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by PixelPilot
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13437

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Great. Now the bathrooms will smell like they do in every airport with a smoking ban.
As a non smoker that pisses me off.

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by PixelPilot
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 490
Views: 60236

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

While this is just an observation, recently I flew MIA-WAW and few days later WAW-MIA. Both flights packed full. 788 and 789 on return without a single free space left in premium economy and economy (dunno about business). A lot of eastern European languages on board. It sure looked like to me that...

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by PixelPilot
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 490
Views: 60236

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

While this is just an observation, recently I flew MIA-WAW and few days later WAW-MIA. Both flights packed full. 788 and 789 on return without a single free space left in premium economy and economy (dunno about business). A lot of eastern European languages on board. It sure looked like to me that ...

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by PixelPilot
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting
Replies: 35
Views: 13964

Re: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting

Something is odd here. TP's longest A339 flight is LIS-SFO at well over 12 hours but if something like this would have happened on that flight it would have been all over the news here and yet it hasn't happened. Local news stations here in the U.S. love nothing more than good airline drama. If I h...

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by PixelPilot
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Basler BT-67 crashed in Ontario
Replies: 12
Views: 2535

Re: Basler BT-67 crashed in Ontario

Glad everybody is ok!

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by PixelPilot
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16579

Re: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?

What bothers me most is the "dark politics" regarding this whole matter. Here we have an (obviously) flawed plane, 347 people dead, unknown date of returning to service.... ....and suddently you get a vote of confidence, most probably for PR. I mean, flying cattle class does not actually ...

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by PixelPilot
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43458

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

If the question of aircraft pricing comes up, Airbus has as much to lose as Boeing. .....and now the news that Airbus were not even given the opportunity to bid for this order. Wow. If true; and it seems it is; an awful lot of questions arise, and no wonder shares dropped with the news. I would hav...

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by PixelPilot
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86853

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Everybody crying now but by the time the birds enter the fleet nobody will remember a thing. It's the era of sensationalism and being offended. Both work great to stir the pot and unfortunately a lot of people join that train. Good thing is they find something to be offended by on a daily basis so i...

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by PixelPilot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43458

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

A few thoughts have crossed my mind. 1) All the experts on this site and aviation "in the knows" and not a single rumour before this was announced? Right.....makes me believe this was a impulse buy, which of course we all know they would have gotten the best price available and probably g...

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by PixelPilot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86853

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Miquel787 wrote:
Read the article of Willie Walsh wanting the 737 MAX on simplyflying.com..It.s not about putting pressure on Airbus for pricing.That article explains what the plans are with the MAX at IAG.


Link?
Then www you posted seems wrong.

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by PixelPilot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1330
Views: 228848

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

fantastic? Depends what range Boeing estmate for A350-1000 :-) If similar as to what self called "specialist" in this thread are saying then pretty awesome indeed :duck: :duck: ;) Boeing claims on website 13500 km range for 777-9 with 426 pax on the slide A350-1000 has equal range with 53...

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by PixelPilot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1330
Views: 228848

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Mrakula wrote:
fantastic? Depends what range Boeing estmate for A350-1000 :-)


If similar as to what self called "specialist" in this thread are saying then pretty awesome indeed :duck: :duck: ;)

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by PixelPilot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1330
Views: 228848

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

That is some serious distance if those numbers are true.

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by PixelPilot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So what would make the “last generation 737” better to rehabilitate its image? I proposed a mid cabin boarding door on the 8 and 9 to quicken turn around times. Not looking for negatives like “can’t and won’t happen,” but positives that would get people to want to get onboard 73 rebranded 7? Little...

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by PixelPilot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 11105

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
However they do it, that is fantastic


A boys about dreamliner: Hate how cramped it is, will never fly it.
A boys on 460 seats 339: Fantastic

ROFL :lol: ;) ;)

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by PixelPilot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43458

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

So even in their darkest times Boeing manages to outsell Airbus by about $100M in the first 2 days! LOL Who saw this coming? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... nd=premium To add insult to injury, most of IAG narrow body fleet had been Airbus A320 in recent decades. Great wrestle back for B...

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by PixelPilot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43458

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

IWMBH wrote:
Great news, but is anything set in stone or can BA use this to put pressure on Airbus for a better deal on the Neo’s?


I'm pretty sure NEOs slots don't have much room time wise especially for such large order.

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by PixelPilot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Looks like MAX will be fine after the IAG announcement. That's an extremely premature statement, IMO. Yet I've said on this thread a few times now that one year from now this will all be a fading memory, and I stand by that. Let's see the FAA take its long awaited test flight with Boeing and have s...

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by PixelPilot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

That's a damn shame, Muilenburg wasn't the CEO when the MAX was designed or launched. I have great faith in the man, he's a Boeing lifetime employee, engineer and seems very level-headed. Right now, Boeing needs a man like Muilenburg and does not need to start sacrificing scapegoats to please real ...

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by PixelPilot
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10089

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

dpaanlka wrote:
It looks exactly like his private 757 only reversed.



Eye doctor is calling.

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by PixelPilot
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6805

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

They have a lambo but no water salute?

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by PixelPilot
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More safety issues for Boeing...
Replies: 37
Views: 5484

Re: More safety issues for Boeing...

Eh, this is standard AD stuff that is getting magnified due to the Max. You have to be kidding, since when has it become okay to say AD's are normal, they are not, they are issued to rectify serious design flaws or procedures or any abnormalities that affect flight safety. Maybe you're getting conf...

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by PixelPilot
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More safety issues for Boeing...
Replies: 37
Views: 5484

Re: More safety issues for Boeing...

Perfect example that pretty much unrestricted access to information (internet obviously) is still not enough for some.
Stupid is as stupid does.

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by PixelPilot
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66533

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

And here, I'll stir the pot a bit.... :stirthepot: :stirthepot: So the lore has long been that DL finds the 788 and 789 too heavy to replace its 767s but too small for the 77E market; the 78X decently sized by too short ranged. Well last December, Justin Hale and Emily Sylvester (Boeing's 787 produ...

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by PixelPilot
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 7603

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

They’d gotten themselves out of it as well until the orange menace decided to screw with the deal, which was working. So I stand by my comment. Maybe they should burn less American flags and stop chanting death to the USA. You can't have it both ways. Just saying. You mean after america decided not...

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by PixelPilot
Fri May 31, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 8250

Re: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

According to the internet the A380 is built from over four million parts. Not going to google other models from A or B but if you can't appreciate the absolute brilliance of the people that somehow managed to put it all together and if you hate ANY of the plane brands then you are just a fanboi, not...

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by PixelPilot
Fri May 31, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Spot market” for new Boeing and Airbus planes
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: “Spot market” for new Boeing and Airbus planes

It would also mean they would have hundreds of millions of $$ standing on a tarmac and doing nothing for nobody knows how long.

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by PixelPilot
Fri May 31, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 8250

Re: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

Congratz airbus.
The A330 is one of my all time favorites to travel on.

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by PixelPilot
Mon May 27, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Maybe the late delivery date aligns with what Boeing is cooking for the 78J (ER?). Potential MTOW increase that will allow those planes to reach west coast easy.
Interesting times ahead.

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by PixelPilot
Mon May 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China southern A380 receives siginificant hail damage
Replies: 17
Views: 5962

Re: China southern A380 receives siginificant hail damage

AirKevin wrote:
Gabrielz wrote:
The aircraft continued for 90 mins with inop windshield? Way to be safe, China.

Not being familiar with China, how many airports are there along the way that are capable of handling an A380.


For emergency landing?
I’m pretty sure a lot.
For convenient operation probably not that many.

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by PixelPilot
Mon May 27, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5015

Re: Equine Flights

This is a fantastic thread.
Thanks to all for sharing the info.

I see that 727 at FLL a lot and now I know its story :)

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by PixelPilot
Mon May 27, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

JT043, JT610 and ET302 proved that a new "potential failure or variation of failure" was not appropriately handled by the existing procedures and training. Existing procedures and training seemed to work for JT043. It did take someone who recognized a "Runaway Stabilizer" and ad...

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by PixelPilot
Sun May 26, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 5917

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

Very nice order.
Congratz to ANZ and Boeing.
Can't wait to see it painted. They have one of the nicest liveries out there.

Anybody know maintenance wise if this will actually raise the cost as I presume they will be operating both engine types?

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by PixelPilot
Fri May 24, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12.000th Airbus delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 7135

Re: 12.000th Airbus delivery

Marketing bull for the masses. Clearly they didn't build them. They just bought them.
I will say same thing when one of the Nth Embraers erm Boeings takes off with similar sticker.

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by PixelPilot
Fri May 24, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

“ After the Lion Air crash, we didn’t have the information or data we needed to ground an aircraft,” Elwell told the BBC. “The action that we took after the Lion Air accident was sufficient to make sure that, if that happened again, crews and operators could handle it.” https://www.independent.co.u...

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by PixelPilot
Fri May 24, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ry-458458/
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Looks like orders are ready to resume as soon as Max is cleared.
I bet whoever is first will get the best deals.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ry-458458/

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by PixelPilot
Fri May 24, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95434

Re: Boeing Brasil – Commercial is the new name of Embraer

Instead of pushing for safer environment you want a monopoly. :boggled: :boggled: Were you same during the CS series takeover? Quoi? He is complaining that competition has been *reduced*. How is that favouring a monopoly? The Airbus take-over of Bombardier reduced competition. So does this; Boeing ...

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by PixelPilot
Fri May 24, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 2817

Re: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

I really love the 737 painted in blue. What a pretty bird.

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by PixelPilot
Fri May 24, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95434

Re: Boeing Brasil – Commercial is the new name of Embraer

The fact that this is legal shows what a "free" economy really is. Boeing is probably the most predatory company in the Business. Frankly at this point no matter how much I love their heritage or aircraft I want them to fail as a corporation. You sound like Apple vs android, ford vs chevy...

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by PixelPilot
Wed May 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The Lion Air JT610 accident occurred on Oct. 29, 2018. The KNKT Preliminary Accident Report was issued November 2018. This report contained preliminary DFDR data, minimal ATC to/from cockpit conversations, and no CVR data. No accident investigation updates (or the final report issued) have occurred...

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by PixelPilot
Tue May 21, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

How far will people go to hide deficiencies in training is beyond me. Instead of pushing both the manufacturer and the regulators to create better systems AND training all I see here is a boeing hate. Seems a lot of you have personal agendas instead of common sense/will to create the safest possible...

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by PixelPilot
Mon May 20, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1008
Views: 138666

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Interesting post on CNCB, the Boeing 797 could be equipped with an single pilot cockpit: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/20/boeings-new-797-could-be-built-to-fly-with-just-one-pilot-on-board.html I don't think we're ready for that yet. Apart from mechanical emergencies what happens if the pilots gets ...

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by PixelPilot
Sun May 19, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It is not a joke. As I posted above, the procedure was used (including flying for hours with the manual trim wheel) on Lion Air 043 to recover from an MCAS-induced runawy stabilizer. Here are the facts as I see them: 1) The design of the MCAS algorithm was horrible and incompentent. 2) MCAS does no...

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by PixelPilot
Sun May 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

MSPNWA, it is my suspicion that you are paid by Boeing to be on these pages. It is also clear that they are not getting value for money. New acc, joined last month. Does that make you airbus employee? LOL. Children. PR companies offering crisis management services use social media to disrupt and di...

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by PixelPilot
Sun May 19, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Agrajag wrote:
MSPNWA, it is my suspicion that you are paid by Boeing to be on these pages.

It is also clear that they are not getting value for money.


New acc, joined last month.
Does that make you airbus employee?

LOL. Children.

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by PixelPilot
Sat May 18, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If we need a checklist step instructing pilots to control pitch with the column and manual electric trim; training is far, FAR worse than I imagined. GF That’s a massive understatement. Apparently monitoring airspeed and controlling thrust with the Throttles to keep it from over or underspend shoul...

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by PixelPilot
Fri May 17, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Those pilots are dead. Did you understand or not ? Stop blaming them and start positively contribute to understand why there where unable to choose the right procedures and actions at the right moment, in the hypothesis that we can all agree on a working procedures and actions scheduling that could...

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by PixelPilot
Fri May 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

ET though didn't follow published procedures for safe operation with MCAS v1 (and failed to follow a few other procedures as well) - if they had they would not have crashed. Full stop. They apparently knew all about MCAS and should have easily been able to counter it. Those pilots are dead. Did you...

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by PixelPilot
Thu May 16, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

StTim wrote:
PixelPilot wrote:
StTim wrote:
Boeing is. Are the FAA? Are the other regulators? Are the pilots? Are the passengers?


DO you think I have a crystal ball or something? Or anybody for that matter?


True - if you could answer those questions accurately I would be asking you for the lottery numbers!


4,9,15,18,28,43 ;)

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