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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 8375

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

I wouldn't be surprised if at leas they have to pass a "visibility" test of some sort. Like a fully black aircraft is a nono, to prevent incidents at night (at the airport in particular). But likely nothing to do with copyright infringement or anything commercial.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 177
Views: 12016

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

smithbs wrote:
I agree with the "dated from 80s" comments - that was the first thing in my mind.

The current AF1 is beautiful. No need to change it.


Well the current livery is very 60's, so what? we are getting nearer to eurowhite AF1!

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 6139

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

Great, they somehow managed to make Asiana's livery even worse.

LaunchDetected wrote:
But this livery is just meh, the tail looks like it have been cannibalized from another aircraft


That's what I was thinking. Or factory new panels that are yet to be painted.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 20907

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

I'm not surprised. On my last flight with AA, I felt they handled the delay horribly. I was proactive and wanted to take an earlier flight and they wanted to charge a change fee. I feel you. I was recently stranded at Houston for 10 hours, and while the gate agent rebooked me to SLC instead of JAC ...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 24580

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Well I was talking to a colleague today who did some revenue work for AA in the late 90's, and he said they used to REALLY overbook flights (like, 50% over real capacity). And then at the gate, if most pax showed up, AA would start giving generous compensations for those who volunteered to offload....

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 24580

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Well I was talking to a colleague today who did some revenue work for AA in the late 90's, and he said they used to REALLY overbook flights (like, 50% over real capacity). And then at the gate, if most pax showed up, AA would start giving generous compensations for those who volunteered to offload. ...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15092

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

AC should check their procedures and be more proactive. In my company when we detect a fraud, the pax is automatically added to the no fly list, sometimes unless they pays in person if they are lucky. This means fraud can happen, but only once (unless the crook changes his/her name enough not to be ...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 34
Views: 4830

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

I don’t understand why anyone is using paper boarding passes let alone “paper ticket” (boarding pass) holders. I like paper boarding passes, because I kinda collect them after all my travels. Even more, when possible to do a web check in, I do it, but if the airport has self check in kiosks, I prin...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri May 31, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 204062

Re: F-35 news thread

Why did the Italian Air Force order the F-35B? do they really need a STOVL jet? the Navy, I understand. The only mention I can find of it is that the Air Force is using the A to replace the Tornado, and the B to replace the AMX , which is used for CAS. Perhaps they expect to employ some sort of FAR...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed May 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 204062

Re: F-35 news thread

Why did the Italian Air Force order the F-35B? do they really need a STOVL jet? the Navy, I understand.

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by AtomicGarden
Sun May 26, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 3997

Re: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020

MoKa777 wrote:
I'm actually surprised that they don't already operate these routes... you learn something every day.


+1

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by AtomicGarden
Thu May 23, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - no immigrations control?
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Re: DFW - no immigrations control?

Well, this is news to me. I always remembered going thru immigration control when departing too. But I must be confused. I do know that clearing customs is basically non existant compared to others. Thanks so much for the replies, now I feel much better. You might have remembered having your passpo...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed May 22, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - no immigrations control?
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Re: DFW - no immigrations control?

Well, this is news to me. I always remembered going thru immigration control when departing too. But I must be confused. I do know that clearing customs is basically non existant compared to others. Thanks so much for the replies, now I feel much better. As a side note, it's interesting how countrie...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed May 22, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - no immigrations control?
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

DFW - no immigrations control?

Hello folks, last week I had a domestic-to-international flight on AA with a connection at DFW. We arrived at Terminal A and then had to depart from D. The connection was quite smooth with Skytrain (loved it, by the way) but I can't stop thinking - we never went thru immigration control. Is it norma...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed May 22, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 11321

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

Why? More aisle seats, better circulation. Because it costs far more to build/operatte such bird while the current narrowbodies in 3-3 config do the job just fine with similar capacity. Michael What would you do with overhead bins? you'd need 3 rows/sets of bins instead of 2, no? only on a widebody...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon May 06, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 156111

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

No its brand new..... No it's not, i saw it yesterday. And people are still saying it was already in flames? I'm no expert but hard to think that the fire was caused by anything but the hard landing/bouncing. He was being sarcastic. The same videos get posted over and over, just like the news updat...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon May 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 156111

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

SEU wrote:
Rokkarolla wrote:
https://youtu.be/RMwJkZ7QLY4

Anyone already posted this landing footage?


No its brand new.....


No it's not, i saw it yesterday. And people are still saying it was already in flames? I'm no expert but hard to think that the fire was caused by anything but the hard landing/bouncing.

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by AtomicGarden
Sun May 05, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1430
Views: 339628

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

This thread is two years old. Should it be treated like other continuous threads, i.e. a new thread every year or so? Nah, I don't think so. I've been following the thread since its inception and lately it's been no more than sporadic updates that are nonetheless relevant, but nothing to warrant a ...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat May 04, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1430
Views: 339628

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

This thread is two years old. Should it be treated like other continuous threads, i.e. a new thread every year or so? Nah, I don't think so. I've been following the thread since its inception and lately it's been no more than sporadic updates that are nonetheless relevant, but nothing to warrant a ...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri May 03, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18979

Re: SAS on strike

SAS lay off about 1000 employees SAS lay off about 930 cabin employees and 70 luggage handlers as they at the moment don't have work for them due to the strike. How about this then? pilots make a strike and ground handlers and cabin crew pay the price? and because to said strike, there are not flig...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed May 01, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions
Replies: 26
Views: 5414

Re: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions

Is Avianca in trouble as much as it's Braziliand and Argentinian branches? The short answer is NO. Trouble is with Avianca's largest shareholder, Synergy, (which owns O6 and A0). They have received a loan from United Continental Holdings as part of the latter's association with Avianca and COPA. Sy...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions
Replies: 26
Views: 5414

Re: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions

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

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th
Replies: 29
Views: 11423

Re: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th

That said, MM hasn't done well in the economic front, at all, and it's mostly his own fault. I think Macri seems to be in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation due to the IMF's hard line. He was handed a rough deal thanks to CFK's Peronist policies. By the way, didn't CFK or...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th
Replies: 29
Views: 11423

Re: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th

I am disappointed. I was hoping Argentina would see happier times with the defeat of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in 2015, but it doesn't look like it. I have never in my life voted for Macri when he was Chief of Government in Buenos Aires, or voted for his party in any kind of national or local ...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska IT problems this morning ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1338

Re: Alaska IT problems this morning ?

Yup, Sabre was down for like hour and a half.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th
Replies: 29
Views: 11423

Re: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th

01MAY transport strike: - No buses at all. - No subway at all. - No trains at all. - APLA Union pilots will strike: (AR/AU, LATAM Argentina, Andes and Avianca). - Norwegian, Flybondi and JetSmart are supposed to operate as normal. On May 1st it's the AAA union (FA's) the ones to strike, but even th...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 382003

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

It's decent, nothing spectacular, but still better than before. I do not like the big UNITED, a smaller and different font above the windows would've been nicer IMO.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 9988

Re: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers

I have an FA friend who used to treat us when we visited him with an insane amount of candy he took from the plane. Back in the days when my a/l issued a so called "happy meal" box with some goodies. Oh how I miss those days (I'm taling 3/4 years ago!).

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery
Replies: 15
Views: 5120

Re: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery

I like it very much. I also like Etihad's so no surprises here.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 22666

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

I'm gonna make a bet, heart attack. Or maybe he rolled over and could get back up.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 15824

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Cities have the right to give business to whoever they see fit according to their voter's belief, just like many here say that if you don't agree with CFA's or it's owner's policies you can go eat somewhere else.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Airport in the Telegraph
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Re: Berlin Airport in the Telegraph

cedarjet wrote:
    ACCS300 wrote:
    **delete**

    Agree — why post an article behind a paywall?


    Well, to cut the OP some slack, it says you can register for free.

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    by AtomicGarden
    Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:23 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
    Replies: 254
    Views: 38923

    Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

    ... Zipper?

    Come on guuys, A-net supposedly loves cheatlines!

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    by AtomicGarden
    Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:13 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: easyJet Europe new callsign
    Replies: 28
    Views: 9630

    Re: easyJet Europe new callsign

    Are there many more examples of IATA codes switching to better the airline brand/name? like if Ryanair got to be RY (unused AFAIK) instead of FR. One of the more famous examples was USAir switching from AL (for predecessor Allegheny) to US. Well that was a neat change! Virgin Australia switched to ...

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    by AtomicGarden
    Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:13 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: easyJet Europe new callsign
    Replies: 28
    Views: 9630

    Re: easyJet Europe new callsign

    And their new IATA code is EC. Funny enough. EC was previously used by British Airways’ French subsidiary openskies. Now the company has rebranded into LEVEL France, EC was changed to LV Didn't know that. It must have been nice for the crews, going from premium full service airline to a low cost, w...

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    by AtomicGarden
    Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:59 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: easyJet Europe new callsign
    Replies: 28
    Views: 9630

    Re: easyJet Europe new callsign

    And their new IATA code is EC. Funny enough. EC was previously used by British Airways’ French subsidiary openskies. Now the company has rebranded into LEVEL France, EC was changed to LV Didn't know that. It must have been nice for the crews, going from premium full service airline to a low cost, w...

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    by AtomicGarden
    Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:01 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Has any airline brought back a livery after it was retired?
    Replies: 16
    Views: 3821

    Re: Has any airline brought back a livery after it was retired?

    TAAG Before: 1054213 New livery: 1102043 Back to previous livery: 5322795 What was the reason for going back? the new one was really cool (I like orange-reddish liveries like Boeings 747-8) Management change that preferred the old livery. New livery never went into service and the 777 and 737 paint...

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    by AtomicGarden
    Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:57 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Frankfurt airport new lounge
    Replies: 1
    Views: 819

    Re: Frankfurt airport new lounge

    Pretty sure it's an april's fool joke. I would love to be in a lounge with dogs, though. Alpacas, not so sure.

    BTW it's annoying ot took to the middle of the video to finally see the animals.

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    by AtomicGarden
    Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:49 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
    Replies: 26
    Views: 4735

    Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

    Aren't Israel bound flights treated with extra security? it could also be about minimising risks, they allow TLV flights because that's unavoidable, but no more overflying than necessary.

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    by AtomicGarden
    Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:43 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Has any airline brought back a livery after it was retired?
    Replies: 16
    Views: 3821

    Re: Has any airline brought back a livery after it was retired?

    airbazar wrote:
    TAAG

    Before:


    New livery:


    Back to previous livery:


    What was the reason for going back? the new one was really cool (I like orange-reddish liveries like Boeings 747-8)

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    by AtomicGarden
    Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:33 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
    Replies: 195
    Views: 23199

    Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

    Crew schedulers must love this system! talk about doing work for nothing... BTW I'm sure AA, UA, any airline, must have clause in their contract which strictly forbids making a profit out of the job. In my a/l non reving for both employees and their family is monitored, so you cannot fly more than 5...

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    by AtomicGarden
    Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:24 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Sun Country Suing Global Aviation Services
    Replies: 16
    Views: 2681

    Re: Sun Country Suing Global Aviation Services

    Lowest bidder doesn't have to mean bad service. If I buy a cheap car, I don't expect it to fail every week.

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    by AtomicGarden
    Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:31 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
    Replies: 117
    Views: 25206

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

    Moose135 wrote:
    Good thing the RAF didn't make this mistake back in '44!


    This is why this friggin' site needs 'like' buttons for posts

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    by AtomicGarden
    Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:30 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Orlando suing MLB over name
    Replies: 48
    Views: 7462

    Re: Orlando suing MLB over name

    If they can prove that people have been misleaded, and that MCO has suffered some amount of economic damage due to to wrong usage of the name, why not, I can see their point. Apparently they even aren't in the Orlando metro. Besides, MLB has flights by AA and DL. It's an easy mistake for a pax to ma...

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    by AtomicGarden
    Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:44 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
    Replies: 93
    Views: 14597

    Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

    Im shocked they were still flying there. It makes sense to suspend with the deteriorating situation within the country to not put your people in that situation. Dangers aside, it’s insanely profitable. Money printing machine. How good was the LF? I know companies prefer profit per ticket before ful...

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    by AtomicGarden
    Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:28 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
    Replies: 6476
    Views: 746212

    Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

    I believe the FAA became too indulgent with Boeing when certification had to be approved. I see a small yet major difference in MAX vs. NG handling, yet the FAA probably thought it was 'ok' because who would distrust Boeing and the 737? someone is gonna have to answer to the judges soon enough (IF i...

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    by AtomicGarden
    Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:25 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
    Replies: 6476
    Views: 746212

    Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

    When I've seen comments about the lack of ability of the pilots in both crashes - people have mentioned their flights were in daylight and good weather so they should have been able to visually fly the plane and make the adjustments needed etc that way Which clearly suggests that if it had been nig...

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    by AtomicGarden
    Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:39 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
    Replies: 6476
    Views: 746212

    Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

    So are you suggesting these planes are only safe enough to fly in daylight then? This is getting silly now Why would we ever want to rely on pilots intervening to fix planes that aren't safe enough to fly as they are? That's not what I meant. What I want to know is how hard is it for a pilot to rea...

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    by AtomicGarden
    Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:19 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
    Replies: 6476
    Views: 746212

    Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

    Please bear with me, I'm no expert in technical issues. IF the MCAS is to blame, because it corrects the AoA incorrectly (at times), after Lion Air's crash, weren't pilots suppossed to know of its existance and be able to disable it? how difficult is it to realize you are not climbing or flying at ...

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    by AtomicGarden
    Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:38 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
    Replies: 6476
    Views: 746212

    Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

    Please bear with me, I'm no expert in technical issues. IF the MCAS is to blame, because it corrects the AoA incorrectly (at times), after Lion Air's crash, weren't pilots suppossed to know of its existance and be able to disable it? how difficult is it to realize you are not climbing or flying at d...

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