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by barney captain
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Jets as Accomodations
Replies: 14
Views: 2635

Re: Private Jets as Accomodations

LArger private jets often have bedrooms on board. Are these designed for use on the ground as well as in the air, or are they strictly for use while flying? It tends to be the other way round. There are certain features in private jets, that are certified for ground use unly, not for inflight use. ...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current operators of the L-1011
Replies: 14
Views: 4190

Re: L-1011

In 4 posts we went from the OP asking specifically about the L-1011, to stating specifics about the 727.

Impressive.

Does anyone have any additional information pertinent to the Op's question beyond what MAXQ mentioned?

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by barney captain
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 13016

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

What posted in Reply 7 is not the winning tower design. Here is the winning design http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/the_eye/2016/01/06/160107_EYE_IstanbulACT1.jpg.CROP.original-original.jpg More renderings http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2016/01/07/istanbul_new_airport_s_air_traffic_...

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by barney captain
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 8343

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

It can be interesting at the gate after one of those arrivals. I had a very nicely dressed woman insist that I explain to her why "we almost crashed into another plane!" I gave her my best abbreviated explanation and concluded with - it is perfectly normal on a clear day in SFO. She got ev...

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by barney captain
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints
Replies: 129
Views: 26344

Re: WN livery repaints

Qfatwa, do you have any info on the repainting and scimitar work for WN's #1 737-700 N700GS? No recent pics of her on a.net and since I have her saved as one of my top aircraft in my flightaware, I recall she spent some time at PAE a few months back. Maybe that is when she received a new coat or po...

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by barney captain
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4995

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

Indeed, for a high it can... but that doesn't actually address what I just said, which BTW isn't from wiki, so no appeal-to-authority (as if you were someone important) automatically refutes that. Important? Me? Hardly. But I am someone who has operated as an airline pilot extensively in and out of...

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by barney captain
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical list of UA 747 service
Replies: 33
Views: 4001

Re: Historical list of UA 747 service

I rode a UA 747SP from GRU-SFO in the early 90's. Wonderful experience. Geez, where are the pics for us bud? Believe me, I wish I had some - especially since I had the entire upper deck to myself. Unfortunately, this was back in the day when getting "pics" meant dropping them off at Fotom...

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by barney captain
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100366

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

The 777 shares the same forward Section 41 as the 767 but they have different cockpits. Might a new build pax 763ER use/not use the same cockpit as the 767 freighter?..... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Boeing_767-300F_Glass_Cockpit.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/com...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4995

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

6,886ft. A 787-8 cannot take off with a reasonable payload to LHR on that runway? The Boeing airport planning documents, which have the takeoff - weight charts seem to show that it can do so, perhaps with a small penalty. Again - Not with the obstacles and not in the summer. Also remember that BUR ...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4995

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

No, No, No. Besides runway performance lets consider -- o Airport maximum allowed wingspan for runways is 171ft. The 787-8 is 197ft. o Passenger terminal gates maximum allowed winspan is 117.5ft and why United when they briefly operated the 762 at BUR was parked across the airport on another ramp w...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4995

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

I just ran some performance numbers from BUR using one of my company B788s. In standard conditions and calm winds the max T/O weight from runway 15 would be 189.9 metric tons, and from 33 it would be 178.3 metric tons. Given the need for about 50-55 metric tons of fuel, you would be left with only ...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4995

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

Southbound is IINM the most common commercial departure from BUR, so how's that really a problem? The Hollywood Hills are three miles off the departure end of 15 - it's a factor. ...New Orleans doesn't have temperature issues???? :eek::eek: That's certainly a new one, lol. But yeah, MSY's average h...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4995

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

MTOW isn't limited strictly by runway length. Runway length + obstacle climb limits (mountains 3 out of 4 quads) + summer temps make BUR unrealistic for long haul - even for the 788. MSY has zero obstacle or temp issues, and has a much longer 10/28 when needed - which is likely more often than not. ...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical list of UA 747 service
Replies: 33
Views: 4001

Re: Historical list of UA 747 service

I rode a UA 747SP from GRU-SFO in the early 90's. Wonderful experience.

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN launches TATL?
Replies: 33
Views: 3171

Re: Chances WN launches TATL?

After/During the Hawaii Expansion, Southwest aims to increase frequencies and try new routes out. Along with that, they plan to spread throughout the Caribbean. I don’t see them going further then Aruba or More West then Hawaii (Maybe Juneau or Anchorage is an option but unlikely) and I don’t see t...

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by barney captain
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100366

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

My question is: if United were to order new build 767s in double digits, will they be delivered with new Polaris seats? If history is any indicator, they should place the order for the seats before the aircraft! Seeing as they've begun refitting current 767s to Polaris, I would assume new ones woul...

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by barney captain
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100366

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Not if - as has been pointed out several times - the deal involves an order for future MOM deliveries , and this is "placeholder' order to secure that deal. Today, in a.net, how to transform a random post into a consolidated and confirmed fact... You say this as you remove the last sentence fr...

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by barney captain
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100366

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

...15 pages later I am still waiting to see any credible mention of Boeing really wanting to re-start pax production of the 767 for a customer...Oh well, I'll check back in another 10 pages... It makes zero sense from the perspective that selling 767 pax models again will most likely cannibalize 78...

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by barney captain
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the A320 Was Avialable When Southwest Was Young?
Replies: 33
Views: 3583

Re: What if the A320 Was Avialable When Southwest Was Young?

Somewhat related is the story of Herb negotiating with Boeing for the price of the 737-300. As the discussion wore on, Herb nonchalantly pulled a pen from his pocket, placed it on the table in front of him and casually continued on bargaining. http://www.airbus-shop.com/6081-large_default/blue-airbu...

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by barney captain
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 737
Replies: 40
Views: 5871

Re: Southwest and the 737

You are not missing a thing - what you stated is 100% accurate. :bigthumbsup: I'm not sure why Super80 has experienced the issues they have, but whatever the issues were they would have been compounded if it were an 800. The 800 absolutely needs more pavement, climbs slower, cruises lower and burns...

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by barney captain
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 737
Replies: 40
Views: 5871

Re: Southwest and the 737

Super80Fan wrote:
The -700 also has weight issues, especially when it's a long flight with extra fuel for weather and a full house in the back. I know some markets can't handle it but the -800 is a gift from heaven for WN.



Ah, no. You have that completely backwards.

The 700 has far more performance than the -800.

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by barney captain
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: S7 A320 encounters black ice, almost nails 767
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

Re: Video: S7 A320 encounters black ice, almost nails 767

tu204 wrote:
The great advantage that you have in this scenario vs. hitting black ice in a car is that you've got two engines and can use diffirential thrust to help you regain somr control.



All of which is negated of course by the fact that you're essentially steering a180k lb tricycle.

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by barney captain
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 737
Replies: 40
Views: 5871

Re: Southwest and the 737

Just about zero chance for the 900ER, very doubtful for the MAX9 but a reasonable probability for the 10.

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Southwest red-eye flights?
Replies: 33
Views: 4975

Re: Any Southwest red-eye flights?

Wouldn't the addition of red eyes at Southwest be beneficial to the pilots as Southwest would hire more of them? They care more about their own QOL then having more pilots. As has been repeatedly pointed out (and apparently, repeatedly missed) the pilots agreed to red-eye flying years ago. In fact,...

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by barney captain
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Southwest red-eye flights?
Replies: 33
Views: 4975

Re: Any Southwest red-eye flights?

I've heard that about the Res system also, but that was several years ago. I would think they would have found a workaround for that by now. Maybe it has to do with contract and crew scheduling. :checkmark: The pilots specifically did not want red eyes, so my understanding is that it was placed in ...

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by barney captain
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vietnam - flaps set to takeoff position upon engine shut down?
Replies: 15
Views: 2579

Re: Vietnam - flaps set to takeoff position upon engine shut down?

Interesting indeed. I've seen many airlines of various nationalities follow that procedure in various parts of the world - but can't think of one US carrier I've seen do it. I always assumed it was just a technique of saving a full cycle on the flaps by retracting them to the take-off setting (usual...

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by barney captain
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vietnam - flaps set to takeoff position upon engine shut down?
Replies: 15
Views: 2579

Re: Vietnam - flaps set to takeoff position upon engine shut down?

That's interesting as I can think of countless times this wasn't followed. AA in PHX all summer long comes to mind.

Is this up to the carrier to follow?

I would think this must be a preferred technique as opposed to SOP.

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by barney captain
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion
Replies: 57
Views: 3323

Re: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion

I have no earthly idea what point you're trying to convey.

And I'm still not comfortable with this whole thing - especially from a new member. Maybe your motives are pure, but not everyone's is.

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by barney captain
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion
Replies: 57
Views: 3323

Re: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion

I realize I'm being paranoid, but I find requests for information like this, just a bit too uncomfortable for my liking.

Sure, the information is out there, but when it's offered up in a nicely condensed practical application, it makes my Spidey Sense tingle.

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by barney captain
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo
Replies: 95
Views: 18252

Re: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo

Truly a beautiful livery. Class act as usual HA!

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by barney captain
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 4794

Re: Expansion at OAK airport

Yes, it is very rare that a flight need to wait for a gate. It probably happens only once a week when some flight are late and others are early, etc. I've probably done in excess of 50 OAK-PVR/SJD RT's, and I can assure it's far more frequent than that. In fact, I'd argue it's almost daily to a cer...

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by barney captain
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 4794

Re: Expansion at OAK airport

A family member flew into OAK on Norwegian the other day, coming from CPH. They waited 40 minutes after landing for an international gate to open up. The crew onboard said these delays are now almost a daily occurrence. With Norwegian, British and Level operating TATL services, seems like the gate ...

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by barney captain
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 4794

Re: Expansion at OAK airport

As a rule, it surprises me how many people from all over the Bay Area seem to not realize the OAK/SJC alternatives - they only think SFO - even coming from East Bay and flying to LA! I love SFO, but as we all know, it can be experiencing 3 hour delays when OAK and SJC are experiencing zero. It's ju...

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by barney captain
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 4794

Re: Expansion at OAK airport

As a rule, it surprises me how many people from all over the Bay Area seem to not realize the OAK/SJC alternatives - they only think SFO - even coming from East Bay and flying to LA! I love SFO, but as we all know, it can be experiencing 3 hour delays when OAK and SJC are experiencing zero. It's jus...

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by barney captain
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirExplore Boeing 737 flapless take-off at Schiphol (movie)
Replies: 9
Views: 2379

Re: AirExplore Boeing 737 flapless take-off at Schiphol (movie)

Here's a dumb question from a non-pilot. I noticed the flaps started to extend as he started his take off roll. I presume that's not normal but was the takeoff dangerous? Very bad form indeed. It was "dangerous' from the standpoint that they completely missed setting them in the first place, a...

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by barney captain
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirExplore Boeing 737 flapless take-off at Schiphol (movie)
Replies: 9
Views: 2379

Re: AirExplore Boeing 737 flapless take-off at Schiphol (movie)

toobz wrote:
Flew on MEA from Beirut to Paris - A310-200 - no flaps were set either. My dad who is a pilot also noticed this when sitting next to me.


Not uncommon on the A310 to have no trailing edge flaps for takeoff - LE flaps/slats were likely in the correct position (because you are still here).

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by barney captain
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 220
Views: 23546

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Southwest's CEO said today they will NOT have redeyes from Hawaii. They also aren't ruling out doing inter-island turns before heading back to the mainland. And the Current MX contract can’t prevent or delay WN 2018 Hawaii service plans. From all the fancy dancing with words sounds like Hawaii serv...

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by barney captain
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 4794

Re: OAK airport

How often do airliners use the north field runways (if ever)? Occasionally - usually only during irops. I've landed on 28L a few times, it definitely is a bit of a taxi to get back to the terminal. I've never seen anything larger than a 737 land on the North field. When runway 30 is closed suddenly...

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by barney captain
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 329
Views: 28275

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

Wowza - ya step away from the computer for one day and.......

Thanks for the update.

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by barney captain
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 329
Views: 28275

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

Well with WN MX department going to court to Halt Hawaii ETOPS certifications over contract issues with WN. I’m going to say it’s safe to say Hawaii definitely will not be announced in this upcoming schedule release. Hopefully GK and company will get its house in order and settle the 5 yr contract ...

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by barney captain
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Confusing Callsigns
Replies: 35
Views: 2971

Re: Confusing Callsigns

It happens routinely with connection carriers. "Follow the Skywest ERJ on taxiway Echo".

Except it's painted in UA,AS or DL colors.....

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by barney captain
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100366

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Because it appears that customers are insisting to buy scores of them? Scores? Really? Actually the 767 is in VERY high demand.. this may be "airliners.net" and clearly everyone here is into airliners... but they forget that an airliner is just a facet of this... this is an aircraft with ...

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by barney captain
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100366

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Here'a completely unsubstantiated rumor that was building up steam even before this news -

(Personally, I don't see it ever happening)

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by barney captain
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 24283

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

If this guy was retiring not from AB but as a pilot in general, this was a pretty clever move. No real consequences with regard to a future career if he was done being a pilot anyway. That said, if he planned to fly for someone else after AB, this may not have been the best idea ever. Remember ther...

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by barney captain
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N744ST Global Supertanker and the Wine Country Fires
Replies: 18
Views: 3057

Re: N744ST Global Supertanker and the Wine Country Fires

Those guys are Hero's.

Period. Dot. End of statement.

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by barney captain
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia Depressurization Incident
Replies: 28
Views: 6239

Re: Air Asia Depressurization Incident

As for oxygen not flowing in some masks, I cannot comment, other than to say, that I seem to remember that in the safety demonstrations they say that you must pull down on the cord to start the flow of oxygen. Maybe that was an issue. Maybe some passengers failed to listen to the safety demonstrati...

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by barney captain
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA65 LIS-EWR Cxnl, Then Two Days Of Air Returns
Replies: 0
Views: 599

UA65 LIS-EWR Cxnl, Then Two Days Of Air Returns

Are there any details on what the issue is/was?

UA65 -

10/14 Cancelled

10/15 Returned after 1:06

10/16 Returned after :47

I have friends who were on today's flight and they heard all three events were the same aircraft, but no details beyond that.

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by barney captain
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 220
Views: 23546

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

You propensity for needlessly listing off endless city pairs is exhausting.

HI will be served NS from CA and likely LAS/PHX at some point.

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by barney captain
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)
Replies: 23
Views: 2983

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

The start-up on the MAX is also quite long - easily twice to three times as long as the NG.

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by barney captain
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 220
Views: 23546

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

They had damn well better install plugs between the seats if they're serious about these Hawaii flights. Hell, they should've installed them in the first place when they announced in-flight wifi! My laptop, iPad Mini, and iPhone 7 all will power themselves for five hours. Whenever you board an airp...

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