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by Max Q
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 28174

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

Hey guys, will be posting some full pics here soon, but until then here are a few closeups of the landing gear once it lifted off in Renton and landing in Boeing Field, unfortunately I had to zoom in as far as I could so this is as large as they get with out blowing them up and destroying the quali...

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IntelliDrive
Replies: 4
Views: 581

IntelliDrive

Just switched to Travelers Auto insurance from Allstate for quite a significant savings They have a program where you gain further savings if you agree to participate in ‘IntelliDrive’ for 90 days Basically you download an app onto your phone and it monitors your driving habits through GPS tracking,...

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Usage
Replies: 12
Views: 1343

Re: APU Usage

APU’s usually prioritize electrics, if your parking place doesn’t have external cooling air available it’s more effective to leave the APU running but offload it by using external power then it can provide its maximum bleed air output and in turn, maximum cooling

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 20537

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

Terrible idea, but inevitable and this is just another step along the path to pilotless and eventually autonomous airliners Many people have total faith in technology and automation, most airline pilots have seen it go wrong in numerous and unpredictable ways You can’t take the human out even if the...

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by Max Q
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no 787NG still ?
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: Why no 787NG still ?

Boeing has not 'always' done myriad versions of their types. A big example is the 757/767. Both of these had no major changes, say for FMC changes on the 757 later in production life and cabin changes. I believe somethings were changed on the 767Fs that are being produced right now, but I don't kno...

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney - Future widebody engine?
Replies: 28
Views: 3712

Re: Pratt & Whitney - Future widebody engine?

If their GTF is truly scalable to any thrust level that could be their entry back in to the widebody market

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no 787NG still ?
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Why no 787NG still ?

The 787 first flew in 2009, well over a decade ago now and there’s no word from Boeing on any further developments This aircraft, despite some production issues is the technical showpiece of the company, the world is coming out of the COVID crisis and demand is coming back, now seems like a great ti...

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15133

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Boeing HAS to make the Max a winning program, it’s not just about restoring their good name but they need to buy time while new technologies mature, particularly engines This is going to be a few years, it would be senseless to start developing a clean sheet 737 replacement now without a step change...

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Expands California->Florida (LAX-TPA/RSW, SFO-RSW)
Replies: 47
Views: 7359

Re: UA Expands California->Florida (LAX-TPA/RSW, SFO-RSW)

Would be great to see UA create a focus city in either TPA or MCO. Glad to see UA expanding LAX again. United was the only airline I would choose out of LAX in the 1990s and 2000s. It is too bad they gave up gates at LAX. I could see TPA. But MCO already has WN. B6, DL, NK & F9. Why enter an al...

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone here with BPH ?
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Anyone here with BPH ?

My next door neighbour has it (aged 73 now) and only last month took pleasure in giving me the details of his "widening" surgery which he has performed every few years. At least I think that's what he has. The prostate enlarges, squeezing the urethra more and more to the point he can't em...

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight
Replies: 39
Views: 11533

Re: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight

Is OKC an ideal diversion airport? So many made the news. Yes... Middle of the country, and along the flight path PLUS Federal Prison Transfer Station on site at OKC..... If you pull up google earth and look almost due west of the terminal on the west side of the runway, you will find a six sided b...

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Hawaii and its operation
Replies: 15
Views: 1240

Re: WN Hawaii and its operation

Is Southwest operating the Max on any of their Hawaiian routes yet ?

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport with long haul service
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

Re: Smallest airport with long haul service

On the wiki page for Fairbanks airport, it states FAI is the smallest airport in the US to have long haul service, as Condor flies to Frankfurt. Got me thinking, what is the smallest airport in the entire world with long haul service? My guess would be a remote island airport, perhaps St. Helena or...

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN124 in TPA
Replies: 16
Views: 2631

Re: AN124 in TPA

Yes

The top floor of short term parking is outstanding!

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2244

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

You are right that Trump inherited most or all of his money. If he doesn't have the foggiest clue what the realities of a blue collar family are, (which would make sense), he was still able to market to them. (Most likely, years of TV acting playing a character to middle America). I just think othe...

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2244

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

Last time I checked, Trump’s daddy bought him an Ivy League degree, and none of his advisers have had to count pennies Daddy also bought him a medical deferment for a foot condition that miraculously disappeared as soon as he arrived at the first tee box. It's a wonder watching all these supposedly...

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 286
Views: 50711

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

The 767 replacement would eliminate the Boeing NMA. It seems clear that Boeing has eliminated the Boeing NMA, the CEO's recent comments say he won't even address the current design point, never mind when it would become available. :checkmark: Surprizing how many seemed to have missed this. https://...

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight
Replies: 39
Views: 11533

Re: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight

Obviously this guy was a concern but asking ‘all able bodied men’ to respond was an unnecessary escalation In fact the FA’s seemed to think so as well, if they weren’t able to handle it themselves they could have just asked a few passengers seated nearby for their help instead of turning this into a...

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by Max Q
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate
Replies: 29
Views: 1557

Re: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate

Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation? Yes, yes you should. Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation? All you need to know--Republic...

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by Max Q
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2244

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

What’s become apparent is the right will do anything legal or illegal to stay in power including the wholesale donation of any values they ever had to a lying, cheating, treasonous racist criminal in the belief it would further that aim They really don’t care about democracy, they believe a dictator...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN124 in TPA
Replies: 16
Views: 2631

Re: AN124 in TPA

In all seriousness, I get that the AN124 is more rare than some other types, but why does this kind of thread need to happen when one shows up. If folks care that much, can we just have an AN124 lovers thread? Because people enjoy these threads, and hobbyists are supposed to be able to find joy in ...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN124 in TPA
Replies: 16
Views: 2631

Re: AN124 in TPA

This particular flight was delivering a CAE P-8 flight simulator to Prestwick, which was then trucked to RAF Lossiemouth for installation. It is the second and final one for the RAF and will also be used to train Norwegian crews. Only weighs 9.5 tonnes but is an awkward size and shape, hence the An...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 286
Views: 50711

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

If the A321 is ordered I wonder if UA will select the XLR version again or the baseline NEO

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2244

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

The Texan GOP AG admitted that Biden would’ve won Texas had they not have successfully stopped mail in ballots from being sent out: https://secondnexus.com/ken-paxton-trump-lost-texas Yep Voter suppression at its most ‘refined’ form Remember how they fought tooth and nail to prevent drive through v...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2244

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

I’m so old I remember when the last Democratic administration did some of the same stuff. Every leaker who talks “on condition of anonymity because they’re not authorized to comment” should shut up. They’re not authorized for a reason, up against the wall. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retro-jet maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 1770

Re: Retro-jet maintenance

Looked amazing when brand new then I don’t think they polished them again, they looked terrible, like they had a skin disease Oxidation on NWs bare metal surfaces always looked like crap. Especially around the doors where jetway rubber rubbed against the metal. Every time I heard the NW gong on the...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate
Replies: 29
Views: 1557

Re: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate

Superman was able to spin the earth in reverse to save the hoover dam and Lois Lane. . nah, he flew so fast that the flow of time reversed.... earth kept spinning the same way. Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN124 in TPA
Replies: 16
Views: 2631

Re: AN124 in TPA

Flight simulator? If I recall, their is a manufacturer of cockpit simulators right near the airport and often they have used this AC to ship them out, but with cargo, it's always a guessing game, unless there is someone on the inside source. I think you’re right, seems like you wouldn’t need such a...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 286
Views: 50711

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

https://airfinancejournal.com/articles/3583651/exclusive-united-in-talks-for-up-to-300-airbus-boeing You guys this is a mega deal. 250 737s and 787s - 787s in the double digits 60+ A321s WOW - I mean. Again. If this deal closes the 350 is a wrap. Another thing that I just thought of concerns a pote...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN124 in TPA
Replies: 16
Views: 2631

AN124 in TPA

Watched it depart this evening on the way to PIK, anyone know what it was doing here ?

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Operation Trojan Shield
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: Operation Trojan Shield

cjg225 wrote:
Raise your hand if you thought this topic was going to be about rubbers.

*raises hand*



Yes,

Thought it was a new product for women

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate
Replies: 29
Views: 1557

Re: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate

You can't make this up - every time I think he's the dumbest S.O.B. ever to hold office, he comes up with something even more ridiculous Dingbat, but Hank Johnson takes the cake in my book. You have to follow that up though ! Johnson was the congressional rep who voiced his concern during budget he...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retro-jet maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 1770

Re: Retro-jet maintenance

AA’s polished metal looked like crap unless the plane was brand new. They did awful jobs at polishing them if they ever did I couldn’t disagree more, AA did a very good job keeping up the polished metal finish, the worst I saw was not bad, most were very good to excellent If you want to see an airl...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 6942

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

Boeing guidance is to not RTO above 80 knots for a bird strike unless anomalous engine behavior occurs. You don’t RTO at close to V1 just because you hit a bird. That’s a risk of a catastrophic runway excursion. I don’t know enough about this incident yet to comment on whether the captain made the ...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3488

Re: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?

A vital capability that hasn’t been mentioned is the most important.


A Navy pilot in an F18 that loses an engine hundreds of miles from the carrier or a land base can return for a safe landing on the other engine


An F35 pilot has no such option

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New British aircraft carriers - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 11884

Re: New British aircraft carriers - News and Discussion Thread

With QE deployed on NATO exercises and then on to it's worldwide deployment, it's sister ship Prince Of Wales has been conducting trials off the UK, first with WAH-64D Apaches and now the first F-35 has arrived; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJjsGtOv0Nc Asked this before and I got a negative answ...

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3488

Re: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?

While drag may play a role, I'm quite sure that the F-35 top speed is limited by the materials and the temperatures they can tolerate. It has so much thrust available, I'd be very surprised if that was the reason to limit it to M1.6. For the B and C, the temperature problems are well documented htt...

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 11961

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

If it was at CLmax, there would be a stick shaker. There is none. A320s have a stick shaker??? Either way, so your assertion is based on your own deduction and not on published data? Or have I misunderstood? They do not have stick shakers since you cannot enter a stall in normal law and have to act...

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by Max Q
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!
Replies: 38
Views: 4723

Re: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!

Sometimes its all about traffic flow...Imagine having all those planes having to wait singlefile in one lane...pilots are gonna get anxious. This way the line can always keep moving Anxious pilots has nothing to do with it. The layout of the taxiways is beneficial for sequencing departures by direc...

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by Max Q
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world airlines
Replies: 25
Views: 3217

Re: Round the world airlines

TWA772LR wrote:
Technically UA is still RTW with EWR-DEL-SFO.

I know , I know... It's not the definition you're looking for.



In fact EWR-DEL-SFO-EWR or EWR-SFO-DEL-EWR


It is RTW !

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by Max Q
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today
Replies: 22
Views: 6310

Re: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today

If that picture was taken at the beginning of the flight it’s even more impressive they could climb straight to FL410 even with just full fuel and a light load

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by Max Q
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today
Replies: 22
Views: 6310

Re: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today

Is this the longest 787 flight ever? Must be close anyway. It’s almost on the exact opposite sides of the planet. Last week the same aircraft did PPT-CPH nonstop too. It’s still airborne after close to 20 hours in the air at the time of posting this. The reg is P4-787 for anyone using FR24. What’s ...

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by Max Q
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military AW609
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: Military AW609

I don’t think it’s particularly fair to say Bell stuck Leonardo with anything. Let’s not forget that AW benefited tremendously from Bell running out of funds on other projects. My words can be seen as needlessly harsh. I meant it in jest. Leonardo quite rightly knew exactly what they were doing. If...

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 6942

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

Pretty impressive stopping ability. Someone more knowledgable on the situation can add to this but 3.5 hours to Miami with a decent load that aircraft isn't exactly light. Not heavy for sure but not light. Great footage. RTO auto brakes, quick thinking, and good airmanship in action. I want to say ...

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger converted bomber aircraft in civilian service - Stories, facts, interiors?
Replies: 92
Views: 13258

Re: Passenger converted bomber aircraft in civilian service - Stories, facts, interiors?

BOAC actually used Mosquitoes during WW2 to carry I think just one VIP who sat in the bomb bay breathing oxygen, these flights were made to neutral countries in Europe

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military AW609
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: Military AW609

I think the project is mainly a regulatory/safety/developmental one for them is all (hence the long developmental cycle). Meaning AW got stuck with precisely the regulatory work Bell didn't want to deal with. I'm not much for corporate give-aways, but AW ought to get some EU funding through a tax d...

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone here with BPH ?
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Anyone here with BPH ?

Benign prostate enlargement ? Correct Not one to normally say "ya got to see this guy" But in this case I will say it. I suffered for a few years with constant prostate infections, I mean it was bad. Visited with a few different urologists and was always given antibiotics to kill the infe...

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today
Replies: 22
Views: 6310

Re: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today

Is this the longest 787 flight ever? Must be close anyway. It’s almost on the exact opposite sides of the planet. Last week the same aircraft did PPT-CPH nonstop too. It’s still airborne after close to 20 hours in the air at the time of posting this. The reg is P4-787 for anyone using FR24. What’s ...

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 130
Views: 16923

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

Does anyone recall the almost merger of HP & UA in 1999 or 2000? United apparently was the originator of the idea, but Ultimately Bill Franke declined the offer. I am still to this day am unsure of what United was up to and why? IIRC it was HP that approached UA who were never enthusiastic abou...

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