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by Varsity1
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD80 repeating sound in cockpit during landing.
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: MD80 repeating sound in cockpit during landing.

Stabilizer trim motion aural alerter.

It should be noted that the FO landed outside the legal touch down zone in that video.

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by Varsity1
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13049

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

The typical British Airways Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew salary is £14,276. Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew salaries at British Airways can range from £12,000 - £21,000.


Who do you think they are going to attract with salaries like that??

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by Varsity1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th
Replies: 50
Views: 5897

Re: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th

janders wrote:
Better range and fuel economy but still will have pretty poor runway performance, high landing speeds, and altitude capability.
Hate to see the MAX-10 performance.


Are you flying the airplane yourself? If not, why do you care? Most pilots are more concerned about the ice in the cockpit than this.

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by Varsity1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13049

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

BA pays terrible. You get what you pay for.

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by Varsity1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 52
Views: 15226

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

Jetblue doesn't hire cabin cleaners, they expect the FA's, pilots and all non-reving company employees (and anyone traveling on their benefits) to clean the cabin. Now that's cheap as hell.

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by Varsity1
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal
Replies: 21
Views: 3029

Re: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal

Yet UA/CO STILL aren't integrated!

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by Varsity1
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 64
Views: 8459

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

US carriers are really lazy and prefer codeshares and oligopolic situations , they’re really chasing the high fares low effort revenue . Duh. How do you justify chasing low fare high effort revenue? It’s a business not a non profit charity or an entity designed to make you feel better about yoursel...

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by Varsity1
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 67
Views: 13219

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

Really hopeful AS decides to keep at least the 321. It's a gorgeous plane, and looks amazing in Alaska colors! Would love to see Alaska upgrade Hawaii to the 321. There is also the fact that it's so much better than any Boeing offering in terms of capabilities, including the ability to accept conta...

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by Varsity1
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)
Replies: 49
Views: 7573

Re: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)

millionsofmiles wrote:
House of cards a la Braniff International (1982) and People Express (1986). A story too often told in this industry.


Yup.

It's not a crap year, it's a crap business plan that was doomed from the start.

How many times have we heard "It's different this time" It never is.

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by Varsity1
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Pilots Say 'What About Us?' After Delta Pays Out $1.1 Billion In Profit Sharing
Replies: 25
Views: 4653

Re: American Pilots Say 'What About Us?' After Delta Pays Out $1.1 Billion In Profit Sharing

Delta's is 65, United's is 70. You don’t know anything about airline pilot schedules. No one.....unless they want too.....only gets the minimum. Don’t know about United but the average Delta pilot gets about 85 hours a month. Are you serious? Pretty much every pilot on reserve on planet earth gets ...

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by Varsity1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 199
Views: 34874

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

So MQ is down to 68 E145's and 21 E140's?

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by Varsity1
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23888

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Delta knows if they sour the relationship with Boeing much more, it will ruin any negotiation advantage they have with Airbus. Airbus has a captive audience with Delta on anything larger than a C-Series and will price accordingly.

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by Varsity1
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 787's
Replies: 62
Views: 12566

Re: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 7

Imagine having tens of billions invested.. and it producing a negative return.

Every airline in the middle east.

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by Varsity1
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8955

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

No one at Boeing really wants sanctions any more than anyone in the US government (at least up until the end of 2016) wants to nuke North Korea. What they want is the threat, and this is what this article is all about, a threat to force negotiations to avoid the ultimate outcome. Even Boeing's lawy...

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by Varsity1
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?
Replies: 34
Views: 4190

Re: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?

Most layovers (almost all) are 8-70~ hours. Not enough to go much of anywhere. After you fly as much as a pilot does to the same destinations hundreds or thousands of times, the novelty wears off and all you want is a decent night of sleep. Disagree. Sometimes if I have 48+ hours layover, I even re...

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by Varsity1
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?
Replies: 34
Views: 4190

Re: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?

Really? So is the whole "International carrier Pilots being away from home a lot" a bit overstated? I've only seen some BA rosters on PPRUNE and they seemed to have 2-3 day layovers. They are away from home because they are flying the airplanes constantly, not vacationing in tourist desti...

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by Varsity1
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September
Replies: 37
Views: 8751

Re: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September

I applied for a Russian Visa in 2016 and it was the most difficult (and expensive) so far for me. In the end the visa alone cost about $400. Doesn't account for the risk of requiring all your travel to be booked prior to receiving your visa.

The country is crooked as hell. Once was enough for me.

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by Varsity1
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?
Replies: 34
Views: 4190

Re: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?

3-4 day long layovers are mostly a thing of the past. Especially New York. Maybe on some places that are served 2-3 times per week. As far as I know, unless it is more than 8 hours time difference, the crews fly back the next day. No it isn't, it still happens all the time. I fly ATRs, and I have a...

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by Varsity1
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?
Replies: 34
Views: 4190

Re: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?

3-4 day long layovers are mostly a thing of the past. Especially New York. Maybe on some places that are served 2-3 times per week. As far as I know, unless it is more than 8 hours time difference, the crews fly back the next day. Really? So is the whole "International carrier Pilots being awa...

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by Varsity1
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?
Replies: 34
Views: 4190

Re: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?

Most layovers (almost all) are 8-70~ hours. Not enough to go much of anywhere.

After you fly as much as a pilot does to the same destinations hundreds or thousands of times, the novelty wears off and all you want is a decent night of sleep.

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by Varsity1
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 5798

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

News - Boeing is flush with cash. A.net "popular opinion" Boeing is nearly Broke!! American financial laws allow this kind of accounting acrobatics. Boeing is actually IN DEBT for 32 billion. But that debt is "deferred". So instead of having to pay that debt, Boeing is allowed t...

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by Varsity1
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 5798

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

News - Boeing is flush with cash.

A.net "popular opinion" Boeing is nearly Broke!!

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by Varsity1
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 73
Views: 11249

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

They should put Ed Bastian and Doug Parker on the tails of their new airplanes. It will be a great tribute to their future owners.

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by Varsity1
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40629

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

The HGW A321 is too much of a bandaid for a long term solution. The plane has plenty of power, but needs a new wing. Most A321CEO's cant climb above 29,000-31,000 initial at high weights. This hurts efficiency greatly. Loading up the belly with fuel isn't sustainable either, new wings should be desi...

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by Varsity1
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13025

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

If a drone were ingested into the N2 (High pressure) section of a turbofan, it would most certainly lose power, if not fail. Necessitating a difficult single engine approach without prep (if it occurs inside the final approach fix). It also raises the chance of another very difficult maneuver, the s...

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by Varsity1
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14398

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

Could you imagine the fleet if the USAF had an airline? In my experience, it would be on a loud, uncomfortable aircraft in an operation that pinched every penny. Imagine the cabin crew coming out to ask for volunteers to unload the bulk holds. Dang, now I'll have to delete this post to keep FR from...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12328

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

They need to clean up the interior of the airport. It's a disgusting mess half the time.

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by Varsity1
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 10020

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

I am really curious to see the responses you get. The 737 still has steel cables for flight control inputs instead of fly by wire, although it has some fly by wire features like the spoilers. It also has a master caution system instead of EICAS. When it comes to actual performance, avionics, naviga...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14398

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

LH658 wrote:
Jordan is a friend of the US, Jordan isn't unsafe. So I can see DL flying there, as they can get traffic from other cities. The business and cargo traffic, I am not sure about.


Delta is sniffing the DOD traffic to Al Udeid and other regional bases.

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by Varsity1
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14398

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

This is the quote from the article that I found interesting: "We need to have a presence in the Middle East. We need to have a presence in India and other parts of Southeast Asia, which we have been run out," Bastian told CNBC. DL did operate to India in the past, the market between US an...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14398

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

The details of the agreement haven't been released. It's safe to assume they won't be until the negotiations with the U.A.E conclude.

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by Varsity1
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Intelligence director very negative on Tom Enders
Replies: 31
Views: 5676

Re: French Intelligence director very negative on Tom Enders

Had this been Boeing, A/net would treat it like a war crime.

Since it's Airbus, nobody cares because Airbus can do no wrong.

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by Varsity1
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 57
Views: 13473

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

https://www.reuters.com/article/etihad- ... SL8N1PJ2SD

Pilots are being "asked" aka told to take unpaid leave.

So suiting for a company that views its employees as indentured slaves.
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https://www.reuters.com/article/etihad- ... SL8N1PJ2SD

Pilots are being "asked" aka told to take unpaid leave.

So suiting for a company that views its employees as indentured slaves.

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by Varsity1
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The ME3 and PHX
Replies: 51
Views: 4640

Re: The ME3 and PHX

Excuse me, but what does PHX have that could possibly attract a ME3 carrier? Is PHX somehow a global city, have big business or tourism draw, or have a large ethnic community with demand to markets like India? It's the 6th largest city in the 3rd largest country... It does have a strong north south...

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by Varsity1
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16365

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

I guess fearing the UAE makes me a racist. My bad. Nah, just highly irrational and clearly inexperienced. If you feel safe in a country where mass shootings are a "meh" (had four already this week, one of them being a school)... then you certainly have nothing to fear about the UAE. But y...

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by Varsity1
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20132

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

When? Going back to January 1st, all I see is the A330. 26-Jan-2018 04:10PM GMT Keflavik Int'l - KEF 05:25PM PST Los Angeles Intl - LAX A330 9h 15m Wednesday 24-Jan-2018 04:04PM GMT Keflavik Int'l - KEF 05:06PM PST Los Angeles Intl - LAX A330 9h 2m Tuesday 23-Jan-2018 03:52PM GMT Keflavik Int'l - KE...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29725

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

Boeings has split the 777's original market between the 787 and 777X. If you operated 777's ultra long haul with low density cabins you would go 777-8's. If you operated 777's for medium haul you would go 787-10's. If you operated 777 routes that you were struggling to fill you would downgauge to a...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing laid off too many engineers and technicians
Replies: 107
Views: 16785

Re: Boeing laid off too many engineers and technicians

If there are 737s waiting to be assembled, that's not an engineering job. I'm sorry, but the large number of manufacturing engineers that work the production line would beg to disagree with you. "engineer" has different function associations in different parts of the world. In Europe the ...

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by Varsity1
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United to Start Giving Passengers Detailed Reasons for Delays
Replies: 30
Views: 3378

Re: United to Start Giving Passengers Detailed Reasons for Delays

I seriously doubt the dispatchers are going to want their name and face plastered all over the internet. Especially with upset passengers involved.

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by Varsity1
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 5703

Re: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD

She obviously knows what she is doing. This isn't her first time.

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by Varsity1
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long until new aircraft used on oceanic flights.
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: How long until new aircraft used on oceanic flights.

The Boeing 787 entered service with United Airways in November 2012 and all initial testing, etc involves the manufacturer prior to any of their aircraft getting officially certified. United along with every other airline will have all the data so there is no need for extra testing for all new indi...

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by Varsity1
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26235

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Word on the street is delta will start directly capacity dumping on the transatlantic LCC routes. Blood in the water at Norwegian. From where is Delta's capacity to dump coming? This is what I'm fascinated and befuddled with. Last year, there was a supposedly informed rumor of six cities in the run...

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by Varsity1
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26235

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Word on the street is delta will start directly capacity dumping on the transatlantic LCC routes. Blood in the water at Norwegian.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?
Replies: 23
Views: 2585

Re: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?

I'd argue that it actually increased competition. You now have at least 3 carriers with near-identical destination offerings from 95% of US airports with commercial service. Back in the days of the US6, it wasn't uncommon to have 1-2-3 airlines at a tiny airport, with the others left out because it...

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by Varsity1
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 10135

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

The whole time I was like "dont be stupid just go around" but kudos to the pilots they nailed it in the end. Not really, they landed with an obscene side load. I can only hope the captain had an eloquent profanity laced commentary to go with it.. "deez canadian peeze of shitee! damit...

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by Varsity1
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing increases list prices by 4.1%
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Re: Boeing increases list prices by 4.1%

Aesma wrote:
Don't forget the dollar is cheaper and cheaper. Airbus needs to sell for more dollars to get the same amount of euros.


Airbus sells in USD.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 70
Views: 17123

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

The 747 is incredibly fast by today's standards, sometimes cruising at mach .89 I'd like to know for some time what determines max/max cruise speed. Is it just wing sweep? The 747 as the fastest also has an incredible 37.5 degree wing sweep. My guess is you also have to add structure and thereby we...

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by Varsity1
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airnorth cancels flights due to a pilot shortage
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Re: Airnorth cancels flights due to a pilot shortage

Essential selection criteria & experience for First Officers: 1500 hours Total Time 250 hours Multi-Engine Command Multi-Engine Instrument Rating Minimum 2 IPC's, or equivalent ATPL subjects passed Desirable: ERJ170/190 Type Rating CASA recognised Multi-Crew Cooperation Course (MCC) certificate ...

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