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by bluejuice
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In post Covid, do you think Delta's Atlanta-Chennai will work again?
Replies: 16
Views: 1770

Re: In post Covid, do you think Delta's Atlanta-Chennai will work again?

Just because a plane flies full, doesn't mean the airline is making a profit. Sure there could be an addressable market of hundreds of thousands of people but what are they willing to pay? India is a notoriously price-sensitive market and the economics of ATL-MAA nonstop will likely not work out.

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by bluejuice
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 14571

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

I was getting my PPL when "position and hold" was changed to "line up and wait." The reasoning I'm told was the old phrase could be misinterpreted as, "position and go" leading to an accident. Unlike commercial pilots, weekend warriors in pistons are not always up to da...

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by bluejuice
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Evergreen B747-200s disappearance from Pinal Airpark?
Replies: 5
Views: 2327

Re: Evergreen B747-200s disappearance from Pinal Airpark?

https://youtu.be/OXIcaOzFVeQ


I believe the plane used in Die Hard 2 was N473EV. That frame was scrapped.
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zanl188 wrote:
Anyone who's seen the DieHard movies know's what happened to N471EV - Bruce Willis had a fight on the wing and set it on fire. Or was that N474EV? :-)

https://youtu.be/OXIcaOzFVeQ


I believe the plane used in Die Hard 2 was N473EV. That frame was scrapped.

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by bluejuice
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc
Replies: 72
Views: 8472

Re: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc

I'll need to dig out the pics but I remember flying on several Yak-42s inside China during the 90s.

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by bluejuice
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 130554

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

It will take a while for the official findings to be released but there are always lessons. The weather is being highlighted over and over. If it does get ruled as contributing factor, I wonder if "Get-There-Itis" played a part. Too many pilots get into bad situations when there is pressur...

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by bluejuice
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports
Replies: 50
Views: 6256

Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

IBR
Ibaraki is the Gary-Chicago of Japan. It was built as Tokyo's third airport for low cost carriers they never came in any significant numbers.

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by bluejuice
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 196244

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

You know what? I would love it to cost Boeing so much that it puts the future of the company in jeopardy. Why? Boeing might then return to being an exquisite airplane producer, an object of admiration for its products rather than a vehicle for producing management bonuses and stock dividends. Far m...

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by bluejuice
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8817

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

If this does become the norm, I hope caps do not come off. I remember pre 9/11 when anyone could go airside at JFK and LGA. There were all sorts of people soliciting money, asking people to sign petitions, selling all sorts of services, grifters preying on naive travelers, petty crooks, and homeless...

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by bluejuice
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 MAX valuations
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: B737 MAX valuations

I would guess about the same. Planes are not like cars and do not depreciate the same way.

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by bluejuice
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9400

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

For me the reasons are personal so the type will always hold a special place in my heart. Over the years I've had between 500 - 600 flights on AA MD-80/83s with about another 100 flights on DL MD-88/90s, AS MD-83s, HA 717s.

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by bluejuice
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Retread Tires Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 8815

Re: Retread Tires Discussion Thread

Can I use retreads on a Power Wheels car? It was originally 6V but I have since modded it run on 12V and added rubber tires for additional grip. We drive it around the cul de sac which technically puts it on the street. How much am I risking my toddler's life if a bad retread separates? Should I go ...

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by bluejuice
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Constrained Runways
Replies: 45
Views: 8467

Re: Constrained Runways

Correct me if I am wrong but I do not believe the airport is runway constrained. Rather, the terminals do not have enough gates and space to accommodate the demand. I think you are wrong. The runways cross each other which makes them of limited usage. While McCarran does have more passengers per ga...

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by bluejuice
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing on water
Replies: 19
Views: 9466

Re: Landing on water

https://www.sfchronicle.com/oursf/artic ... 210875.php
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The "crash" of JL2 was so smooth, most passengers did not realize the plane accidentally ditched. DC-8 JA8032 was fished out of the water, repaired, and flew into the 1990s.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/oursf/artic ... 210875.php

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by bluejuice
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Constrained Runways
Replies: 45
Views: 8467

Re: Constrained Runways

What "runway constrained" airports did you have in mind? McCarran has been brought up in this thread and you mentioned LAS is past 49.5M passengers putting it within 10% of it's designed 55M pax capacity. Correct me if I am wrong but I do not believe the airport is runway constrained. Rath...

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by bluejuice
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 71
Views: 10987

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

WeatherPilot wrote:
That would be like putting a paddle wheel on an aircraft carrier.


The USS Sable and USS Wolverine would like a word with you outside. :)

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by bluejuice
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 459240

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

CLTRampRat wrote:
Yikes. Hope the crew is ok, or at the very least it was quick. It’ll be interesting to see what caused this.


Sadly reports are the crew did not make it.

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by bluejuice
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA has retrofitted many of their 737s with scimitars- why haven't AA and DL done the same?
Replies: 19
Views: 4296

Re: UA has retrofitted many of their 737s with scimitars- why haven't AA and DL done the same?

I worked at a company in a different industry that was often caught up in public speculation along the lines of, "Company X did this. Why isn't Company Y doing it too?" I'll go with the answer that someone crunched the numbers internally based on proprietary information and that led to the...

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by bluejuice
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unpainted plugged windows
Replies: 11
Views: 2796

Re: Unpainted plugged windows

I'm going to guess that the plane was painted white with windows installed. When the new interior was installed the plugs got put in where needed. When you get them for AB they are light grey. These airlines just put them in without painting them to match the fuselage color. Gray plugs seems like t...

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by bluejuice
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 6146

Re: Rename PHX

I believe a major public venue should only be named after a person at least a decade after they have died. This gives time to assess their actual contribution and positive impact they had on society. I'm sure something will be named after Senator McCain but the rush to so is unnecessary.

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by bluejuice
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?
Replies: 55
Views: 5912

Re: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?

I can tell you from sitting Alert in the late 70's there are pre-positioned supplies of POL at various places around the world. The sorties, back then, were set for 2 air refuelings and a lengthy low-level route. There was no A/R post strike just a couple of hour flight to a landing strip for refue...

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by bluejuice
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One in Colombia?
Replies: 11
Views: 1778

Re: Air Force One in Colombia?

Spotted the USA 747 at the Bogotà airport this morning, out by the hangars with the military aircraft. Is this real deal? Or an older version getting service/repurposing? (Just joined, don’t know how to post photo on mobile) As an additional point, the callsign Air Force One is only used when the P...

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by bluejuice
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One in Colombia?
Replies: 11
Views: 1778

Re: Air Force One in Colombia?

Spotted the USA 747 at the Bogotà airport this morning, out by the hangars with the military aircraft. Is this real deal? Or an older version getting service/repurposing? (Just joined, don’t know how to post photo on mobile) As an additional point, the callsign Air Force One is only used when the P...

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by bluejuice
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 13234

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

acjbbj wrote:
717 MAX 2

717 MAX 3


I'm guessing it would be the 717 MAX 8 and MAX 9. According to every gee-whiz marketing genius, that is the only way to sell planes in East Asian countries. I'm sure their market research claims people only get on planes with 8s and 9s in the name. :D

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by bluejuice
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 9143

Re: Best airline call signs

Virgin America - "Redwood"

As someone pointed out years ago at A.net, it fits VX's Northern California roots and the brand's love for double entendre.

Sadly the airlines is no more.

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by bluejuice
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: General aviation ferry flights
Replies: 14
Views: 3190

Re: General aviation ferry flights

Very interesting article on GA ferry flights. I've always wondered how you get a Cessna all the way to Europe from the factory, for example. I always thought they disassembled and shipped them. Guess not... https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34484972 Hope to track down a blog I read years back writt...

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by bluejuice
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5706

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

Putting my work hat on, I am guessing it's because the information is drawn from legacy databases. In many established industries I have worked in, data is held in massive databases designed decades ago. Built for stability and compatibility with a large number of disparate systems, changes do not c...

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by bluejuice
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 57088

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

george77300 wrote:
LATEST CONFORMATION

95 onboard (unsure if 95 pax + crew or 95 total) but,

ALL SURVIVED


Just read the same. Best possible news for a bad situation. Hope to hear no one was seriously hurt.

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by bluejuice
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Croatia in the final of the WC, what solo you think that Will occour to aviation?
Replies: 22
Views: 3359

Re: Croatia in the final of the WC, what solo you think that Will occour to aviation?

Pepper456 wrote:
New companies in ZGB (Will arrive to 20 mil pax Faster)?
The other airports DBV and SPU, they Will grow also?


Game of Thrones probably has a bigger effect on tourism in Croatia than the World Cup.

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by bluejuice
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 786
Views: 66785

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

... I tend to find people get worked up. Lightsaber Interesting choice of words lightsaber. You are the one maintaining double standards between EK and AI. 250 planes - 65,000-104,000(group) staff - Good 120-160(group) planes - 11,000-27,000(group) staff - Bad $12 Billion Debt - Good $8 Billion Deb...

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by bluejuice
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 20767

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

I've deplaned via airstairs at SFO in the 90s.

Fuzzy memories of the 80s and I could be wrong but I seem to recall Pan Am 747s sometimes boarded at a remote stand at JFK.

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by bluejuice
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 13753

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

Ozark Air Lines 650 is a very unusual accident that comes to mind. The fatality from the incident was the operator of a snowplow that was struck by the DC-9. There were no passenger causalities and minor injuries to two of the cabin crew. The repaired plane used the right wing from Air Canada 797. 2...

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by bluejuice
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 17147

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Would cameras, screens and power sources really be lighter? There woul not be a need to maintain windows, but I can imagine a plane where some of the screens are on, some are blinking and some are dead. Attractive! Newer LCD and OLED screens are very light and thin so I can see weight savings over ...

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by bluejuice
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4718

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2018

Hi folks, just came across this thread and for what it is worth I tender my comments on two recent cruises. 2016/2017. The Cruise Line was Regent Seven Seas, the liner was the Seven Seas Voyager,on both occasions. 2016 cruise was from Stockholm to Copenhagen and points in between (St.Petersburg was...

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by bluejuice
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue
Replies: 50
Views: 10732

Re: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue

As aviation enthusiasts, we have much more knowledge when it comes to planes, liveries, other areas in fine detail. I am always surprised at what people here can glean from the most subtle pieces of information. That being said, the general public likely has no clue who owned a plane as soon as the ...

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by bluejuice
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s
Replies: 31
Views: 5763

Re: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s

When AA first brought on OO to operate American Eagle flights, house branded Skywest planes were often seen. I saw a bit of confusion when flying out of the remote terminal at LAX. Many pax would stop and hesitate before boarding. Once onboard, the flight attendant had to answer the, "I thought...

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by bluejuice
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 8974

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

After TWA 847 was hijacked, flight attendant Uli Derickson used a personal Shell card to pay for fuel at Algiers

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by bluejuice
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia A333 stuck at LKO due to technical reasons
Replies: 21
Views: 5009

Re: Saudia A333 stuck at LKO due to technical reasons

Can't they tow this rig off the active runways to keep the airport open? This must not be a very busy airport if they just let the plane sit there shutting down the whole show.. It's seems to have happened around 2:00AM. "Closed" might just be a formality as I doubt there are many arrival...

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by bluejuice
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Longest displaced thresholds?
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: Longest displaced thresholds?

Deelen Air base in NL has it's threshold displaced by a whopping 6200ft (1.9km) ... on one side....and 900ft on the other side (0.27km).. It used to be a airbase for planes propper, it's now a training site for army/air force helicopters so they can practice sloped landings. https://www.google.nl/m...

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by bluejuice
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 24385

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Add to that a very easy way to identify crew in the event of an evacuation, and adds an air of authority in survival situations. A short sighted move getting rid of the pilot hats. I doubt if crew would bother putting their hats on in an evacuation situation. The flight crew of Reeve Aleutian fligh...

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by bluejuice
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 15600

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

More and more, it seems many people are only happy when they are angry. Every morning there is a new Outrage of the Day to be indignant over.

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by bluejuice
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do the OEMs Outsource?
Replies: 17
Views: 1893

Re: Why do the OEMs Outsource?

Last I looked, there are only 5 or so landing gear vendors left: Boeing, Honeywell, Fokker (yes, they're still around, and Fokker landing gear knows their stuff), ugh... there is one more (in Italy, IIRC) and Northrop (the old Douglas team was hired by Northrop). Lockheed is trying to form a team.....

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by bluejuice
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 9662

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

What exactly is the problem with the environmental lobby, about land filling a few hundred meters of the Bay? Surely they know there is one of America's busiest airports there already. A new runway further out, would simply close an existing one. What damage would it do to the Bay floor? and think ...

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by bluejuice
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 11612

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

Now we know what went on when an ANA and JetBlue A320 were spotted behind a hangar at Toulouse. To quote a character on the show Seinfeld, "That plane is... breathtaking."

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by bluejuice
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Tikes' newest toy, My First Drone. More Drone Incursions to come?
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: Little Tikes' newest toy, My First Drone. More Drone Incursions to come?

Well i'm sitting in the living room watching over my niece as she watches TV I see an advertisement run advertising their new "My First Drone" and I instantly thought of all the new drone incursions with aircraft due to unminding pilots or accidents with children, their target market. At ...

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by bluejuice
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 9790

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

And again, if you're going to make such a claim, you should provide some evidence. (Also, you really shouldn't hide behind semantics. An observation is absolutely an accusation when it accuses something observed.) Funny how you keep squawking to people in this forum about "providing evidence&q...

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by bluejuice
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 9790

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

1.4M butt in seat miles in 10 years on AA and I never been discriminated against nor have I ever witnessed discrimination toward anyone else. Me neither, but see: http://78.media.tumblr.com/58af1b3c67c974c25e80497e594aa0cb/tumblr_ox3y04PdTU1suxeeyo1_500.jpg I personally see this as a shakedown. Gue...

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by bluejuice
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 9790

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

1.4M butt in seat miles in 10 years on AA and I never been discriminated against nor have I ever witnessed discrimination toward anyone else.

I personally see this as a shakedown. Guessing things will be back to normal when the right palms get greased.

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by bluejuice
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion
Replies: 57
Views: 4404

Re: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion

IMHO, unless the jamming is integral to the story, I'd skip it. Sounds too much like a fantasy James Bond supervillain weapon. While still improbable, sabotage or some other intentional action to disable the radios/electronics is more plausible. Radios do fail. Happened to a friend in a Cessna 182. ...

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