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US Airways to give each flier on ditched jet $5,000

LearLove

Well-known member
Speaking of fur, anyone else notice the amount of fur coats that the pax going into D.C. for the inaguration were wearing?
I know, did a PBI to DCA and PVD to DCA legs on the 19th. Seemed like every liberal rich person in the world came out of the wood work and migrated to DC.
 

bubbers44

Well-known member
As to can birds be avoided in a commercial jet the answer is yes. I flew into Tegucigalpa, Honduras for seven years in a B757 and my number 1 concern was the thousands of turkey buzzards in the valley every day.

You have to give looking out the windscreen your ultimate concern below 3500 ft AGL. If you don't chances are you will hit one. They are everywhere. Even on final approach slow I have made major maneuvers to miss them knowing I may end up going around if I couldn't get back in the slot knowing how important it was not to hit one of those big birds. We had a couple of engines taken out by our company by flights but they can be avoided in most cases if you keep a vigilant lookout for them.

I have heard the posts saying it isn't possible, but it is possible to avoid birds with a commercial jet if you are looking for them before they fill up your windscreen.
 

Captzaahlie

My kind of FOD!
Actually just flew with a dude who knows a chick that knows a dude who robbed a dude that said there was some 4legged creatures in the pit.

Speaking of fur, anyone else notice the amount of fur coats that the pax going into D.C. for the inaguration were wearing?

Well heck with a source like that you must be right!

Did I mention the beaver was my favorite animal?
 

Abernathy

Truthiness
As to can birds be avoided in a commercial jet the answer is yes. I flew into Tegucigalpa, Honduras for seven years in a B757 and my number 1 concern was the thousands of turkey buzzards in the valley every day.

You have to give looking out the windscreen your ultimate concern below 3500 ft AGL. If you don't chances are you will hit one. They are everywhere. Even on final approach slow I have made major maneuvers to miss them knowing I may end up going around if I couldn't get back in the slot knowing how important it was not to hit one of those big birds. We had a couple of engines taken out by our company by flights but they can be avoided in most cases if you keep a vigilant lookout for them.

I have heard the posts saying it isn't possible, but it is possible to avoid birds with a commercial jet if you are looking for them before they fill up your windscreen.
It's a lot harder to see birds when your nose is pointed 15 degrees up and you're working the flight director. On approach, it's a little easier.
 

T/SF34/A

Corner Office Retired
Right and ol' Geraldo is saying that the same issue was the cause of the dual engine failures on Thursday because the "AD" says so....FOOL
 
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