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by goboeing
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 615
Views: 72121

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

- The I-275 reconstruction project from 6 Mile (I-96/M-14 area) down past the airport is scheduled to begin in June. 2 lanes in each direction from Eureka to 6 Mile, 1 lane open south of the airport. Multiple ramps from I-275 to/from I-94 to be closed. This is going to be a royal PITA for those usi...

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by goboeing
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!
Replies: 42
Views: 6753

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

Sometimes its all about traffic flow...Imagine having all those planes having to wait singlefile in one lane...pilots are gonna get anxious. This way the line can always keep moving Anxious pilots has nothing to do with it. The layout of the taxiways is beneficial for sequencing departures by direc...

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by goboeing
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 23237

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Noshow wrote:
Pilots get ranked for fuel used and bad landings and such.


Alright, if you want any credibility whatsoever in this discussion, you're going to now have to tell us about how pilots are ranked for fuel and bad landings and such.

Go ahead, we're waiting.

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by goboeing
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 615
Views: 72121

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

Roadway improvements on Eureka are a pleasant surprise. I miss the high-pressure sodium lights because blue LED lights affect my vision and seem to make things blurry. I also feel the increase in blue LED's have adversely impacted my vision. Here is a link that helps describe blue glow LED lights a...

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by goboeing
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 353
Views: 71306

Re: What is Delta Doing?

TTailedTiger wrote:
Why doesn't Delta combine their A330 and A350 pilot groups? It's legal.


The A330 and A350 are not a common type rating, for good reason.

The cockpits are very different as are the procedures.

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by goboeing
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19039

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

Very sad indeed. I can't help but reflect on TFS departures, many of which take you directly over TFN. A tragic example of CRM disasters and the toxic masculinity that still risks lives to this day. You are confusing the term "masculinity" with something else. That the captain of the KLM ...

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by goboeing
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 615
Views: 72121

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

I never use the tram. There are moving sidewalks that do the job just fine. Not using the tram makes Detroit a safer place to connect in my opinion. Would you use the tram if you were in the last row of a full A321 parking at A70, and had a connecting flight departing out of A12 in 40 minutes? Or w...

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by goboeing
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 615
Views: 72121

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

I never use the tram. There are moving sidewalks that do the job just fine. Not using the tram makes Detroit a safer place to connect in my opinion. Would you use the tram if you were in the last row of a full A321 parking at A70, and had a connecting flight departing out of A12 in 40 minutes? Or w...

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by goboeing
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1046
Views: 212865

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
A320 3219 N319US, the oldest of non-retired A320s is scheduled to ferry out of storage MCI-MSP on Wednesday.


3209 is out there flying around.

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by goboeing
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1046
Views: 212865

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

When a manufacturer writes up a new delayed delivery schedule with an airline, in all the legalese of it, are they able to put in a clause that would prevent the airline from purchasing airplanes from a competitor during the window of time where deliveries are being deferred? In other words, Airbus ...

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by goboeing
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 615
Views: 72121

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Train_Lane
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CRJ200flyer wrote:
Completely random question - on the BARII2 departure out of DTW, a first fix is NITRN, pronounced “night train” by ATC. Any idea what this refers to, or is it just random?


This has been my guess:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Train_Lane

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by goboeing
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL parks some A220s
Replies: 67
Views: 15958

Re: DL parks A220s

This kind of shows the negative side of basing everything on seniority. A more logical approach might have a pilot evaluating risk and reward. You can fly the 777 for more money, better destinations, and more days off. Or you can fly the 737 for less money, bland destinations, but more job security...

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by goboeing
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 155197

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

When a new A350 is delivered, what creates the need to fly it from the factory to NRT? What modifications might that be?

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by goboeing
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 140
Views: 17584

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

If DALPA doesn't like it they can grieve it, and then seek to enforce a win. Right now it's just whining. From your statement I have to question if you realize that the communication posted was not written to the public. Rather, it was a letter from a chairman to his own pilot group. Updates, infor...

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by goboeing
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 104592

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

Has the 763ER ORD-DTW tag-on (for cargo purposes) as part of DTW-LHR (if I’m not mistaken), already been discontinued? I was looking to book this rare short haul domestic widebody, but can no longer seem to find it in the schedule. Attached is the Delta Cargo Widebody schedule for August. Not seein...

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by goboeing
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 7599

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

Ferry pilots do it all the time—it’s about 18 hours to HNL in Cessna 206 and maybe 12-13 in a light twin They sure do, but that is not a routine operation for anyone except them. They do that for the purposes of repositioning an airplane across a body of water that it does not even have the capabil...

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by goboeing
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 7599

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

Not only would I not want to be the single pilot of an airplane that is going to fly for six hours, and have to sit in discomfort for far too long and ration water intake . . . but I would not want to be a passenger on an airplane where there was only one pilot up front for six hours doing so.

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by goboeing
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 390548

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

That's probably part of the reason for a 16% cut in pilots even though the demand decline (7,000, if that's the number into 2021) is much steeper. I wouldn't be confident that other crafts, nor admin nor management, will fare so well. The training needs may be very different. True, and the other fa...

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by goboeing
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: People do not increase travel to War Zones. Will US social unrest further depress air travel?
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: People do not increase travel to War Zones. Will US social unrest further depress air travel?

With cities burning, in the US, I know if you turn on the TV and watch the news coverage it looks like the whole country is on fire. That is exactly what the media wants. Mass chaos. Pandemonium! In all reality it is small sections of cities. I was on a layover in one of the high profile ones a few...

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by goboeing
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 390548

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

At any airline with multiple fleet types but especially so with those that have many, moving pilots backwards in positions is limited by their training capacity. Only so many simulator events can be done in a month. There are only so many instructors. There are only so many check airmen. Some of bot...

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by goboeing
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321neo delivery. When?
Replies: 16
Views: 5088

Re: DL A321neo delivery. When?

First airplane in November.

Service in February/March 2021.

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by goboeing
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019
Replies: 109
Views: 18351

Re: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019

Yeah I don't think the pilots will allow 767's to be replaced by the A321. They are pretty firm when it comes to widebody replacement. Not sure what you mean by this. Firm on what? The pilots fly the planes that are ordered by the company. The contract spells out pay rates and which fleets are sepa...

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by goboeing
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22892

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

Seabear wrote:
Millions of cubicle dwellers, slaving away the days for a measly paycheck and a bleak future, are undoubtedly wailing and gnashing teeth over the plight of these poor pilots that can't make due on 200k/year.


It doesn't matter what they think.

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by goboeing
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 45
Views: 11425

Re: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R

Manual breaking on a 777 you can stop in 3565 on a dry runway. I wasn’t saying this was always how it was done, I was saying that it’s possible. Just to clarify here, that's the type of "possible" that is just about at the point of melting the fuse plugs and deflating the tires about five...

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by goboeing
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 260121

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

More of a short term question but anybody know what's up with the 767-400 that's been sitting at the DTW 4R de-ice pad for a few days now?

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by goboeing
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26593

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

How do you know a pilot is an alcoholic? They are a pilot. As a test engineer, I actually had training on detecting drunk people at work and the #1 job group caught drunk at work was technicians/machinists/mechanics, #2 was pilots. Lightsaber So you, Lightsaber, are accusing anyone who is an airlin...

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by goboeing
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: Delta 321neo routes

It'll do everything. There's 100 on order. I would imagine that Hawaii won't start in the first few months because of ETOPS and out to the islands probably just isn't the greatest way to break in the new sub-fleet. But after the first 10-20 are delivered, I'd assume anything that's a 757-200 today i...

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by goboeing
Thu May 30, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA Northeast Convective Activity Wednesday May 29th
Replies: 12
Views: 2190

Re: USA Northeast Convective Activity Wednesday May 29th

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /KSFO/KEWR
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I think this is the winner.

SFO-EWR.

Pax would have been on the jet for a little more than 11 hours unless they briefly deplaned at IAD before heading back for the recovery leg.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /KSFO/KEWR

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by goboeing
Wed May 29, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA Northeast Convective Activity Wednesday May 29th
Replies: 12
Views: 2190

USA Northeast Convective Activity Wednesday May 29th

The "interesting diversions" thread is inevitable so I thought I'd post here in advance. Yesterday was an ugly day in the northeast but it was a warmup for this afternoon. Mere child's play. The morning is already IFR throughout the northeast with the usual suspects having 3 hour EDCTS. Lo...

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by goboeing
Tue May 21, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 20702

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Ha.

Right.

"Autoland failed; aircraft drifted right of centerline on final" in the logbook last week. Brand new A321.

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by goboeing
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 63
Views: 13816

Re: Delta 321neo routes

Okay so there are 38 B757-200s that have 180 minute ETOPS. Additionally the whole fleet of 16 B757-300s has ETOPS. Of course some of the 752s are doing stuff like BOS-LIS etc. So I suppose if someone were to figure out exactly how many 757s are currently needed to fly the west coast-Hawaii schedule ...

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by goboeing
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 63
Views: 13816

Re: Delta 321neo routes

There's a lot of conflicting information about how many are getting ETOPS. The first 20, the first 40 . . . ? I've heard it all. Does anyone have any concrete info on that plan? (which is quite possibly not even decided yet) The first 20 will have ETOPs. First delivery will be January 2020 As for t...

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by goboeing
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 63
Views: 13816

Re: Delta 321neo routes

There's a lot of conflicting information about how many are getting ETOPS. The first 20, the first 40 . . . ? I've heard it all.

Does anyone have any concrete info on that plan? (which is quite possibly not even decided yet)

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by goboeing
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?
Replies: 51
Views: 9041

Re: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?

(and a couple Eastern scabs that came from America West). Is that really necessary? You have no idea why someone makes a decision. Especially under enormous pressure. They could have had a sick child or spouse, parents that depend on them, etc. Or maybe they were just happy with their job. Everyone...

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by goboeing
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?
Replies: 51
Views: 9041

Re: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?

I've flown with at least two pilots in the past few months who were on the PAA seniority list. They're certainly still out there, though at this point nobody under ~55 could fit the bill.

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by goboeing
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 458333

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Continuing along, the observed 18Z Sounding from Lake Charles, LA had a wind profile that I will lay out below. 10,000ft - [email protected] 9,000ft - [email protected] 8,000ft - [email protected] 7,000ft - [email protected] 6,000ft - [email protected] 5,000ft - [email protected] 4,000ft - [email protected] 3,000ft - [email protected] 2,000ft - [email protected] 1,000f...

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by goboeing
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 458333

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

You guys have some kind of super special hearing if you're hearing the word "PULL" in the background of that half-second long "OK" transmission. Confirmation bias, perhaps, as they call it in academia? Exactly. Doesn't help that it's already written in the youtube video. How the...

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by goboeing
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 458333

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

You guys have some kind of super special hearing if you're hearing the word "PULL" in the background of that half-second long "OK" transmission. Just as a reminder, it's louder than anyone's voice in the cockpit and it wouldn't just sound like something in the background -- it wo...

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by goboeing
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty
Replies: 76
Views: 11248

Re: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty

The one who should be in trouble here is the first officer filming. Not only filming the other pilot asleep, but uploading it to the internet. What is the motivation there? And the obvious completely separate topic here being, I'd much rather have the pilot sitting next to me take a couple minutes n...

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by goboeing
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 144458

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Taxiied out of ORD a few ahead of BOAC two nights ago. It looked great in person.

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by goboeing
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL already ending SEA-KIX?
Replies: 72
Views: 13861

Re: DL already ending SEA-KIX?

Didn't NW have daily 744s flying DTW-NRT, KIX, and NGO back in the day? Was pretty cool seeing the lineup of 747s at DTW. Yes they did and yes it was a sight. If I remember correctly: DTW - NRT x2 DTW - KIX - MNL DTW - NGO - TPE Just a slight correction to that, DTW - NRT x2 NWA11 NWA25 DTW - NGO -...

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by goboeing
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26593

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Really? What world are you living in where pubicity of a bad situation doesnt affect corporate decisions? Tell me about that world. Is it a world where unruly pax like the United Dr get their due or rewarded for beligerent behavior? Is it a world with viral videos? Does your world have social media...

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by goboeing
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26593

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

What I mean is that if the airline tried to add additional time to their duty day or shorten their rest period the pilots would throw a fit. Additional time is added to crew duty days hundreds of times per day, 365 days per year. Flights are late for weather, maintenance, crews are re-routed out of...

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by goboeing
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26593

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

You can bet the pilots would be picketing if the airline cut 10 minutes off of their overnight and claim it was an unsafe practice. TTailedTiger, what does the above statement mean? But I guess they turn a blind eye to drunk coworkers reporting for work. A functioning alcoholic can have a lot more ...

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by goboeing
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26593

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

There is no grey area in aviation. There are rules, limits, policies...very militaristic...for a good reason. Once again you are posting incorrect information. The entire book of regulations is a grey area. Hundreds of interpretations have had to be published over decades because of that. If he was...

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by goboeing
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26593

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

You seem bent on defending pilots showing up over the limit. You even try to defer the impact by saying it’s below the limit to drive. The fact is this pilot made a bad choice and disrupted 100’s of people’s travel plans. For that termination would be the best action. However his union will make su...

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by goboeing
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26593

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

You only get protection before the incident if you show up at the airport and report it you’re protected If you show up at the airport and you’re drunk in the cockpit...you’re done "Done" meaning what? If you know the process, that individual can continue via successful participation in t...

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by goboeing
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 11436

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

I'd exclude Endeavor from the data of Delta incidents, otherwise I appreciate the research. It's concerning the number of MD88 incidents compared to the rest of the fleet. Does crow taste like chicken? You can exclude Endeavor as long as we always make sure they're excluded when it comes to fleet s...

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by goboeing
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 9745

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

Usually this type of cargo flies in the cockpit. I've had a heart at least twice and both times it was in the cargo. I did have a set of eyes in the cockpit once. Obviously the joke was made about it being good that there's an extra set of eyes up there with us, albeit not those of a jumpseater. Th...

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