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by wpnstroop
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What exactly is the fuel-inerting system on 747's?
Replies: 51
Views: 8436

Re: What exactly is the fuel-inerting system on 747's?

It doesn’t prevent missile attacks It must be pretty effective because only one plane has been shot down by a missile since NGS systems have become a requirement. Statistics never lie................https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airliner_shootdown_incidents For those that like a well execut...

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by wpnstroop
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refuelling time question
Replies: 19
Views: 4078

Re: Refuelling time question

I base it on personal observations from the last 29 years of my life spent on commercial airports as a mechanic for major airlines. Feel pretty qualified to make that statement regarding airport personnel and their demeanors.

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by wpnstroop
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How is AVOD content uploaded to aircraft?
Replies: 19
Views: 3341

Re: How is AVOD content uploaded to aircraft?

I love how these posts digress into a completely off topic bunch of nonsense.

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by wpnstroop
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Diverted or stranded planes needing help
Replies: 24
Views: 5709

Re: Diverted or stranded planes needing help

What’s really cool is if the road trip happens on your shift and you get to hang out somewhere waiting for parts...on double time.

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by wpnstroop
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What exactly is the fuel-inerting system on 747's?
Replies: 51
Views: 8436

Re: What exactly is the fuel-inerting system on 747's?

It doesn’t prevent missile attacks

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by wpnstroop
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refuelling time question
Replies: 19
Views: 4078

Re: Refuelling time question

You also need to factor in the fact that a large percentage of people that work at airports are in no hurry to do much of anything.

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by wpnstroop
Sat May 20, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Heat-shielding for flaps and underwing?
Replies: 8
Views: 5074

Re: Heat-shielding for flaps and underwing?

Remember there is GREASE on the flight controls....most of them I have dealt with are a MESS. Airplane flies, grease gets splattered, dirt sticks to it.

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by wpnstroop
Sat May 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not backup airliners data into the cloud ?
Replies: 36
Views: 3358

Re: Why not backup airliners data into the cloud ?

Because the cloud is lame...?

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by wpnstroop
Fri May 19, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do I start an airline company?
Replies: 53
Views: 40986

Re: How do I start an airline company?

if you want to make 10 million dollars, start out with 100 million.

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by wpnstroop
Fri May 19, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical stop duration
Replies: 27
Views: 3788

Re: Technical stop duration

Our planes are cleaned after EVERY flight...not necessarily well, but cleaners show up. On the Virgin 787 contract we work on, the plane is scheduled for 3 hrs down time. There are about 12 cleaners on that plane for ABOUT an hour and a half. Maintenance wise, we do a walk around, check fluids, walk...

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by wpnstroop
Fri May 19, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone
Replies: 60
Views: 10870

Re: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone

Paper. ALWAYS. BECAUSE IT WORKS....ALWAYS. None of this settings>app>app>settings>wallet>app>app>double click>swipe>swipe NONSENSE.

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by wpnstroop
Fri May 19, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hawaiian a330 in delta hanger
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

Re: Hawaiian a330 in delta hanger

We do the overnight work for them here in SEA. Rarely are they in the hangar, we work them at the gate. Usually involves 6 hours of work, followed by 4 hours of paperwork. Nobody enjoys working that contract.

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by wpnstroop
Fri May 19, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do airlines care about your high school grades when hiring?
Replies: 15
Views: 3115

Re: Do airlines care about your high school grades when hiring?

Never been asked about grades in ANY interview or during any hiring process...EVER.

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