Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

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Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by Hovannes » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:39 am

now that the FAA says they won't do their shennanigans?
Would you? :confused:
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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by jruegg » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:58 am

Hovannes wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:39 am
now that the FAA says they won't do their shennanigans?
Would you? :confused:
I'm not sure I understand your question without more context. I know about the flawed 737Max. What's this about the FAA and what are these "shennanigans?"
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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by Goose55 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:07 am

Probably not. The aircraft may be flawed beyond understanding.
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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by Del » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:53 pm

jruegg wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:58 am
Hovannes wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:39 am
now that the FAA says they won't do their shennanigans?
Would you? :confused:
I'm not sure I understand your question without more context. I know about the flawed 737Max. What's this about the FAA and what are these "shennanigans?"
I know somewhat about regulatory shenanigans.

The 737 was tested, busted, crashed, and certified according to those results. It was crazy-expensive, of course.

Boeing would like to upgrade their planes with the latest technology, but it is cost-prohibitive to certify a new plane from the ground up. So they would rather make "modifications" to the certified aircraft, and just get approval for small changes.

After enough changes, they have a whole new generation of aircraft that is flying under the old certification. Such was the 737Max. Then there were some tragic crashes.

So there is the conundrum:

- Do we ground all of the new planes until they are re-certified, with crash tests and all the rest? That could sink Boeing, either way.

- Or do we let the 737Max pass with one more patch onto the old certification? Will it be really safe enough for pilots and passengers?

Either way, there are a lot of jobs and lives at stake.
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I'm not following the story that Hovannes seems to have in hand.

But it's easy to guess that Trump's era of deregulation has decided to pass the plane with adequate testing, while avoiding a boilerplate of excessive and expensive testing protocols.
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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by Hovannes » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:55 pm

Del wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:53 pm


I'm not following the story that Hovannes seems to have in hand.

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That's the story!
I'm operating under the influence of oxycodiene or something like it is all :oops:
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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by hugodrax » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:14 pm

No. I make it a rule to only fly IN airplanes.
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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by adauria » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:35 pm

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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by vwdeano » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:38 pm

I probably would... I've got enough to worry about...

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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:47 pm

I already have, before they got grounded, so I suppose I would again after the re-do.
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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by DepartedLight » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:07 pm

I'm not a fan of flying. Don't have any planned or on the horizon.
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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by gaining_age » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:02 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:14 pm
No. I make it a rule to only fly IN airplanes.
It's the only way to fly...

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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by JimVH » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:24 pm

Yes.
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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by CodeMonkey » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:52 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:14 pm
No. I make it a rule to only fly IN airplanes.
My thoughts exactly.
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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by Del » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:25 am

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:14 pm
No. I make it a rule to only fly IN airplanes.
Never pass up a chance to ride on a Breezy....

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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by Roadmaster » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:34 am

Until covid-19 is under control I don't want to fly in or on any public airplane.

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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by FredS » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:34 pm

Roadmaster wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:34 am
Until covid-19 is under control I don't want to fly in or on any public airplane.
No doubt. I wouldn't step foot inside one of those petri dishes. A few of my coworkers had to go from the office in Kansas City to visit a jobsite in Chicago this week. It's an hour and a half flight with a dozen cheap flights every day so it's usually a single day trip to go there and back. It's an eight hour drive. A day there, a day on site, a day back.

They drove.
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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by Del » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:36 pm

FredS wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:34 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:34 am
Until covid-19 is under control I don't want to fly in or on any public airplane.
No doubt. I wouldn't step foot inside one of those petri dishes. A few of my coworkers had to go from the office in Kansas City to visit a jobsite in Chicago this week. It's an hour and a half flight with a dozen cheap flights every day so it's usually a single day trip to go there and back. It's an eight hour drive. A day there, a day on site, a day back.

They drove.
By the time I have to go through security, wait at the terminal, wait on the plane, actually fly, wait to disembark, wait for my luggage, and get to my ride.... I'm pretty stressed out already.

Add the tension of wearing a gag the whole time, and dealing with all of the other gagsters.... airport security would notice me before too long.

I'll drive wherever I have to go.
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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by AFRS » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:03 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:14 pm
No. I make it a rule to only fly IN airplanes.
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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by TheShepherd » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:27 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:14 pm
No. I make it a rule to only fly IN airplanes.

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Re: Would you fly on a Boeing 737Max

Post by Steverino » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:00 pm

No. Of course, I wouldn't fly on any other plane either. I've flown before and don't really mind it but it's the airports I can't deal with. At my age I've given up flying. I'll have my wife or my son drive me.
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