https://flightsim.to/c/aircraft/all/ Flightsim.to, (the one place we go for FS2020 addons) is having scheduled maintenance apparently. I've been getting the error almost everytime I check it, basically since the start of today. Does any one know what happened? Hopefully the site won't shut down beca...Jump to post
I think my teacher in my aerospace class at school told us this story. According to what he said, the pilots didn't even do their checklists correctly (didn't do Controls: Free Movement). He also said he lost a good friend in this accident.
May all who died in this accident rest in peace.
How come no one mentioned the song on Youtube "You can always go around"?
Title says it all, what are the longest running single threads that are still active (or one which last reply is less than 6 months old)? For me, this is the biggest one I could find https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=597241&start=1250 It's been active for at least 5 years a...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:What happened to the MD-11F that's registered in Zimbabwe ?
According to some witnesses, their engine was on fire.
May all who perished in the crash rest in peace.
I think that most of the problems involving bad behavior from people on here stems from the Non-Av section. I've seen many threads where people complain about their thread being locked and then making a big fuss about it in the thread, addressing the moderators, rather than PMing or emailing them. I...Jump to post
Jeff is looking into it for the community. We will wait for feedback from the developers and postan update
When did Boeing destroy the tooling for the 717? Replace the "1" with a "5" and the replies for this thread will double... :rotfl: Anyways, back to a meaningful reply, I think that the decision to end 717 production probably led them to scrapping the tooling within at least 1-2 ...Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ewE8Ti7UW4 According to the latest video by our favorite Mr. Matt Cochran, the Sheraton is finally gone forever. :'( Rest in peace And the replies on the video speculating of what airlines they want to come to ATL (after the Copa announcement) had me kind of thinkin...Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ewE8Ti7UW4 According to the latest video by our favorite Mr. Matt Cochran, the Sheraton is finally gone forever. :'( Rest in peace And the replies on the video speculating of what airlines they want to come to ATL (after the Copa announcement) had me kind of thinking...Jump to post
Another worthy thing to mention, there's 2 ex-DL MD-90s that were acquired by Boeing after their retirement and many were speculating that they will become testbeds. In fact, I think I made a thread about it earlier where we guess what Boeing'll do with them... https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewto...Jump to post
We've basically only getting these threads for the classic Boeing planes we all know and love but why not go out on a limb and do Mcdonnell Douglas! Since up until 2014, you could have flown on a DC-9-50 and up till 2011 you could fly DC-9-30s/40s with ease, that makes my list seem all the more pat...Jump to post
We've basically only getting these threads for the classic Boeing planes we all know and love but why not go out on a limb and do Mcdonnell Douglas! Since up until 2014, you could have flown on a DC-9-50 and up till 2011 you could fly DC-9-30s/40s with ease, that makes my list seem all the more path...Jump to post
Up until 2013, American probably had the oldest without changing as they had the red, white, & blue stripes on the polished metal skin. They only developed a new livery because of the introduction of aircraft with composite structures such as A320 family and the 787. The polished metal debuted ...Jump to post
Just two; BA and DHL. But it was the same aircraft. DHL?? Aren't they a cargo operator? They are indeed; is that not "allowed"? Oh, so you were talking about jumpseating? Ok, sorry if I didn't understand at first. I saw the name DHL and was like "They don't fly pax flights..." S...Jump to post
Mcdonnell Douglas planes are tanks. They have a long lives ahead of them. Easily, the MD-11Fs, DC-10 tankers, and a handful (maybe 30-40) MD-80s'll remain. Obviously, the DC-8 and DC-9'll continue in small amounts in places where their performance is absolutely crucial and unmatched. I do have one (...Jump to post
Don't forget the DC8 Freighters!! Right now, OB-2059-P and OB-2158-T, both operated by Peruvian carrier Skybus Jet Cargo, are flying daily routes out of Miami to Central America and the Caribbean Islands, operating with a capacity and reliability that puts lesser (and younger) aircraft to shame. Th...Jump to post
Since we already had topics on the 737, 747, and 767 for this, why not start one up for A.net's favorite plane, the 757! Sadly, I've only flown on 2 airline's 757s, but come on, as a teenager with a family who doesn't travel extremely often, what other choice do I have? AA 757 KOA-PHX and a bunch of...Jump to post
767 because it has a comfortable configuration, and it has the beastly performance and looks of a 757. Sad that its little brother didn't last as long. I often like call those two the unbeatable duo. 747-8 comes in a very very close 2nd followed by the 747-400. Least favorite has got to be the CRAIC...Jump to post
To be fair before 9/11 nobody had hijacked and flown aircraft into buildings before 9/11. What about the Bojinka Plot, where Ramzi Yousef and KSM planned to crash a Cessna full of explosives into the CIA headquarters. And the fact that planes weren't flown into buildings doesn't matter. There was s...Jump to post
Delta and Northwest both filed bankruptcy the same day as the next day the bankruptcy laws were changing to less favorable laws or rules. Many of us at Northwest were also aware, including me, that they were both planning on merging and it was a convenient way to shed some debt prior to any merger....Jump to post
https://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/14/business/two-major-airlines-seen-near-filing-for-bankruptcy.html Tomorrow (September 14), will show that 16 years have passed since two of the biggest US airlines at the time filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Supposedly, when DL did it, NW filed suit just minutes af...Jump to post
How come A7-HHE is the only one painted in full Qatar livery and not the other two (including this one). The QR livery looks superb on the 747-8i. Check again. I believe A7-HHE and A7-HHF are identically in full Qatar livery, I think they both are secured with special anti-missile systems as offici...Jump to post
According to some earlier thread, (I don't remember the thread) after the Saudis rejected the plane, it sat in BSL and had constant APU runs and other checks, where they had hope that at least someone else might buy it. It even had some kind of cargo door and could be converted to a full fledged fre...Jump to post
Kind of hard to believe that exactly 20 years ago (Sept 12, 2001) the only planes roaming the friendly skies of the USA were the CAP C172s... And according to a user in another thread, FL was actually the largest airline in the US for some time, after the US reopened its airspace. https://www.airlin...Jump to post
Try reading any of MacArthur Jobs books on the subject, probably the best around This! Those air disaster TV shows just make me cringe when they do the cockpit scenes. Bad acting that sounds nothing like the CVR recordings. I don't think all the cockpit scenes are bad. Sure, a lot of them are, but ...Jump to post
I think everyone here knows those facts. More relevant to the thread is - what do you remember from that day? Whether everyone 'knows' that or not should not be discriminated against, as I said in my original post. The reason I created this thread is to not only tell your experiences but to also sh...Jump to post
Don't want to rile anyone up here, but I think security-wise, US aviation has somewhat lost its glamour from the post-911 security improvements. Take a look at all the bad behavior we get around us all the time. I seriously hope that someone (not specifically saying who or what) doesn't use that as ...Jump to post
In the North Tower, all stairwells in the impact zone were blocked, so there were no survivors at the impact zone or higher. In the South Tower, one stairwell remained intact in the impact zone, so there were some survivors at or above the impact zone. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/ar...Jump to post
My apologies if this has already been posted, but I really feel like sharing this. It's a very touching story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18lsxFcDrjo Today in class, my ELA teacher showed us this above video. Suddenly, I remembered that tomorrow will be the 20th anniversary of that day. In fact...Jump to post
There was talk several years ago about Iraqi starting at Dulles but even then it was dismissed as bogus. Imagine them trying to start it now amidst a global pandemic. https://onemileatatime.com/iraqi-airways-washington/ And yes, you could say they might launch in in the future. (Ignoring all politic...Jump to post
Oh boy oh boy.... Now, several topics have been discussed very similar to this. Just go ahead and look 'em up if your bored. Sometimes reading old threads could answer questions you currently have, as I have found out. It's ok to ask questions! That's what this forum is about. However, I would recom...Jump to post
Personally, the one I watch the most is Mayday: Air Disaster, but I was wondering if there are any other shows/videos. I've tried browsing and only found a few that I found informative and entertaining. Here is one on Silkair flight 185 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig9LE0Vp1YM And this one on MH3...Jump to post
Oh to be 14 and naive again :bouncy: The short answer is - humans are greedy and profit trumps life The long answer is more complicated. A lot has to do (especially in Africa), with the influences of colonialism. They had systems in place while the colonial powers were there, but since they did not...Jump to post
For me, it's like a literal laundry list, but I'm just gonna limit it to ones that I could have had the chance to fly on just 10-12 years ago - DC-9-50 - MD-11 - DC-10 - DC-8 - Any classic 747 (100,200,300) - 707 -A300/310 And there's like a plethora of other types that I could have had a much incre...Jump to post
None to my knowledge, though in the movie "Flight"(2012) the plane Denzel Washington's character was flying looked like an MD-80 series but it had winglets.
Wow, seeing everyone's replies make me realize just how much a simple 10-15 years can change...Jump to post
It heavily, heavily depends on many things like payload, trim settings, flap settings, thrust settings, temperature outside, and other factors, as the users above mentioned. The 757 and MD-90 serve different segments of the market, so I think it is not too fair to compare them. Obviously a full 757 ...Jump to post
I have heard that the MD-90 could make it from MSP to nearly the whole continental US. I guess that's why it appealed more to DL than others. But, the big issue for most was, in addition to range, the orphan engine type.Jump to post