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by expert7700
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 221595

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Saw a Thomas Cook jet take off from Las Vegas about 3 hours ago . I guess the lease owner figured out how to pay for fuel and crew.

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by expert7700
Mon May 13, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419582

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I just love all these armchair 'pilots' who seem to think the ET crew should have recognised what was going on, and done the runaway trim checklist. Let's think about what was going on in that flight deck. A brand new aircraft, normal take-off, alarms sound / shaker, followed by repeated pitching d...

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by expert7700
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 757071

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I keep thinking the flaw in the MAX has some similarities to the GM airbag scandal a few years back. GM saved a few cents on a cheaper clip on an ignition system that was known to fail. IIRC, an engineer had even predicted this. Weight on keyring could cause new cars to get the ignition bumped out o...

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by expert7700
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 45500

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Onboard todays inaugural HNL-OAK on N8329B Despite the HUGE fleet constraints with the mechanics dispute and MAX grounding, Southwest brought in a spare plane N8326F last night. Reportedly it will remain in Hawaii all this week so that the launch week goes without a mechanical cancellation snag. Exp...

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by expert7700
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 45500

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

6808 is a one off flight (remains in HNL overnight turning around to fly to OAK tomorrow) I am on this flight now, which had to have 10 seats blocked (plus zero SWAcargo) in order to land with proper fuel reserves. Captain said in a week or so they may be able to unblock a few seats. WN has 4 certif...

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by expert7700
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 49041

Re: Boeing to roll out 777-9 out of factory on 13 March 2019

Saw this painted 777x with its wings folded up while on Boeing Future of Flight tour in Everett, WA yesterday.

They have a second mock up / half built 777x in front if it that they are using to get their tooling measured and produced for the production line.

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by expert7700
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC92 YYZ - SCL returning to YYZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1831

Re: AC92 YYZ - SCL returning to YYZ

RMKS/MEDICAL ON BOARD - RETURN TO YYZ STAT MD RECOMMEND MEDICAL
ON BOARD - RETURN TO YYZ STAT MD RECOMMEND ARRIVAL CURFEWSLOT
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by expert7700
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616335

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

So if the FAA knew about MCAS why did neither AAL nor SWA know about it? MCAS is not listed in the Difference Tables in the FAA's Flight Standardization Board Report nor is it listed in the Transport Canada report.. "Southwest, American pilots unions question 737 Max documentation after Indone...

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by expert7700
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 12522

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

How can it be that a prominent airport such as BOS or DEN which are en route of several A380 flights each day are not equipped to handle a regularly scheduled aircraft in case of an emergency in a leading industrial country? I am just flabbergasted .... An a380 capable deicing truck is amongst the ...

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by expert7700
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616335

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Everyone on here is using the altitude deviations at 5000'......They're very minor altitude deviations.... In addition to your observations (hand flying=minor variations), the speed/altitude charts posted are not scaled the same. The chart from a day prior is "zoomed out" 5x on the altitu...

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by expert7700
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616335

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

How unsafe can a plane that is 2 months old be. This sounds like a problem with the airplane. They should have been flying on auto pilot 8 minutes into the flight... This situation is especialy eerie to me because last October I was on a days-old 737MAX (N8707P) that had a flight control problem. O...

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by expert7700
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 116
Views: 33852

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Interjet has a new fleet, great seat pitch, and extras such as free onboard snack or meal and free alcohol. I think alot of their issue was from the few weeks that they had to ground their entire SSJ fleet. I went out of my way to fly a SSJ from LaPaz to Mexico City last year, great experience. If t...

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by expert7700
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 13959

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

N8707P went tech before departing as flight WN2. Spoiler issue. The 2 hour delay means as of now it will not finish its last scheduled legs today PIT-LAX-PHX

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by expert7700
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 147
Views: 19917

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

could the decision to allow full tanks to QR somehow be related to max crew duty day?

I would think that even a quick pit stop diversion could cause some of these LH/ULH crews to time out and need a 24hr rest....

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by expert7700
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 31681

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

No security presence here today, UNTIL the Air France A340 positioned for takeoff. Then a police vehicle stopped traffic and spooked everyone off the fence...until the engines spooled up, then a few folks were back on the fence. After takeoff, cop found and stopped JUST me on the beach. Yelled a bit...

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by expert7700
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 31681

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

I have not been to SXM though it has been on my bucket list... So I am on a layover in PHL about to board a flight there today! Here is my idea: why not just put a double fence in? Place it about parallel to the existing fence about 12-18 inches apart. Leave the ends open to allow public to walk bet...

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by expert7700
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying into LAS at Christmas- Which Airline? Ticket Prices?
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Flying into LAS at Christmas- Which Airline? Ticket Prices?

F9 and NK are the US's version of Ryanair. Perfectly modern equipment but tight seating.. They scare you into paying for seat assignments, charge $2 for a glass of water, and $40-100 per carry on bigger than a small backpack or checked bag. (this being said, I fly a 5hr PIT-LAS route twice a week wi...

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by expert7700
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet
Replies: 100
Views: 20023

Re: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet

Very minor technical issues that had been fixed in a couple of days. A lot of aircraft, including western built ones, got similar issues during the startup phase. Once they have been fixed (which they are now) it's a perfectly reliable aircraft. The fact that it's a Russian design seems irrelevant ...

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by expert7700
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight AA109 LHR-LAX diverted to KEF
Replies: 53
Views: 9588

Re: AA in KEF

thread reads much better now that I added jumbojet to ignore list. AA did a stunning job with both diversion times. Clearly in KEF issues suchas medical clearance, restock med. supplies, refuel, and deice could take 2hrs on a GOOD day for *ANY* airline And 2hrs on the ground in JFK? Absolutely amazi...

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by expert7700
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128968

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

Here is a direct download link to the calculations from Avherald that Fredrik mentions above. http://avherald.com/files/lamia_flightplans.pdf Flight couldn't have made it legally direct... even if the pilots accidentally took off with 0 passengers and 0 bags. This throws the co-owner's statement abo...

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by expert7700
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128968

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

Was BOG even a legal alternate refueling stop? I did some quick (maybe flawed?) looking on gcmap and all the iata options i found for Medelin and Bogota seemed to be only 100-some kilometers apart. Since we know when the flight ran out of fuel, how many minutes of flying time earlier than the crash ...

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by expert7700
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128968

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

With the Avianca query about "Did he declare an emergency", I took that is questioning the verbiage of the LAMIA pilot as perhaps implying an emergency but without actually declaring one. I think it's a crucial distinction and read it differently than he did above. I'm certainly no expert...

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by expert7700
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128968

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

... she went above and beyond her role by giving the airline priority without even asking the pilots to re-state the emergency as it is usually done. They are now investigating the threats and it is expected for people to be charged. First ignorant folks praising the captain for 'miraculously dumpi...

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by expert7700
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Pilot strike planned 23Nov.
Replies: 139
Views: 16518

Re: LH Pilot strike planned 23Nov.

Unions may have been necessary 50 years ago, but they have lost touch with reality. Can LH legally cancel fights on their own, without paying the union wages? If so why not just cancel an entire week now. The union reaction would be priceless. While they are at it, list all their 747-8i's on ebay. O...

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by expert7700
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128968

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

criminal. the stamped flight plan clearly lists total endurance 4h22m, and total direct-flight time 4h22m

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by expert7700
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena
Replies: 135
Views: 36404

Re: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena

What would the ETOPS requirement be for each of the routes listed as feasible above? From what I read, the E190 only is certified for Etops120. In an earlier thread, someone suggested an A318 as the perfect aircraft for the challenges of Saint Helena. I was on the "baby bus" BA1 (LCY-JFK) ...

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by expert7700
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128968

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

Check out this article published today (in Spanish but let Google translate it to English) Lamia turbulent history, the airline crashed plane Venezuela denied certification to the ill-fated airplane owner for failing to meet safety requirements. http://app.eltiempo.com/politica/justic ... a/16763144...

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