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by Revelation
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

A pragmatic review of the NYT magazine article. https://www.planeandpilotmag.com/explosive-new-york-times-story-lays-blame-for-boeing-737-max-crashes/#.XYe6ZG5Fw2w And this part puts things into perspective: Still, the author suggests that were he in a position of authority to do so, he would retur...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's next for mainstream jet engines?
Replies: 56
Views: 8319

Re: What's next for mainstream jet engines?

We started out with turbojets, then 1.5:1 bypass ratio fans, then ~5:1 and now we’re up to ~10:1. How far can this be stretched? https://aeroreport.de/en/innovation/high-bypass-engines-of-the-future was written over a year ago and describes: In the ENgine mOdule VALidators (ENOVAL) project, 35 part...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So is the mindset that the Boeing fly by wire on the 787 / 777 is not adequate? If you're reacting to Langeweische's article, I would say Boeing fly by wire on the 787 / 777 is not being discussed. BTW the NYT link itself works now. I suspect they blocked non subscribers for the first three or so d...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

A pragmatic review of the NYT magazine article. https://www.planeandpilotmag.com/explosive-new-york-times-story-lays-blame-for-boeing-737-max-crashes/#.XYe6ZG5Fw2w 'Ultimately, the author’s attitude about airmanship and the pilot’s role in safety is sadly outmoded. The view of the pilot as the hero...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Well it didn't take long for EASA's Patrick Ky to capitulate to the pressure.. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-22/faa-aims-for-detente-at-summit-on-boeing-737-max-s-future Although I wouldn't call what the article reports as "capitulation", some of us have been saying a bl...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football - It's back!
Replies: 117
Views: 5609

Re: American Football - It's back!

NE had had a murder, and a few other players with destructive character issues, many other teams have at least one player with them too but because they play well, they are blind to them. In the long run you lose teammates, coaches, and fans when you do that stuff. I don't see the equivalence. NE k...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What drones were used against Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 62
Views: 4565

Re: What drones were used against Saudi Arabia?

I don't think any militia or terorrist group has access to drones with the range to reach US targets from abroad (Canada and Mexico excluded). So your hypothetical attacks would need to come from US soil, where your national security agencies should be able to track any would-be users of explosives...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football - It's back!
Replies: 117
Views: 5609

Re: American Football - It's back!

Brown cut... had it coming... https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27559625/raiders-release-brown-tumultuous-tenure I think the whole thing was orchestrated well so much for my team. Gruden has ruined this franchise Raiders win with the whole Antonio Brown mess....Jesus this guy is mental... https:/...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What drones were used against Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 62
Views: 4565

Re: What drones were used against Saudi Arabia?

There is next to no defense for this, especially if swarming attacks are employed. That is what aerial surveillance is for. "looking down". Moving targets should be visible to any capable AWACS platform. countering drones is probably better done by things like Iron Dome with initial targe...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

ET pilots understood EAD to the extent it could be expected: treat MCAS as runaway, flip trim switch. Fine print convoluted wording in memory item? well... . Lets see. Do you have a credit card? (I assume you do). It is your responsibility to read and understand the cardholder agreement. Lets check...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Pilot's are thankfully not being faced as with as many critical situations. Airlines in turn are doing everything they can do to monetize the advancements in safety by hiring low time pilots, avoiding spending on training and forbidding hand flying, and then hoping the holes in the swiss cheese don...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

New FAA chief Stephen Dickson flew the 737 sim on Thursday and met with Boeing officials. One part I found that may or may not be controversial: Dickson did not hint at any change in the FAA's approach to aircraft certification either at that hearing or in a telephone interview. " The concept o...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What drones were used against Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 62
Views: 4565

Re: What drones were used against Saudi Arabia?

What is astonishing and maddening is that Saudi surveillance and air defenses appear to have been 'asleep at the wheel'. I cannot understand why such a high value facility was not protected from 'drone strikes'. The Saudi Air Force and Army, with super-sophisticated surveillance radars/sensors and ...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed
Replies: 68
Views: 18392

Re: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed

Basically alliances allow “too much competition” between partners is the real translation. My translation would be that we prefer full cartels to partial cartels. The alliances were a good idea. They should have worked together to create a seamless experience between airlines for their customers. I...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8
Replies: 61
Views: 18206

Re: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8

Frankly it's been eight years now, and I think if Boeing were going to do something with the B788 they would have done it by now. There are only 81 undelivered B788s. Boeing is doing something, they are moving the -9 tail onto the -8. This is part of why AA ordered 20 788s and dropped their A350 or...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The reason people don't want to give you and Morrisond (& co) this 'inch' is because you not only saying it was a small part of the crash, but the MAIN factor - when this is so obviously not the case and not even relevant to the discussion anymore. Since you feel free to speak for Mr. Morrisond...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I guess you can tell a similar story about many thing. Writing - remember those days when there were only few literate people and who had the REAL handwriting skill? (well, not me - that was hundreds years ago). In a medieval town s mith was The Man - how machinist is a routine job. Drivers, who ha...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I'm still waiting to hear how Boeing was able to "use" NYT with regard to this story but utterly failed to prevent NYT from printing many stories that Boeing's PR department would not approve of, but all of a sudden things have gone quiet. For quite some time undesired information got out...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Langwiesche is a very experienced aviator and writer with many years at Atlantic and other publications. Cheap hit there. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Langewiesche :checkmark: People should do a little research. It's open season on messengers these days: shoot first and ask questions lat...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 286
Views: 58772

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

“Eight months have passed since our first delivery, and Boeing has not made any progress in addressing those CAT 1 deficiencies,” she added. It's interesting how different people in the same room heard this differently. From https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/boeings-refueling-tanker-ris...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The NYT article has exposed the binary narrative we're seeing from certain parties. Even though the NYT author was highly critical of all parties involved, that's not acceptable to some. If you're not placing 100% of blame in one certain direction and 0% in every other, you're a PR man, hit piece a...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Langwiesche is a very experienced aviator and writer with many years at Atlantic and other publications. Cheap hit there. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Langewiesche :checkmark: People should do a little research. It's open season on messengers these days: shoot first and ask questions lat...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

DM wants the earliest date, FAA wants as much time as it can get, but not so much as to upset other stakeholders. I thought the safety of the MAX would be the only stake in all of this. Certification work driven by timelines and other stakes than safety triggered this scandal in the first place. Wh...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Hate big bad Boeing all you want, but there are still human factors issues involved in both accidents. Only fools and idiots think there is a single point of failure in this situation. Yet on this thread we have quotes such as "Putting the knee into Boeings neck is required" and doing oth...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

WIederling wrote:
Revelation wrote:
What you posted is a great example of intellectual dishonesty.

if you see it that way it is me just succumbing to peer pressure.

Classic debate club move: If you can't defend a position, seek sympathy by resorting to playing the victim.

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Yes, thx a lot! Like I said earlier: Boeing is using the NYT for PR purposes only. The NYT article is a must read, but only because it shows to what lengths Boeing is prepared to go in order to bend public perception of the max. Now NYT is part of the pro-Boeing cabal? Sorry mate, that is not what ...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Can anyone come up with a situation similar to MCAS - multiple simultaneous failures, which skygods successfully handled? JT did it, on the same plane that crashed on its next flight. They even continued to destination! Yes, they had a third pilot in the cockpit, but the key was having one pilot wi...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Some interesting comments from the FAA: https://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/faa-administrator-dickson-says-max-review-will-take-some-time?utm_rid=CPEN1000002199999&utm_campaign=21477&utm_medium=email&elq2=30c8bc629ba14e5c9a901163fb346ee5 LAS VEGAS—The FAA has considerable work ...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The B Fan argument is comparable to: Run over grandma on a pedestrian crossing and absolve the driver because "grandma didn't jump fast enough" in day to day life a limber elder citizens would be desirable especially when looking in the mirror. ... :-) Baloney, no one absolves Boeing. Kee...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk
Replies: 28
Views: 2330

Re: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk

Ok, it's settled, T-7A has afterburners.

I misunderstood what I read.

I still don't understand the math in #19.

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are chasing share price and globalisation to blame?
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Re: Are chasing share price and globalisation to blame?

Demand has increased. As a result, earlier a flaw may be hidden for years due to the limited number of aircraft in the sky. With the 737MAX, there were nearly 300 aircraft flying within 2 years of EIS for example. Probability of finding a design flaw increases exponentially. Yet the 777 was virtual...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

You’re welcome, but your post read like Boeing propaganda and training captains taking occasional flights without passengers is hardly a glowing endorsement, is it? I think it's noteworthy that Transport Canada and Air Canada both are OK with using the MAX for training flights. Given the history, t...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand
Replies: 49
Views: 13886

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

Parking (and not necessarily scrapping) 35 MD-10-10F, A310-300F or MD11F aircraft should be seen as pretty darn sensible, no?

They're still taking 76F in significant numbers, and will still be running 50 MD11F which is a lot more than anyone else.

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Confirms we have MCAS 1.0 planes flying without falling out of the sky. They were all flying without falling out of the sky. Until the AOA sensors failed and the shocking flaws in MCAS implementation were able to assert themselves. You know, the flawed MCAS that Boeing decided nobody needed to know...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 100
Views: 4530

Re: Oil Fields Attack

Cruise missile tech has been around since the 70s, the surprising thing is that it hasn't been used very often at all. These days GPS receiver ICs are off the shelf items, commercial hi res satellite imagery is available to all, rocket engines are now 3D printed. I don't see many impediments to the...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk
Replies: 28
Views: 2330

Re: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_T- ... ifications says 11,000 lbf for T-7A since it has no afterburner, whereas F18 does.

Is that the distinction we're trying to make?
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rlwynn wrote:
4,300 pounds of thrust less than half.

T-7 MTOW 12,125lbs

Super Hornet MTOW 66,000lbs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_T- ... ifications says 11,000 lbf for T-7A since it has no afterburner, whereas F18 does.

Is that the distinction we're trying to make?

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Being a pilot says nothing about author's "airmanship", as he nicely proves in the article. Sully ay be the only person in US with "airmanship" proven in action. Awards can easily come from being scandalous and unprofessional, as opposed to rigorous reporting. My message was tot...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Airmanship is a great thing.. But anyone ever heard about journalistship? As the 4th or 5th estate (depending on where you are) their credentials are usually not questioned, unless of course it is Fox News in which case, all bets are off. This author is a pilot and grew up in an aviation family, an...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: LX A220 GTF IFSD on September 16th, 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 20274

Re: Potential that A220 is grounded following new engine issues ?

This follows similar issues with the A220 notably: http://avherald.com/h?article=4cac778d&opt=0 HB-JCM in July http://avherald.com/h?article=4c2283b8&opt=0 HL8314 in December 2018 http://avherald.com/h?search_term=BCS3&opt=0&dosearch=1&search.x=0&search.y=0 And other various...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 100
Views: 4530

Re: Oil Fields Attack

Reuters: Saudi Arabia promises concrete proof Iran behind oil attack says all will be revealed today at 1430 GMT.

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The article is interesting in the sense that it brings a very different POV on the story from what we have read in the press before, and namely seems to validate key arguments some of the posters have been doing on here: that it isn't Boeing's fault, that it's all down to bad training and bad airma...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

In Reuters: Lone 737 MAX criss-crossed Canada for pilot checks during grounding we read: As North America’s sole MAX operator which had not flown the earlier 737NG, Air Canada cannot use that model to maintain the qualifications of its check or trainer pilots, the company said. So regulator Transpor...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 100
Views: 4530

Re: Oil Fields Attack

By the sound of things, this was a very sophisticated operation with extensive planning. Cruise missiles flying under a 300ft ceiling would signify a very high level of confidence in its abilities to strike desired targets. If true, the part about the missiles navigating power lines and communicati...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Great Concert Lineups
Replies: 24
Views: 1048

Re: Great Concert Lineups

One on my biggest regrets was never seeing SRV - I envy you. Saw Yes a bunch of time in various lineups - was glad to see the Wakeman/Anderson/Howe/Squire/White configuration on a number of occasions. King Crimson and Steve Hackett? Man, those should be some good show. Never saw Hackett solo but di...

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Great Concert Lineups
Replies: 24
Views: 1048

Re: Great Concert Lineups

Actually for sheer volume, I saw the 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival at MSG with: Albert Lee Alice Smith Allan Holdsworth Allman Brothers Band Andy Fairweather Low B.B. King Beth Hart Blake Mills Booker T Buddy Guy Citizen Cope Dave Biller Derek Trucks Doyle Bramhall II Earl Klugh Eric Clapton Gary ...

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football - It's back!
Replies: 117
Views: 5609

Re: American Football - It's back!

Will Tom Brady even play the entire game??? Brady never wants to come out of games and when you are thrashing a team that team gets frustrated a cheap shot is more likely. Heck the longer you are on the field the higher chance of an injury for any player and Brady is 42 and you need him in the clos...

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 100
Views: 4530

Re: Oil Fields Attack

For a supposed ragtag band of rebels, they have a very impressive array of fancy weapons. Their missiles don't have a range more than 160 km but their drones do. This means they could simply waypoint from a different direction. The targets are over 800 km from their territory. The Houthi's initiall...

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 112
Views: 22938

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

It is not just the seats, it is about reconfiguring plumbing, toilets, galleys and probably some cabling as each airline is using a configuration specific it. Yep, back in the early days of the A380 production, Airbus spoke how each "head of class" configuration for each airline took a lo...

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 830
Views: 86125

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

IIRC the biggest issue with the KC-46 was the new boom and shoddy work. Rather than use the same boom they have been successfully using for years, they opted for a new one. Now often this is due to requirements from the client, but if they had just used as many existing technologies from the KC-135...

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk
Replies: 28
Views: 2330

Re: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk

I kind of like the idea of a modern A-7 attack plane, though! Would it be FA-7 similar to FA-18? bt Probably, because ego demands everything be called a fighter, but I prefer the old school nomenclature. I also doubt T-7 has all the strength built in to the first pass models to become an attack pla...

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