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by alaskan9974
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 167
Views: 25550

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

You are mis quoting me. Curious - why would folks not accept re-hire offers? I have heard the same from employees there now, they will not be returning once their time is up and will be moving on, lack of faith in management that was retained. Seems they will dump the smaller operations and focus o...

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by alaskan9974
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 167
Views: 25550

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

And for today's episode of As The Prop Spins... "North Slope Borough mayor signs order seizing Ravn’s North Slope assets APRIL 6, 2020 BY JEFF LANDFIELD The Alaska Landmine has obtained an emergency order, signed by North Slope Borough Mayor Harry Brower, that orders the seizure of all RavnAir...

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by alaskan9974
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 167
Views: 25550

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviatio ... ommunities

It will be soon if they don’t get cash.
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usxguy wrote:
Just hit the ADN

But it doesn't appear to be a total shut down..

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviatio ... ommunities

It will be soon if they don’t get cash.

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by alaskan9974
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 167
Views: 25550

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

I heard this morning also, that corporate gave their pilots word this morning to fully fuel all aircraft in rural hubs, and fly them to Palmer. I see a bunch from all over the state headed that way now on flight radar.

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by alaskan9974
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 167
Views: 25550

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

I doubt they are closing doors. They are much needed right now to transport supplies. I'm sure they are also getting a few charters during this time for medical. I sure hope they aren't closing. Penn Air on the other hand, that poor airline might be on the verge. Apparently they were just outside t...

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by alaskan9974
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 167
Views: 25550

Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

I keep hearing it repeated by staff members that operations will be discontinued. Our local hub has already closed, but I don't see anything formal on it.

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by alaskan9974
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341935

Re: NYC Air traffic suspended ZNY

I have a screenshot of the artcc announcement but can’t upload from my phone. Apparently possible positive cases at ZNY so all airports within that coverage area are affected. Aircraft on ground returning to gate and inbound are being diverted.

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by alaskan9974
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341935

NYC Air traffic suspended ZNY

Anyone else see the Notam on ground and flight holds

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by alaskan9974
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Exhaust Part found outside of Z13 Alaska?
Replies: 19
Views: 4922

Jet Exhaust Part found outside of Z13 Alaska?

Looks like a exhaust piece of a larger turbine? Looks fairly recent.

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by alaskan9974
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: State of Alaska’s high rate of aviation crashes warrants review.
Replies: 15
Views: 3713

Re: NTSB: State of Alaska’s high rate of aviation crashes warrants review.

The NTSB issued a safety recommendation to the Federal Aviation Administration calling for the formation of a group focused on safety to better review, rank and integrate Alaska's unique aviation needs into the FAA safety enhancement process. and even fewer runways https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/a...

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by alaskan9974
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: State of Alaska’s high rate of aviation crashes warrants review.
Replies: 15
Views: 3713

Re: NTSB: State of Alaska’s high rate of aviation crashes warrants review.

I know of several employers that now forbid travel with Ravn, and have switched to solely Alaska, or Bering Air, or recently chartering Ryan Air's or Security Aviation to avoid Ravn. They put on a decent PR spin on improvements, but behind the doors its the same old cluster.

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by alaskan9974
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 8181

Re: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash

garpd wrote:
william wrote:
Is the plane really a write off?

I very much doubt such an old frame will be worth the money to repair. However, every now and then, a dedicated owner will go above and beyond to return a plane to the skies.

They took useable parts, and pushed the rest further off the side of the runway.

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by alaskan9974
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 8181

Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash

Found this video of the Everts DC-6 crash in Alaska this past August.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8n6hCAo-cn/

Incident description is on video

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by alaskan9974
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 214213

Re: Kalitta operating Wuhan evacuation flight

Planes in ANC now. Being diverted to March AFB. https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/01/28/ontario-airport-wuhan-china-coronavirus-evacuation/ Personally I think it was stupid and careless to let that plane land and people deplane at a public airport. I am glad someone came to their senses. They sh...

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by alaskan9974
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 214213

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Discharged to death rate is the one to pay attention to.

The number of infected doesn’t matter, if the total discharged so far is 103 and a death rate is 132.

That means those infected will either be discharged/recover, or the alternative.

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by alaskan9974
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 214213

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Possible Japanese Evacuation flight https://www.flightradar24.com/ANA1952/23ae6e9a Confirmed; A Japanese government-chartered private plane has arrived at #Haneda airport, carrying some 200 Japanese residents from #Wuhan, China., in response to the outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new type of coro...

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by alaskan9974
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 214213

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Link to Flight leaving Wuhan for Anchorage Alaska then to California Must be a very strange atmosphere onboard will pallets of seating and no windows. Where in California is it bound? The Wuhan flight this morning according to FlightAware went to SFO, officials have stated this flight has a refueli...

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by alaskan9974
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 214213

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Perhaps the USA was holding off on restricting flights until it repatriated its citizens from Wuhan.

AP Report:

"NEW: Plane carrying U.S. citizens from virus-hit Wuhan has taken off, en-route to the U.S. - AP"

Anyone see it on flight aware yet?

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by alaskan9974
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 214950

Re: AS Fleet Repaint Thread

I haven’t browsed through all 17 pages, but does the technical design of the Airbus require a different version of the livery?

Are there areas that cannot be painted on the Airbus that can be painted on the Boeing or vice versa?

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by alaskan9974
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 214213

Re: Wuhan Evacuation Flights - Who is operating?

I figure the actual number of infected and dead are at least 3 times the number that's been reported. They have already admitted as much. They are not testing everyone, and news reports indicate their hospitals have turned some patients away. Spain, Portugal and Germany have plans to evacuate their...

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by alaskan9974
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 214213

Re: Wuhan Evacuation Flights - Who is operating?

According to several news reports in India, Air India has a 747 standing by to go on an evacuation trip as soon as the Indian Embassy in China give the go ahead, to evacuate Indians stranded in Wuhan. No country has attempted a rescue flight yet correct? It seems as though several were underway, bu...

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by alaskan9974
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 214213

Re: Wuhan Evacuation Flights - Who is operating?

[code][/code] A little concerned with the Chinese response and the slow trickle of info. Not sure if repatriation flights are such a great idea at the moment unless extreme containment/quarantine measures can be deployed. Coronavirus has already spread to multiple countries because of the inactions ...

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by alaskan9974
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 214213

Re: SFO-PEK/PVG Chinese loads appear to drop

This isn’t SARS. Total SARS cases ended up around 9000 globally. The nCoV virus is up to 4200 cases and it hasn’t even really gotten going yet unfortunately. Let’s hope all airlines flying in and out of China make responsible decisions in coordination with their government’s health agencies. The de...

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by alaskan9974
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 214213

Re: Wuhan Evacuation Flights - Who is operating?

Thank you. I don’t see them listed yet in flight aware. Glad they were able to make arrangements. I see NK and Mongolia have shut their borders to China. From rumblings it looks like HK and the Philippines among other countries are under pressure to do the same. Hard to trust the numbers from China,...

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by alaskan9974
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 214213

Wuhan Evacuation Flights - Who is operating?

I see stories of France, Germany, USA and others planning Evacuation flights for trapped personnel and citizens in Wuhan. Who is operating these flights, they are still considered Civil even though they are government charters correct? The USA evac flight is scheduled to stop in Anchorage to refuel ...

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by alaskan9974
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 18747

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

It doesnt look bad from the outside but I would have hated to be inside the cabin when this happened.

Image

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by alaskan9974
Tue May 14, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Alaskan Floatplanes down, 6 missing
Replies: 9
Views: 3712

Two Alaskan Floatplanes down, 6 missing

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviatio ... uard-says/
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16 total involved in the crashes, 10 hospitalized and 6 unaccounted for. Search is underway in Ketchikan. Sounds like a beaver and an otter in VFR conditions.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviatio ... uard-says/

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by alaskan9974
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What drove Soviet airliner tech advancements?
Replies: 12
Views: 2146

What drove Soviet airliner tech advancements?

Just curious about the Russians on the other side of the iron curtain. What drove the need for technological advancements within the former Soviet Union as far as commercial air travel? Was it a byproduct of the space race, a need for comparable aircraft as the west to entice developing countries in...

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by alaskan9974
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing's FOD problem
Replies: 16
Views: 3324

Re: Boeing's FOD problem

They really need to get their house organized before the **** really hits the fan. Sarcasm right? All manufacturers have dealt with this, not uncommon in shops either. Improvements over the years definitely have been made as far as tool tracking, but you would be amazed what is found inside of airc...

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by alaskan9974
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 762508

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I just received a company email stating if travel plans include a 737 Max, the spending limits are raised to change airlines or flights if the employee does not want to fly on that type.

A pr move no doubt, even with these accidents the odds are still pretty low of anything happening.

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by alaskan9974
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Freezing Fuel?
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Re: Freezing Fuel?

On the pirep it shows a reported M69 OAT.

Screenshotted it on ForeFlight, didn’t see any others, just thought it was interesting to see. Comes out to a chilly -91F. Just as it passed above towards the Siberian coast. Luckily for me, 22k ft below it was a balmy 1*C

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by alaskan9974
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Freezing Fuel?
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Re: Freezing Fuel?

I read further about the alerting system, and how the system warms the fuel, interesting I never knew. I assume therefore the report was just to give a heads up to the planes in trail they will see the something similar?

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by alaskan9974
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Freezing Fuel?
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Freezing Fuel?

Just curious, I was out flying earlier and heard a pirep from a 744 overhead, reporting the fuel was freezing. Didn’t sound like much concern from either end. I assume on a 744 there are preventatives to keep the fuel from gelling, so how would the crew know this condition existed and according to F...

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by alaskan9974
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is AS doing with its Airbus's?
Replies: 1
Views: 786

How is AS doing with its Airbus's?

Just curious how the Airbus's are performing and integrating with Alaska's 738 and 739. Are they still being used mainly on old Virgin routes, or have they shifted elsewhere in the previous AS network. Is it common yet to have a 737 subbed? I assume the ground equipment available can limit that. Jus...

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by alaskan9974
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS ramp rash
Replies: 9
Views: 2890

Re: AS ramp rash

There are no more 737-400 freighters left in the Alaska fleet. The only freighters they have now are 700s, ex-pax aircraft converted. Yes my mistake, it was a 737-700 freighter. The pax carrier looked worse for wear, the freighter was only missing the top half of the winglet. I thought I remember r...

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by alaskan9974
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS ramp rash
Replies: 9
Views: 2890

Re: AS ramp rash

There are no more 737-400 freighters left in the Alaska fleet. The only freighters they have now are 700s, ex-pax aircraft converted. Yes my mistake, it was a 737-700 freighter. The pax carrier looked worse for wear, the freighter was only missing the top half of the winglet. I thought I remember r...

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by alaskan9974
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS ramp rash
Replies: 9
Views: 2890

Re: AS ramp rash

Sounds like the wingtips collided, winglet broke off, not sure if on both. Wonder if the old 800ng winglets are the same as the 7ng, probably a ton of those floating around after all the upgrades to the newer style.

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by alaskan9974
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS ramp rash
Replies: 9
Views: 2890

AS ramp rash

AS155 a 73G tonight in Kotzebue had a company 734 freighter damage the aircraft, from what I heard damage is light but both are grounded in PAOT/Kotzebue. Luckily its warm out and not -30 like the last engine change they had to do outside last year.

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by alaskan9974
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH sues passenger who misses flight (hidden city)
Replies: 4
Views: 1962

Re: LH sues passenger who misses flight (hidden city)

Don't know about other airlines, but at AA short-checking bags is strictly forbidden and enforced. This creates interesting situations at the gate, when group 9 (basic economy) pax trying to hop off at a hidden city, just to find out that there is no room to store their carry on bag: "...but I...

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by alaskan9974
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tracking taxiing aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 1349

Re: Tracking taxiing aircraft

At the airport on an ipad with ADBS in, you can see the aircraft in ground status, since it is transmitting it must either be an issue with the reception, or just filtered out?

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by alaskan9974
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teen grabbed flight controls of small Alaska plane
Replies: 2
Views: 1782

Teen grabbed flight controls of small Alaska plane

Aboard a small scheduled flight in Western Alaska, a teenager grabbed the flight controls and according to the pilot, attempted to crash the flight. He was some arrested some time later after an investigation by state police. Rather small aircraft, but uncommon apart from Alaska prisoner transport f...

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by alaskan9974
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaskan Air Ambulance flight missing
Replies: 7
Views: 4082

Re: Alaskan Air Ambulance flight missing

Latest update is a piece of the wing and some debris found outside of Kake, Alaska. Three onboard the King Air 200.

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by alaskan9974
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaskan Air Ambulance flight missing
Replies: 7
Views: 4082

Alaskan Air Ambulance flight missing

https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Guard ... 67391.html
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King air with three aboard is missing in Southeast Alaska. Guardian flight has suspended operations temporarily.

https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Guard ... 67391.html

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by alaskan9974
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 295
Views: 47546

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

Maybe this is more of a tech/ops question, but does the trim have the ability to override elevator inputs? I am not a 737 driver, but if it were to be trimmed full up or down, does that make control inputs ineffective in the opposite direction past a certain speed? Is the trim position dynamic based...

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by alaskan9974
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS bird strike at OTZ
Replies: 7
Views: 1479

AS bird strike at OTZ

Just curious if anyone had more info on the bird strike of a departing 73G from OTZ yesterday, flight 153 I believe. Talking to a passenger it sounded like a fairly late RTO after a raven decided to look inside an engine.

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