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by seahawk
Fri May 10, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 269
Views: 28809

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

No it wasn’t. More BS being posted on A.net. As I’ve explained before, the Fault Hazard Analysis showed the failure was within a safe margin because it assumed the flight crew would correctly perform the Uncommanded Stab Trim procedure, which has been well trained on every Boeing model since the be...

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by seahawk
Fri May 10, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4368

Re: Football - Champions League

Such big finals should always be played in Wmbley, it is the home of football.

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by seahawk
Fri May 10, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 269
Views: 28809

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

In the end it boils down to the risk analysis for a MCAS failure. If the whistle blowers are too believed, it does not look good for Boeing, as the risk seems to have been intentionally downplayed. No it wasn’t. More BS being posted on A.net. As I’ve explained before, the Fault Hazard Analysis show...

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by seahawk
Fri May 10, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 269
Views: 28809

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

In the end it boils down to the risk analysis for a MCAS failure. If the whistle blowers are too believed, it does not look good for Boeing, as the risk seems to have been intentionally downplayed.

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by seahawk
Fri May 10, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 269
Views: 28809

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

The role of the FAA will have to seen. Surely they can not look through the complete source code of a modern airliner, so they depend on the description of function by the OEM. The question is how Boeing described the MCAS function.

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by seahawk
Thu May 09, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1340
Views: 133704

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Training is much less of a problem than changing the instruments, the software and switches.

Every MAX needs the AoA disagree warning
and the software needs to consider both sensors
imho a switch to cut off all automatic trim systems without cutting of manul electric trim would make sense too.

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by seahawk
Thu May 09, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 7723

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

If the passenger has no choice, even better. That is guaranteed revenue.

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by seahawk
Thu May 09, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1340
Views: 133704

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The Lion Air crew the previous day had a third pilot on the jump seat, who seems to have noticed the movements of the trim wheels starting again after a time and so they performed the runaway trim checklist and the problem was solved. Did the third pilot have knowledge of something that the working...

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by seahawk
Thu May 09, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1340
Views: 133704

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The Lion Air crew the previous day had a third pilot on the jump seat, who seems to have noticed the movements of the trim wheels starting again after a time and so they performed the runaway trim checklist and the problem was solved.

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by seahawk
Thu May 09, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22238

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

We do way too little about the NMA to judge if its suitable for FI or not. It could be 757-300/767 size with very little cargo capability, which would make it less suitable for FI. And if we assume that to be the case, the 767 replacement could be an A330NEO and then the A321 becomes obvious to repl...

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by seahawk
Thu May 09, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1340
Views: 133704

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The airpseed unreliable checklist for the 737 has been criticized more than once in the past: For example: http://www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/files/report-attachments/REPORT%202013-017.pdf And here is a QRH handbook for a NG http://www.737ng.co.uk/737-800%20Quick%20Reference%20Handbook%20%28QRH%29.pdf...

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by seahawk
Thu May 09, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 7723

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

The regulator should limit hand luggage to this size unless you have a guaranteed space in the overhead bins, This would also make a nice extra income for the airlines, as now everybody will either pay for a check-in bag or for the right to take larger hand luggage into the cabin. A solution to inc...

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by seahawk
Thu May 09, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 687
Views: 44806

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

A more liberal market in the UK will attract business, that is why the EU is trying to stop it at all costs.

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by seahawk
Thu May 09, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 7723

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

In a single aisle plane with economy class 6 abreast seating, there is no space for 6 trolleys. Imho the best option is to limit the free hand luggage to something that fits under the front seat and make any large hand luggage payable. Say 30x25x20 for 4kg. The regulator should limit hand luggage to...

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by seahawk
Wed May 08, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1340
Views: 133704

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The amazing thing actually is that you can draw parallels to the Turkish 737 NG crash, in which a single faulty altimeter in combination with a badly trained crew, led to the crash of a 737NG. In response to this accident the auto throttle control now uses the data of both altimeters. Now was there ...

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by seahawk
Wed May 08, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 786
Views: 125903

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

The engine was still pushing air for a long time, that is why the flames where so high and the smoke not completely black. The people in the back had no chance.

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by seahawk
Wed May 08, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1340
Views: 133704

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Those are good question. I can not answer them.

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by seahawk
Wed May 08, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1340
Views: 133704

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Because if you need to use 2 sensors, the failure of system is usually of higher consequence. A system that can run with only one sensor must have minor influence on flight safety.

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by seahawk
Wed May 08, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 786
Views: 125903

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

No evacuation procedure would have made a difference for the people in the back. You can see the spars of the fuselage structure in the flames 40 seconds after the plane came to a standstill. We can be sure that the fire was in the rear part of the cabin 10-15 seconds earlier. The people in the fron...

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by seahawk
Wed May 08, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 4931

Re: trumps losses in business.

As a successful business man he operates globally. He always goes for the best deal and American banks did not give the best deal. Simple as that.

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by seahawk
Wed May 08, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 7723

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Airlines have no motivation to change it, the regulating authorities however should look at that imho. Decreasing seat pitch, smaller seats, smaller aisles and more hand luggage have an effect on safety. And to be honest I am less concerned about an evacuation, as this is very unlikely, but about tu...

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by seahawk
Wed May 08, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 4931

Re: trumps losses in business.

Not paying taxes shows he is good at his job. If he would pay taxes, he would suck.

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by seahawk
Wed May 08, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 687
Views: 44806

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Great, have no standards at all. Fantastic philosophy. I am so glad that you have no position of power, no offense intended. It is called Democracy, if the UK decides lower standards or no standards will do, it is their choice. Sure, what is your point? Are more than 50% of the UK parlement for low...

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by seahawk
Tue May 07, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 687
Views: 44806

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Living will become much cheaper when the food market in the UK is free to global competition. Let the market decide, there is no need for legislation. If people prefer cheap food, so be it. Great, have no standards at all. Fantastic philosophy. I am so glad that you have no position of power, no of...

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by seahawk
Tue May 07, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 222
Views: 28168

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

So out of curiosity, I have a return set of Thomas Cook flights booked MAN - MCO next May (2020) as part of a package. All booked directly with Thomas Cook. The chances of these flights now being operated by Thomas Cook, or at least under the Thomas Cook name are slim I assume. Will my booking be s...

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by seahawk
Tue May 07, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 7723

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

In the end the "status" of the passenger matters little, the business decision of the airlines to reward bringing stuff into the cabin by making it largely free compared to having pay for a checked bag, is imho not helping safety. It should be the other way round.

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by seahawk
Tue May 07, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 687
Views: 44806

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Living will become much cheaper when the food market in the UK is free to global competition. Let the market decide, there is no need for legislation. If people prefer cheap food, so be it.

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by seahawk
Tue May 07, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1340
Views: 133704

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

http://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-r ... 1o0031.pdf

They did exactly what the NG checklist demands.
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par13del wrote:
The throttles remained at take off thrust, have we forgotten that?


Just like pilots do on the NG:

http://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-r ... 1o0031.pdf

They did exactly what the NG checklist demands.

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by seahawk
Tue May 07, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 786
Views: 125903

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

People do not act rationally in extreme situations. Working with volunteer firefighters, I have seen people straightening the curtains on the window when being pulled from a burning flat, people locking the doors of totalled cars, People fall back to muscle memory in such situations and for most pas...

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by seahawk
Tue May 07, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 7723

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

In the end the only thing that needs to change is making a checked bag free and a larger carry-on payable. The plebs will the check their bags and the travelling professionals can still travel with ease.

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by seahawk
Mon May 06, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 269
Views: 28809

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

So if Boeing for you is in crisis, what do you call Airbus then? Not being a fanboy (I'm not a fanboy of either A or B), but Boeing has had their share of ups and downs, the same can be said for Airbus (A320neo family selling like hotcakes, A350 doing well, but A380 having an embarrassing end). If ...

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by seahawk
Mon May 06, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 269
Views: 28809

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Boeing is in crisis. Place these crashes in context with all the other problems of the last 15 years......787 years late.....748 commercial failure.....KC46 years late and way over budget/commercial failure. And the unions have been compliant the last few years, they can't blame labor. And the stat...

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by seahawk
Mon May 06, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 7723

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Well, you could offer a priority luggage service for them.

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by seahawk
Mon May 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 7723

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Apologies in advance for being so blunt but if someone was slowing down the line to get their luggage in an emergency they’re getting clocked, end of story. This issue with people taking their carryon’s with them has played out over and over again. We talk about it for a while then it dies down. Un...

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by seahawk
Mon May 06, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 7723

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Apologies in advance for being so blunt but if someone was slowing down the line to get their luggage in an emergency they’re getting clocked, end of story. This issue with people taking their carryon’s with them has played out over and over again. We talk about it for a while then it dies down. Un...

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by seahawk
Mon May 06, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 7723

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Imho the first bag in the hold should always be free, but the carry-on should be strictly limited. It is not only fire or evacuation, those heavy bags in the cabin are also a huge risk in turbulence. That is something authorities should regulate. This is another important issue. And not only turbul...

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by seahawk
Mon May 06, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 786
Views: 125903

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Regarding the hand luggage look at it from a practical point of view. Say the passenger in the aisle seat has a bag under the front seat or more likely between his own feet. The fastest way for him to get up, is pull the bag to his lap and get out. He can then hardly put the bag back, as it would hi...

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by seahawk
Mon May 06, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 7723

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Imho the first bag in the hold should always be free, but the carry-on should be strictly limited.

It is not only fire or evacuation, those heavy bags in the cabin are also a huge risk in turbulence. That is something authorities should regulate.

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by seahawk
Mon May 06, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 786
Views: 125903

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

The rear fuselage was burned through around the 0:40 mark, the last 3 persons to evacuate all wear dark clothing, that look like crew uniforms, probably the FA and the pilots after checking for any remaining passengers in the accessible area. Imho anybody sitting behind the engines had no chance at...

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by seahawk
Mon May 06, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 786
Views: 125903

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Best exterior videos I've found on the evacuation from the R1 door at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCybSEQuP0I and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugc0tTyFvD8. Syncing unique common events in the videos, like the ******* blocking the exit and then jumping out with his roll-aboard suitcase around...

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by seahawk
Mon May 06, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

You are biologically male or female. Anything else is a disorder. If you are neither biologically, it is a birth disorder. If you think you are another sex, then you have Dysphoria. You are what you want to be and not what biology says you are. Great. I’m a horse now. One of the more interesting ro...

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by seahawk
Sun May 05, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

DL717 wrote:
seahawk wrote:
You are the sex you identify yourself as.


You are biologically male or female. Anything else is a disorder. If you are neither biologically, it is a birth disorder. If you think you are another sex, then you have Dysphoria.


You are what you want to be and not what biology says you are.

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by seahawk
Sun May 05, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 786
Views: 125903

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Maybe the main gear collapsed as the structure was weakened by the fire?

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by seahawk
Sun May 05, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 13748

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

Agree Airbus can do with an EiS around 2030, Which would allow them to use engines one generation newer and most likely those would be enough to do an 8 abreast with similar or lower CASM to an 7 abreast, but also with normal cargo capacity. If you look at the A300-600R, the OEW was around 78t metr...

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by seahawk
Sun May 05, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

You are the sex you identify yourself as.

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by seahawk
Sun May 05, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 13748

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

Agree Airbus can do with an EiS around 2030, Which would allow them to use engines one generation newer and most likely those would be enough to do an 8 abreast with similar or lower CASM to an 7 abreast, but also with normal cargo capacity. If you look at the A300-600R, the OEW was around 78t metri...

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by seahawk
Sun May 05, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

Inclusion is more important than winning. It is nice to see those athletes get the recognition and increase the awareness for their condition.

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by seahawk
Sun May 05, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

On one hand she has an advantage due to her medical condition, on the other hand other athletes would be banned for doping with the same testosterone levels. In the spirit of inclusion she should be free to participate and people should be happy to see her win.

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by seahawk
Sun May 05, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 13748

Re: MAX impact on Boeing NMA planning, Airbus just sitting on their hands?

His A322/A325 proposals are intriguing and certainly could bolster the low end of the market, aka the 757 market, but what really is needed is something the size of the 762 and 763 that can offer 10-12 hour performance with excellent efficiency. Airbus completely stuffed up the A380 and while the A...

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by seahawk
Sun May 05, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 40708

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

That runway would benefit from an EMAS.

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