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by J
Mon May 21, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Douche Bag Passengers
Replies: 51
Views: 4442

Re: Douche Bag Passengers

Frontier Passenger Avoids the Lavatory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG1wD5MnXCU
by J
Fri May 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 62947

Re: Railroad Thread

Steam is most beautiful and massive. However, I also get the feeling it is HHHHUUUUGGGGEEEELLLLYYYY inefficient. It is indeed but who's counting. I can't remember if I posted this before but here is a smaller lococomotive climbing a hill in Wyoming with a freight train back in 1991. The light gray ...
by J
Fri May 11, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 62947

Re: Railroad Thread

Here is additional coverage of the restoration of the Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy 4014 . May 10 announcement of its participation in the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike Ceremony commemorating the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. http://www.kgwn.tv/content/news/Big-Boy-4014...
by J
Wed May 09, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: UAL - Soliciting New Airplane Order
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: UAL - Soliciting New Airplane Order

Direct from a Holland, MI radio station's website: Exclusive: United Airlines in talks to buy wide-body jets - sources Tuesday May 8 PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines is in talks with planemakers Airbus and Boeing Co over the purchase of wide-body, long-haul passenger jets to replace a flee...
by J
Fri May 04, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Robot Acts out your Dreams
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Robot Acts out your Dreams

Here is a thrilling view of the robot from another source.

https://youtu.be/GYdquyrnWSw
by J
Fri May 04, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Robot Acts out your Dreams
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Robot Acts out your Dreams

I looked for robot-related threads and found this one. Now to business, a robot at LGA that resembles Dummy Pilot. Perhaps we can get a report from him or Flyboy on whether they feel "uncomfortable" by this aggressive robot. Women, security think LaGuardia's surveillance robot is ogling them, repor...
by J
Thu May 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleared to land?
Replies: 16
Views: 1640

Re: Cleared to land?

Here is an article including a security camera video of Air Canada almost taking the taxiway. Excerpt: SAN FRANCISCO — Federal aviation investigators released stunning video footage and data Wednesday showing the near-disastrous landing of an Air Canada flight at San Francisco International Airport ...
by J
Wed May 02, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Another important announcement
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Another important announcement

And so another cryptic message from our resident engineer. So to start, what is Ibiza? The internet explains: Ibiza has become well known for its association with nightlife, electronic music that originated on the island, and for the summer club scene, all of which attract large numbers of tourists ...
by J
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Southwest engine went boom
Replies: 36
Views: 697

Re: Southwest engine went boom

To add to my previous post of the ATC recording on the previous page, here are more details including photo of fatally-injured woman. Excerpt: PHILADELPHIA -- Federal investigators said Wednesday an engine crack caused a deadly blow-out on a Southwest Airlines jet. CBS News has also learned the woma...
by J
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Southwest engine went boom
Replies: 36
Views: 697

Re: Southwest engine went boom

Here is the ATC. LOts of good teamwork.

https://youtu.be/FkVTdvcghHc
by J
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: AA Cancelations- MD-80 Wiring
Replies: 38
Views: 4845

Re: AA Cancelations- MD-80 Wiring

While the theme of this particular thread doesn't exactly relate to the following it does mention ValuJet in passing and is an opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with some absent forumites. ValuJet Flight 592 crash: FBI offers $10,000 for info on fugitive in deadly 1996 crash MIAMI -- Federal auth...
by J
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 201
Views: 32730

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

Second ex-Singapore Airlines A380 Stored In Tarbes - (from March 6) TOULOUSE – Tarmac Aerosave, a company specializing in aircraft storage, maintenance and dismantling, on Feb. 19 received a second Airbus A380 at its Tarbes, France facility for storage. The aircraft, registered 9V-SKB, bears serial...
by J
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 12
Views: 1407

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

Here is takeoff of a 747 test aircraft with a new GE9X engine destined for the 777X. As one commenter pointed out, "Good luck with crosswind landings." Another responded, “That’s the operator and mechanic’s problem.” 'Said every engineer ever.' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsY5g3iV1rg#action=share
by J
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: An important announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 554

Re: An important announcement

I've told you a million times, I don't like Jello And now comes Dummy Pilot. I cannot even begin to fathom what this means to our forum. Taking inspiration from his avatar I turn to the script from Airplane . The only conversation remotely related to Dummy Pilot's comment is the macabre discussion ...
by J
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: An important announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 554

Re: An important announcement

This is not my demographic. Thank you. This is a very interesting assertion from our friend, Verbal. Let's look at some recent history to better understand what is going on here. President Clinton provides the clue: "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is. If the--if he--if 'is' means i...
by J
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 troubles, the latest news..
Replies: 1049
Views: 104595

Re: 787 troubles, the latest news..

Boeing 787 being converted to VIP jet has unusual accident at Moses Lake airfield https://imagr.eu/up/JVIL6_DXzX20DU0AAyZcq.jpg Some of Boeing’s early 787 Dreamliners were so messed up during assembly that they were unsuitable for sale to an airline and sat in storage for years with no takers. A few...
by J
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 757 troubles. the latest news
Replies: 20
Views: 2718

Re: 757 troubles. the latest news

Boeing faces U.S.-Asia cargo clash in design of new 797 jet Excerpt: Boeing Co. may need to rethink one of the most distinctive features of its proposed new mid-range jet -- a small cargo hold -- to win over customers in Asia, potentially the plane's largest market. The manufacturer faces a "cargo ...
by J
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 737, It just keeps going and going.
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: 737, It just keeps going and going.

BNSF, MRL (Montana Rail Link) move 10,000th Boeing 737 fuselage An aviation milestone has been achieved thanks to a half-century of railroad transport. Spirit AeroSystems announced on Feb. 14 that the 10,000th 737 fuselage had left its factory in Wichita, Kans., and was en route by rail to Boeing’s...
by J
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Douche Bag Passengers
Replies: 51
Views: 4442

Re: Douche Bag Passengers

Rude passenger booted from Delta flight for ‘screaming’ about being seated near a baby Includes typical feeble video from someone's phone. "She came to the back and slammed her bags down. She said 'this is f---ing ridiculous. It's bulls--- having to sit in the back of the plane,'” said Rundell. Run...
by J
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Douche Bag Passengers
Replies: 51
Views: 4442

Re: Douche Bag Passengers

I suspect we may see some other long lost fourmites (Monchavo sent me a PM) and so I'm bumping this thread so their initial view isn't a bunch of stuff on Korean 007. I'll add that Spirit Airlines is embroiled in a bunch of media coverage concerning a college student who was initially told she could...
by J
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Douche Bag Passengers
Replies: 51
Views: 4442

Re: Douche Bag Passengers

Naked Passenger Disrupts Alaska Airlines Flight, Locks Himself In Restroom An Alaska Airlines flight bound to Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday was diverted back due to an incident that involved a naked passenger onboard the plane. In a bizarre incident, the flight was forced to return to Anchorage...
by J
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 737, It just keeps going and going.
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: 737, It just keeps going and going.

In other news (including loads of photographs) Boeing unveils latest 737 airliner in Renton The most ubiquitous airliner in the history of flight just welcomed the newest member of its family at Boeing's Renton factory Monday morning, just south of Seattle. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Boeing empl...
by J
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: And in other news from the world of flying...
Replies: 25
Views: 802

Re: And in other news from the world of flying...

I get all my aviation news from The Onion. American Airlines Announces It Will No Longer Try To Match Seatmates By Interests FORT WORTH, TX—Explaining that only a small percentage of passengers ever hit it off to the point that they carry on a conversation for the duration of their flight, American ...
by J
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Australian Video on AU 767 Retirement Flight
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Australian Video on AU 767 Retirement Flight

Of possible interest, here is a 2014 video essay capturing the final flight of a 767 to Victorville. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuepnlMgri0&feature=youtu.be According to one of the comments the plane now operates as Amerijet. N373CM. The commenter helpfully provided a link to Flightaware showin...
by J
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 62947

Re: Railroad Thread

Positive Train Control is mandated by Congress to be installed on all passenger routes and certain other routes handling above a certain volume of hazardous materials. I read the signal system (which would have warned the passenger train that a switch ahead (appears to have been misaligned) was out ...

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