[photoid][/photoid] There's a video circulating that is purporting to show the crash. I can't see it up close, so I don't know if the livery matches. What I'm watching is a clear tail-rotor failure, mismanaged. Power isn't cut following entry into the spin, aircraft continues to spin and fall, with ...Jump to post
I recall several survivors were pulled from the TWA Connie wreckage, but they all passed away shortly after? I wonder... With today's medical staff and rescue teams, could we have seen some survivors of this accident happened in 2020?Jump to post
So so sad! Any news on the condition of the survivors? I also find it amazing that this plane had a black box with a CVR. I wish all GA planes would have something similar. What shocks me is that they worked for 3 hours to remove snow and ice from the plane. I mean, that is just mind boggling. I won...Jump to post
I was reading past articles and posts about the F-28 being able to takeoff with zero flaps? Is this possible in a heavy loaded plane, in Sub zero temps, and a little ice buildup? First thought was no flaps settings like the MD-80.
Any news on the condition of the pilots?
I literally have to do that daily with a 757.. Rain or shine. We get 3 people to quick turn a late arriving 757-200 with 180-210 bags off, 190-220 bags on. 2 guys go in the bin and the ALA (Lead) stays on the ground. Occasionally they'll throw us one guy to run bags to claim while the ALA hooks up ...Jump to post
I was flying in a UA 747-400 from IAD to SFO in the mid 90's. Flying in first class. I went to the back of the plane to check out the crew rest areas, and was getting the tour when the captain suddenly came on and told everyone to take their seats and buckle up. I climbed down the ladder and took a ...Jump to post
Bring it's [sic] corporate offices back to Seattle.... Why? Fan boys want Boeing corporate back in Seattle, when it's just fine being in The Loop in Chicago. So they are literally a few miles away from the production lines. Closer to the action, and able to spend more time watching what needs fixed.Jump to post
Relevant to all of this is flu is hitting the Washington State early this year. We are seeing infections at levels normally seen two months later. This years vaccine is not all that effective against the particular strain peaking (hope) right now. But the vaccine likely reduces the severity of the ...Jump to post
McGee is another DGS. Alaska could sell it off tomorrow if it wanted to. I was looking at their contract. Wow!!! Anyone see the health insurance for a family?!! They are literally suggesting workers apply for welfare type of assistance. The only attractive benefit I see is flight benefits. But let's...Jump to post
As for the weather? It was garbage the last few days. Just walking up 7 steps from my door to my car, I was soaked. We got record rainfall, so it was not your typical light drizzle Seattle is known for. For $15 an hour, I too would rather sit back behind a warm fire and use a sick day. Here is how ...Jump to post
Great news, now let the criminal proceedings begin! Hopefully we can see Muilenberg behind bars by next Christmas. As much as I am furious with how things went so bad at Boeing.... I think Muilenberg is a scapegoat. I firmly believe Jim McNerney was the start of a chain of messes that happened to t...Jump to post
I will chime in. McGee workers are IAM union workers. They have okay benefits, but those benefits are not as good as actual Alaska workers. Pay I believe starts around $15 an hour, and they also get flight benefits, but are I believe lowest priority? So in terms of being a contract, they are one of ...Jump to post
Trust me AMAZON will use SY to be able to get AOC. They can then do PRIME AIR with own planes, and then you will see prime vacations. Amazon will totally change the aviation space. Custom AMAZON vacation packages, and have a fully owned cargo company. Brilliant idea actually. God knows they have th...Jump to post
Captains last words were, "what's going on?" I don't get it. Was the Captain in his seat? I ask because it appears the Captain kind of just sat there in silence, even when the FO kept saying his name. It almost seems like the FO was the only one in that cockpit at that point. It took 22 se...Jump to post
I see someone who cares enough to send a message to it's pilots to step it up a bit. If anything, he is stepping it up a bit. I wouldn't hesitate to hop on a Horizon flight anytime.Jump to post
Not to mention they also probably had more weight coming back if they were on a hunting trip. I will never understand why that pilot thought flying in those conditions were okay. Apparently the NTSB had difficulty reaching the crash site because of weather. Is it possible the children were infants? ...Jump to post
Unfortunately, incompetent leadership was a major factor in this mess. I thought for sure, Boeing would make dramatic changes after the 787 rollout mess. Then when the top brass in Chicago decided to wage war against it's union employees and the strike of 08, the writing was on the wall. I think McN...Jump to post
LMAO!! I don't see anything wrong at all! I wish more employees could enjoy life, even while at work. You have 2 choices when you work. You can clock in and be miserable till your shift is done. Or, you can make the best of it, and enjoy the shift the best way you can. I have done both choices, and ...Jump to post
Everything Barry Michael's has touched has gone to poo. He even tried doing a medical clinic at last check. The guy has been to prison for the first embezzlement try with Family Airlines. Sadly, he will con people out of their money again. He just gets smarter with his cons as he goes. I remember wh...Jump to post
Having 10 passengers on a 787 seems like a waste for example https://youtu.be/lugCnaTc-bs?t=614 For example, if there are multi flights a day, why not consolidate into another flight? Yes I know there are logistics and aircraft have little use if not flying but why not have flexibility to cancel an...Jump to post
Dieuwer wrote:Shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic.
I don't care what one says about the pilots age here... Those guys up front of that B-17 likely had over 80 years or more flying experience between them. They obviously tried all they could to get that plane back safe. And if tomorrow I was offered a chance to fly on a Collings Foundation war bird, ...Jump to post
I doubt if many here are familiar with the specs of a B17, I certainly am not, but at one point it was capable of carrying a full bomb load to 20-25 thousand feet. Now it has been tuned to run on 100LL fuel and probably other mods. Assuming that the only problem was the loss of one engine, It still...Jump to post
I think it looks awesome! Really excited to see this airplane be successful for Cape! It's a sexy looking bird!Jump to post
I should have clarified, I'm not saying the company as a whole is/was unstable, I recognize their long history, I'm saying their airline operation is/was unstable. Big difference between working on their travel/hospitality side and working on their airline side. The airline side of Thomas Cook was ...Jump to post
Why did they go bankrupt? Couldn't they rise prices? Demand is lower? Based on the research I just did, Thomas Cook was more than an airline. They had over 500 travel agency types of shops. The airline itself was doing very well apparently. The CEO attempted to sell the airline, in hopes of using t...Jump to post
I do like the idea, but.... Neeleman a team would clean house in the exec and management level. Then, comes a culture change that might cost more to revamp than what it would to start fresh. I would love to see Compass flourish, and of course I really really care about it's workers. I bet the stress...Jump to post
This is disturbing, and disgusting! Never once in my aviation career did I ever intentionally delay a flight! Never! This guy should be made an example of, and given the hardest sentence possible. The amount of trust we put in mechanics is huge, and this jerk put a bad name on mechanics.Jump to post
So, they are still in the process of getting their own AOC. Perhaps we might see Midwest get it's own metal eventually. And Elite stands to benefit from this in the long run as say, a feeder to Midwest? I am really hopeful this works. I have confidence in their CEO. He has a pretty darned good resume!Jump to post
Part of me is so sad that Bombardier couldn't enjoy the success like Airbus has so far! But another part of me celebrates the work that went into this amazing airplane, and Bombardier did a heck of a job with it. I will always refer to it as the C-Series. I really do believe this plane is going to b...Jump to post
My thoughts regarding the questions about a possible shoddy operation.... First, to fly old birds like this requires alot of good old fashioned mechanical skills. It's like an old car, it requires good maintenance to keep it running. I won't jump to conclusions here, because these old planes require...Jump to post
IPFreely wrote:It’s probably obvious but I’m guessing the 19,000 DGS employees do not get the well-publicized 4% raise in October?
There’s a little more detail in this petition. It sounds like employees are losing the benefits that caused many of them to take the job, but not until 2022. https://www.change.org/p/ed-bastian-delta-global-services-dgs-flight-benefits-necessary-to-retain-quality-workforce Sadly, I am certain Delta...Jump to post
Last I heard they were getting something similar to a ZED, so not free and very low priority. DGS has also been losing UA contracts, so I’m wondering if they’ve been able to pick up any other business since the transition. This is what I've also heard from DGS employees I know. Basically they are S...Jump to post
I love Hawaiian. But, with Alaska and Southwest in their turf, I am sure they will see some impact on loads. Who would have ever thought we would see Alaska and Southwest fly to Hawaii? It's shocking to say the least. What Hawaiian has is alot of loyalty. But, loyalty sometimes isn't as big as cost ...Jump to post
Hey all, I did search for anything new with Delta Global Services, but nothing new. I recall that Delta sold DGS to Argenbright.
DGS was one of the few airline contractors that offered workers flight benefits. Are they going to lose those benefits, or is will Delta still let them fly?
They have a plan, and I am confident that they will get it working out. Very hopeful to see this venture succeed!Jump to post
Folks, It brings me no pleasure to announce that Captain Al Haynes, the Pilot in Command of United Airlines flight 232, has flown west. He passed yesterday surrounded by family at a hospital in Seattle. Please keep comments respectful and on-topic. My heart hurts! He was such a great and inspiring ...Jump to post
Mental health is still ignored by so many. Airline industry especially is still rooted in the old style of therapy being a sign of trouble. Should encourage people to seek help before people get to this point. We all need a positive release of emotion And thankfully the pilot had the courage to tel...Jump to post
I am hopeful this will bring more precautionary measures for bird control at that airport. I know alot of airports have bird control measures. I worked at a very small airport, and one of my duties was to go out and scare the birds away with flares and a starter pistol. Awesome job to the flight cre...Jump to post
Could Alaska benefit from Compass? I have gotten some snippy responses about my worries for the employees. But!! I am certainly concerned for their well being. If Compass has problems with scheduling and maintenance, is that the crews fault? I just hope that all their jobs can be saved. I know the s...Jump to post
A tug?!! That's just awful! I have had my near death experiences as a ramp rat! It is no playground out there. Man I wish I could have been there to save him. All my fellow ramp rats, please be careful out there! God only knows if he was a member here.Jump to post
I am saddened to hear about Compass. I bet the employees are stressed to the max.Jump to post