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by doug_or
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will be next destination for Fresno (FAT)?
Replies: 26
Views: 1815

Re: What will be next destination for Fresno (FAT)?

My guess is that FAT-HNL may be announced as part of a multi-city schedule. 2X per week from FAT along with 2X per week from say both SBA and STS seems possible. I would expect AS to consider starting that first since HA will likely be looking more at routes to its existing cities during the fleet ...

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by doug_or
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 58
Views: 9721

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

The J seats in that "light cabin" are heavier than if they had more coach seats. A Y 3 seat set can weigh 75 lb. or less while a single lay flat J seat weighs in the 200 lb. plus range each. Neither JL nor AA is in the business of transporting empty seats. 3 Y seats with people is going t...

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by doug_or
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Was Nixon a good president?
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: Was Nixon a good president?

LMP737 wrote:
A lot of what if when it comes to decisions made by presidents. Like what if LBJ had heeded the those who said not to get involved in a land war in SE Asia.


Princess Bride didn't come out until 1987, more than 20 years later.

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by doug_or
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways
Replies: 19
Views: 2348

Re: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways

767333ER wrote:
And here is a testament to the 727-200’s rather athsmatic performance compared to newer aircraft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuFhcE_tcoQ&t=1m30s


To be fair- that was a takeoff at over 8,000'

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by doug_or
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS
Replies: 50
Views: 6534

Re: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS

There isn't a local market to LAX, it would rely on connections. That makes AS/QX a pretty poor choice. They could potentially codeshare with AA, but the revenue sharing would have to be pretty rich.

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by doug_or
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 616
Views: 70739

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Not sure, but I did almost ride a blue tail -200 in feb on PDX - SEA

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by doug_or
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 616
Views: 70739

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Yes, this is the second time this year that the -700s have come out of storage to cover for Horizon.

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by doug_or
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 616
Views: 70739

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Pardon my ignorance, but pdew only accounts for traffic between two cities, correct? It wouldn't account for pax that would connect from those cities to other destinations around the PNW and to ANC(maybe even to SEA depending on loads)? I could see the cities listed that have more than 100 pdew sur...

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by doug_or
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 293
Views: 21484

Re: Washington State air service discussion

717atOGG wrote:
We know that there's delays at SEA, but could there be worse smoke delays at BLI or GEG since GEG is warmer in the summer and BLI is close to YVR?


What does the heat in GEG or BLI's location have to do with the price of tea in China?

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by doug_or
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 616
Views: 70739

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Pardon my ignorance, but pdew only accounts for traffic between two cities, correct? It wouldn't account for pax that would connect from those cities to other destinations around the PNW and to ANC(maybe even to SEA depending on loads)? I could see the cities listed that have more than 100 pdew sur...

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by doug_or
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 616
Views: 70739

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Sounds right. But nonstops usually generate an extra 40% of traffic, I read somewhere, anna.aero or routesonline. Sure, but they also don't capture the entire market. Perhaps some of the small markets in range of the E175 will be most likely. There are only a few -700s, so most new routes would be ...

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by doug_or
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The *true* flyover state
Replies: 18
Views: 5373

Re: The *true* flyover state

Interesting. Most of these make sense, but I would have guessed Georgia would get more flyovers from CLT, IAH, or a Florida airport than LGA.

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by doug_or
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 9946

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

Varsity1 wrote:

Classes are full at QX. Had they started recruiting earlier this never would have happened.


Are they? Or are you just going off of the speculation in the article?

Horizon started recruiting when the furloughs were recalled back in 2010 or so. That's not the issue.

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by doug_or
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Theft Attempt At HIO
Replies: 16
Views: 3398

Re: Helicopter Theft Attempt At HIO

PEK777 wrote:
Why was the employee showing his girlfriend? Is this allowed by company policy? Why wasn't he doing his job? UNACCEPTABLE


What a remarkably ignorant post. Log off and take your meds.

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by doug_or
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 9946

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

Did you read the part of the article that said Horizon's June and July pilot new-hire classes are full? They're probably not. Horizon has been offering class dates to enough pilots. The problem is those pilots aren't showing up for class (they get better offers). I won't care what they say about Ju...

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by doug_or
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline History
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: Airline History

http://departedflights.com would be a good start.
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http://departedflights.com would be a good start.

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by doug_or
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Re: Gap on a321 Flap
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: Gap on a321 Flap

Yes. Gaps are characteristic of fowler and slotted flaps used on most 100+ seat airliners.

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by doug_or
Sat May 20, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 83
Views: 7654

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Just about every city and town in America has a host of small GA airports. If we include them all this will be a very long thread. If it doesn't have commercial service it's not really relevant.

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by doug_or
Fri May 12, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huckabee daughter to replace Sean Spicer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1617

Re: Huckabee daughter to replace Sean Spicer?

Spicer is too much like the infamous 'Baghdad Bob' spokesperson for Iraq's Saddam Hussain in his last days. He has lost the trust of mainstream news media, is losing his ability to lie and has to cover for a overt fool in Pres. Trump. He is going to either be fired or quit before getting fired. Isn...

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by doug_or
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes to Open CLD
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Great Lakes to Open CRQ

Interesting news to be sure. Surprised to see Great Lakes doing any kind of expansion.

Perhaps when referencing regional airports or smaller airlines it would be better to type out the name instead of using codes probably not known to the majority of users.

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by doug_or
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 11105

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

Quick fact check here:

CZ already had bases in SEA and LAX. They will grow, but are not new.

OO already flies 175s for DL out of SEA and LAX.

MSP has been the most senior base at CZ for quite some time.

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by doug_or
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 11105

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

Is this a result of DLC 175 flying being reduced in MSP, or the flying shifting to another carrier?

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by doug_or
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 616
Views: 70739

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Was the JFK 763 daily or a once weekly equipment rotation?

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by doug_or
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 4309

Re: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines

Pe@rson wrote:
Of course, if people disagree with the rankings they'll say they aren't fair or biased or made up.


And if the publisher doesn't disclose the criteria for creating their rankings they deserve every bit of criticism they get.

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by doug_or
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 4309

Re: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines

Couldn't find any info on the methodology. Anything to it, or is this just garbage clickbait?

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by doug_or
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please explain Bill O'Reilly Popularity?
Replies: 73
Views: 2724

Re: Please explain Bill O'Reilly Popularity?

Play him out.

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by doug_or
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 24829

Re: SAS Sells of two slots at LHR

jetbluefan1 wrote:
Block wrote:
The only issue is that if B6 decides to exercise its options on the 321LR, the aircraft won't come until 2019. I don't think they can sit on unused slots until then. Perhaps they can be leased to another airline on a temporary basis.


They don't have to. SAS may be using the slots until 2020

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by doug_or
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 12945

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

I don't understand what you are trying to say. My position is that in most cases an EK 777/380 Captain would be overqualified to be a DL 737/A320 First Officer and would not be considered for the job. Such cases probably do happen but I don't think that's a standard practice. Do you not understand ...

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by doug_or
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 12945

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

Are they applying for B737/A320 jobs? Airlines will certainly choose to promote their own pilots to widebodies, which is what EK pilots would have been flying. The demand for pilots at the big US carriers would be for the narrow-body fleets, I would imagine. That's not how this works. That's not ho...

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by doug_or
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 12945

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

Are they applying for B737/A320 jobs? Airlines will certainly choose to promote their own pilots to widebodies, which is what EK pilots would have been flying. The demand for pilots at the big US carriers would be for the narrow-body fleets, I would imagine. That's not how this works. That's not ho...

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by doug_or
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 12945

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

There have been numerous discussions about Norwegian and their purported flag of convenience so I have read on that. I still have not seen any evidence of that happening especially if they are hiring US pilots - that would make the flag of convenience being American so really it should be the Europ...

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by doug_or
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 23454

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

I'm pretty sure the pilot's contracts require the airlines be combined and that management has already said (or at least very strongly implied) that the surviving brand name will be Alaska. These are pretty much givens. Not sure what the announcement was, but I strongly suspect will be more about lo...

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by doug_or
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 12945

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 doug_or
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 12945

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

The comments of some Europeans and non-pilots on this and other threads display a mix of ignorance and magical thinking that is not particularly useful and only serves to muddy the waters of how things actually work. I don't mean to be rude, but if you aren't familiar with the US pilot market, US ai...

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by doug_or
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could SMF become JetBlue new west coast gateway?
Replies: 21
Views: 3725

Re: Could SMF become JetBlue new west coast gateway?

Location wise Sacramento is good for north/south on the west coast. The problem with this idea (as alluded to by others), is that there is no need for a N/S hub because the cities up north are already so well served. PDX and SEA already have non-stops to every major market, while GEG and BOI have a...

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by doug_or
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 33095

Re: Why not Circular runways

Just takeoff and land from treadmills and be done with it.

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by doug_or
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Exploding' headphones on flight
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: 'Exploding' headphones on flight

While it is an electrical fire, water helps in the case of LION battery fires as it cools down the cells. Not sure if that's what was on fire in this case, though.

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by doug_or
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?
Replies: 78
Views: 10236

Re: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?

[quote="TUSDawg23" PHX has a strong business community and it serves a catchment area that attracts passengers from all over the state. If you read the previous post, there is O&D of at least 250 pax per day between the two cities and that doesn't include the feed on both sides. Not su...

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by doug_or
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines UA199 strange maneuver during approach to LAX
Replies: 30
Views: 7280

Re: United Airlines UA199 strange maneuver during approach to LAX

Do pilots make announcements before they do this? In the post 911 era, I would think some passengers might be uneasy if their plane starting swerving like this right before touchdown in perfect weather, especially in a target like NYC or LA. Absolutely not. They fly the airplane. Keeping passengers...

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by doug_or
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Food delivery services
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: Food delivery services

Almost all offer some version of a half off your first order deal, so why not try them all? My thoughts- Blue Apron- Best overall, priced on the low end, reasonably healthy options, tasted good, and less exotic ingredients, so I could more easily replicate the dishs i liked with cheaper grocery stor...

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by doug_or
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are some IATA Airport codes named after the city/locale, while others after the Airport name?
Replies: 11
Views: 1717

Re: Why are some ICAO Airport codes named after the city/locale, while others after the Airport name?

First off, those are IATA codes I believe. ICAO codes are the 4 letter ones (KJFK, EGLL, etc.).

It depends, but often second airports are named after the airport since the city has already been used. Other times another airport may have already snagged the more obvious code.

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by doug_or
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic Airlines A340's At Athens
Replies: 93
Views: 33487

Re: Olympic Airlines A340's At Athens

It is not, and no planes are stores there. That's just where Jack's office is.

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by doug_or
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-80/82
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

Re: MD-80/82

https://youtu.be/X5Nddqf51pA
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I think this short video probably offers an example of what the OP is taking about (and a laugh, to boot).

https://youtu.be/X5Nddqf51pA

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by doug_or
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air pilots threaten to strike for higher pay
Replies: 39
Views: 5130

Re: Horizon Air pilots threaten to strike for higher pay

RWA380 wrote:
Last thing, this article by a little town paper has it's facts mixed up. Horizon is NOT a SEA-TAC based carrier. Their operational HQ is at PDX.


Corporate HQ is in Seatac just down the street from Alaska's Angle Lake HQ on International Blvd.

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by doug_or
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure
Replies: 46
Views: 9715

Re: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure

That might have been sarcasm...

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by doug_or
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska using CRJ-700 again?
Replies: 37
Views: 6244

Re: Alaska using CRJ-700 again?

Pretty sure these are the planes that had previously been flown for AS. I think they were sitting in FAT.

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by doug_or
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska using CRJ-700 again?
Replies: 37
Views: 6244

Re: Alaska using CRJ-700 again?

They are using the -700s. Saw two in SEA on Friday.

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by doug_or
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Healthcare Dilemma
Replies: 79
Views: 2933

Re: The Great Healthcare Dilemma

Well this thread went off the rails even quicker than I would have predicted.

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by doug_or
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 30357

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

Talked about in another thread but American Airlines is adding 3 new routes in Oregon starting June 2 LAX-MFR – operated by SkyWest as American Eagle PHX-MFR – operated by SkyWest as American Eagle PHX-Eugene, Oregon (EUG) – operated by SkyWest as American Eagle These will be year round adds I beli...

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by doug_or
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air contamination on flights
Replies: 31
Views: 3149

Re: Air contamination on flights

On the ground, the APU inlet should get less crap than the engines. It is further up. But your results may vary. I've sometimes caught a whiff just after engine start. Assuming this is because there's a bit of oil smell in the engines which is sucked in before there's proper flow, but not sure. Dep...

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