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by bw50505
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX late August spotting.
Replies: 4
Views: 2447

Re: LAX late August spotting.

Imperial Hill is a well known, popular, and dedicated spotting location, so you shouldn't have any problems with police (and you will most likely be amongst at least a dozen other spotters at any given time). As for the lighting, I know stuff started to get slightly backlit later in the afternoon fr...

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by bw50505
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon P900 vs Kodak AZ901
Replies: 1
Views: 1702

Re: Nikon P900 vs Kodak AZ901

I've seen plenty of aviation photos taken with the P900 that are pretty good throughout my Flickr feed. I, however, would recommend the Lumix FZ300 if you're looking for a bridge camera because it supports RAW (the P900 does not), which will let you maximize image quality via post processing. If you...

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by bw50505
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport
Replies: 51
Views: 9246

Re: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport

Semaex wrote:
Anybody from the US able to explain the 1 cent less than 75k?


I don't have numbers but it sounds like a tax dodge or a way to avoid some sort of legal fee. Article didn't give specifics as to what level court this lawsuit is taking place in.

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by bw50505
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France adds limited-time San Diego service in 4Q18
Replies: 23
Views: 5269

Re: Air France adds limited-time San Diego service in 4Q18

Its simply two flights to cater to large event being held in San Diego this year. AF staff from LAX will oversee flight handling. They have done similar to Las Vegas in past. Indeed. Flew out of McCarran last January and there was an AF 77W there. There was some sort of convention there, I thought ...

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by bw50505
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 589
Views: 61198

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

https://m.facebook.com/sdspotting/posts/716693698538346
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Also found this on Facebook, apparently JL will be increasing capacity by sending the 788 in a different seating layout starting this Summer (206 vs 186 seats).

https://m.facebook.com/sdspotting/posts/716693698538346

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by bw50505
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 589
Views: 61198

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

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UA 737-9 MAX service from IAH begins June 7. Arrival at 2252 so departure should be catchable in the morning.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1386927

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by bw50505
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 589
Views: 61198

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Stumbled across this fare today. It appears bookable on AF website for (11/29/18) only. Direct flight from SAN to CDG coming? AF 303 6:05 PM San Diego, Lindbergh Field 2:00 PM +1 Paris, Charles de Gaulle Air France Operated by Air France Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER I just replicated this and it appea...

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by bw50505
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: MHV photography
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: MHV photography

The ramp photos you typically see taken from ground level in MHV can be taken through the fence if you drive around the airport buildings and look for a good one. If you're also looking for more shots around the airport of planes not on the "front" lineup, you can take 14 North (Aerospace ...

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by bw50505
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 13726

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

BenflysDTW wrote:
Where is the 747 going after 8858 from Buffalo lands in Detroit early tomorrow morning? Can't find anything online...
Its going DTW-LAX as flt 8905.

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by bw50505
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 20414

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Michigan State Spartans flew to KDTW to KSAN on a DAL 747-400. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8916/history/20171222/2000Z/KDTW/KSAN Spartans' Twitter feed showed the Spartans riding in style: https://twitter.com/MSU_Football It was the last customer flight on Ship 6309. Go Green! They'll fl...

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by bw50505
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 13726

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

Double please delete

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by bw50505
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 13726

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

Looking like 6314 is the last one standing. ATL-SAN-LAX-DTW-LAX-ATL Covering both UGA and Michigan State before joining her friends in Marana on January 2nd. I would go chase her around some more, but I guess this week was enough and I left my mark with a signature on top of the escape hatch upstai...

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by bw50505
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Attention EWR and SAN: DL 744 Inbound*
Replies: 17
Views: 3363

Re: *Attention EWR and SAN: DL 744 Inbound*

669 is going to MZJ from SAN on Saturday. Possibly the end of the line for it.

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by bw50505
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 90221

Re: San Diego Thread 2016-2017

DL will send the 744 coming in tonight (Friday) to the desert (MZJ) tomorrow (Saturday) morning. It looks like we may get to see the final flight of the 744 that comes tonight. Thanks to San Diego Spotting on FB for the update: Scheduled for a 0910L departure. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9...

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by bw50505
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 90221

Re: San Diego Thread 2016-2017

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8916/history/20171222/2110Z/KDTW/KSAN DL 744 tomorrow (Friday 12/22), should arrive at 1750L. I thought the last DL 744 already made its' final flight? We will have two 744s this evening! The BA 744 is scheduled to arrive at 6:20pm and the DL 744 is scheduled ...

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by bw50505
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 90221

Re: San Diego Thread 2016-2017

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KDTW/KSAN

DL 744 tomorrow (Friday 12/22), should arrive at 1750L.
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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KDTW/KSAN

DL 744 tomorrow (Friday 12/22), should arrive at 1750L.

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by bw50505
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 90221

Re: San Diego Thread 2016-2017

Charter today: HA8024 SEA-SAN A332 arrives at 1320L. Possibly a charter for Washington State, who is playing Michigan State in the Holiday Bowl on 28 Dec. Watch for more charters from LAN and SEA in the coming days and after the game.

Thanks to the San Diego Spotters on Facebook for the heads up.

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by bw50505
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come Tijuana (TIJ) has no U.S. service?
Replies: 12
Views: 2305

Re: How come Tijuana (TIJ) has no U.S. service?

Doesn't someone still fly TIJ-OAK or did that fail, again? Some have tried over the years and obviously, nothing has held on (except perhaps the above.) SANMAN' summed it up pretty well, except that we do have 2 American cx flying between SAN and select Mexican destinations: Cabo, PV and Mexico Cit...

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by bw50505
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran deals might be in jeopardy
Replies: 69
Views: 11328

Re: Iran deals might be in jeopardy

Maybe the Russians/Chinese/Brazilians/Japanese would fill the gap? It doesn't matter where the planes come from, if there's even a single US designed component and the US blocks the export of any goods and services to Iran, then those planes will NOT go to Iran. What's so difficult about understand...

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by bw50505
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4062

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

Unless something has changed, Hainan is starting service to TIJ at the start of 2018 which to take advantage of the CBX to get San Diego pax who want to fly direct to China. Since when has Hainan announced a route to TIJ...? I said unless something has changed for a reason. Hainan did apply to serv...

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by bw50505
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4062

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

Unless something has changed, Hainan is starting service to TIJ at the start of 2018 which to take advantage of the CBX to get San Diego pax who want to fly direct to China.

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by bw50505
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 267
Views: 45525

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

XAM2175 wrote:
Wasn't CP Air Canadian Pacific?
In the article California Pacific Airlines is referred to as CP Air (more specifically CPAir).

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by bw50505
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 MAX Routes
Replies: 7
Views: 4343

Re: Southwest 737 MAX Routes

Based on what I've seen in and out of SAN and SJC, they seem to be used on any route a WN 738 operates.

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by bw50505
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 fleet. Will it ever reach 400 at its maximum peak?
Replies: 13
Views: 3858

Re: AA 737 fleet. Will it ever reach 400 at its maximum peak?

I was under the impression they were going to start retiring some of the 738 soon because of corrosion issues. I think I read that in a previous thread about the AA Retrojet livery being applied to a newer 738 and taken off the original 738 it was applied on.

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by bw50505
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 67419

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

Here's a render of a EK 787-10 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DObBod9X4AAvyBk.jpg https://twitter.com/emirates/status/929643289766191104 Boeing Press release http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-11-12-Boeing-Emirates-Announce-Commitment-for-40-787-10-Dreamliners Deliveries to begin 2022 It's missing the r...

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by bw50505
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Over 1,000 gallons of fuel spilled at Hartsfield-Jackson
Replies: 21
Views: 5624

Re: Over 1,000 gallons of fuel spilled at Hartsfield-Jackson

Sounds like a spill that was really blown out of proportion. A 1000 gallons? I really doubt it was even close to that much. The lake of fuel would have covered about an acre. 1 Gallon is about 3,78 litres so 1000 gallons is 3785 litres which is 3.785 m3 -> one cube where the sides are 3,785 m. Or i...

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by bw50505
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ 787s - Livery
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: CZ 787s - Livery

CanadaFair wrote:
bw50505 wrote:
For their 788’s the normal livery was applied on some of them prior to delivery, but they ended up being delivered in the special CZ Dreamliner livery.

No pics anywhere..


:/

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by bw50505
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ 787s - Livery
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: CZ 787s - Livery

For their 788’s the normal livery was applied on some of them prior to delivery, but they ended up being delivered in the special CZ Dreamliner livery.

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by bw50505
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining Classic 747 thread
Replies: 16
Views: 3167

Re: Classic 747 list

N4522V is 'stored' in Tijuana. 99.9% chance it'll never fly again. Been there almost 12 years. I agree, I saw it about a year and a half ago from across the border and it appeared derelict. IIRC, it wasn’t even safe to fly on before it was grounded at TIJ (the very reason for its grounding). Also o...

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by bw50505
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VN A321 : is this...allowed and safe ?
Replies: 23
Views: 7280

Re: VN A321 : is this...allowed and safe ?

Don’t you only need a certain amount of exit doors depending on capacity rather than aircraft type? For example Alaska blocks the exits directly aft of the wings on its 737-900ER’s, as they have the same capacity as the -900 “A” models that don’t have those exit doors at all.

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by bw50505
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA orders additional E175s
Replies: 37
Views: 6675

Re: AA orders additional E175s

Well, regarding the E2-175, there is this thing called the rest of the entire world to sell the E2-175 into. Of course Mitsibushi wil be trying to do the same thing wit their 'slightly to heavy for US regional scope' bird. They do have the rest of the world to sell them to, but the rest of the worl...

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by bw50505
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 90221

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

JL65heavy wrote:
It appears I have answered my own question from earlier... BA 744 service will continue till March 29, 2018 then resume back to 777 service. Enjoy it all for the time being!


Will it be a 772 or 77W after that date?

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by bw50505
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All White B744 ID needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Re: All White B744 ID needed

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38998307@N05/37310654274/
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For 28OCT I think it might be EC-MQK, a Wamos Air bird that was doing an Air Berlin recovery flight. Photo by cv880m: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38998307@N05/37310654274/

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by bw50505
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 90221

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Saw a 747 land at SAN today around noon local. No markings and I couldn't get a pic due to the fact I was driving at the time. It was a UAE registered 747-400F that is used for transporting horses (don’t recall the exact reg). Looks like they’re having a big horse racing event at Del Mar, given the...

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by bw50505
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 90221

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Saw a 747 land at SAN today around noon local. No markings and I couldn't get a pic due to the fact I was driving at the time. It was a UAE registered 747-400F that is used for transporting horses (don’t recall the exact reg). Looks like they’re having a big horse racing event at Del Mar, given the...

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by bw50505
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 90221

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

That might be Air Horse One, it fuel stops in MSY every now and then on way from west coast to FLL. Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk SDIA made a post about it on Facebook, it is indeed Air Horse One. Looking forward to seeing the return of the BA 744 to our airport! Who wouldve thought in this ...

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by bw50505
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled
Replies: 18
Views: 3035

Re: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled

Those fires are pretty bad - its hazy and smells a bit smokey down in San Jose, no sun tint though. AFAIK these fires are a result of the Santa Ana winds blowing hot air east to west and are a yearly occurrence in most of California that are happening now. Hopefully they contain these fires soon (t...

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by bw50505
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled
Replies: 18
Views: 3035

Re: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled

Those fires are pretty bad - its hazy and smells a bit smokey down in San Jose, no sun tint though. AFAIK these fires are a result of the Santa Ana winds blowing hot air east to west and are a yearly occurrence in most of California that are happening now. Hopefully they contain these fires soon (th...

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by bw50505
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 MD80 on RFD-SAN?
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Re: G4 MD80 on RFD-SAN?

San Diego State is hosting Northern Illinois in college football on Saturday so this was probably the charter for it. There’s no G4 scheduled service between RFD and SAN.

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by bw50505
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum
Replies: 25
Views: 6610

Re: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum

Does it now look identical to an A320-100 (for the most part) because all of the wingtip devices are gone? A320 MSN 0001 is an A320-100. It was originally a-110, modified to a -130 to test the IAE 4500, then a -131 with the IAE 4500-A5. Being a test bed, a lot of small modifications were made over ...

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by bw50505
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum
Replies: 25
Views: 6610

Re: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum

Does it now look identical to an A320-100 (for the most part) because all of the wingtip devices are gone?

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by bw50505
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 5190

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

What does the SC literally stand for (besides meaning the seat count is 70)?

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by bw50505
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 90221

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Just flew out of SAN. Saw a couple United birds on the north ramp. Are those planes that should have been flying to IAH over the last couple days but are stranded for lack of a better word? Most likely, given Jetblue has done the same thing at SAN before when one of their hubs was getting hammered ...

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by bw50505
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hartsfield Jackson EVER Get The 787?!
Replies: 22
Views: 3289

Re: Will Hartsfield Jackson EVER Get The 787?!

Yahnih wrote:
ATL doesn't see 777s or 767s?


They do, but most of those movements are by DL.

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by bw50505
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 67730

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I saw an article with a picture of DL aircraft (presumably at IAH or HOU) with most of the fuselages almost completely underwater. I don't know if this image is Harvey related, but how extensive and expensive is the damage on aircraft that are submerged underwater during floods? https://scontent.fe...

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by bw50505
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 67730

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I saw an article with a picture of DL aircraft (presumably at IAH or HOU) with most of the fuselages almost completely underwater. I don't know if this image is Harvey related, but how extensive and expensive is the damage on aircraft that are submerged underwater during floods? Well why not share ...

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by bw50505
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 67730

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I saw an article with a picture of DL aircraft (presumably at IAH or HOU) with most of the fuselages almost completely underwater. I don't know if this image is Harvey related, but how extensive and expensive is the damage on aircraft that are submerged underwater during floods?

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by bw50505
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swearingen Metro Projects
Replies: 21
Views: 2709

Re: Swearingen Metro Projects: Any Info?

Saw these all the time flying into DTW when I was a kid but never got a chance to ride on one. I never thought that the JS31 would outlive the Metro in US service, but alas it has. Are you talking in terms of pax, pax and cargo, or commercial service? Berry Aviation still uses Metros in the US, but...

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by bw50505
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 90221

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

blacksoviet wrote:
One more mishap like this and JAL will threaten to reduce service to 3x weekly. This GPU is unacceptable.


Do you have a source or is that an opinion?

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by bw50505
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know anything about "Aeronaves TSM", the world's largest DC9 Operator?
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Re: Anyone know anything about "Aeronaves TSM", the world's largest DC9 Operator?

They're real and they operate cargo flights around Mexico. I've seen them at Tijuana before (actually flying) so I can assure you they are not another Baltia. It's also interesting to note that despite being relatively obscure (at least outside of Mexico), they are one of the very few operators of t...

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