STL 737max gone

Old Aug 16, 19, 5:30 pm
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STL 737max gone

Anyone know where the AA 737 Max that has been parked on the western hanger apron has gone?
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Old Aug 16, 19, 6:04 pm
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Pa FAA took the MAX ‘round back while Ma Boeing told everyone that MAX went to the farm and that one day it would return soon.

We all knew better.
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Old Aug 16, 19, 6:39 pm
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I believe AA is storing there MAXs in Tulsa and Roswell. Most have been there for a few months now.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 7:58 pm
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One has been parked at STL for the last number of months. It is now gone.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 5:50 am
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After this much time, would the FAA need to grant a specific waiver for a repositioning flight like this? I thought grounded meant...grounded.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 7:47 am
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That was my thought......
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Old Aug 18, 19, 10:03 am
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perhaps Parker wanted a desk ornament
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Old Aug 18, 19, 11:31 am
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It is only grounded for passenger carrying flights. Ferry flights are still allowed.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 12:01 pm
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Wonder how the ferry pilots feel about flying these birds

id be less than thrilled. Do they get danger pay or something to entice them to pick up the flight?
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Old Aug 18, 19, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Nuhusky View Post
Wonder how the ferry pilots feel about flying these birds

id be less than thrilled. Do they get danger pay or something to entice them to pick up the flight?
this is exactly what I’ve veen trying to figure out since the groundings!
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Old Aug 18, 19, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Nuhusky View Post
Wonder how the ferry pilots feel about flying these birds

id be less than thrilled. Do they get danger pay or something to entice them to pick up the flight?
Burn some extra fuel an fly with flaps down till cruising?

Have a co-pilot who is a weightlifter, or else bring a crowbar.?

Seriously, the concern is overdone. There is a real issue with the max, But not that serious they can not ferry it.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 7:25 pm
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Originally Posted by KBMIFlyer View Post
It is only grounded for passenger carrying flights. Ferry flights are still allowed.
I'm pretty sure Boeing is also flying them - the production line is slowed, not stopped, and there isn't really any storage space at Renton

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Wonder how the ferry pilots feel about flying these birds

id be less than thrilled. Do they get danger pay or something to entice them to pick up the flight?
Pilots are well familiarized with the MCAS now, and especially crew who want/need flight hours, I doubt much concern is given. There may be some like you that are less than thrilled, but if it was really unsafe the union would have stood up to block it.

Heck, maybe Boeing sends pilots out?
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Old Aug 19, 19, 9:08 am
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Can't MCAS simply be disabled? (Yes, I know the answer.... it just seemed logical that if it was a problem, there should be a way)
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Old Aug 19, 19, 12:38 pm
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Off for refits, perhaps?

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Old Aug 19, 19, 12:41 pm
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Or are we SURE one was there all along? All the reports I had read before (and just re-read) did not mention any of the 24 MAX8 aircraft being at STL.
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