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by jethro1
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 5013

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

Back on topic. Because we are considered innocent until proven guilty, laws requiring medical or psychological evaluations would violate 4th Amendment rights about unreasonable search and seizure. Of course there is nothing wrong with employers having requirements for employment candidates. 4th Ame...

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by jethro1
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 5013

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

What is to ever stop one of two pilots from pulling a gun out of his flight bag and drilling the other pilot in the head. He then proceeds to fly the airplane into the Empire State building.

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by jethro1
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing produces 10,000th 737
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Boeing produces 10,000th 737

Lockheed likes to brag about the C-130 being in production for as long as it has been. I think they are up to about 4000 airplanes so far. In far less time Boeing has produced 10,000 B-737's. While at the same time producing hundreds, yea thousands, of other commercial air liners. Congratulations to...

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by jethro1
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at ONT
Replies: 56
Views: 9987

Re: L-1011 at ONT

Thank you. Getting old sucks.

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by jethro1
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at ONT
Replies: 56
Views: 9987

Re: L-1011 at ONT

Sorry, this is what I meant by "Green Tail." Air Canada reactivated three airplanes after completely retiring the type. 651561,008444 Glad to see someone from Lockheed here still holding the torch for the TriStar. Hasn't been the same since Carl (474218) passed. Do you know Carl's last na...

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by jethro1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at ONT
Replies: 56
Views: 9987

Re: L-1011 at ONT

Here is the registration. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=140SC According to the FAA it's an L-1011-385-1-15. Thanks, I see now that it is listed everywhere as a -100 although with -524 engines it would be a -200. OSC has owned this since 1992, so this was not o...

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by jethro1
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at ONT
Replies: 56
Views: 9987

Re: L-1011 at ONT

I worked on the TriStar program from January 1979 until the program was moved to Greenville, South Carolina circa 1998 (having previously been moved from Burbank, California to Marietta, Georgia). The 093 designation was virtually never used. Maybe one out of 1000 program people would have any idea ...

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by jethro1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?
Replies: 36
Views: 5903

Re: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?

First time I saw a powerback I was amazed. It was when I was in the Navy (in the 60's) and the airplane was a Lockheed Constellation. They reversed the propellers and added power. The nose wheel would lift off the ground from time to time. But back up she did. Ground crews would be in communication ...

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by jethro1
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are Airlines paying a Maintenance Fee to Airbus, Boeing & Co
Replies: 7
Views: 2027

Re: Are Airlines paying a Maintenance Fee to Airbus, Boeing & Co

I worked on the L-1011 program too many years ago. When the L-10 when out of production the sales of spare parts, routine data and technical services more or less paid for a group of knowledgeable and trained program folks to be there and to be available to the air lines if and when needed. If an ai...

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