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by frmrCapCadet
Tue May 21, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11163

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Quick tidbits: -I moved to Bremerton in 1984, in Nov 84 a Dem was elected Gov, no R's since. The state senate and legislature have varied since 84 from 60% D to 52% R, so some tempering of the total crazy concepts. - The fight to build the 3rd runway was over a decade, they had to restore an incred...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue May 21, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA Funding Development of Hydrogen Powered All Electric Passenger Planes
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: NASA Funding Development of Hydrogen Powered All Electric Passenger Planes

One of the problems with both solar and wind is dealing with unneeded production. This even happens with hydro power. If, and it is a big if, production of hydrogen could be produced, stored, and then transported. Then, what to do with hydrogen. My suspicion is that such hydrogen will have an econom...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon May 20, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 167
Views: 14620

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

It makes sense that any new plane would be potentially able to fly with one pilot. Entry in service after 2025 and at least 40 years of service. There are combat planes which are reliant on computer to stay in the air.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon May 20, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 816
Views: 115382

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

On a larger capacity plane, and the NMA would be one, I suspect that the costs of a pilot are not all that percentage of the cost of a ticket. For shorter flights on regional flights raising the limits for a single pilot from 12 to 20 would likely be more significant.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon May 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11163

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

IIRC the two older runways are too close for bad weather landings, the new 3rd runway to the west has largely meant that they always have two runways available. Anyone chime in as to when and how they use all 3 simultaneously?

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon May 20, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 138
Views: 19255

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

Scone as in cone is standard throughout the US, so far as I know. And often only eaten at fairgrounds once a year at the Fisher Scone booth, and with raspberry jam. They sell a mix - I suspect more often bought than baked. Fisher was an early Seattle settler and business man. Maybe just a Pacific NW...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon May 20, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11163

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Bremerton right now is surrounded on three sides by commercial forests, it should be fairly inexpensive to preserve an 8 square mile area, although it is a bridge or two from the 'mainland'.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun May 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11163

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

One last option... why don't we give up on the current SEA configuration and build a new terminal down the middle where 16C and T presently are... Once the terminal is built you could destroy the existing terminal along International BLVD and build a new runway. You would then have two approach str...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun May 19, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11163

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

About 30 years ago a Republican state legislature proposed a mile wide transportation corridor from Battleground in the SW to Marysville. He anticipated a need for RR right of ways, trucking lanes, foot and cycle trails. It probably could have squeezed in a couple of 1 runway airports. This all woul...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun May 19, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 215
Views: 7959

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Incidentally infanticide has been common in western culture for centuries. As late as the 1800s infants were left to die on roadsides in England, and we all know the infants dying at religious institution and dumped in sewers in Ireland. God, Moses, the prophets, Jesus, Paul and others did not say (...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun May 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1562
Views: 150065

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

There is a difference between crashing a perfectly fine aircraft due to pilot error and making mistakes while trying to save a faulty aircraft. The second case is what happened with Ethiopian and Lion Air even it is not proved that the crews actually made mistakes. So the root cause for the crashes...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun May 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?
Replies: 64
Views: 9380

Re: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?

I've been telling everyone on here about this for the last year. Here is a post from 8 months ago.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1027931&p=20695851


You need to give a post number

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun May 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11163

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

2035 and later, assuming we haven't cooked ourselves with bombs etc, fairly quiet STOL hybrid planes efficiently going 200-500 miles, and decent mass transit to and between airports and nearby towns may free up space and capacity at SeaTac for mainline flights. Autonomous vehicles is still a wild ca...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat May 18, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 128
Views: 19469

Re: AS trying to get B6

A good interlining or well done code sharing agreement with do a lot more good - for both of them.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat May 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aerospace design and Software
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Re: Aerospace design and Software

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1422737
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Here is the thread you want to read, and from there go to suggested and other Wikipedia articles.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1422737

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat May 18, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 424
Views: 55782

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Peculiar new Amazon?/UPS policy - some returns are made via an e-mailed authorization, and must be taken to an 'actual' UPS store - no matter how inconvenient. Probably I will for now on opt for the Kohl's return option, since you can return for any reason without a fee. Kohl's has announced it wil...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat May 18, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 424
Views: 55782

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Peculiar new Amazon?/UPS policy - some returns are made via an e-mailed authorization, and must be taken to an 'actual' UPS store - no matter how inconvenient.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat May 18, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 215
Views: 7959

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Fortunately the women are the ones that are the citizens and the ones with the superior rights. Trump and his supporters keep talking about that citizen's rights are paramount so this isn't a real problem for them either. The woman has the established right, as we all do, male and female alike, to ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 16, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

Re: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980

In Chehalis the city dumped huge piles of ash in a southern park located just off the freeway. Tourists took it all away.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 16, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 8187

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

I don't think the $2 per hour carbon tax is going to seriously impact flying. It is about 4 cents a mile, not insignificant, but not a deal breaker. If it were to go into better rail/mass transit transit to the airport it would be a plus.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1562
Views: 150065

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/how-much-was-pilot-error-a-factor-in-the-boeing-737-max-crashes/ The lead Republican on the US House Committee, relying on a study essentially financed by Boeing stockholders, announces just about all the problems were with poor pilots, as oppos...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 203
Views: 12094

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

How do you move from a strictly evolutionary study of our specie to humans as ethical, political, and rational. It must first begin with that study of evolutionary human behavior. Then kind of like the 'i' (square root of minus 1) some sort of useful, ineffable, transcendent or pantheistic and unive...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 16, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 8187

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

I agree with posters say there are better and lower hanging fruit. I do expect some but moderate tax eventually on aviation petroleum products. The monies will likely be used to subsidize clean energy in other sectors. In an ideal rational culture (fat chance, I know), aviation will expand a whole l...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 16, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

Re: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980

I don't have a link, but the first eruption mostly went east. It likely closed Spokane for a day. There was a shear wind that blew a little ash to the Ocean Shores area on the coast. Regional airports, Yakima, Moses Lake etc must have been affected. The second big eruption one week later went northw...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 16, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 40
Views: 2239

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

alles relativ

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed May 15, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 3337

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

Federal receipts per above chart show a drop in revenue from about 20% to 17%. That is significant. Another factor is that the US government picks up a lot of the medical expenditures which may be as much or more than 5% of GNP not spent 50 years ago. By the way I use medical care despite it being i...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed May 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 3337

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

After WW11 the US tax rates were up to 90% and fairly high for companies. In the 60s rates were lowered to a high of 60% and companies a little lower. That is the kind of taxes needed to support an advanced society - its infrastructure, science and educational needs. We now live in the ME Generation...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed May 15, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 203
Views: 12094

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Science doesn't work - it provides amazing insight into the nature of the universe, it enables useful technology, but the world faces catastrophic climate changes, violent warfare, over population all of which put civilization in peril. Science cannot help us establish values which will allow contin...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed May 15, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1562
Views: 150065

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

That Boeing is going to pay out $Bs to survivors and airlines is probably history at this point. Boeing's hope needs to be moving forward at this point. I trust that the FAA and international agencies are looking at all of the possible issues of the MAX, demanding emails and interviews with appropri...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue May 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 82
Views: 10725

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

Just a couple geographic notes. Seattle and Vancouver are far enough apart and with a pesky border (to be even more understaffed as people are sent this summer to the Mexican border). Friends and relatives occasionally drive to Vancouver for a flight, but not all that often. San Francisco generally ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun May 12, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1562
Views: 150065

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Stricter certification processes does not need to be a matter of retaliation. If the international committee recommends more analysis of the MAX it will be appropriate to extend analyses of the whole bunch of re-dos. (and there is no evidence that the rest need to be grounded - just maybe a closer l...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun May 12, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 13780

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

Boeing survived the years when the 330 was beating it Airbus survived the years when the 777 was the wonder plane Boeing was/hopefully will survive with the 737 as the 321 is the wonder plane Airbus will survive even if the MOM becomes a real hit, and Airbus is say, 3-5 years behind in developing a ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun May 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1210

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

In practical terms hybrids come in two packages. One just perfects the gas mileage - say a standard Prius or Camry hybrid, both have relatively small battery packs. Both could possibly hit a 600+ mile range, definitely cars for going long distances. The second are plug in hybrids with heavy battery ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun May 12, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1210

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

Just some thoughts. After driving a Prius several years (they have an amazing range, upwards of 600 miles with a 12 gallon tank), I switched to a non-hybrid RAV4 with all the safety features, I just don't drive enough to justify the expense of a hybrid anymore. I am thinking that a plug in hybrid, m...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun May 12, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1562
Views: 150065

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

res training - surely there could be something between a $15 million simulator and a $700 iPad. I suspect that an XBox using a custom Flight Simulator plus a custom bit of hardware could be build for well under $100K, maybe a fraction of that. And a Boeing test pilot could explain any differences be...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat May 11, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 203
Views: 12094

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Opinions are nice - everyone has one. But it doesn't do much for productive discussions. Just how ethics, religions, and cultures interact is complex, and very much part of understanding our culture and others. Political power and coercion are very much in the mix. Religion is also very connected wi...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat May 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 9518

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Engineers and architects will be figuring just how heavy the roof structure needs to be. Those flying buttresses are designed to counter certain forces and a certain roof weight may be essential. It is in keeping with the 'spirit' of Gothic cathedrals that restorations can or should reflect the spir...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri May 10, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 269
Views: 28968

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

From today's Bloomberg article (there are two, I recommend both) The relentless message: Shareholders would henceforth come first at Boeing. The important thing was not to get “overly focused on the box,” Hopkins said in a 2000 interview with Bloomberg. “The box”—the plane itself—“is obviously impor...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 09, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 269
Views: 28968

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

While I have joked that Buffet should buy Boeing commercial, I also recall that BNSF was happy as an independent company and probably did not really want to sell itself to Berkshire. But the demands of Wall Street and its damnable quarterly results thinking was the tipping point. A RR needs to spend...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 09, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1562
Views: 150065

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The FAA and other around the world agencies could agree to lift the grounding in stages. All agencies could agree and work on other certifications. One obvious change is establishing necessary training for pilots. US goes first, and other agencies participate in monitoring. It does not have to be co...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed May 08, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 85
Views: 10029

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

767 was a great plane and sold well. It is just that the 8 across 330 was significantly better - and more capable.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue May 07, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 203
Views: 12094

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

I am fairly up to date on the study of religion and evolution, as well as what cognitive science is saying. Add in evolution and morality. Then crank in humans really to not behave or vote rationally. If you define religion as the deep values of a culture, your and my likely shared values are under ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue May 07, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 203
Views: 12094

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

So what are your values? What values to you expect from other people? What values are legitimate for government to impose on you or other people? If you think religion has problems, I will suggest that values and their imposition on other people have all or most of the same problems.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue May 07, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1562
Views: 150065

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Those that think Boeing executives will ever face criminal charges in the USA or the company ever paying out huge civil damages to individual victims of the 2 MAX crashes, it won't happen. Our laws, our pro-corporate biased Prosecutors and civil laws as to access to courts by foreign national victi...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon May 06, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 203
Views: 12094

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

In the 19 century the bible was overturned. It is not a unitary book, it is books. The various parts are more or less related to certain periods of post stone age eras. There are many parts no one defends, more inconsistencies than most believers want to admit. Everyone has been forced to admit that...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon May 06, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 7959

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

one possibility is to make it known that in event of an evacuation any bags wrongly carried will be confiscated immediately, and return not guaranteed.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon May 06, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 269
Views: 28968

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture

Did you read that first article , published today? One of the most shocking articles I've read in a long time. Calling this "blown out of proportion" suggests the same is happening at other manufactures like Airbus. Maybe it's time to take off that tinfoil hat and face the possibility thi...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun May 05, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1562
Views: 150065

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/engineers-say-boeing-pushed-to-limit-safety-testing-in-race-to-certify-planes-including-737-max/ This is an extended pretty technical discussion, with a lot of input from sources inside and outside of Boeing. The general impression is that Boein...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri May 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15051

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

I think a review of the impact of European civilization on Hawaii would not find it was the tourists who are at fault.

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