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  1. Thread: 737 Max

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    I would have to disagree. Boeing was not trying...

    I would have to disagree. Boeing was not trying to emulate Airbus. They were trying to be a "little bit pregnant". If they had went full FBW, there would be no MCAS, no trimming down against the...
  2. Thread: 737 Max

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    Guys, my intent was not to re-litigate what has...

    Guys, my intent was not to re-litigate what has already been argued here. We can all point and counter point to Airbus and Boeing. Believe me, I've flown them both, been LCA on them and both...
  3. Thread: 737 Max

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    The dead money tree just fell on Boeing ...

    The dead money tree just fell on Boeing

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/southwest-pilots-sue-boeing-alleging-211858168.html
  4. Thread: 737 Max

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    I flew in everything from the 707 to the A330. I...

    I flew in everything from the 707 to the A330. I had a 40 year career. Never had trouble going to the FMS, which ironically was a round dial 737-300 (direct to never really showed where you where...
  5. Thread: 737 Max

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    I've been hit 3 times in an Airbus. Airplane flew...

    I've been hit 3 times in an Airbus. Airplane flew no problem. One time below the L2 window. Screens never even blinked.

    Why not a canard? Seen any really worthwhile mach .85 canard designs? Me...
  6. Thread: 737 Max

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    Virtually all engines hung on transports since...

    Virtually all engines hung on transports since 1987 are FADEC. How many total FADEC failures have been reported? I don't know of any. I've seen a channel or two go down but the engine runs and is...
  7. Thread: 737 Max

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    It is not a matter of me or you agreeing. It is a...

    It is not a matter of me or you agreeing. It is a matter of what the airline is going to park on the ramp because they write the checks. You gonna say, "Nope, not going to fly it because it has FBW...
  8. Thread: 737 Max

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    The bottom line is this. The future is low wing...

    The bottom line is this. The future is low wing loading, highly aft CG aircraft with limited flight control surfaces. The only way to control these beasts is with fly by wire. We can complain all we...
  9. Thread: 737 Max

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    I have thousands of hours in both Boeing and...

    I have thousands of hours in both Boeing and Airbus. If you are dissing Airbus, without ever flying it, I don't understand how you can speak in a concise and succinct way about it.

    I'll tell you...
  10. Thread: Dead Stick!

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    Just a point of view but why is it called a "dead...

    Just a point of view but why is it called a "dead stick"? The stick is the only thing that is working!
  11. Never accomplish a job with a 38 when a 44 magnum...

    Never accomplish a job with a 38 when a 44 magnum will do. Motto to live by.
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    I wonder what percentage of ferry permits are for...

    I wonder what percentage of ferry permits are for annuals?
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    If you read the letter it is clear this is...

    If you read the letter it is clear this is Congressional direction.
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    Actually I know Steve Dickson personally and I...

    Actually I know Steve Dickson personally and I can tell you he is as much a GA guy as he is an airline guy as he is a military guy. He hangs with the CA and homebuilders at KFFC quite frequently. He...
  15. Thread: CAS vs IAS

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    Open the window. When you feel your shirt sleeves...

    Open the window. When you feel your shirt sleeves "billowing" from a back draft, you're too slow.
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    You are not a "true bus driver" unless it has a...

    You are not a "true bus driver" unless it has a side stick. Otherwise you're just flying a EuroBoeing!
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    If he did not have the APU running he was landing...

    If he did not have the APU running he was landing on single hydraulic system powered by the RAT. Controls can get pretty "jiggy" under those circumstances. Think of it like trying to fly your Cub...
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    Piper wing struts and Beechcraft wing bolts....

    Piper wing struts and Beechcraft wing bolts. Never skimp.
  19. I am good running Safari 12.11

    I am good running Safari 12.11
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    He does not know how to set up or use his...

    He does not know how to set up or use his equipment. This is why you have aural alerts. Just as we still have some people looking at their GPS screens in their cars, rather than listening to the...
  21. I just shake my head. He had never been there...

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    Aural alerting is not hard or expensive to add.

    Aural alerting is not hard or expensive to add.
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    One does not accept a hazard. One manages risk....

    One does not accept a hazard. One manages risk. My point is we all do things to manage risk. There is always a risk you can get water in the fuel and the fuel freezes or a slug of it enters the...
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    Which should tell you something, if you know why...

    Which should tell you something, if you know why they drip.
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    So do you check the sump drains?

    So do you check the sump drains?
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