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by flybaurlax
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airbus A320 wing body fairing
Replies: 8
Views: 2207

Re: airbus A320 wing body fairing

I meant to say PM me your email address if you'd like additional pictures.

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by flybaurlax
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airbus A320 wing body fairing
Replies: 8
Views: 2207

Re: airbus A320 wing body fairing

PM me your and I'll send you pics. I'm onsite on an A320 and can take pics from various angles if that will help.

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by flybaurlax
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airbus A320 wing body fairing
Replies: 8
Views: 2207

Re: airbus A320 wing body fairing

I have some pics but I'm not sure if they're as detailed or close-up as you'd like. If the links don't work let me know and I'll find another way to share. https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNBTviaaRFeCWG7G6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/YMm1BgMt6cMev5cM7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/WFrZq6jCbDNZaCH38 https://phot...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In your airline, do you start the APU upon landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 3828

Re: In your airline, do you start the APU upon landing?

DocLightning wrote:
Starlionblue wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
We do not alternate.


So does that not lead to uneven wear on the engines?


In terms of engine longevity, it doesn't really make a difference. The wear and tear normally comes from the full thermal cycle, with the harshest part in the takeoff and climb.

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by flybaurlax
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical Cheat sheet for aerospace and aeronautical engineers
Replies: 9
Views: 2553

Re: Technical Cheat sheet for aerospace and aeronautical engineers

I second flipdewaf on the Daniel Raymer book. It's quite excellent. Here is another one I used in college and still have looked at occasionally: https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/book/10.2514/4.103278#:~:text=Introduction%20to%20Aeronautics%3A%20A%20Design%20Perspective%20shows%20students%20the%20methods,wit...

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by flybaurlax
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spatial disorientation accidents, how do they happen with aircraft with (properly working) instruments?
Replies: 23
Views: 3220

Re: Spatial disorientation accidents, how do they happen with aircraft with (properly working) instruments?

The earlier mentions of the Buddy Holly and JFK Jr tragedies hammer home that a disproportionately high number of IFR/marginal VFR accidents involve non-IFR rated pilots. I don't know how routine this is and what any requirements are, but several pilots I know got limited "hood" flying wi...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spatial disorientation accidents, how do they happen with aircraft with (properly working) instruments?
Replies: 23
Views: 3220

Re: Spatial disorientation accidents, how do they happen with aircraft with (properly working) instruments?

Same thing as Jetblueguy22. My CFI had me put my head down under the hood and maneuvered the plane around. After a while he asked "what's our attitude?" I replied "steep turn". We were straight and level. WOW. Mind blown at that point, and from then on I've never questioned how s...

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by flybaurlax
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Considering Aviation Engineering
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Considering Aviation Engineering

It's obviously not a good time in aviation right now, but when things pick up again don't rule out working for an airline. I'm an engineering with a major US airline in the Powerplant (propulsion) group. While we don't necessarily do some of the engineering work as the OEMs, we do perform analysis a...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Calling all Non-pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 2575

Re: Calling all Non-pilots

Got my BS in Aero Engineering. I work for an airline as a Powerplant (propulsion) Engineer. This is an engineering position, not a mechanic. The mechanics are my customer. It's a pretty fun and rewarding job. I have been doing it for 8.5 years and it's flown by (pun intended). There are other engine...

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by flybaurlax
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 156
Views: 25302

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Good launch for Atlas V and good insertion into orbit by the Centaur upper stage. Mars 2020 now completes the trio of probes enroute to Mars during this launch opportunity, following Tianwen-1 and the UAE Mars mission.. Rendez vous February 18th next year for the landing on the Jezero crater. Bon v...

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by flybaurlax
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When do aircraft engine RTS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: When do aircraft engine RTS?

I'm not sure I follow your question. Can you narrow down specifically what you're looking for?

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by flybaurlax
Tue May 12, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What do fighter pilots see in their helmets?
Replies: 4
Views: 1180

Re: What do fighter pilots see in their helmets?

https://www.baesystems.com/en-us/produc ... ed-display

Just did a google search for joint helmet mounted cueing system and videos. Basically repeating what would be on a HUD, with additional capabilities. Pretty sweet.
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https://www.baesystems.com/en-us/produc ... ed-display

Just did a google search for joint helmet mounted cueing system and videos. Basically repeating what would be on a HUD, with additional capabilities. Pretty sweet.

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by flybaurlax
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1171
Views: 39324

Re: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave

You do realize every carrier is doing this, right?[/quote] Only Jetblue and Delta are forcing unpaid involuntary leaves via reduced hours or forced time off. Every carrier is not doing this. Do your research. All Carriers are reducing employees to normal minimum required hours: i.e. 40 hours for a f...

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by flybaurlax
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Care During Storage
Replies: 7
Views: 2057

Re: Engine Care During Storage

Long term storage (up to 365 days) dictates a 5%-7% mix of additive in the oil system, and a preservation fluid in the fuel system. This requires both dry motoring and wet motoring. All the fuel and oil lines should still be wet, but with corrosion prohibiting compound. As for the internal part of t...

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by flybaurlax
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does anyone here happen to work for Textron Aviation who know the status of the upcoming summer internship program?
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: Does anyone here happen to work for Textron Aviation who know the status of the upcoming summer internship program?

If you have an offer from them, that means you were able to get through the hoops to get on board. I'm sure you could work something out with them to defer it to next summer if the industry improves. Take another offer as mentioned above, but keep Textron in the loop and be polite. I'm sure they wil...

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by flybaurlax
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 946
Views: 84657

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

gmcc wrote:
Had not heard of OAK being a parking spot, only GSO,
OKC and SAT


Here's the list
ANC
EAT
GEG
GSO
JFK
LAS
OAK
OKC
PDX
PHX
SAN
SAT
SNA

I think QX is going to HIO, PDX, EAT, and GEG, but not totally sure.

Crazy times.

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by flybaurlax
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 946
Views: 84657

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

gmcc wrote:
AS ran a couple of odd flights today maybe cargo runs or positioning flights. AS9800 from SAN to LIH and AS9802 from SEA to OAK. Both were 800. I guess the could have charters as well.


OAK will be a parking spot for some of the fleet. So I suspect that's where it was heading.

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by flybaurlax
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 946
Views: 84657

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Is the way around that by just cutting hours and leaving rates unchanged? I was hopeful that language would keep folks whole. This is exactly what happened - hourly rates didn't change, but the hours we work did change. This effectively cuts our pay. It hurts, but honestly I'm still thankful to hav...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5.7 Earthquake Near SLC
Replies: 41
Views: 7784

Re: 5.7 Earthquake Near SLC

The fire suppression system in the ATC Tower was leaking. Apparently the backup facility was deemed unsafe, so they had to close the airport.

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by flybaurlax
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)
Replies: 46
Views: 5508

Re: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)

There is guidance from the OEMs to actually use the recirc fans consistently. In fact, the guidance tells us that the not using the recirc fans is worse than using them. The reason is the HEPA filters. These filters actually work better the "dirtier" they are. The only reason why they are ...

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by flybaurlax
Fri May 31, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 7452

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

I work for AS, and have to say I am proud of what we accomplish. However, I feel that we put way too much emphasis on the JD Power award. Yes, I understand it is a great marketing tool, and that essentially is what it's about. However, I have to ask, has anyone actually purchased a product or been c...

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by flybaurlax
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Split Scimitars missing dorsal winglet
Replies: 18
Views: 2056

Re: 737 Split Scimitars missing dorsal winglet

You can CDL the ventral strake. If you remove one, you have to remove the other so you don't have asymmetry. There is no performance penalty at my airline due to the fact that we consider both SSW and Blended winglet the same. The reason they are removed so frequently is due to the fact that they di...

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by flybaurlax
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can you tell what engine a plane is using just by looking at it?
Replies: 26
Views: 3042

Re: Can you tell what engine a plane is using just by looking at it?

Here's a quick reference. It doesn't always hold true, but in most cases is accurate. Looking into the fan, you can tell if GE, Pratt, or RR. GE has a spiral that sort of looks like a "G", Pratt has a single stripe, and RR has a very long spiral on the spinner. RR https://commons.wikimedia...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about RNAV Approaches and who uses them.
Replies: 26
Views: 2810

Re: Question about RNAV Approaches and who uses them.

Alaska uses RNAV all the time. Woodreau is right, Alaska has many proprietary RNP approach and departure procedures. Most airports in Alaska don't have reliable ILS, as it can take 2 weeks to get a mechanic out to fix equipment. RNP became essential within the state of Alaska, as it allowed the plan...

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by flybaurlax
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today
Replies: 51
Views: 11896

Re: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today

[/quote] The blades mating surfaces and the spacers get a Molybdenum Di sulfide lubricant. Only the elastometer spacers get petroleum based lubricant. As for AS, they made each fan blade traceable by serial number after the first SWA incident in 2016. They've been complying with the CFM SB since the...

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by flybaurlax
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-900: Cabin Air lacks force, why?
Replies: 16
Views: 3254

Re: 737-900: Cabin Air lacks force, why?

There is a range of 737-900 line numbers that have issues in the mid cabin (rows 6-11) or so. There is a flow issue that Boeing is aware of and is still investigating the issue. These -900s are recent deliveries within the last 2 years or so.

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by flybaurlax
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aeronautucal Engineer
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Aeronautucal Engineer

I'm not too familiar with what options are in the UAE, but I can tell you that airlines have engineering departments (not just technicians who touch the airplanes). I am an Aeronautical Engineer working for an airline in the US. I know Emirates has engineers, so you can look into them.

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by flybaurlax
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 5181

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

Then there's those who are saying that Star Wars fan are just too demanding - they get upset that TFA was too similar to ANH but now they don't like that TLJ is "different". Well, I think tthat TLJ was too much like Empire Strikes Back! I agree that some of the fans are too demanding, as ...

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by flybaurlax
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM Startup on the 737: What happens if fuel is introduced too early while spooling?
Replies: 29
Views: 3567

Re: CFM Startup on the 737: What happens if fuel is introduced too early while spooling?

A stiff tailwind and the n1 can indicate backwards rotation. I've seen what amounted to -2% (it's not indicated as such). By the time that n2 gets to about 15% or so the n1 is stopped and will shortly start turning the proper direction. Yes, however you increase your risk for hot starts as you're f...

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by flybaurlax
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM Startup on the 737: What happens if fuel is introduced too early while spooling?
Replies: 29
Views: 3567

Re: CFM Startup on the 737: What happens if fuel is introduced too early while spooling?

My understanding of the the 737 engine startup checklist involves pushing APU air to the starter, monitoring N2, and then manually introducing fuel with a lever a dedicated lever, under the thrust lever, to achieve light-off. I've heard that the MAX will eliminate this relic of a step from the Jura...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5801

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

Makes sense. I assume this will technically use the wifi system and just be a carve-out from the paid portion of the service (much like using the Delta app to check on flight status is free). Texting uses very little data and bandwidth so it is unlikely to strain the system, although with some of t...

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by flybaurlax
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lights mid air
Replies: 11
Views: 2184

Re: Lights mid air

It could also be a "wave" hello to a company aircraft passing nearby.

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by flybaurlax
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Required Inspection Items (RII) list
Replies: 7
Views: 5161

Re: Required Inspection Items (RII) list

To answer your question, the items will be different per operator, but are generally big, critical items: engine removal/installation is RII, rigging of big components, replacement of generators, flight control rigging, etc.

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by flybaurlax
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Maui Must Do Ideas?
Replies: 22
Views: 1381

Re: Maui Must Do Ideas?

All of the above are great suggestions. Just on the north side of Lahaina is Baby Beach. I highly recommend grabbing a 6 pack or two of Maui Bikini Blonde and hanging out there for a few hours in the afternoon. You can watch the sunset from there. Enjoy a nice beer sitting in the thigh deep water. I...

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by flybaurlax
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 137391

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Apologies if this has already been posted. Emirates just released a commercial mocking UA. http://www.businessinsider.com/emirates-united-airlines-ceo-feud-2017-4?utm_content=buffer9abba&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-ti I honestly think that's kind of tas...

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by flybaurlax
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 7358

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

lbreflections wrote:
How much of the original survives into the MAX?


Too much!

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by flybaurlax
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-rev pax handling for diversions
Replies: 12
Views: 4254

Re: Non-rev pax handling for diversions

I believe most US based carriers do not accommodate non-revs like rev pax. I know my airline doesn't, so I'm on my own. It's OK, it keeps me on my toes and heightens the adventure. When I travel using Positive Space, then use I am treated like rev paxs.

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by flybaurlax
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Titanium In Thrust Reversers?
Replies: 14
Views: 6397

Re: Titanium In Thrust Reversers?

The 737 MAX will not have a Ti Inner Wall after initial production (around 30-40 aircraft will get Ti). It will revert back to a composite inner wall. There are complications on the 737-NG composite inner wall, so Boeing is working not to repeat those on the MAX. http://www.seattletimes.com/business...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I would like to receive some information about the thrust reverser
Replies: 20
Views: 3085

Re: I would like to receive some information about the thrust reverser

For 737-NGs, as the one shown in the video of the SAS touching down, you can deploy the TRs 10 feet above the ground based on readings from the radar altimeter. Unless you float like the plane in the video, you normally have the wheels on the ground before the pilot can activate the TR handles at 10...

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by flybaurlax
Wed May 13, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Takes JD Power Top Spot Again
Replies: 42
Views: 3806

RE: Alaska Takes JD Power Top Spot Again

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aa777lvr" class="quote" target="_blank">aa777lvr</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Why is Alaska slipping? </i></font></td></...

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by flybaurlax
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Does A Powerplant Engineer Do In An Airline?
Replies: 8
Views: 9066

RE: What Does A Powerplant Engineer Do In An Airline?

Check your messages. I sent you a <acronym title="Tropic Air (Belize)">PM</acronym>. Basically the above is correct, with other duties based on the specific airline the Powerplant Engineer works for. I'd say Powerplant can be equivalent to AOG Engineering, as Powerplant are more reactionary and on t...

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by flybaurlax
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 2
Replies: 194
Views: 84871

RE: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 2

From videos I've seen of air-to-air combat, not all direct missile hits cause a massive fireball. Some just blow through the aircraft and punch the frame/wings to pieces damaging enough to cause the aircraft to go down. It doesn't always have to go down in flames.

This is terrible.

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by flybaurlax
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's Been To Maui?
Replies: 15
Views: 2645

RE: Who's Been To Maui?

I think dedicating a day to drive around the complete island (as much as you can) is definitely worthwhile. We drove all the way around the west and north end from Lahaina up and around then down to Kahului, then down to Hana, and up around the other other side. It takes pretty much the whole day, b...

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by flybaurlax
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 787 FLT 139 Air Turn Back
Replies: 81
Views: 29002

RE: UA 787 FLT 139 Air Turn Back

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Roseflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">Roseflyer</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Good point. S...

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by flybaurlax
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 787 FLT 139 Air Turn Back
Replies: 81
Views: 29002

UA 787 FLT 139 Air Turn Back

It looks like United Flight 139 is diverting to <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> from its <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - ...

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by flybaurlax
Thu May 23, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Problem In HNL?
Replies: 14
Views: 7874

RE: AS Problem In HNL?

There were no caution lights illuminated in the flight deck, nor did Engineering get any alerts on the systems, so it was decided to press on and not land overweight. No damage was noted. Typical tire change.

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by flybaurlax
Fri May 10, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Toolbox
Replies: 32
Views: 40360

RE: Boeing Toolbox

I must say that the FIM is horrible in toolbox. When browsing for various faults, it's categorized by Fault Code but there is no title/description next to it. It could be a lot more user friendly.

Also, the search function is pretty bad.

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by flybaurlax
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two Bomb Blast In Boston USA
Replies: 294
Views: 12349

RE: Two Bomb Blast In Boston USA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/detroitflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">detroitflyer</a> (<a href="#243" class="quote">Reply 243</a>):<br/><i>Now they are reporting 2 in cu...

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by flybaurlax
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iceland Wants To Ban Online Porn
Replies: 54
Views: 6802

RE: Iceland Wants To Ban Online Porn

Now what are they going to do? I thought porn was all there was to do on that rock! (joking! I love Iceland and can't wait to go back).

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by flybaurlax
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS, Still Air And The APU?
Replies: 11
Views: 10758

RE: ETOPS, Still Air And The APU?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/yeelep" class="quote" target="_blank">yeelep</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Its a limit set by the FAA, you would have to ...

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