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by deebee278
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Passenger Tries to Jump Counter, Attack Employee After Being Told She Can't Board Flight Barefoot
Replies: 74
Views: 11880

Re: AA Passenger Tries to Jump Counter, Attack Employee After Being Told She Can't Board Flight Barefoot

If the couple "appeared to be intoxicated", as they say, they would have most likely been thrown off the plane anyway. Who wants to bet she left the shoes at security?

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by deebee278
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 105
Views: 20634

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

Refueling with pax onboard or off-board is up to airline/airport policy. By the time the airplane blocks into the gate, fuel numbers are confirmed by pilots and fueling is complete you are looking at upwards of 40 minutes. Give another 20 for outbound paperwork and there is your entire ground time....

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by deebee278
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 207
Views: 30953

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

So.. for many years Boeing delivered aircraft in Montana to avoid a Washington tax, eventually Washington got the hint and changed their tax. I was only a teenager at the time but I seem to remember that when an airline took delivery of a Douglas aircraft from the Long Beach factory, they'd fly wes...

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by deebee278
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal American Airways
Replies: 27
Views: 4946

Re: Royal American Airways

I do know they were flying LAS-GCN in the early 80s at the time I was doing my tours flying for Scenic in the C404. Don't remember if they were actually flying the tour or only flying back and forth. If I took a shot of one at the time, you have it now :-)

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by deebee278
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 8075

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

Attention Pilots and controllers...Watch for your next Jepp revision. A certain intersection will have a new name. On a similar matter, back when I was flying, there was an intersection named "GANJA" out west of Fort Worth. Don't know if it's still there.

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by deebee278
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will SGU-LAX/DFW resume?
Replies: 17
Views: 2590

Re: When will SGU-LAX/DFW resume?

I've lived in SGU for eleven years now and seem to remember a post in here from when the LAX flights stopped the first time. OO's "Corporate Headquarters" is still here on River Road. The word back then was that the LAX flight was little more than a corporate shuttle. I don't know what the...

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by deebee278
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Another jetpack sighting while on approach to LAX
Replies: 71
Views: 13082

Re: American Airlines pilot saw someone with a jetpack on approach into LAX

I’ve seen quite a few things in my career, some of them unexplainable but a jet pack? That’s a first, bizarro. Here’s a wild guess, it’s some kind of remote with a dummy/mannequin strapped to it. Crazy I know but like I said, wild guess. Considering the altitude, I think you're on the right track. ...

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by deebee278
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways 777 unusual (wrong go around?) landing at EHAM
Replies: 48
Views: 10041

Re: Kuwait Airways 777 unusual (wrong go around?) landing at EHAM

[quote="A bit overly dramatic commentary on the 2nd video![/quote]

I agree. Anyone out there shooting a video in that weather is a true enthusiast and some enthusiasts get a bit overenthusiastic :)

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by deebee278
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)
Replies: 32
Views: 3669

Re: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)

I live on a 12th floor of a building a few kilometers from YYZ and during this shutdown the one thing that I see is amazing views that I have never seen before. I see clearly at least twice ahead and I see landmarks I haven't seen before from my balcony under any weather. Also everything looks orga...

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by deebee278
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night Rating Anxiety
Replies: 18
Views: 4343

Re: Night Rating Anxiety

Generally speaking, start with some pattern work on a moonlit night, then go from there.

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by deebee278
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 7460

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

If the aircraft is heavy enough and/or the runway short enough, you have what's called a "balanced field length". This means that you have JUST enough room to accelerate to V1 and stop on the allotted runway (hopefully) but only if you have already BEGUN the abort procedure by V1. It takes...

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by deebee278
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone know which cabin this is supposed to be?
Replies: 14
Views: 2895

Re: Anyone know which cabin this is supposed to be?

It looks like old surplus AA seats that were acquired by a Hollywood studio. I recall reading about such a place in the Los Angeles area that specializes on that sort of thing. My guess is a wide body reproduction of some sort. The aircraft type could be some sort of generic.

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by deebee278
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to Fly a DL 777 Before Retirement
Replies: 24
Views: 4294

Re: How to Fly a DL 777 Before Retirement

bfitzflyer wrote:
Wouldn't you have to be a DL pilot to fly a DL 777?


Thankyou!!

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by deebee278
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6844

Re: AA announces executive cuts - new COO

They "elected" to leave? Doubt it. If it was like the year 2000 or thereabouts, they were issued a cardboard box, told to empty their desks and escorted out of the building.

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by deebee278
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10556

Re: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

the bigger question is ...What is Doug Parker doing flying on WN ....and not on AA!!!!???? Afraid to fly on his own airline? Sometimes, the airline you're CEO of just isn't the most convenient option. I'm thinking (but don't know) that AA didn't have to pay a dime for Doug's flight...Professional C...

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by deebee278
Fri May 01, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident
Replies: 35
Views: 9619

Re: Harrison Ford grounded

If I were the FAA, I'd let him keep his license but require him to have a "wingman' aka someone in the right seat. I expect that if his license isn't pulled after this, his insurance company will insist on it.

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by deebee278
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's the Princess of the Skies?
Replies: 29
Views: 3009

Re: Who's the Princess of the Skies?

Shorts 330. HA!!! You made my day. I can say that because my license has an "SD3" type rating printed on it. I could write a term paper about it's shortcomings but that's not the point of the post. Without going back sixty years, I'd have to say that the Princess would be the 757 as long ...

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by deebee278
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manual push back of a Wamos 744
Replies: 19
Views: 6069

Re: Manual push back of a Wamos 744

32andBelow wrote:
747 can’t power back?


No, though I'd pay good money to see one do it.

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by deebee278
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3-6hr delays ORD
Replies: 43
Views: 7126

Re: 3-6hr delays ORD

sprxUSA wrote:
"Anchorage got twice as much and they're clean."


Great! I'm old enough to 'get' that :D

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by deebee278
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lafayette, LA: 5 killed in Crash
Replies: 50
Views: 10457

Re: Lafayette, LA: 5 killed in Crash

Also, there’s a very significant difference between Part 25 (transport) and Part 23 (light aircraft) certification standards. A Part 23 twin under 6,000# doesn’t even need to climb on one engine. You're right. Going back to the early 80s, I was flying tours in the Summer from a high density altitud...

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by deebee278
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lafayette, LA: 5 killed in Crash
Replies: 50
Views: 10457

Re: Lafayette, LA: 5 killed in Crash

My condolences to the families of those who lost their life. I've noticed that most propeller small plane crash accidents are twin engine instead of one, why is this ? and it happens quite often. Something is not right with these planes. First, we don't know the cause of this crash yet, of course. ...

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by deebee278
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9066

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

GF[/quote] :stirthepot: Bring back the BAC-111s, woo hoo!! :duck:[/quote] Thanks for stirring the pot. Back in my youth riding in a BAC111, it was so loud that I could close my eyes on takeoff and imagine I was riding a Saturn V to the moon! Those 'stovepipe' noise suppressor add-ons? Useless, as fa...

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by deebee278
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel truck overturns at DFW
Replies: 11
Views: 2841

Re: Fuel truck overturns at DFW

Do they really mean a "tanker"? Surely, all fueling in the 'D' terminal is underground.

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by deebee278
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is KCOS to KDEN the shortest mainline flight in the lower 48?
Replies: 41
Views: 6689

Re: Is KCOS to KDEN the shortest mainline flight in the lower 48?

AA operates mainline on CLT-GSO--about 84 miles direct and 22 minutes--but I think BOS-MVY might be our winner! (Fun timing of this question as I just flew an AA A-320 CLT-RDU last week in 27 minutes.) I don't see any (UA) mainline on ORD-MKE anyway. You may have hit upon one of my pet peeves...Did...

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by deebee278
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 97
Views: 16369

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

The pilots also frequently say “we can’t pull into our gate because the airport employees haven’t staffed the gate”. Those employees are Delta employees or subcontractors paid by Delta and the pilot knows they aren’t employees of the airport. They are Delta or contract employees... working at the a...

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by deebee278
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321 bins
Replies: 39
Views: 10005

Re: Delta A321 bins

My rollaboard is of the max acceptable size (22 inch length, etc) and have never thought of inserting it vertically, Boeing or Airbus. Wheels first, of course, unless you're seated on the wrong side of an MD80. As for the 321, as I recall, the bins open 'down', as opposed to 'up' on a Boeing. My tal...

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by deebee278
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fifty Years Ago Today, August 9, 1969
Replies: 0
Views: 3243

Fifty Years Ago Today, August 9, 1969

I'm guessing that this the proper forum for this...50 years ago, President Nixon arrived at Orange County Airport (now John Wayne, KSNA), hopped in a helicopter and flew to San Clemente, the 'Western White House'. To my knowledge, this was the only VC137 (707) to ever land there. A few year's later,...

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by deebee278
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 7172

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

This being the USA, the Mother will find a lawyer and sue Spirit.

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by deebee278
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 27748

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Aside from what's been discussed, why LAX as a possible departure point? Sounds like bad business, draining away a bit of your DisneyLAND revenue to a somewhat larger facility all the way across the country. I feel this is a non-starter and that is as far as I'm going to go with it. BTW, my vision o...

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by deebee278
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6741

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

This hands down is why I hate flying the A321. If it weren’t for the fact it is the worst boarding experience it would be a great plane. Likewise, the 757 would be awful if not for the common 2L/R boarding. It’s just too long of an aircraft in single aisle. I also think that using 2L has a bit to d...

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by deebee278
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 10372

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

Stitch wrote:
There was also the B-25 Mitchell bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945.


There was also a helicopter accident in 1977 on top of the (then) Pan Am building. I've given up on CNN. It takes a lot for them to get off of their main subject (you know who) for even a couple minutes.

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by deebee278
Sat May 25, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident PAST-:DC-10 Off Runway close up video
Replies: 10
Views: 4775

Re: Incident PAST-:DC-10 Off Runway close up video

"The captain, age 59, had a total of 12,562 flight hours, 555 of which were in the DC-IO. He was employed by American Airlines on August 1, 1966, and was designated a captain in the DC-10 in November 1991. He held an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and was type rated in the DC-IO, B-727, a...

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by deebee278
Wed May 01, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF7 Diverts to HHR?
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: QF7 Diverts to HHR?

Looks like a FlightAware glitch. However, there is some weather presently west of DFW and perhaps a reroute wasn't acceptable, considering that it would be best to land the 380 where you already have personnel in place at LAX. I'm sure he landed at LAX, though I'd pay big $$ to watch them land at ne...

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by deebee278
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 4401

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

[quote=My basic question was how much extra cost to operate into a non-station airport given the extra takeoff and landing vs a few extra minutes on the bus to get to the regular station field with standard dispatch, mechanics etc.[/quote] I would expect that the ferry flight cost etc, is factored i...

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by deebee278
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 15052

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

Server failure, repeat post

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by deebee278
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 15052

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

I've never had a plane all to myself but I have two anecdotes. Once, I was on an MD80 with three passengers for a thirty minute flight. We were told to move up to first class for weight and balance, no problem! Another time, I was a 767 Captain, HNL-STL on Christmas night, 21 pax on board. All 21 fo...

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by deebee278
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 19434

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

buzzard302 wrote:
Just need a DJ and a bartender and it will complete the design.


If only this lighting existed way back when on AA's first 747s with the piano bar...Party!

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by deebee278
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific attempting to restart, according to founder
Replies: 16
Views: 2602

Re: California Pacific attempting to restart, according to founder

April Fool's Day is just over a month away...

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by deebee278
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calls for SNA to be Renamed
Replies: 94
Views: 9708

Re: Calls for SNA to be Renamed

I grew up three miles from KSNA. Mr Wayne lived about six miles south in Newport Beach, on the harbor. He had to dock his yacht elsewhere because the water was too shallow in front of his home. I got a good laugh when they renamed the airport JWA because he hated that airport and was quite vocal abo...

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by deebee278
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American livery. Dated?
Replies: 52
Views: 5424

Re: American livery. Dated?

I'm OK with the current AA livery until you get to the tail...too much. I wish they would have kept the old tail logo in one form or another. I even like the seagull peeking from behind the shower curtain, aka the new corporate logo.

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by deebee278
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China bans smoking in the cockpit
Replies: 48
Views: 9207

Re: China bans smoking in the cockpit

Thank you for your answers! I never knew about that. One more thing comes to mind, sorry. At our 'major airline'. there were a few anti-smoking zealots who, when discovering ashes in the cockpit ashtray (that fixture still existed in the 80s) they would take them out of their holder and throw them ...

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by deebee278
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China bans smoking in the cockpit
Replies: 48
Views: 9207

Re: China bans smoking in the cockpit

This brings back memories from my 'commuter' days in the early 80s here in the USA, two Pilots, one Flight Attendant. I was a non-smoking First Officer. Often, the Captain smoked and at some point inflight, the F/A would come up for a smoke as well. Anecdotally, I heard of a flight where both cockpi...

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by deebee278
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10669

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

I How do you avoid bad weather when it's an airport? Stop flying when there is wind, rain and hail??? Yes, when it's excessive. When there's red on the radar display on your approach path when you are set up on the default display, it's time to go hold somewhere or divert. Hail probably won't displ...

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by deebee278
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10669

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

I agree about the comments regarding leaving the gear extended until out of the wind shear. What has me perplexed is how the crew got into that position in the first place. If you see red on the radar, you avoid it, period. In fairness, I don't know how high the radar sensitivity was set. Each pilot...

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by deebee278
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shutdown disruption on Aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 6688

Re: Shutdown disruption on Aviation

Despite the banner on so-called 'Headline News', my impression from the actual story is that only a security checkpoint has been closed. Access to the terminal in question can be obtained via the next checkpoint over. Still a pain in the you-know-what for the pax.

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by deebee278
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to Aruba
Replies: 67
Views: 7948

Re: LAX to Aruba

I'm going to take a hit for this but here goes...Aruba seems to attract more people from the northeast USA than anywhere else, certainly not the USA West Coast. I have had my share of Aruba layovers and walked the beach in the morning. Overhearing conversations, I thought I was at Coney Island.

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by deebee278
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 8337

Re: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW

Don’t worry, soon High Pressure System KaPowee will push it out of the area. I don't understand this comment, enilria, can you elaborate? I think he was mocking The WX Channels penchant for naming any type of storm. Nowadays, the Weather Channel is all about entertainment. I'll check the local TV o...

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by deebee278
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 9494

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

Flighty wrote:
Usually this type of cargo flies in the cockpit.


As I recall, human organs can ride in the cockpit but dry ice cannot. If the organ is packed in dry ice, it has to be put elsewhere.

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by deebee278
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 39933

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

So EMAS works. I'm glad it was there. BTW, for the younger posters, there used to be a gas station at the far end of RW08 that was taken out by a corporate jet and almost by Southwest at different occasions. Looking at Google Earth, I see there is just a parking lot there now. It also reminds me of ...

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by deebee278
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair fancy landing @LHR [video]
Replies: 17
Views: 6977

Re: Icelandair fancy landing @LHR [video]

Personally, I could have done without the running commentary, calm down. Go to YouTube and search for 'crosswind landing, KaiTak'. I agree with the MD11 comment.

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