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by barney captain
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 152
Views: 38231

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

I don't understand why there were "Glideslpoe" alerts from the EGPWS - they were on the RNAV GPS approach to runway 4 - there was no glideslpoe. In fact. there is no ILS approach at all in TKK. The 737 will not generate a "Glideslope" alert on anything but an ILS. Where was the ...

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by barney captain
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 152
Views: 38231

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

I don't understand why there were "Glideslpoe" alerts from the EGPWS - they were on the RNAV GPS approach to runway 4 - there was no glideslpoe. In fact. there is no ILS approach at all in TKK. The 737 will not generate a "Glideslope" alert on anything but an ILS. Where was the ...

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by barney captain
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 30569

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

it'd likely take several weeks, if not months, before they can be retrofit to meet WN specs. Granted, we don't know if - or when - the 3M8s will be airworthy, but I'd venture that WN isn't the only operator out there which could potentially be looking for some used - and airworthy - 737s. I don't t...

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by barney captain
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 152
Views: 38231

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

I don't understand why there were "Glideslpoe" alerts from the EGPWS - they were on the RNAV GPS approach to runway 4 - there was no glideslpoe. In fact. there is no ILS approach at all in TKK. The 737 will not generate a "Glideslope" alert on anything but an ILS. Where was the &...

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by barney captain
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 152
Views: 38231

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

"Flights Low"........ :roll: Good lord...I know it's the DM, but even the smallest amount of research would tell them it was "Glideslope".

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by barney captain
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5636

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

If the MAX saga shows you one thing, then it is that you should never allow yourself to be a slave of just one aircraft manufacturer. And certainly not just one aircraft type. Diversify, diversify! No, it doesn't - not even close. How many airlines operate only one type? (here's a hint - many). The...

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by barney captain
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6930

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

So a current employee tells you, you don’t believe it, but will take the word of an anonymous internet poster? Practically speaking, everyone on here is anonymous. That is not synonymous with lacking credibility however, otherwise every thread on here would be worthless. Assuming that a current or ...

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by barney captain
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines retro jet?
Replies: 20
Views: 3648

Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

N766UA wrote:
It's also effectively the westernmost southern state.



I'm fairly certain that honor goes to Hawaii.

We finally earned our name. :)

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by barney captain
Thu May 30, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 5550

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

Horse is dead

Please delete this thread.

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by barney captain
Thu May 30, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

TropicalSky wrote:
Where have you been BARNEY? Your input have been sorely missed around these threads

barney captain wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
It wasn’t the pilots that crashed to planes, but they could have saved it.


Gf


As proven by the first two Lior Air crews.


So kind of you.

But It's best if I stay out of this frey as much as I can stand. ;)

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by barney captain
Thu May 30, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
It wasn’t the pilots that crashed to planes, but they could have saved it.


Gf


As proven by the first two Lior Air crews.

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by barney captain
Thu May 30, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The Director of IATA wants a lifting of the ban to occur in unison - IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac urged global regulators to lift the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX in unison, even while acknowledging that the model’s return to service is still likely a few months away. Of note...

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by barney captain
Tue May 28, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 36
Views: 7680

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

Why does everyone keep saying "except SNA" when AirCal had no problem flying theirs in? This implies there's some kind of performance limitation for the -200s at the time, preventing them from operating there. AirCal's -200s were plane Jane versions. Southwest's weren't. There shouldn't h...

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by barney captain
Sun May 26, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 69
Views: 10785

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

tomaheath wrote:
barney captain wrote:
I've lost count of the number of "thank you's" from the locals while doing the interisland flying - and not just from the passengers - from people on the street.

I always look forward for a comment from you when it comes to Southwest Airlines.


Thank you Sir - I appreciate the kind words.

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by barney captain
Thu May 23, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 69
Views: 10785

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

I've lost count of the number of "thank you's" from the locals while doing the interisland flying - and not just from the passengers - from people on the street.

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by barney captain
Thu May 16, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report
Replies: 12
Views: 2209

Re: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report

The aircraft never loss separation with the AC flight so no TCAS, only EPGWS because of Mount Wilson. 4 EPGWS “caution terrain” and 15 seconds of “pull up” AC? The AC near-disaster was at SFO. This thread is about the BR 777 LAX departure near-disaster. AC here means aircraft, not Air Canada No, th...

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by barney captain
Wed May 15, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16868

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

I think a better comparison would be the ADIRU failures the aircraft had about 10 years ago. No aircraft were grounded but I’m willing to bet if one of those aircraft went down, the fleet was going to be grounded. Absolutely. 2 aircraft that suddenly nose-dived because a single source AoA input was...

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by barney captain
Mon May 13, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13733

Re: WN announces service to ITO

What people fail to realize is that Andrew Watterson was at Hawaiian and left circa 2014(?). Weird dude, didn't get his promotion, and left all butt hurt. Guess this is his way of trying to flex his muscle. Also...what is a CRO? Seems like some made up job...who else has this position? Have you met...

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by barney captain
Mon May 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 11551

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

itisi wrote:
Clearly very little or no forward motion....


Wow, agreed........pancaked in. Sad..

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by barney captain
Sun May 05, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15385

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

A few observations from my first inter-island flying (2 RT's between OGG-HNL) - 1) Absolutely hands down the funnest flying I've ever done. 2) Full. We had 170+ on every leg (this was the afternoon/evening volley). 3) The locals seem to love us. Way beyond just the pax, it was repeated in people I m...

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by barney captain
Thu May 02, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15385

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

dfwjim1 wrote:
How does the inter-island flights mesh with the pilot and cabin crew schedules?


Mainland - Hi on day one, interisland on day(s) 2 (or 3) and HI - Mainland on the last day.

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by barney captain
Thu May 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15385

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

Interesting, how long is the plane on the ground between flights? I remember Aloha was having issues using 737NGs on island hopping flights because of the engines. Right now the turns vary between 45 min and 1:15, with the norm being 55. The issue with Aloha and their NG engines happened largely be...

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A3801000 wrote:
Southwest Airlines loses top spot in passenger satisfaction

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1S60WJ

well here we go ...


Clearly the beginning of the end (again). :roll:

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by barney captain
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FIN12 Odd SFO Departure Over San Bruno Mountain
Replies: 26
Views: 5189

Re: FIN12 Odd SFO Departure Over San Bruno Mountain

Interesting -- thanks for the info. I've also been on the narrowbody departures off those runways, but usually they turn much sooner than this flight did. This one went directly over the mountain, near the tallest point. Norcal Departure asked them if they had a problem with their Flight Management...

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by barney captain
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44396

Re: WN looking at A220

Are they currently looking at the A220 in general, or just one??? Personally, I would think that they would go for the 100, because it has much more of a size difference from the MAX7. WN isn't looking at ANY of them. Refer to post #121/ Mods should lock the thread as the premise is wrong -- as WN ...

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by barney captain
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN at PHL
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Re: WN at PHL

I just posted this in the Philadelphia Aviation Thread no more than two days ago as I was thinking about the destinations that WN has flown but since dropped from PHL over the years. From what I can recall, I think the below were flown but now discontinued: Manchester Boston Providence Hartford Pit...

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by barney captain
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 36
Views: 7680

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

I don't have specific dates for everything, but on May 3, 2002, SWAPA signed the Side-Letter with SWA outlining the -200 drawdown and I know it was implemented very shortly (possibly the next month) afterwards. I believe we were down to 50 -200's then and they were sequestered to the DAL/HOU domici...

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by barney captain
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 36
Views: 7680

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

I don't have specific dates for everything, but on May 3, 2002, SWAPA signed the Side-Letter with SWA outlining the -200 drawdown and I know it was implemented very shortly (possibly the next month) afterwards. I believe we were down to 50 -200's then and they were sequestered to the DAL/HOU domici...

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by barney captain
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 36
Views: 7680

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

I don't have specific dates for everything, but on May 3, 2002, SWAPA signed the Side-Letter with SWA outlining the -200 drawdown and I know it was implemented very shortly (possibly the next month) afterwards. I believe we were down to 50 -200's then and they were sequestered to the DAL/HOU domicil...

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by barney captain
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4274

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

Exactly. On some flights it is important to get a decent boarding position. If trying to check in as close as possible to 24 hours in advance, it would be nice to know the official Southwest time. The time to get the error message and clear it and try again could let a bunch of people check in ahea...

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by barney captain
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356833

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I'm very surprised nobody got a shot of it landing last night.

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by barney captain
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714291

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

OldAeroGuy -

Thank you.

You're staying in the ring much longer than I could - and are backing everything up with experience and sound reasoning.

Your efforts are paying off - some of the more boisterous keyboard warriors seem to have fallen silent.

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by barney captain
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ticket refund for delays?
Replies: 18
Views: 1743

Re: Ticket refund for delays?

Be Careful what you wish for - Just like the Tarmac Delay Program enacted by Congress - Delays mean fines. So guess what the fallout is? Airlines just cancel the flight rather than risk a fine. Congressional stupidity at its finest. "You MUST ensure safety - but if that causes a delay, we will ...

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by barney captain
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714291

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

No amount of simulator time would have eliminated the need for MCAS on the MAX. The issue was that the MAX stall entry Flaps Up did not meet the certification requirement for steadily increasing stick force until the airplane stalls. MCAS was a solution to this problem. The MAX is not the first air...

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by barney captain
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714291

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The stall prevention feature of MCAS is not needed if pilots have some sim time, to train on this "stall afinity" in very small part of the flight envelope where MAX's new engines cause different aerodynamic handling that NG. The other reason for MCAS, the feeling of the column, could be ...

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by barney captain
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714291

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Again, planecane gets it.

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by barney captain
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714291

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Planecane gets it. Bravo.

The NG has 5 failures that could cause uncommanded stab movement. I wasn't trained on each individual one -I didn't need to be. The corrective action to all 5 was the same.

The MAX has 6 and the same logic applies.

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by barney captain
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714291

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

How do you reccomend airlines like AA and WN train their pilots in a MAX sim - when they haven't been able to purchase one? WN won't have it's first MAX sim online until late this year - a full year after we started flying them. The exact same thing happened when we got the NG - no sim training beca...

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by barney captain
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10931

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

The Pilots and the FAs have HUGE pay increase adjustments when doing redeye flying. On already trashy redeye yields, how much is left over to make these flights worth it form a profit standpoint? WN pilots get a 3% override for redeye flying. I'd hardly consider that huge. The reason we don't curre...

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by barney captain
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716778

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This. The continuing theme in this giant fur ball remains - The pilots tasked with actually operating these machines are of one mindset. Those who read and believe everything from the 'paid to sell you news' journalists are of another. Those of us who are willing to put our asses in the seat have b...

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by barney captain
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716778

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Flap retraction at low altitude with stall warning activated seems like a questionable action. So is putting the autopilot on. I was not there so I don’t know what was going through their minds, from reading the preliminary report there seems to be some nonchalance from the crew regarding the initi...

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by barney captain
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10931

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

USAirKid wrote:
Yflyer wrote:
n562wn wrote:

Actually, he's not.


This isn't an argument; it's just contradiction.


I came here for an argument!


You. Are. My. Hero.

Image

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by barney captain
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716778

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Perhaps this has to be said again and again: the main objective in development of 737MAX was that no sim time is required to transition from 737NG to 737MAX. This had a number of consequences, which forced the engineers into dangerous and outright stupid decisions that lead us where we are now. If ...

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by barney captain
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19628

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

So - if WN pilots want to use this as some sort of leveraging stick, so be it. I'm not expecting any changes anytime soon but anything can happen. I don't see how we would have any leverage, nor why would try to capitalize on such a tragic situation. They will get fixed, and we'll start flying them...

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by barney captain
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19628

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

The airworthiness of the replaced AOA Vane is in question. Further, it was installed out of calibration. In addition, Lion Air didn’t properly perform the maintenance or testing steps as specified in the AMM. Be clear in this. Lion Air dispatched an airplane that was not airworthy. It left the gate...

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by barney captain
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19628

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

This is just insane. I'll make an attempt to stop this nonsense right here and now (I know I'll regret it) Here is the exact quote from the SWAPA President - Closer to home, the advantages and disadvantages of an airline having a single fleet and having aircraft from only one manufacturer are alread...

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by barney captain
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714291

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

737 MAX crisis prompts Southwest pilots to question its all-Boeing fleet https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/737-max-crisis-prompts-southwest-pilots-to-question-its-all-boeing-fleet/ I would assume that not only passengers seem to get cold feet in regards to the 737MAX., the tops...

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by barney captain
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714291

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

737 MAX crisis prompts Southwest pilots to question its all-Boeing fleet https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/737-max-crisis-prompts-southwest-pilots-to-question-its-all-boeing-fleet/ I would assume that not only passengers seem to get cold feet in regards to the 737MAX., the tops...

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by barney captain
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716778

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

PlanesNTrains -

Exactly, and thank you!

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