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by flyer737sw
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 732135

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

All Safety features should be “standard” equipment from this point going forward. Period

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by flyer737sw
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 732135

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

MCAS is a system/feature that should never exist. As pilots, and new pilots at that, we are trained to handle power on and power off stalls. When was the last time, a modern airliner has stalled on a power on setting without cargo shift or some un rather rare circumstance or failure? It’s a true cas...

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by flyer737sw
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 732135

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

WN sending all of their MAX’s out to Victorville. Some are on there way now.

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by flyer737sw
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 731713

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Also, is this the point where automation has gone to far?
Classic case is GPS cell phone driving! Situational awareness is out the door.

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by flyer737sw
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 731713

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I can see Boeing completely deal away with the MCAS. In what phase of flight would this system ever need to be used is beyond me? This system was designed primarily for power on stalls per say. Not to mention, most airlines are allowed to activate autopilot at 500-1,000 AGL, which would deactivate t...

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by flyer737sw
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1890
Views: 428692

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

What about potential damage due to large hail? A large cumulonimbus cloud can eject hail laterally miles from the cell.

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by flyer737sw
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 36317

Re: Southwest 737-300

Sooner787 wrote:
When is WN scheduled to receive their first Max's ?


October 1, 2017.
DAL-HOU first flight

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by flyer737sw
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 36317

Re: Southwest 737-300

The last 300 flight I could gather, is flight 68 from HOU to DAL. Flight is on September 29, 2017.
Flight arrives DAL at 2335 local.
The max starts service that Sunday with the first flight to HOU out of DAL.

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by flyer737sw
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN nose gear collapse at KBWI
Replies: 0
Views: 800

WN nose gear collapse at KBWI

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/185537902-story
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Looks like the front landing gear collapsed while pushing out. Here is a link
http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/185537902-story

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by flyer737sw
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 737 With For Sale Sign In Flight Deck Window
Replies: 28
Views: 17328

WN 737 With For Sale Sign In Flight Deck Window

Because its a 300 series and they should of been retired 10 years ago.

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by flyer737sw
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant 757 Blows 7 Of 8 Main Tires
Replies: 35
Views: 24851

RE: Allegiant 757 Blows 7 Of 8 Main Tires

That does look like the case the more I look at it. Of course I show up to work and this is what people were saying. I did notice no skid marks or any sign of tread on the Tarmac leading to the gate. Good observation

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by flyer737sw
Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant 757 Blows 7 Of 8 Main Tires
Replies: 35
Views: 24851

RE: Allegiant 757 Blows 7 Of 8 Main Tires

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by flyer737sw
Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant 757 Blows 7 Of 8 Main Tires
Replies: 35
Views: 24851

Allegiant 757 Blows 7 Of 8 Main Tires

Upon landing the 75 reg N903NV blew 7 out of 8 main tires on landing in KAUS on the night of 08/24
Don't really know any more details but must of been a rough/carrier landing. I will try and post up some pics.

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by flyer737sw
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Incident At MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 17743

RE: WN Incident At MCO

And this is what happens when you text and taxi

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by flyer737sw
Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway In The Wheel Well Of HA45 SJC-OGG?
Replies: 118
Views: 25170

RE: Stowaway In The Wheel Well Of HA45 SJC-OGG?

A lot of the LEOs at airports are a flat out joke. 80% of there time is either sitting in their car pretending they are doing something or up in the terminal watching chicks. That is true talk right there. Most of these guys have a lot of time in with the department and are ready to retire. I can gu...

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by flyer737sw
Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And Iberia Clip Wings At ORD
Replies: 62
Views: 25442

RE: AA And Iberia Clip Wings At ORD

Unfortunate for both airlines involved. It has been very alarming with the amount of incidents that have occurred on the tarmac and taxi areas. This might kick something into gear with aircraft needing to have external cameras on the wingtips. I know Gulfstream 450's/550's and 650's have these along...

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by flyer737sw
Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Lands At Wrong Airport (Part 1)
Replies: 251
Views: 52126

WN Lands At Wrong Airport (Part 1)

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by flyer737sw
Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Lands At Wrong Airport (Part 1)
Replies: 251
Views: 52126

WN Lands At Wrong Airport (Part 1)

I am assuming they did not have the GPS (FMS) app for rwy 14 plugged in?
There last filed waypoint was DGD Vor which is about 30mi to the N. Do you think after that waypoint they reported the field insight, and proceeded a visual App?

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by flyer737sw
Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH We Have A Problem: UA 767 Gear Collapse (pics)
Replies: 57
Views: 36706

RE: IAH We Have A Problem: UA 767 Gear Collapse (pics)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tcfc424" class="quote" target="_blank">tcfc424</a> (<a href="#46" class="quote">Reply 46</a>):<br/><i>So...I was just a ramp rat, but aren't the...

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by flyer737sw
Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America's Scariest Airport Could Add More Thrills
Replies: 41
Views: 17353

RE: America's Scariest Airport Could Add More Thrills

And I am sure the people who are complaining about the airport/noise do not hesitate to fly out of there either. Go Figure

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by flyer737sw
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 5
Replies: 315
Views: 87162

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/brilondon" class="quote" target="_blank">brilondon</a> (<a href="#306" class="quote">Reply 306</a>):<br/><i>Quoting anplatinum (Reply 127): I no...

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by flyer737sw
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 5
Replies: 315
Views: 87162

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 5

Even if the ILS was out of service and the crew was flying a visual approach, the Auto-throttles can still be engaged even though the Auto-pilot is off. The A/T would have to be turned off as well. My thought, is the crew had maybe forgotten the A/T's were dis-armed earlier in the decent (especially...

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by flyer737sw
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 4
Replies: 272
Views: 76423

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Norcal773" class="quote" target="_blank">Norcal773</a> (<a href="#87" class="quote">Reply 87</a>):<br/><i>Today's AAR214 just about to touch dow...

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by flyer737sw
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 4
Replies: 272
Views: 76423

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SpaceshipDC10" class="quote" target="_blank">SpaceshipDC10</a> (<a href="#88" class="quote">Reply 88</a>):<br/><i>Asiana 777 just departed on 10...

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by flyer737sw
Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Headwinds Jan 25th: 7 Hours BOS-SFO
Replies: 42
Views: 20242

RE: Insane Headwinds Jan 25th: 7 Hours BOS-SFO

I was looking at the winds yesterday via NOAA's site and the winds aloft at <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> 380 was 150kts. The direction of the jet stream would have affected flights more on a northern course, heading west with the wind right on the nose. Would of been a good day flying...

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by flyer737sw
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion MD-11 Accident At VCP
Replies: 48
Views: 27672

RE: Centurion MD-11 Accident At VCP

The <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 is tougher to control at lower speeds since pilots have a tendency to input to much control. This is directly related to the horizontal stabilizer being 40% smaller than the DC-10 This design has been an obvious flaw to the <acronym title="Air Mada...

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by flyer737sw
Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA Flight Attendants Approve Hawaii
Replies: 176
Views: 20276

RE: SWA Flight Attendants Approve Hawaii

A strong rumor has it that <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> will start into Hawaii with a bang. Service will enter into the islands to <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>, <acronym...

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by flyer737sw
Mon May 07, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Route Speculation To And From Hawaii
Replies: 89
Views: 12814

RE: WN Route Speculation To And From Hawaii

Considering we need to have mechanics for ETOPS flights, <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>, <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>, <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor Inte...

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by flyer737sw
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's New Interior
Replies: 78
Views: 20649

RE: WN's New Interior

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aznmadsci" class="quote" target="_blank">aznmadsci</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>In that same article, they post a YouTub...

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by flyer737sw
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's New Interior
Replies: 78
Views: 20649

WN's New Interior

You can read about it here. I will try and post up some pics too. Enjoy

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Southw...roduces-prnews-3396610344.html?x=0

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by flyer737sw
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC Spotters. 747-400 Comming To SJC!
Replies: 148
Views: 15397

RE: SJC Spotters. 747-400 Comming To SJC!

So as all of you know the 74 is commin in around 930...It will be parking at gate A1B for about 2 hours... The Mexicana flight will arrive before the 74 and go into its normal gate(A1C)...After that flight has been off loaded(Mexicana) it will be towed into <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">...

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by flyer737sw
Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC Spotters. 747-400 Comming To SJC!
Replies: 148
Views: 15397

RE: SJC Spotters. 747-400 Comming To SJC!

2 more days...I will be workin gate 2 so it should be sweet when it pulls into the international terminal...As far as the gate Im not sure...I thought there was a rumor that JAL wanted to start service into <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - Cal...

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by flyer737sw
Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Call, LAX Meet 19th March
Replies: 26
Views: 2967

RE: Final Call, LAX Meet 19th March

Flying down from SJC along with some other folks...Our flight gets in at 750...I am meeting silver1swa there as well...Sup?..C you all there...

Kev

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by flyer737sw
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why My Dad Is A Loyal Southwest Flyer
Replies: 58
Views: 9900

RE: Why My Dad Is A Loyal Southwest Flyer

Being a ramper, and working for <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>, I can say that not every bag is going to return to its customer the same way when they checked it in...Its unfortunate, but true...Every situation is different when a bag gets wrecked, but I do know that there ar...

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by flyer737sw
Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sad Way To Learn About Overloading A Plane
Replies: 43
Views: 23766

RE: Sad Way To Learn About Overloading A Plane

After looking at the video a couple of times it appears that the pilot was using a soft field take-off procedure...Reason being, is that the nose wheel appears to be off of the ground the whole time during his take off roll...I know that the runway is dirt but the runway could have been very bumpy(r...

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by flyer737sw
Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest "Speed Racer" Approaches
Replies: 96
Views: 13749

RE: Southwest "Speed Racer" Approaches

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by flyer737sw
Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest "Speed Racer" Approaches
Replies: 96
Views: 13749

RE: Southwest "Speed Racer" Approaches

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by flyer737sw
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest "Speed Racer" Approaches
Replies: 96
Views: 13749

RE: Southwest "Speed Racer" Approaches

I don't think this goes beyond a pilot prefrence of flying the airplane...There can be a number of reasons why <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> flys a faster approach over other airlines such as: 1. Can be number one for landing with other aircraft following in sequence...Appro...

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by flyer737sw
Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gear Before Flaps
Replies: 27
Views: 10590

RE: Gear Before Flaps

This exact thing happened on our flight today going into San jose from Burbank(flt#1953)...The max gear extended speed is higher than that of a 1-5 degree flap setting...I believe on the 737-700 the max gear extended speed (Vlo) is 270KIAS while the max extended flap setting for 1-5 degrees is 250KI...

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by flyer737sw
Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Fuel Capacity?
Replies: 4
Views: 2977

RE: Aircraft Fuel Capacity?

You can find out all the fuel capacities for all boeing aircraft at boeing.com...The capacities are all listed in gallons...

Kevin

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by flyer737sw
Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Hard Should The Jetway Hit A Plane?
Replies: 40
Views: 4785

RE: How Hard Should The Jetway Hit A Plane?

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by flyer737sw
Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pmdg 747-400 Released!
Replies: 59
Views: 14921

RE: Pmdg 747-400 Released!

FPS are looking pretty good...Getting 22-25 no problem in <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and in <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>...The plane is absolutely awesome...The detail, proce...

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by flyer737sw
Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Flight Suffers Severe Turbulence
Replies: 34
Views: 14523

RE: Virgin Flight Suffers Severe Turbulence

Severe turbulence is defined as not having any control of the aircraft...This case is probably more moderate turbulence...It is good practice to have your selt belt on even when the selt belt sign is off...Even a suttle drop can send you to the roof if your belt isnt on...Hopefully the passengers ar...

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by flyer737sw
Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use Tugs To Save On Gas
Replies: 24
Views: 4179

RE: Use Tugs To Save On Gas

I doubt it will happen for obvious reasons...But I know there are airlines that practice shutting down one engine after landing at an airport, then taxiing to the gate...Alos using gate services, instead of the APU to power the aircraft...

Kev

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by flyer737sw
Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Offically Proposed Move To BFI Today
Replies: 192
Views: 11773

RE: Southwest To Offically Proposed Move To BFI Today

WN should be able to move...I mean they have every right to...If you think they are babies then you have to be crazy...Why pay more when you can pay less...I mean its a business...You try to do everything you can do, to maximize profits...Wouldn't you?.. <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta I...

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by flyer737sw
Tue May 31, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Emergency?
Replies: 26
Views: 7116

RE: Southwest Airlines Emergency?

I think the thread title is a little misleading...Before you start assuming its an emergency you might want to find out the facts first...Not trying to bash too much, but people like to jump to conclusions real quick...The next time I see a go around, I might come onto airliners and post up a "near ...

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by flyer737sw
Tue May 24, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft You Dislike
Replies: 89
Views: 5086

RE: Aircraft You Dislike

Thats an easy one...Pretty much every AIRBUS!!!!

Cheers

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by flyer737sw
Wed May 18, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence Rocks WN Flight 943
Replies: 19
Views: 7181

RE: Turbulence Rocks WN Flight 943

Have been on that same flight a couple of times...It does get a little choppy over the mountains to the west of the airport...On a flight there the same thing happened...I couldn't even put my beverage cup up to my mouth it was that bad... That sucks for the people that got injured...You wonder if t...

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by flyer737sw
Tue May 17, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Boeing" Or The Other Guys?
Replies: 12
Views: 4587

RE: "Boeing" Or The Other Guys?

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by flyer737sw
Tue May 17, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Boeing" Or The Other Guys?
Replies: 12
Views: 4587

"Boeing" Or The Other Guys?

AAHhh...Do you prefer Boeing or Airbus, and why?..I will be the first to say Boeing gets my vote hands down...
1.They look better
2.Easier to work on
3.They are made in the USA

We can get technical if we want to...
Have fun

Kev

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