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by trnswrld
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8168

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

I know this question would be difficult because how long the 767 has been in operation and how many airlines have flown them, but does anyone know what the highest seat count on any 767 has been? I would imagine a 2-4-2 763 probably has more than a normally configured 764 at DAL and UAL?

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Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47315

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

According to ADS-B data, the aircraft was falling with 22,000 feet per minute when the signal was lost. https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/962681193429860352 That sounds a little more accurate than what the first few posters said about a 3400 fpm descent. I was gonna say, some planes climb an...

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by trnswrld
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8168

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

I dunno, that cabin picture above looks just like any other airplanes interior. Packed in there like sardines no matter what plane or airline.

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by trnswrld
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?
Replies: 87
Views: 6962

Re: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?

Every post made in this thread by BREECH just gets more and more annoying. What in the world is your issue against Boeing? and even more so why are you so worked up over a folding wingtip?!? No offense, but some of the things you said in your posts indicate you have fairly minimal knowledge of aircr...

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by trnswrld
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: February 3rd: DHL 767 circling west of Orlando at 1100ft - why?
Replies: 17
Views: 4394

Re: February 3rd: DHL 767 circling west of Orlando at 1100ft - why?

I know this is 100% completely non-relevant, but for some reason that picture eerily reminded me of 9-11 videos and pictures. Something about a 762 from that angle and bank and that’s immediately what came to my mind.
Anyway.....carry on. Lol

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by trnswrld
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at ONT
Replies: 55
Views: 8367

Re: L10-11 at ONT

L10-11. Never seen it put like that, but we all got the point ;)

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by trnswrld
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 10127

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

Nice catch guys on the euro wings strobes!! For sure sped up. Still cool video, but the fact that’s it’s sped up a bit and on a high zoom lens from end of the runway for sure makes it much more dramatic than it really is.

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by trnswrld
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IT A300 low pass with gear down
Replies: 20
Views: 4339

Re: IT A300 low pass with gear down

I have seen all but the A300 pic originally posted up top. That’s insane!!! Seeing that still shot of the A310 and just how close that wingtip got to the ground is really quite scary. That looks to be extremely close to being a very serious “air show” to say the least. Unfortunately not all outcomes...

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by trnswrld
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue
Replies: 50
Views: 9561

Re: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue

Same reason you see things covered or painted over after a accident or crash. Search for pics of accidents/minor crashes, you’ll see logos and names covered or painted over.

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by trnswrld
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any other airlines aside from VS and Norwegian having 787 Engine Issues?
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Any other airlines aside from VS and Norwegian having 787 Engine Issues?

Leave any concerns up to the airline, crew, and maintenance technicians. Enjoy your flight.

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by trnswrld
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14687

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

I must be getting old enough to have experienced a nice variety of wide bodies on short flights as well. I recall being on a 767-200 between ORD and STL, and a L1011 between STL and MCO and JFK.

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by trnswrld
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day
Replies: 33
Views: 6212

Re: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day

So what if the other aircraft was the Concorde? How quickly would Mach 2 look from a jet going .80? The visual appearance of speed largely depends on distance, because the further away an object is the fewer number of degrees in your field of view it's traversing given the same speed. If Concorde w...

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by trnswrld
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question
Replies: 52
Views: 3762

Re: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question

There are other uses for this that do not involve the safety of flight issue. I seem to recall seeing this kind of fuel used in tractors or other farm machinery? Jet A in a tractor? JET A / A1 are very similar to normal automotive diesel, so much so that many airport vehicles run on Jet A with a lu...

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by trnswrld
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question
Replies: 52
Views: 3762

Re: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question

BravoOne wrote:
There are other uses for this that do not involve the safety of flight issue. I seem to recall seeing this kind of fuel used in tractors or other farm machinery?

Jet A in a tractor?

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by trnswrld
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day
Replies: 33
Views: 6212

Re: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day

On a somewhat related note, if one was in a normal widebody cruising at .80 or greater, and the Concorde wizzed by at Mach 2, can anyone describe how fast that aircraft would have flown by the other aircraft? I know the Concorde would have been much higher, but just for conversation sake. You often ...

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by trnswrld
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Turkish plane flies into Helium balloons.
Replies: 14
Views: 4512

Re: A Turkish plane flies into Helium balloons.

“How come the ATC didnt notice it?”

Well because they are controllers, not magicians or psychics.

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by trnswrld
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft lighting questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Aircraft lighting questions.

Which lights on the 717/MD80 did Delta change to HID or LED? I would imagine any recent change in lighting would go with LED and not HID. I remember in flight training down at ERAU back in the late 90s/early 00 when they converted all our 172's with HID landing lights. I thought that was kinda cool.

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by trnswrld
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A new 100 seat aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 6246

Re: A New 717?

“A new 717?”

Yeah, I think it’s made in China now.

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by trnswrld
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane blown into bulding, Malta
Replies: 24
Views: 5879

Re: Plane blown into bulding, Malta

Why is this type of info relevant to the story of a plane rolling into a building? Why the heck are you so upset about someone posting who the aircraft belongs to? It’s a private aircraft why wouldn’t we be curious who it belongs to? Ok so next time there is an accident involving a commercial passe...

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by trnswrld
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 112
Views: 15734

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

Many of those features and options start as customized. For example, RNP RNAV is now a common feature that can be selected out of a catalog. It was originally a custom feature developed for Alaska Airlines back in 1996 for approaches into Juneau. To go along with this and someone correct me if I’m ...

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by trnswrld
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American takes delivery of the last Boeing 737-800, the fleet is now repainted
Replies: 25
Views: 8926

Re: American takes delivery of the last Boeing 737-800, the fleet is now repainted

^^^ I agree, I don’t visit whatever AA thread bgm is talking about, so I appreciate this new thread about the last 738 built.

Thanks for posting.

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by trnswrld
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 6049

Re: Highest certifiable maximum altitude

Kind of a cool story..... so I’m an enroute controller in the U.S. for 12 years now. To date I have had one aircraft that was cruising along at FL510. I forget which type, but it was one of the fancy biz-jets. Only one higher I have worked was a U2 who checked in “above fl600”, but that doesn’t coun...

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by trnswrld
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP
Replies: 46
Views: 9593

Re: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP

Very nice and graceful. I only have the pleasure of flying on one once several years ago from HNL to ATL. N676NW I think it was.

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by trnswrld
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 763 N36NE possibility of tail strike at FLL
Replies: 11
Views: 5895

Re: Patriots 763 N36NE tail strike at FLL

Title seems to state that a tail strike DID happen, when in reality sounds like it did not. Atleast from reports above stating no damage whatsoever, and in the picturethere appears to be room between the tail and pavement. Cool picture though, reminds me of an L1011 coming in with it’s very high nos...

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by trnswrld
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lil' Pump flips off WestJet in song "Gucci Gang"
Replies: 20
Views: 2756

Re: Lil' Pump flips off WestJet in song "Gucci Gang"

Lil pump? Lol wtf

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by trnswrld
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 20743

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Some guys here keep mentioning asymmetric spool up, but if you look at the picture the plane appears to be near the opposite end of a runway. So unless the plane literally did a complete 180+, im pretty sure that’s not what happened. Atleast in the sense that I’m thinking of which would be when the...

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by trnswrld
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 20743

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Some guys here keep mentioning asymmetric spool up, but if you look at the picture the plane appears to be near the opposite end of a runway. So unless the plane literally did a complete 180+, im pretty sure that’s not what happened. Atleast in the sense that I’m thinking of which would be when they...

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by trnswrld
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spolier deflection with aileron input 767
Replies: 17
Views: 1611

Re: Spolier deflection with aileron input 767

Back to that video real quick....I know watching a YouTube video doesn’t even give half the information needed, but do you guys feel that was a safe takeoff? Based solely on the visible weather conditions and what I’m seeing the wing do, I would say probably not the best situation to attempt a takeo...

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by trnswrld
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spolier deflection with aileron input 767
Replies: 17
Views: 1611

Re: Spolier deflection with aileron input 767

https://youtu.be/ZCc94Z2OI5Y
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This shits just scary. Until seeing this video several years ago I had no idea an airplane would takeoff with enough aileron deflection that the spoilers would be up what looks like all the way lol.

https://youtu.be/ZCc94Z2OI5Y

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by trnswrld
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do they work Cape Air's cessna aircraft into the pattern for approach to BOS?
Replies: 32
Views: 6479

Re: How do they work Cape Air's cessna aircraft into the pattern for approach to BOS?

Shouldn’t be as big of a deal at BOS, but a much busier airport deals with something similar; ORD. All day long ORD has Grand Caravan service from several smaller cities in the region. Call sign is “Weber”. I’m not sure if the tracon puts them on a different runway, but these little Caravans come in...

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by trnswrld
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (1 severe)
Replies: 27
Views: 13107

Re: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (of 1 heavily)

Is this normal to go through severe turbulence with injuries and a trashed airplane then continue on across the globe to the destination? I mean obviously the crew assessed the situation, but when reading the story and the aircraft landing at its destination, I immediately thought the severe turb mu...

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by trnswrld
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no life jackets on ATR 72 (A0)?
Replies: 11
Views: 3261

Re: Why no life jackets on ATR 72 (A0)?

With the sprawling congestion of Buenos Aires, I would imagine that if there was an critical event that required an emergency landing and you couldn't make it to one of the various airfields, ditching into the Rio de la Plata might be one of the few options. I mean the only emergency where pilots w...

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by trnswrld
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please explain this photograph.
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Re: Please explain this photograph.

You may have seen this maneuver before in Top Gun. If you look close enough the pilot on the top is giving the other guy the bird ;) I’m not going to get into aerodynamics, but the top aircraft absolutely is flying and creating lift like stated above. As far as the proximity, don’t forgot that this ...

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by trnswrld
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?
Replies: 26
Views: 5729

Re: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?

I’m in ATC and I’m not aware of any actual rules against it, but yeah from time to time you get someone on freq that you know, or a pilot asking for some score, or I have even heard pilots that know each other say a few things. As a controller I really don’t care as long as it doesn’t mess up the op...

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by trnswrld
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 9180

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

Apparently this aircraft can land on water. He was surrounded by water. So why couldn't he put the aircraft down safely. Only reason I can think of is that he had could not control the aircraft. In which case he must have had flight control issues. I can't see this being pilot error. He was flying ...

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by trnswrld
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Engine Fire at SEA
Replies: 22
Views: 8476

Re: HA Engine Fire at SEA

travelin man wrote:
Assuming it’s a 767 but not sure.

You know what happens when you assume?

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by trnswrld
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 9180

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

I read somewhere that many professional athletes have it written in their contracts that they can not participate in risky activities such as piloting small aircraft, skydiving...etc during their active career. Most likely true which would make sense from another news article stating how he said he...

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by trnswrld
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets
Replies: 54
Views: 11382

Re: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets

This picture always kind of creeps me out. You can even see the pilot in the window. This was just after pushback of TWA flight 553 which crashed probably less than an hour after this picture was taken. It collided midair with a smaller general aviation aircraft. Edit: I can’t figure out how to post...

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by trnswrld
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 diverted to MDW?
Replies: 12
Views: 5675

Re: LH 748 diverted to MDW?

No way in heck was a 748 at MDW....but I would love to hear the real story or to be proved wrong :)

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by trnswrld
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10th Anniversary of the A380
Replies: 57
Views: 7194

Re: 10th Anniversary of the A380

BlueSky1976 wrote:
Well, one ugly beast, 747, is quickly disappearing from the skies, thankfully.
Here's to the other one, A380, to do the same soon.

Flying double decker jetliners are a disgrace to the skies.

Wtf lol. You are a disgrace to these forums.

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by trnswrld
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)
Replies: 23
Views: 3187

Re: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)

I am very curious to see if the max will be more quiet from the stand point of someone being on the ground and it flying over. Reason I ask this is the 737-800 (and maybe other NG models), is unusually loud when flying over. Let me describe my situation. So I live west of Chicago out near Naperville...

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by trnswrld
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water bomber hits boat on takeoff (video)
Replies: 25
Views: 8951

Re: Water bomber hits boat on takeoff (video)

Crappy video that shows nothing, but yeah it got smacked lol. So obviously they landed without incident I presume. Probably just busted up a fiberglass wingtip cover!

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by trnswrld
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes
Replies: 46
Views: 7995

Re: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes

Earlier today I looked up and saw N965TW coming into ORD. I forgot to look, but I assume it was from DFW.

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by trnswrld
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 9891

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

Growing up in the 80s about 3 miles east of ORD, I very clearly remember seeing all those United Saul Bass DC8's coming in on 27R. What I also remember clearly is coming in for approach they always had what appeared to be a slight nose down attitude. Similar to how the DC9 and MD80 often did. Never ...

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by trnswrld
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest
Replies: 42
Views: 16308

Re: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest

Congrats and nice work to this pilot. For me personally, I would feel a bit more comfortable having a more experienced captain up front.

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by trnswrld
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Cabin Ventilation
Replies: 12
Views: 2185

Re: Southwest Cabin Ventilation

I was on a couple 700 series a few weeks back and I do recall both ways feeling rather warm inside. I thought that once we got airborne it would cool off, but surprisingly it never really did. I also remember the vent over my seat not being very effective. It wasn't bad, but something I did remember...

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by trnswrld
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air (WW) first flight to ORD today!
Replies: 5
Views: 1999

Re: WW first flight to ORD today!

Man, so many people on this site use abbreviations for things these days and half the time I have no clue what people are talking about. What is WW, and for that matter what is DY?

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by trnswrld
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 30119

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

This was going to happen. Hopefully even if a blast fence goes up the beach is still public/stays open. Unfortunately I can't feel sorry for her, there are many people who die daily I feel sorry for, she isn't one of them. I can't feel sorry for stupidity. We all make stupid mistakes daily. Most of...

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by trnswrld
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 264
Views: 58685

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Yeah that comment above about "most likely be the end of their career" is pretty ridiculous IMO. I'm not denying the fact that there is an issue here that seems to be all on the pilots, but remember it was the pilot that spoke up and questioned the landing clearance. As mentioned, they kne...

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by trnswrld
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your airline's worst destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 6413

Re: Your airline's worst destinations

Yeah what the heck is the big deal you guys? lol. People can't have an opinion about a certain location or whether they like it or not?!? What does that have anything to do with posting negative things about your employer?

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