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by aviatorcraig
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where there any orders for the L-300/500 and MD-17?
Replies: 26
Views: 5370

Re: Where there any orders for the L-300/500 and MD-17?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
None for any of them. The L-500 never achieved, and could not have achieved, FAA certification..


It would be interesting to know why the L-500 could not have been FAA certified, even if enough money had been thrown at the problem?

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 2579

Re: The C141 Starlifter

Iirc one airframe in the overall fleet was not stretched and was retained by NASA operationally for some time after the AF ended their use I remember seeing the NASA example at Moffett Field in the early eighties. It operated as an airborne observatory. According to NASA historical summary, the air...

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by aviatorcraig
Fri May 15, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 706
Views: 86829

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Great thread, very interesting. Thank you
Not SoCal but close, are there any airliners being stored at Kingman, AZ? I'm from the UK but I visited there many years ago and there was considerable boneyard activity going on.

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4731

Re: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?

The MAX will fly again. There is no issue remaining that could permanently prevent recertification. The final engineering flight was completed at least 5 days ago: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/18/boeing-making-steady-progress-on-737-max-software-update-ceo.html “We are making steady progress toward...

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 seats to LHR
Replies: 22
Views: 2295

Re: US3 seats to LHR

xxcr wrote:
UA has no connecting partners in LHR,

There is no Star Alliance connecting partner based at Heathrow but so what? Star A airlines like Lufthansa, Swiss, LOT, TAP, Turkish etc. etc have multiple flights to LHR each day to serve the O&D market but of course can also take through ticketed UA pax.

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19770

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

When Concorde smashed the civil record did it also benefit from fast moving jetstreams ? Did it not traditionally fly higher than those ? The jetstream is much less prevalent at the altitudes that Concorde flew at. The main thing that limited Concorde's cruising speed was kinetic heating of the air...

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad ‘creative’ way in crewing China flights
Replies: 28
Views: 8016

Re: Etihad ‘creative’ way in crewing China flights

Chasensfo wrote:
This is standard at airlines that fly into dangerous areas, such as Atlas Air in the USA.


Is the USA really THAT dangerous? :lol:

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by aviatorcraig
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49477

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

I really, really, really don't want to feed all the A vs B crap, which so detracts from A.net as I believe both companies make excellent products, but...
given those variables, Brake to Vacate would basically say "You are having a laugh mate!" Does B have any plans for a similar system?

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 737 Routing Stansted to Bangor
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

Re: Ryanair 737 Routing Stansted to Bangor

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
If it’s not NAT HLA equipped and has HLA approval, yes. And likely not as when would they use it?


Good call, HLA starts at FL285

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 737 Routing Stansted to Bangor
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

Ryanair 737 Routing Stansted to Bangor

https://fr24.com/RYR800P/23b8e1b1

Anyone got any ideas why?
I doubt FR are ETOPS certified so its unlikely to be a pax charter.
Their arcraft are too young to be heading to the desert so I'm guessing either end of lease or maintenance?
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https://fr24.com/RYR800P/23b8e1b1

Anyone got any ideas why?
I doubt FR are ETOPS certified so its unlikely to be a pax charter.
Their arcraft are too young to be heading to the desert so I'm guessing either end of lease or maintenance?

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10903

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows

fanoftristars wrote:
I thought the “Proudly All Boeing” had more to do with a nod to their hometown of Seattle and less to do with “buy American” type mentality.


For the non-Americans amongst us, how long has Seattle been in Alaska? :lol: Maybe they should rebrand themselves as Washington Airlines or something.

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adopt an Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1930

Re: Adopt an Airline

You guys are not taking this seriously!

So here's mine without all the fantasy...

Norwegian, make long haul ops turn a profit.

Oh, wait...

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: This looks dangerous!
Replies: 28
Views: 6022

Re: This looks dangerous!

https://youtu.be/XUtYlR28Yb4
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timh4000 wrote:
The Russian pilots play a game of chicken with each other. Both pilots have their hands on the yoke they hold the rotation speed to what it is supposed to be. The 1st one to pull back on the yoke loses.


What game were they playing here?...

https://youtu.be/XUtYlR28Yb4

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic boom over London
Replies: 10
Views: 5304

Sonic boom over London

The UK news media are carrying reports of a sonic boom heard over Hertfordshire, Essex and North London this morning at 04.20 People were woken with the "sound of an explosion", which the Ministry of Defence (MoD) later confirmed was the somic booms caused by two RAF Typhoons from Coningsb...

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?
Replies: 59
Views: 7487

Re: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?

Find a copy of Skunk Works by Ben Rich. The author worked with Kelly Johnson developing the U-2 and SR-71 and various other "black" projects. Turn to the chapter "Blowing up Burbank" which details the massive problems they encountered when a hydrogen powered spy plane had seemed ...

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN
Replies: 14
Views: 5917

Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

https://scontent.ftpa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/71210750_10215309496194662_6788846533233082368_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_oc=AQlI0Y1w3VRpZHO5NjibEQcN7pk2OhLzTJuJpbTC_8aYiGf8b8MD1UqWFluBieVI3cfYiuMhXu5gXGMvYHrz8nw9&_nc_ht=scontent.ftpa1-1.fna&oh=5f5de923de0dba503a6ad240f4e99f33&oe=5E362F4...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?
Replies: 42
Views: 7554

Re: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?

I'm no expert on the US Air Marshal program but I understand they are armed with guns. There has never been any suggestion that Air Marshals got involved in any of the four hijackings on 9/11 when the hijackers were armed with fists and box cutters. Although it is obviously such a small sample, can ...

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: WN Pilot Flies Father's Vietnam War Remains Home
Replies: 16
Views: 3953

Re: WN Captain Flys Father Home after being M.I.A.

I'm just getting "Access denied" on the link

Edit: It's a geographical thing, I'm in the UK. It works fine when I VPN to a US server

RIP Col. Roy Knight Jr.

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National
Replies: 14
Views: 3309

Re: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National

It's not a entirely a freight company since the two 757s are passenger aircraft. It is still flying. And two A330s on the way! Oh? Where are those coming from? Is there a thread on this somewhere, hadn't heard about it... https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1421507&p=2137473...

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 11036

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

...and the chances of the stowaway being alive prior to the fall after cruising at up to 40,000 ft for over eight hours would have been somewhere no greater than zero. :tombstone:

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1438 JFK-MVY
Replies: 27
Views: 3663

Re: B6 1438 JFK-MVY

Three approaches and go-arounds? I'd pay extra for that! :lol:

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Wing Issue?
Replies: 21
Views: 6260

Re: Boeing Wing Issue?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaWdEtANi-0 Wow... just wow! This documentry, even after large quantities of salt are taken due to the TV company and vested interests involved, appears to uncover an unholy alliance between manufacturer and regulator with no transparency. What a crock of poop!

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by aviatorcraig
Tue May 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 11328

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

Seats can generate revenue, Aisles cannot. 2-2-2 aint going to happen!

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by aviatorcraig
Sun May 05, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 156188

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

It is so easy for us to sit at home or in the office on airliners.net in our safe environment and criticise people in an evacuation taking their hand luggage with them. These people have just gone from "normal" to a major traumatising, life threatening event in seconds and survival instinc...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun May 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 156188

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

It is so easy for us to sit at home or in the office on airliners.net in our safe environment and criticise people in an evacuation taking their hand luggage with them. These people have just gone from "normal" to a major traumatising, life threatening event in seconds and survival instinc...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun May 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44052

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

So the plane ends up in six feet of water. Did the pax swim ashore unaided or were there boats available? Are there aligators in the St Johns River?

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743871

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

remcor wrote:
I'm not saying this is the cause, but just because the crew were able to request a turnback to ADD doesn't mean it wasn't a terrorist act. A bomb doesn't always mean an instant breakup the plane. I believe an E170 survived a bomb blast in Somalia several years ago.


It was an A321

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityJet returning SS100 fleet to owner?
Replies: 1
Views: 1615

CityJet returning SS100 fleet to owner?

According to an article published by aerotime, Irish airline CityJet are returning their six remaining Sukhoi SS100 aircraft to the owner. https://www.aerotime.aero/aerotime.team/22377-last-european-operator-gives-up-on-sukhoi-superjet-100?v=amp For confidentiality reasons CityJet did not confirm th...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 86
Views: 13559

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

Without condoning in any way what they did, I find it remarkable that they allowed themselves to get caught by this. These are supposed to be smart people. Skygod privilege and perceived immunity?

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 LHR-HKG A380 problem
Replies: 1
Views: 934

BA27 LHR-HKG A380 problem

Anyone know what is wrong with BA A380 G-XLEA operating BA27 to HKG tonight? The aircraft departed LHR and routed out over Essex to an area in the Thames Estuary/Southern North Sea where it is currently flying a race track hold at 10,000 ft Given the altitude I would guess a pressurisation problem. ...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 182
Views: 63548

Re: Russian Military Crashes

RIP fellow aviators.

Anyone have any theories on what the flashes are in the smoke plume after the rear part of the plane hits the ground?
Is this "lightning" like you see in a volcano or just artefacts on the video?

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US1549 10 years ago today
Replies: 2
Views: 681

US1549 10 years ago today

Today is the 10 year anniversary of US1549, the "Miracle on the Hudson" where Sully and Skiles ditched their A320 in the icy Hudson River without loss of life after a multiple bird strike climbing out of LGA. As no more encounters with flocks of Canada Geese seem to have taken place in the...

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 39508

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Time and again over the years we have heard the mantra that the Russian aircraft industry does not support it's products and thus it's customers well, especially overseas. Then along came the SSJ. With a lot of good will for the plane to succeed, many people hoped against hope that this time it woul...

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting a new Airline
Replies: 74
Views: 11555

Re: Starting a new Airline

Is there a new Xbox/PlayStation 4 game out called "Airline Manager 2019" or something?

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by aviatorcraig
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Wizz Air in London
Replies: 22
Views: 6183

Re: Future of Wizz Air in London

In it's earlier days Wizz Air used to fly from Bournemouth and Coventry, but dropped both abruptly during a downturn. Whilst I don't even know if airline operations are viable from Coventry anymore, Bournemouth surely has some potential for expansion for a now much larger and UK based Wizz Air opera...

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus: 10x A320neo deliveries in a single day?
Replies: 9
Views: 2118

Re: Airbus: 10x A320neo deliveries in a single day?

Interesting that there are two "10 x plane deliveries" stories in the news on the same day... Airbus A32x in ony day, and COMAC ARJ21 in three years! :lol:

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 7195

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

If KEF started to offer subsidies FR would be all over it like a rash, but with everyone else beating a path to their door, KEF doesn't need to

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321NEO engine shuts off in flight
Replies: 49
Views: 13193

Re: A321NEO engine shuts off in flight

I thought BA had ordered the LEAP engine. Yes, BA's A321NEO G-NEOR has CFM LEAPs S7's A321NEO VQ-BGR has Pratts Excuse me but where does it say that G-NEOR has engine issues? He could have so much more technical issues that could not be linked with the engines. It doesn't. I was just confirming whi...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321NEO engine shuts off in flight
Replies: 49
Views: 13193

Re: A321NEO engine shuts off in flight

StTim wrote:
factsonly wrote:
And........... BA's A321N G-NEOR has been stuck in AMS for 24 hours.


I thought BA had ordered the LEAP engine.


Yes,

BA's A321NEO G-NEOR has CFM LEAPs

S7's A321NEO VQ-BGR has Pratts

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 717 Being Scrapped
Replies: 42
Views: 17598

Re: First 717 Being Scrapped

The question here is WHY are these birds missing vital details in their documentation? If Turkmenistan has operated these aircraft from day one, why have they not taken care of their investment. Would they not be more valuable as flying, ready to go passenger carrying aircraft instead of parts donor...

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by aviatorcraig
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 232 Details
Replies: 37
Views: 9288

Re: UA 232 Details

Without the benefit of hindsight and knowing how the landing (!) eventually turned out, i.e. wingdrop and cartwheeling, ask yourself this question: I'm in a widebody jet that is pitching, rolling and yawing all over the place, the engines are throttling up and back constantly BUT... the sky is still...

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR
Replies: 101
Views: 19915

Re: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR

Is London - Tokyo long enough to require a second crew? I just wonder if this guy was seriously expecting to act as part of the flight crew on departure or in his mind was he heading for the crew rest area to sleep it off.

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by aviatorcraig
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air to operate for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 4
Views: 1133

Re: Stobart Air to operate for BA Cityflyer

Interestingly, the link in the OP does not work and there is no mention of Stobart flying for BA CFE on Aviation tribune. Has the article been pulled because someone reported on something they shouldn't have maybe?

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s
Replies: 52
Views: 11144

Re: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s

another consideration: the PW 752s didn't/don't have the fuel tank inerting system required by an FAA mandate. i believe UA's initial plans were to ditch all of the PW frames, including the p.s. fleet, at least in part due to the NGS mandate. about a year ago (or maybe longer than that), they rever...

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would Boeing make a 757 on request?
Replies: 49
Views: 6313

Re: Would Boeing make a 757 on request?

Is this humour or a serious question?
As the 757 production line doesn't exist anymore maybe they could throw a couple of 757 fuselages together with a 3d printer? Easy peasy!
Serious answer: No

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by aviatorcraig
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 31
Views: 7157

Re: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?

Nothing to keep an airline from operating a ETOPS certified airplane on a domestic route. I suspect that DL, AA and UA do it all the time. But when it is the other way around the soft stuff hits the fan: "American Airlines accidentally used the wrong plane to fly to Hawaii" https://www.th...

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by aviatorcraig
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?
Replies: 45
Views: 5931

Re: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?

Next time after a less than greaser, ask the question:

"Excuse me Captain, did we land or were we shot down"?

Don't tell them I said so though! :lol:

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