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by Western727
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police chopper rotor wash damages college football tailgates
Replies: 21
Views: 3603

Re: Police chopper rotor wash damages college football tailgates

I'd forgotten about this thread. Any updates on any possible action by the FAA against the pilot? In any case, CFR 91.119(d) states: (d) ·Helicopters. ·Helicopters may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed In paragraph (b) or (c) of this section if the operation is conducted without hazar...

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by Western727
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1240
Views: 281145

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

ADS-B data comes from GPS GPS from the plane, presumably, correct? That is interesting. This might be a topic for another thread, but if the onboard systems can tell speed, altitude, and fpm changes using GPS, would not the pilots have access to that info too to compensate for loss of pitot reliabi...

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by Western727
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Incident at JFK 10/1/18?
Replies: 8
Views: 4205

Re: Delta Incident at JFK 10/1/18?

asuflyer wrote:
Additionally tonight, DAL2292 an A319 flying LGA-MSP diverted to JFK. The reason was apparently a birdstrike on takeoff.


Birdstrike out of LGA on a 320 series a/c, surely that triggered memories of some onboard of Sully and all.

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by Western727
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 140
Views: 19416

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

In addition to the above responses, is being a quad an inherent liability for the 380? We know what happened to the 340 & 747, too, with scant orders for the 345/6 and 748, in favor of the 330/neo, 350, 777 and 787. Actually in a few years being a quad may actually be an advantage to the A380 i...

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by Western727
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 140
Views: 19416

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

In addition to the above responses, is being a quad an inherent liability for the 380? We know what happened to the 340 & 747, too, with scant orders for the 345/6 and 748, in favor of the 330/neo, 350, 777 and 787.

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by Western727
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police chopper rotor wash damages college football tailgates
Replies: 21
Views: 3603

Re: Police chopper rotor wash damages college football tailgates

Glad the FAA's investigating and that they (presumably) supersede state police agencies. Two wrongs don't make a right.

And, as others have implied above, this low pass over a big crowd with plenty of potential collateral damage sure seems pretty irresponsible.

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by Western727
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)
Replies: 23
Views: 3685

Re: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)

Updated list! 1. 191 pax - impossible. 2. Plane taking off was actually a 733/734/735. 3. 732 ended regularly-scheduled pax flights to the US in late 2012 (Bahamasair); Montego Airways flight took off for JFK in early 2013. 4. NY TRACON contacted when the 732 was at FL150. 5. Flight deck was not of ...

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by Western727
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL returns to SEA
Replies: 80
Views: 11729

Re: JAL returns to SEA

Can someone please remind me when JL stopped serving SEA? I fondly recall seeing their 742s there growing up, so I'm excited to learn that it's now official.

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by Western727
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)
Replies: 23
Views: 3685

Re: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)

I LOVED that they said there were 191 souls on board...a 732. Yeah, sure. Wikipedia says the 732 could seat 130 in an all-Y config with 30" seating pitch. With 3 FAs and 2 pilots (there were no jumpseat pax) that's 135 souls on board. Lap infant pax...let's say there were 5, which would mean 1...

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by Western727
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)
Replies: 23
Views: 3685

Re: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)

I LOVED that they said there were 191 souls on board...a 732. Yeah, sure. Wikipedia says the 732 could seat 130 in an all-Y config with 30" seating pitch. With 3 FAs and 2 pilots (there were no jumpseat pax) that's 135 souls on board. Lap infant pax...let's say there were 5, which would mean 14...

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by Western727
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any update on Sun Country new livery?
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Re: Any update on Sun Country new livery?

I hope they pick either A or B. C and D involve painting the entire fuselage orange - did they not learn from their former hometown neighbor, NWA, and its expensive lesson with the top of the fuselage painted in the bowling shoe livery? NWA learned that, of the colors in the visible spectrum, red is...

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by Western727
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 748
Views: 67020

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

https://i.imgur.com/5um8MIF.jpg OMG. I neglect to check a.net for a couple weeks, and...wow. Eye-popping. Thank you, freerover, for sharing. And a 15% YOY increase this past July?! Simply amazing. I'm glad they're taking a hard look at rerouting SH71 and aggressively expanding AUS itself. It's amaz...

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by Western727
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA 772 - 19 September 1989 - The forgotten flight
Replies: 25
Views: 7096

Re: UTA 772 - 19 September 1989 - The forgotten flight

Goos bumps. Thanks for sharing, ubeema.

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by Western727
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 13928

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

I'll be visiting there in 2 weeks, also getting a reservation for the boneyard tour at Davis Monthan, can't wait. It’s awesome. Check out the Titian Missile silo too. Seconded! Just know that the Titan Missile Museum is in a different location, just over a half-hour's drive away, SW of Pima and the...

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by Western727
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 8749

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

I love these CR2-hating threads. So therapeutic. Yes, it sucks. It only doesn't suck if someone isn't sitting next to you. And I always have a sore back after disembarking, from bending over or slouching heavily to be able to look out. I've been able to avoid flying on a CR2/ERJ for a few years now....

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by Western727
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 9825

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

Don't miss the days when the -83s were routinely used on ORD midcons and somehow I always ended up next to the engine on ORD-SEA. Any seat in a 737 or 32S is preferable. I wish I had gotten to do a mid con MD flight. It's true that seats in the back of MDs weren't great, but when seated near or for...

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by Western727
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 748
Views: 67020

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I feel like the most we’ll see for a while is a couple of additions by WN every now and then as they usually do. Not a lot of obvious places left to throw darts at. EDIT: Looking at the route map on Southwest.com, there's still a lot of unserved markets, to name a few: BUR, DTW, RNO, SLC, TUS, DSM,...

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by Western727
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-8X firefighter: why gear down on retardant drops?
Replies: 21
Views: 4310

MD-8X firefighter: why gear down on retardant drops?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/07/23/ferguson-fire-3-500-structures-risk-near-yosemite-national-park/818797002/ So, why? A quick look of other jets (DC-10, 747) show gear up which seems to make sense to me, for the obvious drag and resulting fuel penalty. But I'm only a private pilot, so I...

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by Western727
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 219 LHR-DEN diverts to PHX 23 July 2018.
Replies: 39
Views: 6249

Re: BA 219 LHR-DEN diverts to PHX 23 July 2018.

I saw the two 747 side by side yesterday and was surprised as it's not one of the days with two BA flights. Recent updates at PHX resulted in PHX having four widebody capable gates, and with only 1 scheduled widebody flight, it's a good diversion airport now. Also, the flights landed nearly back to...

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by Western727
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's refusal to look at PSP
Replies: 52
Views: 6768

Re: WN's refusal to look at PSP

September11 wrote:
jetero wrote:
September11 wrote:
I believe landing fee as well as enplaning/deplaning per passenger fee in PSP is rather expensive.


You believe wrong.


Or little higher than other airports of same size?


Well, if the cheapskate airlines Allegiant and Frontier both serve PSP, then...I'm thinking it must not be expensive.

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by Western727
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA#286 A380 Taking Off from 1R at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 6705

Re: BA#286 A380 Taking Off from 1R at SFO

Recall that SFO is practically at sea level, and tends to have relatively cool temps, so the density altitude as a result tends to be low...in other words, it's typically not a hot-and-high takeoff.

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by Western727
Thu May 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 748
Views: 67020

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

DL has increased their AUS flying 21% YOY. I think a lot of that is from up-gauging aircraft. Everyone thinks LF=profit. Thats simply not the case in austin, although most flights do tend to be full. I fly for business several times a month and book just about 14 days out. The fares are much higher...

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by Western727
Mon May 07, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 748
Views: 67020

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Gates will start being renumbered in late summer starting on the West end of the terminal and moving to the east end. They will be done in groups of about 6 gates each time. Why renumber in groups? I mean, gate 24 will become gate 33, while gate 23 will become gate 32, and so on. I'm thinking it wo...

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by Western727
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27134

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

No, I meant GEG - although Rio is more appealing. It was a new delivery that came from Boeing with full fuel - for a 38 minute flight to the paint shop in GEG. It was to be the first Heart One livery, although it was still green for this flight. You got my curiosity piqued. Why would anyone want to...

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by Western727
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27134

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

..... I've only seen full tanks in an NG one time, and that was on a new delivery ferry flight from PAE to GEG. You meant PAE to GIG... No, I meant GEG - although Rio is more appealing. It was a new delivery that came from Boeing with full fuel - for a 38 minute flight to the paint shop in GEG. It ...

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by Western727
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 110
Views: 28896

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

That is one of the test 777 airplanes, with n777ua being the first production one. A family member of mine who flies for UA has flown that airplane. I'm seeing a similarity here, as NWA 85's accident was a 744 that was the 744 prototype and had been used for testing before it entered service. Did t...

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by Western727
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 110
Views: 28896

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

https://www.facebook.com/KITV4/videos/1 ... 054696861/
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Friend of mine posted this video on his Facebook wall showing what seems to be a windmilling engine that's off balance as suspected by some of you on this thread: https://www.facebook.com/KITV4/videos/1 ... 054696861/

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by Western727
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 110
Views: 28896

Re: United 1175 - Engine Blowout?

As of 10/2016, N773UA had ~14800 cycles/81100 hours (as per an older a.net thread). Using the average cycles per year, should be close to 16000? Thanks, reffado. Any updates on current TC and TT? I'm very curious if it's going to be written off, given the comment about the necessary inspections per...

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by Western727
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 748
Views: 67020

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I posted this in a different thread but word is the Austin Chamber of Commerce will have a big Delta announcement on Feb 6th. Let the speculation begin. Feb. 5th announcement: http://www.austintexas.gov/news/delta-announces-austin-cincinnati-northern-kentucky-nonstop Feb. 6th announcement: http://w...

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by Western727
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerosucre 4544 (cargo 722) crash in Dec '16: updates?
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Aerosucre 4544 (cargo 722) crash in Dec '16: updates?

The flight crew then noted that they did not know the direction and intensity of the wind. That statement alone is a recipe for disaster. Indeed. As a licensed (private) pilot, that's been hard to take in. Couple that with the 5,900' rwy length and well-known not-great takeoff performance of the 72...

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by Western727
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerosucre 4544 (cargo 722) crash in Dec '16: updates?
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Aerosucre 4544 (cargo 722) crash in Dec '16: updates?

Original (now locked) thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1350589&hilit=4544+aerosucre Any updates on the investigation after the prelim investigation (posted by VirginFlyer and pasted below) was released, showing the flight crew took off with a 4kt tailwind component?...

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by Western727
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 499
Views: 105404

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Can't wait for the "normal" photos of her in revenue service.

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by Western727
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 748
Views: 67020

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

masonh2479 wrote:
January-November Numbers have been posted for AUS, 12.6million passengers so far!

http://www.austintexas.gov/news/november-2017-passenger-cargo-traffic-austin-bergstrom


:bigthumbsup:

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by Western727
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Hawaii Thread 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 4367

Re: Southwest Hawaii Thread 2018

If nothing else, you would think there would be some familiarization runs to get crews ready for over ocean ATC and airport approaches before a revenue run. Unfortunately, today, this can be done in the simulator. Simulators for familiarization runs?? How fitting your signature is, exFWAOONW. Glad ...

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by Western727
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing : secures $27-billion order for 175 aircraft from flydubai
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: Boeing : secures $27-billion order for 175 aircraft from flydubai

Nice. Any word on which variant(s) of the MAX?

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by Western727
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Polish PKBWL release final report in Nov 2011 forced gear up landing
Replies: 17
Views: 3087

Re: Polish PKBWL released their final report release their final report in the Nov 2011 forced grear up landing

iahcsr wrote:
I’ve always wondered why the gear couldn’t be dropped manually by gravity. This has been done in other 767 events... AC comes to mind.


Likewise. And not just with other 767s (UA232, for example). So, do any of you know why the crew didn't do a manual gear extension?

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by Western727
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13057

Re: Austin Texas Thread 2017

Can someone remind me when BA upgauges LHR to a 744 at AUS? I recall it was early 2018 (March?). I'm trying to figure out if I should be at the gate when the first 744 arrives. What I struggle with is the ongoing (and much needed) expansion of the east pier. My AUS-MEX roundtrip last month on AM ma...

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by Western727
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL
Replies: 52
Views: 6254

Re: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL

This seems like a real overabundance of caution for a radar issue 121.357 states that an aircraft may not be dispatched without a weather radar if thunderstorms may reasonably be expected, which is pretty much every day in Hawaii and the tropics. I realize that this flight was already airborne and ...

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by Western727
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL
Replies: 52
Views: 6254

Re: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL

Still in a holding pattern over the Pacific at 11:28a PST -- dumping fuel it seems? Seems like quite a long fuel dump for a relatively short flight...one that had already expended over one hour of fuel, no less. Is that normal? In any case, it appears to be on its way to SJC: https://flightaware.co...

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by Western727
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13057

Re: Austin Texas Thread 2017

Can someone remind me when BA upgauges LHR to a 744 at AUS? I recall it was early 2018 (March?). I'm trying to figure out if I should be at the gate when the first 744 arrives. What I struggle with is the ongoing (and much needed) expansion of the east pier. My AUS-MEX roundtrip last month on AM mad...

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by Western727
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of UA 747s
Replies: 23
Views: 4492

Re: Fate of UA 747s

Has been for a while. That and most operators favor GE engines. Because? Separately, can a PW-engined example not be re-engined with CF6s? 767 and 777 are cheaper to run, even considering more aircraft to carry the same amount cargo. My bad - the "because?" was referring to the comment ab...

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by Western727
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of UA 747s
Replies: 23
Views: 4492

Re: Fate of UA 747s

United_fan wrote:
MatthewDB wrote:
So is the 747 conversion freighter dead now too?


Has been for a while. That and most operators favor GE engines.


Because?

Separately, can a PW-engined example not be re-engined with CF6s?

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by Western727
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 23908

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

jetsetterusa wrote:


That's a good one. Thanks for sharing!

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by Western727
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.
Replies: 43
Views: 15233

Re: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/20/chinese-woman-causes-chaos-after-tossing-lucky-coins-into-plane-engine/ Another similar incident just occurred, this time on a Lucky Air aircraft :o http://flightaware.com/live/flight/LKE9960 Shows that last Wednesday's flight out of Anquing (AQG), China, was cance...

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by Western727
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 10640

US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/20/air-force-recall-many-1-000-retired-pilots-address-serious-shortage/785344001/ "The Air Force is currently 1,500 pilots short of the 20,300 it is mandated to have." US President Trump signed an executive order for the USAF to recall 1...

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by Western727
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 13411

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

Southwest doesn't operate in any of the seven least populated states...of which yours are five of them (in addition to Vermont and Delaware). I don't think that's a coincidence - aside from Alaska, a lot of the flights in to these states are done with regional jets, which Southwest of course does n...

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by Western727
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 9263

Re: Any smoking flights still?

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/media/2013/06/07/Emirates-to-have-onboard-shisha-lounges-Gulf-satire-takes-off.html What a pity this wasn’t true. https://assets.vice.com/content-images/contentimage/no-slug/7675ce842cfff4fcaa48ab85ea409184.jpg Edit: I’m being facetious, just for the record. :rotfl: ...

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by Western727
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 9263

Re: Any smoking flights still?

I'm also reminded that cigarette smoke isn't good for aircraft. Can someone here remind us of the "why"? Something to do with making the HVAC system less efficient or needing more-frequent mx? Separately, I recall CI611 (the 742 that broke up due to a defective post-tailstrike repair) had ...

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by Western727
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 9263

Re: Any smoking flights still?

I fondly recall being part of a 50-strong contingent from my college on an AVENSA 727-200 (YV-92C) in March of 1997. A couple of minutes after takeoff from MIA (enroute to CCS), we were taken aback by the extinguishing of the "no smoking" lights, after which a good 1/4 of the other pax qui...

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by Western727
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 22310

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

AA no longer is using HAECO and has no personnel there. Since when? There were at least 4-5 AA 772s at HAECO when I was there about three or four months ago. For about a couple of months now. AA no longer sends any 777s to HKG for Heavy Check. They are building an AA facility in GRU that will handl...

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