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by SamYeager2016
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 187
Views: 28909

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

Great to hear there were no serious casualties. Presumably the airline will need to compensate the farmer for their corn?

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by SamYeager2016
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11729

Re: France to charge aviation tax

You only have to look at the UK to see what happens once an aviation tax has been introduced. It's just so tempting for finance ministers to keep ramping the rate up and extending its reach.

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by SamYeager2016
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 90
Views: 20546

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Both the initial link and the website work fine for me. I'm in Europe so perhaps there's an issue with IPs from some other countries?

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by SamYeager2016
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3749
Views: 491252

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

MSPNWA wrote:
hilram wrote:
At least Boeing seems now to have moved on from the stance that "we hold no blame".


They never had that stance.

Absolutely! Of course none of this would have happened if those pesky pilots had just run the trim runaway NNC. :sarcastic:

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by SamYeager2016
Fri May 31, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387640

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

In retrospect - I think Boeing should have gone for this approach - They should have skipped MCAS all together - apply for an exception on the stick force gradient and just required some SIM time to show that the control forces get a little light at far aft COG and light weights. It should not have...

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by SamYeager2016
Sun May 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142796

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

Just how much training did the pilots have in using direct law? I suspect the answer will be "not a lot" which is on Aeroflot however that will probably be swept under the carpet unless the pilots are lucky.

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by SamYeager2016
Mon May 06, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42051

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

I see very little mention of the national origin of these pilots, or the country they trained in. I'm wondering why that would be? I know it's early and let's not jump to conclusions, but that certainly didn't happen in other threads. So why all of the sudden the restraint in this one? Well we are ...

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 114268

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

WoodysAeroimag wrote:
6798 42569 N7202U 737-7 Southwest Airlines - Rudder removed

Is this because a fault was identified with it?

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by SamYeager2016
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719854

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

MCAS will kick in only once. Once .... per flight ? Once .... per minute ? Once what once ?!!!. My guess would be once until reset. Pilot input to trim or AoA reduction below threshold constitutes a resetting of the system . Somehow that bolded part sounds exactly the same as the existing system wh...

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by SamYeager2016
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388297

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

It looks like they updated the post, it now says "The airplane then pitched nose down over the next 18 seconds to about 49° in response to nose-down elevator deflection ." Given the change to the explicit wording above what are people's thoughts on what might have caused this? My obvious ...

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by SamYeager2016
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21158

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

YYZatcboy wrote:
Its a pity that I seem to be the only one here who bothered to read it.

Although it doesn't detract too much from the article it may be worth pointing out that it was published nearly six years ago.

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by SamYeager2016
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China bans smoking in the cockpit
Replies: 48
Views: 8794

Re: China bans smoking in the cockpit

I'd never trust a pilot who was a smoker. But no problems if the pilot is a drinker? China should become like the rest of the developed world where being a smoker generally precludes you from flying commercial airliners. Really? I'm sure you can point to the specific regulation(s) that state this?

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by SamYeager2016
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Jet2 to acquire A321’s
Replies: 15
Views: 5249

Re: Jet2 to acquire A321’s

I notice TUI are also pushing the ‘proud to fly boeing’ line on their ads. I noticed it on a bus stop last weekend. Personally I wonder if your average punter would be able to point to a plane and say which ones are a Boeing. Given that most, if not all, of TUI customers live in Europe I wonder how...

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1222
Views: 134724

Re: F-35 news thread

Presumably the reference to 36 & 24 hours is man hours rather than elapsed time?

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 247400

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Well if Waterbomber's right we're about to see the most miraculous turnaround ever in the history of aviation if DL take over. I would love to see it but frankly I suspect there'll be a lot of schadenfreude when DL is seen to have blown its reputation for prudent management not to mention its profit...

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by SamYeager2016
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 6421

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

aviationaware wrote:
Germany has refused acceptance of A400Ms because of minuscule scratches on control panels barely visible to the eye. That's just nuts on a military aircraft.

Obviously applying Al Baker levels of quality!

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by SamYeager2016
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 247400

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Given that Brussels and Italy don't exactly see eye to eye at present on a number of issues I wonder how many hoops they will need to jump through to get EU agreement?

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by SamYeager2016
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19
Replies: 42
Views: 8745

Re: Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19

You have no idea what their contract entails - so to make braise statements like this without evidence is - pretty much inaccurate/nonsense. Perhaps you could enlighten us as to what evidence you have to back up your statements on this thread? Now your statements may well be correct but if you're g...

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by SamYeager2016
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1222
Views: 134724

Re: F-35 news thread

Probably quite unusual to land the aircraft approaching the carrier from the front instead of the rear but good to see the UK are testing these types of issues. Looks like there weren't any problems with it other than somewhat disconcerting for the pilot. The obvious question has to be did the US d...

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by SamYeager2016
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Admiral Kuznetsov Suffers An Accident in Drydock
Replies: 55
Views: 11229

Re: Admiral Kuznetsov Suffers An Accident in Drydock

bigjku wrote:
Why on God’s green earth have they not built proper infrastructure to handle this rather than floating dry docks?

I would imagine money had something to do with it. There may well be some good reason why a floating dock was preferred as well.

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by SamYeager2016
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV
Replies: 20
Views: 4199

Re: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV

Byrdluvs747 wrote:
Aisak wrote:
mandyhaslott wrote:
....then this is something to make AA lobby for things going smoother


Parker is too busy obsessing over Air Italy. :?


How does the saying go? "When you've got by the b***s (profit) ........"

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by SamYeager2016
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387658

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

unrave wrote:
An airline that cannot pay salaries on time


Don't recall you lambasting Air India for the same?

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by SamYeager2016
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA employee fired after injuring passenger
Replies: 20
Views: 6079

Re: ANA employee fired after injuring passenger

c933103 wrote:
spacecadet wrote:
What the... I get that he was drunk, but how do you injure another passenger's *spine*?

by spraining the neck (cervical spine) of the other passenger


Since neck's been mentioned perhaps he fell (staggered?) onto the (seated?) passenger?

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by SamYeager2016
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Britain To Purchase Five Boeing E-7 Early Warning Radar Aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 15522

Re: Brittain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

I would appreciate it if you would remove the extra "t" from "Brittain" in the title, alternatively you could just put "UK" instead. The comment in the article about "a small number of British Royal Air Force personnel have been training on the aircraft since mid-y...

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by SamYeager2016
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Sytems Down AGAIN...
Replies: 1
Views: 1127

Re: BA Sytems Down AGAIN...

No big deal, IT's not a core part of BA and they've saved loads of money. :sarcastic:

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Launch Flights From Exeter
Replies: 14
Views: 3796

Re: Ryanair Launch Flights From Exeter

I realise my comment may not be that welcome to Exeter airport fans but it does strike me as Ryanair getting near to the bottom of the barrel. Whilst I don't want to derail this thread I wonder what this says about the ability of Ryanair to grow much further. I should point out that my parents have ...

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by SamYeager2016
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 156338

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ic-451666/


What was the original scheduled timescale for this?
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taru wrote:
Boeing KC-46 attains FAA supplemental type certificate:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ic-451666/


What was the original scheduled timescale for this?

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by SamYeager2016
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15083

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

If we're to take some of the more extreme scenarios being painted here seriously then this obviously means that all RR engines will be immediately unsupported since apparently their certification will immediately cease at the end of March 2019 and any spare parts made in the UK will also be non cert...

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by SamYeager2016
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Who Is Online?
Replies: 5
Views: 2548

Re: Who Is Online?

Those are bots that collect data for Google search and other search engines. The next questions: 1) why does A.net allow that? 2) for what reason are Google and Baidu collecting this kind of data? In Google's case it's so that they can add details to the search engine. I know I've seen numerous com...

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by SamYeager2016
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Aerospace
Replies: 54
Views: 7270

Re: Future of Bombardier Aerospace

Just a reminder this thread is about BBD rather than the SSJ.

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick IT Outage: Whiteboards Used For Flight Information
Replies: 18
Views: 2858

Re: Gatwick IT Outage: Whiteboards Used For Flight Information

Somebody seems to have actually used their brain for a change.

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by SamYeager2016
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight
Replies: 39
Views: 9794

Re: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight

You know what, I'm leaning more and more on the side that agrees that maybe it is time we do to booze on planes what we did to smoking on planes a few decades back. Sorry, but 80% of the airline articles involving passenger incidents that come across my desk involve booze. Every time I look there i...

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100243

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

For the people speculating about power-backs - it's already been confirmed that he used a tow truck to turn the plane around.

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by SamYeager2016
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 203884

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

How many aircraft did Airbus manage to eventually deliver in July? Appears as if it should be a pretty decent number.

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%
Replies: 80
Views: 10897

Re: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%

Cubsrule wrote:

It’s interesting that UA boasts about D0 - a statistic about which few passengers care - and not about A0 or A15.


Just like Airbus & Boeing the marketing people always push the stats that are most favourable to their company. Hardly a surprise.

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by SamYeager2016
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China's Rise: Quantity vs. Quality
Replies: 14
Views: 2091

Re: China's Rise: Quantity vs. Quality

Are you delusional enough to think they would try to invade the US? Remember behind every blade of grass is a 2nd amendment American with a gun. If not an invasion then what in the world are you talking about? We can't stop other countries from developing their economy, and we certainly can't stop ...

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by SamYeager2016
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 4146

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

Frankly he was a prat. Worse than that he was a prat that got loads of (bad) publicity. I don't think he should have been fired (immediately) but probably suspended (without pay?). This would give time to go through the formal disciplinary process and then fire him. OTOH giving him the boot PDQ send...

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian
Replies: 40
Views: 6464

Re: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian

Zaf wrote:
They just want to look into the books of DY. And increase the price for IAG.


Sounds pretty believable to me. It would be interesting to see just how LH squared the EU competition authorities if they did actually buy Norwegian. :scratchchin:

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by SamYeager2016
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"
Replies: 20
Views: 5481

Re: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"

PatrickZ80 wrote:
They'll still need the A330 for destinations that are out of reach for the A330


Really? :bouncy:

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by SamYeager2016
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8581

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

Right now in the SYD area, the average temps are in the upper 60Fs in the daytime and in the morning in the 50Fs. I see people bundled up like they are in Chicago in January, while I am wearing a long sleeve shirt. People in this area of the world do not know how to handle temp changes without over...

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by SamYeager2016
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 10023

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

Nothing to see here folks. It's only Airbus & RR that have (safety) issues. FAA is just making a token protest for show and will let Boeing have its way shortly. In the fullness of time i.e. according to their original schedule GE will fix the icing issue.

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by SamYeager2016
Mon May 28, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The future of Arianespace and the Arianegroup leadership
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: The future of Arianespace and the Arianegroup leadership

I fully expect Arianespace to be around for at least the next ten years because Europe will continue to want a European space launch solution and even more to the point will want to have independent access to the expertise required. Musk has already shown what can practically be achieved in terms of...

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by SamYeager2016
Mon May 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 20118

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Door4Right wrote:
(This includes a hilarious bulletin posted in the crew room of one charter company I worked for: "Female flight attendants are to reapply lipstick between legs.") :)



Fantastic! I hope the author of the bulletin was ribbed mercilessly as a result. :rotfl:

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by SamYeager2016
Fri May 18, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding
Replies: 33
Views: 6495

Re: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding

Most likely there will be restrictions of all aircraft including drones and of all small airports except those of the military and police for a certain distance around Windsor and below a certain altitude for security reasons. It's already been reported that drones have been banned from the area. G...

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by SamYeager2016
Fri May 18, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1222
Views: 134724

Re: F-35 news thread

Famous last words but it would seem counter-productive for the UK to acquire two 70kt Aircraft Carriers and then not fit them out appropriately. Reducing order size and stretching out deliveries, even though this increases unit costs, are common MoD budget ploys. Personally I wouldn't be surprised,...

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by SamYeager2016
Thu May 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 6215

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

Well since apparently Trump sees himself as a deal maker it'll be interesting to see what the eventual deal (fudge, bodge, whatever you want to call it) turns out to be. :mischievous:

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by SamYeager2016
Tue May 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 141032

Re: A400M Update

The thread title is "A400M Update" not "Why the US should buy the A400M" or "Why the US only requires its existing US aircraft". If people don't have updates on the A400M then please stop wasting other people's time posting irrelevant stuff. :mad:

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by SamYeager2016
Tue May 15, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke
Replies: 61
Views: 11096

Re: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke

Interesting to compare: Mr Liu described the experience as "extremely rare". He said that, just past 6:00 early in the morning when the aircraft was approximately 100-150 km away from downtown Chengdu, there was within the cockpit a sudden huge bang without any ill omen in advance and the ...

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by SamYeager2016
Thu May 10, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 156338

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Don't you love it when some desk sitter air force wonk creates an issue without establishing what the existing fleet experience is. Then has to eat crow or become the turkey that made the aircraft undeliverable. That's one way of looking at it. Another is to point out that Boeing has made improveme...

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by SamYeager2016
Thu May 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7608

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

Actually just saw a new photo, why are people jumping from the front of the wing? I thought you evac from the black of the wings and the flaps act as a slide? Stupid to see people jumping off the leading edge. So it's looks like a slide, no real control over my speed and it looks a long way down! A...

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