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by J
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Southwest engine went boom
Replies: 32
Views: 267

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: 32
Views: 267

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: 4574

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: 32226

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: 11
Views: 1308

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: 13
Views: 430

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: 13
Views: 430

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: 102963

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: 2587

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: 708

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: 49
Views: 4305

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: 49
Views: 4305

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: 49
Views: 4305

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: 708

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: 743

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: 330

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: 311
Views: 62195

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 ...
by J
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: D.B. Cooper rides again...
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: D.B. Cooper rides again...

Verbal is off the hook: New on D.B. Cooper: Private investigators say he was CIA A private investigative team announced Thursday morning that members now believe D. B. Cooper was a black ops CIA agent possibly even involved with Iran-Contra, and that his identity has been actively hidden by governm...
by J
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing 747: It just keeps going and going...
Replies: 53
Views: 8584

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

UPS Commits to Purchase 14 Additional 747-8F Freighters and Orders 4 New 767s So that is 28 747-8F's and 4 767's. Excerpt ATLANTA, Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS today announced it has ordered 14 Boeing 747-8 cargo jets and four new Boeing 767 aircraft to provide additional capacity in respo...
by J
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 20
Views: 990

Re: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals

So now we see the woman was emotional support for the peacock (and probably to get attention for her art work). The peacock, reportedly called Dexter, belongs to Brooklyn-based artist Ventiko, who documents its life on social media. "I have never left the house without having at least one person re...
by J
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 20
Views: 990

Re: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals

Now UAL is Being Cruel A woman tried to bring an emotional support peacock on a United flight — and it reveals a growing crisis for airlines Excerpt: The woman reportedly claimed that the peacock was an emotional support animal — which would allow the animal to fly for free. While the woman also of...
by J
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Turbulent Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 1513

Re: Turbulent Landing

3 Videos of the same aborted landing of a 737-800 at Salzburg last November.


https://www.flyingmag.com/video-near-fatal-touch-down
by J
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Air France jet missing
Replies: 741
Views: 66965

Re: Air France jet missing

http://buffetoblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/toilet-flying-through-the-air.jpg Of possible interest, note that US-designed toilets drain through the floor. Dummy Pilot's image appears to be a EU design. Coincidence? You decide. Original Source: https://buffetoblog.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/launchi...
by J
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 troubles, the latest news..
Replies: 1049
Views: 102963

Re: 787 troubles, the latest news..

787-10 Receives FAA Approval. (First delivery - to SQ - expected in late March) The Federal Aviation Administration has issued the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner an amended type certificate (ATC), clearing the airplane for commercial service in the U.S., the manufacturer announced Monday. The award caps ...
by J
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 20
Views: 990

Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals

One of my kid's high school friends is now a First Officer for Spirit Airlines (sorry). He had a comfort horse on one of his flights. Your Emotional Support Duck Is Not Welcome in Seat 15C Delta casts a skeptical eye on snakes, turkeys, possums and ducks in the cabin. The day of the service duck and...

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