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by J
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 737 Max troubles;:The latest news...
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Re: 737 Max troubles;:The latest news...

Here is an article discussing maintenance practices for the stored planes and WN's assessment that it will take 120 hours / plane to restore its fleet to service. Excerpt: How Airlines Are Defending Dormant 737 MAX Jets From The Ravages Of Corrosion, Insects And Time Boeing 737 MAX planes have been ...
by J
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 335
Views: 68378

Re: Railroad Thread

Since when does Union Pacific have passenger rolling stock...? :mrgreen:
They have quite a few operational cars. These are generally used to entertain major shippers, employee specials, etc.

https://www.up.com/aboutup/special_trai ... /index.htm
by J
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Want to Learn About Jets?
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Want to Learn About Jets?

Agent JZ visits Oshkosh flight line, flies in jet trainer, etc. Said at the end of the week he almost ignored a P51 starting up due to the sensory overload.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXUWhD1H-v8
by J
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 335
Views: 68378

Re: Railroad Thread

Let's switch to some happier subjects. Readers might recall coverage of the restoration of the Union Pacific 4-8-4-8 Big Boy steam locomotive to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the finishing of the Transcontinental Railroad. Here is a short video of the cab as the locomotive leaves town. Built in...
by J
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: The record of an important person's life
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: The record of an important person's life

I like the photograph of the inventor's coffin.

"Flight Recorder Inventor Do Not Open"
by J
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 757 troubles. the latest news
Replies: 40
Views: 4109

Re: 757 troubles. the latest news

Let's take time out to reflect on a good aircraft - even if dead and buried according to Verbal. The 10 Longest Scheduled Routes Operated by Boeing’s 757 1.UA EWR-ARN 3,930 Nautical Miles United takes the winner as the longest 757 flight operator. The Chicago-based carrier flies daily between its hu...
by J
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Air France A380 Fan Disc Located in Greenland
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Air France A380 Fan Disc Located in Greenland

With Photos Investigators searching snow-covered areas of Greenland for crucial engine parts from an Air France Airbus A380 have managed to recover some of the missing components. The A380 suffered a serious failure to its outboard starboard Engine Alliance GP7200 while en route to Los Angeles on 30...
by J
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: AA Retires its last MD80's in September
Replies: 2
Views: 141

AA Retires its last MD80's in September

T he last of the 360-aircraft fleet, will operate as AA 80 DFW to ORD on September 4 and then deadhead to Roswell, NM. https://www.airlineratings.com/news/end-era-american-announces-last-md80-revenue-flight/ Roswell: https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/view-of-md80-commercial-jet-airliner-with-...
by J
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 45
Views: 3478

Re: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing

Boeing releases first video of 777X folding wingtip during Paris Air Show
Also some photos of GE9X Engine

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/new ... lding.html
by J
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing 747: It just keeps going and going...
Replies: 58
Views: 10123

Re: Boeing 747: It just keeps going and going...

Dive Bahrain, a new underwater theme park, is installing a submerged 747 - at least they pulled off the engines first. Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO026G1 ... tion=share
by J
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 116
Views: 4467

Re: Ethiopian 737

I suspect the material covering the glazing may just be different - perhaps Verbal can enlighten us.

Here are some additional images that show all windows covered.


Side view: https://www.railpictures.net/photo/500666/

Sad view: https://www.railpictures.net/photo/489029/
by J
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 116
Views: 4467

Re: Ethiopian 737

Why 4 of them have the windshield installed and 2 not (or perhaps covered)?
All the flight deck glazing is covered when these are shipped by rail. Here is another view from earlier this year.

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/691941/
by J
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 116
Views: 4467

Re: Ethiopian 737

With the 737 Max not expected to return to service for at least several more months I'll note that Spirit Aero Systems continues to ship fuselages to Boeing. I wonder where they are parking all the undelivered new planes? Here is a photo of 6 more fuselages photographed on June 11. Note that unlike ...
by J
Fri May 31, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 39
Views: 3128

Re: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals

Delta passenger's lawsuit claims emotional support dog attack resulted in 'extensive facial damage' According to NBC, Jackson argued in the court filings that Delta was liable for the attack because the airline's staff ignored their company's policy on service animals, which requires large dogs to ...
by J
Thu May 30, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 45
Views: 3478

Re: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing

Initial Test Flight Planned for Late June Excerpt: The test flight will likely be too late for Boeing to hit its previous target o flying the 777X to the Paris Air Show, which takes place June 17-23, where it had hoped to make a marketing splash in Airbus’ backyard. Development of the plane has bee...
by J
Thu May 23, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Repurposed Airbus Parts Become Home Decor
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Repurposed Airbus Parts Become Home Decor

No, thanks. I don't want my home decor to delaminate or act on its own.
Well, there is always ebay for Boeing products
https://www.ebay.com/itm/GENUINE-BOEING ... SwwKxbzxNG
by J
Thu May 23, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Repurposed Airbus Parts Become Home Decor
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Repurposed Airbus Parts Become Home Decor

Howabout a radome made into a chair or a window frame into an occasional table.


Story:
https://www.ausbt.com.au/these-recycled ... -your-home

Airbus Website
https://www.apieceofsky.airbus.com/?lang=en
by J
Thu May 16, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 45
Views: 3478

Re: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing

GE 9X Engines Complete Testing
Article includes an image of the GE 9X nacelle which is larger than that of the GE 90, which is larger than the fuselage 737Max, which is...…...... :cry:


https://simpleflying.com/boeing-777x-en ... -complete/
by J
Tue May 07, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 234
Views: 40094

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

Article with photo of the two Singapore A380's being parted out.

https://simpleflying.com/airbus-a380s-scrap/
by J
Mon May 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 335
Views: 68378

Re: Railroad Thread

The two operating steam locomotives (and a diesel, just in case) are heading out to Ogden Utah. Below is a particularly noteworthy photograph of early sunrise. Both locomotives have been converted to fuel oil so much of what you see is condensation.

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/696292/
by J
Fri May 03, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 335
Views: 68378

Re: Railroad Thread

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/695987/ Not_Nice Fixed . Many areas of the engine are over-exposed. Background clutter on right. The AD cropping rules were violated- please none of that 1/3-2/3 type of stuff (which I also fault for being more like 3/4 1/4 on this one). OOF. Tough crowd. There ar...
by J
Fri May 03, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 335
Views: 68378

Re: Railroad Thread

The UP 4014 (4-8-4-4) locomotive made its first test run on May 2 after restoration. It will soon be heading to Ogden, Utah to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the golden spike ceremony that opened the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. Below is a link to an excellent photograph of it leavin...
by J
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Say it Ain't So - WN Looking at the A220?
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Say it Ain't So - WN Looking at the A220?

Who is Jo?
Now that you mention it, don't know but Josephine, Joanna or whoever it might be, is somewhat prolific

https://simpleflying.com/author/jo/
by J
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Say it Ain't So - WN Looking at the A220?
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Say it Ain't So - WN Looking at the A220?

The comments in the weblink are interesting too. Excerpt: Southwest Airlines Considers The Airbus A220 Amid Boeing 737 MAX Fiasco It seems that some of the Southwest Airlines team are on a trip to Europe, to ‘kick the proverbial tires’ of an A220. What in the world are Boeing’s most loyal customer d...
by J
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: No one died
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: No one died

Speaking of not dying there was the April 10 AA A321 that experienced an uncontrolled bank to the left at takeoff - the wing tip stuck some airport lighting equipment.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/american-a ... -reported/

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