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  1. Was watching the Weather Channel yesterday which...

    Was watching the Weather Channel yesterday which regularly have plane crash shows on which are pretty good. Anyway I was somewhat thunderstruck to watch a show about Scandinavian Airlines Flight 751...
  2. These videos are great. Have to say (as a...

    These videos are great. Have to say (as a non-pilot) it's pretty scary to watch pilots fighting the airplane like this, and it's even more eerie knowing that's likely what the Lion and Ethiopian...
  3. As far as the Cessna, low fuel, and landing at...

    As far as the Cessna, low fuel, and landing at Sarasota, those were 2 separate incidents. Landing at the wrong airport was all on my dad and the Cessna. The Sarasota landing was a commercial JetBlue...
  4. My dad flew our Cessna 172 into the wrong airport...

    My dad flew our Cessna 172 into the wrong airport once when I was a kid. We were flying at night trying for Southern Pines, NC and there was another airport (not sure which one) that had a beacon...
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    I have a buddy who has done really well in his...

    I have a buddy who has done really well in his business and has a Lear with a pilot on his staff. (They contract for the SIC and use a few different ones for their trips.) I forwarded the link to him...
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    Who knew one lonely AA manager was keeping the...

    Who knew one lonely AA manager was keeping the whole enchilada at one of their biggest hubs from going down the toilet. Not sure how many flights are coming and going from MIA every day but it's...
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    It's nice when people take the time to post...

    It's nice when people take the time to post something positive - thank you for that. It's a strange dichotomy to only read negative stories about the airline business (and here you could replace...
  8. Thread: Sully

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    That was a great post. One of the best I've ever...

    That was a great post. One of the best I've ever read on here or anywhere. Thank you!
  9. Thank you - I appreciate the insight!

    Thank you - I appreciate the insight!
  10. This is additional detail I didn't know about -...

    This is additional detail I didn't know about - thanks. Crazy bad stuff .... :(
  11. Definitely not my expectation as there will...

    Definitely not my expectation as there will always be acts of god and things that happen that are completely unavoidable, up to and including pilots making mistakes as they are of course human.
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  12. A breath of common sense IMO. Serious...

    A breath of common sense IMO.

    Serious question, what type of communication takes place between pilots when you all are handing off the aircraft to a new crew? Is anything required or are you just...
  13. Yes -- "almost" being the key word. Semantics...

    Yes -- "almost" being the key word. Semantics indeed ....
  14. At this point there seems general agreement that...

    At this point there seems general agreement that the pilots screwed the pooch but I go back to my original point/post which is that a test flight should have been conducted given the circumstances....
  15. I was speaking generically - curious who does the...

    I was speaking generically - curious who does the test flight for events that all would agree are "major".
  16. Definitely agree on #2 in that we don't want any...

    Definitely agree on #2 in that we don't want any loss of life. What I was thinking in terms of mitigation was that the test crew would be of the sort where they are somewhat used to high risk...
  17. Thanks everyone for your answers! I guess it...

    Thanks everyone for your answers! I guess it brings me to the rather obvious question which is whether an incident the day prior to this accident should have necessitated a test flight. Unless I've...
  18. I'm in no way part of the aviation industry...

    I'm in no way part of the aviation industry (other than a passenger) but I'm obsessed with crashes (probably because my dad was a small plane pilot who almost killed me and the rest of my family a...
  19. Yes that tweet was great; even better when you...

    Yes that tweet was great; even better when you see the picture of him holding up the passenger safety manual in the foreground with the engine in the background.

    :lol:
  20. I sort of answered my own question with regard to...

    I sort of answered my own question with regard to how high birds can fly - pretty interesting article. Net/net, some can fly high - like AMAZINGLY high!
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  21. Reshaped Nose Cone on Oklahoma Thunder NBA Basketball Charter

    This incident involved the Oklahoma Thunder NBA Basketball team and there seems to be a bit of a mystery as to the cause:

    http://avherald.com/h?article=4b04a07d&opt=0

    Some accounts I've read...
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