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by ikramerica
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU
Replies: 54
Views: 10108

Re: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU

CobaltScar wrote:
Half way though the OPs post I was thinking, you need to transfer to a new base! Too bad you could not get BUR. Nothing makes a job harder then bad coworkers you are forced to rely on.

And of course complaining only makes them hate you and increase the hostility.

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by ikramerica
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight to Hawaii has unusable toilets
Replies: 19
Views: 4472

Re: AA flight to Hawaii has unusable toilets

Shouldn't be too difficult to identify the culprit...a ban for life would be fitting punishment for that inconceivably ignorant parent. I guess the culprit should just live the rest of their life in Hawaii? This seems to be a bit over the top for what is a simple mistake with no intended malice. No...

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by ikramerica
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22272

Re: Typhoon Jebi heading to Japan, Any reported disruptions?

As a Hawaii resident on Oahu I can corroborate your assertion that Lane was massively overhyped. There were local news agencies likening the storm to hurricane Maria and to expect similar impacts to that of PR. There was even rumors floating around that a closed door governmental meeting was conven...

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by ikramerica
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19268

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

That’s right. I had Lasagna.

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by ikramerica
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13439

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Maybe Airbus getting it for “free” involves a royalty arrangement. Airbus takes over in exchange for having a license to use the designs and patents.

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by ikramerica
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today
Replies: 43
Views: 10084

Re: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today

I get that QF gets feed at LAX from not just SYD, but MEL and BNE too, which helps to sustain the LAX - JFK leg, but I have always wondered whether QF would consider re-routing this as SYD - YVR - JFK. The fifth freedom traffic available on YVR - JFK, which isn't on LAX - JFK, would surely more tha...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 4467

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

I don't see how having a family gives you priority over other passengers. Do you want to sit together as a family in first class? Ok. Book your family in first class. \ Economy class? I have a question. If a family of 3 books together on a single PNR, by default aren't they going to be seated toget...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15701

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

787s can act as 767 replacements now and then become 772 replacements later when MOMs come in that are more efficient as TATL birds. It’s not an either/or.

One would also assume that by 2025 there would be at least one more 787 engine PIP that would add to its range/efficiency as a 777 replacement.

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15701

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

Good retirement date , 767 product are inferior on AA widebody fleet due lack of PTV. Plus, the engines fitted are non FADEC CF6-80C2. The newest at retirement date will have 17-18 years, highly probable to be converted to freighter following older sisters. It’s surprising to me that in one thread ...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 4467

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

Some pretty stark and mind blowing comments by UA's Kirby who doesn't seem to care that parents can wind up sitting apart from their children because of all the latest charges and fees to pay for just about everything; Kirby actually defends family separation on airplanes. He compares buying a tick...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 4467

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

As someone with two kids under 6 I see no issue with them saying we can be assigned seats together in the back. It’s where we should be. 1. Because we board first, being in the back makes it less disruptive for others boarding 2. It’s closer to the bathrooms. And the cart spends less time blocking a...

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by ikramerica
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 202
Views: 12713

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

I’d be interested in knowing the procedure for dealing with a failure to deploy and a failure to retract.

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by ikramerica
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18
Replies: 53
Views: 4656

Re: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18

I can’t at the idea that a rental car center is directly affecting SRQ growth, taking it from TPA.... lmao you can’t make this up..only in a-net. Sad but true my friend. Some of the stuff I read on a.net just makes me laugh. I suggest you read some of the news articles published since the TPA facil...

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by ikramerica
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18
Replies: 53
Views: 4656

Re: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18

Great news for SRQ. Criminally underused facility. As for these complaints about TPA, I can't help but chuckle. Really? Really, now? It's hardly that much of a hassle to use the new facility. It remains far more pleasant an experience than most other large hub airports, and we're still talking abou...

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by ikramerica
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shrinking First Class pitch??
Replies: 19
Views: 1794

Re: Shrinking First Class pitch??

There’s more legroom in Y+ These days because the seats are thinner. AA 757s used to have those thick backed yet uncomfortable F seats that despite a generous pitch provided no personal space if the seat was reclined.

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by ikramerica
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18
Replies: 53
Views: 4656

Re: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18

Great news for SRQ. Criminally underused facility. As for these complaints about TPA, I can't help but chuckle. Really? Really, now? It's hardly that much of a hassle to use the new facility. It remains far more pleasant an experience than most other large hub airports, and we're still talking abou...

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by ikramerica
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18
Replies: 53
Views: 4656

Re: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18

The linked article talks of a huge uptick in traffic. It seems to coincide with the opening of the inconvenient rental facility at TPA. In interviews many travelers voiced their displeasure with the added time and hassle it takes to arrive at TPA now and that they would rather connect and use SRQ. H...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corrosion, Metal Fatigue Cause Wide-Body Freighter Landing Gear Collapse
Replies: 18
Views: 4176

Re: Corrosion, Metal Fatigue Cause Wide-Body Freighter Landing Gear Collapse

The Boeing (I would have said "BA", but look where that gets you!! :-) ) recommendation was no doubt relevant to normal service. The MD10s see far-fewer cycles than an aircraft would in normal pax service, and I'm confident that this was at least a partial basis for the 9-year program. So...

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by ikramerica
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

Re: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare

Since everyone wants to cry discrimination why isn’t anyone mentioning the nature of the group and that there are people out there, including airline employees, that have an extreme hatred for groups such as this, so whether it was the CSR, the manager, the gate agent or a combination, slowing down ...

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by ikramerica
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3497

Re: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft

Alaska has already announced it is shifting to 739s on transcons. Alaska could learn a thing or two from United which in years past attempted to fly 739ERs on transcend routes from the Northeast and New England. During the summer time it wasn't a problem however during the winter UA was forced to l...

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by ikramerica
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93407

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

For those saying flying must not be that hard, it’s the other stuff that makes being a pilot hard. Taxiing in a congested environment, pulling into a gate on the correct path and stopping on your marks, listening to and executing ATC commands in a congested airspace, changing route in difficult flyi...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58786

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Hawaii doesn’t do daylight saving time. So timing depends on the season.

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by ikramerica
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 12598

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

Considering teenagers today cannot even drive a car with a stick shift that was pretty ambitious to try to steal an E jet. Pretty big generalization there. Most kids in my area know how. LOL how and why do you know that? Maybe he’s not in the USA? Most cars in the USA are automatic and many models ...

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by ikramerica
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27156

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

The wording of Cooley’s complaint is very specific and reveals a few things: He mentions assigned seats, as if that is set in stone. He mentions assigned seats and never claims the two were sitting next to each other and they likely weren’t. This of course makes sense because how would it help a str...

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by ikramerica
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3061
Views: 363840

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

8Y is more efficient than 7Y, 9Y more than 8, 10 more than 9. So why not just a 10Y that's super short? Obviously that makes no sense. But that's my point. Everyone who is dismissing 7Y is ignoring that a short and fat aircraft has efficiency issues of its own, and has poor cargo capacity as a ratio...

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by ikramerica
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181069

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

This is bad news. It further solidifies the duopoly in aircraft suppliers, and ultimately harms Embraer, possibly putting them out of business unless they too succumb to the duopoly and hand over their products to Boeing.

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by ikramerica
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190362

Re: WIRED: How Air France will rescue its A380 with a shattered engine

Why ship an engine there? Ship a weighted slug to mount instead.

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by ikramerica
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3061
Views: 363840

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Here is a good graphic of what the 797 cross section will more likely be - compared to those above and below. I think this is pretty much on the money. https://s.yimg.com/fz/api/res/1.2/iaCbn.xvLeMXbRHkUN0vPA--/YXBwaWQ9c3JjaGRkO2g9MTAyNDtxPTk1O3c9OTk5/http://leehamnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/0...

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by ikramerica
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3061
Views: 363840

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Scores of thousands of kilograms less weight is what justifies it. The 787-8 has an OEM OEW of 118,000kg. I expect MoM to come in around the 85,000 kilogram mark (around a 767-300ER). That is over 50,000 kilograms lighter and that is going to be huge in terms of trip fuel savings. That will also al...

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by ikramerica
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3061
Views: 363840

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

4.8m wide, 5.15m tall. If you are going to use the less spacious LD2, you need more of them. 7y gives you 1/7th more container space.

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by ikramerica
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3061
Views: 363840

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

The problem with 8Y is it makes the 797 either too big (capacity) for its mission or too short and stubby like the 762 and A310, which is suboptimal. These proposals show that the A330/A300 and 767 are too wide by today's cram the pax in standards. Your choice is a size between the 2 for 8Y, or one ...

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by ikramerica
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18639

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

It's always been shown that easy access to transportation is the number one way for someone to climb out of poverty or improve their standard of living. But clinging to "ancestral homes" and "tribal associations" inhibit upward mobility. Staying in a deadend town and watching it...

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by ikramerica
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 16158

Re: The end of the A380?

Really? and how much cost analysis have you done on fleet planning? Lets break it down very simplistic: Fuel burn of 4 engines as opposed to 2 engines over the length of a flight. If you are going to break it down to crayon levels of simplicity then every airliner in the world should be a glider. H...

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by ikramerica
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 16158

Re: The end of the A380?

The end of A380 "end" threads? Apparently not...

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by ikramerica
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending
Replies: 36
Views: 4626

Re: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending

Status and opportunity to upgrade did keep me loyal to CO. Once they started shrinking the F cabin and upgrades became impossible, and then the merger with UA where it got even worse, I stopped being airline loyal. One point of the "free" upgrade is that it frees up a Y seat to be sold at...

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by ikramerica
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending
Replies: 36
Views: 4626

Re: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending

Status and opportunity to upgrade did keep me loyal to CO. Once they started shrinking the F cabin and upgrades became impossible, and then the merger with UA where it got even worse, I stopped being airline loyal. One point of the "free" upgrade is that it frees up a Y seat to be sold at ...

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by ikramerica
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 16425

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

Wow, I have never heard of such a contract clause before, but congratulations to AA for being able to get that clause. It means that none of their competitors will be getting A321s for lower prices. That's big for AA and a smart move. Back when AA signed that contract, Airbus probably thought highe...

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by ikramerica
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5900

Re: HAM TATL flights?

I flew CO back in the day. It wasn't the best premium experience for BF customers. They had the whole flight shoved in a little room with its own secondary security, isolated from all concessions. A concierge boarded me personally which was nice, but hardly a "high yield" experience, espec...

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by ikramerica
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190362

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

The AVherald does not say it was 2 hours from Los Angeles, this is what it says http://avherald.com/h?article=4af15205&opt=0 You are the one who said it was 2-hours away from landing. I was questioning the avherald based on your post. I should have just read the article. Two hours from landing ...

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by ikramerica
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18639

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Ditch the EAS program. When one chooses to live in a rural area, it has many advantages, I.E. low home costs, light car traffic, small schools, etc. A disadvantage is no local air service and driving to a nearby airport with commercial service. The EAS has wasted millions over the years that could ...

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by ikramerica
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18639

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Not just Altoona. Little of it makes sense when there could be a "thruway coach service" similar to what Amtrak does. Check in at the airport, have your luggage screened and board the bus. Be delivered to the bigger airport, go through security again and get on your plane. Your tagged lugg...

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by ikramerica
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 15718

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

Its definitely not a price cut. The week before AA launches basic economy you could purchase regular economy fares ord-dfw for as low as 41.00. They day they launched basic economy those fares became 49.00 for basic economy and a whopping 364 for regular economy. Exactly. You had a choice of paying...

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by ikramerica
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14824

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

I'm not aware of life threatening dander allergies. And anyone with life threatening allergies carries a wallet card or life alert bracelet. She could not produce one. My guess is she has a fear of dogs. For some people the anxiety feels life threatening. There's a girl who goes to my sons speech th...

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by ikramerica
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna 650 Citation VII crash at Ataturk airport
Replies: 17
Views: 2719

Re: Cessna 650 Citation VII crash at Ataturk airport

That'll buff right out. A little speed tape, good as new.

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by ikramerica
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26545

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

For some yes for others that is a good long flight. I prefer long segments. Agreed. If going a long distance, I'd take a 14hr flight over two 7hr flights any time, any day. At least on the former, you can get a full rest, enjoy a meal, and a movie or two. On the latter, you eat, watch a movie, and ...

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by ikramerica
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4422

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

History has shown that cadet programs are safe. My opinion is that even in todays automated aircraft people should still possess some manual flying skills. But these can only partially be obtained by previous experience in light aircraft (or even military jets). The Captain of QZ8501 was an ex Air ...

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by ikramerica
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to operate 747 relief flight CUR-SXM
Replies: 34
Views: 6900

Re: KLM to operate 747 relief flight CUR-SXM

Q wrote:
Why did pilot reverse engine two and three only? Not using one and four. Hmm. I never seen this before. (see KLM 744 video)

Q

Same reason the A380 does. To prevent problems with 1,4 overhanging loose earth.

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by ikramerica
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 147
Views: 18765

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

Can somebody tell me why aircraft needs to dump fuel before emergency landing, which I assume is to reduce landing weight for a safe landing, but in this case they are carrying more fuel to the next airport in order to fly back? They are carrying enough fuel to make it back to the diversion only, a...

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by ikramerica
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4422

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

How about a combined flight deck minimum of 3000 hours with no member under 900 as well as a combined minimum on the type they are flying?

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by ikramerica
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A.net blind to China's Domestic Civ Av?
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Re: A.net blind to China's Domestic Civ Av?

It's an English language forum. Most people who post aren't Chinese and don't speak or read Chinese. Keeping up on day to day operations is difficult when the information is in a form most of us can't understand. So it's more big picture stuff that comes up.

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