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by apathoid
Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Know About The Empire BAe 146?
Replies: 12
Views: 3334

RE: Anyone Know About The Empire BAe 146?

Empire is now a FedEx Feeder operator based at COE but operating all over the western US and Alaska.

http://www.empireairlines.com/interior.asp?pageid=1102

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by apathoid
Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disapointed @ Farnborough 2006
Replies: 76
Views: 10619

RE: Disapointed @ Farnborough 2006

Shirk my responsibility...charming little sentiment, there. I am not actually in sales, thank you. I represent the executive staff of our organization...now you can make all the comments you would like about hating my job. I don't actually hate my job in the slightest. What I hate is grubby handed o...

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by apathoid
Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disapointed @ Farnborough 2006
Replies: 76
Views: 10619

RE: Disapointed @ Farnborough 2006

DefAero - You put it a bit more eloquently than I and cheers for having my back so to speak. The simple fact of the matter is that public days are NOT part of the deal for most of us. Manage to get a pass on a trade day and you can have my ear for as long as you like or until a real customer shows u...

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by apathoid
Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disapointed @ Farnborough 2006
Replies: 76
Views: 10619

RE: Disapointed @ Farnborough 2006

My job is to sell to the industry, not to the public. So, in response to your yet again ill-informed remarks, no, public day is most certainly NOT what I am paid to do.

Cheers

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by apathoid
Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disapointed @ Farnborough 2006
Replies: 76
Views: 10619

RE: Disapointed @ Farnborough 2006

The wonder of an anonymous forum is that in here, I can tell you how I really feel and you have NO idea who I really am. Should I be stuck talking to you at a trade show, I'll answer your questions, give you a flashlight and talk as nice and amiably as you desire. I take it as an opportunity to vent...

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by apathoid
Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disapointed @ Farnborough 2006
Replies: 76
Views: 10619

RE: Disapointed @ Farnborough 2006

Look at it from our point of view...are you ever going to bring me work? Have any aircraft that need C Checks? Are you really going to never fly again with a certain airline because they weren't there to wipe your nose and give you a flashlight? The answer to all of those questions is a resounding N...

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by apathoid
Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disapointed @ Farnborough 2006
Replies: 76
Views: 10619

RE: Disapointed @ Farnborough 2006

Public day is an utter waste...you are all there just looking for free handouts and to ask ill informed questions. We put the rubbish we don't want to take home on the table and head out to spend time with our real customers which is a much more valuable use of our very valuable time.

Cheers

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by apathoid
Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR42 And 45 Degrees Of Flap
Replies: 4
Views: 4103

RE: ATR42 And 45 Degrees Of Flap

It's because of an Airworthiness Directive to "...prevent uncommanded pitch excursions from occurring during flight in icing conditions at a flap setting of 45 degrees..." <acronym title="Avialeasing Aviation Co. (Uzbekistan)">AD</acronym> 86-20-02 can be found at: <a href="http://www.airweb.faa.gov...

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by apathoid
Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flight 93 Has Been Hijacked Again
Replies: 9
Views: 2854

RE: Flight 93 Has Been Hijacked Again

I wasn't spitting on it...but I would be happy to piss on it...and don't tell me what to do...

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by apathoid
Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unducted Fan Should Have Been Used!
Replies: 21
Views: 12972

RE: Unducted Fan Should Have Been Used!

There was a resonance issue with it that to the best of my knowledge was never resolved. It was feared it would induce fatigue cracking in the airframe. <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym> 80's have had uncontained failures that have cause injury to passengers as well. L-188's have had prop...

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by apathoid
Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flight 93 Has Been Hijacked Again
Replies: 9
Views: 2854

RE: Flight 93 Has Been Hijacked Again

correction: it was written by Mark Steyn

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by apathoid
Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flight 93 Has Been Hijacked Again
Replies: 9
Views: 2854

Flight 93 Has Been Hijacked Again

I honestly don't know who to attribute this to, but I sure liked it: FLIGHT 93, <acronym title="Aer Arann Express (Ireland)">RE</acronym>-HIJACKED At 9.58am Eastern time, Tuesday September 11th 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Why? As UPI’s Jim Bennett wrote, “The ...

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by apathoid
Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wrong Fuel Indicator Caused Tuninter ATR 72 Crash
Replies: 46
Views: 16544

Wrong Fuel Indicator Caused Tuninter ATR 72 Crash

Source please.


Mindless filler...mindless filler...mindless filler...

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by apathoid
Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Activist Sean Penn Is Back.
Replies: 82
Views: 3052

RE: Activist Sean Penn Is Back.

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by apathoid
Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ameriflight Crew Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3912

RE: Ameriflight Crew Question

Sure, tough guy.

Having worked with several former AmeriFright employees in the MX department, I can say without a doubt that if you weren't scared, you should have been.

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by apathoid
Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ameriflight Crew Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3912

RE: Ameriflight Crew Question

They don't call them AmeriFright for nothing...

~shiver~

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by apathoid
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Activist Sean Penn Is Back.
Replies: 82
Views: 3052

RE: Activist Sean Penn Is Back.

I'm particularly fond of the pretty boy in the back ground sitting there doing nothing while the boat sinks.

"Skipper! Skipper! Help! "

Oh god...stop it, my belly hurts

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by apathoid
Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Activist Sean Penn Is Back.
Replies: 82
Views: 3052

RE: Activist Sean Penn Is Back.

Gilligan...precisely the word I was looking for...

It just doesn't get any funnier than this...

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by apathoid
Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Activist Sean Penn Is Back.
Replies: 82
Views: 3052

RE: Activist Sean Penn Is Back.

He left the bilge plug out when he launched the boat....OMFG!!! I would take no comfort in knowing that douchebag was on the way to "save my ass" but at least he provides some much needed comic relief. I'm surprised he didn't have Geraldo "imbedded" with him in the boat to make sure they both made t...

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by apathoid
Sun Sep 04, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Barrow Alaska Question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2110

RE: Barrow Alaska Question.

AS goes to Barrow at least once a day. They go to Deadhorse to if you want to see the oil fields.

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by apathoid
Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Barrow Alaska Question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2110

RE: Barrow Alaska Question.

Barrow = 72 degrees north
Longyearbyen = 78 degrees north

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by apathoid
Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Feeder Do-328?
Replies: 10
Views: 4126

RE: FedEx Feeder Do-328?

What I actually said... "Nope...<acronym title="Macon - Herbert Smart Downtown (MAC), USA - Georgia">MAC</acronym> has ATR 42's and 72's. FedEx Feeders is retiring most of their F-27 fleet and switching to the ATR's. There are no Do's anywhere in the FedEx Feeder Fleet." "I'm truly sorry you're a mo...

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by apathoid
Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Happened To The Following A.net Members?
Replies: 99
Views: 5483

RE: What Happened To The Following A.net Members?

don't forget the mighty Twotterwrench....what a guy...

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by apathoid
Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Feeder Do-328?
Replies: 10
Views: 4126

RE: FedEx Feeder Do-328?

I'm truly sorry you're a moron, Nosedive. Honest I am. But FedEx operates exactly zero Dornier's. None. Nada. Not a single one. Nor does <acronym title="Macon - Herbert Smart Downtown (MAC), USA - Georgia">MAC</acronym> have any either. What you saw was an ATR 42 and you couldn't tell the difference.

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by apathoid
Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Heroin And Die (photos)
Replies: 90
Views: 3723

RE: Do Heroin And Die (photos)

Things like that are merely God's way of adding chlorine to the gene pool...

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by apathoid
Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Clears MX Backlog...
Replies: 40
Views: 5408

RE: Northwest Clears MX Backlog...

Trust me, they will be under increased serveilance and I'm sure things are on the up and up. NWA wouldn't be so stupid as to encourage pencil whipping at a time like this.

Sounds to me like management planned ahead, did some good training and was ready for it when it came. Nice job.

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by apathoid
Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex Caravan @ SAN?
Replies: 11
Views: 1937

RE: Fedex Caravan @ SAN?

Also FedEx Feeder aircraft operated by WestAir. Geesh, do I have to do all your research for you?

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by apathoid
Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex Caravan @ SAN?
Replies: 11
Views: 1937

RE: Fedex Caravan @ SAN?

gee Trvlr...thanks for catching us up to what I already said in reply 2.

 Yeah sure

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by apathoid
Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Clears MX Backlog...
Replies: 40
Views: 5408

RE: Northwest Clears MX Backlog...

Give me abreak...you have no proof of any pencil whipping.

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by apathoid
Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Feeder Do-328?
Replies: 10
Views: 4126

RE: FedEx Feeder Do-328?

Nope...MAC has ATR 42's and 72's. FedEx Feeders is retiring most of their F-27 fleet and switching to the ATR's. There are no Do's anywhere in the FedEx Feeder Fleet.

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by apathoid
Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex Caravan @ SAN?
Replies: 11
Views: 1937

RE: Fedex Caravan @ SAN?

FedEx absolutely does not use Amerifright for Feeder Ops.

Those aircraft you refer to are operated by WestAir for FedEx.

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by apathoid
Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Clears MX Backlog...
Replies: 40
Views: 5408

RE: Northwest Clears MX Backlog...

Ruh-roh union pukes...I hear the bell tolling in the distance...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/silly.gif" alt="Silly"> Hats off to <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> management for taking on and busting AMFA. Those dumb bastards struck themselves right out of a job.

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by apathoid
Mon Aug 22, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 757 SEA-DTW Blows 4 Tires On Landing
Replies: 57
Views: 12298

RE: NW 757 SEA-DTW Blows 4 Tires On Landing

Want to back me up on that one L-188??? I know you were there..

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by apathoid
Mon Aug 22, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 757 SEA-DTW Blows 4 Tires On Landing
Replies: 57
Views: 12298

RE: NW 757 SEA-DTW Blows 4 Tires On Landing

I've seen pilots drag brakes to blow tires...mostly so they didn't have to take a flight. Now, that was in the 135 charter world so it's a little different, but it absolutely happens. Sick outs, work slow downs, etc. are all tricks of the union trade and you all know it. Blowing tires certainly disr...

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by apathoid
Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 757 SEA-DTW Blows 4 Tires On Landing
Replies: 57
Views: 12298

RE: NW 757 SEA-DTW Blows 4 Tires On Landing

I doubt that...one union pig is just like another. I'm a "grease monkey" who has spent his entire career watching unions destroy the industry. I won't join a union. I won't support a union. I won't ever work in a union shop and I'll cross a line without blinking an eye. Unions foster and protect med...

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by apathoid
Sun Aug 21, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 757 SEA-DTW Blows 4 Tires On Landing
Replies: 57
Views: 12298

RE: NW 757 SEA-DTW Blows 4 Tires On Landing

Tires blowing on landing is almost never and maintenance caused discrepancy. Fault in the antiskid, pilots landing with brakes set, improper landing profile...etc. Blaming it on the contract mechanics is ludicrous. I was more inclined to think it was an overpaid flight crew disrupting service to sho...

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by apathoid
Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Is On Strike, Official Thread.
Replies: 257
Views: 17654

RE: NW Is On Strike, Official Thread.

I said it 3 years ago that one of two things were going to happen: 1 - the airlines would have to bust the unions or the legacy carriers will die, and/or 2 - regulation is coming back. I think this will be legacy carrier number one going tits up because of a union. It certainly won't be the last. On...

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by apathoid
Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tuninter Turboprop Down Off The Coast Of Sicilly
Replies: 99
Views: 15123

RE: Tuninter Turboprop Down Off The Coast Of Sicilly

No need to be civil...I'm annoyed at you arm chair experts that think you have it all figured out before the bodies are cold. Shame on all of you...

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by apathoid
Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tuninter Turboprop Down Off The Coast Of Sicilly
Replies: 99
Views: 15123

RE: Tuninter Turboprop Down Off The Coast Of Sicilly

Idiots...just a bunch of idiots. ATR controls are mechanical. ATR hydraulic systems are not engine driven. Aircraft is perfectly controllable with both engines off, especially if the props are fully feathered. The props are driven to feather mechanically, so if the oil pressure is lost (as it would ...

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by apathoid
Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Misses Twotterwrench?
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

RE: Who Misses Twotterwrench?

I don't know...some here need a little thicker skin. The dude knew his shit on Tech Ops and I think he just liked to bug people in here. He cracked my ass up, that's for sure. What was probably most entertaining was watching the frothing at the mouth in response to his posts and my imagination telli...

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by apathoid
Tue May 31, 2005 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Misses Twotterwrench?
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Who Misses Twotterwrench?

Twotterwrench...

damn I loved that guy. This site has gone down the shitter since he got banned.

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by apathoid
Mon Dec 20, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Those On-line Job Applications Actually Work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3123

RE: Do Those On-line Job Applications Actually Work?

Sounds like I got out just in time...while we are on the subject, what do you hear about the going ons over at Era? I know they were sold and that the new owners aren't committed to keeping the fixed wing division operational. Anything changed over there? I also heard that NAC might be doing some hi...

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by apathoid
Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Those On-line Job Applications Actually Work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3123

RE: Do Those On-line Job Applications Actually Work?

Dang, Shawn...has it gotten that bad? They should have begged me to stay. Nice to see that Anderhole is still there...some things will never change.

Best of luck to you.

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by apathoid
Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Those On-line Job Applications Actually Work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3123

RE: Do Those On-line Job Applications Actually Work?

What's the matter, Shawn? You've already got a job...

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by apathoid
Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ohio Exit Poll Data
Replies: 15
Views: 1387

RE: Ohio Exit Poll Data

You should have read the rest, because I got a lot more "moronic" after that. I can hear the "Suggest Deletion" buttons clicking from here....

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by apathoid
Wed Nov 03, 2004 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ohio Exit Poll Data
Replies: 15
Views: 1387

RE: Ohio Exit Poll Data

Since conservatives tend to work for a living, I think an early Kerry swing is probable. But once the tax base gets off work and can get to the polls, you are going to see Bush win by a landslide. Then I'll make one last visit to this silly little site and have a few good laughs at watching the knee...

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by apathoid
Thu May 13, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In Flight Reversing Of Engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 10360

RE: In Flight Reversing Of Engines?

Oh wait, there's more...I just couldn't resist: The Cessna Caravan, which is actually a 208 (the 206 was recip powered and had a none reversible propeller) has the following <acronym title="Avialeasing Aviation Co. (Uzbekistan)">AD</acronym> issued against it: <a href="http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regu...

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by apathoid
Thu May 13, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In Flight Reversing Of Engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 10360

RE: In Flight Reversing Of Engines?

Not that regulations matter when pilots like to tell their "there I was" stories, but here is a little interesting reading regarding two of the aircraft that were specifically mentioned in this post: The CASA 212 has a solenoid that automatically blocks the power levers from being pulled below fligh...

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by apathoid
Sun May 09, 2004 6:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Burned Wings?
Replies: 7
Views: 2019

RE: Burned Wings?

Don't forget about fretting. When aircraft start to age, rivets and skin laps can start to work. When they do, you get streaks of dark colored material coming off of them. Alot of what you see streaking down skin surfaces can come from fretting.

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by apathoid
Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A&P Wage Comparison Website
Replies: 18
Views: 6912

RE: A&P Wage Comparison Website

Get a job where you can afford your own plane.

Aviation maintenance is shit right now and not going to get much better any time soon.

That being said, if you HAVE to do it, go to a 3rd party shop. That is the future of aviation mx at least for the forseeable future.

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