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28th May 2020, 15:13
Replies: 106
Views: 11,783
Posted By Mark in CA

Good luck with that. We applied for a refund in...

Good luck with that. We applied for a refund in mid-March and have yet to receive a decision, although we did get this message in late March:

Due to the high volume of flight cancellations due to...
9th Jan 2020, 17:33
Replies: 636
Views: 1,575,287
Posted By Mark in CA

The NY Times is also reporting the missile story....

The NY Times is also reporting the missile story. Included in their report, however, is this interesting tidbit:


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9th Jan 2020, 09:52
Replies: 636
Views: 1,575,287
Posted By Mark in CA

[Boeing] said “enhancements are being introduced”...

[Boeing] said “enhancements are being introduced” to inlet and fan cowls to improve “their ability to withstand an engine fan blade out event as well as to increase the overall capability of these...
8th Jan 2020, 20:16
Replies: 636
Views: 1,575,287
Posted By Mark in CA

Boeing recently said it was revamping engine...

Boeing recently said it was revamping engine cowlings on the Neo to better contain engine failures. This comes as a result of NTSB recommendations after the fatal accident on Southwest Airlines about...
1st Jan 2020, 16:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,577
Posted By Mark in CA

Just for comparison, in my little village just...

Just for comparison, in my little village just outside Budapest we get 500/20 Mbps internet, a medium level HDTV package and phone for the equivalent of about 26 GBP. Frankly, these speeds only make...
1st Jan 2020, 16:21
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By Mark in CA

Not unusual for journalists to employ this. If I...

Not unusual for journalists to employ this. If I had to, which I don't, I'd probably look at Proton Mail, sort of an encrypted version of Gmail, web-based, no local client necessary. All you need is...
29th Dec 2019, 07:19
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By Mark in CA

Or, just bring a book to read!

Or, just bring a book to read!
Forum: North America
28th Dec 2019, 08:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mark in CA

According to an article in today's NY Times: ...

According to an article in today's NY Times:



If true, I would think this could be a deal breaker for many legitimate applications.
Forum: North America
27th Dec 2019, 07:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mark in CA

FAA Issues Remote ID Proposal for Drones

FAA issues notice of proposed rulemaking for remote identification of drones (https://dronedj.com/2019/12/26/faa-proposed-rule-for-remote-identification-of-drones/)

Has link to official proposal...
2nd Dec 2019, 08:02
Replies: 12
Views: 5,075
Posted By Mark in CA

Interesting that the BBC posted this news in...

Interesting that the BBC posted this news in their Entertainment/Arts section.
25th Nov 2019, 14:20
Replies: 43
Views: 36,551
Posted By Mark in CA

"Engine explodes" gets more clicks than "engine...

"Engine explodes" gets more clicks than "engine surges."
22nd Nov 2019, 08:17
Replies: 115
Views: 99,706
Posted By Mark in CA

How Boeing lost their way

The Long-Forgotten Flight That Sent Boeing Off Course -- The Atlantic...
24th Oct 2019, 16:39
Replies: 29
Views: 21,293
Posted By Mark in CA

Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts

Reuters is reporting that A220 engine problems may be related to a recent engine software update.

Exclusive: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts - sources...
18th Sep 2019, 13:31
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,277,939
Posted By Mark in CA

Are you suggesting Boeing had a hand in...

Are you suggesting Boeing had a hand in drafting/placement of this article? Having worked in PR myself, I know it's not out of the realm of possibilities, but is there really anything tangible here...
18th Sep 2019, 13:27
Replies: 102
Views: 70,101
Posted By Mark in CA

I've seen this theme brought up in many threads...

I've seen this theme brought up in many threads on this board. Now the NY Times Magazine attaches it to the Lion Air and Ethiopia 737 Max crashes. I posted this in another thread:

NY Times...
18th Sep 2019, 13:11
Replies: 51
Views: 34,225
Posted By Mark in CA

Yes, and this thought is now the central theme of...

Yes, and this thought is now the central theme of the article I just posted from the NY Times Magazine focusing on the Lion Air and Ethiopia 737 Max crashes.
18th Sep 2019, 12:56
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,277,939
Posted By Mark in CA

NY Times Magazine: What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max?

I'm just going to put this out there, as I have heard several on this board complain in the past about the decline in flying skills -- airmanship -- of some of today's newer commercial pilots, the...
12th Sep 2019, 19:39
Replies: 51
Views: 34,225
Posted By Mark in CA

Has everyone suddenly forgotten how to build airplanes?

A320neo ans A321neo experiencing CoG issues?

https://simpleflying.com/lufthansa-a320-cog-economy/
15th Jul 2019, 20:59
Replies: 2
Views: 4,992
Posted By Mark in CA

In case you didn't get enough flying in from London

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Tokyo Airport Hotel Now Offers a ‘Superior Cockpit Room’ With a Boeing 737 Simulator...
20th Apr 2019, 17:35
Replies: 45
Views: 57,031
Posted By Mark in CA

787 Dreamliner production concerns

Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/business/boeing-dreamliner-production-problems.html)

New York Times reporting on shoddy...
4th Apr 2019, 05:53
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By Mark in CA

Does EU 261 apply when connecting in US from EU?

A friend is returning home to the US from the EU with a connection at JFK. There was no problem with the flight on the first leg to JFK. But when she arrived at JFK she learned her connecting flight...
26th Mar 2019, 18:16
Replies: 47
Views: 12,729
Posted By Mark in CA

Maybe because it takes more training and skill to...

Maybe because it takes more training and skill to "pilot" a plane or ship than to "drive" a bus or train?
22nd Mar 2019, 08:08
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,489,784
Posted By Mark in CA

Ethiopian pilots raised safety concerns years before fatal crash, records show

Washington Post reporting on FAA complaints years ago about allegedly flawed training programs and poor safety procedures at Ethiopian Airlines.

Ethiopian pilots raised safety concerns years...
18th Mar 2019, 14:18
Replies: 48
Views: 31,339
Posted By Mark in CA

The Boeing 737 Technical Site

Stumbled upon this site. Posting here in case it may be of use to anyone.

The Boeing 737 MAX (http://www.b737.org.uk/737max.htm)
18th Mar 2019, 08:33
Replies: 98
Views: 123,154
Posted By Mark in CA

Not a software problem?

Interesting tweets from a pilot. Also interesting, as he claims Boeing does offer dual AoA sensors as an option on the MAX, but neither of these crashed planes had it.
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