lrockeagle
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 17171

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Having worked for AA in a non-union position, I have had first-hand experience with their draconian sick leave policy. The disciplinary points system they use for sick days was often the subject of anxiety dreams at night, and those dreams lasted well beyond my tenure at AA. In my view, the sick/ab...

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by Lrockeagle
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly
Replies: 35
Views: 5343

Re: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly

https://narratively.com/the-man-with-th ... ket-newtab

I was sympathetic to him until I saw the stats for how much he cancelled/no-showed/booked extra seats.
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Friarboy wrote:
Interesting piece from Rothstein's daughter about his AAirpass and ensuing lawsuit.

https://narratively.com/the-man-with-th ... ket-newtab

I was sympathetic to him until I saw the stats for how much he cancelled/no-showed/booked extra seats.

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by Lrockeagle
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 25721

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

No, the no-show policy is the airline engaging in loss prevention; after all, if you didn't take the flight to XXX, how are they expecting you'll be able to fly back from XXX? That's why they cancel all downline and return space when you no-show a flight. It enables the airlines to try and re-sell ...

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by Lrockeagle
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 25721

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Perhaps if he hadn't insulted the reservations agent on the phone, they would have been willing to volunteer more information. Honestly, that's just karma in action. This is 100% American's fault. If he called in and said he needed to change his flight and they told him he couldn't on that ticket a...

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by Lrockeagle
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 8362

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. Yeah that’s why US1549 started sinking so quickly ...

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by Lrockeagle
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 13177

Re: France to charge aviation tax

This is partly in response to the yellow vests, who are incensed (rightly, in my opinion, and I don't support them at all) that they're paying a tax worth 100% or more on fuel for their cars, but that aircraft are flying using tax free kerosene. The amount is very small, I doubt it will have any me...

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by Lrockeagle
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6000ft and no chimes
Replies: 25
Views: 3174

Re: 6000ft and no chimes

(Joking) Always be sure you let the crew know you’re ready to help if needed and you have lots of hours on FS

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by Lrockeagle
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 132245

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

I’m about to ride the mad dog ELP-DFW. Guess I better take a pic since it could be my last ride

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by Lrockeagle
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 3754

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

If it weren’t for Boston John I would have never heard of JetBlue

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by Lrockeagle
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 6132

Re: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control

That’s one of my nightmares. In GA planes I was taught to put my hand on the yoke/stick with my thumb pointing straight up and whichever aileron is up should be where my thumb is pointing. Harder to do in a big plane though

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