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by FGITD
Thu May 26, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 254
Views: 51101

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

tlecam wrote:
Has anyone flown the KLM 333? Is it 2-3-2 recliners in front still?


Haven’t flown it but am familiar with it.

2-2-2 up front, 2-4-2 in back

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by FGITD
Wed May 25, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Checked baggage transfer problems between terminals
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: Checked baggage transfer problems between terminals

There are agreements between the airlines to decide who runs interline bags. Usually the airline is responsible for getting the bags they carry in to the onward flight. Things like delays, short staffing etc is the biggest issue. Where I worked we had an unofficial number of acceptable left behind b...

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by FGITD
Wed May 25, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 433
Views: 10328

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

One thing has to be done is to eliminate the premise or pretext that guns can be used to overthrow the government. That nonsense has to come to an end, and if a thousand people have to spend the rest of their lives in prison over that issue, so be it. Which is made doubly funny by the fact that Ame...

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by FGITD
Wed May 25, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 227
Views: 48443

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://twitter.com/rschuur_aero/status/1529147174977683457?s=21&t=MShShuKVXN0JrkBHYdjGSA New First, business and premium economy for Air France. 300ERs to get new businesss and premium economy. Seems Air France is not quite ready to let go of their 300ERs seeing as they’re investing in them. T...

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by FGITD
Mon May 23, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue angels
Replies: 17
Views: 1702

Re: Blue angels

Absolutely! Probably still gonna be sport-bitching about being on reserve during the show, too. Not to mention complaining about their hotel’s breakfasts not being up to par, or his Pensacola crash pad being out of rate. Ever seen the show rider the Blue Angels send out? Only a legacy captain would...

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by FGITD
Sun May 22, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue angels
Replies: 17
Views: 1702

Re: Blue angels

It would kinda kill the airshow vibe to have one of the pilots running off the 1015 commuter from Atlanta, rushing out to meet the guys marching to their jets while still getting his feet in the pants of his blue bag… Don't forget checking loads for his commute home on his phone. ;) I’d pay extra t...

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by FGITD
Sun May 22, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 8761

Re: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread

Can someone compare Starliner vs Crewed Dragon in terms of development cost and time? Everyone says SpaceX is best, but where they better in this case? In the Simplest terms, Boeing and SpaceX were awarded the contracts with the same requirements simultaneously and at present, Boeing has yet to ful...

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by FGITD
Sat May 21, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 8761

Re: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread

Rogozin looking more and more foolish now. From where I’m standing, I see 2 new and modern American spacecraft docked to the ISS. So much for the broomsticks. For all the misgivings and problems they’ve had, it is great to see starliner operating as it’s supposed to. Can’t wait to see it fly crews. ...

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by FGITD
Wed May 18, 2022 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 227
Views: 48443

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://www.airfranceklm.com/en/air-france-klm-and-cma-cgm-join-forces-and-sign-major-long-term-strategic-partnership-global-air Interesting one. AFKL partnering with CMA CGM for cargo. I think it’s a great move for both sides. Once they really get up and running I wouldn’t be too surprised to see ...

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by FGITD
Wed May 18, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 227
Views: 48443

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://www.airfranceklm.com/en/air-france-klm-and-cma-cgm-join-forces-and-sign-major-long-term-strategic-partnership-global-air Interesting one. AFKL partnering with CMA CGM for cargo. I think it’s a great move for both sides. Once they really get up and running I wouldn’t be too surprised to see C...

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by FGITD
Tue May 17, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 6230

Re: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread

For many years I worked for a ground handling company that would always treat its employees like shit. Thankfully I've moved on to a more decent employer at the same airport. My previous company laid off a lot of staff during the first days of Covid. I'm talking ramp guys that had been with the com...

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by FGITD
Mon May 16, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy
Replies: 23
Views: 1561

Re: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy

Yes, business travel is down because the check in agent might have a tattoo and avoiding that is worth far more than whatever the business traveler was en route to. To summarize this thread-“I don’t like the way things are these days and it makes me uncomfortable, so everyone else should adapt to me...

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by FGITD
Mon May 16, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 254
Views: 51101

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

Noticed something interesting a few days ago while taxiing into terminal A. There was a line of coach buses with 2 police cars guarding them parked near one of the A gates. This is the second time I've seen this happen. I'm assuming Delta sent one of the flights from the Caribbean into A and the bu...

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by FGITD
Sun May 15, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy
Replies: 23
Views: 1561

Re: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy

Comparing to the 1970s falls a bit flat. Sorry, that’s pushing half a century ago…societal norms have changed

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by FGITD
Sun May 15, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8471

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Not to disparage the guard, as he certainly made every effort he could, and died doing his job…but it has to be said, it does put a dent in the “good guy with a gun” argument. Here we had an armed guard ready to go, and it sounds like he even managed to hit the gunman, but he was outgunned and out a...

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by FGITD
Sat May 14, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 254
Views: 51101

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

Hi BOS thread, Been following this for a long time and decided "you know what? it's time to get more involved". I'm just a casual aviation fan really, and I live in Eastie with a great view of Terminal E and all the nice Int. birds. BA380 has been looking great! @mikegigs I'm flying Delta...

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by FGITD
Sat May 14, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 111
Views: 4664

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

The whole argument being made by those against sending the money is completely false at any rate. Don’t want to send the money to help Europe and Ukraine. Why? Because many think it would be put to better use back home to help Americans. But then any proposal to spend money on Americans gets reject...

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by FGITD
Sat May 14, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 111
Views: 4664

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

The whole argument being made by those against sending the money is completely false at any rate. Don’t want to send the money to help Europe and Ukraine. Why? Because many think it would be put to better use back home to help Americans. But then any proposal to spend money on Americans gets rejecte...

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by FGITD
Fri May 13, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 111
Views: 4664

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

Yea there we go, let’s start assassinating foreign leaders. Surely that won’t backfire at all. After all, nothing unites a people like national tragedy, specifically one caused by your biggest rival. I’d say the money is being used pretty well given the way Ukraine has pushed quite a few Russian for...

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by FGITD
Thu May 12, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5464

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

China has built about 38,000km of high speed rail, in about the same time since California first got approval to start construction back in 2008. California is the world's 3rd largest economy, what's the problem here? I doubt that China cares about Environmental Impact Studies or the niceties of ob...

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by FGITD
Wed May 11, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever call the crisis hotline? (***NOT*** suicidal)
Replies: 11
Views: 865

Re: Ever call the crisis hotline? (***NOT*** suicidal)

I also realize that an additional aversion I have to reaching out for services like that is that I really, really, dislike the notion of me needing them anyway. Like, Airstud, what part of in-real-life-you-need-real-life-friends did you not understand? This is the major hurdle for people to get ove...

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by FGITD
Tue May 10, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 227
Views: 48443

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

New AF 77W cabin incoming, features J seats with doors along with new Premium Economy and Economy seats. https://samchui.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/af_dossier-de-presse_en_0.pdf https://samchui.com/2022/05/10/air-france-unveiled-new-business-seat-with-a-door/#.Ynq8FYzMK3B Looks very nice and cl...

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by FGITD
Mon May 09, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25472

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The fact that you seem to think women can't be trusted to make an informed decision about abortion, whether due to ignorance about subsequent emotional trauma or pressure from a man, is a you problem, not a reason to deny women the right to control their bodies. What’s impressive to me is how sever...

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by FGITD
Mon May 09, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25472

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Finally seeing some truly honest comments from men, who actually support abortion for a real reason besides thinking is great for women or any of the other BS arguments thrown out there. True honesty is hard to come by, but this one is actually great. Whilst having fun, we shouldn't take the burden...

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by FGITD
Sun May 08, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25472

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

https://mobile.twitter.com/ElectionWiz/status/1523097567424307208 If Roe v Wade is overturned, the justices who voted to repeal it will require round the clock security. There's going to be a massive wave of anger directed at them. Oh no. Who could have possibly foreseen this. :bored: It’s almost a...

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by FGITD
Sun May 08, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25472

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

This whole insistence on "living with consequences" for unprotected sex is utterly risible when you look at the number of far greater sins that can be and are committed without any reproach by anyone. Just like esteemed and trusted members of the religious community face for molesting chi...

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by FGITD
Sat May 07, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25472

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Everyone has sex (mostly…) and it’s a fun thing to do. Why does there have to be a potentially negative consequence, when we’ve devised a way to get rid of that consequence? There has never been a better argument for pro life than this. Your honesty is very refreshing. That argument being that Peop...

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by FGITD
Sat May 07, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 67
Views: 5305

Re: Why do we "check in?"

Which is why it’s not. Check in info is usually sent for prelim info. The early version of the load sheet, a pre fuel number, etc. Then once check in closes the numbers reflect what/who is checked in giving a more precise count. And then finally when boarding is complete and loading is done, the coc...

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by FGITD
Sat May 07, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25472

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

That's also why they're against post-natal support. They want the mother of the unwanted child to suffer for their impious actions. Exactly. It has nothing to do with the babies and everything to do with the women. Everyone has sex (mostly…) and it’s a fun thing to do. Why does there have to be a p...

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by FGITD
Fri May 06, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25472

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The relevant discussion here is abortion rate, not fertility rates. That’s is all a long non sequitur. Economic and social conditions influence the decisions pregnant women make, full stop. Abortion rates are at 30-year lows in Europe. The comments aren’t just wholesale divorced from reality, they’...

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by FGITD
Thu May 05, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25472

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

If it were about control those people would have supported gun control. They don't because they don't believe lax gun control is the cause behind mass murder. Like they don't believe homosexuality or transgender are something naturally developed from people's mind. Or that they don't believe baby b...

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by FGITD
Thu May 05, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25472

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

And the implication was that because animals don't perform intentional abortions, humans doing so is somehow aberrant behavior. Lack of abortion in the animal kingdom was used as an argument against human abortion. Now that it's been pointed out that animals do eat or kill their offspring at times,...

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by FGITD
Thu May 05, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25472

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Texas, makes complete and total sense now. Have to ask, how many children are you currently fostering right now? How many total in your lifetime? How many children have you adopted? Bigger question, and one I feel I have to ask. How many non caucasian children have you adopted and/or fostered? And ...

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by FGITD
Wed May 04, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence
Replies: 56
Views: 13958

Re: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence

From The Aviation Herald: “An Envoy Embraer ERJ-175, registration N233NN performing flight MQ-3729/AA-3729 from Charleston,SC to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA), was enroute at FL360 almost overhead Birmingham,AL (USA) when the aircraft encountered moderate to severe turbulence, the crew subsequently iss...

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by FGITD
Wed May 04, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25472

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I thought bans didn’t work? Isn’t that what they say every single time some lunatic with a gun mows down a crowd?

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by FGITD
Wed May 04, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees
Replies: 46
Views: 8457

Re: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees

It's likely a freight forwarder arranged the original flights and the schedule. It is being claimed that Delta instead of putting on the direct flight to Alaska from Sacramento, put the shipment on a connecting flight via Atlanta. Then, once on the ground at Atlanta, things went south very quickly....

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by FGITD
Tue May 03, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25472

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The fact that Democrats haven't passed a law on abortion does not negate polling (see legalization of marijuana, $15 minimum wage, the STOCK act... there are numerous examples where the action or inaction of Congress is out of step with public opinion). What a crazy notion, that Congress doesn’t re...

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by FGITD
Sun May 01, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2933

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

Ah so it has nothing to do with housing costs skyrocketing while wages stagnate and everything to do with fentanyl and crack. I earn a higher wage than either of my parents ever did. But the house they were able to buy is so far out of reach that it might as well be a dream for people my age. Must b...

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by FGITD
Sun May 01, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to start paying F/As during boarding
Replies: 135
Views: 19602

Re: DL to start paying F/As during boarding

You're making it out to be a bigger issue than it is. No one was getting taken advantage of. Employees (who at many airlines are very well represented by unions) and employers all agreed on this. It's part of the job and the employees are (or were) being adequately compensated for the job. It's jus...

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by FGITD
Sat Apr 30, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 227
Views: 48443

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

It seems that the management does not understand how the aviation world works and is only for profit. :confused: :confused: Is not the whole point of running a business hopefully to make a profit?? Why would anyone invest in a business without an opportunity to make a return on your money. A little...

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by FGITD
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I a "victim" of my alliance?
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

Re: Am I a "victim" of my alliance?

Alliances are great if you travel frequently and use the rewards, as are an airline's credit cards. Otherwise, no. There are advantages to all this when you live in a hub or focus city, and have the multitude of options; however, if you don't, you're essentially trapped with them. The number of peo...

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by FGITD
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15444

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

How unfortunate. Talk about truly avoidable…

And yet I get the feeling the Egyptian authorities won’t accept this cause, once again

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by FGITD
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8533

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

Yah they should have gotten permission. But I don’t think the faa should deny it based on public interest. It should only be denied if it can’t be done safely. As in not putting other people at risk Exactly. They should have complied with the FAA, but how exactly could they alter this stunt to make...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8533

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

This isn’t commercial aviation with unwilling participants. It’s a coordinated stunt with professionals. There’s going to be danger and that’s pretty much the whole point of it. Aviation has a long history of dangerous stunts. I can’t imagine if the Internet was around in the early days of aviation....

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visiting airside of a terminal.
Replies: 16
Views: 2985

Re: Visiting airside of a terminal.

As an airport employee…I absolutely don’t want to see this happen. Airports are already crowded enough and travel stress causes people to lose all common sense. The last thing terminals and airlines need are a bunch of sightseers clogging things up. In another thread, one of the chief complaints was...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 55
Views: 15328

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

Red Bull have just crashed an aircraft for another stunt for which the FAA had already said no to https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/277638 Hard to compare the two. The YouTuber intentionally bailed with no plan to recover the aircraft. He was out to create a plane crash video. Not having the FAA...

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by FGITD
Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 227
Views: 48443

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Revised livery on F-GUOB https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FRB72MhWUAAJ28n?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FRB72MhWUAAJ28n?format=jpg&name=large Beautiful airplane. I did always find it funny that some the 747 cargo fleet, which has now been gone for years, wore this new livery....

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by FGITD
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World
Replies: 34
Views: 3218

Re: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World

Serious question, and I don't know the answer, should a corporation have that much power in a state? I am all for capitalism, but shouldn't all corporations play by the same rules? I’m torn. A corporation shouldn’t have that type of power. But it must be mentioned that prior to/without Disney, that...

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by FGITD
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World
Replies: 34
Views: 3218

Re: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World

As the old saying goes…don’t mess with the mouse. I expect any FL candidates who back Disney will suddenly find themselves getting a huge amount of support. This isn’t just messing with a local business. It’s slapping one of the biggest corporations to ever exist in the face. Serious question, and ...

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by FGITD
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World
Replies: 34
Views: 3218

Re: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World

As the old saying goes…don’t mess with the mouse.

I expect any FL candidates who back Disney will suddenly find themselves getting a huge amount of support. This isn’t just messing with a local business. It’s slapping one of the biggest corporations to ever exist in the face.

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