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Old 03-15-2019, 05:43 AM
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likely wouldn't have directly affected me since it is a long haul airframe.
although anytime an disruption occur it ripples through the system.
I just got back from Virginia and the likely cancellation of flights concerned me, that and i hate flying now.

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Old 03-15-2019, 08:23 AM
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Anyone notice in videos of the 737 taking off, there is a blue "ball" attached to the tail fin? What the heck is that?
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Anyone notice in videos of the 737 taking off, there is a blue "ball" attached to the tail fin? What the heck is that?
Rearview camera! I’ve got one on the CR-V.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:36 AM
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I shouldn't have said attached. It's out in the air behind the plane, on a tether maybe 10 feet or more. Like someone's balloon got caught on it. I'm serious.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:21 PM
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If I was in one of those planes it would be my underwear drying out.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:45 PM
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Anyone notice in videos of the 737 taking off, there is a blue "ball" attached to the tail fin? What the heck is that?
What videos are you referring to?
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:23 PM
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Here's a photo, the videos were just ones I had seen on the news.
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I shouldn't have said attached. It's out in the air behind the plane, on a tether maybe 10 feet or more. Like someone's balloon got caught on it. I'm serious.
I also noticed that on one of the news report videos, perhaps some type of testing apparatus on early prototypes ?
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Here's a photo, the videos were just ones I had seen on the news.
Oh come on Dean, Didn't you ever fly a kite?? it's the tail string.


Disclaimer: I am engineer, we see things differently, yeah i know it's a tragedy and all that.....

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No one has heard of air brakes?
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