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by greendot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 28046

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

lol I forgot about that part, yeah they are using the same playbook with the gate agents now. $30 a month on union dues are better spent on a manicure, not a legal union contract that protects their jobs and advocates for fair compensation and profit sharing. wozers Everyone forgets that a corporat...

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by greendot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations
Replies: 72
Views: 5140

Re: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations

I'm aware of a recent incident involving a large airplane which passed all preflight checks and tests and taxied for takeoff without incident. The takeoff roll was uneventful, and moments after takeoff, the flight entered the clouds. The departure occurred at a high altitude airport, in a very moun...

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by greendot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations
Replies: 72
Views: 5140

Re: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations

Not to mention probably 800 single pilot fighters flying around North America Notice that's why I specified passenger aircraft... We have had two highly experienced airline pilots weigh in and both said they would not take a Citation jet or similar up on their own. Yours isn't the only opinion and ...

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by greendot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations
Replies: 72
Views: 5140

Re: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations

Are you aware of a single pilot airplane with autoland capability? Are you aware of an autopilot that has the capability or judgement to divert, program itself, and perform an autoland? Are you aware of single-pilot aircraft with "remote control" capability? Yes as it was part of my unive...

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by greendot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations
Replies: 72
Views: 5140

Re: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations

Why is this permitted? I cannot understand why the FAA would allow a multi-passenger jet like the CJ4. Furthermore, I can't believe any of those passengers would be ok climbing on a jet with just one pilot. We have seen too many examples of an airline pilot being incapacitated or falling over dead ...

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by greendot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 28046

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

You can try to minimize B6's failures by comparing it to other failures but minimizing the problem as an industry norm is not helpful. Instead, maybe employees should demand the board and shareholders to take action to dump the current managers and replace them with innovators, thinkers, intellectu...

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by greendot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 28046

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Ask the B6 “president” about Profit Sharing She has a big set to ask workers not to unionize after giving them $100 of $750 million in profits The problem is Johanna Gerrity. She's a lawyer and not even a good one. She's never really done anything innovative which is why the only thing she can do i...

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by greendot
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?
Replies: 73
Views: 6331

Re: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?

Not really relevant. There are those participating here who have such qualifications and experience and decades on the line flying (myself, for example), plus a very long history in maintenance, inspection, safety, etc, who have dealt with this topic and other associated subjects for a long, long t...

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by greendot
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 28046

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Imagine if someone like Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos or Steve Jobs were in charge of B6. Do you think they would run B6 the same way? You mean David Neeleman? Only the most successful serial airline startup founder. Most people can only do it once, this guy has done it three times and going for a fourth...

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by greendot
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 28046

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

I posted this on another B6 thread but find it appropriate here as well. Wow whiners out in full effect. We get it. Management at B6 has issues starting from the top. AA has the same issues with Doug Parker. It happens. But your attitudes and moral have a huge effect on your operations wether you s...

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by greendot
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 28046

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

I posted this on another B6 thread but find it appropriate here as well. Wow whiners out in full effect. We get it. Management at B6 has issues starting from the top. AA has the same issues with Doug Parker. It happens. But your attitudes and moral have a huge effect on your operations wether you s...

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by greendot
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?
Replies: 73
Views: 6331

Re: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?

Then, the air usually will pass through a water separator coalescer or the sock. The sock retains the dirt and oil from the engine bleed air to keep the cabin air cleaner. The coalescer is not a proper filter. It is just a piece of cloth. Its function is to collect condensed water, not to filter th...

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by greendot
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?
Replies: 73
Views: 6331

Re: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?

Whale, I'm highly educated in science, with multiple degrees in science. I also studied this problem while in the USAF, which I assure you spends more money on these things than any cargo outfit. I also fly big airplanes like you might. The difference is that I can intelligently read scientific lit...

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by greendot
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?
Replies: 73
Views: 6331

Re: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?

Come on guys. Everyone knows that in that state of California, anything that is matter or energy is a carcinogen or has the potential of causing birth defects even if there is no proof of that. Even looking at an oil streak from the vent of an engine has the potential of causing cancer or birth def...

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by greendot
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?
Replies: 73
Views: 6331

Re: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?

The APU is rarely, if ever, run in flight. The scent is not the same as "fumes" and aerotoxic syndrome, nor is overservice a standard, common thing, nor something that becomes an issue enroute on flights, and in most aircraft, there's no path from hydraulics to pneumatics. But it is run o...

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by greendot
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?
Replies: 73
Views: 6331

Re: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?

Yes a fume can be anything. But there are ovens that could stink on all aircraft. Yet these fume events seem to happen more often on A320 series aircraft. That's all I wanted to show with this screenshot. And yet, you didn't. Yes I did read many of them. Out of curiosity though, not to fight a war ...

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by greendot
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18676

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

While you’re correct that most of USAF’s 707-based airframes (E-3, E-8, and the Navy’s E-8) were purchased directly from Boeing (some as late as 1992), if I recall correctly, Uncle Sam purchased a good chunk of the US-registered 707 fleet in the early 80’s as a spare parts source for the KC-135 fle...

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by greendot
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Incident
Replies: 35
Views: 3137

Re: Ramp Incident

Until the ground crew is cleared off of the headset and the all clear to taxi is acknowledged by the flight crew, control of the aircraft is in the hands of the ground crew. Just the way it is. Most of the flight crews I have ever worked with understand and appreciate the team effort of the concept...

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by greendot
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18676

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

When did the military start buying up all the 707s? Most were not bought from anyone but from Boeing directly. For example, USAF E-3s were being made into 1981 (approximately) at Boeing. Keep in mind that military 707s are drastically different than civilian 707s. And... a KC-135 is not a 707. Mili...

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by greendot
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18676

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

A question I have following on from this discussion is this: what were the salient points that encouraged airlines to buy 707s rather than DC-8s, or DC-8s rather than 707s, when they were both fully in production? I've only recently discovered that two stretched versions of the 707 were envisaged, ...

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by greendot
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18676

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

A question I have following on from this discussion is this: what were the salient points that encouraged airlines to buy 707s rather than DC-8s, or DC-8s rather than 707s, when they were both fully in production? I've only recently discovered that two stretched versions of the 707 were envisaged, ...

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by greendot
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?
Replies: 67
Views: 9180

Re: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?

A few years ago, I was on an EK flight from DXB-BEY in business class. Besides us the only other people in the cabin were some young guys who were acting goofy and belligerent during the flight. At one point, one of them whips out a cigar and (jokingly, it seemed) tells the FA that he's going to li...

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by greendot
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC readback before Tenerife accident, 1977
Replies: 13
Views: 2827

Re: ATC readback before Tenerife accident, 1977

Couldn't figure out a better way to title my question, sorry. One of the takeaways from the 747 collision in Tenerife in 1977 was that aircrews worldwide were required to read back ATC instructions. Before this accident were ATC instructions ever read back (expect for clarification) as a matter of ...

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by greendot
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Class II navigation logs
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

Re: Class II navigation logs

ACs are advisory, but once you add it to the GOM or OpSpecs you have to follow it. The AC normally says it is "one method of compliance" so many will follow the AC guidance to obtain approval from the FAA. I wonder where the FAA gets the authority to make a GOM or OpSpecs a legal requirem...

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by greendot
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?
Replies: 73
Views: 6331

Re: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?

I agree 100% with this. It is a silent killer. I would never ever be an airline pilot because it is one of the highest exposure occupations. You agree with it, based on what? Highest exposure occupations to what? I'm going on toward my fourth decade doing this....as a pilot. I dont' think I've ever...

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by greendot
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?
Replies: 73
Views: 6331

Re: Are toxic cabin fumes an underestimated risk, or not?

Apparently it seems to be that only a low percentage of cabin fumes events finally get registered by the authorities, at least reading these avherald articles: https://www.avherald.com/h?article=4b6eb830/0006&opt=0 https://www.avherald.com/h?article=4c140b24&opt=0 Is this what is happening?...

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by greendot
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6488

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

It depends on what you trying to achieve. The general premise of the question is to have the safest possible conditions. One engine taxis are not because you don't have auxiliary fire protection until the fire fighters arrive. Therefore, it isn't the safest possible condition. So let's go back to t...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6488

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

Of course that could happen. There are other risks with single engine taxi out also. What if you have a tailpipe fire when you start the second engine? You don't have your ground crew nearby to assist (tailpipe fires are not detected by the engine fire detection system). What if ATC clears you to j...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4604

Re: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

I worry about this and about maintenance in general. The biggest routine issue is that even if something is written up, the deviation is frequently written off as "cannot duplicate". We, in the front office, need far better self discipline to document every and any deviation. Sometimes pi...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 45459

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

salttee wrote:
greendot wrote:
I wonder how this will unfold in comparison to the 737's historical rudder hardover problem.

Probably people who stoop to that level will be ignored.


Stoop to what level? It's legitimate to know how the various government agencies handle this. I can't control what you think.

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by greendot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 45459

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

Wikipedia Unintended consequences can be grouped into three types: Unexpected benefit: A positive unexpected benefit (also referred to as luck, serendipity or a windfall). Unexpected drawback: An unexpected detriment occurring in addition to the desired effect of the policy (e.g., while irrigation ...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4604

Re: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

Disagree, Although some time, in some companies, there are “pencil whipped complaints, the way to combat this is not reducing MEL time or MEL qty. To get a needed part and to replace it and test, it’s a time consuming, no easy task, that many times requieres more than 10 days ( for more common “C” ...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4604

Re: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

Sorry, also disagree with Mr. Greendot about preventive Maintenance.. Most of a/c follow a Maintenance Program, proposed by Aircraft Maintenance and approved by regulator (FAA), In the states, a Maintenance Program for. Commercial Aircraft, consist in: For Line Maintenance: Post Flight Checks Daily...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 45459

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

Isn’t that a little overly dramatic and childish? Airplane accidents have unfortunately occurred since the beginning of time. What, do you think every airline has cancelled orders for every model that’s had an accident? So I guess all A330 orders should be cancelled too? I don't think so. Particula...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 45459

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

It would be impossible for any manufacturer to mention every single nuanced scenario, as they may not have even thought of them all. This isn't 1950 anymore. Computer simulation through things like computational fluid dynamics and first principles based flight models (simulator) allow aircraft to b...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 45459

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

I know there are some MAX customers that have yet to take delivery of their new jets , Alaska for instance..... Might AS decide to cancel their MAX orders , especially since they now have A321NEOS on property. I would also guess Lion Air might be reconsidering their Max order book as well. Isn’t th...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 45459

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

I know there are some MAX customers that have yet to take delivery of their new jets , Alaska for instance..... Might AS decide to cancel their MAX orders , especially since they now have A321NEOS on property. I would also guess Lion Air might be reconsidering their Max order book as well. Not like...

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by greendot
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Let me phares the end of he article to why he is fired: "Alaska eventually fired Engelien (The Male Pilot) after the MFR Group concluded he likely lied about his phone’s time discrepancies and violated the airline’s 10-hour rule. The same investigation also found “insufficient evidence” that E...

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by greendot
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Getting to the interview has never been a completely fair and equal process. Having a contact at the airline can help, for example, or coming from a flight school that has a history of funneling to an airline. I have no problem with that, or with women getting some priority to the interview. If you...

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by greendot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: It's like I'm talking to a 5 year old here..... I'm sure I'd like to take one of those Red Pills instead of using my brain to think logically :roll: What you are advocating is not logical. It is sexist. It's very simple. Everyone should have equal opportunity. Equal...

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by greendot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

In response to the last couple of comments: this is exactly a part of why women don't want to be pilots. There are people constantly second-guessing them and saying "oh, you were just put up there because you're pretty/affirmative action/HR/blah blah blah", "you're taking qualified m...

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by greendot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Let me phares the end of he article to why he is fired: "Alaska eventually fired Engelien (The Male Pilot) after the MFR Group concluded he likely lied about his phone’s time discrepancies and violated the airline’s 10-hour rule. The same investigation also found “insufficient evidence” that E...

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by greendot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Wtf? How is that make sense. Why don't we encourage everybody to enter the aviation industry? What's wrong with that? This is some weird shit logic right here. Don't be daft. Give your brain a chance. Of course you can encourage everybody to join the aviation industry. But that isn't done by strati...

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by greendot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6488

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

Not an expert on this topic but is it possible (or a risk) to be out in the taxi que and the second engine not start? Of course that could happen. There are other risks with single engine taxi out also. What if you have a tailpipe fire when you start the second engine? You don't have your ground cr...

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by greendot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 16250

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

If this were allegiant, wow, or Norweigan people would go nuts. Note this was delta airlines. The crew clearly has set metrics for on time departures and they chose that over helping clean up a mess. At a point the crew should have cleaned this up if there cleaners wouldn't , handing the passenger ...

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by greendot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 16250

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

It seems US airlines do generally have a bit of a problem when it comes to their treatment of passengers, especially the attitude of cabin crew. If you don't immediately do as they say then they're going to do something bad to you. I've seen this myself actually on AA, where the crew totally overre...

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by greendot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 16250

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

How nobody saw or smelled this before boarding really surprises me. You know when a dog drops a duce, it reeks over a large area. Dont they have turn cleaners that come in and tidy up the cabin before they board? How did nobody notice. Something does not seem to add up here. Not all airlines do and...

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by greendot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 16250

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

It seems US airlines do generally have a bit of a problem when it comes to their treatment of passengers, especially the attitude of cabin crew. If you don't immediately do as they say then they're going to do something bad to you. I've seen this myself actually on AA, where the crew totally overre...

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by greendot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

This is hilariously insulting. Are traditionally "girly" jobs like nursing and cabin crew not like that? What about being a stay-at-home mom (minus the days away from home part)? You are aware that aviation causes different physiological dangers to women? For example: women who are pregna...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

the simple fact is that Aviation really isn’t suited to most women, long hours including days away from home, high stress, repetitive but demanding work load, work which requires you to start and end work and any hours of the day. This is hilariously insulting. Are traditionally "girly" j...

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