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by Mightyflyer86
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corona virus Bailout Bill (US)
Replies: 145
Views: 8210

Re: Corona virus Bailout Bill

U.S. ends TARP with $15.3 billion profit https://money.cnn.com/2014/12/19/news/companies/government-bailouts-end/ Let’s see how much the US government can recover on this one since stock valuations are a lot higher now compared to 2008-2015. The Government doesn’t have to buy at market prices. Not ...

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by Mightyflyer86
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corona virus Bailout Bill (US)
Replies: 145
Views: 8210

Re: Corona virus Bailout Bill

Can I just remind everyone that during TARP in 2008, the Government/taxpayers made money? The Government can always take an ownership stake in each airline and when things improve sell them. This isn’t some deeply conflicting moral case. It is a temporary situation and the goal is to minimize the d...

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by Mightyflyer86
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corona virus Bailout Bill (US)
Replies: 145
Views: 8210

Re: Corona virus Bailout Bill

Can I just remind everyone that during TARP in 2008, the Government/taxpayers made money? The Government can always take an ownership stake in each airline and when things improve sell them. This isn’t some deeply conflicting moral case. It is a temporary situation and the goal is to minimize the d...

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by Mightyflyer86
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corona virus Bailout Bill (US)
Replies: 145
Views: 8210

Re: Corona virus Bailout Bill

I’m Flight Crew... without this bailout expect the US3 to fail and possibly disappear. On top of that expect millions to be out on the street without jobs. Airlines aren’t the only ones effected. There’s so many contract workers who are tied to the survival of the US3 that if we did all go belly up...

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by Mightyflyer86
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corona virus Bailout Bill (US)
Replies: 145
Views: 8210

Re: Corona virus Bailout Bill

There is no need for the bail out. If the airline was too shortsighted in using all the profits for equity buyback to increase the share prices, they deserve to be out of business. If there is a demand or need, a new company will emerge I absolutely agree. All those years of airline profits, someth...

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by Mightyflyer86
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22481

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I don't know i can't hardly blame the guy. The airlines should eliminate all recline option in economy period. They were the one's who shrunk down seat pitch to 30'' and for that poor bastard in the last row with no chance of reclining that'd tick me off as well. i realize he could have paid $11 to...

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by Mightyflyer86
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140319

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Gate space, for one thing. It would be very difficult at this point for AA to acquire a meaningful number of gates at SEA for significant domestic expansion of their own. When DL started their buildup, there were gates available for the taking. No, their plan is not to displace DL out of SEA (certa...

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by Mightyflyer86
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: We don't actually fully understand how planes can fly!.- Who knew?!
Replies: 87
Views: 10768

Re: We don't actually fully understand how planes can fly!.- Who knew?!

Another very simple question which almost nobody can answer thoroughly is why a small single or twin-engine propeller airplane which experiences an engine failure just after taking off into headwind is prone to stalling immediately after it has first stabilized its airspeed going forward and then t...

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by Mightyflyer86
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300ER stored?
Replies: 50
Views: 13290

Re: Delta 767-300ER stored?

She's one of the very highest hour 767s in existence, so retirement is a possibility. In April 2019 she had 132,000 hours and 19,000 cycles on her. I'd add at least 3000 hours since then and now. Just curious, where do you obtain hour/cycle information for these type of airplanes? https://av-info.f...

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by Mightyflyer86
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300ER stored?
Replies: 50
Views: 13290

Re: Delta 767-300ER stored?

Spacepope wrote:
She's one of the very highest hour 767s in existence, so retirement is a possibility. In April 2019 she had 132,000 hours and 19,000 cycles on her. I'd add at least 3000 hours since then and now.


Just curious, where do you obtain hour/cycle information for these type of airplanes?

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by Mightyflyer86
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30411

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

[twoid][/twoid] That's because it's a 767. If it was a 777 or A330, or an A320 of the same age the clickbait millenial-industrial complex would not have made a peep. FML What on god’s once-green earth are you talking about? Do you think anyone knows the difference or cares if it’s an A330 or a 767?...

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by Mightyflyer86
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30411

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

So much sensationalism. wow. That's because it's a 767. If it was a 777 or A330, or an A320 of the same age the clickbait millenial-industrial complex would not have made a peep. :banghead: FML Huh? Do you mind explaining what the hell you just said? Is the 767 now the victim of the evil media?

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by Mightyflyer86
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16363

Re: Time for a 787NG

If your going to "NG" anything it should be the 727-200 it was the best plane they ever built. Pilots loved it, it had good short field performance,fast, comfortable and you did't need any ground facilities. The 727NG exists, its name is the 757. no it was the replacement but it missed th...

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by Mightyflyer86
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16363

Re: Time for a 787NG

n5u wrote:
If your going to "NG" anything it should be the 727-200 it was the best plane they ever built. Pilots loved it, it had good short field performance,fast, comfortable and you did't need any ground facilities.


The 727NG exists, its name is the 757.

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by Mightyflyer86
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Introduces Delta One on Atlanta-Bogota Route
Replies: 63
Views: 9436

Re: Delta Air Lines Introduces Delta One on Atlanta-Bogota Route

I wish UA would get their shit together on their BOG routes like this. Sigh. So three daily flights to two hubs (2X IAH, 1X EWR) isn't enough for you? Okay... On an old domestic 737-7? No. Leaves a bit to be desired. If you are willing to pay a premium to fly on a fancy lie flat seat on a 4 hr flig...

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by Mightyflyer86
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81093

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

WIederling wrote:
lift off and vanished in the mist/clouds for a short moment.
not much rotation for lift off.


I noticed that too, not much rotation. Excited to see how those new wings perform!

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by Mightyflyer86
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191910

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

I think Calhoun will reverse the machine. Since he is good at communication, he is the man for the situation. The Board has understood. If a member of A.net understands it, I think a man of his stature knows it. Anyone who claims the opposite actually wants to continue eating Popcorn in 2020 ... Lo...

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by Mightyflyer86
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57018

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Just for reference, ATC only requires 2000 ft above the highest obstacle for fuel dumping. https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/atc_html/chap9_section_4.html Negative... I as a pilot can dump fuel anytime anywhere. It you need to do a “controlled dump”. 2000 ft is what the minimum al...

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by Mightyflyer86
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28880

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

So if the A321 is from 1993 then we will consider that the 757-300 and 737NG's are from 1999? Be serious Keesje... It is paradoxical... and a huge mistake for Boeing. 1. The 757 was a "hybrid" because it had a 737 fuselage with wings close to the dimensions of the A310. Normal that it is ...

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by Mightyflyer86
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28880

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

A321 first flight was 1993, 757: 1982. So if the A321 is from 1993 then we will consider that the 757-300 and 737NG's are from 1999? Be serious Keesje... The 757 weighs 10t (~100 passengers) more than a A321. Who wants to pay the fuel for flying 10t dead metal around, for decades? The 757 maintenan...

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by Mightyflyer86
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28880

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

All interesting. The cheaper price seems to win over product quality every time. He stated he was waiting on Boeing and said the 321 with all the bells and whistles still can’t do what the 757 can but Boeing has their hands full. This will be quite the windfall for whoever gets the contract. The 75...

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by Mightyflyer86
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28880

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

But, if there is an internal go ahead this year (which may even already have happened in 2019, speculatively), EIS in 2027 is possible don't you agree? And a lot of work is already done for the NMA ;) A new generation of engines will be the biggest challenge IMO. So .. launch of a $15 Billion progr...

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by Mightyflyer86
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28880

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

And I'm waiting for a tuna sandwich from Burger King. An NSA with 757 specs (range and capacity at least) alongside a 767NG combo and there you have it. NMA would've been great if it weren't for the max fiasco (and more). Boeing was working on a clean sheet 737 design but it got pushed because of t...

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by Mightyflyer86
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28949

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

Yes, appeasement. to satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage: The fruit appeased his hunger. Boeing's actions in declaring a dividend at a time when it would have been perfectly reasonable not to, appeased shareholders and Wall St. It's a perfectly reasonable use of the word. At the same time they didn...

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by Mightyflyer86
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28949

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

Within two years, Boeing will have no new planes to build or deliver if nothing changes. The MAX and the 777-X both grounded due to grandfathering issues, and the 787 reaching the end of current production. I must have missed the announcement that the 777X was grounded due to grandfathering issues....

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by Mightyflyer86
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28949

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

recall that the MCAS or something equivalent is essential to recertifying the Max. No MCAS, no Max. That simple. When was that officially determined? I watched a youtube with 737 pilots discussing MCAS. They clearly stated MCAS was designed to make the MAX fly like all the other 737s so no pilot ce...

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