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by BravoOne
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post in wrong forum
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Post in wrong forum

Thats okay as this will get at least ten replies:)

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by BravoOne
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the max gear extension speed on a 787-8 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: What is the max gear extension speed on a787-8 ?

BravoOne wrote:
270Kts / .82 extend or retract.
It should be placarded right next the the gear extension / retract handle.

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by BravoOne
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the max gear extension speed on a 787-8 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: What is the max gear extension speed on a787-8 ?

270Kts / .82 extend or retract.

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by BravoOne
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Vref
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Boeing 787-10 Vref

The Vspeeds for both T.O and Landing are a function of data previously loaded on the Performance pages of the EFB, which in turn interfaces directly with the FMC and it's respective CDU. It in turn is displayed on the Capt & F/O's PFD. The very nature of this means it is dynamic and changes base...

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polar Routing from India to US
Replies: 20
Views: 2417

Re: Polar Routing from India to US

I'll double down on the Russian alternates, several of which opened about ten years ago and then for various reasons became unavailable. Polar Ops training is fairly easy to fulfill. No sim time, just classroom so it should be a barrier in this case. BTW, Com capability has greatly improved since th...

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by BravoOne
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polar Routing from India to US
Replies: 20
Views: 2417

Re: Polar Routing from India to US

My copy of the Air India Polar Operations manual is dated 02/28/2007. Are you sure AI has not been flying these ops prior to this date? I know that JET was doing some before their demise. What aircraft types and routes would AI done polar ? The first polar flight CX did was JFK-HKG in 1998, a 744. ...

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by BravoOne
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Recession?
Replies: 15
Views: 635

Re: Another Recession?

I figure Germany and then the UK. China is the wild card, and as for the US, maybe a slight one but nothing like 2008.

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by BravoOne
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polar Routing from India to US
Replies: 20
Views: 2417

Re: Polar Routing from India to US

My copy of the Air India Polar Operations manual is dated 02/28/2007. Are you sure AI has not been flying these ops prior to this date? I know that JET was doing some before their demise.

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by BravoOne
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polar Routing from India to US
Replies: 20
Views: 2417

Re: Polar Routing from India to US

Airlines have been doing this since the early 2000's, if not before if you count operators like SAS. FWIW, Polar Ops begin at 78N.

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by BravoOne
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Path of SQ21 EWR-SIN
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: Flight Path of SQ21 EWR-SIN

Please re-read my original post. There could be solar weather conditions, along with a host of other issues that eliminated the polar regions as an option. Might be winds, might be ETP alternate weather, might be solar weather. or maybe an MEL issue on that specific aircraft. Simply not enough infor...

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by BravoOne
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Path of SQ21 EWR-SIN
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: Flight Path of SQ21 EWR-SIN

Again....without seeing the actual flight plan it's hard to say but, more than likely it's a case of favaorable winds at the lower latitudes. Could be a combination of winds and ETP alternates as well. When the enroute ETP alternates are forecasting poor weather it can eliminate them from operationa...

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by BravoOne
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15706

Re: Tower Air

Ziyulu wrote:
I can't believe how so many are bashing Tower for poor service. Do AA, UA, and DL offer good service today?


Obviously either your reading comprehension is very poor or you're just tossing out flame bait.

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by BravoOne
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What type of insurance do airlines carry?
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: What type of insurance do airlines carry?

Loydds of London? Most airlines are not covered for "punitive damages " associated with and accident, and to my knowledge no US airline has ever had punitive damages applied in a settlement.

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by BravoOne
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polar Routing from India to US
Replies: 20
Views: 2417

Re: Air India first flight over North Pole from Delhi to San Francisco

See http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/aero_16/polar_sidebar1_fig1.html Those Polar routings do not exit as such anymore. I have the AI Polar Ops manual in front of me but it is not a current version, so I can't be much more help than point out my 1st reply regarding the availability of ...

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by BravoOne
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polar Routing from India to US
Replies: 20
Views: 2417

Re: Polar Routing from India to US

Airlines need approval for polar operations. Seems AI wasn’t approved for it, until now. Both the DGCA and FAA seem to have given approval, based on the article provided by the OP. It’s more than just availability of ETOPS alternates. The following is a good read on the subject: http://www.boeing.c...

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by BravoOne
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 51
Views: 7762

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

Buckling in for a rough ride ahead! Good post BTW

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by BravoOne
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polar Routing from India to US
Replies: 20
Views: 2417

Re: Polar Routing from India to US

Without looking at the specific flight plan it would be hard to say what the issues would be and I kainda doubt that they will see those kind of savings, regardless. Strongly suspect that this is driven by the availailabilty of some new ETOPS alternates that were not available in the past. I recall ...

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by BravoOne
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bob Crandall Thinks Rich People Should Pay More Taxes
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: Bob Crandall Thinks Rich People Should Pay More Taxes

I find it amusing when multi billionaires advocate higher taxes for the top tier tax payers. Most of them have made money and already paid the taxes. When you are worth 5B+ it not that big an impact on your quality of life when pay a little more. The idea of paying more might be offensive but the ac...

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death
Replies: 21
Views: 5088

Re: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death

There are a couple of BBJ's running around whose past life includes rendition flights for the CIA and others. Only Avgeeks would sit around and match registration numbers with past ownership history , and even then in most cases you could track their previous owners.

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death
Replies: 21
Views: 5088

Re: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death

Epstein sold the 727-200 just weeks before his arrest. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-11/epstein-sold-lolita-express-weeks-arrest-court-document That is a -100, not -200. Never let that facts get in the way of a good story. There are a few other planes with sorid pasts that have managed to ...

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 into Kai Tak?
Replies: 9
Views: 1971

Re: A380 into Kai Tak?

TWA772LR wrote:
BravoOne wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
It wouldve made for some amazing a.net photos, thats for sure!



There are numerous youtube links for the old airport. Google is your best resource.

I don't think there's any videos or photos of A380s flying in to Kai Tak...


Sorry as I did not know you were being 380 specific.

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 into Kai Tak?
Replies: 9
Views: 1971

Re: A380 into Kai Tak?

TWA772LR wrote:
It wouldve made for some amazing a.net photos, thats for sure!



There are numerous youtube links for the old airport. Google is your best resource.

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 133
Views: 18643

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

Genuine question: how hard would it be for a CX pilot to get a job in Europe or the US? I feel for the pilots at Cathay. You were/are apart of great, modern airline with a very “Western” lifestyle. This now threatens a lot of that. Your job is in high demand globally. If it were me, I’d seriously b...

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by BravoOne
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 4880

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

FTL was a proud bunch of can do pilots and employees. Trouble makers, I doubt but unlike the FedEx pilots of that time, they had really done and seen it all.

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by BravoOne
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: WN Pilot Flies Father's Vietnam War Remains Home
Replies: 15
Views: 1326

Re: WN Pilot Flies Father's Vietnam War Remains Home

Brings tears to my eyes. Words alone cannot adequately describe the emotions.

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by BravoOne
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 into Kai Tak?
Replies: 9
Views: 1971

Re: A380 into Kai Tak?

If the airport could handle B747 (but not so well), then likely the A380 could maneuver into the airport as well. It probably could, but very hard to as they also have to avoid buildings while landing. But just even more risky. I’m quite surprised that no aircraft has ever crashed into a building. ...

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by BravoOne
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seaboard World lone DC-10-30CF
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: Seaboard World lone DC-10-30CF

As I recall Lofteidr was an operator of the CL44 which both Seaboard and FTL had as the mainstay of their fleets.

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by BravoOne
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 133
Views: 18643

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

A good friend of mine is part of the corporate aviation scene in HKG. He says so far no problems, other that the protesters are frequently in front of their offices and it makes it very hard if not impossible for workers to get to their offices. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail on both side befor...

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by BravoOne
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 133
Views: 18643

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

I notice that some of our frequent CX crew member posters have gone radio silent in the last couple of weeks. Wonder if the fear of being connected to this PRC/HKG debacle has struck a chord?

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by BravoOne
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94256

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

Bet that half of these flight pairing don't last beyond the 2nd annual earnings report. Has a BNF ring to it for some reason.

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by BravoOne
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 4011

Re: Airliners with air stairs

Did a little research on this and the only thing I see is reference to the stairs being able to raise the aft end of the 727 in the event of a wheels up landing to assist with an evacuation (USAF C22) Still remain clueless on how this works. Don't think the stair hydraulic system would support that ...

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by BravoOne
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 4011

Re: Airliners with air stairs

Having flown the 727 for 6 years, I never heard of an emergency extend on the aft door that would lift the plane. Have ever seen the door and estimated the hydraulic power required to lift the plane? Hint: the actuators aren’t nearly big enough. Link please. GF I also have never heard of this alter...

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by BravoOne
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where at LAX? (Unpainted DC-10 photo)
Replies: 32
Views: 4971

Re: Where at LAX? (Unpainted DC-10 photo)

Chances are the airplane had been slated for another customer only to have them cancel and freeing an airplane at a fire sale price for quick delivery.

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by BravoOne
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24924

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

Teddy, it's so easy to blame this on MD, when of course they can't defend them selves as they are not around to do so. Boeing has prior experience with MD and Flight Safety and it's common to hear old school Boeing employees blame one or the other for current conditions. I would suggest the problem ...

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by BravoOne
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24924

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

In the late 90s, when switching from the Classic to the NG, Boeing encountered serious production issues. When they started producing the 787 in Charleston, the quality was so inferior to Seattle products some customers refused taking aircraft produced in Charleston. When Boeing started producing t...

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by BravoOne
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15387

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

While this could cost him a job at DL, it wouldn't be the end of his flying career. Making it to the cockpit though and then conducting pre-flight checks would though. Sorry but I have no idea what you're trying to say? Failing a drug/alcohol has repercussions for airmans certification and job here...

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by BravoOne
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24924

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

I’ve had the privilege of participating in the delivery of an airliner. No perceptible discrepancies are tolerated. It just doesn’t happen. If something is wrong it is either fixed, or compensated for, but usually fixed. Multiple people spend multiple days ensuring that it’s a good machine. Either ...

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15387

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

Unfortunately Delta has in it's past terminated both pilots and FA's who were tested positive using faulty, if not completely false testing data. In some cases this was overturned, but as one might imagine the toll on these falsely accused was significant. While this could cost him a job at DL, it ...

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15387

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

Unfortunately Delta has in it's past terminated both pilots and FA's who were tested positive using faulty, if not completely false testing data. In some cases this was overturned, but as one might imagine the toll on these falsely accused was significant.

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s
Replies: 30
Views: 4300

Re: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s

In its time the DC8 62 was the ultimate long range airliner beating the 707-300B series by a good margin.

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by BravoOne
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 140
Views: 6363

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

Some of you guys scare me more than the shooter. Give it a break and lets see how this plays out. The shooter is alive so we will probably learn more than the usual drivel from the media. sierrakilo44. I live in LAS and I haver heard anything you have stated. Maybe some of the far out websites, but ...

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by BravoOne
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15706

Re: Tower Air

Ziyulu wrote:
I can't believe how so many are bashing Tower for poor service. Do AA, UA, and DL offer good service today?


How may time sdid you ride on Tower?

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by BravoOne
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2550
Views: 331273

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Right - because Boeing had been so forthcoming and transparent with max pilots about mcas, which would have helped them diagnose the problem in the first place. What a joke! I don't blame the crews, I blame inadequate training on runaway stabilizer. Boeing shares that blame because they introduced ...

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by BravoOne
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 4011

Re: Airliners with air stairs

We had stairs on both corporate 757 and 767's that flew. They were built by PATS as recall? There was always a chance that they would not retrac, and should be the case we would have unbolted them and let them down on the ramp only to be shipped back to the hangar. Fortunately that never happened.

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by BravoOne
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7904

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

Busyboy2 wrote:
BravoOne wrote:
Makes sense since there are so many people that can't keep this stuff out of the oceans.


Oh you like most of East Asia and Africa? North America is definitely not the problem. I can cite sources.



You are probably correct and idea is that we don't become "the problem"in the future.

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by BravoOne
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15706

Re: Tower Air

The one pilot I worked with from Tower just checked out at UPS on the 747-8 about 9 months ago. Tragically he fell off the docks in Seattle this winter while boarding his boat down by the locks in Seattle, hit his head and drowned. Only 50 years old. Really tragic. He had flown 747 Captain at Tower...

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by BravoOne
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?
Replies: 16
Views: 1922

Re: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?

I had never heard the term "metal" beofre viewing this website in spite of 50+ years working around airliners. I think it is a recent term conceived by the airliner geek community. Works for me as it does convey an image appropriate for the airliner enthusiast community.

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by BravoOne
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15706

Re: Tower Air

The one pilot I worked with from Tower just checked out at UPS on the 747-8 about 9 months ago. Tragically he fell off the docks in Seattle this winter while boarding his boat down by the locks in Seattle, hit his head and drowned. Only 50 years old. Really tragic. He had flown 747 Captain at Tower ...

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by BravoOne
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7904

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

Makes sense since there are so many people that can't keep this stuff out of the oceans.

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