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28th May 2020, 15:13
Replies: 106
Views: 14,742
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: 683
Views: 1,667,988
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: 683
Views: 1,667,988
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: 683
Views: 1,667,988
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: 1,703
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: 1,103
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: 1,093
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: 1,826
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: 1,826
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: 5,591
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: 38,792
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: 107,285
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: 23,156
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: 4,549,874
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: 101
Views: 75,859
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: 37,218
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: 4,549,874
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: 37,218
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: 5,131
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: 60,021
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: 1,276
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: 14,512
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: 11,135,466
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: 33,602
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: 129,165
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.
...
12th Mar 2019, 08:41
Replies: 5,120
Views: 11,135,466
Posted By Mark in CA

U.S. to mandate design changes on Boeing 737 MAX 8 after crashes

U.S. to mandate design changes on Boeing 737 MAX 8 after crashes...
27th Feb 2019, 21:26
Replies: 0
Views: 731
Posted By Mark in CA

Become a Pilot -- Slate magazine

Become a Pilot -- Slate magazine (https://slate.com/technology/2016/05/become-a-pilot-seriously-its-a-great-job.html)
24th Jan 2019, 18:56
Replies: 3
Views: 2,007
Posted By Mark in CA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Dolomiti ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Dolomiti

I'd assume you were booked on this flight because of the scheduling. Your flight is at 09:00. The next flight isn't until 13:30.
21st Jan 2019, 19:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,727
Posted By Mark in CA

PICTURES: BA reveals 'BOAC' 747-400 retrojet;...

PICTURES: BA reveals 'BOAC' 747-400 retrojet; more to follow (https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-ba-reveals-boac-747-400-retrojet-more-t-455159/)
21st Jan 2019, 05:36
Replies: 76
Views: 69,443
Posted By Mark in CA

My first thought, too. Maybe they'll start using...

My first thought, too. Maybe they'll start using letters next, like 7A7? Hexadecimal?
17th Jan 2019, 14:54
Replies: 9
Views: 2,670
Posted By Mark in CA

Flight Attendants Say They Don’t Want Tips – For...

Flight Attendants Say They Don’t Want Tips – For Two Reasons (https://goo.gl/K4tndG)
12th Jan 2019, 06:49
Replies: 9
Views: 2,670
Posted By Mark in CA

Or, maybe we can bus our own trays?

This airline is asking passengers to tip their flight attendants (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/11/budget-airline-frontier-asks-passengers-to-tip-their-flight-attendant.html)

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6th Jan 2019, 16:22
Replies: 1,178
Views: 760,820
Posted By Mark in CA

LHR, LGW buy military-grade anti-drone systems

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/5/18169215/london-heathrow-gatwick-airports-anti-drone-defense-systems
26th Dec 2018, 05:46
Replies: 1,178
Views: 760,820
Posted By Mark in CA

1 Broken Drone, No Video, 2 Suspects Released:...

1 Broken Drone, No Video, 2 Suspects Released: Gatwick Episode Doesn’t Add Up (https://nyti.ms/2RdY7Cr)
22nd Dec 2018, 09:01
Replies: 41
Views: 6,404
Posted By Mark in CA

I generally just step onto the bathroom scale...

I generally just step onto the bathroom scale without and then with the suitcase. I've found these scales consistently under-report the weight by 2-3 kilo compared to readings at the check-in...
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