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27th Feb 2016, 02:05
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Posted By alexb757

Couldn't agree with you more there, Zaphod...

Couldn't agree with you more there, Zaphod Beblebrox!

You (they, the majors) reap what you sow and it looks like a very bad crop to me! No sympathy from me, sorry :=
27th Feb 2016, 02:01
Replies: 17
Views: 10,576
Posted By alexb757

There has NEVER been a pilot shortage in the...

There has NEVER been a pilot shortage in the US....that is only smoke and mirrors. I should know after being "forced" to go overseas twice when I was made redundant/laid off.
And some airlines in...
27th Feb 2016, 01:43
Replies: 741
Views: 715,473
Posted By alexb757

Ditto your remarks, tdracer! As I happened...

Ditto your remarks, tdracer!

As I happened to know more than the "average Joe" about this subject, it is indeed bound for Victorville, CA (VCV) for painting and maintenance checks required before...
26th Feb 2016, 22:44
Replies: 741
Views: 715,473
Posted By alexb757

That is one heck of a big piece of speed tape. ...

That is one heck of a big piece of speed tape.

You should see the one the other side!!! ;)
26th Feb 2016, 22:40
Replies: 741
Views: 715,473
Posted By alexb757

Yup, it's true!

As someone who was intimately involved, I can confirm that 6 months after the incident and almost 45 days in repair at KLAS/LAS, the aircraft departed the field a little over an hour ago. I saw it...
20th Feb 2016, 17:52
Replies: 741
Views: 715,473
Posted By alexb757

It's going to fly - soon!

Can't say anything about costs of repairs but for the past 3 weeks it's being undergoing repairs on the west side of the cargo ramp, being re-skinned by Boeing and its contractor. Quite a project,...
29th Nov 2015, 20:59
Replies: 35
Views: 13,550
Posted By alexb757

Passengers in BA 777 LAS Incident to sue......

Is the UK now becoming more Americanized? You decide:

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/passengers-sue-boeing-over-fiery-september-incident-mccarran
Forum: North America
19th Oct 2015, 20:49
Replies: 33
Views: 18,958
Posted By alexb757

Your airports need fences and regular patrols! :p

Your airports need fences and regular patrols! :p
Forum: North America
19th Oct 2015, 19:59
Replies: 33
Views: 18,958
Posted By alexb757

Well, thank goodness it's very different today!...

Well, thank goodness it's very different today! That's why we have much less runway incursions. Take appropriate action, tighten up the ship and it will yield results.
Forum: North America
19th Oct 2015, 18:17
Replies: 33
Views: 18,958
Posted By alexb757

Southern, if that is the case, maybe I should...

Southern, if that is the case, maybe I should come over and reorganize that place. If what you describe is really happening, the whole airside division needs revamping!
First off, none of the people...
Forum: North America
19th Oct 2015, 17:42
Replies: 33
Views: 18,958
Posted By alexb757

snowmobiler? What was that person doing on the...

snowmobiler?
What was that person doing on the movement area/runway? What happened to security? Challenging suspicious or unbadged personnel? :confused:
Forum: North America
19th Oct 2015, 09:20
Replies: 33
Views: 18,958
Posted By alexb757

Southern duel: I'm not sure where you're getting...

Southern duel: I'm not sure where you're getting your info from or which particular airport(s) you are describing?

At my airport LAS, nobody and I mean nobody, is permitted to drive " free range"...
18th Oct 2015, 03:55
Replies: 51
Views: 36,766
Posted By alexb757

One lesson to come out from this for airports is...

One lesson to come out from this for airports is that runway / movement area inspections by ARFF are no good for electrical or pavement inspections - IMHO.

This is not to detract from the...
Forum: North America
18th Oct 2015, 01:54
Replies: 33
Views: 18,958
Posted By alexb757

I cannot speak for LAX, but I can for LAS. ...

I cannot speak for LAX, but I can for LAS.

First point, all major airports in the US now have ASDE-X whereby controllers not only "see" aircraft on the movement area, but also vehicles (although...
10th Oct 2015, 01:44
Replies: 741
Views: 715,473
Posted By alexb757

Thanks Alexb757, your input is always really...

Thanks Alexb757, your input is always really appreciated.
Also check my post #354 when you have a second. It is on page 18.
I have seen many times in serious "fire" incidents that cockpit-based...
9th Oct 2015, 01:34
Replies: 741
Views: 715,473
Posted By alexb757

I agree 100% with Spooky! My experience matches...

I agree 100% with Spooky! My experience matches his description to a T. Post #598, a few pages back.

Since I was on scene within a minute or so and witnessed the fireball, smoke plume, slides...
4th Oct 2015, 02:10
Replies: 741
Views: 715,473
Posted By alexb757

OK, let me explain further re towing and a few...

OK, let me explain further re towing and a few other things.

Sure, any aircraft could be towed across runways, taxiways, roads etc. However, knowing KLAS intimately, and as one who responded to...
3rd Oct 2015, 01:34
Replies: 741
Views: 715,473
Posted By alexb757

A couple of more points. The aircraft was being...

A couple of more points. The aircraft was being washed (and not just the area around the smoke/fire damage, but above and aft of the wings along the fuselage).

The engine was removed and taken to...
27th Sep 2015, 20:06
Replies: 741
Views: 715,473
Posted By alexb757

Spooky, You are correct on all accounts! I'll...

Spooky,
You are correct on all accounts!
I'll keep you posted......
27th Sep 2015, 19:54
Replies: 741
Views: 715,473
Posted By alexb757

Peekay4, Thanks for your detailed...

Peekay4,

Thanks for your detailed explanation here. Sounds like you know a thing or two with regards to aviation insurance coverage and claims.......
27th Sep 2015, 00:28
Replies: 741
Views: 715,473
Posted By alexb757

p.s. Any decision on the viability of repairs vs....

p.s. Any decision on the viability of repairs vs. write-off of the LAS T7 will obviously be made by folk with high pay grades at BA, but I do remember they repaired a 747 at BGI (in the open air!)...
26th Sep 2015, 06:19
Replies: 741
Views: 715,473
Posted By alexb757

Originally Posted by alexb757 Further news...

Originally Posted by alexb757

Further news from Boeing and BA. Looks like they will repair in LAS and will take from 2-2.5 months to complete. Not sure if that includes the replacement engine or...
26th Sep 2015, 06:12
Replies: 139
Views: 103,417
Posted By alexb757

It does become intriguing when no one can answer...

It does become intriguing when no one can answer why there were NO readbacks by either the controller or the crew to the takeoff clearance.

Also,

Normal east departures from Miami are from...
24th Sep 2015, 02:46
Replies: 741
Views: 715,473
Posted By alexb757

Further news from Boeing and BA. Looks like they...

Further news from Boeing and BA. Looks like they will repair in LAS and will take from 2-2.5 months to complete. Not sure if that includes the replacement engine or not.
24th Sep 2015, 01:26
Replies: 741
Views: 715,473
Posted By alexb757

Aha! I recognize that ship and recall having...

Aha!
I recognize that ship and recall having flown it about 10 years ago!
If you look closely, the registration is TF-ATX - Icelandic. In fact, Air Atlanta Icelandic doing ACMI work for MAS Kargo...
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