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by tp1040
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations
Replies: 49
Views: 11662

Re: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations

One of the issues with the aircraft was that the US Forest Service was always cool to the large platform preferring smaller frames, limiting its domestic use to direct state contracts such as with California. This is exactly why. No guaranteed revenue stream makes it hard to maintain such a high co...

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by tp1040
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations
Replies: 49
Views: 11662

Re: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations

One of the issues with the aircraft was that the US Forest Service was always cool to the large platform preferring smaller frames, limiting its domestic use to direct state contracts such as with California. This is exactly why. No guaranteed revenue stream makes it hard to maintain such a high co...

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by tp1040
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed SAT expansion
Replies: 36
Views: 4203

Re: Proposed SAT expansion

How about this bold idea and cheaper idea. Build a whole new terminal and access on the other side of the airport. The new main access would be from the parkway. Extending 13R/31L to 10,000 will put it in the middle of 281 and a bunch of houses. That means buying property and building and elevating ...

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by tp1040
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 202
Views: 30171

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

Wow, just a big hole in the sky over the Southeast. Lots of extra fuel being burned.

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by tp1040
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA9708 into LHR this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 4402

Re: AA9708 into LHR this morning

Pre 6am landing slots are in limited supply . Arrive early and it’s round and round and round again till 6am . COVID19 hasn’t changed the pre 6am noice abatement slot regulations as far as I know. So they just increase pollution in the UK so the plane doesn’t land at 5:58 Now stop all that crazy ta...

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by tp1040
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19720

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

https://youtu.be/lHsMIdfD5Gg


Not quite as dramatic when viewed from the tail cam.

Of course, my luck would to have been seated in steerage. Seemed like a big movement for the tail to get back to the centerline.
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zeke wrote:
Tail camera view of the landing https://youtu.be/lHsMIdfD5Gg


Not quite as dramatic when viewed from the tail cam.

Of course, my luck would to have been seated in steerage. Seemed like a big movement for the tail to get back to the centerline.

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by tp1040
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 8195

Re: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash

If he wanted to a little gardening cleanup, he should trimmed the bushes first and performed a go around.

That dirt strip is listed as 3800 ft. Was he showing off with an early TD?

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by tp1040
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA pilot shot in Puerto Rico
Replies: 1
Views: 2168

AA pilot shot in Puerto Rico

According to a news report, an American Airlines pilot was shot and killed in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This happened very early Sunday morning. Not many details released just that it happened "near some sort of bar." https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/nc-based-pilot-shot-and-kill...

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by tp1040
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lafayette, LA: 5 killed in Crash
Replies: 50
Views: 10631

Re: Lafayette, LA: 5 killed in Crash

CO and others in the community, sorry for your loss. I wonder if he was trying to avoid the Walmart and did the best he could to save more lives. As to the cause, in a twin, losing one engine on takeoff can be very very challenging, but you train for it. As we all know, the final report will take so...

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by tp1040
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 183
Views: 62691

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

Federal Express is suffering from poor management decision. In the US, s number of years back they purchased Roadway Package Systems (RPS) and renamed it Fed Ex Ground. (the green trucks, now orange) That system is run by independent contractors and each territory can be bought or sold. Ground is no...

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by tp1040
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 10985

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

There was a lot of snow and ice on the runway, some wind, reduced visibility. My thought was the the LG on the previous aircraft are a bit wider than the 145. At touch own speed, some piles of snow and ice could upset the plane. Especially the nose gear. Wouldn't take much to throw it slightly off a...

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by tp1040
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 10985

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

Wonder if the previous landing planes MLG plowed paths that upset the E145. The two prior landings appear to be a 319 and a 175.

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by tp1040
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 232 Details
Replies: 37
Views: 9692

Re: UA 232 Details

For Tony Feeney, 14 year kid for Wyoming, he claimed he jumped. A lot of people doubted it, but he had a lot of skin removed from friction burns.

Hard to believe, but hard to believe there were any survivors.

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by tp1040
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 16921

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

The man wasn't just asleep, he had taken medication that would insure that he went to sleep. Don't know what he had taken, but he could have been unfocused for 8 hours. The article doesn't mention if it was prescription strength. Also, I am not sure what the "recent stroke" has to do with ...

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by tp1040
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 12961

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

Living in NC, SWA is not flying anything into RDU on Thursday. EWN, OAJ and ILM have had their commercial flights for the storm. As far as the storm goes. The beaches will be rearranged. But most everyone has heeded the warnings. Resources are on stand by. It will be destructive. BUT, these events h...

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by tp1040
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 34266

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

Looks like some obscure branded freight company. Surprised they are flying in the daytime with that livery.

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by tp1040
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds
Replies: 31
Views: 3602

Re: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds

Lyme disease is usually treated by a course of antibiotics. 1-4 weeks. But there are people long term effects. Hard to imagine why she needed a chest port for Lyme disease. Actual facts might be lacking. 4 sides to every story, version 1 by the first person, version 2 by the second person, version 3...

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by tp1040
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was this incident ever investigated by authorities?
Replies: 19
Views: 4826

Re: Was this incident ever investigated by authorities?

Looks like he got close the runway edge lights, but did not get on them. There was right much space from the runway edge markings to the lights, then not as much space from the lights to the edge of the grass.

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by tp1040
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse A
Replies: 47
Views: 7823

Re: CLT concourse A

Nice to see them planning a new 12,000 foot runway. Should help those 380s on hot summer days. 8-)

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by tp1040
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 12720

Re: New NYC airport

The best, but not the cheapest and possibly the wildest. Build another runway EWR over by the railroad tracks. Extend 29/11 while you are at it. Close LGA Build 2 new runways at JFK. One north of 13l/31r and one south of 13r/31l in Jamaica bay. Dedicated high speed subway to downtown Manhattan and a...

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by tp1040
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 12720

Re: New NYC airport

How about a mega airport in Central NJ, near McGuire AFB. Something like DEN with the full ~12 runway and 5 concourse build out. Replace/close JFK, EWR, LGA, PHL, TTN. Connect it to downtowns and transportation hubs in NYC and Philly with frequent (every 10-15 mins) high speed rail. It could be jus...

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by tp1040
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 129397

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

A critcally injured passenger that needs immediate medical attention and people think the slides should have been used? Mass evac would have seriously delayed EMTs getting to the injured. Already a chaotic situation, but many people stayed calm(except for a few idiot FB and Twitter users), which all...

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by tp1040
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 129397

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Initial twitter statement said:" I just saw a human being fly out of a plane 40,000 feet above . I’ve never been more terrified in my life." Somebody challenges her statement. Oh, "She was sucked out but was pulled back in." This is why some eyewitnesses are very unreliable. Hope...

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by tp1040
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 33106

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

A long time ago, 60 Minutes used to be a respected journalism, entertaining, educational and informative.

The hatchet job they did on the Audi's unintended acceleration non problem was the beginning of the end of their honest journalism. They lied so much that Audi almost went out of business.

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by tp1040
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"
Replies: 69
Views: 12035

Re: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"

A grumpy old 87 year old get mad. I am shocked.

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by tp1040
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 181
Views: 38562

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

They took enough time to give it a good wash down. :thumbsup:

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by tp1040
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 181
Views: 38562

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Were they working on the cliff side? Looking at google satellite, it looks like they had been dumping fill to stabilize erosion. The port engine is buried in dirt.

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by tp1040
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 48513

Re: Power outage in ATL

You could have full back up power on site, but unless you have completely redundant distribution systems, they same problem would have happened.

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by tp1040
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 48513

Re: Power outage in ATL

Only one thing could have made this worse. It could have happened in the middle of July.

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by tp1040
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 48513

Re: Power outage in ATL

Since the occasional plane is actually landing in the mist, is the terminal complex out and the runway/ils on backup.

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by tp1040
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Operates 3 Oddball LAX-SBA-LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 4811

Re: United Operates 3 Oddball LAX-SBA-LAX

Speaking of the SB fire, the SuperTanker has worked that area today. The Thomas Fire has burned 230k + acres.

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by tp1040
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 47
Views: 6711

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

Been waiting for this to show up. She wanted to delay the flight so she could continue to feed? That is just priceless.

It is her world, we are all just an inconvenience to her.

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by tp1040
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet
Replies: 71
Views: 24634

Re: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet

LOL at the TU-160 for the super rich. The range is about 7k at normal cruise. The range at Mach 2 is probably about 100 feet.

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by tp1040
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 31342

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

Face it, with today's broadcast media and social media, thing's like this bring a whole new level of scrutiny. A number of phone cameras recorded this and then directly posted to the web. Was it cool - Yes Will people judge it and debate things they don't understand - Yes Will somebody get their han...

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by tp1040
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 23223

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... plane.html


For a news channel, the article seems surprisingly accurate.
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SeaKing4 wrote:


For a news channel, the article seems surprisingly accurate.

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by tp1040
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 56219

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Out of curiosity. Today, did NSP8 really fly GSO SXM SJU and back to GSO. Flightaware was tracking it.

As best I can tell it is the Samaritans Purse DC87?? Actually reg is N782SP

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by tp1040
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 71237

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

smokeybandit wrote:
LAXdude1023 wrote:
Again, weve been through this before. This disaster is very similar to Allison.

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It's similar to Allison, except twice as much rain, twice as long lasting and twice the area severely affected.


Wow, you mean 80 inches of rain and lasting for 20 days.

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by tp1040
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 71237

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

96% of the residents of Houston still have electrical power. No major airport flooding.

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by tp1040
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 71237

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I'm just wondering, is it some kind of machismo thing for Houstonians to downplay ANY storm that blows through? Have any of you that live in Houston and the surrounding counties been paying attention to the news, the video, the drone footage of what's going on around you? 18 wheelers, big rigs, tra...

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by tp1040
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 71237

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Nice coordination on Sunday for SWA to get people out of HOU. 5 planes and 500 stranded passengers flew to DAL. Hobby was closed, but working with the FAA, they were able to get them out on Sunday evening. They still have 10 planes on the ground.

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by tp1040
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 71237

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

KHOU (Hobby) is closed until Wednesday 8 AM CDT.

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by tp1040
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Auto Races at FRA?
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Old Auto Races at FRA?

Evidently, there was an old track very near FRA. It was a track used by Opel and called the Opel Racetrack. Doesn't fit the time frame, but it is close to the airport.

http://www.circuitsofthepast.nl/en-US/opel-test-track

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by tp1040
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767 with fake chevrons on engines
Replies: 25
Views: 10248

Re: B767 with fake chevrons on engines

Looks like the GnR plane has fake scallops.

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by tp1040
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C130 crash in MS Delta
Replies: 54
Views: 12401

Re: C130 crash in MS Delta

Photos that I saw, it looks like the fuselage is inverted, but basically intact. 5 mile wide debris field, some bodies found pretty far away from the main wreckage.

Doesn't look like complete inflight breakup, but some other type of catastrophic failure.

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by tp1040
Wed May 24, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 15790

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

As recommended by a fellow AV, obtain a copy of Loud and Clear by Robert Serling. It was published in 1969 and offers an interesting look into aviation accidents during that time. You get an understanding of how aviation safety continues to evolve.

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by tp1040
Sat May 13, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont 737 - 3-2 seating
Replies: 27
Views: 5283

Re: Piedmont 737 - 3-2 seating

Having flown Piedmont since I was a kid, I loved that airline. Started out flying 404s GSO-RDU-RMT (5 years old alone). Finally grew up had enough business travel to get free upgrades to first class. It was a sad sad sad day on my first USAir/Piedmont first class flight out of PIT- RDU. Overnight, h...

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by tp1040
Thu May 11, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 17064

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

Besides all the arguments about rules, laws, behavior, timing, disputes, I still can't get over the $325 for the bag. Before somebody explains it to me, I know, it is their business, yada, yada, but profit, yada, yada, but safety, yada, yada, but metrics, yada, yada, yield, yada, yada, know the rule...

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by tp1040
Wed May 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA61 EWR-HNL Encountering Severe Turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 7577

Re: UA61 EWR-HNL Encountering Severe Turbulence

Turbulence inspections are not that uncommon. Just like hard landings etc. anything that exceeds certain criteria, requires an inspection.

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by tp1040
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again
Replies: 99
Views: 9837

Re: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again

Like many large organizations, you can't change the culture overnight. This is a nice feel good response, but I will wait and see what happens 1 year down the road. Let's see where they are on customer rankings/complaints, overselling, and how many $10,000 vouchers they give out. and stock price and...

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