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by bradmovie
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?
Replies: 50
Views: 6849

Re: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?

Great find! Once, during the 90s, I had a chance to fly in First class on the TWA 747 from JFK to SFO. The seating chart was different, and I was able to choose row 1. In that configuration row 1 only had one seat! It was right up against the nose below the cockpit, and I could see out of angled win...

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by bradmovie
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: OMG thank you admins
Replies: 74
Views: 6505

Re: OMG thank you admins

I agree, the blue is a big improvement.  

Now I seem to have lost the ability to return to forum discussions at the same place I left off at.  Does anyone know what happened to the link for sending you to the first unread post in a topic?

Thanks!

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by bradmovie
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 997 Immediate Return to Dallas Tonight
Replies: 0
Views: 1103

AA 997 Immediate Return to Dallas Tonight

AA 997, a 777-200 left DFW this evening an hour and a half late due to mechanical issue, on the way to EZE (Buenos Aires). Nine minutes after takeoff at 17,500 per ADS-B, the aircraft begin descending and returned to the airport for an immediate overweight landing. Met be emergency services and sat ...

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by bradmovie
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 32627

Re: New Site.

Thanks to those who pointed out how to find your first unread post, though it doesn't seem to work correctly all the time. How do you respond to a specific post? They are no longer numbered... And what about being able to collapse posts as the earlier site did? I can't believe all the functionality ...

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by bradmovie
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 32627

Re: New Site.

First impressions of the new site: I can no longer tell how many posts I have read in a topic, so don't know where to even start! It is much more difficult to tell how long ago topics were updated -- the timestamp is there, but no longer is there a countdown of how long it has been since last respon...

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by bradmovie
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777, 787, 797,...and Then?
Replies: 71
Views: 16815

RE: 777, 787, 797,...and Then?

Hi all. Unfortunately the model deignation 797 has already been taken...see the book "Mayday" by Thomas Block (pen name for Nelson DeMille). In this book the 797 is Boeing's newest supersonic passenger transport. It is a hilarious book. Basically the US Navy accidentally shoots a dummy missile at th...

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by bradmovie
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First New Gate At AA LAX T4 Now Open
Replies: 9
Views: 5813

RE: First New Gate At AA LAX T4 Now Open

Does anyone know what <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s long-range plans are for <acronym title="Transeast Airlines (Latvia)">T4</acronym> or adding other gates? I know there are a couple of TBIT gates opening for them, but the situation at <acronym title="Transeast Airlines (L...

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by bradmovie
Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Core Truths Of A-Net
Replies: 340
Views: 29584

RE: The Core Truths Of A-Net

Don't forget the merger between Airbus and Boeing, finally they will pool all their creative juices to create the world's Y3LR Neo FBW MaxX <acronym title="Corpus Christi - International (CRP / KCRP), USA - Texas">CRP</acronym> BWB -- with virtual windows, shark/et/winglets and , of course, the zorr...

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by bradmovie
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 803 Delay Today -- Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

RE: UAL 803 Delay Today -- Why?

Thanks for all your responses.

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by bradmovie
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 803 Delay Today -- Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

UAL 803 Delay Today -- Why?

Hi all. Does anyone know why UAL 803, <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> is delayed today? It's been sitting at the gate almost 3 hours beyond depart...

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by bradmovie
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Reverse Entrance
Replies: 19
Views: 7454

RE: LAX Reverse Entrance

I agree completely, the traffic volume is way too much, mostly caused by the vans and busses -- and oh! ... the noise and pollution! Depending on time of day I sometimes tell arriving passengers to meet me on the upper level, or will go up there myself after arriving to be picked up. Does anyone kno...

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by bradmovie
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Was TWA Like?
Replies: 60
Views: 11405

RE: What Was TWA Like?

You rock! I do a lot of cooking and will definitely try this simple recipe. Fun stuff, thanks for sharing!

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by bradmovie
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Was TWA Like?
Replies: 60
Views: 11405

RE: What Was TWA Like?

I flew TWA regularly throughout the 90s, mostly <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>. They were my first frequent flyer club, and I gai...

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by bradmovie
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fastest Ever Atlantic And Pacific Crossings?
Replies: 10
Views: 6468

RE: Fastest Ever Atlantic And Pacific Crossings?

I'd also be interested to know, if the data exists, what the fastest regular passenger jet crossings have been over the Atlantic and Pacific? Non-supersonic...

On the IFE I've seen 1,000kph + while eastbound over the Atlantic, that was pretty fast!

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by bradmovie
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Own Recollections Of 9/11/01
Replies: 75
Views: 10201

RE: Your Own Recollections Of 9/11/01

Though far away in California, that day was seared into my memory. I always set the alarm clock to a radio station for music to wake me up. The alarm went off at 630AM or so, and immediately the words "The FAA has ordered all airplanes flying over the US to land immediately" came out. I was jarred a...

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by bradmovie
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 2
Replies: 272
Views: 59845

RE: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 2

Unfortunately, CNN is once again grasping at straws for headlines. Wolf Blitzer thinks they've discovered something important that no one else knows -- that the fire was caused by the fire suppression systems on the aircraft failing to work properly. I'm no expert but aren't the fire bottles intende...

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by bradmovie
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Rolling Out Live TV On 777, 787 Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 10964

RE: AA Rolling Out Live TV On 777, 787 Fleet

What is <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> doing with the IFE on their 737-800s? I traveled a few of them recently in coach and was shocked to see that their "new" setback IFE system does not allow coach passengers to watch ANY movies or ANY <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium...

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by bradmovie
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 374738

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 45

Building construction crews commonly use a plant to celebrate installation of the highest/final piece of steel in a building. Kinda like a temporary flag on top!

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by bradmovie
Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Take Off With No Runway Lights
Replies: 27
Views: 20048

RE: Thomson Take Off With No Runway Lights

They had to depart since the white zone is for loading and unloading only...or was it the fish???

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by bradmovie
Tue May 12, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300's Where Still Flying
Replies: 59
Views: 14180

RE: A300's Where Still Flying

For anyone interested in looking at the freighter versions of these aircraft, just stop by <acronym title="Burbank (/ Glendale / Pasadena) - Bob Hope (Lockheed Air Terminal) (BUR / KBUR), USA - California">BUR</acronym> any weekday about 715PM -- there are 2 Fedex and one UPS departures within 30 mi...

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by bradmovie
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK - Part 79
Replies: 213
Views: 33818

RE: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK - Part 79

Since the issue of failed hijacking was brought up recently, along with the idea of an additional voice in the cockpit, I would be curious to explore again what airline pilots think of these two transmissions: "01:01:14 (MAS 370) Malaysian three seven zero, maintaining level three five zero." "01:07...

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by bradmovie
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK Part 76
Replies: 208
Views: 22384

RE: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK Part 76

In following these threads, I came up with the following percentages:

Deliberate human intervention = 50%

Accident/failure/non-human caused = 50%

We really don't know...yet

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by bradmovie
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2015 Aadvantage Program Changes
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

RE: 2015 Aadvantage Program Changes

The other possibility is that this is simply setting the stage for eventually moving the entire program to a fare-based system. That's what worries me!

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by bradmovie
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUR: Landing From The South (runway 33)?
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

RE: BUR: Landing From The South (runway 33)?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rlwynn" class="quote" target="_blank">rlwynn</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i> Those are some "hills".</i></font></td></tr><...

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by bradmovie
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUR: Landing From The South (runway 33)?
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

RE: BUR: Landing From The South (runway 33)?

This happens regularly when we get a little weather in SoCal -- usually it's the Santa Anas, and sometimes low pressure systems like the one approaching today. Although I did not know about takeoffs on 33, I thought all takeoffs in this wind configuration were on 26. There are some low hills off the...

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by bradmovie
Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK Part 73
Replies: 222
Views: 22911

RE: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing KUL-PEK Part 73

Thank you Kaiarahi and mandala499 for breathing some logic, common sense, and basic respect into this discussion. Your perspective is invaluable to many of us.

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by bradmovie
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 33
Replies: 207
Views: 45144

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 33

Karl, you are a gentleman for keeping us up to date on the soon-to-be <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 787! Thank you. And thanks on behalf of all of us who have never been able to visit Boeing. I'm surprised at the white vertical stabilizer-- was expecting the <acronym title="A...

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by bradmovie
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 33
Replies: 207
Views: 45144

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 33

Thank you, the anticipation is building!

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by bradmovie
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 33
Replies: 207
Views: 45144

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 33

I noticed that AA's first -8 (LN241) is now in final assembly. Does anyone have any pics yet? Has there been a roll-out date announced?

Thanks in advance for any updates. Looking forward to finally getting a ride on a Dreamliner!

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by bradmovie
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 31
Replies: 324
Views: 88744

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 31

Thanks to all for this interesting continuing topic.

Does anyone have any info yet on whether American Airlines' first 787 has entered the FAL? I believe it is expected to shortly if not yet.


Thanks for any updates!

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by bradmovie
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 68
Replies: 205
Views: 30534

RE: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 68

I agree that it certainly "looks like" Zaharie may have done this deliberately, but that does not mean it is the only possibility. As I said, at this point there is no evidence. I will continue to leave it to the professionals in the aviation industry to look at every possible scenario scientificall...

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by bradmovie
Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 68
Replies: 205
Views: 30534

RE: Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 68

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sipadan" class="quote" target="_blank">sipadan</a> (<a href="#179" class="quote">Reply 179</a>):<br/><i>I feel the evidence incontrovertibly poi...

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by bradmovie
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BUR Burbank/Bob Hope Unusual Takeoff
Replies: 7
Views: 4836

RE: BUR Burbank/Bob Hope Unusual Takeoff

As a local resident and frequent Burbank traveler, yes they do use 26 for take-offs, usually in the evenings or weekends when traffic is lighter. Rwy 26 take-offs can interfere with incoming rwy 8 arrivals, which is why they don't do it more often. Whenever we get rain storms (I wish!) and/or we hav...

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by bradmovie
Sat May 17, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 62
Replies: 288
Views: 33415

RE: MH Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 62

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WarrenPlatts" class="quote" target="_blank">WarrenPlatts</a> (<a href="#154" class="quote">Reply 154</a>):<br/><i>Sorry but you guys are irrelev...

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by bradmovie
Thu May 15, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 29
Replies: 296
Views: 81692

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 29

We should be getting close to the start of final assembly for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s first 787-8. Does anyone yet have a start date, or is it too early still? As a loyal <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> flyer I can't wait to try out their new pla...

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by bradmovie
Wed May 14, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 61
Replies: 438
Views: 40989

RE: MH Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 61

I'm glad to see these threads going back to the very useful give-and-take of ideas and knowledge. I have rarely seen such disrespectful and childish behavior as has been exhibited by Warren Platts. As soon as he leaves the threads become useful again. There is absolutely no call for demeaning insult...

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by bradmovie
Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Warns Pilots Not To Land At Wrong Airport
Replies: 31
Views: 13077

RE: Ntsb Warns Pilots Not To Land At Wrong Airport

While this isn't the most serious problem in aviation, it does occur. Just the other day I saw it almost happen again: Regular UPS freighter on long final to <acronym title="Burbank (/ Glendale / Pasadena) - Bob Hope (Lockheed Air Terminal) (BUR / KBUR), USA - California">BUR</acronym> the other eve...

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by bradmovie
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 14
Replies: 408
Views: 114987

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 14

I have read every post in this strange and sad saga, and my thoughts go out to the passengers, crew and their families. I thought it might be worthwhile to try to summarize what people are asking about and suggesting needs to be done. I am not an expert in any of these matters, so bear with me. Ther...

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by bradmovie
Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 26
Replies: 252
Views: 59771

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 26

Thanks for the great thread. As an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> fan, does anyone yet know when <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s first 788 will begin final assembly? It would be nice to track the progress of the first birds for our new "mega carrier". I...

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by bradmovie
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At DCA Tonight (2/18/14)?
Replies: 3
Views: 3172

RE: What's Going On At DCA Tonight (2/18/14)?

Out of curiosity I googled for news from DCA. The only thing I saw was flooding from burst pipes in baggage areas, and temporary closure of those areas, airport ops not affected. That could be it...

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by bradmovie
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christie: They Didn't Land At LaGuardia Airport
Replies: 34
Views: 16283

RE: Christie: They Didn't Land At LaGuardia Airport

I just hope they finish that darn traffic study so fans can get to the game!

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by bradmovie
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles Helicopter Noise Relief Act Passes
Replies: 25
Views: 4987

RE: Los Angeles Helicopter Noise Relief Act Passes

I am hoping the new law will have a real impact. Sure it doesn't deal with LAPD's choppers, but it will have a real effect anyway. For example, the idea that copters will follow freeways or other set routes will not only slightly limit noise, it may force changes in how they do business. We live mid...

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by bradmovie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Lands At Wrong Airport (Part 1)
Replies: 251
Views: 52193

WN Lands At Wrong Airport (Part 1)

So they get to the end of the runway, turn around, rev the engines…and the feed quits!

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by bradmovie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Lands At Wrong Airport (Part 1)
Replies: 251
Views: 52193

WN Lands At Wrong Airport (Part 1)

The tug is now towing...

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by bradmovie
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cold Weather Ops - Special Procedures?
Replies: 20
Views: 7478

RE: Cold Weather Ops - Special Procedures?

Thanks Pihero. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pihero" class="quote" target="_blank">Pihero</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>An altimeter never ever ever gi...

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by bradmovie
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has The 787 Been Performing Lately? (Part 2)
Replies: 259
Views: 45165

RE: How Has The 787 Been Performing Lately? (Part 2)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but since when do manufacturers "bless" airline scheduling? The schedule was designed by <acronym title="Norwegian Air Shuttle AND Air Djibouti">DY</acronym>. Whether it is overly ambitious or not I leave to the experts, but please let's stop saying that Boeing has somehow "...

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by bradmovie
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cold Weather Ops - Special Procedures?
Replies: 20
Views: 7478

RE: Cold Weather Ops - Special Procedures?

Thanks for the responses so far. As I expected there are specific procedures in place, depending on temperature. Using Boeing77W's post as an example, are procedures similar on different Boeing models? On Airbii? Can anyone explain why altimeters have errors below 0 degrees C? Is this taken into acc...

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by bradmovie
Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cold Weather Ops - Special Procedures?
Replies: 20
Views: 7478

Cold Weather Ops - Special Procedures?

I thought it would be interesting to find out what special ground procedures airlines and crews must follow when the weather is extremely, unusually cold. While this is normal in very cold climates, here in the USA this week we are experiencing below zero (F) temperatures in many states -- as much a...

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by bradmovie
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ntsb Hearing On Asiana 214
Replies: 163
Views: 23138

RE: Ntsb Hearing On Asiana 214

Thanks Zeke. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zeke" class="quote" target="_blank">zeke</a> (<a href="#160" class="quote">Reply 160</a>):<br/><i>Most of the comments on this thre...

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