The one kneeling on the neck of Floyd should have been challenged by his fellow officers immediately, and he immediately should have backed away. Just as "my airplane" can be spoken by either pilot, police need a protocol where there is no arguing and no drama. As soon as another officer ...Jump to post
Rant, rave, deflect, it's what Trump does best. The cynic in me wonders if this is a way to distract from 100k covid-19 deaths.Jump to post
This stream is so cringy its painful Have to do something to fill the airtime... I've muted it while multitasking until T-30 minutes or so. There's probably a drinking game for this kind of thing. If they say "first manned launch from US soil in nearly a decade" one more time, I may start...Jump to post
Charlotte, NC is the corporate Office HQ's of two of our biggest criminal, too big to fail banks - Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Plenty of bribe from them to be collected in their home city (as did the Dems with their convention there in 2012). Rumors are around of Miami, near Trump's Doral golf...Jump to post
The GOP still has a soul? I thought they sold that years ago...Jump to post
Assuming for this hypothetical that AA liquidates, what major (or minor) airline would be willing/able to buy the airplanes? Even at fire sale prices, when all the majors have big portions of their fleets parked, why buy more to have them parked too? Maybe Delta to replace some of their older used f...Jump to post
I, for one, would like to see some empirical evidence, not merely an opinion, as to likelihood of contracting Covid-19 whilst on a commercial aircraft. Putting the cabin crew in Hazmat suits gives me the impression that such an event has a high probability, but without data to support such impressi...Jump to post
Please let it be AA, please let it be AA. And not just a Ch 11 shake and bake, make it a Ch 7 liquidation. Too much debt, not enough cash. Dougie Parker's hubris coming home to rest, took a good airline and turned it into low cost carrier service with legacy carrier prices. So you are rooting for 1...Jump to post
Please let it be AA, please let it be AA. And not just a Ch 11 shake and bake, make it a Ch 7 liquidation. Too much debt, not enough cash. Dougie Parker's hubris coming home to rest, took a good airline and turned it into low cost carrier service with legacy carrier prices.Jump to post
Lockheed (and especially the Skunk Works) put out some amazing aircraft in the 50s and 60s. But Lockheed has become essentially an arm of the US government with a similar lack of concern for cost and schedule. Exhibit A: the F-35, a LockheedMartin jobs creation program if there ever was one.Jump to post
SWALUV wrote:Ziyulu wrote:Remember airlines got rid of meals due to 9/11. The meals never came back.
9/11 didn't involve a virus that spreads via contaminated surfaces.. This is temporary.
But as TSS said, I'd defer my ticket for a few months.
It's official per the AFGSC twitter machine: MH-139A Grey Wolf https://twitter.com/AFGlobalStrike It's an interesting name choice. First, the "English" spelling, and second, what happened to the tradition of naming helicopters after Indian (sorry, Native American) tribes? Is that just an ...Jump to post
DFW is more or less predictable in congestion--the major freeways back up in basically the same places and directions during the rush hour(s). Austin is completely unpredictable--complete stop at 2 AM, sailing along at 5 PM. The addition of the toll roads in Austin has helped somewhat, if you're wil...Jump to post
Seems like a strange thing to be left on the coffee table for a meeting.
Colors are reminiscent of Trump's 757, except inverted with the white on top and black on bottom. It's not bad per se, but lacks the distinctiveness of the current AF1 scheme.
There's a career fair-type aviation expo going on for students (high school and college). http://dfwairport.mediaroom.com/DFW-Int ... areer-Expo
B-52 is there as well.
If the Dems manage to win, the only violence will be Trump being dragged kicking and screaming out of the White House.
That said, unless the Dems come up with a better candidate than I'm seeing in the current crop, he will win reelection.
Smoke detectors may or may not chirp a couple of times after the replacement of the battery, depending on manufacturer and/or model. Call it a “power up” test. By the way, how old is the detector? The NFPA, The USFA, and all sorts of other alphabet type organizations that have an interest (includin...Jump to post
Typical of my recent experiences with AA at DFW. Unless your flight arrives exactly on time, you will be waiting for a gate. Even if your flight arrives exactly on time, you will probably be waiting for a gate. And once you finally get to a gate, you will be waiting for someone to bring the jetbridg...Jump to post
AA is an airline without a personality and it shows. Frontline employees I've been in contact with seem to be disengaged and going through the motions, particularly more noticeable in the last couple years. I haven't experienced the AA premium or international product recently, but in the back, you ...Jump to post
While still partial to the polished bare metal look (yes, I know it doesn't work on modern composites), the new scheme has grown on me. Will it stand the test of time? I doubt it. The tail is too busy and too much. The gray is bland and needs to be broken up with a stripe or cheat line or something,...Jump to post
Yes, there's an E-4B in town for paint. It's one of the aircraft damaged in a tornado at Offutt AFB (Nebraska) in June 2017. I spotted it flying about six weeks ago in primer, presumably doing post repair checks. One of the VC-25s was at Leading Edge for a repaint 4-5 years ago, i remember seeing it...Jump to post
There are people, including myself, who thought that the 2-seat side in AA’s MD-80s were the most comfortable domestic coach seats. This was discussed on A.net years ago. Agree completely--at least on the MD-80s, there was some semblance of proper curvature and a hint of padding, along with a true ...Jump to post
Gate 35X is always over crowded and a huge bottleneck. I don't know how much more traffic they can comfortably run through the place in the meantime. Of course, comfort isn't a priority any more. This. All of DCA is an overrun, overcrowded madhouse. DCA was a very pleasant airport until AA decided ...Jump to post
Tradition and logic mean very little. This is probably being done by the same marketing department which unceremoniously renamed the AS350 helicopter, which number in the thousands and have been flying with that designation since the 1970s, to "H125" a few years ago.Jump to post
Had my first MD80 flight (OMA-DFW) yesterday after over a year of 737s and A320-A321. Forgot how quiet and comfortable the cabin is up in row 14. The seats may have seen better days, but are still far more comfortable that the thinly padded boards being used in new aircraft.Jump to post
Whether this particular video is real or fake, it's only a matter of time before there's a drone strike by an airliner. If we're lucky it will result in thousands of tiny drone pieces and some bent sheet metal. Knee-jerk reaction, of course, will be heavy regulation, licensing, and oversight of dron...Jump to post