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Old 10-11-2019, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by gliderguider View Post
Anecdotal observation only, but flown the 717, on the 737 now, and it seems to be far more reliable than even the 717 which was a reliable itself.


That is what I have been told that by maintenance folks and guys to fly and have flown the 737....Lots of people talk bad about itís old overhead panel and cramped/loud cockpit (which makes me laugh because I think all of these airplanes are loud without earplugs)....but speak fondly of the way it flies and its reliability... probably my next jet at Delta.


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Old 10-11-2019, 02:14 PM
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That is what I have been told that by maintenance folks and guys to fly and have flown the 737....Lots of people talk bad about itís old overhead panel and cramped/loud cockpit (which makes me laugh because I think all of these airplanes are loud without earplugs)....but speak fondly of the way it flies and its reliability... probably my next jet at Delta.


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Old 10-11-2019, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by gliderguider View Post
Anecdotal observation only, but flown the 717, on the 737 now, and it seems to be far more reliable than even the 717 which was a reliable itself.
I agree 100%. Very few MELís, the APU always works (Iíd say the APU was inop on the 717 10-15% of the time in the summer.) And no VIA fails while taxiing.
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by GyroNole View Post
That is what I have been told that by maintenance folks and guys to fly and have flown the 737....Lots of people talk bad about itís old overhead panel and cramped/loud cockpit (which makes me laugh because I think all of these airplanes are loud without earplugs)....but speak fondly of the way it flies and its reliability... probably my next jet at Delta.


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On the flip side, i couldnít get off that airplane fast enough.
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by GyroNole View Post
That is what I have been told that by maintenance folks and guys to fly and have flown the 737....Lots of people talk bad about itís old overhead panel and cramped/loud cockpit (which makes me laugh because I think all of these airplanes are loud without earplugs)....but speak fondly of the way it flies and its reliability... probably my next jet at Delta.


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I tell people this all the time - the 73 gets ragged on a lot for it's lack of technology but that may actually be one of its greatest strengths. The systems are simple and reliable - hell, they've had 50 years to work out all the kinks. It almost never breaks, and when it does its pretty obvious what needs to get fixed; not some computer glitch or intermittent sensor issue.
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:09 PM
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I tell people this all the time - the 73 gets ragged on a lot for it's lack of technology but that may actually be one of its greatest strengths. The systems are simple and reliable - hell, they've had 50 years to work out all the kinks. It almost never breaks, and when it does its pretty obvious what needs to get fixed; not some computer glitch or intermittent sensor issue.
Nice. Except the 73 is exactly the aircraft grounded for computer glitches and intermittent sensor issues. Seems Boeing had 50 years to fí it up.
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:13 PM
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Nice. Except the 73 is exactly the aircraft grounded for computer glitches and intermittent sensor issues. Seems Boeing had 50 years to fí it up.
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by RJ4LIFE View Post
I tell people this all the time - the 73 gets ragged on a lot for it's lack of technology but that may actually be one of its greatest strengths. The systems are simple and reliable - hell, they've had 50 years to work out all the kinks. It almost never breaks, and when it does its pretty obvious what needs to get fixed; not some computer glitch or intermittent sensor issue.
It has automatic pitot heat now, but we still have to move the damn switches. I'll never understand that one. The cockpit is still the size of a B-17.
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:52 PM
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It has automatic pitot heat now, but we still have to move the damn switches. I'll never understand that one. The cockpit is still the size of a B-17.
Same windscreen, instead of bullet proof- bird proof.
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by RJ4LIFE View Post
I tell people this all the time - the 73 gets ragged on a lot for it's lack of technology but that may actually be one of its greatest strengths. The systems are simple and reliable - hell, they've had 50 years to work out all the kinks. It almost never breaks, and when it does its pretty obvious what needs to get fixed; not some computer glitch or intermittent sensor issue.
You have to take 30 seconds to move a few more switches on the overhead you basically donít touch the rest of the flight but you get more modern and better displays.
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