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by ikramerica
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airport Says 2 MCO Employees Have COVID
Replies: 24
Views: 4422

Re: Updated: Airport Says 2 MCO Employees Have COVID

I'm starting to suspect false positive tests in a lot of these asymptomatic cases. It doesn't make sense for a virus to have absolutely no symptoms in so many people but be serious and kill others. Yes, it does. Most virus related deaths come from the body’s reaction to the virus. Many people have ...

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by ikramerica
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11161

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

It was always surprising to me that the GTF was the engine that earned a bad reputation. The LEAP is the version pushing the temps, pressures and material science to gain efficiency where the GTF used the reduction gearset on a more traditional design. Pratt managed to screw up a relatively basic s...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11161

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

Were CFM56 that reliable in the DC8 version when they were new? Or are we comparing them to the very mature version we know from the A320 and 737NG?

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by ikramerica
Wed May 27, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10096

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

If the aircraft had to fly through a known icing condition, and the exposed rudder cables are encased in layers of ice.... It certainly could have caused some safety issues, methinks. That was my thought. Any time you lose a fairing, you lose either an aero element or a cover to something that shou...

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by ikramerica
Tue May 26, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60425

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Some genius will find out how to lay down a lattice of light carbon fibre or aluminium support rods and beams for the floor and the planes will become attractive for Freight. I'd guess they'll put in some sort of internal lift from floor to floor so that fewer expensive cargo doors are needed. Putt...

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by ikramerica
Fri May 22, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs
Replies: 53
Views: 11322

Re: AA may follow DL and retire 777 fleet

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton ... 990e7d6424

Seems like CV19 is being pretty hard on the world's 77E population.

It hits the old much worse than the young.
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Revelation wrote:
Similar report via Forbes:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton ... 990e7d6424

Seems like CV19 is being pretty hard on the world's 77E population.

It hits the old much worse than the young.

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by ikramerica
Thu May 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60425

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

It will be very interesting to see how many A380's will return to service in the next year or so. Who would have thought that the replacement for the A380 would be an A350? Have a great day, Many many people here on A.net, that’s who. The A380 prioritizes mass passengers over cargo. Boeing saw this...

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by ikramerica
Mon May 18, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Coroner's report was released and shows everyone died of blunt force trauma. So pilot didn’t have anything in autopsy that would scream incapacitation, though it might not be easy to determine if there was something medical that caused him to lose control.

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by ikramerica
Mon May 18, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15674

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

I wondered about something like that. Not sure if enough business pax are going to be available.

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by ikramerica
Thu May 14, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110592

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Considering the original 777 has been flying my entire adult life, it’s not surprising the retirement would be accelerated. The 77L was bought for specific missions at DL that other more efficient aircraft can now cover. As a passenger, I’ve never liked DLs 777 product. So won’t miss it. The Delta ...

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by ikramerica
Thu May 14, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110592

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Considering the original 777 has been flying my entire adult life, it’s not surprising the retirement would be accelerated.

The 77L was bought for specific missions at DL that other more efficient aircraft can now cover.

As a passenger, I’ve never liked DLs 777 product. So won’t miss it.

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by ikramerica
Mon May 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?
Replies: 39
Views: 3006

Re: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?

What United is seeming to be saying is that the flight was booked with middle seats empty, then they took the group of 25 medical professionals for free and basically filled up all the seats. Which begs the question, why won't they let you book your own family with the middle seat, when they will th...

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by ikramerica
Sat May 09, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airlines be allowed to hedge against fuel price flactuations ?
Replies: 58
Views: 5281

Re: Should airlines be allowed to hedge against fuel price flactuations ?

I guess OP wants airlines to either have shop at the spot market daily, or signed price fixed quantity fixed contracts for the future with obligations to pay that price and take that fuel no matter what.

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by ikramerica
Thu May 07, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?
Replies: 70
Views: 11147

Re: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?

At most airports putting this corridor downstairs would bisect a whole mess of support spaces that then couldn’t connect to each other without staff going over or under the corridor. It instead perches over departures so it only takes up space within the high atrium space of the departure level. It ...

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by ikramerica
Mon May 04, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25050

Re: United orders 7 787-10s

Arion640 wrote:
As buffet says:

Be greedy when others are fearful.

Must of had a good enough price on these frames!

And yet he dumped all the airline stocks.

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by ikramerica
Sun May 03, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90281

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

the 767-400 wingspan is 14 ft longer than the 767-300 so there might some issues for the integrators with parking. That might have been why FedEx nor UPS didn't order them in 2011. A folding wing 767X might be the answer. The 767-400 has a raked wingtip extension. There may be a way to get a more e...

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by ikramerica
Sun May 03, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90281

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

The only problem may be: when has Boeing produced the last 767-400? 2002? 2003? Do they even have the tooling to build that -400 wingbox and wing? If I remember correctly they canceled the 767-400 production long ago. The last commercial delivery was in 2002 with Continental Airlines. One additiona...

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by ikramerica
Sun May 03, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90281

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

The 767 needs new engines, some wing tweaks and some fuselage length adjustments. It's controls have been updated over time for various versions. The 757 fuselage is great other than possibly adjusting the lengths of the 2 versions. It needs a new wing and engines and better controls. The upside is ...

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by ikramerica
Fri May 01, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident
Replies: 35
Views: 9551

Re: Harrison Ford grounded

Well looks like Harrison entered the runway without clearance. Safe to say he needs grounded for good. https://www.yahoo.com/gma/harrison-ford-grounded-flying-mishap-070005823.html He sounded tired and inattentive. There are countless pilots his age still competently flying; but based on that audio...

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by ikramerica
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18118

Re: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

When more things open up it will be easier to judge the traffic needs. The route infrastructure needs to stay in place until then.

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by ikramerica
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 4793

Re: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions

And the guy responsible for all this carnage wins the Nobel Peace Prize. Please spare me! Your mixing up the PFLP with the PLO. Arafat was PLO, not PFLP. It's all so confusing. Do you happen to know which one of those started out life as the People's Front of Judea , and which was the Judean People...

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by ikramerica
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 4793

Re: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions

How did that number compare to hijacking flights to Luton?

If you don’t get the joke, grab a hay bale, have a seat and look it up on the interweb.

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by ikramerica
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33062

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

I could see any airline shutting down without major government bailouts There is no sign of the virus (or associated Hysteria) ending We are in a global economic freefall as of this morning Except there are signs. Korean cases have not grown exponentially instead, after the initial spike, it’s been...

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by ikramerica
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: Plans to build runways north of LHR date back to 1946
Replies: 11
Views: 3919

Re: IMAGES: Plans to build runways north of LHR date back to 1946

Star of David runway layouts were common designs back then as you could almost assure a headwind takeoff or approach for the props of the time.

The third runway of that length would still be useful today if it were spaced better.

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by ikramerica
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14649

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

You need a new “green field” city first.

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by ikramerica
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: State of Alaska’s high rate of aviation crashes warrants review.
Replies: 15
Views: 3615

Re: NTSB: State of Alaska’s high rate of aviation crashes warrants review.

You have Rust’s advertising how safe they are on their website despite 2 fatal crashes in the last 18 months.

Is that good for Alaska?

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by ikramerica
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airline fleets are getting older
Replies: 30
Views: 5101

Re: airline fleets are getting older

WN retired their last classics to make way for the MAX as pilots couldn’t fly all 3 at once.

Whoops!

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by ikramerica
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22266

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

Seriously? The lady reclines. Thats what her seat offers. Some nutter start punching and behaving like a six year old spoilt boy and we cant see whose fault it is? Really? Lets see, a lady that reclines her seat vs man that punches seatback. I am pretty confident who is in the wrong here. I always ...

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by ikramerica
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22266

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

So Ed Bastian says it’s your right to recline, but you should ask permission first.

Ed? If it’s a “right” you don’t have to ask. What a weasel answer.

Personally I recline 1/2 way to help my back, but not the full amount. Unless the person behind is sleeping anyway.

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by ikramerica
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22266

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

My wife is not a large person (quite the opposite actually) and she is just about perfect in every way. Her just one fault in life is she uses the seat in front of her to get out of her seat. Drives me nuts. I tell her all the time not to do it. She forgets. One day I feel I am going to get punched...

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by ikramerica
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22266

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I’m tall myself but never begrudge someone in front reclining. It’s part of flying.

What I can’t oblige is the person behind using my seat as a grab bar to ease their standing up. Especially when they wake me or hit me on the head.

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by ikramerica
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: We don't actually fully understand how planes can fly!.- Who knew?!
Replies: 87
Views: 10650

Re: We don't actually fully understand how planes can fly!.- Who knew?!

“Stop Abusing Bernoulli” is a book I tried to read years ago that explains the lift lie is used to explain things to non-scientists.

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by ikramerica
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15025

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

You can be my blended wingman any day...

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by ikramerica
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21614

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

They won’t give up on this. It won’t happen. It’s not a thing.

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by ikramerica
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange taxing accident. 737 separates from tug... fatal injury to tug driver
Replies: 15
Views: 5616

Re: Strange taxing accident. 737 separates from tug... fatal injury to tug driver

They probably hit the brakes too hard and at an angle which sheared the towbar and caused the nose gear to veer. They were not moving when the plane ran them over. For the operators, it probably happened so fast they had no time to react. They didn't hit the brakes to hard they were using a TUG whi...

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by ikramerica
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Very powerful Atlantic jetstream forecast this weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Storm creating major TATL jet stream...will records break?

The 707 was a fast jet and one assumes it still holds in service records like that considering 200 mph winds aren’t novel.

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by ikramerica
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49364

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

Lot's of people have died in 319,320,321 landing accidents as well. I don't think they cared whether or not the fuselage was in 1, 2 or 3 pieces. The trouble is, you keep making these claims, when they demonstrably are not true. Nobody has ever died in an A319 landing accident, because there has't ...

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by ikramerica
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

That 1st 911 dispatcher is typical of my experience around here. They don’t listen, they cut you off, they then ask questions they don’t need to ask, then when you try to answer the new questions, they tell you to start over because “you gave multiple locations.” The guy’s like “no, I didn’t tell yo...

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by ikramerica
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I seem to recall that Camarillo Airport was VFR at the time of the accident - can somebody verify? If the cloud tops were say 2500 feet or something like that, I don't see why he could not have climbed over the tops and flown to CMA if it was say scattered or maybe broken there. The area between Ca...

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by ikramerica
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

To me the descending turn at very high negative fpm and forward speed is an indication of loss of control. I suspect the NTSB may indicate the CFIT was as a result of the pilots inadvertent entry into IMC and subsequent vestibular system illusions. With the pitch up and climb the pilots vestibular ...

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by ikramerica
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Visibility was fine up until the area that they crashed. The fog was just coming over the hills from the Pacific so it was probably fine when they left. The pilot had just done the flight the day prior and Kobe has many times as well, they had no reasons to worry. Visibility was not fine. Ceiling w...

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by ikramerica
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

https://youtu.be/OArVMTPNm5o New York Times did a pretty good job showing the path of the flight. After departing SNA only 13 minutes for them to reach the holding point north of downtown LA where they circled for longer waiting for clearance to continue on into the valley. That is an awful drive a...

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by ikramerica
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I take issue with what I see as an unsupported assumption. The weather was not 'very bad' when the flight departed. Bryant was an experienced passenger. I doubt it was possible that he did not recognize that conditions were getting worse. But I could be wrong. Also as a parent, apparently a good on...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I keep wondering why they did not just land at the Van Nuys airport and get a car to TO. That would have taken an hour or so (arrival time 1030), which is only 20 minutes more than flying to Camarillo and then to TO. Pride and getthereitis won out. I take issue with what I see as an unsupported ass...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills
Replies: 165
Views: 28383

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

ltbewr wrote:
Revelation wrote:
1989worstyear wrote:
:boggled:

Surely the OEM's must use some kind of drip protection in the center pedestals.

Either that, or provide branded sippy cups for the crews to use? :biggrin:

Maybe a covered cup set into a holder and a long straw ?

Drinking coffee from a straw is not a good idea...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
But, but, probably everyday there’s a marine layer over the LA basin dozens, perhaps hundreds of helicopter flights are flown very safely. Heck, it was 1100-21/2 miles and better at Camarillo, is close to VFR.

GF

New rule of thumb: If the Sheriff isn’t flying, DRIVE!

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by ikramerica
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189999

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

Boeing to lose $19B over this.

Clean sheet wouldn’t have cost $19B.

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by ikramerica
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Does 9 people on this type change it’s handling characteristics?

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by ikramerica
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

NTSB confirms no CVR. Per post above, it did when it was sold from the state of Illinois. Why would you ever remove that? Whether it's used or not is another story. Money. If you remove it you dont have to maintain it. More like a liability. Hate to say it, but why set your company for a death sent...

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by ikramerica
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Respectfully, while get-there-itis fits a lot of the information - it doesn’t seem to mesh with what was the last piece of known pilot interaction - which according to the NTSB was that the pilot was climbing to clear the fog (I don’t have the exact wording in front of me) In other words, and incre...

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