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  1. William of Boeing was working on this design while his cousin, William the Conqueror, was leading the Norman invasion of England.
    3 points
  2. What a disgusting moment for Canada’s humanitarian record: I’m sure this former Liberal MP would like to revisit his decision to have been an elected member of “Team Trudeau”……. How could he possibly be proud of his contribution wrt to his military brothers? What is more disgusting is the ability of people who have contributed nothing to this country (and likely won’t) to game the system and wander in at Roxham Road with the full support of the RCMP and our immigration system. Canada is back……..what a joke. I am sickened every time this poser Trudeau opens his mouth representing what I used to call “my country”. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-canadian-veterans-group-afghan-rescue-efforts/
    2 points
  3. I believe AC's second 767 freighter was delivered last week.
    1 point
  4. It was mentioned in an other thread about passengers wanting the cheapest seats, not caring/knowing what aircraft they are flying on etc. Now it appears a class warfare is starting…..the nerve of airlines to ignore the bottom feeders! I go back to my thoughts that people don’t realize how much it costs to operate a modern aircraft, comply with government and international flight regulations, and operate within a beauracracy of not for profit entities. Let alone the fact these are private companies. They only want a cheap fare. ”I paid $49 on a seat sale 3 years ago, why can’t I have it now?” https://www.zdnet.com/article/american-airlines-just-showed-the-door-to-customers-who-arent-rich/
    1 point
  5. Boeing has sidestepped a lot of certification requirements in their history. The 747-400 kept the same certification (with amendments) as the -200 even though the wing was different. This shortened the certification process. The main technicality was not renumbering the slats. Thats why you have a 1A and not fully renumbered. Technicalities. The 737 has been redesigned so many time but always retains enough of the predecessor to be the same type for certification purposes. While this make development fast and cheap, it does nothing to enhance safety, comfort and efficiency. It is stagnating advancement and letting Airbus and others leap out ahead of the former king.
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  6. Hi, Floyd - As far as I know, 727 & 737 have the same windows. Boeing did away with the "eyebrow" windows on later models, but they weren't any use for flight visibility anyway. re: ".... but then I have always enjoyed flying whatever I was in!" - BIG Cheers - IFG
    1 point
  7. "But on the other hand it operated for many years without many major problems." Not to get into a slinging match, but I think that statement ignores a number of fatal rudder hard-over crashes and one or more close calls. I totally agree that it is now past its prime and the current version should instead have been a clean sheet design. Any new production airliner should have more than two air data systems. I am also not positive on this point, but I understand the 727 could not have been certified by more modern standards (this going back about twenty years) due to inadequate cockpit visibility. Is the 737 any better in this department than the 727? I also acknowledge that people can enjoy flying a particular type, but then I have always enjoyed flying whatever I was in!
    1 point
  8. Call me "old school- a dinosaur", I really don't care ...but those of us that were lucky enough to fly the "T-Rex" in the industry knew we were flying a "stick and rudder" aircraft and we had fun doing it. I won't argue fuel range/comfort /economy but am merely stating that the advancement of technology in aircraft will not stop but from a "stick and rudder guy" the fun of flying has decreased immensely. Yes, being x-military I loved yank and bank and a lot of "G", ( I used to be 6'2") and 60 degree banked turns were not a rare occurrence. Yes, the kids of the day fly the glass with ease, and a lot has to do with their background entertainment and I don't have have a problem with that. I went from the C-130 in all roles, including tactical, to the A-310 and was amazed at the technology and was not completely comfortable for the first year or so. Just to prove the technology we took off from YYZ one day and as we hit 18 degrees of pitch, plugged in George and from then on we used the FMS and never TOUCHED the controls until on the runway in YVR......amazing but for me...not much fun. WD A310s went to DND and I ended up on the T-Rex and had the best 10 years of airline flying in my life. Be safe out there
    1 point
  9. I wonder at what rate of interest they are being charged?
    1 point
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