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by TMccrury
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO Kelly - If Things Don’t Improve, This Just Can’t Continue”
Replies: 69
Views: 13938

Re: Southwest CEO Kelly - If Things Don’t Improve, This Just Can’t Continue”

The truth is the entire travel and entertainment industry has been decimated. While airlines have been able to continue flying, even on a limited basis, a large portion of the entertainment industry still remains shuttered. There are billions of Dollars that flow through that industry, which in turn...

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by TMccrury
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30212

Re: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage

I work as a professional Audio engineer. I use everything from $100.00 USD all the way up to $80,000.00 Audio mixers. We have a "sterile" cockpit rule in place around any of them. No liquids anywhere it can spill into or onto the mixer. It is not pretty watching and $80,000.00 mixer let ou...

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by TMccrury
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilot saw someone with a jetpack on approach into LAX
Replies: 51
Views: 8477

Re: American Airlines pilot saw someone with a jetpack on approach into LAX

One of my thoughts on this was, if the jetpack dude really was 300' off the side of the plane, the pilots would't have been able to see them till they were just about on top of them. This could very well have ended in disaster super easy. Jetpacker sucked into engine, hit by any part of the plane it...

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by TMccrury
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 88
Views: 11763

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

One of the plants that is closing is about 30 minutes or less from my house here in the Richmond, VA area. There are 300 or so folks that will be without work. It is a sad day.

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by TMccrury
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22451

Re: Revisiting MH370

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I came across this today from Discovery Channel. A group of searchers have been analyzing data from an underwater microphone system and even thought is some missing data, there is noise detected about the time it would have gone down.


https://youtu.be/Qzvr2w2IVug

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by TMccrury
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL
Replies: 46
Views: 6476

Re: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL

The question is where would the flights stop on the way to/from LAX/SFO or is it manageable non-stop? GCMap has DPS-LAX at 8633 and DPS-SFO at 8355 miles. Other than cabotage and the lack of sustainable demand, what else is preventing GA from doing at least a tech stop in HNL on the way to/from DPS...

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by TMccrury
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL
Replies: 46
Views: 6476

Re: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL

I would gladly fly Garuda from LAX/SFO to DPS on my way to CGK. I've flown GA in the past coupe of years a few times and the flight were great. The crew was superb. I've flown A330's and 777's with them. The question is where would the flights stop on the way to/from LAX/SFO or is it manageable non-...

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by TMccrury
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9852

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

zuckie13 wrote:
I swear officer, the plane parked at the gate with the Jetway attached just came out of nowhere and hit me!

Guess a pilot misjudged and a wing walker didn't catch it.


This is great.

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by TMccrury
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idaho Mid Air Crash At least 8 Dead
Replies: 1
Views: 2350

Idaho Mid Air Crash At least 8 Dead

https://www.foxnews.com/us/idaho-midair ... ldren-dead
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I read this on Fox News this morning. Searched through the database and didn't find it posted here. A DHC2 Float plane and a 206 collided mid air over Lake Coeur d'Alene, ID on Sunday. At least 8 are decreased.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/idaho-midair ... ldren-dead

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by TMccrury
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8353

Re: Pan Am questions

We flew the LAX-HNL-PPG-PPT route in 1977. We got off in PPG and flew on to Tonga. It was interesting arriving in PPG, the middle of the night on a 747. At that time, the airport was basically an out building sized place and we were about the only ones to get off of the plane. We spent the night the...

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by TMccrury
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 53
Views: 11363

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

What would done of the longest routes, time wise, been on one of these?

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by TMccrury
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequent Flying, Status and Coronavirus
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Frequent Flying, Status and Coronavirus

Delta has extended our status through the end of 2021. If we do manage to achieve a new level between now and then it rolls over into the new year as well. They have also extended our memberships to the SkyClub for an additional 6 months past the end of our current membership. I used miles to pay fo...

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by TMccrury
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequent Flying, Status and Coronavirus
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Frequent Flying, Status and Coronavirus

Delta has extended our status through the end of 2021. If we do manage to achieve a new level between now and then it rolls over into the new year as well. They have also extended our memberships to the SkyClub for an additional 6 months past the end of our current membership. I used miles to pay fo...

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by TMccrury
Wed May 27, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA is allowed to give hand sanitizer
Replies: 39
Views: 6182

Re: AA is not (yet) allowed to give hand sanitizer

Delta has been handing out both Purell liquid packets and wipes inflight for weeks now. I believe UA has been handing them out at well. I'm not sure what AA is doing differently from the rest of them that is preventing AA from handing out sanitizer. You would be correct on UA passing them out. I wa...

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by TMccrury
Wed May 27, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 59271

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

So, out of curiosity, would it be possible to modify a 777F to have a tail that swings open like the 747 used for 787 parts? This would solve the problem for larger pallets that couldn't fit through a side door. Maybe there isn't enough clearance for that to happen or there is some other structural ...

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by TMccrury
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf
Replies: 26
Views: 6848

Re: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf

I am curious as to what the pressure is off the back of the CRJ engine. With that in mind, if it is approaching the speed of a tornado then I can see how it picked up that hanger and flipped it.

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by TMccrury
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manual push back of a Wamos 744
Replies: 19
Views: 6037

Re: Manual push back of a Wamos 744

Sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do. That is impressive for sure.

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by TMccrury
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL9440 MIA-LIM diverts to MIA reaching LIM
Replies: 10
Views: 4616

Re: AAL9440 MIA-LIM diverts to MIA reaching LIM

That is a bit of a long diversion.

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by TMccrury
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337792

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

I was scheduled on a flight from RIC-LGA-BGR tomorrow and DL emailed me yesterday morning with a cancellation notice. It was the LGA-BGR segment that was cancelled and when searching for options, there were no scheduled flights in the near future for me to get to BGR on DL. Its a rough time in Aviat...

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by TMccrury
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident
Replies: 38
Views: 19556

Re: Delta LAX hanger foam discharged accident

Yikes. Wonder how that happened?

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by TMccrury
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337792

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

DL just announced a 40% capacity reduction, the most in its history even after 9/11. They will be parking up to 300 airplanes. Elimination of Continental Europe flying, but will maintain service to London. This is the tidbit I got. Heart goes out to the aviation community and their families. Update...

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by TMccrury
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315951

Re: KLM retires all 747 by end of March

I had the opportunity of riding a KL744 from AMS-NBO a few years ago and it was an absolute pleasure. I hate to see them go.

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by TMccrury
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: #350 for A350
Replies: 19
Views: 5488

Re: #350 for A350

I was on a DL A350 from ATL-ICN and ICN-DTW in the last 2 weeks. What a great plane. Comfortable and very smooth. The one thing I did notice on the DL plane, the crew rest was the last 3 seats in the center section of the plane. It was not an isolated area with beds. I thought that was a bit cheap o...

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by TMccrury
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana 214 Helmet Cam Video
Replies: 3
Views: 2163

Asiana 214 Helmet Cam Video

https://youtu.be/IsI0iiQrbnM
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This is a super interesting video from fire command of the Asiana 214 crash.

https://youtu.be/IsI0iiQrbnM

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by TMccrury
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95871

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

I am here in Jakarta, Indonesia and as we exited the airport today, I saw several of the Lion Air Max's parked. Obviously, they have been parked for a while. The engines were covered and from my vantage point, that was really all I could see that was done to them.

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by TMccrury
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15157

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

It seems that KLM has been working on one as well or funding someone who is and it doesn't look like the one from Airbus. Here is a link from Sam Chui on Youtube as well as a link from Flight Global about it. https://youtu.be/cZJzD7bhE_Y https://www.flightglobal.com/programmes/flying-v-concept-recei...

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by TMccrury
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211784

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

My pastor is leading a missions trip to the Philippines in March. There is like 24 of them going. They have been informed their flights are cancelled as they were going through Beijing. Now, they are scrambling trying to find alternate flights with that many seats open to get folks there. All due to...

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by TMccrury
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211784

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

My pastor and his wife are taking group of 24 from our church to the Philippines in March. They were to pass through Beijing as the transit point. They have been informed their flights are cancelled and so now they are scrambling to make other arrangements. It looks like they may get seats on Turkis...

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by TMccrury
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody capital now that China suspended
Replies: 43
Views: 6872

Re: Widebody capital now that China suspended

1989worstyear wrote:
TMccrury wrote:
A friend of mine is an FO for DL and flies the A350. He said since the cancellations to China, flights are slim pickings and you take what you can get.


Are any of the 350's used for TATL?


I don’t think so, but I’m not 100% certain on that.

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by TMccrury
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody capital now that China suspended
Replies: 43
Views: 6872

Re: Widebody capital now that China suspended

A friend of mine is an FO for DL and flies the A350. He said since the cancellations to China, flights are slim pickings and you take what you can get.

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by TMccrury
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Passenger wearing gas mask removed from flight
Replies: 37
Views: 8391

American Airlines Passenger wearing gas mask removed from flight

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/american ... g-gas-mask
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An American Airlines passenger, flying from Dallas to Houston, was removed from the flight for failing to remove a gas mask. According to reports, he wanted to “make a statement”.

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/american ... g-gas-mask

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by TMccrury
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9708

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

So, here is my take on Climate Change. I've been around long enough to see the following progression of events in the Climate Chang emolument. In 6th grade, there was an Ice Age coming in 10 years. When that didn't pan out, it was oh, wait there is a hole in the ozone layer and the earth is warming....

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by TMccrury
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions
Replies: 44
Views: 11664

Re: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions

A new addition to my bucket list of places to visit. That is in addition to doing the island hopper run on UA from HNL to GUM. I checked on flights and for a random date in July of 2020, it was about 1000.00 USD out of JNB. Me getting to JNB, depending on if I drive to IAD instead of departing from ...

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by TMccrury
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wheel takes flight after falling off Air Canada plane
Replies: 34
Views: 7845

Re: Wheel takes flight after falling off Air Canada plane

"You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel" or is that Lucille? Glad it was a minor situation and no one was injured.

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by TMccrury
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191436

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

Something I found interesting while watching Juan Brown on the Blancoliro channel on YouTube. The Pilatas PC12 that crashed November 30, 2019 on take off from Chamberlain, South Dakota, had a very similar system to MCAS. The difference between the Pilatus version vs MCAS at Boeing, Pilatus uses it t...

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by TMccrury
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260914

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

I guess, I need to enjoy my MD88 ride from RIC to ATL February 1. It maybe one of the last ones I catch.

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by TMccrury
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First SQ 737 MAX roll out
Replies: 65
Views: 22166

Re: First SQ 737 MAX roll out

I’m sadly old enough to have seen SQ 737-200s. :old:[/quote] I'm in the same position. Old enough to remember the 737-200's and the the 727's as well as the 757's. I flew on a 727 and the 757's. That was into and out of Jakarta. I think the airport code at that time was HLM. Mercy, that was a very l...

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by TMccrury
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First SQ 737 MAX roll out
Replies: 65
Views: 22166

Re: First SQ 737 MAX roll out

I’m sadly old enough to have seen SQ 737-200s. :old:[/quote] I'm in the same position. Old enough to remember the 737-200's and the the 727's as well as the 757's. I flew on a 727 and the 757's. That was into and out of Jakarta. I think the airport code at that time was HLM. Mercy, that was a very l...

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by TMccrury
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11889

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

I grew up in Indonesia and lived in the city of Semarang. We frequently flew on the F28's between Semarang and Jakarta. I loved that plane. Loud as all get out but a fun ride. In to Semarang Garuda flew both the 1000 and 4000 variant. My favorite was the 4000 variant but any day on the Fokker was gr...

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by TMccrury
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chili Loses Contact with C130 in route to Antarctica
Replies: 1
Views: 977

Chili Loses Contact with C130 in route to Antarctica

https://www.foxnews.com/world/chile-say ... 8-on-board
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Chili has lost contact with a C130 in route to their base in Antarctica. More details in the link. I pray it is located and all is well.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/chile-say ... 8-on-board

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by TMccrury
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL one engine return to LAX
Replies: 84
Views: 19619

Re: PAL one engine return to LAX

I watched the ABC News report on this tonight and it was quite interesting. It was an engine fire and everyone was scared. Extremely sensationalist.

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by TMccrury
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline
Replies: 37
Views: 7290

Re: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline

When I fly DL or Skyteam, my info is stored in the DL profile as it appears in the passport. Never a problem. Before 9-11, my wife and I flew to NZ on UA and the travel agent horribly misspelled our last names. I called them and they said nothing they could do (corporate had sent the info over to th...

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by TMccrury
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bag Explodes at Midway While being loaded onto a Volaris Flight
Replies: 27
Views: 10220

Bag Explodes at Midway While being loaded onto a Volaris Flight

According to the report, a bag exploded after it was ran over while being loaded onto the Volaris flight. It appears to be have been a battery or battery charger that caused the explosion. Fire and Police were called and a level 1 hazmat situation was declared until it was discovered what caused the...

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by TMccrury
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines selling extremely tight airport connections
Replies: 45
Views: 10553

Re: Airlines selling extremely tight airport connections

I booked a flight from RIC-ATL-HSV a few months ago that had a 30 minute connect time in ATL. DL made it know it was a tight connection. I took the chance on it and as I walked up to the gate for my connection, they were boarding and I walked right on to the plane. Just a few weeks ago, I took a bum...

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by TMccrury
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate Jet Skids off Runway at RIC
Replies: 1
Views: 909

Corporate Jet Skids off Runway at RIC

A corporate jet with a sideways nose gear, made an emergency landing at RIC this morning just after 8:30AM Eastern time. Not much else in the way of details at this point. This is my home airport. https://www.nbc12.com/2019/10/16/jet-with-sideways-nose-gear-makes-emergency-landing-ric/ https://www.w...

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by TMccrury
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Woman’s Arm and foot severed by planes propeller
Replies: 24
Views: 8745

Florida Woman’s Arm and foot severed by planes propeller

https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-woma ... -propeller
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A Florida woman lost her arm and foot at Key West International after exiting the aircraft. More details in the https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-woma ... -propeller

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by TMccrury
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 34118

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

I done 7.5 hours on a 757 from MIA to LPB in "comfort plus" aisle seat. It was ok but not something I would want to do much of. Granted then, I weight 95 pounds more than I do now still, I have trouble on 7 hour flights. I'm starting to look at minimum economy plus or whatever the offering...

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by TMccrury
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157355

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

My oldest brother is a fireman. He told me the herd instinct kicks in during an emergency. Folks want to get to get out quickly and the herd instinct is to go out the same door you came in with what you took in. In the case of an airplane, that would door 1L. A perfectly functioning exit could be ri...

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by TMccrury
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What exactly happens when a bag gets delayed?
Replies: 26
Views: 5818

Re: What exactly happens when a bag gets delayed?

While on a recent trip to TNR, a friend of mine's back went to TRN instead. It took 4 days for it to make it from TRN to TNR via CDG. His original route was BNA-JFK-CDG-TNR and return. A couple of years ago, I was on a flight to TNR as well. It was IAD-LHR-JNB-TNR. The first 2 segments were on Virgi...

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