Would you fly in a 737 Max 8 right now?

Curious Cdn

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It,s a tiny problem, I,m sure Boeing will correct, before they run out of customers. Flight tests with real passengers is the way to go, obviously.
They'll just certify themselves, like they did the last time around. The FAA doesn't have a budget to do that sort of thing, anymore. Besides, the private sector is so good at self-regulation and why not? What do they have to lose?
 

Mowich

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Personally, I don't fly at all anymore. If I can't get there by car/truck or boat, I don't need to go that badly. Years of watching Mayday have convinced me that under the best conditions in a fully functional plane with a certified crew things can still go wrong the most terrifying of which being when one of the certified crew members decides to commit suicide. Thus, my answer to the topic question is a decided NO.
 

taxslave

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Personally, I don't fly at all anymore. If I can't get there by car/truck or boat, I don't need to go that badly. Years of watching Mayday have convinced me that under the best conditions in a fully functional plane with a certified crew things can still go wrong the most terrifying of which being when one of the certified crew members decides to commit suicide. Thus, my answer to the topic question is a decided NO.
Better stay off the highways too because there are self driving cars out there. Also people with forged licenses that dont speak English.
 

Curious Cdn

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Personally, I don't fly at all anymore. If I can't get there by car/truck or boat, I don't need to go that badly. Years of watching Mayday have convinced me that under the best conditions in a fully functional plane with a certified crew things can still go wrong the most terrifying of which being when one of the certified crew members decides to commit suicide. Thus, my answer to the topic question is a decided NO.
I'm creeped out by that Imp crawling along on the wing, ripping up pieces of the airplane's skin every time I fly.
 

Kreskin

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I haven't been the same since a 1988 flight into a thunderstorm in Edmonton. I thought we were going down, and the way the pilot apologized after landing I'm convinced he thought so too. The person who picked us up said the weather was similar to the conditions of the Edmonton tornado. Rain bounced a a few feet off the tarmac. I flew back, but didn't fly for years. My next was in 1998 and I took massive amounts of drugs to get on. It was a charter flight, and the Captain allowed passengers to visit the cockpit, which I did, but I couldn't help but think how crazy that was.
 

Mowich

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Better stay off the highways too because there are self driving cars out there. Also people with forged licenses that dont speak English.


Not too worry, ts..........where I live traffic is not a problem. When I do get to town, I park and walk especially in the summer when all the tourists flood the roads.
 

petros

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I haven't been the same since a 1988 flight into a thunderstorm in Edmonton. I thought we were going down, and the way the pilot apologized after landing I'm convinced he thought so too. The person who picked us up said the weather was similar to the conditions of the Edmonton tornado. Rain bounced a a few feet off the tarmac. I flew back, but didn't fly for years. My next was in 1998 and I took massive amounts of drugs to get on. It was a charter flight, and the Captain allowed passengers to visit the cockpit, which I did, but I couldn't help but think how crazy that was.
That's about the same year a ScareCanada flight I was on ended up in the weeds after an aborted take off at YVR.

I haven't flown ScareCanada since.
 

Kreskin

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That's about the same year a ScareCanada flight I was on ended up in the weeds after an aborted take off at YVR.

I haven't flown ScareCanada since.
Yikes. They didn't offer any free flights?
 

DaSleeper

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I had occasion once to take a flight from Toronto airport to Sarnia in a DC3...
Good safe airplane that could land in any field......but noisy on take off.....you couldn't talk to the passenger besides you until it leveled off
Only had time for one drink on that flight.....
 

Curious Cdn

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I had occasion once to take a flight from Toronto airport to Sarnia in a DC3...
Good safe airplane that could land in any field......but noisy on take off.....you couldn't talk to the passenger besides you until it leveled off
Only had time for one drink on that flight.....
Flying tanks ...