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by mcdu
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 5220

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

And If this passenger is angry at WN would a fair title for the thread be “California Residents Appear to be unhappy with Southwest”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/southwest-passenger-kicked-off-flight-for-making-vodka-joke/ar-AABlHLp

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Boof02671 wrote:
Why isn’t it listed on their webpage?

http://www.aviationpartnersboeing.com/p ... 57_200.php


I don’t know about their website. Just that it exist.

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by mcdu
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?
Replies: 22
Views: 2923

Re: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?

No one does as they are for 737s not 757s. https://www.aviationpartners.com/aircraft-winglets/types-blended-winglets/#split Scimitar has a winglet that adds the raked tip to the top of the 757 winglet. So you are incorrect in your assertion that the 757 doesn’t have a scimitar. What they don’t have...

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by mcdu
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19472

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

If Air Italy needed a part they should have a plan to get that part. Relying on a loan from AA is bad business. There is cost to doing business as an airline that the cheap carriers don't want to pay. They learn the hard way.

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by mcdu
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 16401

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

Do you recall the flightaware photo fo the Delta flight “escaping” SJU in the middle of the hurricane. Yes. I was critical in the a.net discussion of that flight, but for different reasons not really related to this discussion. However, a pilot on that thread told me that DL431 flying around a hurr...

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by mcdu
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 16401

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

SoCalPilot: I'm not here to challenge anyone's experience, especially the pilots here from whom I learn quite a lot. So, please don't take it like that as that's not my intent. But I have been around for quite some time, observing and learning, and I also have an interest in my own safety when I fl...

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by mcdu
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 16401

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

SoCalPilot: I'm not here to challenge anyone's experience, especially the pilots here from whom I learn quite a lot. So, please don't take it like that as that's not my intent. But I have been around for quite some time, observing and learning, and I also have an interest in my own safety when I fl...

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by mcdu
Sun May 26, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?
Replies: 33
Views: 3916

Re: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?

When I am looking the load factor on some popular UA's international routes like EWR-LHR, SFO-PVG/HKG/SIN,etc... The J class seats are always full but not the Y class(In low season the business class is still nearly 100% full and plenty of empty seats in economy class). So, I can see more demand th...

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by mcdu
Wed May 08, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United New Livery Painting Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 3563

Re: United New Livery Painting Progress

jetmatt777 wrote:
Do we really need another thread for this?

The United fleet thread covers this topic pretty well, and has a lot more detailed information.


There is always the option to not click on topics that are of no interest to your desires.

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by mcdu
Mon May 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 11443

Re: Challenger 600 down from Vegas to Monterrey

Flight aware data shows they were showing a 2,000+FPM climb at 40,900. Comparing that to the weather overlayed on the route it would give the impression that was an updraft from flying through the top of a thunderstorm. I don’t believe a challenger would be capable of a normal climb rate of that mag...

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by mcdu
Mon May 06, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 811
Views: 136080

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

I think this video confirms my assumptions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tEwozrlSt8&feature=youtu.be That wing looks punctured and on fire as all hell. Kudos to the crew for landing that one, they did not have a moment to spare. Those that made it off alive are very lucky, a few more moment...

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by mcdu
Fri May 03, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15279

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

100% agree with you. You local? I have my doubts, but whatever. As for the locals, it depends on who you ask, and what circles you run in, brah. The locals I know are happy to have WN. Definitely true, but I think there's more of an awareness now about the loss of turtle habitat amongst the locals ...

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by mcdu
Fri May 03, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15279

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

Besides, plenty of locals disrespect the ā’ina by littering, graffitiing, etc... If we want visitors to respect our home, we must lead by example. 77H 100% agree with you. It is fine for the flip flop, t-shirt clad tourist that want to say “Aloha” and feel like they are speaking a different languag...

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by mcdu
Fri May 03, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15279

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

State government can block an airlines expansion? Wouldn't that be illegal, especially towards a US airline? Honest question, I have no clue. Not directly no. But all major airports in Hawaii are owned by and operated by the state and could make it very difficult for WN to expand. Both HNL and OGG ...

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by mcdu
Fri May 03, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15279

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

I think HA is in a lot of trouble. I’m sure everyone in Hawaii remembers what go! did to Aloha in similar circumstances, and it’s a safe bet there are very few WN loyalists amongst the locals. The tourists (well, the cheap ones) won’t care but the locals just might not look kindly on what WN is try...

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by mcdu
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)
Replies: 43
Views: 8225

Re: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)

Don’t forget Easter is late this year so it didn’t fall in the 1st quarter . Loads of people travel in these holidays especially from London etc . Lots of airlines show bad figures when this happens Except the airlines that made profits with Easter not being in Q1 aren’t on the edge of survival. Al...

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by mcdu
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1773
Views: 351086

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

OA412 wrote:
I'm surprised to see so many people praising this livery. I think it's awful. It has an LCC feel about it, not a global carrier feel. It's a pretty terrible evolution.


When have you ever liked anything UAL? You don’t like it then UAL should get back to the drawing board.

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by mcdu
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14279

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

I imagine if CFA pays their rent and makes a profit who cares if closed on Sundays. Because if I am airside on a Sunday and want something to eat, and one of the few options is closed, that isn't exactly great for customers of the airport. It’s one day. That’s the argument against their being allow...

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by mcdu
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14279

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Who has an issue with the good ole CFA? Chick-Fil-A continues to give large sums of money to organizations that oppress the LGBT community. The company’s corporate speak — We embrace all people, regardless of religion, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. — is pure BS. No...

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by mcdu
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19341

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

What I find odd is that so many media outlets are calling this the first nonstop between CPT and N.America, which isn't true by any stretch. In fact, it's not even the second. SA has flown scheduled service on JNB-CPT-MIA and JNB-CPT-FLL-ATL-JNB in the past. From what we've been told by other on ai...

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by mcdu
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13016

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

Based on What? An operational stand point. I hope the service is reliable. Don’t wanna see a lot of cancellations because of MX. The inter island stuff could be a little tricky for them. I assume the competition with HA will be interesting. SW is using 738s in Hawaii, and mechanics got a contract 3...

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WN may have officially jumped the shark this time.
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739er wrote:
N415XJ wrote:
For anyone who, like me, didn't know what the "shark on the wall at OAK" was referencing

https://onemileatatime.com/southwest-ai ... aii-shark/


Absolutely classless, disgusting, and immature.


WN may have officially jumped the shark this time.

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by mcdu
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13016

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

So my next question is, why WN isn't calling up Miami Air and other charter carriers to backfill some of their flying? They should be lighting up any charter carrier that has 737's etc, to help them maintain schedule integrity to the best of their abilities. Airlines have done this method for far l...

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by mcdu
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13016

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

The story of cancellations goes back more than a month - pre-MAX - and found its way into many threads here. The newspapers are just now catching up to the trend it seems. While it may have been discussed among the anet group the public and media are a bit behind the curve. The inability to be rebo...

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by mcdu
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13016

Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

Southwest is in the hot seat with customers over the handling of canceled flights. Not sure how many of these are MAX related and how many are from maintenance woes or just operational issues. Also it appears Southwest notified many customers they had achieved a free companion pass through the Frequ...

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by mcdu
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31208

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

Norwegian today sold two 737-800 aircraft , raising $21 million in liquidity. This is part of a previously announced sale of eight aircraft total, although they're holding onto the other six with the MAX grounded. Norwegian Air Shuttle's stock continues to hit fresh lows having fallen 8.6% over the...

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by mcdu
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14610

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

Guesses as for routes: Houston to - DAL - LGB/ONT - CLE - PBI - COS - MEM - RIC - GYY This seems to be like the type of airline to operate the secondary markets, so COS, LGB, PBI, GYY, and RIC seem to make sense. The rest are dehubbed airports or local (dal). Waiting for someone to go full bore int...

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by mcdu
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest and Kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Southwest and Kayak

cledaybuck wrote:
They show up on the bottom of the search results in google flights too. It has been that way for at least several months, maybe longer.



Were they the cheapest option?

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by mcdu
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31208

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

To be clear, only April flights are removed. I still see flights selling as of May 1. The rest of April is blocked on Norwegian.com. They are probably just trying to hedge their bets against the grounding. What wIll be interesting is if they survive long enough for a litigated settlement from BA ov...

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by mcdu
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31208

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

Norwegian will be pausing the Newburgh-Route this April. All flights were removed from the GDS. Which is a little strange, because EC-MII from Evelop Airlines on 31.03. was flown to Dublin: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ec-miir To be clear, only April flights are removed. I still see ...

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by mcdu
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple US airlines experience disruption due to AeroData outage (now resolved)
Replies: 53
Views: 6305

Re: *NOT APRIL FOOLS* UA, DL, WN Sytemwide Outage

I don’t understand how this can cause massive delays and cancellations... All airlines have a weight and balance worksheet that you can fill out and determine your W&B calculations on in ~ 5 minutes. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out. Hell, they have people trained to do it. N...

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by mcdu
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more LAX loop on departures
Replies: 24
Views: 6533

Re: No more LAX loop on departures

It’s been renamed. Think it’s the Orca now. Just a heading after T/O and a vector back to cross the LAX VOR.

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by mcdu
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14284

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Is it necessary to post Aloha B***? That is pretty classless, but not surprising. Hawaii is not a new continent that WN just discovered. Believe it or not people have been going there for a very long time. Don't ya see? He's poking naysayers like you in the eye. Hmm. I didn’t think profanity was al...

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by mcdu
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19439

Re: B6 Situation

JetBlue has grown faster than any non-ULCC in recent years. How much faster do they need to go?[/quote] They're also one of the only airlines, post-deregulation, to never merge or declare bankruptcy...clearly they have no idea what they're doing...[/quote] Except that B6 came to be during the contr...

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by mcdu
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42849

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

I seriously doubt WN’s success in Hawaii. They are not connecting enough people to onward from Hawaii and this is going to erode their viability. Hawaiia residents watch the news. They saw the threat to HA on the local news outlets. This will be a rallying cry to avoid using WN by locals. They did ...

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by mcdu
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14284

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

wnflyguy wrote:
dbo861 wrote:
wnflyguy wrote:
Aloha Bitches I'm doing the Luau dance tomorrow.
Flyguy


Is it necessary to post Aloha B***? That is pretty classless, but not surprising.

Hawaii is not a new continent that WN just discovered. Believe it or not people have been going there for a very long time.

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by mcdu
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 14538

Re: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS

UA SFO to AMS is seasonal service as I recall. I don’t believe it operated in NOV or DEC last year.

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by mcdu
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 380922

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Where are you getting the information regarding the audio? Listen to the atc audio on YouTube. Capt was talking on the radio up to the point they were discussing turns for weather. The blocked transmission was the FO speaking at the same time as the controller. Thanks for the clarification - to mos...

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by mcdu
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 380922

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

OldB747Driver wrote:
Where are you getting the information regarding the audio?


Listen to the atc audio on YouTube. Capt was talking on the radio up to the point they were discussing turns for weather. The blocked transmission was the FO speaking at the same time as the controller.

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by mcdu
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 712978

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The exact same plane that isn't safe to fly now wasn't safe to fly in October when it first crashed. Boeing became aware it wasn't safe in November at the latest. If not before. Not safe to fly with 200 hour pilots. But any transport jet is unsafe with a 200 hour pilot. If the captain made the dist...

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by mcdu
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14284

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

I understand IND-BOS might be a thin route but it's still surprising that 3x DL E-170s could drive them off. Doesn’t DL have their own international feed to their BOS operation. Add in the benefit to having DL FF miles if you live in the NE versus WN. With DL those FF miles get you to vacation dest...

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by mcdu
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 380922

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I'm pretty sure that many of our posters will be shocked by the straightforwardness of how all the elements in the report will be tied together into an accident sequence -- and it's going to leave them dumbfounded that what happened could have happened like that. No mechanical failure. No shifting ...

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by mcdu
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 712978

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

At 380kts at 8600' alt, the aircraft was definitely in a 'severe overspeed' condition. That is a speed that can incur structural failure unless managed very well. You won’t see pilots operating at those speeds normally. First of all in the USA and many other places the limit is 250kts below 10k. Th...

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by mcdu
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 380922

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Yes, you’d feel rapid acceleration and, if ALT engaged, maintain the altitude as the plane gained speed and notice the trim running to maintain the trim as the speed increased. It would pitch up some, but the autopilot would counter it. Gf The trim is silent in the 767. How do you “notice “ it runn...

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by mcdu
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 380922

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

So more or less we are all still scratching our heads even after the initial release? I am anyway lol. Hey quick question for airline pilots or 767 pilots. Correct me if I am wrong, but a relatively lightly loaded 767 cruising along 6,000-7,000 ft at about 230kts.....then quickly increased to max t...

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by mcdu
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 712978

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Item #3 "severe overspeed" - elsewhere I only see words to the effect of "faster than normally expected" Do you (or the NYT) have some data to quantify use of that term or is "faster than normal" equally acceptable? At 380kts at 8600' alt, the aircraft was definitely i...

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by mcdu
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Southwest have any recently retired aircraft available for service?
Replies: 22
Views: 2878

Re: Does Southwest have any recently retired aircraft available for service?

34 and it’s less than 5% of WN’s flights. I just love how you all think you just go to the desert and bring a plane back into revenue service. Doesn’t work that way. That’s 5% of a schedule that’s already in shambles. Add in the additional aircraft that are out of service from the mechanics job unh...

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by mcdu
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709606

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Do you find it similarly worrying that the US Air Force is sending 200 hrs pilots in fast jets armed with live amo over populated areas in the US . . . The training a Air Force pilot receives is much more in-depth and difficult than civilian training. The military will wash a pilot out at the least...

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by mcdu
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709606

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

All this finger pointing and no one wants to ask a simple question. Why the hell was a guy with 200 hours sitting in the right seat of a 737? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/business/ethiopian-airline-crash-school.html Do you find it similarly worrying that the US Air Force is sending 200 hrs pi...

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by mcdu
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709606

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I'm saying some in here were calling for a grounding minutes after the crash. Such uninformed claims and knee-jerk reactions are what some of us are in disagreement with. So are you now in agreement with all those aviation authorities around the World that have grounded the 737MAX while having any ...

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