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by trnswrld
Sun May 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 23
Views: 3266

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

^^^ this is true. I remember being on a 727 once where the actual lamp inside the wingtip housing was actually loose and while on the ground or in any turbulence the beam from the light was bouncing all over the place. It was super annoying. Kind of like someone waving a flash light aimed close to y...

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by trnswrld
Sun May 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 34,000 headed east?
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: 34,000 headed east?

If you can only manage a 1000 foot climb then perhaps you should say “No”. No? Make the other guy move. Redbellyguppy’s example happens ALL the time and pilots unable a 2,000ft climb, but can do 1,000ft accept that all the time. They wouldn’t accept it if it was unsafe. Controllers analyze many fac...

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by trnswrld
Sat May 19, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 300
Views: 48145

Re: 737 down near HAV

The picture shows hard right rudder deflection and the crash location is way off to the right when taking off to the northeast. Correlation? Remember though this aircraft just crashed. Just because you see the rudder in a position like that in the wreckage is probably little to no indication whatso...

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by trnswrld
Sat May 19, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 34,000 headed east?
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: 34,000 headed east?

Very common and happens all the time. Most often you see aircraft at inappropriate altitudes for direction of flight “IAFDOF” for other traffic or to find smooth air like in your case. Sectors just coordinate from one to the other and will be approved as long as they can safely handle the aircraft a...

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by trnswrld
Fri May 18, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 23
Views: 3266

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

Like Massey brown said above, I also read a article long time ago that stated TWA was the first operator of these lights and it was them that may have even come up with the idea. I don’t recall but I’m pretty sure it was for branding recognition at night....and safety as well. I know DC9/MD80 aircra...

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by trnswrld
Fri May 18, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 300
Views: 48145

Re: 737 down near HAV

The picture shows hard right rudder deflection and the crash location is way off to the right when taking off to the northeast. Correlation? Remember though this aircraft just crashed. Just because you see the rudder in a position like that in the wreckage is probably little to no indication whatso...

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by trnswrld
Fri May 18, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ozark & the Boeing 727
Replies: 24
Views: 3118

Re: Ozark & the Boeing 727

A fun fact: OZ's last livery, the one shown, was designed in house by Boeing for the 727 but only ended up in service on DC-9/MD-80's! The trapezium on the tail really looks like TW. Yeah I always thought the same thing, and it’s ironic that TWA ended up buying out OZ. That 727 above sure looks gre...

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by trnswrld
Thu May 17, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit location
Replies: 20
Views: 1818

Re: Cockpit location

I know you said you weren’t referring to remote controlled aircraft, but in all honesty, if they were going to go the distance of having a windowless cockpit somewhere in the aircraft, why have one at all and just go straight to remote control? So IMO this cockpit relocation won’t happen and if some...

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by trnswrld
Wed May 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 296
Views: 53835

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

I agree, all this latest news is ridiculous. I have no clue what they even mean by this "wing dip". Its the most stupid thing I have heard. The articles state that someone dipped the wings do get a look at his hometown. WTF lol. First of all the captain has large windows all around, what m...

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by trnswrld
Wed May 16, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 296
Views: 53835

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Interesting that lots of large news agencies are willing to put the article out saying the pilot did it. With no other evidence to support otherwise, I have always agreed with the theory. But at the end of the day, there still is no factual evidence to prove the pilot's ill will. If the pilot did i...

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by trnswrld
Mon May 14, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 22956

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

Just the other day I saw a video about some system for aircraft that has sensors on all it’s extremities that will automatically stop the aircraft if a collision with something is imminent. It appears this would have been the perfect situation to have such a system. The video used a triple 7, maybe ...

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by trnswrld
Sun May 13, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 210 Knots To Outer Marker
Replies: 31
Views: 2486

Re: 210 Knots To Outer Marker

I wish they still did that. I also wish I could go to an enroute facility and sit and watch for a while. I've done few towers and tracons and I love seeing the other side of everything. I think that it helps everyone do a better job because you understand it more. They do still do it. I have famed ...

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by trnswrld
Sun May 13, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Heavy" designation for enroute aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 1829

Re: "Heavy" designation for enroute aircraft

At the enroute facility I work at the word heavy gets used often from both controllers and pilots. We are also talking about lower altitude sectors that sequence aircraft into a major airport so it’s not surprising.

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by trnswrld
Sun May 13, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 210 Knots To Outer Marker
Replies: 31
Views: 2486

Re: 210 Knots To Outer Marker

I wish they still did that. I also wish I could go to an enroute facility and sit and watch for a while. I've done few towers and tracons and I love seeing the other side of everything. I think that it helps everyone do a better job because you understand it more. They do still do it. I have famed ...

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by trnswrld
Sun May 06, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?
Replies: 36
Views: 2680

Re: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?

Wow, I never heard of this before. Crazy if it’s true. Can you imagine being a fighter pilot doing a routine training flight and being ordered to go ram a commercial airliner out of the sky on apparently what would be a suicide mission (unless you can manage to eject). Can anyone confirm this situat...

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by trnswrld
Thu May 03, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 58
Views: 8143

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

^^^ well looks like whoever posted it knew enough about aviation with some of those terms that it could be a very good clue into what happened.
Very sad event for all involved. Just so little time to manage things at a low and slow departing phase of flight.

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by trnswrld
Wed May 02, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD88 vs MD90
Replies: 11
Views: 2406

Re: MD88 vs MD90

Not speaking about loudness because in the back the 90 is loud as well, but from a passengers perspective the engine sounds between the old Pratt and Whitney on the 80 and the V2500 on the 90 sound significantly different.

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by trnswrld
Tue May 01, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW on way to WA
Replies: 58
Views: 7670

Re: N772SW on way to WA

But we're not talking about DL---see here: 0981377,4463901 By the way, can someone explain this: Plane crashes through wall, hits car, gets put back in service. Meanwhile, didn't the LGA plane just have a gear collapse...and it was a write-off? The DL plane was an MD-88. It wasn't worth fixing. The...

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by trnswrld
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JFK ATC Interesting This Morning..WAVEY stopped
Replies: 10
Views: 2417

Re: JFK ATC Interesting This Morning..WAVEY stopped

Yup very common and can be for several reasons....things much further out than you would think as well. Just today I was dealing with a restriction on certain southbound ORD departure tracks put on us all the way out from Kansas City center. As flyguy said, this instance was for sector volume. This ...

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by trnswrld
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 3322

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

What i'm saying is that posting on the forum used to require a paid membership, I don't know exactly how long it's been free nor does it matter in this case. How long ago exactly are you talking about? I’ve been a member for 19 years now and payment has never been required for forum posting as long...

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by trnswrld
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 3322

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

What i'm saying is that posting on the forum used to require a paid membership, I don't know exactly how long it's been free nor does it matter in this case. How long ago exactly are you talking about? I’ve been a member for 19 years now and payment has never been required for forum posting as long...

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by trnswrld
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 3322

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

Well since were posting cool vids of planes taking off with the nose gear off the runway well before actual liftoff....here is one that I always thought to be awesome. TWA 747. Sadly this is N93119 which was TWA flight 800, but definitely giving us some eye candy with this takeoff in her better days...

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by trnswrld
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116548

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

I’m not sure that WN could have handled this any better from how their crew got the plane to 10000 feet and then to the ground within 20 minutes, Gary Kelly’s public statement, and on social media (their logo now representing a broken heart). RIP to the family of the woman who died. I agree, but I'...

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by trnswrld
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6331

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

Delta would also operate ex-TWA 717s I've only seen 717s ending with AT (so I presume from Air Tran). Would the ex-TWA end TW? I'll keep a look out for them if so. Yes, it does. Ex TWA planes end in that. I've seen old TWA MD-80's operating for American with TW at the end of their tail number. Not ...

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by trnswrld
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-52/E190 similarity in appearance
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: DC-8-52/E190 similarity in appearance

Ehh one could have this same argument for pretty much any airplane really. IMO the newer A320 looks MUCH more like this E190 than a DC8 which has to lose two engines among other things to look just like it. I mean I see what you’re saying, but you could do the same with sooo many other aircraft.

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by trnswrld
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?
Replies: 76
Views: 7163

Re: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?

So LAX handles approx 5 million more passengers per year than ORD? Correct me if I’m wrong, but by aircraft movements isn’t ORD fairly significantly busier though? If so I suppose it’s all those little regional jets that hurts the passenger number at ORD then?

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by trnswrld
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are MD-88's so loud?
Replies: 20
Views: 3588

Re: Why are MD-88's so loud?

Before the re-engine of the C5, those were very loud and unusual sounding engines. That’s another example of a plane that you hear well in advanced and after the fact. A more modern commercial aircraft that always catches my attention for how loud it is when flying over at about 9-11 thousand feet i...

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by trnswrld
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26617

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

Good grief, listening that those ATC tapes is pretty shocking. No clue what anyone is saying or even accomplishing to be quite honest.

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by trnswrld
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did my 747 suffer a tailstrike?
Replies: 21
Views: 7923

Re: Did my 747 suffer a tailstrike?

The guys above all hit all the right points. Most likely NOT a tail strike. My experience on the 747 is the same and especially sitting above and just aft of the wings. Remember, there are two bogeys of heat under the fuselage and that’s 8 large tires spinning very fast. When we left the ground out ...

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by trnswrld
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8410

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

I know this question would be difficult because how long the 767 has been in operation and how many airlines have flown them, but does anyone know what the highest seat count on any 767 has been? I would imagine a 2-4-2 763 probably has more than a normally configured 764 at DAL and UAL?

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by trnswrld
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 49249

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

According to ADS-B data, the aircraft was falling with 22,000 feet per minute when the signal was lost. https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/962681193429860352 That sounds a little more accurate than what the first few posters said about a 3400 fpm descent. I was gonna say, some planes climb an...

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by trnswrld
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8410

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

I dunno, that cabin picture above looks just like any other airplanes interior. Packed in there like sardines no matter what plane or airline.

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by trnswrld
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?
Replies: 87
Views: 7915

Re: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?

Every post made in this thread by BREECH just gets more and more annoying. What in the world is your issue against Boeing? and even more so why are you so worked up over a folding wingtip?!? No offense, but some of the things you said in your posts indicate you have fairly minimal knowledge of aircr...

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by trnswrld
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: February 3rd: DHL 767 circling west of Orlando at 1100ft - why?
Replies: 17
Views: 4530

Re: February 3rd: DHL 767 circling west of Orlando at 1100ft - why?

I know this is 100% completely non-relevant, but for some reason that picture eerily reminded me of 9-11 videos and pictures. Something about a 762 from that angle and bank and that’s immediately what came to my mind.
Anyway.....carry on. Lol

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by trnswrld
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at ONT
Replies: 56
Views: 9075

Re: L10-11 at ONT

L10-11. Never seen it put like that, but we all got the point ;)

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by trnswrld
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 10351

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

Nice catch guys on the euro wings strobes!! For sure sped up. Still cool video, but the fact that’s it’s sped up a bit and on a high zoom lens from end of the runway for sure makes it much more dramatic than it really is.

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by trnswrld
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IT A300 low pass with gear down
Replies: 20
Views: 4452

Re: IT A300 low pass with gear down

I have seen all but the A300 pic originally posted up top. That’s insane!!! Seeing that still shot of the A310 and just how close that wingtip got to the ground is really quite scary. That looks to be extremely close to being a very serious “air show” to say the least. Unfortunately not all outcomes...

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by trnswrld
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue
Replies: 50
Views: 9952

Re: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue

Same reason you see things covered or painted over after a accident or crash. Search for pics of accidents/minor crashes, you’ll see logos and names covered or painted over.

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by trnswrld
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any other airlines aside from VS and Norwegian having 787 Engine Issues?
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: Any other airlines aside from VS and Norwegian having 787 Engine Issues?

Leave any concerns up to the airline, crew, and maintenance technicians. Enjoy your flight.

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by trnswrld
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 15107

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

I must be getting old enough to have experienced a nice variety of wide bodies on short flights as well. I recall being on a 767-200 between ORD and STL, and a L1011 between STL and MCO and JFK.

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by trnswrld
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day
Replies: 33
Views: 6388

Re: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day

So what if the other aircraft was the Concorde? How quickly would Mach 2 look from a jet going .80? The visual appearance of speed largely depends on distance, because the further away an object is the fewer number of degrees in your field of view it's traversing given the same speed. If Concorde w...

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by trnswrld
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question
Replies: 52
Views: 3936

Re: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question

There are other uses for this that do not involve the safety of flight issue. I seem to recall seeing this kind of fuel used in tractors or other farm machinery? Jet A in a tractor? JET A / A1 are very similar to normal automotive diesel, so much so that many airport vehicles run on Jet A with a lu...

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by trnswrld
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question
Replies: 52
Views: 3936

Re: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question

BravoOne wrote:
There are other uses for this that do not involve the safety of flight issue. I seem to recall seeing this kind of fuel used in tractors or other farm machinery?

Jet A in a tractor?

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by trnswrld
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day
Replies: 33
Views: 6388

Re: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day

On a somewhat related note, if one was in a normal widebody cruising at .80 or greater, and the Concorde wizzed by at Mach 2, can anyone describe how fast that aircraft would have flown by the other aircraft? I know the Concorde would have been much higher, but just for conversation sake. You often ...

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by trnswrld
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Turkish plane flies into Helium balloons.
Replies: 14
Views: 4605

Re: A Turkish plane flies into Helium balloons.

“How come the ATC didnt notice it?”

Well because they are controllers, not magicians or psychics.

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by trnswrld
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft lighting questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Aircraft lighting questions.

Which lights on the 717/MD80 did Delta change to HID or LED? I would imagine any recent change in lighting would go with LED and not HID. I remember in flight training down at ERAU back in the late 90s/early 00 when they converted all our 172's with HID landing lights. I thought that was kinda cool.

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by trnswrld
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A new 100 seat aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 6341

Re: A New 717?

“A new 717?”

Yeah, I think it’s made in China now.

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by trnswrld
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane blown into bulding, Malta
Replies: 24
Views: 5985

Re: Plane blown into bulding, Malta

Why is this type of info relevant to the story of a plane rolling into a building? Why the heck are you so upset about someone posting who the aircraft belongs to? It’s a private aircraft why wouldn’t we be curious who it belongs to? Ok so next time there is an accident involving a commercial passe...

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by trnswrld
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 21418

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

Many of those features and options start as customized. For example, RNP RNAV is now a common feature that can be selected out of a catalog. It was originally a custom feature developed for Alaska Airlines back in 1996 for approaches into Juneau. To go along with this and someone correct me if I’m ...

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by trnswrld
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American takes delivery of the last Boeing 737-800, the fleet is now repainted
Replies: 25
Views: 9194

Re: American takes delivery of the last Boeing 737-800, the fleet is now repainted

^^^ I agree, I don’t visit whatever AA thread bgm is talking about, so I appreciate this new thread about the last 738 built.

Thanks for posting.

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