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by airtechy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official US Election thread
Replies: 2095
Views: 76504

Re: Official US Election thread

I guess we will have to wait for more detailed analysis on how the Florida Spanish speaking population voted, but for now at least it seems the Democrats share of the Cuban voters tanked from the share Clinton received.

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by airtechy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official US Election thread
Replies: 2095
Views: 76504

Re: Official US Election thread

All Trump had to do was cry “Venezuela” and “Socialism” and “Democrats” in the same sentence and the Cubans lapped it up like water. I bet they still love their Social Security and Medicare though.... I think part of the Florida Cuban move to the Republicans began when Obama started to allow more a...

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by airtechy
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!
Replies: 179
Views: 9839

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Well, for a lot of us who are retired and like to travel .. especially international .. this last year has been almost a total loss. If you are in good health and in your late 70's waiting around a year to see if the vaccine will be 100 percent safe and not kill you is really not a good option. Espe...

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by airtechy
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official US Election thread
Replies: 2095
Views: 76504

Re: Official US Election thread

It also has a large Cuban population which has leaned Republican for historical reasons that are rooted in Kennedy and the Bay of Pigs. All Trump had to do was cry “Venezuela” and “Socialism” and “Democrats” in the same sentence and the Cubans lapped it up like water. I bet they still love their So...

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by airtechy
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse
Replies: 49
Views: 8572

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

I may have flown on this DC-7. My first flight on Delta was Knoxville to Atlanta on a DC-7 in early 1966.Somewhere I have a pic I took of it sitting on the tarmac taken from the Knoxville observation deck. The weather sucked in Atlanta so we had to circle for a half hour. The next leg was Atlanta to...

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by airtechy
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official US Election thread
Replies: 2095
Views: 76504

Re: Official Election thread

In my view, about 72 million people voted for Trump because he was not afraid to loudly espouse socially unacceptable views like theirs. Over four years the dog whistles became real whistles. These people are not going to suddenly convert to be Democrats. After he either graciously or with help depa...

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by airtechy
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official US Election thread
Replies: 2095
Views: 76504

Re: Official Election thread

To be honest, I am now more worried about Nevada. Close and they won't release any more vote counts until Thursday. There’s no need to be. The margin is thin now yes, but an overwhelming percentage of the state is in Clark County, which is only 72% in and showing +7 for Biden. That will easily offs...

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by airtechy
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official US Election thread
Replies: 2095
Views: 76504

Re: Official Election thread

I also think that the pollsters should move out of California and park themselves in the 70% red states to get a better feel for the "uneducated white vote" or find another occupation.

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by airtechy
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official US Election thread
Replies: 2095
Views: 76504

Re: Official Election thread

To be honest, I am now more worried about Nevada. Close and they won't release any more vote counts until Thursday.

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by airtechy
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions
Replies: 122
Views: 6570

Re: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions

Agree with all of this. I am in the "flippiest" of states .. Florida. Florida and North Carolina should have results on election night as they can count mail and early votes before Nov. 3. If they are called for Biden .. in my opinion .. it is all over but the shouting .. FLORIDA looks if...

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by airtechy
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions
Replies: 122
Views: 6570

Re: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions

MI / WI / PA: Biden should be on track to regain them and restore the blue "firewall" in the Midwest OH: Probably Trump IA: Tossup but I'd expect it to go for Trump too MN: Surely Biden NC: Leaning toward Biden; the environment there is working against Trump with Cunningham still leading ...

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by airtechy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you voted in the US Election yet?
Replies: 47
Views: 2461

Re: Have you voted in the US Election yet?

I voted by mail a week ago in Orlando, Fl. but drove past our early voting place today around noon ... maybe 100 people in line. Not too bad now, but it will probably get a lot worse on Nov. 3. when all the Republicans vote. Can't imagine all the golf carts lined up carrying people to vote at "...

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by airtechy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Closure for VIP Movement, including the US
Replies: 30
Views: 4666

Re: Airport Closure for VIP Movement in the US

If you go to the FAA link below, it will show you the temporary flight restrictions (TFR's) at BNA for Trump's debate visit Oct 21. Commercial traffic is generally not restricted except during AF1's movements. https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_5466.html This site has a lot of charts VFR, IFR, ...

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by airtechy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?
Replies: 61
Views: 12072

Re: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?

First of all, it is not a widebody but at least it is still a four-holer. And I don't think they took the seats out. Back during the Viet Nam era, a Seaboard World Airlines (SB) DC-8 landed at Marble Mountain AAF, normally used by OV-1 Mohawks, UH-1's, and similar smaller aircraft, when it was actu...

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by airtechy
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fivethirtyeight.com's Predictions for the US Fall Elections
Replies: 39
Views: 1737

Re: Fivethirtyeight.com's Predictions for the US Fall Elections

https://electproject.github.io/Early-Vo ... index.html
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This is a good site that is summarizing the early vote totals (early vote and mail in) by state ...

https://electproject.github.io/Early-Vo ... index.html

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by airtechy
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fivethirtyeight.com's Predictions for the US Fall Elections
Replies: 39
Views: 1737

Re: Fivethirtyeight.com's Predictions for the US Fall Elections

If you add up all the EV counts for the states that Biden is ahead by double digits or more and he is 99 percent sure to win.. WA, OR,CA,CO, NM, IL, VA, NY, MD, DE, NJ and all the New England states .. you get 213. If you add NV and MN which he is 90 percent sure to win, you get 229. Florida and Nor...

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by airtechy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1171
Views: 39416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

Lightsaber .. thank you! Agree 100 percent.

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by airtechy
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1171
Views: 39416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

It's hard to judge whether what the pilots .. via their union .. have offered Delta to alleviate the furloughs is comparable to what the other work groups, as detailed in this thread, have offered. You would think that if a truly innovative way to save Delta money while protecting pilots jobs had b...

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by airtechy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1171
Views: 39416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

It's hard to judge whether what the pilots .. via their union .. have offered Delta to alleviate the furloughs is comparable to what the other work groups, as detailed in this thread, have offered. You would think that if a truly innovative way to save Delta money while protecting pilots jobs had be...

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by airtechy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1171
Views: 39416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

To be fair, Delta offloaded a huge number of staff when they sold DGS to Argenbright. All of those layoffs don't count as "Delta". Fair to who? If Argenbright immediately furloughed/laid off all these people and Delta knew that was going to happen, I would say that was pretty bad optics. ...

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by airtechy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1171
Views: 39416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

Before mass furloughs or layoffs, the WARN Act requires employers to notify effected individuals of a potential job loss. Delta only sent 2,558 of these notices to pilots, no other employees. It's been apparent for weeks that come OCT 1, all non-contract Delta front-line workers would still be empl...

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by airtechy
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 386355

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Congratulations to the Delta flight attendants! It does bring up two questions for me. Of the three major airlines, how was Delta able to achieve zero furloughs (for flight attendants) and the other two furloughs in the thousands. The other is how could Delta in concert with the pilots union further...

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by airtechy
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon charged with defrauding donors
Replies: 39
Views: 1936

Re: Steve Bannon charged with defrauding donors

Trump probably already had the "pardon" paperwork filled out.

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by airtechy
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 25786

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

It will be interesting to see how they remove the airplane from the runway. It should be light now with min fuel and no cargo. Maybe lift the left wing, unjam the gear, lower it manually, and pin in place? :scratchchin:

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by airtechy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota Still Taking Place
Replies: 53
Views: 3202

Re: Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota Still Taking Place

One thing to note is that it is unlikely they will take the virus back to give to "older relatives" as they are the "older relatives" judging by the crowd. It should however be a good time to pick up a "lightly used Harley" from an estate sale in a month or so. This may...

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by airtechy
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would it take to revive an aircraft stored at a museum?
Replies: 19
Views: 3200

Re: What would it take to revive an aircraft stored at a museum?

If all the refurb work could not be done where the plane is located, the first challenge would be .. at least in the US .. to get a ferry permit. Look at all the effort that it took to get the United 727 to Boeing field and the effort still going on .. I think .. to get the American 727 out of Boein...

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by airtechy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 386355

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

NWAESC wrote:
Thanks for posting these fleet updates- it’s great info!


Yes it is and it takes time to compile. Thank you! When there is so much bad news, this at least shows progress. :yes:

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by airtechy
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 386355

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Actually there is one step above (below?) WAG ... SWAG ... Scientific WAG! ;)

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by airtechy
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 386355

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

PSU.DTW.SCE. Just a short note to say thanks for the postings!

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by airtechy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 386355

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

In my station, ~90% of Dept. 125 is out on a leave. It works for the current schedule, but not for the increases slated for July. Could get interesting... 90 percent. I just find it incredible for that high a percentage of any department of an airline to take unpaid leave although my partner has ta...

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by airtechy
Tue May 26, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall
Replies: 100
Views: 17539

Re: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall

..... All this arguing debate is just stupid at this stage. Airlines did not have crystal balls to predict the future be it AA, AS, B6, DL, WN, UA, VX, or anyone. I am always harassed on here for not keeping it exactly on topic (though I do) so I am just going to say keep it on topic. Enilria... we...

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by airtechy
Sat May 23, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Hertz files for bankruptcy
Replies: 23
Views: 1996

Re: Hertz Likely to File for Bankruptcy

Maybe they need to rehire OJ to run through airports.

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by airtechy
Thu May 14, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5909

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

I got a call around 2000 from a flying friend asking if I wanted to buy an airplane. I thought he was kidding as neither of us had ever expressed the desire to own one .. even though we were both pilots. He wasn't. Two days later we owned a used $25,000 Cessna 310. In the end, we made out well as we...

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by airtechy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6301

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

Considering how slow the machinery usual turns, it is pretty impressive all that was accomplished in two weeks ... starting with a plane that wasn't set up to fly in Chinese airspace. I guess it is now! Specifically why do you not think this aircraft was not up to Chinese airspace?? Its not a moon ...

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by airtechy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6301

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

Considering how slow the machinery usual turns, it is pretty impressive all that was accomplished in two weeks ... starting with a plane that wasn't set up to fly in Chinese airspace. I guess it is now!

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by airtechy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 339791

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I assume that AA and UAL are working on a similar "e-mail" to their employees. It will be interesting to see how they compare to Delta's. Also how many people will take a voluntary leave of absence. I think salaries and fuel are their biggest expenses. At least fuel is cheap now .. relativ...

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by airtechy
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117279

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

It seems possible that in the LA area there may be more than one FR24 ground station within range relaying data to their servers. If the upload rate (once every five seconds) is missing some of the helo data stream (two per second), it seems possible that another station may have uploaded it if the ...

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by airtechy
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL Q4 2019 earnings thread
Replies: 44
Views: 6484

Re: DAL Q4 2019 earnings thread

Well, I contributed my share of revenue to Delta's Pacific routes. A great year for Delta and I'm sure the employees will love the 1.6 billion in profit sharing!

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by airtechy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298779

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

One other possibility for the ADS-B data ending abruptly would be if the blast sheared off the transponder antenna. I think there are two, but I don't know if they are shared between the two transponders or one serves one and one the other. Without an antenna, no signal is going to be emitted. Other...

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by airtechy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot shortage
Replies: 96
Views: 11138

Re: Pilot shortage

There are a few documentaries on u-tube that show how Easyjet gets some of their pilots. If you believe it, basically you hand them about $100,000 dollars and two years later they put you in the right seat of a Airbus 320 along with a senior training captain in the left seat. In the jump seat is a F...

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by airtechy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 165595

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

Shipping phones without batteries would be interesting as most new phones now have non-removable batteries which would require that final assembly of the phone be done in the US. I don't see that happening.

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by airtechy
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 8261

Re: The rest of Tennessee - TYS, CHA, TRI, ect.

My first commercial flight was TYS to ATL on a Delta DC-7 in 1966. Somewhere I have a pic of the DC-7 taken from a upper viewing deck.

Jim

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by airtechy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23506

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

Every time I fly DL internationally in business the flight attendants are very reluctant to serve champagne, they seem to try and content the passengers with other alcohols. I thus think that the bottles end up in their bags or in their traveling friends’ bags. As far as I am concerned I see this m...

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by airtechy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.
Replies: 37
Views: 9156

Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

My first commercial flight was on a Delta DC-7 (might have been this plane!) from Knoxville to Atlanta in early 1966. I think they only flew them for a few more months. The weather was stinko in Atl and we had to circle for an hour. I also remember having to run the full length of the two terminal w...

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by airtechy
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment: for real this time?
Replies: 609
Views: 80590

Re: Impeachment: for real this time?

My opinion has always been that Trump won the election by noting the views of the callers to the Rush Limbaugh show and the far right "opinion" shows and did a great job of cloning them. He grabbed the evangelicals with one issue .. abortion and to a lessor extent gay rights .. or the lack...

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by airtechy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting
Replies: 32
Views: 8011

Re: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting

Ok. I had forgotten about the "catagories" as my rating .. years ago .. was only cat 1. It still seems hard to believe that smog would drive the cat's to 2 or 3. :o

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by airtechy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting
Replies: 32
Views: 8011

Delhi air so polluted planes diverting

Story says that Air India and SpiceJet are diverting flights due to extreme air pollution in Delhi, India. What I found interesting is that ... if you can believe the article .. some pilots are not qualified to land in "low visibility conditions". I know that some airlines only allow espec...

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by airtechy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released
Replies: 231
Views: 46647

Re: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released

However a stabilizer at the full travel position possibly can blanket the elevator leaving the aircraft with no pitch control, like a deep stall in a T tail. I agree. Why would you design a trim system with this much travel? What flight condition would require it? And are you saying that the 737 max...

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by airtechy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released
Replies: 231
Views: 46647

Re: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released

Zeke. You are splitting hairs. Trim tab trim results in drag unless the desired trim is exactly in line with the fixed stabilizer. Stabilizer trim will result in the elevator in line with the stabilizer...no drag. Plus stabilizer trim allows a wider CG range to be corrected. Boeing made many technic...

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