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2nd Oct 2019, 16:40
Replies: 270
Views: 343,475
Posted By Piper_Driver

My condolences to the casualties. I toured the...

My condolences to the casualties. I toured the aircraft when it was on the west coast along with the B24, B25, and P40. Sad to see another one go.
27th Aug 2019, 20:26
Replies: 17
Views: 12,310
Posted By Piper_Driver

My understanding is that it had already landed in...

My understanding is that it had already landed in Santa Maria earlier in the evening to refuel, and was enroute from Santa Maria to Arizona when the incident occurred. Santa Barbara was the nearest...
26th Aug 2019, 23:38
Replies: 17
Views: 12,310
Posted By Piper_Driver

My current understanding of the story is that...

My current understanding of the story is that they lost an engine and all hydraulics. A no flap landing was made on runway 7. The aircraft is now facing at least 90 degrees away from the runway...
26th Aug 2019, 15:33
Replies: 17
Views: 12,310
Posted By Piper_Driver

C-130 down in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara (KSBA) closed this morning. A private C-130 chars landed on the runway. No injuries.

C-130 crash landing in Santa Barbara...
5th Aug 2019, 22:23
Replies: 4,388
Views: 3,909,358
Posted By Piper_Driver

Back in ancient times I designed memory systems...

Back in ancient times I designed memory systems to be resistant to bit flipping involving cosmic rays. It was in conjunction with a computer that used a 286 processor, the same one in use in the...
14th Jun 2019, 21:09
Replies: 25
Views: 19,942
Posted By Piper_Driver

The aircraft has been put up for sale. ...

The aircraft has been put up for sale.

Vulcan selling Strato-launch (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/14/vulcan-selling-stratolaunch-worlds-largest-airplane-for-400-million.html)
7th Mar 2019, 21:11
Replies: 261
Views: 243,331
Posted By Piper_Driver

It looks like there may be more issues ahead for...

It looks like there may be more issues ahead for the A380 program and Airbus. Some countries are now squawking about the un-repaid loans associated with the A380 development....
20th Dec 2018, 16:39
Replies: 1,178
Views: 696,521
Posted By Piper_Driver

It seems tto me the safest alternative is to...

It seems tto me the safest alternative is to shoot it down from above using a shotgun in a police helicopter. At close range it would be hard to miss. You could see where the overspray was going to...
7th Nov 2018, 17:56
Replies: 2
Views: 4,300
Posted By Piper_Driver

It was a sick "service animal" that made a mess...

It was a sick "service animal" that made a mess all over everything. I really wish the airlines would cut back on permissions for animals in the cabin. I think most of them are there not because of...
29th Oct 2018, 22:53
Replies: 2,100
Views: 1,146,110
Posted By Piper_Driver

Question to tech guys - any chance monkeying...

Question to tech guys - any chance monkeying around with a connector on the Elevator Feel Computer could have caused issues with elevator control? An intermittent maybe that worked OK when first...
10th Jun 2018, 21:06
Replies: 147
Views: 63,827
Posted By Piper_Driver

Looks like China rewards it's pilots when they do...

Looks like China rewards it's pilots when they do a great job under difficult circumstances. Captain Liu Chuanjian was just awarded $777,000 for his actions.

Pilot who landed plane after co-pilot...
16th Apr 2017, 19:33
Replies: 1,174
Views: 360,636
Posted By Piper_Driver

That attitude is why United will lose billions in...

That attitude is why United will lose billions in this case. Everyone in business is bound by laws in the countries they operate in. In this case the PAX was within his rights under federal law and...
16th Apr 2017, 18:54
Replies: 1,174
Views: 360,636
Posted By Piper_Driver

It is time for corporate culture at United to...

It is time for corporate culture at United to change. I too have seen their practice of lying to customers on many occasions. Ever hear of "flight cancelled due to weather at the destination...
15th Apr 2017, 16:56
Replies: 1,174
Views: 360,636
Posted By Piper_Driver

As I said earlier, the industry needs to get out...

As I said earlier, the industry needs to get out in front of this predicament early. If not, congress will do it for them, and it won't be pretty. The airlines are on a short timetable for this since...
15th Apr 2017, 15:43
Replies: 1,174
Views: 360,636
Posted By Piper_Driver

I am not a lawyer, but I understand what can...

I am not a lawyer, but I understand what can happen in consumer abuse cases because my father was in the middle of one that is somewhat analogous to this one. This was in the days prior to cell...
14th Apr 2017, 21:25
Replies: 1,174
Views: 360,636
Posted By Piper_Driver

I am appalled that some people on this thread are...

I am appalled that some people on this thread are arguing about what "boarded" means. Many are stating that a passenger is not boarded until the door is closed. This boggles the mind. If that were...
14th Apr 2017, 15:37
Replies: 1,174
Views: 360,636
Posted By Piper_Driver

This case will IMHO be a game changer. If the...

This case will IMHO be a game changer. If the industry fails to act to improve their policies towards passengers, the courts and the government will do it for them. I don't think United will simply...
14th Apr 2017, 02:13
Replies: 1,174
Views: 360,636
Posted By Piper_Driver

And what happens when United violates its own...

And what happens when United violates its own rules and federal law? Should the public meekly obey and take token vouchers for their trouble? Commands by flight crew are only binding when they are...
13th Apr 2017, 23:01
Replies: 1,174
Views: 360,636
Posted By Piper_Driver

I think the only relevance of the CVR in this...

I think the only relevance of the CVR in this case might be discussions on the flight deck pertaining to the summoning of the security folks, or the discussion of the aftermath. In either case I...
13th Apr 2017, 18:30
Replies: 1,174
Views: 360,636
Posted By Piper_Driver

The class action will come after the courts...

The class action will come after the courts decide that the practice of bumping paying passengers in favor of DH crew is in violation of the CoCs.
13th Apr 2017, 18:27
Replies: 1,174
Views: 360,636
Posted By Piper_Driver

I'm also Ok with the practice of over-booking and...

I'm also Ok with the practice of over-booking and voluntary compensation. The customer can make a choice that is market driven. When a lottery is held for involuntary "re-accommodation" the amount...
13th Apr 2017, 18:08
Replies: 1,174
Views: 360,636
Posted By Piper_Driver

This could easily turn into a class action suit. ...

This could easily turn into a class action suit. The attorneys only have to put out the word that they are looking for passengers who were illegally bumped in violation of the CoCs. If bumping has...
13th Apr 2017, 17:15
Replies: 1,174
Views: 360,636
Posted By Piper_Driver

I think that overbooking due to no-shows is easy....

I think that overbooking due to no-shows is easy. If you bought the ticket and never made it to the airport you eat the ticket. The issue comes when the no-shows are due to missed connections...
13th Apr 2017, 15:38
Replies: 1,174
Views: 360,636
Posted By Piper_Driver

I also see criminal exposure here, especially for...

I also see criminal exposure here, especially for the rent-a-cops. I can see the DA filing charges for:
1) false arrest
2) assault and battery
3) assault under color of authority
13th Apr 2017, 15:35
Replies: 1,174
Views: 360,636
Posted By Piper_Driver

Based on this incident I predict congress will...

Based on this incident I predict congress will act. This is low hanging fruit for members on both sides of the aisle to look good to their constituents. Please remember that more than half of...
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