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by Oshkosh1
Mon May 30, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Boeing Made A Mistake Abandoning The 757
Replies: 105
Views: 23338

RE: Opinion: Boeing Made A Mistake Abandoning The 757

I must have clicked on the "757 Net" by accident again.

I for the life of my cant understand what the fascination with it is....

Nice aircraft, but really not that special.

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by Oshkosh1
Sat May 07, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine
Replies: 25
Views: 18157

RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Two thoughts;

Better 6' than 6000.
"I thought YOU secured that pin"...

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by Oshkosh1
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Mistake For Boeing To Destroy The 757 Tooling?
Replies: 97
Views: 21377

RE: A Mistake For Boeing To Destroy The 757 Tooling?

IF Boeing thought they could make a dime...they'd build it again. Pretty simple. Has little to do with flying, everything to do with economics. Wasn't a mistake at the time and hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20. I'm with others who are baffled with the A.Net infatuation with the '57. I've flown them several...

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by Oshkosh1
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo Airways (Ice Pilots NWT Licence Suspended
Replies: 37
Views: 17545

RE: Buffalo Airways (Ice Pilots NWT Licence Suspended

I've watched that show and often wondered why they hadn't had them refurbed here(in Oshkosh) at Basler as well. I know they've flown down to the EAA a few years ago. I watched the show and it seems that it is indeed a rather "seat of the pants" outfit...but considering the environment I suppose that...

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by Oshkosh1
Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprised At The Gate - Equipment Changes
Replies: 100
Views: 17192

RE: Surprised At The Gate - Equipment Changes

Couple of times I can think of; I was flying <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>. Flying the old Midwest Express. Was supposed t...

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by Oshkosh1
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy Turbulence Video
Replies: 27
Views: 20500

RE: Crazy Turbulence Video

I've had rougher taxi runs at Denver's old Stapleton airport.

It's not turbulence 'til there's more bags in hand than magazines or cups.

Seriously though, I think turbulence is rather akin to pain. Many have their own personal threshold and definition based upon their own personal experience.

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by Oshkosh1
Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Jet Wing Clips Blast Fence At JFK
Replies: 24
Views: 13331

RE: VS Jet Wing Clips Blast Fence At JFK

"Flesh wound"

Pull the winglet and off you go...Much ado about nothing.

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by Oshkosh1
Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde 'could Fly Again'...
Replies: 120
Views: 28138

RE: Concorde 'could Fly Again'...

So they get it airworthy. Now what? Is it now for rent? Take it on the airshow circuit? Someones pipe dream...

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by Oshkosh1
Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Flap Found In La Réunion (RUN) Part 3
Replies: 247
Views: 77334

RE: Aircraft Flap Found In La Réunion (RUN) Part 3

I wish I could go into detail of ELF which I've worked with. However suffice it to say that as others have mentioned, sound propagation underwater is a very complex, and more importantly dynamic issue. Communicating with submarines is a very, very highly classified subject and rightfully so. The abi...

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by Oshkosh1
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Government Has Own Secret Airline: Janet
Replies: 75
Views: 27680

RE: Government Has Own Secret Airline: Janet

"Janet" is not all that secret. Think of them more like public transportation more than an airline. They're simply flying buses. They transport employees to and from selected strips within the huge expanse of the Nellis testing range. It's just easier to fly them over "the hump" than driving the dis...

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by Oshkosh1
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport With The Most Difficult Runway Layout
Replies: 54
Views: 25435

RE: Airport With The Most Difficult Runway Layout

I'd guess <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> is the winner for "easy". Normally good weather, enough real estate between runways to be easy on-easy off but not be so great that taxi times are inordinately long and the terminal layout means th...

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by Oshkosh1
Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Engine Failure On Takeoff At Kmdw
Replies: 29
Views: 12580

RE: WN Engine Failure On Takeoff At Kmdw

Much ado about virtually nothing.

Scrambling all sorts of equipment for a failed engine before they even reached the first turn off is probably a little extreme.

If this would have happened 20 years ago, few other than the pax would have ever known.

Slow day for news in Chi-town.

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by Oshkosh1
Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot Watches: Useful Or A Status Symbol?
Replies: 86
Views: 12583

RE: Pilot Watches: Useful Or A Status Symbol?

Sunglasses are of great value. I have a pair of "Native" frames with 5 different lenses all held in the same small case. I can easily switch out depending on conditions. The traditional "G-15" Green lens military aviators are great for winter/snow when there's virtually a need to wear glacier glasse...

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by Oshkosh1
Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot Watches: Useful Or A Status Symbol?
Replies: 86
Views: 12583

RE: Pilot Watches: Useful Or A Status Symbol?

All show. No question.

As with most "Spec Ops" and dive watches found at the local mall...just bling.

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by Oshkosh1
Wed May 13, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Crazy Approaches, Into LAX?
Replies: 32
Views: 9870

RE: WN Crazy Approaches, Into LAX?

Well they do hire a lot of ex Navy/AF pilots. Thought maybe they were doing some 360° overheads/Khe-Sanh, or "55 break"(500ft/500kt carrier pattern)landings.

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by Oshkosh1
Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Obama Pilot Believes TWA 800 Was Shot Down
Replies: 190
Views: 32979

RE: Former Obama Pilot Believes TWA 800 Was Shot Down

So what? He's a pilot. His OPINION means little in this arena.

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by Oshkosh1
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK KTM Crash Landing Video From Inside Cabin
Replies: 45
Views: 34508

RE: TK KTM Crash Landing Video From Inside Cabin

Sooooo...where's the crash??

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by Oshkosh1
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Documentary, Should We Be Worried?
Replies: 78
Views: 30047

RE: 737 Documentary, Should We Be Worried?

Did most of you people actually WATCH the video?? The POINT of the documentary was NOT that 737's have a great propensity to break up on runway excursions/overruns, but rather the internal corporate cover-up's involved in the manufacture of critical components. The real POINT of the video was the is...

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by Oshkosh1
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Pax Sits In Jump Seat For Entire Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 22180

RE: CX Pax Sits In Jump Seat For Entire Flight

What's everyone getting their P3's(PrettyPinkPanties) in a wad over??? As mentioned above...different airlines, different countries...different rules. You trust the CAPTAIN of a multi million dollar aircraft with the lives of100's of people, but don't trust he can use his discresction in a case such...

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by Oshkosh1
Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Go-around At Abidjan
Replies: 39
Views: 16301

RE: A380 Go-around At Abidjan

I had 3 in one night coming into <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> back in the late 80's. I believe I was flying United and I was listening to the "Channel 9"which monitored the cockpit freqs. We made one attempt and about the mid marker t...

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by Oshkosh1
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Applies For SEA-CUN Long Flt In A 737
Replies: 54
Views: 13287

RE: AS Applies For SEA-CUN Long Flt In A 737

^^ABSOLUTELY^^ I'll take the 1 stop also. I've had to connect in DFW a couple times and got in, but because of spring T-Storms was delayed by 3 MORE hours.

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by Oshkosh1
Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 29
Replies: 262
Views: 76767

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 29

Not familiar with the layout of the <acronym title="Transaer (Ireland) and Trans Asian Airlines (Kazakhstan)">T7</acronym>. Does it have an electronics compartment below the main deck, and would the crew have access to it? Just wondering, because if indeed there was a hostile takeover in the cockpit...

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by Oshkosh1
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just Witnessed US Accident @ PHL - March 14, 2014
Replies: 172
Views: 46382

Just Witnessed US Accident @ PHL - March 14, 2014

The thing isn't a fireball...Not sure what all the "taking you off in handcuffs" tripe is all about. Big deal. Their bags were probably within arms reach so they got them.

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by Oshkosh1
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 (G-BNLL) In JNB A Write-Off
Replies: 90
Views: 46080

RE: BA 747 (G-BNLL) In JNB A Write-Off

Volume masks ignorance...

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by Oshkosh1
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low Landings And Takeoffs At SXM Unsafe?
Replies: 52
Views: 18167

RE: Low Landings And Takeoffs At SXM Unsafe?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/twincessna340a" class="quote" target="_blank">twincessna340a</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>The KLM one just might be th...

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by Oshkosh1
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dear 'Daddy' In Seat 16C
Replies: 19
Views: 20216

RE: Dear 'Daddy' In Seat 16C

I've been "that guy" sitting next to a small child who was scared and rather than just sit and do nothing, I found that engaging the youngster was MUCH more productive. Yeah...I couldn't read that book, but ended up playing checkers and using some of the individual ribbons on my uniform as "cars"......

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by Oshkosh1
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamlifter Lands At Wrong Airport
Replies: 245
Views: 74532

RE: Dreamlifter Lands At Wrong Airport

When I lived at Paine Field Naval Housing(early 90's) I used to watch empty 47's launch(as opposed to take-off) in a VERY short distance. Wait until a day with a good headwind, set the brakes, firewall the go sticks and that thing will leap off in 4000 feet.

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by Oshkosh1
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde 's Non Scheduled Flights: Where And When?
Replies: 89
Views: 24749

RE: Concorde 's Non Scheduled Flights: Where And When?

Stopped here in Oshkosh three times I believe... I had tickets to fly on it for the hour "joy-ride" @$700, but it was grounded about a week prior(2000) so didn't make the trip over here. I'll never forget the sound of those Olympus engines @reheat. My house at that time was about 2 miles almost due ...

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by Oshkosh1
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Crews...what Are They Doing
Replies: 16
Views: 17730

RE: 787 Crews...what Are They Doing

^^^^^^^^^^^and BOOM goes the dynamite^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Best post of the thread so far! Lol!

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by Oshkosh1
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alan Mulally & B787:What Could Have Been.....
Replies: 37
Views: 15148

RE: Alan Mulally & B787:What Could Have Been.....

Reminds me of the F-111. Advanced technology ALWAYS has it's pitfalls and setbacks after delivery/real world <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym>/Ops etc... It may take some time for the bugs to be fixed, but they will be and all will be forgiven, then on to the next "new kid on ...

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by Oshkosh1
Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Smaller US Airports Had Wide Bodies...
Replies: 102
Views: 20191

RE: When Smaller US Airports Had Wide Bodies...

ATW sees regular FedEx A300 service.

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by Oshkosh1
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Summons Boeing Brass For Poor 787s
Replies: 97
Views: 34358

RE: Air India Summons Boeing Brass For Poor 787s

As with ANY industry...there will ALWAYS be "snags" when a completely new product is introduced and they are operated in real world conditions/tempo/non-OEM maintenance personnel etc...

To expect otherwise shows only ignorance of anticipated early hour gremlins.

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by Oshkosh1
Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-39 Crash At Quad City Air Show
Replies: 19
Views: 12247

RE: L-39 Crash At Quad City Air Show

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TrnsWrld" class="quote" target="_blank">TrnsWrld</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i> but do the pilots have the capability to ...

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by Oshkosh1
Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: AA Fantasy Rebrand
Replies: 83
Views: 27519

RE: AA Fantasy Rebrand

Keep the metal.
Go with Red/White/Blue...you know...the "American" part.

Keep it simple and classy.

More paint=more money...and adds weight.

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by Oshkosh1
Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Apple Have A Flight Department?
Replies: 43
Views: 28647

RE: Does Apple Have A Flight Department?

They don't need a REAL aircraft...they have an app for that!   

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by Oshkosh1
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno Air Race Crash - Probable Cause
Replies: 29
Views: 10698

RE: Reno Air Race Crash - Probable Cause

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BMI727" class="quote" target="_blank">BMI727</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>It depends on time too. Red Bull air racers wo...

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by Oshkosh1
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Pilot/FA Sex Scandal
Replies: 21
Views: 29086

RE: Cathay Pacific Pilot/FA Sex Scandal

I don't get it...

How does this deserve a spot on airliners.net? I thought I accidently opened the OMG tag in Yahoo...

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by Oshkosh1
Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 767 Captain Removed For Being Drunk
Replies: 30
Views: 16496

RE: QF 767 Captain Removed For Being Drunk

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/fridgmus" class="quote" target="_blank">fridgmus</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Sorry Captain, you knew the rules, turn in...

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by Oshkosh1
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible 757 Restarting?
Replies: 61
Views: 26779

RE: Possible 757 Restarting?

Not gonna happen...No way, No how.

As others have said...the tooling/infrastructure and outsourced contracts are G-O-N-E.

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by Oshkosh1
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: That's The Way The Cookie Crumbles
Replies: 54
Views: 13565

RE: That's The Way The Cookie Crumbles

Sad to see... I'd flown Midwest since they started from <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym> Aviation, and attended the same church as the Hoeksemas while in Neenah. Lots of good memories of fine dining at altitude and great service on the ground. Always loved the cookies ...

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by Oshkosh1
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant As A Back Up Pilot?
Replies: 108
Views: 14621

RE: Flight Attendant As A Back Up Pilot?

Aviate/Navigate/Communicate... A SINGLE pilot SHOULD be able to carry out <acronym title="Royal Air Maroc (Morocco)">AT</acronym> LEAST the first two with proficency under all but the most unlikely scenario. A F/A could easily tune in a radio and take care of cursory communication if need be. It's a...

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by Oshkosh1
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant As A Back Up Pilot?
Replies: 108
Views: 14621

RE: Flight Attendant As A Back Up Pilot?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Gingersnap" class="quote" target="_blank">Gingersnap</a> (<a href="#36" class="quote">Reply 36</a>):<br/><i>That's the easy part. Good luck gett...

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by Oshkosh1
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Belly Landing W/ Evac.
Replies: 55
Views: 32275

RE: EWR Belly Landing W/ Evac.

They did the right thing...period.

They had a legal reserve left...however to delay the inevitable would have been foolish. A planned nose gear non-deploy landing isn't real challenge...nor a particular prime candidate for loss of directional authority or bunker fuel ignition.

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by Oshkosh1
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO Flight Grounded At LHR; Pilots Too Old
Replies: 25
Views: 17440

RE: LO Flight Grounded At LHR; Pilots Too Old

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/homsar" class="quote" target="_blank">homsar</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>What if they're flying close to midnight and t...

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by Oshkosh1
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Bruce Dickinson Flying For An Airline Now?
Replies: 15
Views: 17393

RE: Is Bruce Dickinson Flying For An Airline Now?

Wonder if this has happened yet?

"Scream for me Long Beach"....Ooops, sorry...Old habit.Lol!!

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by Oshkosh1
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Noise Complaints Soar.
Replies: 56
Views: 13884

RE: Heathrow Noise Complaints Soar.

I'm guessing a "blind"(deaf?) study would have been a much better option. Whether you live near an airport, rail line with crossings, freeway etc...eventually what to others is quite bothersome almost becomes ambient to those constantly exposed to it. I live one mile from a train crossing. Every hou...

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by Oshkosh1
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Bumps Marine In SBY
Replies: 63
Views: 12535

RE: US Airways Bumps Marine In SBY

So he calls his next command, explains that he'll be late due to being bumped...the CDO, or whoever takes the call tells him to take the next flight and life goes on. Don't understand all of the drama... During my years on active duty, I had to make the same call. Due to weather, I had been delayed ...

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by Oshkosh1
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 757, Makes Emergency Land @ Grand Junction.
Replies: 45
Views: 17806

RE: UA 757, Makes Emergency Land @ Grand Junction.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gigneil" class="quote" target="_blank">gigneil</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>They are not going to fly a 757 with one eng...

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by Oshkosh1
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bill To Strip TSA Of Badges?
Replies: 41
Views: 11929

RE: Bill To Strip TSA Of Badges?

Flying out of <acronym title="Appleton - Outagamie County Regional (ATW), USA - Wisconsin">ATW</acronym>/<acronym title="Green Bay - Austin Straubel International (GRB / KGRB), USA - Wisconsin">GRB</acronym> quite often I find that the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</ac...

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by Oshkosh1
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Convair 580 Belly Landing In Denver
Replies: 17
Views: 15046

RE: Frontier Convair 580 Belly Landing In Denver

I lived in Cheyenne back in the 70's and used to fly the 580's to Stapleton. Always liked the Convairs.

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