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by MrBretz
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Do you think the Q4 thread starting in just over a week will be as lively as the other threads? My opinion is that Boeing, the airliners' maintenance, and the pilots taken together will share the blame. How that is split up is anyone's guess and you can argue about it forever if you have nothing bet...

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by MrBretz
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/focus-cr ... 43644.html
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Here’s an article about the logistical challenge that Boeing is planning when the MAX returns. It sounds like people are already being deployed.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/focus-cr ... 43644.html

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by MrBretz
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High altitude, high speed bird strikes
Replies: 18
Views: 3492

Re: High altitude, high speed bird strikes

spacecadet wrote:
What am I supposed to be seeing in that photo?


Have you seen how Kessje usually has a fly in his diagrams like when he is showing possible NMA designs? I wish I were able to superimpose an image of a fly careening off the wing in his original picture.

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by MrBretz
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9883

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

EA CO AS, thanks for that. I didn’t know that. I’ll have to delve into a bit. On the other hand, I will just accept whatever happens. Most animals are quite nice.

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by MrBretz
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9883

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

The way it works is the person that has the issue with the animal is the one to be removed, or re-accommodated. Airlines aren’t allowed to do anything to the person with the ESAN, or Service animal, unless the animal displays behavior that is unruly, or other disruptive behavior(it keeps peeing or ...

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by MrBretz
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9883

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

I found this on the Zion NP website “Service Animals The 2010 revision to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a "service animal" as a dog or small horse that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disabili...

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by MrBretz
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9883

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

Folks, let’s take an informal survey. How many of you know people who use ESA as a scam to avoid fees. I personally know 3. I also know one other person who is partially blind and has a seeing eye dog. It is not an ESA. He doesn’t count. So in my small world, I know 3 people with ESAs and they are a...

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by MrBretz
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9883

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

When I get nervous on a flight, I use my emotional support drug called Xanax. 1/2 of one usually works. Bad turbulence has caused the popping on an entire pill.

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by MrBretz
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9883

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

DLSANman, in reading other accounts of the incident, the things you stated were slightly different. I’m sure the lawyers will find the real facts. In any case, I know 3 people who have ESAs. All are to avoid the airline fee. Two told me that. The third did not. He’s a male, has a manual labor type j...

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by MrBretz
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9883

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

I wonder if this thread will be deleted like the previous one. I vote for putting the woman with her ema in coach. The CFR allows that by my reading.

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by MrBretz
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA and FedEx A300
Replies: 40
Views: 5503

Re: Sna and FedEx a300

I know it can handle a a300, i just haven't seen a UPS A300 land there yet that's all. I know they have done it, but haven't seen a video of them yet. I have personally landed a Browntail A300 on runway 2L during Peak a couple of years ago just after the sunset...not often but every once in a while...

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by MrBretz
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA and FedEx A300
Replies: 40
Views: 5503

Re: Sna and FedEx a300

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqkNNHmljfk A300 landing at SNA. That's the FedEx a300 not a ups one. Well, the airport can handle A300s. You have a video. Why not look at flightaware or some other site to confirm that UPS actually lands an A300 there. I am too lazy to look through arrivals to find...

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by MrBretz
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA and FedEx A300
Replies: 40
Views: 5503

Re: Sna and FedEx a300

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqkNNHmljfk

A300 landing at SNA.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqkNNHmljfk

A300 landing at SNA.

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by MrBretz
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released
Replies: 52
Views: 6211

Re: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released

For anyone interested in the airport’s history, including commercial jet growth and noise abatement, here is an article for you. https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/city-manager/john-wayne-airport/settlement-agreement-extension/history-of-jwa You can see the numbers of flights has...

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by MrBretz
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released
Replies: 52
Views: 6211

Re: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released

For anyone interested in the airport’s history, including commercial jet growth and noise abatement, here is an article for you. https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/city-manager/john-wayne-airport/settlement-agreement-extension/history-of-jwa You can see the numbers of flights has ...

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by MrBretz
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Sgrow787, you said “They're sorry for the loss of life. But its just business.”. Did you just see The Godfather?

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by MrBretz
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Miles No Longer Expire
Replies: 13
Views: 2253

Re: United Miles No Longer Expire

Fat fingers...please delete.

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by MrBretz
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Miles No Longer Expire
Replies: 13
Views: 2253

Re: United Miles No Longer Expire

I was unaware of dynamic award pricing until I just googled it. What is worse is what some friends who retired from a nonUA major told me about their flying privileges. They are now paying for their tickets and unable to use their free travel. The reason was that basic economy passengers don’t show...

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by MrBretz
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Miles No Longer Expire
Replies: 13
Views: 2253

Re: United Miles No Longer Expire

I was unaware of dynamic award pricing until I just googled it. What is worse is what some friends who retired from a nonUA major told me about their flying privileges. They are now paying for their tickets and unable to use their free travel. The reason was that basic economy passengers don’t show ...

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by MrBretz
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 14790

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

http://www.lgb.org/information/noise_ab ... ns.asp#304
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Here’s something about noise abatement at LGB from the airport website. I see modest penalties. No wonder the curfew is disobeyed. I see nothing about criminal charges. I wonder what Mesa actually did.

http://www.lgb.org/information/noise_ab ... ns.asp#304

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by MrBretz
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 14790

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

Local jurisdictions can create "quiet zones" for train horn noise under certain conditions. Some zones were even grandfathered in. I've also seen "No Engine Brake" signs in cities all over the country. On top of that there are noise restrictions on vehicles. At the federal, stat...

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by MrBretz
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 14790

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

rr. I've changed my mind about LGB and hope jetblue stays there and grows it, finds a path forward with it. I'm a huge fan of the small airports. As someone who has never lived in South Cali, is Long Beach far enough south of LA to avoid the evil traffic? Different area; different traffic. Yes, diff...

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by MrBretz
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac
Replies: 44
Views: 8737

Re: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac

I always wondered what would happen if this occurred at about halfway between Hawaii and the mainland. This happened 20 minutes outside of HNL. To expand on the (totally unhelpful and obvious) answer someone else gave you, there are actually two fire bottles for cargo holds on ETOPS/overwater aircr...

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by MrBretz
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

737MAX could return to flight as early as October after both Boeing and the FAA give signs about returning the aircraft to service https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-and-faa-give-more-signs-of-preparations-for-a-737-max-return-to-flight/ And it’s from Dominic Gates. I wil...

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by MrBretz
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac
Replies: 44
Views: 8737

Re: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac

I always wondered what would happen if this occurred at about halfway between Hawaii and the mainland. This happened 20 minutes outside of HNL.

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by MrBretz
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So I have some questions on the hiring spree. 1. Why are people for mechanical work being searched and not software engineers? 2. How likely is Boeing to find qualified people in a short time span? Could it be that this is being interpreted by many as a sign of r/eturn to service, when Boeing is ac...

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by MrBretz
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

asdf said "if they really unground the MAX only with some minor software changes ...... statistics says that we will see the next crash within 18 month ..." You can make any statement you want but you don't offer an iota of statistical(it is mathematical, you know) proof. Why not say 18 h...

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by MrBretz
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Share Price up Almost $10 Today
Replies: 28
Views: 3871

Re: Boeing Share Price up Almost $10 Today

3 years ago, Boeing stock was about $125/share. I wish I had bought then.

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by MrBretz
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 14790

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

There are about 45 flights a day in and out of LGB. That’s not what I would call busy. Why don’t we just drop the discussion and let things play out. That’s the same traffic as Monterey already.

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by MrBretz
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 14790

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

Here's a article that's about 2 years old. According to it, people are angry because the late night curfew is being broken regularly. Apparently, that's a rather new occurrence. It says Jet Blue doesn't mind. They just pay the fines. I also learned that LGB does not have a hard curfew like SNA. http...

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by MrBretz
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

asdf said "if they really unground the MAX only with some minor software changes ...... statistics says that we will see the next crash within 18 month ..." You can make any statement you want but you don't offer an iota of statistical(it is mathematical, you know) proof. Why not say 18 ho...

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by MrBretz
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I have a question. When Boeing submits their fix to the FAA, do they supply a description of the changes AND all the test cases they have run to date showing the fixes works. I presume test cases would show results of simulated and real MAXs reacting to events similar to things that caused both cras...

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by MrBretz
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 14790

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

I love everyone on here complaining that there is enforcement of rules for parties to a contract that was signed, and you get people screaming “not fair!!” as if there is somehow a clause in the contract for fairness- what you say, there is a grace period for unforseen events such as weather or ite...

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by MrBretz
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 14790

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

JetBlue is by far the largest carrier at LGB. I noticed they have cut service close to 35% in the last year. If they leave, the airport will be like MRY or Tahoe. All the others have a small fraction of the takeoffs and landings. You can view the monthly traffic on the airport’s website.

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by MrBretz
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 14790

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

LGB is soon going to find itself in the position that MRY is in. Monterey had hissie fits about jet noise to the point that the major Jet operators quit flying there altogether! They didn't want corporate jets they didn't wat commercial jets. Well? What in hell Do they want? I'll tell you, NOTHING!...

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by MrBretz
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing looking to hire ‘several hundred’ aircraft mechanics, maintenance specialists So, does this mean they are getting ready for deliveries, or they are getting ready for winter storage? https://www.columbiabasinherald.com/front_page_slider/20190820/boeing_looking_to_hire_several_hundred_aircraft...

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by MrBretz
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 67
Views: 6868

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/17/trav ... plane.html
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I hope this is not too far off topic, but the DOT considers miniature horses service animals. I had no idea this was the case. I assume they mean a properly trained one and not a pet.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/17/trav ... plane.html

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by MrBretz
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mini Horse Service Animals on Airliners
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Mini Horse Service Animals on Airliners

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/17/trav ... plane.html
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Here is an interesting article about this topic. It says it is a reasonable thing to do for some people.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/17/trav ... plane.html

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by MrBretz
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 44
Views: 9365

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

Did you see the dog get out of the plane?

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by MrBretz
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

MSPNWA, please elaborate.

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by MrBretz
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The article just posted by Ray is an excellent summary of what has happened to date. The only thing I see missing is the cosmic rays influence.

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by MrBretz
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Definition of Airport Closing Time?
Replies: 17
Views: 2016

Re: Definition of Airport Closing Time?

SNA has a pretty clear definition: No aircraft may engage in regularly scheduled commercial operations at John Wayne Airport as follows: (i) for departure operations between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. (8:00 a.m. on Sundays) (local time), as measured at any John Wayne Airport noise monito...

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by MrBretz
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Definition of Airport Closing Time?
Replies: 17
Views: 2016

Re: Definition of Airport Closing Time?

The inbound was from IAH. It was delayed for mechanical reasons and arrived at the gate at 21:20. The outbound was to EWR. Apparently, they pushed back at 21:57. They left the ground at 22:09. That was lucky for me. I thought I might have to drive back there and pick them up.

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by MrBretz
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Definition of Airport Closing Time?
Replies: 17
Views: 2016

Definition of Airport Closing Time?

My local airport, SNA, stops all takeoffs and landings at 10PM. I discovered yesterday, when I dropped off some friends whose flight was delayed, closing time apparently meant when the plane pushed back from the gate. They "left" according to UA website at 9:57. However, when I followed th...

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by MrBretz
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Regarding possible compensation, you all need to look at airline profit not revenue. Airlines seem to profit anywhere from 5 to 10 percent on their revenue. You might want to look at yahoo finance and examine AAL, DAL, UAL, etc. And someone might make the argument that the routes a 737 operate are t...

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by MrBretz
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

My god, it seems that in this thread every possible component of the 737 MAX has been dissected, scrutinized and debated. I can't believe that there's anything left to discuss but I suspect some people will always find something else to analyze. This thread is now on its 40th and still counting pag...

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by MrBretz
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Wledering, so you are saying the problem can be fixed in hardware. Are these types of computers used on a 737 or any other commercial airplane?

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by MrBretz
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If it covered specifically in FAR/JAR, I don’t know, but it is a relevant design requirement. ‘Bit Flipping’ or Single/Multiple Event Upset/Latching is an observable phenomenon and is the result of the impact of high energy neutrons released by the collision of cosmic radiation with matter in the a...

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by MrBretz
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521653

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Is the cosmic ray flip flop test in the FAA regulations? No, but the surprise UFO appearance is. If it covered specifically in FAR/JAR, I don’t know, but it is a relevant design requirement. ‘Bit Flipping’ or Single/Multiple Event Upset/Latching is an observable phenomenon and is the result of the ...

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