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by Virtual737
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 11991

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

Also don't forget that working jet engines are always generating some thrust, even at idle. If you don't put them in reverse on landing then your brakes also have to work against that thrust, even though it would be a very small percentage of the total energy.

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by Virtual737
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

No, it is not acceptable to have a design that causes emergencies every 50,000 flights or whatever the rate was with MCAS 1.0. That's about one occasion per aircraft lifetime - food for thought! So all MAX planes would eventually retire by hull-loss? :duck: Indeed. I feel better knowing that the li...

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by Virtual737
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 45
Views: 11095

Re: Cathay Pacific ceo Rupert hogg resigns

"Hogg said these had been "challenging weeks" and it was right for him and Loo to take responsibility as leaders."

I can think of at least one other industry chief who might want to take that on board.

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by Virtual737
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Manchester Airport - Should This Have Happened?
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: Manchester Airport - Should This Have Happened?

Aha no immigration for departures. Thank you.

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by Virtual737
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Manchester Airport - Should This Have Happened?
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Manchester Airport - Should This Have Happened?

I recently connected through Manchester airport from an internal flight (FlyBe into terminal 3) onto an international flight (Qatar terminal 2). Now, the Manchester airport website at: https://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/help/passenger-guides/airport-transfers/ states that "Transferring from Te...

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by Virtual737
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: WN Pilot Flies Father's Vietnam War Remains Home
Replies: 15
Views: 1309

Re: WN Captain Flys Father Home after being M.I.A.

Literally tears in my eyes watching the videos in that link. A wonderful ending to an emotional story for a family that have given so much.

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by Virtual737
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Jetty wrote:
As if any competing company would want to copy anything remotely similar to MCAS. There’s no reasonable risk of intellectual property used on the ‘monster of Seattle’ being stolen.


Indeed. Intellectual also implies some intelligence and thought went into it.

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by Virtual737
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 12250

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

Are you kidding me? Imagine if we said this about other incidents. "Driver veers into pedestrians because they were going to hit the car in front of them". I believe I'm totally missing your point. Are you comparing a driver that was already at fault for not paying attention and their act...

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by Virtual737
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 12250

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

Just to remind you both that being on panic or highly stressed do not exempt you from the responsibility of your acts. Never for one moment thought it did. Not the best example but since smokers know they will be prosecuted if they lit a cigarrete on board you don't see that happening. I'm not a sm...

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by Virtual737
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 12250

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

Spanish media is citing lack of info by BA and 10 pax sent to hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Once again people can be seen taking hand luggage during evacuation Like seen here, on a serious note its about time that these fools have the book thrown at them, they should be arrested and c...

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by Virtual737
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: North Korean airspace
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: North Korean airspace

Morgenstern1234 wrote:
It’s not a war zone or anything.


Technically it is, as is the south. There was a ceasefire but never an official end to the Korean war.

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by Virtual737
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15385

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

BravoOne wrote:

Your faulty logic gives your agenda away.



I would agree that the comments were a little out of order but...


BravoOne wrote:

Doubt that youre even a pilot but what ever floats your boat.



... is that a requirement?

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by Virtual737
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32882

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Love that suggestion. It would be a classy way of telling a passenger that the airline is aware of them playing the system without having to fear bad publicity! Simply brilliant. What? No, that's an entirely stupid idea. Why do you think so? Some more context please. Btw: Just because it is a brill...

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by Virtual737
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

...and all these problems just because of the short main landing gear? It has been the common truth now for so long that the landing gear for the 737 cannot be lengthened. Can someone please explain why that is so impossible to do? Would probably involve a new wing box, which might likely involve a...

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by Virtual737
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32882

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I think it is amazing that an airline can claim that the passenger lost them revenue because: 1.) They were already prepared to sell the ticket including the hidden city leg for a certain price, and the customer paid that price. 2.) The airline had the opportunity to sell the hidden city seat (which...

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by Virtual737
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

seahawk wrote:
A full FBW design would never get away with MCAS 1.0.


It wouldn't need it. MCAS is a "feel" system for pilots while hand flying. FBW feel is artificial and there is no need to move control surfaces to create it.

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by Virtual737
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

There are currently around 35 737MAX fuselage in storage at Wichita by Spirit https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EAz0n4EXsAIOvK8?format=jpg https://twitter.com/ICTBiz_dmccoy/status/1156568177121398784?s=20 Very interesting. I wonder if they had to manufacture a job lot more of those yellow cradles. I can'...

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by Virtual737
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Since people have questioned my use of the manual trim and uncommanded MCAS. Have a look at http://www.b737.org.uk/mcas.htm Obviously, Boeing doesn't know about the experts on here and have also recommended using the Runaway Stabilizer Trim checklist to handle an MCAS uncommanded input. Let's see h...

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by Virtual737
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Bags only have to travel with the passenger on international flights. There is no searching for bags for a domestic flight. That sounds strange. Why would the 'risks' be non existent on U.S. domestic flights? Because no terrorist related event has ever started on a US domestic flight.... wait a min...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Are we talking about the same documentary? BBC Panorama seems to show a 737 NG cockpit. https://youtu.be/1ShF9XMoNQc It is official. I've been taking drugs. In my defense, 08:15 is a MAX, but probably stock footage rather than something filmed for the piece. Must be a struggle to get hold of one th...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

scbriml wrote:
:checkmark: Panorama is generally well respected.



One part of the piece that really impressed me was that all the 737 cockpit scenes were actually 737 MAX. No idea how they managed to get hold of a simulator.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Well that was their intent. They know how impressionable people are. They'll believe anything and the networks do everything they can to up the drama. Would you mind telling me which parts were made up and which parts were overly dramatic? I don't watch network news. I prefer just the facts. Only o...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I will let others watch it and make their own minds up, but it made for shocking viewing. Well that was their intent. They know how impressionable people are. They'll believe anything and the networks do everything they can to up the drama. Would you mind telling me which parts were made up and whi...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I caught up on the BBC Panorama documentary last night as I missed it when it was first broadcast. Me too. The comments from the secretly recorded meeting between Boeing and the pilot's union were.... well, you know. Boeing had every opportunity after the Lion Air crash to do the right thing and fi...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

We're mixing up semantics here. First, let me state, yet again , that I (and I believe 2175301) are only talking about the Lion Air crash. Accident reports are written up in isolation and as a rule don't take trends into account, that is for a different kind of paper. Second, as I understand it, th...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

the Lion Air crash -- given what we know externally -- is likely to be written up just as 2175301 has stated. 2175301 wrote that a main reason he (I'm assuming he) doesn't feel that MCAS is the main cause (although he used the term root cause almost exclusively) is because the previous Lion Air cre...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

1) The MCAS/Flight Computer failure/issues was not the primary reason for the Lion Air crash. Yes that system failure created a problem and exposed a situation that led to the crash. The evidence to support this is that both the flight the day before adequately managed to fly the aircraft while res...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing fully owns the blame for releasing a bad system that set the pilots up with a problem. The biggest issue that I personally see is the fact that the pilots of the previous day did not report the problem they had - and their solution - to the next and succeeding flight crew for the aircraft. I...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Unfortunately there are many people who believe that the pilots are obsolved of all blame because they are dead -- that's not the way it works. As long as you even hint at any pilot blame you will be trashed. Some of them might have been trying to show some class and not publicly criticise them rig...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

My main point is that there seems to be a large number of people on this forum who largely believe that only Boeing is responsible for the crashes; and dismiss factual data that may indicate otherwise. I personally believe that while Boeing is responsible for a bad MCAS system design (and that the ...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23159

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I do not agree with the "I paid for the flight/hotel room so I can use it or not", as the airline/hotel/whatevah loses the chance to charge a higher fare to another traveler. Some RT fares are cheaper than a OW (ticketed on the same date, not around the departing date*) so axing the first...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 51
Views: 6821

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

So you are saying since most in the "real" world are being shafted, therefor everyone should just lie down and take it? I'm saying that looking around at what is happening in the wider world gives you at least an idea if what you are asking for is reasonable. A raise well above inflation ...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 51
Views: 6821

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

Generally the highest paid pilots in the UK are offered a rise that is approximately double the rate of inflation over 3 years? Of course they are justified in striking. Meanwhile, in the real world.... It was pointed out to me that my comments might well not be factually correct. In which case my ...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 51
Views: 6821

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

Generally the highest paid pilots in the UK are offered a rise that is approximately double the rate of inflation over 3 years? Of course they are justified in striking.

Meanwhile, in the real world....

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows
Replies: 10
Views: 3460

Re: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

I wonder if the BA crew do much training for such a flight or are they basically told to fly this line and the red arrows will just work around them https://twitter.com/rafredarrows If you scroll down the Twitter feed you will see Jonny Lutton's entry: "Final sim practice today for the #RIAT20...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7547

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

We need to remember this is an extremely natural thing. Playing Devil's Advocate here. Taking a poo is also completely natural, 100% physiological and performed by 100% of the world's population every day (yes, yes, I know). Just because it is an extremely natural thing doesn't mean it is something...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23159

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

If AA accommodates him, then every one else will come in with a sob story like that to get the same treatment. There, in that one comment, you've summed up much that is rubbish about the airline industry. "If AA accommodates him then every other customer will come in and expect to be helped&qu...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23159

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I just can't get past the part of how he booked a ticket to arrive at 6:45PM for a wedding that began at 7PM. And let's back it up a bit further: who invites guests to fly halfway across the country to their wedding but doesn't tell them what time the ceremony is until some casual phone call a coup...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23159

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

No show policy: If someone calls to tell AA that they are purchasing another ticket on AA to get to their destination, they should honor their original return ticket rather than selling it again. :checkmark: This. The passenger clearly wasn't trying to subvert the rules (i.e., via a "hidden ci...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Still no notification for forum post deletion
Replies: 24
Views: 1166

Re: Still no notification for forum post deletion

The finger should be pointed at both. The owners and the moderators are not doing an effective job at running the site anymore. I think the moderators are doing the best they can with the tools they have. They are not paid nor are employees as has been pointed out many times. Any failings of the si...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 6727

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

Any time I think A.net has declined to the point of being of no use (I've been coming here for at least 15 years regardless what my profile states), I'll go read a few comments from random YouTube videos. The internet really can bring out the worst in people. I truly appreciate those in the industry...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23098

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I just don't understand the backlashing here on a.net of Willie Walsh, why exactly is that the case? Is it because some don't like success or for that matter successful people? Willie Walsh has been a superb CEO of British Airways and is an excellent CEO of the International Airlines Group and he w...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Reuters has a few spicy leads: ⋅  Boeing 737 Max Chief to Retire Amid Executive Shuffle ⋅  Attorney General Barr Won't Oversee Probe of Boeing's 737 Max I find the first article to be the most interesting. I wonder if this is the last "retirement" we will be seeing. It...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Still no notification for forum post deletion
Replies: 24
Views: 1166

Still no notification for forum post deletion

This post might sound a bit like a rant and, so I guess it is. Are the "developers" actually working on anything in this site? To have posts disappear from the forums without any notification whatsoever (and so no idea how to correct any inaction) is; 1.) Damned frustrating 2.) A statement...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

asdf wrote:
that alone is a big red hering that the whole case of the very unusual engine position is not that simple and that harmless


Did you mean red flag?

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19395

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

There is no Korean culture that makes any of these norms. Corporate culture is a different thing. Maybe the culture of respect for elders and respect for seniority is just a coincidence? There is no Korean culture that makes any of these norms. Corporate culture is a different thing. This! Corporat...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19395

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

I've lived in Asia for the past 6 years or so. Sweeping generalisations but... the cultures here will not change, mainly because they don't see the need for change. They are right, others are wrong. They will pay lip service to the "international community" when they have to, but the unde...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19395

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

I've lived in Asia for the past 6 years or so. Sweeping generalisations but... the cultures here will not change, mainly because they don't see the need for change. They are right, others are wrong. They will pay lip service to the "international community" when they have to, but the under...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2537
Views: 329241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

You wrote in assembly because every clock cycle mattered This, and the fact that writing in "machine code" (assembly) you have pretty much direct control over the clock cycles. ie it is very clear how many clock cycles each instruction will take - knowing this is often more important than...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7827

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

ER757 wrote:
Someone's gotta say it....."That should buff right out"


Please! Time to put an end to such foolish posts.

It needs speed tape.

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