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by F9Animal
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111317

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

[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 ...

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by F9Animal
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/TW Mid-Air Collision Brooklyn NY - Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 5725

Re: UA/TW Mid-Air Collision Brooklyn NY - Anniversary

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?

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4457

Re: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released

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...

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by F9Animal
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27342

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

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?

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by F9Animal
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27342

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

Based on the photos I have seen, I think icing may be something to consider. So so sad for the loss of life.

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by F9Animal
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20404

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

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 ...

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by F9Animal
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence and injuries
Replies: 14
Views: 3306

Re: Turbulence and injuries

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 ...

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 38972

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

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.

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20404

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

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 ...

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20404

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

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...

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20404

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

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 ...

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by F9Animal
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 38972

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

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...

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20404

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

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 ...

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 12949

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

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...

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by F9Animal
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1919
Views: 446656

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

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...

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by F9Animal
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times article on Safety culture at Horizon
Replies: 42
Views: 7035

Re: Seattle Times article on Safety culture at Horizon

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.

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4457

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

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? ...

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by F9Animal
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13537

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

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...

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest employee dances, listens to music on headphones while de-icing.
Replies: 19
Views: 5876

Re: Southwest employee dances, listens to music on headphones while de-icing.

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 ...

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by F9Animal
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13785

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

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...

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by F9Animal
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing
Replies: 67
Views: 14985

Re: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing

Sadly, he is just the scape goat. Most of this disaster was started with McNerney.

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by F9Animal
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?
Replies: 47
Views: 10608

Re: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?

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...

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by F9Animal
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes
Replies: 74
Views: 12538

Re: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes

Dieuwer wrote:
Shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic.

#Sad.


Really? Is AA on life support? Is AA bankrupt, or heading to bankruptcy? Last time I checked, they were making profits. AA has plenty of potential, and can be better of course. But, to suggest they are in trouble is kind of comical.

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by F9Animal
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 12915

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

I have always thought highly of Doug Parker. But, I recall he once made a statement that AA would be profitable forever? Or something to that kind of talk?

I think AA should look at the Airbus 220.

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by F9Animal
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 40970

Re: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019

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, ...

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by F9Animal
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 40970

Re: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019

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...

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by F9Animal
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23847

Re: Has Cape Air (9K) recieved any of their new Tecnam p2012s yet?

I think it looks awesome! Really excited to see this airplane be successful for Cape! It's a sexy looking bird!

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by F9Animal
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217766

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

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 ...

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by F9Animal
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217766

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

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...

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by F9Animal
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thought: Moxy Should Buy Compass?
Replies: 18
Views: 3446

Re: Thought: Moxy Should Buy Compass?

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...

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by F9Animal
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25172

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

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.

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by F9Animal
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49412

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

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!

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by F9Animal
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL YVR - SEA runs
Replies: 24
Views: 5184

Re: DL YVR - SEA runs

The cruise season is another factor for needed seats.

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by F9Animal
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 28698

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

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...

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by F9Animal
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca ATR72 hard landing in MZL. (Video)
Replies: 19
Views: 4153

Re: Avianca ATR72 hard landing in MZL. (Video)

Holy smokes!! That approach looks like no joke!!! Glad everyone is okay!!

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by F9Animal
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14071

Re: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL

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...

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by F9Animal
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DGS Update?
Replies: 26
Views: 6266

Re: DGS Update?

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?


Very doubtful. Delta as far as I know sold DGS, and Argenbright would hold the torch now. And we know Argenbright isn't exactly in the business of taking care of their employees.

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by F9Animal
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DGS Update?
Replies: 26
Views: 6266

Re: DGS Update?

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...

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by F9Animal
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DGS Update?
Replies: 26
Views: 6266

Re: DGS Update?

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...

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by F9Animal
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?
Replies: 88
Views: 12882

Re: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?

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 ...

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by F9Animal
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DGS Update?
Replies: 26
Views: 6266

DGS Update?

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?

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by F9Animal
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49412

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

They have a plan, and I am confident that they will get it working out. Very hopeful to see this venture succeed!

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by F9Animal
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 13126

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

johnboy wrote:
Not sure why people wouldn’t be respectful. Is that a thing now?


Unfortunately, it is. But, I am hopeful we wouldn't see disrespect to Al Haynes. He was a wonderful inspiration to many.

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by F9Animal
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 13126

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

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 ...

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by F9Animal
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’
Replies: 37
Views: 10045

Re: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’

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...

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by F9Animal
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35346

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

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...

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by F9Animal
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 40233

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

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...

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by F9Animal
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 12223

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

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. :(

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 40233

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

I am saddened to hear about Compass. I bet the employees are stressed to the max. :(

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by F9Animal
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 32072

Re: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019

What are the chances say Alaska might be kicking the tires? Any rumors with United or American?

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