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by trnswrld
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 7921

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

Trnswrld: Wow you have been on a.net longer then me! we came a long way since Riddle - 14 years as a controller wow.. 15 years is coming up for you 8hrs leave / PP and retirement on the horizon - mad respect for you guys keeping the NAS safe , armchair VatSim guys running computers from their paren...

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by trnswrld
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 7921

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

I didn't listen to the recording and don't really care to. I've been a controller now for 14 years and have heard it all. I won't comment on the racist thing. I personally have never joked on frequency and honestly, it does annoy me a little when I hear others do it. But we all have our own things a...

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by trnswrld
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strangest aircraft parking arrangements
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Re: Strangest aircraft parking arrangements

Although never to the extent of a 767 with wings hanging halfway over an MD80, I did experience similar situations at STL in the 90's. I think it was when TWA started taking on it's 757's and had to start getting creative with gate usage. I believe it was the D concourse gates which at the time woul...

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by trnswrld
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 25502

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

^^^ I think the cockpit in this case was actually higher off the ground than normal and not lower even with the left side being tilted down slightly. If you notice the nose gear is practically off the ground....infact in the video as it stopped the nose gear actually did raise off the ground as it w...

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by trnswrld
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 25502

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

Does anyone know what happened with the injured pilot that fell? The high quality video posted on YouTube of the landing looks like it was edited to not show the pilot actually falling. Hopefully he didn’t fall from too high as that cockpit is up there, but I have a feeling if he fell from the cockp...

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by trnswrld
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 25502

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

kraz911 wrote:
I hope it’s a one off issue and not something on other 767s or the tankers based on the 767 airframe...

Considering the 767 has been flying for nearly 40 years, it might be safe to say it’s not a design defect that decided to show it’s face today.

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by trnswrld
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civil Airliners with the highest climb rate. MD11?
Replies: 40
Views: 3648

Re: Civil Airliners with the highest climb rate. MD11?

I don't have any data, but I've heard the 762 is a beast.

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by trnswrld
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would it take to revive an aircraft stored at a museum?
Replies: 19
Views: 3087

Re: What would it take to revive an aircraft stored at a museum?

Now speaking from the bare minimum stand point required for the aircraft to power up and fly without any regard for safety, rules, regulations would also be very interesting. Using that Delta 762 again as an example....put some computers back in it, fuel it up and go...I bet she'd fly ;-) lol

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by trnswrld
Tue May 19, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground height of today’s wide-bodies
Replies: 22
Views: 3636

Re: Ground height of today’s wide-bodies

I’m no engineer, but just throwing this out there from an average Joe aviation enthusiast...... because they can, and why not? Lower to the ground could have multiple benefits. Shorter landing gear which equate to less weight and room required in the aircraft. On the ground it probably means better ...

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by trnswrld
Mon May 11, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone remember TWA 427 accident at STL?
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: Does anyone remember TWA 427 accident at STL?

Picture of the MD80 found from a google search.

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by trnswrld
Mon May 11, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone remember TWA 427 accident at STL?
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Does anyone remember TWA 427 accident at STL?

Some recent posts here regarding some high profile crashes where incredible airmanship saved hundreds of lives prompted me to look into some lesser known incidents which could have been MUCH worse. I googled the description of an accident which I recall someone telling me about a long time ago and w...

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by trnswrld
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115496

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Wow that audio is interesting (and sad) to listen to. What I find interesting is it appears to move very slowly overhead or even stationary, Then starts to move away(possibly quickly), then just crashes. I'm no investigator, but it sounds like a perfectly functioning helicopter pretty much right up ...

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by trnswrld
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?
Replies: 48
Views: 4955

Re: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?

You also need to eliminate accidents not caused by design of or failures related to the aircraft. I'm pretty sure the 757 (and I think 767 also) has no accidents related to the airframe or systems. Pretty sure they are all either external factors, pilot error or terrorist attack. Although I would a...

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by trnswrld
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 10773

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

D L X wrote:
Could this be a situation where reverse thrust on a rear-engined T-tail hinders the operation of the rudder on icy runways, a la the DL mad dog at LGA?


Absolutely!

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by trnswrld
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 10773

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

Coexstud wrote:
Maybe funny looking nothing funny about a rash and ja koffs filming when the should be bracing for landing ......


Huh? I said the lady at the end with the landing comment was funny. Really don’t even know what you’re taking about anyway......

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by trnswrld
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 10773

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

I could be wrong as I’m not in the tower, but as a controller elsewhere in Chicago, I’m not so sure this had to do with the pilot trying to turn off too fast. The reason I say this is because the airplane did not skid off anywhere near a high speed turn off. Yes there were other exits, but no high s...

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by trnswrld
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 10773

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

https://youtu.be/sfK8AtLjc4Y

You guys think that right main collapsed?
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Here is a direct link to the full landing.

https://youtu.be/sfK8AtLjc4Y

You guys think that right main collapsed?

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by trnswrld
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap
Replies: 45
Views: 13538

Re: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap

How someone moves an A380 without looking around it first is beyond me...even if there were no other people assisting. Come awn guys, this is first day shit. Ofcourse I wasn't there so who knows what really happened.

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by trnswrld
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and flight 261's aftermath
Replies: 27
Views: 8357

Re: AS and flight 261's aftermath

The post above about the pilots of AS261 continuing flying instead of immediately diverting is sort of news to me. I have read a lot of info and yes I could have missed it, but I was almost certain they were trouble shooting the problem from the get go and did their best to just keep that airplane i...

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by trnswrld
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 41421

Re: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019

Surprised to see no videos of the crash so far. Maybe there are some, but just not being released pending investigation and for the families of those involved?

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by trnswrld
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133658

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

I spied an AA Mad Dog still at DFW yesterday, parked on the northwest side of the airport between the Envoy building and UPS terminal just west of 18R Got a blurry pic but not the tail number. I read that its N9677W that's being kept around and used as some sort of trainer. An original TWA bird bui...

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by trnswrld
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133658

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Someone above mentioned differences between the different model MD80 aircraft. They stated the MD88 is a MD83 with glass cockpit. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't recall ever seeing an MD83 with the old analog cockpit, or were the original 83's the older cockpit? Even though the numbers would b...

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by trnswrld
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 77
Views: 19287

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

Got to experience this mess first hand a few days ago. First mess was I got on the wrong bus because it was just all around confusing. So then had to go to that new rental car building, get on another bus back to the terminal, only to get on another back to the correct remote parking lot. Well on th...

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by trnswrld
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35690

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

WOW that’s amazing! The fact there was no fire and that they had a perfectly clear place to land saved all those lives!! Great job to the crew!!

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by trnswrld
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?
Replies: 19
Views: 3862

Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

I have no idea how much Drake makes or his worth....or how much it would cost to own/maintain a 767....but would someone like Drake be able to afford that? Hypothetically if he did actually purchase it which we know he didn’t. I’d imagine the costs of owning a wide body jet has to be astronomical.

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by trnswrld
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 37199

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Someone get that Paul Allen ship that’s locating all of the lost WWII wrecks on it. I hate to speculate or stir up conspiracies. But given the solid evidence of recovered flaperons and my unqualified expertise from watching pretty much every air crash documentary. I’d say MH370 is in mostly big pie...

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by trnswrld
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 42394

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

Maybe some videos will surface of the landing. Really curious what the heck happened.

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by trnswrld
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ORD Runways
Replies: 14
Views: 2781

Re: ORD Runways

I work in Chicago ATC and if I had to guess I would say west flow about 60% of the time. Today for example we are east flow as the current winds are 050 at 14. It has nothing to do with construction or anything like that, just the winds or sometimes weather. If the winds are real bad and we are forc...

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by trnswrld
Thu May 30, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 21236

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Could flight 191 have been saved if the take off was aborted ? If they aborted the aircraft would have likely gone off the runway....what happens after that is anyone’s guess. Based on reports and investigations, it is said that had the Pilot not pitched up to reduce speed as per proper procedure, ...

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by trnswrld
Wed May 29, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 21236

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Thanks for the response. Part of my original question remains however and that is (really hypothetical now, AA191 aside), if both engines had been operating and there was a stick shaker on only the Captain's column (as there would have been on all AA DC-10's in those days before the mandate for bot...

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by trnswrld
Tue May 28, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 21236

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

One interesting fact that doesn’t really have any significance to anyone here, but my grand mother who I never got to meet died in her own private Rockwell Commander 112 on takeoff two days after AA191. 191 went down on a Friday and my grand mother crashed for unknown reasons during takeoff on Sunda...

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by trnswrld
Tue May 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 21236

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

MeanGreen wrote:
The problem was the Captain’s stick shaker didn’t work because it was supplied by power from the engine that came off.


This. It’s a sad and extensive chain of events that led to this disaster....like many crashes.

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by trnswrld
Tue May 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 21236

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

There are so many people that are often affected by this type of tragedy. I was on the inbound from Phoenix that morning on a PHX-ORD-BUF after a job interview the previous day and remember looking back at the podium after disembarking and seeing the flight information as AA 191 to Los Angeles. Eve...

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by trnswrld
Sun May 26, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 21236

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I always thought that worked aircraft looked to be a DC8. Never thought it could have been a 707. As for the I flight video. I don’t think that would have made much of a difference to people on board. Back then video quality was poor and they wouldn’t have seen anything other than pilots in there se...

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by trnswrld
Sat May 25, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 21236

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I wonder if the pilots had known they had physically lost the engine from the wing, would the have just kept it on the ground? I know they were at takeoff speed but they didn’t have a chance in hell with the engine falling off. Not necessarily true. As far as I know the pilots had no clue the engin...

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by trnswrld
Tue May 07, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 12174

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

Wow that wreckage picture is startling. To imagine an airplane all the way up at FL400 or higher to land pancaked with what appears to be little to no forward motion. Almost kind of reminds me how AF447 was said to have pancaked into the ocean.

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by trnswrld
Mon May 06, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 12174

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

14 people dead? Wow, this has been a bad year for aviation so far. That would be very scary to get caught in a storm at FL400 and to lose control from that high....if that’s what happened.

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by trnswrld
Mon May 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157358

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

For those that still haven’t seen it....watch the in cabin approach and initial touchdown video filmed from the left side just in front of the engine. I can’t seem to find it from its initial post on this or the previous page, looks as if it was deleted. IMO this approach looks very normal to me......

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by trnswrld
Mon May 06, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157358

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

For those that still haven’t seen it....watch the in cabin approach and initial touchdown video filmed from the left side just in front of the engine. I can’t seem to find it from its initial post on this or the previous page, looks as if it was deleted. IMO this approach looks very normal to me.......

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by trnswrld
Mon May 06, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157358

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Wow ok, seeing that approach video from in the cabin, what the heck?? It looks like a perfectly normal approach. Geeez, what happened?

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by trnswrld
Sun May 05, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157358

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

The passengers video from inside the plane looks fairly far back, at least behind the wing. They also stay at their seat for several seconds after the aircraft came to a stop, but still made it out. Hard to believe there were still 40 pax behind them that did not get out. I'm not sure about that. Y...

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by trnswrld
Sun May 05, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157358

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Wow, holy shit I would hate to be one of those surviving passengers that got off that plane with something that they may have retrieved from an overhead bin....or under their seat, or anything for that matter. Shame on them :-(

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by trnswrld
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 21107

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

"ATCtower A little dramatic don’t you think? Just imagine the things we say when the mic isn’t keyed." I mean I get what you’re saying, but I still don't feel like I was being over dramatic. I am a controller at a level 12 facility in the U.S. I personally cannot imagine almost putting two...

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by trnswrld
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 21107

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

What an absolute disgrace she is to Air Traffic Control. I have nothing else to say :(

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by trnswrld
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 10550

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

I disagree with you guys that say people won’t forget the Max and the crashes and how it will have a significant impact for a long time. Honestly, the ONLY place I even see anything about the Max anymore still is here on a.net. The plane is still grounded and based on my everyday life that news even...

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by trnswrld
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451187

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

^^^ET302 having experienced, well trained, and competent pilots? I know there will always be disagreements on this subject, but to me a 29 year old captain and a FO who has less hours than most private pilots is IMO downright scary.....just my opinion that’s all.

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by trnswrld
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451187

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

So let me get this straight.... The initial mess up was caused by the captain accidentally hitting the toga button when reaching for the flaps lever? I did not know there was a toga button located down on the console. I thought it was up near the auto pilot console on the glare shield. So hitting th...

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by trnswrld
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451187

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Is it time to ask about a cargo shift for the 547th time? Highly doubt it. Based on what people said the freight it was carrying is relatively light and even if there was a shift it’s nothing that a 767 couldn’t handle. Most shifts occur on takeoff and not mostly level flight. On top of that I thou...

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by trnswrld
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 17792

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

AA active 80s https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/American%20Airlines-active-md80.htm Can you believe that N501AA, the sole MD-82 left, is almost 30? Unbelievable, considering that all the other remaining Super 80s are ex-TWA -83 variants dating from the late 90s, those include N984TW the last MD-8...

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by trnswrld
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749604

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

^^^ ok so with that info and apparently how easy it is to disable the trim or a failing mcas system due to faulty sensor inputs....how did these pilots allow the plane to fall out of the sky? Some replies I got earlier made it seem like you cannot manually fly the 737max?!? I wish I knew why it was ...

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