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by ssteve
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA flight Palmdale - Stuttgart, Germany?
Replies: 14
Views: 2044

Re: NASA flight Palmdale - Stuttgart, Germany?

Nice design on the tail there. Ad astra!

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by ssteve
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia
Replies: 30
Views: 4146

Re: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia

This makes sense that it'll be Boeing. Boeing's headquarters is in Everett which is closer to the Vancouver Metro Area than Downtown Seattle. I went by car from Abbotsford to Seattle and the drive from Abbotsford to Everett takes about 2 hours. Which company wouldn't want to be close to their corpo...

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by ssteve
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3763
Views: 494307

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Fact is Boeings initial response was arrogant and heartless. My family and I flew 2 flights on a WN Max between Lion Air and Ethiopian. Not sure how I can best characterize it, but arrogant doesn't come to mind. After the first crash, I'm searching for an antonym for "alacrity," (apathy?)...

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by ssteve
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 15736

Re: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out

I believe it was farcical, hypothetical situation. A joke.

Lots of people inferring get-home-itis here.

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by ssteve
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 178
Views: 55569

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Dalmd88 wrote:
BTW don't look up JAL flight 123. It doesn't read well for Boeing AOG.


That repair was done in 1978.

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by ssteve
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?
Replies: 35
Views: 5918

Re: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?

Is the OP familiar with the $4.3 Billion in direct payments to carriers, and further $10 Billion in loan guarantees (little used, ultimately) that was available to U.S. passenger and cargo carriers? https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-04-725R That bailout happened during a bailouts-and-deficits-okay a...

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by ssteve
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 111
Views: 13551

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

It is a disturbing trend (B6 is doing it now too) to get a completion factor metric. As someone flying 15 years, the negative effects of cancelling and rebooking are better than the negative effects of making people wait 22 hrs in the airport. The DOT, needs to break out a new category titled “exce...

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by ssteve
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 318
Views: 70745

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

Maybe for production it's rail shipped? Fan separate from core? I assume that's how the GE90 gets there. Once again, they are brought by antonov. I have seen them land and unload here in everett Yeah, you said that. Nonetheless-- All of them? That's the production plan? That's how ALL the GE-90s ge...

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by ssteve
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 318
Views: 70745

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

Maybe for production it's rail shipped? Fan separate from core? I assume that's how the GE90 gets there.

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by ssteve
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 757
Views: 90227

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

From a quick glance at the plans in the video, looks like the new TSA checkpoint will be added to the right portion of the terminal that is currently part of the apron. Then BTV will be able to remove the temporary container connector I agree, they'll push the walls to the right, build a new perman...

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by ssteve
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 6233

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

30 sec explanation over the gate PA would have taken away a good portion of the poor customer experience. Why is it so difficult to inform customers (not just this incident)? You're living in a dream world. Most people pay no attention to the PA announcements at the gate or onboard the aircraft. Ri...

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by ssteve
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3763
Views: 494307

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The Lion Air flight which survived had an extra pilot in the cockpit. It was the pilot not involved with flying the aircraft who saved it. That's the difference between the two. Without him being in the jumpseat there would probably have been two Lion Air MAX crashes in quick succession. I'm not su...

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by ssteve
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 131788

Re: Republic Cancels A220 Order from 2010

Probably would have happened sooner if the program looked more stable. What was the order book looking like in 2017 when Airbus took over? 75 planes for Delta at low low cost?

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by ssteve
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 757
Views: 90227

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

BTV is going to have the unusual distinction today of seeing all three of B6's current aircraft models today. B6 34 arrived early this morning with an A320 and B6 1634 is currently en-route with an A321 (Mint even!) I assume this is for recovery from the recent weather problems. It's good to know t...

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by ssteve
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10964

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

I think Boof's pedantic point about Envoy is to make it clear that if an *Envoy* flight attendant loses a hand, AA will only replace 3 of 5 fingers because the CONTRACT is DIFFERENT. So, totally on topic and contributing a lot to the discussion.

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by ssteve
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 757
Views: 90227

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Here’s a schematic of the new walkway to connect the North and South terminals at BTV. So it looks like the walkway will in fact go right through the 2nd floor offices, then punch a hole through the wall at one of United’s mainline gates. Is anyone familiar with the layout of BTV’s administrative o...

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by ssteve
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5554

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

Because "allowing it to remain in production" was no given.

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by ssteve
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 33 Diverted to HNL Due to Turbulence
Replies: 7
Views: 2995

Re: Air Canada 33 Diverted to HNL Due to Turbulence

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=yvr-syd

Guess that's why it was near Hawaii.
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YVR-SYD http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=yvr-syd

Guess that's why it was near Hawaii.

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by ssteve
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 15634

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

Allegiant should snap these up. :duck:

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by ssteve
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Question
Replies: 27
Views: 4241

Re: B-36 Question

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Relevant Anet topic:
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by ssteve
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19405

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

ojjunior wrote:
"I haven't got much sleep since the reoccurring night terrors and waking up anxious and afraid I'm alone locked up someplace dark,"

Clearly oriented by some jail door low profile lawyer to get some AC money.


Or, watched the Langoliers movie at an impressionable age.

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by ssteve
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9960

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

Does this apply to UA's regional carriers? Nothing like stewing on a mobile lounge at IAD to deal with the completely uncaring folks from Air Wisconsin or whomever the low bidder was that month...

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by ssteve
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1978 vintage 737-200 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 20
Views: 4030

Re: 1978 vintage 737-200 suffers uncontained engine failure

bennett123 wrote:
They did park YV-295T and YV-302T in 2018. It is possible that they could take an engine from one of them.


Well, good thing it's in the Caribbean. Plenty of cigars available for purchase.

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by ssteve
Fri May 24, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 2850

Re: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

Why would Amazon plan to build their 1.5 Billion facility adjacent to the DHL CVG hub ? If Amazon are intending to maximise competitive advantage , then would this not indicate either a hostile takeover or a friendly merger , the likes of which will shake the logistics market worldwide ? I don't se...

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by ssteve
Sun May 19, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11850

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

The stupid, it hurts.

Because airport operations are moderately difficult, let's build HSR to the desert. Not other airports like PDX and YVR.

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by ssteve
Mon May 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16535

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports. The US citizens paying Boeing for not delivering planes to China because of Trump's policies. Makes sense I guess. Or how about addressing ...

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by ssteve
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718031

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

AOA disagree is present on WN NGs, and was absent from the WN MAX until it dawned on someone after the Lion Air crash that it wasn't part of the WN package? Sheesh. I can see how that would be disturbing to, well, everyone. Or is it not on the NGs? Business Insider sort of implies that it is.

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by ssteve
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719869

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Personally, it wouldn't surprise me if this is nothing but more PR response from Foeing (FAA/Boeing). "Hey look, Boeing's not the only one with AOA sensor issues, not the only one with systems that push the nose down." The FAA is conspiring with Boeing to do it's job? Does that dovetail i...

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by ssteve
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The largest aircraft in EGE!
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Re: The largest aircraft in EGE!

https://vimeo.com/38113808


The is "The Google Jet" ? A VIP.

Would there really be much of a limit for VIP planes?
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airbazar wrote:


The is "The Google Jet" ? A VIP.

Would there really be much of a limit for VIP planes?

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by ssteve
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 830
Views: 79627

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Ozair wrote:
Is there a single comparison to that for combat aircraft across the USAF history?


The final U2 was delivered ~34 years after the first.

I suspect that sort of program longevity will become more common. They'll be delivering new F-35s when we're all dead of old age. :tombstone:

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by ssteve
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718031

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

You said “There is simply no way that the people putting it together were not aware they were making serious (and multiple) violations of FAR25 and DO-178b.” That’s what I said sounded like conjecture. What are those violations? I honestly don’t know, so your help is appreciated. I wonder, too. I d...

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by ssteve
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 8376

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

Southwest uses dual jetway boarding at Albany Intl. in NY That’s what I thought this thread was going to be about as well. Weird how you say dual boarding and upstate flyers think of Albany’s rear boarding bridges and the rest of the world is really just talking about two regular jet bridges. Thoug...

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by ssteve
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718031

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

A baton was dropped. But organizationally I think they'll find a number of people who are strongly motivated to ensure holding the baton is never their job, and work on the assumption that someone else is carrying it.

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by ssteve
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 73
Views: 14604

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

United is prohibiting basic economy customers from having carryons that don't fit under the seat, and charging to check carryon sized bags. What was strange to me when I flew this fare class recently, is that I was totally blocked from any sort of upgrade. Couldn't pay extra to change the seat assig...

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by ssteve
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 117
Views: 24382

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

rbavfan wrote:
ssteve wrote:
BAe146 still flying scheduled service. I had no idea.


Still in service all over the world.


Yeah, I googled that. More than I'd have guessed, though not really at all in the US. I still picture them in red NW colors.

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by ssteve
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 117
Views: 24382

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

BAe146 still flying scheduled service. I had no idea.

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by ssteve
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants
Replies: 28
Views: 4133

Re: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants

More a symptom than a cause of why big US companies strangle themselves. They kill their own experienced workforces because they're expensive when viewed in the light of being extremely reluctant to invest in any capital-intensive project without huge guaranteed upside. But China is willing to inves...

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by ssteve
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718031

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

SurlyBonds wrote:
Absolutely this. The point of MCAS is that it was supposed to compensate for *fundamental flight instability* issues. Ponder that for a moment.


I have pondered. What's the threshold? The planes should be impossible to stall?

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by ssteve
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719869

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The great tragedy in the MCAS debacle is that it's a system that was designed to increase safety after the airframe reconfiguration increased the likelihood of stalls. I see this as #1, there's the assumption (cert. requirement?) that the plane must automate its way out of that situation, rather tha...

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by ssteve
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43219

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

barney captain wrote:
Except we aren't using the MAX for HI - we're using NG -800's.


They are ETOPs as well, though, right?

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by ssteve
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718031

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

ytz wrote:
Indeed. For all those who avoided grounding for days, this seems to be true.


And if you want to maximize safety, ground every type for every airworthiness directive from the time the problem is identified (whole fleet) through the time a solution is developed and every plane of that type is fixed.

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by ssteve
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 43
Views: 9761

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

intotheair wrote:
Colorado weather is really much nicer than most people think for most of the time, but I do not miss living in those spring snowstorms.


Most people seem to think you’re all up in the mountains. Definitely you snowshoe to work 6 months of the year, and mine silver the other 6.

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by ssteve
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388305

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Knowing nothing about automation in the 767, I could be convinced that the NTSB meant it was human input, or I could be convinced that they mean it's an input from another source. Not as clear as it could be. They are clear that the heading of 270 came from input to the ADS-B, and they are not clear...

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by ssteve
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21219

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

500 planes of domestic flying produce about 1500 roundtrips. That's three new 500 departure hubs added to their network because many of their existing hubs can't grow much more (MDW/DAL/LAX/FLL). Where could they put three 500 departure hubs absent a merger? This is an honest question, not passive ...

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by ssteve
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388305

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Right, I'd really hope that never happens again. More just pointing out that, yeah, departure from controlled flight that suddenly does happen. MD jackscrew and 737 rudder hard-over etc.

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by ssteve
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388305

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

jetmatt777 wrote:
It must have been a tremendous and sudden force to change the angle that sudden, and one where the pilots couldn’t overcome.


In Lauda Air 004, a thrust reverser deployed in flight. That was tremendous and sudden.

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by ssteve
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14234

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?

It's kind of like the Edsel, or New Coke. It transcends talking about airplanes (it is a neat airplane after all) and jumps into the pantheon of spectacular business failures. And so does the 787 supply chain.

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by ssteve
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service
Replies: 71
Views: 7627

Re: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service

B737900ER wrote:
If you live in Colorado why on earth would you go to Vermont to ski? That’s like living in NY and going to Chicago for pizza.


The EPIC and IKON pass dynamics will go the other way. Stowe and Sugarbush passholders will go to Vail and Aspen.

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by ssteve
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 830
Views: 79627

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Just to put wikipedia numbers on things: "Prior to the launch the F-15 flying at Mach 1.22 executed a 3.8g zoom climb at an angle of 65 degrees."

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by ssteve
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official New Horizons Discussion Thread
Replies: 246
Views: 46330

Re: Official New Horizons Discussion Thread

Press conference at 1400 eastern US time will show closeup images.

Thing is shaped like a cooked turkey leg.

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