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by Boeingphan
Fri May 22, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155470

Re: PIA A320 crash in Karachi

With all due respect Zeke is a qualified pilot and so far it's been reported they called mayday and said both engines were out. I'm not a pilot but that would be a fairly good guess at this point. A320 aborted the approach to Karachi due to problems with extension of the landing gear and performed a...

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by Boeingphan
Fri May 01, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident
Replies: 35
Views: 9612

Re: Harrison Ford grounded

Well looks like Harrison entered the runway without clearance. Safe to say he needs grounded for good. https://www.yahoo.com/gma/harrison-ford-grounded-flying-mishap-070005823.html He sounded tired and inattentive. There are countless pilots his age still competently flying; but based on that audio...

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by Boeingphan
Fri May 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident
Replies: 35
Views: 9612

FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/harrison-ford ... 05823.html
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Well looks like Harrison entered the runway without clearance. Safe to say he needs grounded for good.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/harrison-ford ... 05823.html

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by Boeingphan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A330 involved in a shooting
Replies: 29
Views: 16226

Re: Air France A330 involved in a shooting

So the bullets didn't affect the pressurization? I see it climbed immediately out to 40k feet.

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by Boeingphan
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14668

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

Returned yesterday from HNL on AA and flight was 90% full. We stayed in a condo VRBO but the Marriott next door, Disney resort all shut down and kicked guests out. We were right under the flight paths for landing and i kept looking at flightaware and it seems there were 10 planes a day coming over f...

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by Boeingphan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338497

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I just tried to move up our spring break to hawaii and figured there would be plenty of open seats for our flights. Well there are open seats but AA said I'd be charged the flight costs which amounted to $360 per ticket x5 people so that answered my question. We also are slated to be in a wedding in...

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by Boeingphan
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1711
Views: 327997

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I posted on a another 777 forum but after looking at some random flights from flightaware I've noticed that for the selected flights it has not gone above 20,000ft. Why have they not gone higher than that after 66 plus hours of testing? Seems as though they would be pressurized at 20,000ft so why no...

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by Boeingphan
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So how New is the 777X?
Replies: 157
Views: 18807

Re: So how New is the 777X?

I just looked at the past several flight's and why is it that they haven't taken this bird above 20,000ft? At 20,000ft you are pressurized no? I understand being conservative but 66 plus hours into fligth testing and keeping it below 20k makes you wonder. Any insight would be great.

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by Boeingphan
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 wing area enlargement
Replies: 5
Views: 2464

Re: A321 wing area enlargement

You sir should be employed by Airbus or Boeing..

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by Boeingphan
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22477

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I don't know i can't hardly blame the guy. The airlines should eliminate all recline option in economy period. They were the one's who shrunk down seat pitch to 30'' and for that poor bastard in the last row with no chance of reclining that'd tick me off as well. i realize he could have paid $11 to ...

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by Boeingphan
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1711
Views: 327997

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Wow those wings and engine integration looks stunning from the underside. Also looks like the fairings are super clean looking from Woody's images. Thanks for sharing those pics.

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by Boeingphan
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297467

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

It is more than likely that the media got their hands on this information from the state. As in from the Ukrainian investigator in this investigation. Seems to be the most obvious source considering it was the Ukrainian media that leaked it. Exactly, leaking information to the press is circulating ...

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by Boeingphan
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16359

Re: Time for a 787NG

I'm not sure engine advancements are there yet to warrant this. The focus should be to get the MAX up and get the assembly line back at full song while working diligently on the NSA. They need to get 3 years of product out the doors prior to announcing the NSA or this was all an exercise in futility.

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by Boeingphan
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash near Springfield, IL (KSPI)
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: Plane Crash near Springfield, IL (KSPI)

While that hit looked hard and maybe was survivable I wonder if they struck something off the runway. There is a grouping of trees and in that video the black smoke happens fairly quick after they impacted the runway. Bad deal all the way around.

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by Boeingphan
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81059

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KBFI/KBFI
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MileHFL400 wrote:
Any idea when the next flight is ?


Looks like in 3 hours in 42 mins.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KBFI/KBFI

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by Boeingphan
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81059

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

First air to air video and photo released from Boeing https://www.airlineratings.com/news/stunning-first-video-boeing-777x-inflight/ Thanks, stunning indeed. The fact that the aerial shots were with gear down supports the idea that the entire flight was done gear down. When I was tracking the fligh...

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by Boeingphan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81059

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

That helicopter in the foreground is gonna be out of fuel before they spool up

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by Boeingphan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81059

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

What reason would you take off with an 18kt tailwind on your first flight?

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by Boeingphan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested
Replies: 35
Views: 10304

Re: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested

Pull the ATC tapes and I can tell ya real quick if the pilots are in on it!

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by Boeingphan
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191854

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

The fact is a clean sheet design would not eliminate either of the two aerodynamic issues displayed by the MAX, ie the shift in effective aerodynamic centre at high AoA and stall identification. I am not privy to Boeing's technology curve and arsenal, but it is entirely reasonable to expect that ev...

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by Boeingphan
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748514

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

This issue is steeped in boeings past interactions with the FAA on compliance. Obviously Boeing got to a place that they were to lax and comfortable with their relationship with the FAA. Then the two disasters hit and the FAA got drug through the mud for it's lack of oversight. If I'm the FAA hell y...

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by Boeingphan
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 8417

Re: The world’s first electric seaplane takes flight in Vancoucer

Harbour Air, a British Columbia-based commercial seaplane airlane operator, has developed a new all-electric plane in partnership with MagniX. The company retrofitted a de Havilland Canada Beaver seaplane with a 750-hp electric motor developed by MagniX. They didn’t confirm the energy capacity of t...

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by Boeingphan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 153165

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Honest question, What is BCA design/engineering team currently working on. Also what are the suits doing in the ivory tower? NMA is now a Never Made to Assembly concept. The suits are all CPA's and currently counting beans like they've been doing for the past 10 years with their heads in the sand. ...

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by Boeingphan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 153165

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Who in their right mind would accept Max's from now til 2027? It's already got the stigma behind it and this essentially becomes a product that is dead on arrival. Boeing would have to slash prices further than they already have for 7 years to keep production and coffers flowing. I realize we live i...

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by Boeingphan
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 153165

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Boeing's made so many terrible decisions of late I'm fairly confident they will screw this up as well. The reactionary play to do the Max rather than the NSA was terrible. The gaffe of not taking Bombardier's C-Series program seriously for next to nothing. I don't see Embraer's E-Series as something...

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by Boeingphan
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?
Replies: 91
Views: 21919

Re: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?

What has changed that makes you think a new 787-3 iteration will be the better solution? The 787 is still a long haul optimised plane with structural weight for 15h flying, not 3-7. Well it's not exactly like the 764 isn't saddled with similar bones? A quick search on flightaware shows most flights...

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by Boeingphan
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 34211

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

Enough is enough with the 737. Boeing literally and figuratively run it into the ground. NSA is whats needed yet they keep trotting out the old tattered vet and sprinkle a little shine on it.

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by Boeingphan
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 149318

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

This seems like another lost opportunity from Boeing. The max was warmed over soup when it launched, and this feels much the same. They seem to be very reactionary in their decision making of late and I'm not sure what it's tied to. Thinking forward to this concept they need to extend the gear to ma...

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by Boeingphan
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?
Replies: 131
Views: 19321

Re: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?

To be honest it looks like they just jumped off a 10m platform into a unfilled pool. Being a fan it's hard to watch. They've had opportunities along the way to make changes and stuck with the simpler option. When Airbus came forward with the a320neo Boeing should have put its foot in the sand and we...

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by Boeingphan
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 44
Views: 10467

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

https://twitter.com/bdeve9/status/1162408093675905024
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Here is the video of Dale and family exiting the plane. Sounds like it was a hard landing and then careend off the runway and through a ditch and ended up by the road. Makes sense after reading the FLALFTY's comments above.
https://twitter.com/bdeve9/status/1162408093675905024

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by Boeingphan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13
Replies: 61
Views: 9260

Re: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13

Thats fantastic news! We vacation from DSM in Siesta Key and while TPA or PIE are fine the commute on some days can be 2hr drive. That coupled with a 7a departure means getting up at 4am with kids and shuttling them up to PIE to make Allegiants scheudle.

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by Boeingphan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 10368

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

Not to mention that he'd need to be instrument rated for any flights after 4pm in the winter months. Seems off and odd for sure.

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by Boeingphan
Fri May 31, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La compagnie a321 start date
Replies: 28
Views: 8371

Re: La compagnie a321 start date

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DJT100


Why is the scheduled block time 9h02m? Looks like all other 757 flights where high 7hr range or low 8h.
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CO764 wrote:
It looks like the A321neo is operating its first commercial flight to Newark as we speak!
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DJT100


Why is the scheduled block time 9h02m? Looks like all other 757 flights where high 7hr range or low 8h.

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by Boeingphan
Sat May 25, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419048

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

KDFW-TV in Dallas said in a news report a couple of days ago that it would require at least 150 hours for each grounded 3M8/3M9 to get the software updates installed, fluids and engines checked, and, presumably, for pilots to be re-trained and/or re-certified before they're back in the air. Just bec...

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by Boeingphan
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616028

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

As a Boeing fan, it does feel a bit hallow and reminds me of a line my grandmother once told me. "My what a web we weave when we practice to deceive.''

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by Boeingphan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 752449

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

And they did so at night no less, not during prime daylight like JT610 and ET302. Perhaps the third crew member of the flight previous to the accident flight could see the trim wheel spinning much better from his position and correlate the aircraft's irrational movements to that. All the other pilot...

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by Boeingphan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 752449

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I've read all 26 pages but I recall a post earlier, and I'm not about to look it back up cause my head is spinning, but some pilots were concerned with the compressor stalls in the Max. I believe I read that they were concerned with the surging and voraciousness of the stalls. I'm wondering if this ...

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by Boeingphan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes
Replies: 79
Views: 25978

Re: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes

[...]I'm frustrated by the lack of information on the A220 teething problems.[...] Could it be simply because there are not any real issues yet for DL A220's? The A220 has had 18 months in service before DL sent them out. The teething issues were mostly ironed out by then, and the DL frames are sti...

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by Boeingphan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 25398

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Listening to the video inside the cabin why did it take so long for the pilots to hit touch and go power? It seems there is a good 15 seconds where the engines weren't spooled up. Seems like a slight oversight to me.

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by Boeingphan
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and DSM
Replies: 30
Views: 3351

Frontier and DSM

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2019/02/11/des-moines-airport-loses-direct-flight-san-francisco-international-frontier-airlines-american-delta/2838201002/ So I'm curious on a few points in this article above. If load factors were good as the article states (journalist probably...

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by Boeingphan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616028

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

And I stand correct when I critiqued the depths at which it was found. 28' of mud is unrealistic and for anyone to think they'd have stirred 28' of mud over a km of area is crazy.

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by Boeingphan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616028

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

MSPNWA is spot on with the physics involved. I realize you can sift through mud/silt but the reality is 28' is significant. To think they dug 3 stories down in one location and "found" the CVR is remarkable. I live in a walk out 2 story house and to think from my upper floor ceiling to the...

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by Boeingphan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616028

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

28 feet deep bud? Come on. It's the size of 3 hockey pucks. Metal detector or not I'm just trying to figure out how one would dig 28 feet deep in one concentrated area. With all due respect how on earth would someone dig 28 feet deep in mud 100 feet below the water? On land it would take two excavat...

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by Boeingphan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616028

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

With all due respect how on earth would someone dig 28 feet deep in mud 100 feet below the water? On land it would take two excavators to bench down that deep. This doesn't add up.

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by Boeingphan
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 29835

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

JAMBO i know for a fact I was in United Y in 30'' and it was brutal. 737-800. Seatguru says most 737-8 all show 30'' so take it for what its worth but you were sure they wouldn't touch 30'' and in fact they do all day long.

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by Boeingphan
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56753

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

I'd say strong to quite strong

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by Boeingphan
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 18584

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OAE ... /KCID/KTPA
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Iowa Hawkeyes are taking Omni 777-200 to Tampa

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OAE ... /KCID/KTPA

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by Boeingphan
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2156

Re: Helicopter Noise

Check with your neighborhood or city on noise ordinances. If you own your home you will want to check with your insurance company, you will want to be covered if your helicopter catches fire and burns down your house or if operator error (you) causes a crash into your house. Your bank (being the mo...

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by Boeingphan
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380
Replies: 13
Views: 3840

Air France A380

So I watched this review on youtube and while all seems fine with service and food what on earth is all that rattling going on? Of course i'd expect the usual bumps and rattles but my goodness this thing sounds like a 50 year old plane maintained in Columbia not Air France. Is this specific to the A...

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by Boeingphan
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn’t plane design changed much?
Replies: 150
Views: 16075

Re: Why hasn’t plane design changed much?

And per today's headline the Piaggio is gong out of business so apparently thinking outside the box doesn't net guaranteed success. I don`t think that tube with wings is the most efficient design because of physics. Have a look at the Piaggio P180. I think that`s one of the most beautiful and fascin...

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