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by csturdiv
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would it take for you to move Jobs
Replies: 29
Views: 1116

Re: What would it take for you to move Jobs

Hello all, 2 questions for the forum.... A.) Assuming your reasonably happy (6 out of 10) at work..... with 10 being high- what would it take from a competing offer for you to transition to another company? B.) In your current situation....what would it take? All it took for me was for a proposal. ...

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by csturdiv
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 48
Views: 2202

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

Chicago and Detroit “pizza” maybe be good (too damned much bread ) but it’s not pizza. Pizza has a thin crust, cracker thin, minimal sauce, no more than two toppings and is baked in a very hot coal oven—3 minutes should do it. Any “pizza” that takes twenty minutes is bread with pizza-like stuff on ...

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by csturdiv
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HELP with purchasing a new gaming laptop:
Replies: 10
Views: 1743

Re: HELP with purchasing a new gaming laptop:

If you buy Alienware make sure to call them up directly and negotiate at least 4 years warranty. Those laptops get hot and they melt occasionally. We owned a few of them and each had service. Good thing about it thought that at least where I live they schedule a technician and they fix it at your h...

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by csturdiv
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 63
Views: 4137

Re: Tea or Coffee?

I never drank much coffee until 2013 and my first visit to Australia. Upon landing in Sydney bright and early one Monday morning and going straight to work, my coworkers introduced me to the long black. That is now my coffee of choice. Before Australia it was black tea, either hot or iced with no su...

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by csturdiv
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 45257

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

[ & yet we are in such a rush to travel internationally... Australia has so much to offer... I'm in a rush as my family is in the US and other than on Teams video calls, I haven't seen them since early January 2020. I have a big birthday coming up this year and I'm thinking about what to do. I'...

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by csturdiv
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 2448

Re: Strange business names

In Auckland I saw a hair salon called Isis. And here in Sydney there is/was a clothing store called Jizz.

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by csturdiv
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 6434

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

My last flights were Jan 4 , 2020 when I flew back to Sydney after my Christmas trip to the States. EVV-DFW-SYD. I'm flying again next Friday, SYD-CFS for a 4 day weekend away from work and Sydney. And also it was needed to retain my QF Gold status.

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by csturdiv
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 45257

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

I recently discovered a new little brewery near my house that I have been going to on Fridays after work. Recently they had a beer on tap called SFO. I ordered it and made a comment to the brewer that I loved the name. He then said that it is for his dad, the other brewer, who used to be a Qantas 74...

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by csturdiv
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun
Replies: 40
Views: 9541

Re: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun

Between the plane crashes, forest fires, and accidental home-made pipe bombs, these gender reveal parties are a friggin' public menace. How much pomp and circumstance do you really need for this? It's all about social media attention. So as long as people keep getting it, stuff like what you mentio...

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by csturdiv
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 49263

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

I live near SYD and have been working from home now for about a year. Today was the first day in a while that I can recall hearing a lot of airplane noise overhead as they took off from 34R.

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by csturdiv
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 87
Views: 25769

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

It usually only happens during concerts. I can still feel the goosebumps the first time (way back in 94) when NIN closed out an amazing energy packed show wirh Hurt. I'm getting goosebumps now. A few years ago when Underworld had 4 shows in Sydney, I saw them the last two nights. And goosebumps for ...

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by csturdiv
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daft Punk is no more
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

Re: Daft Punk is no more

I loved Homework but releases since then have been...meh.

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by csturdiv
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger Wars!
Replies: 88
Views: 4107

Re: Burger Wars!

Yeah, that Five Guys rumour’s been around for 2-3 years at least. If Sydney, I’d be there like a shot! Funny enough, yesterday on an expat Facebook group that I am on, someone asked when it was opening in Sydney. Until then, I have local favourites Big Daddy's, BL Burger and the burgers at a pub I ...

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by csturdiv
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger Wars!
Replies: 88
Views: 4107

Re: Burger Wars!

We only have McDonalds and Burger King (called Hungry Jack's here in Australia, after the original franchisee, Jack Cowin). Sorry, just remembered we have a few Carl's Jr too, mostly at airports, and pretty average. I conceptually prefer BK, but worked out that the mayo leaves my mouth all greasy. ...

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by csturdiv
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man cooks steak in LAV
Replies: 20
Views: 5277

Re: Man cooks steak in LAV

Sounds like an episode of Black Mirror. This is why social media and so called "influencers" are the worst.

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by csturdiv
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 67
Views: 6512

Re: Going out of your way to fly a special type

After moving to Australia a few years ago, I booked the short flight from Sydney to Newcastle. Going up was on REX and a SF34 which I had not been on before. A few days later, my return flight was on FlyPelican and a JS31, which I had never been on before. My coworkers were perplexed as to why I fle...

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by csturdiv
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 21063

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

The DL thread on this is massive to sort through. When DL retires the B712 will EVV go back to regional, maybe to a CR9 or E175? Or will they bring in an A220? When I'm in the States it's either DL or AA that I fly between EVV and RSW. That B712 from ATL to EVV was nice when I took it several years ...

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by csturdiv
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JL123 spotted at NRT 35 years after crash
Replies: 12
Views: 9715

Re: JL123 spotted at NRT 35 years after crash

I work for a software company and when I am reviewing the product usability tests before releasing the update, I often see 123 or abc as the username and the password that was used to authenticate to one of our internal test web service URLs. So this code used is not out of the ordinary, at least in...

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by csturdiv
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to park most of the 787 fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 30053

Re: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet

Considering many foreign airlines like CX, EK, SQ, UA, AC etc are flying cargo only flights on passenger planes into Australia why isn't Qantas doing the same? They could be doing it with the 789 for cargo flights to popular destinations like SIN, PVG, HKG, etc ? Because Qantas has a dedicated carg...

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by csturdiv
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Getting into old music?
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Getting into old music?

I think we all have had that one friend who raves about a band for about as long as you have known them, but have never listened to that bad. For me, is a friend and former co-worker of mine, I've known him since the mid-2000s and for as long as I have known him, he raved about some Swedish band cal...

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by csturdiv
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 26237

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

There is a rumor that the plane had cameras underneath it and that's why 1) it flew over the base, and 2) the pilot was so quick to descend (to avoid detection of the cameras). again, just a rumor It is not as if an F15 is nimble enough to match the evasive maneuvers of an A310. Good move on the A3...

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by csturdiv
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 57669

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Such an emotional day farewelling ‘Wunala’ :( Hopefully we don’t receive any environment-less complaints for OEJ well deserved send off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk As an American now living in Australia, Qantas is my adopted airline. I am not sure which one, but one of their B744s brought m...

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by csturdiv
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 71071

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Flypelican to commence seasonal flights between CBR and BNK from July 3rd. Probably not a bad idea. Only got to fill 19 seats. I'm sure there would be plenty of Canberrans looking to escape the cold. I flew them a few years ago, Newcastle - Sydney. Great outfit. I think there were 6 of us on the fl...

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by csturdiv
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opening of border USA/Australia speculation
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Opening of border USA/Australia speculation

As an American expat in Oz, I wish it was sooner than later. But I am prepared now to spend Christmas here rather than home with the family.

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by csturdiv
Wed May 13, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 6236

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

Last big purchase was a few years ago, I bought an Alienware 17 R5 laptop, which now is being used more as my gateway into my work VPN rather than a gaming device. I've had a few minor purchases since then, for the laptop, such as a RAM upgrade to 32GB and a 2TB SSD drive.

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by csturdiv
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will airlines adjust status because of COVID-19
Replies: 17
Views: 3051

Re: Will airlines adjust status because of COVID-19

flyboysp wrote:
QF generously gave all members a 12 month status extension


I had already earned enough to retain my Gold status. Now, if they want to bump me up to the next level, I would not complain. :)

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by csturdiv
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 177299

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Update on #ToiletPaperGate here in Australia, this is getting ridiculous A man has been tasered by police after an altercation after he assaulted 2 people over toilet paper at a Big W store in NSW today https://twitter.com/7NewsSydney/status/1235445714982858752?s=20 I am hoping that one thing is le...

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by csturdiv
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 124
Views: 13615

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

Booked a trip in August to Darwin for my birthday. When I go there, I will then have been to every state/territory in Australia. It's a bit easier to do here than back in the US. Upcoming AKL trip is my annual Easter trip and the MEL trip after that is for a concert. All but the MEL flights have bee...

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by csturdiv
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus PC-24 now fully certified for Rough Field Ops
Replies: 8
Views: 1732

Re: Pilatus PC-24 now fully certified for Rough Field Ops

Well, I am sure there are some drugs and other medicines in the RFDS examples.

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by csturdiv
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 124
Views: 13615

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

My 2020 flight activity is as follows. There is a possibility of a work trip, but to where, I do not know. I am also thinking about an August birthday trip up to Darwin. Flown RSW-ORD | AA1313 | Jan 2 | B738 | N991NN ORD-EVV | AA3120 | Jan 2 | CR7 | N751EV EVV-DFW | AA4182 | Jan 3 | E175 | N245NN DF...

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by csturdiv
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Video Games - Do you play? Which ones?
Replies: 26
Views: 1306

Re: Video Games - Do you play? Which ones?

The BF2 servers that were 32 vs 32 and the only rule was pistols or knives only were so much fun. My few rare kills as a medic with the shock paddles and the taunting " Oh you just got paddled" afterwards wad great.

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by csturdiv
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Video Games - Do you play? Which ones?
Replies: 26
Views: 1306

Re: Video Games - Do you play? Which ones?

Anyone still playing Battlefield 4 ? Last weekend I reinstalled it and played it for the first time in nearly five and a half years. Still got it goin' on with vehicles (particularly the mobile AA), but a bit rusty as infantry yet. Had some unusually bad matches in Operation Locker, a map I usually...

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by csturdiv
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3503

Re: How many languages do you know?

English (American)
Spanglish
Sarcasm
And I'm getting better at English (British)

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by csturdiv
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?
Replies: 38
Views: 1549

Re: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?

I've lived in Chicago, cold winter, and I'm living in Sydney, hot summer.

Give me the "cold" Sydney winter all year long.

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by csturdiv
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Video Games - Do you play? Which ones?
Replies: 26
Views: 1306

Re: Video Games - Do you play? Which ones?

I'm a laptop gamer (not online though) and have been playing Red Dead Redemption 2 lately. An off and on game has been Inside. I still play Age of Empires 3, the Arkham series of Batman games and I mess around with Prepar3D a bit. I do not fly, I like setting up the realistic AI and watch it move ar...

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by csturdiv
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 66898

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

I was on QF7 Saturday, which was delayed when a catering truck got "too close to the plane" (words of the FO who did the flying). I think they had to change planes, unless FR24 was not accurate.

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by csturdiv
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bushfires & Aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

Re: Bushfires & Aircraft

I took these photos, the last photo on climb out showing the closest fires that resulted in the smoke on the return flight, which have been burning for two weeks now. Source: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/dec/09/bushfires-nsw-faces-lethal-conditions-as-temperatures-forecast-to-soa...

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by csturdiv
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bushfires & Aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

Re: Bushfires & Aircraft

Thanks for the info.

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by csturdiv
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bushfires & Aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

Bushfires & Aircraft

Question from a hobbyist with no industry knowledge. How does something like bushfires and the smoke & haze affect aircraft, such as engines or other sensitive parts? Are there extra precautions and checks that are done? Right now parts of the eastern part of Australia are on fire, and here in N...

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by csturdiv
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Americans, not the British, colonized India?
Replies: 29
Views: 2181

Re: What if Americans, not the British, colonized India?

They would be playing baseball rather than cricket.

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by csturdiv
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Project Sunrise - Feasible destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 2783

Re: Project Sunrise - Feasible destinations

I'd say that you'd see JFK & ORD Sunrise flights before any to Europe/UK, given that this would eliminate the hated LAX transfer, much quicker & easier to clear CPB at the final destination with no TSA ordeal. Though the NZ flights to ORD & planned New York flights will be the next best...

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by csturdiv
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Converting 50 seat RJs to RJs with first class?
Replies: 32
Views: 5327

Re: Converting 50 seat RJs to RJs with first class?

Maybe it's because of my limited experience with RJs in while in the US, but is first class really needed on a RJ? In all fairness my RJ flights either end or start in EVV, which is not a hotspot, but the flights to CLT or DFW that I've bren on are not that long to justify paying for a first class s...

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by csturdiv
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL42 IAD-FCO Just Turned Around over Nantucket...
Replies: 11
Views: 5261

Re: UAL42 IAD-FCO Just Turned Around over Nantucket...

It is safe to assume a turn around is either for mechanical or medical issues.

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by csturdiv
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 90
Views: 12285

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

As an American living in Australia, when I hear the C word, it makes me cringe.

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by csturdiv
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines 787 forgets to lower gear approaching Melbourne
Replies: 16
Views: 6391

Re: Vietnam Airlines 787 forgets to lower gear approaching Melbourne

I hate it almost as much when a plane forgets to lower the landing gears as when I hate it when the pilots forget to lower it.

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by csturdiv
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 57
Views: 10787

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

In the OP, what is the relevance of the seemingly unrelated additions of database photos?

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by csturdiv
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 296
Views: 85296

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Unless anything unplanned pops up, all of my flying for 2019 is booked and a little into 2020 is booked. Already flown 03-JAN | AA5117 | EVV-CLT | CR2 | N223JS 03-JAN | AA569 | CLT-RSW | A319 | N769US 05-JAN | AA1276 MIA-DFW | B772 | N796AN (Oneworld livery) 05-JAN | QF8 | DFW-SYD | A388 | VH-OQC 14...

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by csturdiv
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 19644

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

A while back I booked my Christmas flights to EVV ( SYD-DFW-EVV). The flight to EVV was originally booked as a CR9. Last night I got a flight change notice from QF stating that AA has changed the flight to an E75. Much better plane IMHO. Last year the CR9s I was on just felt "tired" to me.

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by csturdiv
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 18286

Re: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out

LTC8K6 wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
How long can the plane glide if both engines are out?


All the way to impact.


That makes me think about sn old Ron White comedy bit about him flying on a small plane and a nervous flyer next to him asking him how far they'll fly with no engines...all the way to the crash.

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by csturdiv
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA 742 SEA-LAX today.
Replies: 9
Views: 3452

Re: HA 742 SEA-LAX today.

TWA772LR wrote:
Am I the only one that saw the title and thought, "there are still 742's flying around?"



No, since HA never operated a B742.

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