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by Jouhou
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Maine just gave asylum-seekers temporary housing within a few months - frustrating homeless who remain on waiting lists
Replies: 42
Views: 1477

Re: Maine just gave asylum-seekers temporary housing within a few months - frustrating homeless who remain on waiting li

Maine places refugees in declining towns with declining populations. Has for a long time. Maine has a huge aging and out migration problem. They need someone to pay taxes and care for the elderly.

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by Jouhou
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 107
Views: 30776

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

We have seen a number of hard, late or otherwise bad landings damaging aircraft with increasing frequency. If mechanical problems, flaws in automated systems, general weather and wind, conditions of runways are not major issues, one has to look at the pilots. I realize that pilots are human, but se...

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by Jouhou
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 trouble in the future
Replies: 31
Views: 8352

Re: 787 trouble in the future

Reading the overview of this leeham article I realised that despite the huge 787 pick up in recent years and deliveries really gaining traction they only have a full book until 2021, that has surprised me. Do you think Boeing has increased the 787 rate too much in order the bring unit costs down bu...

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by Jouhou
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 107
Views: 30776

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

https://jornalacores9.pt/uma-aterragem-dificil-da-delta-airlines-em-ponta-delgada-deixou-a-aeronave-em-mau-estado/ The winds in PDL can be very nasty at times, however this morning only ranging between 10-14 knots. Surprised no comments from yet regarding where/what the Azores are and those who can...

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by Jouhou
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25620

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

But a RAT would buzz proportionally to the airspeed of the a/c. Here it is clearly "buzzing" up and down. Could a Russian speaker listen to the interview with the pilots and convey the timeline here? I think some of its been lost in translation in English language media- the pilot seems t...

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by Jouhou
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)
Replies: 20
Views: 5152

Re: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)

MaksFly wrote:
Weird... also surprised they did not go back to Boston.


The band of storms that rolled through in that time period might be a possible explanation of why.

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by Jouhou
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25620

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

(with a buzz) Heard an ex-A320 pilot on the web speculate that it was the RAT. But a RAT would buzz proportionally to the airspeed of the a/c. Here it is clearly "buzzing" up and down. Could a Russian speaker listen to the interview with the pilots and convey the timeline here? I think so...

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by Jouhou
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25620

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Bravo to everyone involved. Like others have stated, we know this would've been a mass casualty disaster in many if not most airports, surrounded by population and not this amazing corn. Watching the videos is surreal, it was a crash clearly, but the calmest crash I've seen. I am sure this not cove...

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by Jouhou
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 10638

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

Terrible accident. As a tug driver, having my tug slip into gear or roll away while parked is one of my worst fears. I will not drive a tug without a working parking brake. I'm sorry for my ignorance, but does the tug engine fire up automatically on depressing the accelerator (like a gasoline golf ...

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by Jouhou
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25620

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Well done to the pilots for putting this bird down safely with no casualties on board. I’m sure the A321’s advanced systems also played a major part in this not ending in disaster. Not quite the case. The pilot switched off engine and all aircraft systems, and performed a completely manual landing....

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by Jouhou
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25620

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Is it technically an "emergency landing" If it barely takes off and glides down onto a field with its landing gear up? It's more like a gentle and well handled crash.

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by Jouhou
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 Possible Damage
Replies: 36
Views: 16446

Re: BA A350 Possible Damage

I was watching live when the go-around occurred - it was due to spacing. Timestamped YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mvkb_O-r8E&t=19500s https://youtu.be/4mvkb_O-r8E?t=5h26m58s wtf is this thing? It looks like both a 747 and some kind of tri-jet. It’s used for airport fire fighti...

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by Jouhou
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 Possible Damage
Replies: 36
Views: 16446

Re: BA A350 Possible Damage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mvkb_O-r8E&t=19500s


https://youtu.be/4mvkb_O-r8E?t=5h26m58s

wtf is this thing? It looks like both a 747 and some kind of tri-jet.
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Goodbye wrote:
I was watching live when the go-around occurred - it was due to spacing. Timestamped YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mvkb_O-r8E&t=19500s


https://youtu.be/4mvkb_O-r8E?t=5h26m58s

wtf is this thing? It looks like both a 747 and some kind of tri-jet.

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by Jouhou
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8016

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

300 to the Flu 250 to Suicide 200 to Car Accidents 40 to Homicide via Handgun Just a quick look at your "statistics" shows that you've about doubled the numbers of death from the other sources, but have shown less than half the number of gun deaths (partly by limiting it to handguns I sup...

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by Jouhou
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8016

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

Heavy(.)com found the Twitter account of the alleged Dayton attacker. His account promoted: -Bernie Sanders -Elizabeth Warren -Antifa -leftism -socialism -Satan -Strong anti-ICE rhetoric -He called the terrorist who attacked the ICE facility in Tacoma a "martyr" This just shows that we ne...

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by Jouhou
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8016

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

And the right is using debunked propaganda of video games to support continued mass shootings. How many mass shootings have there been in video game obsessed Japan? Or Europe where they have video games? Or Australia where they have video games? Or Canada? White supremacy and ease of access to guns...

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by Jouhou
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8016

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

Heavy(.)com found the Twitter account of the alleged Dayton attacker. His account promoted: -Bernie Sanders -Elizabeth Warren -Antifa -leftism -socialism -Satan -Strong anti-ICE rhetoric -He called the terrorist who attacked the ICE facility in Tacoma a "martyr" This just shows that we ne...

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by Jouhou
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8016

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

Isn't that what I said, guns and white supremacy? Meanwhile, your kind is busy trying to shutdown 4chan/8chan. 'Your Kind?' I guess you don't want to be taken seriously. I don't like associating with those who hold disdain for or who like picking & choosing the first amendment. Frankly if cloud...

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by Jouhou
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8016

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

' Dayton shooter was a registered democrat , I doubt with that information out there won't be political spin on it. I kind of realized he was on the political left when I saw he was wearing an Acacia Strain hoodie '. Ohio is an open-primary state. No one there registers as a Democrat or a Republica...

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by Jouhou
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8016

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

And the right is using debunked propaganda of video games to support continued mass shootings. How many mass shootings have there been in video game obsessed Japan? Or Europe where they have video games? Or Australia where they have video games? Or Canada? White supremacy and ease of access to guns...

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by Jouhou
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8016

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

' Dayton shooter was a registered democrat , I doubt with that information out there won't be political spin on it. I kind of realized he was on the political left when I saw he was wearing an Acacia Strain hoodie '. Ohio is an open-primary state. No one there registers as a Democrat or a Republica...

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by Jouhou
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Introverts unite!
Replies: 44
Views: 1871

Re: Introverts unite!

I get an INTJ usually on the Myers-briggs test but the "I" sometimes becomes an "E" and the "J" sometimes becomes a "P" depending on my mood, the "NT" is the only part that stays the same for me. However, I'd say my lifestyle is pretty introverted an...

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by Jouhou
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8016

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

The Senate should not rush to judgment. Just the opposite. They should get the facts first. And how interesting that you neglected to mention the House, which by your definition is also “absent at the wheel.” Your President has tweeted numerous times, which is in keeping with modern times. There is...

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by Jouhou
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8016

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

Mass shootings are like busses - you wait ages for one, then two come along together. I hate bus bunching. It's caused by traffic. The 66 in Boston/Cambridge always bunches. Another young white guy who lost his mind after years of alt-right indoctrination by sites like Breitbart, 4chan and 8chan. C...

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by Jouhou
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 140
Views: 6343

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

If you don’t like brown people because you don’t have a job - it’s not their fault. It’s usually because your life decisions suck.” There's no need to counter one inappropriate harshness with another harshness. There are a lot of unemployed and marginally unemployed middle and lower middle class pe...

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by Jouhou
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7890

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

https://www.citylab.com/life/2015/02/the-single-best-reason-that-boxed-water-is-better/385138/ Here is some more information on the boxed water trend. It is more environmentally friendly It's still one of the biggest legal scam: it's just tap water, that's filtered. Its carbon footprint is a real d...

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by Jouhou
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Planes Clip Wings at BNA
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Re: WN Planes Clip Wings at BNA

Aesma wrote:
Mating season maybe ?


It probably wouldn't be a good thing if the aircraft started mounting each other from behind...

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by Jouhou
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Usage ratio of MIL-PRF-23827 to MIL-PRF-81322 grease on A320
Replies: 8
Views: 1291

Re: Usage ratio of MIL-PRF-23827 to MIL-PRF-81322 grease on A320

Hi Experts, I am doing research on aviation grease and would like to know the usage ratio of MIL-PRF-23827 to MIL-PRF-81322 on narrow body a/c like A320. Understand usage varies to a/c model, just wanna know a rough figure of ratio. Thanks Do Airbus aircraft actually use US mil spec grease? Yes the...

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by Jouhou
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19023

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

I'm a mechanic on the 737 MAX final assembly in Renton, Washington. Are "mechanics" used on the FAL? Is that the official term for aircraft assemblers? If not, what would they be using their "mechanic" skills to fix? The tooling? I don't work for boeing, but where I do work we c...

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by Jouhou
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2Delta planes clip wings while taxiing in Boston?
Replies: 6
Views: 2991

Re: 2Delta planes clip wings while taxiing in Boston?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/two-delta-air-lines-planes-143036030.html The aircraft flying BOS-DUB was parked at the adjacent gate, not even taxiing. What were the wing walkers doing? New Englanders aren't used to the extreme heat and humidity we are experiencing right now, it tends to make us stupid...

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by Jouhou
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Usage ratio of MIL-PRF-23827 to MIL-PRF-81322 grease on A320
Replies: 8
Views: 1291

Re: Usage ratio of MIL-PRF-23827 to MIL-PRF-81322 grease on A320

frederickpkc wrote:
Hi Experts,

I am doing research on aviation grease and would like to know the usage ratio of MIL-PRF-23827 to MIL-PRF-81322 on narrow body a/c like A320. Understand usage varies to a/c model, just wanna know a rough figure of ratio.

Thanks


Do Airbus aircraft actually use US mil spec grease?

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by Jouhou
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 10011

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

Is there something unusual going on in the Earth's atmosphere right now? There seems to be a dramatic increase in "severe turbulence" incidents lately. Also a dramatic increase in passengers recording everything. I meant like the past month or two. Recording everything isn't that new of a...

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by Jouhou
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 10011

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

Is there something unusual going on in the Earth's atmosphere right now? There seems to be a dramatic increase in "severe turbulence" incidents lately.

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by Jouhou
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Cabin security monitor” air rage incident filmed on Air China flight sparks Chinese uproar, embroiling CA in PR scandal
Replies: 18
Views: 8101

Re: “Cabin security monitor” air rage incident filmed on Air China flight sparks Chinese uproar, embroiling CA in PR sca

Three thoughts come to mind: 1) I don't approve of the woman's actions, but I do understand. How many of us have been forced to listen as a self-designated VIP believes that the planet will stop rotating if their phone call doesn't go through? Of that one person who has no "phone voice", ...

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by Jouhou
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 6743

Re: AA BLQ asymmetric loads

They work while engaging in "cultural exchange". Our local businesses in my part of the Northeast NEED them during the summer, and more than half of the summer staff around here are J1 people, with their characteristic bicycles parked outside. They arrive in large numbers, and don't leave...

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by Jouhou
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 6743

Re: AA BLQ asymmetric loads

Was looking at loads on AA's new BLQ flight and it seems to be very asymmetric. Flights from PHL-BLQ apparently aren't doing so well, but flights from BLQ-PHL are close to full. I assume this may be a case of people starting their trip elsewhere and finding BLQ a good place to return home from. Any...

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by Jouhou
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 6743

Re: AA BLQ asymmetric loads

Was looking at loads on AA's new BLQ flight and it seems to be very asymmetric. Flights from PHL-BLQ apparently aren't doing so well, but flights from BLQ-PHL are close to full. I assume this may be a case of people starting their trip elsewhere and finding BLQ a good place to return home from. Any...

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by Jouhou
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19073

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Siteuror

Boeing is a company in crisis. I hate to say it but their survival as a leading commercial aircraft manufacturer is in jeopardy. The drip drip of bad news is killing them. Their stock price is doing ok. Therefore it is not that bad I'm curious if that's going to last beyond their next quarterly rep...

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by Jouhou
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 7277

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

On a slightly related topic... my job involves using walkie talkies. I remember on my first night training, I panicked, because I couldn't understand a single word anyone was saying! I got used to it over the course of time however. I guess pilots do too. I think that's why emergency communications...

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by Jouhou
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26073

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

It’s called pencil whipping. It’s fairly common in the industry. Too many regulations and useless paperwork encourage the practice. Not good when it involves a real maintenance issue. It’s most commonly seen with paperwork only and record keeping. It’s been done and around as long as planes have be...

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by Jouhou
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26073

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Am I wrong in thinking this is actually not all that uncommon? Not saying it's ok, just that it happens more often than it makes its way to a.net. It’s called pencil whipping. It’s fairly common in the industry. Too many regulations and useless paperwork encourage the practice. Not good when it inv...

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by Jouhou
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting
Replies: 35
Views: 14102

Re: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting

Question, how strict is the aircraft industry about performing off-gas testing on non-metallic materials? Is it possible this is from the off-gassing of materials (IE: formaldehyde found in anti-seize compounds) used in the construction of the aircraft which might be exacerbated by it being newly bu...

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by Jouhou
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting
Replies: 35
Views: 14102

Re: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting

They forgot to switch this off. Happens all the time. https://syrsa.com/data/foto/original_/original_1520248823_2014443823.jpg Pro-tip right here. Took me forever to figure out why I was feeling so tired and awful when I drove long distances in the winter with the heat blasting. Problem went away b...

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by Jouhou
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss
Replies: 11
Views: 3753

Re: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss

EW action? What's that? Anyways, it's Israel, so if it's a state actor behind it they would say so. It's probably to do with something natural that science might explain.

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by Jouhou
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 7648

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

Maybe employees should be banned from having personal phones. I'm not allowed to bring my personal phone with me to work for security reasons. Its a hassle sometimes, but I can still be contacted through a work phone and I'm starting to think I'm more satisfied with my life than the phone addicted b...

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by Jouhou
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34069

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

Can't help but notice a few people are drifting into some more biased fanboyish comments in comparing the 787 and a350. I'm pretty sure they are both fantastic aircraft that don't target the exact same market segments and have some differences. I really don't think one is better than the other, I do...

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by Jouhou
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1635
Views: 204554

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I took the 6pm flight a couple weeks back on a Monday and it was fairly calm at terminal E. There was only the Azores airlines A340 flight next to us which has a variable arrival time depending on the day. I do know there are a couple other flights that arrive from Europe a little before so maybe w...

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by Jouhou
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 69624

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

PVD? Since its near Boston and he has a thing for Portuguese populations, which RI and southern MA have a lot of.

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by Jouhou
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1635
Views: 204554

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I took the 6pm flight a couple weeks back on a Monday and it was fairly calm at terminal E. There was only the Azores airlines A340 flight next to us which has a variable arrival time depending on the day. I do know there are a couple other flights that arrive from Europe a little before so maybe w...

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by Jouhou
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87244

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Are the parts of a Boeing aircraft US system or metric for units of measurement? I've wondered this before. It'd be awkward for a mechanic with US system tools to work metric components. I know metric throws me off. They are SAE, aka US. Fractions of an inch. Though, torques in the AMM are given in...

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