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by Alias1024
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 40 Years Since Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse in Kansas City
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: 40 Years Since Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse in Kansas City

I’ve stayed there a few times in its current form as a Sheraton. It’s very eerie knowing the history to sit in that lobby and stare up at where those catwalks used to hang.

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by Alias1024
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3254

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

South Korea would need to be very careful in how they engage in any conflict to defend Taiwan. Their belligerent neighbor to the north is pretty dependent on China for economic support, and I suspect Beijing would lean on Pyongyang to start hostilities and keep South Korea from meaningful contributi...

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by Alias1024
Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?
Replies: 12
Views: 1973

Re: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?

Unless your doctor has said otherwise for health reasons, at 5’4” and 14 years of age you’re likely not done growing and will be at least a few inches taller when you reach your adult height. You might end up an inch or two shorter than the average, but well within the normal distribution of height ...

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by Alias1024
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155462

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

If UA were to operate A220's would they be flown by mainline pilots or given to one of their regionals, that may also be a factor in whether such a/c are included in the order. We know MAX and A32X are all mainline pilots. A220 would absolutely be mainline. Both models are far outside what a region...

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by Alias1024
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS BOI focus city
Replies: 95
Views: 14713

Re: AS BOI focus city

Isn't this like the second (or third) attempt at as BOI focus city/hublet? I hope it works and I think this time it just might. Boise has a pretty significant biotech & IT space thanks to migration of people and industry from CA and WA. Plenty of well-heeled discretionary travelers with a nice ...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to award $8 billion to airports to support recovery efforts
Replies: 25
Views: 2792

Re: FAA to award $8 billion to airports to support recovery efforts

ATL: $370 million
LAX: $303 million
DFW: $252 million
DEN: $233 million

:eyepopping:

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by Alias1024
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!
Replies: 42
Views: 6677

Re: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!

Take a glimpse at KCLT (Charlotte, NC), at their peak hours. The line-up is massive. From Nation Guard C-17's to 777, A300, 737, A320, and the EMB-135/-145 and CRJ 700's That place needs to be flattened and rebuilt. The ramp setup simply can’t handle the traffic. I landed there once with an open ga...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 2282

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

I generally don't follow other state's governors too closely so I don't have an opinion on most. I guess the one's I don't hear a lot about are probably doing alright. I was just in New Mexico last week, and it seems like Grisham isn't well-liked outside of ABQ or Santa Fe. We were in Roswell and th...

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by Alias1024
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS
Replies: 99
Views: 16859

Re: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS

AUS is a really interesting city to watch here. AA has done some solid expansion. So much with WN and AA is there even room for delta to do too much o&d flying? No real markets are left they are gonna fighting on any non hub adds. I wouldn't be very surprised to see DL match CVG and IND since t...

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by Alias1024
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate
Replies: 29
Views: 1662

Re: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate

You can't make this up - every time I think he's the dumbest S.O.B. ever to hold office, he comes up with something even more ridiculous Dingbat, but Hank Johnson takes the cake in my book. You have to follow that up though ! Johnson was the congressional rep who voiced his concern during budget he...

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by Alias1024
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 13849

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

A320s have a stick shaker??? Either way, so your assertion is based on your own deduction and not on published data? Or have I misunderstood? They do not have stick shakers since you cannot enter a stall in normal law and have to actively try to stall in alternate law. Airbus do not have stick shak...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 13849

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

If it was at CLmax, there would be a stick shaker. There is none. A320s have a stick shaker??? Either way, so your assertion is based on your own deduction and not on published data? Or have I misunderstood? They do not have stick shakers since you cannot enter a stall in normal law and have to act...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16533

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

Thats seriously bad damage Hate to criticize a fellow pilot but what was he or she thinking ? It’s like they forgot they had wings attached, wasnt even close You stay on the line As mentioned above it looks like the captain likely mistook the taxiway edge line for centerline. With a little target f...

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by Alias1024
Sat May 29, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 20521

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

Why does this feel like when the NTSB intern pulled a prank on reporters after Asiana 214?

His name is Mike Haak and he lives in a town called Longwood?

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by Alias1024
Fri May 28, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are city housing prices rising?
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

Re: Why are city housing prices rising?

I still think the main thing is free money. My sister tried to buy a 2 bedrooms flat in Paris' suburbs last week, she took the offer of the seller without negotiating the price, showed she had the means to pay the mortgage, had a 6 figures downpayment. She was beaten by someone who paid cash ! And ...

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by Alias1024
Fri May 28, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are city housing prices rising?
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

Re: Why are city housing prices rising?

Unless wages increase this market will hit a ceiling. I don't know when, but it will happen. People still have to be able to pay the mortgage and interest rates can't go much lower. Nobody has really talked about it, but interest rates and their effect on home appreciation is yet another way in whic...

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by Alias1024
Wed May 26, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 4978

Re: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2021

I'm new to SAF so forgive my ignorance...are there concrete plans in place for SAF terminal expansion/replacement? Appreciate any insight. Plans were in place in late 2019 with money allocated from the state and federal government to undertake an expansion that would double the size of the terminal...

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by Alias1024
Sun May 23, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 4978

Re: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2021

With the love spread by Breeze across the Southeast and South-central today, what are ABQ's chances in the next wave (or the western wave)? ABQ - OKC/SAT/TUS/SNA? What does ABQ want/need? Others? SAF's chances? From ABQ I’d think SAT and OKC would be the most likely looking at the initial Breeze ro...

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by Alias1024
Sat May 22, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 4978

Re: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2021

With the love spread by Breeze across the Southeast and South-central today, what are ABQ's chances in the next wave (or the western wave)? ABQ - OKC/SAT/TUS/SNA? What does ABQ want/need? Others? SAF's chances? From ABQ I’d think SAT and OKC would be the most likely looking at the initial Breeze ro...

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by Alias1024
Mon May 17, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl watch: 17 injured in mass fight at LTN
Replies: 30
Views: 6077

Re: Brawl watch: 17 injured in mass fight at LTN

Just to show that we're not singling out passengers into/out of MIA, we have a donnybrook in the terminal at LTN with multiple injuries... https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/mass-brawl-among-passengers-at-luton-airport-leaves-three-seriously-injured-and-17-arrested-b1847987.html Donnybrook...

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by Alias1024
Thu May 13, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership
Replies: 59
Views: 4589

Re: The GOP has owned the Lie and ousted Liz Cheney from leadership

Can she claim fraud in the vote and say she really won and gets to keep her position?

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by Alias1024
Wed May 12, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 13849

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

They’re all enjoyable for different reasons. The Dash 8 was nice to hand fly and it was fun doing the short hops into little airports. Surprisingly roomy and quiet for a commuter turboprop. The CRJ-200 was really a joy to hand fly and the trailing link landing gear could make for some very smooth la...

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by Alias1024
Tue May 11, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 128
Views: 11928

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Had my second Pfizer yesterday and so far nothing worse than a sore shoulder. No fever, chills, headache, etc...

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by Alias1024
Sat May 08, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4923

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

I wouldn't say it is a scheme. But it is worth pointing out that it is only worth what people are willing to pay for it, no different than stocks. Crypto is different from stocks. It’s worse. With a stock you are buying an ownership share in an operating company. If the company is profitable a rati...

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by Alias1024
Wed May 05, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11770

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

At this point, any adult without an appointment is avoiding the vaccine. Appointment are super easy and most sites take walk ins in California. At least where I live there’s a delay in Pfizer second round. I’ll get mine 31 days after the first instead of 21. Seems to have been caused by the state p...

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by Alias1024
Tue May 04, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 3955

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Must be a divorce lawyers wet dream. I'm betting Bill gets Word and Melinda Excel. Or it could be pretty plain and boring. Impossible to guess without knowing whether things are amicable between them or not. Yes, there’s a lot of assets to divide, but maybe they’ve already had these discussions and...

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by Alias1024
Mon May 03, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4923

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

I wouldn't say it is a scheme. But it is worth pointing out that it is only worth what people are willing to pay for it, no different than stocks. Crypto is different from stocks. It’s worse. With a stock you are buying an ownership share in an operating company. If the company is profitable a rati...

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by Alias1024
Mon May 03, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines diverting to stations they don't serve
Replies: 10
Views: 3162

Re: Airlines diverting to stations they don't serve

As a string of thunderstorms pushed through Denver today, I saw Southwest and Delta planes divert to Pueblo (PUB), a city that neither airline currently serves. It reminded me of another instance a few days ago when a United 737 diverted to Rockford (RFD) after it couldn't land at ORD. So how commo...

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by Alias1024
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4923

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/04/ ... iant-fraud
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An interesting write up on some of the problems with cryptocurrency

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/04/ ... iant-fraud

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by Alias1024
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Reaches Aid Package Deal with Federal Government
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Re: Air Transat Reaches Aid Package Deal with Federal Government

- A $312 million non-revolving and unsecured credit facility with a 5-year maturity, loaned at a rate of 5% in the first year, increasing to 8% in the second year, and by 2% per annum thereafter... How does 'loan shark' translate into Quebecois French? :o That’s one way to ensure they’re motivated ...

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by Alias1024
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 4978

Re: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2021

May 2021 Updates: DL will add a 2nd ATL flight on May 8, A321. The MSP flight originally set to return has now been pushed back until June 5 and will only operate on Fri/Sat/Sun. The MSP flight will be flown with a new Airbus A220 which will be new for ABQ. Allegiant has paused service once again, ...

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by Alias1024
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 2236

Re: Strange business names

There’s a restaurant in Barcelona that I’ll have to modify for community standards: My F***ing Restaurant

Another odd one is a window treatments company called ‘I’m The Blind Lady’

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by Alias1024
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 193
Views: 39471

Re: Logo for Mexico City airport

I’m not an aerospace engineer, but shouldn’t that plane have main landing gear? Nose gear only seems like a poor design.

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by Alias1024
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?
Replies: 96
Views: 13994

Re: Sunday Delta Cancellations?

How come airlines furloughed any crew If all the salaries got bailed out anyways? Now they are going to have to retrain everyone AGAIN less than a year later CARES/PSP didn't cover 100% of salaries and furloughs were only done during the non-covered periods between the first and second round. For e...

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by Alias1024
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?
Replies: 96
Views: 13994

Re: Sunday Delta Cancellations?

[ Well yes, but DL's avoiding use of furloughs wasn't something that UA, AA, AS, Hawaiian, Spirit or Allegiant managed to achieve. They all used involuntary layoffs. It's common to ask for the head of the CEO - very European, really, demonstrating that employees just refuse to be led - but this is ...

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by Alias1024
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Financial Question / Input
Replies: 18
Views: 1627

Re: Financial Question / Input

Along with Marcus, SoFi does a good amount of debt consolidation business. They’re known for student loan consolidation, but they do other loans as well. Another possibility is a local credit union if OP is already a member. A lot of the smaller ones frankly suck at underwriting. With interest rates...

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by Alias1024
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops
Replies: 85
Views: 20232

Re: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops

Is navigating SEA really a pain? Getting from the FIS to the N-gates means you take a couple of trains, but it only takes like 10 minutes. The N-gates do not have any access to the FIS facility at SEA, unless you bus them there. It doesn't take long, but I've directed many passengers confused by th...

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by Alias1024
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops
Replies: 85
Views: 20232

Re: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops

Is navigating SEA really a pain? Getting from the FIS to the N-gates means you take a couple of trains, but it only takes like 10 minutes. The N-gates do not have any access to the FIS facility at SEA, unless you bus them there. It doesn't take long, but I've directed many passengers confused by th...

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by Alias1024
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: modern maintenance and lawyers
Replies: 7
Views: 2226

Re: modern maintenance and lawyers

I’d suggest not letting lawyers perform maintenance unless they are also certified to maintain aircraft.

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by Alias1024
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Financial Question / Input
Replies: 18
Views: 1627

Re: Financial Question / Input

Best rate I could get is 15% but credit card is 24.99% That's huge! If you can lower the interest rate by 10% that will make it far easier to pay off as more of your monthly payments go to principal instead of interest. As others have said though, be sure not to give in to the temptation to run up ...

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by Alias1024
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA close their BNA hub?
Replies: 149
Views: 20131

Re: Why did AA close their BNA hub?

since it will be illuminating for the thread OP I’ll list out those other cities you mention along with RDU. STL slots in right after CLT at 22nd. MSP is again 55% larger. CVG sits at 28th with MSP 87% larger. CLE is 31st and MSP is 100% larger. BNA is 34th and MSP is 104% larger. RDU is 44th and M...

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by Alias1024
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA close their BNA hub?
Replies: 149
Views: 20131

Re: Why did AA close their BNA hub?

It would have served the function of CLT in the pre-merger AA network. Sub-optimally. CLT being further east helps a lot for North-South traffic . There's a reason no one really has a hub in mid country midsize cities anymore. BNA, STL, CVG, MEM, CLE.... MSP bucking that trend big time! MSP is far ...

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by Alias1024
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA close their BNA hub?
Replies: 149
Views: 20131

Re: Why did AA close their BNA hub?

The short answer is that AA saw better opportunities to deploy their limited resources. For example strengthening MIA and DFW. It was a money loser and AA closed it to stem the losses. Would BNA have been profitable without RDU? It’s a hypothetical that nobody truly knows the answer to, but I can’t ...

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by Alias1024
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2528
Views: 337817

Re: Southwest Announces BLI, EUG, MYR

reednavy wrote:
One has to think the addition of BTV is going to pop this year with the onslaught of announcements.


It has to be on the radar. Similar cross border traffic potential as BLI, and while BTV isn’t close to a Seattle sized metro, it’s relative isolation means it won’t leak traffic to a SEA either.

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by Alias1024
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of CA Governor Newsom
Replies: 38
Views: 2459

Re: Recall of CA Governor Newsom

It’s worth mentioning that this is the 6th attempt to recall Gavin Newsom since he took office. In that time there have also been failed recall attempts against the Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General (twice), Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, State Controller, and State...

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by Alias1024
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 6463

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

Y'all come to Texas! Between our handling of the winter storm that broke the state and throwing front line workers under the bus, living here is 2 die for! Don't think the two are unrelated. Abbott needs something to take the attention away from the State's abysmal handling of the winter storm. Thi...

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by Alias1024
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 805
Views: 110048

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

The A220 will be an optimal aircraft to start LAX-BDL LAX-JAX Perhaps they can restart LAX-CMH with the same aircraft? Since LÁTAM & DL will have an expanding JV, how feasible is it for LAX-MIA to come back with a D1 757? Regarding a new international VFR market, LAX-MLM with a A319 or A220 ? S...

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by Alias1024
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate Multitasking
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

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 Alias1024
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ligthning Strikes.
Replies: 12
Views: 2587

Re: Ligthning Strikes.

Had one as an FO on approach to SLC. It hit basically right over my head and made one heck of a loud pop. Screens flickered momentarily but otherwise no issues. McD built them strong. The other was as a passenger on a Southwest flight going into DTW in a snow storm. I happened to be looking out the ...

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by Alias1024
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate Multitasking
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Inappropriate Multitasking

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article249549993.html
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There are times multitasking is acceptable. Making a video conferencing appearance in court while performing surgery probably isn’t one.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article249549993.html

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