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by CplKlinger
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 179534

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Part of me wishes that G4 and F9 would leave town. I think it would clean up the market and allow serious airlines to expand. Just my thought on this. Because reducing competition in a market or industry has always been good for the consumer, amiright? /s Also, maybe, just maybe, if you tried havin...

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by CplKlinger
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 179534

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Part of me wishes that G4 and F9 would leave town. I think it would clean up the market and allow serious airlines to expand. Just my thought on this. Because reducing competition in a market or industry has always been good for the consumer, amiright? /s Also, maybe, just maybe, if you tried havin...

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by CplKlinger
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15847

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

the delta crew did not shut down the engine????? Engines will always still windmill, even after shutdown. Short of a catastrophic failure or loss of oil pressure, engines will never fully seize. The pilots shutting down the engine would have entailed stopping all fluids and air transfer between eng...

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by CplKlinger
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4197

Re: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?

Why try and Monday morning quarterback that decision? They did the right thing to safely complete the flight. I don't get the obession with second guessing go arounds on this site, like they're some kind of dangerous, scary thing. They happen every day, at probably 60% of all major airports. It's n...

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by CplKlinger
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 9946

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Boeing 757 Boeing 757 Boeing 757 Boeing 757 Boeing 757 That's a brave stance around these parts. Some folks will probably be around soon to charge you with heresy. I've only had the chance to fly the 737 series myself (200, 300, and 700), so this is based on looks: - The A300 - something about it's...

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by CplKlinger
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4197

Re: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?

Without being there in the cockpit, it's hard to say why they did what they did. It could be any number of things that caused it, but the bottom line is this: the pilots recognized things weren't just right, and kept it safe by going around. Why try and Monday morning quarterback that decision? They...

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by CplKlinger
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Reactivate MD-80's to fill in for MAX8's?
Replies: 20
Views: 2401

Re: Can AA Reactivate MD-80's to fill in for MAX8's?

AA only has a few MD-80's left in service, but tons parked in the desert. What would it take to bring these back in service? Is it possible they would do it? Since the retirement is very recent (and not even complete), I'm sure they have plenty of crew adequately trained on MD-80 to re-activate 24 ...

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by CplKlinger
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7902

Re: Chicago ORD El Al LY TLV 2020 New Route

How do you figure that? Chicago has the 4th largest Jewish population in the US, and there are sizeable communities in CLE, STL, DTW, MSP that are ripe for connections. HOU+DFW+AUS combined have less than 40% of Chicago's Jewish population. The other thing that's boomed in the last 20 years since L...

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by CplKlinger
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7902

Re: Chicago ORD El Al LY TLV 2020 New Route

Still no expansion to Texas. Is there insufficient demand? That would be accurate. Not sure why it's surprising there is "still" no Israel-Texas service. Not much of a market from Chicago, either. How do you figure that? Chicago has the 4th largest Jewish population in the US, and there a...

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by CplKlinger
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7902

Re: Chicago ORD El Al LY TLV 2020 New Route

Still no expansion to Texas. Is there insufficient demand? That would be accurate. Not sure why it's surprising there is "still" no Israel-Texas service. Not much of a market from Chicago, either. Well, the market in Chicago is certainly larger than LAS and MCO, in which they are starting...

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by CplKlinger
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airports with TATL service
Replies: 27
Views: 2694

Re: Smallest airports with TATL service

This is a stretch on several accounts, but what about Saint-Pierre in Canada (LFVP)? Sure it's technically a domestic flight inside France, and it's only seasonal, but it's a scheduled flight that does cross the Atlantic. Air Saint-Pierre goes from the island to CDG. Can't do numbers that high consi...

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by CplKlinger
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 111
Views: 9662

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

IND when landing on the 23's, especially 23L. It's even more pronounced when arriving from the south. That's basically a nice hook turn right around the downtown core.

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by CplKlinger
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 10206

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

Doesn't appear they are doing so well in turning around their customer service experience. Apart from their fleet issues, a huge impact is the limitations of their I.T. system. If you read some of the reviews, there is a clear disconnect, lack of I.T infrastructure and/or funding that is needed for...

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by CplKlinger
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 A380 having problems currently.
Replies: 53
Views: 14881

Re: BA27 A380 having problems currently.

Thanks for the replies. Was just curious why they didn't continue on to Germany or something. Make sense though. If it's close enough to their home field, it's easiest for MX and accommodating pax to just go back. Could also be visa issues for some folks in a third country, depending on their origin.

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by CplKlinger
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 A380 having problems currently.
Replies: 53
Views: 14881

Re: BA27 A380 having problems currently.

Flightradar shows the next arrival at LHR at 4:45AM. And you don't see anyone landing there now. Is there a hard curfew at LHR? Maybe that's why they are holding? If you've got a MX issue, they're going to let you land. Not like they can say "Sorry chaps, fields closed till 0600. Can you hang ...

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by CplKlinger
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Richard Branson expects to fly in his SpaceShipTwo by late-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Re: Richard Branson expects to fly in his SpaceShipTwo by late-2019

It will be passenger flights just for the experience. Low g, the round earth, "space". That might be enough for a lot of people who otherwise travel through jungles, the Himalayas or Antarctica. Might very well turn out to be a business. And it might help to get the general public again t...

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by CplKlinger
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET
Replies: 54
Views: 12350

Re: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET

Apply cologne above my upper lip (if I have it)? Go to the lav and apply a fresh coat of deodorant in my own armpits? Other, better, options? Two sure fire things I know are Vicks Vapored-rub and Peppermint oil. My wife is an RN, and they use both with particularly stinky situations to help keep th...

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by CplKlinger
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Richard Branson expects to fly in his SpaceShipTwo by late-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Re: Richard Branson expects to fly in his SpaceShipTwo by late-2019

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure there will be something come out of this exercise, but as a going concern I agree with you. There seems to be no overarching goal other than put people in a thing, shoot them high up in the air to just the edge of space, then they come back. I know there's talk of using ...

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by CplKlinger
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 296
Views: 80914

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

The only trip booked this year is exciting and I'm not even going: 6/17 BA 296 ORD-LHR A380 6/28 BA 297 LHR-ORD A380 Kiddo and the wife are going to London fo the better part of two weeks in June. So far, the biggest thing they've been on is a 737-900, so flying the Whale on the upper deck should be...

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by CplKlinger
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Richard Branson expects to fly in his SpaceShipTwo by late-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Re: Richard Branson expects to fly in his SpaceShipTwo by late-2019

Richard Branson is planning commercial fights of his SpaceShipTwo towards the middle of the year and he will be flying too. Virgin Galactic's founder, Richard Branson says he expects to fly on the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle around the middle of this year after the completion of a ser...

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by CplKlinger
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antalya airport hit by a tornado
Replies: 27
Views: 4869

Re: Antalya airport hit by a tornado

H Can we have one thread involving a place in Turkey without the useless argument of Turkey is in Europe or Asia please :) So, what does that mean? Is it in Europe or Asia? And is it Istanbul or Constantinople? :stirthepot: I did NOT know that Europe could have tornado there! I thought USA only. An...

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by CplKlinger
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 question
Replies: 23
Views: 6972

Re: 747-400 question

747Whale wrote:
Or the ongoing search for two gallons of jetwash.


Wait, I was told to look for prop wash. You mean there's two kinds of these running around?

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by CplKlinger
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 22621

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

Being "of size" is nobody's fault. I'm fat. I'm not "of size", I am fat. I know this, my doctor has told me such, and I am trying to work on it. That being said, I know definitively whose fault this is: mine. I made the choices that lead to it, so I am responsible. People need t...

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by CplKlinger
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested
Replies: 31
Views: 4652

Re: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested

Why couldn’t they get a slot at SFO in 4+ hours? You’d think there’d be a way to fit them in somewhere if they landed at OAK at 10:43 am and there was no way to process them until later in the afternoon. Planes were landing at SFO all day. That does indeed seem strange. There has to be something mi...

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by CplKlinger
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA off runway at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 11076

Re: UA off runway at ORD

And yet again, it’s another 737... :scratchchin: It’s interesting that every winter we get the 737 slip and slide while all other craft seem to do just fine. I'd wager that it's simply a matter of probabilities based on how many there are. If there's say, 1,000 737's flying in the US at any moment,...

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by CplKlinger
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested
Replies: 31
Views: 4652

Re: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested

salttee wrote:
You say one thing and Ray Kelly says another. I've posted the quote several times. The Sheriff's Dept was there on site, you weren't.



Were you?

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by CplKlinger
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?
Replies: 37
Views: 3903

Re: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?

I vote that we train Cheetahs to chase them, and give them big spring shoes to enable them to jump really, really high. Or an aircraft carrier style ramp. Now all you need are some efficient thrust vectoring systems to change course in-flight. Maybe strap a bald eagle to the back or sth. What about...

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by CplKlinger
Wed May 09, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 14872

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

The cockpit of the 737 for Southwest was specially designed by Boeing for this task. They removed the Yaw Damper switch with a Add Bumps switch. They felt that if passengers were paying less for fares than at legacy carriers they could get away with offering a sub-par ride to passengers. They put t...

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by CplKlinger
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 28636

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

The original post by me was intended for single isle twins like the B737 series aircraft flying from the west coast to Hawaii. It was not meant for the WB like 757, 767,A330 and 777 series designed specifically with extended overwater operations in mind. My Bad. Please accept my apology for the con...

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by CplKlinger
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 28636

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I will never book a Hawaii flight personally on an 320/321 or 737. Have heard stories about planes arriving on fumes after stronger than expected headwinds. Couple that with an engine issue. I think it’s a disaster in the making. What proof do you have that those flights arrived "on fumes"...

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by CplKlinger
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?
Replies: 29
Views: 6095

Re: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?

Perhaps not what the OP is after but still a fun story..... When the old AUS closed in 1999 all the GSE was driven down the highway late at night in a convoy to the new AUS several miles away. Tugs and all. I imagine the road was closed to regular traffic for this I vaguely recall seeing pictures o...

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by CplKlinger
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 25742

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

I disagree, the 777 and any large diameter widebody has a large amount of wasted space above the cabin. Not all the crown space is wasted. There are things up there for a purpose - ductwork, cabling, etc. Where are you going to move that to? And can you cite your sources for this "wasted"...

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by CplKlinger
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hypothetical windowless airliner questions (technical)
Replies: 26
Views: 2857

Re: Hypothetical windowless airliner questions (technical)

Not having the mechanics perspective on this, but isn't there a fair amount of stuff running above the ceiling in the crown space, like cabling, ductwork, SATNAV/WiFi Receivers? That stuff is going to have to go somewhere, and as others have said, you may not get the amount of space you think you'll...

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by CplKlinger
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 225007

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Am I somehow missing the option to turn off the snow? It's cute the first time, but annoying after that.

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by CplKlinger
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.
Replies: 27
Views: 3774

Re: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.

RL757PVD wrote:
If you "accidentally" pack a gun in your lunchbox, you aren't fit for the job to screen passengers and baggage to ensure a safe aviation system.



As a former gun owner, if you "accidentally" pack a gun in your lunchbox, you aren't fit to own the gun.

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by CplKlinger
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in Finland
Replies: 85
Views: 1925

Re: Terrorist attack in Finland

Why is the OP disgusting and repetitive? He is correct that there's too many immigrants from third world countries in Europe and we are paying the price every day now. It's very expensive trying to integrate these kinds of people and experience shows they don't often want to integrate and they stic...

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by CplKlinger
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in Finland
Replies: 85
Views: 1925

Re: Terrorist attack in Finland

You are disgusting. And repetitive Actually, your remark is disgusting. It's okey to disagree, but that kind of rhetoric sad. The comments in the OPs first post is by no means racist (somebody who think they are should point out where it is), and it might actually turn out to be factual true for mo...

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by CplKlinger
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in Finland
Replies: 85
Views: 1925

Re: Terrorist attack in Finland

Funny responses in this thread from a guy with an MLK quote as his sig . He needs to go find another echo chamber that better suits his views.

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by CplKlinger
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?
Replies: 60
Views: 3138

Re: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?

Additionally, I just found out that the solar glasses I purchased on Amazon are likely fake and I can't find any replacements locally or online. I bought mine from my local Lowe's. You mat want to see if they're in-stock on their website. Regarding this post, I'm going to be in the middle of Nebras...

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by CplKlinger
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?
Replies: 60
Views: 3138

Re: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?

My initial plans were to stay just north of the Ohio River and live with 99% because the places in the path of totality in KY were looking to be nuts and the one thing my daughter and I hate more than anything is crowds. But I've been sluething a bit this week, and I've got a bead on a location that...

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by CplKlinger
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 10231

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

She broke a law through carelessness, and she deserves what ever she gets. She did and she will. However, let's not gloss over the complicity of the TSA in as much as they let her get through US security in the first place. I agree, the TSA has a part in this, and they should review how they let 10...

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by CplKlinger
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 10231

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

2) Granny figures it out at HND and dumps them. She has no clue (nor should she) about local laws since her intent was apparently not to have them in the first place. If she was a responsible gun owner, those rounds should have never left her home. And as for not knowing the law, that's no excuse. ...

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by CplKlinger
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 10231

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

What threat are the bullets? She going to throw them at people? A responsible gun owner treats ammunition with just as much care and safety as they do a weapon. Partly because it's just good sense, and partly because ammo isn't cheap. You don't want any guns OR ammunition to get lifted from you and...

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by CplKlinger
Wed May 24, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former WN 733s become air tankers
Replies: 29
Views: 6971

Re: Former WN 733s become air tankers

smokeybandit wrote:
I don't know why they haven't invented some type of CO2 bomb for forest fires.


Because that would be a great way to kill the firefighters working on the ground near the fire.

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by CplKlinger
Sun May 21, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.
Replies: 65
Views: 7198

Re: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.

I can't speak to specifics, but the difference is obviously small enough that airlines are good with it. If it was too long they'd still be flying quads. To be up front about it, no airline worth their salt is going to make a choice that compromises safety. So if it's just as safe to use a twin and ...

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by CplKlinger
Sun May 14, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best place to get REAL parts off 747/757/767/777
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

Re: Best place to get REAL parts off 747/757/767/777

I think after your escapades the other day trying to go grave robbing in NYC for parts of the 9/11 planes, no one wants to answer your questions. They are more than likely fearful that you may have a hidden agenda, as they rightly should be. Perhaps you should take the silence here as something of a...

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by CplKlinger
Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 11290

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

777Jet wrote:
How could such a bad man win the election and become POTUS???


I dunno, Stalin and Lenin were elected, and look what they did.

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by CplKlinger
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight AA109 LHR-LAX diverted to KEF
Replies: 53
Views: 9490

Re: AA in KEF

AA gets no sympathy from me in this situation. You have to work harder than the 2 1/2 hours in KEF and the 2 plus hours at JFK. Very poor job by AA. Just curious, how long do you think it should take to unload and reload a 777, clear customs for all pax and bags, have all pax reclear TSA, reload al...

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by CplKlinger
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which carriers do not fly on Christmas day?
Replies: 41
Views: 8503

Re: Which carriers do not fly on Christmas day?

flyiguy wrote:
FedEx & UPS I don't believe fly on Christmas


UPS has a few birds in the air at least.

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by CplKlinger
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 67995

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

KTPAFlyer wrote:
If I've ever seen a write off, this is it


Nothing a little bondo and speed tape can't fix.

But seriously, awesome job on the crew for getting everyone out safe. Even the jokers who grabbed their carry-ons.

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