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by mjzair
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 11046

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

What specifically do pilot's want their airline to do? A good start would be to build schedules with the staff that is actually available. It seems that many of the airlines are hoping for the best when they build the schedules, but don't have a plan B when the slightest of things go wrong. But mor...

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by mjzair
Thu Mar 24, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A typical Day for the Flight Crew - Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2946

Re: A typical Day for the Flight Crew - Question

There is no rule of thumb on scheduling. This past weekend, I swapped a 4 day trip that had 11 segments to a different 4 day trip that operated 3 segments and deadheaded on 2. Quite a difference. To answer your original question, it would surprise me if your flight crew landed in ATL, then continue...

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by mjzair
Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A typical Day for the Flight Crew - Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2946

Re: A typical Day for the Flight Crew - Question

There is no rule of thumb on scheduling. This past weekend, I swapped a 4 day trip that had 11 segments to a different 4 day trip that operated 3 segments and deadheaded on 2. Quite a difference. To answer your original question, it would surprise me if your flight crew landed in ATL, then continued...

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by mjzair
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 Different Door / EMG Exit Types
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Re: B6 Different Door / EMG Exit Types

Hope you enjoy B6. There are door simulators for every one of the doors you mentioned at the training facility, so I am sure that you will get plenty of instruction on each.

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by mjzair
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1611
Views: 333282

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Is one of the possible benefits of Scott going to Delta, is having an executive at DL who has touted the benefits of the NEA?

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by mjzair
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has anyone here flown on a Boeing 720?
Replies: 25
Views: 3911

Re: Has anyone here flown on a Boeing 720?

Flown Air Malta 720 Amsterdam Frankfurt Malta and back. Remember a lot of people in the cockpit, smoking as was permitted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_8DTrkKxlI&t=283s This video is unfortunately in Maltese, and basically talks about how the 720 came to Air Malta from PIA, and of course t...

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by mjzair
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has anyone here flown on a Boeing 720?
Replies: 25
Views: 3911

Re: Has anyone here flown on a Boeing 720?

Flew on the Air Malta B720 back in 84 and 86. What do I remember? IT WAS A LOUD PLANE !!!

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by mjzair
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Gives with Jetblue's OTP?
Replies: 84
Views: 10673

Re: What Gives with Jetblue's OTP?

As sad as it is to say, B6 actually can learn a little bit from NK. NK somehow managed to get their OTP numbers into very respectable levels while also maintaining their cost control. Someone in JetBlue leadership should eat a humble pie and learn from what NK did. You are absolutely right. What NK...

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by mjzair
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Repaint Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 7844

Re: Jetblue Repaint Thread

Will E190s get new paint? Any truth to rumors of cabin refresh for the 190?

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by mjzair
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: how hard is it to print custom decals for airliner?
Replies: 9
Views: 6136

Re: how hard is it to print custom decals for airliner?

Ok, I'll give it a try: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51120512227_a2a61c6479_c_d.jpg Air Malta 737-400 - Minicraft Kit. Still very early in my model making. Decals probably better than the model build itself. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51121873555_e8e5f5b617_c_d.jpg Air India 777. Thi...

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by mjzair
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: how hard is it to print custom decals for airliner?
Replies: 9
Views: 6136

Re: how hard is it to print custom decals for airliner?

It's not too difficult, but a 1/144 airliner might be a bit ambitious......, it might be necessary to print 2 sheets and layer the decals. Interesting, I never thought of layering the decals. I dont believe a 1/144 airliner is ambitious. I have done several. Wish I could post pictures, don't know h...

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by mjzair
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's London In flight service details
Replies: 79
Views: 14236

jetBlue's London In flight service details

https://www.jetblue.com/flying-with-us/london

Highlights:
Free Alcohol
Free Internet
Very Different way of inflight meals.

Looks like it could be a winner
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Didn't see this posted, feel free to delete if it is already:

https://www.jetblue.com/flying-with-us/london

Highlights:
Free Alcohol
Free Internet
Very Different way of inflight meals.

Looks like it could be a winner

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by mjzair
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: how hard is it to print custom decals for airliner?
Replies: 9
Views: 6136

Re: how hard is it to print custom decals for airliner?

I am not really familiar with other programs other than photoshop, my previous career, that is what I used, so that is what I know. But I am sure if you can control how large everything is, and you can scale as needed, I am sure it will work fine. As for the while sheet again, I have only used white...

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by mjzair
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: how hard is it to print custom decals for airliner?
Replies: 9
Views: 6136

Re: how hard is it to print custom decals for airliner?

I do this all the time. I use photoshop to create the decals on Waterslide decal papers. I have made my own decals for an Air Malta 720, Spirit A319 Pan Am 747 and quite a few more. I will caution 1 thing, you need to have super bright colors, or use white decal paper, as opposed to transparent, if ...

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by mjzair
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida
Replies: 156
Views: 22556

Re: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida

Lot of talk about taxes in Florida here, but no talk about income. The same job in FL will pay less than In NY. There is no free lunch. You will net the same or less. Companies relocate here often for that reason. They say low taxes, but what they mean is less labor costs. And the labor pool is a l...

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by mjzair
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many flight hours does an average airline pilot acquire towards the end of his career?
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Re: How many flight hours does an average airline pilot acquire towards the end of his career?

Domestic freight pilots (US, presumably elsewhere) fly hub turns, say KBUF to KSDF and back. 5 days on, 9 days off, IIRC from old UPS guy. That’s maybe 22 hours a week, 50 hours a month. Bid reserve and might not fly for 2 months. Freighters sit a lot. In general does a pilot on reserve get paid a ...

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by mjzair
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bahamasair 737-500s
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Bahamasair 737-500s

I remember back in January (when 2020 hadn't fallen to pieces) bahamasair was banned from flying their 737-500s in FAA airspace. I tries looking it up what happened but I couldn't find anything but that they had been banned. Also how would this affect their routes to IAH, MIA and FLL after COVID en...

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by mjzair
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: MS Flight Simulator: Buy now or wait for a sale?
Replies: 7
Views: 3011

Re: MS Flight Simulator: Buy now or wait for a sale?

I do not think the standard edition is overpriced for what you get. BUT, I will say this, and this is only my opinion and I am sure I will get flogged for this. The scenery is what makes this game, the flying is years behind where it should be. As noted above, the autopilot in the heavy aircraft mak...

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by mjzair
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Latest/best source for 1/144 decals
Replies: 8
Views: 6686

Re: Latest/best source for 1/144 decals

Would be interested as well. I just ordered a few from Ebay.. I will let you know the quality. Did you get your decals??? Yes, I did. I ordered them from a seller in Russia, and they took about a month to get to the US which I thought was actually pretty good. The detail and art work of the decals ...

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by mjzair
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Latest/best source for 1/144 decals
Replies: 8
Views: 6686

Re: Latest/best source for 1/144 decals

Would be interested as well. I just ordered a few from Ebay.. I will let you know the quality.

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by mjzair
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA’s transatlantic A300 service
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: AA’s transatlantic A300 service

http://www.departedflights.com/AA070201p76.html
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I know that around 1997 or so I flew LHR-JFK. According to departedflights, that flight was still there in 2001.

http://www.departedflights.com/AA070201p76.html

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by mjzair
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MDPC airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: MDPC airport

There are many airports around the world where the gate numbering on the airport chart do not match what a traveler will see.

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by mjzair
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AA JFK slots to WN?
Replies: 110
Views: 14020

Re: What if AA JFK slots to WN?

As for the next downturn, I can see AA acquiring B6. That would solve AA's NY problem. With the amount of debt and high cost AA has, will they survive the next downturn... let alone acquire anyone. They might not considering they lost money in this quarter last year flying passengers when their com...

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by mjzair
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AA JFK slots to WN?
Replies: 110
Views: 14020

Re: What if AA JFK slots to WN?

Cointrin330 wrote:
As for the next downturn, I can see AA acquiring B6. That would solve AA's NY problem.


With the amount of debt and high cost AA has, will they survive the next downturn... let alone acquire anyone.

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by mjzair
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AA JFK slots to WN?
Replies: 110
Views: 14020

Re: What if AA JFK slots to WN?

Obviously at some point soon, American will either have to divest the 20 or 30 slots they are not using or start using them. -Will stick it to B6 and DL on Florida and Island flying obviously this all occurs after Max issues are sorted out and AA decides not to use the slots... Thoughts? You forgot...

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by mjzair
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 31969

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

KM - Air Malta Knights of Malta

Any idea why JetBlue = B6?

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by mjzair
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending ATL-BOS
Replies: 66
Views: 9648

Re: WN ending ATL-BOS

catiii wrote:
tphuang wrote:
pretty simple, B6 is a lot more committed here than WN. They were both bleeding money and B6 still is, but BOS is just not a strategically important enough market for WN.


B6 is not bleeding money in Boston...quite the contrary.


It is pretty clear that he was referring to the BOS-ATL market.

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by mjzair
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont ramper killed in accident at CLT
Replies: 4
Views: 2955

Re: Piedmont ramper killed in accident at CLT

The ramp is a very dangerous place.. May he/she RIP.
Be careful out there!

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by mjzair
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 51
Views: 8166

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

QF 11 LAX-JFK has been holding for almost 2 hours.. that is amazing to me.

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by mjzair
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 51
Views: 8166

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

UAL 1539 NAS-EWR is diverting to ORD..
That is one heck of a diversion.

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by mjzair
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 277057

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

I hate to stoke the fire. But working for B6 you start to connect dots. B6 leaves HOU(wn) for IAH(ua). Wn leaves EWR(ua)...B6 increasing EWR??B6 pulls back LGB/WN moves in on gates. This all is turning into a very strategic merger potential. Of course its the old UA/B6 Ummm.. if this were pointing ...

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by mjzair
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Numbers
Replies: 52
Views: 7972

Re: Flight Numbers

I have noticed Jetblue uses the area code for some routes..
Off the top of my head...
BOS JFK 917
BOS SAN 619
FLL HPN 914
PHX BOS 602
JFK SFO 415

Obviously not a steadfast rule, but it’s there...

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by mjzair
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 277057

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

jfklganyc wrote:
I love how I was ripped by several different posters...and your latest numbers prove exactly what I was saying.

Easy RSW

Harder JAX

Very Hard DTW EWR DFW

Their numbers reflect that


Who ripped on you. The point is YOU said they are bleeding money in BOS. YOU still haven't backed up that claim.

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by mjzair
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 277057

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

DFW HOU ATL MSP. Which route you want to talk about? Ok, well, the bottom line is you infer that B6 is bleeding money as a whole in BOS, then you narrow it down to 4 routes. Which is it? Sadly it is not just the 4 routes The easy stuff was started early on The somewhat harder stuff was already adde...

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by mjzair
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 7259

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?


Apparently not.
Jetblue just took delivery of their first A321 NEO without the 2L/R door.

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by mjzair
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 277057

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

The YOY Q1 comparison is off because the Easter/Passover week moved to Q2 this year. AA is a mess at JFK. Too much capacity at BOS As for B6 going north of 200 flights in BOS...they are bleeding money and it isnt a smart war. I believe B6 and DL will need to learn to coexist like they do in JFK and...

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by mjzair
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air near incident at SJU
Replies: 25
Views: 5732

Re: Swift Air near incident at SJU

It is almost impossible to tell which runway planes are lined up with at SJU. The thresholds of both 8 and 10 are so close, it creates an illusion. I doubt what you saw was anything to even talk about. I would guess that per usual ops at SJU, Swift was on approach to 10 and the others were holding f...

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by mjzair
Mon May 13, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 6515

Re: New United Safety Video

Just when I thought they couldnt do anything worse than there new livery... BAM.. they come out with this..

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by mjzair
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly MCO Radio
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Fly MCO Radio

2 questions. https://player.radio.com/listen/station/flymco-1051-hd2 Here in Orlando, 105.1 HD 2 is FLY MCO radio,a radio station dedicated to the airport, which other than playing way too much Cher isn't a bad commercial free station. First question, is there any where else where there is such a st...

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by mjzair
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airports with TATL service
Replies: 27
Views: 3109

Re: Smallest airports with TATL service

I would have to put SWF near the top of that list, but I do not have any data to back that up...

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by mjzair
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 48365

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

Air Malta has said they are interested in this design for North America and India...

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by mjzair
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 51
Views: 4270

Re: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery

But let's face it, kudos to them for thinking outside the box. Sometimes you hit paydirt, sometimes you dont.

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by mjzair
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 10127

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

Two things. No one claimed to need the heart in the Seattle area, so, what was really in the box, was it really a heart, or possibly something nefarious? Or, have some bad apple ramp workers found a new way to smuggle contraband from one city to another. It seems to me more likely that someone would...

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by mjzair
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 15146

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

JetBlue on the other hand doesn’t even charge more for the mint suites when pretty everyone know they are more desirable than the side by side ones. . JetBlue cannot charge more for the single access seats by law, the ADA to be exact. But, since you can throw stones about revenue management being a...

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by mjzair
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 17436

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

Point of order.. A "legacy" is an airline that was in existence prior to deregulation in the US.
So unless Tech Ventures comes up with a time machine, Jetblue will never be a legacy.

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by mjzair
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Temporary Airport Closures
Replies: 13
Views: 2768

Re: Temporary Airport Closures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5Vq8NW4x9k



That video was posted in 2013.
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BSLFRA wrote:
Some last planes escape before flood reaches runway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5Vq8NW4x9k



That video was posted in 2013.

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by mjzair
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New tv series: Manifest. 737-200 question
Replies: 6
Views: 2974

Re: New tv series: Manifest. 737-200 question

kjeld0d wrote:
Can't view it outside US. Must be too cheesy for an international audience!


Consider yourself lucky. I think I got dumber watching that trailer.

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by mjzair
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC
Replies: 42
Views: 10228

Re: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC

Just my 2 cents. As an airline pilot for the last 14 years, before I accepted a takeoff clearance, I looked at 2 things, 1.out the window, and 2. the flight path. If I didn’t like it, I would make an alternative plan BEFORE I accepted the takeoff clearance, not AFTER, and surely not out of any NYC a...

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by mjzair
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wingstrike at RDU
Replies: 11
Views: 3090

Re: Wingstrike at RDU

flyabr wrote:
Ummm...looks to me like there were brief sparks from the bottom of the wing hitting the pavement!


Thats what I thought too.. but it looks to me like the strobe lite.

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