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by airtran737
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US shortage of pilots: what are the authorities doing?
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: US shortage of pilots: what are the authorities doing?

As a regional driver I can say that there is not a shortage of qualified pilots, there is a shortage of airlines who are willing to pay us for our skill set. Many people left the profession during the lost decade, and are now combing back due to the higher wages, but more needs to be done. I am wort...

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by airtran737
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140
Replies: 39
Views: 7177

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

drdisque wrote:
I'm guessing these will be PDT crews and operate former AWI CRJ and PDT Dash 8 routes out of PHL?


PDT is taking a lot of the PHL flying, but PSA and arepublic are in there as well. Envoy will soon be operating into PHL via JFK 6 times a day.

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by airtran737
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140
Replies: 39
Views: 7177

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

Envoy is bringing back 58 aircraft. What goes into reactivation? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk They are ferried from SJT to ABI and undergo a check. If it’s time for a heavy check, then they get new interiors, updated FMS’ and a paint job. If it’s not time for a heavy check, then they are retu...

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by airtran737
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 168
Views: 29329

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

I knew that. But if the plan is for PSA to fly lots of flights out of Chicago, and yet have no base in Chicago, that seems inefficient. Especially when a different wholly owned subsidiary already has a crew base in Chicago. I'm sure someone did math to make sure it works, but it's a surprising outc...

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by airtran737
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 168
Views: 29329

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

I'm curious what they will do with flights such as Chicago to Marquette, Mi. It's a CRJ-700. If you move that plane type to PSA, which has no crew based in Chicago, how do you operate the flight? Also, what did Envoy air do wrong? If you take planes from them, and don't give them planes .... Airlin...

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by airtran737
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 168
Views: 29329

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

ITT I'd like to discuss the future of AA's regional feed. At 653 aircraft, AA has the largest regional lift system in the world. I know we have some MQ and YX employees here, hopefully providing insight. Currently the list of lift providers looks like this: Envoy: 33 CRJ-700. Currently being shifte...

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by airtran737
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA summer 2018 adds
Replies: 109
Views: 16827

Re: AA summer 2018 adds

DanDun wrote:
Do we know what aircraft they will be using on JFK-PHL?


Envoy ERJ-140

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by airtran737
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline relocation at LGA 12/9
Replies: 42
Views: 10576

Re: Big night at LGA

The Envoy flights will also be parking at the hangar lines, so it will just add to the utter chaos.

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by airtran737
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 22104

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

It seems the way of the world. I am glad that at my company we have the option to still wear them if we choose to do so. I personally always wear mine, but many are adamantly against it.

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by airtran737
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20362

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

I read some other newsline articles on it. The 1.5x isnt good enough, union looking for more That's pretty greedy and selfish in my opinion. It was an honest mistake. Why would you put your employer through the ringer for a computer's mistake? Because that is the mentality of UNIONS, which eventual...

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by airtran737
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20362

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

I love the armchair QB’s here who think that the pilots should just say that AA gets a mulligan and that they should allow a re-bid. How many of you work in a 24/7 industry like us? How many of you can honestly say that if you were given Christmas off (or time off around it), told your family, and s...

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by airtran737
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20362

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

AA needs to pay at least 300% for the pilots to pick these trips up. Why should they be responsible for the company’s error? If AA really wants the flights to go, then they’ll pay. They’re making enough money to cover the cost of their error.

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by airtran737
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?
Replies: 26
Views: 5690

Re: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?

I think the rule is below 10000 feet the cockpit "must be sterile", so no erm... side chatter or whatever you call it. I think that you're not an airline pilot and have never been up front. Sterile cockpit rules don't prohibit us from adding in a hello or greeting with a controller. They,...

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by airtran737
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 168
Views: 29329

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Quote "The E145 has exceptional short field performance". Piedmont could not operate the E145 from HVN to PHL which has a 5600 foot runway, so PSA will be using CRJ-200's at HVN. I don't see where the E145 is good off short runways, the E140 may be a different story. Which E145? There wer...

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by airtran737
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 168
Views: 29329

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

[/quote]That's a whole lotta Envoy propaganda right there. Instead of wishing for the demise of other individuals jobs, how about you just be happy and conetent with what you have? For everyone else- take this drivel with a grain of salt. The lowest bidders will stay, because that's what this indust...

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by airtran737
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA orders additional E175s
Replies: 37
Views: 6208

Re: AA orders additional E175s

Hopefully one day these scope clauses can be thrown in the trash. I certainly hope not. Scope clauses protect mainline wages and jobs. As someone who will be upgrading on one of these soon to come 175's they should be either flown by mainline pilots for mainline wages or have their number continue ...

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by airtran737
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency in EWR? 9/9
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

Emergency in EWR? 9/9

I just jumpseated in on a United Express flight and there are an insane amount of emergency vehicles surrounding at UA 767. Is it a training event or an actual emergency?

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by airtran737
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 12559

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Mainline has no reason to relax scope, and as an RJ driver, I sure as hell hope that they don't. Fewer jets on the regional level mean more jobs on the mainline level. APA will fight it tooth and nail, hopefully, DALPA holds strong as well.

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by airtran737
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass to open PHX crew base
Replies: 20
Views: 3290

Re: Compass to open PHX crew base

If CPZ is going to open a new base primarily for DL ops, why not make it SLC? Is this Compass' way of positioning themselves for more AA flying? This may have ramifications for Mesa, SkyWest and Envoy in PHX and LAX. Because PHX is a large MX base for them. Makes sense to keep the pilots with the a...

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by airtran737
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 71
Views: 16020

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

All of our unions are against this and are with the company in fighting for keeping QR away from AAG. It's the one time you'll see all of us agree.

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by airtran737
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin's American Eagle operation at DCA
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Re: Air Wisconsin's American Eagle operation at DCA

DCA will be interesting to see what happens. My hope is to see the Trans States flying transition out as well. The simple solution is to have PSA replace the ZW flying with 200's, but that would pull them from other markets. Seeing as the regionals are at a cap for how many planes they can have in a...

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by airtran737
Wed May 24, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines like Janet
Replies: 41
Views: 5484

Re: Airlines like Janet

Western Global Airlines is another. They had an incident a few years ago in Zimbabwe with a bloodstained MD-11. They share an owner with Centurion. Jim and Sunny Neff are the owners of Western Global and they have nothing to do with the 36th Street dumpster fire known as Centurion which is owned by...

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by airtran737
Mon May 15, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheraton Hotel Purchased By The City of Atlanta For Sixth Runway.
Replies: 23
Views: 6478

Re: Sheraton Hotel Purchased By The City of Atlanta For Sixth Runway.

I loved the Sheraton Gateway. When I worked for FL we used it for meetings and training events all of the time. Later as an employee of World Airways, I used it for their cheap monthly covered parking. I am surprised at how cheap they sold it for. I bet they could have gotten more.

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by airtran737
Mon May 08, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 12225

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

There's a simple solution and that is when the passengers get out of hand, we as pilots declare a safety of flight issue and walk off the aircraft until a satisfactory resolution is found. There is no room for the kind of behavior that has been happening on aircraft as of late by both passengers an...

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by airtran737
Sat May 06, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 12225

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

There's a simple solution and that is when the passengers get out of hand, we as pilots declare a safety of flight issue and walk off the aircraft until a satisfactory resolution is found. There is no room for the kind of behavior that has been happening on aircraft as of late by both passengers and...

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by airtran737
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA orders additional E175s
Replies: 32
Views: 6822

Re: AA orders additional E175s

I wonder what that clause could be Entirely labor/scope related. Involves SAp/PBS bidding at MQ Is something that is mutually beneficial or does it really benefit one side? 100% the company. They would lose transitional conflicts, as well as vacation conflicts amongst others. Plus, take an already ...

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by airtran737
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site FAQ-Updated
Replies: 60
Views: 17805

Re: New Site FAQ-Updated

Why am I still seeing watermaks? You people take my money every month without fail. I am tired of seeing these things.

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by airtran737
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 11304

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

If you were not paying attention, Envoy is replaceable too. To hope airplanes leave a carrier is a slippery slope, considering you are experiencing that exact thing. To come back suggest that Envoy had the 175s flying for Compass, and that isn’t the case. With every airplane that moves around betwe...

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by airtran737
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 11304

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

I along with my fellow MQ pilots hope that these planes do come back to MQ. While I don't fly the 175, I support bringing as much flying as possible back to the wholly owned carriers. Trans States, Compass, and Air Wisconsin are/were all replaceable. If you were not paying attention, Envoy is repla...

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by airtran737
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 11304

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

I dont understand this comment. How is it the beginning of the end? Compass flies for Delta and American, the two carriers which have owned regionals carriers, that they've begun to bring their flying in house to. There were rumors on here that AA may be pulling their E175s from CP and relocating t...

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by airtran737
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways - proposed longhaul ULCC start up
Replies: 17
Views: 5199

Re: World Airways - proposed longhaul ULCC start up

As a former World Airways employee I truly hope that this idea doesn't come to fruition. World was a great company because of the people who we had working there, and yet another bastardization of a once proud name is not what we want to see.

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by airtran737
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAI based U.S crew joining IAM union it seems
Replies: 9
Views: 1966

Re: NAI based U.S crew joining IAM union it seems

Seems that the 40 based crew for D8 in the U.S will be part of the IAM Union: https://www.thestreet.com/story/14066047/1/norwegian-air-affiliate-signs-surprise-deal-with-iam-the-biggest-u-s-airline-union.html Your thoughts? Depends on what the IAM and the f/a's want to do. They could very quickly t...

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by airtran737
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 20304

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

What a load of rubbish has been posted in this thread. Anyone who thinks an airline wouldn't hire a pilot simply because he or she has previously worked for Norwegian has completely lost the plot. Get a grip. These are the sort quotes an attorney will love in court. ALPA is potentially in line for ...

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by airtran737
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 20304

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

What a load of rubbish has been posted in this thread. Anyone who thinks an airline wouldn't hire a pilot simply because he or she has previously worked for Norwegian has completely lost the plot. Get a grip. You are way off my friend. As an ALPA pilot, I can attest to how much the union hates the ...

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by airtran737
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 20304

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

What a load of rubbish has been posted in this thread. Anyone who thinks an airline wouldn't hire a pilot simply because he or she has previously worked for Norwegian has completely lost the plot. Get a grip. You are way off my friend. As an ALPA pilot, I can attest to how much the union hates the ...

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by airtran737
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Gloss: ERJ 145 Type Rating Complete
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: Self Gloss: ERJ 145 Type Rating Complete

MCOflyer wrote:
Congrats on the type rating. Which airline do you plan on starting with???


I'm LGA based. It's easy enough to figure out who gave me my type rating. :) I'm now killing the time before I get to start IOE.

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by airtran737
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Gloss: ERJ 145 Type Rating Complete
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: Self Gloss: ERJ 145 Type Rating Complete

Congrats, man! Glad to see someone like yourself is staying the course and getting ahead of the game probably a bit slower than you'd like, but that's life! It was a bit slower, but I paid off all of my student loans and am coming into the regional life debt free. I will have a much better quality ...

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by airtran737
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Gloss: ERJ 145 Type Rating Complete
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Self Gloss: ERJ 145 Type Rating Complete

I finally got to have a hole punched in my commercial certificate yesterday, trading it for an ATP and a type rating on the ERJ. After years of building time along with paying off my student loan, and two months of training, it felt good to get my QLOE done last night. Now the wait for IOE begins. Q...

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by airtran737
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US student loan debt hits record, surpasses oustanding auto debt
Replies: 87
Views: 2788

Re: US student loan debt hits record, surpasses oustanding auto debt

I took out $35,000 in 2012 at a 9.2% APR from Sallie Mae and managed to pay it all off by December of 2016. I fail to see how people cannot handle their debt properly. Well, if you drop the condescending self-righteousness for about five seconds and THINK; you might realize that factors in your sit...

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by airtran737
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US student loan debt hits record, surpasses oustanding auto debt
Replies: 87
Views: 2788

Re: US student loan debt hits record, surpasses oustanding auto debt

I took out $35,000 in 2012 at a 9.2% APR from Sallie Mae and managed to pay it all off by December of 2016. I fail to see how people cannot handle their debt properly. Student loans suck, but it's a part of the process. Going to college is not a right, it is a choice, and if you choose to go, and yo...

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by airtran737
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 21942

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

ltbewr wrote:
That is just stupid, if true. Someday DL may need a part that an ME3 airline may have and get hurt over.


What if it was the last one that DL had in their stores department in SEA? I wouldn't sell my last part to my competitor when I had a flight that may have needed it.

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by airtran737
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest retire all ExpressJet CRJs; contract more CR7s to AA; Settle CRJ residual value dispute w/BBD
Replies: 22
Views: 5643

Re: Skywest retire all ExpressJet CRJs; contract more CR7s to AA; Settle CRJ residual value dispute w/BBD

I'd rather see the CR7's at the WO carriers, but then again I am biased.

With the 200's being parked, that will be a huge reduction in force that the L-ASA side needs. Lots of downgrades if those pilots don't get hired elsewhere.

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by airtran737
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key Lime Metroliner down in Georgia
Replies: 16
Views: 5040

Re: Key Lime Metroliner down in Georgia

Most likely a case of get-there-itis. Looking at that cell, I am sure it was moving fast, and he tried to get out before it was too late. Unfortunately, he waited a bit too long. Sometimes waiting an hour for a front to pass is the best way to live.

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by airtran737
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Longer For AE 50-seaters?
Replies: 8
Views: 1981

Re: How Much Longer For AE 50-seaters?

Air Wisconsin hasn't renewed any agreements and are on the verge of not having any business. They are losing pilots like crazy and can't hire nearly enough. I believe that they had one one in a recent new hire class. They are now trying to get check airmen to fly the right seat for whole trips becau...

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by airtran737
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA orders 24 Ejets
Replies: 46
Views: 12273

Re: UA orders 24 Ejets

AV8AJET wrote:
I wonder who will fly them, it would be nice to see these at ExpressJet.


They're going to Republic. Sending a new fleet type to ExpressJet wouldn't make sense as it would add significant cost. The regionals want to simplify as much as possible.

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by airtran737
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???
Replies: 198
Views: 6012

Re: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???

I proudly voted for Trump, but it was because of Mike Pence. His calm demeanor, knowledge of the political system, and levelheadedness where exactly what I wanted as a counter balance to Trump. What did I vote for? Stronger borders Fiscal responsibility A conservative supreme court Revised foreign p...

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by airtran737
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL Uniforms
Replies: 117
Views: 14836

Re: New DL Uniforms

These uniforms look terrible. The poor airport agents are going to look like Hillary Clinton in the red pantsuit.

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by airtran737
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 26812

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

Detroit and air cargo is a weird thing. When Metro Flight Services existed there was an option for large freighters. I myself brought quite a few trips into DTW from MXP full of Brembo brake assemblies when the Camaro re-started production. Fast forward a couple years, Metro was bought out by Signa...

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by airtran737
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air 747-200f
Replies: 70
Views: 12436

Re: Kalitta Air 747-200f

K4 will keep them going until they are out of engines (which they have no spares). It seems like everytime one goes into check that there is a collective sigh of relief when the boroscope comes back ok. If they have to replace one engine, then an aircraft is going to be retired. I love the classic ...

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by airtran737
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 26812

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

Detroit and air cargo is a weird thing. When Metro Flight Services existed there was an option for large freighters. I myself brought quite a few trips into DTW from MXP full of Brembo brake assemblies when the Camaro re-started production. Fast forward a couple years, Metro was bought out by Signat...

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