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by m717
Tue Sep 23, 2003 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 757 High Profile
Replies: 11
Views: 4134

RE: Boeing 757 High Profile

As i was about to address another of these 757 tailstrike questions posed by the same poster, I came to the same conclusion and decided to just let it go.

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by m717
Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overcoming Tailstrike Fear
Replies: 36
Views: 7106

RE: Overcoming Tailstrike Fear

<i>"so....do all pilot get fired if they hava tailstrike??? or it all depends on the extent of the damge?"</i> To say that your career would be finished because of a tailstrike is a bit of a generalization that is not necessarily true. Also, to say that all pilots would get fired if they have a tail...

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by m717
Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 757/767 Illuminating?
Replies: 6
Views: 4963

RE: Boeing 757/767 Illuminating?

Not on any 757 that I have flown. You must visually inspect the tail section from the outside.

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by m717
Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Retirement Age 60 In USA
Replies: 25
Views: 6883

RE: Pilot Retirement Age 60 In USA

It's hard to put any arbitrary number for the mandatory retirement age for pilots. Right now it's 60. What is fair? 63? 65? No mandatory age at all, so long as you are able to pass the required FAA physical and checkrides? It's a tough question with no easy answers, and one that will be debated agai...

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by m717
Mon Sep 22, 2003 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant-to-Seat Ratio
Replies: 7
Views: 5447

RE: Flight Attendant-to-Seat Ratio

<i>" I believe from talking with my friends it is seats with bodies in them,"</i> As it applies here in the US, Broke has it exactly right. It is the number of seats installed in the aircraft, and has nothing at all to do with the number of bodies in those seats. It is based strictly on the number o...

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by m717
Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue's Embraers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

RE: JetBlue's Embraers?

I thought this aircraft was still in the certification process. jetBlue is the launch customer for the EMB-190, and is not scheduled to begin taking deliveries until 2005.

[Edited 2003-09-15 18:40:58]

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by m717
Mon Sep 15, 2003 11:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vail/Eagle, Colorado (EGE) Approach
Replies: 8
Views: 5128

RE: Vail/Eagle, Colorado (EGE) Approach

"any pilots who frequent the area able to comment about how useful these IAPs really are?"

They are very useful, if the weather dictates their use. Actually, Eagle is pretty straightforward and not that difficult of an airport to get into and out of.

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by m717
Mon Sep 15, 2003 10:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For The Pilots: Airports You'd Rather Not Fly To
Replies: 63
Views: 13928

RE: For The Pilots: Airports You'd Rather Not Fly To

Air1727, No, I only flew the 737s at MarkAir. Prior to that I flew the Dash 7 at ERA. That's the extent of my Alaska flying. In between, I was flying Dash 7s in the "Rocky Mountain"s.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> And no, I wasn't at MarkAir when the DUT incident you ...

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by m717
Mon Sep 15, 2003 8:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For The Pilots: Airports You'd Rather Not Fly To
Replies: 63
Views: 13928

RE: For The Pilots: Airports You'd Rather Not Fly To

Scarlet, No, I haven't seen it. I'll try and check it out. Thanks a lot. BTW, I was based in <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> for several years also, and miss the Northwest as well. It's just not the same here in the East. NO MOUNTAINS. A...

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by m717
Mon Sep 15, 2003 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Error Crashes
Replies: 29
Views: 5016

RE: Pilot Error Crashes

Matt, What purpose does this serve? To prove that there have been accidents caused by "pilot error"? Let me clue you in on basic accident investigation. Virtually <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> accidents are a result of a chain of...

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by m717
Mon Sep 15, 2003 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Error Crashes
Replies: 29
Views: 5016

RE: Pilot Error Crashes

The sheer lack of information and understanding in your post make it impossible to even comment on.

Go find some better flamebait.


G'day...

[Edited 2003-09-15 01:05:22]

[Edited 2003-09-15 01:08:13]

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by m717
Mon Sep 15, 2003 5:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For The Pilots: Airports You'd Rather Not Fly To
Replies: 63
Views: 13928

RE: For The Pilots: Airports You'd Rather Not Fly To

Air1727, I used to fly the "DEW Line" along the North Slope...Point Lay, Wainwright, Point Barrow, Lonely, Oliktok, Barter Island...in the Dash-7 The white/grey sky, white/grey ocean, and obscured runways were a lot of fun. They used to paint this fluorescent stripe down the center of the snow and i...

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by m717
Mon Sep 15, 2003 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Operated From Unpaved Runways?
Replies: 8
Views: 3725

RE: Which Airlines Operated From Unpaved Runways?

I operated 737-200s with -17 engines and gravel kits for MarkAir into various unpaved runways in Alaska.

Also at ERA (in Alaska), we flew the Dash-7s into unpaved strips as well.

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by m717
Sun Sep 14, 2003 11:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AirTran Boeing 717 With BR715-C1-30 Engines?
Replies: 2
Views: 6876

RE: AirTran Boeing 717 With BR715-C1-30 Engines?

On several of the aircraft, maybe 6 or 7 (I can get the A/C #s with a little more time, if you care..I think they are in the 740s), the engines were converted from A1s to C1s (increased thrust from 18,500 to 21,500) for use on the Denver routes.

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by m717
Sun Sep 14, 2003 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta PILOTS, And A Paycut?
Replies: 42
Views: 4826

RE: Delta PILOTS, And A Paycut?

<i>"There is plenty of blame to go around at the network carriers."</i> I think that's the point that the <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> pilots have been making all along. They have never said they are unwilling to talk about concessions. What they have ...

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by m717
Sun Sep 14, 2003 12:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airplane Toilet Flushing
Replies: 29
Views: 26004

RE: Airplane Toilet Flushing

The waste is not "discharged directly into the atmosphere, using the difference in cabin pressure". There are still waste tanks on board, which are still "safely emptied" by trucks on the ground. Air pressure (although not the result of cabin differential pressure) does move the waste from the toile...

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by m717
Sun Sep 14, 2003 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stories About Texas International?
Replies: 16
Views: 3253

RE: Stories About Texas International?

<i>"Then there's the story which made the rounds many times in Texas. Seems one morning a pilot for Texas Southwest (TI's old name) had gotten drunk, and instead of landing at El Paso he took the plane to Juarez (or Tijuana, depending on which version you heard). The next morning they renamed the ai...

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by m717
Sat Sep 13, 2003 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Makes A Stol Aircraft Be A Stol Aircraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 5828

RE: What Makes A Stol Aircraft Be A Stol Aircraft?

<i>"It amazes me that some people have no problems calling a Dash-8 STOL But balk when it comes to calling a Convair 580 reportedly can outclimb it.......<acronym title="Air Nauru">ON</acronym> ONE ENGINE!!!"</i> Climb rate has absolutely nothing to do with an aircraft being STOL or not. When I flew...

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by m717
Sat Sep 13, 2003 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any US Carriers Still Flying Bandierantes?
Replies: 5
Views: 3451

RE: Any US Carriers Still Flying Bandierantes?

ASA hasn't had any for years. The certainly weren't flying them a couple of months ago. I think you have them confused with the Brasilia (EMB-120). Bandierante (EMB-110): <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/354054/L/" target="_blank">View La...

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by m717
Sat Sep 13, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Makes A Stol Aircraft Be A Stol Aircraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 5828

RE: What Makes A Stol Aircraft Be A Stol Aircraft?

I've flown several STOL aircraft, and have never heard of an "upside-down" elevator.

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by m717
Sat Sep 13, 2003 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For The Pilots: Airports You'd Rather Not Fly To
Replies: 63
Views: 13928

RE: For The Pilots: Airports You'd Rather Not Fly To

SSTjumbo,

Inoperative anti-skid would most definitely make a difference in the performance numbers.

I've been glad for the "curve" myself on occasion, so I know what you're talking about... Laugh out loud

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by m717
Fri Sep 12, 2003 5:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For The Pilots: Airports You'd Rather Not Fly To
Replies: 63
Views: 13928

RE: For The Pilots: Airports You'd Rather Not Fly To

Yes, they are certified for operations into gravel or unpaved runways with the gravel kits. Those photos were taken at the Red Dog mine. Been there many times. I sure do miss flying in Alaska. It's easily the best, most fun flying I have ever done. Here's a photo of the gravel runway at Red Dog: <br...

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by m717
Fri Sep 12, 2003 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Secret Airline Tricks
Replies: 4
Views: 2897

RE: Secret Airline Tricks

I believe that all lav doors can be latched/unlatched from the outside. I'm pretty sure this is a requirement for certification.

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by m717
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American MD-82 Oops
Replies: 10
Views: 3652

RE: American MD-82 Oops

It is still simply a preliminary report which just states the facts and evidence as they have it at this point, with no attempt whatsoever to assign a probable cause. Just like any other preliminary report. And, just like all other preliminary reports, it contains this statement: <b>"This is prelimi...

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by m717
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Airtran Use These 2 End Gates At ATL?
Replies: 2
Views: 3694

RE: Does Airtran Use These 2 End Gates At ATL?

Yep. We use those two gates, and yep..it's a tight fit. Definitely need attentive wing walkers on both sides, as well as two marshallers in front, since you initially start straight in toward where that DC-9 is sitting, then make the turn toward the gate. One marshaller takes you straight in, then h...

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by m717
Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For The Pilots: Airports You'd Rather Not Fly To
Replies: 63
Views: 13928

RE: For The Pilots: Airports You'd Rather Not Fly To

For those interested in operations into DUT, I flew in and out of there when I was a pilot at MarkAir. The aircraft the we operated there was the 732 with the JT8D-17 engines. Even with the -17 engines, in order to satisfy the required performance, we were moderately weight restricted for both takeo...

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by m717
Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Airline Salaries
Replies: 12
Views: 3600

RE: Regional Airline Salaries

<i>"Over here in Australia it's very difficult to get into a regional- minimum requirements are 2000 hours <acronym title="Air Lithuania">TT</acronym> and 500 hours multi command time."</i> I would say that very, very few..if any, pilots are getting hired at the regionals here these days with less t...

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by m717
Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Moon Aviation / Timberwolves
Replies: 6
Views: 2980

RE: Blue Moon Aviation / Timberwolves

From the article: <b>"We are not starting up our own airline," he said. Instead, Page is in the final stages of negotiations with a U.S.-based airline that will fly the Airbus on its federal operating certificate and provide flight and maintenance crews to Blue Moon.</b> Anybody want to guess who th...

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by m717
Wed Sep 10, 2003 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Airline Salaries
Replies: 12
Views: 3600

RE: Regional Airline Salaries

<i>"The majority of their pilots will leave for better paying positions elsewhere long before they get to 18 years."</i> Part of the problem is there are very few "better paying positions elsewhere". Who is hiring right now besides a few of the LCC and the regionals? The Comair pilots current lawsui...

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by m717
Tue Sep 09, 2003 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Airline Salaries
Replies: 12
Views: 3600

RE: Regional Airline Salaries

<i>"If I wanted to be a pilot, the last thing I would be is a pilot for a regional."</i> Unfortunately, if you want to be an airline pilot in the US, you have little choice in the matter these days. Unless you are coming from the military, and can go straight to one of the better companies hiring to...

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by m717
Tue Sep 09, 2003 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low Cost Focus?
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

RE: Low Cost Focus?

<i>"B6 will be a continue to be the 2nd major threat to these boys until their work force decides that the huge profits need to be part of their wages, and then the unions will appear in the big Apple, which could just spoil the core from the inside out."</i> Every time someone pulls out that tired ...

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by m717
Tue Sep 09, 2003 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Salary Question
Replies: 18
Views: 16717

RE: Pilot Salary Question

Saab2000, FLIBOYZ' posts are all childish. I would simply ignore them. The chart that Atlamt posted a link to is pretty good for comparing various airlines. However, it has a couple of flaws when you look at the FO pay. For instance, the chart is based on 5th year FO pay, but at AirTran and jetBlue ...

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by m717
Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha To The Nations Capital?
Replies: 50
Views: 3546

RE: Aloha To The Nations Capital?

Hey FLIBOYZ, Gloating in this business is REALLY bad form. What comes around, goes around. I don't work for either <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> or <acronym title="Aloha Airlines (USA)">AQ</acronym> and never did, it's just that I know better than to pi$$ on someone when they...

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by m717
Tue Sep 09, 2003 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Looped" Departure Airports
Replies: 16
Views: 3148

RE: "Looped" Departure Airports

<i>" think the only "looped" routing we've ever had out of Denver was for the Stapleton departures of the Dash-7 trying to cross the Divide (during the winter time), many times they had to fly back east and try to gain the proper altitude again."</i> DIA, Thanks for the pleasant reminder. I used to ...

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by m717
Tue Sep 09, 2003 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Looped" Departure Airports
Replies: 16
Views: 3148

RE: "Looped" Departure Airports

<i>"see if you can get your hands on some old "SIDS" charts (Standard Instrument Departure)"</i> Just a nit-picky point...but in the spirit of correctness  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> , technically they aren't called SIDs anymore, they are DPs (Dep...

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by m717
Mon Sep 08, 2003 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Flown AirTran?
Replies: 23
Views: 2388

RE: Anyone Flown AirTran?

Actually, AirTran is one of the most discussed airlines on this forum. Maybe people are tired of talking about it, but I doubt it. I'll answer a couple of your questions. AirTran is on time as much as anyone can be operating out of <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (AT...

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by m717
Sun Sep 07, 2003 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walk In, Steal Luggage, Walk Out
Replies: 24
Views: 3333

RE: Walk In, Steal Luggage, Walk Out

Almost all of the airports that I fly to domestically are that way. It's that way here in <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> along with virtually everywhere else that we go. That's just the way it is. It's been years since I've...

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by m717
Sun Sep 07, 2003 6:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical Support On Wet Leased Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 3534

RE: Technical Support On Wet Leased Aircraft

Gordon,

I'm not sure what the "inclusive" figure includes, and anything I say would be a guess, so I'll take a pass on that one; but, you are correct in the difference between the "wet" and "dry" quotes. The "wet" price includes the fuel.

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by m717
Sun Sep 07, 2003 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West-Becoming A Major?
Replies: 26
Views: 3873

RE: America West-Becoming A Major?

<i>"So despite what you say, subjectivity has plenty to do with the discussion."</i> The original poster posed this question in the opening paragraph of the thread he titled "America West-Becoming A Major"; <i>"...it makes me wonder how far along before we can classify America West as a major airlin...

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by m717
Sun Sep 07, 2003 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West-Becoming A Major?
Replies: 26
Views: 3873

RE: America West-Becoming A Major?

<i>"I do not see them as a major at all."</i> Whether you "see them as a major" or not has no bearing on the argument. The US DOT classifies them as a major by the definition that others have pointed out. That takes any subjectivity out of it. They ARE a major. <i>i flew them once, and Mesa (their s...

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by m717
Sat Sep 06, 2003 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dash 8 Take Off Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 9929

RE: Dash 8 Take Off Performance

I have flown most of the aircraft mentioned in this thread...the Dash 8, Dash 7, Twin Otter, 737 and 757. All are designed for different missions. Only the Dash 7 and Twin Otter are true STOL aircraft. I used to fly the Dash 7 into and out of Valdez, <acronym title="Air Asia (Malaysia)">AK</acronym>...

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by m717
Sat Sep 06, 2003 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical Support On Wet Leased Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 3534

RE: Technical Support On Wet Leased Aircraft

In my experience with this subject, the airline which provides the aircraft for the wet-lease also provides the maintenance. Whomever "operates" the aircraft bears the cost of the operation of that aircraft (crew, maintenance, insurance, etc.), and the company which leases the aircraft pays a certai...

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by m717
Sat Sep 06, 2003 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Want To Be An ATP. What Should I Do?
Replies: 33
Views: 5729

RE: Want To Be An ATP. What Should I Do?

Two clarifications. One, I was speaking of how things are done in the US, and those remain the facts. Two, I was also speaking of a degree specifically in Aviation. Not "aviation related", like a <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym> in Physics. Big difference. The best adv...

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by m717
Sat Sep 06, 2003 8:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Want To Be An ATP. What Should I Do?
Replies: 33
Views: 5729

RE: Want To Be An ATP. What Should I Do?

<i>"If you disagree an explanation would be appreciated!."</i> How many different ways do I need to say it? You can choose to believe it or not. Whether you think it's logical or not, I am simply stating the reality of it. Like I said, I <acronym title="Air Vallee (Italy)">DO</acronym> have experien...

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by m717
Sat Sep 06, 2003 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Airlines Make Mistakes...what Do PAX Deserve?
Replies: 20
Views: 3469

RE: When Airlines Make Mistakes...what Do PAX Deserve?

<i>"However, if delays and or missed flights/connections are caused by the airline itself, or ATC, or anything that doesn't have to do with mother nature, I feel some sort of compensation is warranted."</i> Once more, here on A.net, the true soul of the airline passenger is exposed for what it is. I...

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by m717
Sat Sep 06, 2003 2:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Want To Be An ATP. What Should I Do?
Replies: 33
Views: 5729

RE: Want To Be An ATP. What Should I Do?

<i>"I went to ERAU and got an Engineering degree, so I'm prejudiced. But I can tell you I <acronym title="Air Vallee (Italy)">DO</acronym> think the airlines value an aviation degree more than other degrees."</i> And I can state unequivocally, having been involved with the airlines for more than 25 ...

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by m717
Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?
Replies: 92
Views: 7627

RE: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?

"Hmm, this is rather ridiculous. We have tons of armchair safety experts discussing which planes they won't fly on due to isolated events... How pathetic."

My point exactly.

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by m717
Fri Sep 05, 2003 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?
Replies: 92
Views: 7627

RE: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?

N6376m, I understand the FAA's tombstone mentality all too well. And I understand that some accidents are the result of a system or design problem. But, if you look at the aircraft mentioned in the first post of this thread (at least the ones that had system problems), they each have been dealt with...

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by m717
Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?
Replies: 92
Views: 7627

RE: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?

This entire thread is ridiculous. Only the uneducated and misinformed would "fear" an aircraft because of a past accident. And fearing an aircraft because it was hijacked? Give me a break. That right there removes any credibility from the original poster. The originator of this thread proclaimed him...

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by m717
Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jumpseaters: Welcome Or Unwelcome?
Replies: 12
Views: 3364

RE: Jumpseaters: Welcome Or Unwelcome?

Kohflot, Recently, the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> has approved a test program which will be implemented very shortly, that will allow Air Transport Assoc. member airlines to participate in this program by submitting their plan to verify the employment stat...

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