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5th Apr 2020, 20:25
Replies: 405
Views: 377,234
Posted By Thistle42

Bournemouth airport 3 April

Bournemouth is the local airport for me. I saw one of the 747s fly over my house in Highcliffe (Christchurch) a couple of days back. That's an awful lot of planes parked up!

Unable to post links...
4th Jan 2020, 12:36
Replies: 12
Views: 13,547
Posted By Thistle42

Totally off topic but..

...the LG brand now called 'Life's Good' in the UK anyway was originally short for 'Lucky Goldstar'.
28th Nov 2019, 13:33
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,217,847
Posted By Thistle42

Maybe the implied rationale behind that idea is...

Maybe the implied rationale behind that idea is that they don't **trust** Boeing to do it thoroughly? In no way do I wish to suggest that the technicians on the ground (literally!) are not up to the...
21st Nov 2019, 16:34
Replies: 21
Views: 8,724
Posted By Thistle42

You would think that was the case wouldn't you...

You would think that was the case wouldn't you but for example, we were abandoned by EasyJet in Pisa at just gone midnight after being told the flight was simply delayed and we were waiting in the...
14th Nov 2019, 18:08
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,217,847
Posted By Thistle42

I was going to say 'cheeky!', but in essence,...

I was going to say 'cheeky!', but in essence, this is the exact point. Can anyone trust Boeing to provide the actual algorithm, as it were, after being so devious in the past?

If I were the FAA...
4th Nov 2019, 15:38
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,217,847
Posted By Thistle42

So surely in that case the bare without MCAS test...

So surely in that case the bare without MCAS test has already been done when they discovered that effect? And anyway, by now after several months of grounding, someone somewhere must have confirmed...
9th Oct 2019, 16:11
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,217,847
Posted By Thistle42

etudiant; I just don't see how there can be an...

etudiant;
I just don't see how there can be an 'interim' solution and permanent solution. Either the problem is resolved or it isn't. Getting the aircraft back into service to my mind is not the...
20th Sep 2019, 11:51
Replies: 85
Views: 64,951
Posted By Thistle42

Agree, that article looks like a softening up...

Agree, that article looks like a softening up prep for the public in North America. I feel for the flight crew who will have to fly the damn things or walk away from their job. It plays on the meme...
11th Sep 2019, 10:54
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,217,847
Posted By Thistle42

So, as I understand it to summerise the present...

So, as I understand it to summerise the present situation could be:

1. The EASA will do their own certification (whatever time scale that takes to complete)
2. As of this instant, Boeing is...
4th Sep 2019, 10:22
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,217,847
Posted By Thistle42

Possible plans of Boeing/FAA

[Not a pilot, but my brother was a FE on 707/727/747s so I am aware of some of the background and culture]

From the evidence and reading between the lines, it seems to me that the plan is to get...
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