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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 99
Views: 6915

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: 158
Views: 18673

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: 158
Views: 18673

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: 158
Views: 18673

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: 14
Views: 426

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: 66
Views: 5005

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: 133
Views: 19379

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: 826
Views: 117616

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: 14
Views: 426

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: 826
Views: 117616

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: 19288

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: 19288

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: 19288

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: 826
Views: 117616

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: 7757

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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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bankrupt WOW air fined US $30 million by environmental agency
Replies: 10
Views: 3661

Re: Bankrupt WOW air fined US $30 million by environmental agency

How doea Icelandic law treat fines in bankruptcy versus secured or unsecured creditors ? Who ranks first in any payout ? If fines rank before most other groups then the Govt may end up seeing a good chunk of the money I could see exactly that happening, which would be disgusting on behalf of the Ic...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3318

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

If only that £183M would be spent trying to find / prosecute / exterminate those that committed the real crime. BA's fine isn't supposed to fund law enforcement. The fines are supposed to be deterrents,to, you know, get companies to take data security seriously and implement appropriate measures. I...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3318

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

If only that £183M would be spent trying to find / prosecute / exterminate those that committed the real crime.

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bankrupt WOW air fined US $30 million by environmental agency
Replies: 10
Views: 3661

Re: Bankrupt WOW air fined US $30 million by environmental agency

How doea Icelandic law treat fines in bankruptcy versus secured or unsecured creditors ? Who ranks first in any payout ? If fines rank before most other groups then the Govt may end up seeing a good chunk of the money I could see exactly that happening, which would be disgusting on behalf of the Ic...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 826
Views: 117616

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Panama lifts ban on 737Max-8/9 aircraft in its airspace. http://aerolatinnews.com/destacado/panama-levanta-prohibicion-de-operacion-de-aviones-737-max-8-y-9 Ask operators comply with following - That the design and manufacturing status of the aircraft has authorized its operation - That the operato...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 826
Views: 117616

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Panama lifts ban on 737Max-8/9 aircraft in its airspace. http://aerolatinnews.com/destacado/panama-levanta-prohibicion-de-operacion-de-aviones-737-max-8-y-9 Ask operators comply with following - That the design and manufacturing status of the aircraft has authorized its operation - That the operato...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 826
Views: 117616

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Wrong again. Lion Air has crashed the NG. Are you in charge of PR at Boeing? I think he had some PR role during the second gulf war. http://www.quickmeme.com/img/01/01681bff5157ac7f65684835976c1b981379b2b7d12e4a71b26166bf477f83f4.jpg Were there any enemy tanks in his city at the time?

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20855

Re: Flybe update

Simply gate checking your kitchen sink at the aircraft steps on a 1 sector booking should not be allowed without penalty. Oh I totally agree. Most passengers (me included actually) wouldn't guess just how small those overhead bins are. I've flown Q400s plenty of times before but can't remember the ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20855

Re: Flybe update

Several Regionals around Europe have been using a more creative solution for years. I think AF regional even had a brand for it: Valet Luggage. You just attach an info tag with a simple cord to the carry on and hand it over to the handling staff at the ramp. All this luggage is delivered back at th...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14391

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

longhauler wrote:
I would imagine it is now included in most airlines' safety videos.


Yep. 4 different airlines in the last 3 weeks, 2 European and 2 Asian and they have all said it on every flight.

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America
Replies: 50
Views: 9001

Re: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America

Aside from that, judging from your experiences with the lounges, it must've been a while since you last passed through MNL. The PAGSS lounge is no longer on the fourth floor and hasn't been for several years now; it has since moved to the third floor, and that lounge was decent (but not great!) for...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383013

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Some context to a few points made here. I have hired and worked with outsourced talent (software engineering and call center) from India and the Philippines. There is nothing inherently wrong or bad with outsourcing. It can be a fantastic tool for companies to manage their cost for fairly modular b...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Numbers
Replies: 52
Views: 5652

Re: Flight Numbers

Slightly off topic, but I never understood BA's system for assigning outbound flights a higher number than inbound flights. For instance, LHR-KWI is BA157, whereas KWI-LHR is BA156! Anyone knows why? It’s not higher numbers, it’s odds are outbound, evens inbound. GF It's kind of both. They could ha...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383013

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

kalvado wrote:
Current problem is that AoA sensor failure wasn't properly analyzed, which lead to some undesired consequences (aka 2 crashes)


I like the wording. It reminds me of the boat that had above optimal bilge ingress. Titanic I think it was called ;)

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More safety issues for Boeing...
Replies: 37
Views: 5488

Re: More safety issues for Boeing...

gatibosgru wrote:
the recently launched 787-9 and 787-8

That's a stretch, but ok.


I thought the 787-10 was the stretch?

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by Virtual737
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383013

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I'm 100% sure the Boeing engineers could build a best plane in the world. Those guys went to the moon already 40 years ago. The problem is that the flying public expects to fly on a dime. No wonder planes crash. That's what you get with this money. The airlines set the prices of seats. If they were...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airbus A320 Glass Cockpit... development
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Airbus A320 Glass Cockpit... development

To make it even more authentic - maybe you can scavenge a few Motorola 68000's from some broken Sega Mega Drive/Genesis's. That plane's systems are a time capsule to 1988. Nah by that time I was already an Intel boy having originally cut my teeth on the 6502. Had a Commodore Amiga for a while thoug...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airbus A320 Glass Cockpit... development
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Airbus A320 Glass Cockpit... development

Good luck. What about the NEO PW and LEAP engines? Thanks. Actually I do want to use the NEO as the first base for performance. The NEO PFD (or perhaps all later 319/320/321?) seems to have minor differences, such as the rectangular blocks for the 10/20/30 degree bank markers and I've reflected tho...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230325

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Thank you. In this case not sure what the point is really of the non-stop flight if the time savings are only a couple of hours. The notion to be locked in a plane for 20 hours just to save 3 hours seems rather ridiculous to me. Assuming research indicates that pax will be willing to pay more for t...

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by Virtual737
Fri May 31, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airbus A320 Glass Cockpit... development
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Airbus A320 Glass Cockpit... development

Good day to all, I've been meaning to combine my day job (software engineering) and my passion of aviation for some time. Finally last week I had the time to start building what I hope will become a reasonably complete glass cockpit / flight management / autopilot etc to emulate as many systems as p...

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by Virtual737
Sun May 26, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383013

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing admits Boeing failed. I must have missed that. Here's 15.9 million results: https://www.google.com/search?q=boeing+apology Why insist on an equal word count? Where did I insist on that? For those of you that are still giving Boeing's failures 3 words of narrative but the pilot's actions and ...

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by Virtual737
Sun May 26, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383013

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

For those of you that are still giving Boeing's failures 3 words of narrative but the pilot's actions and the training of the airlines several thousand words: Why not just post what you want to post instead of making such a lame assessment of what others post? I did post what I wanted to post. inst...

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by Virtual737
Sat May 25, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383013

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

For those of you that are still giving Boeing's failures 3 words of narrative but the pilot's actions and the training of the airlines several thousand words: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/may/23/boeing-737-max-crashes-american-airlines-pilots-union-mcas AA's pilot Union is basically sla...

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by Virtual737
Sat May 18, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10044

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Can you guys be a bit more specific about the "garbage dramatization and fallacy" etc. I watched the program, the technical aspects seemed accurate to me, some heavy industry heavy weights involved. It didn't make it clear that Boeing's design was not an important factor in the crashes an...

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by Virtual737
Sat May 18, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383013

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Maybe I'm missing something but wouldn't you be controlling the pitch manually with column and trim whenever the A/P isn't engaged, regardless of how you got to that state? Why should it be a separate step on the checklist? The way it is written, it sounds like a reminder of standard pilot procedur...

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by Virtual737
Fri May 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383013

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

What they should have simulated is starting from the beginning of the failure and running the correct checklists properly to see if doing things as documented would have led to recovery and how difficult it was. ET's worst problem to deal with started when they cut off the electric trim too soon. T...

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by Virtual737
Fri May 17, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383013

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

What they should have simulated is starting from the beginning of the failure and running the correct checklists properly to see if doing things as documented would have led to recovery and how difficult it was. ET's worst problem to deal with started when they cut off the electric trim too soon. T...

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by Virtual737
Thu May 16, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383013

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

You obviously haven't looked at the Flight Experience of the ET302 crew - both let into the cockpit of a 737 with only a few hundred hours. The pilot has a bunch of hours but the co-pilot was very low hour and seemed to know more than the pilot. He had less than two months in the 737. It’s NOT pilo...

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by Virtual737
Sun May 12, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383013

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Do you have some sort of data to counter the excellent safety record of the Boeing 737? Boeing made that comment in relation to the MAX 7/8. This whole thread and the issue that Boeing faces is about the MAX 7/8. There is quite a bit of data to counter a claim that it has an excellent safety record.

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by Virtual737
Wed May 08, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383013

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The posts that are starting to irk me the most are those along the lines of "the airlines, the pilots, the sensor manufacturer and Boeing will all end up sharing the blame". While this *might* actually hold some truth, it totally diverts away from the monumental, totally avoidable, highly...

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by Virtual737
Wed May 08, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383013

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The posts that are starting to irk me the most are those along the lines of "the airlines, the pilots, the sensor manufacturer and Boeing will all end up sharing the blame". While this *might* actually hold some truth, it totally diverts away from the monumental, totally avoidable, highly ...

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by Virtual737
Wed May 08, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 5090

Re: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?

ExpatVet wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:
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Attitude is also a big giveaway. Shortly after rotation it would be much more nose high than in the photo. If you look hard though the windows you can also see a man reaching for his bag from the overhead bins too.


Yep. I looked. I'm an idiot.


You just made my day ;)

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by Virtual737
Mon May 06, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 5090

Re: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?

Landing. Just check the flaps and you'll see they are extended. As they would be for takeoff too, but I expect you meant that they are extended much more than for a takeoff. Attitude is also a big giveaway. Shortly after rotation it would be much more nose high than in the photo. If you look hard t...

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by Virtual737
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713946

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

As a point of reference Southwest alone had over 41,000 MAX flights before the plane was grounded. I suspect that is more than any other single airline Why are we still quoting that figure when basic statistics show that the SouthWeat MAX fleet is a small % of the global fleet? It has been covered ...

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