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by KingOrGod
Mon May 16, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 242
Views: 30121

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

I agree with you there but I beliebe the source of this lack is in the top levels of BCA. It is the job of BCA to convince the CEO, so he can bring the proposed design to the board. In a first instance the CEO will decide which design he thinks is the most valuable and then its his job to get the b...

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by KingOrGod
Thu May 12, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More than 100 Passengers are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany
Replies: 72
Views: 15019

Re: More than 100 Passengers are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany

I'm fascinated by some posters constant reference to the German police having machine guns- as if this is some traumatic provocation. Do airport security in TLV have guns- or is that perfectly OK because the affected pax are Jewish? The German police generally carry weapons - this is nothing specia...

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by KingOrGod
Thu May 12, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tibet Airlines A319 on fire at Chongqing
Replies: 45
Views: 9973

Re: Tibet Airlines A319 on fire at Chongqing

Guess they can skip the part of the checklist where they mention shutting down the engines...

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by KingOrGod
Wed May 11, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 285
Views: 69591

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

I guess playing time will be over soon. Qatar wants the best aircraft around, A350s & A321NEO's, Airbus wants to sell aircraft. Fire all lawyers, fix the aircraft at Airbus costs & move on. I disagree - if QR are responsible for some of the damage then they should be man enough to solve the...

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by KingOrGod
Wed May 11, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger lands Cessna Caravan after pilot has medical emergency
Replies: 30
Views: 6566

Re: Passenger lands Cessna Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Every article I've seen says that ATC "talked him down". Most ATC know very little about flying an aircraft, so unless they just happen to have an ATC person familiar with the Caravan, I suspect they got someone in there who knew how to operate it. In any case - a great job by all! Let's ...

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by KingOrGod
Mon May 09, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"
Replies: 90
Views: 15401

Re: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"

I, for one, think Boeing is doing just fine. Manufacturers are not immune from setbacks (see: Airbus pitot incidents (AF 447), fuel tank woes, etc.). The media also had a hand in sensationalizing the MCAS incidents, undermining the public's confidence and manufacturing fear. Boeing is certainly not...

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by KingOrGod
Thu May 05, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help wanted with mystery biplane.......
Replies: 14
Views: 2575

Re: Help wanted with mystery biplane.......

WayexTDI wrote:
Photo has been uploaded in the database; identified as a Go-145L (CASA1145L), which I think is erroneous.


I also don't think it's a Go 145...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the Pratt & Whitney GTF reliability issues fixed now?
Replies: 47
Views: 8402

Re: Are the Pratt & Whitney GTF reliability issues fixed now?

I did notice that MS had 8 parked at one point. Also been wondering why no follow up orders from Delta even though it is the perfect a319/717 replacement. You hear anything about Delta or Korean or airbaltic? DL has topped off it's original order of 75 with 15 more and converted a majority of the o...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31836

Re: AF 011 go around

wjcandee wrote:
Give it a rest, guys. There was a go-round. Probably fighting the automation. Likely pilot error. Plane landed safely. Who cares?


This is why investigation is important....

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by KingOrGod
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 285
Views: 69591

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

Exactly changing maintenance intervals and processes based on experience is a basic tenant of modern safety management. They may get relaxed or even tightened based on what is found. I would expect that the judge appointed to this hearing has a background in similar engineering or even better aeron...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Mar 28, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA
Replies: 41
Views: 12914

Re: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA

I’ll say again, have you ever been in SA and have you traveled on all our domestic airlines? If you have and you still believe this lot is on the same level as the others I can’t help you. Yes. I have been to SA LOL I lived there - I have the green book. I even worked at ORTIA. I flew on everything...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Mar 28, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA
Replies: 41
Views: 12914

Re: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA

Yes. I have been to SA LOL I lived there - I have the green book. I even worked at ORTIA. I flew on everything from Phoenix, FliteStar, SunAir, 1time, Nationwide, Airlink to SAX. Including Kulula and Comair/BA. You *can* help me with stating facts, of incidents or accidents, that lead you to state ...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Mar 27, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA
Replies: 41
Views: 12914

Re: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA

Of course I realize all airlines have problems. But in this market none more so than Kulula and Comair. They have way more issues than anyone else. Comair’s aicraft can be really dodgy some times, I say that from personal experience when I still travelled with them. I have never come across aircraf...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Mar 25, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA
Replies: 41
Views: 12914

Re: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA

Kulula and Comair are both super dodgy. I had a Comair frequent flyer card but stopped using them years ago. I found their flights were very often late and sometimes their aircraft were really poor. We are just lucky there was no accident over the years. The CAA let them fly a few days ago and then...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Mar 21, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA
Replies: 41
Views: 12914

Re: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA

Didn't Mango have a shutdown last year due to similar mx issues? Kulula and Comair are both super dodgy. I had a Comair frequent flyer card but stopped using them years ago. I found their flights were very often late and sometimes their aircraft were really poor. We are just lucky there was no acci...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA
Replies: 41
Views: 12914

Re: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA

Another point of interest is Gidon Novick. He is part of the consortium. that is supposed to be 'privatising SAA'. In addition, he runs a competitive recently started up the low-cost carrier, Lift. SAA has just started flights to Durban again. Perhaps it is a coincidence that the SACAA banned BA/Co...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA
Replies: 41
Views: 12914

Re: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA

Comair will be in interesting business case study. They were very well respected and profitable for 60+ years straight. Then 2019/2020 came and everything fell off the rails fast. Next thing they are filing for the SA version of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and having mx/safety issues. How did the carrier...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Mar 15, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA
Replies: 41
Views: 12914

Re: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA

Comair will be in interesting business case study. They were very well respected and profitable for 60+ years straight. Then 2019/2020 came and everything fell off the rails fast. Next thing they are filing for the SA version of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and having mx/safety issues. How did the carrier...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov Design Bureau News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 32439

Re: It seems, Antonov factory in Kiev is on fire.

Yikes, no more An-124s? What will fly the 777 engines around? The 777F can load all but the GE90-11x in an assembled state. The -11x can also be loaded, but the fan has to removed and loaded separately. Takes a bit of time, but really not that big of a deal when you have no other options. Could the...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do some jetliners need to level off after takeoff climb to build speed for flap retraction?
Replies: 20
Views: 4865

Re: Do some jetliners need to level off after takeoff climb to build speed for flap retraction?

Yes in a heavy A343 out of JNB in the summer Pretty much any heavy quad out of JNB in summer tbh. Yeh probably. The A346 wasn't too bad though I worked JNB outbounds for quite some time and the QF 744 to SYD and SA 744 to HKG stick out in my mind for the worst climbs literally ever experienced. Bes...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Feb 28, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do some jetliners need to level off after takeoff climb to build speed for flap retraction?
Replies: 20
Views: 4865

Re: Do some jetliners need to level off after takeoff climb to build speed for flap retraction?

T54A wrote:
Yes in a heavy A343 out of JNB in the summer


Pretty much any heavy quad out of JNB in summer tbh.

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by KingOrGod
Wed Feb 16, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?
Replies: 34
Views: 5183

Re: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?

Looking at cutaway drawings of the Boeing 707, it appears that this aircraft did not have split rudders like the Boeing 727 and that it had a single rudder actuator system. Of course cutaway drawings don't show everything. Since I don't have detailed schematics of the Boeing 707 and its civil and m...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Very strict "double" rejection!?
Replies: 8
Views: 2109

Re: Very strict "double" rejection!?

Hi, this pic was successfully uploaded: https://abload.de/img/q33a2719-cr2_dxo_gros7ej4g.jpg This second uplaod was rejected for "double" even after appeal with the notice "same date/side of the first pic" https://abload.de/img/q33a2637-cr2_dxo_gros54k0o.jpg It is right, that th...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Jan 03, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2
Replies: 76
Views: 22822

Re: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2

On the upside, I don't see any areas of bubbling paint :duck:

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by KingOrGod
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 216444

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Dear Revelation, Bad look? To who? To those that matter, I reckon the entire situation is clear as day. And when I say those that matter, I am referring to the other A350 operators and Airbus and even QR. I can guarantee you that LH et al would have no qualms grounding an aircraft from any manufact...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 216444

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Overall, being sued by a major customer is a bad look for Airbus, IMO. ... Seems we've now gone well past that call for an independent legal assessment. ... Whomever at Airbus who thought that thread was a good idea may be in a bit of a pickle right now. Dear Revelation, Bad look? To who? To those ...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 216444

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

bikerthai wrote:
bikerthai wrote:
And QR is just using it as a bargaining chip.


I take that back. QA is being grounded because of their regulator.

bt


Isn't that line a bit blurry there? Can/does the tail wag the dog?

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by KingOrGod
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream launches G400 and G800
Replies: 17
Views: 3580

Re: Gulfstream launches G400 and G800

lightsaber wrote:
I had no idea this was in development.

Lightsaber


I think that the ethics at GLF must be exceptional. They have programs far into development and not so much as a public leak. That takes dedication from employees to not shoot their mouth.

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by KingOrGod
Sat Aug 07, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any real-world ERJ pilots able to help?
Replies: 12
Views: 2048

Re: Any real-world ERJ pilots able to help?

I once had a 727-100 outclimb a CRJ2. And a 727 was not exactly a hot rod in the climb V/S wise although It would belt along though, thankfully whereas the CRJ was slow and climbed crap. And the 727 were happiest at F280 or so. The analogy that a CRJ is the cholesterol of the airways is really apt. ...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 96965

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

I'm curious how you can have a controller alone with no backup. I'm just throwing this out there, what if she maybe had some local Ahi that wasn't as fresh as it should have been and an expedited run to the restroom was required, is there not someone else there to take over her responsibilities if ...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 96965

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

I'm curious how you can have a controller alone with no backup. I'm just throwing this out there, what if she maybe had some local Ahi that wasn't as fresh as it should have been and an expedited run to the restroom was required, is there not someone else there to take over her responsibilities if ...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 96965

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Sorry Zeke I have to call you out on this confrontational post. As a real living ATC I have also visited many centres, and the vast majority are old and way outdated. We aren't allowed to increase fees to get the good stuff. I've worked on some of the latest, and at best the datablock can include A...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 96965

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

He already explained why ATC needs POB, it is ATC who relays that information to emergency services. He already explained why ATC needs fuel on board, it helps them understand what alternates can be offered and it also informs emergency services to how much flammable liquid is on board. Suggest you...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 96965

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

We ask as a "when you have time available" for these very damn relevant bits of information - doesn't take more than a few seconds to inform us. Every crew know they will be asked this in an emergency. The crew flying are not the only people scrambling to save lives when the sh1t hits the...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 96965

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Adding it to the data block, clearly you've never been to an ATC radar facility. Data blocks are already large enough. Besides, unless your transponder is tied in to your fuel we would have no idea how much fuel you currently have if something arises a few hours in to your flight. I have been to nu...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 96965

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

We ask as a "when you have time available" for these very damn relevant bits of information - doesn't take more than a few seconds to inform us. Every crew know they will be asked this in an emergency. The crew flying are not the only people scrambling to save lives when the sh1t hits the...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 96965

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Here's a link to the ATC audio recording. First contact at ~2m in the recording. Trouble starts at ~2m55s. No transmissions from the aircraft but ATC transmissions are there. Accident aircraft is Rhodes 810. https://archive.liveatc.net/phnl/PHNL1-HCF-App-Dep-Jul-02-2021-1130Z.mp3 I’ve always been m...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 96965

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

Agreed the pilot who did the majority of the radio calls was ineffective. Air traffic controller missed the first two requests to return completely. He wasn’t the only culprit of poor RT. Almost every single transmission is stepped on by someone else making a call, which is crazy. Not sure what’s u...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 96965

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

Agreed the pilot who did the majority of the radio calls was ineffective. Air traffic controller missed the first two requests to return completely. He wasn’t the only culprit of poor RT. Almost every single transmission is stepped on by someone else making a call, which is crazy. Not sure what’s u...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 156
Views: 47221

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

But is it a write-off? :duck:

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 65
Views: 12614

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

Emirates group has to cut down its staffing levels. 108K to 74k is progress, still way too high. 1 working while 4 gawking model should end, even it means fewer management positions. Consolidate dnata and non core EK functions. That is the only way to identify redundancies. There is a good reason t...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 65
Views: 12614

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

I have to wonder how many more A380s will be parked, along with routes moved to FZ, especially with the MAX returning. They’re an airline begging to have the B789/B78X in their fleet, which would enable a single wide body pilot group down the line. (The 777 will be needed for cargo.) It's interesti...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 68
Views: 9935

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

Some good news ! NavCan, earlier this week, decided to cancel all planned ATC layoffs at some of their ACCs. https://www.navcanada.ca/en/news/news-releases/55879.aspx Today, NAV CANADA has cancelled surplus notices to 41 air traffic controllers in area control centres in Gander, Moncton, Montreal a...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR finds surface coating cracks in early build A350
Replies: 301
Views: 40266

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

The A350-1041 involved is A7-ALL, a 4.8 years old bird. It was ferried to Shannon on 13th November 2020 with another QR B77W A7-BEB to be repainted in World Cup Livery. It was during the paint stripping when cracks found in the composite fuselage. A temporary fix was put in place and was flown to T...

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by KingOrGod
Mon May 31, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 28378

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

Guess he was one of those vehemently against cameras watching the flight deck then... :stirthepot: In this case the cockpit voice recorder would likely be damning enough. But I suppose it really comes down to what one feels the purpose of a voice (or video) recording would be. Is it a tool to aid i...

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by KingOrGod
Mon May 31, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 28378

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

Guess he was one of those vehemently against cameras watching the flight deck then... :stirthepot:

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by KingOrGod
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 25269

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

You are company time, earning company dime. What is there to fear if you are doing the right thing? When are you putting a company camera in your office or cubicle? First job I ever had, had cameras everywhere and a system that tracked each and everything you did on PC to the second. I have worked ...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 25269

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

zeke wrote:

Even in my *very* limited time up front IFR, we had the ILS tuned as a backup on a visual for cross-checking. Evidently they're better than me

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by KingOrGod
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 13568

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

I once worked a 767 bizjet and they brought their own ground engineer who later entered the aircraft via a ladder and hatch in the front somewhere... Got a photo somewhere in my archives...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 25269

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

I have to wonder why this wasn't proposed after the AC759 near miss (which could have resulted in 3 planes being destroyed). What caused AC759 to ultimately line up with the taxiway was never fully determined, and ATC didn't notice what was wrong even after the landing clearance was challenged. Lan...

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