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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 27
Views: 3125

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

Welfare in the sky. A person moves to Podunk and expects the same benefits as larger selfsustaing metro areas. One of many wasteful spending packages under the guise of making everything available to everybody. Do you know how many medivacs there would be to get people into the cities for cancer tr...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 27
Views: 3125

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

Welfare in the sky. A person moves to Podunk and expects the same benefits as larger selfsustaing metro areas. One of many wasteful spending packages under the guise of making everything available to everybody. Do you know how many medivacs there would be to get people into the cities for cancer tr...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 45
Views: 5705

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Chugach wrote:
chunhimlai wrote:
The trouble is that SEA is too small so DL cant grow as large as they wish


Seattle is the global headquarters for Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Expedia, Costco, plus many others. It’s not some podunk backwater.

One quick stop from Nike and Portland too

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 55
Views: 12464

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

I think in this case, "wrong set of wings" is probably a paperwork error regarding serial numbers. I highly doubt the aircraft in question was flying around w/ P8 wings on it. Well the plane hasn't made its first flight (yet) so it can be anything. Michael i think someone would notice if ...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 27
Views: 3125

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

I think they should just bid out the whole package to a few companies and bring the cost down.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 115
Views: 17575

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

Airlines most likely do it so they can conform it to their op specs as fast as possible. You can also just do all these tasks after you take delivery. Or it’s what airlines have to do when they buy a used airplane.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 84
Views: 6147

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

'murica!!! It's simply amazing how its easy to sue someone in US. US is the only country where I've seen advertisements put up by law firms... Someone takes an overdose of opium, takes a DL flight, falls sick and dies onboard and the dead (or his survivor) sues the airline for being negligent. Can ...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 84
Views: 6147

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

If kept at the right temperature you could probably get almost two years shelf life. According to the FDA naloxone should be stored between 59 degrees F and 86 degrees F, however the nasal spray has a lower max recommended temperature of only 77 degrees F. As long as the PC air is on or the aircraf...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 40
Views: 6371

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Word has it that they've actually been very reliable, particularly for a new type EIS. The first year was a little rough, but the second year went much better, and remember- this is a NEW plane, not just a stretch of a 1980's design that is long since got the bugs worked out. That said, an INOP APU...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5628

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

Per my sources at VCV, that work on the WN aircraft in question, the engines on each aircraft need to be run every 10 days or so. What that entails as far as time they need to run, I don't know and didn't ask. But there were several out there while I was on the ramp that were running engines. Can't...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5628

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

I would be curious to know if the other US3 are seeing an increase in applications or an increase in the size of their hiring pool since Southwest is not taking any new pilots right now. Do we think that this will impact the regional carriers flow/exit rates? Most people apply to every major airlin...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15501

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

Sully is not that impressed: https://twitter.com/Captsully/status/1148728847074041856 Well I'm not impressed by Sully. An airline pilot who simply did his job has been elevated by the media to be an expert on all things aviation. This is very disrespectful. First of all the guy had a 30 year career...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 27204

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

The A380 positioned to London-Gatwick earlier today using a Norwegian callsign... my best guess is that it's about to carry some very lucky passengers to JFK! Is it common in Europe for the operating carrier to take the marketing carriers name? Skywest operating for delta will operate under a Skywe...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7175

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

glideslope900 wrote:
Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure.

Is this a joke

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?
Replies: 23
Views: 5903

Re: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?

Bering air currently does charters between Alaska (OTZ I believe) and the Russian far Far East. People living on other sides of the Bering are related.

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No service to F70?
Replies: 7
Views: 2356

Re: No service to F70?

Airports can use crash fire rescue provided by the city and be Part 139 certified. All commercial arrivals will need PPR so the truck shows up. That’s how CEC does it for example.

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's flight SY8948 doing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1890

Re: What's flight SY8948 doing?

Coronado990 wrote:
Maybe the tower didn't open until 8:00am? Just guessing.

You don’t need a tower to land. Commercial flights land at un towered airports all day every day.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9579

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

But a battery does not replace an engine. The risk is now the sum of the risk of a battery failure + the risk of an engine failure. Sudden and unexpected fuel leaks are very uncommon. A battery failure is more akin to that. Did you read what I wrote? Electric motors are extremely reliable; much mor...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9579

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

I’ll call it right now: this is never going to happen. I don't see this plane in passenger service. I also think the range is going to end up being much shorter than they think because the FAA is going to tighten up on all sorts of angles of this. PLUS, these batteries lose max charge over time AND...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Taos Air?
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: What happened to Taos Air?

rajincajun01 wrote:
There were definitely ads around Austin near/at the airport. It was planned seasonal service. I heard it was a Denver Air Connection a/c, but I don’t know the accuracy.

They are the only ones that have that type of jet so I’d say it’s likely.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?
Replies: 20
Views: 3963

Re: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?

Well I don’t think it’s a go around on departure

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30502

Re: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier

Well, the type certificate will ensure nobody snatches it, put new engines and competes with the MR100. Or worst, COMAC grabs it, move the production to China and sells a revamp CRJ900 at discounted prices. The current CRJ support is currently profitable and is an excellent base to later support th...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere
Replies: 11
Views: 4780

Re: Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere

I can’t say I’ve ever seen it where an aircraft has had to return to base halfway through an flight due to this! However, I know for Singapore they’re strict on this, you need to tell the CAAS which reg and what airport you’ll be flying into and they send you a computer generated letter which “allo...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS
Replies: 25
Views: 3654

Re: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS

That kind of thinking is, for PWM, very 1982, before PWM had non-stops to major hubs... everything required a connection in BOS. Today (and I mean today's schedules) there are non-stops to PHL, DTW, JFK, EWR, LGA, BWI, IAD, DCA, CLT, RDU, ATL, ORD and DEN. The heck with connections. Why is connecti...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chicago TRACON controlled airspace dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 2082

Re: Chicago TRACON controlled airspace dimensions

[twoid][/twoid] I don't think anybody is going to give you definitive answers. You'd best be served by examining the charts, sectionals, hi and low and determining the airspace class and sectors. SkyVector.com is a good site with charts. Ultimately, if flying on an IFR flight plan, ATC will tell you...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 7410

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

The RAF Typhoons caused a bit of a stir in the NE London/Essex area; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/22/jet2-plane-intercepted-by-typhoon-fighters-sonic-boom-woman-arrested That's not done lightly, must have been an especially bad case of a disruptive pax. So Dalaman is notorious for att...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 78899

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

They announced cargo service to ANC starting 27jun

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7596

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

High visibility should truly be an airline safety high priority. Color, Font size, or livery uniqueness does not need to be overly regulated by government agenicies. I liked Howard Hughes’ rebranding of Airwest’s merged airlines to Hughes Airwest with his High Visibility Yellow in the interest of s...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7596

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

Heck no. The only thing that’s necessary is the operating carrier market by the door if it’s oainted different. Skywest horizon and Alaska all wear the same livery.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11081

Re: New Russian SST

qf744fan wrote:
Considering the safety record of their last attempt, this just sounds like suicide with extra steps.

Or the safety record of their latest non supersonic passenger jet.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11729

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

Maybe they will just move some of the reduced freq routes on to 737. Or airbus :)

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23032

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

They didn’t fill them tho. Where is proof that they filled them? Everything I’ve read says the load factors were much lower. And any old timer in the industry will tell you how easy it was to non rev back then. They used to even offer cheap
Walk up tickets since flights were so empty n

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11729

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

wedgetail737 wrote:
In a strange sort of way, I kind of wish AS does an early morning departure/late night arrival between SEA and PAE for better connectivity. But I'm pretty sure it won't happen...not cost effective.

Why just go connect in Portland!

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9038

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

I'm sure ONT would roll out the red carpet in a heartbeat ;) You beat me to it. They have plenty of gates opened for them, parking and drop off is just there within a few minutes. Though, it all would depend if there is financial viability to move there from LAX. Except when you get off the plane y...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the FAA airport ID's used for?
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Re: What are the FAA airport ID's used for?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
The FAA and ICAO codes are identical, IATA codes are for airline use, mostly ticketing.

GF

In the contiguous USA yes. In Alaska and Hawaii this is incorrect.

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by 32andBelow
Fri May 31, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4379

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

I don’t understand why anyone is using paper boarding passes let alone “paper ticket” (boarding pass) holders.

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 28, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 8958

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

https://youtu.be/pZeF3MW-oMY
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Cockpit doesn’t look outdated. This fedex one is full glass.

https://youtu.be/pZeF3MW-oMY

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by 32andBelow
Sun May 26, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Hacking question
Replies: 5
Views: 1562

Re: Travel Hacking question

Amex gift cards have like a 5 dollar fee that would wipe out any value from the points

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by 32andBelow
Fri May 24, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines on the edge
Replies: 32
Views: 4004

Re: Airlines on the edge

Ravn is having a very hard time getting pilots

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 22, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22228

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Via Air has their corporate office right by my home. It is the strangest location because if you travel just half a block passed it, there is a residential area surrounded by beautiful lakefront homes in Maitland Florida. There is a house just several hundred feet away from that office that would s...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17906

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

This seems a bad idea. A drone is fine in the desert, but 100s of souls flying into London is a different matter! Do pilots even make up a significant portion of a flight's costs? I can't imagine how busy it'd be in the cockpit with one pilot trying to talk with ATC and fly in a very tightly packed...

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by 32andBelow
Sun May 19, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11712

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Alaska could free up so much space by routing the ANC based connecting pax through Portland.

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by 32andBelow
Thu May 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Air Cargo Logo
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Re: Aloha Air Cargo Logo

IDK but they got one of the aloha 737s flying in Alaska right now for NAC

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22228

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Replace small with LOW PAID. Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days Captains don't make 6 figures in 12 months. More like 65k. You're seriously uninformed in you think rj captain...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22228

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Replace small with LOW PAID. Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days He isn't referencing regionals which are not small airlines anymore. He is referencing Part 135 carriers that ...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 15, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22228

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 14, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22228

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 07, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139827

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Really?? It was both posted up-thread on here and being reported by RT and CNN that review of the ATC recordings when asked about dumping fuel, the crew responded they did not feel comfortable at low altitude dumping fuel over the city. It makes absolutely no sense that a regional jet would have to...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 06, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139827

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Exits may be briefed, etc. but the last thing you want is for pax to open doors and jumping into fire and/or path of running engines. So, yes, pax are instructed to remain seated until ordered to move and to where. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQDF_pesqAo In this Aeroflot case, one of the c...

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