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    Why? It will convince absolutely nobody.

    Why? It will convince absolutely nobody.
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    What was that you said about hyperbole being a...

    What was that you said about hyperbole being a bad thing? Remind me, will ya?
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    There is that small matter of just being able to...

    There is that small matter of just being able to stop the train if necessary.
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    I doubt that. If things went as far as an...

    I doubt that. If things went as far as an internal security review, including the airline demanding this 5'3" "elderly" woman explain herself or be banned from the carrier, I have a feeling more...
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    I challenge you to walk up to a 63yo woman and...

    I challenge you to walk up to a 63yo woman and call her elderly. Let me know how it goes.
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    FAC problem, actually. It now seems there is...

    FAC problem, actually. It now seems there is some disagreement on whether the problem even exists.
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    63 and 68yo is "elderly"? And of what of what...

    63 and 68yo is "elderly"? And of what of what possible relevance is the length of their marriage to this issue?
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    It's not about experience, it's more that...

    It's not about experience, it's more that sometimes it's helpful to know where people's perspectives come from. You have a very pronounced dislike (not to use the other d-word) for the industry in...
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    In a CFIT escape situation, the memory item calls...

    In a CFIT escape situation, the memory item calls for the stick to be held full aft until such time as we're out of CFIT danger. The caveat being that we're talking about an envelope-protected...
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    I don't think he understands the difference.

    I don't think he understands the difference.
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    How very interesting...

    How very interesting...
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    Evan, I will make a deal with you. I will...

    Evan, I will make a deal with you. I will refrain from using the word "disdain" if you quit mentioning your so-called "no-fly list". If for no other reason than it's entirely irrelevant. I mean,...
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    Oh, Dear Christ, no, don't poke THAT bear, "we"...

    Oh, Dear Christ, no, don't poke THAT bear, "we" won't hear the end of it for months!
  14. There were some serial numbers that had landing...

    There were some serial numbers that had landing gear on the yellow system, I believe the Smurfs have a few, that might explain why your QRH says what it does. It bears mentioning that a B +Y failure...
  15. No, because MTV sucks.

    No, because MTV sucks.
  16. Ours doesn't indicate that, it indicates gear...

    Ours doesn't indicate that, it indicates gear EXTENSION gravity only "to preserve system integrity", retraction is not mentioned at all. I don't know if it's necessarily because of the PTU or just...
  17. You're close, but you missed the key point of...

    You're close, but you missed the key point of this only being an issue if the hydraulic failure is due to loss of fluid. The PTU can power the green system all day and all night if there is no fluid...
  18. They do.

    They do.
  19. Our older 319s are NOT protected from this...

    Our older 319s are NOT protected from this scenario because they do NOT have the mod (as yet, more on that in a second). The OEB tells us to DISREGARD the Y RSVR OVRHT ECAM procedure that tells us...
  20. Which part?

    Which part?
  21. Ah! I AM familiar with that issue. Pending...

    Ah! I AM familiar with that issue. Pending verification from my Fleet Chief, it appears our 320s and 321s DO have the mod, while our 319s (except for our two newest ones) do not. I conclude that...
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    As someone who lived through one of DL's regional...

    As someone who lived through one of DL's regional "consolidations", I wish Endeavor people the best of luck.
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    Still waiting for that open mind. I don't need a...

    Still waiting for that open mind. I don't need a written memory item to know what pitch and power settings are safe for my airplane. If it will give you some sort of warm and fuzzies for Airbus to...
  24. As to the first, I imagine it can be, because the...

    As to the first, I imagine it can be, because the EDP produces 3000psi all the way down to 3% N2. As to the second, I'm not aware of our birds having that modification, at least not that I have...
  25. I'll pass that along.

    I'll pass that along.
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    "We" are never going to get anywhere period, but...

    "We" are never going to get anywhere period, but that's beside the point. I agree with you re the first minute. If Bonin did absolutely nothing in that first minute, the rest would not have...
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    And you're willing to offer the same in return,...

    And you're willing to offer the same in return, right?
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    Oh, I don't think I'm ready for El Cid just yet. ...

    Oh, I don't think I'm ready for El Cid just yet. Cervantes wrote in such a plain, beautiful language that even archaic words aren't much of an obstacle, it's just that my Spanish in general is still...
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    Not exactly.

    Not exactly.
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    I respectfully request leave to present a little...

    I respectfully request leave to present a little literary distraction. Don Quixote is by far my all-time favorite book, in fact I'm so fond of it that I am currently reading it in a fourth language,...
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    Well...then I suppose the logical continuation of...

    Well...then I suppose the logical continuation of that would be that shouldn't EVERYTHING be a memory item? After all, this problem only crashed one airplane, so why is it so special? Why shouldn't...
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    One of those airplanes is now for sale with only...

    One of those airplanes is now for sale with only 16,000TT, probably the lowest-time 744 airframe out there.
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    It seems to me that the main reason why the...

    It seems to me that the main reason why the question Evan keeps asking cannot be resolved at the aviation procedure level is that it's not actually an aviation question, it's a question of...
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    Indeed.

    Indeed.
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    A320 family does that. At least the ones we have...

    A320 family does that. At least the ones we have do.
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    Holy hydraulics, Batman, did he really just say...

    Holy hydraulics, Batman, did he really just say that?!
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    It doesn't require "perfect" anything, it...

    It doesn't require "perfect" anything, it requires only not doing anything stupid. I think THAT is where we actually disagree. And again, your reliance on "trained procedures and memory items" is a...
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    I do see your point perfectly, I just don't agree...

    I do see your point perfectly, I just don't agree with it. Evidently he did NOT know how to fly, or at any rate wasn't very good at it. The fact that he had not killed himself previously is not in...
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    That's just it, that's not improvisation (which...

    That's just it, that's not improvisation (which is what you're missing), that's just being a pilot, I'm sorry you don't like it. As for your question, I don't know. I do know that if someone...
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    Indeed. I discussed this with you also (and, of...

    Indeed. I discussed this with you also (and, of course, you disagreed). They were both doing what only the PM should have been doing. Remember when I discussed with you the psychological...
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