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by barney captain
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smallest Cat III Landing Capeable Aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 2625

Re: Smallest Cat III Landing Capeable Aircraft?

SWA is CATIIIA without autopilot - only HGS.

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by barney captain
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4297

Re: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims

I have always interpreted p2p as the many long, thin routes the 787 has been focused on - not spoke to spoke.

SFO-KIX are MAN-PVR perfect examples imo.

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by barney captain
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Codeshare Options
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: WN Codeshare Options

I vote for FI and EK..They have had some limited interline with FI decades ago and EK needs the feed! and most of the destinations are realistically nothing WN would ever serve themselves! EK likely won't happen as our CBA won't allow codeshare on SOE's (State Owned Enterprises - like the ME3) ot F...

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by barney captain
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations
Replies: 11
Views: 3236

Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

So, are the 737 Max planes coded as 7M7/8/9 for IATA officially? And B7M7/8/9 for ICAO or still the same as the NG series? I might have missed the announcement. It's literally in the topic post, 7M/7/8/9 How many will have been delivered to them by Oct. 1? As ikolkyo pointed out, it's all in the in...

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by barney captain
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Codeshare Options
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: WN Codeshare Options

flyguy84 wrote:
Good luck getting the pilots to play along.


Codeshare agreed to in the contract signed November 7th.

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by barney captain
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby
Replies: 29
Views: 4830

Re: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby

My guess is PTY is on the short list.

I would love to see them extend 4/22 and 31L/13R another 500' on each end - there's certainly room for it.
The MAX seems like it will require some extra pavement to go the full distance.

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by barney captain
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions
Replies: 126
Views: 12759

Re: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions

It's crazy to think that it's 2017 and they still don't have software that can support red eye operations. Isn't it also in the pilot contract that they won't fly red eyes? I just can't believe that there isn't another reason other than computer software that's stopping them from red eyes. There ha...

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by barney captain
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions
Replies: 126
Views: 12759

Re: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions

tomaheath wrote:
Do the existing 800s and the MAX8 have the same seat count?


Yes, they're both 175.

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by barney captain
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL9861 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2431

Re: DAL9861 ?

What is it exactly that you're asking?

"Deal" doesn't really narrow it down................

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by barney captain
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird FDX1 Flight Diversion ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Re: Weird FDX1 Flight Diversion ?

I found it just as interesting that FDX1 shares its flight number with an MD-11 and a C208.

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by barney captain
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 338
Views: 44019

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

His point was that Boeing bet on more point to point travel with the 787. Airbus thought that the major hubs would be too congested with limited gate space, and with that, the A380 would alleviate this dilemma. But Boeing’s bet, albeit expensive, lengthy and problematic at times, seems to have paid...

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 wake turbulence sends Business jet into 10,000ft dive, causes engines to flameout
Replies: 33
Views: 18620

Re: A380 wake turbulence sends Business jet into 10,000ft dive, causes engines to flameout

For how much time was the bizjet diving? ie. How many ft/min? This reminds me of China Airlines flight 006, although that plunged 30,000 feet. Nevertheless, kudos to the excellent crew on this flight, by the sounds of things, this could have ended very differently. "Caution wake turbulence&quo...

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by barney captain
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 15340

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

They replaced steam gauges with steam gauge screens. Bravo!. http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/fba3b79855114035b51face2afe334e3/part-of-the-boeing-737-max-8-aircraft-gdd94m.jpg What is that above the MCP ? Any more photos of the exterior ? Zeke - It's something to do with the test aircraft - it won't be in...

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by barney captain
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 15340

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

They replaced steam gauges with steam gauge screens. Bravo!. Completely inaccurate. However - Regardless of whatever perceived or imagined shortcomings this new derivative may have, I am happy to see her roll out. Instead of complaining about how this 50 year old design might not be comparable to m...

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by barney captain
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75617

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Boeing pitching the MAX 10 to Indian operators - Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) has pitched its proposed B737 MAX 10 project to two of India's largest operators of the B737 Family of jets, SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l) and Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l), Dinesh Keskar, the US manufacturer's Senior Vice P...

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by barney captain
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about SFO Ops - International Heavies off the 1s.
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Question about SFO Ops - International Heavies off the 1s.

It seems I routinely spot that KLM departure off of the 1's on my way into work.

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by barney captain
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is Turbulence Getting Worse?
Replies: 29
Views: 3530

Re: tubulence is getting worse

https://business.weather.com/products/pilotbrief


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There is a very useful tool for prediction of turbulence - it's called WSI Pilotbrief and we use it at WN. I don't know if DL has implemented it.

https://business.weather.com/products/pilotbrief


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by barney captain
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions
Replies: 152
Views: 13893

Re: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions

PHNL in the last quarter of 2017. You can bet on it happening. I doubt we could get our ETOP's certification that quickly. You were pretty far along just before Air Tran so it's not out of reach at this hour. We weren't very far along at all - just the initial planning. ETOPS is by and large a MX f...

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by barney captain
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do jets leave a white trail in the sky?
Replies: 24
Views: 3178

Re: Why do jets leave a white trail in the sky?

Not only turboprops, but recip aircraft can also leave contrails.

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by barney captain
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions
Replies: 152
Views: 13893

Re: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions

wnflyguy wrote:
Gary said no Hawaii until 2018 or later a few years ago after the SNFU with the overweight NG737-800 Etops issues. I see Hawaii in 2019 with the 737 MAX 700 2.5 150 seat model.

Flyguy


Gary?

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by barney captain
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions
Replies: 152
Views: 13893

Re: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions

BravoOne wrote:
PHNL in the last quarter of 2017. You can bet on it happening.


I doubt we could get our ETOP's certification that quickly.

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by barney captain
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 94
Views: 16119

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

Ford is losing his brain screws. He narrowly escaped death in a crash less than a year ago- and now this. I mean WHO THE HELL MISTAKES A TAXIWAY FOR A RUNWAY. The old man's mind has gone the way of his recent movie choices: loony and un- explainable. The FAA should take his license away before he g...

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by barney captain
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 257
Views: 50195

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Aircellist wrote:
Looks like a Southwest rudder, no?


Sure looks like it. I think we're getting some or all of the test aircraft.

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by barney captain
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 94
Views: 16119

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

Let's breathe a bit here people. While if in fact he did land on the taxiway and overfly AA holding short, that is a long way from saying he would have crashed into the airliner - which he obviously saw. One might speculate that he failed to notice he was lined up on the taxiway *because* he was mor...

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by barney captain
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which engine does Southwest Airlines start first?
Replies: 30
Views: 4075

Re: Which engine does Southwest Airlines start first?

They switch it up every flight. If the first leg of the day they decide to start #2, they'll switch to start number 1 on the next leg. I'm not sure where you got that information, but Tanker spelled it out accurately - Normally the #2 engine is started first. However if the APU is not working the #...

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by barney captain
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uniformless UA Pilot Removed From Flight After Bizarre Rant
Replies: 87
Views: 13668

Re: Uniformless UA Pilot Removed From Flight After Bizarre Rant

This may not be a mental disorder or stress related at all. I am familiar with similar situations where sudden bizarre behavior was a direct result of a brain tumor and the individual was completely unaware of how their actions appeared. How about we let her get properly diagnosed before we continue...

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by barney captain
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this the World's current longest flight?
Replies: 49
Views: 12790

Re: Is this the World's current longest flight?

Oh dear! What a horror! Are there people, who are willing to sit 18 hours in an Economy-Class seat? In J with a full-flat seat it may work but in a standard Economy-Class seat? No way. Are the a/c nine abreast or ten abreast? I recommend all Anetters watch Harrison Ford narrate "Living in the ...

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by barney captain
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Date this circa-1950? aerial of SAN
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: Date this circa-1950? aerial of SAN

Great pics! No idea on time frame.....

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by barney captain
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is southwest airlines struggling this decade?
Replies: 39
Views: 5386

Re: Is southwest airlines struggling this decade?

As a side question, does anyone know if they have an exclusive contract with Boeing for their planes or is that just the preference of the airline? I'm not sure WN ever had an exclusivity agreement with Boeing, as opposed to just preferring them as an OEM. Though it's moot, considering that even if...

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by barney captain
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is southwest airlines struggling this decade?
Replies: 39
Views: 5386

Re: Is southwest airlines struggling this decade?

The struggle is real for Southwest. ;) I pulled the following facts on Southwest (LUV) to demonstrate (final 2016 figures not released until later today). Operating Revenue 2009: $10.3 Billion 2010: $12.1 Billion 2011: $15.7 Billion 2012: $17.0 Billion 2013: $17.7 Billion 2014: $18.6 Billion 2015: ...

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by barney captain
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is southwest airlines struggling this decade?
Replies: 39
Views: 5386

Re: why is southwest airlines struggling this decade?

Southwest was a young growing airline in the 1990s. They had a young inexpensive workforce to go with it. Growth always keeps costs down. They had a lower cost structure than pretty much anyone else. Then all the legacy airlines started dropping some of the high costs offerings. They also went thro...

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by barney captain
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are life rafts and vests really needed on commercial aircraft?
Replies: 82
Views: 4006

Re: Are life rafts and vests really needed on commercial aircraft?

That having been said, I believe rafts are only mandatory if you stay within a certain distance of land. I will have to look up the specific rules again though. Greater than 50 miles from land triggers the life raft requirement for part 121 (airline) carriers. There is a nice chart summarizing the ...

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by barney captain
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD11 Landing, So Much Flaps?
Replies: 36
Views: 15684

Re: MD11 Landing, So Much Flaps?

BravoOne wrote:
Sparky where do come up this blank out the tail ideas?. Simply not so.


He resurrects a TEN year old thread, and that's what you question him on? LOL.

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by barney captain
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.
Replies: 72
Views: 14361

Re: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.

Nothing. Airplanes break.


Absolutely. Things happen to the best maintained aircraft.

Maintenance wise DL statistically puts everyone else to shame. UA/AA/WN combined aren't even in the same ball park.


Now you've gone off the reservation. That is complete nonsense.

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by barney captain
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 602 divert to KORD
Replies: 35
Views: 4256

Re: KLM 602 divert to KORD

It's about 400erf ;)

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by barney captain
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 602 divert to KORD
Replies: 35
Views: 4256

Re: KLM 602 divert to KORD

How can you not know what KLAX and KORD are? Half my screen is taken up with your big signature of different aircraft types, do you think that is more known than some of the most popular airports in America? How can you not know he was referring to EHAM? Why are you asking me? I'm not the one confu...

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by barney captain
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 602 divert to KORD
Replies: 35
Views: 4256

Re: KLM 602 divert to KORD

Any chance of just using the three letter codes so the majority can understand you? How can you not know what KLAX and KORD are? Half my screen is taken up with your big signature of different aircraft types, do you think that is more known than some of the most popular airports in America? How can...

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by barney captain
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Cathay Pacific cancel CX 879 on May 3rd?
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

Re: Why did Cathay Pacific cancel CX 879 on May 3rd?

BKK-BKK? That's an interesting route. What was the cause for returning? ;) The answer - from my original post - in bold. Oh, I would never word something that way when I didn't even fly, alone push back from the gate. So much of an experience in J, no different than walking into the hangar and taki...

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by barney captain
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Cathay Pacific cancel CX 879 on May 3rd?
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

Re: Why did Cathay Pacific cancel CX 879 on May 3rd?

The airline, like most airlines makes schedule adjustments all the time. Not unusual to see a dozen cancellations across the network every month. Zeke, We got to experience your J product on the new A359 last week from BKK-BKK and it was very impressive - as was the/ac. Unfortunately, about 15 minu...

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by barney captain
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Cathay Pacific cancel CX 879 on May 3rd?
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

Re: Why did Cathay Pacific cancel CX 879 on May 3rd?

The airline, like most airlines makes schedule adjustments all the time. Not unusual to see a dozen cancellations across the network every month. Zeke, We got to experience your J product on the new A359 last week from BKK-BKK and it was very impressive - as was the/ac. Unfortunately, about 15 minu...

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by barney captain
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Cathay Pacific cancel CX 879 on May 3rd?
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

Re: Why did Cathay Pacific cancel CX 879 on May 3rd?

Asking about a single cxnl that was 8 months ago seems a bit odd.

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by barney captain
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How were DC-9's delivered to Hawaii pre-ETOPS?
Replies: 24
Views: 4485

Re: How were DC-9's delivered to Hawaii pre-ETOPS?

Even much smaller aircraft go through this process -

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by barney captain
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 59931

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

Barney, Add "Videos show that this airline seems to be allowing their crews to takeoff under unsafe weight/balance conditions." to your list. He obviously hasn't watched a maxed-out 747-200 Freighter taking off from runway 32R at O'Hara on a balmy summer night. And those were very reputab...

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by barney captain
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2 scheduled stops in HNL
Replies: 56
Views: 7782

Re: UA 2 scheduled stops in HNL

I've never heard of a flight landing mid-way to it's destination to accommodate a crew duty issue. AFAIK, the legality of those crews has to be verified before the aircraft departs.

Maybe the ULH sectors have additional restrictions.

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by barney captain
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India to fine airlines for 'dropping' poo.
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

Re: India to fine airlines for 'dropping' poo.

Got to be one of the crazy stories of the year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-38388351 How are they going to police this, are they going to set up a poo Freephone number? "A senior pilot told the BBC these tanks were rarely emptied in mid-air apart from "a rare emergency meas...

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by barney captain
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Website Down?
Replies: 23
Views: 2293

Re: SOUTHWEST WEB SITE DOWN?

This coming after the baggage handler crashed the loader into the #2 engine before my Saturday morning flight, which delayed the flight by an hour, and a logistical snafu delaying us by a half-hour on the return flight on Sunday. Obviously isolated incidents, but this has not a good week for WN. Fo...

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by barney captain
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Website Down?
Replies: 23
Views: 2293

Re: SOUTHWEST WEB SITE DOWN?

Wow and just after the head of the SWA pilots publically shamed the IT Dept.!! Again the double standard of course that the top pilot can complain about something he is not in charge of but if anyone in SWA management ever complained about piloting skills all hell would break loose. Your post is co...

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by barney captain
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 30534

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

I don't know if anyone else caught this in the youtube video linked above, but it sounds like near the end of the clip when EVA 015 finally starts turning right for 180 that the pilot handling comms has changed. The voice sounds different to me than previous comms. If that is the case it certainly ...

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by barney captain
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-MAX Visual Differences
Replies: 18
Views: 4975

Re: 737-MAX Visual Differences

How about the flaperons / aerolons / flaps? I thought Boeing changed the configuration for the MAX! Not that I'm aware of. If they did, the changes will be so little that it'll be hard to see. Another point are the windows. The MAX has slightly bigger windows than the NG. The to the flight controls...

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