In one of the videos you can see the No. 3 engine surging, presumably as it eats debris from the wing clipping a structure and maybe even some fencing. I doubt that engine was producing any useful thrust after that. Then in the longer video you see the plane banking into the dead engine. Big no no. ...Jump to post
Yeah, that's really a stretch... A Corellian Corvette isn't like a motor launch. It's an entirely self-contained naval vessel. That it was small enough to dock with a much larger ship doesn't mean things transmitted to the flagship are "transmitted" to Tantive IV . Nope, it really isn't. ...Jump to post
MORE SPOILERS! I REPEAT: MORE SPOILERS! ----------------- -------- --- - I’ll make no bones about it, I found Rogue One to be as perfect as any movie can be. It fits right into the intended time frame. It is everything Episodes 1, 2 and 3 should have been. It leads nicely into Episode 4 at the very ...Jump to post
And now to sit and watch in anger as politicians offer weak responses and do absolutely nothing to change the situation.Jump to post
I wonder how much is true and how much is hyperbole? You can't divert to the middle of no where and expect 5 star treatment. Especially when the airline has absolutely zero staff on the ground and likely has no agreements in place with ground facilities and hotels to cater for this. People expect fa...Jump to post
I think the evidence speaks for itself. This plane ran out of fuel and with no RAT or APU, the aircraft was on batteries which tragically appear to have failed, robbing the pilots of instruments in a dark sky. The question is, was the PIC trying to fly further than the plane was able to, hoping that...Jump to post
I was simply astounded that the first car we saw Clarkson drive was an American car - and he managed not to call it, "rubbish!" Perhaps there is hope for him, yet... To be fair, most American cars up until a couple of years again have been rubbish when you compared them to was/is on offer...Jump to post
I was booked onto AA90 from DFW to LHR in September this year. About 25 minute before boarding the pilots detected a fault in the radios which grounded the aircraft. Luckily another AA 777 was at the gate beside it and was not scheduled to fly anywhere, so they switched us over to that one. The prob...Jump to post
Fun fact, BCal had a DC-10 with the registration: G-DCIO.Jump to post
But I'm tired of people who've never been in an accident assuming they know how they would behave and acting all self righteous, and worse, tough guy. It's a fact, you have no idea how you would react in such a situation. So maybe ease off a little, however much you say you know, you don't. Unless ...Jump to post
I'm still not seeing any good reason not to lock the bins for take off and landing. Reasons given so far: The locks my fail on arrival - A manual key can solve that. A small access hole beside each mechanism allows a special key to be inserted and manually forces the lock open, like you find on most...Jump to post
Some good contenders here. I'm really having trouble deciding which of these internet tough guys is the toughest. You don't know me from Adam. On further review I am pretty sure Moose is correct. In an actual emergency the above posters would be too busy wetting themselves to do any of the nose bus...Jump to post
I am absolutely staggered by people who think its acceptable to grab your bag, coat etc whilst the aircraft is on fire, hindering the evacuation process. Having met passengers and flight crew involved in the 1985 British Airtours fire at Manchester and hearing their stories, I can tell you right no...Jump to post
I think half the people claiming they will punch, kick, trample, etc. those getting bags during an evacuation will be panicking themselves if it really hits the fan, and cause problems in their own right. I'm one of them. Seriously. They will be quickly rendered no longer an obstacle in whatever wa...Jump to post
I'd imagine all the 747-8Fs have the nose doors/visors as that is so far what the customers have ordered? I'd be surprised if Boeing would refuse to make one or more without the nose door/visor if a customer wanted theirs like that.Jump to post
Of course, almost every plane I've seen come in has something broken to some degree. The difference is that this system would stop everything dead in its tracks. No disembarkation, nothing. I'd also bet that if you told passengers they can't leave because the overhead bins are broken locked, you'd ...Jump to post
What if the system breaks? People standing around, waiting while the mechanic troubleshoots. I think it's a good idea that definitely has it's merits, but it's true that it would affect turnaround times. Every aspect of a minimum turn is taken into account, and adding any additional steps adds time...Jump to post
Your idea would require unlocking them after arriving at the gate. Flight attendants (depending on local regulations) cannot stand up until the plane is at the gate. Now you have a flight attendant shuffling through the aisle as people stand up and get ready to leave the plane. You just added 3-5 m...Jump to post
People who use "aircrafts" as the plural for aircraft and claim English is their mother tongue. It's "aircraft" both in plural and singular for. There is no "s". [...] ...while getting their affects in order. :roll: :lol: Yeah, I made spelling mistake. I'm human after ...Jump to post
[ As I've said before: If you stop for ANY REASON unrelated to the actual evacuation of the aircraft, I will stop at nothing to remove you from my way. Your life does not come before mine and I will use any means of physical force necessary to evacuation. Leave your stuff and get off the plane. Per...Jump to post
Jeez, a bunch a crybabies on this thread! I can't believe some of you would actually go for your coat or bag in an emergency and are complaining that locking the overhead would make that harder for you. What's wrong with you?! In an emergency like fire, it is far better to be outside, huddled togeth...Jump to post
I heartily agree with the OP's list. Those aircraft changed the industry in one way or another and are iconic images of the aviation world. The Constellation brought comfort and speed and a good range to open up routes. The DC 3 made air travel just a little more in reach as there were SO many of th...Jump to post
People who use "aircrafts" as the plural for aircraft and claim English is their mother tongue. It's "aircraft" both in plural and singular for. There is no "s". Seriously though, I can tolerate a lot of things. Delays happen, no sense in crying about it. I just get out...Jump to post
No doubt some nimby types are already complaining about the sonic booms.
Well done to all involved however for the timely response and resolution of the matter. Makes me fee safe knowing folks are doing their jobs right.
MD-11 horizontal stabilizer span is 12 feet shorter than the DC-10. DC-10 - 71 ft. 2 in. MD-11 - 59 ft. 2 in. Nice find, do you happen to know how much less in width they are, they seem to be several feet less in width as well! Width (chord) is definitely smaller but couldn't find any dimensions. T...Jump to post
I've learned that this is not as obvious as you might think. They might be able to get a wing from a stored 763. Not saying they will, just that I've been surprised before. They repaired that burned-out BA 772 at LAS that everyone thought was a w/o. Actually, you make a good point. I thought that B...Jump to post
I was referring to the strangeness of FAA's decision. ORD has a total of 8 runways and yet FAA needs a full ground stop because of what happened on one of them ? Yes, because all the fire fighting manpower and equipment is deployed to this incident. No fire crew in reserve = No ground or air ops un...Jump to post
vikkyvik wrote:garpd wrote:Should be pretty easy. Yes, this IS a city!
So I believe that's Edinburgh, but your image looks mirrored rather than rotated.
I have flown the BA 777 fleet extensively over the last 5 years, as well as AAs 777s. I will take a BA 777 over one from AA any time, any day. I go out of my way to ensure I get the BA bird on flights where both airlines operate. BA 77Ws are the best in the fleet. But the even the oldest 777 in thei...Jump to post
My 2016 flights. All completed, no more planned until 2017. BA EDI-LHR - Y - B767 BA LHR-DFW - Y - B77W AA DFW-JAX - Y - MD80 AA JAX-DFW - Y - MD80 AA DFW-LHR - Y - 772ER BA LHR-EDI - Y - A320 BA EDI-LHR - J - A319 BA LHR-ATL - J - B772ER BA ATL-LHR - J - B772ER BA LHR-EDI - J - A321 BA EDI-LHR - J ...Jump to post
Should be pretty easy. Yes, this IS a city!
Not that it matters much, but here in the UK we use dot matrix style boards generally with an orange/yellow colour to the dots of light. Important messages and emphasised with flashing orange halogen lights on each corner of the board that flash in a top-bottom-top pattern. http://www.transport.gov....Jump to post
One big Argentinian failing was to instruct their aircraft not to engage the harriers. Much post-war analysis suggests that they could have decimated the harriers quickly and maintained air superiority Many analyses over the years have suggested that Napoleon would have won at Waterloo, that Hitler...Jump to post
(Maybe the macho culture of the Argentine Junta thought a woman would not send forces to fight as well). I have heard this stated in more than one account so that does seem to have been the case. Galtieri likely thought that Thatcher had enough issues of her own to bother with a couple of thousand ...Jump to post
Plenty of people in Calais want to be subjects of the queen but somehow the UK isn't fighting for them. No, they want to sponge off of our benefits system. There is a huge difference. Perhaps if France did a better job stopping them travelling all the way to Calais, they wouldn't be in such dire co...Jump to post
Of course the world will notice. Your Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, iPhone, iPad, iWhatever, Salesforce.com, and Googling won't work. You won't be able to watch PORN either! And you think your life won't change? :P :P Facebook have other servers, as do the rest. I don't use iAnything as I'm not st...Jump to post
I have no objection, of Salttee and the moderators do not, to bringing in 370 - the two shoot-downs are clearly linked. How? (to add another question you probably not going to answer). To follow your logic, Ukraine shot down the MH17 - with an AAM and BUK - and China shot down the MH370 with a subm...Jump to post
I think much of it comes down to the fact that until around a year ago Cristina Kirchner was still president of Argentina, and her policies were generally very hostile towards the Falklands issue. Barely a month went by without her government somehow trying to lay claim on the Islands. I would expe...Jump to post
DarkSnowyNight wrote:Bless your heart.
The 757 only became useful on transatlantic routes after bilateral agreements for many major markets became "open skies" and permitted carriers to serve secondary markets, most of which didn't permit nonstop service previously under the restrictive bilaterals. Mmmm, not really no. For US ...Jump to post
This is absolutely inaccurate. Totally inaccurate. PW powered 757's are incredible airplanes. Obviously, your friend has never been at the pointy end of a 757-251 at maximum takeoff weight, fully loaded with fuel, in Phoenix, in June with P&W 2037's slung under the wings. Powerful. Sleek. A pil...Jump to post
I also found the whole 'war' incredibly stupid. The loss of too many lives on both sides over what should have been a 10-15 year negotiation under the auspices of the UN, and a likely resolution to give Argentina some type of official standing. Mmm, I think Thatchers response was the correct one. H...Jump to post