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by capshandler
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America’s finest Mad Dog, says good bye!
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

America’s finest Mad Dog, says good bye!

http://news.aa.com/american-stories/ame ... fault.aspx

The world will never be the same!
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Rise your hearts to the greatness of a legend of the skies.

http://news.aa.com/american-stories/ame ... fault.aspx

The world will never be the same!

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by capshandler
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mallorca aircraft collide in mid-air, killing at least seven.
Replies: 26
Views: 5793

Re: Mallorca aircraft collide in mid-air, killing at least seven.

Devastating, RIP all the victims. That being said I fly many times to LESB and at least in the summer there should be ATC service. Traffic some times is quite dangerous due to the mix of schools, student pilots, ULMs and GA traffic. All of them flying at a bunch of different speeds and altitudes plu...

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by capshandler
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19498

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

Op you are so brave to call the company out without knowing what's going on for sure. There Could be lots of reasons why this plane is being done differently then what you are used to.. Now since you are so brave go ahead and post your bems Id here as well.. I'm waiting Shouldn’t you be debating th...

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by capshandler
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 580735

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If I were Boeing I’d ask Airbus to jump in and help solve the problem. The’ve got experience with FBW and software based flying models. And If I were Airbus I’d jump in immediately. It’s in interest of both for so many reasons. They should work closely and secretly and make the 737Max fly again asa...

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by capshandler
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 580735

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If I were Boeing I’d ask Airbus to jump in and help solve the problem. The’ve got experience with FBW and software based flying models. And If I were Airbus I’d jump in immediately. It’s in interest of both for so many reasons. They should work closely and secretly and make the 737Max fly again asap.

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by capshandler
Wed May 29, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3341

Re: Best Airline Ads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4JdQi60an0
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For me BA's "Aviators, British Airways To Fly to Serve" goose bumps!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4JdQi60an0

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by capshandler
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14229

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

Was it something like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjv3xBB-HmY Go to 5:56 Well, the swinging in the video seemed pretty similar to what my mom was describing. But the part I'm really concerned about was the downward nose pitch on QR573, which I didn't see in the video. Also, A7-AHJ encount...

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by capshandler
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 719932

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Sensors damaged by FOD. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/damaged-sensor-ethiopian-airlines-737-max-triggered-fatal/story?id=62139860 I doubt it. The reason I doubt it is that pilots on both flights lost both AoA and airspeed indication accuracy. You can't catch two sensors with one bird... Same stor...

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by capshandler
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations
Replies: 47
Views: 8647

Re: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations

Impressive analysis, thanks for sharing. Congratulations to Qantas Management Team for such an example of strategic thinking. Makes one think twice if Project Sunrise will go the same way!

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by capshandler
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 721408

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

According to CNN "Gebeyehu Fikadu, an eyewitness to Sunday's fatal crash about two-hour drive south of the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, told CNN that the plane was "swerving and dipping" and belching smoke as it came down. "I was in the mountain nearby when I saw the plane ...

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by capshandler
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "City of Swansea" to be painted in Landor Livery next month
Replies: 53
Views: 8577

Re: BA's "City of Swansea" to be painted in Landor Livery next month

I think they're preparing for a (needed) rebranding.

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by capshandler
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 30933

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

I have a N-registered airplane in Spain since 2013. Maintenance bureaucracy is easier and because IR is more efficient to maintain (the main difference is FAA accepts automatism and modern navigation while EASA don’t). I’ve got both PPL-IR EASA and FAA but while for FAA it took me a month, EASA a ye...

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by capshandler
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 30933

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

747Whale wrote:
capshandler wrote:
But that doesn’t make a SEP airplane unprepared for this kind of mission.


No, just a poor choice.


I concur with you for commercial service (in fact single engine taxi is illegal unless you're running on a PT6). However for self transportation I wouldn't say so, and I can relate to that.

Cheers

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by capshandler
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 30933

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

You can fly on a SEP like the SR22 without a problem if you prepare yourself accordingly for the mission. More than 1.000hours on the Cirrus and if there is any chance that we’ll be flying over liquid stuff, I’ll always put on the survival equipment first. Dinghy, lifevests and on. Off course the mo...

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by capshandler
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOOM! Supersonic Branding
Replies: 13
Views: 3027

BOOM! Supersonic Branding

https://www.underconsideration.com/bran ... manual.php

#mastersofnaming

Even if I don't know how much future the project has, I find the Branding proposal and the case quite interesting though.

Best!
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BOOM!

https://www.underconsideration.com/bran ... manual.php

#mastersofnaming

Even if I don't know how much future the project has, I find the Branding proposal and the case quite interesting though.

Best!

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by capshandler
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 21765

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

I feel like Brexit is the new Y2K. Some of the stories about ATM cards are a joke...like the global systems would stop working for British cards only. And this nonsense is being retweeted by people who should have some semblance of intelligence. :checkmark: Exactly, well said. It seems that Iberia ...

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by capshandler
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 21765

Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

Some news from Spanish Financial Times ‘Expansión’ (Link in Spanish only) http://www.expansion.com/empresas/transporte/2018/12/19/5c1a9a1a268e3e3d348b47a2.html It seems that Iberia has already been informed that in case a no deal Brexit, they’d have a temporary extension of their flying permit but l...

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by capshandler
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 6818

Re: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe

We cannot compare Vueling/Level with Iberia nor BA. Barcelona is what Milano is for Italy to say the least. Strong industrial activity and right now a strong developed tech ecosystem. When I say BCN is under served is not a political statement, is because I fly 140 days a year and I’m able to see wi...

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by capshandler
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 6818

Re: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe

lhrsfosyd wrote:
Have you heard of Vueling?


Mmm I see. Whether you din't fly them or you went quite fast reading. I was referring to the lack of service and business products in BCN in general (Vueling not offering neither of those), with emphasis on long haul.

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by capshandler
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 6818

Re: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe

If I’d were them I’d definitely open a second hub in BCN. We’re lacking of decent Business products as well as decent service. It could be an interesting growth vector. May be splitting east and west from BCN/MAD as you’ve got a strong corridor betweeb both cities as well as heavy maintenance facili...

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by capshandler
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 9025

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

In Europe I don’t think it makes sense taking into account Eurocontrol taxes and fuel prices. I have a friend that recently jumped from flying First Class as main Business transport and a Cirrus as a leisure plane, to a Citation Mustang as the Business tool while keeping the Cirrus as a fun hop. Cos...

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by capshandler
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation crash near Louisville
Replies: 5
Views: 2607

Re: Citation crash near Louisville

Single pilot Citations are one gnarly airplane to fly. I am shocked that The FAA still allows some business jets to be flown single pilot. Are those regulators stock owners of Cessna, Cirrus, etc? Makes you wonder... I have more than 1000 hours on my SR22 G5, I even crossed the Atlantic with it and...

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by capshandler
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft is a good start?
Replies: 17
Views: 2070

Re: What aircraft is a good start?

How nice can be our fellow a-netters some time.... let the guy dream. It could be an opportunity of some community work to build an airliners.net collaborative business plan. We have people that think they’re airlines knowledge Gods for what I’ve seen lately when it comes to other people management...

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by capshandler
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft is a good start?
Replies: 17
Views: 2070

Re: What aircraft is a good start?

How nice can be our fellow a-netters some time.... let the guy dream. It could be an opportunity of some community work to build an airliners.net collaborative business plan. We have people that think they’re airlines knowledge Gods for what I’ve seen lately when it comes to other people management ...

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by capshandler
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 24635

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

I’m quite a frequent AA flyer on the BCN-MIA and MIA-GUA and as far as from now, I’d never switch to another airline. Their Business product is great, the brand is surprisingly well managed compared to the industry average and people is professional and prepared. Proud customer here.

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by capshandler
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goose Bay YYR Diversions
Replies: 21
Views: 5385

Re: Goose Bay YYR Diversions

I landed in Goose Bay back in december 2013 on my way to Spain from Minnesota on board our SR22. Very nice ground crew and pilot facilities. And such an impressive infrastructure! Massive runways and taxiways. Weather wise it was warmer than Iqaluit but still -20sºC... quite hard winter there. Anoth...

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by capshandler
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 10627

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

Interesting topic! I'd like to add another one on top if xjetflyer2001 allows me... At that time how crews managed weather issues? Specially under night conditions. And I'd like to share an experience of mine. Crossing the Atlantic with our SR22 on December 13' was pretty the same situation. The Iri...

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by capshandler
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 7832

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

What about the big legacy airlines that survived thanks to public constant bailouts... List is long but (not) distinguished. You and everyone else know full well that the last C11 filings of the US3 were brought about by the 9/11 terror attacks and the resulting economic impact from the war on terr...

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by capshandler
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 7832

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

What about the big legacy airlines that survived thanks to public constant bailouts... List is long but (not) distinguished.

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by capshandler
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: General aviation ferry flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2924

Re: General aviation ferry flights

airkas1 wrote:
capshandler wrote:
Cirrus itself recommended a Ferry Pilot, Mike.

Does his last name start with a B? We have a Cirrus maintenance and import center at the airport and regularly have a Mike flying SR20/22's to us.


Indeed! What a small world!

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by capshandler
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: General aviation ferry flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2924

Re: General aviation ferry flights

I flew my SR22 from Duluth, MN to Sabadell Spain. It was quite an adventure, specially due to weather as we flew on december all across the North Atlantic. Cirrus itself recommended a Ferry Pilot, Mike. What a great guy. We had a big time together specially when flying between Greenland and Iceland ...

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by capshandler
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting article about a DL workhorse: the 717!
Replies: 10
Views: 2647

Interesting article about a DL workhorse: the 717!

Hi All, Just came across this article from Courtney Miller from Bombardier. I think it’s a precise and interesting analysis of how a proper segmentation and a precise insight understanding can bring a competitive advantage. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/vision-717-how-delta-turned-jet-nobody-wanted...

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by capshandler
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 55
Views: 21409

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

What about cabin crew? If I understand it correctly when gear come up, the emergency lights on doors and emergency exita turn off accompanied by an aural warning. Please correct me if I'm wrong! (Sorry in that case btw!)

PS: haha the wedding thing.. you killed me.

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by capshandler
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 hard landing
Replies: 6
Views: 2779

737 hard landing

Hi, I just came around this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZDTviYUP5M FR1585 from Fuerteventura to Leeds Bradford. Seems a quite hard landing, unexpected wind shear could sound like a cause, but I thought those birds can detect it quite precisely. I have some good friends in the front of FR...

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by capshandler
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 87 years old woman humiliated on a 13 hours flight
Replies: 42
Views: 14008

87 years old woman humiliated on a 13 hours flight

Hi, Just found it (couldn't find anything in the db). Link in Spanish only (sorry!) from a serious spanish newspaper (La Vanguardia) http://www.lavanguardia.com/ocio/viajes/20170404/421441266122/anciana-obligada-permanecer-asiento-13-horas-british-arways-imedir-ir-al-bano.html Seems that an elder wo...

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by capshandler
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers flying the same route for a a decade or more
Replies: 42
Views: 4159

Re: Flight Numbers flying the same route for a a decade or more

AZA 076-077-078: FCO-BCN for 15 years at least
IBE6251: MAD-JFK for 10 years

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by capshandler
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Officer accidentally fired his gun on a VY flight (no injuries)
Replies: 4
Views: 2120

Officer accidentally fired his gun on a VY flight (no injuries)

http://www.lavanguardia.com/sucesos/201 ... ibiza.html
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"A police officer accidentally fired his gun when it was being delivered to the captain as part of onboard gun control protocol"

Sorry link only in Spanish: http://www.lavanguardia.com/sucesos/201 ... ibiza.html

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by capshandler
Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Figures on heavies serving medium range routings
Replies: 1
Views: 906

Figures on heavies serving medium range routings

This is more like a wondering rather than a top valuable post but let me throw it anyway... ;) As we have offices in TLV I find myself flying the route quite often. I've flown with both Iberia and Swiss, as I'm based in BCN (Vueling or any LCC for more than 4h is quite hard to deal with..). I have t...

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by capshandler
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X announces Istanbul and Barcelona?
Replies: 25
Views: 5432

Re: AirAsia X announces Istanbul and Barcelona?

IMHO it seems an intelligent business move. LEBL is growing fast and is clearly a top-notch growing market for Asian routes. Prove is QR & EK connections through Doha & Dubai, crammed full this summer. Let's see how it goes because I think it might be some differences in terms of value propo...

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by capshandler
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1936 Pressurization Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 3663

Re: AA1936 Pressurization Problem

On normally aspirated (not turbocharged) GA planes like the CIRRUS SR22 is quite usual to fly between 8.000ft and 12.000ft. I would say that you can't feel big differences up there, as the FAA's oxygen limitations (my advice is to respect them, specially at night) are a good safety margin. However i...

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by capshandler
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports with approaches crossing borders on final
Replies: 91
Views: 10437

Re: Airports with approaches crossing borders on final

LESO - San Sebastián (Spain) on the outbound leg in the VOR approach for RWY 22, you enter into Biarritz (LFBZ) airspace. LESO ATC handoffs almost the whole approach to the french controller. It's a quite interesting procedure and one of the most beautiful approaches in Spain ;)

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