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by Etheereal
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9883

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

It looks foggy as hell .. i cant help but wonder how difficult visual conditions must have been..

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by Etheereal
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19938

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

Its amazing to me how many people on here get their rocks off by trying to discredit a great effort by DL and their employees. Exactly. DL is the airline people on a.net love to hate. Did DL do this as pure philanthropy? No, of course. They will get great PR out of this, most likely much more than ...

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by Etheereal
Thu May 30, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273895

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

RJMAZ wrote:
If fuel burn of the GE9x engines is down by even 0.5% it will result in a range reduction on the 777-8.

Isnt this quite the opposite instead? Lower fuel burn means more range, no?

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by Etheereal
Tue May 28, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12602

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

910A wrote:
the 37-seat A340-600


No wonder it didn't sell better.. :banghead:

Now we're talking :lol:

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by Etheereal
Tue May 28, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42405

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

But i was told by a bunch of UA fans that it was just a matter of time before UA bought B6 and would get JFK alongside it :stirthepot:

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by Etheereal
Mon May 20, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54172

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

smi0006 wrote:
So nothing actually new here - just a rumour?

This is not a rumor thread. For rumors go somewhere else.

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by Etheereal
Sat May 18, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19588

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

arcticcruiser wrote:
So, a 164 posts on Coke vs Pepsi...
Should this thread not have been moved somewhere?

Dont worry, soon you'll see your loved AvB threads and the billion of rumors..

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by Etheereal
Sat May 11, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11439

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

Or failing to sign the check/cheque. I have seen many many posts over the years suggesting/claiming that airline ratings from skytrax and others are "bought," but where is the evidence for this? It's not that I don't trust you and the others who have posted this, I'm just looking for data...

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by Etheereal
Tue May 07, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 8067

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

If FR swapped all their planes immediately into Max8 or 9, you can bet Europeans will still fly them, regardless.

IWMBH wrote:
“Will never fly the MAX again”
*sees that tickets on the MAX are 10% cheaper*
“Aah the MAX is fine, Boeing knows what it’s doing”

/thread

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by Etheereal
Sun May 05, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42049

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

Im surprised they decided to land with such hard settings .. maybe they had low fuel?

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by Etheereal
Sun May 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42049

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

Glad all are safe. Has to be a nerve wracking experience . Hopefully the media doesn't start some mass 737 hysteria now, however.... I got from google notifs as a "new 737 max story" .. just to talk about hysteria and fake news. The way Google & their cookies work on my computer, I wo...

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by Etheereal
Sat May 04, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42049

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

Jetty wrote:
With this incident included the last 8(!) civil aviation incidents causing death or hull loss were with Boeing planes. :shock: Doesn’t look good.

And the point is ... ?

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by Etheereal
Sat May 04, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42049

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

jetblueguy22 wrote:
Glad all are safe. Has to be a nerve wracking experience. Hopefully the media doesn't start some mass 737 hysteria now, however....

I got from google notifs as a "new 737 max story" .. just to talk about hysteria and fake news.

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by Etheereal
Sat May 04, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions
Replies: 26
Views: 5236

Re: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions

I dont really see a Business case for AV and CM to merge, considering AV wants to have everything routed thru the slow and congested BOG, while PTY is a fast hug airport (and allows instant connection lane swap, unlike BOG)

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by Etheereal
Fri May 03, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions
Replies: 26
Views: 5236

Re: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions

I love these one word statements with no context and without reading the actual thread. No, they are not. If you can read spanish, check this article: https://www.eltiempo.com/economia/empresas/efromovich-habla-de-las-medidas-para-evitar-crisis-en-avianca-354470 I can, I'm Colombian. I've read the ...

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by Etheereal
Fri May 03, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions
Replies: 26
Views: 5236

Re: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions

https://www.eltiempo.com/economia/empre ... nca-354470
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RCS763AV wrote:
I love these one word statements with no context and without reading the actual thread. No, they are not.

If you can read spanish, check this article: https://www.eltiempo.com/economia/empre ... nca-354470

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by Etheereal
Wed May 01, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions
Replies: 26
Views: 5236

Re: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions

AtomicGarden wrote:
Is Avianca in trouble as much as it's Braziliand and Argentinian branches?

Yes.

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by Etheereal
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 70
Views: 17810

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

It's simple. Like BA, QR and EY, they don't know what they're doing. Running a subfleet of B777X doesn't make sense when you already have the A350-1000 in the fleet and vice versa. Poor fleet planning to go with poor network planning. Too much beer flowing at CX HQ, courtesy of their failed beer de...

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by Etheereal
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20439

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

What exactly did she mean whens he told him to come and tell it to her face? What? She was going to punch him or whatever? She should be suspended for such lack of professionalism. I think it is a translation issue, she might have meant he could have complained privately rather than calling her inc...

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by Etheereal
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Owner says there's a potential crisis heading towards the company
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

Avianca's Owner says there's a potential crisis heading towards the company

https://www.eltiempo.com/economia/empresas/efromovich-habla-de-las-medidas-para-evitar-crisis-en-avianca-354470 Link in spanish, sorry. Will do a recap here: Within the article, he's still blaming the striking pilots who were looking for better economical options and benefits. He also denies the com...

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by Etheereal
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 93
Views: 15686

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

PaxPicti wrote:
There is a good reason they were voted the least popular airline in Europe - again.

If that was it, then FR would be already on bankrupcy since people wouldnt fly on them.

But hey, they're still packing their planes to the brim :stirthepot:

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by Etheereal
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route
Replies: 47
Views: 6234

Re: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route

SCQ83 wrote:
Aeromexico is also suspending their new route to BCN in W19/20.

So are they getting ready to throw another tantrum at authorities because EK?

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by Etheereal
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 93
Views: 15686

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

Either they figured it was making them more money to proceed like this, or they count it as publicity (there is no such thing as bad publicity). Yes there is. I've never flown Ryanair and I never will, because of stories like this.. I will fly them regardless; thats why there's no bad press when it...

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by Etheereal
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Holdings CEO is out
Replies: 14
Views: 1853

Re: Avianca Holdings CEO is out

Wayfarer515 wrote:
They should bring the ex TACA people back, Efromovich and co. are a sad joke.

He'll stay for long because he represents whats exactly wrong with AV.

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by Etheereal
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20439

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

Nothing like a good "CDTMYLPQTRMP" to defuse the average Argentinian... :roll: Its kinda funny i know exactly what those words mean lol. Also just to give you info about the incident (in case anyone else hasnt): Controller (female) said that they had a lot of traffic/work and couldnt warn...

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by Etheereal
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why limited flights connecting between SFO and MIA?
Replies: 17
Views: 2510

Re: Why limited flights connecting between SFO and MIA?

Limited demand perhaps?

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by Etheereal
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 93
Views: 15686

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

Why would they become unmarketable?How is it their fault? Read the first 3 responses to this thread. There's the answer. This is the Ryanair way of doing things. This is not typical for the Dutch. Ryanair want to "own" their crew, but when something goes wrong, they claim that "pilot...

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by Etheereal
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 83
Views: 19651

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

INFINITI329 wrote:
How does DL think they can stop the inevitable....its already the law..

Ask the FAA as well.

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by Etheereal
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 83
Views: 19651

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Someone that knows more about the FAA, please explain to us how the FAA can decide to ignore a re-authorization bill that is signed into law in October 2018 that says the FAA has 30 days to change the rest rule and inform the airlines of said change. So far they have not even given the airlines not...

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by Etheereal
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719814

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

PlanesNTrains wrote:
I’m looking forward to the final report as it’s hard to keep all the contradicting “facts” in this thread straight.

There will be people that will dismiss the final report because it doesnt fit their headcannon.

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by Etheereal
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20772

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

kiowa wrote:
Delta crunching more seats into coach is not a good thing for comfort in any way. I have no idea why people support the idea unless they are delta employees.

Less personal room-bad for customers comfort.

Because they think that crunching more seats mean they'll have to eventually pay less.

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by Etheereal
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20772

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Galwayman wrote:
No need for recline in flights less than 4 hours, especially in a place like the US with so many ‘larger’ passengers ...

Please dont let DP read this post..

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by Etheereal
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142420

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

I havent been on Europe yet, specially not the UK. But if B6 can offer me a GREAT Mint price, you can bet Ill travel to the UK for the first time ever with them and not AV´s 789.

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by Etheereal
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719814

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

ikramerica wrote:
9Patch wrote:
marcelh wrote:
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Ah, the incompetent third world pilot bashing has started again. Let’s wait for the facts please, nstead of opening this can of worms...


Yes. Let's not allow anything interrupt the Boeing bashing...

Ethiopian has an impeccable record.

Excuse me but what?

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by Etheereal
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus
Replies: 27
Views: 4051

Re: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus

Seems like a shallow attempt to keep illegally-subsidized Boeing and their sales afloat during the MAX crisis. This "government" is the laughing stock of the world. Couldnt be more wrong. Every time he/they make these hollow threats the stock markets go down. How many million pensioners h...

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by Etheereal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719814

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Damn - you beat me to it! :lol: (strictly speaking it's a stall warning as opposed to underspeed per se ) Are you as frustrated as me with all these answers that make it all seem so easy......? Excuse me, wasnt precisely the stick shaker active because the Captain side's AoA had a 76° pitch up nose...

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by Etheereal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico delays Cali (CLO) launch to June 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: AeroMexico delays Cali (CLO) launch to June 2019

I think that route was delayed due AM having to use their spare 800 or 700 in previous Max routes (BOG for example).

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by Etheereal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719814

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

When the overspeed clacker starts sounding. But they were dangerously underspeed, as proven by stick shaker! Damn - you beat me to it! :lol: (strictly speaking it's a stall warning as opposed to underspeed per se ) Are you as frustrated as me with all these answers that make it all seem so easy.......

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by Etheereal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719814

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Heya, long time lurker here. Does a 737 simulator simulate aerodynamic forces on the trim wheels? I also have the same doubt although I believe that yes, the simulators are very realistic Another question I have is the effects of the G forces on the crew The Pilots are thrown off their seats , hitt...

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by Etheereal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719814

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Its not always on, read the posts between page 84 and 86 about the conditions for MCAS to transmit commands. I disagree: in automation parlance, MCAS is an "always on" controller... Point taken. You're correct, what i tried to say was that MCAS isnt always in "transmission" mode...

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by Etheereal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719814

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

haven't read the preliminary report and will wait until the final one is released. However, I am quite confused by some press articles that reported the crew repeatedly performed the procedure. How was it possible if the switches were flipped OFF already? Soo.... why not read just the preliminary r...

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by Etheereal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719814

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The pre report mentions the GPWS warnings, why does MCAS not cutout when GPWS becomes active ?? So in my simple opinion MCAS remains forcing the nose down even when close to the ground when GPWS is warning ? This could be a simple programmation (GPWS cuts out MCAS) i do not understand why this is n...

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by Etheereal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719814

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Actually, I would say - based on what we have learnt in the past few weeks - that MCAS is on or off. The chief point is - contrary to what you would have thought after that AD last year, using the cutout switches as per runaway trim procedure does not actually turn MCAS off. It just disables the ac...

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by Etheereal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719814

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I don’t think you understand aviation accidents. There is NEVER a single point of failure. I am not one to nitpick, but tell that to the 737 pilots with infamous rudder hard over accidents I want to confront this narrative of false equivalency of both machine and human sharing the same blame in thi...

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by Etheereal
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719814

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

And that's the saddest thing of all right there ... both of these crashes would never have happened had the crew simply re-extended the flaps,and returned for an emergency landing. The ET crew could not have deployed flaps at the kinds of airspeeds they were traveling. As I said in a post up-thread...

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by Etheereal
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719814

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

At 05:43:20, approximately five seconds after the last manual electric trim input, an AND automatic trim command occurred and the stabilizer moved in the AND direction from 2.3 to 1.0 unit in approximately 5 seconds. The aircraft began pitching nose down. Additional simultaneous aft column force wa...

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by Etheereal
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL low involuntary denied boardings
Replies: 51
Views: 8392

Re: DL low involuntary denied boardings

I think they also are very proactive by allowing people to “pre-volunteer” for a chosen price - this allows those folks to be bumped without it being “involuntary” as long as Delta is willing to offer what they requested. At least, that’s what I read on here one time. Yes, it’s an auction “name-you...

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by Etheereal
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 117
Views: 24378

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

Most probably didn't notice, because they didn't bother to look or care. Whose who noticed are probably avid a.net readers. So they remember all the threads about cabin crew being always right, no matter what the circumstances are and didn't want to get federal charges for not following crew orders...

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by Etheereal
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France increases CDG-SCL to 10x w
Replies: 20
Views: 4925

Re: Air France increases CDG-SCL to 10x w

This made me wonder what UX's schedule was for SCL, and I was surprised to find out they cancelled that route in 2015. I understand that it's a tough market to crack for them, being a OW hub, but it seems that they aren't putting much effort to become ST's Europe to South America carrier like IB is...

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by Etheereal
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Cuts US Aid to 3 Mexican Countries
Replies: 20
Views: 2081

Re: Trump Cuts US Aid to 3 Mexican Countries

zakuivcustom wrote:
There is Mexico and New Mexico, what’s the 3rd Mexico? :white:

More seriously, it is faux. Their IQ<45 viewers probably don’t care.

Texico is the third

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