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by ltbewr
Mon May 21, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 253
Views: 4617

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

To me one of the big factors with guns is that it gives the person who possesses on them or uses them a belief they are in control or can take control. That is something deeply part of American culture. For those that do mass shootings in schools or public places, use them in crimes, to control drug...

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by ltbewr
Sun May 20, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 29
Views: 8356

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

While this would be good for active airports with significant numbers of 777's but tight gate spacing like EWR., it is one more thing that can and will go wrong at the wrong time, reducing dispatch times, higher initial and mx costs.

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by ltbewr
Sat May 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 328
Views: 52135

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

One has to wonder how much affect the 60+ year embargo on Cuba may have a part in this crash. Sadly domestic American politics are more important than peoples lives.

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by ltbewr
Sat May 19, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should France be stripped of the 1998 World Cup title?
Replies: 25
Views: 725

Re: Should France be stripped of the 1998 World Cup title?

With so much money and national pride involved as well as the horrible history of FIFA, it is not surprising to see attempts to rig the draw of the 1998 WC in favor of host France. Still it took good play, perhaps inspired playing on their home turf, for France to win the Cup. One has to believe the...

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by ltbewr
Sat May 19, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 328
Views: 52135

Re: 737 down near HAV

There seemed to be a lot of confusion of what happened in this crash as well as to the aircraft involved due to the layers of the operator, owner, and Cubana who it was operating for as to this aircraft as well as limits on communications due to government controls and limited facilities with the wo...

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by ltbewr
Sat May 19, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 253
Views: 4617

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

Currently there is a 11% Federal tax on guns and bullets use exclusively as matching grants to states for support of the enviroment but really to support protected places, so enough animals and their management for hunting. Perhaps the tax should be raised to 25% with the difference (14%) to fund AT...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 253
Views: 4617

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

Once again, likely a terrible mix of America's sacred 2nd Amendment and general gun culture, bullying, problems with social interactions (especially with women), access to powerful modified military class weapons, a 'soft target, difficulty in dealing with mental and psychological health issues lead...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 18, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding
Replies: 33
Views: 5987

Re: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding

Most likely there will be restrictions of all aircraft including drones and of all small airports except those of the military and police for a certain distance around Windsor and below a certain altitude for security reasons. Most aircraft going into LHR, LGW shouldn't be affected but may see adjus...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 17, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 157
Views: 17202

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

A sloppy, unprofessional appearance of F/A's may mean like quality of service to customers and if a safety emergency. That is not acceptable. There has been a decreasing level of professional appearance in workplaces in general in the USA, especially by younger workers. Many don't learn from family,...

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by ltbewr
Tue May 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 298
Views: 54176

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

With such little info available as to the final course of MH 570, so many variables, in what has to be some of the deepest and least know areas of the oceans it is near impossible to locate its main wreckage. The investigation and search has been complicated and maybe compromised by political, cultu...

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by ltbewr
Sun May 13, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's make NonAv fun again!
Replies: 36
Views: 1507

Re: Let's make NonAv fun again!

There is no doubt that non-av has changed and may be less 'fun' in it's topics and posts than in the past. As you can tell, I have been a member for many years and have made many posts so can note this change. What hasn't changed is the 95% dominance of males who post on this site. I suspect, like w...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 11, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park
Replies: 41
Views: 1466

Re: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park

Hopefully the parents of the who's children were allowed to do this can be identified and face child endangerment charges. I am quite sure they were given warnings about not doing such stupid acts but ignored, thinking they can get away with it.

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by ltbewr
Fri May 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NJ High School says everyone can be a cheerleader
Replies: 51
Views: 1332

Re: NJ High School says everyone can be a cheerleader

I suspect the big reason here is to avoid costly lawsuits on the school board by angry parents. There is a lot of pressure on kids to be on all kinds of sports and schools actives, including cheer-leading, to put on their applications to get into competitive colleges.

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by ltbewr
Fri May 11, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10278

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

This has been a common problem even in the USA in many job areas and are good, legal cause for immediate firing by employers. Usually it is over lying in their job applications. I know from my work in the legal field and general knowledge of cops, lawyers, business executives all fired due to educat...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 11, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 112
Views: 3085

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

I think either Trump will be or Hillery Clinton would be a 1-term President, with a person of the other party winning in 2020. HRC would have to still likely faced a Republican dominated House and Senate, blocking her agenda in many areas and here appointments, especially top Cabinet and Judicial po...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 10, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28269

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Still, 5 + years more with the 767-300's will mean they need to redo the interiors with up to date IFE, USB outlets, power points and Wi-Fi, but if otherwise serviceable and right sized for TATL's year round, might as well keep them until use up their hours/cycles.

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by ltbewr
Thu May 10, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7146

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

I think they should do evacuation drills with fake smoke and people trying to get their bags with them, or not, see how long it takes and how many could die or not. That might lead to changes in evacuation procedures and instruction. Fines are going to be too late and it is hard to keep people from ...

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by ltbewr
Wed May 09, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump not welcome at Sen. McCain's Funeral
Replies: 145
Views: 3769

Re: Trump not welcome at Sen. McCain's Funeral

If I were the Senator's family, I would rather not have President Trump attend the funeral out of the intense security hassles it would have to be in place and the distractions he would cause. I do wish that Sen. McCain would resign immediately, he should have done so months ago, as his diagnosis an...

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by ltbewr
Tue May 08, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6359

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Perhaps allow low-noise aircraft cargo ops overnight to take them out of the slots for pax flights during the day.

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by ltbewr
Sun May 06, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tort reform now. Throw lawyers in jail later.
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: Tort reform now. Throw lawyers in jail later.

Up front I presume this is about the USA. I do think there are some areas of reform as to tort cases that should be considered or expanding already existing law and court rules. I was a litigation paralegal for private law firms with mainly corporate clients for over 27 years and for the last 10 yea...

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by ltbewr
Sun May 06, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 298
Views: 54176

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

There are necessary political, cultural and practical needs to find out what happened to MH370 and to try to continue its search. Many of those souls lost on MH370 were Chinese nationals, so there is political pressure on the Malaysian government to find the plane and if possible why the passengers ...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 04, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 69
Views: 14734

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

With the 787 engine issues, the peak summer demand ramping up, have qualified pilots for the A340 series, already set up for their airline along with a likely a cheap lease price, why not VS pulling them from the brink of death and put them back into service.

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by ltbewr
Thu May 03, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “You may shut the ---- up”: Dashcam vindicates cops confronting corruption
Replies: 23
Views: 991

Re: “You may shut the ---- up”: Dashcam vindicates cops confronting corruption

First of all, PANYNJ Commissioners are not paid. Second, she got caught on a cop car dash camera during her abusive behaviors. The Teaneck LEO's told their Chief of the confrontation, the chief reviewed the tape and about a week later, supporting his cops, the Chief forwarded a copy of the tape and ...

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by ltbewr
Wed May 02, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 13091

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

The idea of money payments to change, get more or better work assignments is wrong. Some type of computer program exchange system should be in place at all airlines to assure fairness, not breaking labor laws and not put workers in an extorted position to pay for such assignments.

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by ltbewr
Tue May 01, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump will meet with the Southwest passenger survivors and the crew
Replies: 31
Views: 1931

Re: President Trump will meet with the Southwest passenger survivors and the crew

How many presidents have owned an airline ? Trump is the only US President who owned at least in part a commercial airline. As to meeting with the crew, it is just politics, especially as the PIC was one of the first woman Navy fighter pilot and apparently an active Christian. I believe the Hudson ...

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1447

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

In New Jersey where I live, the price has gone up in recent weeks due to increased demand from better weather and the conversion to 'summer' fuels. Regular gasoline is about $2.65 - $2.99/US Gallon, Diesel about $2.99 - 3.29 US Gallon with sightly higher pricing for some stations or for using a cred...

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kohl's in Puerto Rico if Sears goes under?
Replies: 20
Views: 802

Re: Kohl's in Puerto Rico if Sears goes under?

I doubt it, with the declining population, lack of reliable electric and other utilities, government corruption, higher overhead pricing for shipping, local and existing competitors, it would be not good for Kohl's to consider getting into the PR market.

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idiots and car autopilot
Replies: 24
Views: 1073

Re: Idiots and car autopilot

How long before they get sued for an 'autopilot' causes an accident with injuries or death. Maybe insurance companies will have to raise premiums for cars with 'autopilot' systems for the idiots who misuse them. Then there is the risk of someone who his drunk or drugged using autopilot to get home i...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116622

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Unless there was significant structural damage determined that would be too expensive or difficult to repair and assure safety, this bird will be fixed and returned to service. I suspect Boeing engineers will be involved with the decision to repair and actual repair. Some parts that may be needed co...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26266

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

Of course, some of the complaining here of long over water flights on narrow-body a/c's, even if fully capable anyway, is for comfort.

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Area Diversions to BDL 4/28/18
Replies: 8
Views: 2110

Re: New York Area Diversions to BDL 4/28/18

In he late afternoon and near dusk, there were bands of thunderstorms and heavy rain as a front was moving through.

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK cat killer
Replies: 36
Views: 969

Re: UK cat killer

Animal cruelty is morally wrong and illegal. Far too often there is a connection between those that commit animal cruelty and human cruelty. Here we apparently have both. I do hope that the person or persons doing these cruel cat killings in the UK is caught and ends up with a long confinement in a ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 8970

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

I took Virgin in their first year, with only 1 aircraft EWR-LGW-EWR when it was a 'LCC'. Last November, I took EWR-LHR-EWR on UA. That was a decision of price at the time I bought my ticket as VS was more expensive and their higher price didn't seem to offer a significant difference in quality of se...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby GUILTY in all 3 charges
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Bill Cosby GUILTY in all 3 charges

Real justice would have been one of his early victims making Cosby a eunuch. :twisted: What is so disturbing about Cosby's rapes is the use of 'knock out' drugs. He wanted total control over the women, no resistance, to have his way with them, to be violent. Why would anyone want to have sex with so...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 17974

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

This is a very difficult situation for all involved and the lawsuit Complaint will contain exaggerations to make the most of their claims and is loaded with possible inaccuracies. I would suspect the deceased had an unknown health condition that led to her death, one likely very difficult to determi...

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 17974

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

While one reason for a lawsuit here is financial compensation for the loss but also to get information in discovery to find out what happened. Likely the AA, the pilots, the f/a's, some pax, the doctor on board, the medical service doctor, will all be deposed and/or produce documents. The deceased p...

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7588

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

The relationship of flight attendants and passengers has considerably changed over the years. That F/A's may be the only human of the airline pax will have contact with makes them easy targets and in turn more hostile behaviors by F/A's. It is a vicious circle. The changes in the industry to hold do...

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by ltbewr
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford Cutting All Sedans and Hatchbacks in North America
Replies: 32
Views: 1629

Re: Ford Cutting All Sedans and Hatchbacks in North America

What Ford is doing is phasing out certain car models and moving almost all general passenger vehicles to crossovers and SUV's of various sizes as more in demand and no or low gross profit margins in the North American market (US/Canada/Mexico). But for a 'Focus crossover', Ford is no longer going to...

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by ltbewr
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHL Article: Stanley Cup Playoffs "Smash Plane" Event
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: NHL Article: Stanley Cup Playoffs "Smash Plane" Event

Maybe it could have some markings referring to United Airlines for people to smash at. Probable could get big bucks to hit that area.

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence
Replies: 50
Views: 6909

Re: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence

SWF has another big subsidiary from the base for the NY Air National Guard. It is far enough away from the more immediate NYC metro airports so fewer traffic delays. There is room to grow for terminals and other facilities. If you visit the site, you can see the foundations and former US Air Base bu...

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are modern aircraft engines really becoming less reliable?
Replies: 34
Views: 5033

Re: Are modern aircraft engines really becoming less reliable?

You can test for all kinds of possibilities, but in real use, humans involved, pressure to extend times for maintenance, inspections, get into use quickly,, new materials, possible flaws and variances in materials not seen with initial manufacture checks, so sometimes something will happen to a prod...

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by ltbewr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 18075

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

I don’t get why people are angry at the government. Probably because if the inconsistent enforcement. In Hawaii, the USDA (a federal agency like CBP) has amnesty bins at several airports. If you're bringing in or taking out uncleared fruit, you can toss it in the bin, and they will dispose of it, n...

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by ltbewr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on
Replies: 35
Views: 7520

Re: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on

Munoz knows that as CEO 'the buck stops' with him, he is ultimately responsible for what happens at UA and with the serious public issues over the last year as to passengers, the flat stock price, he knew he didn't deserve the bonus. He had to clean up a mess left from his predecessor that is still ...

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9 Dead, rundown by vehicle in Toronto
Replies: 68
Views: 2407

Re: 9 Dead, rundown by vehicle in Toronto

Allegedly the 25 year old driver's name is Alek Minassian, (per a Twitter post by USA's CBS news) one that some id as Armenian. I wonder if the driver was trying to attack immigrants in general or perhaps Muslims? Allegedly he has some history with the police. Of course, especially with a number of ...

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moron... .. err "Unruly passenger" removed from AA flight in Miami - Tased multiple times
Replies: 14
Views: 610

Re: Moron... .. err "Unruly passenger" removed from AA flight in Miami - Tased multiple times

Yea, and he'll likely sue the police for 'excessive force' from the taser. Dumbass.

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1 - a different discussion?
Replies: 36
Views: 1626

Re: Formula 1 - a different discussion?

Some of the flat interest is that most of the races so far are not in the 'traditional' European locations as well as early in the season. Once the season hits Europe interest will peak up, especially in the run up for the Monaco GP race.

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast
Replies: 42
Views: 3590

Re: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast

Some of the alternative - 2nd tier airports in the NY/NJ/PA/MD/DE/CT region are not able to handle full TATL services and some have practical restrictions as to customs facilities, runway length, number of flights allowed. HPN - very slot restricted, short runway, big NIMBY issues, mainly for short ...

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116622

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Apparently the FAA/NTSB order to inspect fan blades is affecting WN's operations to some extent on Sunday, with cancellation of about 40 flights and delays on 100's of others. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/emergency-engine-inspections-lead-to-cancellations-scores-of-delays-for-travelers-on-south...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert
Replies: 37
Views: 12462

Re: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert

For many of us, the 747 is special as it represented a massive quantum leap in commercial aircraft size and technology. For many, their first flight or commercial flight might have been on a 747. Improved versions of the 747 are still being made, albeit at very limited amounts, almost 50 years from ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight duration classifications
Replies: 28
Views: 2823

Re: Flight duration classifications

To me, from an Eastern USA (NYC metro) perspective on a non-stop flight: Short Haul is up to 3 hours (Eastern USA to mid-USA, Eastern Canada, Caribbean), Medium as 3-7 hours Eastern USA to Western States, Mid to Western Canada, Mexico, Central America, northern South America, Hawaii, Alaska), Long h...

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