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25th Nov 2020, 00:45
Replies: 85
Views: 28,538
Posted By b1lanc

Might call this the Max vaccine keeping in mind...

Might call this the Max vaccine keeping in mind that all pharmaceutical companies are profit driven just like B.

The word rush is open to interpretation. Looking back at the Salk and Sabin tests,...
21st Oct 2020, 01:17
Replies: 129
Views: 45,281
Posted By b1lanc

Maybe we all need to use mouthwash before getting...

Maybe we all need to use mouthwash before getting on board.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/human-coronaviruses-inactivated-mouthwash-oral-rinses-study
20th Jul 2020, 00:56
Replies: 129
Views: 45,281
Posted By b1lanc

Not at all half empty. I am quite enjoying...

Not at all half empty. I am quite enjoying working from home - 90% of the DoD workforce is teleworking, senior leadership tells us that we are more productive and have no plans to return to full...
18th Jul 2020, 02:16
Replies: 56
Views: 29,417
Posted By b1lanc

I would expect the same in normal circumstances...

I would expect the same in normal circumstances but not necessarily now. What I'm suggesting is that times are tough for all and self-survival is now a big concern.
18th Jul 2020, 01:25
Replies: 129
Views: 45,281
Posted By b1lanc

In the US, it is somewhat confusing on how each...

In the US, it is somewhat confusing on how each of the airlines and states are dealing with this pandemic. My son was told to fly to Dallas for work - one day event. Hotels were empty and...
26th Jun 2020, 23:33
Replies: 106
Views: 14,892
Posted By b1lanc

I once thought the seat size had shrunk on 737s...

I once thought the seat size had shrunk on 737s and 727s. Brought home the real truth when I met a friend for lunch and he picked me up in his wife's Corvette. Pulled into a parking space and two...
26th Jun 2020, 12:29
Replies: 159
Views: 111,843
Posted By b1lanc

And the number one priority of any crew should be...

And the number one priority of any crew should be to get the lives entrusted to their skilled hands safely from point A to point B. I would hope that would be the question crews would ask themselves...
11th Jun 2020, 01:20
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,887,451
Posted By b1lanc

You have to view the ATC transmissions in their...

You have to view the ATC transmissions in their entirety (thought limited as currently available).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfzwYKGLNnY&t=12s

0.23 "We are comfortable. We can make it" ...
9th Jun 2020, 02:00
Replies: 3,495
Views: 455,447
Posted By b1lanc

Seeing a lot of blocked aircraft lately. Some I...

Seeing a lot of blocked aircraft lately. Some I can guess given the origin at the AFB that I work at. But at home now and able to keep FR24 and FA open where IT policy at work blocks me, 2...
3rd Jun 2020, 01:39
Replies: 20
Views: 11,150
Posted By b1lanc

AA CEO flying Southwest

The background is enlightening and timely. However, when the AA CEO has to fly Southwest, well....that's either encouraging or not. Delta is spacing passengers and cutting capacity by 50-60%. AA...
28th May 2020, 02:23
Replies: 915
Views: 387,092
Posted By b1lanc

Err, wonder what remaining airlines want to take...

Err, wonder what remaining airlines want to take delivery of any new aircraft? Seems to be a plethora of available types sitting round the globe.
25th May 2020, 02:29
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,887,451
Posted By b1lanc

But after a month or two of non-flying (if that...

But after a month or two of non-flying (if that was indeed the case yet to be determined), memory fades quickly. Not all SOPs or memory items remain in short term memory.
25th May 2020, 01:38
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,887,451
Posted By b1lanc

Cultural impact to CRM isn't unique to geographic...

Cultural impact to CRM isn't unique to geographic regions. Would you not agree that Tenerife was in part cause by culturally-influenced CRM (or lack of)? Perhaps United 173 also?
25th May 2020, 01:29
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,887,451
Posted By b1lanc

That's why the response of 'we are comfortable'...

That's why the response of 'we are comfortable' immediately followed by 'we can make it' really raises suspicions as it isn't exactly clear whether that last sentence was meant for ATC or the PM....
23rd May 2020, 21:35
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,887,451
Posted By b1lanc

And wasn't scrapped until 2010.

And wasn't scrapped until 2010.
23rd May 2020, 21:23
Replies: 8
Views: 8,946
Posted By b1lanc

NTSB now considering it an accident at...

NTSB now considering it an accident at Victorville - NTSB Identification: DCA20CA107

Is there a similar AD for the NG as the 300-500?

"2009-07-11 - The FAA is superseding an existing...
23rd May 2020, 21:02
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,887,451
Posted By b1lanc

Not the same type, but it has happened before to...

Not the same type, but it has happened before to PIA.

https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/403390-pia-b747-gear-up-landing-1986-a.html
23rd May 2020, 18:50
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,887,451
Posted By b1lanc

Avherald now reporting the following: "On May...

Avherald now reporting the following:
"On May 23rd 2020 Karachi Airport reported based on CAA inspection report that the runway inspection revealed scrape marks of the left engine start 4500 feet...
23rd May 2020, 14:37
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,887,451
Posted By b1lanc

Which would then make sense of ATC asking if they...

Which would then make sense of ATC asking if they wanted to attempt a belly landing, presumably on next attempt.
22nd May 2020, 04:07
Replies: 106
Views: 14,892
Posted By b1lanc

Doesn't surprise me about UA. I don't fly them...

Doesn't surprise me about UA. I don't fly them at all - that after being a loyal 1K flier and only flying UA since the 1950s. Personally, I am also of the same opinion. Unless non-essential, I...
22nd May 2020, 03:26
Replies: 106
Views: 14,892
Posted By b1lanc

Couldn't agree with you more. CNN just hired...

Couldn't agree with you more. CNN just hired Greta as part of their COVID response coverage team. I have home-officed for decades in the past. I've also commuted cross country weekly to go to work...
20th May 2020, 17:57
Replies: 11
Views: 4,814
Posted By b1lanc

Precisely. One has to wonder who the "we"...

Precisely. One has to wonder who the "we" is.
20th May 2020, 15:05
Replies: 11
Views: 4,814
Posted By b1lanc

Qantas cheap flights with no social distancing

Certainly some interesting statements. $12.50US between Melbourne to Sydney. Some snippets below."But the airline which previously planned to remove middle seats to maintain space insists it...
17th May 2020, 02:44
Replies: 106
Views: 14,892
Posted By b1lanc

Right next to the one-eyed bandits no doubt. ...

Right next to the one-eyed bandits no doubt. Wonder if you have to win the PPE?
17th May 2020, 02:19
Replies: 40
Views: 14,416
Posted By b1lanc

Nobody can ever guarantee anti-infection - not in...

Nobody can ever guarantee anti-infection - not in the food stores, not in any mass transit, and not even in the hospital. Even a flu shot every year does not guarantee you will not get the seasonal...
15th May 2020, 02:34
Replies: 40
Views: 24,263
Posted By b1lanc

I never liked or trusted the DC-10 but I still...

I never liked or trusted the DC-10 but I still flew on it - no choice on some routes and honestly, look at the overall safety record of the industry regardless of type.
15th May 2020, 02:28
Replies: 106
Views: 14,892
Posted By b1lanc

Last time I flew was late January from East Coast...

Last time I flew was late January from East Coast to Las Vegas - less then 50% on each flight. Routed through Detroit, normally there are 4 departure boards full at 6pm local. Only two were filled...
13th May 2020, 12:52
Replies: 1
Views: 2,679
Posted By b1lanc

Which airline? Boeing CEO says a major US airline is likely to fold 2020

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/boeing-coronavirus-pandemic-air-travel-passengers-a9511071.html

Interesting interview on a number of fronts with some dire predictions. I could...
10th May 2020, 20:15
Replies: 40
Views: 14,416
Posted By b1lanc

US and SW is already the largest carrier. Sigh

US and SW is already the largest carrier. Sigh
10th May 2020, 19:29
Replies: 40
Views: 14,416
Posted By b1lanc

I have concerns that my local favorite regional...

I have concerns that my local favorite regional airport may become cargo only. Two of the four majors have already pulled out. Despite an 80% departure reduction (based upon last year), the few...
10th May 2020, 19:26
Replies: 351
Views: 215,092
Posted By b1lanc

Hope you don't need it, but you might also want...

Hope you don't need it, but you might also want to check your life insurance policy. Many have exclusions for acts of war and pandemics.
10th May 2020, 19:24
Replies: 351
Views: 215,092
Posted By b1lanc

Really, go enforce it. US has a federalist system...

Really, go enforce it. US has a federalist system of government which places the majority of relevent law enforcement in the states hands. The fed could order a nationwide lockdown, but it would be...
10th May 2020, 01:48
Replies: 40
Views: 14,416
Posted By b1lanc

Don't forget the TSA - you know changes are...

Don't forget the TSA - you know changes are coming.
10th May 2020, 01:18
Replies: 351
Views: 215,092
Posted By b1lanc

You as well.

You as well.
10th May 2020, 01:12
Replies: 351
Views: 215,092
Posted By b1lanc

The US isn't internationally firewalled and no...

The US isn't internationally firewalled and no supervision to ensure compliance. Get my drift?
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