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by rayfound
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next “Honoring Those Who Serve” unveiled for AS
Replies: 9
Views: 2076

Re: Next “Honoring Those Who Serve” unveiled for AS

Man, the E175 looks great in that.

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by rayfound
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 678650

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Going back and re-reading some of the earlier Max grounding threads is very illuminating. Precise language is repeated over and over by certain posters who are pushing the 'the pilots are to blame, not Boeing' agenda. Im convinced one person has multiple accounts and is attempting to do Boeing a se...

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by rayfound
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 678650

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Why are all 737 Max models grounded and not just the Max 8.


Because the failure mode was related to a common system.

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by rayfound
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 208794

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Alaska B739 N302AS is en route from SEA to VCV for repainting into the new Alaska livery. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N302AS For those who aren't aware, this is the former N737X, the prototype 737-900. It's unable to have winglets installed. I'll miss seeing it in the old livery - it was th...

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by rayfound
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 208794

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Image


Terrible picture but it looks unchanged. Assume just removed the Virgin logos. May hoof it over to B gates for closer look.

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by rayfound
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 208794

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N493AS


I'll be there shortly, will take a look to see if it's visible from inside terminal.
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jgcotter wrote:
Alaska B739 N493AS is en route from VCV to SEA. Not sure which livery; New/Toy Story/More to Love. Any spotters in SEA this afternoon?
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N493AS


I'll be there shortly, will take a look to see if it's visible from inside terminal.

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by rayfound
Fri May 24, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 208794

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

ddye123 wrote:
Does Chester get "Lei'ed" in the updated Livery? I flew an ETOPS 800 last week PDX to KOA and it was still in the old Livery. It's great to see when you are traveling to a special place you are traveling on a special plane


I don't think the new livery is getting the lei on etops birds.

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by rayfound
Sat May 18, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 53
Views: 6363

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

My perspective is that PDX-FLL Is pretty well serviced by AS via SEA. They have so many flights from PDX-SEA that there just isn't a bottleneck there. And, as mentioned by others, those of us on the west coast don't really look to Florida as a vacation spot: California, Mexico, and Hawaii fill that ...

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by rayfound
Sat May 04, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44837

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

bgm wrote:
Yet another 737 runway overrun. Why do these incidents always seem to be on that aircraft? Higher approach speeds vs other aircraft?


Well one reason is there's about a billion 737 flying.

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by rayfound
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing stock: Sell, Hold or Buy.... or Short?
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: Boeing stock: Sell, Hold or Buy.... or Short?

440 to 370 isn't a substantial hit?

You do you, but I bought as an opportunity to get a "sale" on a great company. Long term hold.

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by rayfound
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 354
Views: 75432

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

Wonder if a LCC would be able to run 4/4 single aisle on something like that for high density? Not if it needs to comply with US law: 14 CFR § 25.817 - Maximum number of seats abreast On airplanes having only one passenger aisle, no more than three seats abreast may be placed on each side of the ai...

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by rayfound
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 354
Views: 75432

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

Narrow WB fuselage has been looked at for decades. It didn't get usefull applucation for short/ medium haul. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f0/a5/94/f0a59490e696ce23d3ed7f0ad7d29522.jpg It seems to me that if you're doing 2 aisles, it makes more sense to be 3-2-2 - so essentially seats ABC are the ...

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by rayfound
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756167

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

but the poster presented an unsubstantiated rumour about 737 MAX stall characteristics - and I posted a first hand account that it might not be so. I didn't make it up. I didn't makeup MAX stall characteristics. I said let MAX have its own stall characteristics and let pilots handle. No need for MA...

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by rayfound
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756167

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Having now read the aircrew reports that are cited in the news... I am not seeing much of a pattern. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5766398-ASRS-Reports-for-737-max8.html 1. AT system didn't respond as pilot expected - no clear reason why. Pilot was on 2nd flight of MAX and may have made in...

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by rayfound
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5982

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

The answer to the question depends entirely on the contributing factors to this crash.

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by rayfound
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756167

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Something was VERY wrong on this flight. IF the FR data is right they rotated at 89kts... Based on what I see in the data they basically took off stalling. I'd be very careful there as it is entirely possible that sampling delay/rates for FR24-data isn't granular enough for this kind of to the seco...

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by rayfound
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Southwest have any recently retired aircraft available for service?
Replies: 22
Views: 3050

Re: Does Southwest have any recently retired aircraft available for service?

I'm curious if this will impact their Hawaii rollout/expansion timeline.

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by rayfound
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756167

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Just seen this from The Telegraph. The headline runs thus: "Pilots complained several times about 737 MAX problems before latest crash" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/737-max-pilot-complaints-concerns-safety/ Sincere apologies if it's been posted already (huge rush here, no time ...

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by rayfound
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453645

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

VS11 wrote:

You don’t need the stall alarm to think you are approaching a stall. In fact, the testing standards for stalls, at least PPL, is to verbalize “imminent stall” just before you hear the horn.
language.


If AF447 taught me anything it is that an aircrew can stall without comprehending it.

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by rayfound
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453645

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I just followed the link to read the NTSB statement and it appears the wording has changed: Also, about this time, the FDR data indicated that some small vertical accelerations consistent with the airplane entering turbulence. Shortly after, when the airplane’s indicated airspeed was steady about 2...

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by rayfound
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756167

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

osiris30 wrote:
Pick your poision.. that same FR24 data is what people are using to blame MCAS...


Right, but again there's no reason to assume ALL of the FR24 data is wrong. So airspeed could be wrong and we could be seeing MCAS trying to prevent stall based on bad data, or something entirely different...

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by rayfound
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 193459

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Thats true about the AS SMF-SAN first class seats. My neighbor flies the SMF-SAN route pretty much weekly so I can see some frequent fliers looking for first class upgrades to probably defect to AS on that route. I live much closer to ONT and SNA but drive to SAN for SMF and BOI flights for AS upgr...

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by rayfound
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453645

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

“Also, about this time, the FDR data indicated that some small vertical accelerations consistent with the airplane entering turbulence. Shortly after, when the airplane’s indicated airspeed was steady about 230 knots, the engines increased to maximum thrust , and the airplane pitch increased to abo...

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by rayfound
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756167

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

If the plane was giving the Pilots in it wrong information, why can't you imagine it was giving FR24 recivers wrong reading too? Right - Garbage in, garbage out - But one wouldn't expect "ALL" data to be bad. ie: if it is a bad AoA reading, or bad airspeed reading, you should still expect...

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