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by F9Animal
Thu May 09, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142282

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

What if it was made illegal to bring bags down an inflated slide, and this was mentioned as part of the cabin safely announcement? Human behavior is strange, people hearing this over and over might cause it to sink in, may cause people to want to avoid the shame of being charged criminally for this...

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by F9Animal
Thu May 09, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10946

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

Flew on one with US Air in the mid 1980's. I do recall the front had rear facing seats, and maybe a table?

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by F9Animal
Wed May 08, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142282

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

With the wings and engines basically intact, why did only the rear fuselage burn? There’s no fuel in the rear fuselage so what caught alight? Was there a fire already ragging in the cargo hold prior to landing? My hypothesis: Wing tanks punctured by the landing gear on impact. Massive fuel leak. Si...

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by F9Animal
Wed May 08, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142282

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

The Sheremetyevo Airport website has published last night a good chronology of the fire and the fire crew response. https://www.svo.aero/en/press_center/press_releases/khronologiya-aviatsionnogo-proisshestviya-s-vs-ssj-100-i-deyatelnosti-avariyno-spasatelnoy-komandy-sh (English version on the link)...

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by F9Animal
Wed May 08, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh Q400 accident at Yangon
Replies: 19
Views: 4468

Re: BIMAN DASH-8 Q400 CRASH IN YANGOON

Hoping everyone will be okay!

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by F9Animal
Wed May 08, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35567

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

And I can guarantee you the CEO of Boeing will never step foot in Ethiopia or Indonesia now.

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by F9Animal
Wed May 08, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35567

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Quick opinion regarding the MAX tragedies. Every top executive at Boeing that knew about the problems with the MAX should face over 300 counts of murder. Each should face extradition to both Indonesia and Ethopia to stand trial as far as I am concerned. Make ZERO mistake about it... The top brass o...

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by F9Animal
Tue May 07, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142282

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Muscle memory is a term used for the rebound effect a previously trained person gets when they return to the gym. The brain is the issue here,any ingrained patterns of behavior in this situation should be ignored simply by the smell of smoke. That's not how the brain works. Even under "normal&...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142282

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

And per the report apparently a FA died when trying to open the door at the back. Could that action actually accelerated the spread of the fire and smoke into the cabin? Very very doubtful in my opinion. I doubt the flight attendant in the back even attempted to open a door with that massive fire. ...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 06, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142282

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Question. How many flight attendants work on the Aeroflot SSJ? Is it safe to guess there is only one Flight Attendant seated in the very front of the plane? If so, I think that flight attendant deserves some kudos! He or she had those doors open quick, and really did an amazing job as far as I am co...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 06, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142282

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

The rear fuselage was burned through around the 0:40 mark, the last 3 persons to evacuate all wear dark clothing, that look like crew uniforms, probably the FA and the pilots after checking for any remaining passengers in the accessible area. Imho anybody sitting behind the engines had no chance at...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 06, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142282

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

By the time that plane came to a stop, the rear was already engulfed. Those in the rear and over wing exits had no chance of being able to utilize them. With how raging those flames were, one has to wonder how soon the smoke entered the cabin? Some of the photos of the front of the plane show crazy ...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 06, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35567

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

While I think Boeing was very very wrong with how they handled their issues, I can't help but feel that much of the voices being raised is more of anti-Boeing sentiment than anything. It seemed even before the crashes, this site was already rather negative towards Boeing. I honestly can't help but ...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 06, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35567

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Quick opinion regarding the MAX tragedies. Every top executive at Boeing that knew about the problems with the MAX should face over 300 counts of murder. Each should face extradition to both Indonesia and Ethopia to stand trial as far as I am concerned. Make ZERO mistake about it... The top brass of...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 06, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 149
Views: 37688

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

Saddened to hear about the groundings. At the same time, thankful investigations found insufficient maintenance practices on the remaining fleet.

Is it over for Ju Air? Are the JU 52's done? Is it possible to get them flying again?

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by F9Animal
Sun May 05, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142282

Re: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO)

That fire was instant and raging. Sadly, the back half of the plane had such little time to even have a chance. Anyone know the response time it took for the Fire Department to arrive? I understand the plane was making an emergency landing, so the Fire Department should have already been staged? My ...

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by F9Animal
Sat May 04, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41909

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Any updates on the animals? I would imagine these are dogs? I hope they are okay!

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by F9Animal
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19526

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Are we certain at this point that they are considering the CRJ? I am pretty sure the leadership in place are well aware that the CRJ would be a bad choice, especially the 200. I think the A220 would be a sensible choice for them. Throw in a chocolate chip cookie, and I am gonna be flying on them! L...

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by F9Animal
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7623

Re: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops

I love Alaska now. They are really doing a good job. But, Southwest still has my LUV. Just the 2 free checked bags are the difference when shopping fares.

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by F9Animal
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19526

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Are we certain at this point that they are considering the CRJ? I am pretty sure the leadership in place are well aware that the CRJ would be a bad choice, especially the 200. I think the A220 would be a sensible choice for them. Throw in a chocolate chip cookie, and I am gonna be flying on them! LOL!

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by F9Animal
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5270

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

Arguing that a $20M hit due to weather is why AS performed poorly on a relative basis is asinine. I’m sorry. ORD/MDW were all but shut down for multiple days due to polar vortex, DEN was shut down due to snow storms, SFO had some of its worst winter weather in years leading to weeks of multiple-hou...

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by F9Animal
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1
Replies: 44
Views: 4973

Re: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1

Is this the only ticket the average Joe can purchase to BFI and is BFI significantly closer to Seattle than SEA or PAE? BFI is between SEA and PAE. BFI is very attractive as it is a rocks throw away from downtown. Also, free parking! This will no doubt attract business travelers, and leisure travel...

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by F9Animal
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9423

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

Good question actually. One thing that I am confident about.... Alaska Leadership. I can guarantee they are all over this question right now. This MAX issue is no minor issue for anyone right now. Could AS cancel the order? Maybe. Do they want to? Doubtful. But, I am sure they have contingency plans...

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19526

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

I'm sure the execs know the CRJ isnt a viable option for the operation they intend to run. I am sure they have plans. Would love to see them get perhaps some A220's though! Really excited to see what comes of this airline. I miss Midwest, and I would love to see them back in the air. Sounds like the...

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185770

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

This saddens me beyond words. I feel deeply for the employees, and hope they find work quickly. Having been through a few airline failures in my days, I know how awful it is. Nothing compares in terms or stress when your airline goes out.

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by F9Animal
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1785
Views: 359683

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Anyone remember the "rising" campaign at UA in the mid 1990's? I would love to see a similar concept return to UA. To me, the old UA Tulip was and still is a brand that brings instant United to my mind. I know its probably not coming back, but, I sure so wish it could. As for bringing heri...

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716037

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I hope some heads roll at the top of the food chain at Boeing. That is all I am going to say, but this is absolutely horrific.

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by F9Animal
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387202

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Some info on and photos of Captain Sean Archuleta's last ride home. May he and the other pilots RIP. United's handling of this has been truly impressive. https://thepilotwifelife.com/the-last-leg-home-captain-archuletas-ashes-are-returned-to-his-wife-with-honor/ https://thepilotwifelife.com/united-...

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by F9Animal
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14923

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

Can a ULCC provide good quality? Absolutely! However, it requires investing some of those profits to keep the product good. From what I see, most of the current ULCC's could care less about a quality product. Spirit however seems to be doing something about it. I am hearing their on time performance...

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by F9Animal
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156672

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Noob question so please don't pounce on me, but is it possible that Indigo pulled out of talks in order to let WOW fold so that they could then swoop in and purchase the AOC and remnants at below firesale prices? I would not be surprised if Indigo spent some time looking at the books and made the u...

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by F9Animal
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716037

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Part of the proposed new fix is going to be a compulsory warning light A bit more from the same link https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-lawmaker-seeks-boeing-whistleblowers-some-max-737-orders-in-jeopardy-2011581 "Norwegian Air played down the significance of the compulsory light, saying that,...

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by F9Animal
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718189

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

As no-one (maybe not even Boeing) knew that an AoA issue could cause an undocumented new patch in the avionics to go mental and crash the aircraft, only a unicorn could tell them AoA disagree was an essential safety option! I really have issues believing that engineering at Boeing is so incompetent...

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by F9Animal
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5357

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

Outsource QA, and flight testing teams to the cheapest vendor. Outsource engineers. Move more production to China. Squeeze those record profits even more.

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by F9Animal
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387202

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Spatial disorientation possible here?

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by F9Animal
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718189

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Another (stupid ?) question: Is the NTSB really entitled to harm Boeing ? The NTSB isnt out to harm anybody. They are out to prevent people from being harmed. They are simply investigating, and making recommendations. If they find something that could harm Boeing, then I think that is all in Boeing...

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by F9Animal
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718189

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Listen gentlemen Its really easy If you are Boeing and one of the big guys in the top of Boeing, then for sure you have the grounding option on the table. Whoever is saying grouding the fleet is crazy or whatever show that they should never be in a high position in Boeing. Of course, Boeing is now ...

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by F9Animal
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 117
Views: 20162

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China

Hey, anyone who thinks this is jumping the gun needs to evaluate their position here. Life over profit is insane in my opinion. I believe it is the right thing to do, and applaud their decision. Its only temporary, and worst case scenario is that there is nothing wrong. Best case scenario is they fi...

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by F9Animal
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

What could be the worst outcome if there is a grounding? It turns out that maybe it was not needed? Meantime, each plane is looked over very closely, and reassured things are in place? What if there is a serious problem? Then the temporary grounding would have been worthy. I do commend the airlines ...

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by F9Animal
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Yes, I do believe it would be best to ground them until it is figured out. We have learned that history has a way of repeating itself. If anything, life before profit comes to mind.

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by F9Animal
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 117
Views: 20162

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

Wow, some of the comments here are absolutely disgusting. The fact an airline considers life over profit speaks volumes about them.

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by F9Animal
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country admits Cost-Cutting is hurting the airline
Replies: 41
Views: 6301

Re: Sun Country admits Cost-Cutting is hurting the airline

Can we just say that this can be considered teething pains? Change is difficult, and doing alot of change all at once will cause issues. I think SY revamped a little too fast, and bit off more than it could chew. I always believe that change should be done in steps, not all at once. One thing I have...

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by F9Animal
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718189

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Sorry if this was already covered: From: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/03/10/All-157-aboard-Ethiopian-Airlines-flight-killed-in-crash/7461552219528/?rc_fifo=1 Geoffrey Thomas, the editor in chief of Airline Ratings, told CNN the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday had "significan...

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by F9Animal
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387202

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

No question they were trying to get the nose up before impact. This really raises my suspicion that spatial disorientation may be possible here. Is it safe to say they were in the clouds when they began their plunge?

Just gut wrenching video. :(

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by F9Animal
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400
Replies: 34
Views: 8030

Re: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400

Ahhhhhhhh.... Great memory right there! Nice pics!!

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by F9Animal
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21182

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

Wasnt WN kicking tires on the A220?

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by F9Animal
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387202

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Were they in cloud cover by chance? Perhaps spatial disorientation?

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by F9Animal
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387202

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Just putting out thoughts 'out there'. Another video of a stall and vertical dive. Things happen quickly, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqnE86R7urE It very well could have been. I mean, the causes of this crash are pretty endless at this point. As for everyone's speculation on this, I do apprecia...

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by F9Animal
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220
Replies: 53
Views: 9782

Re: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220

Well shoot!!! Guess my first A220 ride will have to be to SJC. I really have no reason to go to SJC, but... I would be all over it if they fly one to LAS though!!!

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by F9Animal
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific attempting to restart, according to founder
Replies: 16
Views: 2469

Re: California Pacific attempting to restart, according to founder

Well, I wish him and CP the best. I find it sad at how poorly executed the first attempt was. There is alot of potential, but they obviously used it the wrong way. They need to do some very serious planning before going to the skies again.

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by F9Animal
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387202

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I have to ask since I really dont know. Are there fire suppression systems on cargo aircraft, like the kinds they have in cargo holds of airliners? I know the possibility of a fire remains low on the suspected list of potential causes, but it now has me wondering. As for the pilot hitching a ride, ...

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