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by denkcflyer
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calling all female Anet’ers...
Replies: 47
Views: 3439

Re: Calling all female Anet’ers...

Hello! I am female too. I don’t work in the aviation industry, but have developed a fascination with it. I still remember my first flight at age 16 and realizing the doors that would be opened for me. I live in a remote area, so we only have a few small airports nearby with no commercial service. I ...

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by denkcflyer
Tue May 28, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anticipatory pre-flight anxiety
Replies: 11
Views: 1297

Re: Anticipatory pre-flight anxiety

Well, thought I’d give a little update for anyone interested. Flight #1 from DEN to MCI was delayed. All the airport bars closed so no wine for me. Then we get on the plane and are told the flight attendants will be sitting the whole time and no drink service due to turbulence. That of course made m...

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by denkcflyer
Thu May 09, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 7949

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

As someone whose very interested/fascinated by aviation, but also a nervous flyer (I know, weird combo), I will probably wait a while before boarding a MAX. Granted I almost only fly Southwest, so it may be difficult. I trust Boeing will come up with a fix, but I don’t want to be the first one on th...

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by denkcflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anticipatory pre-flight anxiety
Replies: 11
Views: 1297

Anticipatory pre-flight anxiety

I know there’s been countless threads on here about fear of flying, but curious if anyone suffers more from anticipatory anxiety than the act of flying itself. I’ll work myself up for days or sometimes weeks before a flight, but once I actually get the flight over with, I realize how silly my fears ...

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by denkcflyer
Tue May 07, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139758

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Ugh. It’s absolutely gut wrenching watching the videos from this again, now knowing the number of fatalities. The misreporting on this early on is completely unacceptable.

May all who perished RIP.

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by denkcflyer
Mon May 06, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 11540

Re: Challenger 600 down from Vegas to Monterrey

The past few days have not been great for aviation.

May they RIP.

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by denkcflyer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Flight 5228 makes emergency landing
Replies: 13
Views: 4758

Re: Skywest Flight 5288 makes emergency landing

What does an in flight engine problem have to do with the airport? Locals: "The service is unreliable, just drive." And then the service dies. I 100% see what you are saying and i do think the general public thinks about flying like that. "Those small planes"......... Only thing...

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by denkcflyer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Flight 5228 makes emergency landing
Replies: 13
Views: 4758

Re: Skywest Flight 5288 makes emergency landing

drdisque wrote:
Correct the thread title SKW5288 is an E175 flight RIC-DEN. The correct flight number is SKW5228.


Requested an update. Sorry about that everyone.

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by denkcflyer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Flight 5228 makes emergency landing
Replies: 13
Views: 4758

Re: Skywest Flight 5288 makes emergency landing

Another article I read says they initially were going to divert to Peoria, but ended up going to Bloomington instead. Not a great look for COU after their recent publicity. I’ve flown this airport several times and personally have never experienced any issues but I’m sure this will cause drama withi...

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by denkcflyer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Flight 5228 makes emergency landing
Replies: 13
Views: 4758

Skywest Flight 5228 makes emergency landing

https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news ... 6cc01.html

Skywest Flight 5288 en route from COU to ORD makes emergency landing in Bloomington, IL due to engine problems.
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Source: https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news ... 6cc01.html

Skywest Flight 5288 en route from COU to ORD makes emergency landing in Bloomington, IL due to engine problems.

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by denkcflyer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter jets frequently flying over
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: Fighter jets frequently flying over

Thank you for your responses, everyone. That does make sense why they’d fly over then... mountainous terrain and small population. It’s certainly awesome to witness, though the noise is surprising at times. The ones I saw today were going too fast to get a good look at, but looked like they were doi...

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by denkcflyer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter jets frequently flying over
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Fighter jets frequently flying over

This is probably a stupid question, but is there a typical reason for fighter jets flying over certain regions? There are a few Air Force bases in my state - Colorado. But they’re pretty far away. I live in a small, rural, mountain town, but see them flying over every few months. Just witnessed it a...

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by denkcflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips on beating flying phobia.
Replies: 48
Views: 2688

Re: Tips on beating flying phobia.

How’d it go?

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by denkcflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much do you drink on board ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2237

Re: How much do you drink on board ?

I get nervous flying at times, so I almost always have a glass of wine. If a morning or afternoon flight, a mimosa or beer.

I know that’s not a great way to cope, but it helps me so why not. Most of my flights these days are pretty short and not business related.

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by denkcflyer
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights suspended at COU
Replies: 24
Views: 5364

Re: Flights suspended at COU

[threeid][/threeid] How have the temps been in COU lately? I just drove roundtrip between the Yukon & Alaska - a few days after our temps were well above 50* consistently, it was saggy as hell... almost like a rollercoaster, from the frost heaves /permafrost thaw -- and on the return 2 weeks lat...

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by denkcflyer
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips on beating flying phobia.
Replies: 48
Views: 2688

Re: Tips on beating flying phobia.

True about the crash reports... my fear of flying did start around the time I developed an interest in aviation and reading and learning about crashes. As far as turbulence goes, I don’t know that those forecasting sites are always the most accurate, or rather how relevant they will be to your fligh...

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by denkcflyer
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights suspended at COU
Replies: 24
Views: 5364

Re: Flights suspended at COU

COU will he closed till April 16th. From the press conference this morning: City of Columbia Interim City Manager John Glascock addressed the public and members of the media at a press conference this afternoon regarding the sudden cancelation of flights by regional carriers at Columbia Regional Air...

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by denkcflyer
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights suspended at COU
Replies: 24
Views: 5364

Re: Flights suspended at COU

There is a Facebook thread that has some comments from passengers who experienced landing at COU: https://www.facebook.com/328108501931/posts/10156002864966932/ Sounds like they’re hitting a large bump where the runways cross over. I’ve flown in and out of COU many times and I have personally found ...

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by denkcflyer
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips on beating flying phobia.
Replies: 48
Views: 2688

Re: Tips on beating flying phobia.

I developed a flying phobia somewhat randomly, I can't pinpoint one specific trip that suddenly made me a fearful flyer. I like you, struggle with the lack of control. I have other anxieties in life as well, and I've found that at the root of all my fears is a lack of control. For me, the thought o...

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by denkcflyer
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips on beating flying phobia.
Replies: 48
Views: 2688

Re: Tips on beating flying phobia.

I developed a flying phobia somewhat randomly, I can't pinpoint one specific trip that suddenly made me a fearful flyer. I like you, struggle with the lack of control. I have other anxieties in life as well, and I've found that at the root of all my fears is a lack of control. For me, the thought of...

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by denkcflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9724

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

Can confirm - it’s nasty out here!
Snowing non stop, high winds, low visibility. Everything shutting down.

I am glad this happened midweek rather than the weekend - with spring breaks all of March we have a lot of folks traveling through Denver for ski vacations.

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by denkcflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713861

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Do you expect them to say they were flying an airplane that they didn't believe was safe? Waiting to see what AA says in a statement, if anything. I appreciated the statement that United made. Straight and to the point, and owning up to the fact that this was a decision made by the FAA they are com...

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by denkcflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713861

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Disappointed in them and the statement they made. They’re still claiming confidence in the safety of the MAX 8, and only did this because they were forced to. If they truly cared about the safety of their customers, they would have voluntarily grounded it. Some of their responses to customers the p...

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by denkcflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713861

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

WN has released a statement: https://twitter.com/SouthwestAir/status/1105922734624829441 So according to their statement, "the safety of our customers and employees is our uncompromising priority" why didn't Southwest ground the MAX before now, when they really don't have any choice, but ...

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by denkcflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713861

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Is the fact that the FAA and Boeing are holding out on grounding, due to them not having enough information to make a decision yet? Or because they are in the know about the LionAir and Ethiopian crashes and don’t see a correlation or a cause for concern?

Or do we even know?

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by denkcflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716460

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

My apologies if this is a dumb question, but how long do you think we’ll have to wait to find out initial findings/report? I know traditionally it can take months to year(s). But with all of the groundings and cry for answers, do you think this is placing pressure on investigators to release news qu...

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by denkcflyer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713861

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Based on the information we have, or rather, the lack thereof, I will not be flying the max till we have answers on the cause of both crashes. No that does not make me idiotic or superstitious. I would prefer to err on the side of caution when it comes to my safety and the safety of my loved ones. W...

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