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by DfwRevolution
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The long term sustainability of aviation
Replies: 15
Views: 1493

Re: The long term sustainability of aviation

My question is… how long is this consumption of Jet-A sustainable? I see the hundreds of widebodies crossing the Atlantic back and forth to Europe every night (for example), and I wonder, how can the Earth keep supporting this? What is the very very long term plan for aviation, regarding fuel, with...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9308

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

Gosh whats up with engine manufacturers these days?! Isn't it because we're at the end of a major engine design architecture. AKA engine manufacturers are trying to extrapolate as much performer as possible from an older platform, which can cause issues..? No, not really. The GEnx is a third-genera...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10704

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

The thread is "Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?"... My answer was for that. Any a359 at and above 268t can do all the ulh routes the 789 does and do it with a better payload. DL has a whole bunch of 268t A350s, yet their longest route with those A350s is ATL-ICN, barely over 7100sm, I hav...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu May 31, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint
Replies: 48
Views: 4359

Re: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint

Article said he tripped the smoke alarm. As a result of this, does an airline HAVE to emergency land---even if they know its just a cigarette (and that that cigarette has been extinguished)? If not, I think it is very lame and inappropriate of WN to emergency land and inconvenience everyone. By eme...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu May 31, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled
Replies: 50
Views: 6796

Re: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled

It was a policy decision based upon the multitude of constraints. And, as is always the case with freeways, any expansion would buy you 5-10 years.You can't build your way out of sprawl-driven congestion. You can absolutely build your way out. Every other system of production in society is able to ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun May 27, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13150

Re: A310 - too early?

The A310's superior lighter wing and slightly lighter landing gear could have been fitted to the A300 with a newer engine such as the Trent 1500. This was a proposed development of the Trent 500 used on the A340-500. It no doubt would have sold well after the market recovered following 9/11. That's...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun May 13, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 8999

Re: Leaked Sneak Peak: United New Uniforms

Company statement: New uniform program update In partnership with our front-line uniform design committee, the AFA and our designers at Tracy Reese and Brooks Brothers, we are continuing the collaborative process to create brand-new uniforms for our employees. Last week we hosted a session with our...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun May 13, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 131
Views: 4524

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

In places like california, a millionaire is what you call a homeowner. If you cannot discern between net worth and income, then your economic knowledge is in even worse shape than I feared. Sure. In general, we say that a millionaire is a measure of net worth and not income. In general, your abilit...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat May 12, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says NO to historic Chinese censorship on Taiwan/HKG/Macau
Replies: 50
Views: 4047

Re: Trump says NO to historic Chinese censorship on Taiwan/HKG/Macau

The communist party is alive and well in China. I can't help but think how unbelieveably modern, liberal and progressive China would be had it not gone red in the late 40's. Communist...in name only. Communisim... in name, and censorship, and political prisons, and forced labor, and mandatory abort...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat May 12, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing granted patent for B-1B gunship
Replies: 11
Views: 2407

Re: Boeing granted patent for B-1B gunship

Whilst I haven’t read through the full patent my guess is that it’s disguising something either in the claims to effectively patent something by stealth (maybe like a specific mounting system) to prevent someone else using it for a different application. “How do we disguise the fact that we are try...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat May 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 131
Views: 4524

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

Things would be stable, our international repuation would be secure, we would be on good terms with Iran and Cuba, LGBTQ rights would be safe, and the US perhaps would be starting to catch up to Canada and Europe. Hillary wasn't the best candidate but she is what America needed to survive. I can't ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun May 06, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18990

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Its neither pompous nor nonsense. What "more valuable infrastructure projects" have actually been undertaken in the US (particularly outside of the Northeast) with all that un-sucked money? All I can identify are fairly local "pork barrel" projects carved out by legislators in r...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat May 05, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18990

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

It's a shame that there is high speed infrastructure in place to serve those areas, avoiding pollution and congestion to be spread around with the current "only car/only plane" mindset that is anchoring US infrastructure in general into the XIX-XX century. As an American taxpayer, I am gl...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat May 05, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18990

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

It's a shame that there is high speed infrastructure in place to serve those areas, avoiding pollution and congestion to be spread around with the current "only car/only plane" mindset that is anchoring US infrastructure in general into the XIX-XX century. As an American taxpayer, I am gl...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed May 02, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 25217

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

This underscores the value to Boeing in growing the 787 fleet: more planes in service require more high-margin services like training and spare parts. Selling a razor is nice, selling lots of razor blades is even better.

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26619

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

How is any of what you cited different on a 757 or widebody twin from on a 737 or 320? While the larger aircraft have more range, carriers don’t fill up the tanks just for the sake of helping passengers sleep better at night. To the extent that uncontained engine failures are some sort of systemic ...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 99
Views: 10294

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

For what it's worth, the compensation plan for Boeing's senior executives is disclosed in the proxy statement. I don't think stock price plays into how much they make. Are you for real? https://www1.salary.com/BOEING-CO-Executive-Salaries.html You claimed executives want to inflate the stock price ...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 122
Views: 16644

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

AF served DFW for a nanosecond in the days of DL's hub and parked at Terminal E. They pulled out most likely because SN's bankruptcy opened up a hole in Africa and gave an AF opportunity to compete for highly lucrative traffic. KL served DFW from 2008 to 2015 or 2016, initially starting yearly and ...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20580

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

You do understand that international flights are catered locally? Delta isn't hauling apples overseas so they can serve American apples on the return trip They do? How do we as regular common folk know this? I know many carriers stock up their catering at the point of origin. So how do I know which...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20580

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

It is disturbing so many people here think it’s okay a person gets a fine for bringing an apple that was handed out on a plane. Because that’s the rules. Fruit bought in the country of origin, I guess there’s a case. But handed out on the plane? Well, it’s the rules that are wrong! And I’m very int...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20580

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

It's $500. Be an adult. Pay your fine. Move on.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmakers Refer Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ for Criminal Investigation
Replies: 60
Views: 1770

Re: Lawmakers Refer Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ for Criminal Investigation

Aesma wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
“Because we believe that those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American, we want to be sure that the potential violations of law outlined below are vetted appropriately,” the lawmakers wrote.


Scooter Libby anyone ?

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117628

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Yikes, yikes, yikes. Scary day for these passengers. The extraordinary statement of the fox news story is that it reported that the injured passenger was removed from the aircraft THROUGH THE WINDOW. Up thread it was reported that she was almost sucked out of the plane. I have to wonder whether she...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293609

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

https://leehamnews.com/2018/04/17/boeing-to-implement-structural-design-change-in-787-8-for-production-commonality/ Boeing is renewing the 787-8. The space for the proposed 797 in the Boeing line up shrinks to the area between the 737-10 and the 787-8. What influence will that have on the 797? Will...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 5962

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

While you got to credit WN for their model and respect their remarkably quick turn arounds, no Economy Plus makes their product untenable for frequent flyers. Especially trips over 90 minutes. That's dead, dead wrong. WN has huge loyalty from frequent fliers because of their high frequencies, direc...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 5962

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

While you got to credit WN for their model and respect their remarkably quick turn arounds, no Economy Plus makes their product untenable for frequent flyers. Especially trips over 90 minutes. That's dead, dead wrong. WN has huge loyalty from frequent fliers because of their high frequencies, direc...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 10164

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

The seat map for the upcoming 787-10 for United Airlines has been leaked. In total it will have 318 seats 44 Polaris seats 21 Premium Economy 45 Economy Plus 208 Regular Economy https://www.ausbt.com.au/united-s-boeing-787-10-to-get-polaris-business-class-premium-economy?utm_source=hero This is whe...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293609

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The 787 seems to have an efficiency disadvantage below 4000nm. This might be "man on the street" intuition, but it is anyway the truth. The capability to fly double as far takes its toll at some point. So what applies to the 787 (and any other mid or long plane) should not apply to the 79...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 114
Views: 20194

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

Taxi645 wrote:
A 7-abreast is an unusual choice. If it is ovoid it puts the floor in compression instead of the preferred tension and compromises cargo space.


Draw us a free body diagram of this floor beam in compression.

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Active Shooter YouTube HQ
Replies: 103
Views: 2688

Re: Active Shooter YouTube HQ

Since when is the Second Amendment more important (or the only) than the First Amendment? Who is making this claim? Where do you rank the importance on the Second Amendment relative to the First Amendment? More important, less important, or equally important? Righties and ammosexuals do. Look at al...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The green future
Replies: 52
Views: 1485

Re: The green future

Fossil fuels are way too cheap anyway, lots of external costs aren't included in the price, pollution, earthquakes etc. Ah. Has the green economy accounted for the externalities like child labor used to extract all those rare earth elements used in solar PV and permanent magnet motors? Green techno...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Active Shooter YouTube HQ
Replies: 103
Views: 2688

Re: Active Shooter YouTube HQ

seb146 wrote:
Since when is the Second Amendment more important (or the only) than the First Amendment?


Who is making this claim?

Where do you rank the importance on the Second Amendment relative to the First Amendment? More important, less important, or equally important?

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 541
Views: 43399

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

colindm wrote:
Does anyone else think that it is a bit ridiculous that EK has service to FLL daily but not even seasonal AUS service?


I find it ridiculous that FLL has EK service. I see nothing odd about AUS lacking EK service.

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The green future
Replies: 52
Views: 1485

Re: The green future

Fossil fuels are way too cheap anyway, lots of external costs aren't included in the price, pollution, earthquakes etc. Ah. Has the green economy accounted for the externalities like child labor used to extract all those rare earth elements used in solar PV and permanent magnet motors? Green techno...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact to DCA and IAD based on Amazon HQ2 rumor
Replies: 31
Views: 3855

Re: Impact to DCA and IAD based on Amazon HQ2 rumor

ElroyJetson wrote:
For what it's s worth I think Amazon locates its HQ2 headquarters to NOVA. The area is booming, there is highly educated population, and there is excellent infrastructure.


All I seem to hear from North VA residents is that the traffic is atrocious.

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A320 Retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 8344

Re: American A320 Retirement

They already parked 5 more of the A320's last year and they have somewhere ~19 left that are around the same age as the 737's being parked. The older 737 HUD issue and the fact that they have at least 90 new narrowbodies scheduled for delivery between now and 2020 obviously gives them quite a bit o...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?
Replies: 26
Views: 819

Re: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?

Kiwirob wrote:
Why wouldn't they, the real question is why would anyone be stupid enough to sign up with UBER as a driver and lease a vehicle through them when it's painfully obvious what there end plan is for those drivers???


Because people have bills to pay right now?

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Amendment reworded
Replies: 159
Views: 3861

Re: Second Amendment reworded

I think everyone can agree that the 2nd Amendment is poorly worded as there is no clear definition of what a "well-regulated militia" is or under what terms is it "necessary to the security of a free State" or which arms would fall under its scope. Nope. I'm quite happy the way ...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Amendment reworded
Replies: 159
Views: 3861

Re: Second Amendment reworded

I think everyone can agree that the 2nd Amendment is poorly worded as there is no clear definition of what a "well-regulated militia" is or under what terms is it "necessary to the security of a free State" or which arms would fall under its scope. Nope. I'm quite happy the way ...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Bombings in Austin,Texas
Replies: 69
Views: 2479

Re: Breaking : Bombings in Austin,Texas

Wow the bomber is literally anyone in the Trump administration: white, conservative Christian, hates everything that isn’t white conservative Christian. This is ridiculous statement. What is your point? So all conservatives hate minorities and want to kill them? You should think before you type, Hi...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Amendment reworded
Replies: 159
Views: 3861

Re: Second Amendment reworded

There is no need for an ad-hoc militia; it is a false concept kept alive merely because it is mentioned in the Second Amendment. It is no longer "necessary to the security of a free State"; the National Guard will do just fine.... I'll make that decision myself. And I decide the National ...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Amendment reworded
Replies: 159
Views: 3861

Re: Second Amendment reworded

I think everyone can agree that the 2nd Amendment is poorly worded as there is no clear definition of what a "well-regulated militia" is or under what terms is it "necessary to the security of a free State" or which arms would fall under its scope. Nope. I'm quite happy the way ...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 22153

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

Julie77W wrote:
Wasn't it supposed to have three wheel bogies?


Nope. The -10 is the same TOW as the -9 and was never specified with a three-wheel bogie.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX 7, first flight over its home town today
Replies: 7
Views: 1780

Re: 737-700MAX, first flight over its home town today

bob75013 wrote:
I've seen several videos of new plane test flights. Many of those, like this one, show something attached to the top of the vertical stabilizer via string (cable?), and trailing the plane. It looks like a very small parachute type of thing.

What is it?


Air data probe

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 31325

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

As much as I love animals they belong at home not on planes. If you have a genuine health issue and have a certified service dog that’s one thing. But household pets and “therapy animals” do not belong on planes period. This new generation of entitled wimps who have to have therapy pets is insane. ...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 31325

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

I don't feel compelled to comment on who was right or wrong in this situation. I'll just say this:

We should stop allowing pets in the main cabin. We gave it a try. It has been terrible. End the policy.

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 13504

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

There really isn't one practical location for a train to stop for most US airports focused on O&D. How about the planned APM stops at LAX as a practical location? Couldn't just a metro train stop there instead? It's a matter of use-case. The APM is primarily intended to move passengers offsite ...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump fires Tillerson; Pompeo to replace him
Replies: 92
Views: 3168

Re: Trump fires Tillerson; Pompeo to replace him

" Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! " Talk about damning with faint praise. :rotfl: What is remotely "damning" about this statement? That's an entirely innocuous well wish. Talk about TDS. Seriously , you've never heard the expression before? :shock: Damning with faint...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump fires Tillerson; Pompeo to replace him
Replies: 92
Views: 3168

Re: Trump fires Tillerson; Pompeo to replace him

scbriml wrote:
"Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!" Talk about damning with faint praise. :rotfl:


What is remotely "damning" about this statement? That's an entirely innocuous well wish. Talk about TDS.

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump fires Tillerson; Pompeo to replace him
Replies: 92
Views: 3168

Re: Trump fires Tillerson; Pompeo to replace him

einsteinboricua wrote:
Remember how it was fake news when media outlets reported that Trump planned to replace Tillerson? "No...fake news. Tillerson is doing great."


Those rumors started one year ago. Talk about a broken clock...

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