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even if it's an empty plane, it's gonna do some damage if it drops out of the sky...
but the pilots must feel quite happy about it
is the chief executives of the airlines thundering away about how they’ve carried out a test flight and therefore it is beyond comprehension how the ban could be in place as a result.
I’m no expert, but surely their test flight involves a near empty plane, using their best pilots, in a truncated route which avoids any major cities? And yet they think that one of these flights goes according to plan then 16,000 planes across continental Europe couldn’t possibly have differing results?
If I’m a passenger, I’m going to go with the words of unbiased aviation experts rather than some nervous cabbage who is personally losing millions of quid a day to best hold off for a bit
"oh, I was on board and nothing looked out of the ordinary and we didn't crash"
"we've carried out a detailed analysis of the impact on the airplane and systems, and have identified no short-term or long-term impact affecting this flight, or current flights using this aircraft"
so basically I'm terrified of flying with any airline that flies during this shitstorm in the future.
and he has been FURIOUS for about three days that they won't allow planes in the air. I mean, get some fucking perspective - imagine just one of the tens of thousands of planes drops out of the sky just how terrible that would be for the people and family involved, the airline industry in general and future passengers confidence in aviation authorities. And this in the week after the Polish president perished in a plane wreck.
I mean, get a grip. You’re not even one of the ones actually stranded, you just want to go on a quick knees up and might have to wait a while. Been some tense arguments about it the past few days
And by 'introduce him' I mean, of course, push him under one.
areas of the M4 corridor could actually benefit from having a 737 drop on them.
Because the sensible thing would not to use a jet airliner as a canary,
but to use a PROPELLOR driven aircraft flying the flight paths and using measuring instrumetns to measure the particle concentration in these flight paths.
to go in private plane on Thrsday and Friday. Why, in the name of GOD, did they not just say no? I don't even think the airspace is supposed to be open, but my client is the government and I think they're up to something. I've been joking about it today, but I'm actually really frightened. I can't say anything though for fear of being marked out as a wuss.
Still afraid :$
so it wont crash
I thought they were just sending an ordinary aircraft up there to see if it falls out of the sky or not.
it was a custom plane
I thought they were just sending an ordinary plane to see if it dropped out of the sky or not.
I'm not too sure what measures can be taken to protect the plane, has chris just divulged some army secrets?
it was a standard jet airliner. Uninsured and unclear as to how it would behave.
which tested the air
but this ISN'T about that specific plane. This is about the jet planes that are being sent up by the airlines to 'prove' it's safe.
interesting subject there for a testflight..
That would be an interesting moral dilemma (one parachute etc.)
It wouldn't really be very interesting at all.