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by MO11
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream Airlines’ Silver Lining: The Gulfstream – Silver Story
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Gulfstream Airlines’ Silver Lining: The Gulfstream – Silver Story

Link/Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2018/02/23/gulfstream-airlines-silver-lining-the-gulfstream-silver-story/ Interesting read. Is 3M still providing EAS to alot of the smaller communities, and has their on-time performence improved any? I have seen quite a few times that their flights from MCO a...

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by MO11
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-46 over downtown Miami
Replies: 18
Views: 4414

Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Trouble is, Opa-Locka to the Bahamas won't fly over downtown Miami; maybe North Miami Beach or Bal Harbour.

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by MO11
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)
Replies: 14
Views: 4120

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Retires the Boeing 767-300

Actually, Hawaiian is phasing out the last 3 763ERs this year. They are owned by Boeing Capital and they are going to join United's 767 fleet. Actually, Hawaiian bought those airplanes off lease. Hawaiian will still have four left after the three go to UA. Hawaiian is phasing out six 767s this year...

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by MO11
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)
Replies: 14
Views: 4120

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)

According to Planespotters.net the sole original Boeing 767-300 in Hawaiian Airlines’ fleet had its last flight on January 31 from SJC-HNL. The following day it was ferried HNL-MZJ where it has been stored. How was it like to fly on these planes? Were they as updated as the 763ERs or A332/A333s? Ho...

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by MO11
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest increases fee for last minute boarding?
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Southwest increases fee for last minute boarding?

Question mark?

Solid demand, increase the price.....

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by MO11
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 8173

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

Man, they *really* don't like their E190s. I believe a major reason that Boeing snuck in at the last second with a MAX deal and beat out Airbus was because they agreed to purchase some of the E190s (and ended up selling them to UA, I think) as part of the deal. They tried to sell them. UA or DL. Un...

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by MO11
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT approves Contour Airlines, AEAS to CEC
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: DOT approves Contour Airlines, AEAS to CEC

Edit to add: And what's the difference between "alternate" EAS and just plain EAS? Does it have something to do with allowing the flights to be a scheduled charter service instead of a regular scheduled airline? For AEAS, a grant is provided to the community/airport operator which in turn...

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by MO11
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1981 Eastern airlines question
Replies: 15
Views: 2249

Re: 1981 Eastern airlines question

socko wrote:
millionsofmiles wrote:
Flights to SEA, ABQ, DEN and STL from where?

Ops so sorry From Salt Lake City.


I have a note that says ABQ-SLC started June 1, 1981. Maybe the others did, too. That summer schedule for Eastern was quite radical.

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by MO11
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: What is the difference between the E175 short and E175 Long?
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Question: What is the difference between the E175 short and E175 Long?

If you’re referring to the 175sc it’s the number of seats. Due to scope clauses Delta can’t add more 76-seat aircraft so they got Embraer to basically make a new type on paper that seats 70 passengers but can be retrofitted to seat 76 if scope is further relaxed. It’s the same airplane in all other...

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by MO11
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 9790

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I was putting gas in my car this morning near the 202 and noticed the unmistakable profile of a large cargo airplane on approach to KIWA. Looks like the AN124 is here for a visit. I don't see a flight plan for a departure on Flightaware so he's probably going to overnight as he usually does. Probab...

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by MO11
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Temporary (construction) runways
Replies: 2
Views: 883

Re: Temporary (construction) runways

The AVL and XNA temporary runways have become taxiways. They could be used as temporary runways if the permanent runway needed to be closed for construction. I don't think they can be designated as permanent runways due to siting issues.

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by MO11
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.
Replies: 24
Views: 2879

Re: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.

2. U.S. passengers expect better. Remote stands are OK in Kona or Burbank where the weather is often good but I don't want them in Boston, Miami, or Dallas. Let's not confuse a "remote stand" for a "gate without a jet bridge" (such as KOA, BUR or PIE). A remote stand is where an...

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by MO11
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Northeast Airlines painted their 727 wings yellow
Replies: 37
Views: 1807

Re: Northeast Airlines painted their 727 wings yellow

airman99o wrote:
Airwest painted them yellow after an accident with a fighter jet. Made them more visible.


Mr. 99o is correct: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughes_Airwest_Flight_706

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by MO11
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Northeast Airlines painted their 727 wings yellow
Replies: 37
Views: 1807

Re: Northeast Airlines painted their 727 wings yellow

The Hughes Airwest color was selected for a different reason...

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by MO11
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 201
Views: 35364

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

jgcotter wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
So MQ is down to 68 E145's and 21 E140's?


I’m showing 68 x 145 in service including 3 at ABI and 1 at BNA for mnx. I’m showing 22 x 140 in service with 4 more at ABI and 2 at YQB for refurb.



I show 65 E145s, several sources.

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SgtBarone wrote:
E140 N852AE landed at ROW over a week ago after briefly re-entering service. Is this the end for it?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N852AE


Paint.

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by MO11
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are simultaneous flights with same flt# over US handled/allowed?
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: How are simultaneous flights with same flt# over US handled/allowed?

The different carriers have different policies. One might add a letter to the call-sign (so AA1604 might become "American 1604C") and another might add a certain number (so AA1604 might become AA6604 (1604+5000)). Other airlines might change the number entirely (so AA1604 becomes AA8129)....

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by MO11
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Has Delta Start Switching More of Their 767-300ER Birds to PW4000s?
Replies: 15
Views: 1576

Re: Has Delta Start Switching More of Their 767-300ER Birds to PW4000s?

Remember, the original DL 767s were CF6. When the first -ERs were delivered, they (along with a handful of non -ERs) were PW4000 (around 1990). The last group of 767s were delivered with CF6 engines. There are also some ex-Gulf Air airplanes that are CF6. Of the 57 -300ERs, 27 are CF6, 30 are PW4060.

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by MO11
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unmarked 767s at IAD
Replies: 35
Views: 7086

Re: Unmarked 767s at IAD

Joshu wrote:
Weren't these the routes formerly run by North American 767's?


These are the same airplanes.

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by MO11
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unmarked 767s at IAD
Replies: 35
Views: 7086

Re: Unmarked 767s at IAD

Here's a quick blog entry I found concerning these flights. Vision used 737-300s/400s prior to the 767s.

http://www.shannonwatch.org/blog/vision-airlines-back-air-bridge-war-business-shannon

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by MO11
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unmarked 767s at IAD
Replies: 35
Views: 7086

Re: Unmarked 767s at IAD

Omni Air. N423AX, N441AX

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by MO11
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDT DASH-8-300 Last Day 7-4-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2419

Re: PDT DASH-8-300 LAST DAY 7-4-2018

Which is correct: the date in the thread title or the date in the first post?

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by MO11
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G aft hub modification failure
Replies: 53
Views: 4594

Re: New Emergency Airworthiness Directive Issued For PW Powered NEOs

Wingtips56 wrote:
What engine is Hawaiian using on their 321? Are they affected?


Well, I see that one of the two HA A321s ferried from Maui to HNL yesterday, the the subsequent schedule used a 767. The other airplane is in the air.

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by MO11
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 7857

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

N379CX, the first Northern Air Cargo 767-300, flew from ILN to MIA on Monday, and today had its first revenue flight, from MIA to SJU. Was 372AA prior to conversion. It is traveling under NAC flight numbers, but it isn't clear to me who is actually operating it at the moment (e.g. ATI?). NAC now ha...

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by MO11
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?
Replies: 48
Views: 6371

Re: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?

A flight engineer doesn't need a pilot certificate. He/she needs a flight engineer certificate with appropriate class. It was also not uncommon to see pilots that have "aged out" continue their careers as flight engineers. Thanks for the reply! My questions came from reading old NTSB inci...

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by MO11
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 46
Views: 6998

Re: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?

An airline introduces a (sort of) new airplane type to its fleet in relatively short order. Obviously DL didn’t have hundreds of 717 type rated pilots sitting around. Did they come from other models or newly hired or what? A point of fact - DC-9 type rating covers DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, 717. Really? S...

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by MO11
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?
Replies: 48
Views: 6371

Re: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?

I suppose the 727 needs a flight engineer in addition to the pilots. What qualifications does the 727 flight engineer need? A special qualification/license as a flight engineer? Or a commercial pilot with a "type rating as a flight engineer"? A flight engineer doesn't need a pilot certifi...

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by MO11
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 46
Views: 6998

Re: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?

BoeingGuy wrote:
An airline introduces a (sort of) new airplane type to its fleet in relatively short order. Obviously DL didn’t have hundreds of 717 type rated pilots sitting around. Did they come from other models or newly hired or what?


A point of fact - DC-9 type rating covers DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, 717.

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by MO11
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN
Replies: 53
Views: 8090

Re: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN

Great news for BDL and AC.... BDL-YUL is down to 2 daily but up-gauged to Dash 8's instead and no more Beech 1900's at BDL. YYZ went to 4x daily all Dash 8 and no more 1900's. Great news for BDL and is a sign AC is doing great there! Air Canada has served BDL for ages and before Aer Lingus started ...

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by MO11
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN
Replies: 53
Views: 8090

Re: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN

Great news for BDL and AC.... BDL-YUL is down to 2 daily but up-gauged to Dash 8's instead and no more Beech 1900's at BDL. YYZ went to 4x daily all Dash 8 and no more 1900's. Great news for BDL and is a sign AC is doing great there! ....or that the pilot shortage at ZX is becoming more of a problem.

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by MO11
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Levels Defined
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: ATC Levels Defined

It's a complicated formula which combines traffic volume with complexity. Its computation varies depending on type facility (tower, TRACON, up/down, ARTCC, etc.).

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by MO11
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Microphones/Headsets?
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: ATC Microphones/Headsets?

Generally you would use a headset, unless you were in a control tower or TRACON with only one position open. It can get confusing and distracting with radio calls coming from multiple speakers. In some of the older towers, the radios were separate from the telephone system; if you were to use a hand...

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by MO11
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bypass mode
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Bypass mode

Mode in which the system won't switch to the standby transmitter if a problem is detected in the primary transmitter. This is a maintenance control at the transmitter site.

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by MO11
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At Risk Regional Flying
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

Re: At Risk Regional Flying

I stumbled across an article the other day about regional carriers and how they interact with their major counterparts with regards to costs, crews, marketing, etc... I did a search and couldn't really find much on this topic other than a lot of EAS routes being picked up at risk. I've got two ques...

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by MO11
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Aircraft Maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: United Aircraft Maintenance

The airports you list are either UA maintenance locations, contract maintenance locations, or paint shops. Use of outside maintenance is nothing new, for any airline.

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by MO11
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 2785

Re: Hawaii Airports & Aviation 2018

IIRC, in the 80s, DL used to have an HNL/OGG tag on a CONUS flight. Not just in the 80s. In maybe 1999 I did LAX-OGG-HNL on a Delta L-1011. Stayed on the plane for the short stay in Maui and even got an invite to visit the cockpit. I think there might have been a flight that did LAX-HNL-OGG as well...

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by MO11
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 2785

Re: Hawaii Airports & Aviation 2018

WN firms up CONUSS/HI plans. Service will start as soon as Dec. 2018. http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/37356132/southwest-to-launch-hawaii-flights-as-early-as-december Kelly said "the actual timetable depends on approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration." WN's expected interisl...

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by MO11
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Transaero 737 in Greenville, SC (Pics)
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Re: Former Transaero 737 in Greenville, SC (Pics)

First, the correct N number is N826LG.

Next, see http://www.fxaviation.com for a for sale listing.

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by MO11
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freighter Conversion Up in 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2093

Re: Freighter Conversion Up in 2017

Spacepope wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
kitplane01 wrote:


They are adding contractor operated 737-400s.


In the US too? I'm aware of the FedEx painted -400s in Europe already. Who is operating the -400s for FedEx in the US?


Nobody...the pilots won't buy off on that.

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by MO11
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where to look up aircraft equipment codes?
Replies: 13
Views: 718

Re: Where to look up aircraft equipment codes?

Hello, is there any way or wesite to look up which equipement codes airlines use for a specific aircraft? So basically the codes mentioned on the ATC FPL? That question came up since I was wondering which codes Eurowings uses for their "new" Q400s. If you're asking about aircraft type, yo...

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by MO11
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140
Replies: 46
Views: 8939

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

7 of the 21 E140s currently in service with Envoy are out of LGA. The remainder are out of DFW. Not sure if any will go to MIA or ORD, but I’m hearing some will go to CLT. This would mean MQ will open a CLT base. I show 17 in service, 6 others pulled from storage, one of which is scheduled to be re...

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by MO11
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 9790

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Fortunately if there is a hot mic, we can override the transmission, so even if the hot mic persists, we can put out a transmission to switch aircraft onto a different frequency. I always wondered if this was possible. It's not...just on the basis of how AM radio works. It depends on whether your c...

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by MO11
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Mokulele serve Princeville?
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Re: Why doesnt Mokulele serve Princeville?

Private airport?

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by MO11
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Capital orders 15 ATR-600s for Silver Airways
Replies: 12
Views: 1644

Re: Nordic Aviation Capital orders 15 ATR-600s for Silver Airways

Some have already been built and delivered to NAC (white tail).

Aviation Week reported in September that this was the way that Silver was going to acquire its ATRs. I don't know why it took so long for the deal to go forward.

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by MO11
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans
Replies: 38
Views: 4576

Re: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans

william wrote:
ASA was at one time one of the if not the largest regional when they were independent flying untold numbers of EMB120s out of ATL in the 80s/90s.


ASA became a Delta Connection carrier in 1984. The first Brasilia arrived in 1985.

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by MO11
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 9790

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

It was a Cessna T182, I saw the video of it being towed off the runway. It did not flip over, else the runway wouldn't have opened so quickly. The FAA daily report is reporting "wake turbulence", but that report is frequently incomplete or inaccurate. And we know that the 7110.65 instructs...

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by MO11
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?
Replies: 20
Views: 2872

Re: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?

We couldn't call overtime, so there were some sectors combined, and some delays.

On another note, the FAA registration branch will be closed. No FAA regulatory approvals, so if you need that ETOPS certification for your Airbus, it will have to wait.

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by MO11
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 9790

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

To clarify, if the C172 suffered jet blast from the A319, that wouldn't be the same thing as wake turbulence. Jet blast occurs between two aircraft on the ground and is a result of air propelled through the engine (ergo, being blasted by a jet). Jet blast can happen with people, vehicles, aircraft,...

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by MO11
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who does Southern Airways Express codeshare with?
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Who does Southern Airways Express codeshare with?

No code-share. It flies out of Corporate Aviation...you have to claim your bag and take a shuttle over.

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by MO11
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 9790

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

MO11 wrote:
alasizon wrote:
Does anyone have any info on what happened with the citation that had the landing incident this morning on 7R?


Cessna 182, regular customer out of Yuma.......


Jet blast encounter from AA 319 departing from 7L.

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