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by J
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 737, It just keeps going and going.
Replies: 8
Views: 955

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: 1116

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: 757

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: 65865

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: 1124

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: 55
Views: 9539

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: 32
Views: 2250

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: 32
Views: 2250

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: 2229

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: 742
Views: 75477

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: 111859

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: 32
Views: 2250

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...
by J
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Those Wacky TV Crews Are At it Again
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Those Wacky TV Crews Are At it Again

And I thought these reality shows like The Bachelor are "real" and not scripted! I really believed people were having the most intimate conversations about love and the future without a sound technician in a wife beater undershirt holding a boom mike over them. Fake-bomb TV crew held at New Jersey a...
by J
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Airplane - Explained At Last
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Airplane - Explained At Last

According to this video, Airplane might have borrowed from the various Airport movies, but with apologies to Joe Patroni, "Kid, that's the one nice thing about the 707. It can do everything BUT read," most of the film copied Zero Hour from 1957.

https://youtu.be/8-v2BHNBVCs
by J
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 231
Views: 37205

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

I suspect Airbus cut an attractive deal to keep production going. No mention of a new engine - something Airbus had hinted at in the past but no engine maker was expressing interest in all the development work for limited orders. Emirates hands A380 superjumbo lifeline with $16 billion order NANTES,...
by J
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Video of A320 Night Landing
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Video of A320 Night Landing

Of possible interest, an A320 lands in Nice

There are links to other such videos as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhI5XGwlnaI
by J
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 231
Views: 37205

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

Why Would China Want the Airbus A380? The article talks about significant future passenger growth in China but also mentions how China Southern isn't thrilled with their 5 A380s. Apparently Air Bus is looking to offer some minor local manufacturing in the hope of selling some of the planes. Interes...
by J
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....
Replies: 426
Views: 48946

Re: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....

This will be expensive. Photo from jet bridge shows front passenger door torn away from frame. Scott is a low cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi A Scoot Boeing 787-8 had its left-front door ripped from the airframe during preparation for routine maintenance at...
by J
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Was it Titled, "The United Debarcle"?
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Passenger Disrespects 777

No mention of the maintenance personnel who had to deal with this. Man 'smearing feces' redirects flight to Anchorage There were sure to be some unhappy travelers Thursday night when a United Airlines flight had to be diverted to Anchorage due to the actions of a passenger on board. United Airlines ...
by J
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New AD Logo for 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2875

Re: New AD Logo for 2018

There are some very excellent ideas. Seeing as there are so many, why not have separate logos for the different threads. Surely, we can include lifejacket man in one of them


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by J
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New AD Logo for 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2875

Re: New AD Logo for 2018

Maybe grab a screen shot from this video of a DC7 or L1649 crash test?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CZxvu85VM4
by J
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 65865

Re: Railroad Thread

Happily the early-morning train was not very full of passengers. Here is some recent news coverage including a view of the brand new locomotive that flew down the embankment. The locomotive appearing in much of the news coverage was located at the rear of the train. The cars used on this train are o...
by J
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing 747: It just keeps going and going...
Replies: 55
Views: 9539

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

Here is an interesting article with interactive views of the interior of a firefighting 747. Note it has several business class seats.


https://www.wired.com/story/southern-ca ... pertanker/
by J
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sonic Cruiser - Did Boeing Fake out Airbus?
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Sonic Cruiser - Did Boeing Fake out Airbus?

Was Boeing Playing Chess? We Examine Why Boeing Introduced The Sonic Cruiser Excerpt For two years in the early 2000s, Boeing claimed that the classic engine shape it invented in the 1950s, with the engines under sweptback wings, were outdated. Instead, the airplane maker went on and on about the S...

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