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Old 04-26-2011, 12:45 PM
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Nevermind - that wasn't nice. Glad everyone is apparently OK.

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Old 04-26-2011, 12:50 PM
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Except for one 757-300....I guess the mains stayed on the pavement with that one though.
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Originally Posted by bcrosier
I guess WN should have kept ATA in business, since we could actually keep our airplanes on the runway/airport.
. . . . well that didn't take long.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by JDFlyer
I guess WN should have kept ATA in business, since we could actually keep our airplanes on the runway/airport.
. . . . well that didn't take long.

As they say, "there is always a little truth in jest"


Originally Posted by DelDah Capt



Landed RWY 13C apparently. Tough conditions for anyone with a gusty crosswind and short rain slickened runway. Still trying to figure out how they missed the EMAS setup at the end of the runway.



He did not miss the EMAS, I think he was trying to make the left into the 31C pad.

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Old 04-26-2011, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by crewdawg
Saw a video of a Delta jet taxiing by...can only imagine the PA announcements on that flight!
Oh to have been that guy.

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Old 04-26-2011, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Whale Driver
As they say, "there is always a little truth in jest"
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Not in this case.
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by DelDah Capt

Strictly guessing here, he probably hoped he could make the high speed turn onto 'E' which has a wide run-up area and just didn't negotiate the turn.
Those tire tracks look like he went straight into the mud. Don't think there was any negotiating a turn. He had to have a good bit of speed to get that deep into the muck.

Of course the normal WN taxi speed is V1 at most carriers.....

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Old 04-26-2011, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Lambourne
Of course the normal WN taxi speed is V1 at most carriers.....
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Of course an idiotic comment like this wouldn't be made by a professional pilot at most carriers...
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:48 PM
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Don't think the taxi speed at WN is that much higher than everyone else these days, but it sure used to be. There's a reason the stereotype exists.

And there are still those who perpetuate it. I actually had a SWA guy in my jumpseat who gave me grief (at altitude) over taxiing too slow (15 knots). Actually said, and I quote, "there's no reason to taxi slow, it costs the airline money and there's less left over for the pilots!"

Mind you this is the same guy who talked about being one of the big proponents of age 65 at SWA...before we even left the gate. Shoulda left him there.

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Old 04-26-2011, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Lambourne

Of course the normal WN taxi speed is V1 at most carriers.....

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I guess I must taxi too fast as well. I never learned how to land at a walking pace.
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