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by tcfc424
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR
Replies: 10
Views: 3619

Re: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR

6 x A380 on EK and 3x 777 on BA (schedule for Aug 25)

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by tcfc424
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16358

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

So, we all should understand that the M80 retirement is due to the requirements of ADS-B, which some posters (in the know) in other threads have stated is >$1mm. That said, I don't understand those that mention that an M80 is not a replacement (or even a placeholder) for a 7M8. That's correct, it's ...

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by tcfc424
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18197

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

Local Dallas news station WFAA mentions comments made during the press conference. At 12 seconds prior to the crash, there was a crew comment consistent with confusion, then at 8 seconds prior a comment about a problem with the left engine. Source: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/recording-capture...

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by tcfc424
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 356
Views: 50980

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

I was flying out Sunday and it was a true mess. I am almost positive a microburst struck the field (I was at gate 34 - AS) and the windows shook violently and you literally could not see anything outside past the window due to wind and rain. Airport staff was yelling for everyone to get down and wel...

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by tcfc424
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 8847

Re: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?

marktci wrote:
What's so unusual about a 26 year old Brit wanting to spend a few extra days in Vegas? Just hope she's got her sunscreen on.


You just won the internet for the day!

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by tcfc424
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 8847

Re: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?

Looking at Flightaware, she ferried AUS-LHR on May 28, then looks like it rejoined service on May 31, so this is likely another issue.

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by tcfc424
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Wing Issue?
Replies: 21
Views: 6092

Boeing Wing Issue?

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/nation-world/boeing-warns-of-potential-wing-problems-in-some-737-aircraft/269-8c873c45-1083-4cd4-b267-0a87ca059f84 Linked article basically states that Boeing has identified issues with 737 slat tracks on 21 aircraft and potentially 159 others, possibly including MA...

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by tcfc424
Tue May 21, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22311

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I'm not a lawyer, but if I didn't know they hadn't flown a flight in a week and booked a ticket for, say tomorrow...wouldn't that be a kind of fraud (representing for sale something you have no ability or anticipation of fulfilling)?

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by tcfc424
Tue May 21, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 356
Views: 50980

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Story on the local news about the opening of the Delta SkyClub set for tomorrow. https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/with-future-focus-on-austin-delta-opens-sky-lounge-at-abia/2015270436 Interesting the spin being put on "considering more business" in Austin. Once again, the Focus City ...

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by tcfc424
Mon May 06, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 6683

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

Let me first apologize, to you DALMD80, you are one of the exceptions to the rule. I think its great that younger people are getting involved in aviation and such. I certainly understand the geekiness part, its the same for me...my friends don't get it. I certainly did not mean that as a blanket rul...

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by tcfc424
Sat May 04, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 6683

Why Anet Is Declining

I joined this site sixteen years ago and was mesmerized by the information that was available here. I wound up finding a job as a ramper for UA through this site and loved my time there. I have engaged with many people from different facets of aviation through this site. I have learned tremendous am...

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by tcfc424
Sat May 04, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41916

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Can we please step away from the comments about nationality? These type of comments do not add to the discussion and lead us off-topic. In case you all missed it, the topic here is that a Boeing 737-800 (NOT A MAX) departed the end of a runway at the Jacksonville NAS. It was transporting US military...

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by tcfc424
Sat May 04, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9417

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

Summed up, the reasons are quite clear. Of course, we do have some "leisure airlines" as described in Allegiant and Sun Country for example, but the main reasons we do not have the type of leisure "package" carriers that are ubiquitous in Europe are: 1) Vacation time is valuable ...

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by tcfc424
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Emergency?
Replies: 7
Views: 2373

Re: JFK Emergency?

Glad the pilot survived. The area has experienced fairly poor conditions throughout the day, why even attempt a VFR flight? I flew into EWR earlier today and was curious what the mins were, as we broke through the clouds at about 1800'. I'm almost positive we were IFR (WN3839) and it was choppy and ...

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by tcfc424
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Emergency?
Replies: 7
Views: 2373

JFK Emergency?

What's going on at JFK? The ATSCC Shows due to "Other/Emergency" there's a ground stop,

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by tcfc424
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387231

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Based on the news reports, which I understand are largely unqualified, the aircraft went in nose-first with the engine(s) providing power. This, along with the descent profile, would likely rule out fuel starvation, as well as engine flameouts. Pure speculation, but I would think that one of the mor...

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by tcfc424
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 - WSJ
Replies: 23
Views: 2592

Re: The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 - WSJ

AA, "Going for Great." Looks like they have held up their end of the bargain. :banghead:

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by tcfc424
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 7928

Re: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW

Boise State and Boston College were in the process of playing...at the Cotton Bowl---not AT&T Stadium when they cancelled the game after a lengthy weather delay. The Cotton Bowl (stadium) is an outdoor stadium. I believe the Cotton Bowl (Bowl) is played at AT&T Stadium. Confusing for sure. I...

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by tcfc424
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2
Replies: 39
Views: 9220

Re: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2

Traveling on over 80 flights this year, I did not use the seatback IFE at all if offered, other than for the flight map. My iPad Mini 4 travels with me on every flight and I load it up with downloadable content from Netflix and Amazon, as well as having an iBook or 2 available. Occasionaly I do use ...

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by tcfc424
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 9038

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

When I worked as a ramper at United, all of our training and SOP's stated that no cargo traveled in the flight deck, specifically noting that included organs. Now, in practice, 100% of the time I handled such cargo, the captain refused to let it fly anywhere BUT the flight deck. YMMV.

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by tcfc424
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain
Replies: 44
Views: 8000

Re: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain

Given the recent developments at Via Air, could this also be something completely unrelated to weather as the reason for the cancellation?

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by tcfc424
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Interesting Subjects for an Essay on Commercial Aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 2522

Re: Interesting Subjects for an Essay on Commercial Aviation?

Evolution of airport design post 9/11

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by tcfc424
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 6011

Re: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX

Can AUS sustain all this new service? This is a lot of new service from a lot of airlines looking for the same number of passengers. I know AUS is growing, but is this sustainable or is it better to get slower and more sustained growth. Just wondering. Its great for new airlines and new service.. b...

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by tcfc424
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 6011

Re: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX

None of the press releases or articles mention which terminal NK will operate from. With the F9 move to the south terminal, it seems like that would be a crowded place to add 9+ daily flights, even if Via Air is done. That does, however, seem to be along the lines of how Spirit operates and I was su...

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by tcfc424
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 79756

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

KXAN is reporting a new domestic carrier will be announced Wednesday 11/14. NK?

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by tcfc424
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 79756

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Has anyone seen or heard how the new gates will be distributed? Also, is there a more firm opening date? I know someone who worked on the HVAC and he said they were done a month or so ago.

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by tcfc424
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 125
Views: 17533

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

Just so everyone knows, I copied and pasted the following from news.delta.com (it's what shows when you hover your mouse. Nov. 8, 2018 12:00 p.m. BUSINESS DELTA INSOURCES 100 FULL-TIME JOBS FOR AIRPORT RAMP OPERATIONS IN AUSTIN AND RALEIGH-DURHAM VIEW FULL ARTICLE With these changes, Austin and Rale...

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by tcfc424
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595660

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

So there's a lot of focus on the unreliable airspeed possibility. That said, and not saying that was a factor in this incident...there's a RAT that can be deployed to generate power in the event of a complete electrical failure...why would it not be possible to have an emergency Pitot deploy in the ...

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by tcfc424
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595660

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Are all 737MAX aircraft equipped with ACARS? Wouldn't this have sent a good deal of technical information about the aircraft to ground during the flight?

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by tcfc424
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"
Replies: 55
Views: 9567

Re: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"

When I worked for United, the E170 towbars were notorious for breaking the fuse pin. It could simply be that they did not have a proper serviceable tow bar for the E175. That could explain so much...an issue caught only when the ground crew looked and saw that the flight inbound was an E175 vs a CRJ...

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by tcfc424
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OO4813 9/20
Replies: 0
Views: 697

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: 17942

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: 6306

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: 6306

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: 6437

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: 11295

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
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50470

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Instead of relying on my pretty solid (yet unsubstantiated) understandings of the Austin aviation market, here are some additional numbers. YEAR PAX % Change 5-Year Rolling average 2002 6,600,000 2003 6,600,000 0.00% 2004 7,100,000 7.58% 2005 7,500,000 5.63% 2006 8,100,000 8.00% 2007 8,700,000 7.41%...

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by tcfc424
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50470

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

There are 2 completely separate arguments going on in this thread which is making it easier to muddle the waters, as everyone wants to attribute some facts into causality. The next airport expansion process will begin immediately upon completion of the current expansion project, regardless of what D...

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by tcfc424
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50470

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

given the option between a legacy like DL and WN, most business pax will go DL unless the cost is astronomically different. Most of them like upgrades, lounge access, power outlets, assigned seats, etc. That has already been demonstrated to be false in Austin. WN is the leading carrier in share in ...

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by tcfc424
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50470

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Obviously, we all know that the goal for DL in this move is to go after the business traveler in the Austin market. This will create a battleground between WN, AA, and UA. Obviously without knowing many details, it's tough to gauge what the response will be from each, but what are some of the things...

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by tcfc424
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50470

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

mercure1, there is a 9 gate expansion that is due to be completed in early 2019. Of this, DL will be getting additional gates, rumor is 3 additional to make 6. Additionally, there will be 2 CUTE gates for international available.

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by tcfc424
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50470

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I love all of the people who are saying no way Delta grows Austin. Case in-point, carriers don't double their gates (from 3-6 in this case) and add a flagship-based Sky Club to maintain their current levels. That would be an astronomical increase in cost with little to no increase in revenue. Whethe...

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by tcfc424
Mon May 07, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 79756

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

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

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by tcfc424
Fri May 04, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which is the longest current/ever nonstop B747-400 route?
Replies: 21
Views: 5098

Re: Which is the longest current/ever nonstop B747-400 route?

Not sure about current, but Qantas flew DFW-SYD before the A380's arrived. Was usually weight restricted.

Just for comparison, GC distances (miles):
DFW-SYD 8578
JFK-HKG 8072
AMS-HKG 5773
LHR-NRT 5974

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by tcfc424
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Those websites that list the exact cabin/refurb configuration of every AA. DL, UA plane - where?
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Re: Those websites that list the exact cabin/refurb configuration of every AA. DL, UA plane - where?

Seatguru used to be a great resource, but since its acquisition by TripAdvisor, it has become outdated and usually flat wrong. It is simply a good resource to see some of the possible configurations. They are slow to add new configurations and slow to remove old configurations. Using the flight sear...

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by tcfc424
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Private Charter Question
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Private Charter Question

Just going to hazard an idea that will probably be shot down quickly...a Marquis jet card for a Large Cabin jet and use 2 aircraft for the flight? That's probably very expensive (I have to ask, so I'm sure I can't afford it), but at least they don't charge for the ferry and you would have improved a...

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by tcfc424
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 79756

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

So I talked with my source last night, and he would not say anything regarding an existing tunnel...like literally no acknowledgement I even asked him the question. He did say that during the recent expansions the contractors found significant issues regarding ground water...I believe this to mean, ...

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by tcfc424
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 122053

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Questions are made about why the flight didn't declare Mayday. .......... Why? Key the mic and state the situation without delay. Instant results. Perhaps on HF where static or poor reception can be an issue, it might help. These guys were on crystal clear VHF. No need for ruffles and flourishes an...

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by tcfc424
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 122053

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Questions are made about why the flight didn't declare Mayday. From the recording I heard, it seemed to be just as they switched from one freq to the next (i.e. to laymen like me from enroute to approach?) Either way, it was clear from the very first interaction that the controller knew 1380 was 770...

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by tcfc424
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 79756

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

From what my source mentioned, the original parking garage is old and in need of vast renovation. #3 & 4 show this garage being demolished and turned into the main "terminal" and then there would be concourses. The biggest question in this is how to connect the concourses...aerial brid...

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