Prost wrote:I would not have thought that SYD was closer to SEA than SIN. I’m always learning.
This hands down is why I hate flying the A321. If it weren’t for the fact it is the worst boarding experience it would be a great plane. Likewise, the 757 would be awful if not for the common 2L/R boarding. It’s just too long of an aircraft in single aisle.Jump to post
I just flew Korean A380 from JFK to ICN and then flew DL A359 from ICN-ATL. This was in Main Cabin, and by far, DL was better. Better food. Better alcohol. Better FAs. Better in flight entertainment. Even compared to EK the year before going to MCO-DXB-MLE, I’d say it is neck and neck economy produc...Jump to post
Is it a political campaign? It seems that there are people that know who owns this plane. What is preventing people from sharing it? I didn’t think of that. Maybe. My thought was it was an entire family, including extended family, and it might be a bit more difficult to figure out who to notify. Th...Jump to post
It is interesting that other pilots characterized it as the engine sound indicating a reduced-thrust takeoff, though they didn't know whether that was intentional. 8 pax and bags plus a crew of 2 on an 1100-mile flight isn't a lightly-loaded B350i. 10 Texans plus the bags of ten Texans is going to ...Jump to post
It is a very sad event. I have flown in King Airs more than any private aircraft (N34LT in my case, the last time out of SPG).
I am going out on a limb but 10 people on a holiday weekend to my home airport of SPG is likely a whole family going on vacation (as opposed to a business trip). Very sad.
Believe this is the flight https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/n534ff I live about half a mile away from this airport and have to wonder if the pilot purposefully ditched into the hangar to avoid ground losses. Everything around the airport is residential. Have you ever seen a plane a twin l...Jump to post
Simple answer: no, not always. I will say I find it easier to “hear” ATC when I am flying a plane versus on the ground. For one, I find when I have a specific tail number (or flight number for the airline guys) you hear it in a way that pops out versus when you are just listening to everyone. Of cou...Jump to post
Does the FAA monitor these type of aircraft like they do a scheduled airline ? These are passangers carrying planes which should be subject to strict inspections by the FAA. The oversight by regional FSDOs into any for hire operation is low at best. There are plenty of passenger charter firms who p...Jump to post
I had a thought, which I am certain is wrong, but it does have me curious. The design of it always looked almost unbelievable to me that structurally it would hold up. The spar/wing between the two fuselages seemed to be a weak point to me. Like in heavy turbulence would it snap? It just seems like ...Jump to post
Landing flaps are a different setting than takeoff settings. Takeoff is usually less so a retraction would have to take place anyways.
But the real reason is less probability of damage from FOD while taxing (with a low wing aircraft) and better visibility in small high wing aircraft.
After living in LA and then moving to Atlanta, I can say ATL traffic has nothing on LA. Then moving from ATL to Tampa, all I can say is Tampa and Central Florida have nothing on ATL. There may be some good reasons for LAL service (central Florida snow birds, the businesses based there), but I4 traff...Jump to post
There are too many of these in China. I think it was a DL 744 a ways back that had a similar situation (not sure what it’s fate was but I think it sat in China for a long time). I of course don’t know all the details here, but if this is their inability to divert around due to airspace limitation or...Jump to post
My two Europe trips this year will be utilizing the amazing services of VS 744 MCO-LGW from there I can get anywhere on U2 When was the last time you rode a DL 763? You're either trolling or ignorant on their interior. I flew to GRU on it which was almost 10 hours and it was way better than my BA 7...Jump to post
Honestly, I stopped watching the news and other propaganda machines. I'll deal with it when and IF it happens. We have so little control over things in life. Save a few bucks, learn a few skills and should catastrophe hit (natural or man made), you'll be able to handle it better than others. This i...Jump to post
What was the load factor on the TPA-AMS initial flight? What is looking like for the first few months?Jump to post
With hindsight it’s easy to say that the A380 is a commercial failure. It’s just like a persons life: the older you become, more failures have been made. And you also become wiser. It looks like some of the posters over here are young..... Exactly. Also, studies have shown that the older you get th...Jump to post
Read an article on local Hawaii News that is reporting that a Hawaiian Airlines computer glitch overcharged some customers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Apparently the glitch impacted customers booking award tickets with miles. Instead of the miles being taken out of the customer’s accounts the...Jump to post
I really hope this lasts. I fear it won’t. But here’s hoping.Jump to post
Did the pilots get a TCAS advisory at all? That was one close call though. The aircraft never loss separation with the AC flight so no TCAS, only EPGWS because of Mount Wilson. 4 EPGWS “caution terrain” and 15 seconds of “pull up” AC? The AC near-disaster was at SFO. This thread is about the BR 777...Jump to post
Yowza. That’s pretty bad.
1500 ft lateral. 0 vertical is pretty close at around 250kts.
I think it is time to re-think the evacuation requirements too. As new models tend to become longer and longer (compared to their previous models), new criterias should be added. For example rather then only using the exits on one side, requirements such as only those exits at the front/ rear of th...Jump to post
Muscle memory is a term used for the rebound effect a previously trained person gets when they return to the gym. The brain is the issue here,any ingrained patterns of behavior in this situation should be ignored simply by the smell of smoke. That's not how the brain works. Even under "normal&...Jump to post
danman132x wrote:There's a new video I have not seen posted yet in review of the board. Inside landing video, still in motion:
5:00 pm Eastern NTSB briefing notes; thanks to https://www.firstcoastnews.com/ for carrying the presser live online: ...Brunce Lanceberg VP of NTSB speaker: ...major investigation for NTSB, 16 team members at NAS Jacksonville; ...what is known... 9:49 pm landing... runway 10 landing (VP misspoke an...Jump to post
CriticalPoint wrote:Why did United ban it for 777/787 Jump to postThat’s called the TRUKN departure. Narrowbodies fly it pretty regular but Heavys usually don’t. Recently the Departure was banned by United for 777/787 aircraft but before it was banned I flew it on a domestic flight in a 787.
Lastly, seasoned parents know to carry an excessive amount of disinfectant wipes along with baby wipes & although it's not their responsibility, the parents could have cleaned it themselves to spare the child a ride sitting in barf. Any caring parent would do that, grudginly maybe but this is s...Jump to post
prebennorholm wrote:Was his name Kevin McCallister?
Recline should be banned in economy class completely in my opinion. It's unfair on those sitting behind. If I pay for NK or F9 fine no reline I'm paying bottom barrel to be cheap. But when I fly in a higher end airline I expect to be able to recline my seat. If they had not chose to go to the botto...Jump to post
I can’t believe how much in the minority I am here. I guess I am that jerk who reclines. It’s the only relief for my back. I don’t mind the tight economy. And I don’t mind if people in front of me recline. But the only relief to any of this is to recline. I really thought I was normal but apparently...Jump to post
Linking to the redirect from Apple to trick people into visiting Fox. Post the original link and it explains there is a zone they have decided is a safety zone to keep people from being too close to the aircraft. https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1640908/tourists-urged-to-stay-off-airports-s...Jump to post
My wife and I were at Phuket earlier this week and of course posted photos of the trip on Facebook. A friend of mine posted a news article from today about how we "made it just in time" because the headline of the news article was, "Tourists could face the death penalty for taking pho...Jump to post
I said this about 60 pages ago and the WSJ article only reinforces my belief that, while the AoA is the initial issue, the MCAS system of course caused the crash, it was however the fact the system had a bug in it that even if you followed their post-Lion Air AD it still was not behaving as engineer...Jump to post
Fun fact: When flying from the Eastern US to East Asia, for long sections of the flight the closest alternate might be in Norway or Finland. I am flying JFK-ICN on Saturday and I was wondering this exact thing this morning. Figured it was in Russia. We are heading to Phuket, but told the wife to pa...Jump to post
Nuke Boeing from orbit. It's the only way to be safe. The hyperbole about this is getting a little much. Tens, more probably hundreds, of billions of passengers have safely completed travel on Boeing aircraft. Hundreds of thousands will do so today alone. No single company has contributed more to t...Jump to post
Or you could use that handy electric trim switch that's right under your thumb on the control column you're pulling so hard on to return the aircraft to a normal trim state before you disable electric trim. As has been pointed out numerous times the pilot ALWAYS has authority over MCAS inputs using...Jump to post
I think something else should be considered as well. The premise is that at Flaps 1 the MCAS is always deactivated. But what if it doesn’t always deactivate it. What if that is part of the problem. As a programmer you are always faced with how things are suppose to work versus how they actually do w...Jump to post