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Old 04-26-2011, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by JetFueler View Post
. However, it doesn't have the same crazy weather MDW has. Still an aircraft carrier landing for some.
Can you say Santa Anas? I've landed there when it was 050 @ 37 G44.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by JetFueler View Post
If that's your opinion of MDW, how do you feel about John Wayne (SNA)? Shorter runways with 2 major freeways on each side. However, it doesn't have the same crazy weather MDW has. Still an aircraft carrier landing for some.
Sucks too but I've only been in there with corporate jets and JS on 757s. Didn't seem so bad on a 757.

The thing about MDW I don't like it the ILS 31C circle-to-land to the 22s. Give me the circle-to-land in EWR on 29 over that any day.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:49 PM
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I can't wait to see the USA Today article on this:

"Southwest Airlines Safely Maneuvers Plane to a Stop at Midway"

Those guys are stuck so far up SWA's butt they have to part their hair to poop.

All kidding aside, I'm happy there were no injuries.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by JungleBus View Post
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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Well if they paid by block I am sure the taxi speeds would slow down a bit.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:15 PM
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The thing that gets my attention is the passengers commenting that the plane bounced on landing. How hard or fast do you have to come down to counter the spoilers and bounce? Is that likely or are the passengers just confused?
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Check Essential View Post
Chicago Midway is an unsafe airport for large transport category aircraft.
It is a major disaster waiting to happen.
It should be left to the Cessnas or closed.
Eh, Midway has done fine for decades with only a few incidents. The last 2005 incident and this one were both in bad WX and they've got EMAS there now.

I recall people saying similar about LGA years ago, with SNL skits joking that the Port Authority should spice things up by putting piranhas in the water.

Midway I think is fine and I'd rather it be open than having to use Gary, IN or the Jesse Jackson & Son fictitious Peotone public works project.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:02 PM
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I like the NBC quote that ""heavy rain" forced a Southwest Airlines jet off the runway at Midway Airport..."
Do you suppose that would work during the hearing? Maybe a little Alfred E. Neuman impression and a, "What? The airplane was FORCED off the runway!" Another gem was that the airplane became 'stuck in the mud,' which to me implies that they tried to get 'er outta there, but jes had no luck!
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:25 PM
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MODERATORS... You people are ridiculous with all your thread moving! This is a thread about a major airline. Your like a bunch of politicians doing crap that doesn't need to be done to justify your title.

To show your not bias, why don't you move all the threads about Delta quarterly losses and AMR stockto the "money talk" section, the DOJ thread to the "law" section, the ATC jumpseaters to the "ATC" section and the Delta pilot assoc to the "union talk" section.

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Old 04-26-2011, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by JungleBus View Post
Or, perhaps, suggest that the runways be lengthened by about 1000'. That's really about all we need. You'd just need to demolish about a quarter square mile of South Chicago low-income housing to make it happen.

Chicago politicians would get right behind a bunch of rich old white guys calling for poor black folks housing to be bulldozed...right?

Ooh ooh ooh. I have a better idea. Close Midway and build a replacement airport out on Northerly Island!
That is the real truth here - like JB said though, good luck with that.
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Originally Posted by Palmtree Pilot View Post
MODERATORS... You people are ridiculous with all your thread moving! This is a thread about a major airline. Your like a bunch of politicians doing crap that doesn't need to be done to justify your title.

To show your not bias, why don't you move all the threads about Delta quarterly losses and AMR stockto the "money talk" section, the DOJ thread to the "law" section, the ATC jumpseaters to the "ATC" section and the Delta pilot assoc to the "union talk" section.

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Amen Brother!

The moving to hide WN Miscues is laughable. Perhaps they could just create a Southwest incidents/accidents/skirt measuring/ naked flying section.
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