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by kiowa
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.
Replies: 67
Views: 10293

Re: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.

also, why would Southwest ask the FAA to "ground" it's aircraft? Can't the airline just do it when they want or is there a financial benefit to having the government do it? Do they report different on time numbers or maybe not pay out on extensive tarmac delays? https://www.wsj.com/article...

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by kiowa
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.
Replies: 67
Views: 10293

Re: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.

Scarebus34 wrote:
Problems have extended into a third day - over 300 cancellations so far today.



If other airlines are using the same IT, are they having the same meltdown as Southwest?

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by kiowa
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 14677

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Here are some economic realities. The fact that the 737 continues to sell in large numbers means that it fulfills the needs of many customers, and Boeing is making money building them. The fact that the basic design is over 50 years old is completely irrelevant. The fact that the A320 is newer and ...

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by kiowa
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cicada's Invaded airplane engines
Replies: 5
Views: 2048

Re: Cicada's Invaded airplane engines

Politicians, press, and pests. Seems appropriate somehow.

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by kiowa
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bats on board
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Bats on board

https://onemileatatime.com/air-india-fl ... verts-bat/

It was a very expensive dump/delay for a flying bat. I have never heard of this happening before. Do staff deal with bats often?
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https://onemileatatime.com/air-india-fl ... verts-bat/

It was a very expensive dump/delay for a flying bat. I have never heard of this happening before. Do staff deal with bats often?

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by kiowa
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59067

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Sooner787 wrote:
Now let's see if AA or DL or other intl blue chip airlines jump on this bandwagon.

If this comes to fruition, the other airlines can't risk getting left behind :)



True, and pretty cool that United is investing/interested in such an aviation leap.

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by kiowa
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16225

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

A couple of things that need to be addressed since everyone is a great Monday Morning QB. No the crew will not get fired . People make mistakes. As with every single investigation after any kind of incident the investigators will be trying to determine why the mistake was made and understand ALL th...

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by kiowa
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16225

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

This certainly wouldn't be a career ender for the pilot would it? Its a mistake sure, but... ?? Asking as I have no idea. I suppose too it also depends on other factors, history, etc. Not a career ender at all, more embarrassing than anything else. This unfortunately happens from time to time. I’ve...

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by kiowa
Mon May 31, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 940 Emergency Return to SCL - Santiago, Chile
Replies: 7
Views: 3847

Re: American Airlines 940 Emergency Return to SCL - Santiago, Chile

Lpbri wrote:
According to my research, it was a slat problem. Still had to make an overweight landing.



Or dump enough fuel to not be overweight for the landing.

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by kiowa
Mon May 31, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14415

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

very sad regardless

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by kiowa
Sun May 30, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changing pilot retirement age to 67
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Changing pilot retirement age to 67

https://www.rt.com/news/252397-japan-raises-pilot-age/

I seem to remember ALPA supporting the age change from 60 to 65.
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In 2015 Japan raised the retirement age for pilots to 67. What is the position of the various pilot unions in the US to follow their lead?

https://www.rt.com/news/252397-japan-raises-pilot-age/

I seem to remember ALPA supporting the age change from 60 to 65.

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by kiowa
Sun May 30, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Age 67 for pilots
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Age 67 for pilots

I have heard discussion about the FAA changing the mandatory retirement age for pilots to 67 in the US. I know other countries have higher age limits as well. Is this a good idea? What are the positions of ALPA, American's union, SWAPA, Teamsters? Is this a good idea? Is the experience value better ...

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by kiowa
Sun May 30, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 16060

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

I did not read the link but this is pretty old news if it is the same story. https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Southwest-pilots-set-course-for-nudity-2116437.php Article says that Southwest fired the pilots. That is old news, and a completely different event than the one being discus...

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by kiowa
Sun May 30, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 16060

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texa ... 116437.php

Article says that Southwest fired the pilots.
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I did not read the link but this is pretty old news if it is the same story.

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texa ... 116437.php

Article says that Southwest fired the pilots.

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by kiowa
Fri May 28, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 16144

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

The new video does bring a new angle to this. Still, I'm reminded of the old adage of "two wrongs don't make a right". Punching a FA is obviously an absolute no-no and I'm glad the passenger has been charged with a felony. Absolutely, sometimes my son says "don't poke the bear"....

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by kiowa
Fri May 28, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 16144

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

Here is a video of what happened- https://www.cbs8.com/mobile/article/news/crime/passenger-who-witnessed-fight-on-southwest-plane-to-san-diego-believes-flight-attendant-is-also-to-blame/509-21050218-6f19-4428-b1c0-e70ea42fe515 Interesting video. It takes the discussion in a whole different direction.

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by kiowa
Thu May 27, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 16144

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

I'm not sure it has gotten worse. It could also be that more cases get documented (mobile phone cameras) and reported. In 2004 I witnessed an old guy pawing the behind of a FA (notably with his wife sitting next to him). All consequences he had to endure was the co-pilot giving him a lecture on goo...

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by kiowa
Fri May 21, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"
Replies: 61
Views: 13048

Re: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"

southwest1675 wrote:
Haha time to raise ATP minimums to 2500 hours!

I’m kidding...


In the same vein, they could raise the mandatory retirement age to 67.

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by kiowa
Fri May 14, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA setting fines for weird stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

FAA setting fines for weird stuff

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/jetblue- ... aring-mask
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Snot in a blanket? How does the FAA get involved in something like this?

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/jetblue- ... aring-mask

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by kiowa
Thu May 13, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL wins JD Power award for best North American airline
Replies: 44
Views: 6288

Re: DL wins JD Power award for best North American airline

Interesting to see DL, AS, WN, and B6 within just a few points of each other, while UA and AA lagging by quite a bit. That certainly checks with my experiences… Yup! I avoid the latter two as much as possible. I fly mostly AA and UA by choice with AS when I can. I avoid WN at all times for several ...

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by kiowa
Tue May 11, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and UA to swap gates at SEA; DL to build new SkyClub on A and vacate South Satellite
Replies: 102
Views: 15179

Re: DL and UA to swap gates at SEA; DL to build new SkyClub on A and vacate South Satellite

Please point to the informed, reliable source that shows DL's trend of profitability at SEA. You should take a look at t100 load factor data for dl during the most recently available months. Sea is constantly among the worst. DL still keeping middle seat empty. Not anymore. I do not know of any air...

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by kiowa
Wed May 05, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 52867

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1459349&start=700 The last post from Jay gives some sort of insight. Apparently FAA and Boeing being extra careful and don’t want to look like they’re rushing things. It would not surprise me if this one caused some sort of reaction within the FAA...

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by kiowa
Sun May 02, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 52867

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

100 customer aircraft grounded and deliveries halted turned out to be a big issue finally. Four workdays per aircraft is more than a little rework. It will be okay but this is not the news they need now. Luckily for them the travelling public will not notice anything this time. The halting of deliv...

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by kiowa
Sat May 01, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 52867

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Obviously this is the worst publicity immediately after grounding for Boeing ever imaginable.... And the timeline for the fix sounds rather fuzzy. Hours or days is a big difference! https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/boeing-urges-737-max-electric-fix-prior-to-further-flight/143239.article Boei...

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by kiowa
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant fisticuffs at D-12 at MIA on 2021-04-25
Replies: 40
Views: 8788

Re: Significant fisticuffs at D-12 at MIA on 2021-04-25

hohd wrote:
What is interesting is that one woman was busy taking video in addition to this video taken by someone else.

Several people taking a video. It’s great to live in a Jerry Springer world isn’t it?It seems like there should’ve been more than one arrest.

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by kiowa
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA adding seasonal IAD-ATH, EWR-DBV and ORD-KEF
Replies: 129
Views: 21845

Re: United intl route announcement Monday 4/19

Press release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/united-airlines-adds-new-flights-to-croatia-greece-and-iceland-as-countries-begin-to-reopen-to-vaccinated-travelers-301271038.html​​​​​​​ United is adding three new flights to its international network, giving travelers more options for summer...

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by kiowa
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 145
Views: 24140

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

I hope they also bring back Channel 9 while they're at it. Channel 9 still exists. All 777, 767s and retrofitted 752's have Channel 9 installed. It would not surprise me if it comes back to the narrow body fleet if UA retrofits AVOD screens. Now if its turned on or not is another story but..... Alw...

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by kiowa
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Adds Denver
Replies: 84
Views: 14354

Re: Air France Adds Denver

Yahnih wrote:
Does this give hope for San Diego ?


there are already flights to Denver from San Diego:)

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by kiowa
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22823

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Completely agree on that part. The government and the NTSB are not capable of not leaking the footage. This is the stuff lawyers salivate over. So then you would promote the elimination of the CVR then? I see both sides of that thought. Do surgeons have everything recorded? The black boxes tell muc...

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by kiowa
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International flights out of DEN
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

International flights out of DEN

Is there a place to find flights that are currently operating internationally and specifically out of DEN? I see there are plans for the future but where can you find the current international city pairs?

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by kiowa
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22823

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

garpd wrote:
mxaxai wrote:
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I can see the value to find the cause of an accident but it is essential that the footage is only used for that purpose.


Completely agree on that part.


The government and the NTSB are not capable of not leaking the footage. This is the stuff lawyers salivate over.

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by kiowa
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32880

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

This is an issue that should be decided by economics rather than politicians.

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by kiowa
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to stop blocking seats for safety
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Delta to stop blocking seats for safety

https://www.wsj.com/articles/delta-to-l ... 1617290042

Is the virus over or are profits more important?
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/delta-to-l ... 1617290042

Is the virus over or are profits more important?

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by kiowa
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech billionaire and four others die in Alaska helicopter crash
Replies: 52
Views: 7914

Re: Another billionaire dies in Alaska helicopter crash

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Seaplanes are fun, helicopters are a million parts about fly apart.


They are both great fun!

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by kiowa
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10389

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

Its great to see United get into the MKE market with something besides hub service even though it is express. I have been driving to ORD for travel to avoid Southwest for several years now.

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by kiowa
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA close their BNA hub?
Replies: 149
Views: 19878

Re: Why did AA close their BNA hub?

Spirit would be a good fit. A bunch of bright yellow aircraft on the ramp at BNA would look grand! NK already serves BNA, unless you are suggesting a hub/base, then good luck fighting WN for gate space. WN is gonna get a bunch of new gates in the next decade at BNA. You missed my attempt at humor. ...

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by kiowa
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA close their BNA hub?
Replies: 149
Views: 19878

Re: Why did AA close their BNA hub?

Spirit would be a good fit. A bunch of bright yellow aircraft on the ramp at BNA would look grand! NK already serves BNA, unless you are suggesting a hub/base, then good luck fighting WN for gate space. WN is gonna get a bunch of new gates in the next decade at BNA. You missed my attempt at humor. ...

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by kiowa
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA close their BNA hub?
Replies: 149
Views: 19878

Re: Why did AA close their BNA hub?

Spirit would be a good fit. A bunch of bright yellow aircraft on the ramp at BNA would look grand!

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by kiowa
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1220
Views: 152681

Re: AS Adds ANC-MSP

Balsey move Alaska.

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by kiowa
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta loan to Virgin Atlantic?
Replies: 59
Views: 9337

Re: New Delta loan to Virgin Atlantic?

ah414211 wrote:
If true, Delta should be required to pay back all of the tax payer funded bailout dollars immediately!


Absolutely! You would think that all of the stimulus money would go to the citizens of the US.

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by kiowa
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD people mover
Replies: 59
Views: 10539

Re: ORD people mover

Does anyone have any clue on what is going on with this? This was supposed to be reopened in 2019 and now it’s 2021 and I can’t find anything on the status of this. The city won’t talk and any officials who are asked about this give evasive answers. This is not a good look for ORD and it’s even mor...

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by kiowa
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21310

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

I understand that a flight attendant saved the day by noticing a foot of snow on one wing prior to takeoff. Everytime that I have been on a flight in snowy weather, a pilot always does a wing inspection prior to takeoff. I thought that this was a requirement, not an option. Good job by the flight at...

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by kiowa
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near disaster on Frontier A-321
Replies: 1
Views: 2101

Near disaster on Frontier A-321

I understand that a flight attendant saved the day by noticing a foot of snow on one wing prior to takeoff. Everytime that I have been on a flight in snowy weather, a pilot always does a wing inspection prior to takeoff. I thought that this was a requirement, not an option. Good job by the flight at...

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by kiowa
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 8103

Re: Delta MEC Letter

I have no problem with bonuses paid from corporate profits but NOT when the company is sucking up vast tax dollars.

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by kiowa
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10389

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

There was a crawler on the news about Spirit putting some flights into MKE. Not sure where though.

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by kiowa
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TWO ILS FIXES for LAX are renamed for Kobe and Gianna Bryant
Replies: 15
Views: 2642

Re: TWO ILS FIXES for LAX are renamed for Kobe and Gianna Bryant

It looks like the FAA renamed two fixes to honor Kobe and his daughter. Besides these two, have others come across fixes named in memory of someone or something? https://airwaysmag.com/airports/lax-renames-runways-kobe-gianna-bryant/ No fixes named after the other people who died on that helicopter?

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by kiowa
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA warns operators of 737 NG and MAX rapid decompression risk
Replies: 31
Views: 9268

Re: FAA warns of 737 NG and MAX rapid decompression

Gaslighting. Depressurization happens all the time. WTF is gaslighting? I posted a example of the recent decompression on a forum discussing an AD of the same topic. I’m off to Google what gaslighting means It means you've said something that doesn't fit someone's opinion or agenda, so they claim y...

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by kiowa
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA warns operators of 737 NG and MAX rapid decompression risk
Replies: 31
Views: 9268

FAA warns operators of 737 NG and MAX rapid decompression risk

https://airwaysmag.com/industry/boeing/ ... 3kZuUQcvSg
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The FAA put out an AD on the doors of 737s. Do the hits keep coming for the 737 fleet and Boeing in general?

https://airwaysmag.com/industry/boeing/ ... 3kZuUQcvSg

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by kiowa
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2123 makes emergency landing in SLC
Replies: 23
Views: 5391

Re: DL2123 makes emergency landing in SLC

Delta flight 2123 from ATL to SEA diverted and made an emergency landing in SLC today after the left engine had to be shut down inflight. Kudos to the crew for getting the aircraft on the ground and ensuring all passengers arrived safely. Story below. https://www.ksl.com/article/50112479/delta-flig...

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by kiowa
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow
Replies: 62
Views: 8752

Re: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow

All I'm going to say...I spent 8 HRS and 56 MINS on phone hold for an AS representative yesterday - a week after the "snow event". Website said make changes on-line and when I tried, it said unable. It seems like every corporation that I call starts with a recorded message blaming somethi...

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