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by SuseJ772
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 7449

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

Prost wrote:
I would not have thought that SYD was closer to SEA than SIN. I’m always learning.


Yeah. To me, SIN always seems like this weird place that somehow is always farther from everything in the states.

The one that also gets me is SFO is closer to HNL than LAX. I will never understand that one.

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by SuseJ772
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 9702

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

djvalume wrote:
Exit sign fell right off...

That’s what I noticed too. I *guessing* it didn’t fall off but instead something bumped into it and knocked it off. If it fell off that is some pretty violent turbulence and poor design.

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by SuseJ772
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15
Replies: 11
Views: 1603

Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

I don’t get why Southwest is so much slower to release schedules than the big 3. Even with out the Max situation.

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by SuseJ772
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO of Norwegian resigns
Replies: 19
Views: 5964

Re: CEO of Norwegian resigns

It could also be health.

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by SuseJ772
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RAT Deployment and ETOPS
Replies: 27
Views: 1653

RAT Deployment and ETOPS

How screwed is an ETOPS situation where a engine has to be shutdown and their is a failure of a RAT deployment. Assuming a modern wide body aircraft like the 787, A350, A380, etc...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6146

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

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.

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by SuseJ772
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20751

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

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...

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by SuseJ772
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 59
Views: 14793

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

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...

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by SuseJ772
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 59
Views: 14793

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

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 ...

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by SuseJ772
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 59
Views: 14793

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

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.

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by SuseJ772
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 59
Views: 14793

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

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...

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by SuseJ772
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 34
Views: 5677

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

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...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 5852

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

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...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 14862

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

It amazes me that CHS goes via LHR but TPA goes via LGW. Nothing against CHS but I would have thought TPA would have a higher premium market than CHS.

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by SuseJ772
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Stratolaunch shutting down. Fate of Stratolauncher unclear.
Replies: 13
Views: 3231

Re: Rumor: Stratolaunch shutting down. Fate of Stratolauncher unclear.

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 ...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6880

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

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.

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by SuseJ772
Thu May 30, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 73
Views: 7716

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

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...

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by SuseJ772
Mon May 27, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China southern A380 receives siginificant hail damage
Replies: 17
Views: 5961

Re: China southern A380 receives siginificant hail damage

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...

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by SuseJ772
Sun May 26, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16299

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

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...

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by SuseJ772
Sun May 26, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16299

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlinjqcR1nY


That was fun. Wished I could have been on the flight.
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sonicruiser wrote:


That was fun. Wished I could have been on the flight.

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by SuseJ772
Sat May 25, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 8632

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

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...

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by SuseJ772
Sat May 25, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16299

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

What was the load factor on the TPA-AMS initial flight? What is looking like for the first few months?

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by SuseJ772
Sat May 25, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42800

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

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...

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by SuseJ772
Sat May 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers
Replies: 15
Views: 5053

Re: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers

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...

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by SuseJ772
Thu May 23, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16299

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

I really hope this lasts. I fear it won’t. But here’s hoping.

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by SuseJ772
Mon May 20, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida
Replies: 32
Views: 4635

Re: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida

I wonder what this will mean for Sun n Fun. Sure it isn’t Oshkosh, but it’s pretty big and basically takes over the airport and then some. There are special arrival and ATC procedures and everything.

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by SuseJ772
Thu May 16, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report

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...

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by SuseJ772
Thu May 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report

Yowza. That’s pretty bad.

1500 ft lateral. 0 vertical is pretty close at around 250kts.

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by SuseJ772
Tue May 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139679

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

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...

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by SuseJ772
Tue May 07, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139679

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

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&...

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by SuseJ772
Mon May 06, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139679

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

https://youtu.be/9tEwozrlSt8


That definitely looks like the wing is penetrated. The fire down the runway is pretty horrifying as well
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danman132x wrote:
There's a new video I have not seen posted yet in review of the board. Inside landing video, still in motion:

https://youtu.be/9tEwozrlSt8


That definitely looks like the wing is penetrated. The fire down the runway is pretty horrifying as well

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by SuseJ772
Sat May 04, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41714

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

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...

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by SuseJ772
Sat May 04, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41714

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

Must have been pretty low speed at the time of entering the water, no?

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by SuseJ772
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FIN12 Odd SFO Departure Over San Bruno Mountain
Replies: 26
Views: 5184

Re: FIN12 Odd SFO Departure Over San Bruno Mountain

CriticalPoint wrote:
That’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.
Why did United ban it for 777/787

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by SuseJ772
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9028

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

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...

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by SuseJ772
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 8704

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

axiom wrote:
A representative from TPA confirmed that the route is being launched on a seasonal basis, running May-October.
Bummer. But understandable.

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by SuseJ772
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 8704

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

MAH4546 wrote:
It was loaded year-round and then removed.

Hmmmmmm.... the plot thickens.

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by SuseJ772
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 8704

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

Midwestindy wrote:
FWIW, I received this last month when I asked:
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Interesting. I hope this is true. I can’t go before October but hoping next January.

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by SuseJ772
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 8704

TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

I was very excited about the TPA-AMS flight that was added by DL especially since it was daily and year round. But it appears to only be bookable through October.

Has it already been cancelled?

Or was I wrong and it was just seasonal?

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by SuseJ772
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12yo boy flies alone and unticketed from CWB to CGH
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: 12yo boy flies alone and unticketed from CWB to CGH

prebennorholm wrote:
Was his name Kevin McCallister?

You sir win the Internet today.

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by SuseJ772
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 44762

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Boof02671 wrote:
https://twitter.com/cbsthismorning/status/1118490854451240961?s=21

At least they used the current livery in the animation : sarcasm ;)

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by SuseJ772
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20566

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

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...

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by SuseJ772
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20566

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

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...

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by SuseJ772
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Spotting Death Penalty at Phuket (HKT)
Replies: 15
Views: 6673

Re: Plane Spotting Death Penalty at Phuket (HKT) - Just Wow!

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...

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by SuseJ772
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Spotting Death Penalty at Phuket (HKT)
Replies: 15
Views: 6673

Plane Spotting Death Penalty at Phuket (HKT)

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...

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by SuseJ772
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716325

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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...

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by SuseJ772
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polar ops on the 777
Replies: 24
Views: 2856

Re: Polar ops on the 777

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...

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by SuseJ772
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716325

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716325

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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...

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by SuseJ772
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716325

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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...

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