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Apr 5, 19, 7:41 pm
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Posted By OPNLguy

It was indeed a great background article, and...

It was indeed a great background article, and gave great context.

Back in 1965, I was an 11-year old aviation nerd, and I recall the three 727 accidents that occurred, one (United) in August, and...
Mar 27, 19, 11:33 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,298
Posted By OPNLguy

With Boeing producing 50+ 737s per month, and the...

With Boeing producing 50+ 737s per month, and the grounding possibly lasting until July or August (depending upon which media reports to believe), I think VCV (and MHV) will very likely be seeing...
Mar 27, 19, 10:15 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,298
Posted By OPNLguy

Not to put too fine a point on this, but FAR 91.3...

Not to put too fine a point on this, but FAR 91.3 is dependent on the type of operation being conducted, like an airline pilot flying his own personal aircraft, or for flying his airline's ferry...
Mar 13, 19, 6:36 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,725
Posted By OPNLguy

That's like using the words "never" and "always",...

That's like using the words "never" and "always", and since this multi-aircraft grounding for an extended period of time, SWA is in new territory. If the software update for the Max fleet gets...
Mar 13, 19, 4:52 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,725
Posted By OPNLguy

Technically, maybe not, but I suspect they'd...

Technically, maybe not, but I suspect they'd still need to get the FAA's blessing for the related training program, since nobody's likely current on the -300 any more. They could probably keep the...
Mar 13, 19, 1:49 pm
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Views: 6,725
Posted By OPNLguy

They'll probably move it to a MX base under a...

They'll probably move it to a MX base under a ferry permit, no pax...
Mar 13, 19, 1:30 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,725
Posted By OPNLguy

SWA could, conceivably, arrange short-term leases...

SWA could, conceivably, arrange short-term leases for some of the youngest -300s that are sitting in the desert I don't know how long it takes to reactivate an aircraft, and they'd at least have to...
Mar 13, 19, 1:12 pm
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Views: 6,725
Posted By OPNLguy

Atcscc advzy 063 dcc 03/13/2019 ground stop all...

Atcscc advzy 063 dcc 03/13/2019 ground stop all b38m/b39m type acftmessage:
Destination airport: All
facilities included: All
ground stop period: 131900-ufa
remarks: Ground stop is...
Mar 13, 19, 12:57 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,725
Posted By OPNLguy

Might make it more likely that management settles...

Might make it more likely that management settles with them, management now having much bigger problems on their plates..
Mar 12, 19, 11:06 am
Replies: 473
Views: 41,116
Posted By OPNLguy

Well, now that aviation safety expert Donald J....

Well, now that aviation safety expert Donald J. Trump has weighed in saying that airliners are too complicated.....
Mar 12, 19, 8:11 am
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Views: 41,116
Posted By OPNLguy

The typical NTSB investigation commonly lasts...

The typical NTSB investigation commonly lasts 12-18 months, but with respect to the Lion Air (and now Ethiopian) accidents, NTSB is not the lead agency. As such, they are only providing assistance...
Mar 10, 19, 8:52 am
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Views: 41,116
Posted By OPNLguy

Well, yeah, over the decades long service history...

Well, yeah, over the decades long service history of that aircraft type. But when a new type such as the 737 MAX has two accidents during the same phase of flight within such a short time frame,...
Feb 20, 19, 1:12 pm
Feb 20, 19, 11:33 am
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Views: 6,618
Posted By OPNLguy

I caught this gem on the local Fox station's...

I caught this gem on the local Fox station's coverage...

" The 400 cancellations Wednesday represents about 10 percent of Southwest’s scheduled flights out of Love Field."
Jan 23, 19, 10:45 am
Replies: 48
Views: 4,584
Posted By OPNLguy

Also at:...

Also at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIOXbmwk5Mo&feature=youtu.be
Jan 10, 19, 1:12 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,584
Posted By OPNLguy

Herb's funeral service. 58 minutes ...

Herb's funeral service. 58 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqnWjRwKLBE&feature=youtu.be
Jan 6, 19, 12:00 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,584
Posted By OPNLguy

I was at that meeting, and Herb's support for the...

I was at that meeting, and Herb's support for the industry's aircraft dispatchers (and opposition to a proposed FAA change at the time) were genuine. He will indeed be missed (already is!) and there...
Dec 19, 18, 11:17 am
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By OPNLguy

Probably a mechanical issue that necessitated the...

Probably a mechanical issue that necessitated the air interrupt back to PHX. PHX is a maintenance base and it also has more pax protection options.
Dec 11, 18, 9:16 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 3,524
Posted By OPNLguy

The 12,500 restriction on 26 must have changed in...

The 12,500 restriction on 26 must have changed in the 2.5 years since I retired.
Dec 11, 18, 10:07 am
Replies: 56
Views: 3,524
Posted By OPNLguy

There is no instrument approach procedure for...

There is no instrument approach procedure for runway 26 due to terrain. Not that visual conditions would have made a difference, since if I recall correctly aircraft weighing more than 12,500 lbs...
Dec 7, 18, 7:35 am
Replies: 56
Views: 3,524
Posted By OPNLguy

Any time there's an incident or accident,...

Any time there's an incident or accident, standard practice is to augment (via a human) the automated ASOS wx observation with such a remark.
Dec 7, 18, 7:33 am
Replies: 56
Views: 3,524
Posted By OPNLguy

What remains of it is still usable, and hasn't...

What remains of it is still usable, and hasn't been prohibited by the NOTAM, which only mentions that it's NOT STD (Not standard)..
Dec 6, 18, 6:48 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 3,524
Posted By OPNLguy

Not that long. If memory serves, only the...

Not that long. If memory serves, only the individual "tiles" that were crushed need to be replaced, and those already exist (stored somewhere), and it's just a matter of digging the olds ones out,...
Dec 6, 18, 5:53 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 3,524
Posted By OPNLguy

How could they possibly turn Runway 8 into an...

How could they possibly turn Runway 8 into an 8-mile runway? Oh, wait, let's get it on on-air now and we'll see if it makes any sense later.. Geez...

(Hey Fred, wouldn't that make it a 42,240...
Nov 14, 18, 5:32 pm
Replies: 473
Views: 41,116
Posted By OPNLguy

I hope you didn't take anything I said to somehow...

I hope you didn't take anything I said to somehow infer that everyone at SWA was "happy" about the situation--I can't see how anyone would be. I'm sure the company and pilot group are quite...
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