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by expat92
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA
Replies: 28
Views: 6435

Re: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA

This is how TIA looks from above: https://www.google.fr/maps/place/Aeroporti+Nd%C3%ABrkomb%C3%ABtar+i+Tiran%C3%ABs/@41.4170803,19.7132272,1397m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x13502d0712c5607f:0x5254c1f62d5286db!8m2!3d41.4129911!4d19.7233909 Wow! having that car rental company based right in the middle o...

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by expat92
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The benefit of computer travel agents over humans is..?
Replies: 13
Views: 2055

The benefit of computer travel agents over humans is..?

that they can offer some really ridiculous routings :roll: . (I know; I have too much time on my hands) but I love checking out these routes that in the past when we had human travel agents would never have been offered up as a realistic route. The best that I have found for the UK keeping it domest...

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by expat92
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 115
Views: 24281

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

Er, sorry to burst some peoples' bubble on this thread. Maybe I am misreading the situation? It seems like there was never even a potential problem except for the passengers. As I am reading it the flight plan was filed for EDI so the plane would have been fuelled and loaded correctly and not flying...

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by expat92
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 14355

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

I for one don't care who does the certifying - in house or government - only that it is done PROPERLY and in real world scenarios. Expert pilots can be used so long as they do the certifying thinking in terms of real world tired stressed pilots. Also "grandfathering" should just go; not be...

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by expat92
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714081

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

;) Should these disasters be the results of potential training failures at the said airlines, this should serve as a wake up call to internationalist and leading aviators; to NEVER get complacent in flying very technically complex machines exactly by the manual. It does seems though there may be mor...

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by expat92
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 9990

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

Everyone is talking about technical or medical diversions but what about if the airspace is closed? You can't just leave them in an airport lounge for days. What happened on 9/11? there must have been domestic flights that got diverted elsewhere. (Even though I was a tourist in Boston at the time) m...

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by expat92
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thrust reverse pushbacks still legal?
Replies: 16
Views: 3095

Re: Thrust reverse pushbacks still legal?

Watched a pair of A300's, or maybe a pair of B767's, or one each...the memory gets fuzzy after 30 years...come out of the AA hangar alleys on JFK come nose-to-nose. Watched with rapt, shiny new A&P, attention as my partner and I waited to see what they would do. One popped them into reverse and...

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by expat92
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More and more wing clipping incidents?
Replies: 70
Views: 4907

Re: More and more wing clipping incidents?

The real reason for increased incidents is that human beings are imperfect machines trying to work in an environment that in the name of increased efficiency and profit does not take this into account. The system gives all the information in briefings and calculates clearances to the metre but makes...

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by expat92
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying a replacement......what would you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: Buying a replacement......what would you do?

(me: this was supposed to be a light philosophical thread more about the dichotomy of thought processes and waste in modern society. That's why I have not named the product. both are equally valid solutions but which would you chose? where did I go wrong?) (other me: you hit the submit button on th...

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by expat92
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying a replacement......what would you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: Buying a replacement......what would you do?

Go to the store where you purchased the machine. Take pictures of the label on the charger and of the plug. Then either buy an aftermarket charger if a combination of proper voltage/current/plug is available, or have someone build it for you. not to sure how Amazon would feel about me wandering aro...

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by expat92
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying a replacement......what would you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: Buying a replacement......what would you do?

and it is a big name reputable company. If it is just a few weeks old, ask them to take it back and issue a full refund. Me: Dear Mr company, I lost my charging cable but I want you to take back the product and give me a full refund. Company: (after laughing themselves silly). Sonny you want us to ...

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by expat92
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying a replacement......what would you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: Buying a replacement......what would you do?

Let me get this right, you lost the cable, and the company whom sold you this, is unable to get a replacement from the manufacturer? Seems strange to me. Me too and it is a big name reputable company. However I emailed them and they confirmed that they do not sell replacement chargers. They did sug...

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by expat92
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying a replacement......what would you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Buying a replacement......what would you do?

Scenario: You've bought a mains/battery home machine. Several weeks afterwards, you lose the charging cable. The battery is not consumer accessible. You find that there are no aftermarket chargers made; not even by the product manufacturer. So you are left with an otherwise fully functional, virtual...

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by expat92
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual seat pitch in economy?
Replies: 19
Views: 2801

Re: Dual seat pitch in economy?

Thanks to n757kw for his comment. re 747whale about his comments in regard to piloting. It is a good thing that pilots have not heard about seat pitch :wink2: . Just think about it ! I believe that the day I hear that a pilot flying the plane I'm on complaining that his seat pitch is too small :eek:...

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by expat92
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual seat pitch in economy?
Replies: 19
Views: 2801

Re: Dual seat pitch in economy?

@747whale. I think/hope you left off a smile. So back to the question. Does seat pitch get larger at the back as the fusilage narrows or is it the opposite? At what point does it change? expat92 No smile, and not tongue in cheek. I've never heard of seat pitch, neither as a mechanic or pilot. What'...

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by expat92
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual seat pitch in economy?
Replies: 19
Views: 2801

Re: Dual seat pitch in economy?

@stratclub. You are obviously not married/partnered to someone who is over six foot. In addition your phraseology would suggest that you are fairly young. Let me tell you what you have to look forward to. As you get older (60++ ahemcoughcough) your body is not as accomodating/flexible as when you we...

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by expat92
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Humidifier/Lower Altitude Pressurization Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 2125

Re: Cabin Humidifier/Lower Altitude Pressurization Question?

I see nothing that would indicate a humidifier system is available for the 787 cabin. Flight deck, yes, (optional) Cabin, no. The environmental control system provides a relative humidification level within the passenger compartment of 12 percent to 16 percent during normal cruise operation. The ai...

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by expat92
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual seat pitch in economy?
Replies: 19
Views: 2801

Dual seat pitch in economy?

Hello, I have tried using search and not found an answer to my query, but I apologize in advance if it has been talked about elsewhere. I see on seatguru that some airlines/aircraft have differing seat pitches in standard economy seating. However nowhere on the internet can I find how to tell which ...

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