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      Post #77340, posted on 01-09-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55601909

      The public might react in a way that means the 737's career is over...

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      Post #77341, posted on 01-09-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      This is overreaction tenfold. First, we don't even know what brought this aircraft down. Second, there are thousands of 737s flying the skies conducts thousands of flights a day around the world, so the probability of this aircraft experiencing something like this could be considered greater. Third, what was the experience of the flight-deck crew ? Were these pilots well trained and up to par in their positions on this aircraft? The media will do their job to bash the 737 - you don't need to help them.

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      Post #77343, posted on 01-09-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      If the public's reaction means the 737's career is over, that would also mean that probably half of the world's airlines are over too, notably those carriers with all-737 fleets.

      Here again, we are assuming the general public pays the same attention to all things aviation that we do. They don't. There will be a few people who will notice or may have second thoughts, but most travelers among the general public probably couldn't tell you if it was an Airbus or a Boeing they were flying on. Most of them only care that the plane is leaving on time and that they will get where they want to go. And even among those people who know about this story, I wonder how many of them will remember six months from now, given everything else that goes on in the world.

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      Post #77347, posted on 01-09-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Indeed. I'm probably the few odd ones among my friends who cares which aircraft type to fly. The rest of them just care about price, and service if they tend to fly in the front.

      If you board a flight from a jet bridge, you might not even see the exterior of the aircraft, or care to look.

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      Post #77350, posted on 01-10-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      The media will do their job to bash the 737 - you don't need to help them.


      But not only. German Media also reported about the bad reputation of Indonesia in aviation. And write about the Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 from 2014. Of course they also mentioned the MAX but only under the banner "the last big crash in Indonesia".

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      Post #77357, posted on 01-10-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Speculation as to the cause of the crash is pointless, leave that to the vacuous tabloid press.
      Until the official air accident report is published we will not know the causes for this tragedy.
      Regrettably the air accident record of Indonesian airlines is a concern for the civil aviation community.Having operated extensively in Indonesia it is a very harsh environment to fly in, with severe weather, poor airfields and ATC that is not particularly proficient.

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      Post #77358, posted on 01-11-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Iím sad for the loss of life here.

      As an airline pilot, I have great respect that in Indo the 737s donít end up in the mountains as much as the drink. But that is also baffling to me that they seem to hit the water more than the volcanoes and mountains.

      I donít mean this to be crass, itís just confusing to me.

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      Post #77360, posted on 01-11-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I am also an airline pilot. We see some with more than their share of hull losses. I flew the max for almost a year. American and Southwest have more of the Max aircraft than any other airline with zero incidents. It does make one question proficiency of those operating said aircraft.
      Any incident of this nature and those of us that do the job day in-day out certainly call no joy.

      ďOnce you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.Ē

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      Post #77362, posted on 01-11-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Looking forward to my first ride on a 737 Max sometime this year.

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      Post #77475, posted on 01-23-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      The public might react in a way that means the 737's career is over...





      And pigs might sprout wings and fly, too!