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by greendot
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Incident
Replies: 35
Views: 3124

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: 18632

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: 18632

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: 18632

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: 9129

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: 2806

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: 1846

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: 6300

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: 6300

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: 6434

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: 6434

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: 4582

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: 45353

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: 45353

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: 4582

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: 4582

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: 45353

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: 45353

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: 45353

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: 45353

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: 12088

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: 12088

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: 12088

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: 12088

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: 12088

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: 12088

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: 6434

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: 16206

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: 16206

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: 16206

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: 16206

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: 12088

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: 12088

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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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12088

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Here you go people. Encouraging women to become Pilots is Sexist. You heard it from Greendot. I don't understand how people could be this stupid..... smh. Anyway, we are Encouraging women to become pilots because we already encourage men to become one. We don't DISCOURAGE men or DISCRIMINATING men ...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4582

Re: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

This is from the LionAir crash and it makes my point... https://theaircurrent.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/jt43-jt610-lionair-correctiveaction-crop-hr-2.jpg Look at the piss poor maintenance response... it was Ops Test OK On Ground. As an airline pilot and engineer, this really pisses me off. I c...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12088

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Encouraging and forcing are 2 different things. You are making assumptions that Airlines are Forcing women to become pilots. If they wanted to become mothers or stay home wife, do that, but I also doesn't mind if Men became stay home dad. You are making assumptions with no actual proofs regarding y...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12088

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Good Lord, I'm going to have to say it again: this is exactly why women feel discouraged from becoming pilots. I don't know what world you're living in, but women certainly do not get preferential treatment in hiring when it comes to applying for airlines. Lemme put it this way, when people come up...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12088

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

I always love when people discuss the past like it was a perfectly meritocratic time. The future is usually an improvement. However, many of these ideas of social justice are regressive because they are simply racism and sexism rationalized by equality of outcome. It's the false idea that the ends ...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12088

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Aviation is a hard field to work in. It is shift work, long hours, high stress and has very little rewards. Being a pilot is tough and expensive to get there, few people can afford it. I quit my pilot training because of the cost. So it might attract less women because it is a tough career/field to...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12088

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

I think we need to stop with the Conservative ideas of how the world should just stop developing and freeze because it doesn't fit into your dated ideology. There is clearly a valid reason for Encouraging women to become pilots. It's called pilot shortages. The fact that many airlines have to slowe...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4582

Re: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

Aircraft reliability is abysmal. Every company always has something on an MEL, CDL, or NEF. Imagine if cars had something wrong with them on every trip! Our expectations for aircraft are very low. Industry needs to be forced to progress into using state of the art technologies. For example, rather ...

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12088

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Also, I don't see how which gender get more cancer (not just breast cancer or testicular cancer, how about ovarian cancer?) would make it better or easier than the other gender. How about heart attack? how about stroke? how about tumor? I mentioned this to demonstrate the notion that in social circ...

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12088

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

This is an interesting topic because it's not just airline pilots where women are being encouraged to participate in, but a whole slew of career fields like the STEM's, women are being encouraged to join. As a father of four daughters, part of me thinks this is great while another part questions th...

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12088

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

This is an interesting topic because it's not just airline pilots where women are being encouraged to participate in, but a whole slew of career fields like the STEM's, women are being encouraged to join. As a father of four daughters, part of me thinks this is great while another part questions th...

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6434

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

Do pilots ever taxi out to the runway on just 1 engine starting the other engine just before it is there turn to takeoff? On a recent flight on a B717 I could not see either of the engines but based on sound I think that is what they did. I could hear the APU start before we pushed back, after push...

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4582

Re: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

This is from the LionAir crash and it makes my point... https://theaircurrent.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/jt43-jt610-lionair-correctiveaction-crop-hr-2.jpg Look at the piss poor maintenance response... it was Ops Test OK On Ground. As an airline pilot and engineer, this really pisses me off. I ca...

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 16206

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

Atlwarrior wrote:
Thread blown way out proportion.


No it's not. Delta needs to be raked over the coals for unsanitary, unhealthy practices. They had a chance to cancel the flight.

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 16206

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

Before I get ripped into, let me first put out a crystal clear disclaimer that I find the situation the passenger was faced with to be not only gross but unhealthy. Additionally, while we have only heard one side of the customer service part of this story, based on everything we know Delta employee...

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 16206

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

Service animals will always take a dump. Suppose the previous passenger "cleaned it". You're still sitting in crap. It's very hard to kill bacteria and virtually impossible to kill viruses. Aircraft are giant petri dishes. We need to start demanding that airlines be sanitary. Not a single ...

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by greendot
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4582

Re: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

Yup, computers don't make mistakes. They always do what they are instructed to do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cv2ud1339E It didn't make a mistake. It did exactly what it was programmed to do. That was 100% pilot error. Like I said, it's merely not doing what you "expect" it to do. T...

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