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by Passedv1
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 73
Views: 7397

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

Airlines should pull of of LGB??? I think it has already happened. Not many airlines serve LGB. AS doesn't anymore. This is all part of the game. Set aside a piece of land, call it an airport, collect the federal money. Then restrict the airport as much as possible so that its value as an airport is...

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by Passedv1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737NG Spoiler Settings
Replies: 20
Views: 2085

Re: 737NG Spoiler Settings

If you're talking about physical changes to the airframe or engine, no. The tailskid is the only physical difference, all other enhancements are software-based. The software changes command different behavior in spoiler angle, autoslat availability, flap load relief, slat behavior (SFP 737s have th...

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by Passedv1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22322

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

Libel requires that the OP knowingly posted false information, not that the OP posted information that had not been proven beyond a legal standard. I don't know a thing about US law but I am very surprised by what you say. Can I legally publish (communicate to others than Joe X) that Joe X is a thi...

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by Passedv1
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15383

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

Just some thoughts based on what was said... 1st he was detained not arrested. You can be detained based on reasonable suspicion but they must have probable cause for you to be to be arrested. I would bet money right now that he blew below .04. If he didn't, because of the nature of the charges, the...

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by Passedv1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 19 seat airliner question
Replies: 35
Views: 3890

Re: 19 seat airliner question

I don't understand twhy there is even a question. Regs only specify minimum crew. You could have 10 pilots and 7 FA's required on a BEECH 1900l for all the FAA cared. When you say you cant get an answer from the FAA do you mean the FSDO? If you are just asking at the FSDO you are probably talking to...

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by Passedv1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 7275

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

Sorry if this is a silly question or if this belongs in another place, but this question has been on my mind for a while and I'm getting a bit worried, as I'm planning to pursue a career in aviation pretty soon. I've been listening to ATC communications and stuff on youtube or LiveATC etc. and I'm ...

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by Passedv1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 51
Views: 7577

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Yes the f'n fingerprints! Ughhhhhhhhhhhh!

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by Passedv1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385315

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

A quick question... Was the stick shaker active for both pilots in the ET crash? If not, wouldn't that be one of the first things to alert the crew that AOA indicator was wrong for one of them? And if that's the case how would they determine what the correct AOA was so that they could make the corr...

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by Passedv1
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 5436

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

People act like Hawaiian was gouging people on interisland flights. I never saw that. I'm not going to argue if HA was gouging or not since one man's gouge is another man's fair price. Being from Hawaii, I can tell you that unless you have some personal connection to HA, you are generally thrilled ...

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by Passedv1
Wed May 22, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18041

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Single pilot in the next 20 years...doubt it. Pilotless airliners...that is hilarious. We are not even close to this happening. Silly engineers! This is 50 years out at a minimum. Engineers need data, and all you see is an incredible amount of safely completed flights with a spattering of accidents,...

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by Passedv1
Sun May 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11794

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

One last option...since 16L and 16R are too close together for parallel approaches, why don't we give up on the current SEA configuration and build a new terminal down the middle where 16C and T presently are. They can be modern parallel terminal design like DEN or ATL. Once the terminal is built yo...

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by Passedv1
Sun May 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11794

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Or how about, utilize all 3 runways at SEA effectively. SEA has got to be the most ineffectively used 3 runway airport's in the country. I have been vectored north of PAE, driven 20+ miles out to be the #5 airplane for 16R only to fly all the way back to the airport with not a single departure/arriv...

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by Passedv1
Sat May 18, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 derated takeoff power question
Replies: 26
Views: 3825

Re: 737 derated takeoff power question

First you decide what thrust setting/assumed temp you will use for this take off. This requirement depends.on weight, environmental variables, etc. After you determine what combination you are going to use, you punch that into the FMC. Say 24k thrust with an A/T of 38c. The FMC then takes this and c...

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by Passedv1
Fri May 17, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385315

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

A question for 737 pilots, if the need for MCAS was driven by quirky aerodynamics then why should we even trust the aircraft design? I agree 100%. I. Believe that regulations need to he changed so that in order for a manufacturer to maintain a type, the analysis used must compare the proposed varia...

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by Passedv1
Tue May 14, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385315

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

OK. Thanks for the info. Can you speculate as to why 4 crews appeared to follow the former with 3 subsequently intending to return? Ta. Ray Let me start by saying I don't lay blame on the crews in either of these incidents. I've flown both A and B airplanes, not a "fan boy" for either, it...

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by Passedv1
Tue May 14, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385315

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The MCAS software update does not make sense. The logic of disabling MCAS if the two sensors disagree by more than 5 deg, assumes that the faulty sensor is the high value. What if the low value is the faulty one. You are then approaching the edge of your flight envelope with no protection.(Accordin...

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by Passedv1
Tue May 14, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10351

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

For the life of me I cannot find this post that has been quoted? I certainly agree the many low time crews are paired during initial introduction of a new piece of equipment. Not familiar with the 75 hour rule, but it does sound reasonable. 14CFR121.438(b)... "No person may conduct operations ...

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by Passedv1
Mon May 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10351

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

Sure they would...and they do. The rule is 75 hours...one pilot must have 75 hours. That's it. For the life of me I cannot find this post that has been quoted? I certainly agree the many low time crews are paired during initial introduction of a new piece of equipment. Not familiar with the 75 hour...

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by Passedv1
Fri May 10, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10351

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

VSMUT wrote:
WIederling wrote:
BravoOne wrote:
no airline would pair a fresh 200 hour FO with a recently released captain. It would be the experienced line training captains for the first long time who fly with the low-timers.


Sure they would...and they do. The rule is 75 hours...one pilot must have 75 hours. That's it.

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by Passedv1
Tue May 07, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6539

Re: California Pacific for sale

I think PDX.

Pdx is neglected by Alaska, has a large enough population to justify service to many cities, and is fragmented enough that a new/hip startup could gain some traction. PLUS Sir Branson would live to piss in AS's Wheaties.

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by Passedv1
Sun May 05, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41916

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

Oh Christ, CNN has Schiavo pontificating already... She does nothing to improve CNN's trustworthiness. I stopped listening to her years ago. She came from NTSB as I recall, but she's full of crap. She's not even an ops person. She was the inspector general of the FAA. She is either an attorney or a...

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by Passedv1
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10850

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

DL also developed its own RNP for JNU, and last fall sent a 738 to SIT and KTN, presumably to certify their own approaches for those towns as well (even though they will remain E175 for the time being). I’m not positive, but from what I’ve heard DL currently only certified the 738 for the RNP appro...

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by Passedv1
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10850

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

VX has flown to ANC seasonally before. ANC is a totally normal airport Exactly. Anyone can fly into Anchorage. It is an international airport on the coast with long runways aligned for different wind conditions and multiple ILS approaches. The RNP capability that Alaska has on its 737s allow them t...

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by Passedv1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Emergency?
Replies: 7
Views: 2373

Re: JFK Emergency?

6 approach attempts into FRG, in fog this dense? YIKES! (Maximum should be 3 and then divert.) As it is, they basically jumped off the plane onto a lawn---something I would not have advised. Police should have told them to remain in the plane until utilities cut the power. As for the plane, it's re...

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by Passedv1
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716131

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The 737 NG has a whole suite of systems bolted onto it that were not part of the original 737 design. Speed Trim that essentially creates artificial longitudinal stability by inputting trim toward the trimmed speed. Elevator Feel Shift which increases Hydraulic Pressure to introduce a nose down tend...

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by Passedv1
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1.1M lawsuit filed after 'emotional support' dog mauled 5yo girl
Replies: 51
Views: 4213

Re: $1.1M lawsuit filed after 'emotional support' dog mauled 5yo girl

I think they have to crack down on the doctors. Treat it like prescription of controlled substances, if your prescription is without medical basis, then your license is in jeopardy.

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by Passedv1
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387249

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Okay - I understand the controversy about possibly hearing "pull" or GPWS, but what does that have to do with anything? Two problems with that - 1) Someone implied it was heavy rain-related returns triggering the GPWS, which seems unlikely. 2) Wasn't its final VS somewhere over 30,000FPM?...

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by Passedv1
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387249

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Isn't it just as disrespectful to say that it could have been pilot error? That is saying that at least one of them was so incompetent that it cost the life of the crew and the aircraft. Really? You don't see the difference between being speculated as potentially a fallible human vs. a psychopathic...

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by Passedv1
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387249

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Just some comments on some things i've been reading on the thread and hopefully to clear some things up on the premise that there may be some lay-people on here that have a difficult time cutting through the bull. Not getting a call out to ATC: Pilots immediately getting on the radio about being in...

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by Passedv1
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387249

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

This is just silly and arguing for the sake of arguing. Santa isn't real and reindeer don't fly. But planes have been crashed by suicidal crew members. I find it really disrespectful to those affected to speculate that pilot suicide was a cause without evidence indicating such. There is a very, ver...

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by Passedv1
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387249

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Just some comments on some things i've been reading on the thread and hopefully to clear some things up on the premise that there may be some lay-people on here that have a difficult time cutting through the bull. Not getting a call out to ATC: Pilots immediately getting on the radio about being in ...

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by Passedv1
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty
Replies: 76
Views: 10441

Re: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty

That looks like Captains exercise of emergency authority if I ever saw it. It was obviously a safe time to nap since the FO had time to also violate policy and use a by using his electronic device on the flight deck. Should the Captain fight his urge to sleep until he is on approach and risk nodding...

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by Passedv1
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe
Replies: 104
Views: 21173

Re: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe

It's the union equivilant of management crying poverty during contract negotiations. Look at the miraculous turn around in margins in the 4th quarter that AS has made since all of their wage arbitrations are now completed.

And the beat goes on.

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by Passedv1
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight makes emergency landing after cabin pressure (failure) leaves passenger bleeding from ears
Replies: 31
Views: 8235

Re: WN flight makes emergency landing after cabin pressure (failure) leaves passenger bleeding from ears

Most good FOs on the 737 will look up at the cabin alt once or twice on climb to double-check that it isn't substantially climbing, and that the cabin is therefore pressurizing. So this may have been something that the pilots picked up before complaints from the cabin brought it to their attention....

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by Passedv1
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight makes emergency landing after cabin pressure (failure) leaves passenger bleeding from ears
Replies: 31
Views: 8235

Re: WN flight makes emergency landing after cabin pressure (failure) leaves passenger bleeding from ears

I call BS on the bleeding ear report. Going through 8,000 feet I would be shocked if the cabin altitude was much above 2,000 feet. The differential pressure at that point is so low. They must have had something else going on with their ears. Sinus infection perhaps.

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by Passedv1
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 4248

Re: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement

The FAA does not require a particular crew member to give the required announcements. They have a list of things that must be briefed to the passengers prior to departure and it is up to the airline through its procedures to determine who must say what. Usually all of the required announcements are ...

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by Passedv1
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38619

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

If I recall my statistics courses, these numbers are so low as a percentage of "possibles" that even 10 for one airline and 1 for another would not be statistically different, so really no conclusion about who has more is really possible/reliable. 10 vs 1 is not that insignificant. If you...

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by Passedv1
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38619

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

Just listen to SWA2420 pilot getting pissy that he can’t push back because of the emergency vehicles behind him 4 minutes after his company just over-ran the damn runway. That is CLASSIC Southwest right there!

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by Passedv1
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Earthquake in Anchorage (PANC)
Replies: 39
Views: 10622

Re: Earthquake PANC

7.2 magnitude 10 NE ANC. Tsunami Warnings issued PNW and Hawaii.

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by Passedv1
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Earthquake in Anchorage (PANC)
Replies: 39
Views: 10622

Re: Earthquake PANC

Tower evacuated.

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by Passedv1
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Earthquake in Anchorage (PANC)
Replies: 39
Views: 10622

Earthquake in Anchorage (PANC)

Major earthquake PANC. 7R just reopened. Talking about evacuating terminal. Airplanes holding.

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by Passedv1
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum length/number of instructions/clearances from ATC?
Replies: 25
Views: 2907

Re: Maximum length/number of instructions/clearances from ATC?

You can get away with more if it’s an obvious/common clearance. Fly heading 360, maintain 3,000 until established, cleared ILS 4, maintain 170 knots until the marker, tower at the marker - good day is no problem especially since you just heard the 5 airplanes ahead of you get the exact same clearanc...

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by Passedv1
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Anyone Identify What Happened on my flight?
Replies: 15
Views: 2530

Re: Can Anyone Identify What Happened on my flight?

Usually the jolt happens when the auto brakes are braking too hard. The pilots didn’t get the brakes off manually so they had to use the switch to deactivate then auto brakes which is often a pretty jolting experience.

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by Passedv1
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 13151

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

What is the difference between being a “OneWorld Member” and being a “OneWorld Connect” member? https://www.oneworld.com/news-information/oneworldnews/-/asset_publisher/QtTQ7EuCzxhd/content/introducing-oneworld-connect-a-new-way-for-airlines-to-link-to-the-world-s-premier-alliance/maximized Thanks ...

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by Passedv1
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 13151

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

What is the difference between being a “OneWorld Member” and being a “OneWorld Connect” member?

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by Passedv1
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 232 Details
Replies: 38
Views: 8807

Re: UA 232 Details

With all due respect to Capt Haynes, IMHO the real hero was Capt Dennis Fitch, a check airman, who just happened to be going home on that flight. He is the one who came up to cockpit and, on his knees, manipulated the throttles to try and get the plane stable. There is an hour long youtube on him r...

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by Passedv1
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 145
Views: 20262

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now

“...the terms of the agreement between Alaska and Southwest regarding Paine Field are confidential, but we can say this – it has absolutely no connection to Dallas Love Field. We’re aware of rumors that gates at Love were somehow involved, but they are unfounded and inaccurate.” The above is from an...

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by Passedv1
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 16363

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

I don't know what happened on this flight, however, way too much is being relied upon by these other "medical professionals." As has been stated before you don't know what their background is. The flight crew has no way to verify these people have the knowledge and experience that they are...

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by Passedv1
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595675

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

SO many crashes and incidents lately are in some way related to unreliable airspeed, pitot static failures, etc.. MANY (if not all) have significant issues and failures leading to the events, but aviation safety has always been about removing that "link" in the chain which causes the high...

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by Passedv1
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595675

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

A couple questions: 1) Since the conditions of the prior flight may be able to shed some light on the incident, I'm wondering: will the FDR and CVR have data covering that flight also? 2) There seem to be questions of the accuracy of the ADS-B data; would the plane still have been in primary radar ...

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