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by flybaurlax
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

Stupid question - could he have not tased her instead of shooting her? Genuinely asking.

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by flybaurlax
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 8378

Re: Ship happens - Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

https://www.insider.com/best-memes-ever ... jam-2021-3
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The memes coming from this are fantastic. The excavator and Austin Powers meme is the best.

https://www.insider.com/best-memes-ever ... jam-2021-3

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by flybaurlax
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: what kind of process does a company have to do when she's working on a new livery?
Replies: 25
Views: 2497

Re: what kind of process does a company have to do when she's working on a new livery?

I don't think anyone will paint an actual aircraft with a test livery. There have been plenty. Fair play. Any examples? AS had 2 or 3 aircraft with a modified livery, mainly on the winglets before the current livery refresh. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Alaska-Airlines/Boeing-737-990-ER/2835088/...

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by flybaurlax
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 848
Views: 98747

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

QXAS wrote:
I just got off of 482. Outstanding flight down to SAN. The Max is much quieter than the NG, I didn’t need my noise cancellation on this morning’s flight.


How does it compare in noise to the A321NEO?

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by flybaurlax
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate Multitasking
Replies: 14
Views: 1202

Re: Inappropriate Multitasking

I wonder if this surgery was unscheduled? Like something that needed to be done right now and he was the one on call to perform it? Then he should have worked something out with the hospital to have another doctor be on call, or with the court to move the hearing to a day he was free from work resp...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daft Punk is no more
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Re: Daft Punk is no more

cjg225 wrote:
I think the TRON: Legacy soundtrack is actually my favorite work of theirs.



The way I look at it, that movie is just one really long music video for them. I love the tracks. There have been talks for another TRON; if it happens, I hope they do the soundtrack.

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by flybaurlax
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 74
Views: 7820

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

[quote=Lisa Gerrard: Now we are free https://youtu.be/NBE-uBgtINg[/quote] That's a great one. Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix. This one doesn't give me goosebumps per se, but definitely makes me cry. Itzhak Perlman''s performance in Schindler's List https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLgJQ8Zj3AA https://ww...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Christopher Plummer
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: RIP Christopher Plummer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dQPdt5igyI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x70o5lTd1U
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He was a class act. One of my favorite films of his is Dragnet. Such a silly movie with a heavyweight actor. Also, this interview is fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dQPdt5igyI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x70o5lTd1U

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by flybaurlax
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus A320NEO landing with nosegear at 90 degrees at BSL
Replies: 28
Views: 5324

Re: Pegasus A320NEO landing with nosegear at 90 degrees at BSL

The pilots did a good job keeping it on center line. It's also interesting to see that the wheel isn't completely destroyed, only the tire. Probably had a much lower landing weight than the JetBlue incident. That's not to say that the wheel doesn't need to be replaced, though.

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by flybaurlax
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines Friends and Family Discount
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Alaska Airlines Friends and Family Discount

EA CO AS wrote:
Use the code CARELINE instead. :)


Don't listen to this nonsense :spin:

In all seriousness, both are acceptable :).

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by flybaurlax
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines Friends and Family Discount
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Alaska Airlines Friends and Family Discount

Hey All, Mods, please move this to another forum if this is not the right spot. I did not see related topics, nor could I find any rules that prohibit this post. If I missed it, please feel free to take it down, and I meant no offense. Alaska Airlines is offering for the first time ever a friends an...

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by flybaurlax
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737
Replies: 86
Views: 14684

Re: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737

I have questions! I apologise if the linked news story answers my questions, the link does not work in the EU. 1) How did he get onto the wing? 2) What was he trying to achieve? He breached a perimeter fence and he got on the wing by climbing up the motor. (The pilots had shut it down when they saw...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Neo sound
Replies: 2
Views: 1406

Re: A320 Neo sound

I'm going to venture you're talking about the GTF. You can hear the grinding/growling noise at lower power settings. In Seattle, I can hear it and know instantly it's a DL A220 joining the LOC with the engines spooling from idle.

I'm curious what it is, too. Perhaps it's the gearbox?

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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: 2385

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: 2385

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: 2385

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: 4059

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: 10
Views: 3330

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: 3316

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: 3316

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: 765

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: 2670

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: 164
Views: 27273

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: 1729

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: 1224

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: 1500
Views: 46645

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: 2102

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: 1135

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: 1019
Views: 89778

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: 1019
Views: 89778

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: 1019
Views: 89778

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: 7886

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: 5733

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: 7556

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: 2132

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: 3102

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: 2990

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: 12049

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: 3327

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: 498

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: 5288

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: 3646

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: 3646

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: 5841

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: 2200

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: 5541

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: 1408

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: 139487

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: 7431

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: 4302

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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