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by garpd
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X D7237 PER-KUL returns to PER (A333 9M-XXE) after engine problems
Replies: 87
Views: 19871

Re: AirAsia X D7237 PER-KUL returns to PER (A333 9M-XXE) after engine problems

Interesting, I had not thought of the possibility of such a situation where a damaged engine causes vibration even after shutdown, due to free spool. This raises a few questions to me: - can such a situation be structurally dangerous ? (if the damage makes the imbalance worse...) - are there specif...

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by garpd
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG mulls more long-range narrow-body aircraft
Replies: 67
Views: 17981

Re: IAG mulls more long-range narrow-body aircraft

I've flown trans-atlantic on the 757 several times. With Monarch and with Continental. Nothing wrong with it at all. The argument that a twin aisle is more comfortable is disengenius at best. Every wideboady flight I have taken, both aisles are ALWAYS being blocked by selfish passengers using it as ...

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by garpd
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up
Replies: 53
Views: 21098

Re: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up

........ Then risked the powerback (and it's FODdy dangers)...... No more dangerous on a properly maintained runway than applying take off thrust. Stop over dramatising it! :roll: Anyhow: Flown in an out of that Airport. Not much room for a 757 but they manage it! The Runway isn't the longest eithe...

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by garpd
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Walls moving in turbulence
Replies: 54
Views: 19239

Re: 787 Walls moving in turbulence

I've seen floor, ceiling and wall panels move on most of my flights when it gets bumpy, be it a Boeing, an Airbus, an Embraer or a Bombardier. They need to move and flex with the fuselage. Non event. Move on!

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by garpd
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the 757/767 so popular?
Replies: 71
Views: 12490

Re: Why are the 757/767 so popular?

I wouldn't say the B757 is "so popular". :roll: It was popular. Don't mistake the HUGE fleets US base airlines used (basically replacing their 727s 1 to 1) as a measure of popularity. Apart from BA, most airlines didn't operate large fleets, but many airlines operated then. Suffice to say...

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by garpd
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28958

Re: The Mighty 757

Just remembered my most memorable moment on a 757. Monarch Airlines, B752, MCO-GLA Direct, June 24 1994. It's getting dark outside and the Flight attendant asks me and my cousin if I want to visit the flight deck. Of course the answer was yes. While on the flight deck, I could see out the windows an...

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by garpd
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 166
Views: 30180

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

Just as well I snagged me another 747 flight this year with BA. Smoothest taxiing plane I've been on yet. Did not know we were moving until I looked out the window!

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by garpd
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28958

Re: The Mighty 757

Polot wrote:
.............


Agreed :)

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by garpd
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28958

Re: The Mighty 757

The 757, was not. It was designed as a mainline fleet aircraft operating to well eqipped airports so was given the necesarry long legs to allow ground clearance for the engines. Boeing was also compensating for their mistakes made with the 707, which they found difficult to stretch ala the DC-8 due...

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by garpd
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28958

Re: The Mighty 757

What was the reason for the distinctive long landing gear on the 757? Makes a 737-900 look like a low rider in comparison. Dave In a nutshell: The 737 was originally designed to be able to operate from airfields with no jet bridges or large luggage/cargo equipment. So it was designed to be low to t...

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by garpd
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28958

Re: The Mighty 757

Two comments on the 757. Is it more predisposed to turbulence due to it's design. I fly weekly roundtrips LAX-EWR, and I seem to always experience turbulence in the 57s. However, when I fly the 777s on that route, it's always smooth. Second, I also started getting headaches on the 757 flights almos...

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by garpd
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28958

Re: The Mighty 757

How was air Scotland. I flew to Scotland to play my bagpipes in the Edinburgh tattoo. I hoped to have had the chance to fly them, but was unable. I visit Alba every year and the BA flights from London are getting monotonous. I flew highland express once but I was just a wee bairn, dont remember it....

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by garpd
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28958

Re: The Mighty 757

The 757 is my all time favourite aircraft. My first trip on one was either G-MOND or G-MONG from GLA - MCO via Bangor for a fuel stop and immigration control in 1994.
My last was with Air Scotland in 2005.

Nothing beats a 757 with the rollers at full chat. The noise, the power. Just awesome.

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by garpd
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flight deck window images - what to do
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Flight deck window images - what to do

So, I drew these up for a project that was cancelled. Now, I'm not sure what to do with them. Any ideas?
They're in vector format, so infinitely scaleable.

Image

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by garpd
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)
Replies: 17
Views: 6140

Re: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)

I have flown this route 4 times with BA and had always been a 744 last time was 2014 it since changed to a 777 for part of the year. I am booked on the LHR-DFW on 5th June and that's showing a 744 Interesting, I've flown the route three times, once in 2015 and twice in 2016, each time operated by a...

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by garpd
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)
Replies: 17
Views: 6140

Re: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)

Thanks for the info. The ba source tells us what aircraft has what IFE but does not state what IFE system is the better. I'm guessing Rockwell Collins is the old IFE and Panasonic eX3 is the newer? But never mind, I've booked seat 63A so I will get my first and likely last chance to fly the upper de...

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by garpd
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)
Replies: 17
Views: 6140

BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)

Hi all.

Since when have BA operated 0193 with their 744 aircraft?
Also, what frames do they stick on the route usually?

I'm flying 0193 in August and noted it was scheduled as a 744. Was wondering what to expect. I know some of their 744s have been refurbed. But no idea which ones.

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by garpd
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 89754

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

A good friend of mine asked me recently to come up with an alternative to the hideous rebrand Air Canada has gone through. Only had a couple of hours to work at it. He's Canadian and says what I came up with feels far more Canadian than the new brand. Thought I'd leave it here for you lot to pick ap...

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by garpd
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 71489

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

So, the Boeing MOM concept = Essentially the replacement for a 757 type aircraft that we've long pined for (as avgeeks).

Or have I misunderstood?

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by garpd
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 18249

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

barney captain wrote:
Instead of complaining about how this 50 year old design might not be comparable to more modern aircraft, I would rather acknowledge the fact that a design conceived over 50 years ago can still be competitive.

But that's just me. :)


Myself also as I completely agree!

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by garpd
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 18249

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

767333ER wrote:
I will admit I don't like the 737


Should have just stuck to posting that instead of that long diatribe.

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by garpd
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 18249

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

It's certainly classy but inside it is quite tight and noisy and not really made for todays screen sizes and panel areas needed. It works fine and it's good to keep it but a new designed cockpit would certainly look different. Just take some 787 cockpit. Of course, a clean sheet design today would ...

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by garpd
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Fly By Audio
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Boeing 787 Fly By Audio

Record the sound of nature in a field.... it's about the same :P

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by garpd
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 18249

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

About the only thing left is the basic fuselage shape (and even then it's been stretched to the point of carrying double what the original 737s did) and the classic Boeing cockpit windows. I hope those never change, hands down the 707/727/737 has the best looking front end of all the jetliners desi...

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by garpd
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 18249

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

I'm all for celebrating roll outs but when Boeing keeps dusting off a 50 year old design with a few new trinkets, airlines go elsewhere. An ill informed opinion and nothing more. The MAX is selling fine and has even captured some A320 customers. But don't let actual facts get in the way of your war...

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by garpd
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 18249

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

Who cares what a blogger on Leeham thinks. Especially when he offers only opinion and nothing new at that, certainly no facts.
As avgeeks we celebrate all new aircraft on a roll out. Regardless who makes it.

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by garpd
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Boneyard Planes to buy
Replies: 34
Views: 40625

Re: Boneyard Planes to buy

Air Salvage are a scrapper in England. Might be worth speaking to them. They deal with just about anything. From 737s and A320s to 744s.

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by garpd
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why was the 737 designed that way?
Replies: 34
Views: 5338

Re: Why was the 737 designed that way?

If it was known to Boeing that engrossed, engaged engine engineers would come up with the CFM56 just a few years later, would they have built a plane with longer landing gears to begin with? I'd imagine they would have, yes. Boeing would have been daft not to take advantage of new engine technology...

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by garpd
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Roll out of the Boeing 787-10 (last week)
Replies: 13
Views: 4226

Re: Roll out of the Boeing 787-10 (last week)

Trump is so random.

First he grills Boeing for the VC-25 replacement costs, ignoring that Boeing did not ask for $6bn but that it was the secret service that made the project that expensive, now he's their friend, appearing at a roll out.

The 787-10 is a good looking bird!

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by garpd
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA continues to struggle with operational reliability with 777
Replies: 38
Views: 11810

Re: AA continues to struggle with operational reliability with 777

The 777 has a sterling record for reliability. If AA is having issues, they should look at their maintenance schedule and practices. I had a long delay on AA50 in September last year. I had arrived at DFW 5 hours earlier and the plane was sat there for 4 hours with no one doing anything to it. The p...

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by garpd
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do jets leave a white trail in the sky?
Replies: 24
Views: 4348

Re: Why do jets leave a white trail in the sky?

I've seen contrails in a clear sky that cause complete overcast weather within an hour or so here in South Africa. What you have there is a coincidence. I've seen many a contrail in the skies above me on wonderfully clear days and no overcast conditions thereafter. Seriously, you can take that tin ...

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by garpd
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Domestic wide body routes feasible?
Replies: 92
Views: 17099

Re: Are Domestic wide body routes feasible?

Don't know if it's been mentioned, but BA regularly operate a 763ER on the EDI-LHR-EDI shuttle service, generally one of the first flights out. Always packed. They seem to make money with it. On occasion they send a 777.

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by garpd
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 95
Views: 19285

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

As far as anyone can tell, the only person that made an error here was Harrison Ford. I wouldn't be so quick to vindicate him. He screwed up. Not in the other incidents. Mechanical failure in both situations where Ford did a good job getting down in one piece. The papers are making it sound like he...

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by garpd
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Change of reg code of aircrafts upon delivery
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: Change of reg code of aircrafts upon delivery

Boeing and Airbus generally use paint to apply the planned registration mark while painting the customers livery. This explains why they both slap a decal over the top of those registrations with a test reg.

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by garpd
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?
Replies: 541
Views: 64444

Re: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?

The A380 market has topped out. More and more point to point services are on offer each year and there are only a select few airlines with the route structure to support the beast.

The A380 is done. As sure as the 747 has seen better days.

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by garpd
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern returning a 738 to its Lessor
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Re: Eastern returning a 738 to its Lessor

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Already discussed, if briefly, here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1355675

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by garpd
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Change of reg code of aircrafts upon delivery
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: Change of reg code of aircrafts upon delivery

It's also a matter that an aircraft MUST be registered and display a registry mark in order to fly. Most authorities also specify a minimum size or sometimes even precise sizes and locations for the reg marks.

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by garpd
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Change of reg code of aircrafts upon delivery
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: Change of reg code of aircrafts upon delivery

Boeing have the same system. On bother Airbus and Boeing, the aircraft in testing carry test registrations often via a temporary "sticker". Occasionally, the aircraft will also be delivered displaying the test reg which is applied with a sticker obscuring the painted on reg the plane will ...

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by garpd
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unpainted part on A350 and 787 vertical stabilizer
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Re: Unpainted part on A350 and 787 vertical stabilizer

Heated leading edge to prevent ice build up, basically put.

All aircraft have them and 9 times out of 10 they are not painted as the heat tends to bubble the paint.

Airbus I've never understood however, either they don't always come with them or they are painted over.

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by garpd
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pax Claims Dog Died After Flight From Detroit To Oregon
Replies: 44
Views: 4887

Re: UA Pax Claims Dog Died After Flight From Detroit To Oregon

Cats are every bit as prone to psychological trauma as dogs. My current cat was a stray who will be in a sound sleep jump, and run if someone passes gas in the house. A truck drives by, the doorbell.... you name it. Left alone in a empty room more than five minutes will cry uncontrollably. Refuses ...

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by garpd
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pax Claims Dog Died After Flight From Detroit To Oregon
Replies: 44
Views: 4887

Re: UA Pax Claims Dog Died After Flight From Detroit To Oregon

I don't think she's trying to make money here she's just upset with the lack of compassion from United. United could have resolved this without fan fare I think if they would have been a little more compassionate and aiding the customer in resolving this. This is a big problem in the industry with ...

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by garpd
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 95
Views: 19285

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

Seabear wrote:
The passengers and crew of AA1546 wouldn't consider this a "slow news day".


They probably were not even aware of it!

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by garpd
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 95
Views: 19285

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

Several papers now starting smear articles, where they mention his other two aircraft incidents (Helicopter and Plane crash) and imply it was all his doing. Makes my blood boil.

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by garpd
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pax Claims Dog Died After Flight From Detroit To Oregon
Replies: 44
Views: 4887

Re: UA Pax Claims Dog Died After Flight From Detroit To Oregon

Only in America! Take your dog on a very stressful journey (and flying is stressful to animals because of the noise, cramped conditions, vibrations, etc) and it dies. Most everywhere else people will chalk that down to the stress and move on. Nope, in America you can make money from this by blaming ...

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by garpd
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stewardess who survived 30,000ft fall in 1972 dies
Replies: 35
Views: 16130

Re: Stewardess who survived 30,000ft fall in 1972 dies

What a story - just unbelievable... However, I would like to point out, that the first human being fallen out of an aircraft crash was German Juliane Koepke on 24th December 1971 - so only few weeks ahead of this tragedy. She survived the LANSA crash in a height of "just" 10000ft, but nea...

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by garpd
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stewardess who survived 30,000ft fall in 1972 dies
Replies: 35
Views: 16130

Re: Stewardess who survived 30,000ft fall in 1972 dies

There were at least two people who (initially) survived the bombing and 31,000ft fall of PA103 as well. One, a male, died at the scene: a leg was broken, but apparently had attempted to crawl by pulling himself along the grass, and scooting with his non-broken leg. His cause of death was determined...

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by garpd
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping
Replies: 76
Views: 19019

Re: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping

JannEejit wrote:
I wonder what the family of the executed pilot think about this potential display ?
They didn't object to the plane re-entering service, nor being sold on. I doubt they will object to its potential as a museum piece.

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by garpd
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 12130

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

At the end of the day, save for taking the aircraft out of rotation for a deep clean, you will never be able to fully prevent peanut traces from remaining on an aircraft. Pre-boarding someone for a peanut allergy makes no sense, what so ever. It takes just a moment to wipe the hard surfaces down wit...

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by garpd
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's polished aluminum skin trivia
Replies: 6
Views: 2664

Re: AA's polished aluminum skin trivia

Finally, some factual info. Thank you, caoimhin! I have had many heated discussions with know-it-alls that have asserted to me that a polished aircraft is cheaper to run, period. While I have argued that the higher cost of upkeep on the polished finished levels it out with the cost of operating a pa...

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by garpd
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the Churchill Bust Belongs in the White House
Replies: 42
Views: 1686

Re: Why the Churchill Bust Belongs in the White House

To some of us it belongs in the White house outhouse. It is the bust of a man who did everything in his power to make young American men pay with their blood so that Winston could claim to have restored great Britain's empire and Great Britain's glory. No such restoration occurred, but a lot of Ame...

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