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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Falcon 50 gravel kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: Falcon 50 gravel kit

Thx for confirming it was largest biz jet with a gravel kit. I still think it was a shame that only one copy was made. When an OEM spends several million designing and certifying a SB like this kit and no one wants (well, one); it’s not a shame, it’s sound business to end it. Jets have few needs fo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Falcon 50 gravel kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: Falcon 50 gravel kit

Was there a gravel kit for the DA-50? If so, it was without question the largest bizjet for gravel runways. Why would they have it? I flew a DA-10, parked it outside in cold Canadian weather, nothing worked in the morning. Falcon Jet’s only questions, “why didn’t you put it in a heated hangar and no...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 10, 2023 3:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The use of integral air stairs
Replies: 43
Views: 4964

Re: The use of integral air stairs

https://www.boeing-727.com/Data/fly%20odds/727MMEL.pdf
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The aft stairs down to prevent tipping was, IIRC, only an issue on the -200s. It was on the MMEL as not required to be hydraulicLy inoperative with restrictions.

https://www.boeing-727.com/Data/fly%20odds/727MMEL.pdf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 10, 2023 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video released of UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA in 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 13672

Re: Video released of UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA in 2016

I, too, doubt the crew were aware of the strike. I’ve investigated or briefed on several strikes—the crew didn’t know. Knew it was close, perhaps. A C-5, doing a touch-go in strong crosswinds left a furrow almost 500’ long once-crew was told by the tower who saw a rooster tail of mud.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video released of UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA in 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 13672

Re: UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA

JFK's RNAV Z into 13R, you're not lined up with the runway until you're at 520 feet. RNAV Z 13L, you're not lined up with the runway until you're at 456 feet. EWR's RNAV Y into runway 29, you're not lined up with the runway until you're at 834 feet. DCA's RNAV into 19 doesn't have you lined up with...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The use of integral air stairs
Replies: 43
Views: 4964

Re: The use of integral air stairs

The EA shuttle, when they boarded from the ramp and stairs, used aft stairs on the Boeing. I heard stories of impatient passengers leaving the line for main door and running up the aft stairs.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 09, 2023 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video released of UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA in 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 13672

Re: Video released of UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA in 2016

Maybe alignment isn’t mentioned, but being that far off centerline, with the wingtip striking in the “piano keys” prior to numbers isn’t a stable approach. If you look at surface of the water, there’s not much wind, either.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 09, 2023 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility
Replies: 47
Views: 2518

Re: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility

Thirty-five years ago, I was recovering from back surgery, reading Smithsonian’s new magazine “Air & Space”. Article predicting we’d all now be flying intercontinental using Mach 5+ near sub-orbital airliners. See why I’m cynical about these miraculous engineering breakthroughs? And by the way,...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 09, 2023 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video released of UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA in 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 13672

Re: Video released of UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA in 2016

There was an Expressway Charted Visual way back when, always a test of B727 new FOs. There wasn’t for the 22 circle to 13. The is the Park Visual but it comes up the Hudson until just north of Central Park. There is also a RNAV 13 from the northeast with all the “bells and whistles” one could ask fo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 09, 2023 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13249

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Schumer center-right? That’s funny, I don’t care who you are. He’s center-right in the British Labour Party, maybe I know really. Schumer, Pelosi, Murray etc all want huge taxes and spending, no guns and no bail laws but they are "center right" LOL. Again they would have reflected on why ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 08, 2023 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility
Replies: 47
Views: 2518

Re: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility

Thirty-five years ago, I was recovering from back surgery, reading Smithsonian’s new magazine “Air & Space”. Article predicting we’d all now be flying intercontinental using Mach 5+ near sub-orbital airliners. See why I’m cynical about these miraculous engineering breakthroughs?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 08, 2023 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video released of UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA in 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 13672

Re: Video released of UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA in 2016

The video looks like there was APS most no wings-level final—pretty high left wing down, rapid roll to arrest the the turn which caused strike. Never aligned with centerline with fair amount of crossing angle at wingtip strike. Yes, the Canarsie visual has a short-isn’t final, but easiily managed at...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 08, 2023 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13249

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Schumer center-right? That’s funny, I don’t care who you are. He’s center-right in the British Labour Party, maybe

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 08, 2023 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video released of UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA in 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 13672

Re: UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA

Besides the fact that landings on 13 are super rare; that 737 was in no way aligned with the runway at all. If this is real, a go around should have been obvious before it got to that point. Contrary to popular belief, not every approach is aligned with the runway centerline. For as rare as Runway ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 07, 2023 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13249

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Someone said if you elect clowns, don't be surprised if you end up in a circus. It’s EXACTLY the government that was voted for and, hence, what is deserved. McCarthy is totally enfeebled, won’t make good on any of his concessions to the Freedom as the other 415 will oppose it in various blocks-perh...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 07, 2023 3:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircrew scheduling question.
Replies: 8
Views: 2466

Re: Aircrew scheduling question.

On those sectors, a lot of consideration on layover location and security. I know from being there, AF service laid over in Brazzaville after stopping at Kinshasa. And, then KIN-CDG after crew rest.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 06, 2023 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie
Replies: 156
Views: 6645

Re: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie

As I have suggested before, I wonder if Prince Harry has some serious mental/psychological health issues. I think he's more or less admitted that he was traumatized by the loss of his mother at such a young age, and felt a lack of love from his father and the rest of the family, something common in...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 06, 2023 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6491

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

It could be worse, given that he's playing Andy to Willie's Charlie. I suppose there's plenty of time for him to grow into that role later in life. Harry’s major maladjustment is inherent seeks relevance and attention. That and a horrible harridan of a wife. If Diana was your mother. You probably w...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 06, 2023 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum requirements of airport for commercial pax service
Replies: 9
Views: 1709

Re: Minimum requirements of airport for commercial pax service

https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_sa ... _cert/faqs

Outside FAAland, EASA, CASA, TC, varies widely. I’ve seen animals on African airports used by AF, LH, KLM, so I wouldn’t count on much.
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Here’s a start at FAA standards,

https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_sa ... _cert/faqs

Outside FAAland, EASA, CASA, TC, varies widely. I’ve seen animals on African airports used by AF, LH, KLM, so I wouldn’t count on much.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 06, 2023 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6491

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

Alternate theory: Harry saw the writing on the wall and knew that with Wills having brought forth an heir and TWO spares, he would ultimately be spun off from the core group once his father ascended the throne. Scenario A) He and his wife may have been looking for a way get ahead of that with some ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 06, 2023 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6491

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

Being a conservative soul, I have a lot more respect for 1200 years of history and tradition than some crank idea cooked up in the last hundred years. Tradition is merely answers to enduring questions that have proven durable. Democracy isn’t a perfect solution by any means, just witness the present...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 05, 2023 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13249

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Your two Trump votes beg the differ... McCarthy, souless meekest man to ever lead a major party, sucked Trump ass harder than Sessions, Priebus, YE-Dumbass, the entire parade of leeches...and who has not learned a lesson from the consequences and cost of Trump Suckage? Following an innately weak ma...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 05, 2023 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13249

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

You get the politicians you vote for. I don’t vote, it only encourages the bar stewards. Your two Trump votes beg the differ... McCarthy, souless meekest man to ever lead a major party, sucked Trump ass harder than Sessions, Priebus, YE-Dumbass, the entire parade of leeches...and who has not learne...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 05, 2023 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heart Attack ‘Battle’ For 5 Hours on LHR-BLR?
Replies: 9
Views: 3776

Re: Heart Attack ‘Battle’ For 5 Hours on LHR-BLR?

It being in the media, no doubt, there’s facts not in evidence. I’d like a real report.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 05, 2023 1:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew change when aircraft type changes
Replies: 10
Views: 2647

Re: Crew change when aircraft type changes

They would fly back after the required crew rest period.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 04, 2023 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13249

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

scbriml wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Again, why do we give these clowns money and power? Idiots all.


You get the politicians you vote for.


I don’t vote, it only encourages the bar stewards.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 04, 2023 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13249

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Newark727 wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Again, why do we give these clowns money and power? Idiots all.


I thought you wanted a Congress that refused to ever do anything.


They’ve already done too much—repeal should be the order of Congress.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 04, 2023 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13249

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Again, why do we give these clowns money and power? Idiots all.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 04, 2023 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2546

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

Cash is Liberty. We always have a few hundred in the house plus I carry a hundred or two on my person.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 04, 2023 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2546

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

Funny how times have changed, I spent two years flying single pilot night freight transporting cancelled checks in the mid ‘80s Their use was widespread in the US then, I think that has dwindled significantly but I still use them occasionally, probably write a dozen every year for when certain busi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 04, 2023 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Worker Killed at MGM in accident
Replies: 292
Views: 57404

Re: Ramp Worker Killed at MGM in accident

MGM starting pay with Piedmont is $12.00 and tops out at $17.75 after 14 years. Yikes! That’s terrible. My son started out at nearly that top out pay on day 1 as a picker at Amazon. Years ago I interviewed with a major who had set up a subsidiary ground service company. I literally was stunned at h...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 03, 2023 9:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese fighter jet flies 20 feet from US military plane
Replies: 13
Views: 2660

Re: Chinese fighter jet flies 20 feet from US military plane

What would have happened if the RC-135 flew into the J-11's jetwash? Slight buffeting or something worse? Also, what's the standard load of a J-11 on routine patrol/intercept? Looks like it had a pair of PL-8 on the outer hard points and PL-12 on the inner points. Not much, fair roll if the J-11 cr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 03, 2023 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polar Route Limitations
Replies: 29
Views: 5246

Re: Polar Route Limitations

The polar flights are taken regularly by airlines and radiation exposure is just another occupational hazard. The polar route is more predictable both ways as influence of Jet Stream is minimum. The only reason I feel some Airlines are not taking it is because you need to pay Russia a small fee. An...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 03, 2023 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N1 vs EPR
Replies: 11
Views: 1865

Re: N1 vs EPR

They degrade, but not so much as you’d notice it, in my experience. FF is a guide, so you still have to make adjustments. I could fly the traffic pattern in a C-5 and make only the smallest of throttle movements. 500,000# gross weight, set about 5,000 pph and make your speed with configuration chang...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 03, 2023 4:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese fighter jet flies 20 feet from US military plane
Replies: 13
Views: 2660

Re: Chinese fighter jet flies 20 feet from US military plane

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Poor airmanship or could the fighter plane's autopilot caused him to drift in front of the Boeing?


Not flying on autopilot that close to another plane.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 03, 2023 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2546

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

Small purchases, under $50, cash, mostly. Larger ones, card. Bills are all online banking which I still have some doubts about. A good friend is an IT manager at a major northeastern bank told me to stay away from Venmo/Zelle as it has had security problems. Checks for some stuff, if I don’t have re...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 02, 2023 3:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flights by airplane type
Replies: 33
Views: 3451

Re: Longest flights by airplane type

No idea on airliners except EWR-SIN on SQ. A bunch of KJFK-OMDB on both B777s and A380s on EK. Longest on Globals, 12.5, KPIE-LLBG; on CL605, a couple 7.8-ish legs, KBDL-LIPZ and KBDL-LHBP. A-10, it was 10.2, LTBR-LETO, C-5, I’m not sure but about 12 hours across the Pacific.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 01, 2023 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6491

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

As long as Andrew has a title, Harry will have a title. End of story. You are most likely right, But what is your opinion? Would you support Harry losing his titles that's the point of the survey in question and thread Yes. I support the abolition of the monarchy, all titles, all nobility, worldwid...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 01, 2023 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N1 vs EPR
Replies: 11
Views: 1865

Re: N1 vs EPR

RR used EPR on BR 700s and RB211 and related engines. A P&W engineer once told me a 1% error in takeoff EPR equals a 1% error in thrust whereas a 1% error in N1 at takeoff could equal as much as 4% error in thrust output. Having used both, sometimes both when flying two types, prefer EPR. EPR is...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 01, 2023 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Meaningful Potential Innovations for passengers
Replies: 38
Views: 3065

Re: Meaningful Potential Innovations for passengers

Start charging for the perceived convenience of carry-on and out the bags where they belong—in the baggage holds. One free carry-on, charge for the second one you get reserved space. Don't most airlines only allow you one free carry on? And the “personal item” which is often not much smaller than t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 01, 2023 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The use of integral air stairs
Replies: 43
Views: 4964

Re: The use of integral air stairs

Well, that would explain it. No charges here

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 31, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar
Replies: 77
Views: 22557

Re: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar

Nobody said we have satellites capable of reading random license plates. Over the expanse of the IO, it’s not a speck. Easily lost.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 31, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA839 diversion to Pago Pago
Replies: 32
Views: 8753

Re: UA839 diversion to Pago Pago

Hmm, the twitter replies contain not so much satisfaction as we read here on the ground at Pago Pago: My daughter is furious - nearly 48 hours since she left LHR, stuck with camp beds and only 2 loos between them all . No money for food or clothes just offered a $200 gift card from United in compen...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 31, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Meaningful Potential Innovations for passengers
Replies: 38
Views: 3065

Re: Meaningful Potential Innovations for passengers

Start charging for the perceived convenience of carry-on and out the bags where they belong—in the baggage holds. One free carry-on, charge for the second one you get reserved space.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Dec 31, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA839 diversion to Pago Pago
Replies: 32
Views: 8753

Re: UA839 diversion to Pago Pago

I’ve tech’d there a few times, didn’t clear customs didn’t leave the ramp except to get something to eat.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 30, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CAT II/III chart with no RA height in minima block
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: CAT II/III chart with no RA height in minima block

That is the reason in PIT, sloping terrain in the approach area.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 30, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35B off the runway at NASFT Worth JRB
Replies: 48
Views: 6083

Re: F-35B off the runway at NASFT Worth JRB

Always like these “a source familiar with the program, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because…”. Then shut up.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 30, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar
Replies: 77
Views: 22557

Re: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar

I think its a good bet that no one would have seen it crash. Its in the middle of the Indian ocean at night or very early morning and odds are there aren't any boats out there who would have seen it. The plane was still in the air when the search and rescue mission started, and if it was suicide (l...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 30, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?
Replies: 126
Views: 4200

Re: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?

But the United States understands we can not take every person who wants to be here. I believe EU understands that, too. Why is this even up for debate? Yes, we need immigration reform. Democrats have been demanding this for years. The response? "Democrats want open borders!" and nothing ...

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