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by M564038
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 977
Views: 118031

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Good riddance! The pressuration was always off on -TUD! The pain I have endured on that aircraft... Not only -600s leaving the SAS fleet, LN-TUD, one of their oldest -700s is scheduled to leave for part-out today Boeing 737-705 28217 142 LN-TUD SAS to be ferried 15nov17 OSL-DGX for part-out & sc...

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by M564038
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 14097

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

Norway, as has been mentioned, has a lot of this. Ehich is the prime reason, along with being a rich country, norwegians fly so much. Oslo-Stavanger is a 40 minute hop by plane, but can easily take 8-9 hours to drive depending slightly on season. Oslo-Bergen and Oslo-Trondheim is much the same, alth...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 119
Views: 15598

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

There are a lot of both varieties in Norwegian’s operation.

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by M564038
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 34
Views: 7641

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

Associated Press is reporting, or rather speculating, this afternoon that Norwegian is in negotiations to buy, the whole, or parts of Monarch.
Norwegian declines to comment.

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by M564038
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 34
Views: 7641

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

Where did their 330s go? That interior has to be the worst of any airplane ever. My last flight with them saw 50 people on an A330 flight. About one row per passenger, but that didn't make those seats bearable. Or stop gate people at gatwick spend a comical amount of time measuring peoples carry ons...

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by M564038
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 26296

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

According to Norwegian today, 140 pilots has left Ryanair for Norwegian so far this year. They view MOL's ramblings as a response to this and aimed at his own pilots considering leaving for Norwegian.

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by M564038
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman runs across tarmac at Edinburgh airport
Replies: 23
Views: 4823

Re: Woman runs across tarmac at Edinburgh airport

Apron and hangAr. Just do it.

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by M564038
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman runs across tarmac at Edinburgh airport
Replies: 23
Views: 4823

Re: Woman runs across tarmac at Edinburgh airport

Breathe wrote:
M564038 wrote:
The real news here is that they use Tarmac to cover the apron at a modern airport!

Huh?


There is no such thing as tarmac on a modern airport.

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by M564038
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman runs across tarmac at Edinburgh airport
Replies: 23
Views: 4823

Re: Woman runs across tarmac at Edinburgh airport

The real news here is that they use Tarmac to cover the apron at a modern airport!

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by M564038
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrible noise on A320's
Replies: 38
Views: 6667

Re: Horrible a32xs

The 737s, even the current gen ones, are a noisy lot when they fly over you....the A320 is much more quite when it goes overhead.....from a passengers perspective I find the A320 better to fly on compared to the 737 for reasons already listed by others above...... Hahaha! You have got it backwards!...

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by M564038
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first
Replies: 68
Views: 18596

Re: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first

What is this 797 that people refer to? Has Boeing announced such a model yet? The link in the start of the thread didn't really put this in to the correct context. But according to local sources: Bjørn Kjos was picking up his first 2 Maxes in Seattle, when he was asked about this. He was basically ...

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by M564038
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder
Replies: 56
Views: 7049

Re: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder

While there are drawbacks to streaming data, it is worth noting that 99% or more of the time that flight data recorder information is used is not for a crash. It is used to investigate a fault or system failure or to review an incident. Maintenance uses quick access recorders all the time to diagno...

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by M564038
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Whats better A320 vs 737 for hot/high/short field and why?
Replies: 34
Views: 5636

Re: Whats better A320 vs 737 for hot/high/short field and why?

How does the 737-600 fit into this? As a passenger it feels more sporty at take-off than the others, maybe just because of the landing gear height/fuselage lenght ratio?

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by M564038
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?
Replies: 24
Views: 2508

Re: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?

:roll: Oh. I can't imagine why I didn't think of that. :roll: There is at least 8 moving maps available on any flight deck at any one time. Both EFB iPads and both pilot's iPhones have moving maps, and since the "maps" app is so bad, they all have Google maps too. That should do it. Except...

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by M564038
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?
Replies: 24
Views: 2508

Re: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?

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Blotto wrote:
Funny enough: FAA just recently approved own ship position on the EFBs

There you go! ;-)

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by M564038
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?
Replies: 24
Views: 2508

Re: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?

There is at least 8 moving maps available on any flight deck at any one time.
Both EFB iPads and both pilot's iPhones have moving maps, and since the "maps" app is so bad, they all have Google maps too.

That should do it.

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by M564038
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?
Replies: 43
Views: 5964

Re: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?

I'm still wondering where BDL is. Is it really that hard to just write the city name?

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by M564038
Mon May 29, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric Vehicle Owners: sound off
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Electric Vehicle Owners: sound off

EVs is 20% of cars here now. We do have more expensive gas and cheaper electricity than you guys, so it is an absolute no-brainer at this point, even if you include car rentals for the occasional long distance trips that even the newest ones can't comfortably make. One friend said the amount of mone...

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by M564038
Sat May 27, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 vs NEO/MAX Noise Suppression
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: A350 vs NEO/MAX Noise Suppression

On most A320s the loudest percieved noise for much of the approach is actually a resonance from air passing over the fuel vents. They have reduced the noise by adding a vortex generator just forward of the fuel vent on newer built frames including the NEO. Link :arrow: http://www.euractiv.com/secti...

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by M564038
Sat May 27, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 vs NEO/MAX Noise Suppression
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: A350 vs NEO/MAX Noise Suppression

Engine noise is.... ...not the major noise source during the landing he observed. Gruß, masi1157 I didn't notice he said during landing. :) But definitely it reduces noise by a small margin. During approach the major noise sources are Apu and deployed devices (L/G, flaps, slats). On most A320s the ...

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by M564038
Wed May 17, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 12040

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

The narrowbody replacement will mark the end of the 707 fuselage width, and thus that era of tube-with-wings design in the most mainstream segment of the market. Boeing will use this to introduce the 8-8 series of names. If there is a "MOM" before that, it will be the 797. There will be no...

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by M564038
Tue May 16, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 12040

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

C-135 is just a millitary nickname of the 717.

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by M564038
Sun May 14, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Remembering the USA's Invasion of Britain
Replies: 24
Views: 1357

Re: Remembering the USA's Invasion of Britain

The Led Zeppelin invaded America on December 26, 1968 http://ultimateclassicrock.com/how-led-zeppelins-first-u-s-show-almost-didnt-happen/ Good Grief. The HAIR! Reminds me when (probably 1969-70) I marched my five sons into the barbershop and ordered "regular men's haircuts" for all of th...

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by M564038
Wed May 03, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway at small airfield torn up as jet takes off (video)
Replies: 22
Views: 6764

Re: Runway at small airfield torn up as jet takes off (video)

The Vampire really isn't a high performance jet. With a max 3.500lb thrust engine (depends on the aircraft version) it's a good thing a new F-16 with an over 32,000lb engine wasn't using the runway, it would have turned the sky black with flying pavement. The Vampire is however very low above groun...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internet Speed Question
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: Internet Speed Question

That sounds like the link rate, in other words the theoretical maximum negotiated between your device and the access point. You will likely not see anywhere near that maximum given your description of the environment, as noise from other devices and networks will tie up the channel for some percent...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internet Speed Question
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: Internet Speed Question

I get exactly the same number from wired and wifi at home for some weird reason. 104Mbs. Drops of to about 90 a couple of rooms away. I find this quite impressing considering I live in an area of buildings totalling 600 apartments where everyone is using the same router from the same provider, prob...

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by M564038
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internet Speed Question
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: Internet Speed Question

I get exactly the same number from wired and wifi at home for some weird reason. 104Mbs. Drops of to about 90 a couple of rooms away. I find this quite impressing considering I live in an area of buildings totalling 600 apartments where everyone is using the same router from the same provider, proba...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12165

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

If there is a airline which operates a 4 engine aircraft I will fly them when there is no other option I simply will not go. Sorry if that seems irrational illoogical or whatever word you want to use. Engines may be different now and I understand that engines may have improved over the years. If it...

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by M564038
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 120607

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The incident did not start with police dragging the hapless man of the plane after pummeling him for sport. He was told repeatedly to deplane. His options were to do as instructed and, (if UAL was in violation of its contract for carriage), sue them for damages. There have been occurrences of patie...

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by M564038
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk
Replies: 93
Views: 2116

Re: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk

Executing a killer is, in fact, defense of society. Jesus Christ, man. It's nothing more than revenge. OK, so it's revenge. It is also justice. And no, you can't provoke me by profaning a prophet. Shame on you. You are ok with killing people for revenge outside the law, but you think people should ...

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by M564038
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk
Replies: 93
Views: 2116

Re: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk

ABB was found to be mentally competent, plenty of murders are. He's the prime example of a person who is 100% guilty that nobody should have any issue with a state sanctioned execution. Luckily, we chose a better solution. But Norway didn't, the Norwegian govt failed the Norwegian people, especiall...

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by M564038
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk
Replies: 93
Views: 2116

Re: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk

Kiwirob wrote:
ABB was found to be mentally competent, plenty of murders are. He's the prime example of a person who is 100% guilty that nobody should have any issue with a state sanctioned execution.

Luckily, we chose a better solution.

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by M564038
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 69
Views: 8064

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

That would depend on a lot of factors, amongst them perception and what meaning you put into the word. Houston is percieved as conservative and boring and Austin as liberal and exiting. Might just be perception. Perception solely...Austin is liberal in the sense of veganism/Whole Foods style. It is...

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by M564038
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 69
Views: 8064

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

klm617 wrote:
When tourists from Europe think about vacationing in the USA they don't think about Texas so I don't expect you will see Norwegian in Texas anytime soon.

Except they do. See my posts above.

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by M564038
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17174

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

And that is more or less where my first post began..

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by M564038
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17174

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

I think in this case it is Airbus' order to loose. Because they are operating A321 iso 739s, selected NEO's over MAX' and have NEO's in operation and most airlines apparently prefer A321s for these requirements at this stage. Pilots are not the ones deciding on new fleet. They are in the spec teams...

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by M564038
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17174

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

What a load of nonsense. There is a very strong tradition in SAS for american aircraft. There was a very strong tradition in SAS for Douglas aircraft. With the exception of the 767, they almost never ordered any Boeings until the late 90s. On the other hand, they were a very early Airbus customer w...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 69
Views: 8064

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

My bet would be Austin. It is a really popular destination for people with cultural capital from Scandinavia these days. It's a trend in amongst youngish people with spare time and money, that wants to see the US south, but prefer a bit of culture, and have a liberal worldview. Austin is the place ...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 69
Views: 8064

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

My bet would be Austin. It is a really popular destination for people with cultural capital from Scandinavia these days. It's a trend in amongst youngish people with spare time and money, that wants to see the US south, but prefer a bit of culture, and have a liberal worldview. Austin is the place t...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17174

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

To me, with the 320neo already in their fleet, this is Airbus' order to lose. Though I'd love to see some MAX love at SAS! There is a very strong tradition in SAS for american aircraft. It goes back to when every pilot, was ex mil, and all the danish and norwegian pilots were US trained and flew am...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17174

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

Hmm, sounds like a good move for the airline, but not sure I would be happy about going transatlantic on a narrow body. The scandinavians has been using the 737/a320-family to the max range going to the canary islands For almost 30 years. Large percentages of the population several times a year. Th...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it worth going into politics?
Replies: 20
Views: 846

Re: Is it worth going into politics?

Read the Wikipedia page on "Pinko." Pinko Commies were definitely left-of-center in the USA. Yes, but what is considered "center" in the US is considered far, far right in almost any other country. The only famous, profiled american politician which could be considered ever so s...

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by M564038
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it worth going into politics?
Replies: 20
Views: 846

Re: Is it worth going into politics?

I would be right if centre (aka pinko commi in the US). Read the Wikipedia page on "Pinko." Pinko Commies were definitely left-of-center in the USA. Yes, but what is considered "center" in the US is considered far, far right in almost any other country. The only famous, profiled...

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by M564038
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 120607

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

However the question is, if it is a good idea to make crew orders open to debate, Where will this end? Sometimes the weather changes and you need to remove passengers after boarding, as you need extra fuel for a possible diversion, who would believe you and what do you do if the passengers refuse t...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sean Spicer Needs HItler Refresher
Replies: 51
Views: 1618

Re: Sean Spicer Needs HItler Refresher

You will go to ANY lengths not to have to even remotely call out a Republicans, will you? Hitler gassed non-combatants, just as Assad is doing, for Christ's sake, and all you can do is split hairs to keep from criticizing these ignorant asses. This has nothing to do with Republicans or any party. I...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sean Spicer Needs HItler Refresher
Replies: 51
Views: 1618

Re: Sean Spicer Needs HItler Refresher

Bob Patterson and Dreadnougt.
You guys are u n b e l i e v e a b l e.
Comedy stars!

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by M564038
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 120607

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The problem for me is the mixed discussion of legalities and what United and the police "should have done". The two are different. It's probable that the gate agent didn't communicate to the police the reason the passenger was being deboarded. Airport police deal all day with people who h...

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by M564038
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 120607

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Everyone needs to think of it this way, would you want this happening to you? What is you paid for your ticket, and what if you were allowed to board the plane, and then you are ordered to leave the plane with no warning and then physically forced off the plane by armed security personnel who then ...

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by M564038
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3926

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

Learning music at a young age is tied to increased brain functions and intelligence, . Says studies done by people that want more funding for music programs....... I'm not anti-music or anti-music education but actually proving this would be very difficult. It may just be that children adept at lea...

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by M564038
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3926

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

Double basses are more sturdy, less about sound, and more about function than a cello. For jazz/pop/country/rockabilly, most of these instruments rarely exceedes the $10,000 mark and tracels in a sturdy flight case in the hold. But this was about a cello, which is mainly used in the classical world....

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