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by FGITD
Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ESPN Hot Take: Failure for BBHoF Not To Induct Barry Bonds
Replies: 28
Views: 698

Re: ESPN Hot Take: Failure for BBHoF Not To Induct Barry Bonds

Big papi elected on first ballot. Much deserved. Biggest Yankee killer ever. I would have intentionally walked him every time. He would always hit the ball very far no matter what the situation. The hardest out. Bonds was an even harder out. All time leader in intentional walks. Had an OBP over .50...

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by FGITD
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ESPN Hot Take: Failure for BBHoF Not To Induct Barry Bonds
Replies: 28
Views: 698

Re: ESPN Hot Take: Failure for BBHoF Not To Induct Barry Bonds

Maybe because those 3 were some of the most blatant examples of PED abuse and their stats challenged some of baseball's greats. The Hall is never overrated! MLB botched PEDs from the very beginning. It's a shame that at least two of these didn't need PEDs to get into the HOF. It's such a mess. Clem...

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by FGITD
Tue Jan 25, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization
Replies: 33
Views: 1364

Re: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization

Now, I just send someone up and tell them to shoot me a picture of what they want me to see…or I just take their word for it. I’m too old for that kind of action. One of my fond memories from when I first started working in airline operations is when one of our older engineers really involved me in...

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by FGITD
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA90 EWR-TLV turns back on Jan 21 due to unruly pax
Replies: 61
Views: 7791

Re: UA90 EWR-TLV turns back on Jan 21 due to unruly pax

kalvado wrote:
FGITD wrote:
the crew actually charged with the safe operation of the aircraft.

Yep, and they failed the task as the flight was not completed.


Your statement has absolutely nothing to do with what I said.

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by FGITD
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA90 EWR-TLV turns back on Jan 21 due to unruly pax
Replies: 61
Views: 7791

Re: UA90 EWR-TLV turns back on Jan 21 due to unruly pax

I can see a lot of funny words, from "self upgrade" to "riot', but little proof. Any more or less serious event these days gets recorded. There is only one video of police walking the aisle of the plane - apparently after landing, nothing else. Which doesn't quite support "riot&...

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by FGITD
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA90 EWR-TLV turns back on Jan 21 due to unruly pax
Replies: 61
Views: 7791

Re: UA90 EWR-TLV turns back on Jan 21 due to unruly pax

A great way of handling the situation was suggested upstream. I am sure there is more to think of. I think you are presuming such an offer was not made in the first instance. Crews have hand held credit card collections machines and yes, commonly used in Emergency Exit grabs I have seen on United. ...

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by FGITD
Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA90 EWR-TLV turns back on Jan 21 due to unruly pax
Replies: 61
Views: 7791

Re: UA90 EWR-TLV turns back on Jan 21 due to unruly pax

Great idea everyone, let the inmates run the asylum. After all, if you prove that the crew is willing to let “obey crew commands” slide then why not go up there and have a business class seat for yourself, or hell, why not a jump seat or crew bunk. 77w has some great crew bunks up there, just go po...

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by FGITD
Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA90 EWR-TLV turns back on Jan 21 due to unruly pax
Replies: 61
Views: 7791

Re: UA90 EWR-TLV turns back on Jan 21 due to unruly pax

Great idea everyone, let the inmates run the asylum. After all, if you prove that the crew is willing to let “obey crew commands” slide then why not go up there and have a business class seat for yourself, or hell, why not a jump seat or crew bunk. 77w has some great crew bunks up there, just go pop...

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by FGITD
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 10473

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

That's all fine until the airline in question is Massport's largest international customer :) I see only 1 flight that could do that: DL's FCO flight arrives at 2:20pm and the TLV flight departs at 4:10 = 1hr 50min at the gate. I suspect Massport would be ok with that. I also think that Massport is...

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by FGITD
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 10473

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

Departure around 4:30PM is fine for terminal A. They’ll tow the plane over early afternoon when it’s not busy and it takes off just at the start of the evening rush. TLV paxs undergo secondary security screening, typically at the gate. Most likely it never leaves the gate. IIRC, DL has a bank of TA...

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by FGITD
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 173
Views: 3984

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

You can be as dismissive as you want. At the end of the day, your requirements are only yours and not representative of the vast majority of consumers. Most cars do a daily commute under 100 Miles and spend most of their time parked and turned off. EVs cover the need of most car owners and at the r...

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by FGITD
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Statue of Theodore Rossevelt Removed from American Museum of Natural History
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: Statue of Theodore Rossevelt Removed from American Museum of Natural History

Teddy Roosevelt is an interesting character, no doubt. Even viewed through the lens of 2022, he still managed to do a lot of good That said…this statue is just awful. Talk about epitomizing the white savior trope. Might as well build one of George W Bush walking holding hands with Iraqi and Afghani...

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by FGITD
Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Statue of Theodore Rossevelt Removed from American Museum of Natural History
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: Statue of Theodore Rossevelt Removed from American Museum of Natural History

Teddy Roosevelt is an interesting character, no doubt. Even viewed through the lens of 2022, he still managed to do a lot of good That said…this statue is just awful. Talk about epitomizing the white savior trope. Might as well build one of George W Bush walking holding hands with Iraqi and Afghani ...

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by FGITD
Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CMH - Presumptive impact of new Intel chip facility
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: CMH - Presumptive impact of new Intel chip facility

if local businesses had as much effect on routes served as this forum believes, SJC would be the busiest airport in the world

(Said the same thing in the RDU thread…)

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by FGITD
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 184
Views: 17846

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

In 2014, RDU was the 11th busiest airport in terms of traffic to India (would use Qatar or UAE for connections) which was even above Denver and Seattle. Seattle now has service to India and Raleigh sees 2,700 people moving from India to Raleigh each year. This in addition to corporate base. That is...

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by FGITD
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 95
Views: 17081

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

Other than “because we like it” can anyone offer up proof that the livery doesn’t need to change? For all we know, it could be expensive to maintain or even order in the first place, losing its commercial appeal/recognition, or many other factors I get that this forum is generally against livery cha...

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by FGITD
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 430
Views: 53307

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

hope Boeing takes full advantage of this with their 737 asking price when QR comes knocking. If QR becomes an all Boeing fleet, what makes anyone think the relationship wont be different then Southwest or Alaska? Those two airlines seemed to have figured how to deal with just one maker. br The deal...

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by FGITD
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 430
Views: 53307

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

I 'd humbly suggest that in a OEM-monopoly one OEM refusing to do business with an airline is a bigger headache for the airline than for the OEM, regardless of the size of the airline. Particularly if the one OEM still willing to do business with you has been practically unable to deliver widebody ...

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by FGITD
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster
Replies: 38
Views: 1373

Re: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster

That argument also leaves out that fact that most hardcore voter ID proponents would have a heart attack if they saw what IDs Canadians can vote with.

Don’t think you’d get much support in the US for saying a library card/vehicle registration combination is perfect to vote

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by FGITD
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 184
Views: 17846

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

I'm not wrong at all. CLT is the closer to Boone than GSO is based on actual driving distance. I just checked it again and now Apple Maps has both at 1h50m. Is Apple Maps only a joke because the data isn't skewed to your favor? Well there’s also the minor fact that no airline or passenger is thinki...

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by FGITD
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 10473

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dubais-e ... 28685.html


I’m expecting EK to have some big issues with this. The 777 family seems to be amongst the more heavily impacted.
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VS4ever wrote:
EK are suspending BOS from tomorrow due to the 5G issue that’s a major concern at the moment

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dubais-e ... 28685.html


I’m expecting EK to have some big issues with this. The 777 family seems to be amongst the more heavily impacted.

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by FGITD
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 10473

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

I can't help but think though that in the cases where time is tight due to a delay or even during regular connections, this will be an unpleasant experience for a traveler. Airlines almost always hold flights in this situation until all passengers make it on board, especially if there is no later d...

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by FGITD
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 10473

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

I posted some time ago in the old thread that Delta would be using E for some departures. Pretty much no one was thrilled with the layout, but it enables more flights and that’s always a good thing. A shuttle bus between A and E would be useless, in my opinion. As someone who’s done that drive ramp...

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by FGITD
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2056

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

Sorry to say, but the argument of religious belief quelling violence is a pretty terrible one.

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by FGITD
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 10473

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

I posted some time ago in the old thread that Delta would be using E for some departures. Pretty much no one was thrilled with the layout, but it enables more flights and that’s always a good thing. A shuttle bus between A and E would be useless, in my opinion. As someone who’s done that drive ramp-...

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by FGITD
Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 184
Views: 17846

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

And the big reason Delta isn’t bringing back the route until August is because that’s just how Delta is running right now. Their flights to London from Boston, Detroit and Seattle aren’t even scheduled to resume until this summer either. And sure those cities would love the network but they don’t h...

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by FGITD
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pieter Elbers to step down as CEO of KLM
Replies: 39
Views: 6256

Re: Pieter Elbers to step down as CEO of KLM

I would contend that KLM would actually be worse off without AF, primarily because they are too small to live on their own. They’d get taken up by IAG, or Lufthansa…and then there would be absolutely no point in negotiating how to keep the company Dutch. As soon as it made financial sense, everythin...

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by FGITD
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pieter Elbers to step down as CEO of KLM
Replies: 39
Views: 6256

Re: Pieter Elbers to stop as CEO of KLM

As someone that has business relations with AFKL, I have long espoused the idea they need to integrate closer, stop duplication, and function more as joint airlines in the group. This is the truth. In my airline career I’ve worked in close proximity to many airlines and known how they work together...

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by FGITD
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9024

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Name one person who's been charged with "insurrection". Here’s 11 charged with seditious conspiracy https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/13/politics/oathkeeper-rhodes-arrested-doj/index.html Not quite insurrection, but it might be time to start looking for a talking point beyond “just a protest th...

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by FGITD
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021
Replies: 74
Views: 9479

Re: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021

Read on a tweet from spaceflight now that the Webb mission systems engineer team is confirming that the Ariane 5 did its job exactly as perfectly as possible, and the estimated fuel lifespan for Webb is now estimated to be about 20 years. This was originally one of the most conservative estimates, n...

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by FGITD
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6132

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Interesting that the words of one woman aren’t sufficient to condemn a man, but the words of a second woman are enough to condemn that first woman

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by FGITD
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1804

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

] It's obviously the oven's fault! Back in my day, we used to cook over open fires and you'd have to hold the meat over the fire with your bare hand. You knew exactly how long you'd had the meat in the flame, so we didn't need any fancy "timers". You youngin's today don't know what real c...

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by FGITD
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1804

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

I can think of a couple incidents where the automation wouldn't help. I would agree that automation didn't cause the incidents, but just pointing out that automation isn't going to help in every situation. Qantas 32: Uncontained engine failure causing enough damage to the point where the automation...

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by FGITD
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1804

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

I'm talking about people on this forum that the key to aviation safety is getting rid of the pilot & let computers do everything. I think that’s a bit of a generalization. Whenever the topic of 1 pilot or no pilot cockpit comes up, users are very against it. It is a bit difficult to argue again...

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by FGITD
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 7180

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

According to the Air France Instagram fan page, tomorrow at 10.00 F-GUGF an A318 will fly to Cotswold to be dismantled. I guess this is inevitable now that more A220s are arriving. The 318s have been leaving at a pretty steady rate since the 220s came online. A few went to Louisiana last month for ...

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by FGITD
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 10473

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

Fun point to deliberate on -

El Al has a job opening for a station manager for Boston

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by FGITD
Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4680

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

So do the police stand around and let bike lock play Home Run Derby on people's skulls? In the US, the bias will be for action in the vast majority of cases. There is probably going to be some police intervention at this point in a case like this, and that intervention is likely going to be armed. ...

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by FGITD
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4680

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

Arguments fall apart quickly when your driving point begins with “let’s imagine that…” While we’re on it, let’s imagine that the 14 year old girl had a gun too, and was able to fire back. Or that the officer had a nerf gun! Or that instead of being in a mall, they were in a wide open field riding ho...

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by FGITD
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4680

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

Dead cops? Need more guns!

Dead school kids? Need more guns!

I wonder if there’s maybe a common link between more people being shot, and there being more guns. Almost as if one begets the other.

The problem will always come down to training. You train cops like warriors, you end up with warriors.

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by FGITD
Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 10473

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

I think JetBlue would make a fortune going to LGW. Most, if not all those JetBlue pax will be terminating in London. If they offer a good price to LGW…that’s where the pax will happily go. I’m excited to see what happens on the international scale for Boston. Delta is certainly going in aggressively...

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by FGITD
Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4141

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

Sometimes people with Fascist tendencies need to be reminded how democracy really works. Meanwhile you also have MGT who believes that democrat voters who move to Republican states shouldn’t immediately be given the right to vote. https://www.newsweek.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-calls-it-wise-bar-de...

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by FGITD
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?
Replies: 92
Views: 10995

Re: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?

But you've captured the essential problem of threads like this: questioning business decisions based on conditions that exist decades after the decisions were made. At no time when the 300/310 was still in production was there demand for what an additional update of that plane would have done, and ...

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by FGITD
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Registration / Tail Numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 2169

Re: US Registration / Tail Numbers

One would think that airlines would keep crash registrations to prevent re-use, but then again, it would be a totally unnecessary expense due to superstition. And the PR aspect is virtually nonexistent - how many in the flying public would recognize the tail N1819U (or even be aware of registration...

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by FGITD
Wed Dec 29, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Registration / Tail Numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 2169

Re: US Registration / Tail Numbers

Could you hypothetically re-use a registration of a plane that crashed? Say someone wanted to use N93119, would they hypothetically be able to do so? I would say "yes"...I have seen so many of the original Pan Am 707s that are either crashed or scrapped "recycled" onto just abou...

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by FGITD
Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4141

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

For those still awaiting sentencing or trial, it may be good to point out that they fell for the lies of Trump. Georgia officials have confirmed that just 4 people were found guilty of casting a vote for the deceased. But Trump included his claim in a notorious call in which he pushed the Georgia s...

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by FGITD
Fri Dec 24, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted
Replies: 84
Views: 12464

Re: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted

Ah the fickle nature of this sites thoughts on liveries. FI’s change is too white and bland! ITA is too blue and outlandish! I like it. I do think the engines being white sticks out, and hope for their sake that the paint sticks. That’s the problem with full fuselage color…as UA learned on quite a f...

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by FGITD
Fri Dec 24, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7994

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

It’s fun the way that any democrat President always has to be more center and cater to “the average American” If you were referring to me, then you're wrong. I voted for Biden. I just didn't like the way he changed during the campaign. It was hard to know what he really thought. I also mentioned Ka...

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by FGITD
Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7994

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

You know that guy or girl who clearly peaked in high school? That’s the US right now. Maybe, or maybe not. You wouldn't be the first person in the last 100 years to write off America as a declining state. I suppose someone will be right, someday. I don’t think it’s declining by any means. But I do ...

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by FGITD
Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7994

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

It’s fun the way that any democrat President always has to be more center and cater to “the average American” Meanwhile the last Republican President peddled lies about election fraud, the party attempted to roll back voters rights, and the list goes on. But you know…elections have consequences, sho...

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by FGITD
Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 178
Views: 39536

Re: Air France planes' names

Interesting thing I noticed-the new crevette livery on the 772 now includes the full aircraft type, Boeing 777-200ER. Used to just say Boeing 777…I suppose because at the time they were ordered, there was no 77w

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