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by EMBQA
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 98901

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

sevenfeet wrote:
badbnatraffic wrote:

Curiously one of the news helicopters based there could take off and was doing observation this morning. .


News Channel 5, the only news with a helicopter Sky5 is on its side with a massive I beam crushing it

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by EMBQA
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 37166

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

This aircraft is completely in tact at the bottom of the ocean. It was landed very gently and slowly sank... the only parts ever found have been external.

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by EMBQA
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 98901

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

It'll be in Franklin most likely. I wouldn't rule out Brentwood or even Thompsons Station. I'd bet on the Cool Springs area. Several new and ready to lease office space available. 350 people do not need that big of a building. Heck, the Mars building just opened up when they consolidated locations,...

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by EMBQA
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80780

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

DALMD80 wrote:
Can't access the site... Maybe it crashed?
The site, not the plane.

Its on YouTube.. search 777X First Flight

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by EMBQA
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flyable storage
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

Re: Flyable storage

Each manufacture sets its own maintenance storage schedule in conjunction with the engine manufacture. You would need to research the question in the AMM and EMM. This will also tell you what you need to do to RTS based on how long the plane has been on the ground. I ran a storage program for the co...

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by EMBQA
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 98901

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

^Correct. They are also flying the Cancun flight. It is listed on their flight schedule. https://www.vacationexpress.com/flight-schedule/ They have been for several years. American and Delta both dropped the non-stop. Not sure why.? We flew the American flight several times, always full.. One year ...

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by EMBQA
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which seats to select for PHL-HVN?
Replies: 12
Views: 876

Re: Which seats to select for PHL-HVN?

Left side up, right side down, but looking at Flightaware it goes nowhere near NYC...and I'm sure ATC wants them no where in the area. The tracks I saw straight out of PHL till parallel to HVN, then straight into HVN crossing over Long Island

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by EMBQA
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you pay $1,400 for coach CLT-LHR in June
Replies: 21
Views: 1417

Re: Would you pay $1,400 for coach CLT-LHR in June

Also, fares change all the time. Just keep checking.

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by EMBQA
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unplugging of devices before takeoff
Replies: 18
Views: 2422

Re: Unplugging of devices before takeoff

Never once been asked to do that

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by EMBQA
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Upgrade Insight
Replies: 14
Views: 1501

Re: AA Upgrade Insight

Well, I did the upgrade. Noticed now its being markets as 'Flagship Business'..when before it was just 'Business Class'. Seating configuration didn't change. Whatever that means.?

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by EMBQA
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Atlantis event -Cancun Resort
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Atlantis event -Cancun Resort

I can only give you advice on Cancun. What airline are you flying..? Have you been to Cancun before..?

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by EMBQA
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Palm Springs, CA for Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: Palm Springs, CA for Christmas

Take the Sky Tram.. that was fun and a great view. The Terminal is pretty neat. Open air

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by EMBQA
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Western in Atlanta
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: Best Western in Atlanta

Don' forget to go to the Coke Cola Museum

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by EMBQA
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/TW Mid-Air Collision Brooklyn NY - Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 5738

Re: UA/TW Mid-Air Collision Brooklyn NY - Anniversary

A friends father was FDNY. He once very briefly mentioned a plane crash he was at. I'm guessing this was it. He never talked about it, and I never pressed. He retired before September 2001.

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by EMBQA
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft
Replies: 55
Views: 10291

Re: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft

Burj This crappy cellphone pic doesn't do justice. I took it in portrait mode because the window had too many scratches. https://i.imgur.com/s442xO1l.jpg That is NOT a crappy picture. The soft tones of the fog and the quality of the picture work. AWESOME shot. (My Brother In-Law is a photographer a...

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by EMBQA
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Upgrade Insight
Replies: 14
Views: 1501

Re: AA Upgrade Insight

So... the price more then doubled overnight. I've been checking this week and it has been....., $1165, $1295, $1165, $2699. (Why I actually started this thread..what is the science to this.? Is there any.?) I'm actually waiting for my AA Citi card to arrive so I can get the 50K miles. At $1100 I'd d...

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by EMBQA
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Upgrade Insight
Replies: 14
Views: 1501

Re: AA Upgrade Insight

11C- I expected a very limited amount of answers. I did a recent trip to Cancun and watched the price of the upgrade offer fluctuate up and down several times. Just asking if there is any rhyme or reason to it.? Any best day, any number of days out is the best to people that are frequent flyers and ...

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by EMBQA
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How did Delta remain competitive operating DC-9-50s?
Replies: 14
Views: 1479

Re: How did Delta remain competitive operating DC-9-50s?

The aircraft were owned by the airline. No leasing overhead. In many cases you will find they were flown by Senior Crews. Why..? They pick the lines they want, and in many cases flew fixed routes and slept in their own beds.I once asked one of our senior Captains at the regional airline I worked for...

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by EMBQA
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Upgrade Insight
Replies: 14
Views: 1501

Re: AA Upgrade Insight

I am asking is there any pattern/science to when they change the pricing.? You know, Wednesday is the best day to book theory.

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by EMBQA
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Upgrade Insight
Replies: 14
Views: 1501

Re: AA Upgrade Insight

I would call changing our class of service an upgrade.

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by EMBQA
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Upgrade Insight
Replies: 14
Views: 1501

AA Upgrade Insight

Can anyone offer some insight as when is the best time to buy a trip upgrade on AA...? We’re already booked next June to fly to Europe on an American 777-200 Premium Economy. I noticed a week ago they offered an upgrade to Business for $1100 each. When I looked today it was $1295 each. I’ve seen the...

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by EMBQA
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX
Replies: 55
Views: 13623

Re: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX

In the late 90's I was in AMA Managing the repaint of one of our aircraft when Qantas sent in a 747-400 non-stop from SYD. I remember leaving for dinner around 5p the night before and we were told they were wheels up, the next day when returning from lunch they were just taxing in. I remember thinki...

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by EMBQA
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 95732

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

My heart says it's a crime, but I know better than that. Still it's a sad sight to see these A380's being dismantled. Pushing ten years is about when it happens, but keep in mind its only profitable to scrap for a short period of time. Once the parts recovered are in the Pool Market things will equ...

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by EMBQA
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faced grounding of planes due to maintenance/documentation issues
Replies: 65
Views: 12809

Re: Southwest faced grounding of planes due to maintenance issues

Having been a part of many "Bridging Inspections", they are not easy and take lots of record research. Throw in another language....oh my. If Southwest contracted someone to do these inspections, that would make them liable

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by EMBQA
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199854

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

DakotaFlyer wrote:

Allegiant appears to be doubling down at BNA.


Wonder what positions they're hiring for..? $50 million is a pretty big investment...how will that be spent.?

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by EMBQA
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199854

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

737MAX7 wrote:
Had a Mooney M20 land with no gear/partial gear on 31 tonight. Pilot did a fantastic job on landing! Lots of sparks but that was about it.


That might explain Crash-Rescue sitting on the ramp near FedEx-Embraer one morning last week when I got in around 0530.

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by EMBQA
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 50
Views: 20804

Re: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

, As far as not being able to retrieve your bags again nothing to do with hydraulics. UA doesn't have cargo loaders sitting waiting at BGR, we have to used other airlines equipment and our ground handling contractor at BGR is not familiar with widebodies and are not qualified to work on UA widebodi...

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by EMBQA
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 17788

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

I remember an incident a bunch of years ago when a Saab 340 up north hit a Snow Goose. The Goose went off the the Captains Windshield and that took out the Wiper Blade which was slung, with the goose body into the prop which shot the wiper blade like an arrow, and goose into the fuselage. The wiper ...

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by EMBQA
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 17788

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

Max Q wrote:
I didn’t know there were any Saab 2000’s operating in the US at all


It’s a rare bird


PenAir flies the only Part 121.. There are a few others flying around. That's one of the former Joe Gibbs Racing aircraft

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by EMBQA
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 50
Views: 20804

Re: UA N35953 Boeing 787-900 Still in Bangor Main from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

I realise that some folks on the site may have a history and/or may be sensitive to particular angles relating to particular companies. However, please cut it out! We don't need an unnecessary debate on a thread that in my opinion was interesting by itself. I've been in aviation maintenance 25+ yea...

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by EMBQA
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 50
Views: 20804

Re: UA N35953 Boeing 787-900 Still in Bangor Main from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

Long-time lurker - Occasional poster. I know this thread is focused on technical issues. I was a passenger on the flight. Here is my account ( as accurate as I can be). 1. At the time of the incident, the cabin crew had wrapped up the snack service in Y. 2. We felt a mild turbulence kind of bump an...

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by EMBQA
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199854

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
NK also adds CUN.


Let's hope this will push American to restart their Non-Stop. We loved it. 0700 wheels up, land around 0945..Resort by 1100..drink in hand by 1105.

Unless I did something wrong you can fly American 1st Class the same date window for $100 CHEAPER.

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by EMBQA
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 50
Views: 20804

Re: UA N35953 Boeing 787-900 Still in Bangor Main from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

jumbojet wrote:
Was just curious what the deal is with this United B789.


It's scheduled to leave BGR today and head to EWR. I'm sure with the weather delays in EWR the'yre only taking scheduled flights in. I've seen that before when I worked for an airline in the northeast

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by EMBQA
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199854

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

9/22 is now BNA's busiest day at 32k passengers screened. Was there something going on this weekend, or is BNA actually growing this fast? https://www.flynashville.com/news-and-media/press-releases/Pages/new-record-sept22.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0Lm11jBxerDZr_3QzRGmderdji_KiZTbGmz0htmaXRfG8BqcVEAjJCjXs Yes...

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by EMBQA
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199854

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I was on a flight from BNA-ATL on Friday. I was sitting next to a Delta pilot flying down to start work and asked him about the DL to Europe flights from Nashville. He said that Delta has chosen CDG as the European destination from BNA, and it should start late next year. Well, if this comes togeth...

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by EMBQA
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 7838

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

I cant think of any. With the exception of an earthquake, all of the other events would be predicted and the aircraft would just not be flown into the effected areas.

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by EMBQA
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 65
Views: 18891

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

That's a flashback from about 20 years ago. They explored the idea, but it never went any further..

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by EMBQA
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can airlines perform maintenance on 737 Max while grounded?
Replies: 6
Views: 2161

Re: Can airlines perform maintenance on 737 Max while grounded?

Are airlines permitted to perform maintenance on their 737 Max 8s during their grounding, or are they somehow quarantined? Seems like a perfect time to get some of that work done. They are required to perform maintenance. The aircraft most likely went into Short Term Storage which require scheduled...

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by EMBQA
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199854

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Today 3 of 5 UA EWR-BNA flights are 50 Seat ER-145's And they’re ALWAYS late. God, please stop sending those pieces of junk here! The planes themselves are fine... It's the fact that they're 50-seaters flying into the most congested airspace in the world that's a problem. Spot on.. When I worked fo...

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by EMBQA
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199854

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

BA's 789 is on its way in to kick off daily service. Exciting times as always for this booming place. Very exciting believe F class will be popular with music stars going too and from London and beyond.... Can anyone give a breakdown on what typical First class fares are looking like on this flight...

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by EMBQA
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was this Joey's (N365FE) last flight?
Replies: 42
Views: 10309

Re: Was this Joey's last flight?

I was in Amarillo on business in '97-'98 overseeing our planes being painted when FedEx started pulling the AA DC-10s out of storage there to start the MD-10 project. I wonder what tail numbers those were.? These were NOT going back into passenger service. They were totally gutted with no interior ...

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by EMBQA
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was this Joey's (N365FE) last flight?
Replies: 42
Views: 10309

Re: Was this Joey's last flight?

I was in Amarillo on business in '97-'98 overseeing our planes being painted when FedEx started pulling the AA DC-10s out of storage there to start the MD-10 project. I wonder what tail numbers those were.?

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by EMBQA
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric nose wheels
Replies: 49
Views: 3554

Re: Electric nose wheels

Delete Please

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by EMBQA
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric nose wheels
Replies: 49
Views: 3554

Re: Electric nose wheels

Electric motors will weigh too much to make up the difference.in fuel burned
APUs do not even come close to offering enough thrust to move an aircraft

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by EMBQA
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetblue Burbank-Boston fuel stop question
Replies: 6
Views: 8874

Re: Jetblue Burbank-Boston fuel stop question

The only divert I saw was your friends flight. Could have been anything.. weather in Boston, weather enroute causing a different route. Who knows...

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by EMBQA
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do aircraft painters fade one color into the next?
Replies: 5
Views: 1855

Re: How do aircraft painters fade one color into the next?

You start with the lighter color, in this case the red and spray it. Then you spray the next darker color, in this case the blue and mist the blue into the red and the keep working darker

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by EMBQA
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199854

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
I’ve heard BNA’s customs process has greatly improved.

We went through it in December. They offer the Customs Pre Cleared Kiosk, and you don't need to reclear security now. You drop your bag after Customs/Immigration and walk down a hallway to baggage claim.

It was fast and easy

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by EMBQA
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199854

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm just bummed that American dropped the Saturday Non Stop to Cancun... We took that flight all the time. Take off at 0700, land at 1030, at the resort by noon... fly home non-stop at 2p. It was AWESOME..!! I also didn't see the Delta Saturday Non-Stop, and Southwest has not released their late fal...

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by EMBQA
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 49793

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

VS11 wrote:
Doesn't WN have 737 Classics stored which they can return to service while the MAX situation is resolved?

You don’t just snap your fingers and pull them out of storage. It would take a month plus per aircraft to get it operational..plus all of the scheduled maintenance and time controlled items

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by EMBQA
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post maitenance test flight
Replies: 17
Views: 2509

Re: Post maitenance test flight

As someone that has signed off for close to 100 Maintenance Test Flights, it all comes down to each individual airlines operating manual. Many items can be tested on the ground, as the Sidestick you mentioned, but some do require a test flight. There are many good examples listed above..some that co...

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