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by Western727
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 103
Views: 25607

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: 103
Views: 25607

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: 103
Views: 25607

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: 260
Views: 18978

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: 447

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: 447

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: 297
Views: 60777

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: 260
Views: 18978

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: 3841

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: 927

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: 2896

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: 12284

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: 5924

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: 5924

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: 12284

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: 4370

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: 4370

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: 23016

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: 14918

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: 10356

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: 9729

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: 6368

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: 6368

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: 6368

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: 21724

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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by Western727
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 21724

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

Given the revelation that this was "only" a loader fire, I recommend the title be tweaked to "...fire in cargo loader adjacent to 77W in Hong Kong" or thereabouts.

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by Western727
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 21724

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

Lucky this happened in HKG, where they can just wheel it on over to HAECO and make it good as new in no time. I wouldn't be surprised if AA had some aircraft scheduled in there for a heavy check anyway. Maybe if one is coming for a D-check they just swap it out with that plane's parts? AA no longer...

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by Western727
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8838

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

klm617 wrote:
flybynight wrote:
2x times I've flown on a NW DC10 to HNL (the 2 years I lived in the Detroit area).
Yes, seems strange that route isn't available. I would think it would be in range of a 757 even



Detroit is out of 757 range to HNL.


4,475 miles per great circle mapper.

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by Western727
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 37904

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

FYI. We are currently accepting air reservations through June 1, 2018. On October 26, 2017 we will open our schedule for sale through August 10, 2018. This date is subject to change! Please check back frequently. Thanks for posting that detail. That's a big surprise, and a bit of a bummer for me; I...

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by Western727
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 30645

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

Any chance of a video? Worth asking! :)

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by Western727
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 747 Registrations
Replies: 10
Views: 2375

Re: NW 747 Registrations

You guys are the best! Thank you, kindly.

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by Western727
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 747 Registrations
Replies: 10
Views: 2375

Re: NW 747 Registrations

Intriguing post, and I hope you find the reg numbers, mikedelta720.

Love to know how to access ACARS to find the reg number for some of my own NW 742/744 flights, including my first one, NW45 LGW-MSP on 12 February 1989. Does ACARS go that far back?

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by Western727
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 9905

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

Ah, the -8. I recall a great chat I once had with a UA pilot who expressed his love for the -8, though he said the -71 was a challenge to land in crosswinds. From what I recall, he said the bank limit was 8 degrees on either side, lest the "fat" CFMs scrape the rwy.

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by Western727
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 264
Views: 58720

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Perhaps, though I doubt it was, given the time of the day (11:00p local time), and the likelihood of multiple arriving aircraft at the time. Why would you doubt it was? Seems like 28R was handling both arrivals and departures by that point in the evening. There is even a video linked in reply #27 t...

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by Western727
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 264
Views: 58720

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Bavd wrote:
Western727 wrote:
Bavd wrote:
28L is dark


28L was dark? Why?


I meant, If rwy 28L was dark....
It could not be in use at the time?


Perhaps, though I doubt it was, given the time of the day (11:00p local time), and the likelihood of multiple arriving aircraft at the time.

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by Western727
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 264
Views: 58720

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Bavd wrote:
28L is dark


28L was dark? Why?

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by Western727
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 264
Views: 58720

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Sounds terrifying. Besides UA 1, do we know what other three planes waiting for takeoff? The retired captain in the Mercury News article said they were all widebodies. According to http://www.jacdec.de/2017/07/11/2017-07-07-air-canada-aiming-to-land-on-taxiway-at-san-francicso/ referenced above, we...

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by Western727
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 264
Views: 58720

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

I shudder at the thought of what could've happened had the 320 continued its approach. I look forward to the report.

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by Western727
Mon May 15, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are BA retiring their final 747s? Mid-2020s?
Replies: 19
Views: 3838

Re: When are BA retiring their final 747s? Mid-2020s?

What if oil returns to $100/bbl by, say, 2020? Wouldn't that accelerate things?

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by Western727
Thu May 04, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?
Replies: 54
Views: 6684

Re: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?

But airlines like United, Northwest and especially Pan Am did seem to rely on the 747 as their flagship aircraft for so many decades. What exactly do you mean by "flagship"? The 747 was certainly the biggest plane in their fleet, so very highly visible......but is that all that matters? I...

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by Western727
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 9978

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

I go by the easy definition. If your only potential sleep options during normal sleep hours are on the plane, it is a red-eye. Agreed. Flights that allow me to spend time in a normal bed before or after the flight do not count as red-eyes in my book. I got to AUS on a flight that arrived very late ...

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by Western727
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 9978

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

TWA772LR wrote:
Would the NA-Australia/NZ flights that leave between 10-11pm count as redeyes?


I would say so, yes. A subsequent reply above states that flights that leave before 2:00 and arrive after 5:00 count as red-eyes...and I agree, but to each their own, as someone else said as well. :)

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by Western727
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 9978

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

If you get to sleep in a real bed before going to the airport, it's not a red-eye :) Agreed. The only "real" red-eyes are the aforementioned North America-Asia flights, the HA LAS-HNL flight and flights like the HKG-JNB. Those 5a departures I don't consider overnight/red-eye flights. EDIT...

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by Western727
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 8780

Re: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines

Related question: 727s and DC-9s had the rear stairs, which also acted as a stand. Is there a reason that concept was Is not continued with other aircraft? Is there a significant structural difference between those two aircraft and those engines on the wings that make rear stairs implausible? 1) Re...

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by Western727
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 8780

Re: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines

Related question: 727s and DC-9s had the rear stairs, which also acted as a stand. Is there a reason that concept was Is not continued with other aircraft? Is there a significant structural difference between those two aircraft and those engines on the wings that make rear stairs implausible? Ignor...

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by Western727
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?
Replies: 49
Views: 9709

Re: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?

So what is (or was) the work being done on this AF bird?

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by Western727
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 100
Views: 32288

Re: DL MD-88 Phse Out

From a previous post on here: 922 will be retired in July. Scared me a bit there. :) I was on 992 (AUS-ATL) when the flight crew had to declare an emergency due to smoke in the cabin that quickly cleared on the way down, leading me to become confident that it was "just" a failed A/C pack,...

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by Western727
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA7 Diverting to SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 5094

Re: AA7 Diverting to SFO

arrivals coming in on the 10's. 77H Wow! I've never seen an arrival on one of the 10s. 19s, sure, but the 10s would be something to see. I see UA7 flew over SoCal then at some point off the coast turned back and headed for SFO at which point it was "almost" equidistant to LA, anyway: http...

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by Western727
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada launches YVR-DFW
Replies: 8
Views: 2023

Re: Air Canada launches YVR-DFW

Love how our ever-reliable-about-aviation media once again puts on an unlikely a/c to be used for the route, a 787. Anyway, this is cool news to hear. Anyone know what a/c will be used?

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by Western727
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 161691

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

trnswrld wrote:
Any update on this or info from the apparent survivor?


I'm hopeful as well for some good news on the gentleman.

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