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by ikramerica
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 129144

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Not a flying into terrain situation by the looks of it, but possibly struck something higher first.

LA Times reporter who lives nearby says he heard an aircraft sputtering and then a boom.

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by ikramerica
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 129144

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

It was very foggy this morning. Surprised they risked it.

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by ikramerica
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 151781

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

There are those on this site that endlessly repeat the fallacy that the A330 killed the 767. Yes the A330 could’ve only really killed the -400 directly. The rest of the 767 slowly killed itself out of passenger sales as it got old. Anyone who needed that size of plane had them and they aren’t fully...

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by ikramerica
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 19334

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

My guess is the noise is a resonance issue between the 2 engines spinning at 2 different speeds that is not pleasant.

There have been past aircraft with this problem, with a slow “wum, wum” resonating across the fuselage during certain phases of flight.

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by ikramerica
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82209

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

If you didn’t know why you were watching, you wouldn’t know why you were watching. With respect, if you didn't know why you were watching, would you even have been watching? I fully expect that before the end of next week Boeing's YouTube channel will have a high-production-value snazzy video about...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82209

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Other missed opportunities:

-Largest twin engine aircraft ever flown. Did they mention that?
-With end to A388 and 748 sales, largest passenger aircraft for sale going forward

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by ikramerica
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 151781

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

The CEOs statement that they are returning to a clean sheet could indicate the 767nx was further along than we thought, but after the Max issues, certifying a “simple” generation change to an old model will no longer be rubber stamped by the FAA. It would also explain why he talked about the cockpit...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82209

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

PepeTheFrog wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
Because the aircraft is so light and probably rotated at a much high per speed than the aircraft actually needed there was a lot of lift being produced.


Isn't the aircraft full with test equipment?

The test ballast is empty and the fuel tanks less than 1/2 full.

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by ikramerica
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82209

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

They need to either hire more competent live event people full time, or contract it out to competent people ad hoc. The production values were simply awful. In the grand scheme of things, live video of the first flight is a pretty low priority. You seem to have a special kind of hate for Boeing eh?...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82209

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

They just don’t seem to be able to get a break They need to either hire more competent live event people full time, or contract it out to competent people ad hoc. The production values were simply awful. In the grand scheme of things, live video of the first flight is a pretty low priority. You see...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82209

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

zeke wrote:
FlyingViking wrote:
Blue screen from Boeing btw.


They just don’t seem to be able to get a break

They need to either hire more competent live event people full time, or contract it out to competent people ad hoc. The production values were simply awful.

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by ikramerica
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82209

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

ikolkyo wrote:
Apparently Boeing says they may give it another shot tomorrow.

Rain projected for next 10 days. Gotta go sometime...

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by ikramerica
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82209

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

m0ssy wrote:
It's amazing how people will choose to be upset about problems that will never affect their lives. The crying in this thread is amazing.

Today, tomorrow, I fail to see how it really matters to anyone but Boeing. Breathe, and move on.

First time on the internet I see?

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by ikramerica
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82209

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

E90SLAM wrote:
I think the engine is running "A Little Hot".
Image

“That’s strange.”

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by ikramerica
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82209

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Latest METAR shows wind 180 at 16, gusting 23, 6SM RA BR BKN014 OVC019 ATC just said 22 gusting 29. No idea if/when we can expect 10 knots today. Truly a disappointing livery. What once was cutting edge is now tired. An omen for the X itself? Way to piss on the parade! It doesn't seem tired to me. ...

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by ikramerica
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82209

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Truly a disappointing livery. What once was cutting edge is now tired. An omen for the X itself?

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by ikramerica
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 191652

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

When designing a house on a difficult site I often go through so many iterations that the original intent gets muddled, and starting with a fresh model is the only way to go. I still pull in many pieces that are already fleshed out.

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by ikramerica
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 104
Views: 12914

Re: US DoT bans all Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

wouldn't this violate the disabilities act? Mental illness is a recognized disability, seems not allowing ESA's would violate that. I guess the DOT/FAA can super cede it. now I agree the system as it stands today needs amending its a joke! Having a diagnosed mental illness doesn't necessarily mean ...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 191652

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

The whole paradigm of piloting is based now on 100 year old control and interface concepts. Not as much Airbus but its shades of gray.

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by ikramerica
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57955

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

I honestly think a lot of people go here misunderstand what ETOPS certification actually means. If this 777 is ETOPS 180 certified, it means it has met certain standards that allows it to fly up to 180 minutes from a suitable landing site. Things like necessary equipment, maintenance and MEL restri...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57955

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

ETOPS 240 I lose an engine on my 787 and fly with 1 engine for 4 hours. Only if the nearest suitable is 4 hours away, right? If it's 2 hours away, you aren't allowed to say, "I'd rather land at this other place that's 3 hours away. No big deal because I'm ETOPS 240." ETOPS XXX is not cart...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 15195

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

I think the first development will be the relaxing of rules requiring 2 pilots (people) in cockpit at all times. For example, it seems awful redundant that the DL flight to China has 4 pilots aboard considering the level of automation onboard. Tell me after working 14 hours straight you are not tir...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 15195

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

I think the first development will be the relaxing of rules requiring 2 pilots (people) in cockpit at all times. For example, it seems awful redundant that the DL flight to China has 4 pilots aboard considering the level of automation onboard. Tell me after working 14 hours straight you are not tir...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia pilots wanted to take off from the taxiway at Schiphol
Replies: 23
Views: 8595

Re: Transavia pilots wanted to take off from the taxiway at Schiphol

[photoid][/photoid] The aviation safety system worked perfectly here. This is why you always have multiple layers of safety so small errors don't become big errors. Sure. A completely 20th century mentality regarding safety. In the 21st century, the plane shouldn’t even allow you to initiate takeoff...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 15195

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

There are plenty of examples of extra people in the cockpit helping during an emergency where the result could've been different with fewer people. Also AF 447 comes to mind, where the two pilots in the cockpit couldn't figure out what was going on. They couldn’t figure it out because the systems h...

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by ikramerica
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rooftop Jacuzzi at JFK Airport in New York City
Replies: 16
Views: 2208

Re: Rooftop Jacuzzi at JFK Airport in New York City

WayexTDI wrote:
Heating to 95F a body of water that is sitting outside in frigid temperatures... What a brilliant idea... :roll:
Environmentalist are going after aviation to chase CO2 emissions; they should go after those frivolous set-ups.

Do you know it’s not heated with renewable clean sources?

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by ikramerica
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 15195

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

I think the first development will be the relaxing of rules requiring 2 pilots (people) in cockpit at all times. For example, it seems awful redundant that the DL flight to China has 4 pilots aboard considering the level of automation onboard. Brilliant idea, automatIon never fails. Couldn’t even g...

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by ikramerica
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 15195

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

I think the first development will be the relaxing of rules requiring 2 pilots (people) in cockpit at all times. For example, it seems awful redundant that the DL flight to China has 4 pilots aboard considering the level of automation onboard.

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by ikramerica
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57955

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

I don't think many here would seriously debate the prudence in dumping fuel here, it's just where it was done, and at what altitude it was done that are at issue. Pretty simple. Truth. Seems like a rush but we don’t know. It does seem to me that aviation is the only endeavor where “risk the lives/h...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested
Replies: 35
Views: 10372

Re: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested

Spetsnaz55 wrote:
DDR wrote:
I highly doubt the crew knew anything about the drugs. But hey, if it makes Argentina feel tough.....




That's it thread over. Case solved. Wasnt the crew. Lock it up

Is Argentina a Pepsi nation like the Caymans?

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by ikramerica
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57955

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

ETOPS says land at the nearest suitable airport, which is what they did. I'm trying to ask an honest question here -- does it require that you land immediately, to the exclusion of staying out at sea to dump fuel? No. Any engine out situation in a twin, ETOPS or not, requires diverting to the neare...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57955

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

If Delta were smart, they usually are from a PR standpoint, I would have roundtrip tickets booked in these kids names to Disney for spring break, as well as hotel and allowance for the family. A tour of the Delta facilities at LAX to meet some pilots etc., and a donation to a college fund for these...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 301709

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

Iran is now saying that the US shot down the plane by hacking the missiles or caused it to be shot down by hacking the ATC system.

So much for everyone applauding them for admitting responsibility.

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by ikramerica
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57955

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

We have to know the reason first. If it was a fire I would have done the same thing or just landed overweight. Depending on the fire. I dunno. Generally, if you break something, even if by accident, you are liable to the owners for what you broke. The reason why you broke it may have an effect on p...

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by ikramerica
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 301709

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

discussion should be moved to military. Why? The forum title is " Military Aviation and Space ". The accidental shooting down of a civilian airliner doesn't fit in either of those categories. We have been discussing the functioning of a military AA missile battery for days now. Where is t...

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by ikramerica
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manila Airport Closed, Taal Volcanic Eruption
Replies: 44
Views: 8117

Re: Manila Airport Closed, Taal Volcanic Eruption

Hi, I visited Taal volcano 3 years ago.l was on the rim and there was a lake in the center. What happened to the lake? Did the water just evaporate overnight or was it expelled outwards as steam? From what I understand from Hawaii, is that these lakes end up soaking into the volcano via a crack tha...

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by ikramerica
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 301709

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

It is not accidental. It is a mistake. They are not synonymous. Thread title should replace with “mistakenly” as the intent was to shoot down an object, but they mistook an aircraft for a missile/drone. Accident: shooting randomly into sky and hitting a plane, or unintentionally pressing fire when y...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 301709

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Iranian TV reports the following in Farsi but I can roughly translate: Official reason given for the shootdown was that PS752 realized it was carrying too much fuel (due to fuel being cheaper in Iran) and planned to return to the airport. They deviated from their expected flightpath and PS752 was m...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 301709

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Most surface-to-air missiles, especially smaller systems like the SA-15, have a motor that only burns for a few seconds. During that time it accelerates the missile at extremely high G-loads, so by motor burnout at, say, five seconds (I don't know the exact numbers for the SA-15, but 5s is close en...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 301709

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

There is absolutely no way you could tell that from this photo. There is a large hole in the side of engine where the HPT would be (in the 2 o’clock position as we look at it now) as well evidence of heating of the metal in the 12 o’clock position) That large hole should not be there, the metal sho...

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by ikramerica
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 16175

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Nice... though it's gonna suck on those airlines where the crew uses a mother-switch to just override everyone's window and make the cabin dark as throughout the flight. Good because sleep is spoiled too much by that one passenger that opens his window flooding the cabin with light. Buy a face mask...

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by ikramerica
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 16175

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

There's no words in the English language or any language for that matter to describe how much I hate this stupid awful feature! What's the point of paying for a window seat if you have no control over your window?! I refuse to fly on the 787 because of the stupid dimming windows. I'm beyond disappo...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 97025

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Waterbomber2 wrote:
Prepping for the next customer perhaps.
Wild guesses: EK, NH, BA or a second one for hifly? Perhaps DL in a surprise move?
Or perhaps just for EOL detailing to milk every cent from AF before sending it to storage.
Last theory, surprise waterbomber conversion.

So, everything then?

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by ikramerica
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wheel takes flight after falling off Air Canada plane
Replies: 34
Views: 7972

Re: Wheel takes flight after falling off Air Canada plane

A “technical” problem caused a wheel to fall off? That’s “technically” correct, the best kind of correct. -Futurama Ooh, the wheel in the sky keeps on turning I don't know where I'll be tomorrow Wheel in the sky keeps on turning With apologies to, "Journey." I think Journey owes the apology.

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by ikramerica
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 52863

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

This is why you’re dangerous as a mouthpiece for trademark law. You’re one of the most respected posters on this site, but you don’t know anything about trademark law. So people listening to you believe falsehoods when you spread this misinformation. How is he a mouthpiece for trademark law? This i...

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by ikramerica
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 52863

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Watching the 1942 Disney film “saludos amigos”, when the animators land in at Lake Titikaka, the aircraft door opens and on the inside of the door, clear as day, reads “American Flagship.” That’s 75+ years of prior use in marketing to the public.

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by ikramerica
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 759729

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

Exactly, Boeing has been vocal about what we now see were unrealistic timelines all year and now that the strategy has reached a breaking point some people are trying to blame the FAA for not being clear about time until RTS. The nature of testing and certification itself doesn't really lend itself...

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by ikramerica
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance
Replies: 24
Views: 4963

Re: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance

Just about anything could depart LAX fully laden.

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by ikramerica
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 25033

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

frmrCapCadet wrote:
I want to know reputational level of the pilot flying my plane, definitely in the top half. LOL

No doubt. I want to know if they have failed hand flying training but are flying anyway. Or if they have a history of just randomly toggling buttons during sim training when they don’t know what to do.

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