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by filejw
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 13248

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

I used to fly a lot of JFK TLV and ran into this more than once . The funniest was when a FA came into flight deck just before departure to tell us two guys still wouldn’t take seats as the tried to intimidate other pax to switch seats . I happen to be the augment crew that night and had big plans f...

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by filejw
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25686

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

The only people a USAF fighter would be comunicating with in a combat theater ( this is to them) would be their AWACS comand and control A/C ..AWACS would inform them of any threats or conflicts....

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by filejw
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 727 operations in Asia?
Replies: 24
Views: 3957

Re: NW 727 operations in Asia?

To answer your question, they NW metal. There was a 727 pilot base in PGUM. I can't remember how many were based there but the number 5 or 7 comes to my mind. As has been pointed out, they were eventually replaced by 757s. The GUM base was closed and 757 crews DH from the states and flew inter port...

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by filejw
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19525

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

[quote="mxaxai"]That huge rudder fully deflecting after touchdown ... :shock: During the storm last week, a video showed the rear view of an A380 landing, the dancing ailerons never cease to amaze me.[/quote Actually they are a bit late as the rudder input should be just before touchdown j...

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by filejw
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at LGB right now?
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: What's going on at LGB right now?

RVR at or below minimums and variable..........

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by filejw
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC35 diverts to HNL after passenger dies onboard.
Replies: 56
Views: 13499

Re: AC35 diverts to HNL after passenger dies onboard.

zeke wrote:
I don’t see the point in diverting for an apparent death in flight. Especially for a passenger with a known medical condition.


Most long haul airlines have an plan /procedure for a death in flight and I don't think diversion is high on the list.

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by filejw
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL185 (ATL-PVG) divert to ANC yesterday?
Replies: 10
Views: 2274

Re: Why did DL185 (ATL-PVG) divert to ANC yesterday?

True mechanical or medical emergency divert to Russia, anything else go back to ANC or FAI. They started in US just easier in every way to land in ANC if at all possible. Paperwork, customs, health insurance, delta served city it's easier on all fronts if possible to go back to US since flight orig...

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by filejw
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452469

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

D L X wrote:
when you say "click, click, my airplane," what does that mean? What are the clicks?


Sound made when disconnecting the autopilot !

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by filejw
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger
Replies: 39
Views: 7181

Re: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger

cschleic wrote:
PhilMcCrackin wrote:
questions wrote:

Already taken care of. Skycap said it’s true.


You're just talking out of your ass here.

My buddy who's a janitor at ATL says it ain't happening.


Really, I always relied on the FA in the back galley for gossip....


I always thought the girls mid galley had the best info !!

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by filejw
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4536

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

When I read 12 onboard a PC-12, I was surprised that so many (including crew) could fit. It must’ve been really cramped. Well, the European TCDS lists max capacity at "9 PAX excluding pilot seats"; so, does that mean up to 11 useable seats on board (2 pilot seats)? The FAA TCDS makes a si...

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by filejw
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK19 divert to LHR
Replies: 12
Views: 5153

Re: EK19 divert to LHR

readytotaxi wrote:
https://www.flightradar24.com/UAE3PG/21f73a57

Appears that after a go around at MAN the plane is diverting down to LHR, seems strange.


That’s not strange it’s the way the system is designed to work.

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by filejw
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 4403

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

e38 wrote:
Quoting Canuck600 (Reply # 16), "Not sure why it's such a difficult concept to grasp . . ."

Canuck600, my thoughts exactly!

e38

How about this.... They are paying hundred of millions for players they don't care what a 13 minute ferry flight cost !!!!!

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by filejw
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452469

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Well my speculation would have two options: 1. The plane hitting CLAT, dropping the 1000+ feet in an instant, which ends up severely damaging some of the control surfaces, which leads a few seconds later into a full nosedive. Not sure how much G-forces the tail can take, but at least for AA587 the ...

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by filejw
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 9494

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

kiowa wrote:
Flighty wrote:
Usually this type of cargo flies in the cockpit.


I don’t think so.

Most depend on airline...used to do it all the time.

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by filejw
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA closed to arrivals- Cessna 310 down
Replies: 18
Views: 5299

Re: SNA closed to arrivals- Cessna 310 down

These type of accidents make me so sad. It didn't have to happen. As a ME instructor I would instruct my students. Fly the plane, feather the prop, and fly straight ahead until getting enough altitude to maneuver to another or same airport. There are plenty of nearby airports and there are no obsta...

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by filejw
Fri May 12, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?
Replies: 45
Views: 10105

Re: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?

Can't speak for UAL but the outfit I worked for considered most of those places to have poor medical facility's. UAL probably uses the same consultant.

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by filejw
Fri May 12, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?
Replies: 45
Views: 10105

Re: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?

Update: Medical Emergency https://twitter.com/AviatorJwalant/status/862846680508399617?p=v Well that makes even less sense then... What sort of medical emergency could have possibly waited for 4 hours to be treated instead of diverting to one of the Kazakh cities for medical help? Wonder if it was ...

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by filejw
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 140
Views: 17482

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

Lucky here folks aircraft went thru an airport fence and over a boundary road and ditch.,

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by filejw
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?
Replies: 51
Views: 5451

Re: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?

This may be a dumb question, but how much will a Cat III ILS help B6 at ORH? Don't airlines still have minimums and I thought it was FedEx and UPS that really benefited from a full Cat III. I would guess that B6 would benefit a fair bit, but do they really need a Cat III over say a Cat II? I don't ...

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by filejw
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Calm Air ATR at Cleveland (BKL)
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Calm Air ATR at Cleveland (BKL)

American Hockey Leauge team from YWG

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by filejw
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intentional Three-Engine Takeoffs?
Replies: 42
Views: 14715

RE: Intentional Three-Engine Takeoffs?

3 engine ferry flight are still done on 744. Specially trained Check Airman are used....

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by filejw
Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Domestic Widebodies W14
Replies: 23
Views: 7782

RE: DL Domestic Widebodies W14

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FSDan" class="quote" target="_blank">FSDan</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> If you count N...

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by filejw
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL 717 Orbiting Near ECP
Replies: 12
Views: 4568

RE: DL 717 Orbiting Near ECP

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tb727" class="quote" target="_blank">tb727</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Possible HMC but not ...

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by filejw
Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Investigating OZ's Crash Response
Replies: 9
Views: 4214

RE: DOT Investigating OZ's Crash Response

Actually she just looks scared.

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by filejw
Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Erases Black Box After Emergency Landing
Replies: 18
Views: 22940

RE: Ryanair Erases Black Box After Emergency Landing

Based on what ? As long as it not an accident I'm sure there is no rule saying its illegal .

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by filejw
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL-AL 747 Weird Turns Over Long Island?
Replies: 11
Views: 13898

RE: EL-AL 747 Weird Turns Over Long Island?

One turn in holding at Rober intersection ....

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by filejw
Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Racist Pilot Names Published On Tv For OZ214
Replies: 135
Views: 28534

RE: Racist Pilot Names Published On Tv For OZ214

Has anybody seen Howard Sterns people around that station ?

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by filejw
Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Near Miss Over NYC Last Friday
Replies: 39
Views: 19446

RE: 747 Near Miss Over NYC Last Friday

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DTWPurserBoy" class="quote" target="_blank">DTWPurserBoy</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Not a...

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by filejw
Mon May 27, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A332 N851NW Flying Nonstop SIN-ATL Ferry May 26
Replies: 69
Views: 19955

RE: DL A332 N851NW Flying Nonstop SIN-ATL Ferry May 26

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RobertS975" class="quote" target="_blank">RobertS975</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Just depe...

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by filejw
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 Collision With OH CRJ - A Few Facts
Replies: 81
Views: 24798

RE: AF A380 Collision With OH CRJ - A Few Facts

What the NTSB doesn't mention and is visible in the video of the accident is ground personal signaling the <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> to stop . Once a pilot receives such sign he has no choice but to stop. Having flown many large a/c I can say for sure that only one person is resp...

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by filejw
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego's Lindbergh Field, An Extreme Airport?
Replies: 96
Views: 25555

RE: San Diego's Lindbergh Field, An Extreme Airport?

Actual I would classify it as one of the more fun airports except when you are limited by T/O to the east .Flown Dc9 to 744 to SAN over last 30 plus years and its always a good time..

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by filejw
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Airs Dirty Laundry
Replies: 69
Views: 21833

RE: UA Airs Dirty Laundry

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zeke" class="quote" target="_blank">zeke</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> FYI you don't have to...

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by filejw
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16th And Last DL744 To Enter Modification Oct4
Replies: 32
Views: 7562

RE: 16th And Last DL744 To Enter Modification Oct4

Some of the first a/c did not get a full overhaul just the seats and rug.They will return to SIN to be finished

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by filejw
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16th And Last DL744 To Enter Modification Oct4
Replies: 32
Views: 7562

RE: 16th And Last DL744 To Enter Modification Oct4

My understanding the work done on that first a/c in PEK was not up to standard hence the move.

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by filejw
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Lots Of Slack In The DL Fleet? Opinions?
Replies: 25
Views: 11921

Are There Lots Of Slack In The DL Fleet? Opinions?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CV880" class="quote" target="_blank">CV880</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Midway Island in the ...

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by filejw
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current DL 744 Routes?
Replies: 22
Views: 12724

RE: Current DL 744 Routes?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Jackbr" class="quote" target="_blank">Jackbr</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> <acronym title="L...

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by filejw
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pinnacle To Follow Path Of Comair?
Replies: 60
Views: 9991

RE: Pinnacle To Follow Path Of Comair?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyASAGuy2005" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyASAGuy2005</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> You...

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by filejw
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Routes Summer 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 15453

RE: DL 744 Routes Summer 2012

3 at a time are in the shop in Singapore for cabin upgrade including the one that was in storage.You can <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> <acronym title="Osaka - Kansai International (KIX / RJBB), Ja...

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by filejw
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Aircraft Hit & Destroyed Light Pole At DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 20153

WN Aircraft Hit & Destroyed Light Pole At DEN

Poles like this are not unusual world wide and they won't be taken down as they provide light so work of all kinds can be done easier at night. That said I slow down stay on the painted center line and move cautiously when maneuvering on a ramp with lights. Unfortunately SWA guys have reputation for...

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by filejw
Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Charter Question
Replies: 7
Views: 3722

RE: DL Charter Question

You guys may want to read the DAL confidentiality rules concerning charters before posting...

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by filejw
Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disabled EK 773 Shuts Down Male Airport For 6 Hour
Replies: 12
Views: 19949

Disabled EK 773 Shuts Down Male Airport For 6 Hour

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/na" class="quote" target="_blank">na</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Obviously why ? I ha...

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by filejw
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?
Replies: 18
Views: 7422

RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

FYI reach call sign could be any a/c being used by AMC .Could be C17 or DAL 744 or any other civil charted a/c

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by filejw
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Flight 2364 Incident On 9/30/2011
Replies: 13
Views: 17035

RE: Delta Flight 2364 Incident On 9/30/2011

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mm320cap" class="quote" target="_blank">mm320cap</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> They are not......

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by filejw
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/As Dying From African Diseases?
Replies: 63
Views: 13701

RE: F/As Dying From African Diseases?

No <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> pilots have died from anything contracted from Africa trips however <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> 's have. More than one I think.Two pilots flying the same trip last year contracted Malaria and one ...

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by filejw
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL flights to NRT cancelled 9/20/11?
Replies: 15
Views: 10433

RE: DL Flights To NRT Cancelled 9/20/11?

Most <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> FLTS arr around 0800z. If you check the forecast for <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> for that time on the 21st you will see a typhoon with winds gusting to 69...

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by filejw
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 763 ATL-BWI, But Not BWI-ATL?
Replies: 6
Views: 3463

RE: DL 763 ATL-BWI, But Not BWI-ATL?

Delta is one of the largest charter airlines in the world. The A/C could be going any place...

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by filejw
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Musician Kicked Off WN Flight For Baggy Pants.
Replies: 64
Views: 14324

RE: Musician Kicked Off WN Flight For Baggy Pants.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BA6590" class="quote" target="_blank">BA6590</a> (<a href="#46" class="quote">Reply 46</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> You took the word...

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by filejw
Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AP IMPACT: Automation In The Air Dulls Pilot Skill
Replies: 40
Views: 5583

RE: AP IMPACT: Automation In The Air Dulls Pilot Skill

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/maxpower1954" class="quote" target="_blank">maxpower1954</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> That ...

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by filejw
Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Many People Think Male FA's Are Gay?
Replies: 63
Views: 6350

RE: How Many People Think Male FA's Are Gay?

Having worked as a pilot for 32 years may I say who really cares.If you want go through life trying to stereotype people have fun, I find it a waste of brain cells.

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