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by stratclub
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gear Before Flaps::PHL to CMH
Replies: 20
Views: 3588

Re: Gear Before Flaps::PHL to CMH

On short flights could gear down first help cool the tires and brakes?

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by stratclub
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 236
Views: 74447

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

The only stupid I see is someone posting anything about their job on social media. I have no clue why someone would do that. The FA's job is an FAA safety requirement. Service is pretty much secondary to that.

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by stratclub
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380
Replies: 50
Views: 11527

Re: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380

How’d they know the wheel came off? The only indication was the ANTISKID-INOP posting on the EICAS. GF They knew. They were told it came off. They also were holding for hours to get the weight down as low as possible for the emergency landing at Dulles. If it was just an anti-skid issue they would’...

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by stratclub
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift System for 737 Landing Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 2579

Re: Lift System for 737 Landing Gear

Makes you wonder why Boeing didn’t develop this earlier The -800 / 900 and 900 ER could all have benefited from a taller main landing gear, the lower take off and landing speeds and improved runway performance that would have provided Not to mention a better looking aircraft on the ground and less ...

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by stratclub
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?
Replies: 38
Views: 10707

Re: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?

Other than maybe changing some stationary and signage, completely a non issue. In regards to San Bernardina being considered as a capital, SBD has a fairly new passenger terminal with zero tenants, so any kind of aerospace growth could happen if the taxes levee-ed with SB being part of an independen...

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by stratclub
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift System for 737 Landing Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 2579

Re: Lift System for 737 Landing Gear

The -10 MAX landing gear function is explained some in this article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737_MAX#737_MAX_10 Found these that seem to explain the concept of levering and telescoping the -10 max landing gear. It does look like the strut telescopes shorter and possibly moves slightly ...

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by stratclub
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift System for 737 Landing Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 2579

Re: Lift System for 737 Landing Gear

The -10 MAX landing gear function is explained some in this article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737_MAX#737_MAX_10 Found these that seem to explain the concept of levering and telescoping the -10 max landing gear. It does look like the strut telescopes shorter and possibly moves slightly f...

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by stratclub
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 121480

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Excuse my ignorance but how often does an aircraft require to be fully rewired in it's operational lifetime ? And I don't mean the peculiarities of early entry A380's. Newer aircraft have fiber optics. Less to replace. Lightsaber Since the fiber runs in the same bundling as wiring, if the wiring is...

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by stratclub
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 233
Views: 54118

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

seahawk wrote:
Looks to be mostly soot.

My thoughts exactly. You can that the white paint doesn't really look charred, just blackened from soot and the radome looks intact as well.

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by stratclub
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical pre-delivery squawks
Replies: 15
Views: 2325

Re: Typical pre-delivery squawks

Airlines customer love unresolved squawks because anything not resolved to the customers satisfaction goes to contracts and some dollar amount is deducted from the price of the aircraft. Just depends on the customer and doesn't happen very often though and usually not for anything that affects airwo...

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by stratclub
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 10737

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

Hi: Nose wheels brakes, today are very simple, just a Brake Pad that act against a caliper, acted by Hydraulic Pressure. Pressure will be directed automatically by a valve, when plane is in the air and landing gear is selected “up” There are not designed to help stop the plane, but, to stop nose wh...

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by stratclub
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing the 747
Replies: 20
Views: 3894

Re: Towing the 747

Aft lugs are common for aircraft recovery if they happen to leave a runway. Yes of course, but from the main gear usually. The main gear have lunette eyes built into the main gear for that purpose. Trying to tow a stuck aircraft from the nose gear could cause severe damage to the aircraft. Lunette ...

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by stratclub
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 12425

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Sounds like you are a PRIME candidate to attend a diversity and inclusion class. At the very least you’d learn the difference between D&I and affirmative action. It never ceases to amaze me just how resistant some white men are to learning about things that aren’t white men. I have worked with ...

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by stratclub
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground Speed Question
Replies: 21
Views: 2403

Re: Ground Speed Question

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YORCk1BN7QY
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Moose135 wrote:
idude wrote:
Does it have to do with earth's rotation?

No, that only effects you if you are taking off on a treadmill.

The absolutely lamest Myth Busters episode I ever saw address the completely ridiculous non myth subject of taking off from a conveyor belt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YORCk1BN7QY

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by stratclub
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 10737

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g6UswiRCF0
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When we do RTO validation testing, the aircraft is at MTOW, TR's cannot be used and the brakes are worn to the maximum wear limit. If the brakes catch fire, the aircraft must be able to taxi/stand with out intervention from fire and rescue for 5 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g6UswiRCF0

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by stratclub
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing the 747
Replies: 20
Views: 3894

Re: Towing the 747

Aft lugs are common for aircraft recovery if they happen to leave a runway. Yes of course, but from the main gear usually. The main gear have lunette eyes built into the main gear for that purpose. Trying to tow a stuck aircraft from the nose gear could cause severe damage to the aircraft. Lunette ...

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by stratclub
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing the 747
Replies: 20
Views: 3894

Re: Towing the 747

Being that our hanger is almost to small for a 747, we would quit often tow from the rear of the nose gear going into and out of the hanger.

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by stratclub
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 12425

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

What they now call "Diversity and inclusion" is just a more politicaly warped version of this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action and is big business for companies that offer educational courses that employers can ram down employees throat to ensure companies meet mandated &...

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by stratclub
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 8074

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Something that is highly recommended for transporting animals is to get tranquilizers from your Vet for your pet. Air travel can be extremely frightening for an animal especially some of the more hyperactive breeds. Contrary to what many people believe, cargo holds are pressurized and heated. No, DL...

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by stratclub
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 12425

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

crownvic wrote:
May I ask what the point is of your post?

Read post #1 without dismissing everything the OP posted.

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by stratclub
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 12425

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

What they now call "Diversity and inclusion" is just a more politicaly warped version of this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action and is big business for companies that offer educational courses that employers can ram down employees throat to ensure companies meet mandated &q...

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by stratclub
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delay in PAE start of flights?
Replies: 10
Views: 2060

Re: Delay in PAE start of flights?

IDK. The link doesn't like my add blocker. Another site I won't be visiting, I guess. Commercial flights have been a hot topic for years into PAE.

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by stratclub
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 13110

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

Are some of you that naive to believe bags are treated with the same care as an infant? News flash they are not. Pick your favorite narrow-body airplane. There is 95% chance that same airplane is probably bulk loaded. How do you think those bags go from the door to the bulkhead? If its a longer pla...

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by stratclub
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water Injection on Modern Turbofan?
Replies: 37
Views: 5321

Re: Water Injection on Modern Turbofan?

We had water injection at SAA on our early B747's and B707's and I think the HS748 had water methanol. The main point of water injection was to keep the turbine temps down as the materials used in those days was inferior to today's alloys. I think the limitation these days would be the ability of t...

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by stratclub
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 10495

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

I wonder why everytime 9 ab is always 3-3-3 and not like in the old good AY md11 3-4-2, so couples would seat together, as well as family with one or 2 kids... Because seats come in sets. Under your plan I need 3 different conjugations if seats to fix issues. With 3-3-3 all you need is one. With 3-...

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by stratclub
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 13110

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

This video is an invasion of privacy for the ground worker. That’s a joke right? She’s standing out in the open. People looking out a window have every right to watch and record. She should try sucking less at her job. Kind of a slippery slope, but a good lawyer might be able to make a case that th...

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by stratclub
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?
Replies: 42
Views: 5812

Re: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?

They always could have positioned right in front of the engines and snuffed them out. Wouldn't be easier to have Bruce Willis and Chuck Norris shinny down the landing gear of the fighter, jump over to the wings on the 757 and snuff the engines out with their jackets? Or, they could always kick out ...

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by stratclub
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 10737

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

When I was supporting pilot training at BFI, I recall seeing a 767 with brake fans. IIRC it might have been a JAL or ANA. They may have been automatically controlled, because the flight crew was long gone when the fans turned off.

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by stratclub
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?
Replies: 17
Views: 1642

Re: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?

During design of the B-787, wireless IFE was considered and rejected as having no real advantage over a wired system. An in seat back wired system that is integrated with the aircraft IFE server, public address system and electrical system is by far the best option. https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/gl...

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by stratclub
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 13110

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

LAXLHR wrote:
IPFreely wrote:


She needs to be fired!! Period!

For what? Doing her job? Be thankful she used the slide....................

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by stratclub
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 13110

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

People should learn there are cameras everywhere these days.... http://www.thisisinsider.com/hawaiian-airlines-baggage-handler-throwing-luggage-plane-footage-2018-5 If they're not smart enough to figure that out, then handling baggage is definitely above their intellectual pay grade. There is no IQ...

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by stratclub
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint
Replies: 48
Views: 5204

Re: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint

I work at a magazine publisher and sometimes the paper dust in the HVAC units will set off the fire alarms. We make a big deal about this shut down the presses/and equipment and immediately exit the building. I feel the pilots did the correct thing on landing immediately the person could of put hot...

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by stratclub
Thu May 31, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint
Replies: 48
Views: 5204

Re: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint

A question: Could the marijuana smoke get into the cabin air and potentially impair the pilots, crew and passengers? If so, I think that would warrant an emergency landing and ground the flight crew for a while. As well as cause problems for those passengers that get routinely drug screened. Yes, &...

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by stratclub
Sun May 27, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds sued over cheese
Replies: 82
Views: 4258

Re: McDonalds sued over cheese

I'm pretty sure there's no cheese at McDonald's. There's something, but it ain't cheese. Lawsuit will get tossed on this blatant technicality. ha, reminds me about our uni mensa: Someone wanted to get at them for meat poisoning and the kitchen proved : no meat in the suspect dish :-) What is meat p...

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by stratclub
Sun May 27, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds sued over cheese
Replies: 82
Views: 4258

Re: McDonalds sued over cheese

The name of the McDonald product was indeed "Quarter Pounder with Cheese", which imply the cheese isn't an integral part of the burger The name is "Quarter Pounder with Cheese"... how does Quarter Pounder with Cheese not imply that cheese integral with it? It's the thing's name....

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by stratclub
Tue May 22, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping very old models
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Re: Scrapping very old models

Anytime ANY plane escapes the scrapper is great news. As for those DC-8's, may they take the skies at least once more and breathe some life into the old girl. Why is that exactly? So they can be a blight on the aviation community by sucking up a crap ton more fuel than modern aircraft and requiring...

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by stratclub
Tue May 22, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: An extra set of vortilons on the 73M
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

Re: An extra set of vortilons on the 73M

Probably the specific aerodynamics of the aircraft. The MAX being a different aircraft has different aerodynamic requirements that the 737-800.

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by stratclub
Tue May 22, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping very old models
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Re: Scrapping very old models

It's amazing stuff really. An aircraft has to airworthy all the way up to it's being scrapped. Once an aircraft is not economical to fly because of maintenance cost and fuel cost, off to the scrappers it goes. Anything on that aircraft that might be used on an in service aircraft is collected and ov...

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by stratclub
Tue May 22, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 8498

Re: FA attention question

Any company messages can be sent through the pilots if they are important to the company. So you think the pilots, who have actual duties while taking off and climbing to altitude, should be relaying messages? Probably not. Since they are the first on the scene and in absolute control while pilotin...

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by stratclub
Tue May 22, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 8498

Re: FA attention question

The obsession with cell phones is a plague in the United States. It certainly is not professional. It also should not be allowed by the company is one on company time. You are correct. Not just young people either. It's like people have to validate their existence with their phones. People are allo...

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by stratclub
Thu May 17, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit location
Replies: 25
Views: 3925

Re: Cockpit location

With the digital tech these days, you don't even need a cockpit. A digital aircraft could be flown though a smart phone's WIFI I'm pretty sure. All it would take is some changes in the aircrafts network permissions and some code written.

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by stratclub
Sun May 13, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Navigation On Analog Jets I.e dc-8/dc10/l1011..etc
Replies: 40
Views: 4272

Re: Navigation On Analog Jets I.e dc-8/dc10/l1011..etc

I did say 727 in post #34...............

I remember the Q spring on the lower vertical fin from my old 707 days. Didn't the Q spring have something to do with controlling Dutch Roll or was it artificial feel for the rudder?

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by stratclub
Sun May 13, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 256
Views: 30538

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Being that Jet A has a flash point of 100F degrees, where exactly do these alleged "fumes" come from? Most likely what should have been quoted was that the aircraft(s) in question dipped into their reserves. Yes. I stand corrected. Fumes was more of an exaggerated analogy but dipping into...

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by stratclub
Sun May 13, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Navigation On Analog Jets I.e dc-8/dc10/l1011..etc
Replies: 40
Views: 4272

Re: Navigation On Analog Jets I.e dc-8/dc10/l1011..etc

The pilots comment might have been "tongue in cheek" being that a battery would probably get sucked down the center engine's intake.

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by stratclub
Sat May 12, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Navigation On Analog Jets I.e dc-8/dc10/l1011..etc
Replies: 40
Views: 4272

Re: Navigation On Analog Jets I.e dc-8/dc10/l1011..etc

And don't forget celestial navigation. Some planes had sextant ports in their roofs just for that purpose. (Some curious minds have attached a hose to these ports to vacuum the cockpit.) http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=761703 David Is that what that port is for? A 727 pilot commented...

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by stratclub
Sat May 12, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL
Replies: 24
Views: 5992

Re: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL

We are suppose to embrace diversity according to the latest ideas of social fairness. Spirit will likely be sued for discrimination because the didn't embrace her single digit IQ and give her special treatment for being beyond box of rocks stupid.

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by stratclub
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW on way to WA
Replies: 58
Views: 9087

Re: N772SW on way to WA

I wonder what's left to fix? It's flying at 41,000 feet. The window and any other puncture of the fuselage must have been fixed. Those surfaces are probably speed taped or temporarily fixed with a cycle limit imposed on the fix. Not very likely. "speed tape" would hold cabin pressure abou...

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by stratclub
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 256
Views: 30538

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

What you have to ask yourself is how long this type of engine has been in service and how much use in total such as hours have been put on it. Just because one operator has had some trouble for whatever reason doesn’t mean the engine is suddenly unsafe if everyone else’s is fine still. No, but give...

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by stratclub
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW on way to WA
Replies: 58
Views: 9087

Re: N772SW on way to WA

Safe to assume that bird will have new registration number when she departs KPAE? Why would it? Pretty obvious answer, to remove all association of this aircraft and the tragedy. Basically, pretend it never happened. Not very obvious, really. How many passengers even know what model aircraft they a...

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by stratclub
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 256
Views: 30538

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

There was a time when no lifeboats were needed because "statistics" proved that a certain ship was unsinkable. . The reason that "certain ship" did not have a full complement of life boats, was not statistical is was marketing by The White Star Line selling the idea that the Tit...

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