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by airtran737
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 345
Views: 64222

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Envoy N622AE is now back in service from its tenure at Trans States.

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by airtran737
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?
Replies: 43
Views: 3324

Re: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?

Honestly, I don't put too much stock in what passengers have to say. I know when I greased it or when I planted it, and while it's nice to hear that I did a good job I don't need the validation. I get annoyed with those who feel that they are qualified to be armchair QB's, especially little old ladi...

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by airtran737
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5783

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

B757capt wrote:
Yep, common place to see this type of stuff happening. Only question is will WNs union agreements allow this?


WN is contract ramp in GRR so this isn’t new territory.

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by airtran737
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5783

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

B757capt wrote:
Yep, common place to see this type of stuff happening. Only question is will WNs union agreements allow this?


WN is contract ramp in GRR so this isn’t new territory.

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by airtran737
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 8356

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

The pilots are switching to a very low quality M&H uniform. It’s pathetic compared to TwinHill. Sorry to hear that. We wear M&H at my company and it’s pretty low quality...always been jealous of the latest generation AA pilot uniform. I won’t wear this new garbage until I am forced to. AA d...

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by airtran737
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 8356

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

The pilots are switching to a very low quality M&H uniform. It’s pathetic compared to TwinHill.

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by airtran737
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion has surrendered its AOC
Replies: 22
Views: 5136

Re: Centurion has surrendered its AOC

What will happen to the current aircraft flying in Centurion colors (CENTURION CARGO titles)? Sky Lease will continue flying? Are these aircraft going to be repainted with Sky Lease titles? Sky Lease will continue flying. The 747 that has been flying SFO-HNL was parked for 7 months until a couple o...

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by airtran737
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 777-300ER in ORD w/out Titles
Replies: 12
Views: 4114

CX 777-300ER in ORD w/out Titles

Coming in from 9L today I noticed a CX 777-300ER atthe AA hangar without any titles. Any insight as to what’s going on with this airplane?

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by airtran737
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15128

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

There are many agencies besides the Air Marshals allowed to carry weapons on aircraft, and I always felt better having them there. Unfortunately things happen, but the vast majority of the time they all do their jobs extremely well. Also, don’t forget about the FFDO program. It is one of the best a...

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by airtran737
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15128

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

Wouldn't the bad guy first have to know who the Air Marshal is? (Hint, they won't). Cockpit doors are bulletproof, and as a last line of defense, there are likely more good guys with arms on the other side, As someone who travels often, I can tell you they're not that hard to spot. Edit: for securi...

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by airtran737
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 69
Views: 7205

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

I give tons of respect to those who are flying single pilot in hard IFR on caravan, Metroliners, and Beech 1900’s. They get their asses handed to them day after day and put up with things that we in the 121 pax world would never dream of. Being a freight dog in that environment is not easy.

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by airtran737
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15521

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

I honestly don't see anything wrong with this. Why shouldn't the flight attendants be held to a standard of accountability? There are going to be a lot of changes coming on 10/1 with the two groups finally being merged as well as going to a PBS system that will prevent a lot of the auctioning of tri...

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by airtran737
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15521

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

Maybe this will weed out some of the geriatric mommas who abuse the system.

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by airtran737
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight
Replies: 39
Views: 9290

Re: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight

Some people pay good money for this kind of service.

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by airtran737
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Evaluating restarting 747-400P2F Line
Replies: 8
Views: 2238

Re: IAI Evaluating restarting 747-400P2F Line

Having worked the BCF and the BDSF as a Loadmaster, I certainly hope that IAI ups their quality control game if they decide to get back into it. We had numerous issues with the IAI airplanes involving main cargo doors that gave numerous false open indications in flight, floors that were improperly m...

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by airtran737
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 345
Views: 64222

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

mhkansan wrote:
Thank you jgcotter for the updates. How many 145s will be a Piedmont when they are finished transferring them? Is the plan for them to have 50 jets total?


In May Robert Isom said the plan was to have them around 60 airplanes.

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by airtran737
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140
Replies: 60
Views: 17510

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

Is there any hope at all that some of these E140s will go to Piedmont, to compliment their E145s? Or are all of these already back in service with Envoy? None of them will go Piedmont, it would make zero sense for them to be placed there. PDT would need to amend their manuals and training program, ...

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by airtran737
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew
Replies: 24
Views: 7257

Re: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew

You can’t fix stupid. Maybe a runway alingnment verification in the checklist could prevent this.

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by airtran737
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 417 iad to fra flew with broken flap (8/4/18)
Replies: 24
Views: 7281

Re: LH 417 iad to fra flew with broken flap (8/4/18)

Happens all the time. As long as it’s in compliance with the MEL/CDL then it’s perfectly legal to do. Just like flying without a winglet or an inop pack. Nothing to worry about.

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by airtran737
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380
Replies: 21
Views: 6009

Re: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380

I’m sure he will be sent to the recruiting team.

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by airtran737
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 35
Views: 8655

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

Compass flying for AA will either return to Envoy (hopefully not as we don’t want it), or continue at Republic. Interesting... the pilot group at envoy doesn't want LAX back? That sounds kinda of surprising as getting LAX would then give Envoy essentially nationwide coverage as far bases go. Do you...

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by airtran737
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 35
Views: 8655

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

I think you’ll see the shutdown of GoJet
The Trans States 145’s will be brought to the Republic certificate.
Compass flying for Delta merged into Republic
Compass flying for AA will either return to Envoy (hopefully not as we don’t want it), or continue at Republic.

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by airtran737
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?
Replies: 18
Views: 2943

Re: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?

master14225 wrote:
That's unfair for Qatar then, they should increase the bilateral if they already did it with UAE.


Boo hoo for Qatar. Maybe their diplomats should spend more time negotiating agreements then. Bitching and saying “we want it too daddy” doesn’t apply here.

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by airtran737
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 120
Views: 32341

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

"We've always done it that way." "Everybody does it." Regardless of the above, if you think the customer (Air Mobility Command) isn't going to be pissed-off about this, I think you're mistaken. AMC is not going to lose their mind over this. You are adding a lot more drama than t...

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by airtran737
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 120
Views: 32341

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

Gaining operating experience after the simulator with passengers on board is a daily occurrence in the United States. "We've always done it that way." "Everybody does it." Regardless of the above, if you think the customer (Air Mobility Command) isn't going to be pissed-off abou...

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by airtran737
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 120
Views: 32341

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

The captain is a check airmen which means that it was the first officer who was landing and under the supervision of the captain. Please put this non-sense to bed about coming from the 747 etc.

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by airtran737
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 120
Views: 32341

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

I am not sure about the 767, but on the 747 at Atlas there is currently around a three-month wait for IOE. Imagine sitting at home after 7 weeks of hell in ground school and trying to stay fresh. Atlas is doing a poor job utilizing their crews when it comes to IOE. These guys should be sent back to ...

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by airtran737
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!
Replies: 50
Views: 8777

Re: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!

I can tell tell you as. 145 pilot and we are heavy bags, cargo people, long stage length, high temperature, fuel (dispatch add, admin, or ferry); that we will be weight restricted like crazy. And guess what? These all happed on day of departure. So they will capnthe flights, and start soliciting. If...

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by airtran737
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!
Replies: 50
Views: 8777

Re: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!

I can tell tell you as. 145 pilot and we are heavy with bags, cargo people, long stage length, high temperature, fuel (dispatch add, admin, or ferry); that we will be weight restricted like crazy. And guess what? These all happed on day of departure. So they will capnthe flights, and start solicitin...

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by airtran737
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 12105

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

Whats really absurd here is that there is an entire business model based on outsourcing to the lowest bidder, employees making food stamp wages, airlines getting played against each other, and slapping X Airline's name on whatever contractor they've signed up with for today but still telling passen...

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by airtran737
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 12105

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

I think that the first 60 of these airframes are for replacing the old E-170's. The rest are for when Republic decides to buy GoJet and park and replace their CR9's with E175's. As a regional pilot, I can say that I wish that every one of these aircraft was flown by a mainline pilot. Mainline gave u...

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by airtran737
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5071

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

When I worked in DFW (well before the merger) if an aircraft came in early then it waited to be parked until the rampers had time to do so. They were paid to work the aircraft when they were scheduled to arrive and they would sit in the pillbox until said arrival time. I guess I don't understand ho...

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by airtran737
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's
Replies: 55
Views: 11609

Re: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's

] The article clearly says that they are being ordered to replace 25 CR7’s so there isn’t a scope issue. UA scope is specific about maximum 76 seaters at 153 and maximum 51+ at 255 total. The only way they stay scope neutral is by configuring these E75s with only 70 seats which is confirmed by anot...

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by airtran737
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5071

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

I have seen noticeable improvement in gate agents being ready on the jetway when flights pull in, however. 4-5 years ago it was VERY common to have to wait 10-15 minutes for an agent to leave the breakroom and come connect the jetbridge. Now it seems like the agent is almost always waiting in the d...

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by airtran737
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's
Replies: 55
Views: 11609

Re: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's

Announced at Farnborough United Airlines has order 25 E-175... It will be interesting to find out how they negotiated this with ALPA and the scope restrictions. If I'm not mistaken, they were already at their max for 76-seaters without acquiring a new narrowbody. Did I miss something? The article c...

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by airtran737
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 33
Views: 3737

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

I wonder what this festering turd will sell for.

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by airtran737
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11456

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

I think most people would agree that the Q in Q400 stands for catastrophe as evident buy all the wheels falling off planes not taking off or running off the runway or worse the Continental Coonection that just opted to crash and kill people on the ground as well two flight attendant friends of mine...

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by airtran737
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11456

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

Just as airlines are ordering larger single aisle narrowbodies, the trend is for larger RJ's. No demand for 50 seat RJ's and when the next jump in fuel prices happens, many of the 50 seaters will be parked. Props are just about dead in the USA. Airlines don't want them and neither do passengers. Ho...

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by airtran737
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 757's Parked at RIC
Replies: 12
Views: 2086

Re: 757's Parked at RIC

There are two all white 757's with Rolls engines parked near a hangar at RIC. There are no "N" numbers on them, just an American flag on the tail. Does anyone know anything about these mysterious planes? They belong to the FBI Critical Incidnet Response Group. You can google the rest. :)

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by airtran737
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Alaska have E175's operated by Horizon and Skywest?
Replies: 21
Views: 2804

Re: Why does Alaska have E175's operated by Horizon and Skywest?

Short answer, Horizon alone can't staff what Alaska needs. Same reason Compass got the first 20 American E175s instead of Envoy. What the hell are you smoking. Envoy didn’t get the first 20 175’s because our pilot group refused to bow to the demands of management and take concessions. Compass got t...

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by airtran737
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 345
Views: 64222

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

E145 N699AE is en route from ABI to MDT for transfer from Envoy to Piedmont. 48 x E145 on property now at Piedmont. First E145 indoc at the MDT maintenance base that I’m aware of. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N699AE Makes me sad to see planes that I have a lot of time in being taken away fro...

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by airtran737
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 345
Views: 64222

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

E145 N699AE is en route from ABI to MDT for transfer from Envoy to Piedmont. 48 x E145 on property now at Piedmont. First E145 indoc at the MDT maintenance base that I’m aware of. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N699AE Makes me sad to see planes that I have a lot of time in being taken away fro...

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by airtran737
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 345
Views: 64222

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Based on aircraft movement, I’m now showing 50 x E140 returned to active status with Envoy, or in refurb at ABI. I know the investor guidance said 49 returning. Thanks. I was wondering why I had seen so many E140's around NYC this past weekend. JFK and LGA have been shifted to pretty much al E140’s...

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by airtran737
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 345
Views: 64222

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

CR7 N508AE is en route from MQT to DAY for transfer from Envoy to PSA. 40 x CR7 on property now at PSA. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N508AE How many left to go? Is all ORD flying going to the 175 at MQ? 20 x CR7 left to go at Envoy. One of which is in MQT for a heavy check. That number will ...

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by airtran737
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 345
Views: 64222

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

It baffles me why AAG doesn't merge their 3 carriers. The synergies they would achieve should definitely save some serious money. But AAG is probably more interested to keep the ability to play the three against each other. Hopefully, the next AAG CEO may consider this Because they can pit them aga...

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by airtran737
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 345
Views: 64222

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

The majority of the EV birds are already in the 9F/56Y config ALL EV birds are in the 9F/56Y config. And if I had to guess what things will look like in a year these would be my predictions: Compass will indeed lose the 175s to Envoy - it's already rumored and expected. But, rather than add an MQ b...

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by airtran737
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Global Airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 2236

Re: Western Global Airlines

I was at work this evening, looked on the radar scope, and saw an airline called Western Global inbound to a local military base and got curious. Looking it up, I discovered the callsign pertains to a "Western Global Airlines" based in Estero, FL. Doing a quick Wiki search (I know I know)...

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