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21st Oct 2020, 00:17
Replies: 129
Views: 32,424
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
19th Jul 2020, 23:56
Replies: 129
Views: 32,424
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, 01:16
Replies: 56
Views: 25,748
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, 00:25
Replies: 129
Views: 32,424
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, 22:33
Replies: 106
Views: 11,744
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, 11:29
Replies: 161
Views: 99,039
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, 00:20
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,626,599
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, 01:00
Replies: 738
Views: 105,420
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, 00:39
Replies: 20
Views: 10,053
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, 01:23
Replies: 435
Views: 172,106
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, 01:29
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,626,599
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, 00:38
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,626,599
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, 00:29
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,626,599
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, 20:35
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,626,599
Posted By b1lanc

And wasn't scrapped until 2010.

And wasn't scrapped until 2010.
23rd May 2020, 20:23
Replies: 8
Views: 7,888
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, 20:02
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,626,599
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, 17:50
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,626,599
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, 13:37
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,626,599
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, 03:07
Replies: 106
Views: 11,744
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, 02:26
Replies: 106
Views: 11,744
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, 16:57
Replies: 11
Views: 4,515
Posted By b1lanc

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

Precisely. One has to wonder who the "we" is.
20th May 2020, 14:05
Replies: 11
Views: 4,515
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, 01:44
Replies: 106
Views: 11,744
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, 01:19
Replies: 40
Views: 12,419
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, 01:34
Replies: 40
Views: 20,214
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.
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