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by ChrisKen
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot ejection in cargo aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 5140

Re: Pilot ejection in cargo aircraft?

Most of us know that, while not an airline transport aircraft, the Cirrus family of GA aircraft come equipped with that parachute. Presumably those aircraft also try to stay within limits, too. The company claims it has saved hundreds of lives (which of course implies an incident at altitude). The ...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 17893

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Just to remind those who don't remember or those who don't know the Southwest policy (like most outside the US). If you can't fit in the seat with the armrests down you must buy a second seat. If you buy a second seat in advance and the aircraft is not full (meaning you could sit next to an empty s...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: St. Patrick's Day 2019 in NY
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: St. Patrick's Day 2019 in NY

TOGA10 wrote:
ChrisKen wrote:
..........

Great reply, many thanks.

You're welcome. Unable to delete posts in this forum but you just crack on being a snarky .........

i'll just leave the bad information next time.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct underwater tunnel
Replies: 34
Views: 2591

Re: The correct underwater tunnel

Why do people on this thread believe me to be using the word "correct" as a synonym for "first?" Probably because you clearly implied it within the context of your OP Who else had the cojones to build a tunnel like that in 1904?? Nobody I tells ya, nobody. (You heard me.) PS: Th...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: St. Patrick's Day 2019 in NY
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: St. Patrick's Day 2019 in NY

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by ChrisKen
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops
Replies: 52
Views: 6047

Re: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops

Most of the airports listed above are all H24. Just because there's no scheduled pax flight doesn't mean it's not open for business.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90214

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Richard28 wrote:
Quite why TM cannot just be straight with people and declare Norway+ as the only solution that works for the various needs of the UK and get on with it.

Because your average brexiteer's head will explode. But hey, we'll have our Blue (less useful) passports. :?

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by ChrisKen
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harvard Paper Suggests Oumuamua May Be Alien Probe
Replies: 17
Views: 1158

Re: Harvard Paper Suggests Oumuamua May Be Alien Probe

“Interstellar object may have been alien probe, Harvard paper argues” The 'Harvard paper' did nothing of the sort. Apparently, Oumuamua started accelerating to almost 200,000 mph when it left our solar system. Sciencstis have been scrambling to figure out why. The shape as well is a bit odd. I’m no...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

The Netherlands is an all-Boeing country. KLM, Transavia, TUIfly Netherlands, Corendon Dutch Airlines, etc all fly the 737. Sure KLM has the A330, but not the A320-series. Last Dutch airline that operated the A320 was Amsterdam Airlines which went bankrupt in 2011. or no A32x operators (like the Ne...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could this really happen? (escape from a plane in the bathroom)
Replies: 20
Views: 4639

Re: Could this really happen? (escape from a plane in the bathroom)

It's feasible on the VC10 he was alleged to have escaped from (although not necessarily via the route depicted). However it's never actually ever been confirmed he actually made the escape.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would TWA still be operating if 9/11 didn’t happen?
Replies: 24
Views: 3037

Re: Would TWA still be operating if 9/11 didn’t happen?

No, they were in terminal decline many years before 9/11 happened. The terminal takeover was also in progress before that date.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 16307

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

Where does it say the crew knew he had taken sleeping pills? Nowhere in the article, and nowhere in the statement from WS, either.. It took the passenger five minutes to wake up. ie not easily roused so the crew's initial concerns were valid. The later decisions will in all probability have gone fu...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 16307

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

Being awake for takeoff is a requirement now? Am I missing something? I've probably slept through dozens of takeoffs. No but a decent chance of being roused isn't unreasonable. The passenger had taken sleeping pills, if these had made him sleepy to the point of being difficult to awaken (think emer...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 8980

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

StTim wrote:
Is there a pilot shortage or not? There is a lot written about one but FR doesn't seem to give two hoots to keep pilots.

In the US yes. In Europe, the airlines can cherry pick from a fairly large excess.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct ridiculous British turn of phrase
Replies: 43
Views: 2630

Re: The correct ridiculous British turn of phrase

Mutton dressed as lamb. Meaning a older woman wearing clothes and trying to make themselves look younger in the process. Yes that's true. Generally older woman should wear clothes. Our version of Mutton dressed as a lamb would be one word. "Cougar". Which includes the expectation that the...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90214

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The CTA works fine as it is and has done for nearly 100 years. Magic, a straight answer at last. So you're happy with free movement with the EU, gotcha. if you're not. The CTA cannot exist, as Eire is part of the EU. A border is required. Where will you put it? Eire/NI border? This will violate the...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline not responsible for canceled flight due to night curfew?
Replies: 9
Views: 1836

Re: Airline not responsible for canceled flight due to night curfew?

The real question is why won't the airport take 1 delayed flight after curfew? Europe has the absolute weirdest aviation rules. Some do, some don't and most have something in between (LHR has a points system). The curfew exists for a reason and airports and airlines are held accountable should they...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iceland ran out of beer.. sort of
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: Iceland ran out of beer.. sort of

Yes, it was the 7,000 lightweight members of the US forces that drank the town dry......not the other 33,000 NATO personnel in attendance :roll:

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners Site Concern
Replies: 52
Views: 8990

Re: *** Attention! Website seems to be hacked! ***

Thanks Moose135 That's the same as the scam posted by Jeff in reply #4. We've alerted Operations and Development and they will investigate any possible breach but our passwords are stored with hashed values so not sure how they could be getting them from here. Regards Paul You may not know HOW they...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 5512

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

Pretty much every UK airline uses them in some form, on every frame. You can request any reg, if it's never been issued, you'll probably get it.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90214

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The result was a leave victory. No, the result of the non binding referendum, was a very marginal percentage in favour of leaving. There was no victory by definition. What makes you think a re run would be binding? I didnt make any mention of a re-run. Simply pointed out a 'victory' wasn't possible...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90214

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Arion640 wrote:
The result was a leave victory.

No, the result of the non binding referendum, was a very marginal percentage in favour of leaving. There was no victory by definition.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Red Sox have won the World Series
Replies: 22
Views: 1752

Re: The Red Sox have won the World Series

and?
Most of the world didn't know this minority sport was playing it's final matches of the season.


Baseball = The children's game Rounders, made easier.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type
Replies: 30
Views: 3485

Re: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type

Curious how many airlines keep simulators going after retiring that type If the simulator is of a current aircraft type (or if it's one of a tiny handful of an aging type left) then it can be wise to keep the simulator going and use it as additional income (by training other pilots). Simulators whi...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Double or not
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Re: Double or not

I saw them when originally posted but didn't bother commenting. You 'wanted user opinions' but once again act like a child when they don't agree with your own. They've been deemed a double by the screeners, presumably on appeal and then again by the head screener and other users...time to get over i...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Double or not
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Re: Double or not

Yes, it's a double. Some friendly advice. Concentrate on getting those pictures up to scratch in accordance with a.net's acceptance rules instead of continually acting like a petulant child. Removing that attitude may also help when it comes to catching a few breaks with borderline pictures. People ...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse thrust practice
Replies: 19
Views: 3786

Re: Reverse thrust practice

Company SOPs may encourage less vigorous use where appropriate as it saves wear & tear on the engine; airports may request discretion for noise abatement but ultimately it's the aircraft commander's choice. I suspect SQ will at the very least will mandate entering 'reverse idle' on touchdown, EK...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth
Replies: 83
Views: 16792

Re: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth

Unless you're travelling to/from the Perth area, why would you bother?
Any onward connection would negate any time savings from the direct to/from Perth 1st leg. It's just as 'quick' and much much cheaper via the traditional one stop routes.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fake Facebook Accounts
Replies: 30
Views: 1550

Re: Fake Facebook Accounts

Yet another perfectly reasonable post deleted by the mods. Some people need to grow up, and the mods need to stop kowtowing to every moaning minnie. And yet again, no notification of deletion. A common courtesy on the majority of forums (and a useful tool so people can understand where they are supp...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 147
Views: 9107

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

Are you sure your opinion in this matter isn't clouded by your personal opinion about this man? Nope, my opinion isn't clouded. I'm old enough and ugly enough to separate personal opinion from process. I think the UK should be more reasonable and in this process, they have gone too far That opinion...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yo! - Is this the newest form of addressing your customers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Yo!

Depends on the company in question and the image they want to portray. Some are more formal that others.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 147
Views: 9107

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

Ok, ChrisKen is wrong in his assertions, The police will want to interview Assange in relation to him absconding, that interview will be under conducted under caution ie after being arrested. The case is highly unlikely to be closed without interviewing the accused. If that is the case, the UK can ...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 147
Views: 9107

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

How many people does the UK procecute with the same pressure for the same charge? None? Zero? Has never happend before? Thought so... People are arrested, charged and prosecuted for failing to surrender pretty much every day. (colloquially, 'skipping bail' 'skipping a court date') Outstanding warra...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 147
Views: 9107

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

Sorry, Dutchy. You normally talk sense, but on this issue I feel you're wrong. Assange chose to run and hide from justice. Passing of time doesn't change that. I respect your opinion. I feel all things should be in balance and thinks can be dropped. They may very well be, but you should understand,...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cancellation nightmare - What should I have done and what can I do now?
Replies: 15
Views: 1471

Re: Cancellation nightmare - What should I have done and what can I do now?

I decided not to call AY, expecting they would give me a reason they couldn't do it. I found an Aer Lingus itinerary LHR-DUB-PHL for $836, purchased it, and flew home without issue. Why not? Up until that point, albeit with a little bit of hassle of having to call another number, everyone had done ...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA's MegaMillions lottery hits $1.6 Billion Jackpot
Replies: 55
Views: 2999

Re: USA's MegaMillions lottery hits $1.6 Billion Jackpot

What's the use of such a big jackpot? No person ever needs that amount of money, let alone can deal with it out of the blue. Look closely and no one ever actually receives anything remotely resembling the stated jackpot when the powerball/megamillions/insert US lottery here gets large. You'll get f...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Cloud 9 ???
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

Re: Virgin Atlantic Cloud 9 ???

Likely to be the new 'global' Virgin Group rewards app that's spawned from the UK's Virgin Red app. VS are the lead company. Will run alongside Flying Club and eventually expand options throughout the V group. https://www.virgin.com/news/virgin-group-and-virgin-atlantic-launch-new-virgin-loyalty-pro...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 147
Views: 9107

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

This isn't due process anymore by the UK government. You'll find is it's the epitome of due process and the Judiciary is not the UK government. Assange suspended 'due process' when he 'Failed to surrender' as per his bail instructions and hid in an embassy. 'Due process' will continue once he leave...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kanye West is back in Social Meda
Replies: 12
Views: 1047

Re: Kanye West is back in Social Meda

Kanye who?

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Livery question
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Air New Zealand Livery question

No particular difference.

The koru is a New Zealand Maori symbol based on the spiral shape of an unfolding fern leaf. It represents new life, renewal and hope for the future.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 502 Server Error
Replies: 104
Views: 7775

Re: 502 Server Error

Getting 502s on every visit to the site. Having to reload each page, time after time after time.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rumour: New £50 note
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Rumour: New £50 note

It can be difficult to spend £50 notes... some places just don’t want to take them despite the fact they should. Actually they don't have to take them. A shop can refuse to sell you the coffee as, the prices displayed are an 'invite to treat'. 'Legal tender' only applies as very narrow definition i...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bad habits when staying in hotels
Replies: 57
Views: 5703

Re: Bad habits when staying in hotels

In my case, if they bust me, they're not going to arrest me or summons me. I haven't committed a crime. Just violated company policy, and they can charge me and I'll pay the cleaning fee with no complaints. . I wouldn't be too cocksure with that. It's a criminal offence to ignore those 'pesky no sm...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 64633

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

tommy1808 wrote:
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I find it fascinating how openly UK politician can promote removing a hell lot of rights from their citizens without being strung up on the next tree.

Pretty easy when those on both sides of the house have been using the EU scapegoat for decades to hide the flaws in our own legislation.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 15010

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

ATR has hatches in the ceiling to facilitate water exit;. You mean it has a single cockpit escape hatch for the crew, as does just about every other commercial airliner in production (hatch/window). It's not intended for passenger escape, water or otherwise. Those four exits can be found in their u...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. Exit row regulations
Replies: 23
Views: 2413

Re: U.S. Exit row regulations

I've never sat in an exit row seat on a foreign carrier, but one thing I've always wondered is that do other airlines have FAs come around before departure to brief passengers? Yes. They will also move passengers who do not fit the legal age, mobility and dexterity requirements. Sorry I've seen som...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seatbelt sign P.A announcement
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Seatbelt sign P.A announcement

I don't think so,I believe it's one for the individual airline's SOPs. While it may be a helpful (to the cabin crew checking the cabin) making a PA, technically, the DING and the plentiful lit up signs are the announcement/order to buckle up.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS cell phone harrasment
Replies: 60
Views: 3001

Re: POTUS cell phone harrasment

Dieuwer wrote:
False equivalence. I can turn off radio and television. I cannot turn off these text messages.

You can, you'll usually find it under 'cell broadcast' or 'broadcast channels' in your SMS settings. just turn them all off.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757 Wingtip Types
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: B757 Wingtip Types

Definitely the ETOPS antenna There's no such thing. ETOPS is a procedural, mainly paperwork exercise. The aircraft may need some additional physical equipment in order to be certified for ETOPS. There certainly isn't a dedicated 'ETOPS' antenna. You may be confusing it as an old style HF Antenna, a...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embraer 145 Fuel Venting?
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Re: Embraer 145 Fuel Venting?

Happens a fair bit with full or overfilled tanks on the ERJ. Warm fuel expands as the air pressure reduces on climb out and vents via pressure relief valves/overboard discharge..

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