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by 747-600X
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ATL-LHR operated by 777 22DEC17-30DEC17
Replies: 9
Views: 4790

Re: DL ATL-LHR operated by 777 22DEC17-30DEC17

Yeah, I'll take the 9-abreast 777 over the A330 any day. They're anything but noisy, and it feels like a cathedral in there (compared to other aircraft).

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by 747-600X
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 92394

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

It's not reportable because it doesn't satisfy any of the ICAO criteria for an aircraft incident or accident. Parts of planes break every day and are subsequently repaired.

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by 747-600X
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21740

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

Yeah, this is a whole lot of hype about nothing. The flight wasn't "racing the storm", unless by "racing" one means "turning back as soon as it became apparent that it would no longer be safe to continue" (an eventuality which wasn't realized in this case). I dispatched...

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by 747-600X
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eagle airport (KEGE) emergency?
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Eagle airport (KEGE) emergency?

Must've been small indeed; they cancelled the ground stop almost an hour before the posted update time.

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by 747-600X
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eagle airport (KEGE) emergency?
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Eagle airport (KEGE) emergency?

FAA advertising EGE ground stop due to emergency. Anyone have info on this?

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by 747-600X
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 135
Views: 22968

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

Booooooo :-(

The Honolulu Marathon is December 10. They need to move this up about two weeks!

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by 747-600X
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 Refresh Revealed
Replies: 16
Views: 4463

Re: JFK Terminal 7 Refresh Revealed

That's an awful lot of money to spend to produce something that looks like an average airline terminal and slightly below-average shopping mall.

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by 747-600X
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 18814

Re: AA 757 in scary go-around at Saint Maarten

This is NOT a "botched landing". This is a landing.

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by 747-600X
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shuttle America (S5) no longer exists
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Shuttle America (S5) no longer exists

Regional airline Shuttle America concluded operations last night. The airline's aircraft and crews were transferred to Republic Airline, with all Shuttle operations being taken over starting today. Republic and Shuttle were both owned by Republic Airways Holdings, which also owned Chautauqua Airline...

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by 747-600X
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?
Replies: 122
Views: 15410

Re: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?

How about St. Louis? Since American's retreat, the airport is wildly under-used. It's "the gateway to the west", just far enough toward the middle of the country to give them a strong link between their existing west-coast operations and the rest of the U.S., while also being within range ...

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by 747-600X
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article
Replies: 28
Views: 4280

Re: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article

I'm always amused that the TBT keeps referring to "the tail compartment". There's no such thing.

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by 747-600X
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA expansion
Replies: 25
Views: 6592

Re: LGA expansion

All this rebuilding will do nothing to alleviate LGA's real problem: runway configuration. Sure, the terminals will be nice and shiny, but it will do nothing to reduce delays. They desperately need to untangle those runways.

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by 747-600X
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400F and B747-8F upper deck
Replies: 28
Views: 5563

Re: B747-400F and B747-8F upper deck

On the 747-400F, the upper deck typically consists of: A lavatory standing towards the forward center of the upper deck at an odd angle, halfway surrounding the escape slide mechanism for the emergency exit door on aircraft right... A galley area on aircraft left, where the crew rest bunks would nor...

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by 747-600X
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse Rendering
Replies: 49
Views: 14667

RE: LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse Rendering

What is the random rectangular building at the north end of TBIT? You know, the one that's very inconveniently placed where two A380 gates could go?

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/90/e7/49/90e74903fd9d46fbb713fa178f7ec25e.jpg

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by 747-600X
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX T4 To Tbit Connector Open (w/photos)
Replies: 38
Views: 12558

RE: LAX T4 To Tbit Connector Open (w/photos)

This has to be have been a waste of money. The connection was a great idea, but someone, somewhere opted for a far more opulent model than was necessary.

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by 747-600X
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Build 5 New Gates At ORD!
Replies: 66
Views: 18748

RE: AA To Build 5 New Gates At ORD!

Actually, the more I look at it, either one could be the case. But the proposal to extend concourse L was a much bigger thing. <a href="http://www.ohare.com/masterplan/Section%20VI%20-%20Preferred%20Development%20Plan%20-%209.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.ohare.com/masterplan/Sect...d%20Developmen...

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by 747-600X
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Build 5 New Gates At ORD!
Replies: 66
Views: 18748

RE: AA To Build 5 New Gates At ORD!

I'm pretty sure the article is wrong. The O'Hare Master Plan has, for quite some time, envisioned extending K south. Over the past year, there's been considerable construction work going on down there to move taxiways where A, B, and D come together around the bend. The goal is to turn the <acronym ...

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by 747-600X
Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is Why You Don't Drive Under Jetbridges...
Replies: 10
Views: 17540

RE: This Is Why You Don't Drive Under Jetbridges...

Well, at least there'll be a very clean patch of pavement there.

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by 747-600X
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shaheen Air Off Runway At Lahore
Replies: 41
Views: 10357

RE: Shaheen Air Off Runway At Lahore

What do the numbers 3000 2000 1500 and so forth represent? Meters of visibility? OPLA 030625Z 20003KT 3000 <acronym title="Air Littoral (France)">FU</acronym> SCT100 26/15 Q1017/A30.05 OPLA 030555Z 00000KT 3000 <acronym title="Air Littoral (France)">FU</acronym> SCT100 25/15 Q1018/A30.05 BECMG 4000 ...

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by 747-600X
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ: No Amenity Kits Or Pajamas For J Class
Replies: 71
Views: 19937

RE: SQ: No Amenity Kits Or Pajamas For J Class

Wait. This is serious? We're seriously discussing whether or not it's a problem that an airline doesn't give out various goodies in their nicer classes of travel? I'd like to suggest that we get some perspective on this - at the very worst, you are still flying. In a class above economy. There is no...

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by 747-600X
Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ilyushin Might Resume Commercial IL-96 Production
Replies: 31
Views: 11044

RE: Ilyushin Might Resume Commercial IL-96 Production

The sample layouts for the Frigate Ecojet show 10 abreast seating. With three aisles. Comfortable, sure, but a "plane" waste of space. For a triple-aisle aircraft to be feasible, it would have to have something like 3-4-4-3 (14 abreast) seating *or* follow the Ecoliner example - two aisles on a main...

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by 747-600X
Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar 777 Incident At MIA: Now Rated An Accident
Replies: 38
Views: 18285

RE: Qatar 777 Incident At MIA: Now Rated An Accident

Yeah, sorry, this is not an accident. The definition that has now been posted several times is controlling in these sorts of things. Photographs would be helpful, but assuming the "belly" referred to in the <acronym title="Avianca (Colombia)">AV</acronym> Herald article is the flat bottom of the cen...

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by 747-600X
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Forcing 787 Window "shades" To Be Blackened
Replies: 172
Views: 36503

RE: UA Forcing 787 Window "shades" To Be Blackened

The problem with the "most people want them down" logic is - well, for starters, it's the problem with ANY argument based on what the majority wants (just because it's popular doesn't mean it's good/right/etc. - things you learned in pre-school). But beyond that, if I buy a window seat, it should be...

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by 747-600X
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Forcing 787 Window "shades" To Be Blackened
Replies: 172
Views: 36503

RE: UA Forcing 787 Window "shades" To Be Blackened

I fail to see how the desires of those who want the shades down should take precedence over those who want them up. Granted, it might piss you off, but it's an exact 50-50 balance. I want 'em up, you want 'em down. Too bad there isn't another solution. Oh! But there is. They make eye covers. Go buy ...

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by 747-600X
Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Forcing 787 Window "shades" To Be Blackened
Replies: 172
Views: 36503

RE: UA Forcing 787 Window "shades" To Be Blackened

A) How is it rude or discourteous to let light in? If it's light out, I want my body clock to be awake and I want to look out. I always choose a window seat because nothing is as unnatural or uncomfortable as sitting in an aluminum tube during what should be broad daylight when everyone has the wind...

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by 747-600X
Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Jet Wing Clips Blast Fence At JFK
Replies: 24
Views: 13399

RE: VS Jet Wing Clips Blast Fence At JFK

I'm about 90% certain that those planes can have 1 winglet deferred. They just remove it altogether and send her on her way. I can't imagine why only 1, but whatever.

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by 747-600X
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15
Replies: 188
Views: 51084

RE: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15

I'm amused by pax only being assumed at 150 lbs. Everything I've heard if in the US uses 190 or 195!

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by 747-600X
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15
Replies: 188
Views: 51084

RE: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15

To echo the opinions of the controllers on here, it is ABSOLUTELY ***NOT*** the controller's job to know whether an aircraft can take off from an intersection or not. KORD almost always uses 28R at DD, and due to construction, they've shortened it to 28R at <acronym title="SAM (Colombia)">MM</acrony...

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by 747-600X
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15
Replies: 188
Views: 51084

RE: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15

Several people have asked about pressurization and hull damage. There's no way they'd have had the gear up by that point; I'm guessing the gear made contact, not the fuselage. Even if the fuselage did make contact, those lights are designed to be "frangible" - to break very easily in case of just su...

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by 747-600X
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Diversions..... AI Headed To IND!
Replies: 12
Views: 8150

RE: ORD Diversions..... AI Headed To IND!

IND is a big, new airport with lots of gate space. It's ideal for diversions from ORD.

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by 747-600X
Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sullenberger Criticizes LGA Plans
Replies: 84
Views: 21707

RE: Sullenberger Criticizes LGA Plans

"I'm not sure how they would lengthen the runways other than by filling in the bay."

Yes. That is exactly how it would be done. Why is that even remotely hard to imagine?

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by 747-600X
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 11-abreast Details Emerge
Replies: 82
Views: 30237

RE: A380 11-abreast Details Emerge

I fail to see a problem with this. Benches of 3 and 5 have been in use for decades, so this would be nothing even remotely new. What's the problem? The only thing I see about this that makes it unlikely is that current carriers aren't getting anywhere near close to cramming as many seats as they cou...

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by 747-600X
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC New Terminal Images Released
Replies: 30
Views: 9900

RE: SLC New Terminal Images Released

With all the striking originality of a cardboard box that's been left out in the rain to darken, the computer renders present a project that is architecturally drab and so thoroughly average that the average child with a crayon wouldn't even think of something so lifeless and flat if asked to simply...

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by 747-600X
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Engine Failure On Takeoff At Kmdw
Replies: 29
Views: 12605

RE: WN Engine Failure On Takeoff At Kmdw

It doesn't look like safety was ever jeopardized. Whatever went on, the nacelle appears to have contained it, with all the debris exiting in the exhaust stream. Meanwhile, as has been emphasized, at *any* speed the plane would still have been safe, even past V1. V1 is the maximum speed at which the ...

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by 747-600X
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New O'Hare Satellite View
Replies: 36
Views: 14012

RE: New O'Hare Satellite View

It looks like you're referring to the America 737 on taxiway <acronym title="SAM (Colombia)">MM</acronym> (the asphalt, black taxiway between all the other bright grey concrete ones) ready to depart on 28R. Part of the modernization plan calls for reconstructing the taxiways in that area to allow th...

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by 747-600X
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New O'Hare Satellite View
Replies: 36
Views: 14012

New O'Hare Satellite View

If anyone's interested, Google Maps satellite view of O'Hare has been updated with some very recent (as of now) imagery. It shows the newest runway and taxiway construction, along with other projects going on around the airport.

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by 747-600X
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-9 Routes
Replies: 80
Views: 22290

BA 787-9 Routes

Why is it so hard to grasp the concept that these airplanes are -8 and -9, not -800 and -900? The thing that gets me about this is that you have to make up the additional 00s. I could see if you spelled "grey" or "gray", because either way, there's something there and you have to choose, but with th...

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by 747-600X
Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?
Replies: 177
Views: 31967

RE: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?

It is not illegal to use the flag for advertising or commercial purposes. The Flag Code specifies a whole bunch of stuff, but - as has been said elsewhere - it is advisory only. Curiously, one thing which it DOES specify which people who "defend" the flag seem to forget is that the proper way to get...

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by 747-600X
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Closed
Replies: 71
Views: 29723

RE: JFK Closed

Wow. How did this, of all things, turn into a "you're an ignorant ___", "well you're a stupid Brit", "yeah, well, your mom is a retarded Dixie ____!"

Seriously, people. It was ONE NOTAM I posted, not a freakin' declaration of human injustice...

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by 747-600X
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Closed
Replies: 71
Views: 29723

RE: JFK Closed

So weird. UAE203's RADAR tag says it's going to <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> now, but they're lined up for <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</a...

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by 747-600X
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Closed
Replies: 71
Views: 29723

RE: JFK Closed

Should be fun for BDL. Emirates is sending their A380 there... UAE203

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by 747-600X
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Closed
Replies: 71
Views: 29723

JFK Closed

So... What's up at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>??? 02/658 <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> <acronym title="Avialeasing Aviation Co. (Uzbek...

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by 747-600X
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How A Commercial Airliner Crosses The Atlantic
Replies: 19
Views: 23599

RE: How A Commercial Airliner Crosses The Atlantic

An excellent video. The wipers would come off if they were activated while the plane was moving too quickly. When this aircraft received landing clearance, it was indicating 187 knots, give or take. A very good sports car can go that fast. When I dispatch aircraft, occasionally we'll have a wiper sy...

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by 747-600X
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *RUMOR* G7 To Receive 7 CR9's For DL CX
Replies: 21
Views: 9262

RE: *RUMOR* G7 To Receive 7 CR9's For DL CX

Rumor is true. Yes, we're getting 7 CRJ-900s, to be delivered between June and October. The Delta -700s we have are being refitted this year as well. They will get an extra row of seating, taking them from 65 to 69 seats. This is being done by moving the rear of the cabin back towards the aft pressu...

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by 747-600X
Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Would You Feel If You Saw This On Your Plane?
Replies: 65
Views: 30519

RE: How Would You Feel If You Saw This On Your Plane?

The running shoes tangent has me fascinated. Runners in the US tend to differentiate between running shoes and "gym shoes" in general, which these appear to be, with running shoes being a more expensive (over-priced) and usually more colorful subset of said gym shoes. Many runners won't wear their a...

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by 747-600X
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Ramp Outsourcing At DEN- The Mess Begins
Replies: 209
Views: 26209

RE: UA Ramp Outsourcing At DEN- The Mess Begins

I dispatch flights out of <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> every day, and it is an absolute joke. The flights get boarded up and ready to go, and have to wait fo...

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by 747-600X
Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing Have Plans To Winglet The 777ER?
Replies: 31
Views: 15885

RE: Does Boeing Have Plans To Winglet The 777ER?

A) I think the original post referred to the 777s which do not have the benefit of raked wingtips: -200, -200ER, -300. Only the -200LR (and -F) and -300ER have raked wingtips. B) As TWA772LR pointed out, a raked wingtip is different than a winglet, insomuch as it is a lift-generating surface. This i...

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by 747-600X
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC Investigating Possible Ebola Case At EWR
Replies: 39
Views: 7135

RE: CDC Investigating Possible Ebola Case At EWR

In other news, air is transparent and water contains hydrogen.

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by 747-600X
Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen 787 Collided With Jet Bridge
Replies: 19
Views: 15558

RE: Xiamen 787 Collided With Jet Bridge

There is also technology out there that uses harmless, flexible contact sensors to detect contact and reacts appropriately. These could be stuck out from the corners of jetbridges, and if contacted, light up a very large, bright "STOP!" sign.

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by 747-600X
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delay Chaos:Ultra Orthodox Won't Sit Next To Women
Replies: 135
Views: 18114

RE: Delay Chaos:Ultra Orthodox Won't Sit Next To Women

If they don't want to sit next to women, they don't have to. They can choose not to fly. If there's no way within reason to accommodate them on the flight (i.e. a way that does not cause a delay) then they need to be removed. If they refuse, they need to be removed by law enforcement, since they are...

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