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by 57AZ
Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do People Think About Your Aviation Obsession
Replies: 19
Views: 3107

RE: What Do People Think About Your Aviation Obses

Around here, it passes for normal. Levels of affliction may vary but we all have it to some degree.

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by 57AZ
Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Kind Of Car Do You Drive?
Replies: 105
Views: 8613

RE: What Kind Of Car Do You Drive?

1999 Jeep Cherokee Special Edition for personal use. Rear bench folds down for additional cargo space. Tan leather interior, three speed automatic and a full size spare. My work vehicle varies depending on my assignment but is either a 35, 40 or 45 foot Van Hool motorcoach. They have 5-6 speed Allis...

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by 57AZ
Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everyone Deserves A Drivers License?
Replies: 18
Views: 2767

RE: Everyone Deserves A Drivers License?

I don't know about testing for regular driver's licenses in Arizona (I got my first one in Tennessee-ridiculously easy there) but the commercial test is a fair challange. Passing the commerical vehicle test is a four step process. First you must take all applicable written tests-which tests you must...

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by 57AZ
Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hummer H2 Sightings Around The World?
Replies: 42
Views: 3528

RE: Hummer H2 Sightings Around The World?

I drive a motorcoach for a living and have seen plenty of H2s. Being in the luxury transportation business, I have to say that the only thing uglier than an <acronym title="Citybird (Belgium)">H2</acronym> or Ford Excursion is a limo conversion of either. Give me a sleek Lincoln, Caddy or Mercedes s...

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by 57AZ
Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "eBay Buy Is Plane Crazy"
Replies: 8
Views: 5728

RE: "eBay Buy Is Plane Crazy"

For $400K US you could buy a slightly used DC-10 from a dealer. Something like that would make a nice conversion into a large airplane house. However, the $400K pricetag does not take into consideration applicable taxes or the cost of dismantling, shipping and reassembling the big bird.

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by 57AZ
Mon Nov 15, 2004 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Blue Grounds Blind Woman's Guide Dog
Replies: 20
Views: 3259

RE: Virgin Grounds Blind Woman's Guide Dog

Don't know what the laws are in Austrailia concerning accomodation of service animals. Here in the US, that case would have landed the airline a significant fine and probably a high dollar lawsuit judgement on grounds of violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. I worked with a touri...

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by 57AZ
Mon Nov 15, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Apply To Be A Scab?
Replies: 62
Views: 9493

RE: How To Apply To Be A Scab?

I would venture to say that your experiances were exceptions rather than the general rule. In most industries, a properly run union can indeed force the company to utilize their resources more efficiently. Another reason that has not been brought up that contributes to the tension in between managem...

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by 57AZ
Sun Nov 14, 2004 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Issue, Or Nonsense?
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

TYS Military A/C

If the photographs were of military aircraft based at <acronym title="Knoxville - McGhee Tyson (TYS / KTYS), USA - Tennessee">TYS</acronym>, they'd be <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135s and last I checked they weren't top secret. As for myself, I've taken plenty of ...

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by 57AZ
Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate Jets On Increase
Replies: 7
Views: 3102

RE: Corporate Jets On Increase

Don't forget that Boeing and Airbus did what Gulfstream and Bombardier feared they would do by offering factory conversions of the 737NG and A319. Both aircraft offer about three times the space of the largest Gulfstream and Bombardier products with similar performance, operating costs and can have ...

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by 57AZ
Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Apply To Be A Scab?
Replies: 62
Views: 9493

RE: How To Apply To Be A Scab?

In response to Bill142, the laws of the state in which you work or you employer is incorporated determines whether or not you can be forced to join a union. The laws to which I refer are the Open Shop/Closed Shop laws. In states where Closed Shop laws are in effect, you can be forced to join the uni...

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by 57AZ
Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large Mega Corporations Without Corporate Jets
Replies: 3
Views: 4774

RE: Large Mega Corporations Without Corporate Jets

At one time, Unum Provident (Provident Life and Accident at the time I speak of) did not have corporate flight department. When my father took over the position of President and Chief Executive Officer from his boss, the company needed to reduce costs so one of the first things to go was the flight ...

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by 57AZ
Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Apply To Be A Scab?
Replies: 62
Views: 9493

RE: How To Apply To Be A Scab?

Airtran hit the nail on the head, though that description of the treatment of scabs is mild compared to that in other fields. If you want any long term future in the industry, best to wait and let nature take its course at US. Blacklisting is illegal but the union men will find ways of making your l...

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by 57AZ
Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daytime Running Lights - Your Thoughts?
Replies: 65
Views: 4164

RE: Daytime Running Lights - Your Thoughts?

I agree with the implementation of daytime running lights based on a couple of points. It has been proven that under normal conditions, a vehicle with its headlights on becomes perceptable to a driver one to two seconds before a vehicle without headlights on. Given the time required for the human br...

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by 57AZ
Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Apply To Be A Scab?
Replies: 62
Views: 9493

Railway Labor Act

The Railway Labor Act, as enacted and enforced applies to all transportation companies be they railroad, motor transport, airline, etc. Therefore, it is indeed relevant to this discussion. The Railway Labor Act was enacted in the 1890s as a reaction to the Pullman Strike of 1893. George Mortimer Pul...

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by 57AZ
Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Apply To Be A Scab?
Replies: 62
Views: 9493

RE: How To Apply To Be A Scab?

Depends on the industry in which you work and the agreements with the company. I would assume that the agreements that the airline unions have with the majority of the legacy carriers are similar to those in other industries. In the railroad industry which I worked for, joining the union is not opti...

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by 57AZ
Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Issue, Or Nonsense?
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

RE: Security Issue, Or Nonsense?

Can't think of any Federal, state or municipal regs that would prohibit photography at <acronym title="Knoxville - McGhee Tyson (TYS / KTYS), USA - Tennessee">TYS</acronym>. Only thing that they might be able to use is any company policy against taking photographs on company time/property assuming t...

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by 57AZ
Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Definition Of 'general Aviation'
Replies: 5
Views: 7228

RE: The Definition Of 'general Aviation'

I don't know if that division is the same here in the states (my <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym> and <acronym title="Egyptair">MS</acronym> are in Criminal Justice, not aviation). <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> is probably close to <acronym title="Roya...

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by 57AZ
Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Definition Of 'general Aviation'
Replies: 5
Views: 7228

General Aviation

I suppose that the technical defination would be activities that are regulated under <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acronym> Part 91 or Part 135 regulations and fall under one or more of the following classifications: Non-military flight training ...

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by 57AZ
Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Benefits Of Various Winglets
Replies: 18
Views: 5131

Winglet Manufacturers

In answer to Santhosh's question, winglets are manufactured by private aerospace companies. NASA has performed a significant amount of research on airfoil designs, including winglets and forward swept wings. In the United States. the two largest manufacturers of winglet mod packages are probably Avi...

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by 57AZ
Wed Nov 03, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Pod On Tristar Behind Nose Gear
Replies: 7
Views: 3945

Correction

Just rechecked my information on the Tristar mod and it's actually bolted onto the airframe. Physically it could be removed but doing that would probably bring up other issues. Much simpler to simply leave it in place.

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by 57AZ
Tue Nov 02, 2004 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Pod On Tristar Behind Nose Gear
Replies: 7
Views: 3945

RE: Strange Pod On Tristar Behind Nose Gear

It is a structural modification to the airframe (beefed up) that was required for the FAA to certify the aircraft with the lower level lounge. Specifically the airframe had to be beefed up to protect occupants of the lower lounge should the aircraft have to make an emergency, gear retracted landing ...

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