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by sgbroimp
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 99
Views: 15334

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

Customers get very involved as they should. There is a video around of LH taking their first 747-8 some years back. They nitpicked the crap out of that plane. As for this poster, one more question. If he is a mechanic, did he report to his supervisor and if not, why not. If so, what was the supervis...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 99
Views: 15334

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

This post and OP both smell fishy. Have doubts he is what he claims. Have some doubts we will hear from him again, but if so maybe then he can convince me his post is real.

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by sgbroimp
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax activates emergency slide on PIA 777 at PEK
Replies: 13
Views: 4653

Re: Pax activates emergency slide on PIA 777 at PEK

Early 767's had the disarm lever above a window seat and it was exposed. At the gate, a grandmother got up from her seat and used it as a grab handle. Popped the slide and cost about $10K (1984 dollars) if I recall correctly.. Happened several times until a service cover was installed. Later models ...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-18/boeing-s-mea-culpa-wins-over-operator-of-crashed-ethiopian-jet One wonders what Boeing have said to Ethiopian such that they are BFFs again suddenly? Ray More than likely he has seen there were mistakes all around including in is pilots' performanc...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12818

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

55 passengers is going to deliver a decent cost per seat mile???? Sounds too small, especially if fuel does one of its upward wobbles, which it will....

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by sgbroimp
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 2242

Re: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

gia777 wrote:
Nothing beats A380....I am all for A380



Agree. Quietest, most spacious and the security of 4 engines. Handles turbulence, except at the very, very extreme, like a brick.

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by sgbroimp
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

No experienced flyer who has anything of more value than cheap clothing travels with soft sided luggage if he/she is checking it or may have to do so. Checking soft sided luggage will work most of the time, but odds are sooner or later it will get trashed. Spend a few bucks more on hard shell, which...

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by sgbroimp
Thu May 30, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I think Boeing is so deep in the muck now, some their own doing, some from the politics and negative press, that flight testing will have to be done with a 5 year old test pilot at the controls with the CEO on board for everyone to be convinced the Max is ready to go.

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by sgbroimp
Wed May 29, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Maybe an interesting question, given the pilots of the two aircraft presumably upgraded from pre-Max 737's, is would they have likely been able to successfully diagnose and deal with a runaway trim on the older aircraft?

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by sgbroimp
Fri May 10, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139815

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

There probably is no textbook safety video but memorable are the LH crash dummies from a few years ago and the current SIA video which uses what is essentially a metaphor showing the beautiful Singapore region and people enjoying it. Very cleverly done and folks seem to be watching it attentively.

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by sgbroimp
Tue May 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

There is no doubt, whatever the outcome of this sad scenario, that training must improve. I wish I could put my finger on the AW article, but some years ago several high time US commercial pilots were brought into a sim for the aircraft type they flew. (I think it was a 747, but maybe another wide b...

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by sgbroimp
Fri May 03, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

"I guess the only possibility for Alpha Protection activating would have been a double bird strike taking out two AOA vanes - with the odds of that so low not needed to design around." Double bird strike wiping out equipment on both side of the aircraft? That seems Sully very unlikely Huds...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?
Replies: 94
Views: 10281

Re: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?

bennett123 wrote:
Have the BOD fly over in a B737MAX?.



That would be the best thing they can do. Will they? 50/50 at best.

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by sgbroimp
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716599

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Would you have certified the A320-A321 series if you knew LH 1829 (Bilbao incident, D-AIDP) could happen? All new airlines and often their derivatives present surprises at one time or another.

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by sgbroimp
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 115
Views: 24279

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

Glad they did not try to use the DUS approach plate!

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by sgbroimp
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 73G Winglet Strike
Replies: 22
Views: 5064

Re: 73G Wing Top Strike

There are several air carrier (landing) wing tip strikes not having a thread on airliners. Perhaps start an objective thread about all recent air carrier wing tip strikes (versus limiting to a specific carrier). Here are a few other incidents by US carriers flying the same equipment (there are more...

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by sgbroimp
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"
Replies: 45
Views: 8327

Re: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"

Spent lots of time in both 727-100 and 200's cabins. Yes very quiet cabin until you got to the last 8-10 rows or so. The the cycling ring-ring-ring and sheer noise reduced your normal speech to a whisper (ha ha).

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by sgbroimp
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47713

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

In the olden days we all had to fly narrow bodies on long routes. Was not great, but at least they had 4 engines. Now a narrow body with two engines on a long route? Not my cup of tea when I have a choice.

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by sgbroimp
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?
Replies: 94
Views: 10509

Re: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?

So it is fair to say that Boeing's estimates (way back) for the size of the VLA market were right(er) and Airbus's were wrong(er), correct? And how much of a handicap was it that the 380 has no freighter version?

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by sgbroimp
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo will retire two more MD-11Fs later in 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 11909

Re: Lufthansa Cargo will retire two more MD-11Fs later in 2019

And if memory serves, LH, the subject of this post, totaled one on landing in the middle east somewhere didn't they?

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by sgbroimp
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52
Replies: 26
Views: 8350

Re: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52

It's about time. I never had a pleasant experience on the aircraft. It was always extremely loud. Not to mention we never landed in London we always got there and then turned around. Good riddance. Funny! I thought Lufthansa had to cancel these flights because people in London were complaining that...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594345

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

despite anything that occured, I still blame Lion Air for faulty crew resource management and safety training and safety maintenance. So now that you have completed a thorough investigation, please be sure to share with the authorities as this will save them bundles of time and money. Oh, and pleas...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 83
Views: 20359

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

There were a couple of LH training crashes in the 70's or so (B720's if I recall), not that this sheds any further light and only slightly expands the possibility of having lost a loved one on an LH aircraft. Maybe we have someone in our midst who can ask the Germans based in MUC

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by sgbroimp
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 20170

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

1000 seat configuration?

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by sgbroimp
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594345

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

There is an old business adage that is true 90% of the time. No one really every wins an argument with a customer.

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by sgbroimp
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A321 D-AISH damaged by jetbridge at FRA 01.12.18
Replies: 21
Views: 6792

Re: LH A321 D-AISH damaged by jetbridge at FRA 01.12.18

Wow, very un-Germanlike

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by sgbroimp
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Bulletin: DEF in Jet Fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: FAA Bulletin: DEF in Jet Fuel

Yes, this kind of error can be a killer. In 1971 a BAC-111 took off from Hamburg and both engines quickly failed. Pilot landed on the autobahn, but hit an overpass. Turns out the tank for the water injection (for increased T/O thrust) was accidentally filled with jet fuel so engines were over thrust...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38549

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

WN has a history of higher profile runway overruns. I’m not sure if their rate is higher than other US airlines, but I’d really like to see the numbers for comparison. If I recall my statistics courses, these numbers are so low as a percentage of "possibles" that even 10 for one airline a...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26533

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

Delta777Jet wrote:
Plain, Boring, Lufthansa


No, boring plane, Lufthansa. Looks like somebody's air force paint job.

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by sgbroimp
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38549

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

The amazing thing is that this doesn't happen more often. Huge fleet making 4+ flights a day mean that any weakness in the organization, its people, or its equipment will be found. Are you insinuating WN has a weak organization, weak people or weak equipment??? WN is one of the airlines with the lo...

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by sgbroimp
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Cuts Burlington, VT
Replies: 32
Views: 5518

Re: Porter Airlines Cuts Burlington, VT

Just amazing to me that Canadians and American have to clear each other's customs when Germans and French haven't done so for many years. I mean weren't these folks at war a couple of times????

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by sgbroimp
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594345

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I am developing the sense that there is one master switch needed. it would OVERIDE everything automated (except the TCAS of course!). and permit (compel if you wish) immediate return to hand flying. No diagnosing, no trying to fix the problem, just fly on and discuss after landing at nearest airfiel...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 45470

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

One thing you can bet was going on was two guys in a state of sheer terror. Ship not handling right, error messages,200 SOB's, little altitude/time to figure out the problem. In panic mode, humans very often don't react to their training or even rationally. And you can't learn this in flight school...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 45470

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

"Please read Post #15". The stab-trim ran-away. THAT IS WHAT YOU DO! And that drill was taught and practised in the simulator quite often when I flew the 737-200, 30 years ago! . Looking at the MAX drills, I see it hasn't changed. It is very simple ... if the aircraft is not doing what yo...

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by sgbroimp
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594345

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

So, I wonder if the Max, with all systems out except the RAT (if it has one) will glide decently to the nearest field. In other words would a guy like AC's Capt. Pearson be able to do his Gimli Glider thing? Or is this aircraft borderline unstable without all its electronic "helpers"?

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by sgbroimp
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594345

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

There is a huge push mandated by the FAA to get back to hand flying. I recently had the first scenario in my recurrent training. It was a complex RNAV departure with no auto thrust or auto pilot. Multiple speed changes and at or above in betweens and at or belows in the departure. To me it was way ...

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by sgbroimp
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 23359

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

If memory serves, the 310 allowed LH to create a second FRA-JFK service without using a bigger 747 or DC10. This service was a "businessman's special" leaving FRA around 5 PM and leaving JFK at 9 PM or so, so we could get a full day's work in at both ends. I want to say 1984 or so. This be...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first experiences in aviation
Replies: 27
Views: 3852

Re: Your first experiences in aviation

First Flight - With Dad in Aeronca Champ, ca. 1955. First Commercial - Mohawk Airlines CV240: BOS-ALB-BTV 1963. First Jet: AA Convair 990 LGA-ORD 1964. First Jumbo: PA 747, FK-LIS-BCN 1972 First Supersonic: Friday May 13th, 1983 BA Concorde LHR-JFK. First Superjumbo: SQ A380, 2007 JFK-FRA.

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by sgbroimp
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 36
Views: 4687

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

One winter Friday I flew KLM AMS to JFK (742, I guess) except a huge snow storm (Feb. '83) diverted us to YMX......was two days before we got out on our original aircraft, then circled over Kingston, NY went bingo fuel so back to YMX. KL crew was now over their hours and took the 742 back to AMS wit...

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by sgbroimp
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 88
Views: 5271

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

Many times, many carriers, but most memorable: I once flew KLM AMS to JFK (742, I guess) except a huge snow storm (Feb. '83) diverted us to YMX......was two days before we got out on our original aircraft, then circled over Kingston, NY went bingo fuel so back to YMX. KL crew was now over their hour...

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by sgbroimp
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst aspects of the carriers you fly
Replies: 29
Views: 3199

Re: Best and worst aspects of the carriers you fly

Best: Singapore
Worst: Delta

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by sgbroimp
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 7670

Re: TWA Hotel @ JFK

Agree. Take a look also at NBC/CBS/ABC Evening "News" these days. Best video, much from Internet/public/stringers gets lead story and other so called news time so net is a smattering of hard news, rest commercials and features. No wonder this country is so under informed.......

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by sgbroimp
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 7670

Re: TWA Hotel @ JFK

I believe they are talking May 2019, but you should get that confirmed to be sure. This date was reported by the press in connection with the Starliner (TWA Livery) moved to the site from Bangor last week.

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by sgbroimp
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5
Replies: 47
Views: 9125

Re: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5

I think he was kidding, but I second his interest in seeing the procession as it will probably pass within a half mile of my home and office.

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by sgbroimp
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In Service Thread 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22628

Re: 787 In Service Thread 2018

Sounds like that airline doesn't give a CRAP.

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by sgbroimp
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787s with RR engines... are you 100% comfortable flying them?
Replies: 11
Views: 1683

Re: 787s with RR engines... are you 100% comfortable flying them?

For over water, I always seek 4 engine flights, but I know the risk of flying with 2 is very small indeed. Would not worry, even with those RR's as odds are very long you will have an issue.

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by sgbroimp
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 224
Views: 18401

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

Many memorable flights for me also. First was 1973 (PanAm) last was maybe a couple years ago (LH 748) Most memorable? Avianca BOG-JFK. (Leased from SAS I think). Sat behind the captain in the jump seat most of the way including the landing via the Canarsie approach. Sublime. A bunch of KLM combi fli...

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by sgbroimp
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago
Replies: 73
Views: 17657

Re: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago

And throw in the fact it was also pitch dark out......would have never been considered by 99.99% of pilots.

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