I would guess the antenna resides outside the pressure vessel. That would require the cables to pass through and any mounting bolt holes weaken an area of the fuselage. Figuring out how that affects the life of the aircraft is why it takes so long to certify. Mounting the antennas inside might reduc...Jump to post
Every runway must have been contaminated in the 70s as I don't recall any landing without the engines spooling up after landing.
Granted, Noise abatement procedures were far in the future.
two things I see here: 1. How can the FCC justify profits of a few over the potential safety of many? Who do they work for? Certainly not the average American who flies once in a while. Just because there might be more end users than fliers, doesn't tip the balance in their favor. 2. what about pri...Jump to post
I get your point that the FAA is glacial. Every governmental agency should be deliberate, not reactive. In this case I see the FCC too reactive and the FAA too deliberate. But, that benefits the flying public if the airlines don't have to upgrade every two years.Jump to post
Collective Bargaining Agreements and Job Descriptions aside, it is a matter of necessity, the longer the flight, the more attention has to be paid to the lavs. A little turbulence at the wrong moment can be a problem. I think you can count on one hand the number of flights that have made an unschedu...Jump to post
two things I see here: 1. How can the FCC justify profits of a few over the potential safety of many? Who do they work for? Certainly not the average American who flies once in a while. Just because there might be more end users than fliers, doesn't tip the balance in their favor. 2. what about prio...Jump to post
More guilt over nothing.Jump to post
While I haven’t experienced this, I would bet the Chinese carriers are required to close the shades over every military installation within view. The Chinese like to keep secrets from their own citizens, let alone outsiders.
As for me, give me a window or knock me out.
The easiest solution is shared flights instead of a RJ from every city to the hub. Run the big jet through a couple of cities to fill it up before heading to the hub. No need for massive investment in a new design that may not (most likely won’t) be economical to operate. IMO, Customers are more lik...Jump to post
Even if we could get that chart the OP talked about, keep in mind, most shipments use multiple modes. That widget most likely spent some time in a truck or train on its way to the airport. Was it counted as a truck fright AND airfreight, or was it split? Or was it counted only for the longest segmen...Jump to post
Douglas aircraft once was a force to be reckoned with in commercial aviation. They took a short-cut on the DC10 to get it on the market. McDonnell enters the picture and they royally screw the MD11 by not putting the necessary work into getting it right the first time. MDC fades as airlines go elsew...Jump to post
I was at a lab last week where they are waiting for USPS Priority Express packages shipped from MI points over a week ago. 7+ days on a trip you could drive in less than four hours. So if FedEx is handling these shipments for USPS, it might explain the delay.Jump to post
TheFlyingDisk wrote:eerily similar. Mine had a green stripe and envelopes and small packages steaming from it. But yeah, the door swung open that far as it accelerated and rotated. Jump to postexFWAOONW wrote:Saw a DC8 main deck cargo door open at about v1. It happens. Glad everyone went home.
Is it something like this
Great thread and post. What did Braniff do!? My father was a Braniff ticket agent in Wichita,KS from 1959 to 1982, so I non-reved out of ICT many times during the “Vern Miller” years. Departing Wichita, Braniff would not serve drinks until after the plane crossed state lines (OK going to DFW or MO ...Jump to post
Was there a mis-calculation in the weight of the load? I see that often enough to be a possibility.Jump to post
You can’t practice shooting techniques with empty hands. Just don’t forget to also enjoy what is before with your OE eyeball1.0.Jump to post
Do you really want the thought police roaming the streets arresting people before they do something you don’t like? His “crime” was showing up for work. He didn’t actually do it (fly drunk), yet many here want to destroy him as they sit in judgement behind their keyboard. When was the last time you ...Jump to post
I should have started my post with the word, “Also.” was thinking in terms of staffing full-time employees (8hrs straight). They may only “work” one to three flights at some outstations. Those extra employees add lots of costs no matter the labor rate. Part-time employees will have a major impact on...Jump to post
Look at labor costs. With a plane at the jetway, you can get away with two, maybe one in a pinch, gate agent to board a flight. Remote boarding will require one at the gate, one one the ground directing them to the plane or bus, a bus driver, another at the air stair to verify the passengers is at t...Jump to post
I doubt the teams request a specific type of a/c for a charter. They may request a specific number of seats (to ensure room to spread out) and the airline provides whatever is available with at least that many seats.Jump to post
Does Hawaii still have a two week quarantine rule for tourists? Puts a real damper on vacation plans.Jump to post
... the doors were still open while in TLV, Israeli laws apply. And Israeli law is clear: "Three years ago, Renee Rabinowitz, an 82-year-old Holocaust survivor, won a landmark ruling against El Al. The Israeli judge hearing the case said that “under absolutely no circumstances can a crew membe...Jump to post
ITO-ORD is quite a timetable find. Rode it multiple times. (As a non-rev) To be clear, the UA non-stop as the big island was less crowded and still under developed back in the 70s. I always thought those red footies they gave out so you could walk about the wide bodies without your shoes on were co...Jump to post
They could have hit them all with tear gas and used a very heavy handed response. None of this hitting them with the proverbial wet lettuce leaf.. Yep... what happened to Trump's masked, camouflaged mercenaries? Why weren't they in Sturgis to enforce "safety"? Surely he wouldn't be select...Jump to post
The real story is how quickly the high speed train corridor is being built along the Beachline to the airport and how spectacular the Train Station attached to the South Terminal is. Not bad for a state that supposedly doesnt believe in transit vs a state like California that cant complete any of i...Jump to post
Maybe they see a quick recovery and don’t need layoffs to make it through to better times.Jump to post
Some of these routes hop along like they did because the airlines did not have permission from both governments needed to go from A to C and sell seats on that leg of a trip, but still had permission to fly A to B and B to C from the prop days. Sometimes it was the only way to get to C. Sometimes, i...Jump to post
Some unusual pictures of Caravelle III msn 116 used by the Centre d'Essais en Vol (CEV) and undergoing in-flight evacuation test using the rear stair. This evacuation method was never used in service. There are however unconfirmed rumors those tests were not just for evacutation and Caravelles migh...Jump to post
:cry: Why did UAL only operate the Caravelle for such a short period of time? Did it burn too much fuel or were they maintenance nightmares? My dad worked at UA back in the day, and his take on the caravelle was NO room for bags and cargo. He said they were doing good to get all the checked bags on...Jump to post
Bricktop wrote:you beat me to it. Jump to post
Pretty stunning that no NYC airport is on that list.
Things will bounce back eventually. I know they want to stop the bleeding, but this seems like overkill for a short term issue. Were they bloated and needed to shrink before and the downturn is a convenient excuse?Jump to post
Not sure. Maybe he wanted to enjoy the ride home, instead of working. It could be that is how his trip pairing ended on that particular bid to stay under the number of hours worked limit. (Flying the trip back would have put him over the monthly limit.)Jump to post
I don’t care for them and do my best to not support them by buying from them. But I will admit, the ability to buy some Imodium before a long flight might convince me they are a necessary evil.Jump to post