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by tcfc424
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OO4813 9/20
Replies: 0
Views: 253

OO4813 9/20

I was at ORD when I saw all the fire trucks roll. I tuned in to live atc and identified the incident flight as OO4813 operating for Delta to ORD from SLC. I had to board so couldn’t see what happened. It sounded like they wanted to come in slow (140kts) that’s just a guess that it’s slow based on th...

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by tcfc424
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16087

Re: American A333s

I think the point that mjoelnir was trying to make is that there are newer, more efficient A330 CEO's on the lease market currently. AA could do a short-term (2 years perhaps) lease for some of these aircraft, allowing AA to immediately retire the B767. In 2 years, they would have the B787 frames to...

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by tcfc424
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?
Replies: 42
Views: 5864

Re: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?

uta999 wrote:
Seems an awful long way to evacuate to, only to fly back next week. Why not a big commercial airport somewhere in the middle?


Apparently, their planners read a.net and were worried about those midwest hurricanes too!

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by tcfc424
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?
Replies: 42
Views: 5864

Re: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?

Where does Boeing get pilots for these types of events? Do they have staff pilots, do they hire pilots ad hoc, or do various airlines provide pilots? Definitely seems like a logistical puzzle that would be exciting to be a part of.

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by tcfc424
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs
Replies: 42
Views: 5674

Re: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs

By reducing the pitch in Y, does that also mean expanding the MCE section to mirror the LAA 321's? That would be a serious upgrade, considering only the bulkheads on LUS 321's are MCE.

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by tcfc424
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 10260

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

Late edit, peak winds at Lihue are now predicted at about 42mph, About the same at Honolulu. Yesterday the prediction was sixty mph.. :roll: 42mph peak is nothing more than a stiff breeze. Why do all Americans get hysterical over this kind of nonsense and work themselves up into a lather? Even here...

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by tcfc424
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports
Replies: 53
Views: 6080

Re: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports

Okay, so I'm curious why Delta would run this flight, given the information that has been presented. If UA and AA are running low load factors on 777's to hubs, why wouldn't Delta move their pax? I understand competition, but I also know that in times of need, the airlines band together (having work...

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by tcfc424
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 2496

Re: TS Harvey and HOU

Airlines tend to preemptively cancel flights that will be affected by weather. While rain is going to be the main threat, will the associated thunderstorms (lightning especially) prompt a similar set of preemptive cancellations? I moved my AA flight from AUS up to 2:30 pm on Sunday from 7:50 pm. It ...

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by tcfc424
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 2496

Re: TS Harvey and HOU

The prime time for flight disruptions will be late Thursday night through Sunday evening. By this time next week, all operations (In Texas...MCO could be a whole other story if this storm stays together and tracks that way...) should be back to normal. My concern is flying out of AUS Sunday night af...

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by tcfc424
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 86
Views: 18913

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

Pretty much everything said above is spot on. The biggest factor, that has been mentioned but somewhat overlooked, is that the capability of the CEO versus the original A321 are significantly improved allowing greater mission flexibility. The original 321 had trouble in hot and high performance and ...

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by tcfc424
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW
Replies: 23
Views: 4022

Re: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW

Some of you all should really chill out...if something like this is not interesting to you...move along and read about something else that DOES interest you. I made the title very specific, then asked a general question. There had been discussion several years ago of Delta ramping up Austin, and I w...

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by tcfc424
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW
Replies: 23
Views: 4022

Re: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW

The news artical on KXAN.com referenced 763

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by tcfc424
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW
Replies: 23
Views: 4022

AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW

Delta has announced that it will be running non-stop flights between Austin and Amsterdam to coincide with the SXSW (South By South West) music/film/tech festival. Great news for Austin, but I'm curious if this could be a precursor to Delta adding more service to Austin (not necessarily INTL) once t...

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by tcfc424
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: MAC flights and the C-9's
Replies: 5
Views: 891

MAC flights and the C-9's

Throughout history, the US has operated the C-9 nightingale fleet which has been retired for sometime. Did anything replace them? Also, since roughly 1990, the charter purchase department has been busy wet leasing airliners to ferry troops all around. Would it, at some point, be prudent for the US m...

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by tcfc424
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 9924

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

I recall as a ramper for UA in austin (when it was really UA) a foam case came off the plane marked with fragile stickers everywhere. On it was a large handwritten note that it was a rare craft beer 6-pack from a small brewery and pleaded for special handling. Being a beer drinker (and caring little...

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by tcfc424
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 15149

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

If you're asking about why AUS, then you haven't been paying attention. The daily BA flight is occasionally completely sold out, and when it is not, the fares are sometimes 2x what a connecting flight through DFW go for. The BA flight seems to be frequently swapped to a 772 from the usual 789 as wel...

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by tcfc424
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Emergency Landing at TLH
Replies: 30
Views: 5292

Re: United Emergency Landing at TLH

It almost looks like she was making notes to fill in and develop her story...but never developed and filled anything in.

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by tcfc424
Thu May 25, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and American Ground Collision AUS
Replies: 8
Views: 4904

United and American Ground Collision AUS

Surprised this has not yet been brought up here. A UA 737 headed for IAH from AUS clipped the rear horizontal stabilizer of an AA 737 holding short of the gate with its wingtip. As reported, the AA aircraft was stopped and the UA aircraft was under power. No injuries and seemingly minor damage. http...

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by tcfc424
Wed May 17, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation incidents where ARFF made the difference
Replies: 7
Views: 1522

Re: Aviation incidents where ARFF made the difference

While I fully agree that the SFFD response saved many lives that day, there were very egregious errors made by them that will hopefully lead to better response overall by ARFF units everywhere. Some of that can be chalked up to the nature of this response, as this aircraft was already on the ground,...

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by tcfc424
Thu May 04, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 31672

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

By introducing a 29" seat pitch into the mix, AA is effectively providing a product less than an LCC and equal to an ULCC. In some instances a basic economy fare would be equivalent to the latter. If these seats were restricted to basic economy pax, I would be 100% okay with it. My company has ...

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by tcfc424
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 40507

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

So many people are blinded by the suspicion of politics. The reasons for targeting specific airports and/or airlines could be due to the pax data that the carrier shares with US intelligence, security screening standards, or a combination of both. As for not affecting European carriers...I don't bel...

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by tcfc424
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 40507

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Why does everything have to be political? As avgeeks, we all know that countries are sensitive to threats against aircraft, especially after the events of 9/11. We were caught with our backside showing. Get off the politics, or take it to the non-av board. Now that rant is over, here is my contribut...

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by tcfc424
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?
Replies: 30
Views: 6383

Re: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?

AUS currently has some very long jetways as they expand the east side of the terminal building.

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by tcfc424
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 25950

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

I am Plat with AA and Gold with UA...oh, about 98 segments last year. As a regular business traveler (lets be honest, this is what the airlines are after) I travel with a laptop, ipad, and iphone. My biggest concern is power at every seat. I rarely use the seatback monitors when provided, as I prefe...

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by tcfc424
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Matthew's Impact on Flight Operations
Replies: 100
Views: 12180

Re: Hurricane Matthew's Impact on Flight Operations

I understand the direct impact to flights within the affected area. I'm a little more curious about the affects to the overall network. We all know that a plane doesn't fly a single route, instead it tends to traverse several hubs and routes throughout a single day. What is the cancellation percenta...

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by tcfc424
Fri May 20, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Lying About Departure Times?
Replies: 58
Views: 13774

RE: Airlines Lying About Departure Times?

Usually, departure time is calculated as the time at which the pilots release the brakes. It is somewhat frequent for them to do so prior to pushback, after the jetway has been removed and the tug operator is in place. That allows the crew additional time to do whatever they need to before pushback ...

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by tcfc424
Fri May 13, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Technical Glitch Causing Baggage Problems At PHX
Replies: 20
Views: 1836

RE: Technical Glitch Causing Baggage Problems At PHX

The creation of the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> was a knee-jerk reaction. In some airports, they have proven truly amazing. In others, a private contractor could easily surpass their capabilities. By creating the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RC...

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by tcfc424
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Down To 100 MD-82/83?
Replies: 34
Views: 10761

RE: AA Down To 100 MD-82/83?

I love flying on the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80's, but it seems lately that every flight I have on them experiences a mech delay. Usually, its on the order of about 30 minutes...just long enough for the tech to come on and sign off on the <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine ...

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by tcfc424
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E175 - The Perfect Regional Jet?
Replies: 66
Views: 18592

RE: E175 - The Perfect Regional Jet?

From a passenger perspective, I love the E170/E175. The wide seats and the larger overheads are great. On United with the BYOD entertainment, its even better. With <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and the wifi, its okay. That said, I used to work the <acronym title="United Airli...

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by tcfc424
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 737 With For Sale Sign In Flight Deck Window
Replies: 28
Views: 17282

RE: WN 737 With For Sale Sign In Flight Deck Window

When I worked for <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> in 2005-2007, they were actively looking to merge with <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> (which eventually would happen). I nearly lost it as an A319 I was marshalling in to the gate proudly displayed the Fo...

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by tcfc424
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAH 2 Pilots: last, best offer
Replies: 119
Views: 16764

RE: RAH 2 Pilots: Last, Best Offer

I think some people are missing the point. While this is a union negotiation, this really isn't a union or a work group demanding a better deal than other workers in America. This also isn't about healthcare costs, its about total compensation. Believe it or not, there actually is a real supply and ...

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by tcfc424
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CEO: Eliminate Intl F Class, No A380, Maybe 77X
Replies: 222
Views: 39285

RE: UA CEO: Eliminate Intl F Class, No A380, Maybe 77X

Im sorry, we all knew this to be almost factual when the merger occurred. Yes, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> is the surviving brand, however, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> was the surviving management. It got rid of all of the guys you all complained ...

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by tcfc424
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor To Start AUS-FRA
Replies: 69
Views: 12648

RE: Condor To Start AUS-FRA

*New Customs facility *New customs baggage claim *East terminal infill project advancement (security lanes now open) *Opening of south terminal for <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> (upcoming - will reduce terminal congestion) *New services to SJD/<acronym title="Cancun - Interna...

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by tcfc424
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor To Start AUS-FRA
Replies: 69
Views: 12648

RE: Condor To Start AUS-FRA

The one thing I forgot to mention...there is a very large German/Czech population throughout Central Texas and the Hill Country.

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by tcfc424
Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor To Start AUS-FRA
Replies: 69
Views: 12648

RE: Condor To Start AUS-FRA

First, there are couple of factual errors presented above that I would like to clear up. #1 - The Greater Austin population (2013 Census Estimate) is 1,883,051. Nearly 2 million in the immediate catchment area. This places Austin as the 35th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Also, the ...

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by tcfc424
Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX, The Name,from Where?
Replies: 27
Views: 9326

RE: LAX, The Name,from Where?

They can also add an X to the beginning of the code as well, in the case of XNA.

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by tcfc424
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 4
Replies: 213
Views: 64647

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 4

I don't see any issue with healthy discussion and speculation. Clearly, we have already received information from aircraft mechanics and pilots, several of whom are very familiar with the A320. Aviators are curious by nature, and that is what brings us all to this site. We all want to be aviators, e...

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by tcfc424
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 3
Replies: 259
Views: 83247

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 3

Just speculating here...could they have encountered some sort of pressurization issue that rendered the pilot's oxygen supply unusable? I have no idea where the oxygen supply is located on an A320, but I would think that it could be compromised depending on its location...

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by tcfc424
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 2
Replies: 256
Views: 95695

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 2

The BBC seems to have a stock photo of AIPX on its home page. For once, someone has get all of the primary facts straight. Mary Schiavo on CNN kills me, but at least she was correct in stating that aircraft incidents rarely occur during the cruise phase of flight, they primarily happen during T/O an...

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by tcfc424
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Texas Aviation Thread #1?
Replies: 210
Views: 15518

RE: Central Texas Aviation Thread #1?

Here's a hypothetical question though...if <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym> were to begin operations, would <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> ramp up service in Austin to provide feed for the route? Would they consider making Austin a focus city? Not too many years ago, Aus...

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by tcfc424
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Texas Aviation Thread #1?
Replies: 210
Views: 15518

RE: Central Texas Aviation Thread #1?

The Samsung plant in Austin is the 2nd largest that Samsung operates...the one in South Korea is approximately 12 square feet larger (to keep the home country happy). There are a total of 3 fabs now in operation and from what I understand, each of the 3 makes something different. From a logistics st...

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by tcfc424
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787 LHR To EWR Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 12951

RE: BA 787 LHR To EWR Issues

The other day at <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KAUS), USA - Texas">AUS</acronym>, I saw one <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> flight back to <acronym title="London - Hea...

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by tcfc424
Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Texas Aviation Thread #1?
Replies: 210
Views: 15518

RE: Central Texas Aviation Thread #1?

So...I have a silly question. Why on earth is <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> not upgauging their daily 787 during SXSW? Checking a couple of days ago, there were no seats at all for sale during the entire SXSW festival's week and a half timeframe. I could easily see them filling a 777...

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by tcfc424
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-80 Off Runway At LGA - Part 2
Replies: 161
Views: 28617

RE: DL MD-80 Off Runway At LGA - Part 2

Well, those pictures certainly give a different view than I was anticipating. It doesnt look like the left wing was sheared...it just got torn up pretty good. Also, the NLG looks to be intact and sound (although I'm sure it might need a little tlc). Based on those pics, I would not find it out of th...

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by tcfc424
Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-80 Off Runway At LGA - Part 2
Replies: 161
Views: 28617

RE: DL MD-80 Off Runway At LGA - Part 2

Actually, to me that does look like snow. Look at the N# as well, I am certain they wouldnt be painting that over as well...and it appears to have the same type of irregular obscurity. If the aircraft is tilted slightly to the left, that also could provide a little more stable surface for the snow t...

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by tcfc424
Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford Crashes His Plane On LA Golf Course
Replies: 57
Views: 16379

RE: Harrison Ford Crashes His Plane On LA Golf Course

The expert, Mary Schiavo (eye roll) says it was caused by the plane because its old. Old planes crash. What a looney tune. Guess those DC-3's should be falling out of the sky any time now...

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by tcfc424
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Texas Aviation Thread #1?
Replies: 210
Views: 15518

RE: Central Texas Aviation Thread #1?

It's been quite a while since I last posted, but I never strayed far from watching! Back in Austin now, I am traveling a lot for work and I have been excited to see the expansion being done at the airport. It certainly has made things more expedient. I think its amazing that we're getting a daily <a...

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by tcfc424
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Fly AUS-LHR With 787
Replies: 248
Views: 43887

RE: BA To Fly AUS-LHR With 787

I really don't understand why a lot of people have such a hard time accepting the fact that Austin has a lot of travelers to London, both leisure and business. I don't know a ton of people in the high-tech industry, but I personally know at least a dozen people who make the trip across the pond at l...

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by tcfc424
Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Dimmable Window And The Sun
Replies: 200
Views: 38617

RE: 787 Dimmable Window And The Sun

I always hate when I don't get a window seat and am seated next to someone who immediately closes the shade and leaves it there for the duration of the flight. I understand the reasoning if they are sleeping, but I typically don't fly on long flights (under 3 hours) and most (of the people seated ne...

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