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by Mir
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 611
Views: 50992

Re: Tax reform win.

You know I've been waiting to pounce on that millions are going to lose their health care because of the elimination of the mandate. I mean really? So millions are going to lose health care because you won't be FORCING them to buy into it not to mention most pay the penalty because they cannot affo...

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by Mir
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 611
Views: 50992

Re: Tax reform win.

You know I've been waiting to pounce on that millions are going to lose their health care because of the elimination of the mandate. I mean really? So millions are going to lose health care because you won't be FORCING them to buy into it not to mention most pay the penalty because they cannot affo...

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by Mir
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 611
Views: 50992

Re: Tax reform win.

Sherrod Brown also trying to exploit the we have no time to read it we don't know what is in the bill. Oh well like Nancy Pelosi said "We have to pass the bill to see what is in it." Oh stop it. Obamacare was crafted in public over the course of a year, with hearings, a CBO score, amendme...

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by Mir
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 759
Views: 33135

Re: From Russia with truth

No, we are not forgetting anything. People in that “part of Ukraine” made their choice to get out of Ukraine and join Russia. That’s what seems to be forgotten, if anything. The referendum was held under Russian military occupation with no option to remain part of Ukraine. The referendum was not le...

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by Mir
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 759
Views: 33135

Re: From Russia with truth

And please - don’t tell us about NATO purposes. Everyone knows about NATO’s adventures in Yugoslavia, then its leader nations went into Iraq, Lybia. Russia, in contrary, didn’t initiate even a single war for the past 3 decades. Are we just forgetting that Russia invaded and annexed part of Ukraine ...

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by Mir
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 759
Views: 33135

Re: From Russia with truth

Regarding the whole NATO thing: 1) I don't care what you say about NATO defending against a Russian invasion and not intended to invade Russia or whatever. NATO was created to be a contrast to the Warsaw Pact. Thats it. Now when the Warsaw pact ceased to exist, this exact timeframe, is when NATO st...

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by Mir
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 759
Views: 33135

Re: From Russia with truth

Seriously, I already wrote that no European NATO country, as the NATO contingent in Europe are not able to seriously resist the attack of Russian troops in case of war, that is, even hypothetically, NATO is unable to protect any of the members of the Alliance of States, and especially the Baltic St...

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by Mir
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 759
Views: 33135

Re: From Russia with truth

I am speaking from real world politics, not from abstract ideas. NATO is an organization created for war with Russia. No goals, no methods of NATO since the creation has not changed, we are aware of. At the same time NATO is not an organisation full partners, as I imagine it in the Western media. T...

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by Mir
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 16022

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

Initial reports indicate that an armed citizen engaged the killer and helped end the rampage. Not really. The killer was only engaged after he was leaving the church. Damage was done at that point. Even at the Walmart shooting in Colorado, people took out their guns afer it was all over, three Lati...

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by Mir
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 16022

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

NoTime wrote:
Initial reports indicate that an armed citizen engaged the killer and helped end the rampage.


Not really. The killer was only engaged after he was leaving the church. Damage was done at that point.

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by Mir
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 16022

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

Calling it "Gods plan" as a sarcastic way to make fun of the victims is anything but factual. It's vile. It's the same logic the GOP has been using for more than a decade when they offer 'thoughts and prayers' and nothing else. Are they making fun of them? Let's not lie to ourselves: the ...

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by Mir
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 16022

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

socalgeo wrote:
You would not have tolerated this kind of gleeful sarcasm after the Pulse nightclub shooting


It's not gleeful. It's factual. We, as a country, do not give a crap about people killed by guns. That has been proven again, and again, and again. It's time to stop lying about it.

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by Mir
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 16022

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

Hey, the God of Guns has to get his sacrifices somehow, right? Anyway, the Giants are really sucking today. I mean, the season is over already, but they're just embarrassing themselves. Who would have ever thought that the Jets would be the best NFL team in NYC, and that it wouldn't be particularly ...

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by Mir
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 124
Views: 18140

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

They're not bad, honestly. They look pretty sharp, a nice variety of styles but not too much variety. There's just one little problem: Nothing at all about them identifies with Delta. Delta's livery is blue and red. Delta's cabins are blue and grey with some red accents. The crew is going to be the ...

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by Mir
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Charges Filed in Mueller Investigation
Replies: 24
Views: 1402

Re: First Charges Filed in Mueller Investigation

How crazy is it that there are so many people associated with Trump and his government who could be in legal jeopardy that we have absolutely no idea who these charges are filed against? Normally we'd have a pretty good idea who it was. There's going to be so much "Hillary this, Hillary that......

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by Mir
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLGA Departures from Runway 13
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: KLGA Departures from Runway 13

The right turn is for noise abatement, to keep aircraft over Flushing Meadow Park as much as possible rather than over residential areas. The left turn is to keep aircraft away from JFK (though sometimes aircraft will continue the right turn either all the way around to go over Manhattan or to depar...

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by Mir
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next B787-9 tail will honor American baseball hero
Replies: 71
Views: 9173

Re: Norwegian's next B787-9 tail will honor American baseball hero

Wow, that is an offensively awful rendering of Babe Ruth. Their other tails have proper pictures of the people involved, what the hell happened here?

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by Mir
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Iran
Replies: 68
Views: 2694

Re: Trump and Iran

It always astonished me to see how liberals are incredibly supportive of the Antisemitic, grossly homophobic and anti-women governments of the Middle East. Pure hypocrisy. The Antisemitic I get because liberals tend not to be supportive of Jews or their causes, but the other two? It astonishes me t...

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by Mir
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 38816

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

Where on earth are you getting the idea that we are saying they did a hold on the way to HYD? All others are sayin is that they were TOLD to and REFUSED to do it, very different than actually doing it so of course you don’t see a hold on your flightaware replay because it never happened. I think yo...

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by Mir
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 11737

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

No, he would have been spineless if he had stayed and accepted it. Again, what do you think the headlines would have been if he had stayed? "Mike Pence Goes to Football Game, Spends A Lot Of Taxpayer Money Doing It". The anthem stuff would not have come up, because not walking out of a fo...

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by Mir
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 11737

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

So you are ok with any form of protest except when a Republican is doing the protesting. Nice. He can protest all he wants on his own time, and on his own dime. If he spends taxpayer money on flying from Las Vegas to LA via Indianapolis so that he can make a statement at a football game, that's a p...

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by Mir
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 38816

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

dtw2hyd wrote:
Compare AC46 with everyone else. With so many diversions on hand, should ATC help the planes ready to divert or the one circling without any clue?


They should help all of them. Why is this even a question?

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by Mir
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 38816

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

zeke wrote:
Mir wrote:
If the Avherald story is accurate, they did not accept them at their planned alternate until they declared an emergency. So not a mistake at all.


HYD was not the planned alternate


And the reason they ended up at HYD is that their planned alternate did not accept them.

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by Mir
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 38816

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

But I guess the first mistake was not continuing to their filed alternate and declaring an emergency, they are required to accept them at the filed alternate. If the Avherald story is accurate, they did not accept them at their planned alternate until they declared an emergency. So not a mistake at...

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by Mir
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 16221

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

You can talk about it all you want. Fact is taking guns away from law abiding citizens won't help (Chicago) We are country with an Amendment that lets us have guns. This will never change. Banning automatic weapons won't stop mass shootings because then you will want to ban semi autos etc. The USA ...

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by Mir
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 16221

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

This is of course tragic, but let it be a sober reminder that freedom isn't free.

We should all take a moment to honor those who bravely sacrificed their lives so that we could have an expansive interpretation of the Second Amendment.



Signed,

The NRA

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by Mir
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 718
Views: 29440

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

If the GOP were smart, they'd run far away from Moore and help get his opponent elected, just like they did when David Duke was running for a Senate seat, even at temporary cost to them. If they start helping him, they're going to be associated with his brand of madness and bigotry for a long time.

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by Mir
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 4163

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

But a continuing flight number would also eliminate one, so that achieves the same thing as an out and back. But introduces a lot more of a possibility for operational complications. Theres no complication. All aviation planning and reservation systems can handle this with no problem. You can also ...

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by Mir
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 4163

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

To not use up two flight numbers when they don't have to. With how many codeshare flights airlines have to find numbers for these days, and how many flights they have themselves, economizing on them makes sense. But a continuing flight number would also eliminate one, so that achieves the same thin...

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by Mir
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 4163

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

This is a slight annoyance for me, as I can't easily check the status of the inbound flight. Use the mobile app. Works fine. Or just look up the IAD-SYR leg and track that. More importantly, I just don't see the point from the airline's perspective either. To not use up two flight numbers when they...

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by Mir
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 11737

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

I would add to it that he is basically fanning his own flames to distract from his own/own partys' colossal failures (PR situation, healthcare, lack of tax reform, lack of wall etc...) as well as accusing others of failures by his own ridiculous made up standard. And he's done it by coopting the fl...

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by Mir
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion
Replies: 57
Views: 4402

Re: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion

Quite honestly, if you spend too much time describing this scene with proper terminology and all that it's going to really drag. Your scenario is already incredibly implausible (it's your story, so you can do that if you want, but it does have consequences for how you craft it), and having 100% accu...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 11737

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

B777LRF wrote:
LittleFokker wrote:
And if they kneel for the US anthem, would they do the same for "God Save the Queen?"


Playing the national anthem is, generally speaking, not done at sporting events in Europe.


It is done at the NFL games in London. Both the US and UK anthems are played.

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by Mir
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 11737

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

However, I do have a problem with mutli million dollar celebrities and athletes who seem to think they are among the disenfranchised. I know what you mean. Hell, one of them is even the president and he still can't stop playing the victim. I've tried to listen to what Colin Kapernick (sp?) has to s...

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by Mir
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 29472

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

Surely you can't expect crew to do the pre-flight stuff (which is neccesitated as part of the job) for free? That is the industry standard. You are paid only for the time the boarding door is closed. However, the preflight and postflight stuff is still required, so his claim that pilots only work 1...

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by Mir
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 13274

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

Looks like the scramble in back on, this time with the Cassidy-Graham bill. McCain is leaning in favour of voting yes, but would depend on the Governor of Arizona's opinion of it, and Murkowski is as yet undecided. They're going to vote on it without a CBO score on what it would do to coverage, bec...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thousands wait in line for Hillary
Replies: 56
Views: 3210

Re: Thousands wait in line for Hillary

I'm just infinitely glad that she isn't our President. She was, is, and always will be infinitely better qualified than the awful piece of toupeed garbage we're now saddled with. Do you for a fact know that? I don't like the Donald but unfortunately this election was terrible all around. Yeah, it's...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 5095

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

I believe Jet Blue is doing some sort of in house abinitio pilot training at this time. May have just graduated their 1st class?? They will still have to fulfill their ATP requirements, so they'll have to instruct for a bit. If the results are good, they might be able to get relief on that, but I w...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 5095

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

History has shown that cadet programs are safe. My opinion is that even in todays automated aircraft people should still possess some manual flying skills. But these can only partially be obtained by previous experience in light aircraft (or even military jets). The Captain of QZ8501 was an ex Air ...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 US Tour Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 5503

Re: U2 US Tour Aircraft

aviatorcraig wrote:
Am I the only one who read the title of this thread and thought "What the hell are EasyJet doing in the States"? :)


Yeah, just you. :D

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thousands wait in line for Hillary
Replies: 56
Views: 3210

Re: Thousands wait in line for Hillary

Neither one of them earned my vote I don't get this attitude. Voting isn't like walking into a store to buy a shirt and seeing if there's something you like. If you don't like any of the shirts, you don't have to buy one, and you get to walk out of the store in the same condition in which you walke...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 5095

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

Fact backed up by studies done in the UK CAA, France DGAC etc. There is no significant difference in aircraft mishap rates when crewed by low or high hour pilots. This is indisputable and is further borne out by the ab initio cadet path being used successfully for over 30 years by the likes of BA, ...

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by Mir
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 5095

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

The industry argument against this rule is that this rule creates a shortage of pilots and makes it difficult to hire them. What do a.nutters think? Funny how treating pilots like absolute crap has made it unattractive for people to invest the years and money involved in becoming a pilot. The regio...

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by Mir
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Legal means of changing birth date from 1989 to 1987
Replies: 56
Views: 2785

Re: Legal means of changing birth date from 1989 to 1987

Changing your date of birth isn't going to change your life. Seek help. What he said. Seriously, it's going to be very difficult if it's even possible at all, and whatever benefits you think you'll get out of it aren't going to be worth the headaches and frustration. If there's something bothering ...

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by Mir
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 US Tour Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 5503

Re: U2 US Tour Aircraft

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/KAI2 ... /KMKC/KMSY

Kaiser Air 737.
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71Zulu wrote:
Guess whatever they are using is blocked, they're in MSY tonight and couldn't find anything on Flightaware.


Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/KAI2 ... /KMKC/KMSY

Kaiser Air 737.

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by Mir
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21996

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/delta-flight-races-hurricane-irma-to-puerto-rico-and-wins/ when you make the New York Post, a tabloid rag, for being voluntarily "gutzy" and it involves your pilot certificate and an airliner with people on it...you're doing something risky and questionable. W...

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by Mir
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump bucks GOP, sides with Dems.
Replies: 34
Views: 1582

Re: Trump bucks GOP, sides with Dems.

I really can't grasp this concept of mishmashing laws that have nothing to do with each other in this fashion. Don't US citizens get tired of this nonsense akin to blackmail ? It's legislative dealmaking. You support this thing that I want, and I'll support this thing that you want. It's how things...

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by Mir
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21996

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

Delta had better take care of those ground staff for making them stay as long as they did. They're the real stars here. For the pilots it's just another gusty day of flying.

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by Mir
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 15328

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Most airliners already virtually fly themselves. It's not much of a stretch to have pilotless airliners. It'll start with cargo but airlines won't be far behind. Considering pilots are the primary cause of 80% of airline accidents...we could save a lot of lives keeping them out of the cockpit. Oh, ...

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by Mir
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 17185

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 month from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

So a guy flies for a commuter carrier only to build time so he cn get to the 'Big Leagues." Then as a new hire he goes right seat, then 6 months later left seat? Realistically, how competent is he to be in charge of a plane 6 months off the street? No thanks, safety factor just decreased. I wi...

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